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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. – “Praise Him”) .................................................................................... 4 Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m. – “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”) ................................................. 4 Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.) ........................................................................................ 5 Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.) .......................................................................................................... 6 Sermon Notes ................................................................................................................................ 7 Pastor’s Page .................................................................................................................................. 9 To Do Justice ............................................................................................................................... 11 Stewardship .................................................................................................................................. 13 Meeting of the Congregation ........................................................................................................ 14 Calendar ....................................................................................................................................... 15 Heart of the Community .............................................................................................................. 16 Living Our Vows Everyday Worship Service The Akiba Bible Study Trumpet Subscriptions Information & Announcements ....................................................................................................  Prayer List .................................................................................................................................... 4 Bereaved ....................................................................................................................................... 6 Hospitalized ................................................................................................................................. 7 Extended Care ............................................................................................................................. 7 Members at Home ....................................................................................................................... 30 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.) ..................................................................................“Lord, Guide My Feet” Opening Hymn (11:00 a.m.) .......................................................................... “Come On In This House” Opening Hymn (6:00 p.m.) ................................................................... “I’m Glad To Be In The Service” Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m.)................................................................................................. “Praise Him!” Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m.)................................................................ “What a Friend We Have In Jesus” Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.) ...................................................................................... Psalm 103 (NRSV) Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m.) ................................................................................ Luke 18:10-14 (KJV) Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.) ..............................................................................Genesis 18:1-15 (NRSV) [PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD] Invocation Ministry of Music (6:00 p.m.) ............................................................................................. “I’m Healed” Parish Concerns Baby Dedication Visitor Recognition Passing of the Peace The Pastor’s Word The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings Scholarship Altar Call (7:30 a.m.) ............................................................................... “O Lord, We Give Thee Praise” Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) .................................................................................................“I Love The Lord” Hymn of Preparation (6:00 p.m.) ......................................................................“Blessings Keep Coming” Sermon (7:30 a.m.) ...................................................................................................“Continuous Praise” Sermon (11:00 a.m.) .............................. .………………………“The Pain Of The Publican” (Luke 18:13) Sermon (6:00 p.m.) ................................................................................................“Liberating Laughter” Hymn of Invitation (7:30 a.m.) .......................................................“He has Done Great Things For Me” Hymn of Invitation (11:00 a.m.) ................................................................................ “Looking For You” Hymn of Invitation (6:00 p.m) .....................................................................................“If You’re Happy” Benediction ...........................................................................................................“The Lord Bless Thee” [Once the sermon has begun, parishioners may not enter or re-enter the first floor sanctuary.]

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PRAISE HIM
Refrain Praise Him! Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, blessed Savior, He’s worthy to be praised. Verse I From the rising of the sun until the going down of the same, He’s worthy, Jesus is worthy, He’s worthy to be praised. (Repeat Refrain) Verse II God is our rock, hope of salvation; A strong deliverer, in Him will I trust. Glory! Glory! In all things give Him glory. Jesus, blessed Savior, He’s worthy to be praised. (Repeat Refrain)

WHAt A FRIEnd WE HAVE In JESuS
Verse I What a Friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry Ev’ry thing to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, All because we do not carry Ev’ry thing to God in prayer! Verse II Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged, Take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful Who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our ev’ry weakness, Take it to the Lord in prayer. Verse III Are we weak and heavy-laden, Cumbered with a load of care? Precious Savior, still our refuge, Take it to the Lord in prayer. Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer; In His arms He’ll take and shield thee, Thou wilt find a solace there.

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7:30 a.m.

PSALM 103 (nRSV)
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits— 3 who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, 4who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, 5who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 6 The Lord works vindication and justice for all who are oppressed. 7He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel. 8The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 9He will not always accuse, nor will he keep his anger forever. 10He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. 11For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; 1as far as the east is from the west, so far he removes our transgressions from us. 13As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear him. 14For he knows how we were made; he remembers that we are dust. 15As for mortals, their days
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are like grass; they flourish like a flower of the field; 16for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. 17But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, 18to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments. 19The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all. 0 Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, obedient to his spoken word. 1Bless the Lord, all his hosts, his ministers that do his will.  Bless the Lord, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the Lord, O my soul.

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LuKE 18:10–14 (KJV)
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 1I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 13And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as
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his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 14I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree while they ate. 9 They said to him, “Where is your wife Sarah?” And he said, “There, in the tent.” 10Then one said, “I will surely return to you in due season, and your wife Sarah shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent entrance behind him. 11Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. 1So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I have grown old, and my husband is old, shall I have pleasure?” 13The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, and say, “Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ 14Is anything too wonderful for the Lord? At the set time I will return to you, in due season, and Sarah shall have a son.” 15But Sarah denied, saying, “I did not laugh”; for she was afraid. He said, “Oh yes, you did laugh.”

