September 18, 2022

 

 

Pull up a seat, friends.  Thank you for checking out this page.  Here’s what’s happening:

Today’s songs were “Let God Arise”, “Worthy of My Praise/Let It Rise”, ”Blessed Assurance”, and “Hallelujah”.  Pastor Bob Smith delivered a message, “Jeopardy” to continue this month’s Game Show series. (You can watch this and past messages by going to the home page and clicking WATCH.) 

The “Jeopardy” game to help illustrate the sermon had three contestants: Linda DeLost, Debbie Dobias, and Phil Graniczny. Phil was the big winner for Daily Double and took home a whole $4.00! Woo-hoo!

Kate Radtke proudly showed off her baby, Joshua.  She must be slipping Miracle-gro into his bottle as the boy is in a growth spurt, not to mention that head of hair!

Americans celebrated Truck Driver Appreciation this week, and we all applauded Bob Schuler, our favorite trucker!

Senior Welcome Back Luncheon is Wednesday, September 21 at noon here at the church.  55 and older are welcome at this free event.  Sign up for attendance and for food to bring. Kathy Felchlin can answer any questions for this ministry.

Women’s monthly devotional and prayer will be at the Knott’s Manhattan home Saturday Oct. 8th, 8 am.  Please sign up!

Men are invited to Larry DeSando’s home in Frankfort for chili and fellowship Friday, October 14, 7 pm.  Sign up at the Connection Table.

Pumpkin carving night is Friday, October 21, 6:30 pm at the church. There will also be good food and cookie decorating.  This is for ALL ages! Bring your own pumpkin.  See Penny Knott for more info 

We are participating in Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts through Samaritan’s Purse.  A sign-up sheet is on the Connection Table if you would like to volunteer to pack or if you need a pre-printed box. Please take home your unassembled box from the cardboard shipping box found just outside the double hallway doors.  Check the Connection Table for lists of ideas of small gifts. Deacon Gene O’Brien can answer your questions about this holiday project.

Please consider signing an encouraging word on the birthday cards on the Graybars Project table for our inmates.  Several of these are relatives of our church members, so it means a lot when we take a minute to remember them.

Pastor Billy’s online study of 1 Corinthians is Tuesdays at 6:30 pm on his Face Book page. Worship Wednesday is noon on FB and You Tube. This week’s devotion was “Apple of My Eye”.  Featured songs were “Me On Your Mind”/ Matthew West and “The Love of God”/Mercy Me.

Small group Bible study is cancelled this week because of illness. Bummer! Looks like we all have to fix our own snacks this Thursday!  The only silver lining is that our hostess, Mrs. Hajek, will save about $200 on her grocery bill without having to feed the herd. Get well soon, Brenda!

Welcome to the world, Olivia Marie Van Kuiken!  Congratulations to parents, Van and Erin, and to big brother, Henry. We are eager to see her in person!

Thank you to all who honored the family and loved ones of Donna Windberg last weekend. She will be forever missed at this church. She had a beautiful visitation and funeral here. Thank you to all who helped with her needs during cancer treatments, and then assisted later with her service, food, cleaning, and loving on Gary and his out of town guests.  Burial will be private.  Please be in prayer for Gary and check on him often.

That’s all the news for now. Hope to see everybody back next week at 10 a.m. for Communion service.  Remember monthly prayer meeting will be held after service next week, so plan accordingly if you wish to stay. Visitors, thank you for joining us.  Do come back.

 

 

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September 11, 2022

 

 

Pull up a seat, friends, as we solemnly remember 8 EMTs/Paramedics, 60 Police Officers, 343 Firefighters and 2997 Civilians who perished in the 9-11 attacks. 

It is with the heaviest of hearts we announce that our precious Donna Windberg passed away unexpectedly at home Monday morning.  Her visitation will be at the church TODAY at 1 pm with her funeral following here at 4 pm.  Burial will be private.  Please be in prayer for Gary and the family who are facing overwhelming shock and grief. It was good to have Donna’s family in worship service alongside us. 

Today’s songs were “Trading My Sorrows”, “I’ll Fly Away”, ”Living Hope”, and “You Never Let Go”.  Pastor Billy delivered a message, “Let’s Make A Deal” with text from Job 1:8-12 and Mark 17 There was special prayer after service for teachers and students returning to school.(You can watch this and past messages by going to the home page and clicking WATCH.)

“Let’s Make a Deal” game to help illustrate the sermon had three winning contestants: Linda DeLost/bag of munchies, Grant Cromwell/cider and Aldi gift card, and Diana Lopez took home the ZONK! gift of a great big warty pumpkin! How fun!

Round of applause for all who participated in the Manhattan Labor Day Party at the Round Barn last Sunday! We appreciated all who helped with set up, tear down, evangelizing, manning the information tent, and donating candy. Pastor Bob passed out 500 tracts and played blessings over families. Jan Golden put together a gorgeous raffle basket worth $200, and the winner was Amber McFadden.  Congratulations, Amber!

Highlighted Ministry was the prayer team.  You can be included in this by marking your Connection Card now found under each seat.

