He is risen! We can’t wait for this weekend at The Sanctuary Church as we celebrate the resurrection of our awesome Savior! Join us at 7 p.m. Friday at our Good Friday service as we reflect on the darkness that came before the light. This Tenebrae service will include worship, scripture and a short message. Then, come back to celebrate Sunday morning at 8:15, 9:45 or 11:15 a.m. We will serve breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and then donuts between services. Plan to arrive a few minutes early to get your family photo taken in the lobby. Each service will begin in a powerful way, so don’t miss the beginning of worship.

If you are a regular attender, please plan to park in the Christian Brothers parking lot, just east of The Sanctuary, on Easter morning. This will allow us to better serve our first-time guests.

We will have Kid Life classes for birth to third grade at all three services Easter Sunday. Fourth and fifth graders will meet during the 11:15 a.m. service.

If you are new to The Sanctuary, come find out what makes The Sanctuary unique. You will learn about the DNA of our church during this four-week group that meets at 11 a.m. Sundays, beginning April 8. Get to know others who are new to The Sanctuary, meet ministry leaders and find out how to take the net step to get involved. For more information contact Jim Charlton at jmchar@sbcglobal.net.

Are you longing to connect with God through a time of deep worship and prayer? Join us the first Wednesday of each month at Surge, which is an extended worship service designed to help us step out of the busy pace of life and Revive, Regroup and Recharge. The next Surge is April 4 at 7 p.m. We will have childcare for birth to fifth grade.

Members and attenders alike are urged to attend this important meeting at 6 p.m. April 22. In light of the encouraging Together offerings, we will be asking members to approve a budget to begin renovations in our lobby and Community Room. A quorum is needed to vote.

Men of The Sanctuary meet every other Saturday from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. in the Community Room for breakfast, Bible study, discussion and accountability. The next Fight Club meets April 7.

Renew is a ministry focused on helping people discover a life worth living through an interactive evening of dinner, learning and discussion. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. every Thursday in the Community Room, followed by worship, teaching and break-out time. The evening includes small group discussion for women, men, a deep dive into scripture and a unique Christian recovery meeting for both the addicted and those sharing the struggle. Childcare is provided. If you have any questions, contact Bob Butler at rev.bob.butler@gmail.com

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and you would like to be baptized, plan to participate in one of our regular morning worship services at 9:30 or 11 a.m April 29. A baptism class will be offered during first service on April 15 in the Green Room. Please sign up at the Info Table.

Whether you are a triathlon athlete or can barely make it up a flight of stairs, women of all ages and abilities will bond as they conquer team building activities in Lake Geneva, WI. Sign up to participate in this exciting afternoon which will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. April 28. Your payment of $35 reserves your space! Register online at http://www.cometothesanctuary.org/a-day-away/ or at the Info Table.

If you are looking for an easy and meaningful way to serve in our community, sign up to partner with Morningstar Mission. We have the opportunity to help serve dinner to those without homes 4 to 6 p.m. April 6. There is room for seven volunteers.

Our junior high and high school ministries meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays for student-led worship, large group teaching, small group discussion and tons of FUN! Feel free to arrive at 6:30 for hangout time.

Our college and young adult group meets in the Green Room Sunday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. (with the exception of the last Sunday of the month). Lunch is provided! New people are always welcome. Contact Rebecca at 815.980.0127 with questions.

Complimentary Guest WI-Fi is now available at The Sanctuary! Go to ‘SanctuaryGUEST’ to login. No password is needed!

Did you know The Sanctuary has an app? This is your one-stop to watch the latest sermons, find all the details on upcoming events, read the Slice, fill out the connect card, give your offering and MUCH more! Go to the app store, and search for “The Sanctuary Church IL” to download the app!

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