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The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day. He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent entrance to meet them, and bowed down to the ground. 3He said, “My lord, if I find favor with you, do not pass by your servant. 4Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree. 5Let me bring a little bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on—since you have come to your servant.” So they said, “Do as you have said.” 6And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, “Make ready quickly three measures of choice flour, knead it, and make cakes.” 7Abraham ran to the herd, and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to the servant, who hastened to prepare it. 8Then he took curds
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WHAT’S GOIN’ ON?
dead Iraqi civilians who are dead for no reason other than greed and ego?What’s goin’ on? This past Wednesday, January 17th, the House of Representatives deliberated on a bill to cut interest rates on federally subsidized student loans. On Thursday, January 18th, the House of Representatives considered legislation that would repeal some royalties and tax incentives from the oil and gas industries and redistribute that money to alternative and

arvin Gaye’s powerful “message song” is a song that made him famous because it went against the “Motown entertainment rule.” It raised serious questions about the culture, the country and governmental policy.

The President, who is “staying the course” and sending 21,500 more troops to their death has issued a veto threat against the measure and there is no public outcry and no media outrage.
His song raised questions about Black-onBlack violence, about drugs, about war and about the way in which we were living (or not living) in a very difficult period of history. I use his words today on the third Sunday of a New Year to keep before you the painful truth of who we are and where it is we are in this racist United States of America!What’s goin’ on? We have lost over 3,000 boys and girls in an illegal and unjust war, and the media is on a feeding frenzy about Barack Obama’s church. Where is the outrage about the 3,000 dead American military personnel and the 600,000
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renewable energy such as bio-fuels. The media, however, is not covering that news. The media wants to know about Barack Obama’s pastor. What’s goin’ on? On the weekend leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, the House of Representatives passed a bill requiring the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate drug prices for the Medicare program. The President who is “staying the course” and sending 1,500 more troops to their death has issued a veto threat against the measure and there is no public outcry and no media outrage. What’s goin’ on?
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The President’s “New Plan” (more troops, more death and more war) promises an insane escalation — in Iraq, Iran and beyond! With the torture of Abu Ghraib, the complete destructions of cities like Fallujah and over 600,000 deaths due to collateral damage, the President complained in his speech that there had been “too many restrictions” on the actions of the United States Forces in the Iraq war. debate in this country over the war as “a great struggle between those who believe in freedom in moderation and extremists who kill the innocent.” The reality, however, is that the entire war in Iraq and the larger “war on terror” have been based on lies, half-truths and distortions to serve the agenda of the United States imperialism. Where is the public outcry? Where is the outrage? What’s goin’ on? There is more focus on what the Bears may or may not do as they play a football game against New Orleans than there is on the 3,000 homeless who are still living or displaced in the real life game called “New Orleans.” Those poor Black and white displaced citizens of New Orleans (not imported team members playing for New Orleans), who have no place to go and no place to live because of this administration’s illegal war and its billions of dollars wasted on prosecuting that war, join with me in asking, “What’s goin’ on?” Excuse me! The victims of Hurricane Katrina are no longer on the radar screen of the media. Only Barack, his church, his pastor and white arrogance! I invite your sincere prayers this weekend. The generation of ministers behind me has its work cut out for them in some incredible and overwhelming ways! Sincerely yours,

The President’s “New Plan” (more troops, more death and more war) promises an insane escalation — in Iraq, Iran and beyond!
Am I the only one who heard that?What’s goin’ on? I celebrate forty years of ordained ministry this weekend. I bask in the 40-year glow of God’s Grace, God’s forgiveness and God’s lessons about humility. The e-mails that I have been getting this week, the news clippings that I am being sent and the racist blogs that are flooding the Internet make me know, however, that even as I bask, the work ahead for the church of Jesus Christ is just as serious and difficult today (if not more so) as it was forty years ago when I was ordained during the Vietnamese War! The President tries to frame the justification for his insanity by using language describing the
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n late 006, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger ordered all County Departments to cut their budgets by 17% by the end of February. This demand by President Stroger has caused an uproar on both sides of the issue by proponents and opponents of the cuts. Proponents of the cuts state that the county must make the cuts in order not to raise taxes as the county is $500 million in debt. President Stroger has acknowledged that the cuts will be painful, yet they are necessary. However, opponents of the cuts particularly detail the effects it will have on poor people, especially with regard to health care. Budget cuts put forth by President Stroger reveal the elimination of 1,49 Cook County jobs. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, dated Wednesday, January 17, 007, other initial features of the budget cuts include: • Laying off about 450 of the county’s 5,575 employees, while eliminating about 1,000 vacant jobs • More than $100 million in unidentified cuts that still must come • Closing 16 health clinics, including those in schools, Phoenix, Harvey, and those on the West Side, Woodlawn and Near South Side of Chicago • Obstetrics and gynecology services no longer available at Provident Hospital; most
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surgeries only available at Stroger Hospital; outpatient-only services at Provident and Oak Forest hospitals • $0 million less for sheriff court services and police • $. million less for felony trial prosecutions • 11 fewer victim’s witness assistants It appears that books are always balanced on the back of the poor. Keeping people healthy should be a priority of the city and county. I am aware that budgets must be balanced; however, I am also aware that far too many times, the poor are sacrificed in order to balance budgets and societies. The question must be asked, What will happen to the people who utilize the clinics that will be closing in poor neighborhoods, and poor schools? Are they just left for dead? Just as most of the poor people in New Orleans had no way to get out of town, many poor people have no way to get to the clinics and hospitals if those in their neighborhoods or schools close. Closing community clinics and school-based health centers will force over 339,000 residents to seek care from other sources that are already overburdened. This means children may not receive immunizations, women will go without prenatal care and more people will rely on expensive emergency rooms for primary care. I urge you to contact your County Commissioner, and urge them to find another way to balance the budget without decreasing services to the poor and indigent, especially in the way of health care. I also urge you to attend the
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Cook County Budget Hearings to let your voice be heard. Below you will find the names of the County Commissioners. You may find out your County Commissioner by going to www.co.cook.il.us/ commisioners.htm or by calling, 31-603-6398. Below the names, you will also find dates and times for Cook County Public Budget hearings. • President Todd Stroger • Earlean Collins, 1st District • Robert Steele, nd District • Jerry “Iceman” Butler, 3rd District • William M. Beavers, 4th District • Deborah Sims, 5th District • Joan Patricia Murphy, 6th District • Joseph Mario Moreno, 7th District • Roberto Maldonado, 8th District • Peter N. Silvestri, 9th District • Mike Quigley, 10th District • John P. Daley, 11th District • Forrest Claypool, 1th District • Larry Suffredin, 13th District • Gregg Goslin, 14th District • Timothy O. Schneider, 15th District • Anthony J. Peraica, 16th District • Elizabeth Ann Doody Gorman, 17th District • Tuesday, January 3, 6:30 p.m. — Markham Court Bldg, 16501 S. Kedzie • Thursday, January 5, 6:30 p.m. — Skokie Court Bldg, 5600 Old Orchard Road • Monday, January 29, 10:00 a.m. — Cook County Bldg, 118 n. Clark, Chicago • Tuesday, January 30, 6:30 p.m. — Maywood Court Bldg, 1500 S. Maybrook

