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THIS WEEK 

THIS WEEKEND IN WORSHIP
SUNDAY AT 10 AM: OUTDOORS EAST PARKKNG LOT & ONLINE WORSHIP 
VIA LIVESTREAM 
Join us outdoors or online this weekend as we continue through the Beatitudes. This week Matthew 5:3:
 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Our poverty and lack of resources highlights God’s abundant provision for us. The posture of prayer puts us in the proper position to recognize and receive what only God can give. When God provides we get a glimpse of the kingdom of heaven. 

Beatitude Handouts available at ourdoor worship or, print yours here

WORSHIP SCHEDULE: CLICK HERE

FALL REGISTRATIONS CONTINUE
We opened this week with lLittel Lambs, MOPS and Coffee Break - tboth in-person and online - and there is still room for you! Register now for:  CADETS, PATHFINDERS, GEMS, LITTLE LAMBS, COFFEEBREAK, MOPS & more. Start dates continue through early October - outdoor and virtual options available for for many programs. Register and stay tuned!

ALPHA COURSE | SUNDAY SEP 20 | 7 PM
If you are exploring the Christian faith or have questions regarding what you believe, the Alpha Course is for you.This is a great opportunity to invite in friends, neighbors and co-workers for a time of learning and talking. Final week to Find out more about the Alpha Experience Here. 

SHE | SUNDAY SEP 20 | 12:15 PM
The Single Mother's Support Group will be meeting outside today following our worship service. Please wear a mask and
bring along a lawn chair. A boxed lunch and water will be served to all who attend. Our speaker is Ingrid Becton who will speak to us 
about Career Empowerment. Child care is provided for children ages 3-12. Everyone welcome. 

PRAYER GATHERING | SEP 23 | 7 PM
Join us in the Garden Room for a time of prayer for “Justice in Our Hearts and In Our Land.” We’ll use the psalms and the images from the Beatitudes to guide us in a time praying for peace and love to spread among us. Please register HERE. Ahead of the meeting, please read our COVID-19 health and wellness plan and print, sign, and bring the signed waiver. Entrance and Check-In (including temperature checks) will be at the SOUTH DOORS ONLY. Masks and social distance required during the event. Max attendance = 40 people.

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE CHURCH | OCT 6, 13, 20 | 7-8:15 PM
Journey is a three-week class to help prepare you for membership at Elmhurst CRC. Our next class will be held Tuesday evenings October 6, 13 & 20, from 7-8:15 pm virtual via ZOOM. Anyone interested in knowing more about Christianity, the Reformed Faith, and membership at Elmhurst CRC is invited to attend these classes.  Contact the church office at 630-600-5100 to register, or email Michelle DeJong for information and registration. 

VOLUNTEER/SERVE
GEMS Girls Club needs several Counselors and a Craft Leader for 4th-8th graders.  GEMS meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday nights of the month.  We will start September 23 and will meet outside while the weather is nice.  Contact Jen Sikkenga for more info or to volunteer.
 
Pathfinders Boys Club still needs a Co-Leader and several Counselors for 1st-3rd graders.  Pathfinders meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday nights of the month. We will start on October 7 and will meet outside while the weather is nice. Contact Becky Thomas if you are interested or would like more information.
 
LItlle Lambs Preschool Experience desires a, Bible Storytellers for all the sessions. Weekly desired, but once or twice monthly would great to help fill the gap of our regular volunteers who are taking a break due to COVID-19 vulnerability. Masks and frequent hand washing required – come out for a little fun with preschoolers! Contact Lynda Clousing for more info or to volunteer.

Enewsletter Editor:  This is a once a week or twice monthly commitment to help provide ongong information, inspiration and resoures to our church community. This involves drafting the enewsletter and light editing of information, and can be done from your home computer. We can train you on the simple software - if you know Word - you can do it. For more information, contact our Communications Team. 

COMMUNITY CARE
CARING NETWORK DIAPER DERBY thru Oct 11

Our church is participating in Caring Network's "Diaper Derby" and will thus be collecting diapers, wipes, lotions, soaps, and gift cards to Wal-Mart. Please drop off supplies on the table located under the portico at the WEST entrance by October 11. Supplies benefit Caring Network's baby bank programs and provide support to new parents in need.

CARING NETWORK OF ILLINOIS is having their 39th Annual Banquet...Reinvented for 2020!  Dr. David Jeremiah, acclaimed author, speaker, and founder of Turning Point Ministries will be the Keynote Speaker. The banquet will be held Thursday, October 22 from 7-8:30 PM. It will be a virtual event via livestream and accessible at limited-size church sites throughout the area as well as your home. Details on access and registration at CaringNetwork.com/annual-banquet. Register today – deadline October 2.
Caring Network provides love, counsel and resources for women facing an unplanned pregnancy.

PRAYER
Send your prayer requests, or to receive a daily email of these requests, email prayer@elmhurstcrc.org  or call the church office at 630.600.5100.

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