Click to listen to the full audio of Pastor Brian’s message last Sunday on “What to Do about Legalized Abortion.”
Chris and Nancy Whiteley, who have the gift of prophecy, will minister in our Sunday morning January 15th worship gathering. They will pray over each person in attendance as led by the Lord.
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Our annual summer BBQ will be on Sunday, August 9th, at Ana Zavala’s house directly after church. Please think about what food or drinks you can bring; sign-up sheet will be circulated this Sunday. We hope you can join us.
Do you have a heart of mercy? Do you like to show kindness to people in need? I encourage you to get involved in the Chicago Convoy of Hope, to be held in Marquette Park on Saturday August 22nd. The goal of this event is to touch 10,000 lives with the love of Jesus. This touch will include:
- Free on-site meal
- Social service and educational helps
- Medical screenings
- Job fair
- Free entertainment for the family
- Free kids carnival
- Free hair cuts
- Free family portraits
- Free groceries
To volunteer, you must attend a volunteer orientation rally at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday night August 20th at New Life Community Church, located at 5101 S. Keeler in Chicago. Then you must arrive for orientation at Marquette Park (6743 S. Kedzie Ave, Chicago) on Saturday August 22nd at 7:30 a.m. The event opens to the public at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday August 22nd. For the latest information, see the event website.
Jesus said in one parable:
Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ (Matthew 25:34–40)
In the love of Christ,
Your faith will be encouraged by this medically attested testimony of a teenage boy who drowned in a frozen lake and after being dead for some 45 minutes was raised from the dead by the passionate prayer of his mother. Doctors Say John Smith Is Bona Fide Miracle. The article links to a USA Today interview.
Here is the link to buy the English-updated version of our church summer-reading book The Practice of the Presence of God. This easier-reading version is published by Whitaker House. This book can revolutionize your soul.
Good news: Jesus said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28–30)
In the love of Christ,
The arboretum located in the suburb of Lisle is a tree paradise and a great place to see God’s glory in his creation. We will depart downtown at noon and return by dinner. The cost is $12 for adults, $9 for children. RSVP to Pastor Brian so we can plan transportation: click here.