We are having a great time at Catechemmunity. Be sure to join us next week!The First Trinity Community Lenten Devotional is available for download, on the blog, on by following #FTLent on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, or you can just pick up a paper copy on Sunday!
The third covenant in this year's Lenten readings is the central one of Israel's history: the gift of the law to those God freed from slavery. The ten commandments are one of the chief parts of Luther's catechism, a core piece of baptismal instruction. They begin with the statement that because God alone has freed us from the powers that oppressed us, we are to let nothing else claim first place in our lives. When Jesus throws the merchants out of the temple, he is defending the worship of God alone and rejecting the ways commerce and profit-making can become our gods.
Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22
On Sunday, March 15 (2:30 PM) Windy City Opera is going to be doing a performance of La Boheme at First Trinity. Suggested donation is $10 ($5 for students and seniors). This is a neat opportunity to hear professional singers perform a classic opera right here in Bridgeport, for a great price!
Tomorrow is the makeup day for Ben's Movie Night. Free movie, popcorn, and fun! Potluck beverages and snacks!
Tickets for Seder are now available online or by contacting the church office at 312-842-7390.
On February 24 Nativity of Our Lord Parish, and First Lutheran Church of the Trinity visited the Br. David Darst Center for the first of our 2015 Ecumenical Lenten Speaker Series. Sr. Donna Liette, C.PP.S and Sr. Carolyn Hoying C.PP.S from Precious Blood Ministry Of Reconciliation and Sr. Sharon Bossler, OP, from St. Leonard's Ministries spoke about
Life on Purpose: Contemplation and Justice.
The second in the series takes place Thursday, March 12 at Nativity Of Our Lord Parish (3700 S. Union Ave.); Maria Fitzsimmons from Organizing Catholics for Justice will speak about Faith and Action: The Baptismal Call for the Kingdom of God.
Fellowship, soup and bread start at 6:30PM, and the special guest speakers at 7:00PM. We are excited about our collaboration, and we look forward to seeing everyone there. All are welcome.