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

“An Invitation”

“An Invitation”

The season of Advent and Christmas offered us this amazing invitation to join together and enter into this mystery and celebration of the birth of Jesus. But Scripture does not let us linger long at the manger. Though it is comfortable there, peaceful, and holy, a place where not much is asked of us except to ponder and accept the gift given to us, we are now, today prompted to move forward. In scripture we find no stories of a baby growing up into a toddler, no childhood escapades.

“Seek the Light”

“Seek the Light”

Merry Christmas dear friends! What a special day this is that we can gather together to worship on this morning on Christmas Day! Christmas is not about the gifts we receive, though they are very nice, Christmas is not about the decorations even though they are so beautiful, it’s not about the food either, oh but those meals are so delicious, it’s not even about our family seated around our table, though community with one another is such a blessing…Christmas is about remembering and celebrating the reality that God dwells with us.

“A Story of Hope and Good News”

“A Story of Hope and Good News”

Why is this nativity story so important to our faith? Hearing again about the shepherds, the angels bringing good news of great joy and then this child, this child, who the angel says, “comes to save.”  I think that is a good question to ask tonight as we gather here to celebrate the birth of Jesus, why is this story so important? And what does it tell us about God? Esau McCaulley, assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College pondered these questions in an article he wrote titled Christmas is Weird.