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Happy Friday Everyone! 

From the Leadership Team


SUNDAY – APRIL 15, 2018
* * * Pathway Directory Pictures Taken Before and After Worship * * *
  8:15 AM               Set Up Begins
  8:45 AM               Praise Team Practice
  9:00 AM              Catechism for 6th-12th Grade Will Meet
10:00 AM               Service Begins
                                   - Pathway Kids Will Meet
11:25 AM                Congregational Meeting
  5:00 PM               Jr. High Youth Group
  5:00 PM               High School Youth Group

TUESDAY – APRIL 17, 2018
  6:00 PM              Leadership Team Will Meet

  7:00 PM               Women's Evening Bible Study

SUNDAY – APRIL 22 2018
  8:15 AM               Set Up Begins
  8:45 AM               Praise Team Practice
  9:00 AM              Catechism for 6th-12th Grade Will Meet
10:00 AM               Service Begins
                                   - Special Offering for Mobility Ministries
                                   - Pathway Kids Will Meet
  5:00 PM               "Hymns for Him" Hymn Sing at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Lansing, IL


On Sunday Pastor Joel 's message is "Hurled, Spewed and Spit" based on Revelation 3:14-22.

CATECHISM for 6th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade will meet THIS Sunday, April 15 from 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
 ​    6th - 8th grade catechism (Room A151) is team taught. Middle schoolers will
     study the CRC Dwell curriculum which includes 6 lessons each on “What do I do
     when things fall apart?/Belonging to Jesus, What’s the Covenant All About?, Who
     is God?, Who is Jesus?, and Who is the Holy Spirit?
     9th - 12th grade catechism (Room A____). High schoolers will study the Belgic Confession. 

PATHWAY KIDS will meet THIS Sunday, April 15 and NEXT Sunday, April 22. We will NOT meet April 29.

PATHWAY DIRECTORY PICTURES / RE-TAKES – Family and individual pictures for the Pathway Church Directory will be taken before and after worship THIS Sunday, April 15. If you would like to have your picture added to the directory or wish to update your current picture, please stop in and have your photo taken! We encourage our Park Place friends, members with new babies, new members and regular attenders to have your picture added to our directory. It is a great tool for connecting names and faces.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING – A Congregational Meeting will be held THIS Sunday, April 15, 20 minutes after the worship service to hear a Leadership Team presentation.

APRIL'S SPECIAL OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 22 – Because April has five Sundays, our special monthly offering will be received NEXT Sunday, April 22 for Mobility Ministries located in DeMotte, Indiana. More information about this ministry is found in the Opportunities to Serve section of this email.

BENEVOLENCE OFFERING APRIL 29 – April has five Sundays! We will take an offering for Benevolence on April 29, as well as celebrate Holy Communion and witness Infant Baptism of Jack Siersema, son of Andy and Cassie! Benevolence offerings will be used to help the poor or those with a short-term need.

LEADERSHIP TEAM NOMINATIONS – The Leadership Team will be accepting nominations through April 29 for one elder and one deacon. Please check your mailbox for information on Pathway's nomination process. Please note that names should be submitted to an elder.

CONNECTIONS – Time to Profess Christian Faith?The general invite for the Connections Class for Saturday, April 28 has morphed into a teen's and children's class for those investigating making profession of faith. If you are a preteen or teenager and are possibly interested in taking your public stand for Jesus Christ (Profession of Faith), we welcome you to call the office and sign up for the class, (219) 558-0573 or pathwayadmin@pathwaycrc.org. It will be from 7:30 -10:30 a.m.

Adults, I will need some male and female personal mentors for our young people. You do not need to be available on April 28. If you are interested, please call Pastor Joel, (219) 613-0200 to see what this involves.​

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE – Please join us for a National Day of Prayer Service on Thursday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m. at St. John of the Evangelist Catholic Church.Many churches from St. John, Dyer, and Schererville will participate. Also the Illiana Christian High School Choir will sing. Please plan on attending this exceptional gathering of diverse churches who all hold to salvation through Jesus Christ, and join with believers of various stripes in praying for unity.

MOMMY'S HAVEN BANQUET – Thanks to all Pathway people who participated. Congratulations Mommy’s Haven! You are very close to opening!

