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SUNDAY APRIL 25
WEEKEND WORSHIP

We continue our message series this week called EYEWITNESS.  

UPCOMING SERVICES 10 AM
SUNDAY APRIL 25 10 AM
INDOORS & ONLINE

SUNDAY MAY 2 10 AM
ONLINE & INDOORS
SUNDAY MAY 9 10 AM
ONLINE & INDOORS
SUNDAY MAY 16 10 AM
Online & Indoors*
SUNDAY, MAY 23 10 AM
 Online & Indoors*
SUNDAY MAY 31 10 AM
Online

INDOOR WORSHIP RSVP/REGISTER**
ONLINE WORSHIP ONLINE or via FACEBOOK 

**Early on in the pandemic, we encouraged congregation members to register in "pods" of friends and family who regularly saw each other in an effort to increase the capacity in the Worship Center during Sunday services.  With an increasing number of our congregation members vaccinated, we see another opportunity to increase our capacity.  
Going forward, when you register for Sunday services, you will have the option, if you choose, to note that you are fully vaccinated and are comfortable sitting closer than six feet to other people who also are fully vaccinated.  


ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRAYER | LIVING THE LIGHT OF RESURRECTION | THU APR 22
Join us for a time of IN-PERSON prayer centered on the theme of Living in the LIght of the Resurrection on Thursday, April 22 at 7 pm in the Garden Room. Prayer leaders will guide us through Scripture and prayers on Love, Mercy, Forgiveness, Healing, and New Beginnings. Everyone is welcome to join in the prayers, but no one is required. You may show up and pray silently. 

FINAL WEEK! REGISTRATION FORMS FOR 2021-2022 COVENANT EDUCATION PROGRAM DUE APRIL 30
This is a friendly reminder that all registration materials for ECRC’s Covenant Education Program with Timothy Christian Schools are due by NEXT FRIDAY, April 30.  If you intend for your children to attend Timothy in the fall and have not yet received your registration materials, please send a request to [email protected].

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE CHURCH | MAY 4, 11 & 18
Are you new-ish? Or interested in taking a little deeper dive into what Christianity, the Reformed Faith, and membership at Elmhurst CRC are all about? Membership classes begin May 4. Find out more and sign up HERE.

SHE SINGLE MOTHER SUPPORT GROUP | MAY 2 @12:15 PM
It's an encouraging day of Care and Share with Susan Pietro and our SHE moms. 
Free speaker, free childcare (ages 3-12 years old) and free boxed lunch. Find out more at SHE. 

JOURNEYMEN | THU MAY 13 @ 6:30 AM
Our Journeymen ministry helps ensure that men are not walking alone when they follow Jesus. We do this in part by hearing each other's stories and how God has worked and is working in our lives. Sharing his story with us on May 13 will be our own Aaron Ozinga. Aaron is a leader in his family's business ventures and he ho will touch on where he has needed and found, resolve in his life. In-Person or online

ISRAEL EXPERIENCE | JUNE 2022
Join us for an amazing spiritual adventure with ECRC’s Israel Experience 2022 with your hosts Rev. Jeff Klein and Rev. Gregg DeMey and guide Dr. Oliver Hersey, President of Jerusalem University College in Jerusalem, Israel. This 14-day tour will change the way you read and understand the Bible. Find out more at elmhurstcrc.org/israel. 

The ALPHA Course is online available for viewing at any time with your small group and family. Find out more about ALPHA. 

All Events Page HERE.

SERVE

LINK MINISTRY TEAM MENTORS
LINK Team Mentors Needed. What is LINK? LINK provides an opportunity to work with an individual client (at risk of homelessness) to provide weekly mentoring support with the goal of financial stability and independence. It’s a great ministry that makes a HUGE difference in someone’s life. Visit the LINK page to find out more or to connect with a LINK Team member. 

SHE (Single Mother's Ministry) CLOTHING HELPERS | APRIL 30 @12:20-3:30 PM
We need help with the upcoming SHE Clothing Giveaway. On Friday, April 30, from 12:30 - 3:30 pm, we need assistance moving bins of clothing from the upstairs closet to the Garden Room (using carts and the elevator). On Sunday, May 1, from 1:30 - 3:30 pm, we need to bring the bins back upstairs. Some lifting is required, but the bins are manageable in size. SIGN UP HERE for the time slot that works for you.

SPRINGHILL VOLUNTEERS FOR JUNE
Counselor Dinners: This year, we will be hosting all 35 SpringHill counselors at church for two weeks.  We would LOVE to provide them with dinner every evening.  Would you be willing to provide dinner one night?  It can be home-cooked or takeout.  You can serve them at church or in your backyard.  If you are willing please email Kara Hackert
Counselors in Training: We are looking for middle and high schoolers to be counselors in training for SpringHill Day Camp.  You get to partner with a college-aged SpringHill counselor to help lead the little campers for the week.  You start your day at 8:30 with a time of CIT devotions and are done around 4:15.  You can volunteer at one or both weeks: June 14-18 and June 21-25.  If you are interested in volunteering as a CIT, please email Kara Hackert. 

COMMUNITY
Part-Time Instructional Aide Position: Timothy Christian High School in Elmhurst, Illinois, is seeking applicants for the following positions for the 2021-22 school year (start date: August 2021): To assist our Educational Support Team in providing intervention and support for small groups and individual students. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Supporting both a small group of students and individual students, Helping students organize their schoolwork, Providing general tutoring, Helping students study for assessments. Requirements: 30 hours/week, Classroom teaching experience or paraprofessional licensure preferred, College degree preferred. Interested? Submit your resume via Lynn van Stee.

Roseland Christian Ministries (RCM) invites you to their Drive-in Spring Banquet Thursday, May 6, held in the parking lot at First Reformed Church of South Holland, 15924 S. Park Avenue, South Holland, at 6:30 pm. We will offer a small meal, shared worship, and a brief program. You are invited to stay in your car, listen through your radio, or bring a lawn chair and sit outside—freewill offering. Reserve your spot by calling 773-264-5665.

MEDIA
Looking for the videos we post throughout the week? They're all online at our video channel at vimeo.com/elmhurstcrc.

PRAYER
Send your prayer requests, or to receive a daily email of these requests, email [email protected]  or call the church office at 630.600.5100.

GIVE
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