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Order of Worship (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.) ...................................................................... 3 Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m. – “Blessed Assurance”) .......................................................................... 4 Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m. – “Nothing But The Blood”) .............................................................. 4 Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.) ................................................................. 5 Confession of Sins .......................................................................................................................... 6 Sermon Notes ................................................................................................................................ 6 Pastor’s Page .................................................................................................................................. 7 To Do Justice ............................................................................................................................... 14 Calendar ....................................................................................................................................... 15 Married Couples Worship Service | Bible Study The Akiba MLK College Fair | Annual Report Trumpet Subscriptions Heart of the Community .............................................................................................................. 1 Information & Announcements ....................................................................................................  Prayer List .................................................................................................................................... 4 Bereaved ....................................................................................................................................... 6 Hospitalized ................................................................................................................................. 7 Extended Care ............................................................................................................................. 7 Members at Home ....................................................................................................................... 9 Prayer Concerns ........................................................................................................................... 33 Service and Support Groups ......................................................................................................... 34 Church Information ..................................................................................................................... 35

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Choral Introit .......................................................................................................................“I Was Glad” Opening Hymn (7:30 a.m.) ........................................................................................... “O Give Thanks” Opening Hymn (11:00 a.m.) .......................................................................................“How I Got Over” Opening Hymn (6:00 p.m.) ............................................................................. “Is There Anybody Here?” Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m.)........................................................................................ “Blessed Assurance” Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m.)...............................................................“Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus” Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.) ..................................................................................... Job 1:0– (NIV) Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m.) .................................................................... I Corinthians 6:9–11 (NRSV) Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.) .............................................. Matthew :1–13/16 (The Message, Peterson) [PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD] Invocation Ministry of Music (6:00 p.m.) ..................................................................... “In The Beauty Of Holiness” Parish Concerns Visitor Recognition Passing of the Peace The Pastor’s Word The Service of Communion Confession of Sins Assurance of Pardon Words of Institution The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings Benevolence Offering Altar Call (7:30 a.m.) ................................................................................................... “I Almost Let Go” Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) ..............................................................................................“The Name of Jesus” Hymn of Preparation (6:00 p.m.) ........................................................“Let Us Worship Christ The Lord” Sermon (7:30 a.m.) .........................................................................................“From Hell To Hallelujah” Sermon (11:00 a.m.) .................................... .………………………“Used To Be!” (I Corinthians 6:9–11) Sermon (6:00 p.m.) ............................................................ “Being In His Presence!” (Matthew :1–13) Hymn of Invitation (7:30 a.m.) ......................................................................................“Through It All” Hymn of Invitation (11:00 a.m.) .................................................... “The Blood That Jesus Shed For Me” Hymn of Invitation (6:00 p.m) ................................................................................................“Changed” Benediction ...................................................................................... “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” [Once the sermon has begun, parishioners may not enter or re-enter the first floor sanctuary.]

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hymns of praise
7:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Blessed assurance
Verse I Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God, Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood. chorus This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long; This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long. Verse II Perfect submission, perfect delight! Visions of rapture now burst on my sight; Angels descending bring from above Echoes of mercy, whispers of love. (Repeat chorus) Verse III Perfect submission--all is at rest, I in my Savior am happy and blest; Watching and waiting, looking above, Filled with His goodness, lost in His love. (Repeat chorus)

nothIng But the Blood
Verse I What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus; What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. refrain Oh! precious is the flow That makes me white as snow; No other fount I know, Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Verse II For my pardon this I see Nothing but the blood of Jesus; For my cleansing this my plea Nothing but the blood of Jesus. (Repeat refrain) Verse III Nothing can for sin atone Nothing but the blood of Jesus; Naught of good that I have done Nothing but the blood of Jesus. (Repeat refrain) Verse IV This is all my hope and peace Nothing but the blood of Jesus; This is all my righteousness Nothing but the blood of Jesus. (Repeat refrain)

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Unison scriptUre
7:30 a.m. JoB 1:20–22 (nIV) 0 At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship 1 and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.” In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing. 11:00 a.m. I corInthIans 6:9–11 (nrsV) 9 Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, sodomites, 10thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, robbers—none of these will inherit the kingdom of God. 11And this is what some of you used to be. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. 6:00 p.m. matthew 2:1–13/16
(The Message, Peterson)

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem village, Judah territory – this was during Herod’s kingship – a band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, “Where can we find and pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews. We observed a star in the eastern sky that signaled his birth. We’re on pilgrimage to worship him.” When word of their inquiry got to Herod, he was terrified – and not Herod alone, but most of Jerusalem as well. Herod lost no time. He gathered all the high priests and religion scholars in the city together and asked, “Where is the Messiah supposed to be born?”
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They told him, “Bethlehem, Judy territory. The prophet Micah wrote it plainly: It’s you, Bethlehem, in Judah’s land, no longer bringing up the rear. From you will come the leader who will shepherd-rule my people, my Israel.” Herod then arranged a secret meeting with the scholars from the East. Pretending to be as devout as they were, he got them to tell him exactly when the birth-announcement star appeared. Then he told them the prophecy about Bethlehem, and said, “Go find this child. Leave no stone unturned. As soon as you find him, send word and I’ll join you at once in your worship.” Instructed by the king, they set off. Then the star appeared again, the same star they had seen in the eastern skies. It led them on until it hovered over the place of the child. They could hardly contain themselves: They were in the right place! They had arrived at the right time! They entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother. Overcome, they kneeled and worshiped him. Then they opened their luggage and presented gifts: gold, frankincense, myrrh. In a dream, they were warned not to report back to Herod. So they worked out another route, left the territory without being seen, and returned to their own country. Herod, when he realized that the scholars had tricked him, flew into a rage. He commanded the murder of every little boy two years old and under who lived in Bethlehem and its surrounding hills. (He determined that age from information he’d gotten from the scholars.)
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lmighty and Most Merciful Father, we come before You, acknowledging our sins, our shortcomings, and our breaking of our Covenant with You. Not only have we done things we ought not to have done, said things we ought not to have said, left undone so many things we ought to have done and been silent when we should have witnessed for You. Not only are we guilty of that, O Lord; but we have also closed our eyes and pretended not to see the injustices, the racism and the evil which pervade our everyday lives. We have shut our ears and pretended not to hear the cries for liberation which come from the lips, lives and hearts of the oppressed — even our own Black brothers and sisters! Forgive us, O Lord, renew our courage and faith, and keep us ever mindful of Thy great sacrifice. Hear us, we beseech Thee, as we come to You in love and worship giving Your name the praise forevermore. =========== to all our VIsItors … To all who mourn and need comforting … To all who are friendless and want friendship … To all who are oppressed and need liberation; and to whosoever will come, Trinity opens its doors. Thank you for coming and may God bless you.