ACTION ITEMS

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Contact your Commissioner Boycott Wal-Mart & Sam’s Club.

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tHE RESuLtS oF A REdEEMEd LIFE

YOuNg PEOPLE SPEAk OuT ABOuT gIVINg TO gOD
“I’ve always given part of my money to the church, but I haven’t always been too careful with the part I’ve kept. Now I realize that just giving isn’t enough. I’m also trying to spend what I keep in a way that would please Christ.” “Boy, I have to work for my money, and I have to manage it, too. No sponging off my folks, not even for church. At first it was hard to make sure I had enough left for God. But I’ve fixed that — I take God’s part out first.” “I’ll be getting married soon, and John and I have ideas about a home and family. We’re going to have to watch our money pretty closely, but we don’t want to leave God out. So we’re going to have a planned budget that includes the church.” “Money? Well, I don’t have very much. I still go to school. I do go baby-sitting to get a little extra money, but that’s all. Church? Yes, of course! I can’t give a whole lot, but I know God doesn’t expect more than I can do.” Each of us has special gifts that we have received from God. We are grateful for God’s goodness to us. We are so grateful that we want to use these gifts as God would have us use them — in service to Him and our fellow humans. We don’t have much money, but what we do have comes from God, whether it is from an allowance or a job. We are careful how we use our money, too. We first dedicate a part of it to God. We must always remember that in the sight of God, the gift is not as important as the giver. The spirit in which we give is what counts. We give from hearts full of love and gratitude. We give generously; we give prayerfully. Thus, our gifts and our lives are acceptable unto the Lord. Your Friends in Service, Constance A. King, Editor James D. Butler, Chairman

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HIGHLIGHtS
FRI…/ SUN…/5 1ST Fridays Worship Service Ebony Expressions Oratorical Contest tuESdAY – 1/23 400 W. 95th Street 6:00 p.m. Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II Band Rehearsal – SA 6:30 p.m. New Member Class – FH 7:00 p.m. Immabasi Family Care Givers – 03 7:00 p.m. Junior Deacon-In-Training – BR 7:00 p.m. Men’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA Cottage Grove Building 901 E. 95th Street Immabasi Gospel Aerobics – Room 1 tuCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th Street) THEC Tutoring – W305 Sisterhood Ministry – W30 Grief/Hospice Training for 006 DIT – W305

SundAY – 1/21 7:30 a.m. Worship Service – SA 9:30 a.m. Breakfast – FH Bible Study – WC 11:00 a.m. Worship Service – SA 1:30 p.m. Dinner – FH 6:00 p.m. Worship Service – SA MondAY – 1/22 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 400 W. 95th Street Immabasi Diabetes Support Ministry – FH Band Rehearsal – SA Choir Directors Forum – WC Women’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA Drug & Alcohol Revival Committee Meeting – 10 Financial Counseling Consortium 10-Step Program – 0 Leadership Council Transitional Dinner – A Cottage Grove Building 901 E. 95th Street Mwanabaraka Rehearsal – Room 3 Chinara High School Dance Rehearsal – Room 4 tuCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th Street) Safer Foundation Meeting – W301

