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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. – “I Just Want To Thank You”).............................................................. 4
Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m. – “Lift Him Up”)................................................................................. 4
Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.)........................................................................ 5
Sermon Notes.................................................................................................................................. 6
Pastor’s Page................................................................................................................................... 7
Confession of Sins.......................................................................................................................... 11
2007 Lenten Meditation #7........................................................................................................... 11
Stewardship................................................................................................................................... 12
To Do Justice................................................................................................................................ 12
Sexual Awareness Month............................................................................................................... 13
Aids Awareness.............................................................................................................................. 13
Calendar........................................................................................................................................ 14
Heart of the Community............................................................................................................... 16

2007 Village Conference


The Akiba
Singles Community Friday After Next Worship Service
Trumpet Subscriptions

Information & Announcements..................................................................................................... 22


Prayer List..................................................................................................................................... 25
Bereaved........................................................................................................................................ 27
Hospitalized.................................................................................................................................. 27
Extended Care . ............................................................................................................................ 28
Members at Home . ...................................................................................................................... 30
Service and Support Groups........................................................................................................... 33
Prayer Concerns............................................................................................................................ 34
Order
Order of Worship
Worship
Choral Introit.................................................................................................“Where He Leads Me”
Opening Hymn (7:30 a.m.)............................................................................“Blessed Be The Lord”
Opening Hymn (11:00 a.m.)............................................................ “Father, We’re Calling On You”
Opening Hymn (6:00 p.m.)............................................................................... “Magnify The Lord”
Call to Worship
The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m.).................................................................... “I Just Want To Thank You”
Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m.)....................................................................................... “Lift Him Up”
Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.)........................................................................ John 12:12–19 (NRSV)
Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m.)......................................................................... Luke 19:28–40 (NIV)
Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.)........................................................................ Luke 19:37–40 (NRSV)
[PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD]
Invocation
Ministry of Music (6:00 p.m.)...........................................................................................“Hosanna”
Parish Concerns
Visitor Recognition
Passing of the Peace
The Pastor’s Word
The Blessing and Distribution of Palms
The Service of Communion
Confession of Sins
Assurance of Pardon
Words of Institution
Distribution of Elements
The Service of Giving
Offertory Sentences
Tithes and Offerings
Benevolence Offering
Altar Call (7:30 a.m.).............................................................................................. “I Worship Him”
Altar Call (11:00 a.m.)...................................................................................... “He’s Preparing Me”
Sermon (7:30 a.m.).................................................... “The Crowd Around Christ” (John 12:17-19)
Sermon (11:00 a.m.)........................................................................... “Untie The Colt And Shout!”
Sermon (6:00 p.m.).................................................. “Tell Your Disciples To Stop!” (Luke 19:39-40)
Hymn of Invitation (7:30 a.m.)....................................................... “Can’t Stop Praising His Name”
Hymn of Invitation (11:00 a.m.)....................................................................... “It’s A New Season”
Hymn of Invitation (6:00 p.m.).......................................................... “He Is Worthy To Be Praised”
Benediction....................................................................................................“The Lord Bless Thee”
Right Hand of Fellowship (6:00 p.m.)
[Once the sermon has begun, parishioners may not enter or re-enter the first floor sanctuary.]

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Hymn of praise Hymn of praise
7:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
I Just want to thank you Lift him up
I just want to thank You Verse I
Forever and ever and ever and ever How to reach the masses, men of ev’ry birth,
For all You’ve done for me. For an answer Jesus gave the key:
Blessings and honor and glory, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth,
They all belong to You. I’ll draw all men unto Me.”
Thank You, Jesus, for blessing me. (Repeat Refrain)
(Repeat)
Refrain
Lift Him up, Lift Him up
Still He speaks from eternity
“And I, if I be I be lifted up from the earth,
I’ll draw all men unto Me.”

Verse II
Oh! The world is hungry for the Living Bread,
Lift the Savior up for them to see;
Trust Him, and do not doubt the words that He said,
“I’ll draw all men unto Me.”
(Repeat Refrain)

Verse III
Don’t exalt the preacher, don’t exalt the pew,
Preach the Gospel simple, full and free;
Prove Him and you will find that promise is true,
“I’ll draw all men unto Me.”
(Repeat Refrain)

Verse IV
Lift Him up by living as a Christian ought,
Let the world in you the Savior see;
Then men will gladly follow Him who once taught,
“I’ll draw all men unto Me.”
(Repeat Refrain)

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UNISON SCRIPTURE
7:30 a.m. untying it?’ tell him, ‘The Lord needs it.’”
John 12:12–19 (NRSV) 32
Those who were sent ahead went and found it
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The next day the great crowd that had come just as he had told them. 33As they were untying
to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you
Jerusalem. 13So they took branches of palm trees untying the colt?” 34They replied, “The Lord
and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! needs it.” 35They brought it to Jesus, threw
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. 36As
the Lord� the King of Israel!” 14Jesus found a he went along, people spread their cloaks on the
young donkey and sat on it; as it is written: road. 37When he came near the place where the
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“Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion. Look, road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole
your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!” crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God
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His disciples did not understand these things in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:
at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they
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“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of
remembered that these things had been written the Lord!” 39Some of the Pharisees in the crowd
of him and had been done to him. 17So the said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”
crowd that had been with him when he called
40
“I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet,
Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the the stones will cry out.”
dead continued to testify. 18It was also because
6:00 p.m.
they heard that he had performed this sign that
the crowd went to meet him. 19The Pharisees Luke 19:37–40 (NRSV)
then said to one another, “You see, you can do
37
As he was now approaching the path down
nothing. Look, the world has gone after him!” from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude
of the disciples began to praise God joyfully
11:00 a.m. with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that
Luke 19:28–40 (NIV) they had seen, 38saying, “Blessed is the king
28
After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in
going up to Jerusalem. 29As he approached heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!”
Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the
39
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to
Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, him, “Teacher, order your disciples to stop.”
saying to them, 30“Go to the village ahead of
40
He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent,
you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied the stones would shout out.”
there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and
bring it here. 31If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you

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PASTOR ’S PAGE
PALM SUNDAY 2007

A
s we celebrate the “Trium- story of human degradation and indignity,”
phal Entry” of Jesus into the say delegates representing the World Council
capitol of Judaism in the first of Churches (WCC), the World Alliance of
century, let us remember the Reformed Churches (WARC) and the Council
100 million who have died for World Mission (CWM) who met in Geneva
because His message of Love March 15 to 17.
was not heard or heeded. We join today with While the dungeons are a reminder of this
the World Alliance of Reformed Churches to horrible stain on the history of humanity, the
remember not just the triumphal march, but to legacy of the slave trade remains today in the
also remember the tragic march from Freedom racism, economic exploitation and psychological
into Slavery. damage done to millions of Africans and their
Read the following message from the World descendants and millions of the world’s poor,
Alliance and say a prayer today for the “many the church groups say.
thousands gone!”
We further call upon
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churches, governments
World Alliance of Reformed Churches
and businesses who were
News Release
unjustly enriched by the
March 2007
slave trade not only to
repent but to demonstrate
Never forget the “holocaust of Africa,”
fruits of that repentance.
churches declare!

