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20 | April 12, 2018 | The New Lenox Patriot Faith In memoriam John E. Brynda John E. Brynda, 84, of New Lenox, died April 2. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann (Pat); children John (Jan), Kenneth (Pavla), Christopher (Eileen), Nancy (Derek Sobczak) and Timothy; grandchildren Kristyn, Daniel “DJ”, Matthew, Sean, Samantha, Katerina and Jan Matthew; and siblings Jan Brynda OP and Sister Eileen Brynda OP. He was in the U.S. military in 1956- 1958, during which time he was detailed to Desert Rock, Nevada, which included observing the test detonation of an atomic bomb (Diablo). Also, he was employed by Illinois Bell Telephone Company for 41 years. Family received friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel. Funeral services were held at St. Jude Church, followed by interment at Good Shepherd Cemetery. In lieu of memoarials, donations to St. Jude Catholic Church or Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated. FUNERAL SERVICES DIRECTORY Kim O’Neil Golob Kelli Hartseil Mores Kelly Furlong Foresman, Secretary It was easy to decide on cremation. Now, what about the rest of the decisions? Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Private, On-site Crematory 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, Illinois Family owned for 40 Years 708-532-5400 The Cremation Experts. 2017 WINNER "BEST FUNERAL HOME" ©2006 Copyrighted Material ADVERTISE YOUR FUNERAL SERVICES. Stella Louise Drabek Stella “Bootie” Louise Drabek, 74, of New Lenox, died March 31. Stella is survived by her daughter, Glenda June Kleeman; one brother, Nelson Randall Hudgens (his wife, Ann) and many nieces and nephews. Born June 27, 1943 in Cheatham County, Tennessee, Stella was a daughter of George W. and Mary Louallen-Hudgens. Stella spent her early years in Tennessee and Illinois. She held several roles in her life, the most rewarding of which were being Glenda’s mom and spending time with her family. Family received friends at Cherry Hill Church of Christ. Burial followed at Fairmount-Willow Hills Memorial Park in Willow Springs. In lieu of memorials, donations may be made as gifts in Stella’s memory to Cherry Hill Church of Christ. Roseann Churchill Roseann Churchill (nee Vanthournout), 66, of New Lenox, died March 31. Contact Jessica Nemec @708.326.9170 ex.46 Roseann is survived by her husband; children Andrea (Jason) Zelensky and Sara (Steven) Ingmire; grandchildren Brandon, Evan, and Zachary Ingmire and Alexander Zelensky; siblings Albert Vanthournout, David Vanthournout and Joann (Bill) Schuppenhauer; sisterin-law Marilyn Vanthournout; brother-in-law Bill Menees; and many nieces and nephews. She had a career in nursing that she loved and practiced throughout her life, working in settings from Silver Cross Hospital to New Lenox School District 122, to a variety of home health agencies throughout the Chicagoland area. Family received friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel. Funeral services were held at St. Jude Church, followed by a private interment. Matthew D. Pens Matthew D. Pens, 22, of New Lenox, died March 31. He is survived by his parents Lynette Lanham and David Pens; siblings David (Ashlee) Parsons, Daniel (Brittany) Parsons and Christine (James) Wieder; and nephews and nieces Logan Wieder, Mason Wieder, Cameron Parson and McKenna Parsons. Matt was avid collector of comic books. Family received friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel. Interment was private. Adam Joseph Kielbasa Dr. Adam Joseph Kielbasa 31, of New Lenox, died March 26. He is survived by his wife Lauren (nee Ojermark); parents Jack and Anne Kielbasa; siblings Jack (Karen) Kielbasa, Ben (Sarah) Kielbasa and Sarah (Bob) Pine; parents-in-law Margaret (James) Downey and Michael (Suzette) Ojermark; brother-in-law of Chris (Logan) Ojermark; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Kielbasa was a Pharmacist at Joliet Oncology- Hematology Associates. Family received friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel. Funeral services were held at St. Jude Church, followed by interment at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of memorials, donations in Adam’s name to Sarcoma Foundation of America or Andrew Weishar Foundation would be appreciated. Marguerite A. Forsythe Marguerite A. Forsythe (nee Rooney), 75, of New Lenox, died March 12. She is survived by her son John Forsythe; siblings Richard Rooney, Maureen Fitzgerald and Robert Rooney; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family received friends at Hickey Memorial Chapel. