St. Paul's Evangelical

330 Highland Drive
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411

Church Office: 708-754-4493

We go forward in Witness, Mercy, Life Together.

Sunday Worship Service
10:00 a.m.
 Sunday Adult Fellowship/Bible Study  
9:00 a.m.

Sunday School
 9:00 a.m.
Mid-Week Lenten
Worship Services
March 20, 27,
April 3, 10
2:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Theme: "Words 0f Life From
The Cross"
Palm Sunday /
Confirmation Day
with Communion
April 14
10:00 a.m.
Maundy Thursday Worship
with Communion
April 18
7:00 p.m.
Good Friday Worship
April 19
7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday Worship
with Communion
both services
April 21
7:00 & 10:00 a.m.


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Message from the Pastor

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Pastor’s Column
March 2019

“Everyone Engaging the Entire
Community for Christ”

If you turn at my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit to you; I will make my words known to you.  Proverbs 1:23

With the observance of Ash Wednesday on March 6, we begin the season of Lent focusing on our need to “turn.” In the above verse from Proverbs, the Hebrew word for “turn” was the common Old Testament word for “repent.” That is at the heart of the Lenten season, of acknowledging our sin, our earnest need to “turn” to the Lord our God.

The season of Lent also provides us with the opportunity to gather for our Midweek Lenten services at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. It’s a worship setting in which we will hear the words in the opening versicle proclaim, “Return to the Lord, your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger….” In the Old Testament Canticle we will proclaim that it is the Lord God alone that is our strength and our song. We will also acknowledge that Jesus Christ is our only true advocate with God the Father. In the Collect (prayer intended to gather the intentions of the people) we will acknowledge that the Lord God has caused all Holy Scripture to be written for our learning…that we may so hear them, read, mark, and learn and take them to heart….

With that in mind, our Midweek Lenten theme beginning March 13 will be, “Words of Life From the Cross.” We’ll take time throughout these midweek services to focus on some of Christ’s life – giving words from the cross. Those will include, “The Pardoning Word,” “The Promising Word,” “The Faithful Word,” “The Compassionate Word,” and “The Fulfilled Word.”

Throughout this Lenten season, may you in daily devotion first “turn” unto the Lord, and be in God’s word. Thanks be to God that in “turning” to Him, in true repentance for our sins, that there is forgiveness that comes not of our own doing, but by God’s grace through the death and resurrection of His Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Pastor Croon