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Order of Worship (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.) ...................................................................... 3 Black History Month Call to Worship ............................................................................................. 4 Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – “Acceptable To Thee”) .................................................... 4 Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.) ........................................................................................ 5 Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.) .......................................................................................................... 6 Sermon Notes / Prayer Concerns ................................................................................................... 7 Pastor’s Page .................................................................................................................................. 8 Pastor’s Pupils ................................................................................................................................ 9 007 Lenten Meditation # .......................................................................................................... 10 To Do Justice ............................................................................................................................... 11 Stewardship .................................................................................................................................. 1 Calendar ....................................................................................................................................... 13 2007 Village Conference The Akiba / African American Heritage Month 35th Anniversary Celebration: Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. Trumpet Subscriptions Heart of the Community .............................................................................................................. 19 Information & Announcements .................................................................................................... 0 Prayer List ....................................................................................................................................  Bereaved ....................................................................................................................................... 4 Hospitalized ................................................................................................................................. 4 Extended Care ............................................................................................................................. 5 Members at Home ....................................................................................................................... 7 Service and Support Groups ......................................................................................................... 30 Church Information ..................................................................................................................... 31

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Choral Introit ......................................................................................................“Holy, Holy Holy” Opening Hymn (7:30 a.m.) .............................................................................. “Worship The Lord” Opening Hymn (11:00 a.m.) ..........................................................................“Lift Up Your Hands” Opening Hymn (6:00 p.m.) ........................................................................“While I Run This Race” Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.) ....................................................... “Acceptable To Thee” Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.) ..................................................................... Exodus 1:15–0 (NRSV) Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m.) .................................................................  Samuel 1:13–3 (NLT) Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.) ............................................... Genesis 4:1–16 (The Message, Peterson) [PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD] Invocation Ministry of Music (6:00 p.m.) ....................................................................“I Can Depend On God” Parish Concerns Visitor Recognition Passing of the Peace The Pastor’s Word The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings School Altar Call (7:30 a.m.) .............................................................................................“Open Our Eyes” Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) .......................................................................“Create In Me A Clean Heart” Sermon (7:30 a.m.) ................................................................................................“Let Them Live” Sermon (11:00 a.m.) ...............................................................................“Making The Connection” Sermon (6:00 p.m.) .......................................................................“Thug Life, Pt. IV: Raising Cain” Hymn of Invitation (7:30 a.m.) ................................................................. “I Need You To Survive” Hymn of Invitation (11:00 a.m.) .............................................................................. “Call Him Up” Hymn of Invitation (6:00 p.m.) Benediction .................................................................................................................“Total Praise”

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blacK history month call to Worship
MINISTER Beautiful are the WORKS of God! CONGREGATION Beautiful also are the SKINS of my people! MINISTER Beautiful is the MIND of God! CONGREGATION Beautiful also are the HOPES of my people! MINISTER Beautiful is the HEART of God! CONGREGATION Beautiful also are the SOULS of my people! MINISTER God made the heavens and the earth! CONGREGATION And my people built the pyramids and the world’s first civilizations. MINISTER God made the Seven Seas! CONGREGATION And my people were the first to sail them! MINISTER God made us; and God made all nations which dwell on the face of the earth! CONGREGATION It is He that hath made us and not we ourselves! MINISTER With His blood He has saved us. By His Power He has raised us! CONGREGATION To God be the glory for the things He has done! MINISTER And always remember, my Father’s children, that God is GOOD… CONGREGATION ALL THE TIME! TOGETHER This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes. Sunday, February 25, 2007 4

hymn of praise
7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.

ACCEpTAbLE To ThEE
Chorus Let the words of my mouth And the meditation of my heart, Be acceptable, in thy sight. Let the words of my mouth And the meditation of my heart, Be acceptable, Lord to Thee. Verse Here I am, Lord At your feet, Lord My soul looks up to Thee. Make my thoughts Lord And my tongue, Lord Acceptable, to Thee. (Repeat Chorus)

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Unison scriptUre
7:30 a.m.

