CHURCH INFORMATION

Rev. Dr. Stacey L. Edwards-Dunn, Executive Minister
PASTORAL STAFF Rev. Carmin Frederick, Assoc. Pastor Rev. Michael D. Jacobs, Assoc. Pastor Rev. Neichelle Guidry Jones, Assoc. Pastor Rev. Rochelle Michael, Assoc. Pastor Rev. Linda Mootry-Dodd, Assoc. Pastor Rev. Barbara A. Heard, Vol. Assoc. Pastor Rev. Clyde White, Vol. Assoc. Pastor Min. Jasmin Taylor, Pastoral Intern EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP Deacon Wilfred Bentley, Business Mgr. Daryle Brown, Dir. of Multi-Media Comm. Ebony Only, Dir. of Human Resources Rev. Mark Smith, Comptroller Daryl Walker, Min. of Worship & Arts OFFICE OF THE SR. PASTOR Melody Morgan, Exec. Asst. to the Pastor Deacon Karen Cupil, Admin. Asst. Brenda Tillman, Admin. Asst. Rev. Joan Harrell, Dir. of Public Comm. Rev. Aaron McLeod, Dir. of Special Projects

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor

PROGRAM STAFF Deacon Shirley Bims-Ellis, Dir. of CFABS Bryan Johnson, Exec. Dir. of Sacred Music Dr. Julia Speller, Dir. of Christian Education Weekly Praise/Prayer Service 11:30 a.m. - Prayer Service 6:00 p.m. - Prayer Service 7:14 p.m. - Praise and Worship Service Saturday Church School 9:00 a.m. CFABS Bible Study 773-966-1507 For current schedule, Visit www.trinitychicago.org LIVE Sunday Webcasts 7:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. www.trinitychicago.org Television Broadcast Sundays, 1:30 p.m. (WJYS, Check local listings) Prayer Line: 866-962-5650 Radio Broadcast Sundays, 6:00 p.m. WVON 1690 AM

Sunday Worship Services 7:14 a.m. & 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. (Praise Service begins 15 minutes prior) Youth Church 7:14 a.m., 10:45 a.m. Bible Discovery Hour 9:45 a.m.

Church Hours Monday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Fridays • 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturdays • 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sundays • 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

400 West 95th Street Chicago, Illinois 60628 - 1120 Telephone (773) 962-5650

www.trinitychicago.org

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“There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served.” 1 Corinthians 12:5 (TEV)

Table of Contents
Order of Worship (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.) ................................................................................2 Hymn of Praise “All Hail The Power of Jesus’ Name".................................................................................3 Unison Scriptures ............................................................................................................................................4 Sermon Notes ..................................................................................................................................................6 Lenten Meditation ...........................................................................................................................................7 Fasting for the Lenten Season .........................................................................................................................8 Sisters Night Out ..............................................................................................................................................9 Career Development Ministry .......................................................................................................................10 "Real Talk" Barbershop ..................................................................................................................................11 Divine Imagination Call/New U Smoothies/Empowering Voices...................................................................12 Easter Egg Hunt/S.A.F.E. Circle ......................................................................................................................13 Bridal Expo ....................................................................................................................................................14 Upcoming Youth Events .................................................................................................................................15 AKIBA .............................................................................................................................................................16 Calendar ........................................................................................................................................................17 Events ............................................................................................................................................................19 WVON 50th Anniversary ...............................................................................................................................21 Prayer Concerns ............................................................................................................................................22 Service & Support Groups .............................................................................................................................23 2013 Memory Verses.....................................................................................................................................24