Did you shop the Harvest Table this morning? What a blessing! Thank you to the gardeners who shared their tomatoes. The Smits and the Knotts shared tree-fresh apples. Leave what you have, and take what you need!

We are participating in Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts through Samaritan’s Purse.  A sign-up sheet will be on the Connection Table if you would like to volunteer to pack and if you want to get a pre-printed box. The first delivery of empty boxes arrived.Your name is on yours. Check the Connection Table for lists of ideas of small gifts. Deacon Gene O’Brien can answer your questions about this holiday project.

Please consider signing an encouraging word on the birthday cards on the Graybars Project table for our inmates.

The next Adult Connect Group meal will be at Pastor Bob and Heather’s home in New Lenox on Saturday, September 17th at 1 pm. Sign up for attendance and to bring a dish to pass. Sorry, no children for this one!

Senior Luncheon is Wednesday, September 21 at noon here at the church.  55 and older are welcome.  Sign up for attendance and for food to bring. Kathy Felchlin can answer any questions for this ministry.

Pastor Billy’s online study of 1 Corinthians is Tuesdays at 6:30 pm on his Face Book page. Worship Wednesday is noon on FB and You Tube. This week’s devotion was “See Something-Say Something”.  Featured songs were “Good God Almighty”/The Old Paths and “Goodness of God”/We the Kingdom.

Happy Belated Birthday wishes are going out to Sheila Murphy!     

                                          

That’s all the news for now. Hope to see everybody back next week at 10 a.m. 

 

 

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September 4, 2022

 

Goodbye, August. Hello, September! Pull up a seat, friends, and let’s talk about what’s happening around here on this gray Labor Day weekend.

Today’s songs were “Let’s Work Together”, “Leaning On the Everlasting Arms”, ”Salvation Is Here”, “Battle Belongs”, “The Blessing” and “Family of God”.  Pastor Billy returned from vacation with a new sermon series “Game Show” and delivered a message, “Family Feud” with text from Philippians 2:3-4 and Mark 9. (You can watch this and past messages by going to the home page and clicking WATCH.) 

Highlighted Ministry was Prayer.  You are welcome to meet in Pastor’s office for group prayer each Sunday at 9:30 am and stay for prayer meeting the last Sunday of the month after service.  Sign up for the online prayer team by marking your Connection Card.

Thanks so much for your generous donations of nonperishables for the community food pantry today! We collect the first Sunday of each month.

Did you shop the Harvest Table this morning? What a blessing! Thank you to the gardeners who shared their fresh cucumbers and tomatoes! These was also lemon cake in the kitchen for the early comers.  Leave what you have and take what you need!

We are participating in Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts through Samaritan’s Purse.  A sign-up sheet will be on the Connection Table if you would like to volunteer to pack and if you want to get a pre-printed box. The first delivery of boxes arrived today. Your name is on yours. Check the Connection Table for lists of ideas of small gifts. Deacon Gene O’Brien can answer your questions about this holiday project. 

Labor Day Party is at the Round Barn in Manhattan TODAY from 3-6 pm! There will be fireworks, food, and fun! Thank you to those who donated candies for our church information booth. There was a brief meeting with Pastor Bob  to teach courtesies for those who will be evangelizing the crowds with tracts.

You are invited to stay after service next Sunday and pray with Penny Knott for our teachers and students returning to school.

Revolution Church T-shirts are for sale for $10 at the back of the church again for a limited time.  We have shirts for men, women and children in many sizes. Debby Giera can take your money plus answer any questions.

While you are checking out the T-Shirt and getting coffee, please considering signing an encouraging word on the birthday cards on the Graybars Project table for our inmates.

Men’s Donuts and Devotional is Saturday at the church 8 am.  Please let Pastor Bob know you are coming.  Women’s Prayer and Devotion is the same day and time at Penny Knott’s house in Manhattan.

The next Adult Connect Group meal will be at Pastor Bob and Heather’s home in New Lenox on Saturday, September 17th at 1 pm. Sign up for attendance and to bring a dish to pass. Sorry, no children for this one!

Senior Luncheon is Wednesday, September 21 at noon here at the church.  55 and older are welcome.  Sign up for attendance and for food to bring. Kathy Felchlin can answer any questions for this ministry.

Pastor Billy’s online study of 1 Corinthians is Tuesdays at 6:30 pm on his Face Book page. Worship Wednesday is noon on FB and You Tube. This week’s devotion was “Back to School”.  Featured songs were “Learning”/Jason Gray and “In Jesus Name (God of Possible)”/Katy Nichole. 

Happy Birthday to Marnie Carlson, Faith Cromwell, and Linda DeLost! Enjoy your week of celebration, ladies!

Special thanks to Richard and Peggy, our newest greeters! Thank you for serving!   

                                            

Visitors, we appreciate so many of you stopping in for worship on this holiday weekend when you had so many other options of how to fill your free time.  We hope you felt welcome.   That’s all the news for now. Hope to see everybody back next week at 10 a.m.  Happy Labor Day!

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