Worship Services

Listen to Worship Services and Sermons

Audio recordings of Sunday sermons are available in their entirety for spiritual reflection and remembrance after worship services. Click on a Sunday date below to select a sermon from the 10:00 a.m. service. You have the option to either listen to it on your device or download it.

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Livestream Worship, Sunday, July 25th, 2021

Join us for worship at Gillson Park at 8 am or in the Sanctuary or via Livestream at 10 am, as Pastor Jeff continues our summer sermon series, “Gathered and Sent: The Missional Church,” preaching on Acts 18:1-4.

Two ways you can participate in worship are: by (1) sending an email with a “God sighting” you’ve experienced this week to godsightings@fpcw.org or (2) sending an email to prayersofthepeople@fpcw.org with any prayer joy or concern you have this week. Please send them in by 9 am on Sunday for inclusion in the worship service that morning.

Please click this link to watch the Livestream video.
Please click this link to watch the family service, Songs and Stories.

Livestream Worship, Sunday, July 18th, 2021


Join us for worship at Gillson Park at 8 am or in the Sanctuary or via Livestream at 10 am, as Pastor Jeff continues our summer sermon series, “Gathered and Sent: The Missional Church,” preaching on Acts 14:8-18.

Two ways you can participate in worship are: by (1) sending an email with a “God sighting” you’ve experienced this week to godsightings@fpcw.org or (2) sending an email to prayersofthepeople@fpcw.org with any prayer joy or concern you have this week. Please send them in by 9 am on Sunday for inclusion in the worship service that morning.

You are loved and never alone, friends!

Please click this link to watch the 10 am Sunday, Livestream video.
Please click this link to watch the family worship service. Songs and Stories.

Livestream Worship Service, Sunday, July 11th, 2021


Join us for worship at Gillson Park at 8 am or in the Sanctuary or via Livestream at 10 am, as Rev. Nancy Dolan serves as our guest preacher, wrestling with the gospel lectionary text from Mark 6:14-29.

Two ways you can participate in worship are: by (1) sending an email with a “God sighting” you’ve experienced this week to godsightings@fpcw.org or (2) sending an email to prayersofthepeople@fpcw.org with any prayer joy or concern you have this week. Please send them in by 9 am on Sunday for inclusion in the worship service that morning.

You are loved and never alone, friends!

Please click this link to watch the 10 am Sunday, Livestream video.
Please click this link to watch the Family worship service Stories and Songs

Livestream Worship Service, Sunday, July 4th, 2021

Join us for worship tomorrow in the Sanctuary or via Livestream at 10 am, as Pastor Jeff continues our summer sermon series, “Gathered and Sent: The Missional Church,” preaching on Acts 8:26-40. And a blessed 4th of July holiday to you, as we reflect on the freedoms of our country and work to expand those privileges to all.

Two ways you can participate in worship are: by (1) sending an email with a “God sighting” you’ve experienced this week to godsightings@fpcw.org or (2) sending an email to prayersofthepeople@fpcw.org with any prayer joy or concern you have this week. Please send them in by 9 am on Sunday for inclusion in the worship service that morning.

Please click this link to watch the 10 am Sunday, Livestream video.
Please click this link to watch the family worship service.

Livestream Worship Service Sunday, June 27th, 2021

Join us for worship at Gillson Park at 8 am or in the Sanctuary or via Livestream at 10 am, as Pastor Laura continues our summer sermon series, “Gathered and Sent: The Missional Church,” preaching on Acts 6:1-16.

In case you missed it, last week the Session voted to update our covid protocols. For those who are fully vaccinated, masks are now optional at all church events indoors and outdoors (worship, small groups, dropping by the office, etc.). Masks are still required indoors for those who have not been vaccinated (including our children over age 2 who are not yet eligible). We will not be checking vaccination status but will trust everyone to follow our new protocols for the sake of our church and community.

Two ways you can participate in worship are: by (1) sending an email with a “God sighting” you’ve experienced this week to godsightings@fpcw.org or (2) sending an email to prayersofthepeople@fpcw.org with any prayer joy or concern you have this week. Please send them in by 9 am on Sunday for inclusion in the worship service that morning.

