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We Are Gathering Remotely

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person worship services and activities at Lyonsville are cancelled until at least April 12. Our office is also closed. Phone, email, and mail messages are being checked. Please join us online for worship, fellowship, and prayer using the information below.

Sunday Worship – 10am

Click Here on Sunday Morning to Join Worship On Zoom
This allows you to connect with video and audio, and requires a one-time software download (see more information below about the software).

To Connect by Telephone
Call 312-626-6799 and enter Meeting ID: 996-871-027. If prompted for a participant ID, simply press #.

Click Here to Watch Worship via YouTube Live
This allows you to watch video and audio of Sunday’s worship service, but is not interactive like the Zoom or telephone option. This is a good option if you cannot download software and would rather prefer to see worship by video even if you cannot directly interact. If you prefer to interact over seeing video, call in using the information above.

Click Here for the March 29 Worship Bulletin
For those calling in by phone or who wish for a printed bulletin. We can mail bulletins in advance — simply notify the office you would like to be added to that list (708-246-1255 or lyonsville@sbcglobal.net).

Check-In and Prayer Times
Tuesdays at noon and Thursdays at 7pm

Click Here To Join By Zoom
To join by phone call 312-626-6799 and enter Meeting ID 573 411 5112.

These are times for open conversation and prayer. In a time of high anxiety this is a chance to check-in, share how you’re doing, pass along needs and resources, and pray with and for one another.

Worship Kits for Holy Week and Easter

We will be sending worship kits to each household that is active at Lyonsville so that we can share in the services of Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter together. These kits will arrive before Palm Sunday, which is April 5. They will include palm crosses, Communion elements for each household member (sealed and sanitized), and a blessing. Pastor Sean will bless each kit before sending them.

If you have participated in Lyonsville’s worship within the last year or so, you will get a kit automatically. If you have not recently participated in Lyonsville’s worship but would like to receive a kit, please contact Nayna Byers.

Additional Information

Download the Zoom Software Here.
It’s easiest if you do this in advance. You can also download from the app store if you are using a smart phone or tablet.

Assistance With Meals

If you need assistance with meals, here are some resources:

https://www.argohs.net/

https://www.cnnssa.org/meals-on-wheels/lyons-township


Willow Springs School District 108 is also offering assistance for its students. Contact the district for details.

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.

Easter dinners for our food pantry guests – We are collecting money that will be used to purchase a ham and a $10 Aldi gift card for 20 of our food pantry guests.  If you are able to donate, please see a member of the Mission Team.

 

Palm Sunday: April 5 at 10:00am

Maundy Thursday: April 9 at 7pm, at Burr Ridge UCC. Rev. Sean Weston preaching.

Good Friday Meditation: April 10, stop by between noon and 3pm.

Good Friday Worship: April 10 at 7pm at Highlands Presbyterian. Rev. Tim Rhodes preaching.

Easter Sunday: April 12 at 10:00am, followed by the Easter Egg Hunt.

 

The LeaderShop will be hosting a pancake breakfast at Lyonsville
March 14, 2020
8 am to noon
TICKETS $7 IN ADVANCE/ $8 AT THE DOOR
Tickets are available online at http://www.TheLeaderShop.org, at The LeaderShop  office or you can buy directly from an HSLP student.

New Hats/Scarves/Gloves for the Lyonsville Food Pantry – During the winter months, we plan to collect new hats, scarves and gloves (for all ages). Please bring your donation (either home made or store bought) to church any Sunday, and either give it to a member of the Mission Board or leave it in the bin at the top of the stairs going into the fellowship hall.

Do you want to join the Lyonsville Prayer Chain? Want to ask for prayers? Email Nayna Byers, Chair of Pastoral Care. Prayer Chain requests can also be made through the office.

Pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House
We are collecting pop tabs to take to the Ronald McDonald House.  We will have a collection container located in the fellowship hall. If you have any questions please see Cindi Fiandaca.

Box Tops for Education
We are also collecting Box Tops for Education to give to Byrne School.  Collecting Box Tops is an easy way for schools to earn cash.  It’s easy to find Box Tops (a list will be by the collection box). In fact, you may have some in your home right now.  All you have to do is clip the Box Tops from your favorite products and put them in the collection container located in the fellowship hall.  If you have any questions please see a member of the Mission Board.

CHURCH WOMEN UNITED
Community Nurse Collection
New onesies, new receiving blankets, baby hats, bandages designed for children, and small, soft animals (e.g. Beanie Babies) are being collected.
Please bring donations to church.

Volunteer Opportunities

Here are some upcoming mission opportunities you can help with:

GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY    
Please come join us to help volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) on Saturday, March 21 from 8:30am to11:15. We will meet at church to carpool at 7:45. We also go every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. (meet to carpool at 5:15). The GCFD, Chicago’s food bank, is a non-profit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. They rely heavily on their volunteers to help repack bulk products, assemble boxes with assorted food, check expiration dates, glean produce, etc. Participants must be at least 14 years old. For more information go to http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org or see/call Cindi Fiandaca or Judy Birmingham to sign up.

BEDS Plus – BEDS Plus is looking for volunteers!  BEDS Plus is committed to reducing and ending homelessness in our communities.  Volunteers make their work possible.  Please join one of their volunteer orientation training sessions to find out how you can make a difference.  Please sign up directly on their website:  www.beds-plus.org or contact breitbarth@beds-plus.org (708-354-0858 x 137).

Do you enjoy making repairs, painting, gardening, or other building & grounds work? The Building and Grounds Ministry Board would love to hear from you, and help match the work you enjoy doing with our needs at Lyonsville. Reach out to board chair Tom McSweeney to let us know how you’d like to contribute.

LYONSVILLE FOOD PANTRY
The food pantry is only open on the last Sunday of the month. The hours are 11:30—12:15pm. We would like to have two or three people there to help assists our guests/visitors during this time.

We are looking for people who can serve as Sunday Greeters and/or Coffee Hour Hosts. If you can help, please sign up on the sheets in the Fellowship Hall or contact Sherry Suomi.