Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday Everyone! 

From the Leadership Team


SUNDAY – APRIL 22, 2018
  8:15 AM               Set Up Begins
  8:45 AM               Praise Team Practice
  9:00 AM               Catechism for 6th-12th Grade Will Meet
10:00 AM               Service Begins
                                   - Special Offering for Mobility Ministries
                                   - Pathway Kids Will Meet
  5:00 PM               High School Youth Group 
  5:00 PM               "Hymns for Him" Hymn Sing at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Lansing, IL

FRIDAY – APRIL 27, 2018
  9:15 AM              Women's Morning Bible Study

  7:30 AM               Connections Class at the Office
  7:00 PM               Men of A-Chord "Night of Song" Concert at First CRC South Holland

SUNDAY – APRIL 29 2018
  8:15 AM               Set Up Begins
  8:45 AM               Praise Team Practice
  9:00 AM               Catechism for 6th-12th Grade Will NOT Meet
10:00 AM               Service Begins
                                   - Name Tag Sunday
                                   - Benevolence Offering
                                   - Holy Communion
                                   - Baptism
                                   - Pathway Kids Will NOT Meet
  2:00 PM               Men of A-Chord "Night of Song" Concert at First CRC South Holland


On Sunday Pastor Joel 's message is "A Faithful Church, Philadelphia" based on Revelation 3:7-13 and Isaiah 22:15-24.

CATECHISM for 6th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade will meet THIS Sunday, April 22 from 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. We will NOT meet NEXT Sunday, April 29.
 ​    6th - 8th grade catechism (Room A151) is team taught. Middle schoolers will
     study the CRC Dwell curriculum which includes 6 lessons each on “What do I do
     when things fall apart?/Belonging to Jesus, What’s the Covenant All About?, Who
     is God?, Who is Jesus?, and Who is the Holy Spirit?
     9th - 12th grade catechism (Room A____). High schoolers will study the Belgic Confession. 

PATHWAY KIDS will meet THIS Sunday, April 22. We will NOT meet NEXT Sunday, April 29.

APRIL'S SPECIAL OFFERING THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 22 – On Sunday we welcome special guests from Mobility Ministries. Last week we watched a video how a cart propelled by hand can change a life in Third World countries as over 70,000 people do not have the use of their legs. Mobility Ministries of DeMotte, Indiana makes and ships seven carts per week. Each cart costs $300 to produce and ship. How many carts can we purchase with our offering Sunday?

HOLY COMMUNION – We will celebrate Holy Communion NEXT Sunday, April 29.Please prepare by reflecting on this invitation:

       If Jesus is your Savior and Lord, and you recognize His sacrifice for you in the bread and
       the juice, and you’ve publicly stood for Him (call it “profession of faith,” “confirmation,” or
       “adult baptism”) as He publicly hung for you, then join the feast. You are His. He is yours.
       And now He will whisper that confirmation again in the sacrament, by the Spirit, and
       through the word. Come to His feast for your spiritual nutrition.

BENEVOLENCE OFFERING AND BAPTISM NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 29 – April has five Sundays! We will take an offering for Benevolence, as well as witness Baptism! Benevolence offerings will be used to help the poor or those with a short-term need.


CONGREGATIONAL MEETING FOLLOW UP – A Congregational Meeting was held LAST Sunday, April 15.

LEADERSHIP TEAM NOMINATIONS – The Leadership Team will be accepting nominations through April 29 for one elder and one deacon. Please check your mailbox for information on Pathway's nomination process. Please note that names should be submitted to an elder.

CONNECTIONS – Time to Profess Christian Faith?The general invite for the Connections Class for Saturday, April 28 has morphed into a teen's and children's class for those investigating making profession of faith. If you are a preteen or teenager and are possibly interested in taking your public stand for Jesus Christ (Profession of Faith), we welcome you to call the office and sign up for the class, (219) 558-0573 or pathwayadmin@pathwaycrc.org. It will be from 7:30 -10:30 a.m.

