June 6, 2021:

 

 

Happy Sunday, family and friends!  Thank you for stopping at this webpage to see what’s happening this first week of June at Revolution!

This morning’s worship songs were “Glorious One”, “House of the Lord”, “In the Garden”, “Cannons”, and “Soon and Very Soon”.  Pastor Billy began a new June series called “To Bee or Not to Bee” with a message called “Be Ready”. Text was Matthew 24:36-37. Go to the main menu and click WATCH late Sunday evening to view today’s preaching and past messages.

Larry DeSando was kind enough to purchase us four handicapped parking signs to make church a little easier for those of us needing a bit of help parking and walking inside.  Please be mindful and only park in those spaces if you truly need one.

Many thanks for the donations of non-perishables to benefit our community food pantry! We are a generous church, and we are pleased to be able to help our neighbors through a rough patch with these gifts.

Summer volunteers are needed to help out once a month in kids’ ministry to give our regular volunteers a bit of a break so they can sit in on preaching services, too.  If you are willing to step up and help your church, please mark your connection card or sign up at the Connection Table. It will be FUN! All people who call this place “home” should find a way to help and serve this body. There are ample opportunities, so surely there is a good fit for each of us in some area.

First Adult Connection meal of the season is Friday, June 11, 6 pm at the Knott home in Manhattan. You must let them know you are coming if you did not sign up at the Connection Table already. Entrée is provided.  Please bring a dish to pass. 18+ years old are welcome!

Men’s Quarterly Breakfast is June 12, 8 a.m. at Pastor Bob’s home in Mokena. If you did not sign up at the Connection Table, please let Bob know right away if you plan to go.

Pastor Billy’s online study is Tuesdays at 6:30 pm on his Face Book page.  There are only a couple more weeks left in the Book of Acts. His “Worship Wednesday” videos are live at noon on Facebook, too. Tune in to hear a brief devotion and praise music. This week he played “This Is Amazing Grace”.

Pastor Julian’s Thursday 6:30 pm online Bible study is on his Face Book page.  “Among Friends” features a different topic each week with Julian and various friends. Thursday was Iris Cruz, author of “Moments with Father”.  Next week is our own Dr. Mishel Rych speaking about renewing the mind.

Congratulations to Avery Hippenhammer, kindergarten graduate! Who else had a graduate in their family?  Let us know, and we will acknowledge you here! We all love to read good news.

Happy Birthday on Thursday to Elena Sandoval and Jamie Lynn Voustros!  Durk Lee celebrates his birthday on Friday! Happy 32nd wedding to Kevin and Sandy Chambers!

Leslie Graniczny has knee surgery on June 8. Let’s pray this time there will be no complications or surprises!

Some of our families are enjoying vacations this weekend, so they will be back with us soon. We pray for safe travels.  See you all back next week!

 

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May 30, 2021:

 

 

Welcome back to church and to Family Sunday which is always on the 5th Sunday of the month! We had several visitors, and we are glad you joined us. This is Memorial Day weekend, and we pause to honor and remember those military lives that were lost in the service of America.  Thank you for coming out to worship on the holiday.

This morning’s worship songs were “How Can I Keep From Singing”, “Famous One”, “Even So Come”, and “Communion” for the Lord’s Supper.  Pastor Billy turned over his pulpit to Pastor Julian to continue the “Healer” series with a message called “As You Go”.  Text was Matthew 10:7-8. Thanks to Sophie, Avery, Elizabeth, and Reagan for assisting on stage. Go to the main menu and click WATCH late Sunday evening to view today’s preaching and past messages.

Remember that next Sunday is Food Pantry collection day, so bring some non-perishables (double bagged) if you can share.

Summer volunteers are needed to help out once a month in kids’ ministry to give our regular volunteers a bit of a break.  If you are willing to step up and help your church, please mark your connection card. It will be FUN!

First Adult Connection Group meal of the season is Friday, June 11, 6 pm at the Knott home in Manhattan. Sign up at the Connection Table for attendance and food contribution. 18+ years old are welcome!

Men’s Quarterly Breakfast is June 12, 8 a.m. at Pastor Bob’s home in Mokena. You must sign up at the Connection Table if you plan to go.

Pastor Billy’s online study is Tuesdays at 6:30 pm on his Face Book page.  There are only a couple more weeks left in the Book of Acts. His “Worship Wednesday” videos are live at noon on Facebook, too. Tune in to hear a brief devotion and praise music. This week he played “Famous One”.

Pastor Julian’s Thursday 6:30 pm online Bible study is on his Face Book page.  “Among Friends” features a different topic each week with Julian and various friends. Thursday was Michelle Martinez speaking about “What the Grace?”  Next week is Iris Cruz, author of “Moments with Father”.

