JANUARY 21, 2018


In this series on the Second Life of Peter we will sing Sing! A New Creation #267 “Will You Come and Follow Me.” This song from the Iona Community in Scotland gets at the complexity of discipleship, where Jesus doesn’t just say “Follow Me” but also asks that the disciple look outward and inward. Outward actions include helping the blind to see and setting the prisoner free, while inwardly we are called to love the person we hide and quell the fear inside. This month we seek to turn and follow Jesus, that we may never be the same.


Tonight at 5 p.m. we will continue our study of Eugene Peterson’s book on Jeremiah, Run with the Horses.


For 48 years, STRAT has been coming alongside inner city churches and the people they serve. There is still danger, hunger, unmet healthcare needs, unemployment, housing needs, and others which these churches must help people contend with. STRAT is a resource that the leaders there depend on.

WELCOME A warm welcome to the Living Hope Singers from Holland Christian High School. They will be participating in this morning’s worship.

SENIOR MOMENTS Senior Moments will meet this coming Tuesday, January 23rd, at 11:30 a.m. We will study Mark 6:30-56, covered in chapter 7 in our books.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL Join us in the Ministry Center Fireside Room from 9:15–10:15 a.m. 

January 21, 28: Come hear a favorite speaker, former Pastor John Schuurman, lead a 2-week discussion with the intriguing title: “‘Meaningless, Meaningless’? Our Contemporary World through Solomon’s Eyes.”

KIDS AND COFFEE Our informal hangout for parents and young children, Kids and Coffee, will start again on Wednesday, January 17, and will meet every Wednesday through mid-March from 9–11:30 a.m. We are looking for volunteers to make the coffee and hang out with the families during those times. Please see the sign-up sheet on the Welcome Table to be a host for Kids and Coffee.

JANUARY SERVICE PRAYER LIST A new monthly prayer list focusing on four community and denominational service activities that our church is involved with is in your church mailbox. Please keep this handy and use it throughout the next month to remember these acts of service in your prayers.

CHOIR Please note the first choir rehearsal for 2018 will be on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

FUTURE SUNDAY EVENING OFFERINGS Jan. 28 Calvinist Cadet Corps; Feb. 4 Dordt College; Feb. 11 Bethany Christian Services; Feb. 18 Back to God Ministries.


Calvin College January Series Beginning January 3, 2018, and continuing weekdays through January 23, the January Series will be broadcast at Faith CRC (1070 S. Prospect Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126). Each lecture will be shown by a live feed from Calvin College from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and will cover a variety of topics by top experts in their fields. For information on the speakers and topics, visit the January Series website at www.calvin.edu/january.

SENIORS Qualified senior citizens, aged 65 years and older are invited to apply for the Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral Program. The program allows participants to defer property tax payment until the property is sold. The deferral is treated as a loan and accrues 6% simple interest until paid. To qualify, the applicant’s household income cannot exceed $50,000. Additionally, the property must be used exclusively for residential purposes.

The application period closes March 1, 2018. For more information, contact the DuPage county Treasurer’s Office at 630-407-5900 or www.dupageco.org/treasurer. Gwen Henry, Treasurer. 

Texts: Matthew 16:13-20; Acts 4:8-20                                                              Title: “What’s My Name?”

Summary: Like Peter, we work best not in our name but in the name of Jesus.

Application Questions:

  • When has your name or identity changed?
  • When have you tried to do the work of God in your own name?
  • What examples do you have of God doing something through you that you couldn’t have done yourself?


 Past Bulletins

January 21, 2018

January 14, 2018

January 7, 2018