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“The global slave trade removed some of the
he transatlantic slave trade was an most productive peoples in Africa, resulting in
“African holocaust” that should never the African holocaust. Global trade now contin-
be forgotten, says a coalition of global ues the degradation in the form of child labour,
ecumenical church bodies, working to com- sex workers, human trafficking, incarceration of
memorate the 200th anniversary of its abolition young people and institutional racism.
this year. “The ecumenical community calls upon
“Two hundred years after the abolition, people and governments to rise up to their
the dungeons along the coast of Africa tell the historical duty to recover and reclaim the divin-

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ity in all humanity so that economic and racial sign from European nations that acknowledges
justice prevails,” the church groups state. their participation in this terrible part of colonial
“We further call upon churches, govern- history,” said Kobia, a Kenyan.
ments and businesses who were unjustly en- “We boldly declare ‘never again’ but we
riched by the slave trade not only to repent but must also use this historic occasion to commit
to demonstrate fruits of that repentance.” ourselves to working for a world without any
The message was issued by the project coor- kind of enslavement that keeps God’s people
dinators, marking the 200th anniversary of the from enjoying fullness of life,” said Setri Nyomi,
Abolition of the Slave Trade Act of the Brit- a Ghanaian and WARC’s general secretary.
ish House of Commons on March 25, 1807, “We pay tribute to the brave women and
though the trade continued for some time, and men and their descendants who bore the burden
survivors and their families maintain that aboli- of slavery. Millions of Africans were captured,
tion was actually achieved through resistance brutalized and murdered in the name of eco-
and revolt by the enslaved and not primarily nomic gain; let us commit ourselves to making
through the altruistic endeavours of British that kind of enslavement a thing of the past.”
abolitionists. Roderick Hewitt of Jamaica, moderator of
Representatives of the global church groups CWM, who travelled to the slave dungeons in
met recently to map out plans to mark the Ghana in 2004, calling them a “a dark epiph-
passing of the bill and document the slave any,” said the slave trade was a structure that
trade’s legacies through statements, education brought about the “unjust enrichment of the
programmes, international consultations and a few through the exploitation of the vulnerable.
transatlantic boat trip to re-enact the journey of “This global economic structure is mirrored
the slaves. today in the neoliberal economic framework and
Samuel Kobia, general secretary of the WCC, needs to be so identified and addressed.”
said in a March 16th letter to the British Prime The church groups insist there is much to be
Minister Tony Blair that European nations done by all kinds of organizations to help place
should begin a process of “truth-telling, repen- memory of the “holocaust of Africa” perma-
tance and reconciliation” concerning the slavery nently in the minds and hearts of the people
trade and the colonial legacy. around the world.
“People of African descent in diaspora and in Said Fatma M. Alloo, a consultant to the
Africa await an unambiguous apology and clear ecumenical planning team from Zanzibar,

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Tanzania, “The world is still tearing Africa apart – Martin E. Marty

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and we need to take drastic measures using
y Web site reminds readers that I
various forms of communication to take the
cannot write dust-jacket blurbs for
continent forward.
forthcoming books, a policy explained
“There is a growing need to collect resources
on the “Regrets” page. Sometimes, however,
for documentation purposes and research on the
when I read a manuscript critically for a publisher
issues and eliminate the spirit of soulless human-
or an author — my “Regrets” page also explains
ity that existed.”
why such readings are rare — and a publisher finds
The delegates concluded: “After 200 years,
something worth using, that’s okay.
the time for talk is over; the poor of the world
But enough about me, except for this blurb
await urgent and just action.”
on the jacket of Krista Tippett’s new book,
The World Alliance of Reformed Churches
Speaking of Faith. “The brilliance of Krista
(WARC) brings together 75 million Reformed
Tippett’s idea is to trust people to use the first
Christians in 216 churches in 107 countries
person singular, to commit themselves with
— united in their commitment to making a dif-
passion and clarity as they enlarge our urgent
ference in a troubled world.
national conversation.” There’s more to say by
The WARC general secretary is Rev. Dr. Setri
way of review, but what follows is not a review.
Nyomi of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church,
It’s a case study.
Ghana. WARC’s secretariat is based in Geneva,
My case: First, don’t feel sorry for Ms. Tip-
Switzerland.
pett; she hosts a very widely listened-to NPR
program, also called “Speaking of Faith.” It is
Contact:
the top radio interview on religion nationally,
John P. Asling
and we are told that “millions” hear it. She just
Executive Secretary, Communications
had a strenuous book-signing tour; I missed the
World Alliance of Reformed Churches
chance to meet her in Chicago. The notices this
150 Route de Ferney
book gets are all positive. So what’s the case?
P.O. Box 2100
I seethe and sulk when I find the media giv-
1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
ing space and time to the Ann Coulters on the
tel. +41.22 791 6243
nut-right, and a good deal of space and time to
fax: +41.22 791 6505
those whom reviewer Brad Robideau refers to as
web: www.warc.ch
the battle criers of “the end of faith” and “the

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God delusion.” Meanwhile, Tippett, and others Polemicists and firebrands often dismiss such
like her, while by no means out of view, still do people as “moderates,” and imply that, because
not generate the audiences and responses that these “moderates” are not verbal street-fight-
the noisy extremists do. So I seethe and sulk ers, they have nothing to say. Contrariwise, they
a bit when those who complain that they are usually have the most to say — but in our pres-
alienated by the extremes in religions often do ent culture it is harder for them to get a hearing.
not bother with Tippett and her kind. Tippett is not alone as author or broadcaster.
Tippett has interviewed a large and diverse I think of Bob Abernethy of “Religion & Ethics
cast of characters, and draws on that experience Newsweekly,” who is publishing soon. I hope
in her book, which is, in some sense, like a first Tippett’s example will inspire still others among
draft of a memoir — she’s too young to be tak- her spiritual kin to be forthright, and to better
ing a long look back. The book offers a concise understand how and that they are “speaking of
look at her Southern Baptist childhood, a tem- faith,” not shouting about it. Case closed.
porary drift from faith, political correspondence The alternative to extremism is not wishy-
years, learning at Yale Divinity School, and the washiness but good sense.
invention of her NPR program. The result is
not an egocentric program or book, but a set of References:
testimonies filtered through her experience. Tip- Krista Tippett’s book, Speaking of Faith, is available
from Viking Adult. For more information about the
pett neither hides her own faith nor parades it,
radio program “Speaking of Faith,” visit: www.speak-
but uses it as a base for drawing out the personal ingoffaith.publicradio.org/.
experiences of her interviewees and quotees.
Where are we? With respect to public religion
I used to say that the excitement was at the con-
junction of “the left of the right and the right
of the left, which is not the center.” Left of the
right: “open,” engaged and engaging Evangeli-
cals, Orthodox Jews, and one kind of Catho-
lics. Right of the left: mainstream Protestants,
Reform and Conservative Jews, and many other
kinds of Catholics who are mindful of and draw
on tradition as they fashion new themes.

