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26W401 Geneva Road, Wheaton, Il 60187
630-668-7861
info@phcch.org
 
 
 Loving God and Loving Others
as together we follow Jesus Christ
 
Sunday Service social distance gatherings live and online : Facebook.com/PHCChurch
at 10:00 am  each week.
 
We do ask those who attend our live services to wear a face mask that adheres to these CDC Guidelines.

 

 

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“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”  (Luke 4:18-19).

These words from the prophet Isaiah were what Jesus used to announce his mission.  Luke is God’s good news for everyone, the poor, the prisoners, the blind, the oppressed.  In other words, Luke reveals to us God’s good news for those who in some way are marginalized.  In some way all of us have at times found ourselves marginalized as we have felt insignificant.  We will discover as we dive into the Gospel of Luke that Jesus understands, he was rejected repeatedly by those he came to rescue.  He was misunderstood by those to whom he was proclaiming God’s good news.  Luke is God’s good news for every person no matter their status, their wealth, or their influence.  Join is as we journey through Luke in 2021 and discover this good news for all people.

Sermons


Jan 24, 2021
Jesus Understands (Luke 3:21-23; 4:1-13)
Jesus begins his public ministry at the age of 30. He is baptized not because of his sins, but in a step of showing that he is orienting his life in obedience to the Father. Luke shows how Jesus is truly the son of God in his lineage. Following this is the temptation in which we see Jesus using the Scriptures to fight off the misuse of the Scriptures by the Devil. We will discover in this passage the importance of making sure we follow God and not the tempting shortcuts of the enemy.
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  • Jan 24, 2021Jesus Understands (Luke 3:21-23; 4:1-13)
    Jan 24, 2021
    Jesus Understands (Luke 3:21-23; 4:1-13)
    Jesus begins his public ministry at the age of 30. He is baptized not because of his sins, but in a step of showing that he is orienting his life in obedience to the Father. Luke shows how Jesus is truly the son of God in his lineage. Following this is the temptation in which we see Jesus using the Scriptures to fight off the misuse of the Scriptures by the Devil. We will discover in this passage the importance of making sure we follow God and not the tempting shortcuts of the enemy.
  • Jan 17, 2021Preparing the Way Luke 3:1-20
    Jan 17, 2021
    Preparing the Way Luke 3:1-20
    What does it look like to live a godly life? What are practical ways to show people that I have reoriented my life and my thinking to put God first. One of the most enigmatic characters in the Bible is John the Baptist. There was something about him that drew people to him. His message was clear and simple. His advice practical. His awareness of the scope and focus of his mission undeniable. We can learn much from this unique servant of God.
  • Jan 10, 2021Like Us…But Different (Luke 2:39-52)
    Jan 10, 2021
    Like Us…But Different (Luke 2:39-52)
    We have very little knowledge of what Jesus was like as a child. Some have tried to come up with descriptions, but they are speculative at best. Luke gives us one story and several descriptions of the young Jesus. We also discover that in many ways he was just like us in his growth and development; all the way to being obedient to his parents. Yet he was different in that he understood there was a higher call on his life.
  • Jan 3, 2021God’s Faithful Plan (Luke 1:57-80)
    Jan 3, 2021
    God’s Faithful Plan (Luke 1:57-80)
    What would be the first words out of your mouth if you had been rendered speechless for almost a year? We encounter just such a person in Luke 1. Zechariah the priest was rendered speechless until his son John would be born. When his ability to speak returned it was a shock to everyone. But what he said was truly inspired and gave all a glimpse of the plan of God that had been unfolding for centuries.
  • Dec 27, 2020God Knows (Luke 1:1-25)
    Dec 27, 2020
    God Knows (Luke 1:1-25)
    After a year of canceled plans, dashed hopes, and diminished dreams, upon whom can we
    rely? We know we can rely on God. And yet we sometimes wonder; does God
    really know who I am or even where I am? The story of Zechariah and Elizabeth
    give us some answers
  • Dec 20, 2020Finding Love in Our Differences – 1 John 4:7-21
    Dec 20, 2020
    Finding Love in Our Differences – 1 John 4:7-21
    Love that is truly love is a unifying force. When we really love someone we are able to see their best qualities and we are able to accept their differences. When we truly love someone we initiate acts of kindness, we don’t count the cost in helping them, we are safe in the relationship, and we look for ways to bridge our gaps. God is love. God so loved that He sent His Son. The real Christmas story is about love.
  • Dec 13, 2020Finding Joy in our Discouragements (Luke 1)
    Dec 13, 2020
    Finding Joy in our Discouragements (Luke 1)
    Joy is not a word that we have heard uttered much over the past year. And yet in the midst of difficulties and struggles those who follow Jesus can have a sense of joy. In our passages today we meet two very familiar women. Each with much to be concerned about, but each aware that God had chosen them to participate in His plan in a very special way. In what should have been a time of discouragement they found joy and so can we.
  • Dec 6, 2020Peace in the Middle of Our Struggles (Luke 2:8-20)
    Dec 6, 2020
    Peace in the Middle of Our Struggles (Luke 2:8-20)
    We see it all around. The word peace appears on cards, in Christmas displays, and even in store displays during this season. We all want peace. We desire peace. The angels declared God’s peace to those who were favored by God. But what does that mean? How can one have peace with God? We will learn what the shepherds learned 2000 years ago. Peace is a person. Jesus is the source of peace.
  • Nov 29, 2020Hope in Uncertain Times: Luke 2:22-38
    Nov 29, 2020
    Hope in Uncertain Times: Luke 2:22-38
    Hope. It is often a word we use as a synonym for “wish.” But hope in the Bible is not used as a wish, it is a certainty that is yet to be fully realized. Hope in the Bible is based on God’s promises. We will see two individuals today who lived in hope day in and day out and were not disappointed. They saw with their own eyes what God had promised. Their story and their hope can encourage us. Howington. Released: 2020.
  • Nov 22, 2020A Lament When One is Down – Psalm 142
    Nov 22, 2020
    A Lament When One is Down – Psalm 142
    A cave is typically dark, damp, and lonely. For most people caves are intriguing from a distance. People also face “caves” in life. We at times find ourselves in dark, lonely places in our soul. David did. We find a poignant cry to God in Psalm 142 that apparently was uttered when David was in the cave. We find a reminder that in our darkest moments, the hope that God is there can be enough.
  • Nov 15, 2020Psalm 94 – A Community Lament over Injustice
    Nov 15, 2020
    Psalm 94 – A Community Lament over Injustice
    God is a God of justice. God expects his people to be people of justice. In this community lament the psalmist cries out to God for the way the rich and powerful are treating the powerless in the community. What is most disturbing is that the tone of the psalm points to the fact that the oppressors are actually part of the larger community of the nation. The call is for God to exact his righteous judgment against oppression of the weak.
  • Nov 8, 2020Lament over one’s own sin – Psalm 51
    Nov 8, 2020
    Lament over one’s own sin – Psalm 51
    Sometimes we exercise the prayer language of lament when we have suffered a personal loss. But what about when we have caused the pain and the loss due to our own sin. Psalm 51 is David’s prayer of lament due to his own sinful acts. When sin empties us, God in his grace still hears us.
  • Nov 1, 2020Lament – Crying out to God: Psalm 13
    Nov 1, 2020
    Lament – Crying out to God: Psalm 13
    No matter who you are, or how strong you believe your faith to be, you have no doubt asked God questions like: “Where are you?” “How can you not see what I am going through?” “Why do you not act more quickly?” These are the questions of Lament. God has given us Lament as a prayer language to put words to our grief and struggles.
  • Oct 25, 2020Jude: Stay Strong
    Oct 25, 2020
    Jude: Stay Strong
    Often times we emphasize the content of one’s teaching and we will warn against false teaching or a false narrative. The book of Jude is also a warning to folks to beware of false teachers. But his approach does not delve into the specific nature of the teaching. Instead he focuses on the character and behaviors of false teachers. The readers in the First Century as well and you and I today are warned to beware of those who use God’s grace as an excuse to be selfish and sinful.
  • Oct 18, 20203 John: Walk the Walk
    Oct 18, 2020
    3 John: Walk the Walk
    God expects us to not just claim to follow him, but that we actually do so. Our actions should support our claims. Another word for it is to be authentic. In this brief letter we are introduced to three men. Two are authentic, they walk the walk and the description of them is refreshing. The third is a man who is all about himself. We can learn much from this brief letter about what it means to be people who walk the walk in following Jesus.
 