EXoDUS 1:15–20 (NRSV)
The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, 16“When you act as midwives to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, she shall live.” 17But the midwives feared God; they did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but they let the boys live. 18So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this, and allowed the boys to live?” 19 The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them.” 0So God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied and became very strong.
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2 SAmUEL 12:13–23 (NLT)
Then David confessed to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” Nathan replied, “Yes, but the LORD has forgiven you, and you won’t die for this sin. 14But you have given the enemies
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of the LORD great opportunity to despise and blaspheme him, so your child will die.” 15After Nathan returned to his home, the LORD made Bathsheba’s baby deathly ill. 16David begged God to spare the child. He went without food and lay all night on the bare ground. 17The leaders of the nation pleaded with him to get up and eat with them, but he refused. 18Then on the seventh day the baby died. David’s advisers were afraid to tell him. “He was so broken up about the baby being sick,” they said. “What will he do to himself when we tell him the child is dead?” 19But when David saw them whispering, he realized what had happened. “Is the baby dead?” he asked. “Yes,” they replied. 0 Then David got up from the ground, washed himself, put on lotions, and changed his clothes. Then he went to the Tabernacle and worshiped the LORD. After that, he returned to the palace and ate. 1His advisers were amazed. “We don’t understand you,” they told him. “While the baby was still living, you wept and refused to eat. But now that the baby is dead, you have stopped your mourning and are eating again.” David replied, “I fasted and wept while the child was alive, for I said, ‘Perhaps the LORD will be
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gracious to me and let the child live.’ 3But why should I fast when he is dead? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him one day, but he cannot return to me.” brother?” He said, “How should I know? Am I his babysitter?” 10God said, “What have you done! The voice of your brother’s blood is calling to me from the ground. 11From now on you’ll get nothing but curses from this ground; you’ll be driven from this ground that has opened its arms to receive the blood of your murdered brother. 1You’ll farm this ground, but it will no longer give you its best. You’ll be a homeless wanderer on Earth.” 13 Cain said to God, “My punishment is too much. I can’t take it! 14You’ve thrown me off the land and I can never again face you. I’m a homeless wanderer on Earth and whoever finds me will kill me.” 15God told him, “No. Anyone who kills Cain will pay for it seven times over.” God put a mark on Cain to protect him so that no one who met him would kill him. 16Cain left the presence of God and lived in No-Man’s-Land, east of Eden. that he did to prosper in his hands.

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GENESIS 4:1–16
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(The Message, peterson)

Adam slept with Eve his wife. She conceived and had Cain. She said, “I’ve gotten a man, with God’s help!”  Then she had another baby, Abel. Abel was a herdsman and Cain a farmer. 3Time passed. Cain brought an offering to God from the produce of his farm. 4Abel also brought an offering, but from the firstborn animals of his herd, choice cuts of meat. God liked Abel and his offering, 5but Cain and his offering didn’t get his approval. Cain lost his temper and went into a sulk. 6God spoke to Cain: “Why this tantrum? Why the sulking? 7If you do well, won’t you be accepted? And if you don’t do well, sin is lying in wait for you, ready to pounce; it’s out to get you, you’ve got to master it.” 8Cain had words with his brother. They were out in the field; Cain came at Abel his brother and killed him. 9God said to Cain, “Where is Abel your
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WOUNDED HEALERS
— John G. Stackhouse, Jr. By now we’ve all heard the latest about Ted Haggard, former pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and former head of the National Association of Evangelicals. Brother Haggard — and, as a fellow Christian, he is my brother — was found to have been having sexual relations with a male prostitute in Denver. He resigned in disgrace, and has since been in counseling. According to the February 6 issue of the Denver Post, the four pastors in charge of overseeing New Life Church in the wake of this disaster made a surprising — to some, an astonishing, and to others, an absurd — announcement. One of them, Rev. Tim Ralph of Larkspur, Colorado, was quoted as explaining Haggard’s three-year relationship with the man in these terms: Haggard “is completely heterosexual. That is something he discovered. It was the acting-out situations where things took place. It wasn’t a constant thing.” Columnists have had a field day with this recent announcement, of course, with many wondering what stresses could possibly drive a “completely heterosexual” man into the arms of a male lover. Others have simply gotten the story wrong, saying that Haggard is claiming to have been “cured” of homosexuality in just three months, rather than the years that might be expected for rebuilding such a basic component of one’s personality — if indeed such a thing is possible at all. The media circus continues. In all of this, I am reminded of the late Henri Nouwen, the superb spiritual writer who taught at Harvard and Yale before spending his last years in pastoral service at L’Arche, Jean Vanier’s community for the developmentally disabled. Nouwen also wrestled with homosexuality — “wrestled” with it because his religious beliefs, like Haggard’s, diagnosed it as a deformation of the personality. Also like Haggard, Nouwen maintained a position of spiritual advisor to many. His sexual difficulty did not disqualify him from offering his considerable gifts to others — nor should Haggard’s have kept him from pastoral service. Sunday, February 25, 2007 8 Unlike Haggard, however, Nouwen refused to engage in preaching or public activism against homosexuality. He avoided, that is, any risk of incurring the taint of hypocrisy, which is a far more serious problem — in the Bible and in the public eye — than is homosexuality. Nouwen gave us the lovely phrase, the “wounded healer.” Some have exploited this term — as all lovely things are vulnerable to exploitation — to suggest that you can be entirely comfortable with all manner of sins and still be a spiritual leader. You can be proud, you can be lustful, you can be greedy, you can wrathfully dismiss dissenting colleagues, and on down through the seven deadlies — but hey, you’re a “wounded healer” and darned popular — in other words, “blessed in your ministry.” So it’s okay, right? No, says Nouwen, by word and by example. Serve, yes, offering your God-given talents to make God’s beloved world a better place. But serve out of consciousness of your wound, which means to serve in humility, in compassion, in patience. “There but for the grace of God go I.” Nouwen’s insight is that, clergy or not, we must not wait to become perfect before we help others. We can help them, that is, precisely as fellow sufferers, with genuine fellow feeling — but also with a strong and clear sense of our limitations. And even if you’ve never been a fan of Ted Haggard, nor of the populist celebrity-evangelicalism that he exemplifies, you can still cultivate sympathy for him, for his family, and for his church. And, thanks to Brother Nouwen, we can also better recognize that our wounds may not be healed right away, nor even over months or years. According to Nouwen’s theology, God may well allow some of those wounds to remain a while — for as we endure their pain, their shame, and their debility, we may be given the gift of remembering just how needy each of us is, and how great the possibilities of restoring love. John G. Stackhouse, Jr., is Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology and Culture at Regent College.