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CONFESSION 2007 Lenten
OF SINS Meditation #7

A
sixth sunday in lent
lmighty and Most Merciful Father,
we come before You, acknowledging WHEN GOD ENTERS OUR PICTURE
our sins, our shortcomings, and our a time for celebration

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breaking of our Covenant with You. s Palm Sunday a bitter-sweet occasion? There
Not only have we done things we ought not to is pleasure, to be sure, but joy touched by a
have done, said things we ought not to have said, foreshadowing of loss and suffering. Here is a
left undone so many things we ought to have done challenge to every human being. When the problems
and been silent when we should have witnessed for of our world press in upon us, can we still feel free
You. to celebrate? We know that few victories in life are
permanent. Can we still enjoy them? Palm Sunday
Not only are we guilty of that, O Lord; but we
tells us, “Yes! Life itself is to be celebrated, and when
have also closed our eyes and pretended not to
Jesus arrives in our midst, it is always a celebrative
see the injustices, the racism and the evil which time.”
pervade our everyday lives. The word, “Hosanna,” that people cried out
We have shut our ears and pretended not to hear to Jesus as He entered Jerusalem, is more than an
the cries for liberation which come from the lips, exclamation of praise. Literally, it means, “Save,
lives and hearts of the oppressed — even our own now!” This becomes part of the celebration because
Black brothers and sisters! it speaks of a conviction that Jesus indeed will save,
bringing deliverance and new hope.
Forgive us, O Lord, renew our courage and
Things seldom work out exactly as we expect
faith, and keep us ever mindful of Thy great
them to. Christians in the early Church expected
sacrifice. Hear us, we beseech Thee, as we come that Jesus would soon return and live among
to You in love and worship giving Your name the them again. Yet, centuries later we still have not
praise forevermore. seen this kind of “second coming.” Jesus comes in
many ways at different times. He came as a child
===========
at Christmas, as a deliverer on Palm Sunday and a
TO ALL OUR VISITORS … To all who resurrected hope on Easter morning. Jesus comes
mourn and need comforting … To all who are anew into our own lives, when we realize that He
friendless and want friendship … To all who are saves us from sin and aimlessness.
oppressed and need liberation; and All of Jesus’ comings are times for celebration.
to whosoever will come, Trinity opens its doors. Celebrating does not mean that all is now complete
and perfect. The birthdays that people celebrate
Thank you for coming and may God bless you.
each year do not mark an ending, but a milepost
along the way. We do well to celebrate Palm Sunday
with expectancy and heartfelt anticipation that
Jesus’ coming to us will make a difference.

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stewardship to do justice
the results of a Redeemed Life Rev. Reginald Williams, Jr.

P
Good Gifts – Greater Reactions ublic, Educational, Governmental (PEG)

F
ollowing our Chinese dinner, we opened the Access centers are television stations and
fortune cookies. Mine said: “The best thing media outlets which allow for local, munici-
about giving is that the reaction is always
pal, educational programming. One of these media
greater than the action.” Think about it. Is that true?
outlets is CAN TV.
Most gifts bring joy to the giver and the receiver.
The pleasure is now doubled. Obviously, the gift Currently, the Illinois legislature is considering
plus doubled pleasure is greater than the gift alone. a telecommunications bill backed by AT&T which
Even if the gift was a wrong choice or not appreci- may serve to severely limit local cable outlets like
ated, the reactions of both parties, added to the gift, CAN TV. According to information gathered from
become more than the gift itself. www.keepusconnected.org, if HB 1500 passes,
But how much greater than the gift can the reac- community information shared in local markets will
tions become? Consider this. When driving in heavy
be undercut, major cable conglomerates will be able
traffic, have you allowed another driver to enter the
to decide the areas they serve, and PEG program-
road in front of you? Later, did that driver allow cars
to enter, and then those drivers did, too? Or if you ming will be severely limited.
were entering from the side, were you irked by the This appears to be yet another example of
driver who wouldn’t let you in? Pleased by the driver major media corporations’ attempts to displace
who would, did you react with thoughtfulness? If and monopolize the information shared with
so, your gift was courtesy, your reaction, part of “the communities. PEG’s serve an important func-
ripple effect.” tion in our society as they keep the communities
“The ripple effect” doesn’t just add reactions to which they serve informed about current events,
gifts, it multiples them! We seldom know how many
and local events. Through PEG’s, one can watch
ripples our gifts create.
school board meetings, city council sessions, and
Church offerings multiply this way. Rippling
across the church and around the world into homes, other educational programs which edify the lives
schools, farms, shelters and hospitals, they affect of citizens and communities.
communities and individuals in ways we’ll never see. For more information on HB 1500 and what
Time doesn’t destroy them. We are blessed by such you can do, contact Keep Us Connected at 312-
giving…but greater still are the multiplied reactions 738-1400, or visit www.keepusconnected.org .
to our gifts and the blessings they compound.
ACTION ITEM
Your Friends in Service,
1. Boycott Wal-Mart & Sam’s Club
The Stewardship Ministry
Thought for this week:
Constance A. King, Editor
James D. Butler, Chairman “Health is a human right, not a privilege to be
purchased.” —Shirley Chisolm
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SEXUAL ASSAULT HIV/AIDS FORUM
AWARENESS MONTH
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual
assault is a human rights violation that involves a
person using physical violence, threats, intimidation,
or coercion to force any form of non-consensual sexual
contact or activity on another person. Every two-and-
a-half minutes, someone in America is being sexually in conjunction with
assaulted. Eighty percent of those victims are assaulted TUCC HIV/AIDS Support Ministry
by someone they know. Like domestic violence, sexual presents
assault is an act of power and control. HIV/AIDS in the African
Because many victims of domestic violence are American Community:
also being sexually assaulted by their abusers, the THE CO$T AND
Domestic Violence Ministry will call attention to this CASUALTIES OF SILENCE
important social issue.
Marital/Domestic Partner Rape A community educational event and dialogue
Marital/domestic partner rape accounts for over between minority physicians and researchers, and
25% of all rapes in the United States.
African Americans living with HIV/AIDS
Seventy percent of domestic violence victims have
been sexually assaulted by their abusive spouse or
Thursday, April 12, 2007
significant other. Victims of marital/domestic partner
rape are more likely to be raped multiple times than 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
those who are raped by strangers. Atrium
One in seven women is raped by her spouse. In 1993,
marital rape became a crime in all 50 states. When Free HIV Testing Available
a person is raped by a stranger, they have to live the 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and
devastating memory. When a person is raped by their 9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
spouse/partner, they have to live with the rapist.
If you or someone you know has been sexually Special Guests
assaulted, help is available. You can contact the
Mr. Tony Wafford (Wafford Consulting Solutions),
24-hour, free and confidential Chicago Rape Crisis
Mr. Sean Hudson (Pfizer Pharmaceutical),
Hotline at 1-888-293-2080 or the City of Chicago
Dr. Terry Mason (Chicago Department of Public
Domestic Violence Help Line at 1-877-863-6338.
This month, the Domestic Violence Ministry’s Health), Rev. Otis Moss III, Ms. Jeri L. Wright
meeting will focus on addressing sexual assault in the and Rev. Anthony Hollins
African American community. For more information,
please contact Anika Sterling at (773)297-1027, or
Nate Blackman at (773)297-6344.

