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Join us for Worship

Sunday, August 14th

10am

Tenth Sunday of Pentecost

The Mystery of Faith

 

Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. It’s the mystery of faith we say each communion Sunday. Those phrases move us from a past that has its own issues into a present full of possibilities and with a future. A future full of hope.

For much of my life, though, that phrase “Christ will come again” did not inspire hope as much as it inflicted a sense of dread; it was not a mystery but a caution. In this week’s reading, the Gospel of Luke invites us to enter the mystery again, to hear the promise for us all.

Because this is Jesus saying it, of course this passage includes a hearty feast with lots of good food. Two in fact. One a wedding. And another where the world is turned upside down. Come and join us on Sunday as we consider what “Christ will come again” might mean for us all.

SCRIPTURE:

Luke 12:32-40

Jesus tells his followers about a new time to come.

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Prayer

Ever-returning God, even in our moments of deepest dread, when we are afraid of what is to come, you show up. You invite us to a feast we did not expect. You give us our daily bread and strength for the journey ahead. May that mystery nourish us and open us to what is possible. May your feast give us what we need for today and energize us for all that is to come. Through Jesus, who journeys with us and shows up in so many unexpected ways, we pray. Amen.

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Saturday, Aug 20 – Pillow Day Restarts

 

Join us from 9am-12pm in the Parlor as we honor our dear friend Carl Shaver and restart Pillow Days. Carl was our biggest supporter and photographer extraordinaire who made sure we were always on social media! We lost Carl to cancer this spring. You can help show your love for him and support others enduring long-term health struggles by donating fleece or cash that we will turn into care pillows. We are so excited to restart our beloved outreach mission. Remember, we have jobs for cutters, sewers, stuffers, and pinners. In other words, something for everyone. Questions? Call Carol Wixson at 630-373-6054

Mother/Child Tea on Sunday, August 21st

Join us after church at 11:15 am on Sunday, August 21st, for a Mother and Child Tea Party. Contact Denise Karhoff King (click the link) if you’re interested.This is a fundraiser event for the church as a part of the Mission Derby.

Volunteer for Glendale Heights Oktoberfest

We have a unique way to raise substantial funds for the church by volunteering at the Oktoberfest in Glendale Heights that will be held from September 15th-25th.

 

Shifts are available for those willing to work the event and the church will receive funds for your shift. Afternoon and evening shifts are available. Family and friends are welcome to join in! Contact Sue Friend before September12th at 630-309-0408. You even get a free meal and beverage for volunteering your time!

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Thank you Church!!

Just wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who helped out two Sundays ago (July 31st) to put together 60 snack bags for the children that reside at the DuPage Pads Interim Housing Center. We worked so well together that it took less than 30 minutes to assemble the bags and put all of them in our car. On Monday, (Aug 1) when we delivered them we were greeted with several smiling faces and helping hands to unload the car. Our gift of snack bags were very much appreciated.

Once again, thank you for your service.

Yours in Christ, Pat & Tom Price  Co-Lay Leaders

DuPage PADS Volunteer Appreciation Day

To thank all of those who volunteer and support PADS,  they have organized a Volunteer Appreciation during the Old Naperville Day (click link for more info) on Sunday, August 21st at the Streetscape of Chicago Avenue in Downtown Naperville from 12pm-7pm.

The first 100 volunteers who stop by the DuPage Pads Info tent will receive a voucher for 1 free meal from the Lantern Food tent and 1 free beer/wine/soft beverage.

Save the Date

Thursday, Sept 15

Senior Friends Restarts at 10am

more information to follow.

November 6th, 7pm

Annual All Church Conference

our annual all-church meeting

News From Our Church District

Prairie Central Zoom Gatherings Resume

 

One of the ways that we, as United Methodists, navigate the challenges of life and ministry is to stay connectional. We are stronger together. When we are connectional, we learn more, grow more, do more and are supported more.

We want to continue the connection that we made last year through our Zoom gatherings. They are intended to be informal gatherings where I will share news from the district. We can ask questions about district events or bring up concerns from our local churches and then share resources and ideas of things that are working in your setting with your colleagues and friends. No attendance will be taken. The meetings are intended to support you, give you fresh ideas, keep you informed and stay connected to colleagues, so you know that you are not alone.

Even though this is usually attended by Lay Leaders, this is NOT for Lay Leaders only. It is intended for all lay persons (i.e. non-clergy/non-pastors) who want to know more about what is going on in the broader United Methodist district and to be connected.

Prairie Central Gatherings will begin Thursday, September 8 and every second Thursday through May 11.Click this link to join the zoom meetings.

I am so excited to meet with my siblings in Christ again!

Rev. Jeffry Bross

Prairie Central District Superintendent

In our Prayers Today:

All of our members, especially:

Pastor Bonnie, Pat Baker, Claire Baker, Bill Battcher, Wolfgang Beyer, Tom Hayes, Ellen Wolatz. We also lift up Paul Knapp, Becky Miranda, Mary Owens, and the family of Marcie Novak.

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