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Tuesday Notes

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Church Family, As people of faith, we ask “Why” questions all the time.  For example: Why does our good God allow so much suffering in this world? Why do the wicked prosper? Why hasn’t my prayer request been answered? Why is my job search taking so long? Why are we…

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Calling all Brass Players

By | Adults, Family, General News, Student Ministries, Worship

A brass ensemble will help lead worship on Sunday, December 16 at the 9am service. This is a multi-generational group with experienced players as well as youth who are new to playing a brass instrument (trumpet, cornet, French Horn, trombone, baritone, tuba). The rehearsal is Saturday, December 15. Please contact Rob Colten (rob.colten@gmail.com or 630-653-6926)…

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Tuesday Notes

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Church Family, About 20 years ago there was a hit Broadway musical called Rent that popularized a song entitled “Seasons of Love” (Note: this is likely the first and last Broadway musical you will find me referencing due to my very limited knowledge of musicals!).  The song begins with the…

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Seasonal Musicians

By | Adults, Family, General News

During November and December and on Christmas Eve at the 9 and 11pm services, extra singers are needed in the Sanctuary Choir, especially in the alto and tenor sections while some regular members are out for surgery, sabbatical and travels. Separate rehearsals can be arranged if Thursday evenings are not an option. See Senja…

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Tuesday Notes

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Church Family, Really. Hard. Things.  Jesus comforts his followers that his love and presence in our lives will sustain us through the really hard things we endure, and Jesus promises us that following him will cause us to introduce really hard things into our lives.  Isn’t that amazing? Jesus is…

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Attention all MEN!

By | Adults, General News

Saturday, October 27, 7:30-9 am in the Gathering Place Get your ticket in the Gathering Place after worship on Sunday or register today online! French toast, bacon, scrambles eggs, fruit, OJ and coffee are waiting for you next Saturday. The food will be great, but the fellowship and spiritual challenge…

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New Grief Group begins tonight

By | Adults, General News

 A new Grief Group is forming, a place for those who grieve, for those who have lost a loved one. This setting will allow you to talk honestly about what grieving is like for you, enable you to learn about the process of grief, and allow space for you to be encouraged and…

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Tuesday Notes

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Dear First Pres Family, On Sunday I couldn’t resist sharing what I experienced to be a seasonally delightful cartoon. It briefly, and yes, tangentially, kicked off my sermon; and yes, now my Tuesday Notes. It was a four quadrant cartoon: a picture of Humpty Dumpty in a coat walking through…

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