Upcoming Events

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.

Mission Opportunities

Here are some upcoming mission projects you can help with:

Greater Chicago Food Depository: Join us to help volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository  on Saturday, April 26, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. We will meet at church to carpool at 8:15. The GCFD, Chicago’s largest food bank, is a non-profit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people.  They rely heavily on their volunteers to help repack bulk products, assemble boxes with food, check expiration dates, glean produce, etc.  Participants must be at least 13 years old.  Contact the church office if you would like to help. We volunteer every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 (meet to carpool at 5:15).

Lyonsville Church Food Pantry: Come and help out at our own food pantry for just one hour.  The pantry is open on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  We would like to have 2 people there to help our guests/visitors during this time.  Volunteers help restock any donated food, and bag up food for guests.  If you would like to donate food, we have a current need for canned meat products (tuna and chicken), and paper products.  Contact the church office if you would like to help.  Donated food can be dropped off while the pantry is open, or contact the church office.

October 1st marks the beginning of the 2013/2014 shelter season. BEDS Plus is seeking additional volunteers to serve on laundry teams, fulfill late night (11 pm – 3 am) and early morning shifts (3 am – 7:30 am). If you are interested, please contact Emily Fister, Shelter Operations Manager at fister@bedspluscare.org or 708-354-0858 ext. 7.

April Worship Schedule

Worship is the heart of the church! Sunday morning worship services are at 10:00 a.m.

Church school for children preschool through grade 8 is offered during the worship time September 8 through May. Children begin in the sanctuary for worship for the first 15-20 minutes, and then are dismissed to their church school classes following the Children’s Time.

The first Sunday of the month is usually a Communion Sunday and Family Sunday, No church school classes are offered on those Sundays. Children are invited to participate in worship with their families. All may participate in Communion, including young children, if their parents believe they have some understanding of the special nature and meaning of Communion.

April 6: Fifth Sunday in Lent
Pastor Bob on vacation. We will have a guest minister on that day.
Scripture: John 11:1-45
Message: Believe

April 13: Palm Sunday
Symbolic Seder after worship
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11; Psalm 116:1-9, 12-17; Luke 23:33-42
Message: When Being Good is Not Enough

April 17: Maundy Thursday/Communion
Worship at Lyonsville Church, 7:30 p.m.

April 18: Good Friday
Worship at Burr Ridge UCC, 7:30 p.m.

April 20: Easter Sunday/Communion Sunday
Children’s Easter Egg Hunt after worship
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:1-6; Matthew 28:1-10
Message: God Still Moves Stones

April 27: Second Sunday of Easter
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31
Message: You Can’t Always See What You Believe

May 4: Third Sunday of Easter/Communion Sunday
Scripture: Acts 2:14a, 36-42; Luke 24:13-35
Message: Made Known