Lent 2019

Lent is right around the corner, beginning with Ash Wednesday on March 6. This season is a time to focus on growing in faith. We are offering many worship, small group, and service opportunities this year for just that.

Worship Opportunities
This year’s special Lenten services will be shared with Burr Ridge United Church of Christ and Highlands Presbyterian Church.

 Joint Ash Wednesday Service
March 6 at 7pm, at Burr Ridge UCC, at the corner of Plainfield & County Line Road. I will preach.

 Sermon Series: Conflict on the Journey
March 10 – April 14, Sundays at 10:30am
See our Worship Schedule post.

In Lent, we follow Jesus on his journey to the cross. On that journey, he stirred up a whole lot of conflict with his followers, organized religion, and society in general. Otherwise, his journey wouldn’t have ended on the cross!

This Lent we’ll explore some of the conflicts faced by Jesus’ earliest followers, as found in the gospel of Matthew. How did they listen for God’s voice? What values did Jesus teach in difficult times? As a community following Jesus today, how will we handle the conflicts all around us today? What values will guide us?

Maundy Thursday Communion Service
April 18 at 7pm, here at Lyonsville in the chapel.
Rev. Tim Rhodes (Interim Pastor of Burr Ridge UCC) will preach.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service
April 19 at 7pm, at Highlands Presbyterian Church, 1902 W 59th St., La Grange (across from Highlands Middle School).
Rev. Dr. John Kay (Interim Pastor of Highlands) will preach.


Small Group Opportunities

Spirituality 101
Wednesdays at 7pm, from March 13 – April 10.
Indian Head Park Library/Heritage Center, 6250 Wolf Road.

What is prayer, really, and how can we grow in our faith through prayer? Join Lyonsville, Burr Ridge UCC, and Highlands Presbyterian for this joint study, held in the historic Indian Head Park Heritage Center.

Click here for more info

Learning For All Ages
Sundays at 9:30am

Grow, learn, and explore together with people of all ages.


Volunteer Service Opportunity

Greater Chicago Food Depository
Saturday, March 16, 8:30 – 11:15am
Contact Cindi Fiandaca to sign up.

Help pack food for people who need it here in the Chicago area.


You don’t have to do everything, but I hope you do take advantage of at least one of these opportunities to grow this Lent.


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