"Shall We Gather at the...St. Joseph Creek?"

Last Sunday's special service, celebrating and dedicating our new sanctuary stained glass windows, ended with the Chapel and Chancel Choirs singing the powerful anthem, There Is a River in Judea. That anthem lifted our vision to God's ultimate purposes of love and healing for humanity.

There will be a much different expression of God's love and restoration carried out by 20-plus people from our church tomorrow morning, as we join at St. Joseph Creek here in Downers Grove to be part of the annual "River Sweep Clean-Up." Thank you, Environmental Stewardship Team, for leading us in this effort!

On Sunday morning, we'll be celebrating Pentecost, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit described in Acts 2. We'll be seeing how this story is rooted in the Old Testament, and how it still breathes life into us today. Be sure to take special note of Sunday's striking bulletin cover - it features a design by Martin Johnson. To help get ready for Pentecost, you are encouraged to wear something red to church this Sunday.

And, be sure to stop in the church gym before or after worship for great food and fellowship, as we share in an Imagine NO Malaria brunch - having fun and making a world of difference.

Pastors Jim & Greta

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