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Joyful Harvest

Lenten Worship Schedule

Lenten Mid-week Worship
Beginning March 1, 7:00 p.m.

During Lent, the people of God are given a time to reflect on the meaning of their baptism in Christ’s death and resurrection. The sign of ashes on Ash Wednesday suggests our human mortality and frailty. What seems like an ending is really an invitation to make each day a new beginning, in which we are washed in God’s mercy and forgiveness. With the cross on our brow, we long for the spiritual renewal that flows from the springtime Easter feast to come.

During the five Wednesdays of Lent, March 8, March 15, March 22 March 29 and April 5, Joyful Harvest will host a potluck supper at 6:00 p.m. Following supper and a bible study of the texts from the previous Sunday, we will offer an Evening Lenten Worship Service at 7:00 p.m. using a thematic approach to Lent.

Then join us on Wednesday of Holy week for a service of Healing and Reconciliation, April 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Food Pantry

March 2017 Food Pantry Service Opportunities
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00 to 6:30 p.m.

The Helping Hands Pantry is dedicated to providing relief for local families needing support. Every week we offer opportunities for people in our community to pick out groceries from our pantry and we need your help to make that happen.
If you’re looking to make a difference in your community, we have multiple opportunities for you. Our volunteers do a wide range of things – help push carts on pantry days, help clients choose foods, assist with parking, and stock the shelves. Whatever your talent, we can help you make an impact. We ask that all pantry volunteers be a minimum of 12 years of age, and in at least 7th grade. Join us Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of November, from 3-6:30 p.m. Sign up at the Welcome Table or call the church office at (847) 497-4569.

Northern Illinois Helping Hands Food Pantry
2502 Spring Ridge Drive
Spring Grove, Illinois

Stuffed Bunny

Has the true meaning of Easter
gotten a little fuzzy?

Give your children more than bunnies and baskets this year.
Give them a miracle!

Come be with us on Easter as we celebrate
the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Easter Worship - Sunday, April 16, 9:00 a.m.

Holy Week Schedule
Sunday, April 9, 9:00 am
Palm Sunday Processional & Worship

Wednesday, April 12, 7:00 p.m.
Service for Healing, Reconciliation and Prayer

Thursday, April 13, 6:00 p.m.
Christian Seder & Maundy Thursday Worship

Friday, April 14, 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday Worship

Saturday, April 15, 7:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil Worship

Sunday, April 16, 9:00 a.m.
Easter Sunday Worship!!! Celebrate our risen Lord!
Continental Breakfast served at 10:15
Lifetouch Family Portrait Sign-up

You're invited to capture memories for a lifetime!
Family Portrait Opportunity April 20, 2-8 p.m.

When was the last time you or your family had a professional portrait taken? Portraits are valued family keepsakes. Sign up and schedule a portrait time by clicking here or the image above! You'll receive a free 8x10 portrait simply by being a part of this exciting opportunity!

Please be a part of our new family directory program - we need YOU to make our family album complete! Let's put names with faces. We've chosen to partner with Lifetouch for professional photography that will connect our members and tell our story.

Tell your friends, too! Even if someone isn't part of our church family, they're invited to come in and receive a free 8x10 portrait, too! And they can choose to be part of the church directory or not. What a great way to receive a free portrait that will provide memories for a lifetime! Invite a friend today!


PADS - Public Action to Deliver Shelter
Next date: April 20!

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.


Monthly Mission Outing - to Feed My Starving Children
April 24, 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 April 24 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!

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity! May 6, 8:30 am

Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Their mission is to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat's ministry is based on the conviction that to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, we must love and care for one another. Our love must not be words only— it must be true love, which shows itself in action. Habitat provides an opportunity for people to put their faith and love into action. Join Joyful Harvest and other groups to make affordable housing and better communities a reality for everyone.

Our next Habitat outing is set for May 6. We'll leave the church at 8:30 a.m. and work until 3:00 p.m.! Sign up at the Welcome Table or call the church office at (847) 497-4569.

Vacation Bible School

Follow the Light to Joyful Harbor - Vacation Bible School!
June 19-23, 9-Noon!

Come with us to Follow the Light! At Joyful Harbor Lighthouse VBS, kids learn to shine God's light. This VBS is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences that kids will see, hear, and touch. Team-building games, cool Bible songs, and active Bible adventures are just a few of the activities that help faith flow into real life. (Since everything is hands-on, kids might get a little messy. Be sure to send them in play clothes, safe shoes, and maybe with a towel since we will play some fun water games!)

Your kids will also participate in an outreach project, called Operation Christmas Child, that will let the kids in our community shine God's light to hurting kids around the world.

Limited openings are available! Sign up now by downloading the registration form (Click Here!) and returning it by June 10, along with payment to:
Joyful Harvest Church
5050 N Johnsburg Rd
Johnsburg, IL 60051

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!

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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