Holy Week Services & Events

Palm Sunday Worship & Brunch

April 10th

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!

Recent Sermons

“Random Acts of Kindness”

“Random Acts of Kindness”

Random acts of kindness. Do these acts really do anything? Does it make a difference in someone’s life? Why bother going the extra mile, giving that extra hug, making that phone call…why bother? Why be generous with your time and resources? Kate Bowler knows something almost mysterious arises from acts of kindness and generosity, something unexpected. She gives a blessing at the end of her chapter titled Kindness Boomerangs that helps to answer the “why bother” question.

“Dear Body”

“Dear Body”

Dear Body is how Kate Bowler begins this chapter. I love this. She starts as if writing a letter to her body as you would write to a friend. The chapter is titled “To My Body.” I relate to this idea of writing to your body as I often find myself talking to my body. Do you ever talk to your body? You know what I mean, things like come on, body, get out of bed, you’ve got to get going! Or come on, fingers, why are you hurting today?

“Listening As Prayer”

“Listening As Prayer”

This Sunday, we are going to talk about listening as prayer. Have you ever thought that listening is a form of prayer? It seems almost counterintuitive, doesn’t it? It seems prayer is about talking to God. If you grew up in the church, you probably even studied different types of prayers, for example, prayers of worship and praise, petition, intercession, supplication, thanksgiving…I could go on and on. The prayer list varies from 5 to 7 to 10 different types of prayers.