Trinity UCC Media and Technology Protocols
Photography and Recording: Still photography, videography and audio recording of our worship services, ministry programs and community services is prohibited on church property, without prior expressed approval from Trinity United Church of Christ. To request permission, contact Rev. Joan Harrell, Director of Public Communications, at 773-962-5650. Media: If visiting in an official media capacity, please be sure to check-in at our reception desk upon arrival. WiFi: Trinity UCC offers Wifi for our members and visitors as a courtesy, so that they may participate in our worship services and ministry. User ID: trinity Password: guest Listening Assistance: As we endeavor to maintain a sacred worship experience, please return listening devices following the Benediction. An Audio Technician is available in the sound room for 15 minutes following each service for the return of your device. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Order of Worship - 7:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Opening Song (7:30 a.m.) ........................................................... "Let Everything That Hath Breath” Choral Introit (11:00 a.m.) ............................................................................................... “Oh Jesus” Opening Song (11:00 a.m.) .................................................................. "Come Thou Almighty King” Hymn of Praise ........................................................................."All Hail The Power of Jesus’ Name" Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.) .......................................................................... Luke 19:28-40 (NRSV) Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m.) ........................................................... Luke 19:28-40 (The Message) PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD Invocation Parish Concerns Visitor Recognition Passing of the Peace The Pastor’s Word Distribution of Palms The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings School Altar Call (7:30 a.m.) ............................................................... "Something About That Name Jesus" Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) ......................................................................................"Jesus At The Center" Sermon ............................................................................................................. Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III Hymn of Invitation (7:30 a.m.) ............................................................................................ Selected Hymn of Invitation (11:00 a.m.) .................................................................... “Kings And Kingdoms” Benediction ................................................................................................................. “Total Praise”

Order of Worship - 6:00 p.m.

Opening Song ................................................................................................................. “Freedom” Ministry of Music............................................................................................................. “Hosanna” Sermon ..............................................................................................................Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III Hymn of Invitation ......................................................................................... “Kings And Kingdoms” Distribution of Palms The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings Altar Call/Benediction [Once the sermon has begun, parishioners may not enter or re-enter the first floor sanctuary.]
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Hymn of Praise
ALL HAIL THE POWER OF JESUS’ NAME
All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall, let angels prostrate fall, Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him, Crown Him, crown Him, crown Him, and Crown Him Lord of all!

Verse 1

Let ev’ry kindred, ev’ry tribe, On this terrestrial ball, on this terrestrial ball, To Him all majesty ascribe, and crown Him, Crown Him, crown Him, crown Him, and Crown Him Lord of all!

Verse 3

Oh, that with yonder sacred throng We at His feet may fall, We at His feet May fall! We’ll join the everlasting Song, and crown Him, Crown Him, crown Him, crown Him, and Crown Him Lord of all!

Verse 4

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HYMN OF PRAISE

Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race, Ye ransomed from the fall, Ye ransomed from the fall, Hail Him who saves you by His grace, And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him, Crown Him, and crown Him Lord of all!

Verse 2

Unison Scriptures
7:30 a.m.
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LUKE 19:28-40 (NRSV)
After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, 30saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it.’” 32So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them. 33As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34They said, “The Lord needs it.” 35Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it.

As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. 37As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, 38 saying,
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“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, order your disciples to stop.” 40He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.”
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11:00 a.m.
28-31

LUKE 19:28-40 (The Message)
After saying these things, Jesus headed straight up to Jerusalem. When he got near Bethphage and Bethany at the mountain called Olives, he sent off two of the disciples with instructions: “Go to the village across from you. As soon as you enter, you’ll find a colt tethered, one that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it. If anyone says anything, asks, ‘What are you doing?’ say, ‘His Master needs him.’” The two left and found it just as he said. As they were untying the colt, its owners said, “What are you doing untying the colt?” 34They said, “His Master needs him.”

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Unison Scriptures
They brought the colt to Jesus. Then, throwing their coats on its back, they helped Jesus get on. As he rode, the people gave him a grand welcome, throwing their coats on the street. 37-38Right at the crest, where Mount Olives begins its descent, the whole crowd of disciples burst into enthusiastic praise over all the mighty works they had witnessed:
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Blessed is he who comes, the king in God’s name! All’s well in heaven! Glory in the high places!
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Some Pharisees from the crowd told him, “Teacher, get your disciples under control!” But he said, “If they kept quiet, the stones would do it for them, shouting praise.”

