News of the Church

Holy Week

Maundy Thursday, April 18, 7:00 p.m. Worship/Communion in our Sanctuary

Good Friday, April 19, 7:00 p.m. ecumenical service with combined choir at Emmanuel Episcopal Church of La Grange

Easter Sunday, April 21—Celebrate our risen Lord! 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Worship—Invite a friend or neighbor!

Commuter Concert Series

Mark your calendar for these upcoming Commuter Concerts on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in our Sanctuary. There is no admission charge. A free-will offering will be received for the musicians.

April 30: Classical Piano Duets (one piano, four hands) by Tyler Kivel and Katherine Peterson

May 21: Swing Forward, an eclectic repertoire of pop songs with a jazzy twist, American Songbook Standards and originals—weather permitting, this concert will be on the front lawn!

June 11: Pei-Yeh Tsai, Concert Pianist

July 9: Desiree Hassler, Lyric Opera Soprano

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATIONS

If you're interested in joining the church or just learning more about First Presbyterian Church of La Grange (FPCLG), please contact the Church Office at admin@fpclg.org or 708.354.0771 for details on upcoming orientation opportunities. 

Save the Date: Taco Cook-Off

The Youth Ministry Committee will host a Taco Cook-Off Fundraiser on Sunday, May 5 (Cinco de Mayo!), at 12:30 p.m. in the church parking lot. $5 per person/$20 per family. We need taco cooks and judges (award will be given for Best Taco)--contact Lisa Nadle at lnadle@fpclg.org or the Church Office at 708.354.0771 to volunteer to judge or bring tacos or dessert.

Update Your Information for Our 2019 Guidebook & Directory

Have there been any changes to your family's contact information over the past year? Did you drop your landline? Get a new email address? Did one of your children move out of the house? Are you planning to move soon? Please contact the Church Office to update your record so we have accurate information as we begin working on our 2019 FPCLG Guidebook & Directory. Thank you!

Sermons Available in Podcast Form

Great news! You can subscribe to hear FPCLG sermons as podcasts through iTunes or your favorite content distributor. Search “FPCLG Sermons” for downloads. 

Adult Volunteers Needed to Walk in Faith with VBS Kids

Want to find meaning, purpose and your inner child?? You will be reminded how much God loves YOU as YOU remind children just how much God loves them during our Vacation Bible School program, June 17-20, 9:00-11:30 a.m. For information about joining our wonderful volunteer team, email admin@fpclg.org.

Sponsor a New Hymnal

Glory to God is the new Presbyterian hymnal. With a $25 contribution, you can sponsor a hymnal to help us cover our hymnal replacement costs and dedicate it in honor or memory of a loved one; a commemorative plate will be affixed to the inner cover of the hymnal. Click here to read more about Glory to God as well as our plan for the blue hymnals, and click here for the sponsorship order form. You can also sponsor a hymnal through our online giving page.

“You Are Loved” Comfort Care Totes

Many thanks to our generous congregation for supporting the “You Are Loved” Comfort Care Totes project for people going through cancer treatment. If you are aware or become aware of anyone of any age to whom you would like to give one of these totes, please let your deacon know or contact the Church Office.

Volunteer at A Caring Place for Kidz

Share the love of God, conversation, laughter, puzzles, reading, games, snacks, homework and more after school with children in need at A Caring Place for Kidz (ACP4K). After-school volunteers of ALL ages (kids-seniors) are needed on Wednesdays, 2:30-5:30 p.m., and Fridays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. ACP4K is located in the La Grange Community Center on 200 Washington Ave. For more information, please email Diane at dstapleton@fpclg.org.

FOOD PANTRY’S “SPECIAL OF THE MONTH”

Donations for the La Grange Area Food Pantry may be placed in the designated box in the east cloister anytime. April’s non-food “item of the month” is dish detergent.

‘Suits for Success’ 

If you have any men’s or women’s casual, business casual and dress wear (no ties, purses or belts, please) that you would like to donate, please label your items “Suits for Success” and hang them on the coat rack near the basement (parking lot) entrance, outside of Fellowship Hall. Donations will go to men and women being released from prison to wear for job interviews.

WE’RE ON AMAZONSMILE!

Did you know that every time you shop online at Amazon.com, you can donate a percentage of your purchase to our church? Click here to link your existing account with First Presbyterian Church of La Grange. From then on, the only thing you do differently is begin at smile.amazon.com whenever you shop Amazon.  

2019 “PER CAPITA” AMOUNT IS $34.22

Each year, PC(USA) churches pay to support the work of their Presbytery, Regional Synod and National General Assembly based on each church’s total membership. You help us to cover this cost by paying the $34.22 per capita amount for each member of our church in your household. Per capita contributions may be placed in the offering, made through our website or sent in to the Church Office. Contact Lynn Huck at 708.354.0771 or lynnhuck@fpclg.org with questions.  

CLICK TO GIVE

Online giving on our website allows you to make one-time donations or set up recurring payments by charging your checking account, savings account or credit card through one of the industry leading vendors for secure payment processing. A confirmation e-mail is sent to you for each gift, and a record of your gifts is also visible to you. It is very quick and easy. To make an online gift, click this link. There is no need to set up an account, but taking a few minutes to do so will make it easier to track your giving history as well as make subsequent or recurring gifts.