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Micah A. Ellis Malik R. Fowler Debra Franklin Gaines Aaron Demarcus Robert Garner on Acasia Anne Gibs la Grace Gibson Ariel Alyson C. GodboltGraham Imani Gwendolyn Kennedy Green Jazmin L. Hall ilton III Lawrence E. Ham y Tiana Hard Talliyah Hardy Jr. Herber t Harper, Brianna Harris Shelbi Harris Dejona Hawkins ne Morgan Hawthor Cameron Hill Elaine L. Hill Tiffany Hill Nia Holmes Brittany J. House en Stephen Izedonmw on ks Halona Esther Jac wena Jackson Ka Kendal Jackson n Jordan C. Johnso Nailah Johnson Taylor S. Johnson Kayla Jones Kia Jones Kamia Jones Barrett Keithley Rena Keithley Whitley King Earle Lawrence Gene Linton, Jr. Kr ystla Little Andre Mace Anthony Mace Tajean Mathis Herdie Matthews Mayah McIntosh ic Siobhan A. McKiss Racquel McNeil Ronald McNeil Rikida Mitchell Jr. Steven L. Moore, John Moran Jordan Moran Taylor Moran Anthony Morris mad Imani A. Muham Josef Owens u Emmanuel Owus el Owusu Samu Ariel Parrott Brandon Parrott Noah Perkins Zelatandria Quinn Aaron Reese Melissa Sanders Tiffrany Schofield Michael Scott, Jr. Nasr Simpkins Tariq Simpkins Darius T. Slatton Mikal M. Slatton Julius Stallworth Donald Stewart Maya J. Stewart Nia E. Stewart Logan Taylor Darrell Thomas as Dominique Thom la Thomas Ky Vernon Thomas Victoria Thomas Kamaya Thompsonon ps Myia Kelli Thom Imani Timms Indigoe Timms Lindsey Turner ler Kamila Arielle Ty urelle Tyler Joya La Kamaul Wade Marshall Walker Tosha Wells Troy White son Bria Safe William Alicia V. Wilson Johari B. Wilson Isaiah Woods Joshua Woods Jamila Wright aynes Jeremiah Wright-H a R. Wright Tany

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2007 order of Worship l enten meditation #2
WHEN GOD ENTERS OUR PICTURE, PLEASE COME TO ORDER!

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miscellaneous cluster of people comes together and a buzz of conversation is heard. Some of those attending are well acquainted; others are there for the first time. When a leader says, “The meeting will come to order,” they become a unified group, ready to do business. A common interest and a common purpose unite them, but it takes directing if they are going to achieve something. We prize human freedom. Life is enriched both by differing ideas that people have and by their varied styles of speaking and working. It takes organization, though, to give life unity and make it productive. The same God, who brought order out of chaos in creation, can bring order into our society and into our private lives. Being free, we can accept God’s ordering or not, but life is much better, when lived according to God’s plan. The season of Lent helps us with this. While it focuses on the days that lead up to Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, these are seen in the context of His whole life and ministry. Some people considered Jesus a dangerous radical, because He was not meticulous about every detail of the ancient laws. For example, He healed a man on the Sabbath Day, when work was forbidden. Jesus saw an ordering that focused more on people than on tradition. In doing so, He showed what God is really like. God’s ways were His ways and they can become our ways as well. Perhaps, it would be helpful during this season to review God’s ordering, almost as we would look through a photo album. In a variety of actions, God seeks to bring wholeness to our lives, both as individuals and as a society.

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to do JUstice
By Rev. Reginald Williams, Jr.

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ince January of 00, the United States government has been detaining men at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, under the banner of homeland security. In many cases, these are men who have been stolen from their home country, blindfolded and beaten, interrogated under duress, and designated as an enemy combatant. These persons have never been charged with a crime, and all evidence against them is kept secret. Legal redress appeared to be their only hope until a law was passed that prevents foreign-born prisoners seized as “enemy combatants” from challenging their detention. This law was upheld on Tuesday of this week by the U.S. Court of Appeals in a -1 decision which held that civilian courts no longer have the authority to determine whether or not the military is holding prisoners illegally. This decision automatically eliminates legal access and redress for hundreds of detainees with pending cases. The result of this ruling further ensures that many may die imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay without even knowing the crime for which they have been held. This law undermines the writ of habeas corpus which empowers a prisoner to challenge the legal basis of his/her detention in court. This law also further displays the hypocrisy of a government which claims a banner of freedom for all while policies and procedures ensure that real freedom is only for a few.

