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JANUARY 19, 2020
THIS WEEKEND AT ELMHURST CRC 


THIS SUNDAY'S MESSAGE
Jonah 3: Jonah got a second chance to hear and respond to the Word of God. This time he seems to make the right choice. However, those who hear Jonah’s story have ample reason to believe that his heart was not “all in” with God’s plans and purposes. Like a child who begrudgingly, arms-folded, obeys a parent, so Jonah obeys the Word of the Lord, but with remarkable results. Andrew Pasek, Student Ministries Coordinator

January 19, 2020 Worship Folder

SUNDAY SERVICES AT 9 & 10:30 AM 
We're also on Livestream Sundays 

JOIN US IN PRAYING FOR EACH OTHER: To send your prayer requests or praises, or to receive a daily email of these requests, email prayer@elmhurstcrc.org or call the church office at 630.600.5100.


WEEKEND ANNOUNCEMENTS

JONAH IN JANUARY | JAN 19 & 26 | 5:30 PM 
During the month of January, we will take a “deep dive” into the Book of Jonah during our Sunday morning worship time. For three Sunday evenings we will be offering an opportunity to “try out” a Life Group. Two ways this can happen: join an existing group or come to church on Sundays at 5:30 and we will have a group for you to jump into and “check out.” Child care is provided at church during these three evening sessions.

THE JANUARY SERIES of Calvin University  | JAN 8-28 | 11:30 AM
will be presented in the Garden Room via video simulcast Jan 8 - 28 at 11:30am. This award winning series features an hour-long presentation on current cultural topics. PrimeTime invites all to join us for lunch and table talk following  these programs: Jan 15 and 22. Pick up a flyer and sign up for lunch in the lobby, online at elmhurstcrc.org/events or call the office at 630.600.5100. Lectures free, lunch by donation. 
This week's lectures: 
Jan 20: After Life: My Journey From Incarceration to Freedom (Alice Marie Johnson)
Jan 21: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family (Mitch Albom)
Jan 22: Up Close & Very Personal: My 41 Years in the White House Press Corps (Ann Compton)
Jan 23: Solving America’s Hunger Crisis (Jeremy Everett)
Jan 24: Progress: 10 Reasons to Look Forward to the Future (Johan Norberg)

MOPS | TUESDAY| JAN 21 | 9 AM | GARDEN ROOM
Moms, kick off 2020 by joining us at MOPS. Julie Kittredge will be with us talking about “Ditching Resolutions: It Only Takes One Word.” Suggested $5 donation at the door. 

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING | SUNDAY FEB 2 | 11:45 AM
Save the date. Join us to elect elders and deacons, hear a recap of 2019, as well as approve the 2020 church budget. Meeting packet will be available January 24. 

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN MOBILEPACK EVENT | MARCH 13 & 14
We are hosing a Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack event here at church March 13 and 14. We would love for you to join us!
For more information, to volunteer, or to donate visit: elmhurstcrc.org/events/ ElmhurstMobilePack.
FMSC DONATE: For a $10 donation, receive a FMSC Threads of Hope friendship bracelet from the Philippines. See us at the kiosk in the lobby this Sunday and next Sunday. The money raised goes directly to the FMSC Mobile Event.
FMSC VOLUNTEER OPPS: There are two specialty jobs where we need volunteers. We need one or two people to be in charge of the hand-washing stations from set up on Friday through clean up on Saturday. This is a physical job. We also need greeters at the start of each session to check in people. This is a sit down job. To volunteer for these positions please email kara.hackert@elmhurstcrc.org.

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE CHURCH MEMBERSHIP CLASSES | FEB 4, 11 & 18
Interested in becoming a member of ECRC or learning more about us? Attend our Journey to the Center of the Church classes on Feb, 4, 11, and 18. These three sessions will cover info about our church specifically and the Christian Reformed faith in a broader way. Sign up with michelle.dejong@elmhurstcrc.org.

FAMILY POOL PARTY | SAT | FEB 16 | 6-8 PM
Swim and snack for $10/family or $3/person. Register online. 

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP WINTER TRIP | FRI-SUN | JAN 24-26
All high schoolers - come out for an amazing weekend of fun, fellowship, and worship at Timberlee in Wisconsin. It includes two nights on-site, five meals, two substantial snacks and four chapel sessions featuring a fantastic speaker and worship band! Register today at elmhurstcrc.org/events.

PRIMETIME SHARE THE LOVE DINNER | THU | 6 PM
Join us for a wonderful evening of a catered dinner, musical entertainment by the Timothy Christian Jazz Band, and comedienne, Sally Edwards.. $30/person. Register by Feb 3 at elmhurstcrc.org/events. 


SERVE

Coins for Caring Network.
Pick up your baby bottle near the nursery, fill it with change, and return it by Feb 2. Each quarter, nickel, and dime adds up to help care for women dealing with unplanned pregnancies.

DuPage PADS (temporary shelter - Elmhurst location) On the 4th Sat of each month from Jan through May
ECRC has committed to staffing the PADS homeless temporary shelter at Elmhurst Presbyterian Church. Service opportunities available for families (setting up beds) and for individuals or small groups (serving meals, making food, serving as evening or overnight shift hosts, providing and serving breakfast, and morning clean up crew). To sign up for January 28-29 or for more information, stop by the PADS booth in the lobby or contact Don Van Beek at vanbeek@sbcglobal.net.  To sign up or for more information, email Caryn Rivadeneira, Director of Care, at caryn.rivadeneira@elmhurstcrc.org

Community Needs Board is now posted in the Care Ceter near the nursery.
It’s an opportunity to connect physical needs of those in our church with those who may have extra items hanging around their houses. Check it out and see how you may be able to bless someone. OR if you are in need of something, let us know and we’ll post it! All inquires go through office@elmhurstcrc.org.

Children’s Worship Due to growing attendance, we’ll be adding another class for our Pre-K children at the 10:30 am service! We’ll need several adult and student volunteers (5th grade and older) to help staff the class. Contact tara.tameling@elmhurstcrc.org to volunteer. Also in need of small group leaders for 1st/2nd grade class at 9am and 1st grade at 10:30am. Contact: kara.hackert@elmhurstcrc.org


COMMUNITY

Timothy Christian Schools is hosting a Kindergarten Information Night on Thursday, January 23 at 7pm. You'll have the opportunity to meet our exceptional teaching staff, tour the classrooms, and learn about our programs! We offer full day, half day, and next year we will be offering progressive kindergarten! Come find out more. Contact Dan Quist at quist@timothychristian.com with questions.

Biblical Approach to Human Sexuality Join Faith CRC Sat, Feb 8, 6-8pm
A presentation on what the Bible says about human sexuality by Dr. Jeff Weima (professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and co-chair of CRCNA's synodical committee on human sexuality) will discuss what the New Testament says about this topic. 

PRAYERS
We'll pray for you and with you. 
Contact us at care@elmhurstcrc.org.

ELMHURST MINISTRIES FUND 
..in support of the ministries and vision of ECRC.
Text to Give, Text “elmhurstcrc” to 77977.
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Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30  p.m.
Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


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