Lent Schedule 2019
April 14 | 10:30 am
A Service of Hosanna and Sorrow. We remember both the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and His subsequent Passion. The Worship Choir will guide us through our remembrance on this day.
Palm / Passion Sunday
Monday, April 15th, Tuesday, April 16th, and Wednesday, April 17th | 6:00 & 9 am
Our speaker will be Rev. Ben Ruyack. Pastor Ben was raised and came to faith in Indianapolis, IN. Ben is a graduate of Texas Christian University (2002) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2016). In 2004, Ben was teaching middle school math when God called him into ministry and has been ministering ever since, serving for nine years as a youth pastor in Indianapolis and for the past two years as an associate pastor in Moline, IL. He is passionate about discipleship and helping the lost come to know Jesus Christ. Ben and his wife, Hannah, have three young children. They enjoy playing games, spending time outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
Childcare provided during the 9:00 am breakfast.
holy week breakfasts
Pastor Ben Ruyack and family
April 18 | 7 pm
A Service of Towel and Table. Come to the Upper Room where Jesus shared the Passover meal with his friends and showed them the full extent of His love giving them the "New Commandment." Communion and Footwashing will be observed. Nursery care provided during the teaching time.
April 19 | 7 pm
A Service of Darkness. Enter into the pain and passion of Jesus as he suffers and dies in our place. This contemplative service, filled with music, scripture, and observance of the Lord's Table in silence will focus on the Passion of Christ. Nursery care provided during the teaching time.
April 19 - April 21 | Richardson Chapel
This year we are adding an element to our Holy Week observances with a Prayer Vigil that runs from the conclusion of the Good Friday Worship Service to the Easter Sunrise Service. A vigil is a special time to watch and pray in the hope of the Resurrection of Jesus. You will have the opportunity to sign up to pray at one-hour increments. The vigil will take place mainly in Richardson Chapel, though an at-home option is available. Look for the sign up in Murray Commons in the weeks to come. Contact Olivia Albert at 630-585-0711 with any questions.
April 20 | 10:30 am
This service is a short 30-minute service that retells the story of Scripture and concludes with sharing a special dessert together in anticipation of Easter morning. This 10:30 am vigil will be held at the home of Casey and Katie Hartman. Families are also encouraged to attend the regular Holy Saturday service.
Holy Saturday family service
April 20 | 7 pm
A Service of Expectation. This new worship service will remember the coming of the Light of Christ into the world and recount God’s saving deeds in history as found in the Old Testament.
April 21 | 6:30 am
Sunrise Service at 6:30 am in McCarty Park (Galena and 4th Street). Join us for an informal gathering of Christians from many different churches in our area as we rise early to praise our risen Jesus.
April 21 | 8 & 10:30 am
A Service of Triumph at 8:00 and 10:30 am. Celebrate the glory of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ as He has triumphed over death and sin forever! The Worship Band and Choir, Brass, Strings, Winds, and Percussion will lead us in our joyful celebration of the Risen One. Communion will be celebrated!