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WEdnESdAY – 1/24 400 W. 95th Street 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Prayer and Fasting 11:30 a.m. Prayer Service – WC 5:30 p.m. Praise Team Rehearsal – SA 7:14 p.m. Prayer Service – SA tHuRSdAY – 1/25 400 W. 95th Street 5:30 p.m. Imani Rehearsal - WC 6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal – SA Voice Class – FH 7:00 p.m. Trustee Meeting – BR Emmaus Road Support Group – WC Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal – SA

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BLACK & CHRIStIAn (nEW MEMBER CLASSES)
tues., January 23rd & 30th: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Sat., January 27th & February 3rd
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FRIdAY – 1/26 10:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 400 W. 95th Street Free-N-One – 07 Music Theory Class – 07 Congregational Meeting – SA

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BEnnEtt CoLLEGE FoR WoMEn Currently in need of students for its 006 – 007 academic year, Contact Ulisa Bowles, 336-517-167 or ubowles@bennett.edu BLACK SPEAKERS SERIES featuring Winnie Mandela, February 9, 7:30 p.m., Dr. Cornell West, February 11, 11:15 a.m., Cicely Tyson, February 3, 7:30 p.m., Maya Angelou, March 16, 7:30 p.m., Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, May 6, 10:00 a.m., St. Sabina Catholic Church, 110 W. 78th Street 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 ILLInoIS AFRICAn AMERICAn StAtE LAWMAKERS: 1877–PRESEnt Permanent photographic exhibit, Chicago State University Academic Library, 9501 S. King Dr., Contact Dr. Erma Brooks Williams, 773-995-38

SAtuRdAY – 1/20 400 W. 95th Street 7:00 a.m. Food Share Distribution – A Ministers in Training – FH 7:30 a.m. Yoga Ministry – Narthex II 9:00 a.m. Youth Band Choir Rehearsal – SA Yoga Ministry Executive Meeting – BR Kitchen Training – A 9:30 a.m. Church School (Preschool – Kindergarten) – 118 Church School (Grades 1–) – 03 Church School (Grades 3–6) – 0 Church School (Teens) – 07 Church School (Discipleship) – 116 Adult Church School – WC Church School: Confirmation Class – FH 10:00 a.m. Immabasi Mental Health Focus Group – BR 11:00 a.m. Math Tutorial – 03/07 Little Warriors For Christ – WC Church School Teachers – 0 1:30 p.m. Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II 1:00 p.m. Walakia Choir Rehearsal – WC New Member Class (Teens) – 118 New Member Class (Adults) – FH :00 p.m. New Member Class (Children) – WC 3:00 p.m. Artists-in-Residence – 0 4:30 p.m. Girl Scouts Check-in – A 5:00 p.m. DIT Phase II Training – BR Cottage Grove Building 901 E. 95th Street Intonjane Ministry – Room 4 Isuthu Ministry Meeting – Room 3 tuCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th Street) THEC Tutoring – W307 YSP Facilitator Training – W30

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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, 773-87-085 PAdRÉ EntERtAInMEnt Presents Sing, Dance, Praise: A Celebration of the Spirit, featuring Mark S. Hubbard, DeWayne Woods, the Soul Children of Chicago, and Studio One Dancers, Sunday, January 8, 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Center for Performing Arts, Governor’s State University, One University Parkway, University Park, IL, Call 773-39-7190 rADIO gOLf sponsored by Real Men Charities, Inc., Valentine’s celebration for single moms, single women and couples, Wednesday, February 14, 6:00 p.m., South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive, Tickets, www.ticketannex.com, Call 773-651-8008 REAL MEn LoVE sponsored by Real Men Charities, Inc. Valentine’s celebration for single moms, single women and couples, Wednesday, February 14, 6:00 p.m., South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive, Tickets, www.ticketannex.com, Call 773-651-8008 RoAd WARRIoRS AtHLEtIC CLuB Winter running program begins January 31, Register, Call Andre Edmonds, 31-550-3038 SPIRIt – SIStERS PRAISInG God In SonG Steppers Brunch, Sunday, January 1, :00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., 50 Yard Line, 69 E. 75th Street, Call Ivy Jackson, 773-680-7368 or Charlene Parks-Ward, 773-88-3846