Please click this link to watch the 10 am Sunday, Livestream video.
Please click this link to watch the family worship video Stories and Songs

Livestream Worship Service, June 20th, 2021

Sunday was our first beach service of the summer – join us at 8 am for worship at Picnic Area #1 at Gillson Park! You do not need to wear a mask and we can sing together since we will be outdoors. We also have the joy of baptizing Noah Lehn in Lake Michigan at the end of the service.

Join us also for worship in-person or via Livestream in the Sanctuary at 10 am, as Pastor Jeff preaches on Acts 3:1-10. Sunday is also Father’s Day – for some, it’s a joyous day and for some, it’s a difficult day. And for some, it might be both. We lift all of that up to God on this day, and will be handing out small bags of caramel popcorn to all men and boys as a gesture of our gratitude (as Psalm 119:103 says, “God’s word is sweeter than honey” [or caramel popcorn]:)

Two ways you can participate in worship are: by (1) sending an email with a “God sighting” you’ve experienced this week to godsightings@fpcw.org or (2) sending an email to prayersofthepeople@fpcw.org with any prayer joy or concern you have this week. Please send them in by 9 am on Sunday for inclusion in the worship service that morning.

Please click this link for the 10 am, Livestream worship service.
Please click this link for the prerecorded family worship service, Stories and Songs.

Livestream Worship Service, June 13th, 2021

Join us for worship in-person or via Livestream at 10 am, as we welcome new members and hear beautiful music from our Chancel Handbell Choir. Pastor Jeff preaches on 1 Samuel 16:1-13, “There God Goes Again,” the story of David’s anointing by the prophet Samuel.

Two ways you can participate in worship are: by (1) sending an email with a “God sighting” you’ve experienced this week to godsightings@fpcw.org or (2) sending an email to prayersofthepeople@fpcw.org with any prayer joy or concern you have this week. Please send them in by 9 am on Sunday for inclusion in the worship service.

Please click this link to watch the Livestream service.
Please click this link to watch the prerecorded family service.

Livestream Worship Service, June 6th, 2021

Join us for worship in-person or via Livestream, as we recognize graduates (high school, tech, college, graduate programs) and celebrate them on their way. We will also share communion on this first Sunday of the month, as well as have a short congregational meeting immediately preceding the closing hymn for the purpose of electing new Elders and Deacons to terms of service. What a joy to celebrate graduates and welcome new leaders!

In worship, Pastor Jeff preaches on Mark 3:20-35, “The Odd Family Values of Jesus.” Two ways you can participate in worship are: by (1) sending an email with a “God sighting” you’ve experienced this week to godsightings@fpcw.org or (2) sending an email to prayersofthepeople@fpcw.org with any prayer joy or concern you have this week. Please send them in by 9 am on Sunday for inclusion in the worship service that morning.

Please click this link to watch the recorded Livestream service.
Please click this link to watch the prerecorded family service.

Livestream Worship Sunday, May 30th, 2021


Join us for Trinity Sunday worship in-person or via Livestream, as Pastor Jeff preaches on Isaiah 6:1-8 and we reflect together on the relationality at the core of the universe. Two ways you can participate in worship are: by (1) sending an email with a “God sighting” you’ve experienced this week to godsightings@fpcw.org or (2) sending an email to prayersofthepeople@fpcw.org with any prayer joy or concern you have this week. Please send them in by 9 am on Sunday for inclusion in the worship service that morning.

Please click here to access the Livestream recording of the Sunday worship service.
Please click here to access the prerecorded family service.

Livestream Worship, Sunday, May 23rd, 2021

Join us for Pentecost Sunday worship in-person or via Livestream, as we welcome the Rev. Dr. Robert L. House Sr., as our guest preacher. Rev. House is the pastor of New Life Baptist Church, one of our longtime mission partners, and his congregation runs a vibrant ministry to the unhoused in their neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. We’re excited to be with him and some members of his church who will join us too.

On Pentecost Sunday, 50 days after Easter, we celebrate the moment when the Spirit descended on the motley crew of Jesus-followers in Jerusalem (reread the story in Acts, chapter 2). They were inspired by the fire of the Holy Spirit to speak and live out God’s dream for the world.

Please click this link to watch the recorded Livestream service.
Please click this link to watch the prerecorded family service.