On Tuesday of this week, municipal elections will be held across the city of Chicago. This week’s column is simply urging you to go to the polls. The protections for the right to vote were purchased with the blood, sweat and tears of persons like Fannie Lou Hamer and Medgar Evers. In addition to those names which are well-known in the canon of the Struggle for Civil Rights, there are other names which we will never know. Yet, because of their selfless sacrifice, the protections for you and me to vote are in place. Secondly, your vote is your voice. If you have complaints about the way this city is being run, then vote about it. Vote for the candidates who represent your interest. If you do not vote, then you have no ground on which to stand and complain when municipal matters are at issue. Therefore, if you have not taken advantage of early voting, I urge you on Tuesday to vote. ACTION ITEMS 1. VOTE! . Contact your Senator and/or Representative and demand that they fight to restore habeas corpus in order to preserve the rights of people to challenge their detention. 3. Boycott Wal-Mart & Sam’s Club. ThOughT fOR ThIS wEEk: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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steWardship
ThE RESULTS of A REDEEmED LIfE CHANGING THE WORLD
If you’ve ever been to a high school or college graduation, then you’ve had to sit through speeches. Graduates make them; administrators make them; and the guest speakers make them. While they each have their own way of saying it, for the most part, they all have the same point: “Go and change the world.” People who understand Christian stewardship already understand this message, sometimes better than the speaker. For one thing, they understand that it’s God’s message. For another, they know that people shouldn’t wait until they are adults to be told to “change the world.” Children can be good stewards, and practicing good stewardship changes the world from the moment it begins. Painfully cold hands of a homeless person change to warm, comfortable ones when a child hangs a pair of gloves on a mitten tree. Lonely children can find a world of kindness and friendship in a church when a child invites them to Sunday school. Homes can be built or repaired for those in need. Farms in distant parts of the globe can become more self-sufficient when children donate money for livestock. The list goes on. Good stewardship usually begins when a Christian is a child, and is usually taught by parents. However, there’s nothing wrong with these speeches. They may inspire those who are already good stewards to become better ones, and convince those who are not to begin to give of their time, talent and treasure, which is a worthwhile form of stewardship. Your Friends in Service, The Stewardship Ministry Constance A. King, Editor James D. Butler, Chairman
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SUN…/5 SUN…3/4 Artists in Residence Art Exhibition & Reception Ebony Expressions Oratorical Contest Pastor Wright’s 35th Anniversary TUESDAY – 2/27 400 W. 95th Street 5:30 p.m. Website Review Subcommittee – BR 6:00 p.m. Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II Band Rehearsal – SA Voice Class – WC 6:30 p.m. New Member Class – FH 7:00 p.m. Men’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA Immabasi Family Caregivers – 03 Cottage Grove building 901 E. 95th Street Immabasi Gospel Aerobics – Room 1 TUCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th Street) THEC Tutoring – W305 THEC Financial Aid Worskshop – W301 Sisterhood Ministry – W30 Counseling Ministry: Business Meeting – W305

SUNDAY – 2/25 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 Artists-in-Residence Reception – 0 :30 p.m. Ebony Expressions Oratorical Contest – SA 6:00 p.m. Worship Service – SA moNDAY – 2/26 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 400 W. 95th Street Active Seniors Band Rehearsal – SA Voice Class – FH Choir Directors Forum – WC Stewardship Ministry – 0 Prayer and Fasting – BR Drug & Alcohol Revival Committee Meeting – 10 Women’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA 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 – W301

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WEDNESDAY – 2/28 400 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 – 3/1 400 W. 95th Street 5:30 p.m. Imani Rehearsal – WC 6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal – SA Voice Class – FH Adopt-A-Student – 10

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bLACK & ChRISTIAN (NEW mEmbER CLASSES)
Tues., february 27th: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Sat., march 3rd
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ThURSDAY – 3/1 (cont’d) 400 W. 95th Street 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal – SA 7:30 p.m. For Teen Girls Only – 116 For Teen Boys Only – FH Cottage Grove building 901 E. 95th Street Khayralla Dance Ministry Rehearsal – Room  400 W. 95th Street Free-N-One – 07 Youth Usher Ministry – 0 Music Theory Class – 07 Free-N-One – 07 Tough Love – 03 Cottage Grove building 901 E. 95th Street Immabasi: Gospel Aerobics – Room 1 1:00 p.m. Singles Community Membership Committee – 116 Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II New Member Class (Adults) – FH New Member Class (Teens) 118 Youth Usher Ministry Board Meeting – 0 New Member Class (Children) – WC Deacon Ministry Communion Prep – BR Junior Deacon-In-Training – 116 Youth Usher Ministry Training – SA (Balcony only) Youth Usher Training – 0 Young Women’s Christian Walk Ministry – 03 Deacon Ministry Business Meeting – WC TUCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th Street) Legal Counseling Ministry – E101/ E10 Youth Sexuality Project Training – W305 THEC Tutoring – W307 THEC ACT Workshop – W30 Cottage Grove building 901 E. 95th Street Girls Scouts All Troops – Room 1

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5:30 p.m. fRIDAY – 3/2 10:00 a.m. :00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

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SATURDAY – 3/3 400 W. 95th Street 7:00 a.m. Ministers in Training – FH 7:30 a.m. Yoga Ministry – Narthex II 9:00 a.m. Youth Band Choir Rehearsal – SA Yoga Ministry Meeting – BR 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 11:00 a.m. Math Tutorial – 0/03 Little Warriors For Christ – WC/116 Gospel Reloaded – A Adult Ushers Team and Section Leaders – FH 1:30 p.m. Walakia Choir Rehearsal – WC Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II

