Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday Everyone! 

From the Leadership Team


  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 - Series:  "Basic.Church"
                                  - Building Fund Offering
                                  - Pathway Kids Will Meet
  5:00 PM               High School Youth Group Will Meet              
                       ***Small Groups Begin Today***

   6:00 PM              Leadership Team Will Meet (Elders and Deacons)

   6:00 PM              Deacons Will Meet
   7:00 PM              Women's Evening Bible Study

   9:15 AM              Women's Morning Bible Study - New Study!

  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 - Series:  "Basic.Church"
                                  - Pathway Kids Will Meet
   4:00 PM              Jr. High Youth Group Will Meet
                  *** Small Groups ***     


On Sunday we begin our Small Group Series' messages, "Basic.Church" with a message on "Fellowship,” based on Ephesians 2:11-22. We will receive a Building Fund Offering and Small Groups will begin at various times on Sunday. 

CATECHISM for 6th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade will meet THIS Sunday, January 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
 ​    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 A117). High schoolers will study the Belgic Confession.

PATHWAY KIDS will meet THIS Sunday, January 14. 

BUILDING FUND OFFERING THIS SUNDAY – THIS Sunday, January 14 (2nd Sunday of the month), we will take a Building Fund offering as we prepare for the time to build.   

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will meet THIS Sunday, January 14 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in Dyer, Indiana. Dinner will be served. If you have any questions, please call the church office at (219) 558-0573. Bring a friend!!

ARE YOU CONNECTED WITH A SMALL GROUP? – Small groups begin THIS Sunday, January 14. Our study is "Basic.We are Church" by Francis Chan. January – early March is small group season at Pathway. Pastor Joel’s sermon series will align with a small group topic. What’s said in morning worship fuels small group and vice versa. There is room available in a 6:00 pm. group. Contact the church office at (219) 558-0573 to be connected. It is a kid-friendly group.

PINEWOOD DERBY RACE – The Pinewood Derby Race will be the 2nd Wednesday of March (March 14) NOT the 2nd Wednesday of February. This will give more time for car preparation. You may pick up a car kit in the back of church Sunday. Girls, boys, and adults, have fun getting your cars ready! ​​

HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH – Hope Community Church’s weekly worship service time has changed from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. They also have a new address of 10505 W. 181st Avenue, Lowell, Indiana.

BUILDINGS – The leadership team would appreciate a heads up on commercial buildings for sale in the broader St. John area. These are the ones we know are for sale or have adequate space for a church rental:  Northwoods Restaurant, Kmart, Harry O’s, Hanover II on 101st, and several steel building sites off Joliet. If you hear of others, we’d like to know before those buildings are publicly advertised. We are still wide open to repurposing the right site. We missed out on a site recently that made it to market before leadership team knew. Please give us an early heads up. While our ultimate dream is to build on the 109th Street site, we might repurpose an existing building.  ​​​

NEEDED:  CHILDCARE PROVIDER FOR SMALL GROUPS – Childcare provider for a small group is needed.
           - Person should be 16 or older
           - Will be paid $10 per hour
           - Will be needed Sunday late afternoon from January - March
           - Interested people may contact the church office at (219) 558-0573

WOMEN'S WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will meet Wednesday, January 17 to discuss Session 7 of Armor of God, "The Sword of the Spirit," at 7:00 p.m. in St. John, Indiana. This will be a wrap-up of our current study. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (219) 558-0573. New members are always welcome!

FRIDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY – All women are invited to the Friday Morning Women's Bible Study on January 19 at 9:15 a.m. in St. John, Indiana. (Sorry, meeting was moved from January 12 to January 19.) We will begin a new study with a book called The Envy of Eve:  Finding Contentment in a Covetous World! Please let the church office know if you will attend (219) 558-0573! It would be beneficial to read the first chapter of the book before the first meeting so we can discuss it. Looking forward to good fellowship and conversation!

JR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP will meet Sunday, January 21 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (NOTE EARLIER TIME) in St. John, Indiana! If you haven't taken a turn in providing dinner or drinks/dessert, won't you please help this time? Also, would anyone be willing to host the Jr. High Youth Group next month, Sunday, February 11 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. for their meeting? Please let the church office know if you would be willing to provide dinner or drinks/dessert or will host their February 11 meeting, (219) 558-0573 or pathwayadmin@pathwaycrc.org

PRINCESS BRUNCH – Get your tickets for the Princess Brunch! You are invited to the Princess Brunch benefiting Mommy's Haven, a non-profit residence for pregnant women in need that is currently in the final stages of building their first home in Lowell, Indiana on Saturday, February 10 at Crown Point Christian School. Invite your daughters, granddaughters and friends to join us for a special two hour time of hair braiding, nails, face glitter, tea party, coloring, craft making, photo booth, all you can eat brunch and meeting of special guests:  Cinderella, Belle, and Moana! Two sessions will be offered:  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for each child and $5 for each accompanying adult. Everyone is invited to dress up and wear their favorite princess costume. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at www.pathwaycrc.org/PrincessBrunch. ​​​

​​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

It’s Princess Brunch time and we are looking for those interested in helping in the kitchen preparing pancakes and other food. Ladies, we need volunteers for painting nails, helping with the crafts and activities. Boys and men, we need your help serving our guests brunch. We ask you to wear black pants and white shirts. Sign up for morning or afternoon shifts for about 2 hours:  8:45 am.-noon and noon-3:00 pm., Saturday, February 10 here at Crown Point Christian School. Food is also needed. Sign up sheets will be on the back table Sunday. 

Saturday, February 10 is our annual Princes Brunch, a fundraising event for Mommy’s Haven. Tickets are on sale now. (See announcement above.)

We continue to pick up Starbucks food donations three times a week. We are missing a couple helpers who are gone for the winter. Would you be interested in stopping by Starbucks in St. John and dropping off the food donations at the church office? It only takes about 10 minutes of your time. See Terri Schaaf on Sunday.

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

From Pastor Joel

Not only did Jesus’ death on the cross pay for the sins of all He came to save and reconcile us to God individually, but it also removed “the hostility between Jew and Gentiles.” This means that Jesus’ death also reconciles people groups to each other. This may not seem true at all in our cultural bickering, but it is true amongst Christians. Sin messes up people’s relationship to God and to others. Jesus’ death reconciles both. Then He puts us all in His new team called the church that serves as His witness to the world. Let’s explore this concept on Sunday in sermon and in small group.  

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

Office Location

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


Mailing Address

P.O. Box 62
St. John, Indiana 46373

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