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3/8, 3/15, and 3/22 Lenten Bible Study:


3/12/23 Worship:

3/19/23 Worship:

3/21/23 Leadership Council:     
3/26/23 Worship:

4/2/23 Worship: 

Holy Week Services:

4/9/23 Easter Sunday Worship:     
Rev. Gary Faleide and Nayna will be leading a Lenten Bible study for three Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:00pm. It will be held in person, in the lounge, and on Zoom. (Use the same zoom link as ou use for Sunday worship listed on the Bulletin each week.) There will be dinner at 6:30 followed by study discussion from 7:00-8:00pm. The title of the study is "Anti-Heroes at the Cross." On 3/8 we will be discussing the thieves crucified with Christ. Let Nayna know if you plan to participate and/or would like to bring food for the dinner. No study preparation is required.

Rev. Gary Faleide will be in the pulpit on this Third Sunday in Lent. His sermon is titled "I Have No Husband", and the scriptures are Romans 5:1-11 and John 4:5-42.

Rev. Gary Faleide will be in the pulpit on this Fourth Sunday in Lent. The scriptures this week will be Ephesians 5:8-14 and John 9:1-41.

6:30-8:00pm on Zoom.

Rev. Gary Faleide will be in the pulpit on this Fifth Sunday in Lent. The scriptures this week are Romans 8:6-11 and John 11:1-45

Rev. Gary Faleide will be in the pulpit on this Palm Sunday and the Sixth Sunday in Lent. There will be a "palm parade" entering the chapel and the scriptures are 
Luke 19:28-40, Luke 22:14-23, and Philippians 2:5-11. There will be no Communion this Sunday.

Rev. Gary Faleide will be in the pulpit:
     Maundy Thursday Worship 4/6/23, 7:00pm (Communion) (If on Zoom, have a drink and grain at hand for communion)
     Good Friday Worship 4/7/23, 7:00pm

Rev. Gary Faleide and Nayna Byers will deliver a joint sermon this joyous Easter Sunday. The scriptures will be Acts 10:34-43 and John 20:1-18. Communion will be served, so if you are joining via Zoom, please have a drink and grain at hand.
Covid-19 guidelines from IDPH will be followed and future updates will be provided to the congregation.

Update from the Moderator

Dear Members and Friends of Lyonsville Congregational U.C.C..
At the last leadership council meeting on February 21, we revisited the timeline for worship services this spring.  Previously, it was presented at the October congregational meeting that Sunday, April 16 would be the final worship service in the chapel.  It was decided by the leadership council that weekly worship services will continue after Sunday, April 16 until our dissolution service on Sunday, May 21, 2023.  We continue to be blessed for the individuals who plan our worship services and we hope you can join us. 

Sanna Bashor

(If you have any news you would like to share with the congregation, please contact Nayna Byers.)

If you would like to bring a snack to share, please let Sanna Bashor or Nayna Byers know so we can plan accordingly.
  • Continued prayers for Bob and Patti Haigh, Rosemary Klitchman, Barbara Wyne, and Barbara Loehman (Barb had knee replacement surgery this week on 3/7).
  • Every month a group of Lyonsville members/friends have breakfast together, usually at 9:00am on the first Saturday of each month. If you would like to be on the invite list, please contact Judy Birmingham so that she can include you on the list and the reservation count. Thank you Judy for organizing this each month.
  • Daylight Savings Time ends Saturday, March 11. Please remember to move your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday. We need you at worship!!
  • Lyonsville Choir: We are looking for people who would like to sing in the choir on our last Sunday together, May 21st. Mike Molloy has chosen the anthem of "How Can I Keep From Singing." If you are interested, please contact Judy Birmingham.
Easter Flowers

Orders will be taken for flowers on Sunday, March 5, March 12 and March 19th.  Please complete the order form and return it to Judy Birmingham by March 19th with a check made payable to Lyonsville Church.  Cash is also accepted.  

Thank you,
Easter flower order form
We understand that combining three main precautions reliably leads to safe indoor gatherings: mask wearing, distancing, and ventilation. Our policies are consistent with guidance and requirements from local, state, and federal public health authorities and our wider United Church of Christ. As conditions change, we will continue to review and adjust these policies.
  • Throughout the building, masks are optional, but encouraged, for everyone two years of age and older, regardless of vaccination status.
  • As a courtesy to the welfare of all, please provide safe space to others.
  • Windows will be open to provide ventilation whenever possible.
  • Please do not attend in-person worship if you are experiencing any Covid-like symptoms
For the safety of us all, we request good-natured adherence to these policies. Thank you. 
March Birthdays
3/10 - Marsha Smith
3/11 - Gene Martin
3/12 - Sherry Suomi
3/12 - Jack Wolf
3/14 - Rev. Emily Mitchell
Please send any birthday or anniversary updates to the church office.
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