You don’t want to miss this Sunday as we celebrate with those in our church body who are making a public proclamation of their faith through baptism! This will be an awesome time to hear stories of how God is working in the lives of those in our church! We will have baptisms during both services at 9:30 and 11 a.m.
MAY 7 SERVICE
Please join us next week as we pray for God’s blessing on our creative arts director Jeremiah Higgins on his last Sunday at The Sanctuary. Jeremiah and his wife, Katie, will be moving to California where Jeremiah will serve as worship director at a church in the Bay area. We will serve cake after each service to celebrate with Jeremiah and Katie. We are so thankful to Jeremiah for his love for God, heart to serve, passion for worship and the many creative talents he brought to The Sanctuary the past seven years. Please continue to pray that God will lead our staff as we look for our next creative arts director.
HELPING WITHOUT HURTING
A new adult elective will look at ways to come alongside people living in material poverty in a Christ-honoring way. If you are interested in serving on a short-term missions trip, or simply want to become more familiar with how you can help people without hurting them, this class is strongly recommended. It has radically changed how churches across North America approach outreach and missions. The five-week class will be starting April 30 during the 9:30 a.m. service in the Community Room. Please sign up at the Info Table if you are interested.
GLUTEN FREE COMMUNION
The last Sunday of each month, we take communion together as a church body. If you are gluten free, we offer wafers that are individually wrapped to prevent cross contamination with the rest of the communion bread. If you need a gluten free wafer, please feel free to take one from the back table in the auditorium as you enter or walk back as the elements are passed.
We will have a child dedication during the worship services on May 14. If you would like to have your child dedicated to the Lord, sign up at the Info Table.
Our Seventh Annual Biker Sunday is May 21 after the 11 a.m. service. This is a fabulous morning to invite friends to ride their motorcycles to church. Pastor Ronn will pray a blessing over our guests after the service, and we will host a free lunch and activities beginning at 12:15 p.m. For more info, go to bikersunday.info.
BIKER SUNDAY T-SHIRTS
What do you wear on Biker Sunday? A Biker Sunday t-shirt! Order yours Sunday at the Info Table. Shirts are $15 each.
LUNCH WITH THE PASTORS
If you are new to The Sanctuary, make plans to join us for Lunch with the Pastors right after second service on June 4. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our mission and vision, get to know Pastor Ronn and Pastor John and, of course, enjoy lunch together. Childcare will be provided. Sign up at the Info Table if you plan to attend.
Kids can dive deep into the account of Noah and the flood at this year’s Vacation Bible School! Save the date for July 31 to Aug. 4 when kids will learn to apply spiritual lessons from Noah’s life, and uncover lots of earthly lessons along the way as they learn about the great flood from the book of Genesis! Sign ups will be coming soon for this week of fun and adventure! VBS will meet from 9 a.m. to Noon.
Men of The Sanctuary meet every other Saturday from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. in the Community Room for breakfast, Bible study, discussion and accountability. The next Fight Club is April 29. Contact Bryan Buckley, [email protected].
Wondering how our building looks so good week after week? We have a dedicated crew of volunteers that prepares our building for worship. The team is looking to grow its volunteer base. If serving in this way interests you, whether it’s once a week or once a month, sign up at the Info Table or contact Stephani Suwanski at [email protected].
JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL
Our junior high and high school ministries meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays for student-led worship, large group teaching, small group discussion and tons of FUN! Feel free to arrive at 6:30 for hangout time.
Our college and young adult group meets Sunday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. (with the exception of the last Sunday of the month) Please contact Steven Cruz at 630.687.4045 for more info. You can also email us at [email protected].
DOWNLOAD OUR APP
Did you know The Sanctuary has an app? This is your one-stop to watch the latest sermons, find all the details on upcoming events, read the Slice, fill out the connect card, give your offering and MUCH more! Go to the app store, and search for “The Sanctuary Church IL” to download the app!