This Week — May 20 to 25, 2013
Weekday Bible Study The Book of Esther opens with a description of an enormous 180 day party thrown by King Achashverosh in his third year as king of the Persian Empire, ruling over 127 provinces. As the days of the feasting draw to a close, he summons his wife Vashti, to show off her beauty by appearing wearing only her crown, she refuses and is banished…come and hear the rest of the story! All are invited. 10:30am-12noon each Monday in Room A. Led by Rev. Vernice. (Note: Weekday Bible Study will not meet May 27 or June 3.)
Bible Study On Line – Coming Soon!!! If you have expertise concerning online tools, we would love to talk with you. We want to set up as many forums as possible for people to have access to spiritual growth and community. Get in touch with Co-Lay Leader Elina Rodriguez.
Wednesday Night Live (WNL) Sanctuary Prayer is open to the church and community each Wednesday at 5:30pm. Come, enjoy the quiet, and listen to meditative music and the healing sound of water. A pastor is available for prayer and consultation. WNL! Guided Meditation in the Sanctuary at 6:00pm on Wednesdays. If you’re interested, come in comfortable clothes for this brief meditation. If you have questions, please see Vernice or Lois.
Wednesday Night Study – The Revised Common Lectionary Study is a lectionary readings or periscopes from the Bible for use in Protestant Christian Worship, making provision for the liturgical year with its pattern of observances of festivals and seasons. These are the scriptures that are used on Sunday morning. If you want to know more about the background of why they are used and to study them each week, join us. If you have a favorite study Bible or commentary, please bring them and join us at 7pm each Wednesday in the Pillow Room.
Youth Lounge Please save the date for the next Youth Lounge this Saturday, May 25, 2013, from 4-7:30pm. Please sign up through the Youth Lounge page on our website or contact Vincent Wiggins by email or at 773-450-6706 for more information.
Next Sunday — May 26, 2013
1st Sunday after Pentecost / Trinity Sunday
Preaching: Rev. Lois McCullen Parr
Lectionary: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15
Call for more team leaders for Children’s Education Time. Children’s Education Time is dedicated time for our young people during the 11am Sunday Worship Service. Our young people remain in the service until The Time for Young Christians and then they leave for their own class. We have a wonderful team already established who are leading and teaching our young children. Thank you all for the great work. If you have an interest in this type of ministry, let Pastor Vernice know and we will get you trained and acclimated to the team. The rotation is usually one Sunday every other month. We have teams scheduled through the month of June and will plan special events for July and August – which may include sing alongs and outings to the lake – spiritual scavenger hunts…special story hours, fun outdoor stuff! Again if you have ideas, please let Rev. Vernice know.
Save the Date Memorial Service Celebrating the Life of Bob Lill. Saturday, July 27 at 10:30am (luncheon follows)