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Sunday Worship: Two Choices, One Message

As we are adding the option of outdoor worship on Sunday afternoons, we want to remind you that will continue to offer a video for worship at home throughout 2020. Whichever option you choose for worship (online or in-person), beginning this Sunday, August 9, you will hear a message from the same passage of Scripture. In other words, you can participate in one or the…

Any Updates for Sunday Afternoon August 2?

1:45pm: Restroom update: We’ve received a question about the availability of restrooms. Good news: we are able to use the indoor restrooms at Advent. Our hosts request that we wear facemasks inside the building. We also recommend accompanying children and using the available sanitizing wipes to clean after each use. 9:30am: Quick update on Sunday morning about…

Guidelines for Outdoor Worship

The guidelines below are designed so we can worship our great Redeemer together, in a wise, safe, and unified way. Our approach to these guidelines will lean on personal responsibility, mutual respect, and gospel unity.  Personal responsibility—because we count on individuals to make wise decisions Mutual respect—because we commit to considering the interests of others…

A Few First Steps Toward Re-Gathering

As we look forward to the process of re-gathering, I wanted to write out a few steps for us to consider. (We have sent around a couple of videos which have a little more information on a few of these points; you can find them here and here.) A Few Things to Consider While re-gathering is our goal, it’s very important to remember that this is going to be a process. There’s…

Good Music for Good Friday

Today is Good Friday—the day we remember the crucifixion of our Lord. We hope this day finds you with some time to sit at the foot of the cross and reflect on the death of Christ and its significance for you.  We look forward to doing that “together” tonight in our service at 7:00. After our service, we also want to point you to a recording of a Tenebrae service featuring…

Spreading Resurrection Hope

He is risen! He is risen indeed! Though social isolation continues and we will not be gathering physically to celebrate Easter this Sunday, the most important thing about Easter (and every day) remains unchanged: the tomb IS empty. Christ HAS risen from the dead! This will be a unique Sunday, and our celebration will feel different. But in unique times, we also have…

Spreading Smiles to Seniors

In these unique days, families in our church have opportunities to spread smiles to seniors. Many of our senior neighbors and health-vulnerable neighbors have less contact with friends or loved ones than normal. Families in our church family can help spread smiles through delivering drawings, or Scripture verses, or handwritten notes to seniors around us. Perhaps there…

Stay Up to Speed with Redeemer

On Sunday March 22 we are planning a video broadcast (instead of our regular gathering), so we can be strengthened by God’s Word even in the midst of the current health crisis. Our deacons are also cooking up some great strategies for how we can care for one another well and demonstrate the love of Christ in our community. We will send around more information in the…

Some Ideas for Sunday March 15

Well, with a change in plans for Sunday March 15, we want to recommend a few things that you might choose to discuss in your home or with some friends from your church family. If you have a small worship huddle in your home, these three elements could work really well—with a variety of ages or group sizes. Obviously, feel free to adapt these ideas for the people present.…

Update: We Are Canceling This Sunday

Here is the headline issue: we will not be gathering together at Plank Jr. High this Sunday. We sent out a communication earlier this week about the spreading coronavirus. Since then several factors have developed, leading to our decision to cancel our gathering this Sunday morning: The very rapid spread of this virus Governor Pritzker’s guideline that gatherings…

A Letter about Coronavirus

Update on Friday March 13: This situation is developing rapidly, even since the letter below was published. We will no longer be gathering this Sunday. Please check back in the coming days for more information.   Church family, As you are aware, there are increasing concerns about the spreading coronavirus, especially as there now are confirmed cases in the Chicago…