October 18, 2020:

 

Hello again, friends! It was good to see so many out to worship on this rainy morning! Here’s what’s happening:

Today Pastor Billy continued his October sermon series with a message called “Believe It Or Not” from 1 Peter 3:8-12 and Deuteronomy 30:19-20. Songs were “Let the Praises Ring”, “There is a Fountain Filled With Blood”, “The Blessing”, and “God Is So Good”.  We were glad to have Noel Knott singing with the worship team today. Long time, no see! You can go to the main menu and click WATCH late Sunday evening to view our preaching service and past messages.

Pencil in the evening of Oct.30th for Special Ops Prayer Meeting here at the church. This is the final meeting before the Presidential election, and all are invited to come and intercede.  Pastor Bob is in charge of this monthly event and can answer any questions.

Beside the camera table is a basket to collect socks for Pastor Julian’s Warm Their Soles homeless ministry.  Because of Covid restrictions, the monthly trips to the Morning Star Mission are on hold, but we can still gift the people with socks! The Sandovals can give you more information on this wonderful ministry of compassion. 

We are still in need of extra ushers and greeters!  If you would like to serve in this area, Elena Sandoval would love to train you and put you to work! Who wants to learn to flash the song lyrics on the screen during worship? Cynthia Petersen would love to show you how that’s done.  Your church needs you now!

Pastor Billy’s Book of Acts online study has included viewers from many states and multiple countries and has been averaging 300-400 participants each week! You are invited to tune in for free on Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 pm on Pastor’s Face Book page.

Happy Birthday to “Mr. Fix-It”, Charlie Printy on October 20! (For goodness sake, nobody buy him another hammer!) Round of applause for Jamie Voustros who was award the Lewis University Mental Health Awareness Annual Scholarship for  the 2020-2021 school year! This honor was based on GPA and class standing in her graduate program! (Let us know if you have special news, birthdays, anniversaries, or achievements in your family, and they will appear here.  We don’t want to miss anybody!)

Let’s welcome back Pat Baker from Memphis!  She will be staying with her sister, Brenda, at least through Thanksgiving, so enjoy her while we have her in Illinois!

To avoid hand-to-hand contact, we are still not passing the plate just yet.  Offering envelopes are found under each seat. Volunteers stay after service to do the financial bookkeeping, so please try to drop your tithes and offerings in the box on the Connection Table as quickly after service as possible so they can record a total and get home in a timely fashion.  You can also use PayPal or mail your check.  Thank you, faithful supporters!

Please continue to reach out to our members who have not yet returned since coronavirus quarantine forced our closure in March.  Let them know we miss them and have not forgotten about them.  Call, email, or fill out an encouragement card found under your seat and drop into the box on the Connection Table, and the church will mail it for you. Do not let even one person slip through the cracks!

Have a blessed week!  We hope to see everybody back at church next Sunday at 10 am!

 

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October 11, 2020:

 

 

Happy Sunday, friends! It was good to see so many out to worship on this sunshiny morning! Here’s what’s happening:

Today Pastor Billy continued his October sermon series with a message about the Prodigal Son called “Consequences” from Luke 15 and Deuteronomy 30:19-20. Songs were “Hello My Name Is”, “Redeemed”, “Shout to the Lord”, and “Just As I Am”.  You can go to the main menu and click WATCH late Sunday evening to view our preaching service and past messages.

Following service, Graybars Project held their annual appreciation day for those who have served and donated to the prison ministry.  Lunch was provided, many door prizes awarded, and then Pastor Bob and Heather’s son, Bobby, shared the story of his incarceration.  It was an inspirational day with laughter and tears, and we thank all who worked hard to make it possible!  

Thank you to the guys who came out on Saturday for Donuts and Devotional! We do this again in November, so listen for the announcement.

Beside the camera table is a basket to collect socks for Pastor Julian’s Warm Their Soles homeless ministry, because the temperatures have started to dip, and we want our brothers and sisters to at least have warm feet.  Because of Covid restrictions, the monthly trips to the Morning Star Mission are on hold.  The Sandovals can give you more information on this wonderful ministry. 

We are in need of extra ushers and greeters!  If you would like to serve in this area, Elena Sandoval would love to train you and put you to work!  Your church needs you now!

