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Thursday, August 25, 2016

E-News

All Are Welcome!
We're holding our first drive for backpacks and school supplies for all the children of the community.   Click here for all the details, or contact welcome@firsttrinitychicago.com

This Week

Invited and inviting—that is the nature of the church. By God’s grace in holy baptism we have a place at the banquet table of the Lord. When, by the power of that same Spirit, humility and mutual love continue among us, the church can be more inviting still.

Readings and Psalm

    Seeking Volunteers to Build Community!

    Our community meals have become one of the highlights of each week at First Trinity.  They are free meals, shared by community members, and enjoyed by everyone who is able to come.  Community meals are a safe place for our homeless neighbors to rest and have something to eat, a gathering place for our seniors, and a great way to meet neighbors, volunteers, and others in our community.

    We need some help!  We need volunteers to help prepare,  serve, and clean up after meals, twice a week.  Volunteers can donate food for the meal or use items from our pantry to create a meal.

    If you think this is something you are interested in doing, please contact Rene at welcome@firsttrinitychicago.com.  We hope to find volunteers to sign up once a month, or as able.  We also welcome youth groups, church groups, groups of friends, community organizations, and others to participate as able.
    August Calendar!

    If you would like me to include your birthday (or your children's birthdays) please let me know!  welcome@firsttrinitychicago.com

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    E-News

    All Are Welcome!
    We're holding our first drive for backpacks and school supplies for all the children of the community.   Click here for all the details, or contact welcome@firsttrinitychicago.com

    This Week

    Remember the sabbath day. Call the sabbath a delight. This is the Lord’s day, and the Lord will do for us what the Lord does: feed us, forgive us, help and heal us. Rejoice at all the wonderful things God is doing.

    Readings and Psalm

    • Isaiah 58:9b-14
      Do not trample the sabbath, but feed the hungry
    • Psalm 103:1-8
      The Lord crowns you with mercy and steadfast love. (Ps. 103:4)
    • Hebrews 12:18-29
      You have come to the city of the living God and to Jesus
    • Luke 13:10-17
      Jesus heals a crippled woman on the sabbath and is condemned
      Seeking Volunteers to Build Community!

      Our community meals have become one of the highlights of each week at First Trinity.  They are free meals, shared by community members, and enjoyed by everyone who is able to come.  Community meals are a safe place for our homeless neighbors to rest and have something to eat, a gathering place for our seniors, and a great way to meet neighbors, volunteers, and others in our community.

      We need some help!  We need volunteers to help prepare,  serve, and clean up after meals, twice a week.  Volunteers can donate food for the meal or use items from our pantry to create a meal.

      If you think this is something you are interested in doing, please contact Rene at welcome@firsttrinitychicago.com.  We hope to find volunteers to sign up once a month, or as able.  We also welcome youth groups, church groups, groups of friends, community organizations, and others to participate as able.
      August Calendar!

      If you would like me to include your birthday (or your children's birthdays) please let me know!  welcome@firsttrinitychicago.com
      Sunday: Worship 10:30 am
      Monday: Office Closed
      Tuesday: Lectio Divinia 9 am, God's Closet 5-7, Books to Prisoners 5-9, Bible Study 7 pm
      Friday - God's Closet 10-noon, Office Hours 10-Noon, AA 8:00

      Last Saturday of Each Month - 7pm Ben's Movie Night

      Last Sunday of Each Month - 9:15am The Lutheran Magazine Discussion Group

      Check out some of the groups who meet or perform in our space: The Bridge, Bridgeport Alliance, The Glint, LGBT Neighbors in Bridgeport, Midwest Books to Prisoners, The Group Project, Windy City Opera, and more!

      Did you know, First Trinity is a member of Concordia Cemetery?
      If you have news for the benefit of the community, please send it to welcome@firsttrinitychicago.com
      8/25/2016    Bridgeport Alliance
      8/27/2016    Ben's Movie Night
      8/28/2016    Living Lutheran
      9/4/2016    Rally Day
      9/5/2016    Labor Day
      9/24/2016    Ben's Movie Night
      9/25/2016    Living Lutheran, Guest Preacher
      9/29/2016    Bridgeport Alliance
      10/9/2016    Pet Blessing
      10/27/2016    Bridgeport Alliance
      10/29/2016    Ben's Movie Night
      10/30/2016    Reformation Sunday and Oktoberfest!
      10/31/2016    Reformation Day
      11/6/2016    All Saints Sunday and Did de los Muertos
      11/6/2016    Daylight Saving Time ends
      11/8/2016    Election Day
      11/13/2016    St. Martin's Day Sale
      11/20/2016    Christ the King
      11/24/2016    Thanksgiving
      11/26/2016    Ben's Movie Night
      11/27/2016    Living Lutheran
      12/24/2016    Christmas Eve
      12/25/2016    Christmas Day
      12/31/2016    New Year's Eve

      Friday, August 12, 2016

      E-news

      All Are Welcome!
      Click here to see more photos.  Friday is our last camp night.  First Trinity Jesus and Justice DAY Camp 2016 has been a blast! All Are Welcome to join in our final campfire on Friday - 8:30 pm (adult guests - please do not arrive before 8:15 as it is a distraction for the children, thanks!)

      This Week

      The word of God is a refining fire. Jesus is the great divide in human history. He invites our undivided attention and devotion. Today, in the assembly, we are surrounded by “so great a cloud of witnesses.” In the word and in the holy communion we are invited yet again to look to Jesus, “the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.”