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dEton BRooKS HEAd StARt an affiliate of Trinity UCC Child Care Centers, Inc. has vacancies for children ages 3 – 5 years, 691 S. Stony Island Ave., Call Aimee Washington, 773-955-818 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. – 8:30 p.m., Room 0 AND…Save the date, Session , April 16 – May 14, RSVP 773-965650, Mailbox 819 HuRSton-HuGHES WRItERS MInIStRY Calling all young 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, 773-870-143 IMMABASI HEALtH And WELLnESS MInIStRY The Christian Aerobics and Fitness Association and the Chicago Chapter of the American Heart Association invite families to free Gospel aerobics classes, Free blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol and body mass index screening, Children over 3 years old welcome, Space available for 75 participants, Every Tuesday and Friday, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pre-register after worship services, Atrium, Begins Tuesday, January 3, Cottage Grove Building, 901 E. 95th St.
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KAFÉ AKIBA SPoKEn WoRd/oPEn MIC featuring Masters on the Mic, Malari Tilford and Daniel Hammond, Friday, February 9, 6:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Call 773-96-5660 x730 KItCHEn tRAInInG SESSIon Mandatory training for all ministry partners utilizing the church’s kitchen facility, Saturday, January 7, 9:00 a.m. – :00 p.m., Atrium, Contact Shaun Brown, 773-96-5650, Ext. 709 or sbrown@tucc.org 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, 708-841-3995 or Yalonda Ray, 773-783-6651 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, 773-98-0473 tRInItY uCC And SAFER FoundAtIon Sponsoring Ready 4 Work, aftercare program for ex-offenders: 18 years old and up, out of prison 180 days or less, no sex crimes or crimes against women or children AND…Ready 4 Work mentors needed, Must
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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, 773-33-149 tRInItY CHILd CARE CEntERS, InC. currently has position for Educational Coordinator, Requires a bachelor’s degree in early childhood, at least two years experience in field, creativity and knowledge of early childhood curriculum AND…Position available for Site Director, Requires bachelor’s degree in early childhood, at least two years experience in field, knowledge of budgets and supervisory experience, Contact Mrs. Barbara SanJuaquin, bsanjuaquin@ tucc.org or 773-488-3511 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 Marcia Green, 773-96-5650, Ext. 44 tuCC HouSInG MInIStRY invites past and present members, and those interested in learning about the TUCC Housing Ministry to attend the next meeting, Thursday, February 1, 7:00 p.m., TUCC Village Center, 1956 W. 95th Street, Contact Ron Miller at 773-643-4100, Ext. 15
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tuCC VILLAGE ConFEREnCE Churchwide conference, Save the dates Thursday, April 6 – Saturday, April 8, Hyatt Hotel at McCormick Place, Guests ministers Rev. Renita Weems and Rev. Martin L. Espinosa, Ray of Hope Community Church and Rev. Wayne Croft, Church of the Redeemer Baptist, More information TBA

CHuRCH-In SoCIEtY

will RegiSTeR voTeRS AfTeR eAch woRShip SeRvice, Today, Sunday, January 1and Sunday, January 8, Two pieces of i.d. required, one must identify your current address, Must be 18 years old by Election Day, February 7, to register to vote, If you have moved or changed your name, you can update registration information

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Adams, Deacon Lorraine Adams-Carter, Cynthia Adams-Childs, Vernita Afflalo, Carmelita Allen, Baby Jeremy Stephon Allen, Jason Oliver Anderson, Davida Anderson, Harry Anderson, Rev. Danita Andrews, Michael Armstrong, Noonie Ray Atkins, Anthony Avent, Carolyn Ballard, James Ballentine, Mary Ann Barrigher, Deacon Elwood Barrigher, Jeffrey Bates, James 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 Brooks, Keith Brown, Akiba Brown, Dr. Harriett Brown, Lakahon Brown, Stephanie 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 Chambers, Elosie 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 Dillett, Frazier Divers, Gregory Dixon, Blanche Dixon, Diamond Dorham, Barbara Dorsey, Sam Dunlap, Phillip Durroh, Odessa Eberhart, Ivan Edwards, Mary Eskridge, Sonny Evans, Bernard Everette, Gwendolyn Fagan, Reggie Fain, Elizabeth Fairchild, Inez Farmer, Baby Adin Farrakhan, Minister Louis Fields, Betty Fleming, Dr. Ned Forbes, James Ford, John Fowler, Sharon Franklin, Mark Freeman, Rev. Donna & Family Funches, Baby Keari Garcia, Matthew Garner, Deacon Dana Gibbs, Charon K. Gill, Charlotte Gill, Deacon Eldridge Gillette, Fraziar 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, Jajuan Harris, Marilyn Harris, Otis Hart, Elizabeth Hart, Felisha Hart, Mattie Jean Haynes, Sr., John H. Head, Michael Head, Priscilla Hemingway, Mark Henderson, April Hickman, Nellie Hill, Katherine Hill-Stallings, Muzette Hood, Brenda Hood, James Hooker, Timothy Horne, Joyce Hudson, Irean Jackson, Beatrice Jackson, Betty Jo Jackson, Deacon Rudolph Jackson, Elizabeth Jackson, Frieda Jackson, Lizzie Jackson, Pamela Jackson, Robert Jackson, Wilma Jacobs, Isom James, Louis James, Safya Jefferson, Earnest Jenkins, Janice Jenkins, Lillie