Check each week for group cards to sign at the table beside the coffee table. Graybars Project now has birthday and Father’s Day cards out for our inmates if you’d like to encourage and bless men and women behind bars.

Both Lori Fischer and Phil Grifford are celebrating their birthdays TODAY! Phil has hit the Big 5-0! Mikey Norsdell, our wild and crazy drummer, has a birthday Monday, and Brittany Batsch will be eating cake Tuesday!

See you all back next week as we begin a new June sermon series and Pastor Billy returns to the pulpit.  Thanks for all you do and for all you give to keep Revolution Church running smoothly.

 

 

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May 23, 2021:

 

 

Welcome back, friends! 

Remember that after our government loosened national masking requirements, the church leadership agreed masks are no longer mandatory here.  By all means, if you feel safer wearing yours, please continue to do so!  We have all agreed to not make fellow members feel bad or guilty if they choose to wear or not wear a mask. Please continue to wash your hands and be mindful of good health practices while here.

This morning’s worship songs were “Revival”, “Friend of God”, “Holy is the Lord”, and “I’ll Fly Away”. Pastor Billy continued his “Healer” series with a message called “Healing a Nation”.  Text was 2 Chronicles 7:14. 60:1-3. Go to the main menu and click WATCH late Sunday evening to view today’s preaching and past messages.

Yesterday’s “Hello My Name Is” women’s brunch at Faith Cromwell’s house had about 18 in attendance. We appreciate all who provided the meal. Thanks to Elena Sandoval for being our special mystery guest speaker!

Friday, May 28, 6:30 pm is Special Ops Prayer Meeting at the church.  Contact Pastor Bob if you have questions.

First Adult Connection Group meal of the season is Friday, June 11, 6 pm at the Knott home in Manhattan. Sign up at the Connection Table for attendance and food contribution. 18+ years old are welcome!

Men’s Quarterly Breakfast is June 12, 8 a.m. at Pastor Bob’s home in Mokena. You must sign up at the Connection Table if you plan to go.

Pastor Billy’s Book of Acts online study is Tuesdays at 6:30 pm on his Face Book page.  His “Worship Wednesday” videos are live at noon on Facebook, too. Tune in to hear a brief devotion and praise music. This week he played “Battle Belongs”.

Pastor Julian’s Thursday 6:30 pm online Bible study is on his Face Book page.  “Among Friends” features a different topic each week with Julian and various friends. Thursday was Janet Borosak from GA speaking about Learning to Hear the Voice of God. Next week is Michelle Martinez speaking about “What the Grace?”

Graybars Project has resumed group signing birthday cards for our inmates.  Check each week for cards at the table beside the coffee table.

Happy Belated Birthday to Darla Carroll! Micah Meskin and Theresa Page both celebrate on the 25th.  Colleen Rafacz, we wish you a happy birthday across the miles on the 28th.  Lori Fischer and Phil Grifford both have birthdays on the 30th! Happy 32nd Anniversary to Blaine and Cynthia Petersen!

Bob Brown is now home after spending some time in rehab after a tumble. Praying for him to quickly regain his strength and independence.

Congratulations and round of applause to Jason Hippenhammer for landing a promotion! YAY!  After over 39 years working with ComEd Phil Graniczny will be retiring! Get some rest, Phil. You have certainly earned this reward!

So wonderful having the Schmidts back with us after covid quarantine and illness! We were happy to welcome visitors  again this morning.  We hope to see all of you back next Sunday during Memorial Day weekend. The golf course, pool, and your grill will still be there for you after worship, so come to God’s house first.  Have a blessed week!

 

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May 16, 2021:

 

 

Welcome back, friends! 

This morning’s worship songs were “Soul on Fire”, “Hello, My Name Is”, “Agnus Dei”, the new Phil Wickham hit, “Battle Belongs”. Pastor Billy continued his “Healer” series with a message called “Physical Healing”.  Text was Luke 8:40-56. Elena Sandoval shared a story of a miraculous healing that happened on a past missions trip. Go to the main menu and click WATCH late Sunday evening to view today’s preaching and past messages.

At the end of service we had water baptism!  Congratulations to Judy Christensen for taking this next step of faith!

Saturday, May 22 at Faith Cromwell’s Manhattan home is “Hello My Name Is” women’s brunch with a special mystery guest speaker! If you haven’t signed up yet but want to attend or contribute a food item to share, you need to contact Penny Knott.

Friday, May 28, 6:30 pm is Special Ops Prayer Meeting at the church.  Contact Pastor Bob if you have questions.

First Adult Connection Group meal of the season is Friday, June 11, 6 pm at the Knott home in Manhattan. Sign up at the Connection Table for attendance and food contribution. 18+ years old are welcome!

Men’s Quarterly Breakfast is June 12, 8 a.m. at Pastor Bob’s home in Mokena. You must sign up at the Connection Table if you plan to go.

