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Devotions

Grundy County area church briefs

Midweek Lenten Worship

Grace Lutheran Church in Morris will gather Wednesday evenings through March 21. This year, our Lenten focus will be "Lessons from the Passion Story." Even though the accounts from the passion are very old, we can still learn much from what happened. Our Wednesday evenings begin at 6 p.m. with a light supper, followed by worship at 7 p.m. We hope to see you each Wednesday evening, and on Maundy Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. with Holy Communion ad on Easter Sunday, April 1, at 9:30 a.m. You can find us on the web at glcmorris.net,

Living Water Church

Love a little, laugh a little. Come to Living Water Church, 118 E. Jefferson St. in Morris, for a fresh experience of Christ. Join us at 8:30 or 10:30 a.m. Sundays for services, or 9:30 a.m. for Sunday School (adults /teens/children).

Other opportunities to worship are:

• 7 p.m. Wednesdays for Bible study class, led by Pastor Cook.

• 7 p.m. Thursdays for prayer night, a silent time of worship in the sanctuary.

Peace Lutheran Church

• Free yoga class at 5:30 p.m. every Monday and Thursday night

Immaculate Conception Church, Morris

• The rosary is recited every Tuesday at church. All are welcome to join each and every week they are available to come. 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays

• The Stitchery Group meets each Wednesday in the Church Narthex. Bring your crocheting or knitting and join the group. 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays

• The PADS shelter at Immaculate Conception Parish is open through April. It provides a place to sleep, eat dinner and breakfast, as well as a sack lunch to go. If you would like to volunteer for our Parish please contact Joanne Morrall at 815-942-8389 or Kris Werden 815-942-5338. Opens at 7 p.m. every Thursday and Friday.

• Organizations from the parish help with preparation and serving of coffee and doughnuts after Mass one weekend each month in the Narthex of the Church. Stop by after Mass and visit while enjoying refreshments.

Ecumenical Prayer Service

St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Rt. 59 in Plainfield is hosting Good Friday Ecumenical Prayer Service on Friday, March 30 at noon. Our entire community is invited to join us for this ecumenical celebration of Jesus’ Passion and Crucifixion through shared scripture, prayer and hymns led by clergy and musicians from Plainfield area Christian churches. This event is sponsored by The Plainfield Ministerial Association and held at St. Mary Immaculate Parish. A free will offering to benefit the Plainfield Ministerial Association Crisis Fund will be taken.

The Village Christian Church in Minooka

Located at 8965 S. Bell Road in Minooka, the Village is not your typical church. For example, we keep church pretty simple, and we don’t get caught up in a lot of rules and regulations. Instead, we allow scripture to be our guide and try to live our lives according to what the Bible outlines. It doesn’t matter what your history is, you are welcome here. It’s not easy to sum up all of who we are, but here are a few basics about us. We’re a non-denominational Christian church and followers of Jesus Christ. That means all backgrounds are welcome here, whether you’ve never been to church, haven’t been in a long time, or have been a part of a church all your life. We like to have fun and don’t think that church should be boring. You might even be a little surprised when you visit because we’re different than a lot of churches. You’ll have to stop by to find out more. Services are Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 8:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Call ​​815-467-2265 or visit thevillagechristianchurch.com for more information.

Devine Mercy Confession & Prayer Service

St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Rt. 59 in Plainfield will celebrate a Divine Mercy Prayer and Reconciliation Service on Sunday, April 8 in the Church. All are welcome to participate with us in this celebration of God’s mercy. Confessions begin at 2 p.m. and continue throughout. At 3 p.m. we begin the Prayer Service with Veneration of the Divine Mercy image, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Divine Mercy Way of the Cross, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary, and Benediction and Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Divine Mercy Sunday, instituted worldwide by Pope John Paul II in 2000, is held each year on the Sunday after Easter. Jesus promised that those who fittingly observe the Divine Mercy Feast will receive complete forgiveness of sin and all temporal punishment associated with sin. For more information on observing the feast day, please visit www.marian.org

Coal City United Methodist Church “Hallelujah” Soup Supper

Coal City United Methodist Church, located at 6805 E. McArdle Road in Coal City, invites the community to join them for their last “Hallelujah” Soup Supper of the season on Saturday, April 7, from 4-6:30 pm. They will be serving delicious homemade vegetable beef and chicken noodle soups. The cost will be $8 for adults and children age 13 & older; $4 for children age 6 -12; $2 for children age 3 –5; and children age 2 & under eat free. All proceeds will go to the church’s building fund. Tickets will be sold at the door. Each meal includes your choice of soup, a sandwich, crackers, a beverage, ice cream and dessert. Carry-outs will be available. Special entertainment will be provided by Silverstrings Acoustic Trio from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. in their sanctuary. Silverstrings performs country, bluegrass and oldies music. We hope you will come and enjoy this special entertainment.

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