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CALENDAR
HIGHLIGHTS TUESDAY – 4/3
400 W. 95th Street
Today, SUN…4-1
6:00 p.m. Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II
Palm Sunday
Band Rehearsal – SA
THUR…4/5 Maundy Thursday Worship Services
Voice Class – WC
FRI…4/6 Good Friday
7:00 p.m. Singles Community – A
Seven Last Words Worship Services
Newness of Life - 203
SUN…4/8 Easter Sunday
Men’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA
FRI…4/13 Singles Community -
Youth Revival Planning Committee
Friday After Next Worship Service
– 202
THURS-SAT…4/26 – 4/28
2007 Village Conference
Cottage Grove Building
901 E. 95th Street
6:30 p.m. Immabasi Gospel Aerobics – Room 1
SUNDAY – 4/1
7:30 a.m. Worship Service – SA
TUCC Village Center
9:30 a.m. Breakfast – FH
(1947 W. 95th Street)
Bible Study – WC
4:00 p.m. THEC Tutoring – W305
11:00 a.m. Worship Service – SA
1:30 p.m. Dinner – FH
2:00 p.m. Youth Sexuality Project – 118/202/203
WEDNESDAY – 4/4
6:00 p.m. Worship Service – SA
400 W. 95th Street
6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Prayer and Fasting
MONDAY – 4/2
11:30 a.m. Prayer Service – WC
400 W. 95th Street
5:30 p.m. Praise Team Rehearsal – SA
6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal – SA
6:00 p.m. Chaplain Ministry – BR
Voice Class – FH
6:30 p.m. DIT Prayer Service Preparation – 102
Cluster 6 Meeting – A
7:14 p.m. Prayer Service – SA
6:30 p.m. Hospitality Ministry – 118
8:30 p.m. Tangeni Rehearsal - SA
7:00 p.m. Women’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA

THURSDAY – 4/5
Cottage Grove Building
400 W. 95th Street
901 E. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal – SA
5:30 p.m. Mwanabaraka Rehearsal – Room 3
Voice Class – FH
6:30 p.m. Chinara High School Dance
7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service – SA
Rehearsal – Room 4

BLACK & CHRISTIAN (NEW MEMBER CLASSES)


No classes during the month of April

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c alendar
Cottage Grove Building SATURDAY – 4/7
901 E. 95th Street 400 W. 95th Street
5:30 p.m. Khayralla Dance Ministry Rehearsal 3:00 p.m. Africa Ministry Ga Foundation
– Room 2 General Meeting – 207
Tangeni Rehearsal – SA
Youth Usher Training – 202
FRIDAY – 4/6 3:30 p.m. Young Women’s Christian Walk
400 W. 95th Street Ministry – 203
10:00 a.m. Free-N-One – 207
12:00 p.m. Seven Last Words Service TUCC Village Center
5:30 p.m. Music Theory Class – 207 (1947 W. 95th Street)
7:00 p.m. Free-N-One – 207 9:00 a.m. Legal Counseling Ministry –
Tough Love – 203 E101/E102
10:00 a.m. THEC Tutoring – W307
Cottage Grove Building
901 E. 95th Street
6:30 p.m. Gospel Aerobics – Room 1

SATURDAY – 4/7
400 W. 95th Street
7:00 p.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. Adult Church School – WC
11:00 a.m. Math Tutorial – 202/203
Tangeni Orientation – 207
12:00 p.m. Singles Community Easter Egg Hunt
– A/FH
12:30 p.m. Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II
Walaika Choir Rehearsal – WC
1:30 p.m. Youth Usher Ministry Board Meeting
– 202
Youth Drill Team Orientation – 118
Youth Usher Ministry – 202
2:30 p.m. Junior Deacon-In-Training – 116

BLACK & CHRISTIAN (NEW MEMBER CLASSES)


No classes during the month of April

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heart of the communit y
ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH Summer CHICAGO METROPOLITAN ASSOCIATION
Internship available, Contact Angel Brown, and Disaster Relief Ministry of the Illinois
angel@advocatesforyouth.org or visit Conference “Hands on New Orleans,” Offering
www.youthresource.com opportunity for volunteers from churches in the
Chicago Metropolitan Association to travel to
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA members are invited New Orleans to assist with disaster relief, Saturday,
to a fellowship and to worship together, May 12 – Sunday, May 20, Contact Roger Dart,
Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15, 847-945-6015 or rcdart@comcast.net, Rev. Ben
11:00 a.m., Trinity UCC, Contact Vanessa McNeal, 708-447-0309 or aandbmcn@msn.
Lovelace, 773-371-0978 or sismin@sbcglobal.net com, or Rev. Bob Tripp, rjtripp@ameritech.net,
Visit www.cmaucc.org
AUXILLARY TO THE NATIONAL
MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (ANMA) CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY
National African American Youth Initiative, Featuring “Theory and Treatment of Sexual
Offering a two-week program for African Addiction,” Six continuing education units,
American high school sophomores or juniors Friday, April 20, Register by April 5 for early
interested in health careers, Late June, registration discount, Contact 773-995-2214 or
Washington, D.C., Call Mrs. Mae Walton, extserv@csu.edu
202-347-1895
ENTREPRENEURSHIP INFORMATIONAL
CHESTERFIELD COMMUNITY COUNCIL Fundamentals of entrepreneurship for anyone
Spring Senior Citizen Computer Literacy interested in starting a business, Space is limited,
Classes, Ten-weeks, one day/week beginning Sunday, April 15, 4:00 p.m., 5200 S. Hyde Park
April 23, Space is limited, Register, Call 773- Blvd., Call Yolanda Carnes, 630-788-8750
651-3958
EUREKA GRAND CHAPTER, O.E.S.,
CHICAGO FREEDOM SCHOOL seeking P.H.A. Hosts health fair, free health screenings,
volunteer social justice mentors for its first Saturday, April 7, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.,
summer class, For applications, Contact Mia 809 E. 42nd Place, Contact Sister Rhonda Moore,
Henry, miahenry@hotmail.com, Applications 773-715-2815 or sistermoore@comcast.net
due April 15

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PALM SUNDAY SPECIAL Thursday, April 26 through
TODAY ONLY!
Saturday, April 28
Registration Fee: $115.00
(Sunday, April 8, last day to register,
fee increases to $140.00)
Married Couples Sweetheart Dance
$20.00 per couple
Conference Activities Include
Chat Rooms, Yoga, Health Fair, Vendors
…and more!
TEEN COMPONENT JUST ADDED!!!
Ages 14–18
Registration: $75.00
Hotel Room: $50 per person,
4 teens to a room
“Reclaiming and
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2233 S. Martin L. King Drive, Chicago, IL
Restoring the Village
312-567-1234 Ethic Within the
King, Double and Accessible Rooms Community of Faith”
still available, $99/night plus tax
Discount Parking:
$15/night (No In/Out Privileges)

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Atrium following all worship services