Pastor Billy’s Book of Acts online study is Tuesdays at 6:30 pm on his Face Book page.  His “Worship Wednesday” videos are live at noon on Facebook, too. Tune in to hear a brief devotion and praise music. This week he played “Agnus Dei”.

Pastor Julian’s Thursday 6:30 pm online Bible study is on his Face Book page.  “Among Friends” features a different topic each week with Julian and various friends. Thursday was worship leader, Tim Ziga, Jr. who spoke about finding strength in worship. Next session is Janet from GA speaking about Developing Ears to Hear the Voice of God.

Happy Heavenly Birthday to Rich Portwood today.  We sure do miss our favorite harmonica player who was taken much too soon.  Amy Makita celebrates her birthday on the 19th! Sonia McHargue celebrated her birthday yesterday!

Remember that after our government loosened national masking requirements, the church leadership agreed masks are no longer mandatory here.  By all means, if you feel safer wearing yours, please continue to do so!  We have all agreed to be “good Christians” and not make fellow members feel bad or guilty if they choose to wear or not wear a mask here. Please continue to wash your hands and be mindful of good health practices.

Graybars Project has resumed group signing birthday cards for our inmates.  Check each week for cards at the table beside the coffee table.  

We were happy to see so many visitors with us. We hope to see you again next week. Thank you for your support!  Have a blessed week!

 

 

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May 9, 2021:

 

Welcome back, friends!  Here’s what is happening on this monsoon of a Sunday…

Today is Mother’s Day, and we remembered and honored our grandmas, moms, stepmoms, foster moms, adoptive moms and “like-a-moms” both living and waiting in Heaven. Each lady was gifted a long stem red rose at the door from Deacon Larry. He provided extras for us to take and share with others who needed some TLC today. Some families shared emery boards, other passed out note pads, pencils, river rocks, and balloons so that we all left feeling blessed and loved.

This morning’s worship songs were “Your Grace is Enough”, “Come As You Are”, “Open the Eyes of My Heart”, “The Blessing”, and “We All Need Jesus”. Pastor Billy turned over the pulpit to Children’s Pastor, Miriam Sandoval, to deliver the holiday message. Go to the main menu and click WATCH late Sunday evening to view today’s preaching and past messages.

Donuts and Devotional was yesterday at the church with near a dozen attending.  The guys do this monthly if you missed out this time.

After service NEXT Sunday, May 16th we will do water baptism!  If you are a Christian and have not been baptized by immersion, ask any of our pastors how you can be included. Bring modest, dark clothing and a towel. Pastor Julian asks you to come to the children’s area 15-20 minutes before service for a quick meeting.

Saturday, May 22 at Faith Cromwell’s Manhattan home is “Hello My Name Is” women’s brunch with a special mystery guest speaker! If you want to attend or contribute a food item to share, you need to sign up for both at the Connection Table. Penny Knott can answer any questions.

Pastor Billy’s Book of Acts online study is Tuesdays at 6:30 pm on his Face Book page.  His “Worship Wednesday” videos are live at noon on Facebook, too. Tune in to hear a brief devotion and praise music. This week he played “Living Hope”.

Pastor Julian’s Thursday 6:30 pm online Bible study is on his Face Book page.  “Among Friends” features a different topic each week with Julian and various friends. Thursday was Eileen DeSando speaking on the topic of “Buried Treasure”. (Mark your Connection Card if you would like to receive Daily Scripture devotions written by Eileen DeSando.  These are free, and she would be happy to include you!)

Next week Tim Ziga, Jr. is speaking about finding strength in worship. He is a worship leader and writes worship songs.

Graybars Project thanks those who contributed cards and stationery at the last -minute request from the Chaplain of Joliet Treatment Center.  With help of other good-hearted people in the community we were able to deliver hundreds of cards so the inmates could mail Mother’s Day greetings to their moms.

This is National Correction Officer Week in America.  No group of Americans has a more difficult or less publicly visible job than the men and women who work in our correctional facilities.  Thank you to those of you who do this often thankless job.

Bob Brown has been transferred to a nursing home following a bad fall at home.  If you want to send a card, his address is Robert P. Brown, Alden Estates of Shorewood, 710 W. Black Rd., Shorewood, IL 60404.  Phone number is 815-230-8648.  He would certainly enjoy hearing from friends as we all know how much he loves to talk!

Happy 39th Anniversary to Leslie and Phil Graniczny! Happy 52 Anniversary to Greg and Judy Fash! Happy 50th Birthday to Kevin Giera on Thursday. Gene O‘Brien’s birthday is May 12!  Lenny the Therapy Dog celebrated his 11th birthday with burgers!

What a joyful surprise to see Samantha Jasinski home from England!  She attends college in London, and is home for a several weeks, so enjoy her company while you are able!

