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Thursday, February 4, 2016


This Week

Witnesses to the glory of God in the face of Jesus will be unable to avoid reflecting that glory in the world. It was true for Moses. It was doubtless true for Peter, James, and John. We pray that it will be true of all of us who see the glory of the Lord in the word and in the supper and who are being “transformed into the same image” by the Spirit of God.

Join us as we bury the Alleluia and Burn the Palms. Vicar Toby is preaching. It's going to be great!

PS - Bring your palms!

Readings: Exodus 34:29-35, Psalm 99, 2 Corinthians 3:12--4:2, Luke 9:28-36 [37-43a] 

Lent is here!

The sign of ashes suggests our human mortality and frailty. 

Wednesday, February 10
Imposition of Ashes:

7-9 am, 11am-1pm, 2-4 pm
Worship at 7pm

Our lenten series starts 2/17

The Servant Church:
Building up the Body of Christ

Each evening will include:
6-6:15 - Gather/Food
6:15-7:30 - Conversation
7:30-7:45 - Prayers/Songs

Since some of us are off for President's day it seems like a good day to clean up the church in anticipation of Easter. We'll do general cleaning in the community center and sanctuary. If there are special projects that you think you might want to do, please see Rene ( and we might be able to make them happen.

Lunch, vinyl gloves, and fun will be provided!  Facebook Event Here.

Bow Tie Affair

Our first fundraiser for the 2016 Camp Fund is coming up on Leap Day, February 29!

Every four years we get an Extra Day. Some call this bonus day Leap Day, but we are thinking of it as a Superlative Spaghetti Supper Day! A day where Calories Don’t Count!

Join us for a BOW TIE AFFAIR to help send a bunch of Neat Kids to Camp!

No dress code, non-pasta bowties are optional!

Building a Vocal Community

Through a collaboration of seminaries in Hyde Park, Dr. YsayeBarnwell will be coming to Chicago to do one of her nationally-known workshops, "Building a Vocal Community." A lesson in music, African and African diaspora history, and activist history - her two-part workshop will go over the breadth of the African and African American singing tradition and show the ways that group singing can build, strengthen, and fortify community in such times as these.

Just click on the EventBrite link here to reserve your spot and share this with friends.

Theater Happening Here! 

First Annual Followspot Performathon

Sunday, February 14 beginning at 6pm
$10 suggested donation at the door
at The Bridge in Bridgeport (643 W 31st St)

Click for more information!

Learn more about the In>Time Performance Festival.  Two events will be taking place in the Orphanage on February 12 and 13.  Hosted by The Bridge.
Sunday: Worship 10:30 am
Monday: Office Closed
Tuesday: Lectio Divinia 9 am, God's Closet 5-7, Books to Prisoners 5-9
Wednesday: Bible Study 6 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 Bridge, Bridgeport Alliance, The Glint, LGBT Neighbors in Bridgeport, Midwest Books to Prisoners, The Group Project, Windy City Opera, and more!
1/28/2016    7 p m Bridgeport Alliance
1/30/2016    6pm Ben's Movie Night
1/31/2016    9:15am The Lutheran Magazine Discussion Group
1/31/2016    Winter Warm Up Party
2/7/2016    Transfiguration of Our Lord
2/10/2016    Ash Wednesday
2/15/2016    Spring Cleaning
2/25/2016    7 p m Bridgeport Alliance
2/27/2016    6pm Ben's Movie Night
2/29/2016    Bow Tie Affair
3/1/2016    Camp Registration Deadline
3/13/2016    Daylight Saving Time begins
3/15/2016    Election Day
3/20/2016    Seder
3/24/2016    Maundy Thursday
3/25/2016    Easter Egg Decorating
3/25/2016    Good Friday
3/26/2016    Ben's Movie Night
3/27/2016    Easter Sunday

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