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Week of June 17 2018 

THIS WEEK AT ELMHURST CRC

Our sermon, “5K and Water Break,” comes from John 6: 1-20, where, on a hillside looking over Lake Gennesaret, Jesus revealed himself as the one who could satisfy what people truly hunger for. After the disciples worked hard to cross the lake, Jesus revealed himself to be one they truly needed: the Lord of wind and water, earth and sky. We will celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism. 

Summer Worship Time is in effect.
Join us Now thru August 12 for one single service at 10:00 am.

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OUR CHURCH FAMILY: 

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.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please keep The Edge High School Youth Group​ in your prayers this week as they travel to and serve in Redlands, CA this week.

ECRC is joining again this year with Elim Christian Services​ to participate in the Chicago Triathlon​ (August 25) to raise funds for Elim Hope Packs. Contact andy.pasek@elmhurstcrc.org for more information on how to register for Elim Team Tri​.

Summer Evening Coffee Break Bible Study  The men & women’s group will be studying “Love: The Greatest Gift of All” in an 8 week study, and the women’s group will be studying “Woman of God” in a 6 week study. Both groups will start on Wednesday, June 6 from 7-8:30 pm.  For more information or to register, please go to elmhurstcrc.org/coffeebreak or call the church office at 630-600-5100

Lke to read? Summer Book Club plans to meet twice this summer for light-hearted discussion and thoughtful fellowship. The first meeting will be Thursday, June 28 at 7:pm in the Java Stop. We'll discuss How Dante Can Save Your Life by Rod Dreher. The book is described as "inspiring, revelatory, and packed with penetrating spiritual, moral, and psychological insights. This is a book for people, both religious and secular, who find themselves searching for meaning and healing." Contact Doug Evenhouse doug.evenhouse@gmail.com for more information. Join us!

Do you think you might be hearing God's call? FInd out more about your place in God's global mission at URBANA 18. College students and recent grads are encouraged to check out this conference at urbana.org. Over 16,000 will participate in St Louis from December 27-31. Financial scholarships are available to cover the registration fee  (early bird discount by June 30). Contact Jeff.Klein@elmhurstcrc.org or a Missions Team member for more information.

Ready for some Sun & Sand?  Why not join us for a vacation with a purpose on an Adult Service Project to Mexico, Sept 9-15? We are building one of the largest orphanages in Mexico and need all the help we can get – all skill levels.  For more information contact Dave Van Kampen at david.vankampen@att.net or 630.932.7034 or Greg Lanenga at glanenga@hotmail.com or 708.562.6697.

This summer our children are invited to participate in the Flat Jesus project.  Children will color and laminate their paper Jesus and take him with on their summer activities as a visible reminder that God’s presence is with us wherever we go!  Jesus is not just in the church, but He is everywhere doing God's work. The flat Jesus can also be a reminder to your family that even though you are on vacation you can still read your Bible, read your devotions, and pray.  We invite you to take pictures with your paper Jesus and post them to our ECRC Facebook page (with the caption “Jesus is with me in everything I do.”  It can be a fun way to keep our church family connected over the summer. As you take pictures it might even start up a conversation with those around you about Jesus and that he is with us always. We will be passing out paper Jesus templates and laminating sheets TODAY.  But you can also pick them up at the Information Center in later weeks or Google Flat Jesus and print out your own copy at home. We hope you enjoy your summer adventures with Jesus

SERVE

PreK/K Children’s Worship kids will be collecting school supplies for Lampstand Ministries this summer. If you would like to join us, we need pencils, highlighters, erasers, rounded rulers, and 3-ring pencil pouches by August 1. Donations can be left at the Information Center for Ashley Slinkman.

COMMUNITY

Timothy Christian High School seeks Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach.  All inquiries should be directed to TCHS Athletic Director, Jack LeGrand at LeGrand@timothychristian.com.
 


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

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Church office hours are:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30  p.m.
Fridays: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.


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