Condolences to the Chambers family as Kevin’s Uncle Bob passed away Monday. He never woke up from what should have been a minor surgery.

We were happy to welcome so many visitors today. We hope to see you again next week.  Happy Mother’s Day!

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May 2 2021:

 

 

Welcome back, friends!  Goodbye, April and hello, May!

This morning’s worship songs were “Power in the Blood/Are You Washed”, “Chainbreaker”, “All My Hope Is In Jesus”, “Way Maker”, and “Because He Lives”. Pastor Billy began his May series, “Healer” with a message called “The Doctor Is In”. Text was Philippians 4:6-7. Bruce Smit, Phil Graniczny, and Kevin Chambers assisted with the skit to drive home the teaching.  Go to the main menu and click WATCH late Sunday evening to view today’s preaching and past messages.

Thank you for being generous with today’s collection of non-perishables for our community’s food pantry!  We do this the first Sunday of each month.

Special Ops Prayer Service was Friday at the church with 15-20 attending. Mark your calendar for the last Friday of the month for the next one. 

Donuts and Devotional will be Saturday, May 8th, 8 am at the church.  All men are invited to this free event, but from now on we need you to sign up at the Connection Table if you are coming.

After service Sunday, May 16th we will do water baptism!  If you are a Christian and not been baptized by immersion, ask any of our pastors how you can be included.

Saturday, May 22 at Faith Cromwell’s Manhattan home is “Hello My Name Is” women’s brunch with a special mystery guest speaker! If you want to attend or contribute a food item to share, you need to sign up for both at the Connection Table. Penny Knott can answer any questions.

Pastor Billy’s Book of Acts online study is Tuesdays at 6:30 pm on his Face Book page.  His “Worship Wednesday” videos are live at noon on Facebook, too. Tune in to hear a brief devotion and praise music. This week he played “The Blessing”.

Pastor Julian’s Thursday 6:30 pm online Bible study is on his Face Book page.  “Among Friends” features a different topic each week with Julian and various friends. Thursday’s topic was “Bounce Back” with speaker and singer, Kristen Centeno.  Next week is our own Eileen DeSando speaking on the topic of “Buried Treasure”.

Bob Brown took a nasty tumble and after spending some time in the hospital has been transferred to a nursing home.  If you want to send a card, his address is Robert P. Brown, Alden Estates of Shorewood, 710 W. Black Rd., Shorewood, IL 60404.  Phone number is 815-230-8648. No visitors are permitted at this time, but he would certainly enjoy hearing from friends as we all know how much he loves to talk!

Happy 14th Birthday to Samantha Getty’s son, Jimmy! We miss seeing that young man here, and we wish him good health and happiness! Sue Ruether celebrates on Saturday!

Congratulations to Sara Mohle and Bryan Hammond as they welcomed their son, Colton Wayne into the world Monday! He is a squishy little lump of sugar!

Congratulations to Calvin Petersen, who after three trips to the DMV and standing in line for HOURS, finally got his driver’s license!  YAY!

This is national Nurse’s Week in America.  Round of applause for the “patient people” in our congregation:  Leslie, Ann, Tammy, Heather, and Kathy….  This is also Teacher/Administrator Week!  Thank you for all you do to educate us and keep our schools running smoothly! Did we miss anyone?

A warm welcome back to Lori Fisher!  We have missed her happy face since shortly after covid shutdown in 2020.  It is encouraging to see our members trickling back in each week.  We hope to see all of you back for service next week at 10 am for Mother’s Day!  There will be a little surprise for each woman at this service, so make plans to be here.

 

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April 25, 2021:

 

Welcome back, friends! We are so pleased you joined us at Revolution Church this morning!  After Tuesday’s snow showers, let’s hope spring sunshine is here to stay.

Worship songs were “Open Up the Heavens”, “Worthy of My Praise/Let It Rise”, “Nothing But the Blood” for Communion service, “How Great Is Our God/How Great Thou Art” and “Create in Me a Clean Heart”. Pastor Billy continued his series, “Cancelled” with a message called “Cancelling Division”. Text was Matthew 7:1-6. Churchwide prayer meeting was held after service for those who wished to stay.  Go to the main menu and click WATCH late Sunday evening to view today’s preaching and past messages.

Special Ops Prayer Service is Friday April 30, 6:30 pm at the church.  This month the focus is on healing. Everybody is invited.  Stay for the whole thing, or just part of it. Pastor Bob can answer any questions.

Donuts and Devotional will be Saturday, May 8th, 8 am at the church.  All men are invited to this free event, but from now on we need you to sign up at the Connection Table if you are coming.

After service Sunday, May 16th we will do water baptism!  If you are a Christian and not been baptized by immersion, ask any of our pastors how you can be included.