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Let Us March On...
a victory that has yet to be won when it comes to human rights, justice, the end of the genocide in Darfur, healthcare for all Americans and a quality education for African Americans in the United States of America! Let us be clear on the difference between an election that was won and the victory that has yet to be won! Let us march on with consistency. Let us march into 007 being consistent. Let us close the gaps between our “talk” and our “walk.” Let us be consistent in what it is we teach our children about their history, their heritage, and their connectedness to the African Continent and the inter-relatedness between what it is we do here in America and how it is African people live throughout the developing countries of the world. What we buy at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club does make a difference in the quality of life for people who live in Third World countries! Where we shop shows a gap between what it is we say and what it is we do. Let us march on with consistency! Let us also march into 007 with confidence. We do not walk alone. We are confident that God is with us. His name, Emmanuel, reminds us constantly that God is with us.

n a recent article that I wrote for a newspaper in Los Angeles, I used the words from James Weldon Johnson’s “Black National Anthem” to encourage the readers to march on into this New Year that God is giving us and to march on with clarity, with consistency and with confidence. The year 006 has ended, but the journey has not ended. The year 006 has ended, but the march has not ended.

Let us march into this new Year that God has given us with clarity.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote a book entitled Stride Toward Freedom, and that title suggests that we are marching and taking strides toward freedom. We have not arrived in the “Promised Land” yet, however. But, the march goes on. The walk goes on. We still take strides, and we will not stop. What I shared with the readership in Los Angeles, I now share with you. Let us march on! Let us march into this New Year that God has given us with clarity. Let us be clear on the difference between an election that was won in November and

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Let us march into 007 with a confidence that the faith of our people is a is informed by the faith of our people and the faith that is given to us by hope that “maketh not ashamed.” giants — male and female The faith of our people is a faith that is given — who refused to give up, to us by giants — male and female — who to give in or to give out! refused to give up, to give in or to give out! The faith of our people is the faith of Harriet Tubman who would not be bought out and who would not be co-opted by acculturation, assimilation and personality annihilation! The hope that the present has brought us is a hope that leads us into this New Year with the knowledge that our hope is in God and our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and His righteousness. Let us march on (as James Weldon Johnson says) till victory is won! May each day of this New Year be a reminder to you that you do not walk alone.

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n the first Sunday of a new year, I want to call your attention to the reality that for the black Christians in Sudan, this is not a season of egg nog, partying and wild celebrations. This is a season of suffering and this is a season of sorrow. Those Christians (and suffering Muslims) do not suffer or sorrow alone, however. Church World Services has stood with them since the inception of the Crisis in Darfur and Church World Services is standing with them now. What follows is an outline of Church World Service’s “Emergency Response” Program and an appeal to churches of all denominations and Christians of every color and culture to join in and make a difference in the lives of those who cannot celebrate during this season of a “new year!” 

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to sustain a humanitarian operation in response to needs of a particularly vulnerable people as we enter the year 007.

SITUATION: Hopes that the signing of a Darfur peace agreement in May 006 would help settle one of the world’s worst continuing humanitarian crises have been dashed. In fact, THE RESPONSE OF CHURCH WORLD the humanitarian environment in Darfur has SERVICES: Since July 004, Church World deteriorated steadily. Service has supported the work of its long-time Further violence has lead to new displacepartners and Action by Churches Together ments. The United Nations now estimates that (ACT) members Sudan Council of Churches the three-year crisis has resulted in more than (SCC), Sudan Social-Development Organiza00,000 deaths, while tion (SUDO), and more than  million Norwegian Church the United nations now driven from their Aid (NCA), in coopestimates that the threehomes to live in camps. year crisis has resulted in eration with Caritas In all, more than 3 mil- more than 200,000 deaths, Internationalis, a conlion have been directly federation of Catholic while more than 2 million affected by the conflict. relief, development driven from their homes (Between July and and social service orto live in camps. the end of September ganizations. Together, alone the UN reported this joint ecumenical 15,000 newly displaced people and at the operation combines the efforts of more than beginning of October just 64 percent of the af60 organizations in responding to the needs in fected population was judged ‘accessible’ by the Darfur. UN — the lowest access rate for humanitarian By combining the financial resources from 60 assistance since April 004.) donor member organizations, and by harnessing Violence from Darfur has spread across the human resources and advocacy activities under border into Chad and risks that a regional a single management structure, the ACT/ conflict will break out remain high. Given this Caritas Darfur Emergency Response Operation extremely difficult situation, it has become even (DERO) program has become one of the largest more important for Church World Service, its humanitarian programs in South and West Dardenominational supporters and others of the fur and has proven its capacity to deliver services Action by Churches Together (ACT) network over a long period in this challenging area.
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This year, the CWS-supported Darfur emergency response program achieved a great deal. It continued to deliver essential services to 35,000 people; it also underwent a strategic planning process which has set the main policies for the period 006-10 - including the development of capacity of national partners to eventually manage the DERO in coming years. Successful DERO efforts supported by CWS during the last three years include: •  clinics and two rural hospitals constructed/rehabilitated or established on a temporary basis. All operational health facilities provided women-specific services: mother and child health (MCH)/antenatal care and consultations, delivery and post-natal care. • Over 170 water points have been established and more than 70 have been rehabilitated. • Non-Food Item packages have been distributed to over 65,000 households (390,000 people) during the period covered by the first appeal in 004. • 34 schools have been rehabilitated and their operation supported. • Supplementary feeding was targeted to 36,000 children and pregnant/lactating mothers during the first appeal (the target figure being reduced to 15,000 during 006). • The psychosocial and protection programs provided counseling, income generation, information on rights and other
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forms of support to women who had suffered sexual and gender-based violence. Special attention was paid to involvement of girls in the social activities (galas, sports events and drawing exhibitions) organized for children. In order to reduce the risk of sexual violence against women collecting firewood, the protection program provided a training of trainers courses in fuel efficient stoves for a total of 59 women throughout its areas of operation. 2007 PLANS: Throughout 007, ACT and Caritas Internationalis will continue to implement a joint response to the Darfur crisis. The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) is acting as the facilitating agency for the Caritas Network in Sudan and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is the legally registered base in Sudan for both ACT and Caritas. The SCC, SudanAid and SUDO are the national members and partners implementing programs on behalf of the ACT/Caritas program.
Highlights of the response include: Water and Sanitation: To provide access for people affected by the conflict to clean and safe water and sanitation facilities, mobilizing communities to understand and manage their own environment and sanitation. • Clean, safe and palatable water for drinking, cooking, personal and domestic hygiene provided through the construction of  © Sermons copyrighted by Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.

