SUNDAY SCHOOL Crib & Care, Toddlers – Nursery2 and 3-year-olds – Room 1054-year-olds – Room 06/07Kindergarteners – Start in Worship, dismissed to Rm 06/071st Grade – Start in Worship, dismissed to Room 2092nd Grade – Start Room 204.3rd Grade – Start in Worship, dismissed to Room 2084th Grade – Start in Worship, dismissed to Room 2025th Grade – Start in Worship, dismissed to Room 2036th & 7th Grade – Start in Worship, dismissed to Rm 207(All ages & grades are as of September 1, 2016)
Midweek Adult Education Offerings
Wednesday Morning Breakfast & Bible Study Group7 a.m. Breakfast • 7:30-8:30 a.m. Bible Study in Fellowship Hall. Join us as “We Make the Road by Walking”!
SPECIAL SUMMER FAITH FORMATION OFFERINGS
2017 Women’s Summer Bible Study — Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy by Beth Moore
We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves. In this Bible study, Beth will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live a life of faithfulness.
This 6-week, interactive study features personal, daily assignments and weekly group sessions with video. The cost for class materials is $20.00. You can pick up your participant book Sunday, June 11 to begin preparing for the first session. Friends are welcome!
Two options for participation:
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
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.
Sunday, May 21Earth Care Sunday and Eco Fair. Join us in Social Hall immediately after worship for our Eco Fair, featuring special wildlife guests from the Wildlife Discovery Center at Elawa Farm, representatives from the Lake County Forest Preserve, God’s Gardeners, SWALCO and more. You can support the Earth Care team by purchasing a travel mug with the new Earth Care logo. They will be on sale for $10.
Sing-Along Messiah. This afternoon at 4:00 in the Sanctuary, you are invited to be a part of our singalong Messiah, in which most of the audience does the singing, along with Chancel Choir. It is always a thrill to hear that many voices joined in singing this great masterpiece by Handel. A 27-piece orchestra will provide the accompaniment. We hope to fill most of the sanctuary with singers, but seating will be available for those who just want to listen. Scores will be available for sale in the narthex for $10, but if you have your own Messiah score, bring it along. We invite you to join us, bring a friend, a choir member from another church–everyone is welcome to sing! A reception for all will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the performance.
Steeplechasers Meet Tonight. Join us from 6-8 p.m. for an evening together at Jan Schuett’s house. Dinner, art and fellowship! Plus the reveal of our new brochure!
Memorial Day. This week we remember those who have died in our nation's service and the allies who stood beside us. May their sacrifice offer a legacy of goodwill that secures our nation's freedom and seeks peace on earth.
Narthex Photo Display: Our year-long journey through scripture has been guided by Brian McLaren’s inspiring book: We Make the Road by Walking. To accompany weekly on-line devotionals, members of our congregation were asked to submit photos of: (1) places you enjoy walking, (2) places you feel close to God or (3) places representing all four seasons. Thanks to all who submitted. The photos chosen for our narthex display are a small representation of the talent shared. Enlargement and display of photos provided by our Adult Steering Committee and Liturgical Arts.
Generosity Abundance Talks. A huge thank you to all who have given a Generosity Abundance Talk (in worship or on the website) since February: Susan Weller, Dorothy Roderick, Greg Pohlmann, Jocelyn Brame, Beth Semmelman, Ed Slack, Rosemary Monahan, Sydney Marsden, Ella Marsden and Tucker Olson. Be sure to be in worship May 28 when Kathy Chambers will speak. Have you been inspired to serve God’s kingdom because of a Talk? If so, please tell the person who gave the Talk and/or someone on the pastoral staff. Talks are posted under the Worship tab on our homepage.
Our PADS Shelter & First Pres Mobile Food Pantry recently received $2,131.82 from the local Chef Series III dinner series hosted by Libertyville restaurant, Pizzeria DeVille. Over 3 nights, 120 guests and 25 chefs/vendors came together to fight hunger with the net result being proceeds of $14,922.74 which was then evenly distributed between our church and 6 other area pantries & houses of worship. We are grateful for the support from 2017 Chef Series dinners. Please stop by the church office if you wish to see the list of businesses and individuals that made this donation possible.
Samaritan Counseling Center’s Exploring Grief Group — The Spring Session meets 4:30 p.m. every other Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest from April 12-June 21, 2017. This free, 6-session group, led by Erin Sharp, MDiv, MS, provides a supportive and educational environment to grieve the loss of a loved-one or friend. For more information or to register for this 6-session group, please contact Erin or 847-446-6955 x-22.
2017 Flower Dedications — Consider signing up for a flower dedication! Currently we have openings in July and beyond. As you may or may not know, commemorative donations are our only source of revenue for our Sunday flowers in both the Sanctuary and the Chapel. Please consider signing up for open spots available. The flower chart is located in the church office in its new location on the office wall. $40 per arrangement. Fill out a card when you sign up or your may email your request to Kristen Marsden
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.
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