Saturday, May 22 at Faith Cromwell’s Manhattan home is “Hello My Name Is” women’s brunch with a special mystery guest speaker! If you want to attend or contribute a food item to share, you need to sign up for both at the Connection Table. Penny Knott can answer any questions.

May 23rd after service is our New Member’s Meeting.  If you want to join or simply have questions about why we worship or believe as we do, this is the time to ask and learn.  There is no obligation to join if you attend.  We ask that you sign up at the Connection Table.

Pastor Billy’s Book of Acts online study is Tuesdays at 6:30 pm on his Face Book page.  His “Worship Wednesday” videos are live at noon on Facebook, too. Tune in to hear a brief devotion and praise music. This week he played “Your Grace Is Enough”.

Pastor Julian’s Thursday 6:30 pm online Bible study is on his Face Book page.  “Among Friends” features a different topic each week with Julian and various friends. Thursday’s topic of healing was “Rapha—I Am Willing” with Mary Maxwell. Next week  the topic is “Bounce Back”.

Have you subscribed to the online devotionals, “Daily Scripture”, written by Eileen DeSando?  This is free and uplifting and quick to read.  Mark your Connection Card if you would like to be included!

Bob Brown took a nasty tumble and after spending some time in the hospital has been transferred to a nursing home.  If you want to send a card, his address is Robert P. Brown, Alden Estates of Shorewood, 710 W. Black Rd., Shorewood, IL 60404.  Phone number is 815-230-8648. No visitors are permitted at this time, but he would certainly enjoy hearing from friends.

Get well wishes to Kay Schmidt after her hospitalization this week!

Gary Ellinger celebrated his birthday on Tuesday! Happy Birthday to Dan Rosendale, too!

Prayers for Sara Mohle as she is expected to deliver a baby tomorrow at Silver Cross! Best wishes, Sara!  

We hope to see all of you back for service next week at 10 am.  Be mindful to check on each other as we still have families that have not yet returned since quarantine began last March. Thank you for all you give and do to keep the church running smoothly.  Enjoy the warm weather arriving tomorrow.

 

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April 18, 2021:

 

 

Welcome back, friends! We are so pleased you joined us at Revolution Church this morning!  Here’s what you need to know:

Happy 52nd Birthday to our own Pastor Billy TODAY! We sang to him and gave him extra love.  We are so thankful he was born into this world!  What would we have done without him? 

Worship songs were “This Is Amazing Grace”, “Sweetly Broken”, “Here I Am To Worship”, a brand new Phil Wickham song, “House of the Lord”, and “Amazing Grace”. Pastor Billy continued his series, “Cancelled” with a message called “Cancelling Deception”. Text was Matthew 24:1-35, Isaiah 5:20 and Revelation 19:11.  Go to the main menu and click WATCH late Sunday evening to view our preaching service and past messages.

Special Ops Prayer Service is Friday April 30, 6:30 pm at the church.  This month the focus is on healing. Everybody is invited.  Stay for the whole thing, or just part of it. Pastor Bob can answer any questions.

Donuts and Devotional will be Saturday, May 8th, 8 am at the church.  All men are invited to this free event, but from now on we need you to sign up at the Connection Table if you are coming.

Pastor Billy’s Book of Acts online study is Tuesdays at 6:30 pm on his Face Book page.  “Worship Wednesday” videos are live at noon by him on Facebook, too. Tune in to hear a quick devotion and praise music. This week he played “I Can Sing of Your Love Forever”. We are loving the new software!

Pastor Julian’s Thursday 6:30 pm online Bible study is on his Face Book page.  “Among Friends” features a different topic each week with Julian and various friends. Last week’s speaker was Julie Beader, missionary to children, who spoke about “Finding Your Mission”.  Next week is “Rapha—I Am Willing” with guest, Mary Maxwell.

We have resumed signing birthday cards for the incarcerated men and women in Graybars Project. Everybody likes to feel cared for and remembered, so check the baptismal table in the back of the sanctuary each week for cards if you wish to participate.

Speaking of that baptismal tank, we will put it to use after service Sunday, May 16th!  If you are a Christian and not been baptized by immersion, ask any of our pastors how you can be included.

Get well wishes to John Baron!  Bob Brown took a tumble and spent some days in the hospital and is waiting for a transfer for some rehab.  We hope both of these gentlemen feel better soon!

Connor Ward celebrates his 14th birthday Monday.  Little Jocelyn Meskin turns six Tuesday. Deacon Larry DeSando and Kay Schmidt celebrate on the 22nd, and Ethan Fosen will be eating birthday cake on the 23rd.  J.C. McHargue and James Rose are celebrating their first heavenly birthdays this week.  They are missed and loved.

Mr. Rose’s funeral was Friday, and he was laid to rest in the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.  We ask a special blessing on Bob and Connie Schuler and their family at this difficult time.

