Weekly Newsletter



Happy Friday Everyone!

From the Leadership Team


  5:00 PM             We Event Supper at Crown Point Christian School

  8:15 AM             Set Up Begins
  8:45 AM             Praise Team Practice
10:00 AM             Service Begins
                              - Profession of Faith
                              - Special Offering for Faith and Action
                              - Pathway Kids Will Meet​​ (Ages 3-4th Grade)
                              - Pathway Directory Phone App Help Available

  5:30 PM             Deacons Will Meet

  7:00 PM             Women's Evening Bible Study Will Meet in St. John, Indiana

  9:30 AM             Women's Morning Bible Study Will Meet in Beecher, Illinois

  8:15 AM             Set Up Begins
  8:45 AM             Praise Team Practice
10:00 AM             Service Begins
                              - Holy Communion
                              - Name Tag Sunday
                              - Benevolence Offering
                              - Pathway Kids Will NOT Meet​​ (Ages 3-4th Grade)
  5:00 PM             High School Youth Group Bonfire Lesson in Lowell, Indiana

On Sunday Pastor Joel's messge is "It Matters" based on Romans 10:8b-13.

PROFESSION OF FAITH THIS SUNDAY – Four Pathway teens will take a public stand for Jesus Christ. Copies of each teen's Statement of Faith will be available at the information table Sunday if you would like a copy.

Special Invitation:
If you have a verse or passage that you would like to encourage these teens with in honor of their Profession of Faith in Christ, please be prepared to come up and mark it in their personal Bible following worship Sunday. Their Bibles will be on display with name plaques on the table located at the foot of the cross. 

Thanks be to God for His work in our young people.

SEPTEMBER'S SPECIAL OFFERING – THIS Sunday our special offering will be taken for Faith and Action. Faith and Action is a local ministry that provides opportunities for kids to interact with people who care about them. Their activities allow their volunteers to serve, bless, and show love to some of the most under-served children in Chicago in a non-threatening environment.

PATHWAY DIRECTORY PHONE APP – In case you missed this last Sunday, there will be another opportunity for you to get the Pathway Directory Phone App installed on your phone following worship THIS Sunday, September 23. Help will be available by the information table in the back of the auditorium. If you are a member of Pathway or on a membership track, we encourage you to download this useful tool.

HOLY COMMUNION – NEXT Sunday, September 30, we partake of 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 nutrition.

NEXT SUNDAY IS ALSO THE LAST SUNDAY AND THE 5TH SUNDAY OF THE MONTH – This means that NEXT Sunday, September 30 will be Name Tag Sunday and we will receive an offering for Benevolence. Benevolence offerings will be used to help the poor or those with a short-term need.​

WOMEN'S WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY – Women’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study will meet September 26 at 7:00 p.m. in St John, Indiana. We will discuss the book, Life Without Lack Chapter 1. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (219) 558-0573. All women are invited and feel free to invite your friends.

WOMEN'S FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY – Attention Ladies! Friday Morning Women’s Bible Study will kick off their fall session next week. You are invited to join us NEXT Friday, September 28 at 9:30 a.m. in Beecher, Illinois. Our study will be "In All Things" by Melissa Kruger. Childcare will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (219) 558-0573. We hope you will join us!

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP – NEXT Sunday, September 30 is our first Youth Group Meeting in Lowell, Indiana from 5:00-6:30 p.m. We will have a bonfire discussion on how to share our faith with non Christians. This is a bring a friend---Christian or non Christian meeting, so don’t be shy about inviting anyone in high school, whether Christian or not. A car pool will leave St. John, Indiana at 4:40 and return at 7.

Future Youth Group Dates:
Saturday, October 6:  Scavenger Hunt and Pizza Supper starting at 6:00 p.m. in St. John, Indiana.

Sunday, October 21 from 5:00-6:30 p.m., a Lesson on Death and Dying hosted by funeral director Konnie Kuiper. How does a Christian funeral director help people of all faiths in time of death? Also, we will examine God’s promises regarding what happens to Christian’s bodies after death, and what awaits Christians’ souls. It will be a very unique meeting. Again, bring friends! (Hillside Funeral Home, 8941 Kleinman Road, Highland, Indiana.) Again if a ride is needed, a car pool will depart St. John at 4:40 and return at 7.

If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (219) 5580573.