Happy Birthday to Eileen DeSando tomorrow!  She is the talented writer behind the Daily Scriptures online devotionals. Happy 28th Anniversary to Phil and Deaconess Michelle Grifford! Happy Birthday on the 15th to Debbie Dobias! Congratulations to Jason Hippenhammer on becoming the newest FedEx delivery guy!  YAY!  (Let us know if you have special news, birthdays, anniversaries, or achievements in your family, and they will appear here.  We don’t want to miss anybody!)

Thank you to all who donated to last week’s food collection.  We were able to take a good amount of non-perishables to our local food bank!

 

Thank you to the people who brought fresh green and red tomatoes to share on the Harvest Table today!

Thank you to all the people who donated items for the Graybars Project book drive!  Since the local correctional facilities we serve are not accepting donations because of covid restrictions, our items restocked library shelves for a jail in the Appalachian mountains of NC.  We received many religious hardbacks and Bible study books that did not meet guidelines for that jail, so those were shared with an Assembly of God and a Baptist church in that same region.  All three places send big thank yous for your generosity!

Pastor Billy’s Book of Acts online study has been averaging 300-400 participants each week! You are invited to tune in for free on Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 pm on Pastor’s Face Book page.

To avoid hand-to-hand contact, we are still not passing the plate just yet.  Offering envelopes are found under each seat. Volunteers stay after service to do the financial bookkeeping, so please try to drop your tithes and offerings in the box on the Connection Table as quickly after service as possible so they can record a total and get home in a timely fashion.  You can also use PayPal or mail your check.  Thank you, faithful supporters!

Have a blessed week!  We will see you again at church next Sunday at 10 am!

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October 4, 2020:

 

 

Happy Sunday, friends! Welcome to October!  It was good to see so many out to worship on this chippy morning! Here’s what’s happening:

Today Pastor Billy began his October sermon series with a message called “To Be A Blessing” from Matthew 14:13-21 and Deuteronomy 30:19-20. Songs were “Love the Lord”, “Here I Am to Worship”, a new hit from Kari Jobe ,“The Blessing”, and “Fill My Cup, Lord”.  You can go to the main menu and click WATCH late Sunday evening to view our preaching service and past messages.

Much appreciation to those who supported our local food pantry by bringing in your non-perishables today! Remember we do this the first Sunday of each month.

It has been seven months since our last men’s fellowship event, so we are happy to announce Men’s Donuts and Devotional will be at the church Saturday, October 10, at 8 am. This time we need you to sign up at the Connection Table to get a head count. Pastor Bob can give you more info.

Beside the camera table is a basket to collect socks for Pastor Julian’s Warm Their Soles homeless ministry, because the temperatures have started to dip, and we want our brothers and sisters to at least have warm feet.  Because of Covid restrictions, the monthly trips to the Morning Star Mission are on hold.  The Sandovals can give you more information on this wonderful ministry. 

Next Sunday Graybars Project will host their annual appreciation event for those who have supported our prison outreach by volunteering this past year. Those who RSVP’d, we will see you there!

We are in need of extra ushers and greeters!  If you would like to serve in this area, Elena Sandoval would love to train you and put you to work!  Your church needs you now!

Happy 52nd anniversary to Bob and Rita Brown!  Wow!  In this day and age 52 years together is majorly impressive!  Happy 14th Anniversary to Julian and Miriam Sandoval! Elisabeth Hippenhammer turned 9 this week! Happy Birthday to Heather Smith today! Lakeda Vaughn celebrates on the 7th at her new home in TX! We sure do miss you and Trinity, Lakeda! (Let us know if you have special news, birthdays, anniversaries, or achievements in your family, and they will appear here.  We don’t want to miss anybody!)

Pastor Billy’s Book of Acts online study has included viewers from many states and multiple countries and has been averaging 300-400 participants each week! You are invited to tune in for free on Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 pm on Pastor’s Face Book page.

To avoid hand-to-hand contact, we are still not passing the plate just yet.  Offering envelopes are found under each seat. Volunteers stay after service to do the financial bookkeeping, so please try to drop your tithes and offerings in the box on the Connection Table as quickly after service as possible so they can record a total and get home in a timely fashion.  You can also use PayPal or mail your check.  Thank you, faithful supporters! 

See you right back here on this page next Sunday afternoon!

 

 

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September 27, 2020:

 

 

Happy Sunday, friends!  It was good to see so many out to worship on this beautiful fall morning! Here’s what’s happening:

Today we shared in Communion together, and then Pastor Billy completed the spiritual warfare sermon series with a message called “Blessed Be the Name of the Lord” from Job 1:13, 20-21. Songs were “Open the Eyes of my Heart”, “Blessed Be the Name”, and “Communion”.  Monthly prayer meeting followed after service for those who wished to stay.  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 was here Friday evening at the church. Thank you to all who came out to pray. Mark your calendar for the last Friday of each month for this gathering.

