Wilmette Sesquicentennial Interfaith Prayer Service

In Unity and Faith: A Community Prayer Gathering
Monday, March 28, 2022, 7:00-8:15 pm
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (1747 Lake Ave. Wilmette, IL)

You are invited to join members of more than ten of Wilmette’s faith communities to celebrate where we have been and offer prayers for what Wilmette may become in the next 150 years. The program will include greetings from Wilmette President Plunkett, an interfaith choir, offerings from five different religions, and the religious history of Wilmette. Pastor Allison will be one of the speakers! We will focus on the unity in our diversity and our call to become more welcoming to all. People of all religious, secular, and spiritual identities are invited to participate in person at St. Joseph Catholic Church or to view the program live on St. Joseph’s YouTube channel.  Join us!
Happy Birthday to those born March 25-31:
  • Sumanth Chittajallu, 3/26
  • Nick Danielsen, 3/29
  • Art Wise, 3/29
We apologize for any omissions. If your birthday, anniversary, or new intention on the prayer list is not included, please contact to be added. Please also let us know of any personal or family milestones, including happy occasions or serious lifecycle events that you would like to share with the St. John's community.
No Children's Church this Sunday
In observation of spring break for our children, we will not be having Children's Church during worship on Sunday, March 27th. Enjoy your spring break, and safe travels! 
Mission & Vision Small Group Discussions
For four weeks during Lent, our Mission & Vision Team is hosting small group discussions after worship from 10:45 to 11:45 am.  The purpose of these conversations will be to receive input from the congregation (both members and non-members) on our draft Strategic Plan, which includes a new vision statement, mission statement, core values, and goals.  The dates of the remaining meetings are March 27 and April 3.  The meetings will take place in the conference room off the Fellowship Hall (or via Zoom if needed), and you are encouraged to bring your coffee hour treats!  Each participant in the congregation is invited to attend one of these small group discussions.  We are very interested in your perspective and feedback!
Easter Lily Orders
Easter lilies may be ordered in memory of a loved one, in celebration of an occasion or a person, or in thanksgiving for the abundance of God’s blessings. These beautiful plants will decorate the sanctuary on Easter Sunday for all to enjoy, and they may be taken home by their donors following the service that day.  Please complete the insert in today’s bulletin and place it in the offering plate with your payment, or you may pay online here using the “Lilies” category.  The cost of each plant is $12, and the deadline for ordering is Sunday, April 6.
Wednesdays in Lent
Our journey to the cross continues each Wednesday during Lent with Holden Evening Prayer at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary, followed by a soup supper in the Fellowship Hall.  The Wednesday evening services will also be streamed online for those who would like to participate on Zoom.
Visitors for Sarah
Sarah Rink, a regular participant at the Saturday service and now a participant in Sunday morning services, is looking for folks who would be willing to visit her in her home (1900 Wilmette Ave. #2F).  She is experiencing chronic pain, and having visitors would be a great blessing in her life.  She is open to hosting visitors at 4:00 or 5:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  Sarah is fully vaccinated and happy to wear a mask if that is preferred.  Please give her a call at 847-251-2758 to let her know when you can stop by!
From Holy Family Ministries:
You are invited to A Hope and A Future 2022!
Each year, Holy Family Ministries raises funds to enable west side children to attend our programs through our Spring BenefitThrough the generosity of friends like you, we raise funds to support the more than 600 children who excel academically, grow spiritually, become effective leaders and expand their life experiences through Holy Family programs. You are invited to Holy Family Ministries’ annual Spring Benefit in celebration and support of the children of Holy Family. Join us online from the comfort of your own home and share with us in a very special evening Saturday, April 30, 2022. “Virtual Doors” open at 6:45 pm. Program begins at 7:00 pm. Register online with your e-mail address here for access to all pre-event information. No cost for registration so don’t wait! For additional information, please contact Cynthia Schmidt, Director of Outreach, at
Sunday, March 27
9:30 am  Hybrid Worship with No Hybrid Children’s Church
10:30 am  Coffee Hour
10:45 am  Mission & Vision Discussion
Monday, March 28
7:00 pm  Sesquicentennial Interfaith Prayer Service at
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Wilmette

Tuesday, March 29
11:00 am  Zoom-only Bible Study

Wednesday, March 30
6:00 pm  Hybrid Lenten Worship
6:30 pm  Soup Supper

Thursday, March 31
12:00 pm  Zoom-only Men’s Lunch

Friday, April 1
2:00 pm  Handbell Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, April 3
9:30 am  Hybrid Worship with Hybrid Children’s Church
10:30 am  Coffee Hour
10:45 am  Hybrid Mission & Vision Discussion
Sunday Sermon Video

If you missed last week's service or want to watch it again, you can view it here.
Third Sunday in Lent
Midweek Service: Holden Evening Prayer
Preaching & Presiding Minister:  The Rev. Allison Bengfort
Assisting Minister:  Molly Bolash
Interim Music DirectorChristine Kraemer
Cantor:  Audrey Neace
Carillon Ringer:  Tina Ziegler
Minister of the Word:  Max Beck
Usher:  Bill Kaspar
Altar Guild:  Jan Wendel
Live Stream Camera Operator:  Pastor Allison Bengfort
Zoom Host:  Linda Bengfort
Coffee Hour Host:  Jan Wendel
Through your investment in this community, we can continue to grow in love and life together. 
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