Holy Week Schedule

  • Palm Sunday, March 25, 10 a.m. Worship
  • Maundy Thursday, March 29 @ Ivanhoe Church
    Potluck Supper @ 6 p.m. Worship @ 7:30 p.m.
    retelling of the Last Supper story +Holy Communion,
  • Good Friday, March 30 @ Community Protestant Church (corner of Hawley + Prairie in Mundelein) – worship @ 7:30 p.m.
    Joint Choir and Communion at the Cross
  • Easter Sunday, April 1, 10 a.m. Worship
    Sunrise Service @ 6:30 a.m.

Bryan Sirchio brought his unique musical ministry to Ivanhoe Church on Sunday, February 4

We were blessed and excited to welcome Bryan Sirchio to lead our 10 am worship service on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Bryan shared with our congregation his message of God’s love and hope through his inspirational music and mission work in Haiti.

Among the songs he shared were the Philippians 4:5-9 chorus, Worms in the Bread, Dream God’s Dream, More Than I Need, The Wooden Bell, The Perfect Church, Table of Friendship and Love and I See You. With permission from Bryan, we are pleased to offer this audio recording from the service …

February 4, 2018, Bryan Sirchio


Bryan’s website:  Bryan Sirchio Crosswind Music

For more information about Bryan and Haiti, please visit  Bryan and Haiti

And for the organization that Bryan works with, please go to Haiti Allies


Bryan Sirchio


Ivanhoe Church celebrates 180 years

On February 20, 2018, Ivanhoe Church celebrated our 180th anniversary as a community of God through Christ. From the beginning, we have been dedicated to securing and enriching God’s reign here in Lake County, Illinois. Some of the best examples of that dedication are the men who led our congregation as Pastor. For the first few years, the circuit riders probably held their horses closer than family. Our first long-term pastor was Rev. Joseph H. Payne, son of founder Mercy Payne. For twelve years, he not only preached but became the official Church Clerk. After our present-day Sanctuary was built in 1856, the Rev. Calvin C. Adams also served both positions for ten years. The Reverends. A.K. Fox and Gilbert Shull were also multi-year pastors, but then our Church had a new pastor every couple of years until the Rev. Arthur Jevne was called in 1923. His tenure began an extraordinary experience that continues today with our Rev. Dr. Hewitt – Ivanhoe Congregational Church, UCC will have had only four pastors for almost 100 years! Now that’s dedication.

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Our congregation put faith into action and help our hungry neighbors by
volunteering to sort and pack food at the Northern Illinois Food Bank! We chose Tuesday, February 20th at the Park City location. Our volunteers sorted and packed over 17,000 pounds of food.
The Food Bank supplies food to food pantries, soup kitchens, after school programs and more in its 13-county area. Volunteers at their three centers make it possible to serve 71,000 neighbors in need each week. Thanks to volunteers, partners, and donors, a gift of $1 provides $8 worth of groceries to neighbors in need in Northern Illinois. The Food Bank supplies the lunches for our summer program feeding
children in Mundelein.