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Jeter, Anita Jiles, Ken Johnson, Anita Johnson, Helen D. Johnson, Herman Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Lois Johnson, Mary Johnson, Monique Johnson, Renita Johnson, Rita Johnson, Robert Johnson, Sedonna Jones, Amiyah Jones, Catherine Jones, Rameese Jones, Thomas Jones-Patterson, Deacon Anita Joyner, Andrew O. 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 Linson, Marcus Livingston, Barbara Lloyd, Vincent Long, Deacon Rosemary Love, Barbara Lumu, Akemi & Tonny Lyles, Johnise Mangum, Anita Mann, Kimberly Marlin, Bonita Marquez, Arnetta Marseille, Andre Marshall, Myles Mason, Claristine Mason-Matthews, Karen Mayes-McCruel, Deacon Alma McCants, Derrick McDade, Darlene McDaniel, Rupert McDonald Family, 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, Alzenia Melton, Dawshierra Miles, Beatrice Miller, John Miller, Terri Miller, Virgie Mitchell, Milva Mitchell-Shields, Deacon Sharon Monegan, Jerome Montgomery, Callie Moody, Deacon Don Moore, Eula Moore, Janet Moore-Tyler, Naesha Moreno, Lisa Morgan, Henrietta Muse, Virginia Muwwakkil, Baby Morgan Neely, Danny Nelson, Donna Nelson-Brewer, Dr. Beatrice Newman, Edith Newman, Samuel Norris, Deacon Wanda Oge, Onoh Ojenkunle, Kim Overton, Jean Oxendine-Brimm, Beverly Pack, James Page, Gail Palmer, Marquerette Parker, Andre Parker, James Parker, Venorian Parks, Barbara Patrick, Nicole Payton, Ricky Peavy, Irene Peel, Mary Penny, Alicia Peterson, Rev. Dr. John O. Pettis, Madelyn Plummer, Jr., Morris Pope, Deyampert Porter, Herman Powell, Dexter and Bree Prentiss, Renee Preston, Joanna Pugh-Lightfoot, Eric Putman, Delores Randall, Darryl Rayford, Sharon Raymond, Sheldon Reese, Acruka & George Rice, Sylvester Richardson, Benjamin Riley, Shirley Roberts, Leslie Robinson, Candie Robinson, Charles Robinson, Donna Robinson, Dorian Robinson, Juanita Robinson, Michael Robinson, Theresa Rollins, Eddie Ross, Baby Honesty Gabriella Ross, Marie Ruff, Carolyn Ruff, Oliver Rushing, Labarian Rushing, Mychel Russell, Debra Russell, Tamon Rutledge, Diana Sanders, Deacon Robert Scates, Hermine Scott, Alice Shelby, Carol Shelton, John Sigh, Martha Simmons, Michael Singleton, Lisa Smith, Carmencita Smith, Deacon Dorothy Smith, Doris L. Smith, Fronse Smith, Jody South, Lucretia Spann, Theresa Steed, Ronald Bey

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Stephens, Leroy Stevenson, Roxanne Stewart, Beverly Stewart, Lepolia Story, Mary Suggs, Linda Sullivan, Vincent Sumerlin, Derrick Sykes, Myra Sykes, Rev. Michael Tate, Mary Taylor, Patricia Terrell-Haynes, Rosalyn Terry, Sandra Teverbaugh, George Teverbaugh, Olivia Thomas, Jonathon & Tabetha Thomas, Rosetta Thornton, Laverne Tillman, Deneen Tillman, Jonae Lynn Timberlake, Deacon Joyce Toles, James Topps, Augusta Torres, Raul Torrey-Parker, L. Julie Tregre, Deacon Evelyn Tunstall, Nora Turner, Sonia Tutt, Beatrice Tyler, Betty Tyler, Deacon Lazane Tyler, Shelton & Demetri Tyson, Warren Upton-Davis, Ardell Vaughn, Georgina Wade, Deborah Wade, Sanders Walker, Honoria Walker, Jerry Walker, Jr., Floyd Wallace, Barbara Wallace, Jacory Wallace, Juanita Walton, James Watson, Christine Weaver, Anita White, Joseph & Shirley White, Loretta White, Jr., Royal White, Sr., Royal Wilcher, Coleman Williams, Deacon Mattie Williams, Joy Williams, Lena Williams, Nettie B. Williams, Willie Ruth Williams, Yvonne Wilson, Charles Wilson, Lorraine Withers, Mother Ernestine Wooten, John Wordlaw, Jean Wordlaw, Kenya Wright, Floyd Wright, Rev. Ramah Wright, William Wright-Miller, Mildred Wright-Moore, Janet Wright-Woods, Ella Yarber, Vertta Young, Shantal

bereaved
tHE FAMILY oF: Mr. George Chisum Mr. John William Enlow Mr. Anthony W. Fain Mrs. Jessie Johnson Mrs. Mary L. King Ms. Tamara Minor Mr. Earskin Parker Mr. Michael Robinson Mr. Wilbert C. Sawyers PLEASE SEnd CARdS to: Mr. & Mrs. Johnny Tate & Family Ms. Chyrel Graham & Family Ms. Andrea Fain & Family Mrs. Deborah Spears & Family Mr. Ryspodii King & Family Mrs. Doris Minor & Family Mrs. G’elente Collin & Family Mrs. Octavia Robinson & Family Ms. Nicole McCane & Family AddRESS: 11011 S. Emerald Ave. (8) 08 W. 11st Pl., Blue Island, IL 60406 117 N. Nobles St. () 4819 S. Langley (15) 760 W. Madison St., Apt. N, Forest Park, IL 60130 938 S. Rhodes (19) 188 N. Schmidt Rd., Bolingbrook, IL 60440 818 S. Sacramento Ave. (5) 760 Morton St., Merriville , IN 46410

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Barbara Everett
St. James Hospital 001 S. Crawford Ave. Olympia Fields, IL 60461 708-747-4000

Sherri J. Smith

Illinois Masonic Hospital 836 W. Wellington Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 773-975-1600