Remember we will be collecting non-perishables for the local food bank NEXT Sunday. Keep in mind that at this time they do NOT need pasta, potatoes, rice, sugar or flour.  Durk and Linda Lee can give you more information about this ministry.

It has been seven months since our last men’s fellowship event, so we are happy to announce Men’s Donuts and Devotional will be at the church Saturday, October 10, at 8 am. This time we need you to sign up at the Connection Table to get a head count. Pastor Bob can give you more info. 

Beside the camera table is a basket to collect socks for Pastor Julian’s Warm Their Soles homeless ministry.  Because of Covid restrictions, the monthly trips to the Morning Star Mission are on hold.  The Sandovals can give you more information on this wonderful ministry. 

October 11, Sunday afternoon, Graybars Project will host their annual appreciation event for those who have supported our prison outreach by volunteering this past year.  Bobby Smith, Pastor Bob and Heather’s son, is guest speaker! Volunteers must sign up at the Connection Table by NEXT SUNDAY for final headcount.

Thank you to all the people who donated paperback novels for the Graybars Project book drive!  Since the local correctional facilities we serve are not accepting donations because of covid restrictions, this collection will restock library shelves for adult men and women in a rural NC detention center.  No books can be accepted after today.

We are in need of extra ushers and greeters!  If you would like to serve in this area, Elena Sandoval would love to train you and put you to work!  Your church needs you now!

Thank you to the person who brought free tomatoes and squash this morning! If you have extra homegrown herbs, flowers, fruits, or veggies, we invite you to leave them on the hospitality table each week so that nothing goes to waste. Leave what you can and take what you need before harvest season is over.

Happy Birthday to Debbie Struck on October 1! Heather Smith celebrates next Sunday!  (Let us know if you have special news, birthdays, anniversaries, or achievements in your family, and they will appear here.  We don’t want to miss anybody!)

Pastor Billy’s Book of Acts online study has included viewers from many states and multiple countries and has been averaging 300-400 participants each week! You are invited to tune in for free on Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 pm on Pastor’s Face Book page.

To avoid hand-to-hand contact, we are still not passing the plate just yet.  Offering envelopes are found under each seat. Volunteers stay after service to do the financial bookkeeping, so please try to drop your tithes and offerings in the box on the Connection Table as quickly after service as possible so they can record a total and get home in a timely fashion.  You can also use PayPal or mail your check.  Thank you, faithful supporters! Because of you, we are still able to pay all the church bills on time!

See you right back here on this page next Sunday afternoon!

 

 

 

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September 20, 2020:

 

 

Happy Sunday, friends!  It was good to see so many out to worship on this beautiful morning! Here’s what is going on:

Today Pastor Billy continued the sermon series, “Armor of God“, with a message called “Who’s the Boss” from Job 1:1-4.  Our songs were “Church – Take Me Back”, “I’ll Fly Away”, and “Cannons”. You can go to the main menu and click WATCH late Sunday evening to view our preaching service and past messages.

After church there was a potluck luncheon for those who lead ministries here.  Thank you for another year of service at Revolution. It takes a strong team to keep this ministry running like a well-oiled machine.

Special Ops Prayer Meeting will be here at the church Friday, September 25, 6:30-8:30 pm.  Come and stay as long as you like as we do spiritual warfare with our weapon of prayer.  Pastor Bob can give you more information about this monthly event.

It has been seven months since our last men’s fellowship event, so we are happy to announce Men’s Donuts and Devotional will be at the church Saturday, October 10, at 8 am. This time we need you to sign up at the Connection Table to get a head count. Pastor Bob can give you more info.

Beside the camera table is a basket to collect socks for Pastor Julian’s Warm Their Soles homeless ministry.  Just today some of these socks and some Blessing Bags were gifted to some chilly people trying to live in a tent at the underpass behind a cemetery in Joliet. Because of Covid restrictions, the monthly trips to the Morning Star Mission are on hold.  The Sandovals can give you more information on this wonderful ministry.  

October 11, Sunday afternoon, Graybars Project will host their annual appreciation event for those who have supported our prison outreach by volunteering this past year.  Bobby Smith, Pastor Bob and Heather’s son, is guest speaker! Seating is limited, so volunteers must sign up at the Connection Table THIS SUNDAY for final headcount.

