The summer schedule is upon us: Long evenings, vacations, a different pace — perhaps a slower, or a “more relaxed” pace. This is also true at our church, where many programs are on hiatus. But it does not mean we are hibernating until the fall. With the summer comes the opportunity to do different things during the week and on Sunday morning.
Take a look under the different paragraph headers below to get a handle on what to expect through the summer: “Sundays in Summer” describes our program schedule and music; “Midweeks in Summer” lets you know which programs are still running and which are on break; and under “Special Events” you will find information about a Jeorge Holmes concert, Wednesday movie nights, Camp Sunday, Vacation Bible School, and the Church Picnic.
Sundays in Summer:
The adult breakfast Sunday School will continue, under the leadership of Chester Studkzinski, with a study of the Gospel of Mark. Worship will continue to be offered at 10:30 AM, with a staffed nursery available for children up through age 3, as usual. A fellowship hour of light refreshments will follow worship, as usual, in the fellowship hall.
Children’s Church is on hiatus until “Rally Sunday” in September (check this site for more details as summer progresses). Activity and coloring sheets will be available for children between the ages of 4 and 11.
Choir is on hiatus until October 21. We are scheduling a rotation of special music involving our own regular participants and also special guests. Our praise team “Redeemed” as a group is on semi-hiatus; we will continue to blend our congregational singing with acoustic-led praise music on second and fourth Sundays.
June 3, Jonathan Wilson; June 10, Braden Britton; June 17, Daryl Rahfeldt, June 24th -July 1st, Jonathan Wilson. On July 8 there is a special Camp Sunday where we will join Covenant Harbor in worship (see above). Daryl Rahfeldt will lead a service here for those who are unable to make the trip.
Please return to this site for more details concerning August through Labor Day.
There will be an Inquirer’s Class for those interested in learning more about the Evangelical Covenant Church, on July Sundays after fellowship hour, July 15, 22, 29, and August 5.
Midweeks Through Summer
The Ladies’ Tuesday afternoon Bible study will continue to meet at 1:30 on a weekly basis. Please call the church ahead of time in case of a cancellation.
The Men’s Flannel Shirt breakfast fellowship will meet the first Tuesday mornings of every month through the summer, 8 AM at Paul’s Restaurant.
Dorcas Lunch Group will meet the first Thursday afternoon of every month through the summer, 1 PM at Big Skillet.
MOPS (mothers of pre-schoolers, a trade-marked program for mothers of young children, see tab on this site for details) will arrange play-dates every first and third Tuesday of the summer months, until regular programming resumes in the fall.
On summer break: Wednesday Dinner for $2/plate, Youth Group, Movie Group, Choir Rehearsal.
Summer Special Events
Jeorge Holmes Sing-along, June 10 6 PM
We are big fans of the Rev. Jeorge Holmes who is a voice-trained tenor and a well-known Christian entertainer in the Elgin area. Please come out for a hymn-sing with Jeorge, accompanied by Murna Hansemann. Refreshments will follow. Also, Jeorge will have a cd available for purchase.
Wednesday Movie Nights
June 20th and July tba. Stay tuned to this site for details concerning titles and start-times.
July 8 is our Camp Sunday. We hope that everyone who can will join us at Covenant Harbor in Lake Geneva (www.covenantharbor.org).
Vacation Bible School: Child Evangelism Fellowship
Pastor Wilson and family will be hosting this year’s “Back-Yard Club,” a Vacation Bible School Program from the Child Evangelism Fellowship. Tentative dates are July 16-20. Two groups will meet; pre-readers ages 3 through Kindergarten, and readers from 1st grade through 6th grade. Parents of Kindergarten graduates heading into 1st grade can choose the group for their child. Call the church at 847-888-2302 for more details and to register your children.
Church Picnic, August 26th
This is a special “informal/casual” Sunday experience that we have on location at the church. Grilled meat and beverages are provided; participants are asked to bring their own tableware, plus a side, a salad, or a dessert to share. Stay tuned for more details concerning activities and entertainment.