GOOD FRIDAY AND EASTER
Don’t miss our Good Friday service at 7 p.m. April 22 at Alpha Baptist Church. This service will be an awesome time to reflect on the sacrifice Christ made to bring salvation to those who believe. If you attended our Ash Wednesday service, please bring back the rocks that you received that evening. We will be using those as part of an illustration during the service.
Then, invite your friends and family to join us as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection at 10 a.m. Easter Sunday at Bolingbrook High School! Please check our web site for links to e-vites you can use to invite your friends and family members.
PARENTAL ADVISORY SUGGESTED
Beginning May 1, we will be starting a new sermon series looking at what God says about sex. We want parents to be aware of the content of this series so you will not be surprised if you have children or teens who might attend the worship service with you.
The first message in the EXpliSit series will be titled, “Satan’s lies to teens.” We would encourage students in junior high and high school to attend this service, but we also want parents to be aware they should be ready for some candid conversation afterward. The language used in the message will be straightforward and will not be watered-down for younger kids.
On May 15, the sermon will be on “Satan’s lies to singles” and on May 22, the message will be on “Satan’s lies to couples.” If parents prefer their teens are NOT in the service during these weeks, students can volunteer to serve in our KidsTown ministry. Please contact Pastor Ben Wangler to arrange a spot for them to serve.
Mother’s Day falls in the middle of the series. Because we know many people will be inviting their moms or other guests to church that day, this will be a Mother’s Day message. (The message is titled “Satan’s lies to moms,” but it won’t be about sex.) The awesome women on staff tried to convince Pastor Ronn to give all the moms a gift certificate to a spa and a bouquet of flowers, but this is the best we could do.
We hope you will invite your friends to church during this series!
JUSTICE AND COMPASSION
Mark your calendars for “Tend the Garden,” a spring clean-up day at 9 a.m. April 30. We will be cleaning up some local parks in Bolingbrook and loving our community while tending to God’s creation! We will meet at St. Francis Park behind Walgreens on Boughton Road for donuts and refreshments before heading out. Maps will be available at the Welcome Table on Sunday.
SOUPER SATURDAY AUDIO
If you missed our Women’s Link event in March, you can listen to the podcast of our two speakers on our web site. Angela Horejs and Marilyn Webster shared their testimonies of how God has worked in their lives through some difficult circumstances. Please use this link to download the audio files: https://cometothesanctuary.org/community/messages/?sermon_id=56
DATES TO REMEMBER
April 22: Good Friday service, 7 p.m., Alpha Baptist Church, 240 S. Schmidt Road.
April 24: Easter Sunday.
April 30: Tend the Garden event.
May 1: Benevolence offering.
May 8: Mother’s Day.
May 1-22: New sermon series begins: EXpliSit.
May 22: Congregational Meeting, 6 p.m., Alpha Baptist Church, 240 S. Schmidt Road.
May 29: Family Sunday.
Pastor Ronn will continue the “What Good is God?” series on Sunday with a message called, “God is Here”. If you missed last week’s service, you can watch the sermon on our YouTube channel or download the podcast from our web site.