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new water points including one water yard. Rehabilitation of 46 water points and 10 hand pumps and the maintenance of  existing water points, 15 bladder systems and five water yards. • Adequately designed, constructed and maintained toilet arrangements provided for approximately 90,000 beneficiaries, through the construction of 1,150 latrines and rehabilitation and maintenance of ,05 existing latrines. These facilities are located so as to be used easily, safely and accessible at any time of day or night by both women and men. • Communities, both women and men, are mobilized to understand and manage their own infrastructure facilities, environment and sanitation. • SUDO’s capacity to implement and manage water and sanitation activities strengthened in collaboration with UNICEF/ Water and Environmental Sanitation (WES) and the National Water Corporation (NWC). • Community structures with women and men are in place for the operation and maintenance of water supply and sanitation infrastructure installed and constructed to date. Health and Nutrition: To contribute to the improved health and nutritional status of the affected population through a focus on preventative healthcare and nutrition education. • By the end of 007, responsibility for four health facilities and one rural hospital to be Sunday, January 7, 2007 11 © Sermons copyrighted by Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. • • • • • • • transferred to the MOH, which will continue to provide services to conflict-affected communities. All operational health facilities of the program provide women-specific services: mother and child health (MCH)/antenatal care and consultations, delivery and post-natal care. Access by conflict-affected communities to 10 staffed and functioning clinics in IDP camps, one in the host community and two mobile clinics for as long as needed. Improved specific nutritional status for up to 1,000 children under 5 years of age and ,000 lactating or pregnant women. Completion of strategic assessment of the DERO nutritional intervention in light of needs and available resources and clear decisions taken on an exit strategy from a centerbased service. Emergency response and outreach capacity strengthened through the provision of a second mobile health/nutrition unit, which will be particularly beneficial to women and children who are more restricted in their freedom of movement. Communities, partners and MOH capacity increased to take ownership of health facilities. Nutrition education, hygiene promotion and other preventative healthcare sessions conducted in health facilities and communities, targeting both women and men.

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Emergency Response and Preparedness (EPR): To enable DERO to take appropriate and timely decisions in supporting communities affected by conflict and displacement. • DERO’s capacity to respond in an effective and timely manner to new emergency situations in the Darfur region is strengthened. • • Coordination and collaboration between DERO and other agencies and bodies is reinforced. Emergency needs in Darfur addressed through the direct provision of non-food items (NFIs) and the coordination of inputs by other sectors as appropriate. • Community-based preparedness and ability to respond to emergencies is strengthened through the ongoing capacity building of women and men in their communities. • Support provided to implementing members involved in camp management. Peace Building, Psychosocial, Protection (PPP): To assist communities affected by conflict and displacements to deal with trauma, to empower them to take charge of their own protection needs and to support communities in working towards building a sustainable peace. • • • • National partners take the lead in implementing peace-building activities. Handing over of community centres to local management structures. Peace building approaches are integrated throughout DERO activities. Increased involvement of community structures, 1 • • • Agriculture: To provide assistance in rebuilding the livelihoods of those affected by the conflict, facilitating self-reliance in food production and contributing to improved nutritional status. • Cereal seeds and tools received and utilized by 3,14 households for wet season farming, specifically targeting female-headed households. Vegetable seeds and tools received and utilized by 1,16 households for winter season cultivation specifically targeting female-headed households. Household food security increased through training in improved farming methods and household level seed storage for 5,0 households. Maintenance of 31,000 trees in communityowned and managed nurseries and distributed to households, specifically targeting femaleheaded households. © Sermons copyrighted by Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. • • composed of women and men, in dispute resolution within the community. DERO Peace-building staff provided with basic understanding of the concepts and approaches of peace-building, protection and psychosocial support. Increased awareness of human rights and protection issues as they relate to women, men and children in Darfur built into all program activities.The specific involvement of women in any future peace process will be supported and facilitated.

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School Support: Provide access to basic primary education to children affected by conflict ensuring continuity in their schooling and a stable environment in which to learn. • • • • • Construction of five semi-permanent and two permanent schools. Rehabilitation/upgrade of three temporary, six semi-permanent and three permanent schools. Maintain 1 existing schools and promote the enrolment and retention of female students. Provide school materials to 17 new and existing schools. Provide support to Ministry of Education (MoE) in three locations and encourage and support the increased recruitment of female teachers. • Support six trainings of school administrators and support four trainings of Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA)/education councils, made up of men and women, to take a greater role in the management of schools. Budget: $1,94,759, includes: • $,04,75 for various programs, including health, nutrition, agriculture, school support etc; $,197,163 for management support costs and field offices; $1,45,59 for transport, warehousing and security; $69,66 for total agency management support; $44,457 for partner operational support; and $110,000 for bank charges. Please contact the CWS Emergency Response Program if you would like a more detailed appeal description. For further information about disasters to which Church World Service is responding, please visit www.churchworldservice.org or call the CWS Hotline, (00) 97-1516. Or you may send a donation directly to: Church World Service Sudan-Darfur Crisis Response 007 (Acct. #641-M) P.O. Box 96 Elkhart, IN 46515 Contributions to support these efforts may be made by using a church envelope today and marking it SudanDarfur Crisis Response 2007. We will send it straight to the United Church of Christ and the Illinois Conference. NOTE: CWS is issuing the 2007 appeal under appeal #641-M; a previous appeal for work in 2006 was #640-B Sudan-Darfur Crisis Response 2006. A copy of the complete ACT appeal can be accessed at: www.act-intl.org/actcaritas

