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Friday, November 27, 2015


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Our annual Thanksgiving Community Meal was great fun!  More photos will be posted on Facebook soon!

Bring Peace to the Earth Again

In the season of anticipation, we both celebrate and long for God’s Something-New in this world. We join together in songs of longing, desire, and hope for a redeemed creation, finally at peace, were God’s justice shall reign, where all will be fed, where the lion shall lie down with the lamb.

This year, our Advent hymn is Bring Peace to Earth Again. As we hear and experience daily the effects of war, disparity, displacement, and injustice—leaving many vulnerable, impoverished, or without shelter or refuge or home, we join the longing, crying-out hymns and spiritual songs of the ages.

How long, O Lord? How long? (Psalm 13)
O come, O Come Emmanuel!
God of Mercy, Hear Our Prayer!

As we sing and light candles each week on our wreath, we might or might not feel anticipation of something more. Yet we lift these prayers, state these longings, and name these desires for God’s Something-New. We claim these longings are our own, as we continue wait, look for, and work for a just world, satisfied and at peace.

Each week we add a verse to the song as we light another candle, hoping that the word of John’s Gospel still ring true “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome to.”

November 29 - Advent 1 + A Prayer for Deliverance
December 6 - Advent 2 + A Prayer for Peace 
December 13 - Advent 3 + A Prayer for Sanctuary  
December 20 - Advent 4 + A Prayer for Redemption 
First Lutheran Church
of the Trinity

643 W 31st Street
Chicago, IL 60616

All Are Welcome!
ELCA presiding bishop encourages the support of refugee resettlement
On Sunday, Pastor Ben Adams from South Loop Campus Ministry will join us for The Lutheran study group.  Be there at 9:15 for coffee and conversation before worship.
Saturday is Ben's Movie Night.  Join him in the community center kitchen at 7.
 Details here.
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!
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