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All ministries that serve meals to the congregation are required to attend the food service training, Saturday, march 10 fellowship hall 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. R.S.V.P. to Shaun Brown, 773-96-5650, Ext. 709
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food Service Training

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2007 Village ConferenCe
“Reclaiming and Restoring the Village Ethic Within the Community of Faith”
Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28
With Speakers: Rev. Wayne Croft Rev. Martin Espinosa Rev. Dr. Renita Weems Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith Rev. Alise Barrymore Rev. Sean H. McMillan Rev. Otis III & Monica Moss Rev. Dr. Jeremiah & Rev. Ramah Wright and more! Hyatt Regency McCormick Place 33 Martin L. King Drive, Chicago, IL 31-567-134 King, Double and Accessible Rooms – $99/night plus tax Discount Parking: $15/night (No In/Out Privileges) Registration - $115.00 Seniors (65 or Older) - $95.00 Register following all three worship services in the Atrium.

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ADVoCATE hEALTh CARE invites the United Church of Christ’s clergy and members to a town hall meeting to review topics impacting Advocate and their activities, Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Advocate Health Care office, 05 Windsor Drive, Oak Brook, If attending, contact Lynn Rolseth, 630-990-5391 or lynn.rolseth@advocatehealath.com bLACK SpEAKERS SERIES featuring Maya Angelou, March 16, 7:30 p.m., and Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, May 6, 10:00 a.m., St. Sabina Catholic Church, 110 W. 78th Place bLACK hISToRY moNTh pRoGRAmS Juried Art Exhibition through February 8, Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Call Octavia Hooks, 773-947-379 BLAXPLOITATION 2: YOu kNOw hOw wE DEuX Performances through Sunday, March 18, Victory Gardens Greenhouse, 57 N. Lincoln Ave., For performance times and tickets, call 773-871-3000 bLooD DIAmoNDS AND WAR IN CoNGo A presentation by Maurice Carney, co-founder and executive director of Friends of the Congo, Washington, D.C., Thursday, March 8, 7:00 p.m., DePaul University, Schmitt Academic Center, Room 54, 30 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, Contact Ngalula Kela, 773-653-4561 or ngalula1@yahoo.com, or visit www.friendsofthecongo.org
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DELoIS bARRETT CAmpbELL 81st Birthday Musical Extravaganza, featuring the Barrett Sisters and other special guests, Sunday, March 11, 3:00 p.m., First Church of Deliverance, 4315 S. Wabash Ave. DR. RAYmoND JACKSoN of Howard University presents Piano Classics, Old Masters, New Masters, A Study in Black and White, Sunday, February 5, 4:00 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, 76 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake, IL, Visit www.bethanylc.com fREEDom’S SoNG 100 years of African American struggle and triumph, Special guest, Myrlie Evers-Williams, Tuesday, February 7, 7:00 p.m., DuSable Museum, Mayor Harold Washington Auditorium, 740 E. 56th Pl., Chicago, RSVP, www.freedomssong.net/rsvp JOE TuRNER’S COME AND gONE Stage play by August Wilson, presented by Congo Square Theatre Company, through February 5, Goodman-Owen Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Tickets, Call 31-443-3800 KENWooD ACADEmY ALUmNI ASSoCIATIoN presents “Come Laugh Out Loud,” Friday, March , 8:00 p.m., Jokes and Notes, 4641 S. King Dr., Tickets, Contact the Bronco Hotline, 773-513-9738 or www.kenwoodalumnionline.com

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mILDRED LAVIZZo SChooL students celebrate Historically Black Colleges and Universities with panel discussions and presentations on 30 HBCU’s, Wednesday, February 8, 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., 138 W. 109th St., Contact R. Armour, 773-490-671 moREhoUSE CoLLEGE GLEE CLUb Benefit concert sponsored by the Morehouse College Chicago Area Alumni Association and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, University of Chicago, Tuesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m., Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 1156 E. 59th Street, Tickets, Contact Brad Minnifield, 708-61-0789 or MorehouseChicago@yahoo.com pRINCEToN UNIVERSITY Summer high school journalism program, All expenses plus travel included, Student must be entering junior or senior year of high school in Fall 007, interested in journalism and have 3.0 or better grade point average, Contact rinderle@princeton.edu