Honoria Walker

Kelly norris

Rush University Medical Center 1653 W. Congress Parkway Chicago, IL 6061 31-94-5000 (Will enter on January 23rd)

Jean Summerville

Trinity Hospital 30 East 93rd Street Chicago, IL 60617 773-967-000 (Will enter on January 25th)

Louis Weiss Memorial Hospital 4646 N. Marine Dr. Chicago, IL 60640 (773) 878-8700

darryl Randall

George teverbaugh

University of Chicago Hospital 5841 S. Maryland Ave. Chicago, IL 60637 (Pastoral & Deacon Visits Only)

Rush University Medical Center 1653 W. Congress Parkway Chicago, IL 6061 31-94-5000

e Xtended c are facilities
BARRIGHER, deacon Elwood Parkview Renaissance Rehab Center 4600 N. Frontage Road Maywood, IL 6016 Room 87 708-544-9933 BEVILL, Ruby Mae Maywood Senior Home Apartments 401 Green Street, Apt. 108 Maywood, IL 60153 773-344-0365 BRoWn, Ed Victory Center 4150 W. Gatling Blvd. Country Club Hills, IL 60478 Room 43 708-957-8300 CAdEnHEAd, LaFronne Jackson Square Nursing Home 6130 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60644 Room 47, Bed B 773-91-8000 (Communion Visits Only) ELZIE, deacon Evelyn Renaissance Nursing Center 940 W. 87th Street Chicago, IL 6065 Room 07, Bed 1 773-434-8787 EVAnS, Edward Pavilion of Forest Park 800 W. Roosevelt Road Forest Park, IL 60130 Room 43, Bed 1 708-488-9850

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GARnER, Wilhelmina Renaissance at South Shore Nursing Home 45 E. 71st St. Chicago, IL 60649 Room 31, Bed B 773-71-5000 GRAY, Cary Alden Lakeland Rehabilitation Center 80 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 Room 14, Bed  773-769-570 HAMPton, Ineze Manor Care Health Care Services 145 E. 170th St. South Holland, IL 60473 Room 338, Bed C 708-895-355 HoLLoWAY, theodore Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital 1401 S. California Chicago, IL 60608 Room 3705 773-5-010 JACKSon, Betty Jo Renaissance at South Shore Nursing Home 45 E. 71st St. Chicago, IL 60649 Room 437, Bed A 773-71-5000 (Cards Only) JEFFERSon, Lorrine Manor Care Health Care Services 6300 W. 95th St. Oak Lawn, IL 60453 Room 31, Bed  708-599-8800 Sunday, January 21, 2007 JonES, Pierre Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital 1401 S. California Blvd. Chicago, IL 60608 Room 3806 708-5-010 MARtIn, Kim Dawson Nursing Home 3500 S. Giles Ave. Chicago, IL 60653 Room 00, Bed  31-36-000 MASon, Claristine Bronzeville Park Skilled Nursing Center 3400 S. Indiana Ave. Chicago, IL 60616 Room 4, Bed 1 31-84-5000 McIntoSH, deacon Maurice Lexington House Nursing Home 10300 Southwest Highway Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 Room 3, Bed C 708-45-1100

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MooRE, Hilton

Manor Care Health Care Services 940 Maple Ave. Homewood, IL 60430 Room 404, Bed A 708-799-044

MoSS, Edreaner

Montgomery Place 5550 South Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60615 Room 30 773-753-4100

MotEn, Marguerite

Renaissance at South Shore Nursing Home 45 E. 71st St. Chicago, IL 60649 Room 111, Bed B 773-71-5000 (Communion Visits Only)

PEAVY, Irene

Victory Centre of River Oaks 1370 Ring Road, Apt. 407 Calumet City, IL 60409 708-83-1130

MELton, Alzenia

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago 345 N. Superior Street Chicago, IL 60611 Room 404 31-38-1000

PuGH-LIGHtFoot, Eric
Glenwood Nursing Home 19300 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Glenwood, IL 60660 Room C15, Bed 1 708-758-600

MItCHELL, Milva

Evergreen Health Center 1014 Kedzie Ave. Evergreen Park, IL 60805 Room 08, Bed 1 708-636-900

SHEAtS, Benjamin

Rest Haven Central 1359 S. Central Ave. Palos Heights, IL 60463 Room 41 708-597-1000 

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SMItH, Mary Baker
Mongtomery Place 5550 S. South Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60615 Room 08 773-753-4100

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WAtSon, Janet
Timberview Nursing Home 450 Taft St. Gary, IN 46404 Room 319, Bed  19-977-610 Ext. 34

WILSon, Louis

tHoMPSon, opreabea
Alden-Prairie Village Rehabilitation Center 16450 S. 97th Ave. Orland Park, IL 60467 Room 0, Bed 1 708-403-6500

WAtt, Mildred

Renaissance at 87th St. Nursing Home 940 W. 87th St. Chicago, IL 6065 Room 30, Bed 1 773-434-8787

Renaissance at South Shore Nursing Home 45 E. 71st Street Chicago, IL 60649 Room 430, Bed A 773-71-5000

