This week’s sermon will be “Teach Your Children,” based on the parable of the parable of the sower in Luke 8:4-10
“When a great crowd gathered and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell on the path and was trampled on, and the birds of the air ate it up. Some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered for lack of moisture. Some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it. Some fell into good soil, and when it grew, it produced a hundredfold.” As he said this, he called out, “Let anyone with ears to hear listen!”
Then his disciples asked him what this parable meant. He said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but to others I speak in parables, so that ‘looking they may not perceive, and listening they may not understand.’”
We currently have two services on Sundays; ARISE at 8:30 a.m. and a more traditional service at 10:30 a.m. We are located at 310 Main St. NW, Bourbonnais, IL 60914, and our phone number is (815) 939-4433. Our office is open Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. – Noon
Spaghetti & Meatballs, Mostaccioli, Salad, Bread & Drinks provided – $7 per person. Dessert Auction to benefit Disciples Mission Fund Giving @ 6PM. Donations of desserts wanted (Cakes, Pies, Cobblers, Brownies) store or bakery purchased/donated are welcome.
This summer’s Cruise Nights to support Blessings in a Backpack will take place on Wednesdays June 19th, July 10th, and August 14th.
Cars, Trucks, & Cycles are all welcome, as well as spectators. $15 Minimum Donation to enter a vehicle (checks made payable to Central Christian Church). The fun begins at 5:30 PM. Prizes for Participant Judging, Trophies for Best of Show, Pastors Choice, and Top Three will be awarded at 8:00 p.m. A 50/50 Drawing and concessions will be available.
Cruise Nights feature the John Webber Band and all proceeds benefit Blessings in a Backpack River Valley Communities, which provides weekend nutrition for more than 300 local students during the school year.
This coming Sunday June 2, 2019 we’ll celebrate our graduates–8th grade, high school, and college. Each of them has made a great achievement in life so far and we are excited and happy to celebrate with them and see them on to the next phase of life.
Our 8:30 am summer service, ARISE, will begin on June 2. Shorter than our regular 10:30 worship service, ARISE is done by 9:15 so you can have the rest of the day ahead of you.
Our Farmers Markets will begin on Wednesday, June 5. This year, we’ve got a new name, logo, website, and social media accounts. You can find all the info at www.market102.com. There will also be 3 Cruise Nights along with the markets, which will benefit Blessings in a Backpack River Valley.
Our markets are a great way to connect with and buy items from local farmers, artists, and other vendors.
Our annual Ladies’ Night Out will be on Monday June 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm at Tucci’s, located at 1560 IL-50, Bourbonnais, IL 60914. Sign up at church if you can, but don’t let that stop you from coming and bringing a friend. You can also just let Lisa Garcia know by texting or calling (815) 530-2174.
Our annual Bike to Church day (weather permitting, of course!) will be on May 19 this year. Get your bike fixed up and in shape and ride to church!
This Sunday, April 28, we’ll begin our new series on the book of Acts. It’s called Unexpected: the unlikely, ironic and surprising stories in the book of Acts. In what ways does God act unexpectedly? What unexpected events have happened in your life? How can you be an unexpected blessing in the lives of others?
Worship is every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome, and we hope to see you here…unexpected or not.