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By Rev. Reginald Williams, Jr. f all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most inhumane.” These words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are still as powerful and prevailing today as the day on which he spoke them over 39 years ago. The health care system in these United States affords access to those who can afford it, while leaving the underprivileged out in the cold. Moreover, instead of finding cures for maladies, this health care system would rather treat symptoms because the treatment of symptoms keeps the pharmaceutical companies making money hand-over-fist. Again, the health care system is geared toward those who can pay for and afford the services rather than those who need the services. This discrimination and inequality in health care is inhumane according to Dr. King. It lifts some members over others in the human family, when all in the human family are on equal footing under God. This injustice in health care is made evident nowhere more than in the case of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Consider the following facts: Wal-Mart workers earn approximately $14,000 per year. Health care options for employees include a $1000 deductible for individuals, and $3,000 deductible for families. In addition, employees must also wait in order to qualify for benefits—six months for full-time employees, and one year for part-time employees. At a salary already under the living wage level, the mistreatment of its workers by this corporation that made in excess of $315 billion in 005 is appalling. The dangerous part of Wal-Mart’s health care policy is that, due to Wal-Mart being the largest retailer in the world, it sets the trend for other businesses whose policies will lean toward getting the Sunday, January 7, 2007 14

most out of the worker while not fairly compensating them in wages and benefits. Wal-Mart’s own founder, Sam Walton, stated, “You can’t create a team spirit when the situation is so one-sided, when management gets so much, and workers get so little of the pie.” While the average worker at Wal-Mart made $9.6 per hour last year, H. Lee Scott, CEO of Wal-Mart, made $,434.49 per hour. This flies in the face of what the owner of Wal-Mart believed. I urge you today to sign the postcards addressed to Wal-Mart CEO H. Lee. Scott to demand that the workers of Wal-Mart be treated fairly and provide them with affordable health care coverage. ACTION ITEMS

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Sign the postcards. Boycott Wal-Mart & Sam’s Club.

ThOughT fOr ThIS wEEk:
Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most inhumane. — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Point of clarification: In the To Do Justice article dated December 3, 006, I indicated that on October 9, as a congregation, we signed letters to our Conference Minister, Rev. Jane Fisler Hoffman, demanding the rescission of the bylaws passed by the Board of Directors of Advocate Health Care. In an effort to clarify for those members who did or did not sign the letter, the letter was not only addressed to Rev. Jane Fisler Hoffman (our member), but also to Bishop Paul Landahl of the ELCA, and the entire Board of Directors of Advocate Health Care. In addition to the Illinois Conference Council, Rev. Hoffman was opposed to the rescission in the Advocate Board meeting. However, she was addressed in the letter along with Bishop Paul Landahl of the ELCA and the entire Advocate Board because she is one of the UCC representatives on the Advocate Board of Directors.

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SAT…1/13 MON…1/15 FRI…1/19 sunday – 1/7 7:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. monday – 1/8 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Deacon Ministry Prayer Service Martin Luther King’s Birthday Church Offices Closed Married Couples Worship Service cottage grove Building 901 e. 95th street 6:30 p.m. Immabasi: Gospel Aerobics – Room 1 tucc Village center (1947 w. 95th street) THEC Tutoring – W305 Sisterhood Ministry – W30 Career Development – W307

Worship Service – SA Breakfast – FH Bible Study – WC Worship Service – SA Dinner – FH Worship Service – SA 400 w. 95th street Hospitality Ministry – 07 Women’s Chorus Orientation – 11 Women’s Chorus Meeting – 10 Church-in-Society – 03 Drug & Alcohol Recovery Revival Planning – 10 tucc Village center (1947 w. 95th street) THEC: MLK College Fair Volunteers – W301 Safer Foundation – W30 Hurston-Hughes Writers – W307 400 w. 95th street Band Rehearsal – SA Voice Class – WC Men’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA

4:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

wednesday – 1/10 400 w. 95th street 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Prayer and Fasting 10:00 a.m. Trinity VITAS Planning Meeting – BR :00 p.m. Clergy & Laity for Corporation Responsibility – BR 11:30 a.m. Prayer Service – WC 5:30 p.m. Praise Team Rehearsal – SA 7:14 p.m. Prayer Service – SA :30 p.m. Tangeni Rehearsal – SA thursday – 1/11 400 w. 95th street 5:30 p.m. Imani Rehearsal – WC 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal – SA FrIday – 1/12 6:00 p.m. Women’s Drill Team – 03 6:30 p.m. Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II saturday – 1/13 400 w. 95th street 7:00 a.m. Deacon Ministry Prayer Service – WC 9:30 a.m. Church School (Preschool – Kindergarten) – 11 Church School (Grades 1-) – 03 Church School (Grades 3-6) – 0

6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. tuesday – 1/9 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

BlacK & chrIstIan (new memBer classes)
tues., January 23rd & 30th: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. sat., January 27th & February 3rd
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saturday – 1/13 (cont’d) 400 w. 95th street Church School (Teens) – 07 Church School (Discipleship) – 116 Adult Church School – WC Church School Confirmation Class – FH 11:00 a.m. Math Tutorial – 0/03 Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II Youth Ministry Coordinating Counsel – BR Youth Church Monthly Meeting – 11 1:00 p.m. Tangeni Leadership Meeting – 116 3:00 p.m. Married Couples Ministry Spirituality Committee – FH Music Ministry Orientation – 0 Tangeni Rehearsal – SA 4:00 p.m. Married Couples Ministry (Adults) – FH (Children) – 11 Greeters’ Ministry – A Prison Ministry Advisory Board – 07 5:00 p.m. DIT Phase II Meeting – BR 6:30 p.m. DIT Phase II Training – SA 7:30 p.m. DIT Phase II Training – WC cottage grove Building 901 e. 95th street Intonjane – Room 4 Isuthu Ministry – Room 3 tucc Village center (1947 w. 95th street) THEC Tutoring – W307 THEC High School Counseling Ministry – W301/W305

Annual Meeting

1:30 p.m. :00 p.m.