      Readings and Psalm

      • Jeremiah 23:23-29  God’s word is like fire, like a hammer that breaks rocks
      • Psalm 82  Arise, O God, and rule the earth. (Ps. 82:8)
      • Hebrews 11:29--12:2  The faith of the Hebrew people, a great cloud of witnesses
      • Luke 12:49-56 Jesus brings fire on earth and has a baptism with which to be baptized
        Seeking Volunteers to Build Community!

        Our community meals have become one of the highlights of each week at First Trinity.  They are free meals, shared by community members, and enjoyed by everyone who is able to come.  Community meals are a safe place for our homeless neighbors to rest and have something to eat, a gathering place for our seniors, and a great way to meet neighbors, volunteers, and others in our community.

        We need some help!  We need volunteers to help prepare,  serve, and clean up after meals, twice a week.  Volunteers can donate food for the meal or use items from our pantry to create a meal.

        If you think this is something you are interested in doing, please contact Rene at welcome@firsttrinitychicago.com.  We hope to find volunteers to sign up once a month, or as able.  We also welcome youth groups, church groups, groups of friends, community organizations, and others to participate as able.
        August Calendar!

        If you would like me to include your birthday (or your children's birthdays) please let me know!  welcome@firsttrinitychicago.com
        Sunday: Worship 10:30 am
        Monday: Office Closed
        Tuesday: Lectio Divinia 9 am, God's Closet 5-7, Books to Prisoners 5-9, Bible Study 7 pm
        Friday - God's Closet 10-noon, Office Hours 10-Noon, AA 8:00

        Last Saturday of Each Month - 7pm Ben's Movie Night

        Last Sunday of Each Month - 9:15am The Lutheran Magazine Discussion Group

        Check out some of the groups who meet or perform in our space: The Bridge, Bridgeport Alliance, The Glint, LGBT Neighbors in Bridgeport, Midwest Books to Prisoners, The Group Project, Windy City Opera, and more!

        Did you know, First Trinity is a member of Concordia Cemetery?
        If you have news for the benefit of the community, please send it to welcome@firsttrinitychicago.com
        8/9-12 Jesus and Justice Camp
        8/14 - Rally Day
        8/25 - Bridgeport Alliance
        8/27 - Ben's Movie Night
        8/28 - Living Lutheran Discussion Group
        9/4 - Rally Day
        9/5 -  Labor Day
        9/24 - Ben's Movie Night
        9/29 - Bridgeport Alliance
        Late September -TBD-  Oktoberfest
        10/9 - St. Francis Sunday, Pet Blessing
        10/27 - Bridgeport Alliance
        10/29 - Ben's Movie Night
        10/30 - Reformation Sunday
        10/31 - All Saints Day
        10/31 - Reformation Day
         
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        Thursday, August 4, 2016

        E-News

        All Are Welcome!
        First Lutheran Church of the Trinity’s
        Summer 2016
        Jesus & Justice Day Camp
        August 9-12
        Kids ages 3-16 are invited to join us each evening from 6 pm - 9 pm for games, songs, lessons, and fun.

        This is a free event!
        To donate or volunteer contact 

        welcome@firsttrinitychicago.com

        This Week

        Jesus says, “It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” It is God’s promise from the beginning—to Abraham, to the early church, and to the “little flock” of which we are a part today in assembly. Faith, God’s baptismal gift, trusts the promises of God. Have no fear.

        Readings and Psalm

        • Genesis 15:1-6
          God’s promise of a child for Abram and Sarai
        • Psalm 33:12-22
          Let your lovingkindness be upon us, as we place our hope in you. (Ps. 33:22)
        • Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
          A model for us: Abraham’s faith in a new home given by God
        • Luke 12:32-40
          God will give you the treasure of the kingdom; sell all that you have
          Seeking Volunteers to Build Community!

          Our community meals have become one of the highlights of each week at First Trinity.  They are free meals, shared by community members, and enjoyed by everyone who is able to come.  Community meals are a safe place for our homeless neighbors to rest and have something to eat, a gathering place for our seniors, and a great way to meet neighbors, volunteers, and others in our community.

          We need some help!  We need volunteers to help prepare,  serve, and clean up after meals, twice a week.  Volunteers can donate food for the meal or use items from our pantry to create a meal.

          If you think this is something you are interested in doing, please contact Rene at welcome@firsttrinitychicago.com.  We hope to find volunteers to sign up once a month, or as able.  We also welcome youth groups, church groups, groups of friends, community organizations, and others to participate as able.

          Friday, July 29, 2016

          E-News!

          All Are Welcome!
          Rene here - I am on vacation this week so the news is a bit short.
          Please take a look at Pastor Tom's letter!  or check out our Facebook to see what's been going on and coming up!  See you Sunday!

          This Week

          Today’s texts offer instruction and encouragement for all who are occasionally overwhelmed by the “unhappy business” of life. Jesus urges us to take care and be on guard against all kinds of greed. We who have died with Christ in holy baptism have also been raised with him and are encouraged to elevate our thinking, seeking the “things that are above.” To that end we seek the sustenance of the Lord’s supper and the encouragement of God’s word.

          Readings and Psalm

          7/30 - Ben’s Movie Night - 7 pm
          7/31 - Living Lutheran Discussion Group - 9:15 am