We need your gently used paperback novels NEXT WEEK, Sunday 27th for a Graybars Project outreach to restock the jail library shelves for adult men and women.  This year all doors have been closed to us for book drives because of Covid-19 closures, but we have this last-minute green light for one facility!  DO NOT BRING hardbacks, textbooks, books with highlighted passages, or damaged books as these are against jail policy. Put them directly into Tammy and Bruce’s truck and not inside the building.  No books can be accepted after NEXT SUNDAY.

We are in need of extra ushers and greeters!  If you would like to serve in this area, Elena Sandoval would love to train you and put you to work!  Your church needs you now!

Thank you to the person who brought free eggplant and to the Knotts who shared fresh picked orchard apples this morning! If you have extra homegrown herbs, flowers, fruits, or veggies, we invite you to leave them on the hospitality table each week so that nothing goes to waste. Leave what you can and take what you need.

Happy 1st Birthday to little Whitney Rosendale!  (Let us know if you have special news, birthdays, anniversaries, or achievements in your family, and they will appear here.  We don’t want to miss anybody!)

Pastor Billy’s Book of Acts online study has included viewers from many states and multiple countries and has been averaging 300-400 participants each week! You are invited to tune in for free on Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 pm on Pastor’s Face Book page.

To avoid hand-to-hand contact, we are still not passing the plate just yet.  Offering envelopes are found under each seat. Volunteers stay after service to do the financial bookkeeping, so please try to drop your tithes and offerings in the box on the Connection Table as quickly after service as possible so they can record a total and get home in a timely fashion.  You can also use PayPal or mail your check.  Thank you, faithful supporters! Because of you, we are still able to pay all the church bills on time!

See you right back here on this page next Sunday afternoon!

 

 

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September 13, 2020:

 

Happy Sunday!  What a gorgeous morning God gave us for gathering to worship! Welcome back to “What’s Happening”!  Here’s what is going on:

Today Pastor Billy continued the sermon series, “Armor of God“, with a message called “Stronghold” from 2 Corinthians 10:3-5.  Our songs were “You Are Good”, “Who You Say I Am ”, and “Amazing Grace My Chains Are Gone”. You can go to the main menu and click WATCH late Sunday evening to view our preaching service and past messages.

At the end of the service we clapped and cheered as we had the joy of watching six of our members be baptized! Because of chilly water temperatures, we moved the event from the Grifford’s pool back to the church sanctuary. Big thanks to the muscle men who stepped up to be sure everybody could enter and exit the water safely! Congratulations to Jamie Voustros, Linda Delost, Grant and Faith Cromwell, Susan Ruether, and Mike Seklecki.

It has been seven months since our last men’s fellowship event, so we are happy to announce Men’s Donuts and Devotional will be at the church Saturday, October 10, at 8 am. This time we need you to sign up at the Connection Table to get a head count. Pastor Bob can give you more info.

October 11, Sunday afternoon, Graybars Project will host their annual appreciation event for those who have supported our prison outreach by volunteering or donating this past year.  Bobby Smith, Pastor Bob and Heather’s son, is our guest speaker! Seating is limited, so sign up at the Connection Table.

Thank you to the person who brought the tomatoes this morning! If you have extra homegrown herbs, flowers, fruits, or veggies, we invite you to leave them on the hospitality table each week so that nothing goes to waste. Leave what you can and take what you need.

Thanks to all who brought items for our food drive last week.  Two carloads of your gifts were delivered to the local food pantry!

Congratulations to Brenda Hajek who welcomed a great granddaughter, Nora Sage, into the family this week! (Let us know if you have special news, birthdays, anniversaries, or achievements in your family, and they will appear here.  We don’t want to miss anybody!)

Pastor Billy’s Book of Acts online study has included viewers from many states and multiple countries and has been averaging 300-400 participants each week! You are invited to tune in for free on Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 pm on Pastor’s Face Book page.

To avoid hand-to-hand contact, we are still not passing the plate.  Offering envelopes are found under each seat. Volunteers stay after service to do the financial bookkeeping, so please try to drop yours in the box on the Connection Table as quickly after service as possible so they can record a total and get home in a timely fashion.  You can also use PayPal or mail your check.  Thank you, faithful supporters! Because of you, we are still able to pay all the church bills on time!

See you right back here on this page next Sunday afternoon!  Have a blessed week!

 

 

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