THIS SUNDAY'S MESSAGE:
It’s hard for us to fully accept realities that we cannot see. For example, Earth's atmosphere is 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 0.9% argon, and 0.03% carbon dioxide. To us it just feels like we’re breathing air. This principle is even more true of spiritual realities. The Bible clearly teaches that there are major events in the spiritual realm that are beyond our sensory perception. Through prayer, we increase our confidence that God is the King and Ruler of all that is seen and unseen. Ephesians 6:10-18 , Pastor Gregg DeMey
Children’s Worship Updates: 1st - 5th will resume this week in addition to PreK/K.
SUMMER WORSHIP SERVICE @ 10:00 AM - SUNDAYS
Memorial Day thru Labor Day weekend
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 630.600.5100.
We’re excitedly putting the finishing touches on our plans for our fall ministries. We’d love to know if you’re coming (because we missed you!) and to help in planning for volunteers and staffing. Please register today for Little Lambs for Preschoolers, GEMS Girls Club, Cadets & Pathfinders Boys Club, Ministries for Students, Small Groups for Adults, Journeymen, and more at elmhurstcrc.org/registrations.
MEN'S MINSTRY: JOURNEYMEN | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 @ 6 AM
invites men into authentic connections that encourage them to take the next steps in following Jesus - no matter where they are on their journey. Monthly gatherings will be on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6-7am at church, beginning September 12. Just show up!
Questions? Email email@example.com.
PRIMETIME (55+) REFLECTIONS FESTIVAL | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 | ART INSTITUTE
Join PrimeTime (55+) at the 25th Annual "Reflection Festival" at the Art Institute of Chicago on Wednesday, September 18. The full day of activities (art, gallery discussions, music and more) includes lunch and transportation. Register today at elmhurstcrc.org/events or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630.600.5100.
LET'S CELEBRATE - PRISON MINISTRY EVENT | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 @ 6 PM
ECRC has committed to prisoners in Illinois, Michigan, and Louisiana: “We love. We care. We’ll be there.” Join us in celebrating the transforming presence of Jesus. Featuring soloists Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon, The Broken Halos, Calvin Seminary President Jul Medenblik and much more! Free event. elmhurstcrc.org/events.
COMMUNITY SUPPER | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Save the date! Menu and times to be announced soon (we're still taste testing the recipes!)
JOURNEY NEW MEMBERS CLASS | THURSDAYS, SEP 26, OCT 10 & 17 @ 6:30 PM
If you are interested in membership or in learning more about our church, our history, and the Christian Reformed denomination, join us by signing up with email@example.com or 630.600.5100.
SHE -SINGLE MOTHERS MINISTRY | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 @ 12:15 PM
lunch begins at 12:15 and then the moms move into options such as shoulder massage, make-up, foot massage, nails, hair styling, cupping, and acupressure ear therapy. Age appropriate activities for infants – 12 years. No cost and no registration necessary. Bring your friends! For questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
YORK COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER PARTNERSHIP | LEADERS FOR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION
Join us as we partner with the York Community Resource Center in Lombard to provide Christian Education for their Elementary After School Program, with our children's worship curriculum. Leaders desired one afternoon a week from 4:15-6 pm October-May (breaks for holidays). Interested? Contact email@example.com.
STEPHEN MINISTRY: ONE-TO-ONE LAY CARING
ECRC is launching Stephen Ministry: a one-to-one lay caring ministry. The ministry equips and empowers lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. If you enjoy sharing the love and peace of Christ by listening without judgment, if you believe people get through tough times better with someone to talk to, and understand the importance of confidentiality, this may be the ministry for you. For more information, contact Caryn Rivadeneira, Director of Care, at 630.600.5025.
GET INVOLVED:Yes, I'd Like to Serve (and we'd love to serve and make a difference with you!)
Contact the leaders below or text 331.901.0424 with your area of interest.
HOSPITALITY: Ushers, Greeters, Welcome Center Hosts, Sunday Morning Coffee,
NURSERY: Nursery Volunteers (5th graders thru grandparents), Nursery Desk, Greeters.
CHILDREN'S WORSHIP: Small Group Leaders for both services PreK/K:
Contact: Tara.Tameling@elmhurstcrc.org 1st-5th: Kara.firstname.lastname@example.org
GEMS GIRLS CLUB: Counselors (1st, 3rd, 7th/8th grds)
Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL NEEDS: 1-1 buddies, small group leaders, special event and committee members
SHE (Single Mom’s ministry) Table leaders, steering team, mentors, child care, and more
LITTLE LAMBS: Bible teachers, creative learning teachers, pianists, song leader, helpers and substitutes
SHE CLOTHES COLLECTION FALL DRIVE | DROP OFF BEGINS
Fall Clothes Collection to benefit the children of SHE moms. As you are sorting at home or purchasing clothes for back-to-school, consider donating your outgrown, clean, gently used clothing items or purchasing clearance or on-sale items. Accepting sizes infant - high school. Bring donations to church by the tree house in the lower level. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
ELIM Christian Services: DutchFest is coming up on September 28. Donations of new handmade craft items and homemade baked goods are desired for the festival. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-293-6509.
All are invited to the 5th annual ‘Cue for a Cause, benefiting the Elmhurst Walk-In Assistance Network on Sunday, September 1 from noon to 8 pm in the City lot at York and Vallette. This BBQ Fundraiser includes live music, a kids’ play area, raffles, great food and drink. Learn more at elmhurstwalkin.org.
Barnabas Foundation is hosting a special night out for women 55+ at ECRC on Monday, September 16 at 7pm. Gain practical, confidence-building insight on money and planning, from scripture and the experience of other women. For more info and to register, go to www.BarnabasFoundation.com/PeaceofMind.
Diaper Derby for Caring Network Illinois. Bring donations of diapers, wipes, gift cards for Target or Walmart to the table by the nursery by October 1. Thank you for helping families in need!
SUMMER @ ECRC
SUMMER WORSHIP | SUNDAYS MAY 26 - SEPTEMBER 1, 10 AM
We return to our summer rhythm of one worship service during the summer months.
We'll pray for you and with you.
Contact us at email@example.com.
ELMHURST MINISTRIES FUND
..in support of the ministries and vision of ECRC.
Text to Give, Text “elmhurstcrc” to 77977. More online at GIVE
Sunday worship services are streamed live and archived for viewing on the web via LIVESTREAM.
Church office hours are:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.