Saturday, April 25, 2009

Youth Recycling Event

When a community library wanted to properly dispose of old books it no longer needed, our youth gathered to recycle them. They did something 'green' and in the process earned a small amount of money for the church by filling our recycling bins.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Rhododendron

"Gene Paschall, a member of the Midwest Chapter, is featured in the March 2009 issue of Better Homes and Gardens. This is a must see article, with gorgeous pictures of his garden. A former research chemist, he wanted to find a growing mix specially tailored for rhododendrons: sand, topsoil, and mulch. For decades he has developed one of the most beautiful rhododendron gardens in the Northern Illinois area." (Quoted from Rhododendron and Azalea News by the American Rhododendron Society)

How blessed we are to have him as our 'resident gardener.'

Thursday, April 16, 2009

"Do You See Me Better?"

This is the view of the church from Harlem side after the trees have been trimmed.

Always at Service

Todd Greer, Jack Greer, and Don Hammel cut and trimmed low lying branches of the two giant evergreen trees in front of the church in an effort to enhance our visibility to passers-by on Harlem Avenue.

Easter-Ready Sanctuary

This is how the sanctuary looked in the evening before Easter Sunday. Adorning the altar and the sanctuary were 40 pots of lilies, hyacinths, and tulips.

Beth Paschall

Beth Paschall, our Diaconal Minister, was one of the worship leaders at Good Friday community service (5pm at Lake Katherine: Photo courtesy of The Regional News).

Later at 7:30p, we gathered at the church for the Service of Tenebrae.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Children Handbell

Our congregation loved singing 'Jesus Loves Me This I Know' to the handbells played by our aspiring young musicians during today's Palm Sunday worship.