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FIRST CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN GOSPEL AFICIONADO to air interview
CHURCH IN AMERICA “Seven Last with Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A, Wright, Jr., Monday,
Words” offered by Rev. Carol Taylor, Rev. Darryl April 9, 7:00 p.m. and Friday, April 13, 11:30 p.m.,
Mayfield, Rev. Lawrence Myles, Rev. Angela Cable 25 AND…The interview will air
Anderlee, Rev. Billy McGee and Rev. Beverly nationwide on Black Family Channel, Date to
Scott, Friday, April 6, 7:00 p.m., 7941 S. King be announced
Drive, Contact Dr. Charles Woodridge, 773-
488-5528 or 1stCPCA@sbcglobal.net HEAVEN IS NOT FOR EVERYBODY
Gospel Musical, Saturday, April 21, 5:30 p.m.,
FRED HAMMOND 25th Anniversary Tour, Prairie State College, 202 S. Halsted, Chicago
Sponsored by Equity One Builders and Musicnet Heights, Tickets, Contact 708-774-1272 or
School of Music, featuring Chanté Moore, www.freewebs.com/heavenisnotforeverybody
Kenny Latimore and Jonathan Slocumb,
Thursday, April 5, 7:00 p.m., One Way Family LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY HOSPITAL
Worship Center, 5758 W. Filmore, Call 708- presents “Quieting Fatigue,” coping with fatigue
201-0910 during cancer treatment, Wednesday, April 18,
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Little Company of Mary
FREE STREET THEATER presents Harold Hospital, 2800 W. 95th Street, Evergreen Park,
is Burning, a multi-media performance and Café 95, For information, 708-229-6001
discussion exploring Mayor Harold Washington’s
fleeting legacy, Sunday, April 22, 3:00 p.m., MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS TRAINING
DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Place and PROGRAM for nurses, nurse practitioners,
Monday, April 30, 7:00 p.m., South Shore Space limited to first 100 registrants, Saturday,
Cultural Center, 7059 S. Shore Dr., RSVP, April 21, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Healthcare
773-772-7248 Consortium of Illinois, 1350 E. Sibley Blvd.,
3rd Floor, Dolton, IL, Call 773-221-1426
GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR AFRICA
Annual Gala, “Be A Light in the Life of A Child,” MID-AMERICA PUBLIC HEALTH
Saturday, April 28, 6:30 p.m., The Grand Summer Institute/Conference for public health
Ballroom, 6351 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, and healthcare professionals, May 15–18, Hilton
Tickets, Contact Samantha Dwyer, 312-382- Garden Inn, 4070 E. Main St., St. Charles,
0607 or sdwyer@globalallianceafrica.org Early bird registration through April 23,
www.publichealthlearning.com

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heart of the communit y
SAVING LIVES RECOVERY HOME U.S. POST OFFICE now hiring, Call 866-
Offering behavioral modification assistance to 999-8777 or apply online, www.usps.com/
seniors coping with change and isolation from employment
families, housing for homeless persons battling
HIV/AIDS, Call Lenora Miller, 708-596-5063 U.S. SECRET SERVICE Recruiting for
Special Agent and Uniformed Division Officer,
SENATOR BARACK OBAMA Washington, Treasury Enforcement Agent Exam, Police
D.C. Office, summer internships available for Officer Selection test, Saturday, April 21,
students interested in politics, communication Registration, 866-909-9785 or
and public service, bilingual and multilingual www.secretservice.gov/join
students particularly encouraged to apply, Visit
http://obama.senate.gov/services for online
application information &
announcements
STATE OF ILLINOIS VETERANS
BENEFITS Bonus payments for World War II, AFRICA MINISTRY Join Pastor Wright on
Korean, Viet Nam, and Persian Gulf Conflict one of two spiritual and cultural sojourns this
veterans and survivors, For information, www. summer, North Africa/Egypt, August 3 – 14 or
state.il.us/agency/dva/vetben West Africa/Ghana, August 12 –21, Call
Sydneye Wilson at 773-363-9500
ST. MARK AME ZION CHURCH Safety
Awareness Ministry, National Child Abuse AMANI CARE PROGRAM AND TRINITY
Prevention Month, “A Walk of Hope” 5K walk, AMANI CARE TEAM WITH VITAS (TAV)
Saturday, April 21, 9:00 a.m., 7538 S. Cottage is looking for volunteers to provide companion-
Grove, Contact Lorene Cameron, 773-731- ship, transportation, support and other services,
9227 or sophisticated1@sbcglobal.net No experience required, Training provided,
Contact Ms. Karen Miller, 773-298-0473
TRUMPET NEWSMAGAZINE Sponsoring
“A Call to Action,” HIV/AIDS Forum, Guest FINANCIAL COUNSELING
speaker, Tony Wafford, Thursday, April 12, 6:00 CONSORTIUM Second session of the Good
– 9:00 p.m., Trinity United Church of Christ, Shepherd’s Program, Covering Real estate
Atrium ownership and investing, tax planning,
retirement, college, premarital planning, estate

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information & announcements
planning and charitable giving, Monday, April SINGLES COMMUNITY SINGLE
16 – May 14, 7:00 p.m., Room 202, RSVP, PARENT FAMILY Moms, dads, aunts, uncles,
773-962-5650, Voicemail 819 grandparents: Do you have needs as a single
parent that are not being met? Need help
MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM locating resources? Share experiences and
SERIES created by the late Val and Ethel support others regarding parenting, You are not
Jordan, Next session coming soon, Program alone, Join us, Thursday, April 19, 7:00 p.m.,
includes five consecutive two-hour sessions, Room 202, Childcare and children’s activities
Saturdays, Topics: Effective Communication, provided, Room 207, Call Tressa Epps,
Conflict Resolution, Intimacy, Parenting, 773-503-2374 or Earl Streeter, 773-656-4183
Financial Management, Incorporating Joy into
the Marriage, Contact facilitators Kenneth TRINITY AMANI HOSPICE CARE
and Zyra Smith, 773-568-3909 or TEAM WITH VITAS (TAV) now provides
zyra.gordon-smith@cchc-rchm.org or Deacon full hospice service, Hospice is a special concept
Richard and Iris Sewell, 773-548-1614 of care designed to provide comfort and support
to patients and their families when a life-limiting
MEMBERSHIP/MINISTRY SERVICES illness no longer responds to cure-oriented
Have you moved? Any children left the nest? treatments, If you or someone you know is
New employment or newly married? Forgot interested in hospice care for a loved one or
your giving number? Call Membership/Ministry would like more information, contact
Services, 773-962-5650 x395, x233 or x232 Rev. Gina Sourelis, 773-298-0473

PRISON MINISTRY LETTER WRITERS TRINITY COMPUTER LAB offers


NEEDED You can help change a life! Volun- preparation class for the Microsoft Certified
teers needed to correspond with incarcerated Desktop Support Exam, Fridays, 6:00 p.m. –
individuals, This is a critical life-line service for 8:00 p.m., Classes resume Friday, April 14,
the brothers and sisters, many of whom rarely Village Center, Call Shelby Mott,
see or hear from family or the outside AND… 773-305-1965
Looking for men to volunteer as camp counsel-
ors for the annual Mom and Me program,
taking children of women inmates to visit and
camp out, Training required, Contact Gail Hardy,
708-710-7415 or cubie7415@sbcglobal.net

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information & announcements
TRINITY UCC hiring on-call kitchen staff, WOMEN’S DRILL TEAM invites all female
teens, ages 16 –19, to assist with kitchen members 18 and older to step for the Lord for
functions and special events, Looking for the 2007 Women’s Week, Rehearsals Tuesdays,
servers, dishwashers and kitchen prep, Call 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays,
Shaun Brown, Food Service Manager at 773- 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Narthex II, Call
962-5650 Ext. 709 or e-mail sbrown@tucc.org Roshawnda Humphries, 847-903-1086
or Tawanda Smith, 773-429-0658
TRINITY UCC AND SAFER
FOUNDATION Sponsoring Ready 4 Work, YOUTH DRILL TEAM Calling all youth
aftercare program for ex-offenders: 18 years old 13–18 years old interested in ministry that
and up, out of prison 180 days or less, no sex builds self-esteem, leadership and discipline, If
crimes or crimes against women or children you possess leadership qualities and are not
AND…Ready 4 Work mentors needed, Must be ashamed of marching for the Lord, join us
available to meet with mentees 2– 6 hours per Saturday, April 7, 1:30 p.m., Room 118, Parents
month, If ex-offender: conviction must not have are required to attend orientation session, Call
been of sex crimes or crimes against women, Leslie James, 708 895-3985 or Tawonda Smith,
children, out of prison for at least 2 years, Call 773-429-0658
Vanessa Cosby-Shannon, 773-233-1492

