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February 23, 2020
THIS WEEKEND AT ELMHURST CRC 


TOUGH STUFF:  Jesus and North American Politics. Colossians 4:3-6.
There are genuine followers of Jesus on every point of the political spectrum. The Bible recognizes that while all earthly governments are imperfect, some are better than others. Christ calls us to primary allegiance to his Kingdom and then to use our actions and words to further it here on earth. Gregg DeMey, Lead Pastor 

February 23, 2020 Worship Folder

SUNDAY SERVICES AT 9 & 10:30AM 
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.

The February Sermon Series will tackle PG-13 rated “Tough Stuff” topics We will be considering the Right-to-Life (2/9)Gender & Sexuality (2/16), and Politics (2/26) from a Christian worldview. View Here. 


WEEKEND ANNOUNCEMENTS

LENTEN INVITATION FROM PASTOR GREGG
Many of us consider "giving something up for Lent." This year, we're inviting 100 people to "give up" two of their three daily meals each Wednesday in Lent (March 4 through April 5) and substitute simple meals similar to what we'll be packing through Feed My Starving Children. The goal is to use the extra time around meals in prayer and to deepen our connection to the hungry whom we are serving. We'll supply you with these simple meals (free of charge or by donation to FMSC) which will be available for pickup on Sunday, March 1. Let us know you'e participating by signing up at elmhurstcrc.org/lent or in the atrium lobby at the Kiosk.



TASTE OF ECRC | SUN | FEB 23 | 11:45 AM | GARDEN ROOM
If you are new to ECRC, join us to learn more about WHO we are and WHY we do what we do. Lunch will be served.

LITTLE LAMBS VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION for ages 3-6 will opens Feb 21 at elmhurstcrc.org/events.

CADET PANCAKE BREAKFAST| SAT | FEB 22 | 7:30-9 AM | GARDEN ROOM
All are invited to support the Cadet Boys Club while enjoying breakfast and our church community.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES |WED | FEB 26 | 6:30AM, 8:30AM, 12:30PM, 6:30PM 
You are invited to mark the first day of Lent at one of four 20-minute services, that will include music, a time for quiet prayer, and the imposition of ashes, to symbolize our repentance and desire to turn back to God, our solidarity with Jesus’ journey to the cross, and our belonging to Christ. 

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN MOBILEPACK EVENT | MARCH 13 & 14
FMSC DONATE: $12,541 still needed. Donate ONLINE.
FMSC VOLUNTEER OPPS: All packing MobilePack packing positiions have been filled - thank you! 
Still interested in packing for Feed My Starving Children? We'll be going to the FMSC Aurora facility on April 25 - sign up to pack there, go to elmhurstcrc.org/ events to register today. Questions?  Contact: kara.hackert@elmhurstcrc.org.

MOPS | TUE | FEB 18 | 9 AM | GARDEN ROOM
Join us to watch the video Hope Heals: Katherine & Jay Wolf tell how suffering can be the beginning of your story, not the
end.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION PLAN | MAR 15,18, & 22 | 
Note our upcoming parent meetings, after each service on Mar 15 and Mar 22, and 7pm on Wed, Mar 18. Parents must attend to participate in the plan. Optional income verification meetings with Cedarstone will be Apr 19 & 22 from 6:30-7:30pm. 

SHE MEETING | SUN | MAR 8 | 12:15 PM | GARDEN ROOM
Single mother’s Helping Each other invites all single moms to hear speaker Eve Senti talking on Roots, but not just your ancestors! Free lunch and free child care up to age 12. No registration required. Contact: jane.loerop@elmhurstcrc.org.


SERVE

Alpha Is Coming! Alpha is a series of gatherings exploring the Christian Faith. Each time the group gathers, they consider a different question about the foundational truths about Jesus and the gospel. Alpha is a conversation: questions are welcomed and discussed. Pastor Jeff is forming an Alpha Team to facilitate Alpha here at ECRC. Email jeff.klein@elmhurstcrc.org to be part of the team!

Enewsletter Editor: Like to write, edit and proof? Join the Communications Team as an editor for  a two-times monthly commitment for our “niche” enewsletters. Contact communications@elmhurstcrc.orgfor more information.

Communication & Marketing Roundtable Hop in with your input, comments and suggestions. An open forum in mid-March. Email communications@elmhurstcrc.org to participate.

Little Lambs needs a piano player on Tuesday mornings twice a month. Contact lynda.clousing@elmhurstcrc.org

Design/Creative Team. Now forming a team of creative and design-oriented people to help with a few projects around the church building. The projects include choosing the stamping and colors for our redone east patio, figuring out ways to give warmth and color to the lobby and other areas, and investigating a new outdoor sign. Contact: phil.sikkenga@elmhurstcrc.org 

Join the Tech Team
Contact Kyle at kyle.olson@elmhurstcrc.org for more information.


COMMUNITY
Andrew Peterson Resurrection Letters Tour is coming to ECRC on Friday, March 27. Tickets available at itickets.com. 

Timothy Christian School's Annual Clothing and Toy Resale will be March 7.
We are looking for sellers, volunteers and shoppers! If you are interested in volunteering or selling, please visit the resale website for more information: www.timothychristian.com/resale. Interested in donating, but do not have the time to tag your items, we will do it for you! Drop off donations by Fri, Feb 28 to the Timothy Grade School Office.

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.
More online at GIVE    

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CALENDAR HERE.


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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.


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