Congregation
Friday, January 26, 2007 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary

10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

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heart of the commUnit y
dr. martIn luther KIng, Jr. Evening of Praise and Worship featuring guest preacher Rev. Otis Moss III and music by Imani Ya Watume Choir, Friday, January 1, 6:30 p.m., McCormick Theological Seminary, Augustana Chapel, 1100 East 55th Street, 773-947-6310 FacIng hIstory and ourselVes Newest online multi-media resource module examines responses to conflict, mass violence and genocide in Germany, Northern Ireland, Rwanda and South Africa, Transitional Justice: Repairing Self and Society, February 5–16, 00 E. Randolph Street, Suite 100, Contact 31-76-4500 or www.facinghistory.org hIgh school Intramural BasKetBall league sponsored by the Calumet Memorial Park District, January 16 – March 3, 007, open to 9th – 1th graders, limited space, Registration, Sandridge Center, 600 Oglesby, Calumet City, Contact Charles Dockery, 70-6-6440 IllInoIs aFrIcan amerIcan state lawmaKers: 1-877-Present Permanent photographic exhibit, Chicago State University Academic Library, 9501 S. King Dr., Contact Dr. Erma Brooks Williams, 773-995-3 IllInoIs PuBlIc health InstItute Sponsors a Cultural and Linguistic Competency in Health Care Settings Forum, Saturday, January 0, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 51 E. Huron museum oF scIence and Industry Education programs currently accepting students for the Saturday Science Clubs and Science Minors Teen Volunteer Programs, Contact Angelina Mendoza, 773-947-310 or Angelina.mendoza@msichicago.org neo-soulates New Pilates mat class, Individual and group classes, Sundays, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Tsubo, 1431 W. Hubbard, Chicago, Contact David Baker, 773-7-05 rADIO gOLf by August Wilson, sponsored by DePaul University’s Theater Enthusiasts and Black Student Union, Monday, January , 7:00 p.m., Tickets, Call Waltrina Middleton or Demetrius Upchurch, 31-546-3659 reV. dr. martIn luther KIng, Jr. Celebration, “A Day On – Not A Day Off!” Guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Frank A. Thomas, Monday, January 15, 10:30 a.m., Governors State University Center for Performing Arts, University Park, IL, Contact 70-35-7365 or MLKcelecomm@sbcglobal.net walt dIsney studIos Currently accepting resumes for its 007 Undergraduate Associate and Graduate Associate Summer Programs, For available opportunities log on to www.disneycareers.com

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information & annoUncements
FInancIal counselIng consortIum presents the Good Shepherds Program, a free 10week course covering budgeting, saving, financial stewardship, credit management, home ownership, investing, estate planning, debt freedom, Session 1, Mondays, January  – February 19, 7:00 p.m. – :30 p.m., Room 0 AND…Save the date, Session , April 16 – May 14, RSVP 773-965650, Mailbox 19 emmaus road grIeF worK suPPort mInIstry If you’ve lost a loved one, learn how the Holy Spirit will guide you through the grieving process, This month’s topic: “A State of Shock,” Thursday, January 5, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Wright Chapel hIV/aIds suPPort mInIstry seeks committed members interested in serving individuals, families and the community to educate our people about this health pandemic, Together we can make the difference, Call Arleia, 31-409-437 hurston-hughes wrIters’ mInIstry Calling all authors, grades 4 –1, Second Annual Literary Legacy Workshop and Writing Competition, Saturday, February 3, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Register now through January 7 after worship services, Atrium, Call Alice Collins, 773-70-143 KaFÉ aKIBa Calling all poets! Do you have material and are looking for an audience? Call 773-96-5660 x730 to be a part of Kafé Akiba’s upcoming Open Mic Night memBershIP clerK mInIstry Looking for Membership Clerks, Must be a Trinity member for at least three years, tithers, and completed “Unashamedly Black, Unapologetically Christian” Bible study, Leave your name, address and telephone number in Mailbox 9 in the church mailroom memBershIP/mInIstry serVIces Have you moved? Any children left the nest? New employment or newly married? Forgot your giving number? Call Membership/Ministry Services, 773-96-5650 x395, x33 or x3 sIsterhood mInIstry Seeking past, present and charter members to join us for a Reunion Fellowship as we celebrate 0 years of ministry, Call Stephanie Johnson, 70-41-3995 or Yalonda Ray, 773-73-6651 trInIty amanI hosPIce care team with VITAS now provides full hospice services, If you are interested in hospice care for your loved ones, contact Deacon Rosalyn Priester, 773-9-0473

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trInIty hIgher educatIon corPoratIon will host the MLK HBCU Scholarship Reception, Friday, January 1, 7:00 p.m., Embassy Suites Hotel-Lakefront, High school seniors and City Colleges of Chicago transfer students, with a 3.0 GPA or higher and ACT of 1 or higher are invited to attend, Students must register by January , Call Ms. Frankie Wilson, 773-9-1590 trInIty ucc and saFer FoundatIon Sponsoring Ready 4 Work, aftercare program for ex-offenders: 1 years old and up, out of prison 10 days or less, no sex crimes or crimes against women or children AND…Ready 4 Work mentors needed, Must be available to meet with mentees  – 6 hours per month, If ex-offender: conviction must not have been of sex crimes or crimes against women, children, out of prison for at least  years, Call Vanessa Cosby-Shannon, 77333-149 trInIty ucc legal clInIc Providing direct legal advice, services and representation to the congregation and community, open every 1st and 3rd Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – Noon and nd Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Village Center, Call Mrs. Marcia Green, 773-96-5650, ext 44 women’s drIll team Seeking new and returning members 1 years and older, Completed high school, TUCC member, New member orientation, Friday, January 1, 6:00 p.m. – :00 p.m., Narthex II and Saturday, January 13, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Narthex II, Call Lula Martin, 70-79-0013 youth seXualIty ProJect (ysP) Seeking adult facilitators, Must be TUCC member for at least  years, completed first phase of Youth Ministry Training,  years’ experience working with youth, 1 years or over, Sign up in Atrium today, Contact S. Bradford, 70-75-607, J. Dorn, 70-6-691 or TUCCYSP@yahoo.com