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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 DRUG AND ALCohoL RECoVERY Save the Dates: Revival and Prayer Breakfast, Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31, Contact Deacon Vanessa Lenoir, 708-819-0337 or Robert Hayes, 708-473-5511, or tuccrecoveryrevival@yahoo.com fINANCIAL CoUNSELING CoNSoRTIUm Subcommittee of Long Range Planning is available to come to ministry meetings and retreats upon request, to address tithing, debt management, managing risk, savings and investments, college planning, retirement life planning, charitable giving and estate planning, Request a speaker, Call 77396-5650, Voicemail 819 hoUSING mINISTRY Save the Date: Housing Ministry Expo, Saturday, May 19, 10:00 – 4:00 p.m., Cottage Grove Building, 901 E. 95th Street AND…Seeking real estate industry vendors to participate as exhibitors, Contact the hotline, 773-643-4100 Ext. 15, or tucchousing@yahoo.com LITTLE WARRIoRS foR ChRIST Mandatory parent meeting discussing upcoming Youth Concert, Saturday, March 10, 11:00 a.m., Room 07, Contact Myra Sykes, 773-56-0 or Christye Hurley, 773-968-1055 
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AfRICA mINISTRY Join Pastor Wright on a spiritual and cultural sojourn to Ghana, West Africa, August 1-1, Informational meeting tomorrow, Monday, February 6, 7:00 p.m., Call Sydneye Wilson, 773-363-9500
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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 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 or 773-488-3511 ALSO…Position available for a Mentor Teacher, Requires bachelor’s degree in early childhood and 04 state certification, Contact Mrs. Barbara SanJuaquin, bsanjuaquin@tucc.org TRINITY hIGhER EDUCATIoN CoRpoRATIoN (ThEC) presents three Spring HBCU tours: Tour A (4/1 – 4/6): University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Tugaloo, LeMoyne-Owen and others; Tour B (4/1 – 4/6): Clark Atlanta, North Carolina A&T, Bennett College for Women, and others; Tour C (4/8 – 4/13): Clark Atlanta, Florida A&M, Tennessee State, and others, For information and registration, call Ms. Thomas or Rev. Owusu, 773-98-1590 TRINITY UCC AND SAfER foUNDATIoN Sponsoring Ready 4 Work, aftercare program for
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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 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 fEDERAL CREDIT UNIoN Member statements for the quarter ending December 31, 006, have been mailed, If you have not received your statement, please call 773-96-5686 AND…Members are urged to use your Credit Union to pay off your Christmas debt, for your automobile, vacation, credit card and other loan needs, Take advantage of our lower interest rates, Contact us for more details TRINITY UCC LEGAL CLINIC Providing direct legal advice, services and representation to the congregation and community, Open every1st 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, 77396-5650, Ext. 44 YoUTh SEXUALITY pRoJECT (YSp) Currently enrolling students for the next class sessions, 10 –18 years of age, Sundays, beginning March 11, YSP table, Atrium, after worship services, or call S. Bradford, 708-75-6807 or J. Dorn, 708-86-6981
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Adams, Deacon Lorraine Adams-Carter, Cynthia Adams-Childs, Vernita Afflalo, Carmelita Allen, Baby Jeremy Stephon Allen, Jason Oliver Ames, James Anderson, Davida Anderson, Harry Anderson, Rev. Danita Atkins, Anthony Avent, Carolyn Baker, Diane Baker-Brown, Bridgette Ballard, James Barrigher, Deacon Elwood Barrigher, Jeffrey Bates, Robert & Family Bates-Pittman, Lettia Beard, Lavera Beckett, Janice Berry, Baby Bridgette Rae Blount, Viola Booker, Jr., Raymond Boose, Christopher Bowers, Jeffrey Bratton, Marjorie Breaux, Freddie Brewer, Deacon Evelyn Brooks, Deacon Beatrice Brooks, Evelyn Brooks, Keith Brown, Dr. Harriett Brown, Hysson Brown, Terrance Burnom, Odester Butts, Larvette Bynes, Gayla Bynes, Ronald Sunday, February 25, 2007 Bynum, Judy Campbell, Deborah Cannon, Christie Carlisle, Yolanda Carter, Herman Carter, Lyric Caston, Aletha & Alfred Chambers, Elosie Chapman, Malachi Clay-Wilkes, Roslynn Coleman, Cassandra Cook, Ceola Cosby, Cynthia Cosby-Shannon, Vanessa Crawley, Helen Curtis, Cynthia Daniels, Carbena Daniels, Celeste David, Baby Jacob “Ray Ray” Davis, Edrena Davis, Marie Davis, Velma Divers, Gregory Dorham, Barbara Dorsey, Sam Dunlap, Joy Dunlap, Phillip Durham, Burnette Durroh, Odessa Eason, Margarette Eberhart, Ivan Elbert, Robby Emerson, Mary Eskridge, Sonny Everett, Barbara Everette, Gwendolyn Fagan, Reggie Farrakhan, Minister Louis  Fleming, Dr. Ned Forbes, James Ford, John Freeman, Rev. Donna & Family Funches, Baby Keari Gay, Mary Gibbs, Charon K. Gill, Charlotte Gill, Deacon Eldridge Gillette, Fraziar Givens, Charmaine & Family Graham, Elder Lucille Guerin, Jr., Jerome C. Guerin, Sr., Jerome C. Guyton-Smith, Mary Lynn Gwynn, Arthur Hampton, Wyman Hardaway-Wheeler, Pamela Harrell, Deacon Linda Harris, Jajuan Harris, Marilyn Harris, Otis Haynes, Sr., John H. Hickman, Nellie Hooker, Timothy Horne, Joyce Hoskins, Dominque Hudson, Irean Irish, Jerome Jackson, Betty Jo Jackson, Deacon Rudolph Jackson, Elizabeth Jackson, Lizzie Jackson, Pamela Jackson, Robert Jacobs, Isom James, Louis James, Safya Jenkins, Janice Johnson, Anita Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Lois Johnson, Mary Johnson, Monique Johnson, Renita Johnson, Rita Johnson, Robert Jordan, Vallmer Joyner, Andrew O. King, Richard Korvo, Baby Sean Paul Lane, Antoine C. Leggs, Deborah Lehmann, Auguestine Lemon, Jackie Lennix, Loyce Lewis, Deacon Pattrice Lewis, Germel T. Lewis, Jennifer Livingston, Barbara Long, Deacon Rosemary Louie, Emmitt Louie, Lonnie Lumu, Akemi & Tonny Lyle, Paul Lyles, Johnise Maclin, Bonita Mangum, Anita Mann, Kimberly Marshall, Myles Mason-Matthews, Karen Mayes-McCruel, Deacon Alma McDade, Darlene McDonald Family