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Anna Marie Endres Anna “Ann” Marie (Kanoski) Endres, 70, of New Lenox, died March 2. Anna is survived by her children Kenneth E. (Anita Monteggia) Endres, Kyle J. Endres, Maureen (James) Gilchrist and Melissa Endres; grandchildren Anna Gilchrist, Elio Endres, Cameron Smith, Brandon Smith and Logan Petreikis; siblings Lisa(Kimball) Staton, Christine (Steve) DeYoung, Dana (Dean) Goselin, Gary (Eileen) Kanoski; and brother-in-law Tom Butler. She owned and operated Al’s Bicycle Shop with her husband, Al, for more than twenty years. Family received friends at Schreffler Funeral Home Bourbonnais Chapel. Burial took place at St. Anne Catholic Cemetery. Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email Editor James Sanchez at with information about a loved one who was a part of the New Lenox community. Faith the New Lenox Patriot | April 12, 2018 | 21 FAITH BRIEFS Christ Mission Church (22811 S. Cedar Road, New Lenox) Celebrate Recovery 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday. For anyone struggling with hurts, habits, or hang-ups. For more information, call Deb at (708) 516-6318. St. John of Chicago Chapel (112 Church Street, New Lenox) Orthodox Divine Liturgy 10-11:30 a.m. Sundays. Journey to Fullness 7 p.m. Wednesdays. This is a ten-part video introduction to the Orthodox Church. There will be an open discussion with refreshments after. Seekers are welcome. Missio Dei Church (123 W. Wood St., New Lenox) Women’s Study 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and 9-10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Study materials will cost $10.50, and books will be distributed before the study begins. Payments will be collected on the first class. Pay by cash or make checks payable to Missio Dei Church. Elder-led Prayer 7-8 p.m. second Tuesday of every month, 123 W. Wood St., New Lenox. For more information, visit Gathered Worship 9:30-11 a.m. every Sunday. New Life Church (500 Gougar Road, New Lenox) Worship Services 10 a.m. Sundays. For more information, call (815) 462-0202. Intro to New Life Church staff offers a one-day Intro to New Life workshop, which will provide the opportunity for attendees to engage in an in-depth dialogue about the church’s mission, beliefs and approach to ministry. To register, sign up at or call the church office at (815) 462-0202. Revolution Church (1900 Heatherglen Dr., New Lenox) Men’s Ministry 7 p.m. every Tuesday. For directions and more information, email pastorbilly@therevolutionchurch. org. Women’s Bible Study 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at a private home in New Lenox. The theme is “Making the Most of Your Resources.” For the exact location, visit www.therevolutionchurch. org. For more information, email Weekly Services 10 a.m Sundays. Services are held in a casual atmosphere and feature versatile music including traditional, contemporary and country styles. For more information, visit The Hub (1303 S. Schoolhouse Road, New Lenox) The Landing 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday. This is a group to help teens break free from hurts, hang-ups and addictions. There is no charge. For more information, search for Freedom Haus on Facebook. The Center Youth Group 6:30-9 p.m. every Thursday. Teens ages 12-19 are welcome. The night features live music, an open gym, an encouraging message and a chance to meet new friends. For more information, call (815) 717- 8002. Xtreme Church 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Sunday. The Hub partners with Xtreme Ministries to host a church service. There is loud music and preaching. For more information, call (815) 717-8002. Parkview Christian Church (2121 S. Schoolhouse Road, New Lenox) Worship Services 4 p.m. Saturdays; 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sundays. Peace Lutheran Church (1900 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox) Church Services 5 p.m. Saturdays; 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays. Adult Class 9:55 a.m. Sundays. The adult class usually meets in the back of the sanctuary to discuss a different topic each week. Peace Women’s Group The Peace Women’s Group is open to all women 18 and older. We invite all interested to join us for our next