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prayer list
Adams, Deacon Lorraine Adams-Carter, Cynthia Adams-Childs, Vernita Afflalo, Carmelita Allen, Baby Jeremy Stephon Allen, Jason Oliver Anderson, Harry Andrews, Michael Armstrong, Noonie Ray Atkins, Anthony Avent, Carolyn Ballard, James Ballentine, Mary Ann Barrigher, Deacon Elwood Barrigher, Jeffrey Bates, Robert & Family Bates-Pittman, Lettia Beard, Lavera Bell, Christy Bennett, Janvier Bennett, Viola Berry, Keisha Blount, Viola Booker, Amber Boose, Christopher Bowers, Jeffrey Brackett, Ascylyn Bratton, Marjorie Breaux, Freddie Brewer, Deacon Evelyn Brewer, Dr. Beatrice Brooks, Evelyn Brown, Akiba Brown, Dr. Harriett Brown, Lakahon Brown, Terrance Burley, Tony Burnom, Odester Burns, Margaret Butler, Marjorie Butts, Larvette Bynes, Gayla Bynes, Ronald Bynum, Judy Campbell, Deborah Cannon, Christie Carlisle, Yolanda Carter, Herman Carter, Lyric Caston, Aletha & Alfred Chapman, Malachi Chapman, Walker Clay-Wilkes, Roslynn Cobb, LaRose C. Coleman, Cassandra Cosby, Cynthia Cosby-Shannon, Vanessa Craig, John Crawley, Helen Crawley, Pauline Crenshaw, Willie V. Crittlemann, Gloria Curtis, Cynthia Daniels, Carbena Daniels, Celeste David, Baby Jacob “Ray Ray” Davis, Edrena Davis, Jeana Davis, Marie Divers, Gregory Dixon, Blanche Dixon, Diamond Dorham, Barbara Dorsey, Sam Dunlap, Phillip Eberhart, Ivan Edwards, Mary Eskridge, Sonny Evans, Bernard Everette, Gwendolyn Fagan, Reggie Fain, Anthony Fain, Elizabeth Fairchild, Inez Farmer, Baby Adin Farrakhan, Minister Louis Fields, Betty Fleming, Dr. Ned Forbes, James Ford, John Fowler, Sharon Franklin, Mark Funches, Baby Keari Garcia, Matthew Gibbs, Charon K. Gill, Deacon Eldridge Givens, Charmaine & Family Graham, Elder Lucille Gwynn, Arthur Hall, Jennie Hamilton, Jewel Hammond, Alonzo Hampton, Consuela Hampton, Wyman Hardaway-Wheeler, Pamela Harrell, Deacon Linda Harris, Cecil Harris, Dee Harris, Otis Hart, Elizabeth Hart, Felisha Hart, Mattie Jean Haynes, Sr., John H. Head, Michael Head, Priscilla Hemingway, Mark Henderson, April Hickman, Nellie Hiller, Filmore Hill-Stallings, Muzette Hinton, Arifa Hood, James Hooker, Timothy Horne, Joyce Hudson, Irean Jackson, Betty Jo Jackson, Deacon Rudolph Jackson, Elizabeth Jackson, Frieda Jackson, Lizzie Jackson, Robert Jackson, Wilma Jacobs, Isom James, Louis James, Safya Jefferson, Earnest Jeffries, Deacon Yugunda Jenkins, Janice Jenkins, Deacon Lillie Jeter, Anita Jiles, Ken Johnson, Anita Johnson, Helen D. Johnson, Herman Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Lois

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Johnson, Monique Johnson, Renita Johnson, Rita Jones, Amiyah & Family Jones, Catherine Jones, Rameese Jones, Thomas Joyner, Andrew O. King, Gladys Knox, Thelma Korvo, Baby Sean Paul Koslow, Mia Lane, Antoine C. Leggett, Sharon Leggs, Deborah Lennix, Loyce Lewis, Deacon Pattrice “Kim” Lewis, Germel T. Lewis, Jennifer Long, Deacon Rosemary Love, Barbara Lumu, Akemi & Tonny Lyles, Johnise Marlin, Bonita Marquez, Arnetta Marseille, Andre Marshall, Myles Mason, Claristine Mason-Matthews, Karen Mayes-McCruel, Deacon Alma McCants, Derrick McDade, Darlene McDaniel, Rupert McFarland, Ruby McGee, Jaquita McGhee, William McGuire, Bishop McIntosh, Deacon Maurice McJimpsey, Alexandra McKinney Family McKinney, Marian McKinney, Takiesha McLinnahan, Glen McNorton, Deacon Virginia Melton, Dawshierra Menzies, Pamela Miles, Beatrice Miller, John Miller, Terri Mitchell, Milva Mitchell-Shields, Deacon Sharon Monegan, Jerome Montgomery, Callie Moody, Deacon Don Moore, Eula Moore-Tyler, Naesha Moreno, Lisa Morgan, Henrietta Muse, Virginia Muwwakkil, Baby Morgan Neely, Danny Nelson, Donna Nelson-Brewer, Dr. Beatrice Oge, Onoh Ojenkunle, Kim Overton, Jean Oxendine-Brimm, Beverly Pack, James Parker, Andre Parker, James Parker, Venorian Patrick, Nicole Payton, Ricky Peavy, Irene Peel, Mary Pettis, Madelyn Plummer, Jr., Morris Pope, Deyampert Powell, Dexter and Bree Preston, Joanna Pugh-Lightfoot, Eric Putman, Delores Rayford, Sharon Raymond, Sheldon Reese, Acruka & George Rice, Sylvester Richardson, Benjamin Riley, Shirley Roberts, Leslie Robinson, Candie Robinson, Charles Robinson, Donna Robinson, Dorian Robinson, Johnny Robinson, Juanita Robinson, Michael Robinson, Theresa Rollins, Eddie Ross, Baby Honesty Gabriella Ross, Marie Ruff, Oliver Rushing, Labarian Rushing, Mychel Russell, Debra Russell, Tamon Rutledge, Diana Scates, Hermine Scott, Alice Shelby, Carol Shelby, Carol Shelton, John Simmons, Michael Smith, Carmencita Smith, Deacon Dorothy Smith, Fronse South, Lucretia Spann, Theresa Steed, Ronald Bey Stephens, Leroy Stevenson, Roxanne Stewart, Beverly Stewart, Lepolia Story, Mary Suggs, Linda Sykes, Rev. Michael Terrell-Haynes, Rosalyn Terry, Sandra Teverbaugh, George Teverbaugh, Olivia Thomas, Rosetta Thornton, Laverne Tillman, Deneen Tillman, Jonae Lynn Timberlake, Deacon Joyce Toles, James Topps, Augusta Torrey-Parker, L. Julie Tregre, Deacon Evelyn Tunstall, Nora Turner, Sonia Tutt, Beatrice Tyler, Betty Tyler, Deacon Lazane Tyler, Shelton & Demetri Upton-Davis, Ardell Vaughn, Georgina Wade, Deborah Wade, Sanders

