When They Heard, They Were Enraged_blog

Pastor James Wychers continues in his sermon series The Rise and Witness of the Church.

This Sunday’s message: ‘When They Heard, They Were Enraged’ ~ Acts 7:54-60.

Our Worship Service begins at 10 a.m. Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate from our CVC Café. Church bulletins are located on the shelf behind the Welcome Center in the foyer. You may pick one up on your way into the sanctuary.

For those of you who are unable to join us in person, you may view this message (Lord Willing) on Sunday afternoon on our Vimeo Page. 

Also, the video of the sermon will be posted on Monday to our website.

9:00 a.m. ~ ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL ~ Meeting Room 1





The CVC Café is now open on Sunday mornings before and after the worship service. Stop by and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate!

Saturday, October 2 ~ 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
CVC's Bread of Life Drive-Thru Share Center provides nutritious food to our neighbors in need of assistance on the first Saturday of each month (9:00-11:00 a.m.) and the third Friday of each month (4:30-6:00 p.m.) The Bread of Life Share Center is grateful to Faith Acres Foundation and Northern Illinois Food Bank for gathering and providing the food for us to share. Food is distributed at no charge on a ‘first come, first served’ basis drive-thru style in our parking lot. Please spread the information about this ministry to your family, friends, and co-workers in need! 

The Bread of Life Share Center would like to begin inviting our neighbors to once again do their shopping as we did prior to the implementation of COVID- 19 safety procedures. This allows more interaction and ministry with the people as they come into the building than in the drive-through as we have done over the past 15 months because of COVID-19. Our neighbors will not be given items that they can't use as is now frequently the case. But it does require more volunteer manpower. If you can volunteer to spend 2-3 hours on the first Saturday morning of the month (8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) and/or the third Friday evening (4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.) of the month or if you would like to learn more, please contact Joan Nelson at 224-522-9338 or LaVonda Smith at 847-356-9203.

John 6:35 says: Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.”

The Bread of Life Ministry is in need of more plastic grocery bags. A box is in the coat room by the front entrance to place donations.

Monday evenings ~ 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday mornings ~ 9:00-11:00 a.m.
The Monday night group will be studying "Created for God's Glory, A Biblical Study of Identity." If you want to study ahead, you can read Genesis 1-2. Be sure to bring your Bible, notebook, pen, and a beverage for yourself to class. There is no cost for this study. They will wrap up this study in mid-January and then study the book of Ephesians through the month of April.

The Tuesday morning group will be continuing to study the book of Revelation that began last season. The study guide will be Dr. David Jeremiah’s 4-volume series, “Escape the Coming Night- A Message of Hope in a Time of Crisis”. We’ll be in volumes 3 and 4 of the series and the cost for each volume is $8.  (We have a scholarship program for those who may find the cost of the books prohibitive).  We’ll wrap up our Revelation study in mid-January and then study the book of Ephesians through the month of April.

Let us know if you plan to attend or if you have any questions. You may also sign up at the Welcome Center in the foyer.

Sunday, October 3 ~ after the worship service 
At our annual meeting in April, we announced we would be looking for ways to use the surplus that God granted us over the past year to help others and that we might consider those who have been affected by the COVID pandemic. We also said we would schedule a special congregational meeting when we were ready to make a motion. We’re excited to say that, with the help of the Mission’s Committee, we have identified two areas of need and are ready to have the meeting. 

In Zambia, Africa, they do not have the resources to help their population like the U.S. has been able to do. Since businesses are suffering, people’s pay has been decreasing and the inflation rate has increased. Unfortunately, when finances are tight, the first item families cut out of their budget is education. Many children are pulled out of school so that the family can continue to pay for food and rent. Our missionaries in Zambia have a scholarship fund and with the help of local partners, assess the situation of the children and provide payment directly to the schools for those who need it the most so the parents can continue to put food on the table and pay for their most basic needs. We will make a motion to give a total of $5,000 to be distributed to this scholarship fund. 

In Cuba, there has been economic collapse and extreme shortages for food, propane, medicines, etc. A pastor writes, “Many times what we have for supper is just bread and sugar water. But God has been wonderful and good in a great way as we have never gone to bed without eating something.... When we take care of His vineyard, He takes care of us.” 

Our missionaries are able to provide a safe way for funds to arrive to the hands of four Cuban pastors that they support. We will make a motion to give a total of $3,360 to be distributed to these pastors. 

Thank you to all who support CVC with your tithes and offerings.  As a reminder, tithes and offerings can be made in three ways that will provide a record of your charitable donations if you itemize them on your IRS tax return:  (1) the traditional way of putting a check or cash into an envelope, which you drop into the offering box in the foyer (2) set up a monthly automated bank transfer from your account to the church bank account or (3) use PayPal.  The first two options have no cost associated with them.  The PayPal option has a “convenience fee” charged to CVC of 3 - 4%, depending on the amount of the donation.  CVC is happy to receive your donation by any of the above methods, but we do want to make you aware of the small cost to CVC associated with a PayPal donation.  If you would like the convenience of the automated bank transfer without a cost, please contact the church office.

Prayer requests that come into the church office are, upon approval, released to a group of faithful servants via e-mail.This group of individuals is committed to praying for the requests on a daily basis which range from health concerns, relationships, spiritual issues, financial concerns, etc. for attenders & families, and their broader network (relatives, neighbors, co-workers, etc.) Currently there are 49 members of the CVC E-Prayer Chain. If you would like to be a part of this network of prayer warriors, please contact the church office.

Pastors James and Mike share their thoughts pertaining to the previous Sunday’s sermon. These short, thought-provoking videos are usually posted midweek and can be viewed on our Vimeo page at, our website, and posted on the CVC FaceBook page. LISTEN HERE.

Also, in addition to the Thursday E-News email and the Sunday bulletin, you can stay up-to-date on all of CVC’s events and announcements by viewing the CVC News and Updates page on our website by clicking on the ‘Resources’ tab on the top of the CrossView Church web page.

See our EVENT tab for other current events.

Bible reading
"Your word is very pure, Therefore Your servant loves it.”


The 19th Century Scottish minister, Robert Murray M’Cheyne, (sometimes spelled McCheyne) who lived from 1813-1843, prepared a plan for Bible reading to take readers through the New Testament and Psalms twice a year, and through the rest of the Bible once each year. There are approximately four chapters per day in this plan.

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Stay connected and join the CVC Face Book groups formed to facilitate fellowship and support for active and regular attendees of CrossView Church.  To join go to the private ‘CrossView Church Members and Attendees’ page on Face Book and click ‘Join’. You will be asked to agree to the guidelines before your request to join is accepted. Be sure to invite your CVC friends to join too!

Additional CVC Facebook groups are:

AWANA at CVC Face Book page with contests, lessons, and videos by the Awana leaders that your kids (and adults) will love!

CVC Kids Face Book page ‘bringing us all together in spirit and purpose, even when we are apart”. Moms and dads are encouraged to take part as short video lessons with a focus on different people from God’s Word are shared. A new video is uploaded at least once a week with a live event later where it is discussed how to apply what is learned.

We are also on Twitter, Instagram, and Vimeo @CVCAntioch.