Sunday School ClassesCrib Care under age 2 – Nursery2 & 3 Year Olds – Room 1054 Year Olds & Kindergarten – Room 205The following grades start in worship and are dismissed to:Grades 1 & 2 – Room 209 Grade 3 – Room 208Grade 4 – Room 202Grade 5 – Room 203Grades 6-7 – Room 207(All ages and grades are as of September 1, 2017)
Midweek Adult Education Offerings
Wednesday Morning Breakfast & Bible Study Group7 a.m. Breakfast • 7:30-8:30 a.m. Bible Study Please join Rev. Amy Heinrich Wednesday mornings in Social Hall. Come as often as you are able. New participants are always welcome!
SUNDAY ADULT FAITH FORMATION OFFERINGS
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in the Conference Room (“After Church Club” available for children 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM)
Creed: What Christians Believe and Why: A six-week Adam Hamilton DVD discussion group Sun., Oct. 22-29; Nov. 5 in the Conference Room facilitated by Dave Semmelman.
We’re all searching. Sometimes the search is easy, but sometimes our questions are complicated, and the answers are difficult to see and harder to articulate. How do we discover and examine the truths that give meaning and purpose to life? Adam Hamilton believes that some powerful answers are contained in the Apostles’ Creed, an early statement of foundational Christian beliefs. In this study, we will consider important questions of life, reality, and truth exploring not only what Christians believe, but also why they believe and why it matters. Attendance at prior meetings of the class is not necessary.
WEDNESDAY EVENING OFFERINGSLearning In Fellowship Together (L.I.F.T.)
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. • Fellowship Hall Light Refreshments will be served
REFORMATION: October 31, 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his Ninety-five Theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany – an act that sparked the Protestant Reformation. Join us for the opportunities we offer to learn about this significant time in history and to reflect on what it means for our faith and practice today.
Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 7-8:30 in the Conference Room: The Reformation: Overview of People and Events a 2-part series with Scott Manetsch, Professor of Church History at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield. Dr. Manetsch has written extensively on the history of the Protestant Reformation, with special focus on Calvin’s Geneva.
Martin Luther was only one of a battalion of Protestant reformers who challenged the theology and practices of medieval Catholicism, and forged new religious groups in the sixteenth century. This lecture explores several of these key reformers, including Huldrych Zwingli, the Swiss Anabaptists, and John Calvin.
Coming on November 1: A panel discussion, Dividing Theological Issues, with Rev. Brian Paulson, Rev. Matthew Smith-Laubenstein, and Fr. Thomas A. Baima!
The 2017-18 Adult Faith & Fellowship Catalog is now available! Pick up your copy in the Narthex or during Social Hour after worship. The guide is also available here. You’ll find a wide variety of classes and fellowship opportunities inside. Annual favorites and new offerings — something for all ages and interests!
Sunday, October 22
Italian Feast! — Tickets for the November 12 Senior High Italian Feast Fundraiser will be on sale in Social hall after worship today! Stop by Social Hall for details & buy your tickets!
The Men’s Professional Connection meets Sunday evening from 6:30–8:30 p.m. in the Conference Room (2nd floor). Our topic is Insights on the Personal Financial Planning with guest presenters Bill Chapman and Mark Friese. Light Refreshments will be served. No cost to attend. No RSVP required. Join us and bring a friend!
Creed: What Christians Believe and Why in the Conference Room at 11:15 a.m. – Dave Semmelman is back and ready to continue his Adam Hamilton video-discussion exploration of the Apostles’ Creed. All are welcome! No prior attendance at the class is needed.
Meal A Month — Please return your Meal-A-Month bag, filled with non-perishable food items (from the menu attached to the bag or anything else you desire) by noon today. These food items will benefit St. Joseph’s & the Libertyville Township Food Pantries. Thank you for your generosity.
Wear Red to Worship Next Week! Red is the color of Reformation & next Sunday, Oct 29, we’ll celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 Theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany—an act that sparked the Protestant Reformation.
The Power of Prayer“Pray for One Another” ~James 5:16 Please contact the church office with joys and concerns no matter how great or small. We, your church family, want to share your concerns and celebrate your joys so call us at 847-362-2174 even if you do not want to be added to the prayer chain or put in the prayer box. Thank you.
If you wish to be added as a member of the First Pres Prayer Chains or have questions, please contact: The Rev. Amy Heinrich at 847-362-2174 or Lennie Blair – at 847-362-2174 Contact Lennie or use the Prayer Request Form
Have you taken advantage of the “Sunday Saint” standing on the side of the chancel? That’s a Stephen Minister. You can receive “on-the-spot” care and share your burden. If you feel you need privacy, just ask the Stephen Minister to step out of the sanctuary or chapel area to share your prayer concern or need. Know, too, that whatever you share, whatever you pray about is confidential.
Stephen Ministers Are Ready to Care for You! Stephen Ministers are members of First Pres who have been through extensive training and provide confidential, one-to-one, Christian care to people who are experiencing a difficult time. They will listen, care, encourage, pray with and for you, and provide weekly support for you as long as your need persists. If you or someone you know is hurting, find out more about Stephen Ministry by talking with one of our Stephen Leaders. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to bring God's love and care into your life.
Church HoursMonday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m-9:30 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m-9:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sunday 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The church office hours of operation are from 9:00 - 5:00 M-F