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Friday, June 12, 2015


More murder this week in the neighborhood. Prayers for peace. Prayers for reconciliation. Prayers for families and friends of the young man who died and for those who took his life. Prayers that we stop killing each other and begin to fight battles worth fighting for the good of all of us. Prayers for a just world where oppression and poverty no longer live, and no longer give birth to violence and fear.

This Sunday

Join us for worship on Sunday (10:30 am) as we welcome the amazing Lauren Mache.  Since her time as an occasional preacher at First Trinity, Lauren has served as a full time hospice chaplain for several years, and a hospital chaplain for 4 1/2 years working with the psych unit, and with maternity, intensive care, same day surgery and emergency. She's rad. You'll love her.

The mustard seed becomes a great shrub that shelters the birds, recalling ancient images of the tree of life. We'd expect a cedar or a sequoia, but Jesus finds the power of God better imaged in a tiny, no-account seed. It's not the way we expect divine activity to look. Yet the tree of life is here, in the cross around which we gather, the tree into which we are grafted through baptism, the true vine that nourishes us with its fruit in the cup we share. It may not appear all that impressive, but while nobody's looking it grows with a power beyond our understanding.

Readings: Ezekiel 17:22-24, Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 [11-13] 14-17, Mark 4:26-34

The Art Bowl

Thanks to all those who came out last night.  Photos will be up on Facebook and the Blog soon!

School to Summer Service + Worship and Celebration

Sunday, June 21at 10:30am - Come help us celebrate the good work of our students as they complete another year of school. They have worked hard to get good grades, and now get a much needed break!


Monday, June 15, Lutheran Bishop Wayne Miller will be joining faith leaders, people of faith, and all people of good will as we stand on the side of the poor, the downtrodden, the vulnerable, the 99%.

Join us as the #MoralMondaysIL movement moves.   
Monday, June 15at 10:30am - 12:00pm
James R. Thompson Center
100 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Community Meal at SLCM

On Sunday, June 28, volunteers from First Trinity will be joining our friends at South Loop Campus Ministry to help serve their monthly community meal. Those interested in volunteering or donating food are encouraged to contact

This is a very worthwhile experience that consists of preparing and serving a meal, and then joining in eating the meal with our guests. After clean up we gather to discuss the experience and what it means. If you can make it, you don’t want to miss this. Current and future college students are especially encouraged to come.

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