6:00 p.m.
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LUKE 19:28-40 (NIV)
After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 30“Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.’” 32Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. 33As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” They replied, “The Lord needs it.” 35They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. 36As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road. 37 When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:
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“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 39Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”
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“I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

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UNISON SCRIPTURES

Sermon Notes

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Lenten Meditation
THE UNFOLDING MESSAGE SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE

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as it appropriate to celebrate Palm Sunday the way it was done by Jesus and his disciples? Raising the question is not merely recognition of the fickleness of the crowd, who switched from “Hosanna” to “Crucify him” within a few days’ time. It is a matter of “When is the right time to celebrate?” or “Do we really have something worth celebrating?” Palm Sunday did not celebrate what Jesus had accomplished as much as it extolled who Jesus was. The Hosannas were followed by “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.” God had come to earth in a new way. God was acting to restore some righteousness, some rightness, to the world. The prophets taught people, using powerful words to challenge and guide them. Jesus came, filled with God’s own power to give people something new. Contrary to the pessimistic words of Ecclesiastes, there is something new under the sun. There is hope, God is with us. God is here! The celebration of this day is not a coronation. It is the establishment of a new sense of God’s presence. The disciples knew that the Romans still had military control of the land. They knew that some of the religious leaders were still corrupt. But, they also knew that God was on their side. Are you and I big enough, mature enough, to celebrate the joy of sharing the work of building a new kind of kingdom, the life that God has planned for us together and independently? The triumphal entry into Jerusalem was pure joy. It was appropriate to celebrate, celebrate the reality of God’s presence! In doing so, we affirm life’s goodness. We are still traveling. We do not yet have the fullness of God’s rule among us. The Kingdom of God, the reign of God, is always in process, both here and coming. We are called to help bring it into full reality. Enjoy the journey and celebrate!

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LENTEN MEDITATION

Fasting
Fasting for the Lenten Season
This year, God has called us to Raise Leaders and Develop Disciples. I am calling a church-wide fast this Lenten season. Fasting is a spiritual discipline designed to deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ. We do not fast to lose weight; we fast to be empowered by Jesus Christ. This year 2013, God will reveal God’s purpose and plan in your life if you dare fast, pray, study and learn the power of quiet time. Jesus had to steal away from the crowd and spend time with his Father in the mountains, to pray, study, reflect, meditate and center his spirit. If fasting and prayer were the disciplines of Jesus, should not this be followed by us? Join with us this season and witness a breakthrough as we fast, pray, study, reflect, meditate and learn the power of quiet time. Question: I have never fasted before? Answer: Consult your doctor first!* Fasting is not the removal of all food from your diet. Fasting is learning to discipline your mind, body and spirit to remove “something” you know hinders your ability to function at your highest capacity, from your life or diet. Question: Is fasting biblical? Answer: Fasting is biblical. Throughout the Old and New Testaments, fasting was used by the people of God to prepare for a spiritual challenge, hear God’s voice before making a major decision, and for removing destructive forces in your life. Fast #1 - Fasting to confront destructive forces • February 13 – February 19 Eat all your meals before 6:00 p.m. • February 20 – February 26 Eat only two meals before 6:00 p.m. • February 27 – March 5 - Eat only one meal a day before 6:00 p.m. • March 6 – March 12 Drink only juices, water and/or tea • March 13 – March 19 Eat only fruits and vegetables before 6:00 p.m. • March 20 – March 31 Slowly begin to add meat to your diet Fast #2 – The Daniel Fast (Taken from the book of Daniel). When Daniel was captured by the Babylonians, he asked of the Babylonians if he, along with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, could fast eating only fruits and vegetables so they would be prepared to confront the Babylonian king. • February 13 – February 19 Eat all meals before 6:00 p.m. • February 20 – February 26 Eat only two meals a day before 6:00 p.m. • February 27 – March 5 Eat only fruits and vegetables before 6:00 p.m. • March 6 – March 12 Eat one meal a day before 6:00 p.m., meat may be added. • March 13 – March 19 Eat two meals a day before 6:00 p.m., meat may be added • March 20 – March 31 Eat three meals a day before 6:00 p.m. Fast #3 - Removing certain foods or items from your diet or life. One type of fasting is to remove certain foods from your diet, such as fried foods, sweets, sodas or refined sugar and/or flour.
*Please seek the advice of your primary care provider/ doctor before beginning a fast that involves restricting food/calories and/or medication. Your doctor can help you design a fasting plan that protects your health and well-being. This is extremely important if you are pregnant or have a medical condition. Medical condition examples include, but are not limited to those who have a chronic disease such as diabetes, HIV/AIDS, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, recent surgery, etc.

