The Easter season is a week of weeks; seven Sundays when we play in the mystery of Christ's presence, mostly through the glorious Gospel of John. Today we gather with the disciples on the first Easter, and Jesus breathes the Spirit on us. With Thomas we ask for a sign, and Jesus offers us his wounded self in the broken bread. From frightened individuals we are transformed into a community of open doors, peace, forgiveness, and material sharing such that no one among us is in need.
Readings: Acts 4:32-35, Psalm 133, 1 John 1:1--2:2, John 20:19-31
Friday - God's Closet 10-noon, Office Hours 10-Noon, AA 8:00
Sunday - Worship10:30 am
Last Saturday of Each Month - 7pm Ben's Movie Night
Last Sunday of Each Month - 9:15am The Lutheran Magazine Discussion Group
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Coming Up: Sat Apr 18 - Bridgeport Clean & Green Sun Apr 19 - Matt Holmes preaches* Sat May 9 - Ben Adams Ordination in Pickney, MI Sun May 3 - Bob Leone 10 Year Anniversary! Sun May 10 - Mothers’ Day Sun May 17 - Joe Hopkins Graduates from Chicago Theological Seminary Sun May 24 - Pentecost Mon May 25 - Memorial Day Fri May 29 - SYNOD ASSEMBLY Sat May 30 - SYNOD ASSEMBLY Sun May 31 - Rev. Connie Leininger preaching * The Jun 11 - The Art Bowl Wed Jun 17 - LSTC Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception Sat Jun 20 - Upcylce/Resale Fair Sun Jun 21 - Fathers' Day Sun Jun 28 - Pride Sunday Sat Jul 4 - Independence Day Sun Jul 5 - Trinity Kids at Lutherdale through July 10 Sun Jul 19 -10:30am Camp Sunday Tue Aug 11 - August 14 - Jesus and Justice Camp Sun Aug 16 - 10:30am Rally Day and Blessing of Back Packs Sat Sep 12 - TriSox - White Sox Faith & Fellowship Game Night Sun Sep 13 - Bishop Miller visits * October (TBD) Rev. Ronald Nitz visits* Sun Oct 4 - St Francis Day Sun Oct 25 - Reformation Sunday Sat Oct 31 - Halloween Sat Nov 1 - Anniversary Celebration Sun Nov 22 - Christ the King Sunday Thu Nov 26 - Thanksgiving Day Sun Nov 29 - Advent Sun Dec 6 - Advent Sun Dec 13 - Advent Sun Dec 20 - Advent Thu Dec 24 - 7pm Candlelight Service, Lessons & Carols Fri Dec 25 - 10:30 Christmas Day Worship & Brunch Thu Dec 31 - New Year's Eve
* as part of our year-long 150th anniversary celebration we have invited the bishop and former pastors to preach