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McGhee, William McGowan, Milton & Theresa McIntosh, Deacon Maurice McKinney Family McKinney, Marian McKinney, Takiesha McKinnon, Cora McLinnahan, Glen Melton, Alzenia Miles, Beatrice Miller, John Miller, Virgie Mitchell-Shields, Deacon Sharon Monegan, Jerome Moreno, Lisa Muwwakkil, Baby Morgan Neely, Danny Nelson, Donna Nelson-Brewer, Dr. Beatrice Nevils, Tessie Norris, Deacon Wanda Overton, Jean Page, Gail Parker, Andre Payne, Jason Payne, Shannon Peavy, Irene Pepper, Evelyn Pepper, Robert Peterson, Rev. Dr. John O. Plummer, Jr., Morris Provall, Estelle Pugh-Lightfoot, Eric Putman, Delores Rayford, Sharon Raymond, Sheldon Reams, Carolyn & Family Sunday, February 25, 2007 Rice, Gladys Rice, Sylvester Roberts, Erskin Roberts, Leslie Robinson, Ann Robinson, Candie Robinson, Charles Robinson, Dorian Robinson, Juanita Robinson, Michael Robinson, Theresa Rollins, Eddie Ross, Baby Honesty Gabriella Ruff, Carolyn Russell, Debra Russell, Tamon Sanders, Deacon Robert Scates, Hermine Scott, Alice Scott, Dr. Angela Sigh, Martha Simmons, Michael Smith, Carmencita Smith, Deacon Dorothy Smith, Jody Smith, Louis & Virgina South, Lucretia Spann, Theresa Steele, Abbigale Stewart, Beverly Sykes, Myra Sykes, Rev. Michael Taylor, Patricia Terrell-Haynes, Rosalyn Teverbaugh, George Teverbaugh, Olivia Thomas, Jonathon & Tabetha 3 Thomas, Rosetta Thornton, Laverne Tillman, Deneen Tillman, Jonae Lynn Timberlake, Deacon Joyce Toles, James Torrey-Parker, L. Julie Tregre, Deacon Evelyn Turner, Sonia Tyler, Betty Tyler, Deacon Lazane Tyler, Shelton & Demetri Upton-Davis, Ardell Wade, Deborah Walker, Euclid Walker, Honoria Walker, Jerry Wallace, Jacory Wallace, Juanita Wallace, Walterene Warmack, Charlene White, Jr., Royal White, Sr., Joseph Williams, Deacon Mattie Williams, Dorothy Williams, Joy Williams, Lena Williams, Mae Williams, Pauline Williams, Rebecca Williams, Willie Ruth Williams, Yvonne Wilson, Charles Withers, Mother Ernestine Woods, Darius Wooten, John Wordlaw, Kenya Wright, Rev. Ramah Wright, William Wright-Miller, Mildred Wright Moore, Janet Young, Shantal Young, Thelma

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ThE fAmILY of: Mr. Edward Banks Mr. Onva Berry Ms. Thelma Bird Mrs. Marie Butler Mr. Jesse Douglas Mr. Emmit Graham Mrs. Virginia Muse Mrs. Barbara J. Parks Mr. Frank Robinson pLEASE SEND CARDS To: Mrs. Gwendolyn Marshall & Family Mrs. Beverly Byrd & Family Deacon Deborah Green & Family Ms. Emily Ferguson & Family Ms. Brea Douglas & Family Mr. Thomas Dixon & Family Rev. Ruvinia Owusu & Family Ms. Toni Oats & Family Ms. Anita Thomas & Family ADDRESS: 10734 S. Beverly Ave (43) 7 E. 90th Street (19) 9431 S. Lowe Ave. (0) P.O. Box 758 (80) 1534 E. 81st Street (19) 40 S. King Drive, Unit 1-South (53) 609 E. 33rd Place (16) 9101 S. Emerald Ave. (0) 11634 S. Laflin (43) 6450 S. Wolcott (36)

Deacon Virginia McNorton Ms. Vanessa McNorton & Family

hospitaliZed
Janice burnom
Northwestern Memorial Hospital 51 E. Huron Street Chicago, IL 60611 31-96-000

