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.
Esther Bible Study—7 PM on Wednesdays, starting April 11
At Lyonsville, led by Pastor Sean.
GAME NIGHT FRIDAY, APRIL 27 6:30-9PM
Come out and join us for our any Game Night on Friday, April 27th. ANY GAME! YOUR CHOICE! BRING YOUR FAVORITE GAME and snacks! Just come to laugh, play and enjoy great company. Invite friends and neighbors, too. We’ll meet in Fellowship Hall from 6:30—9:00pm. Any question, see Laurie Tsukuno.
The Mission Board will be hosting a Craft Sunday on April 29th during coffee hour. We will be making no-sew fleece blankets that will be donated to the local fire departments. You can either work on the fabric we will supply, or if you prefer to choose your own fabric you will need 2 yards of patterned and 2 yards of plain fleece. Sewing shears will be provided. No sewing skills are necessary!
Join Pastor Sean at Community Office Hours Tuesdays from 2-4pm at the Starbucks near Joliet & La Grange Road.
Lyonsville’s 175th Anniversary Celebration
“I Love to Tell the Story”
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Please mark your calendars to participate in our church’s 175th anniversary celebration. Following are the plans for this exciting and meaningful day:
10:00am-11:15am Anniversary Worship Service
11:30am-1:00pm Brunch Catered by J.C. George’s
11:30am-1:30pm Tour our Historic Cemetery and Old Chapel and view pictures and artifacts from our past
1:30pm-3:00pm Concert and Sing-a-Long in our Sanctuary (Free Will Offering)
Lyonsville Prayer Chain- A supportive and meaningful ministry
All are welcome to join our Prayer Chain (you do not need to be a member). A prayer chain is a specific type of prayer ministry. It consists of a group of people willing to take time to pray for a particular prayer request. You do not need any special talent or a lot of time. You don’t need to attend any meeting. All you need to be able to do is – pray. If you are interested in joining or have questions, please see or email Laurie Tsukuno.
Please help us send our “praying hands” to members and friends in need of God’s healing and comfort. These hands are a reminder that our prayers are with them. All you need to do is trace the outline of your hand(s) on the piece of paper. All supplies are found in our Praying Hands box in Fellowship Hall. It is optional if you’d like to add: your name, a verse, or thought. Pastoral Care will then cut out the hands and mail them out. If you would like us to send out the praying hands to a particular person, please let Laurie Tsukuno know. Thank you for helping to send out God’s love.
Seed packing at Willow Creek Church (in West Chicago) on April 21 – 22. Each year, Willow Creek gathers together to pack seeds for families all over the world. Their goal is to end the cycle of poverty by providing both food and a source of income. One person packing seeds for two hours provides food for about 60 families. The sessions are Saturday, April 21st at 9:00 – 11:15 am, 12:00 – 2:30 pm and 6:30 – 9:30 pm and Sunday, April 22nd from 1:15 – 3:30 pm. We are putting together a group to go to Willow Creek on Sunday for the 1:15 session. Since Willow Creek is about an hour from Lyonsville, we plan to have a light lunch at Lyonsville and then car pool to/from the church. If you would like to attend on Sunday, please let either Laurie Tsukuno or Judy Birmingham know. There will also be a sign-up sheet available in the fellowship hall during coffee hour.
Bibles for Angola – Lyonsville made a donation of $200 to the Illinois Conference Angola Partnership Team to purchase Bibles for the Evangelical Congregational Church in Angola. If you would like to make an individual contribution or find out more about this mission, you can do so here: http://ilucc.org/angola-mission-and-partnership/.
This month we will be collecting canned tuna or chicken (10 oz or smaller cans), small or medium sized jars of mayonnaise (plastic jars only, please), and canned pasta (any variety). We will collect the items during the month of April and Pastor Sean suggested have a blessing over the food on the last Sunday before we deliver the food to End 68 Hours of Hunger. If you bring food, please make sure it is marked End 68 Hours of Hunger (so it doesn’t get put away in our own food pantry), or give it to a member of the Missions Committee.
Our April Mission project is to collect canned goods for the End 68 Hours of Hunger program. End 68 Hours of Hunger is a program that puts nourishing food in the hands of school children to carry them through the weekend. Each bag of food they receive provides two breakfasts, two lunches, and three dinners for a child, with some left overs to share. The local program, based out of the First United Methodist Church of LaGrange, provides a backpack of food for school age children in the Forest Road Elementary School located in LaGrange Park.
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.