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Friday, August 8, 2014

E-News August 10

Join us Sunday for worship, 10:30. 

Elijah finds the presence of God not in earthquake, wind, or fire, but in the sound of sheer silence. When the disciples face a great storm on the sea, they cry out with fear. Jesus says: "Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid." Amid the storms of life, we gather to seek the calm presence of Christ that soothes our fears. In comforting words of scripture and in the refreshing bread and cup of the eucharist, God grants us peace and sends us forth to be a sign of God's presence to others.

Readings: 1 Kings 19:9-18, Psalm 85:8-13, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33

Tomorrow, Saturday, is Godly Play Training.  
Godly Play is rooted in story, wonder, liturgy, discovery and joy as
children seek and find the mystery of God's presence.  
Learn more here.

Chicago March Against World Silence on Gaza Massacre 
2:30 PM on Sunday, August 10 starting at Michigan & Congress in Chicago. 

"The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land raises its voice to ask all people of good will to intervene in the present situation of unacceptable violence and bloodshed. Your intervention and action will create hope in a hopeless situation. If we cannot take steps toward peace, we will continue to be held hostage by extremism. Please do not leave us alone in this moment of struggle. The whole Middle East is boiling. We need your prophetic voice and support so that peace built on justice and reconciliation built on forgiveness will prevail."
Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land

Midwest Books to Prisoners, a program that is housed in our auditorium
by our minister of music, Bob, is in need of postage. 
Thanks to an anonymous donor, this week your donation could count double!  
Any amount helps - Click here to donate. 

It's always exciting to host people who are doing amazing things!
This weekend, Christian rapper, Just Steve will be recording a music video in The Orpahnage.
Next weekend The Dreamcatcher Foundation will be 
holding a training in the kitchen.  

We are really looking forward to this year's camp and hope that you are too. 


A Hard Rain is Gonna Fall: Jesus and Justice Camp at First Trinity starts Tuesday, and all are welcome! 

Click here to learn about our speakers!

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