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Announcements

The Women's Conference Committee Invites ALL WOMEN!
ANNOUNCEMENTS

To join us for a

Sisters Night Out
Saturday, April 13, 2013 5:00 p.m.
Theme: “Living on Purpose: Is it Too Late For Me?”
In preparation for the upcoming Women’s Conference, all Trinity sisters and friends are invited to take a break from your weekend routine to spend time with other sisters in fellowship, and in discussion, to recharge and refocus on the purpose for your life. Our evening together will include inspirational music, dance, and a powerful panel discussion on living on purpose! Light refreshment will be provided.

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Announcements
AN INVITATION TO ALL HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALISTS
To attend the Career Development Ministry’s

Human Resources Reception Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Trinity UCC Village Center 1947 West 95th St.
Do you work for a company currently seeking employees? Are you looking for well-qualified candidates for positions within your organization? Join us at our Human Resources Reception, to network with other human resources specialists and discuss how the Career Development Ministry can partner with your company/corporation to assist in finding qualified candidates for employment. Our goal and mission is to provide resources to enhance career development and employment related services to the church and the community at large. For information, call 773–966–1500, Mailbox 2309, or email careerdevelop@ Trinitychicago.org

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Announcements
THE MEN’S FELLOWSHIP PRESENTS

Monday, April 8, 2013 6:00 p.m. – Atrium
Calling all fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, and men to join us for a “barbershop style” private conversation with the MEN, where we will discuss the issues men face, such as parenting, balancing work and family time, job searches, stress, attending church, and more!
Free haircuts by professional barbers (Must register for haircuts) Open conversations • Resources available for men • Light refreshments

For information and to register, stop by the Barbershop Real Talk table in the Atrium, following worship services, or call 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2347.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements
DIVINE IMAGINATION CALL
Join Pastor Moss for his monthly Divine Imagination telephone message at 11:55 a.m., April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 12, 2013; Dial 218-844-0860 and enter passcode 206047; press the “#” key

Smoothies return Sunday, April 7th! Spring is here, and so are smoothies – The tastes you have missed all winter!

NEW “U” SMOOTHIE GROUP

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Announcements
THE SINGLES COMMUNITY ANNUAL

CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL TEENS!!!!!! Plan to join us on TODAY, Sunday, March 24, 2013 during the 11:00 a.m. worship service and continuing directly after the 11:00 a.m. worship service For our second

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30, 2013 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Robichaux Park (behind the church) Fun for children, ages 3-12 years old Enjoy food, games and fellowship! Parents are asked to donate one bag of candy Candy and prize donations are needed. Please bring unopened, wrapped bags of candy And Easter baskets to be used as prizes for games, Drop off in the Mailroom or bring to the Singles Community meeting on March 19th. For information, please send an email to singles@trinitychicago.org

Self loving Attitude-Adjusting Faith-building Empowering CIRCLE
As we continue our discussion of what makes us safe in such violent times. Light refreshments will be provided. Facilitated by Trinity’s Nehemiah Project. For information, contact Min. Carmin Frederick, cafrederick@trinitychicago.org.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements
Save The Date!
THE TRINITY UCC WEDDING COORDINATORS PRESENT A BRIDAL EXPO

“On This Day”
Saturday, April 27, 2013 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Atrium
• Are you thinking about getting married or planning a wedding? • Have you had Pre-Marital counseling? • Do you know what is needed to have your wedding at Trinity UCC? • Where do you begin? Planning a wedding is an exciting and great task! For information, contact Mrs. Elaine Butler, Senior Wedding Coordinator, 773-966-1525 or email ebutler@trinitychicago.org

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Announcements UPCOMING YOUTH EVENTS
Today, Sunday, March 24, 2013 Teen Bible Study
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This Teen Bible Study will be held during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. All high school-aged teens are invited. Additional Bible study opportunities will be held in April, May, and June. For more information, contact Minister Carmin Frederick at cafrederick@trinitychicago.org.

