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Thursday, November 5, 2015


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This Sunday

Widows are visible everywhere in today’s readings. Jesus denounces those scribes who pray impressive prayers but devour widows’ houses. He commends the poor widow who in his view gave far more than the major donors. Jesus doesn’t see her simply as an object of compassion or charity. She, like the widow of Zarephath who shares her last bit of food with Elijah, does something of great importance.

Readings: 1 Kings 17:8-16, Psalm 146, Hebrews 9:24-28, Mark 12:38-44

Thank you

Thank you again to everyone who helped make our anniversary celebration a success!  Thank you to all who gave socks for Socktober.  And thank you to everyone who has given to our year end campaign or shared our appeal letter with others!

Below are some photos from Sunday from our Instagram page.  There are more photos on Facebook.  Everyone is encouraged to share any photos that they have taken using the hashtag #FT150.  Or, just send them to and she'll take take of it!
The End of the Year
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Regular Activities:

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
Wednesday - Yoga 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 BridgeBridgeport AllianceThe Glint, LGBT Neighbors in BridgeportMidwest Books to PrisonersThe Group ProjectWindy City Opera, and more!
Coming Up:

Nov 22 - Christ the King Sunday (Christian New Year)
Nov 26 - Thanksgiving Day (And Community Meal) 
Nov 29 - December 24 - Advent
Dec 6 -12:15PM - Annual Congregational Meeting
Dec 24 - 7PM Candlelight Service, Lessons & Carols
Dec 25 - 10:30 Christmas Day Worship & Brunch

* as part of our  year-long 150th anniversary celebration we have invited the bishop and former pastors to preach

Did you know, First Trinity is a member of Concordia 

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