We hope to see all of you back for service next week. First song kicks off at 10 am. Thank you for all you give and do to keep this ministry running smoothly. Enjoy your weekend.  Let’s hope the predicted snow on Tuesday misses us!

 

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April 11, 2021:

 

 

Welcome back, family and friends! Special shout out to all of our visitors! We are so pleased you joined us for worship. Lisa Jasinski has been absent more than a year for covid quarantine and returned to us today! YAY!  We have missed her smiling face! She says Samantha is coming from England in May, and we are eager to see her again.

Standing ovation to Judy Fash for adorning the outside planters, the cross, and the sanctuary so festively! Her handcrafted tomb display on the baptismal tank is outstanding, so we will leave these up a bit longer since so many of you appreciate the beauty.

Worship songs were “Forever”, “My Redeemer Lives”, “Who You Say I Am”, “Glorious Day”, and “Greater Is He That Is In Me”. Pastor Billy continued his series, “Cancelled” with a message called “Cancelling the Voice of the Enemy”. Text was Ephesians 4:21-27.  Go to the main menu and click WATCH late Sunday evening to view our preaching service and past messages.

Thanks for helping restock the community’s food pantry today. Remember, from now on, we are asked to double bag all items to avoid accidental rips and spills.

 

Saturday’s Donuts and Devotional for men has been postponed until May.  Sorry about that, guys. You can eat double next month to make up for it. Remember, you MUST sign up at the Connection Table if you plan to attend.  This is no longer a drop in as it was before covid shut down. We now need to know how many seats to set up and how many pastries to purchase.

Special Ops Prayer Service is Friday April 30, 6:30 pm at the church.  This month the focus is on healing. Everybody is invited.  Stay for the whole thing, or just part of it. Pastor Bob can answer any questions.

We have resumed signing birthday cards for the incarcerated men and women in Graybars Project. Everybody likes to feel cared for and remembered, so check the baptismal table in the back of the sanctuary each week for cards if you wish to participate.

Thank you to Teresa Page and her brother-in-law, John Newcomer for the donation of six rectangular tables! How kind!  We are ALWAYS able to put extra tables to good use around here.

Pastor Billy’s Book of Acts online study is Tuesdays at 6:30 pm on his Face Book page.  “Worship Wednesday” videos are live at noon by him on Facebook, too. Tune in to hear a quick devotion and praise music. This week he played “Who You Say I Am”.

Pastor Julian has begun his new Thursday 6:30 pm online Bible study on his Face Book page.  “Among Friends” features a different topic each week with Julian and various friends. This week’s speaker was Carolyn Walker, missionary to Haiti, and the topic is “Jireh- Our God Provides”.  Next week Julie Beader, missionary to children, will speak about “Finding Your Mission”.

Happy belated anniversary wishes to Billy and Penny! Our wonderfully efficient church secretary, Kathleen Milligan, celebrated a birthday Thursday. Her daughter tells us Kathleen is 22!  Happy Birthday to Sara Moehle today! Balloon Artist Autumn Hensle celebrates on the 12th and PK, Noel Knott, has her big day on the 14th!  Nick Golden, Jan’s son with the million dollar smile, turns 29 on the 15th.  Little Kevin Ward has his 16th birthday on the 17th.  Last, but certainly not least, is our own Pastor Billy whose birthday is next Sunday!

Congratulations to Justice Petersen! She was given an acting audition and scored very high. She has been offered a once in a lifetime chance to attend a January 2022 National Acting Convention in L.A. with classes and agents. Speak to Blaine, Cynthia, or Justice to see how you can help.  She is passionate and so excited for this opportunity!

We hope to see all of you back for service next week. First song kicks off at 10 am. Thank you for all you give and do to keep this ministry running smoothly. Enjoy your weekend!

 

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April 4, 2021:

 

 

Happy Easter! Rejoice and be glad!

Welcome to all of our visitors on this high holy holiday! We are so pleased you joined us for worship.

Standing ovation to Judy Fash for adorning the outside flower pots, the cross, and the sanctuary so festively! Her handcrafted tomb display on the baptismal tank was outstanding!  If you missed it today, please stop by next week to admire it.  Many were seen snapping photos of it!

Worship songs were “Happy Day”, “Up From the Grave He Arose”, “Living Hope”, “Hallelujah For the Cross”, Because He Lives”, and “Christ the Lord is Risen Today”.  Today Pastor Billy began a new series, “Cancelled” with a message called “Cancelled Debt”  featuring a surprise appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head. Text was Genesis 3:1-13 and Matthew 28:1-10.  Go to the main menu and click WATCH late Sunday evening to view our preaching service and past messages.

Did you get a chance to peek into the kids’ church today?  They had their space all decorated for a whoop-ti-do to celebrate Resurrection Sunday, too!

