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Calendar of Upcoming Virtual & in Person Meetings .... moving thru October

    • Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday Morning  at a Zoom meeting.  We are thoroughly enjoying the book, "From Widows to Warriors: Women's Stories from the Old Testament". The author is Lynn Japinga.  October 4  Best book ever! There are many ways to order the new book.  If you have questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information (we formerly met at Panera and may meet at Panera again).
    • First Monday: Book Study | Kathleen O'Hanlon & Joyce Anders
      Zoom Link:  7 pm-8:30  Our next meeting is: October 3, 2022  So, where are we in the novel, "Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead? We will finish our discussion through the end of the book, and begin to discuss our next book choice on racism. We have had a lot of heartfelt discussions of the subject. (Click on this link)
      Undeground RailroadUnderground Railroad Book for May
    • Sunday: Worship with us in person or live streaming, (10 a.m. Oct 2) (Mask optional for all in live service, streaming? no masks necessary)  To begin worship, click here to go to this Sunday's worship service page
    • Tuesdays: | Tuesday Adult Education Class  | 7:00 pm Central Time | Tim VanNasdale
      Zoom Link for meeting:  Tuesdays, 7 pm (next class 10/4/22)    Moving on in our new study is the book, "So The Next Generation Will Know, Preparing Young Christians for a Challenging World" ...  Chapter 4.
       
      If  you are interested in participating in this book study, just join us  or please (click on the <--blue link) or let us know through email: the church office  or phone: 708-798-0490 so we can include you in the weekly email notification with the Zoom link.  Zoom link for meeting Tuesday at 7 pm Illinois time.  The book is by Sean McDowell and J. Warner Wallace
    • Sundays: | SundayWorship Service  We are now worshiping in the church building at 11 am on Sunday mornings.  Access to our Live Streaming Service can be found on the "Worship Page" | Post Sunday Streaming Worship Meet-up (aka Heavenly Perks) began, in person, on May 22. 
    • Healing & Wholeness Service date is: TBD.  We offer access to a Healing & Wholeness Service online  at any time.  This service is a time of reflection, prayer, and meditation.  This service can help us to experience anew God’s healing, peace-giving grace or refuel us for becoming agents of healing and reconciliation.  Taking time for this mimics a pattern for Jesus and his disciples.  They would be out in the thick of a clamoring multitude and then retreat to a quiet place to reconnect, recharge, and clarify their mission.  Our quiet place awaits us in this service online.  (Watch for an announcement for maybe private prayer time on Zoom after this service.) | Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for prayer needs request.

Looking forward | scripture readings for next sunday, October 9 -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 and Luke 17:11-19 

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 ||| New Revised Standard Version

These are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the remaining elders among the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. 4Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce. 6Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. 7But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.

Luke 17:11-19 ||| New Revised Standard Version

11On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. 15Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. 16He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. 17Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? 18Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”

 

 

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