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Walker, Honoria Walker, Jr., Floyd Wallace, Barbara Wallace, Juanita Walton, James Watson, Christine Weaver, Anita White, Joseph & Shirley White, Loretta Wilcher, Coleman Williams, Joy Williams, Nettie B. Williams, Willie Ruth Williams, Yvonne Wilson, Charles Withers, Mother Ernestine Wooten, John Wordlaw, Jean Wordlaw, Kenya Wright, Floyd Wright, William Wright-Miller, Mildred Wright-Woods, Ella Yarber, Vertta

bereaved
the FamIly oF: Please send cards to: address:

Mrs. Tonia Anderson Ms. Loyce Andrews Ms. Dewanna Ellison Mrs. Beatrice Epting Mr. Donnie Flowers Mrs. Dorothy Harris Mrs. Virgie Miller Mrs. Mary Pegues Mrs. Lena Williams Mr. Freddie Worlds Mr. Hortense Worley

Ms. Josephine Vinson & Family Mr. Reggie Carter & Family Ms. Marjorie Flowers-Addison & Family Mrs. Lorraine Wilson & Family Ms. Marjorie Flowers-Addison & Family Mr. Roger Harris & Family The Miller Family Ms. Stephanie Pegues & Family Mrs. Doris Trussell & Family Mrs. Annie Worlds & Family

913 Dr. Corczak Terrace, Skokie, IL 60076 0133 Arroyo Ave., Lynwood, IL 60411 15154 Meadow Lane, Dolton, IL 60419 7337 S. South Shore Drive, Apt. 607 (49) 15154 Meadow Lane, Dolton, IL 60419 300 Park Avenue, Apt. 637, Calumet City, IL 60409 11739 S. Maplewood Ave. (55) 10 E. 3rd Street (19) 517 S. University Ave., Apt. 1A (15) 10601 S. Claremont Ave. (43) 11116 S. Lowe Ave. ()

Mr. Stanley George Sourelis Rev. Gina Sourelis & Family

Mr. Philip N. Merchant & Family 403 S. Calumet, Apt. 3S (53)

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hospitaliZed
deacon elwood Barrigher
Loyola University Hospital 160 S. 1st Ave. Maywood, IL 60153 70-16-5700

milva mitchell

University of Chicago Hospital 541 S. Maryland Avenue Chicago, IL 60637 70-64-000

Betty smith

South Suburban Hospital 17th Street & Kedzie Avenue Hazel Crest, IL 6049 70-799-000

Freddie Breaux

Methodist Hospital – Northlake Campus 600 Grant St. Gary, IN 4640 19-6-4000 Kimberly mann Christ Hospital 4440 W. 95th Street Oak Lawn, IL 60453 70-64-000

darryl randall

University of Chicago Hospital 541 S. Maryland Ave. Chicago, IL 60637 773-70-1000

rosetta thomas

Northwestern Memorial Hospital 51 E. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60611 31-96-000

lonnie rucks

Ingalls Memorial Hospital One Ingalls Dr. Harvey, IL 6046 70-333-300 (Will enter on January 8, 2007)

Jerry walker

St. James Hospital 001 S. Crawford Ave. Chicago Heights, IL 60411 70-756-1000

e Xtended c are facilities
BeVIll, ruby mae
Maywood Senior Home Apartments 401 Green Street, Apt. 10 Maywood, IL 60153 773-344-0365

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Brown, dr. harriet
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago 345 N. Superior Street Chicago, IL 60611 Room 66 31-3-661

calVIn, diane

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago 345 E. Superior Street Chicago, IL 60611 Room 76 31-3-1000

Brown, ed

Victory Center 4150 W. Gatling Blvd. Country Club Hills, IL 6047 Room 43 70-957-300

cadenhead, laFronne

Jackson Square Nursing Home 6130 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60644 Room 47, Bed B 773-91-000 (Communion Visits Only)

elZIe, deacon evelyn

Renaissance Nursing Center 940 W. 7th Street Chicago, IL 6065 Room 07, Bed 1 773-434-77

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eVans, edward
Pavilion of Forest Park 00 W. Roosevelt Road Forest Park, IL 60130 Room 43, Bed 1 70-4-950

sicK & s hUt-i n
holloway, theodore
Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital 1401 S. California Chicago, IL 6060 Room 371 773-5-010

martIn, Kim

Dawson Nursing Home 3500 S. Giles Ave. Chicago, IL 60653 Room 00, Bed  31-36-000

garner, wilhelmina

Renaissance at South Shore Nursing Home 45 E. 71st St. Chicago, IL 60649 Room 31, Bed B 773-71-5000 Alden Lakeland Rehabilitation Center 0 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 Room 14, Bed  773-769-570

JacKson, Betty Jo

gray, cary

Renaissance at South Shore Nursing Home 45 E. 71st St. Chicago, IL 60649 Room 437, Bed A 773-71-5000 (Cards Only)

mason, claristine

Bronzeville Park Skilled Nursing Center 3400 S. Indiana Ave. Chicago, IL 60616 Room 17, Bed  31-4-5000 Lexington House Nursing Home 10300 Southwest Highway Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 Room 3, Bed C 70-45-1100 Manor Care Health Care Services 940 Maple Ave. Homewood, IL 60430 Room 404, Bed A 70-799-044

JeFFerson, lorrine

mcIntosh, deacon maurice

Manor Care Health Care Services 6300 W. 95th St. Oak Lawn, IL 60453 Room 31, Bed  70-599-00

hamPton, Ineze

Manor Care Health Care Services 145 E. 170th St. South Holland, IL 60473 Room 33, Bed C 70-95-355

Jones, Pierre

moore, hilton

Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital 1401 S. California Blvd. Chicago, IL 6060 Room 306 70-5-010

