Below is a list of some upcoming events that we will be hosting or participating in. We would love to have you join us!
For details about any of these events, contact the church office.
MAUNDY THURSDAY WORSHIP will be held at Lyonsville Church on April 17 at 7:30 p.m.
LaGRANGE COMMUNITY GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP will be held on April 18, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church, located at 26 Washington Ave. in LaGrange.
GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP will be at the Burr Ridge U.C.C. on April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
EASTER SUNDAY worship with Communion at 10:00 a.m. on April 20, followed by a Children’s Easter Egg Hunt in the historic Lyonsville Cemetery (weather permitting). Children are asked to bring a bag or basket to collect eggs, and weather-appropriate clothing.
Our next LYONSVILLE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP will meet at 11:30am on Sunday, April 27, 2014. A light lunch will be served. The book selection is “House Rules” by Jodi Picoult. This book is the story of Jacob Hunt, a teen with Asperger’s syndrome. He is hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, though he is brilliant in many ways. He has a special focus on one subject—forensic analysis. A police scanner in his room clues him in to crime scenes, and he is always showing up and telling the police what to do…..and he is usually right. When Jacob’s small hometown is rocked by a terrible murder, law enforcement comes to him. Jacob’s behaviors are hallmark Asperger’s, but they look a lot like guilt to the local police. For Jacob’s mother, it is a brutal reminder of the intolerance and misunderstanding that always threaten her family. Emotionally powerful, “House Rules” looks at what it means to be different in our society, how autism affects a family, and how our legal system works well for people who communicate a certain way—and can fail those who don’t. This book should be available at your library, via Kindle, or in paperback. If you have any questions, please contact Nayna Byers, who will be the discussion leader for this selection.
ILLINOIS PRAIRIE PAINTERS will be having a craft show & sale April 27 from 11:00 to 3:00. It’s a great chance to get Mother’s Day gifts! Learn more…
LYONSVILLE’S SPRING BRUNCH & RAFFLE will be Sunday, May18, 11:15 a.m. in the East Fellowship Hall. Suggested donation: $8.00. Raffle tickets are only $10.00 for your chance to win a 51 inch Samsung TV! Winner picked at brunch, and does not need to be present to win.
CHURCH WOMEN UNITED – MAY FRIENDSHIP DAY – The next CWU meeting will be held at Lyonsville UCC on Friday, May 2nd. The theme is: Through God Our Hands Can Serve. The meeting will begin with a Bible study starting at 9:30, Worship Service at 10:30 with a luncheon to follow at 11:45. If you would like to stay for lunch, advance reservations are required ($7.00). If you just want to come for the Bible Study and Worship Service, there is no charge. All Lyonsville women and their friends are welcome to attend.
CWU, founded in 1941, is a national volunteer Christian ecumenical women’s movement initiated and carried out by women in the United States and Puerto Rico. It is a movement that brings together women of diverse races, cultures and traditions in closer Christian fellowship, prayer, advocacy, and action for peace with justice in the world. CWU engages millions of women representing twenty-six supporting denominations and participating Christian women. For additional information about CWU, please go to their website: http://www.churchwomen.org/.
If anyone is interested in attending the meeting, please contact Wilma Mrazek or Judy Birmingham. We could also use a few people to help us serve as Greeters and to dress the tables for lunch. The luncheon will be catered by CWU but Lyonsville has been asked to provide the refreshments and dessert.