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Friday, August 12, 2016


All Are Welcome!
Click here to see more photos.  Friday is our last camp night.  First Trinity Jesus and Justice DAY Camp 2016 has been a blast! All Are Welcome to join in our final campfire on Friday - 8:30 pm (adult guests - please do not arrive before 8:15 as it is a distraction for the children, thanks!)

This Week

The word of God is a refining fire. Jesus is the great divide in human history. He invites our undivided attention and devotion. Today, in the assembly, we are surrounded by “so great a cloud of witnesses.” In the word and in the holy communion we are invited yet again to look to Jesus, “the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.”

Readings and Psalm

  • Jeremiah 23:23-29  God’s word is like fire, like a hammer that breaks rocks
  • Psalm 82  Arise, O God, and rule the earth. (Ps. 82:8)
  • Hebrews 11:29--12:2  The faith of the Hebrew people, a great cloud of witnesses
  • Luke 12:49-56 Jesus brings fire on earth and has a baptism with which to be baptized
    Seeking Volunteers to Build Community!

    Our community meals have become one of the highlights of each week at First Trinity.  They are free meals, shared by community members, and enjoyed by everyone who is able to come.  Community meals are a safe place for our homeless neighbors to rest and have something to eat, a gathering place for our seniors, and a great way to meet neighbors, volunteers, and others in our community.

    We need some help!  We need volunteers to help prepare,  serve, and clean up after meals, twice a week.  Volunteers can donate food for the meal or use items from our pantry to create a meal.

    If you think this is something you are interested in doing, please contact Rene at  We hope to find volunteers to sign up once a month, or as able.  We also welcome youth groups, church groups, groups of friends, community organizations, and others to participate as able.
    August Calendar!

    If you would like me to include your birthday (or your children's birthdays) please let me know!
    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
    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?
    If you have news for the benefit of the community, please send it to
    8/9-12 Jesus and Justice Camp
    8/14 - Rally Day
    8/25 - Bridgeport Alliance
    8/27 - Ben's Movie Night
    8/28 - Living Lutheran Discussion Group
    9/4 - Rally Day
    9/5 -  Labor Day
    9/24 - Ben's Movie Night
    9/29 - Bridgeport Alliance
    Late September -TBD-  Oktoberfest
    10/9 - St. Francis Sunday, Pet Blessing
    10/27 - Bridgeport Alliance
    10/29 - Ben's Movie Night
    10/30 - Reformation Sunday
    10/31 - All Saints Day
    10/31 - Reformation Day
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