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Sunday, May 3rd

Choosing to Love

First Reading: Acts 8:26-40
Epistle: 1 John 4:1-21
Gospel: John 15:1-8

Flowers are given for Norbert & Else Gliedt’s wedding anniversary and in memory of Jerry Hulke.

May 3rd Announcements (PDF)

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

The darkness of death has given way to the light of life. In the opening chapter of John’s gospel he refers to Jesus as the “true light”. We often talk about Jesus being the “light” of the world. If that is true, what does that mean for you and me? As followers of Christ, those who are joined to Him through baptism, what does it mean to live in the light of the world? Over the next 4 weeks we are going explore that question as we work our way through sections of 1 John in a series titled, “Living in the Light.” April 12 - Watch Where You Walk - 1 John 1:5-10; April 19 - Learning to Walk - 1 John 2:3-11; April 26 - Growing Up - 1 John 3:1-7; May 3 - Choosing to Love - 1 John 4:1-21

Parenting Christian Kids

Let Honor & Respect Reign / tips for raising up “honor”able kids:

  1. Offer praise when you notice displays of respect-at home or elsewhere.
  2. Honor your kids by reminding them of their God-given value and worth.
  3. Don’t let disrespect slide by without correction.
  4. Talk to your kids in a kind tone, even when disciplining them. Instead of shaming them, communicate with grace.
  5. Provide opportunities for children to honor others through service and acts of kindness.

Did You Know?

Every Sunday at 7:30am, Pastor Doug, Stephanie and the Elders meet to pray for the worship services. We pray for everyone who is preparing to worship that day (even if they’re not awake yet), that nothing would be a distraction, that God would give the words to Pastor Doug to say (and also what not to say), for visitors who will be joining us, for any non-Christians who may be sitting in our midst, along with many other prayers and petitions. Prayer changes things and is VITAL for transforming lives, relationships and serving the world. You are invited any time as we come before the Lord in prayer.

Power of Prayer

We meet Wednesday mornings at 7am in the sanctuary.


Visit our Sermons page to listen to Pastor Doug's past sermons.


Sunday morning 8:15AM (Traditional)
Sunday morning 10:45AM (Contemporary)

We offer nursery care for children under 3 years of age during our Bible Study at 9:30am (Sunday School classes available for children 3 & over), and under 6 years of age during the 10:45am worship service. We are also looking for more people to staff the nursery. If interested, please call Stephanie: 847-931-1520

Education Hour

Sunday morning 9:30AM. Bible study and Sunday School.
Ages 3 years - adult will have opportunities to grow in their faith and interact with God’s Word and other people. Children and middle schoolers will meet in the basement. High school students and adults will meet in the Sanctuary.

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36W720 Hopps Rd.
Elgin, Illinois 60123
(847) 931-1520 (phone)
(847) 931-9819 (fax)

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