S.A.F.E. Circles
Saturday, April 13, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Atrium
For information, contact mdjacobs@trinitychicago.org (Additional Youth Ministry training dates: August 10th and October 12)
ANNOUNCEMENTS

For high school-aged teens: Join us, as we continue our discussion of what makes us safe in such violent times. For more information contact Minister Carmin Frederick, cafrederick@ trinitychicago.org

Youth Ministry Training

Friday, May 17 – Saturday, May 18, 2013 Women’s Conference “Empowering Black Girls to Rock”
(Teen girls, Grades 9-12) Wyndham Hotel, Lisle, IL
Registration: $50.00 per teen (Does not include hotel) For information, Call 773-966-1500 mailbox 2390 or email womensretreat@trinitychicago.org; to register, visit http://tinyurl.com/tucc-wc2013

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Baptism, Baby Dedication, Right Hand of Fellowship, and more available online at http://trinityucc.zenfolio.com!

TODAY ONLY! Pre-order the "Journey to Resurrection" series and receive $5.00 off your order! $60/DVD and $45/CD (Regularly $65/DVD and $50/CD)
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, April 14, 2013
following the 11:00 a.m. worship service Discussion and book signing with the authors of

To Serve This Present Age: Social Justice Ministries in This Present Age,
Rev. Reginald Williams, Jr., Pastor, First Baptist Church of University Park, IL and Min. Danielle Ayers, Minister of Justice, Friendship-West Baptist Church, Dallas, TX

Monday - Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., CLOSED FRIDAYS Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, after each Worship Service
(773) 962 - 5660 • www.akibabookstore.org

AKIBA STORE HOURS

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Calendar
HIGHLIGHTS
3/24 3/28 • Palm Sunday • Maundy Thursday 3/29 3/31 • Good Friday • Easter Sunday

TODAY 3/24
400 W. 95th Street
7:00 a.m. • Worship Service - SA 9:30 a.m. • Bible Teaching Moment - 203 11:00 a.m. • Worship Service - SA 2:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. • Teen SAFE Circles - SA/116/120/203 • Worship Service - SA

MONDAY 3/25
400 W. 95th Street
11:00 a.m. • Seniors Bible Class - WC 12:00 p.m. • Active Seniors and Friends - A 2:00 p.m. • Big Momma's House Knitting, Crocheting - FH 6:00 p.m. • Band Rehearsal - SA 6:15 p.m. • Mwanabaraka Dance Rehearsal - A 6:30 p.m. • Tangeni Rehearsal - FH 6:45 p.m. • Stewardship Ministry - BR 7:00 p.m. • CFABS Facilitators - 120 • DivorceCare - 202 • Women's Chorus Rehearsal - SA 7:30 p.m. • Khayralla Rehearsal - A

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
6:30 p.m. • Chinara Rehearsal - W301 • Drug and Alcohol Revival Planning - W307

TUESDAY 3/26
400 W. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. • Band Rehearsal - SA • Boot Camp - A • Endowment Committee - 102 6:30 p.m. • Wedding Coordinators - BR 7:00 p.m. • Men's Chorus Rehearsal - SA • Tangeni Rehearsal - A

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
11:00 a.m. • Big Momma's House Quilting Class - W301 6:30 p.m. • Mime Rehearsal - W307 • Youth Drama Rehearsal - W301 • Adult Drama Rehearsal - W302 • Counseling Ministry - W305

WEDNESDAY 3/27
400 W. 95th Street
6:00 a.m. - • Prayer and Fasting 6:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. • Prayer Service - WC 1:00 p.m. • Widows Council - WC 6:00 p.m. • Prayer Service - WC 7:00 p.m. • Wednesday @ The Well - SA

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
10:00 a.m • MS Excel Basic - CL 1:00 p.m. • MS Excel Intermediate - CL 3:00 p.m. • MS Excel Basic - CL

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CALENDAR

Calendar
THURSDAY 3/28
400 W. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. • Band Rehearsal - SA • Maundy Thursday Worship Service - SA

FRIDAY 3/29
400 W. 95th Street
12:00 p.m. • 7 Last Words-Good Friday Worship - SA • CHURCH CLOSED

