Some dates to put on your calendar now:
1. This year's Good Friday service (see below), hosted annually by our family of faith, is April 3. Because of last year's attendance, we have moved the service from the chapel to the sanctuary. Don't cheat anyone! Invite! Welcome! Include! Agape!
2. With Karen, Fred, and Ric taking the lead, our family of faith has resurrected the annual community patriotic service to be observed on June 28 at 10 a.m. at the Belvidere Community Building.
3. With Darlene and Donna's help and encouragement, Greater Chicago's Spirit of Life Chorus, featuring a 75+ member choir, will be on the corner of L&M on December 6 at 4:30 p.m. for a community Christmas concert.
Annually reviewed by Blackhawk Presbytery and available to anyone, minutes of Blackhawk Presbytery and our Deacons and Session meetings are not mailed to anyone but always available for review on site; and, remember, any meeting of deacons or elders or Blackhawk Presbytery, apart from executive sessions, are open to anyone's attendance. There are no secrets or sneakiness in the Kingdom (see John 3:19-21).
Blessings and Love!
A Service for the Worship of God
April 3, 2015
“The Seven Last Words of Jesus”
“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
Dale Anderson, Pastor, First Assembly of God
“Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
Brian Phillips, Pastor, The Grove
“Woman, behold, your son!…Behold, your mother!”
Martha and Tomas Valladares, Pastors, Salvation Army
“My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?”
Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34
Scott Nellis, Pastor, Evangelical Mission Covenant Church
Tom Linderman, Pastor, Grace Point Community Church
“Father, into Your hands I commit my spirit!”
Dan Pope, Pastor, Open Bible Church
“It is finished!”
Cory Whitford, Pastoral Staff, First Baptist Church
Thank you for worshipping with us today as we recall our Lord’s passion and meditate on His seven last words as guided by local pastors who love Jesus by the book.
Today’s offerings – please deposit them in the “Gifts for Ministry” box in the narthex – will be shared evenly between the Compassion Closet of St. James and First and Wounded Warriors.
But Sunday’s Coming!