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Week of June 25
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We are in a season of leadership and pastoral transition at Elmhurst CRC. To help embrace our current reality and point us toward a hopeful future, we will spend the summer walking with a fascinating Old Testament character, “Caleb son of Jephunneh, the Kenizzite.” As a young man, Caleb was a solitary voice who argued that with raw faith in God’s guidance, the Israelites could move into an incredible new future. 


Congratulations to Jennifer & John Arnold on the birth of their daughter, Olivia Jean, on May 12.

Congratulations to Debra & Mike Ross on the birth of their son, Zachary Hunter, on June 16.

We extend our sympathy to Debbie & Don Slager and family, and Linda & David Speelman and family, as they mourn the loss of Debbie’s sister and Don, Linda, and David’s sister-in-law, Cindy Speelman, on June 11.

We extend our sympathy to Cindy & Scott Meyer, Barb & Mark Huizenga, Bernie Jr. & Lisa Huizenga, and Jason & Rebekah Huizenga, and their families, as they mourn the loss of Cindy, Mark, Bernie Jr., and Jason’s father, Bernie Huizenga, who passed away on June 13.

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


The church office will be closed on Fridays through August 11.

Please join us for Summer Evening Coffee Break Bible Study! The men & women’s group will be studying “Waiting for God” in an 8-week study that starts on Wednesday, June 7 from 7-8:30 pm. The women’s group will be studying “Women of God” in a 6-week study that starts on Wednesday, June 14 from 7-8:30 pm.  For more information or to register, please go to or call the church office at 630-600-5100. 

Like to sing? Join us for Choir Sunday on August 6. In preparation there will be two rehearsals on June 28 and August 2 at 7 p.m. You are encouraged to make one or both of those rehearsals in order to participate. This is open all who like to sing!

GOT CHANGES? If you were not photographed by Lifetouch Photography, we still need your contact information for our 2017 Congregational Directory.. Send your name, home address, email, cell and home phone to or FILL OUT THIS FORM. 

ECRC APP: Have you downloaded the new ECRC App? The new Elmhurst CRC app gives you with the ability to access Livestream broadcasts, weekly podcasts, the Bible, event information, a full calendar and much more. Download our Elmhurst CRC Church App in the  App Store or Google Play Store . We are also pleased to announce the addition of mobile giving to make it faster and easier to participate in the financial life and ministry of Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church. Learn more about online giving at

Stay connected this summer with all the latest news, events, prayer requests and more! Explore your options at

Special Needs Coordinator: Laura Horner began June 1 as ECRC’s part-time special needs coordinator.  We are excited about her passion and heart for this ministry.  Laura currently volunteers in children's worship, Little Lambs, and the middle school youth group, so many of you and your children may already know her.  She will be around observing some of our kids and making plans for them starting June 1.  Laura has a degree in Christian Counseling and most recently worked at Timothy Christian School setting up and running the sensory room, aiding in the classroom, and as an assistant to the school counselor. Welcome, Laura! 


2017 ECRC Work Team for Honduras: Have you ever wanted to go on a mission work team? We are putting together a team of women and men to work at the Youth for Christ camp in Honduras. Skills needed include: a willingness to serve, willingness to work, some heavy construction, painting, electrical work, and odds & ends of building a camp. There will also be an opportunity  to assist with a kids day camp, Bible lessons, crafts, and outdoor things such as a zip-line, climbing wall, disc golf and other areas to assist the local YFC staff. Housing will be at a local hotel with great food and a one-day tour of the Mayan ruins of Copan. Dates are August 19-26. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about participating in this trip, please contact Dan Barak at 630-530-4791 for further details.

Ready for a vacation with a Purpose? Why not join us this fall building a Christian orphanage in Mexico near the US Border by El Paso, Texas onan adult serve project, taking place September 10-16. We have plenty of jobs to match all skill levels. For more information or to sign up contact Dave Van Kampen( or Greg Lanenga (




Timothy Christian High School is seeking host families for students during their short term summer program July 8-21. Students will be engaged in program activities 12 of the 14 days. Host families will provide room/board (bag lunch), and will be paid $400. For more info contact Ryan Dekoekkoek at

Elim Christian Ministries and Timothy Christian Schools will be participating in the Chicago Triathlon Super Sprint on August 26 and YOU can join them! Register as an individual or recruit your own relay team and join Elim's team for Elim’s Domestic HOPE Packs or the Timothy Christian Schools team in raising funds for renovations in the Timothy Christian elementary school building. For more information, to register to be on a Team, or to support financially , go to

Timothy Christian is looking to fill a full time custodial position beginning in July 2017. This position will be 40 hours per week with some opportunity for overtime during the school year. This is an hourly position with full health insurance, pension, and other benefits. The hours typically will be 11 am – 7 pm during the school year and 7 am – 3 pm during the summer. Contact Jason van den Brink at 630.782.4221 for more information or to apply.

Registration is now open to complete in the 3rd Annual ‘Cue For a Cause on September 3 to benefit the Elmhurst Walk-In Assistance Network (EWAN). Put your backyard bbq skills to a test and see if your ribs are the best in Elmhurst. New this year--make a chicken dish as well and compete for Grand Champion! Visit the EWAN website at to register.

Save the date for Providence Life Services Torchlight: November 3 at Union League Club of Chicago. More details will follow, or call 708-342-8108.

ELMHURST MINISTRIES FUND FINANCIAL UPDATE support of the ministries and vision of ECRC. More online at GIVE   

YTD anticipated contributions: $1,254,250
YTD actual contributions: $1,238,781                                                                                                                     
Annual 2017 budget: $3,075,000

Complete Calendar online HERE.

Sunday worship services are streamed live and archived for viewing on the web via LIVESTREAM.  (
For much more info, weekly events, or to give online connect with us at

Church office hours are:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am to 5  p.m.
Fridays:: 8:30-12:30 p.m.

Nursery is available for children 0 to 36 months old.
Children’s Worship meets for children 3 years old through 5th grade in the lower level

Assisted listening devices are available from an usher or sound booth at the rear of sanctuary.
Large print bulletins are available in the Worship Center inside the doors.

Prayer partners are available after each service to pray with in the southeast rear of the Worship Center.

Find opportunities to grow and serve in  Small Groups , Coffee Break Community Bible Study, Men’s Fraternity, MOPS, GROW, Prime Time (55+) and more.
Grow together, enjoy relationships, be encouraged and empowered with our student ministry programs; Maximum Velocity (6-8th grade) and The EDGE (9th-12 grade)
We love children, and want to help raise up children that love God and serve him.From Nursery (0-3 years old), Little Lambs (3-6 years old), Pathfinders and Cadets (1st-8th grade boys), to GEMS (1st-8th grade girls), and much more.

Rev. Gregg DeMey - Lead Pastor, Director of Worship - 630.600.5030

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