Pastor Wayne Derber

Phone:   815-570-2088 (home)   815-508-3435 (cell)



“I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now.”

– Philippians 1:3-5


Thank You!

Dear Friend in Christ,

            It has been very hard for all of us in this time of social distancing to be physically separated from our family and friends.  It has been hard for us to be separated from our church family.  I miss you very much and look forward to the time when we can be together again.

            Perhaps one good thing that can come out of this time of social distancing is that we have a new and better appreciation for one another.  We tend to take one another for granted, don’t we?  But this time of social distancing has made us better realize how important and how much we need one another.  This month I just want to thank you for being a special person to me.

            Thank you for being a precious member of our church family.  Thank you for all your efforts to do the work of our Lord through our congregation.  Thank you for supporting and praying for people in difficulties.  Thank you for generously giving of your offerings.  Thank you for supporting me as your pastor with your words and prayers.  Thank you for joining together for worship.  Thank you for sharing the talents that God has given you.  Thank you for walking together with me on our faith journeys.  Thank you for who you are.  Thank you!

Your Friend in Christ,

Pastor Wayne