God in your mercy, hear our prayers as we lift up to you the community of Uvalde, TX.
Both readings for Ascension Sunday and the Seventh Sunday of Easter are stories of Jesus preparing the disciples for when he is not present with them in the way they have known him. Both stories prepare the disciples for what is to come, for how the Holy Spirit will be at work among them. The way that the world will know God is through their love for one another, for they are witnesses to what Christ has taught. Love must be shared out of humility, and not out of selfish gain. John of Patmos concluded his Revelation with the vision of an abundant city, full of life, a place where God and all people can dwell with no division, sorrow, or evil, and all that is needed is an acceptance of the invitation, for the Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” The love is already here. We have been prepared for this journey of faith, and the invitation stands.
Jesus promises the Holy Spirit, blesses them and is taken up to heaven.
God of Mystery and Wonder, we do not fully understand how You came to be among us in the in the flesh, through the Incarnation, but we know it. We do not understand how You came to us on that third day, after suffering and death and the finality of the tomb, but we know it. We do not understand how You ascended to heaven, wrapped in clouds and hidden from our sight, but we know it. And we do not understand how You are returning to us, except that it will be in an unexpected way, for we know You are a God of Mystery and Wonder, making all things new, bringing light out of the face of the deep, and life out of death. We are in awe of You, O Mighty One, and come before You in our worship, our prayers, and our praise. Amen.
The FUMC Lombard website is a great place to follow everything that is going on in our church. And with the upcoming changes to our Church Leaders, you’ll have questions.
On the home page, top header, find the tab “Livestreaming and All About Us”. It will pull down and you will see the tab “Our Church Leaders”. There you’ll find the names, positions, and all church emails listed!! Please use this valuable information to help make our upcoming transitions easier.
While auction day is past, you may still sign up for events and buy some items that are available. Events coming up in the next month are the Sushi Dinner, Greek Islands Dinner, and the Luau. Contact Denise Karhoff King if you’re interested in these or want to know about other events. The sign-up sheets will be available for your review on most Sundays as we go forward.
The following items are available for sale: Reza’s Restaurant gift card, Westin hotel gift certificate, beach bags, child car seat afghans, cloth baskets, a toiletry bag, and autographed athletes’ photos. Contact Susan Friend about these items.
And now, for the big news! Auction Estimated Net Revenue $20,000
Congratulations! Thank you for making this possible!
Craft Club Resumes
The Craft Club will resume the first Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until noon in the church library. Please bring your craft projects and join us for the fellowship!
Lombard LGBTQ+ Family Pride Fest
Saturday, June 4th from 12-3pm at First Church of Lombard located at 220 S. Main St, Lombard, IL. Lord of the FRYZ Food Truck will be there along with activities for everyone, a fire truck and firefighters, music, vendors, refreshments, free giveaways, and FUN!
Asian American and Pacific Islander
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, in which we celebrate and recognize the cultural and historical contributions of Asian Pacific Americans to the United States. Along with fifteen Asian Pacific American ethnic groups in The United Methodist Church—Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Formosan, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Middle Easterners, Pakistani, South Asians, Vietnamese, Tongans, Samoans, and Fijians—we honor the heritage and legacy of Asian Pacific Americans.
2022 Bishop’s Appeal
The 2022 Northern Illinois Annual Conference Bishop’s Appeal special offering will go toward Ukraine assistance. While immediate needs are great, we know the people of Ukraine will need assistance in the long term. For more details on fundraiser ideas and bringing your collective offering to Annual Conference, visit umcnic.org/Bishopsappeal2022. In the meantime, you are encouraged to give to your local church and designate “Ukraine Assistance.”
Humanitarian Assistance to Ukraine
United Methodists and others wishing to provide humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country may contribute to Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery. This fund will provide direct assistance to those in Ukraine as well as assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries.
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Tuesday, May 31-
Nominations @ 6:30pm
Wednesday, June 1st
Leadership Team Meeting @ 6:30pm
Thursday, June 2nd
Music Ministries Rehearsals
Sunday, June 5-
Pentecost Sunday/ Service of Communion
Livestream & In Person Worship/ Pastor Luis’ last Sunday.
Service of Christian Formation Hour – Library – 8:45am
June 8 – 10-
Northern Illinois Annual Conference Session
Schaumburg Convention Center
In our Prayers Today:
All of our members, especially:
Christine Marousek, Pastor Bonnie, Maria Toledo,
Pat Baker, Bill Battcher, Wolfgang Beyer,
Tom Hayes, Ellen Wolatz,
Those with health and family issues:
Family of Nick Hansell (27) –
(Son of Allison & Jack Hansell- Friends of Jennifer Buss)
Family of Eloise Buffenmeyer (Mother of Susan Friend)
Mary Owens (mother of Linda Dumas)
Barb Ritchey (mother of Cindy Snow)
Marcie Novak (friend & neighbor of Bud & Ginny Carlson)
Prayers will be listed for one month unless otherwise stated