Thank you to all who joined us for Good Friday evening Communion service. It was precious and sacred with candles, crucifixion video, beautiful music, scripture, and nailing our sins to the cross. Songs were “Above All”, “How Deep the Father’s Love For Us”, and “Were You There”. Much appreciation to all the helpers.

Because of Easter, we did NOT bring items for food pantry today. We will do that NEXT WEEK. Remember, from now on, we are asked to double bag all items to avoid bag rips.

Saturday, April 10 is Men’s Donuts and Devotional at the church.  It starts at 8 a.m. and should be done in about an hour.  Coffee and donuts are free.  Hope to see a room full!

Thumbs up to all the good folks who helped write encouraging words to all of our inmates in Graybars Project, and thanks to Sandy Chambers for donating all the cards.  We have received several grateful responses from men and women behind bars. Everybody likes to feel cared for and remembered.

Pastor Billy’s Book of Acts online study is Tuesdays at 6:30 pm on his Face Book page.  “Worship Wednesday” videos are live at noon by him on Facebook, too. Tune in to hear a quick devotion and praise music. This week he played “Were You There”.

Pastor Julian has begun his new Thursday 6:30 pm online Bible study on his Face Book page.  “Among Friends” features a different topic each week with Julian and various friends. This week’s Maundy Thursday speaker was Pastor Steve Barack, a Messianic Jew who talked about Jesus in the Passover. Next week’s speaker is Carolyn Walker, missionary to Haiti, and the topic is Jireh- Our God Provides.

Happy Birthday to Sara Moehle on the 11th! Happy Birthday to P.K. Jordan Knott also on the 11th!

We are glad to hear that Darren Rych’s hand surgery went well Wednesday.  Best wishes for a speedy recovery! Sending out healing wishes to Lakeda Vaughn all they way down in Texas. She is in the process of moving and will provide a new mailing address soon.

Thank you to the Smits for sharing all the bags of cranberry sauce.  That should go well with all the turkey and ham being eaten today.

We hope to see all of you back for service next week.  You are loved here. Thank you for all you do! Enjoy your  sunny holiday weekend!

 

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March 28, 2021:

 

 

Hello, everybody!  Thanks for checking out this page on Palm Sunday 2021. Here’s what’s going on this first day of Holy Week at our church:

Our attendance is really picking up again, so you are going to need to come a bit early as seats are now filling up fast!  It was wonderful to see visitors and to see Kathy Felchlin and Inez  walk in after months of absence!

Worship songs were “Enough”, “Hosanna”, “Jesus Messiah”, “Old Rugged Cross” for Communion and “At the Cross”.  Today Pastor Billy returned to the pulpit and continued the “Indulgences” series with a message called “Arrogance” from Luke 19:28-48, the story of the Triumphal Entry.  Monthly prayer meeting was held after service. THREE people gave their hearts to God this morning! Go to the main menu and click WATCH late Sunday evening to view our preaching service and past messages.

Special Ops Prayer Meeting was Friday evening at the church. Mark your calendar for the last Friday of April for the next one. That particular one will focus on health, so bring friends who need God to heal their bodies.

Because of Easter, do NOT bring items for food pantry next Sunday.  Because we need the chair space for the holiday service, we will collect the following week. Remember, from now on, we are asked to double bag all items to avoid bag rips.

Pastor Billy’s Book of Acts online study is Tuesdays at 6:30 pm on his Face Book page.  “Worship Wednesday” videos are live at noon by him on Facebook, too. Tune in to hear a quick devotion and praise music. This week he played “It Is Well”.

Pastor Julian has begun his new Thursday 6:30 pm online Bible study on his Face Book page.  “Among Friends” features a different topic each week with Julian and various friends. This week’s topic was “Faith to Believe” with Diane McCullough. Next week’s Maundy Thursday speaker is Pastor Steve Barack, a Messianic Jew who will talk about Jesus in the Passover.

Good Friday service is at the church at 7 pm on April 2.  This is traditionally one of our best attended services of the year. Please invite others and make plans to join us for music, worship, scripture, and Communion. You can help us by sharing Pastor’s invitation post on your FB page.

Happy Birthday to Kristen Hippenhammer on the 27th! Happy Birthday to the head of our security team, George Carroll! Kevin Chambers and Pastor Julian share an April 1st birthday! Mrs. Cornelius is celebrating this week, too, and we wish her joy and happiness from across the miles.

We hope to see all of you back for service 7 pm Friday and again on Easter morning to celebrate the Resurrection!  We expect a good crowd, so please be on time and in your seat for the first song!  

 

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March 21, 2021:

 

 

Hi, everybody!  Thanks for checking out this page on this gorgeous Sunday. Here’s what’s going on this week at Revolution:

The spring floral pots at our entrance were so colorful, and the cross so regally decorated. We can thank Judy Fash for that.

