Church news for April 5

By on April 5, 2012

Holy Week at Community
Congregational Church

ELBURN—The congregation of Community Congregational Church (CCC) of Elburn and Rev. Michelle Prentice-Leslie welcome everyone to worship with them during Holy Week.
On Maundy Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m., Rev. Prentice-Leslie and CCC will remember the Last Supper, served by Jesus to His disciples, and will celebrate Holy Communion. The church practices open communion, and all believers are welcome.
On Good Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m., CCC will partner with Grace United Methodist Church of Maple Park, Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church of Sugar Grove, Kaneville United Methodist Church, and Hope Anglican Church for a Community Ecumenical Worship Service.
Rev. Steve Good of Sugar Grove UMC will deliver the message.
Easter Sunday, CCC will celebrate the Resurrection with worship at 10:30 a.m. The choir will provide special music, and the sanctuary will be graced with Easter lilies and flowers, given by members of the congregation. All are welcome to celebrate with us.
Any questions, contact the church at (630) 365-6544, which is staffed Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

St. Gall announces
Holy Week schedule

ELBURN—St. Gall Catholic Church will celebrate Holy Week with many events throughout the week. Holy Thursday, April 5, will be celebrated with an evening mass at 7:30 p.m., which will include the traditional “washing of the feet.”
Good Friday, April 6, of the Lord’s Passion, the Stations of the Cross will be presented at 1 p.m. by the Youth Ministry group. It is a re-enactment of the actual events.
At 7:30 pm, there will be a Solemn Celebration in the church. The Blessing of the Easter Foods and Blessing of the Children’s Easter Baskets are at 11 a.m. on Holy Saturday, April 7. The Easter Vigil Mass will be held on Holy Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Easter masses will be held at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 8. In order to accommodate the large number of attendees, the 9:30 and 11 a.m. masses will be held in both the church and Parish Hall.
All are welcome to attend these events. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Parish Office at (630) 365-6030.

SGUMC to present
‘Come Walk With Me’

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church would like to invite the community to the Sanctuary Choir’s production of “Come Walk With Me” by Pepper Choplin on Easter Sunday, April 8, at 8 and 10:30 am.
Sugar Grove UMC is located at 176 S. Main St. in Sugar Grove.

Holy Week, Easter
services at St. Charles
Episcopal Church

ST. CHARLES—St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave. (Route. 25), St. Charles, invites the community to Holy Week and Easter services. Services will begin at 7:30 p.m. for Maundy Thursday (April 5) and Good Friday (April 6). Easter Sunday services begin at 6 a.m. with the celebration of the Great Vigil. Easter Eucharist services will also be held at 9 and 10:45 a.m. With any questions about the service schedule, contact the church office at (630) 584-2596.

Hosanna! Lutheran Church Holy Week Services
St. CHARLES—Hosanna! Lutheran Church will have special worship services on:
• Maundy Thursday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. (“Living last Supper” – music/drama worship presentation)
• Good Friday, April 6, at noon (spoken service) and 6:30 p.m. (regular service)
• Easter weekend—Saturday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 8, at 6:30, 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
All in the community are invited to attend.
For more information, call the church office at (630) 584-6434, e-mail at or visit Hosanna! is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road (entrance just east of Randall Road) in St. Charles.

‘The Living Last Supper’
ST. CHARLES—Hosanna! Lutheran Church on Thursday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. will present a dramatic musical, “The Living Last Supper,” written by composer Ruth Elaine Schram. All in the community are invited to attend this free event, which re-enacts the famous Holy Week Passover meal.
For more information, call the church office at (630) 584-6434, e-mail, or visit our website at Hosanna! is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road in St. Charles.

Elburn Hill Church
offers sunrise service

ELBURN—Elburn Hill Church will present a Sunrise service Reader’s Theater-style recalling of Jesus resurrection at 7:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 8, with a community breakfast to which all are invited to attend at 8:30 am, and a regular worship service at 10:30 a.m.
Elburn Hill Church is located at 506 N. Main St. in Elburn. Call (630) 365-9064. For information, call (630) 365-9064 or e-mail