Sandra hall

McNeal Memorial Hospital 349 S. Oak Park Ave. Berwyn, IL 6040 708-783-9100

Jean overton

St. Margaret Mercy Hospital 5454 Hohman Ave. Hammond, IN 4630 19-93-300

Joseph Gilliam

Mercy Hospital 55 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60616 31-567-000

Dr. frances holliday

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

Viola Gray

Roseland Community Hospital 45-67 W. 111th Street Chicago, IL 6068 773-995-3000

Ethel mcCullough

Oak Forest Hospital 15900 S. Cicero Ave. Oak Forest, IL 6045 708-687-700

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bRoWN, Ed Victory Center 4150 W. Gatling Blvd. Country Club Hills, IL 60478 Room 43 708-957-8300 CADENhEAD, Lafronne Jackson Square Nursing Home 5130 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 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 Sunday, February 25, 2007 hAmpToN, Ineze Manor Care Health Care Services 145 E. 170th St. South Holland, IL 60473 Room 338, Bed C 708-895-355 hoLLoWAY, Theodore St. Agnes Nursing Home 175 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60616 Room 414 31-9-777 JEffERSoN, Lorrine Manor Care Health Care Services 6300 W. 95th St. Oak Lawn, IL 60453 Room 30, Bed 1 708-599-8800 LAWS, Robert Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago 345 East Superior Street Chicago, IL 60611 Room 614, Bed  (31) 38-1000 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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Evergreen Health Center 1014 Kedzie Ave. Evergreen Park, IL 60805 Room 0, Bed 1 708-636-900

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 

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

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

RICE, Sylvester

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

WILSoN, Louis

Evergreen Health Center 1014 S. Kedzie Evergreen Park, 60805 Room 5119 708-709-7000

TINSLEY, Eddis

RoGERS, marlene

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

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

Kindred Chicago Lake Shore 6130 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60630 Room 319 773-381-1

WATSoN, Janet

ShEATS, benjamin

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

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

WATT, mildred

SmITh, mary baker

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

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

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TEVERbAUGh, George

Imperial Extended Living 1366 W. Fullerton Chicago, IL Room 19, Bed 1 773-48-9300

Washington Heights Nursing Home 1010 W. 95th Street Chicago, IL 6060 Room 01 773-98-1177

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 1510 Brookfield Dr., Plainfield, IL 9643 S. Lowe Ave. 841 S. Carpenter St. 941 S. Eggleston Ave. 3459 Innsbrook Lane, Crete, IL 1855 S. Center Ave., Homewood, IL 9 East 90th Street 9146 S. Indiana Ave. 1166 S. Stewart St. 5948 W. Midway Park 13058 S. Wood St., Apt. #1E Blue Island, IL 8939 S. Dante Ave. 931 S. Union Ave. 10639 S. Emerald` 500 Park Ave., Calumet City, IL 9804 S. Lowe Ave. 9547 S. Lowe Avenue 7759 S. Chappel 7337 S. South Shore Dr., Apt. #731 c/o Lois Walker 598 Andover, Chicago Heights, IL 951 S. Parnell Ave. 7615 S. Paxton 1135 S. Union Avenue 8343 S. Calumet 9616 S. Princeton Ave. 9618 S. Yates Blvd. 1818 Ravisloe Terrace Country Club Hills, IL 150 W. 105th Street 1631 Shirley Dr., Calumet City, IL 10136 S. Peoria St. 18101 Versailles Lane, Hazel Crest, IL 7811 S. Michigan Ave. 1041 W. 13rd Street, Calumet Park, IL 614 S. St. Lawrence, #1 711 E. 158th Street, South Holland, IL 8343 S. Calument 9510 S. Kolmar, Oak Lawn, IL 7837 S. Morgan Ave. 7938 S. Jeffrey Blvd. 10009 S. Carpenter ADAMS-CHILDS, Vernita BASKIN, William BEY-HARRIS, Deacon Fatima BLAKE, Judith BROOKS, Arzulia BROOME, James BURKS, Willa A. CALVIN, Diane CAMPBELL, Delois CLAY, Louise CLAY, Nancy DULANEY, Doris FORD, John FUNCHES, Josephine GARLAND, Deacon Angela GAY, Mary GILLIAM, Joseph GRANT, Sharon GLOVER, Delores GREEN, Lloyd HARDY, Glodine HEREFORD, Bessie JENKINS, Deacon Herschel JONES, Lula NORRIS, Kelly LEHMANN, Augustine LENNIX, Loyce LEWIS, Deacon Pattrice “Kim” LOVE, Margaret MARDARDUS, Lofton MARRABLE, James McFADDEN, Deborah McINTOSH, Emily MELTON, Alzenia MILES, Mary NELSON, Donna NORRIS, Kelly PARKER, Irene PARKS, Maceo PAYTON-LOVE, Mary PRIEST, David (49) 60544 (8) (0) (8) 60417 60430 (19) (19) (8) (44) 773-363-865 Saturday Visits Only 815-54-1106 773-39-0985 773-873-951 773-4-7581 708-753-0117 708-799-3581 773-874-379 773-98-0997 773-468-964 773-87-9194

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Sunday, February 25, 2007

© Sermons copyrighted by Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.

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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.