WItHERS, Mother Ernestine
Montgomery Place 5550 S. South Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60615 Room 16 773-753-4100

tInSLEY, Eddis

Dawson Nursing Home 3500 S. Giles Ave. Chicago, IL 60653 Room 319, Bed 1 31-36-000

WILLIAMS, Maudine

Halsted Terrace Nursing Home 10935 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 6068 Room 31, Bed  773-98-000

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161 E. 68th Street, #1A 11717 S. Justin St. 9614 S. Normal Ave. 1510 Brookfield Dr., Plainfield, IL 9643 S. Lowe Ave. 939 S. Green St. 941 S. Eggleston Ave. 1855 S. Center Ave., Homewood, IL 9 East 90th Street 1858 Willow Ave., Country Club Hills, IL 9146 S. Indiana Ave. 1166 S. Stewart St. 5948 W. Midway Park 13058 S. Wood St., Apt. #1E Blue Island, IL 7318 S. King Dr. 8939 S. Dante Ave. 7955 S. Michigan Ave. 931 S. Union Ave. 9804 S. Lowe Ave. 7759 S. Chappel 7337 S. South Shore Dr., Apt. #731 c/o Lois Walker 598 Andover, Chicago Heights, IL 951 S. Parnell Ave. 0108 Driftwood, Lynwood, IL 7615 S. Paxton 1135 S. Union Avenue 9618 S. Yates Blvd. 1818 Ravisloe Terrace Country Club Hills, IL 150 W. 105th Street 9334 S. Union Ave. 1631 Shirley Dr., Calumet City, IL 10136 S. Peoria St. 14031 Gail Lane, Unit #310 Crestwood, IL 7811 S. Michigan Ave. 614 S. St. Lawrence, #1 9530 S. Lowe Ave. 711 E. 158th Street, South Holland, IL 9013 S. Morgan Ave. 8343 Calumet Ave. 9510 S. Kolmar, Oak Lawn, IL 7837 S. Morgan Ave. ADAMS-CHILDS, Vernita AUSTIN, Willie D. BAKER-BROWN, Bridgette BASKIN, William BEY-HARRIS, Deacon Fatima BREWER, Deacon Evelyn BROOKS, Arzulia BURKS, Willa A. CALVIN, Diane CALDWELL, Daphne CAMPBELL, Delois CLAY, Louise CLAY, Nancy DULANEY, Doris DUNAGAN, Patricia FORD, John FORD-KING, Gladys FUNCHES, Josephine GILLIAM, Joseph GLOVER, Delores GREEN, Lloyd HARDY, Glodine HEREFORD, Bessie JACKSON, Frieda JENKINS, Deacon Herschel JONES, Lula LENNIX, Loyce LEWIS, Deacon Pattrice “Kim” LOVE, Margaret LOWERY, Ernest MARDARDUS, Lofton MARRABLE, James McFADDEN, Deborah McINTOSH, Emily MILES, Mary MUSE, Virginia NELSON, Donna NEWMAN, James NORRIS, Kelly PARKER, Irene PARKS, Maceo (49) (43) (8) 60544 (8) (0) (8) 60430 (19) 60478 (19) (8) (44) 773-363-865 Saturday Visits Only 773-995-9597 31-03-9670 815-54-1106 773-39-0985 773-39-9416 773-4-7581 708-799-3581 773-874-379 708-798-9158 773-98-0997 773-468-964 773-87-9194

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7938 S. Jeffrey Blvd. 10009 S. Carpenter 70 S. Shore Drive, Apt. #715 985 S. Michigan 1616 E. 55th St. 3310 W. 167th Street, Markham, IL 6831 S. Cornell Ave., 1st Flr. 17791 Arlington Dr. Country Club Hills, IL 14 Tanglewood Pl., Apt. #B, Hammond, IN 10017 S. St. Lawrence Ave. 534 S. Lowe, Apt. # 973 S. Lowe Ave. 8748 S. Hermitage Ave. 700 S. Coles, Apt. #410 906 S. Normal Ave. 5158 Keith Dr., Richton Park, IL 9146 S. LaFayette Ave. 9146 S. LaFayette Ave. 338 W. 186th Street, Homewood, IL PAYTON-LOVE, Mary PRIEST, David QUINN, Anna ROGERS, Edna ROGERS, Marlene RUCKS, Lonnie SCATES, Hermine SMITH, Betty SMITH, Carmencita TAYLOR, Patricia TELLIS, Michael TREGRE, Deacon Evelyn WALKER, Honoria WEATHERSPOON, Richard WILLIAMS, Cheryl WINDOM, Hattie WRIGHT, Ernestine WRIGHT, Wiley ZAKEE-GREEN, Crystal (49) (43) (49) (8) (15) 6046 (49) 60478 4633 (8) (09) (8) (0) (49) (0) 60471 (0) (0) 60430 773-734-788 773-39-83 773-684-8831 773-64-171 773-643-4381 708333-3180 773-955-445 708-06-1457 19-844-038 773-81-6711 773-85-617 773-779-158 (Communion Only) 773-39-860 773-483-0130 773-994-6710 708-748-7903 773-660-033 773-660-033 708-06-0730

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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.