Church news for Sept. 2

By on September 2, 2011

St. Gall to hold special
luminary Mass

ELBURN—St. Gall Church in Elburn will hold a special mass on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Gall Cemetery, located on Route 47 in downtown Elburn.
This Mass is an opportunity to honor all of those people who have brought a little light into our lives. Envelopes are currently being sold for $1 each. On the envelope, the name of the person who has provided “light” in your life is written and turned into the parish office. All of the names will be highlighted and honored during Mass and with lighted luminaries lining the driveways of the cemetery. The Mass will begin at dusk, and all of the luminaries will remind us of all the special people in our lives who have brought light into our lives. To purchase an envelope/luminary, please contact the Parish Office at (630) 365-6030.
The Centennial Parish Picnic will now be held in the St. Gall parking lot at 5 p.m. (this is rain or shine—if it rains, the picnic will be moved inside to the Parish Hall). Please bring a dish to pass.

UMC Church picnic
SUGAR GROVE—Food, fun, and fellowship will highlight the Sunday, Sept. 11, church picnic at the 40-acre Harter Road property of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church. The meal starts at noon. Bring a friend and a dish to pass. All are welcome. Hymn sing, hayrack rides, volleyball and games for children will make up the day. The event is at 4S633 Harter Road, west of Route 47, near Waubonsee Community College.
For more information, call (630) 466-4501.

Community Congregational Church of Elburn schedule
ELBURN—As of Sunday, Sept. 11, Community Congregational Church of Elburn “regular” worship times go into effect as follows:
• 9 a.m.—Sunday school; rally time
• 9:20 a.m.—Adult Bible study
• 10:30 a.m.—Worship (Holy Communion celebrated the first Sunday of each month)
• 11:30 a.m.—Fellowship
On Sunday, Sept. 11, Community Congregational Church of Elburn will host a Service of Remembrance for all who lost their lives 10 years ago in the attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as well as in the crash of Flight 93 in the field near Shanksville, Penn. Local clergy participating include Rev. Gary Augustine of Elburn Hill Church, Rev. David Kletzing of Hope Anglican Church, and Rev. Michelle Prentice-Leslie of Community Congregational Church. The service is open to all and will be held at 5 p.m. at Community Congregational Church, 100 E. Shannon St. in Elburn.
For information, call (630) 365-6544.