May 15, 2024

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Announcing the Summer 2024 Worship Schedule

Sunday's Worship Services

"Pentecost Prequel: The Promise of Power"

Acts 1:1-11

In the opening of the Acts of the Apostles, we encounter the prequel to Pentecost. The events preceding Pentecost included a tremendous promise by Jesus himself. Pastor Kellen will unpack Jesus’ promise and its impact for your life. Discover the power that the Holy Spirit continues to provide to Christ-followers.

Symbols of the Liturgical Season

We invite you to wear red on Pentecost Sunday to remind us of the fire of the Spirit. Additionally, the sanctuary will be decorated in red, symbolizing the tongues of flame (and by extension, the Holy Spirit) that appeared above those who were assembled on the original Pentecost (Acts 2:3). The doves on the church doors and in the sanctuary symbolize the Holy Spirit, whose presence was made available to all believers through Jesus Christ at Pentecost.

In case you missed 

last week's worship, 

you can watch here.

Adult Education

Singing with the Saints

Sunday, May 19

10:30 a.m.

Fanny Crosby, Gospel Hymnody, and Black Gospel Music


Fanny Crosby is arguably the most famous American hymn-writer, known for classic hymns like “Blessed Assurance” and “To God Be The Glory.” Join Donté Ford and Katherine Graber for this week’s exploration of Crosby’s unpublished hymn manuscripts from the Wheaton College Special Collections.

60+ Luncheon

Thursday, May 30

11:30 a.m. in Stewart Hall

Cost: $15

Inviting all 60+ members and friends to join together for an uplifting time of fellowship and inspiration. We will have a delicious catered lunch, enjoy musical entertainment, and welcome a guest speaker. Invite a friend to join for this delightful occasion. 

RSVP here by Friday, May 24

Prescription For Life

Prescription for Life bottles can be returned to the church by Sunday, May 19.

The Prescription for Life bottle campaign helps to finance Outreach Older Adult programs, including one-to-one counseling sessions, monthly lunch and learns, field trips, and weekly shopping trips. Empty bottles are available for pickup in the Rotunda, to fill with change, cash or a check.

Kids Ministry

Join us this Sunday at 10:30 for 5th Grade Promotion Sunday and Sunday School Celebration!

This Sunday, our 5th graders will be receiving a special blessing as they finish their time in Kids Ministry and look ahead to Genesis! Sunday Schoolers will also be singing in church this week. They will be dismissed to the Ministry Center, where we will have a bounce house, snacks and a special gift for each child to take home! Please bring a pair of socks for the bounce house. Normal Sunday School drop-off procedures will take place. All children can be picked up in the Ministry Center following the service. For more information, contact  Stacey Chvatal.

Last Call for VBS Volunteers Needed June 10-14!

We have about 20 children currently on the waitlist for VBS. In order to get all children off of the list and into VBS, we are in need of four 5-day volunteers. We provide childcare for children of volunteers who are too young to participate. Training sessions will be available in the upcoming weeks to go over your role in detail and answer any questions that you may have. Not only will volunteering allow 20 kids to have the best week ever at church, but you will also get the opportunity to grow in your faith and have the best week ever at church! Email Stacey Chvatal if you are interested. Thank you for your consideration.

Youth Ministry


  • End of Year Party, Sunday May 19 – 10:30-11:30 a.m.


  • Saturday, May 18: 10:00-11:30 a.m. – Mission Trip Team Meeting
  • Sunday, May 19: 7:00-8:00 p.m. – Worship Night

Save the Date

Neighborhood Cookout Sunday, June 23!

Watch for details.

Calendar and Office Hours

Check the First Pres calendar regularly for updates.


Regular Office Hours

Monday through Thursday – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Friday – 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon

First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton
Phone 630-668-5147  
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