Worship songs were “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”, “Your Grace Finds Me”, “Blessed Be the Name”, and “Shout to the Lord”.  Just for fun and to drive home the message, we added “Folsom Prison Blues” featuring Phil Graniczny and the Hee-Haw classic “Gloom, Despair, and Agony On Me”. 

Today Pastor Billy returned to the pulpit and continued the “Indulgences” series with a message called “Self-Pity” from Job 1 and 2 and 42:12-17.  Bob Hensle shared his story of finding God’s presence in physical healing from pain and in the death of his daughter, Autumn’s mom. You can go to the main menu and click WATCH late Sunday evening to view our preaching service and past messages.

Special Ops Prayer Meeting is Friday at 6:30 pm at the church. Pastor Bob can give you more info on this gathering. Come and pray as long as you want.

Pastor Billy’s Book of Acts online study is Tuesdays at 6:30 pm on his Face Book page.  “Worship Wednesday” videos are live at noon by him on Facebook, too. Tune in to hear a quick devotion and praise music. This week he played “Way Maker”.

Pastor Julian has begun his new Thursday 6:30 pm online Bible study on his Face Book page.  “Among Friends” features a different topic each week with Julian and various friends. This week’s topic was “Compassion Compels” with Jose Oyola. Next week’s speaker will be our very own Diane McCullough, and the topic will be "Faith to Believe".

Concealed Carry was taught yesterday at the church with qualifying at the range, and that concluded the class.  Thank you for attending.  We hope you learned a lot!

Good Friday service is at the church at 7 pm on April 2.  This is traditionally one of our best attended services of the year. Please invite others and make plans to join us for music, worship, scripture, and Communion. You can help us by sharing Pastor’s invitation post on your FB page.

Visitors, it was great having you join us. It was wonderful to see the Agemas  back after a long absence.  Call on us during the week if you need us.  We hope to see all of you back for service at 10 am next Sunday.  Remember to plan to stay a bit late if you wish to attend the monthly church prayer meeting after service next week.

 

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March 14, 2021:

 

Hi, everybody!  Thanks for checking out this page. Here’s what’s going on this week at Revolution:

Kudos to all who remembered to roll their clock ahead an hour for Daylight Savings Time.  Today Pastor Billy turned over the pulpit to Pastor Bob Smith who continued the February series, “Indulgences” with a message called “Eat, Drink & Be Merry” from Luke 12:16-21.  Worship songs were “Friend of God”, “How Can I Keep From Singing”, “Holy Spirit You Are Welcome Here”, and “Take Me Back”.  You can go to the main menu and click WATCH late Sunday evening to view our preaching service and past messages.

We are serving coffee and cookies again! YAY! Come early and enjoy a treat before service or take one for the road. Coffee is not taken away until about 15 minutes after service. Thank you to our Hospitality volunteers who show up a bit early and stay a bit late to make this possible.  Wanna help?  They’d be happy to teach you the ropes.  Thanks to the mystery person who shared the fresh limes!

 

Graybars Project table offered sweet treats and an inspirational St. Patrick’s Day bulletin board as a tip o’ the cap to the Irish in the congregation and our community.  The weekly display was discontinued during 2020 covid closures and restrictions, so it was good to see it make a reappearance. We are once again able to sign birthday cards for our inmates there.

 

Concealed Carry class was taught yesterday at the church with near half our congregation attending. Qualifying at the range will be 8 am-4pm on Saturday, March 20.  Class is $100 plus $15-20 range fee. Payment is to be made to the instructor.  Certification is good in IL and FL. Bring your own sack lunch.

Good Friday service is at the church at 7 pm on April 2.  This is traditionally one of our best attended services of the year. Please invite others and make plans to join us.

Pastor Julian has begun his new Thursday 6:30 pm online Bible study on his Face Book page.  “Among Friends” features a different topic each week with Julian and various friends who are in different types of ministries. “This week’s topic was “Reaching Your Goals” with speaker, Victoria Bergstrom.  Next week is “Compassion Compels” with Jose Oyola.

 

Pastor Billy’s Book of Acts online study happens on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm on his Face Book page.  “Worship Wednesday” videos are live at noon by Pastor on Facebook, too. Tune in to hear a quick devotion and praise music

 

Great news for the Nordsell family as their son was released from the hospital.  We pray for quick healing for Sean.

Levi Hippenhammer turned TWO!  It’s time for him to start sprouting his beard! Mr. Bob Brown has a St. Paddy’s Day birthday! Sending a birthday shout out to Cornelius who faithfully reads this column from across the miles! Happy Birthday to Linda Lee! (Speaking of Linda, we were delighted to see Durk and her walk in the door after months of his post-op recuperation!)

 

Visitors, it was great having you join us. Call on us during the week if you need us.  We hope to see all of you back for service at 10 am next Sunday. 

 

 

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