PARK PLACE INTERGENERATIONAL SERVICE – The new dates are set:  2nd Sunday of September, November, January 2019, and March 2019 for our 4 Sundays/year. This is an opportunity for our children to bless the residents of Park Place, and for Park Place grandmas and grandpas to encourage our children.

JR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP will meet THIS Sunday, April 15 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in St. John, Indiana. Dinner and Drinks/Dessert will be provided. If you have any questions, please call the church office at (219) 558-0573. 

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will meet THIS Sunday, April 15 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in St. John, Indiana. If you have any questions, please call the church office at (219) 558-0573. Bring a friend!! ​

WOMEN'S WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will meet Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. in St. John, Indiana. ALL women are invited to our study, Sacred Secrets, by Beth Moore! The word secrets might evoke feelings of shame, guilt, or even fear. But not all secrets are bad. Some secrets need forgiveness and some should be kept between you and God. If you have any questions or would like to attend, please contact the church office at (219) 558-0573. 

FRIDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY will meet on Friday, April 27 at 9:15 a.m. in St. John, Indiana. Our current study is The Envy of Eve:  Finding Contentment in a Covetous World! If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (219) 558-0573. Looking forward to good fellowship and conversation!​

JR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP SKY ZONE OUTING, SCHERERVILLE, IN – Sunday, May 6. ​Please arrive by 2:15 p.m. for check in. We will be jumping from 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. with time to eat afterwards (40 minutes). Please pick up your child at 4:20 p.m. In order to speed up our check in and best utilize our jumping time, please fill out the waiver form from Sky Zone by clicking on the following link:  https://scherervillestore.skyzone.com/waiver/​​.​

SAVE THE DATE – Join us for a 15-Year Anniversary Celebration for the Pathway to Jesus School located in the Dominican Republic (missionary Shelley Hernandez) on Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m. at Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Lansing, Illinois. Come and rejoice in God's goodness and faithfulness and learn of future ministry plans. There will be a time of praise and testimony, ministry updates and an opportunity to partner in expanding God's Kingdom in the Dominican Republic. Dessert and refreshments will be served.​​

VOLUNTEER TEAMS – We would still like to add another sound tech and a few more people for setup/take down. Can YOU help? Ladies, we welcome your help. The servants’ list for these positions needs some gender diversification. 

​​​​Please remember to check out our website, http://www.pathwaycrc.org/, for more information on all our programs and opportunities.

Are you following @Pathway_CRC and @PastorJoelZ on Twitter, liking Pathway on Facebook, or following Pathway_CRC on Instagram yet?

Opportunities to Serve

This month our offering is for a new cause that Pathway is supporting:  It’s a local ministry in DeMotte, Indiana called Mobility Ministries, and they assemble mobile carts for third world countries for those that can’t walk. On Sunday you will view a short video about the ministry and then next Sunday, April 22, our offering will be taken for this ministry. We will also hear a presentation during the service and they will bring along one of the mobility carts. Mobility Ministries is a worldwide 501c3 organization since 1994. Over 70 million people in the world don’t have the use of their legs and have to crawl in dirt. This is a life changing gift for them.

​Remember our Super Hero Event? We are looking for a few more people interested in brainstorming some new ideas to host this event similar to a family fun fair for this fall. Interested in helping with the fundraiser for Mommy’s Haven? See Terri Schaaf. 

Mommy’s Haven, the maternity home under construction in Lowell, is looking for interior painters and carpet installers. If you’d like to help, please email Lauren at lauren@mommyshaven.org.   

​If you have any questions on the above, contact Terri at pathwayoutreach@pathwaycrc.org.​

From Pastor Joel

In Revelation John writes seven messages to seven historical churches in Asia Minor. The messages celebrate spiritual successes and correct wrongs. Today’s church is the only one unaffirmed and simply corrected, Laodicea. The correction given highlights the Lord's knowledge of the city. Watch how a wealthy city with horrible water is corrected for spiritual poverty and for tasting horrible. 

Each church message hits home for believers in today’s churches too. Over the next months I will examine the seven churches a couple at a time while also interspersing other topics.

Remember to follow me on Twitter @PastorJoelZ.


See you on Sunday,

Pastor Joel and the Leadership Team



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Crown Point Christian School

Sunday 10:00 AM
10550 Park Place
St. John, Indiana 46373

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11101 W. 97th Lane
St. John, Indiana 46373


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St. John, Indiana 46373

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