Adults, I will need some male and female personal mentors for our young people. You do not need to be available on April 28. If you are interested, please call Pastor Joel, (219) 558-0573 to see what this involves.​

MOMMY'S HAVEN BANQUET – Thanks to all Pathway people who participated. Congratulations Mommy’s Haven! You are very close to opening!

PARK PLACE INTERGENERATIONAL SERVICE – The new dates are set:  2nd Sunday of September, November, January 2019, and March 2019 for our 4 Sundays/year. This is an opportunity for our children to bless the residents of Park Place, and for Park Place grandmas and grandpas to encourage our children.

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will meet THIS Sunday, April 22 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in St. John, Indiana. If you have any questions, please call the church office at (219) 558-0573. Bring a friend!! ​

FRIDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY will meet on Friday, April 27 at 9:15 a.m. in St. John, Indiana. Our current study is The Envy of Eve:  Finding Contentment in a Covetous World! If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (219) 558-0573. Looking forward to good fellowship and conversation!​

WOMEN'S WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will meet Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. in St. John, Indiana. This will be our LAST meeting of the season. If you have any questions or would like to attend, please contact the church office at (219) 558-0573. 

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE – Please join us for a National Day of Prayer Service on Thursday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m. at St. John of the Evangelist Catholic Church.Many churches from St. John, Dyer, and Schererville will participate. Also the Illiana Christian High School Choir will sing. Please plan on attending this exceptional gathering of diverse churches who all hold to salvation through Jesus Christ, and join with believers of various stripes in praying for unity.

SAVE THE DATE – Join us for a 15-Year Anniversary Celebration for the Pathway to Jesus School located in the Dominican Republic (missionary Shelley Hernandez) on Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m. at Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Lansing, Illinois. Come and rejoice in God's goodness and faithfulness and learn of future ministry plans. There will be a time of praise and testimony, ministry updates and an opportunity to partner in expanding God's Kingdom in the Dominican Republic. Dessert and refreshments will be served.​​

JR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP SKY ZONE OUTING, SCHERERVILLE, IN – Sunday, May 6. ​Please arrive by 2:15 p.m. for check in. We will be jumping from 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. with time to eat afterwards (40 minutes). Please pick up your child at 4:20 p.m. In order to speed up our check in and best utilize our jumping time, please fill out the waiver form from Sky Zone by clicking on the following link:  https://scherervillestore.skyzone.com/waiver/​​.​

JR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP will meet Sunday, May 20 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in St. John, Indiana. Dinner and Drinks/Dessert will be provided. If you have any questions, please call the church office at (219) 558-0573. 

VOLUNTEER TEAMS – We would still like to add another sound tech and a few more people for setup/take down. Can YOU help? Ladies, we welcome your help. The servants’ list for these positions needs some gender diversification. 

​​​​Please remember to check out our website, http://www.pathwaycrc.org/, for more information on all our programs and opportunities.

Are you following @Pathway_CRC and @PastorJoelZ on Twitter, liking Pathway on Facebook, or following Pathway_CRC on Instagram yet?

Opportunities to Serve

Sunday's special monthly offering is for a local ministry in DeMotte, Indiana called Mobility Ministries. They assemble mobile carts for Third World countries for those that can’t walk.  

We are looking for a few more people interested in assisting with organizing our Super Hero Event for this fall. Do you have some fun ideas and games we can invite our neighbors to and support Mommy’s Haven? See Terri Schaaf or pathwayoutreach@pathwaycrc.org

​If you have any questions on the above, contact Terri at pathwayoutreach@pathwaycrc.org.​

From Pastor Joel

On Sunday my message is "A Faithful Church, Philadelphia" based on Revelation 3:7-13 and Isaiah 22:15-24. The church in Philadelphia was tired and persecuted. They were locked out of their church, “the synagogue of Satan.” But Jesus holds the keys, and what He opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one can open. He promises them that He will make them a pillar in the house of God so they will never be shut out. 

Remember to follow me on Twitter @PastorJoelZ.


See you on Sunday,

Pastor Joel and the Leadership Team



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Crown Point Christian School

Sunday 10:00 AM
10550 Park Place
St. John, Indiana 46373

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11101 W. 97th Lane
St. John, Indiana 46373


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St. John, Indiana 46373

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