MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE | October 22, 2017
MISSIONS EMPHASIS WEEK SONG
“Facing a Task Unfinished” was first written in 1929 by Frank Houghton, a missionary in China during a time of persecution of Christians. In 2016 Keith and Kristin Getty added a chorus to the hymn and encouraged churches all over the world to sing it as a call to missions. We sing it this week to remind us of the unfinished task of missions and our role in it.
Tonight at 5 p.m. we conclude our Missions Emphasis Week with a prayer service for our missionaries. Join us in the Fireside Room. We will then split into groups to both pray for and write notes of encouragement to our missionaries.
Youth Unlimited helps churches challenge youth to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and transform this world for him. Youth Unlimited is a non-profit, non-denominational ministry that focuses on assisting local congregations in their youth ministry. We strongly believe that the local church is the tool God created to reveal himself to the world. We know that taking the call of ministering to today’s youth is not for the faint of heart. Therefore, we are blessed by encouraging, supporting, equipping, and partnering with congregations across North America to reach this generation for Jesus Christ.
THIS WEEK marks the end of our annual Missions Emphasis Week. We anticipate a great visit from Pastor Jim Wolff and Lawndale CRC in the morning service. Please join us as we share lunch with our friends from Lawndale in the Fellowship Hall.
BENEVOLENCE FUND UPDATE Last year at this time, the Benevolence Fund contained $23,802.62. The fund as of the end of September sits at $13,823.11. While the fund is still healthy, an increase in need has decreased the fund to its current level. The deacons would like to remind everyone that all unallocated funds that are collected on a communion Sunday will be deposited into the Benevolence Fund. If you use your weekly offering envelope, your offering will be deposited in whatever you designate on the envelope. If, however, you leave the envelope blank, it will be deposited into the Benevolence Fund. Thank you.
JOIN US FOR ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL—9:15 A.M. IN FIRESIDE ROOM
Oct 22: Pastor Jim Wolff will share with us some of the wonderful ministry of the Lawndale CRC Lighthouse, which he has participated in for 39 years and WCRC has supported for over 40 years.
Oct 29: Join us in celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a video and discussion of Martin Luther, a monk who wanted a life of solitude but was compelled to make history.
Nov 5: Our 500th anniversary celebration of the Reformation continues with a video and discussion of two other reformers: Ulrich Zwingli and John Calvin—our theological forefathers.
MEALS FOR THE SCHILLINGS Please welcome Christopher to our church family by providing a meal for his busy family. The goal is to schedule up to 3 meals a week for them.
- Prepare a meal—visit http://mealbaby.com/viewregistry/17215000 then follow the directions. You will need to sign up with mealbaby.com to see available dates, family preferences and how to contact Theresa & Jason.
- Provide a restaurant card so they can pick up dinner (this can also be done through the above website).
- Call Marge Visser. She will coordinate dates and meals. Phone: 224-279-9326.
Attention all sweet and salty fans!Our annual GEMS Cookie Dough/Savory Food Sale will run from Oct. 17–31, 2017. You can order from your favorite GEMS club member during those dates or place an order after church in the fellowship hall on Sunday, Oct. 22 or Oct. 29. Payment to WCRC GEMS is due at the placement of order by cash or check. Purchased items may be picked up after church on Sunday, Nov. 19, in the fellowship hall. Contact Martha Van Zee with any questions at (630) 362-1707.
AGENCIES WE SUPPORT
Before the Flood You are invited to a special viewing of National Geographic’s 2016 documentary Before the Flood which details the effects of global warming around the world. The viewing will take place at the Ozinga Chapel Auditorium at Trinity College (6601 W. College Dr. Palos Height, IL) on Monday, October 23, at 7:00 p.m. and is co-sponsored by the Campus Environmental Stewardship Advisory Group (CESAG) and the Climate Witness Project (Office of Social Justice/CRCNA). Refreshments will be served after the viewing.
PEOPLE’S RESOURCE CENTER Service Opportunity—PRC needs drivers to lift/load/transport donations from stores to the PRC Pantries. See shift options at http://tinyurl.com/prcFoodPickups.
Timothy Christian Schools You are invited to a special Preschool Information Night at Timothy on Thursday, November 2, at 7 p.m. We will be expanding our program for the 2018/19 school year. Changes will include a 5-day morning class, with lunch options, and afternoon extension opportunities. Come learn all about the new details on November 2.
You and your family are cordially invited Timothy Christian Schools will host the PK-12th grade Open House on Thursday, November 9, at 7 p.m. Prospective parents will be able to learn who we are as a school, meet our teachers and staff, and get a tour of our beautiful campus. Hope to see you there!
Providence Life Services Did you know that we will come to you? We offer personal care assistance through Providence At Home. Licensed professionals visit to help with bathing and dressing, cleaning, errands, or medication reminders. Choose whatever you need—from a few hours a week up to round-the-clock care. Call (800)509-2800 for more information.