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Thursday, March 17, 2016


All Are Welcome!

This Week

The voice of the suffering savior, Jesus, can be heard in the prophet Isaiah’s words and the pleading of the psalm. We are invited into the agony of our Lord in the extended reading of the story of Jesus’ passion. In the second reading, we who have put on Christ in holy baptism are urged to let the mind of Christ be our own. Lent leads us to this holy moment. Embrace it.

Sunday - March 20 is Palm Sunday.  As you may recall we usually have a procession from the chapel, around the block, and into the church on Palm Sunday.  Betty, Sophie and Harper have made some pretty neat noise makers for anyone who would like to use one on Sunday, plus we'll have some drums and other fun things for making joyful noise. Be sure to arrive by 10:30 to participate in the procession!  Color of the day is Red.  Hosanna in the Highest!

Thursday - March 24 - Maundy Thursday Worship and Foot Washing Ceremony, 7 pm in the sanctuary

Friday - March 25 in addition to being Good Friday is the day that we decorate Easter eggs for Sunday's hunt!  We'll be decorating eggs from about 10:30 until 11:30 on Friday morning, all kids are welcome to help.

Good Friday - Each year, members from the FT Community observe the Tenebrae, service of darkness, on the commemoration day of Jesus' death.  7 pm in the sanctuary.

Sunday - March 27 of course is Easter!  After 10:30 worship we'll have an Easter Egg hunt in the park, little kids go first so that it is fun for everyone.  We also have our annual potluck brunch after worship. Please bring a dish to pass if you are able!

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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!

Did you know, First Trinity is a member of Concordia Cemetery?
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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
3/31 - Bridgeport Alliance
4/10 - Town Hall Meeting
4/28 - Bridgeport Alliance
4/30 - Ben’s Movie Night
4/30 - Spring Cleanup Sale
5/5 - Art Bowl
5/8 - Mother’s Day
5/15- Day of Pentecost
5/22 - Trinity Sunday
5/26 - Bridgeport Alliance
5/28 - Ben’s Movie Night
5/29 - The Lutheran Magazine Discussion Group
5/30 - Memorial Day
6/19 - Father’s Day
6/25 - Ben’s Movie Night
6/26 - The Lutheran Magazine Discussion Group
6/26 - Toby’s Last Day :(
6/30 - Bridgeport Alliance
7/4 - Independence Day
7/16 - Up cycle
7/28 - Bridgeport Alliance
7/30 - Ben’s Movie Night

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