Luke 10:38-11:13 
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June 30, 2013
Pastor Dwight A. Nelson

“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.”

There are two parts to discipleship. There is listening to Jesus, time spent in prayer and the study of the Word. And there is serving Jesus, actively taking part in witnessing, showing mercy and doing justice. To be a disciple of Jesus is to listen to Jesus and to serve Jesus.

Long ago, when I was in seminary, I had a class from James Dittes, dealing with the practical aspects of ministry. He said that the church is like a sailboat. The goal is to keep the boat balanced and going straight ahead. Sometimes you will notice that all the people on the boat have moved to one side, and so the boat begins to tip and veer in that direction. Then you need to move to the other side of the boat to balance it. Hopefully, some will join you there. But if too many cross over, then you need to go to the other side.

If your life is all serving and no praying, then you need to make an adjustment. If your life is all Bible study, but you never share your faith or help the poor, then you need to make an adjustment. Read more

6/25/13 UPDATE:


I’m pleased to report we had a very nice turnout Friday night for our initial meeting of the “Where Is It Written?” small group: 14 adults and quite a few kids. We compiled an initial list of topics for study that are summarized here.We will meet again this coming week on Friday 6/28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Greenfields’ (337 Dalton Avenue, Mundelein). The topic “How do I begin a discussion of my faith with a friend or colleague?” will be discussed. We hope you can join us! Each meeting we will try to discuss a new topic, so don’t worry about feeling like you’ve fallen behind. Read more

Summer AdventuresSummer Adventures are fun afternoon activities for kids who will be entering grades 1-6 in the fall.  Each adventure is centered around a different activity and includes a fun devotion and snack.

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Conference Point Center

Thinking about how you can take part in some good family fun and fellowship this Summer?

Please talk to anyone who has gone to one of our Family Retreats!

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The Pastoral Search Committee has been meeting regularly and is making good progress.  We have 3 sub-committees working on the main tasks required:

  • Completing the church profile
  • Writing a job description
  • Incorporating the information from the staff interviews that were completed

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