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
2nd Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Village
Center, Call Mrs. Marcia Green, 773-962-5650,
Ext. 424

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PRAYER LIST
Adams, Deacon Andrea Burnom, Odester Eberhart, Ivan Holman, Jeanette
Adams, Deacon Lorraine Burns Family Edwards, Catherine Hooker, Timothy
Adams-Carter, Cynthia Butts, Larvette Elbert, Robby Horne, Joyce
Adams-Childs, Vernita Bynes, Gayla Ellis, Victoria Hoskins, Dominque
Afflalo, Carmelita Bynes, Ronald Emerson, Mary Houston, Cozetta
Allen, Azalean Bynum, Judy Eskridge, Sonny Hudson, Irean
Allen, Baby Jeremy Stephon Caldwell, Mattie Everett, Barbara Huntsville, Hannah
Allen, Jason Oliver Campbell, Deborah Everette, Gwendolyn Hurley, William
Ames, James Campbell, Veronica Fagan, Reggie Irish, Jerome
Anderson, Davina Cannon, Christie Fairchild, Inez Jackson, Betty Jo
Anderson, Doris Carlisle, Yolanda Farrakhan, Minister Louis Jackson, Deacon Rudolph
Anderson, Harry Carter, Herman Figures Family Jackson, Elizabeth
Anderson, Marquerita Carter, Lyric Fleming, Dr. Ned Jackson, Frieda
Anderson, Rev. Danita Caston, Aletha & Alfred Flowers, Jr., Charlie Jackson, Lizzie
Anderson, Tiwona Chambers, Elosie Forbes, James Jackson, Moya
Askew, Jeremiah Champion, Ruby Ford, John Jackson, Pamela
Atkins, Anthony Chapman, Malachi Freeman, Juanita Jackson, Robert
Avent, Carolyn Clark, Viola & Family Freeman, Rev. Donna Jacobs, Isom
Baker, Diane Clay-Wilkes, Roslynn & Family James, Louis
Baker-Brown, Bridgette Coleman, Cassandra Funches, Baby Keari James, Safya
Ballard, James Coleman, Curtis Garner, Deacon Dana Jenkins, Deacon Herschel
Barrigher, Deacon Elwood Coney, Jacqueline Gay, Mary Jenkins, Janice
Barrigher, Jeffrey Cook, Ceola Gibbs, Charon K. Johnson, Anita
Bates, Robert & Family Cosby, Cynthia Gibson, Bessie Johnson, Charles
Bates-Pittman, Lettia Cosby-Shannon, Vanessa Gill, Charlotte Johnson, Dr. Fran
Batts, Errol Crawley, Helen Gill, Deacon Eldridge Johnson, Edwina
Beard, Lavera Crayton, Mary Gillette, Fraziar Johnson, Kenneth
Beckett, Janice Crittleman, Gloria Givens, Charmaine Johnson, Lois
Berry, Baby Bridgette Rae Curtis, Cynthia & Family Johnson, Mary
Blount, Viola Daniels, Carbena Graham, Elder Lucille Johnson, Monique
Boose, Christopher Daniels, Celeste Griffin, Robert Johnson, Renita
Boston, Wendy David, Baby Jacob “Ray Ray” Guerin, Jr., Jerome C. Johnson, Rita
Bowers, Jeffrey Davis, Edrena Guerin, Sr., Jerome C. Johnson, Robert
Brackett, Ascylyn Davis, Marie Guyton-Smith, Mary Lynn Jones, Catherine
Brackett, Sonny Davis, Velma Gwynn, Arthur Joyner, Andrew O.
Bratton, Marjorie Denson, Louise Hall, Sandra King, Richard
Breaux, Freddie Dickerson, Melvin Hamilton, Jewel King, Carlton & Family
Brewer, Deacon Evelyn Divers, Gregory Hampton, Wyman Korvo, Baby Sean Paul
Brooks, Deacon Beatrice Dixon, Angelique Hardaway-Wheeler, Pamela Lane, Antoine C.
Brooks, Evelyn Dorham, Barbara Harrell, Deacon Linda Latham, Odean
Brooks, Keith Dorsey, Sam Harris, Jajuan Leggs, Deborah
Brown, Akiza Douglas, Jesse Harris, Marilyn Lehmann, Auguestine
Brown, Dr. Harriett Dunlap, Joy Harris, Otis Lemon, Jackie
Brown, Hysson Dunlap, Phillip Harroo, Cheryl Lennix, Loyce
Brown, Labarain Durham, Burnette Haynes, Sr., John H. Lewis, Deacon Pattrice
Brown, Rev. James Durroh , Odessa Hickman, Nellie Lewis, Germel T.
Brown, Terrance Eason, Margarette Higgins, Annola Lewis, Jennifer

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PRAYER LIST
Livingston, Barbara Nelson-Brewer, Dr. Beatrice Scates, Hermine Upton-Davis, Ardell
Long, Deacon Rosemary Nevils, Tessie Scott, Alice Vernardo, Helen
Louie, Emmitt Norris, Deacon Wanda Scott, Dr. Angela Wade, Deborah
Louie, Lonnie Norris, Kelly Shah, Fannie Walker, Euclid
Love, Barbara Norris, Lavena Shah, Immanuel Walker, Honoria
Love, Elaine Nurse, Beverly Shah, Terry Walker, Jerry
Lucas-Gillond, Kimberly Ooten, Mary Shed, Tenson & Valerie Walker, Joetta
Lumu, Akemi & Tonny Osborne, Charlotte Shelton, John Wallace, Jacory
Lyle, Paul Page, Gail Shepherd, Marsha Wallace, Juanita
Lyles, Johnise Parker, Andre Sigh, Martha Wallace, Walterene
Maclin, Bonita Payne, Jason Simmons, Michael Warmack, Charlene
Mae, Viola Payne, Shannon Smith, Carmencita Warren, Christian
Mangum, Anita Peavy, Irene Smith, Deacon Dorothy Washington, Emma
Mann, Kimberly Pepper, Evelyn Smith, Jody White, Loretta & Walter
Marshall, Myles Pepper, Robert Smith, Louis & Virgina White, Jr., Royal
Mason, Althea Peterson, Rev. Dr. John O. Smith, Jr., Frank White, Sr., Joseph
Mason-Matthews, Karen Plummer, Jr., Morris Smith-Cobb, Angela White, Sr., Royal
Mayes-McCruel, Deacon Provall, Estelle & Family Wilborn, Rev. Vanessa
Alma Pugh-Lightfoot, Eric South, Lucretia Williams, Deacon Mattie
McCay, Michael Putman, Delores Spann, Theresa Williams, Dorothy
McDade, Darlene Qualls, Arshell Steele, Abbigale Williams, Elaine
McDonald Family Rayford, Sharon Stewart, Beverly Williams, Joy
McGhee, William Raymond, Sheldon Summerville, Jean Williams, Lena
McGowan, Milton & Reeves, Ollie Sykes, Myra Williams, Lillie
Theresa Rice, Gladys Sykes, Pamela Williams, Mae
McIntosh, Deacon Maurice Rice, Sylvester Sykes, Rev. Michael Williams, Pauline
McKinney Family Roberts, Erskin Taylor, Deacon Myra Williams, Rebecca
McKinney, Marian Roberts, Leslie Taylor, Patricia Williams, Willie Ruth
McKinney, Takiesha Robertson, Edna Terrell-Haynes, Rosalyn Williams, Yvonne
McKinnon, Cora Robinson, Ann Teverbaugh, George Wilson, Charles
McLinnahan, Glen Robinson, Candie Teverbaugh, Olivia Wilson, Lorraine
Melton, Alzenia Robinson, Charles Thomas, Jonathon & Withers, Mother Ernestine
Miles, Beatrice Robinson, Dorian Tabetha Woods, Darius
Miller, John Robinson, Juanita Thomas, Rosetta Wooten, John
Miller, Virgie Robinson, Michael Thomas, Sondra Wordlaw, Kenya
Mitchell, Jewel Robinson, Theresa Thornton, Laverne Wright, Deacon Jeri
Mitchell, Monica Rochelle, Jamal Tillman, Deneen Wright, Rev. Ramah
Mitchell, Samuel Rollins, Eddie Tillman, Jonae Lynn Wright, William
Mitchell-Shields, Deacon Ross, Baby Honesty Timberlake, Deacon Joyce Wright-Miller, Mildred
Sharon Gabriella Toombs, Cheryl Wright Moore, Janet
Monegan, Jerome Rowan, Eulica Torrey-Parker, L. Julie Young, Charles
Moss, Monica Ruff, Carolyn Tregre, Deacon Evelyn Young, Demetrius
Muhammad Family Rushing, Melner Tuck, Joseph Young, Semella
Muwwakkil, Baby Morgan Rushing, Michelle Turner, Sonia Young, Shantal
Nash, Edward Russell, Debra Tyler, Betty Young, Thelma
Neely, Danny Russell, Tamon Tyler, Deacon Lazane
Nelson, Donna Sanders, Deacon Robert Tyler, Shelton & Demetri

