There’s something so inspiring about a renovation. Whether it’s on HGTV, Pinterest or in real life, people love to watch contractors and designers transform a worn down home into a fresh and inviting space. What if we gave that same attention to our lives? What if we prayed that God would change us from the inside out? In the Bible, Jesus showed us how to ask God for a personal renovation. His script might sound like a simple DIY, but a closer look reveals a blueprint for a dangerous prayer. Are you ready to ask God to Renovate your life? Join us for our next sermon series as we unpack the prayer that could transform our lives, our families and relationships.

Spring is on its way! Don’t forget to spring forward Saturday night when Daylight Savings Time begins!

Make sure to stop by the Info Table to pick up a handout highlighting all the summer and fall missions trips available to you and your family. With all the options offered, there is something for everyone! The Missions Team will be forming teams for each trip this month. Sign up at the Info Table or online: If you missed the Info meeting in Feb., there will be a short recap meeting after second service on Sunday. Please contact Mark and Sue Davis if you have questions:

If you are new to The Sanctuary, make plans to join us for Lunch with the Pastors right after second service on April 2. 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.

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 March 24 and April 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. Sign up at the Info Table.

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 5 at 7 p.m. We will have childcare for birth to fifth grade.

Save the date for our annual Hop2It event! Plan to invite your friends and join us on April 8 from 9 a.m. to noon for a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt, bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting, food and an interactive Easter story. If you are able to donate prizes to Hop2It, we are looking for small toys, such as bubbles, bouncy balls, chalk, sun catchers, Matchbox cars, etc. Prizes can be dropped off at the Info Table.

Ladies, save the weekend of April 28-29 for the Women’s Link spring retreat! The theme of this year’s get-away is “Exploring Our Legacy” with guest speaker Leticia Suk, author of Rhythms of Renewal, and Getaway with God: the Everywoman’s Guide to Personal Retreat. The retreat is at St. Mary’s of the Lake Retreat Center in Mundelein. Cost is $90, which includes a double room with private bath, meals and retreat materials. Add $10 for a private room. Register in the lobby or at

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 and 11 a.m. April 30. A baptism class will be offered during second service April 2 in the Green Room. Please e-mail Emily Neal if you plan to participate in the class:

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 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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