for the Week of 2/28/2021

Communion Sunday, March 7, 2021

Third Sunday of Lent

Scripture:  John 2:13-22

Sermon:  "Coins"

Rev. Matthew Nickel preaching


​​​Recordings of Sunday Worship


The worship service will be recorded and made available after worship. A link will be emailed out when it is available. You may visit our online worship video page here:

Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church has resumed in-person worship for the 10:30 AM service. Session approved the decision. The church's established safety practices will continue in order to promote the safest environment for worship within our ability. I


Worship will continue to be live streamed to Facebook and recordings will be available following worship at Noon on Vimeo. We are so please to have so many of our worshiping body gathering together online from near and far as well.


Whether we see you online or in-person, we look forward to gathering to worship together.

Here are some other ways of accessing worship:

Livestream on Facebook each Sunday at 10:30 AM.

Watch recordings on Facebook following worship.

Watch recordings on Vimeo following worship.

Watch recordings from the church website:

​​Church Office Closed but Open by Appointment Only

The church office is closed but is open by appointment only. You may continue to connect with staff by email. You can reach the Church Secretary Margie at, Bookkeeper Phyllis at or Pastor Matt at

Lenten Sermon Series: God in Plain Sight

In Lent, we will focus our attention on our experience with God through some common objects that Jesus would have encountered on his journey to Jerusalem. May we deepen our experience on an extraordinary grace through reflecting on these ordinary things.

March 14 | Mark 6:6-13 | “Shoes”                   

March 21 | Matthew 25:1-31 | “Oil”    

Palm Sunday | Mark 11:1-11 | “Coats”    

Maundy Thursday | John 13 | “Towels”     

Good Friday | John 18-19 | “Thorns”                                                                                           

Easter Sunday | Mark 16:1-8 | “Stones”


Lenten Book Group

You are invited to join a Lenten Book Group. Please register for the book group by emailing Margie Uysal in the church office at - we’ll send you Zoom details when you’ve signed up. We’ll be reading a book of daily devotions called Lent in Plain Sight. You can purchase your book from The Thoughtful Christian or Amazon. Groups will meet on Mondays at Noon facilitated by Pastor Matt Nickel or Mondays at 7:00 pm facilitated by Jessica Walker-Christy starting on March 1 through March 29. Join us as we make the journey through Lent together.

Free Food on Fridays

JAPC will have contactless free food distribution in the parking lot Friday, March 5 starting at 11a.m. Quantities are limited so it is suggested you arrive early.

Food includes: Food Bags with dry pantry goods and staples, bread and some fresh produce. Dinners (feed 4-6).

VOLUNTEERS: Sign up online at  

Bible & Brew - Wednesday, March 3

Waiting for test results may seem like an eternity. Waiting for the birth of a baby feels like an eternity. Watching an elderly parent slowly fade and die through the process of Alzheimer’s can redefine our perception of eternity. Yet no matter our earthly definition of eternity, they are all far from God’s planned eternity for us.

As we approach Easter, the March 3rd meeting of Bible and Brew will focus on "The Hope in Eternal Life,” a human yearning that is both deeply personal and widely shared. For Christians, that hope is confessed regularly. As we declare in the Apostles' Creed, "I believe in . . . the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting." Likewise, in the Nicene Creed, we and the whole church confess, "We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come."

Zoom Details: To Join the Zoom Meeting click: and use the passcode: jesusloves OR you can join by phone by dialing: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago), entering the Meeting ID: 886 7165 4328 and Passcode: 232450919



JAPC publishes a bi-monthly newsletter called The Calendar listing the activities and news of our faith community. Click below for the archive of past newsletters.


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