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BEREAVED
THE FAMILY OF: PLEASE SEND CARDS TO: ADDRESS:
Mrs. Evelyn Collins Ms. Juanita Thomas & Family 1152 E. 101st Street (28)
Mrs. Louise M. Davis Rev. Saundra Deemer-Edwards & Family 8039 S. Maryland (19)
Ms. Magdalen Dixon Mr. Wilton Adams & Family 7825 S. Chappel (49)
Mr. Vallmer E. Jordan Mr. Vallmer W. Jordan & Family 11604 S. Campbell (19)
Ms. Carolyn Lewis-Adams Mr. Darryl S. Lewis & Family 1640 E. 50th, Unit 13B (15)
Mrs. Ocie Looney Ms. Candace Henley & Family 7834 S. Jeffery Blvd, #3 (49)
Mr. Samson McCray Mr. Malik Camara & Family 11432 S. Church Street (43)
Ms. Ollie Audrey Moran Mr. John Moran & Family 1333 E. 83rd Street (19)
Mrs. Jean Overton Mr. Del Jones & Family 1918 E. 173rd St., South Holland, IL 60473
Ms. Evelyn Steward Rev. Vanessa Wilborn & Family 7715 N. Hermitage, Unit 3 (26)
Mr. Darnell Wright Deacon Donna Hammond-Miller 10210 S. St. Lawrence Ave. (28)
& Family
Mrs. Minnie Walker Mr. Michael Jackson & Family 32 Hemlock, Park Forest, IL 60466
Ms. Janice Young Deacon Linda Harrell & Family 15524 Sunset Drive, Dolton, IL 60419

HOSPITALIZED
Alexander, Louise Milton McGowan Evelyn Roebuck
Christ Hospital Stroger Hospital Christ Hospital
4440 W. 95th Street 1969 W. Ogden 4440 W. 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453 Chicago, IL 60612 Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 684-8000 312-864-6000 708-684-8000

Nancy Clay Sylvester Rice


West Suburban Hospital Bethany Hospital
3 Erie Court 3435 West Van Buren
Oak Park, IL 60302 Chicago, IL 60624
708-383-6200 773-265-7700

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SICK & SHUT-IN
E XTENDED CARE FACILITIES

BROWN, Ed GILLIAM, Joseph McINTOSH, Deacon Maurice


Victory Center Kindred Chicago Lake Shore Lexington House Nursing Home
4150 W. Gatling Blvd. Hospital 10300 Southwest Highway
Country Club Hills, IL 60478 6130 N. Sheridan Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Room 243 Chicago, IL 60660 Room 232, Bed C
708-957-8300 773-381-1222 708-425-1100

CADENHEAD, LaFronne HAMPTON, Ineze MITCHELL-SHIELDS,


Jackson Square Nursing Home Manor Care Health Care Services Deacon Sharon
5130 W. Jackson Blvd. 2145 E. 170th St. Arden Courts Assisted Living
Chicago, IL 60644 South Holland, IL 60473 2143 E. 170th Street
Room 427, Bed B Room 338, Bed C South Holland, IL 60473
773-921-8000 708-895-3255 708-895-1600
(Communion Visits Only)
HILL, Katherine MOORE, Hilton
DUNAGAN, Patricia Brentwood Rehab Facility Manor Care Health Care Services
Warren Barr Pavilion 5400 W. 87th Street 940 Maple Ave.
66 W. Oak Street Burbank, IL 60459 Homewood, IL 60430
Chicago, IL 60612 Room 213 Room 404, Bed A
Room 802 (708) 423-1200 708-799-0244
312-705-5100
JEFFERSON, Lorrine MOSS, Edreaner
ELZIE, Deacon Evelyn Manor Care Health Care Services Montgomery Place
Renaissance Nursing Center 6300 W. 95th St. 5550 South Shore Drive
2940 W. 87th Street Oak Lawn, IL 60453 Chicago, IL 60615
Chicago, IL 60652 Room 30, Bed 1 Room 302
Room 207, Bed 1 708-599-8800 773-753-4100
773-434-8787
MARTIN, Kim MOTEN, Marguerite
EVANS, Edward Dawson Nursing Home Renaissance at South Shore
Pavilion of Forest Park 3500 S. Giles Ave. Nursing Home
8200 W. Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60653 2425 E. 71st St.
Forest Park, IL 60130 Room 200, Bed 2 Chicago, IL 60649
Room 432, Bed 1 312-326-2000 Room 111, Bed B
708-488-9850 773-721-5000
MASON, Claristine (Communion Visits Only)
GARNER, Wilhelmina Bronzeville Park
Renaissance at South Shore Skilled Nursing Center
PEAVY, Irene
Nursing Home 3400 S. Indiana Ave.
Victory Centre of River Oaks
2425 E. 71st St. Chicago, IL 60616
1370 Ring Road, Apt. 407
Chicago, IL 60649 Room 224, Bed 1
Calumet City, IL 60409
Room 312, Bed B 312-842-5000
708-832-1130
773-721-5000

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E XTENDED CARE FACILITIES

PUGH-LIGHTFOOT, Eric TEVERBAUGH, George WILLIAMS, Maudine


Glenwood Nursing Home Washington Heights Nursing Home Halsted Terrace Nursing Home
19300 S. Cottage Grove Ave. 1010 W. 95th Street 10935 S. Halsted St.
Glenwood, IL 60660 Chicago, IL 60620 Chicago, IL 60628
Room C15, Bed 1 Room 201 Room 233, Bed 1
708-758-6200 773-298-1177 773-928-2000

