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3/5/23 Worship: 

3/8, 3/15, 3/22/23 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 will be in the pulpit on this Second Sunday in Lent. His sermon is titled ".Born Again. Now, what does that mean?" and the scriptures are Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 and John 3:1-17. This is Communion Sunday, so if you are joining us via Zoom, please have a drink and grain at hand.

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 you use for Sunday Worship listed on the Bulletin each week.) There will be dinner at 6:30pm followed by study discussion from 7:00-8:00pm. The title of the study is "Anti-Heroes at the Cross." 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. The scriptures this week 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 are 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" and the scriptures are Luke 19:28-40, Luke 22:14-23, and Philippians 2:5-11.

Rev. Gary Faleide will be in the pulpit.
       Maundy Thursday Worship 4/6/23, 7:00pm (Communion)
       Good Friday Worship 4/7/23, 7:00pm

Rev. Gary Faleide will be in the pulpit 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 (having knee surgery on 3/7).
  • Thank you to Judy Birmingham for finding a home for reusing our choir robes. She packed them all up and shipped them last week. She is also working on a home for our hand chimes. 
  • Every month a group of Lyonsville members/friends have breakfast together. Please consider joining us at Willow Hills Restaurant, Countryside, on Saturday, 3/4, at 9:00am. If you plan to attend and/or would like to be on the email invite list, please contact Judy Birmingham so that she can include you in the reservation. Thank you Judy for organizing this each month.
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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