This Weeks Announcements

October 15, 2017


ALTAR FLOWERS  today  are given to the  glory of God .

GOURMANDS will meet on Thurs., Nov. 2nd at 5:30 pm at the Italian Pizza Kitchen, Irving  Park  and Prospect in Roselle.  Call Carole Kinsland at 630-980-6652 to make a reservation.  Everyone is invited to join us.

BOOK CLUB  The Book That Matters Most. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood, and her mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and her troubled daughter, who is living in Paris, the chance to remake their lives.  Everyone is invited to come to the church library on Monday, October 23, at 7 PM to see how our book club compares to Ava’s.

SPANISH WORSHIP Pastor Antonio Cabello will be conducting worship services in Spanish at 9:30 am in Luther Hall. If you have Hispanic neighbors, please invite them. 

SCHWANS FUNDRAISER BENEFITS WOMEN OF PEACE  thru January 27, 2018.  Order at or 1-888-724-9267.   Please use ID #34233.

ANNUAL CROP WALK will be on TODAY.  Registration starts at 1:00 pm at Lombard Commons at St. Charles Road and Grace Street in Lombard.  Be a walker or a sponsor or a volunteer helper.  See Mike Zeiss for information and to sign up.  To volunteer in any capacity you can register online at or see Cheri Vasicek. Our team is PoP Crop Walkers.

REFORMATION MOVIE NIGHT  Sat., Oct. 21st at 7:00 pm   Save the date.  We’ll be showing the Rick Steves’ movie, Luther and the Reformation.  It has a lot of information about the Reformation and travels to sites connected with it. 

GAMBIA  We’re 2/3 of the way to our goal of $9,000 for a multipurpose building that will be a medical center, school and Christian worship center.  In a predominantly Muslim country this will be one of the few places young girls will be allowed to worship and learn.  Donate today. Use the special Gambia envelope or mark your envelope for Gambia. 

WALK THROUGH BETHLEHEM  It’s time to start planning for this big event.  The first organization meeting will be on Monday, October 16th at 7:00 pm. Whether you want to play a character part or work behind the scenes, you should be there. 

ALL SAINTS DAY will be observed on Sunday, November 5th.  If you know of someone who died in the past year (since Nov. 1st, 2016), submit that name to the church office to be included in the list of remembrance to be read in worship that day.

DAVE RAMSEY SMART MONEY WEBINAR  Tuesday, Nov. 7th at 7:00 pm in the Library.  Looking for new ways to save money?  Interested in learning smarter ways to manage your assets?  Come to this free screening of Smart Money with Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze.   You’ll be glad you did.

SPECIAL EVENTS to look forward to:

Oct. 15th  -1:00 pm—CROP WALK

Oct. 16th - 7:00 p.m.—Walk Through Bethlehem Planning Meeting

Oct. 21st - 7:00 pm—Movie Night:  Luther and the Reformation

** Nov.18th (Sat)-6:00 pm—Community Thanksgiving Service at the Romanian Seventh Day Adventist Church on Addison Rd in Addison

Nov. 22nd–7:00 pm—PoP Thanksgiving Service w/dessert to follow

Dec. 9th & 10th—2:00 to 5:00 pm  - Walk Through Bethlehem


“Heavenly Father, we pray for your help and guidance as we look to the future of our church. Give us strength and endurance to do your will, and to spread your Good News to our families, friends,  neighbors, and community.“