 
 
 

 

Our Purpose

Our Mission: Loving God and Loving Others as Together we Follow Jesus Christ.
 
Pleasant Hill Community church was established to serve our community.
The Bible says in I Peter 4:10-11
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.
 
 
 
Together we are working to:
Proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Honor God in ALL We Do. 
Connect in Relationship.
Care for the Needs of Our Community.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PHCC MINISTRIES

We endeavor to minister to the whole family.  We begin as early as possible to teach children about God who loves them.  We seek to apply the lessons of the Bible to each age group in age appropriate ways.  Our childcare workers and volunteers are screened so that we do our best to provide a safe and secure learning environment.  We also offer ministry to Middle School and High School Students.  We involve all ages in our adult ministry.

Missions

Pic44We view missions as a major ministry of Pleasant Hill Community Church. The vision and goal of Missons is to carry out the command of Christ’s Great Commission as we partner with individuals and agencies to make disciples of all nations.
 
Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
 
PHCC currently partners with 12 Missionaries and their families worldwide. We have a primary focus to raise up individuals from our own congregation to be active in making disciples globally. To that end 5 of our 12 Missionary families have formative roots in our church.  We also partner with two local organizations, Life Spring Women’s Ministry in Aurora, IL and World Relief DuPage/Aurora.. below are the mission organizations with whom we are ministry partners and links to their web sites.
Camp Oak Hills
ISI
 
    
                                  
 
 
 
The Navigators
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TEAM
 
 
Slavic Missionary Service
World Gospel Mission
 
 
World Relief
 
 
Wycliffe Bible Translators
 
 
 
 

Weekly Schedule

We are meeting live with social distancing and face masks and also on line each Sunday beginning at 10:00 AM
 

Online Giving

We now offer you the convenience of financially supporting the ministries of Pleasant Hill Community Church online. Through this free and convenient method, you are able to give at any time. It is totally free to you. Just click on the “E-Giving” button below to be taken to the registration page where you can set up your personal online giving account. Egiving for Pleasant Hill Community Church
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