The psalm sets the tone this day: “Happy are they whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sin is put away!” Happy are those who have “become the righteousness of God” in the merits of Christ Jesus. Happy are those for whom the forgiveness of God has “rolled away . . . the disgrace” of former times. Happy is the father at the return of his prodigal son. Happy are we that our sins are forgiven for Jesus’ sake. Rejoice!
Rene here - Toby and I attended this training in the fall and found it quite valuable. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
Analyzing and Understanding Systemic Racism Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30, 2016 Institute of Cultural Affairs in the USA 4750 N. Sheridan Rd., #1 Chicago, IL 60640 (773-769-6363) Online Registration at http://www.mcselca.org/what/ministry/antiracism. An in-depth look at race and racism in the United States, this workshop is designed to reveal how systemic racism creates barriers to true multicultural diversity and racial justice, and will: explore the historical development of systemic racism and its continuing effects in our society examine the ongoing realities of racism including the identity-shaping power racism has on People of Color and White people explore racism’s individual, institutional and cultural manifestations consider the link between racism and other forms of oppression. This is a 2 ½ day workshop–participants must commit to attending all three sessions: Day 1: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Day 2: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Day 3: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration ELCA members: Early Registration (by March 28) — $75; After March 28 — $105 Non-ELCA: Early Registration (by March 28) — $360; After March 28 — $450 Registration includes workshop materials, snacks on Day 1, continental breakfast and lunch on Day 2 and Day 3. Register online at www.mcselca.org/what/ministry/antiracism. The workshop is sponsored by the Metropolitan Chicago Synod Antiracism Team (www.anotherpebble.org), and is presented by Chicago Regional Organizing for AntiRacism.
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!