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Calendar of Upcoming Virtual & in Person Meetings .... moving thru September

    • Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday Morning  at a Zoom meeting.  We are thoroughly enjoying the book, "From Widows to Warriors: Women's Stories from the Old Testament". The author is Lynn Japinga.  September 27, we are reading through pages 21-39, "The Matriarch", having already discussed The Introduction and Sarah and Hagar and Lot's Wife -- it is a very compeling read.  It's not too late too jump in.  You'll be glad you did. Best book ever! There are many ways to order the new book.  If you have questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information (we formerly met at Panera and may meet at Panera again).
    • First Monday: Book Study | Kathleen O'Hanlon & Joyce Anders
      Zoom Link:  7 pm-8:30  Our next meeting is: October 3, 2022  So, where are we in the novel, "Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead? We will finish our discussion through the end of the book, and begin to discuss our next book choice on racism. We have had a lot of heartfelt discussions of the subject. (Click on this link)
      Undeground RailroadUnderground Railroad Book for May
    • Sunday: Worship with us in person or live streaming, 11 a.m. (Mask optional for all in live service, streaming? no masks necessary)  To begin worship, click here to go to this Sunday's worship service page
    • Tuesdays: | Tuesday Adult Education Class  | 7:00 pm Central Time | Tim VanNasdale
      Zoom Link for meeting:  Tuesdays, 7 pm (next class 09/27/22)    Moving on in our new study is the book, "So The Next Generation Will Know, Preparing Young Christians for a Challenging World" ...  Chapter 4.
       
      If  you are interested in participating in this book study, just join us  or please (click on the <--blue link) or let us know through email: the church office  or phone: 708-798-0490 so we can include you in the weekly email notification with the Zoom link.  Zoom link for meeting Tuesday at 7 pm Illinois time.  The book is by Sean McDowell and J. Warner Wallace
    • Sundays: | SundayWorship Service  We are now worshiping in the church building at 11 am on Sunday mornings.  Access to our Live Streaming Service can be found on the "Worship Page" | Post Sunday Streaming Worship Meet-up (aka Heavenly Perks) began, in person, on May 22. 
    • Healing & Wholeness Service date is: TBD.  We offer access to a Healing & Wholeness Service online  at any time.  This service is a time of reflection, prayer, and meditation.  This service can help us to experience anew God’s healing, peace-giving grace or refuel us for becoming agents of healing and reconciliation.  Taking time for this mimics a pattern for Jesus and his disciples.  They would be out in the thick of a clamoring multitude and then retreat to a quiet place to reconnect, recharge, and clarify their mission.  Our quiet place awaits us in this service online.  (Watch for an announcement for maybe private prayer time on Zoom after this service.) | Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for prayer needs request.

Looking forward | scripture readings for next sunday, October 2 -- Lamentations 1:1-6 and Luke 17:5-10 

Lamentations 1:1-6 ||| New Revised Standard Version

How lonely sits the city that once was full of people! How like a widow she has become, she that was great among the nations! She that was a princess among the provinces has become a vassal. 2She weeps bitterly in the night, with tears on her cheeks; among all her lovers she has no one to comfort her; all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they have become her enemies. 3Judah has gone into exile with suffering and hard servitude; she lives now among the nations, and finds no resting place; her pursuers have all overtaken her in the midst of her distress. 4The roads to Zion mourn, for no one comes to the festivals; all her gates are desolate, her priests groan; her young girls grieve, and her lot is bitter. 5Her foes have become the masters, her enemies prosper, because the Lord has made her suffer for the multitude of her transgressions; her children have gone away, captives before the foe. 6From daughter Zion has departed all her majesty. Her princes have become like stags that find no pasture; they fled without strength before the pursuer.

Luke 17:5-10 ||| New Revised Standard Version

5The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. 7“Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, ‘Come here at once and take your place at the table’? 8Would you not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, put on your apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink’? 9Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded? 10So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, ‘We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!’”

 

 

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