events. For more information, contact Jan Stoller at (815) 530-2786. Please use the sign-up slip in the bulletin and indicate which events you would like to attend. Peace Buddies Noon – 2:00 p.m. Sundays. Peace Buddies is a special needs youth group for high school age and older. New Buddies are always welcome. You do not have to be a part of the church. This group usually meets on the first and third Sundays of the month. For questions, please see Pastor Dave or call (815) 529-7546. Bible Study 10 a.m. Every Wednesday. For more information, call (815) 485- 5327. The Journey Church (14414 W. Ford Drive, New Lenox) Worship Service 10 a.m. Sundays. Reverberate Youth Group 1-3 p.m. Every first Sunday of the month. The group meets to discuss a message geared toward junior and senior high school students. For more information, email United Methodist Church of New Lenox (339 W. Haven Ave, New Lenox) Disney Spectacular Show 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Enjoy the first ever Bell Choirs and Chancel Choir as they perform For more information call (815) 485-8271. Worship Schedule Traditional worship is at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Sundays, and contemporary worship is at 10:20 a.m. every first and third Sunday of the month. Central Presbyterian Church (1101 S. Gougar Road, New Lenox) Church Service 10:30 Sundays. For more information, call the church at (815) 485-5152. Bible Study 7 p.m. Tuesdays St. Jude Catholic Church (241 W. Second Ave., New Lenox) Mass Schedule 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays; 7:30 a.m. Monday- Saturday; 5 p.m. Saturdays and 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Called To Holiness 7-8:30 p.m. every first Monday of the month. This is a new young adult faith-sharing group for Catholics in their 20s or 30s in the Chicago Southland area. Its purpose is to grow in our faith through scripture, discussion and prayer. For directions to the meeting location and more information, contact Jennifer at Trinity Lutheran Church (508 N. Cedar Road, New Lenox) Worship Services 5 p.m. Saturdays; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Sunday School and Living Lutheran 9:15 a.m. Sundays. For more information, call (815) 485-6973. Adult Bible Study 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays Teen Catechesis 6 p.m. Wednesdays Lincolnway Christian Church (690 E. Illinois Highway, New Lenox) Worship Services 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Caregiver Support Group 11 a.m. Mondays. Receive insights from those who have been on a similar journey, suggestions for dealing with various issues, and relief from isolation, with confidentiality in a non-judgmental environment. Care provided for your loved one during meeting, if needed. For more information, call Roger and Connie at (815) 722-7841. Have something for Faith Briefs? Contact Assistant Editor Amanda Stoll at or call (708) 326-9170 ext. 34. Information is due by noon on Thursdays one week prior to publication. Poetry Corner Prelude into death Julie Sanders New Lenox resident If I could catch a glimpse Of what would transpire Upon knowing my time of death What then would be my desire? Put your house in order Truly death draws near Just in the prime of life Now deprived of years. My life span gone in a flash My eyes failing with tears Certainly mourning life In what I’ve established here. My prized collection of things My glory forever be Handed down to my heirs They’ll be impressed with me. Relationships still are broken Will follow me to the grave Not able to forgive or say sorry Both parties still enslaved. What do I say to my children? I’m choked up at just the thought I’ve wasted time so easily With too many battles fought. Death reflects me in the mirror A battle plagues me there If my life passed before me Would my life be spared? Bold questions come to mind Of an eternal fate Where will I go when I die Will God open Heaven’s gate? The Bible says man is separated From God, who is holy and just Because of sin and rebellion Condemnation we are thrust. God sent his one and only son To pay man’s debt for sin Sacrificed upon the cross To make this offering. Whosoever believes in him Will not perish, but shall live Not to be judged or condemned God’s mercy and grace forgives. Or one day to be in hell For chasing earthly things To die in one’s own sins For rejecting God’s offering. To submit a poem to poetry corner, email