SATURDAY 3/30
400 W. 95th Street
7:30 a.m. • Yoga - Narthex II 8:00 a.m. • Zumba - FH 9:30 a.m. • Adult Bible Class - WC 11:00 a.m. • All Liturgical Arts Placement - SA • Little Warriors/Imani Rehearsal - WC • Math Tutorial - 202/203 • Vacation Bible School Teachers - 120 • Walaika Outreach Prep - 116 12:00 p.m. • Youth/Junior Drill Rehearsal - FH 12:30 p.m. • Walaika Rehearsal - WC • Women's Drill Rehearsal - Narthex II 2:00 p.m. • Adopt-a-Student Fellowship and Care Package Pick-up - A 3:00 p.m. • Tangeni Rehearsal - SA • Women's Drill Rehearsal - NII

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
9:00 a.m. • THEC ACT Prep Workshop - W301 • Community Development Corporation - W302 11:30 a.m. • Single Parent Bible Class - W305 1:00 p.m. • IT Ministry: Keyboarding Class - CL • THEC ACT Prep - W301

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Events
CHURCH-WIDE EVENTS
immediately following the 7 Last Words Good Friday Worship Service, Friday, March 29, 2013

MINISTRY EVENTS
is dedicated to ending the silent killer in our community, Domestic Violence is not just a woman’s problem, it is a COMMUNITY problem, Please join us in our fight for survivors, call 773966-1500, Mailbox 2317

THE CHURCH WILL BE CLOSED

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MINISTRY

2013 WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

Friday, May 17 – Saturday, May 18, Ad Book Drive through Sunday, April 14, For information, stop by the Women’s Conference table located in the Atrium, following worship services, or email womensretreat@trinitychicago.org

BLACK AND CHRISTIAN NEW MEMBER CLASS Saturday, April 6,

FREE-IN-ONE For anyone suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, Every Friday, 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Tough Love meetings for family members of drug and alcohol abusers, Fridays, 6:30 p.m., Call 773-966-1500, Mailbox 2319 THE GREEN COMMITTEE, joins the national UCC’s Mission 4/1 Earth: 50 Great Days campaign, Monday, April 1 through Pentecost Sunday, May 19, we will collectively: Engage in one million hours of Earth care; Write, send 100,000 advocacy letters on environmental concerns; Plant 100,000 trees, Stay tuned to the bulletin for more details on the March 31st launch and how you can participate, Information, Call 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2385, or email Green@trinitychicago.org HOUSING MINISTRY Are you in need of an affordable rental? View the 2013 Housing Guide at trinitychicago.org. If you are a property owner with rentals under $1,300, email information to housing@trinitychicago.org IT MINISTRY Microsoft Excel for Beginners, 5 sessions, Saturdays, beginning April 6, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Microsoft Access, 6 sessions, starting April 6, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Prerequisite:

Registration, 9:30 a.m., Adults and teens class, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Children ages 12 and under, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (must be accompanied by a parent or guardian), Receive the Right Hand of Fellowship, Sunday, April 7, 4:45 p.m., Please bring a Bible to the class, Photos will be taken, Information and RSVP, Membership Services, 773962-5650

BLAINE DENYE LIBRARY Ministry partners

invite you to visit our library and explore the volumes on Bible study, African American history and culture, Book topic for March: Easter, Never Said a Mumbalin' Word, by Mark BozzutiJones; He Chose the Nails, by Max Lucado; Listening at Golgotha, by Peter Storey; The Passion of the Lord, by James Noel; Bread of Life, by Barbara Essex, The library is located on the 2nd floor, Our hours are Monday-Tuesday-Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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EVENTS

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knowledge of basic computing, familiar with database concepts, knowledge of the Microsoft Suite a plus; Microsoft Word for Beginners, Tuesdays, 5 sessions, Starts April 9, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., To register, send email with name, phone contact and class to it@trinitychicago.org Tickets and information, Contact Jonathan Fortune, 773-573-6586 or James Morris, 312-330-6911

MEMBERSHIP SERVICES Have you moved? Any children left the nest? Newly employed or newly married? Forgot your giving number? Call Membership Services, 773-966-1556 or 966-1553 TRINITY UCC LEGAL CLINIC providing direct legal advice, mediation services and representation to the congregation and community, For legal clinic hours Clinic is open 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Village Center, No appointment necessary, Also, we are always in need of legal professionals (especially attorneys) interested in volunteering for the Legal Clinic and/ or participating in our legal referral directory, To contact us call 773-966-1500, Mailbox 2339 or send e-mail to Legal@trinitychicago.org

