Part of The Sanctuary’s vision in 2017 is to live more missionally in our neighborhoods, community and world. One of the ways we are doing that is through short-term missions trips. Join us on Sunday for a special commissioning moment during our worship service as we pray for those stepping out this summer to serve in places like Chicago, Iowa, Ohio, Nicaragua and Uganda.

If you are new to The Sanctuary, make plans to join us for Lunch with the Pastors right after second service on Sunday. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our mission and vision, get to know Pastor Ronn and Pastor John and, of course, enjoy lunch together. Childcare will be provided. Sign up at the Info Table if you plan to attend.

We will be taking a benevolence offering at the end of service Sunday. This is a special offering that goes directly to help those in our church body who have a financial need. Please look for the ushers as you leave the auditorium.

Have you ever questioned your ability to pray? Do you wonder if you are doing it “right” or if there is something more to prayer than meets the eye? Join us this summer for a six-week study on prayer. We will be working through the study guide for The Daniel Prayer: Prayer that Moves Heaven and Changes Nations by Anne Graham Lotz. The study will begin June 14 from 9:30 to 11a.m. in the Community Room.  Please let us know if you will need childcare. An evening session may become available if there is enough interest. Contact Emily Invergo at if you have any questions.

Hey, kids! You are invited to an exciting week of Vacation Bible School July 31 to Aug. 4! At Ocean Commotion, kids will dive deep into the account of Noah and the Flood from the book of Genesis! They’ll learn to apply the spiritual lessons from Noah’s life to their own. And, along the way, they’ll get to dig into the science behind the Flood through exciting science experiments! Each day will include crafts, games, music, snacks and fun with friends! VBS is open to children ages 4 to 10. Cost is $15, which includes a t-shirt. Please register by July 17:

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 on June 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and June 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. Sign up at the Info Table.

Missing a coat, coffee cup, Bible or other personal item? Look in our lost and found, located in the front entry. All unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity.

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.

In addition to the regular Monday meetings, make sure to add these dates to your calendar:

June 5: Summer Kick-Off
Student Life will welcome incoming sixth graders, and new freshmen will move up to high school! Families will serve together at Power Connection, followed by food, prayer and worship.

June 6-8: Discover Youth Camp
Discover your gifts and talents during this three-day camp, June 6-8. Whether you love sports, music, art, dance, construction or working behind the scenes, you don’t want to miss Discover, a summer camp just for junior high and high school students! Each day will include worship, teaching, hang-out time, snacks and workshops to help you learn more about your creative gifts. Cost is $5.

June 26: Beyond These Walls: Students will pray before heading to a park with sports gear and other activities. We will encourage students to engage and pray with others they might meet there.

Our college and young adult group meets Sunday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. (with the exception of the last Sunday of the month) Please contact Steven Cruz at 630.687.4045 for more info. You can also email us at

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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