No matter how far you have gone, He is waiting for you to come back home.
Praise God for that truth, which was the focus of the first sermon in the “What Good is God?” series! If you missed the service, you can watch the sermon on our YouTube channel or download the podcast from our web site.
You also can download the small group questions by clicking here.
Pastor Ronn Smith made an important announcement on Sunday regarding a proposed staffing change at The Sanctuary. If you missed the Sunday morning worship service, please visit our blog to view video of the announcement.
The elders have unanimously agreed to bring Pastor Ben Wangler on staff full-time as Associate Lead Pastor. Members will be asked to vote on the proposal at a congregational meeting May 22, and we will have an informational meeting April 10 to answer any questions regarding this change. We will be sending out a letter with more details later this week.
Sunday is the last day to submit your info for our updated church directory. If you were not included in the last directory or if you have new information since then, please submit your info by using the form on our web site. We also will have paper copies available on Sunday at the Welcome Table.
If you have been in the directory in the past and you don’t have any NEW info, you don’t need to fill out the form. Thank you!
Men, if you are planning to play wallyball on March 19, please e-mail Tom Matt, . The men will meet at 8 a.m. at Annerino Community Center in Bolingbrook. Cost is $1. Anyone who is interested can go to breakfast afterward. Please let Tom know if you plan to attend so he can reserve enough courts.
Please sign up at the Welcome Table if you are planning to attend the men’s retreat April 15-16. Dr. Bill Hamel, a senior pastor and district superintendent of the Evangelical Free Conference, will be the speaker. The theme is “Finding Freedom in a Demanding World.” The conference is at Timber-lee Conference Center in East Troy, Wisc. Many of the men also will be playing golf on Friday before they head to the conference. Please contact Tom Matt if you have any questions, . Click here to register online or contact Tom for details.
FAMILY SUNDAY LUNCH
March 27 is Family Sunday, and we will have a potluck lunch after the service. Please bring a main dish to share either in a crock pot or a cooler. (We don’t have a refrigerator.) If your last name begins with A-L, please also bring a side dish, salad or chips. If your last name begins with M-Z, please bring a dessert. The church will provide plates, cups, coffee and water. The lunch will be in the lounge area upstairs. For the safety of all of those in our church body, we kindly ask that you bring food that does not contain peanuts or nuts.
DATES TO REMEMBER
March. 13- April 24: “What Good is God?”
March 19: Men’s Ministry wallyball, 8 a.m. at Annerino Center. Sign up online.
March 20: Deadline to submit info for new directory.
March 27: Family Sunday Lunch right after service.
April 10: Informational Meeting, 3:30 p.m. at the church office, to get info prior to Congregational Meeting in May.
April 15-16: Win “D” City Men’s Retreat, Camp Timber-Lee, East Troy, Wisc. Sign up online: http://gld-efca.org/MensRetreat.aspx
April 22: Good Friday service, 7 p.m., Alpha Baptist Church, 240 S. Schmidt Road.
April 24: Easter Sunday.
May 22: Congregational Meeting, 6 p.m., Alpha Baptist Church, 240 S. Schmidt Road.