7 LAST WORDS Faith Community of St. Sabina, Friday, March 29, 7:00 p.m., 78th Place and Throop St., Preachers: Rev. Dr. Ozzie Smith, Rev. Dr. Renita Weems, Rev. Reginald Williams, Jr., Rev. Dr. Frederick Haynes III, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Rev. Dr. Marcus Cosby, and Rev. Courtney Jenkins, Information, call 773-483-4300 7 LAST WORDS Reconciliation Table Church UCC, Friday, March 29, 5:00 p.m., 1212 W. Balmoral Ave., Preachers: Pastor Pat Woods, Min. Myra Taylor, Min. Carol Taylor, Min. Richard C. Keller, Jr., Rev. Ruben J. Johnson, Pastor Addie Wright Thomason, Rev. Juan R. Thomas, Information, Call Rev. Joe Ann Watson, 815-782-8466 CHICAGO PEOPLES UNION and Howard University Alumni Club of Chicago, 10th annual “Escape to Mecca” college tour to Howard University, April 17-21, 5 seats left, Open to juniors and prospective Howard seniors, Applicants must attend a CPS school, Priority to male applicants and seniors accepted to Howard, Information, visit www.chooseyourfuture.org, keyword “Mecca” to download application, Information, email Gloria Purifoy, glpurifoy@cps.edu “INSPIRING BEAUTY: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair” exhibit, Opens March 16-January 5, 2014, Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., AND Volunteers needed to assist with leading tours of the exhibition, Information and to apply, Contact Marne Bariso, 312-799-2274 or email bariso@ chicagohistoryorg

COMMUNITY EVENTS
Immigration, Incarceration, and Education, hosted by the United African Organization, Saturday, March 30, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., ITT Tower Building, 10 W. 35th St., 6th floor, Performances, Lunch provided, Information, visit www.unitedafricans.org

2nd ANNUAL YOUTH SUMMIT on

23rd ANNUAL SPRING STEPPERS SET

and Line Dancing, sponsored by St. Thaddeus Holy Name Society, Saturday, April 20, 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., St. Thaddeus Church Hall, 9540 S. Harvard,

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Events
INSTALLATION SERVICE FOR Rev. Joseph
Coney, Pastor, Greater Pleasant Green MB Church, Thursday, April 11 – Friday, April 12, 7:00 p.m. nightly; Worship service, Sunday, April 14, 11:00 a.m., Guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Stacey Edwards Dunn, Installation service, 3:00 p.m., Guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.

“JAR THE FLOOR” by Cheryl West, opening March 21, eta Square, 7558 S. South Chicago Ave., Honoring Women’s History Month, Information and tickets, Call 773-752-3955 or visit www. etacreativearts.org THE TR2 COMMITTEE a/k/a ATT/
Ma Bell Reunion Committee is accepting 2013 scholarship applications for high school graduates entering college this year, Information, visit www. attmabellreunion.webs.com, or call 206-279-7987, Scholarship application deadline, Sunday, March 31

WVON 50TH ANNIVERSARY GRAND GALA
EVENTS

A historic program, celebrating WVON’S 50 years of Impact

Saturday, April 6, 2013 7:00 p.m. (Doors open 6:00 p.m.) Chicago Theater 175 North State Street Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross With special music guest,

TONI BRAXTON
For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com or the Chicago Theater Box Office (VIP seating available at www.wvon.com)

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Service & Support Groups
Akiba Sales
(773) 966 - 1504 MON - THURS: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CLOSED FRIDAYS SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. SUNDAY After each Service

Counseling Ministry Credit Union

(773) 966-1500, Mailbox 2315 (773) 966 - 1505 (773) 723 - 8382 (fax) TUES & THURS: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. SUNDAY After 7:30 & 11:00 a.m. Services

Immabasi Health & Wellness Ministry Immabasi Support Groups:

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2332

Amani Trinity United Community Health Corporation
(773) 966 - 1506 MON - FRI: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2205 MON - TUES - THURS: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. SATURDAY 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Drug & Alcohol Recovery Ministry

Tough Love / Free “N” One (773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2319

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2344

Math Tutorial

Can-Cer-Vive Helpline Career Development Ministry

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2308

Endowment Committee/ Planters Society
773-966-1500, Mailbox 2379

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2338

Prison Ministry

Endowment@trinitychicago.org

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2354

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2309

careerdevelop@trinitychicago.org

Financial Counseling Consortium Healing Ministry

Trinity Community Development Corp.

