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Tijuana Mission Trip

Tijuana Mission Trip Opportunity! July 21 - 28

Discover another great way to help those in need – by building houses!

Check out the pictures in the narthex of past mission trips to Tijuana, Mexico! Ray Pratscher and Theresa Anconca will be helping to lead a mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico this summer to build houses for the homeless. The trip is from July 21st to the 28th. There will be monthly meetings at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 S. Pathway Court in Crystal Lake. The next meeting wil be March 12 at noon.

Come, listen and get enthusiastic about going along on this great mission opportunity – it will be life-changing! And if you can’t get away to be part of the trip, perhaps you might help out with prayers or financial support!

Have questions? Want more information about how you can get involved? Contact the church office at (847) 497-4569 or email and we'll help you help others!


PADS - Public Action to Deliver Shelter - next date: February 16!

Through PADS, Joyful Harvest and other local churches provide temporary shelter for the homeless at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Richmond, Illinois. Volunteers are needed to help with meals and preparation for the night's sleeping. A list of items needed to offer dinner, breakfast and a brown bag lunch to our clients is on the Welcome Table as well as a sign-up sheet to volunteer your time to help out.

Dinner and a Movie European Easter

Potluck Dinner and a Movie - Rick Steve's European Easter
March 26, 5:00 p.m.

Need to break out of your everyday life and have some fun? Have cabin Fever? How about a night out for Dinner and a Movie? Join us Sunday Evening, March 26 for a huge dose of FUN!! We'll watch Rick Steves' European Easter.

Taking you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Switzerland, Italy, and Greece, "Rick Steves' European Easter" celebrates this 2,000-year-old story in a variety of cultures. You'll feel the emotion of this special time as the Passion of Christ unfolds during Holy Week. We'll join Andalusians carrying parade floats, Greek priests tossing showers of flower petals, and villagers blessing olive branches, plus feasting, fireworks, and more. Exploring a rich and fascinating mix of traditions — from its pagan roots to its glorious finale — "Rick Steves' European Easter" sheds new light on this timeless holiday.

Families come together on a Sunday evening to have dinner and watch a movie. Children are encouraged to bring a sleeping bag and pillow to lie on while watching the movie. Bring your favorite dish to share along with your church-appropriate beverage of choice and Joyful Harvest provides fresh movie popcorn and an exciting movie. Movies are family-friendly and entertaining for all. If you're looking for a great time and want to meet others in the community, come and join us! The dinner starts at 5:00 pm followed by the movie at 5:30 pm.


Monthly Mission Outing - to Feed My Starving Children
February 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children who are hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and the meals are then shipped to FMSC distribution partners, on their way across the globe. FMSC meals have reached nearly 70 countries around the world in their history.

We value FMSC and work with them on a monthly basis, helping feed those in our world who need our help. Join Joyful Harvest on February 17 as we serve those in need by packing simple meals to share. Meet at Joyful Harvest at 5:00 for the ride to Libertyville, or meet us at the FMSC facility! Come help us as we seek to feed our brothers and sisters in need! FMSC requires an accurate estimate of those attending, so please sign up on the Welcome Table or call the church office to reserve your spot!

Wednesday Evening Family Bible Study

Wednesday Evening Family Bible Study!

Be part of the Disciple Ship – don’t miss the boat!
Wednesdays, from 6-8 p.m.

Join us Wednesday evenings on the Disciple Ship – Joyful Harvest’s family-time Bible Study. We gather at 6 p.m. for a potluck dinner, followed at 6:30 by Bible Study for all ages!

We will explore the bible texts from the previous Sunday's worship to come to a deeper and more thorough understanding of God's Word. What a great opportunity for family discussions later in the week!

We'll end the evening with a short worship service of Compline!

Join us for Worship!

Worship Opportunities:
 Saturday:  6:00 p.m.
 Sunday:  9:00 a.m.
 Bible Study
 6:00 p.m.
AmazonSmile Baptism Caroling on the Corner Scout Sunday Christmas Pageant Praying

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