CATECHISM – Catechism will begin Sunday, October 7 for 6th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade at 9:00 a.m. Rooms will be announced later.​

Class will be held all Sundays of the month except for the last Sunday. We will also be off on holidays and school breaks. Class will run through early May.​

BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP:  ATTENTION MEN OF ALL AGES – Come join us Monday nights (starting September 10) at 6:50 p.m. to grow deeper in your faith. Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) is an in-depth, interdenominational Bible study that helps people know God and equips them to effectively serve the Church throughout the world. This year the study will be on People of the Promised Land. We meet at Calvary Baptist Church, 9516 Kennedy Avenue, Highland, Indiana. Children ages 6-18 are also welcome to attend. Please contact the church office with questions, pathwayadmin@pathwaycrc.org. More information on the BSF Highland class can be found on their website https://www.bsfinternational.org/class/1412.

SUPERHERO EVENT – The Second Annual Mommy's Haven Superhero Event will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Crown Point Christian School. This action packed day will include lunch, superheroes, games and activities, Culver's, Chick-fil-A, Hometown Heroes K-9 Unit and more! Children's tickets (over 2 years) are $15 each which includes lunch and all listed activities and adult's tickets are $5 each which includes lunch. Tickets are on sale at mommyshaven.org.​ 

SMALL GROUP OPPORTUNITY – In October through November, Pastor Joel will teach a series called “Satisfied:  Discovering Contentment in a World of Consumption.” Small group materials are available. Form a small group and contact the office to order your materials, (219) 558-0573 or pathwayadmin@pathwaycrc.org. If you are interested but do not have a group, contact the office for assistance in connecting with a group that’s forming. Pastor Joel is available to meet with potential group leaders to preview materials. Contact the church office at (219) 558-0573.  

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR SECOND WE EVENT – Everyone is invited to our second We Event studying Abraham and the Covenant on Saturday, November 10 at 5:00 p.m. at Crown Point Christian School. We will have a dinner, fellowship and learn together. If you have any questions, please contact nathansederstrom@pathwaycrc.org.

FOR YOUR CALENDAR – Here are some planned activities for your calendar:

- October:  Fall Fest—off site
- Saturday, November 10:  Intergenerational Supper at Crown Point Christian School
- January:  Wild Game Dinner at Crown Point Christian School
- Saturday, February 9:  Intergenerational Supper at Crown Point Christian School
- Saturday, March 16:  Intergenerational Supper at Crown Point Christian School
- April:  Pinewood Derby at Crown Point Christian School
- Saturday, May 11:  Intergenerational Supper at Crown Point Christian School

The dinners will begin at roughly 5:00 p.m. 

Give this a try. 

We think you’ll find it GREAT!

ADVENT/DECEMBER/CHRISTMAS TIME – Pastor Joel will teach a series on Isaiah about promises of a rescuer. We will have a Christmas Day Service on Tuesday, December 25.

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Do you have a love for infants and young children? Why not serve in the Pathway Nursery about once a month? If you are willing and available to help, please email the church office at pathwayadmin@pathwaycrc.org.

CYCLISTS:  SAVE THE DATE – Saturday, October 6, 2018. Roseland Christian Ministries will be hosting a bike ride to raise funds for the Women's and Children's Transitional Housing Program at RCM. The ride (40, 25, or 19 miles) will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Trinity Christian College's campus in the parking lot of the Bootsma Bookstore Café and take place on the Cal-Sag and Tinley Creek trails. Registration fee is $45. Interested cyclists please send your email address to pedal40@roselandchristianministries.org for information and updates. 

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

Opportunities to Serve

Our Big Superhero Event is coming soon and we expect about a hundred community families to attend. We will need kitchen help preparing hot dogs and also event helpers for different games. Sign up sheets will be on the back table Sunday or you can talk with Terri. High Schoolers:  You may help out too! Help is needed from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 at Crown Point Christian School. This is a fundraiser for Mommy’s Haven, the new maternity home built in Lowell. 

Campus Life has had a great start at both Lake Central and Hanover High Schools. They had their kick off this past week and had lots of new students attend. Please pray for the leader and students as they share the love of Jesus with them.Multiplication Network Ministries invites you to its annual Night of Celebration at Faith Church in Dyer, Indiana TONIGHT, Friday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. Crown Point Christian School Spanish immersion students will be special guests along with others from different countries. 

We have already begun gearing up for our Thanksgiving Day Meal Delivery. We encourage you to invite your family and friends to join us in delivering meals before your special dinner. It only takes about an hour, and we know you will be blessed by serving others. Immediately following our Thanksgiving Worship Service, the homemade meals will be ready for you to deliver to our Lake County community. We are inviting the St. John Chamber friends to join us as well. Soon we will have the sign ups for participating. 

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

From Pastor Joel

Sunday four teens take their stands for Jesus Christ. They are obeying orders, but not mom’s and dad’s. Let’s learn what God expects of every true believer.

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


Mailing Address

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

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