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2378 (773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2325

Trinity Higher Education Corporation
(773) 966 - 1508 TUES & THURS: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. FRIDAY 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. SUNDAYS & MONDAYS CLOSED

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2377 MON - THURS: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

tcdc@trinitychicago.org

HIV/AIDS Support Ministry Housing Ministry

Trinity Computer Learning Center

(312) 409 - AIDS (2437) (773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2327 (773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2329

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2333

Synergy Counseling Center
1947 West 95th Street 773-966-1592

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SERVICE & SUPPORT GROUPS

Blaine DeNye Library

Domestic Violence Ministry Confidential Helpline

NAMI (312) 563 - 0445 (773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2375 Diabetes (773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2374 Family Caregivers (773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2376 Lupus Support Ministry (773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2342

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2317

Kujichagulia Special Citizens Support Ministry

RAISING LEADERS and DEVELOPING DISCIPLES
January • Matthew 16:24 (NLT) Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me." February • Luke 4:18-19 (NIV) The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. March • Luke 10:19 (NIV) I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. April • Romans 10:1-2 (NLT) Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is for the people of Israel to be saved. I know what enthusiasm they have for God, but it is misdirected zeal. May • 1 Corinthians 13:8 (NIV) Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. June • Romans 5:8 (NIV) But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. July • Philippians 4:13 (NLT) For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. August • Jeremiah 1-7 (NLT) The Lord replied, “Don’t say, ‘I’m too young,’ for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you." September • Isaiah 1:3 (NLT) Even an ox knows its owner, and a donkey recognizes its master’s care—but Israel doesn’t know its master. My people don’t recognize my care for them. October • Isaiah 40:29 (KJV) He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. November • John 17:21 (KJV) That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. December • Matthew 1:23 (KJV) Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE

“Sisters Empowered to Live On Purpose”
Jeremiah 29:11-14 (The Message)

2013 WOMEN’S CONFERENCE!

Wyndham Hotel • 3000 Warrenville Road • Lisle, Illinois

Friday, May 17 – Saturday, May 18

Sisters, are you ready to be Enlightened, Encouraged and Equipped!? Connect with hundreds of women for a weekend of spirit-filled worship, workshops, and fellowship, created to educate and empower women to live their lives on purpose for Christ!

Guest Preachers
Rev. Dr. Claudette A. Copeland
Co-Founder and Pastor New Creation Christian Fellowship San Antonio, Texas

Rev. Courtney Clayton Jenkins
Pastor and Teacher Euclid Avenue Congregational Church Cleveland, Ohio

Conference Fee: $85.00 per person | $50.00 (Teens, grades 9-12) Hotel: Single/Double: $89.00 (plus tax) • Triple: $97.00 (plus tax) • Quad: $105.00 (plus tax) (The Wyndham Hotel is sold out) Hilton Lisle/Naperville • 3003 Corporate West Drive • Lisle, IL • 630-505-0900 Group Name: Trinity UCC Women's Conference • Conference Code: CTUC Hyatt Lisle near Naperville • 1400 Corporetum Drive • Lisle, IL • 800-233-1234

Register Online: http://tinyurl.com/tucc-wc2013
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Pastor Emeritus 400 West 95th Street • Chicago, Illinois 60628 - 1120 Telephone (773) 962-5650 • www.trinitychicago.org Lifting Up Christ, Engaging the Community, and Celebrating our Culture

Journey

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Wednesday @ The Well | March 27

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Maundy Thursday | March 28
“Daughters of
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Good Friday: 7 Last Words
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Rev. Rahiel Tesfamariam

Rev. Courtney Jenkins

Rev. Sheleta E. Fomby

Rev. Dianne Lewis Brown

Bishop Vashti McKenzie

Rev. Dr. Teresa Fry Brown

Rev. Dr. Carolyn Ann Knight

Easter Sunday Worship Services
March 31st 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. 7:00 a.m. Bishop Vashti McKenzie 6:00 p.m.