Holy Week Services & Events
Palm Sunday Worship & Brunch
Worship @ 10:15am
Brunch @ 11:30am
Neighbors, friends, and families of Elk Grove Village. You are invited to come and join us for a time of fellowship and food at our Palm Sunday Brunch. Come just as you are…no reservations are needed. We hope to share with you about our outreach ministries trying to make a difference in the lives of others.
All are welcome!!
Good Friday Service
April 15th, 7pm
Tenebrae Service with a darkening of the sanctuary to remember the darkness of this night.
Come join us for our Good Friday Service. On this Good Friday, we grieve the violence of humanity. And yet amid this unbearable violence, we see God’s love is present, God’s love is poured out as a sacrifice to be witnessed by all. Jesus is overflowing with truth that reveals our human experiences; the truth of our experiences of pain, suffering and great sorrow. Good Friday is the day to claim our own cup of sorrow and hold that cup tightly until joy comes.
Easter Sunday Worship
April 17th, 10:15am
Come join us for our Easter Sunday Service. In the Luke Gospel, women are the first to discover the empty tomb. They are stunned by the presence and words of the men in in dazzling clothing, but they remember, they remember the words of Jesus. Their imaginations and hearts expand, as they send word to others. Peter is curious enough to return to the tomb. Can we be curious enough to return and remember? Can we allow ourselves to be filled with expansive hope? Can we trust in the expansive promise of new life, and carry that promise with us wherever we go?
Come and join us in fulfilling our call to live into the expansive promise of new life!
This morning we turn to another chapter of Kate Bowler’s book, Good Enough to the chapter titled: “Blessed”. You won’t be surprised to see that the very title of her chapter leads us to the Sermon of the Mound in the book of Matthew. Now this image doesn’t look like much of a mound, but I liked this picture of the image of Jesus. Anyway, the sermon of the mound is a series of teachings that expand through three Chapters in Matthew, chapters 5,6, and 7.
For the next few weeks our sermon series is going to be focused on a book by Kate Bowler, “Good Enough.” We used this book for our Lenten study, and our Women’s Bible Study continued using it because we found her devotions led us to such deep conversations; conversations about real life, real struggles and real issues that we face on a daily basis. This week we will focus on one of the devotions titled: Happy Enough.
You and me, we worship the living God, the Christ who boldly revealed to us the cost of courage…the cost of going against the popular, political views, the cost of standing in opposition to those in power and authority, the cost of raising up the lowly and bringing down the haughty. The journey of being and becoming who we are called to be as followers of Christ has a cost. We know the cost…we just have to go back to the cross to remember.