February 21, 2024

Sunday's Worship Services

Lent Sermon Series: The Power of the Gospel 

Sundays through March 24

This Sunday's Message:

"Just Say the Word"

Matthew 8:5-13

What are the most powerful forces in the world: gravitational force, electromagnetic force, nuclear force? The Power of the Gospel series for Lent explores the power of the gospel by lifting up some of the key ways Jesus demonstrated his power during his lifetime. By healing, forgiving, raising people from the dead, and walking on water, Jesus declares himself the Son of God and prepares us to witness with fresh eyes his greatest power on Easter morning: his power over life and death for all time and all people. As we study the Gospel of Matthew, our own power to believe and thrive in faith grows as we tap into the power he repeatedly demonstrates.

In case you missed 

last week's worship, 

you can watch here.

New Adult Education Series

Sundays, February 25-March 17 

10:30 a.m. in Stewart Hall

Led by Dr. Andrew Abernethy

Often, Christians are told, “You need to read the Bible,” but we usually receive no guidance on how to do this and feel lost. In order to read the Bible well, we need an approach for reading it that aligns with the nature of the Bible itself. This four week class draws upon Savoring Scripture: A Six-Step Guide to Studying the Bible (IVP, 2022) to guide us in reading the Bible in a way that not only leads to greater historical understanding but ultimately to communion with God and faithful living.

WF Guatemala Mission Trip Fundraiser

Sunday, February 25

Before, between, and after services

Enjoy some great coffee, while supporting the the June WF Mission Trip to Guatemala! Coffee from "I Have a Bean" will be served (complimentary) and sold by the bag or K-Cups in the Rotunda.

I Have a Bean produces award-winning coffees, and also employs post-prison people as part of their team. Their passion is providing coffee drinkers with the highest quality, organically grown, fairly-traded coffee in a sustainable supply chain from crop to cup.

Refugee Journey Simulation

Sunday, March 3

12:00-1:30 p.m. in Stewart Hall

We hear stories in the news about refugees fleeing their homes because of war or unsafe conditions. But what is that really like? Join us for a simulation experience hosted by Exodus World Service, one of our local mission partners. In this interactive experience for all generations, you will learn about who refugees are and gain a better understanding of a refugee’s complex journey. This is an excellent way to learn about an organization First Pres supports with volunteers and financial giving. Refreshments are provided. Please RSVP here by Wednesday, February 28. 

Online Women's Bible Study

Presbyterian Women's Bible Study

Tuesdays, February 27 and March 5

6:30 p.m.

This study will focus on women in the Easter story. Each lesson will be led by a female pastor of our regional synod, with Pastor Kat leading on February 27. Register for this free study here.

Women's Ministry

Women's Ministry Cooking Event

Wednesday, March 6

5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

First Pres Women’s Ministry invites you to Marcel’s in Glen Ellyn for a Culinary Experience on Wednesday, March 6, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. We will be learning to make a delicious menu: Italian Antipasti Salad, Creamy Tuscan Chicken, Risotto with Mascarpone and Prosciutto, Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Lemon Ricotta Cake with Almonds. Spaces are limited, so register early! Registration deadline is Monday, February 26. Cost of the event is $85, which includes the cooking class, delicious meal, and additional perks. 

Register Here by Monday, February 26

Kids Ministry

Sunday School at 10:30 – Sunday School is available to children who are 3 years old through 5th grade. For more information, contact Stacey Chvatal.

VBS Volunteers Needed! VBS will be taking place June 10-14 and we are currently accepting volunteers for all roles. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Stacey Chvatal with your availability.

Youth Ministry

  • Genesis Middle School Ministry: Sundays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • WF High School Ministry: Sundays from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Blessing Our Church Family Fundraiser

In support of the WF Summer Mission Trip to Guatemala, we invite you to participate in our ongoing fundraiser for the people who call this church home. Services that students will be offering include, but are not limited to: outdoor services (raking or snow blowing), picking up and dropping off groceries, weekly baked goods deliveries, babysitting, and more. If you have any needs that you would like the WF students to meet for you, please contact Hannah Curry. Hannah will coordinate with the students to assign someone to your task. Donations are anticipated, with no minimum requirement. Thank you for your ongoing generosity and support of our WF Mission Trip. 

Presbyterians in Partnership – Per Capita

All churches are invited to support the mission of the PC(USA), our larger church family. You can help First Pres to fulfill this Per Capita commitment by making a contribution of $36.50 for each church member in your family in addition to your regular giving. Last year's fully funded per capita commitment to the Chicago Presbytery was $35,770. That amount will increase this year to $36,646. You’re welcome to make your check out to First Presbyterian Church and note “Per Capita” in the memo line, or contribute online and select the Per Capita fund from the drop down menu. Thank you for your support of the greater church.

2023 Giving Statements

Giving Statements for 2023 were emailed on January 21. If you do not see your statement in your inbox, please check your spam folder. If your email address is not on file with the church, your statement was mailed the week of January 21. Please contact the church office if you would like to provide your email address for future mailings. Contact Beth Spiegel with questions.

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 firstpreswheaton.org
Phone 630-668-5147  
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