Sunday, October 10
9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship
Scripture Matthew 5:1-7
Sermon Blessed are the Merciful
The fourth in our fall sermon series on the Beatitudes, about the unexpected grace that arises in severe and challenging circumstances. Elsewhere in Matthew’s gospel, Jesus tells his challengers, “Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice” (quoting Hosea 9:9). What does it mean to be merciful?
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Blessing of the Animals in the tradition of St. Francis, this Sunday, October 10, noon. Bring your pets to this brief outdoor service for a personal blessing!
In-person Coffee Hour 10-10:45 a.m. So glad to be at your service! Now seeking volunteer baristas to serve after 10:45 worship. If interested in serving once a month (or as a substitute) text Cynthia at (847) 977-0802. A donation box supports this amenity. Thank you!
Online Coffee Hour on Zoom 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. See This Week for log in information
The Beatitudes, our fall sermon series based on the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount, (Matthew 5:1-10), in which Jesus names the unexpected grace that arises in severe and challenging circumstances.
September 12 Blessed are the poor in spirit
September 19 Blessed are those who mourn
September 26 Blessed are the meek
October 3 Blessed are those who hunger & thirst for righteousness
October 10 Blessed are the merciful
October 17 Blessed are the pure in heart
October 24 Blessed are the peacemakers
October 31 Blessed are those persecuted for righteousness’ sake
Children and Youth
In person Sunday School Join us outdoors for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/2404834 Details: Cathy Love firstname.lastname@example.org
9:30-10:15: PreK-2nd and 3rd-5th grade, in the Education building courtyard and pop-up canopy (after the children’s message)
11-11:45: PreK-5th grade, in the Education building courtyard (after the children’s message)
The first Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday, when kids stay with their families in worship.
In-person Youth Gatherings
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade) In person very Wednesday, 5:00—6:30 p.m. Join us for the best night of the week for games, friends and fun. We’ll be outside so bring a sweatshirt.
High School Youth meet in person at 5:00 p.m. usually on the first and third Sundays. Next on October 17. Join us for fun, fellowship and friends!
Sunday, October 10