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Sunday Service Bulletin Building communities that reveal Christ English Worship Service – April 21, 2024 We’re glad you’re here! Welcome – Ryan Graham Call to Worship – Tim Poon Musical Worship Scripture Reading – Isaiah 58:6-12 – Troy Hetz Congregational Prayer Offering Musical Response Message – "Spring Training: Community Outreach Through Service" Mark 1:14-28 – Pastor Mike Lee Communion Musical Response Announcements Closing Prayer ____________________________ Welcome! For the benefit of all, please turn your cell phone to vibrate mode during our Service. For parents of young children, we have a nursing room/supervised nursery located downstairs and Sunday School classes for children age 2 (as of September 1, 2023) through 6th grade, which meet during our worship service. Our offering is intended for those who consider NSCCC their home church. If you are a visitor, please do not feel obligated to participate.

Announcements: Change in Offering Collection Method for Sunday Services: Starting today, April 21st, we will no longer be passing the offering baskets during the offering time of our English Congregation Sunday services. Instead, those wishing to give financially during our Sunday service may place their offerings into the collection box at the back of the sanctuary. (Online giving may be done at any time at https://www.nsccc.org/giving) The primary reasons for this change are: Ensuring an experience of hospitality, especially for our newcomers Due to the changing nature of our congregations' giving methods. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Pastor Mike or the EMC. April Deacon Board Meeting Postponed: Due to travel schedules, the Deacon Board will not meet for their regularly scheduled meeting in April. Please pray for our leadership as we continue to discuss and make decisions through email and other communications this month. Supporting Pui Tak Christian School: Join Pui Tak Christian School on Saturday, May 18, at 3pm for its first-ever benefit concert, “Streams of Grace, Steps of Faith,” at Willow Creek Community Church North Shore. All proceeds will benefit their capital campaign, Project Nehemiah, to build a new campus to multiply its impact in Chinatown and the surrounding community. You can purchase tickets at ticsms.co/ptcs/concert. See the bulletin insert for more information. Missions Training: Sponsored by the Missions Committee, NSCCC is hosting a series of training meetings to encourage and equip our people for Christian service. Offered to both the English and Chinese congregations, the training is appropriate for all adult and young adult members. The content is both basic and practical, with theoretical and hands-on activities. The final session, focusing on Conflict Management and Spiritual Warfare, will be on Saturday, April 27 from 9am to 12pm : For more information, please contact Ken Tsui, Sylvia Chen, or anyone from the Missions Committee. Facility Usage During Restore Illinois Policy: At their March 17 meeting, the Deacon Board officially removed all facility usage restrictions enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone entering the church building is encouraged to practice healthy hygiene protocols and self-evaluate for contagious illness. When deciding to attend a church event, please consider that other participants may be at high-risk for complications from respiratory illness. (Phil 2:3-4)

Offering: Last Week's Offering……..…..……..…….$7,304 2024 Budget - Weekly.….………..……..$15,165 2024 Offering - Year to Date..…..…… $177,536 2024 Budget - Year to Date….….……$225,307 2024 Budget - Annual…..…….……….$790,742

Ongoing Ministries: Prayer Ministry: Our monthly congregational prayer meetings are at 9:45 a.m. on the fourth Sunday of each month. Contact June Pien (prayer@nsccc.org) for the Zoom link or for details about worship & prayer in smaller gatherings during the week. Small Groups are an important part of developing community at NSCCC. See Amy Lam or email amyandlloyd@yahoo.com for details about available groups. Youth Group is a great place for Junior and Senior High students to make friends, play games, and learn about God. Contact Pastor Rich Coffeen at rich.coffeen@nsccc.org for meeting and activity schedules. Mercy Ministries: As a church we are called to serve our community in the name of Jesus. Email outreach@nsccc.org for information Adult/Youth Sports: Join us in the MPR on Monday evenings at 7:00 for pickleball and Wednesdays at 8:00 for basketball. Contacts: Rich Hui (rhui79@gmail.com) basketball, Wei-Lin Koo (wsmmjkoo@gmail.com) pickleball. A/V Team: Interested in serving on the sound or projection team? Contact Isaac Tseng at audio.visual@nsccc.org. Sundays Live@9:45: Our topical discussion group meets Sunday mornings at 9:45am in the Conference Room (Administrative Wing) or connect via Zoom using the link found at nsccc.org/virtualchurch. Please contact Pastor Mike if you have a topic you would like to discuss in future sessions. Questions or Concerns? Have suggestions, feedback, or questions concerning any of our ministries? Please contact any member of the English Ministry Committee (listed on the back) Sunday Ministries Schedule 9:00–10:00 a.m. – Children’s Wing Children’s Worship & Bible Study/Story 9:15–10:30 a.m. – Sunday School Wing High School Sunday school Junior High Sunday school 9:45–10:30 a.m. – Conference Room Sundays Live@9:45 - Adult discussion 10:00–11:00 a.m. – Children’s Wing Preschool - 6th Grade Sunday school See Angel Lee for more details. 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Worship Service (Sanctuary) Also available virtually via Zoom (see nsccc.org/virtualchurch to connect)

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