Prairie Avenue

Christian Church


To be learning, loving, and serving disciples of Christ from the depths of our being to the ends of the earth.

 A Stephen Ministry & Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Congregation

Worship Each Week & Daily Prayer
Attending weekly gives you the opportunity to re-center your life,
give God honor and glory, and remember what is really important in life.
Did you miss a sermon or can't remember the good statement made by Pastor Jason recently?

You can access the complete library of sermons at our Prairie Avenue YouTube(TM) Channel
Sermon: "Intercession: Your Kingdom Come..." Sunday, July 3 , 2022

Intercession: Your Kingdom Come

2 Chronicles 7:12-13

Sunday, July 3, 2022

July 3, 2022 Worship Service

Your will be done...

So far in our worship/sermon series, we have focused on the wonders of prayer--the peace of centering ourselves in Jesus, the joy of adoring "Our Father in heaven," the blessings of asking for "our daily bread," and the world-shaking, history-making power of intercession for his "kingdom come. " But prayer is not always wonderful. Sometimes it disappoints us deeply. 

The most unanswered prayers can be attributed to either God's world, God's war, or God's will. The easiest answer to unanswered prayer is there are laws and principles that keep the world at work. Every bridal prayer for no rain would lead to drought conditions for every farmer! Another explanation for unanswered prayer is there is opposition at work in the world, a spiritual war, as Paul writes in his letters. Finally, some prayers go unanswered because they are opposed by God himself. In such times and seasons, we are ultimately invited to trust in God's wisdom, love, and power beyond our limited understanding. 

Attend Worship: Pastor Jason has encouraged an "A grade" of 90% worship attendance (missing less the 5 Sundays in a year). You can keep up your attendance by joining worship online through our Facebook premiere or our worship online page on the website. Join us in person or online... it will count!


This Week's Prayer Calendar

Congregation: Prairie Avenue Christian Church, Community Christian Church Lincolnshire, First Christian Church Olney; Central Woodward Christian Church, Troy, MI

Global Ministries: Botswana

Pray with Botswana, July 10, 2022 - Global Ministries

Lectionary Selection: Luke 10:25-37 Our loving God, the creator of all races, we lift the beautiful country of Botswana and its loving people to you. Botswana was the beacon of democracy, peace, and prosperity in Africa, emanating from its smooth ... Read more

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Grow in Faith
through listening, paying attention, and reading 5 verses a day
Take a class, as you make friends and grow to know what learning, loving, and serving God and neighbor means in everyday life.

Morning Devotion

Each weekday (Monday - Friday), Pastor Jason shares a brief 4-7 minute scripture reading, reflection, response, and prayer. The associated devotion is posted to Prairie Avenue's Facebook page.

You may also access it on the church website: It is posted around 8:20 to 8:30 each morning.


Wednesday Night Study:

The Prayer Course: Petition

Wednesday, July 13, at 7 pm

In conjunction with our Worship series, our Wednesday Night Study will focus on prayer. The Prayer Course is available online through our RightNow Media subscription. You can gain free access by clicking on this link:

To join the Wednesday Study Group online click on this link:

Use Your Gifts by sharing five acts of love and kindness each week
Serve God and neighbor by using your gifts and talents both inside and outside the walls of the church. Each of us have spiritual gifts and natural abilities to use to serve others and glorify God.


July 7 -13, 2022



July 7 - Virginia Boisvert, Donna Reeve

July 8 - Patrick Butterick



Membership Anniversaries

(When you joined Prairie Avenue!)


If you know of a birthday or anniversary that has gone "Missing" from our list, please contact the church office at 217-428-3327. Thanks.

Give Regularly through five acts of generosity each month
Giving regularly not only supports the work of the church,
but also is your way of giving God priority in your life.
What we love is where we will spend first.
When we are able to give, it always deepens our faith
in loving and serving God.
Thank You for your generosity!

Does Your Bank/Financial Institution

Provide Bill Pay Services?

If so, you can make sure your tithe/gift/offering arrives whether you are able to attend or not! Often when someone is absent, their offering is also. Or you left it on the table while coming to church! You can set up Prairie Avenue Christian Church as a "bill" (we are not, of course) and schedule timely checks to be mailed at no cost to our address. Many members have taken advantage of our online giving portal, but it also charges fees each time! Avoid the service charges and fees by setting us up as a regular payment through your bank/financial institution. Without fail, your support will arrive. Set your "payment" plan today.

General Fund Supports Operations & Ministry

Donations given to the Prairie Avenue Christian Church General Fund support the year-round ministries of the church. Your generous support keeps our building, staff, and operations working for the mission of the church. The mission of Prairie...
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Building Fund Supports Repair & Updates

Announced at the State of the Church address on June 30, 2015, the reFresh capital campaign has two improvement/update priorities: updating HVAC equipment and internet/network accessibility.
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The Organization code for Prairie Avenue Christian Church is: BY235.
Kroger Community Rewards Program News
$35.20 was raised by 12 households who have linked their Kroger customer reward cards to support Prairie Avenue Christian Church. The quarterly contribution is for shopping at Kroger from January to March 2022

Joining to support the ministries of Prairie Avenue Christian Church is FREE. Any transactions moving forward using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program, at no added cost to you. Kroger donates annually to participating organizations based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating Kroger Community Rewards organizations.
"When you shop for items or gifts at, AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchases to Prairie Avenue Christian Church at no cost to you!"

Prairie Avenue Christian Church is a listed charity with the Smile.Amazon program. Please use, and choose Prairie Avenue Christian Church for your generous support. We received $6.91 from the AmazonSmile Foundation due to AmazonSmile program activity between January 1 - March 31, 2022.

Share Your Faith by inviting 5 people to church this year
The God you worship is always revealed through your words and actions. Awkward conversations (i.e. "Are you saved?") are not necessary when your words and actions reveal the God you seek to learn, love, and serve.
In Other News

Covenant Project -

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

The Covenant Project began more than three years ago as part of the work of Governance Committee of the General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada to evaluate and propose changes to not just church structure but relationship.

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