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161 E. 6th Street, #1A 7130 S. Cyril Ave., Apt. 401 9614 S. Normal Ave. 1510 Brookfield Dr., Plainfield, IL 9643 S. Lowe Ave. 939 S. Green St. 941 S. Eggleston Ave. 155 S. Center Ave., Homewood, IL 9 East 90th Street 9146 S. Indiana Ave. 1166 S. Stewart St. 594 W. Midway Park 6407 S. Peoria 1305 S. Wood St., Apt. #1E Blue Island, IL 731 S. King Dr. 31 S. Orchard Dr., Park Forest, IL 93 S. Eggleston 939 S. Dante Ave. 7955 S. Michigan Ave. 931 S. Union Ave. 904 S. Lowe Ave. 7759 S. Chappel 7337 S. South Shore Dr., Apt. #731 6 Charles St., Chicago Height, IL c/o Lois Walker 59 Andover, Chicago Heights, IL 951 S. Parnell Ave. 400 S. Dorchester, Glenwood, IL 7417 S. Bennett Ave. 010 Driftwood, Lynwood, IL 37 Tammach, Park Forest, IL 7615 S. Paxton 340 E. 3th Street, #1706 1135 S. Union Avenue 14500 S. Wentworth Ave., Riverdale 97 S. Forest Ave. 961 S. Yates Blvd. 11 Ravisloe Terrace Country Club Hills, IL 1546 University Ave., Dolton, IL 150 W. 105th Street 9334 S. Union Ave. 051 S. Houston Ave. 1631 Shirley Dr., Calumet City, IL ADAMS-CHILDS, Vernita AVENT, Rev. Carolyn BAKER-BROWN, Bridgette BASKIN, William BEY-HARRIS, Deacon Fatima BREWER, Deacon Evelyn BROOKS, Arzulia BURKS, Willa A. CALVIN, Diane CAMPBELL, Delois CLAY, Louise CLAY, Nancy COLLIER, Clarence DULANEY, Doris DUNAGAN, Patricia EVERETT, Barbara EVERETT, Gwendolyn FORD, John FORD-KING, Gladys FUNCHES, Josephine GILLIAM, Joseph GLOVER, Delores GREEN, Lloyd HAMPTON, Wyman HARDY, Glodine HEREFORD, Bessie HILL, Leonard JACKSON, Deacon Rudolph JACKSON, Frieda JACKSON, Maya JENKINS, Deacon Herschel JOHNSON, Deacon Eva JONES, Lula JONES, Thomas KETCHUM, Marie LENNIX, Loyce LEWIS, Deacon Pattrice “Kim” LLOYD, Vincent LOVE, Margaret LOWERY, Ernest MANGUM, Anita MARDARDUS, Lofton (49) (37) () 60544 () (0) () 60430 (19) (19) () (44) (1) 773-363-65 Saturday Visits Only 773--774 31-03-9670 15-54-1106 773-39-095 773-39-9416 773-4-751 70-799-351 773-74-379 773-9-0997 773-46-964 773-7-9194 773-46-1151

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10136 S. Peoria St. 901 N. Hamlin Ave. 14031 Gail Lane, Unit #310 Crestwood, IL 711 S. Michigan Ave. 614 S. St. Lawrence, #1 9530 S. Lowe Ave. 711 E. 15th Street, South Holland, IL 9013 S. Morgan Ave. 343 Calumet Ave. 9510 S. Kolmar, Oak Lawn, IL 737 S. Morgan Ave. 793 S. Jeffrey Blvd. 10 E. 3rd St. 9046 S. King Dr. 10009 S. Carpenter 70 S. Shore Drive, Apt. #715 95 S. Michigan 1616 E. 55th St. 631 S. Cornell Ave., 1st Flr. 17791 Arlington Dr. Country Club Hills, IL 14 Tanglewood Pl., Apt. #B, Hammond, IN 10017 S. St. Lawrence Ave. 973 S. Lowe Ave. 17 E. 6th St., Unit 1A 74 S. Hermitage Ave. 317 E. 6th St., Apt. #1 906 S. Normal Ave. 7337 S. South Shore Dr., Apt. #607 515 Keith Dr., Richton Park, IL 9146 S. LaFayette Ave. 9146 S. LaFayette Ave. 33 W. 16th Street, Homewood, IL MARRABLE, James McCARROLL, Walter McFADDEN, Deborah McINTOSH, Emily MILES, Mary MUSE, Virginia NELSON, Donna NEWMAN, James NORRIS, Kelly PARKER, Irene PARKS, Maceo PAYTON-LOVE, Mary PEGUES, Mary PRICE, Estelle PRIEST, David QUINN, Anna ROGERS, Edna ROGERS, Marlene SCATES, Hermine SMITH, Betty SMITH, Carmencita TAYLOR, Patricia TREGRE, Deacon Evelyn TYLER, James WALKER, Honoria WESTERFIELD, Della WILLIAMS, Cheryl WILSON, Lorraine WINDOM, Hattie WRIGHT, Ernestine WRIGHT, Wiley ZAKEE-GREEN, Crystal (43) (51) 60445 (19) (37) (0) 60473 (0) (19) 6045 (0) (49) (19) (19) (43) (49) () (15) (49) 6047 4633 () () (17) (0) (49) (0) (49) 60471 (0) (0) 60430 773-445-676 773-34-534 70-35-9075 773-651-9560 773-667-0167 773-779-7460 70-333-1550 773-1-006 773-46-9399 70-4-1019 773-73-07 773-734-7 773-73-69 773-73-5333 773-39-3 773-64-31 773-64-171 773-643-431 773-955-445 70-06-1457 19-44-03 773-1-6711 773-779-15 (Communion Only) 773-97-17 773-39-60 773-493-50 773-994-6710 773-71-531 70-74-7903 773-660-033 773-660-033 70-06-0730

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A God of
January

My heartfelt hope for the congregation in the year 2007 is that each member will fully embrace what it means to be loved by a God who restores. God is a God of redemption and not a God of condemnation.

Isaiah 40:1-2 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. 2Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.

Restoration
Isaiah 40 (NIV)

July

Isaiah 40:26 Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.

February

Isaiah 40:4–5 4 “Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. 5And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all mankind together will see it. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

August

Isaiah 40:27 Why do you say, O Jacob, and complain, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God”?

September

March April May June

Isaiah 40:11 He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. Isaiah 40:18 To whom, then, will you compare God? What image will you compare him to? Isaiah 40:21 Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded? Isaiah 40:25 “To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.

Isaiah 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

October

Isaiah 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

November December

Isaiah 40:30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

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