Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday Everyone! 

From the Leadership Team


  8:15 AM               Set Up Begins
  8:45 AM               Praise Team Practice
  9:00 AM               NO Catechism for 6th-12th Grade (Fall Break)
10:00 AM               Service Begins
                                 - Offering for Thanksgiving Day Meal Delivery Project
                                 - Pathway Kids Will Meet
  4:00 PM               Hope Community Church's Worship Service in Lowell, Indiana
  5:00 PM               Jr. High Youth Group Will Meet

  6:00 PM               Leadership Team (Elders and Deacons) Will Meet

   6:30 PM             Campus Life Stories at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Cedar Lake, IN

  9:15 AM               Women's Morning Bible Study

  8:15 AM               Set Up Begins
  8:45 AM               Praise Team Practice
 9:00 AM                NO Catechism for 6th-12th Grade (Last Sunday of the Month)
10:00 AM               Service Begins
                                 - Youth Praise Team
                                 - Holy Communion
                                 - Name Tag Sunday
                                 - Benevolence Offering
                                 - NO Pathway Kids
11:30 AM                Fall Potluck
 4:00 PM                Hope Community Church's Worship Service in Lowell, Indiana
 5:00 PM                500th Anniversary Reformation Worship Service at Bethel CRC in
                                   Lansing, IL


On Sunday we welcome Kyle Beckrich from Campus Outreach. His message will be "Surpassing Worth" and is found in Philippians 3:1-14. We will receive an offering for our Thanksgiving Day Meal Delivery Service Project.

CATECHISM for 6th - 8th Grade (Middle School) and 9th - 12th Grade (High School) will NOT meet THIS Sunday, October 22 OR NEXT Sunday, October 29. Meets 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 A117). High schoolers will study the Belgic

Next Sunday Pastor Joel will continue in his current sermon series, "It's a Revolution." We will  be led by our talented youth, celebrate Holy Communion and receive a Benevolence Offering. It is also Name Tag Sunday, Catechism and Pathway Kids will NOT meet. Our service will be followed by our Fall Potluck!  

      - As Pathway Church grows, it is possible that the deacons will be asked to provide
       assistance to more families in need. In order to be proactive, the deacons will be
       scheduling benevolent fund offerings on the 5th Sundays of the month (4 times per year).
       The first scheduled benevolence offering will be NEXT Sunday, October 29.  

HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH – You are invited to Hope Community Church's weekly worship service THIS Sunday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m. using the facilities of the First Church of the Nazarene, 18210 Clark Road, Lowell, Indiana (located directly behind the Strack & Van Til on Rt. 2/Main Street). Drop by for a visit to support this infant congregation. 

JR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP will meet THIS Sunday, October 22 from 5:00 pm. - 6:30 pm. in St. John, Indiana. â€‹ 

WOMEN'S FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY will meet Friday, October 27 from 9:15 am. - 11:15 am. in St. John. Our study is "Entrusted" by Beth Moore. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (219) 558-0573.

COMMUNION NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 – Next Sunday We Celebrate Holy Communion. Please prepare by reflecting on this invitation:
       If Jesus is your Savior and Lord, and you recognize His sacrifice
       for you in the bread and the juice, and you’ve publicly stood for Him
       (call it “profession of faith,” “confirmation,” or “adult baptism”) as
       He publicly hung for you, then join the feast. You are His. He is yours.
       And now He will whisper that confirmation again in the sacrament, by
       the Spirit, and through the word. Come to His feast for your spiritual

POTLUCK NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 – All are invited to join us on Sunday, October 29 following the service for our Fall Potluck. Please bring a side dish, salad, or main dish to share. Drinks and dessert will be provided.  

YOUTH PRAISE TEAM – Calling all youth! If you have musical gifts of singing or playing an instrument, we’d like you to play in the youth praise band on October 29. Contact Paul Siemer, pathwayworship@pathwaycrc.org or the office, pathwayadmin@pathwaycrc.org. You don’t have to be a member to participate.

MEN, LOOKING FOR MEANING AND PURPOSE? – Men, have you had that feeling that something is missing in your life? If you feel you need to change your routine, then you need to attend an F3 Workout with other faithful men! We meet at Bethel Church, 10202 Broadway, Crown Point on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 5:30 a.m. - 6:15 a.m. and Saturday mornings from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact Randy Shelton at (708) 906-9301 or Thelittleguys.shelton@gmail.com.

CALLING ALL LADIES FOR AN ASPIRE CONFERENCE – Looking for a night of laughs, girl time and worship? Join us as we attend an Aspire Conference on Sunday, November 12 at Heartland Christian Center in Valparaiso. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Sign up on Sunday to purchase tickets at the back information table. We will carpool together; you won’t want to miss it!

WOMEN'S WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will meet Wednesday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. in St. John. Our current study is The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer. If you have any questions or would like to join, please contact the church office at (219) 558-0573. It’s not too late to join this Bible Study! 

- November 23, Thanksgiving Day Service at 9:00 a.m.
  Deliver meals at 9:45 a.m. Nursery provided.
  Invite your family and friends to worship and then deliver meals with us.

This year the St. John Chamber of Commerce will join us in meal delivery. Pathway will again deliver and pay for our 500 meals. The Chamber is helping with an additional 1000 meals. Pathway, this is big that our local business owners will join us! Joel and Terri have spent the last 2 years building relationships with the Chamber. This is the fruit of that effort. Make sure to meet some new friends that day. Meal delivery should be finished for most by 11:30 a.m. so you can enjoy Thanksgiving with family and friends.

- December 17, Candlelight Service at 5:00 p.m. Nursery provided.

- Sunday, December 24, 10:00 a.m. Service.
  (There will be no evening Christmas Eve or Christmas Day Service.)

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 (SUNDAY) is for the food costs for our Thanksgiving Day Meal Delivery Project. Next week you’ll hear how you may assist with this local ministry! 

Campus Life Stories at the Lighthouse Restaurant is coming quickly — Thursday, October 26 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. You won’t want to miss hearing our Lake Central and Hanover High School students share what Campus Life means to them! RSVP to Terri! There will be great heavy appetizers too! 

Angels of Hope names will be available soon. This is a great opportunity to share Christ’s love by helping the Cook County inmates’ families through this Christmas gift giving event. Anyone can participate in receiving a name of a boy or girl or parent/guardian and purchase some listed gift suggestions for about $30 per name. These Christmas gifts are typically the only gifts they receive, so this is a special blessing to them. 

Drenth’s Highway Garage and MI Box Storage (7701 US Hwy 41, Schererville) is collecting items for the NWI Food Pantry this month. They have a storage box where you can drop off the donations anytime until October 31. Most needed items are canned foods, pasta, peanut butter, cereal, toiletries, diapers, formula, gently used clothing and blankets. All proceeds will be delivered to the NWI Food Bank. They assist 10,000 families a year! We will also collect items at the church office on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Many THANKS to those who donated blood last Sunday! We had 17 donors which equates to 51 people benefiting from the blood donated at our specific Drive! WAY TO GO!!!!! 

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

From Pastor Joel

I have been on vacation this past week.

Please join me next Sunday for an event-filled Sabbath!  

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

Office Location

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


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P.O. Box 62
St. John, Indiana 46373

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