ROGERS, Marlene THOMPSON, Opreabea WILSON, Louis


Kindred Chicago Lake Shore Alden-Prairie Village Renaissance at 87th St.
6130 N. Sheridan Road Rehabilitation Center Nursing Home
Chicago, IL 60630 16450 S. 97th Ave. 2940 W. 87th St.
Room 319 Orland Park, IL 60467 Chicago, IL 60652
773-381-1222 Room 202, Bed 1 Room 302, Bed 1
708-403-6500 773-434-8787
SHEATS, Benjamin
Rest Haven Central WATSON, Janet WITHERS, Mother Ernestine
13259 S. Central Ave. Timberview Nursing Home Montgomery Place
Palos Heights, IL 60463 2450 Taft St. 5550 S. South Shore Drive
Room 41 Gary, IN 46404 Chicago, IL 60615
708-597-1000 Room 319, Bed 2 Room 216
219-977-2610 Ext. 342 773-753-4100
SMITH, Mary Baker
Mongtomery Place WATT, Mildred
5550 S. South Shore Dr. Renaissance at South Shore
Chicago, IL 60615 Nursing Home
Room 208 2425 E. 71st Street
773-753-4100 Chicago, IL 60649
Room 430, Bed A
773-721-5000

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MEMBERS AT HOME

ADAMS-CHILDS, Vernita 1621 E. 68th Street, #1A (49) 773-363-8625


Saturday Visits Only
BASKIN, William 1510 Brookfield Dr., Plainfield, IL 60544 815-254-1106
BEY-HARRIS, Deacon Fatima 9643 S. Lowe Ave. (28) 773-239-0985
BROOKS, Arzulia 9412 S. Eggleston Ave. (28) 773-224-7581
BURKS, Willa A. 18525 S. Center Ave., Homewood, IL 60430 708-799-3581
CALVIN, Diane 9 East 90th Street (19) 773-874-3792
CAMPBELL, Delois 9146 S. Indiana Ave. (19) 773-928-0997
CLAY, Louise 11626 S. Stewart St. (28) 773-468-9642
COLEMAN, Garland 8521 S. St. Lawrence (19) 773-488-3459
DULANEY, Doris 13058 S. Wood St., Apt. #1E
Blue Island, IL 60406 708-597-8309
FORD, John 8939 S. Dante Ave. (19) 773-734-7363
FUNCHES, Josephine 9312 S. Union Ave. (28) 312-805-1401
Visits before 12:00 Noon on Sundays
GAY, Mary 500 Park Ave., Calumet City, IL 60409 708-868-8535
GLOVER, Delores 7759 S. Chappel (49) 773-768-3508
GRAY, Viola 9518 S. LaSalle (28) 773-264-2592
GREEN, Lloyd 7337 S. South Shore Dr., Apt. #731 (49) 773-221-4213
HARDY, Glodine c/o Lois Walker 598 Andover,
Chicago Heights, IL 60411 708-481-5814
HARRIS, Stephany 6942 S. Aberdeen (21) 773-651-3878
HEREFORD, Bessie 9251 S. Parnell Ave. (20) 773-846-0448
HOLMES, Louise 8606 S. Michigan Ave. (19) 773-224-7339
JONES, Lula 11325 S. Union Avenue (28) 773-468-4743
LAWS, Robert 1228 Oak Park Ave., Berwyn, IL 60402 708-484-9733
LEHMANN, Augustine 9616 S. Princeton Ave. (28) 773-568-3097
LEWIS, Deacon Pattrice “Kim” 18218 Ravisloe Terrace
Country Club Hills, IL 60478 708-647-1735
MARDARDUS, Lofton 1631 Shirley Dr., Calumet City, IL 60409 708-832-9085
MARRABLE, James 10136 S. Peoria St. (43) 773-445-6876
MARSHALL, Juanita 6234 S. Wood Street (36) 773-778-0870
McFADDEN, Deborah 18101 Versailles Lane, Hazel Crest, IL 60429 708-798-3426
McINTOSH, Emily 7811 S. Michigan Ave. (19) 773-651-9560
MILES, Mary 6142 S. St. Lawrence, #1 (37) 773-667-0167
MOORE, Bessie 7842 S. Honore, 1st Floor (20) 773-874-3002
NELSON, Donna 711 E. 158th Street, South Holland, IL 60473 708-333-1550
PARKER, Irene 9510 S. Kolmar, Oak Lawn, IL 60452 708-422-1019
PARKS, Maceo 7837 S. Morgan Ave. (20) 773-873-8207
PAYTON-LOVE, Mary 7938 S. Jeffrey Blvd. (49) 773-734-7828
PRIEST, David 10009 S. Carpenter (43) 773-239-2823
QUINN, Anna 7022 S. Shore Drive, Apt. #715 (49) 773-684-8831
REEVES, Ollie 9515 S. Indiana (28) 773-568-8108
SAMUEL, Jessica 1247 E. 98th Street (28) 773-933-7490
SCATES, Hermine 6831 S. Cornell Ave., 1st Flr. (49) 773-955-2445
SIMPSON, Mary Ann 3449 W. North Avenue (47) 773-276-5609

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MEMBERS AT HOME

SMITH, Betty 17791 Arlington Dr.


Country Club Hills, IL 60478 708-206-1457
SMITH, Carmencita 2142 Tanglewood Pl., Apt. #2B,
Hammond, IN 46323 219-844-0328
TAYLOR, Patricia 10017 S. St. Lawrence Ave. (28) 773-821-6711
WALKER, Honoria 8748 S. Hermitage Ave. (20) 773-239-8620
WALKER, Thelma 8428 S. Green (20) 773-224-3898
WILLIAMS, Cheryl 9206 S. Normal Ave. (20) 773-994-6710
WILLIAMS, Marian 9148 S. Paxton Ave. (17) 773-374-3152
WILLIAMS, Pauline 9416 S. Parnell Ave. (20) 773-846-9598
WINDOM, Hattie 5158 Keith Dr., Richton Park, IL 60471 708-748-7903
Sunday Visits Only
WOODS, Penny 9145 S. Pleasant Ave. (20) 773-445-4342
WRIGHT, Ernestine 9146 S. LaFayette Ave. (20) 773-660-0323
WRIGHT, Wiley 9146 S. LaFayette Ave. (20) 773-660-0323

CARDS ONLY
BRADFORD, Luevater 9301 S. Racine Ave. (20)
BROWN, Hysson 10427 S. Hoxie Ave. (17)
CARTER, Herman 16418 S. Kimbark Ave.,
South Holland, IL 60478
CHAPMAN, Malachi 10838 S. Wallace Ave. (28)
DANIELS, Carbena c/o Sheila Williams,
518 Calumet Way Calumet City, IL 60409
DELOACH, Berenice 7114 S. Harding Ave. (29)
GARDNER-PEARSON, Renee 17607 S. Mulberry,
Country Club Hills, IL 60478
GILMORE, Laura 1155 Westgrove Pkwy., Apt. #186,
Tempe, AZ 85283
HARRIS, Michelle 811 W. Madison St., Apt. #115 (07)
McDADE, Darlene 18555 Hickory Ct., Apt. 17, Lansing, IL 60438
PLUMMER, Jr., Morris 2040 E. 91st Street (17)
ROBERTS, Fontain 1829 N. Austin Ave. (39)
SAYLES, Bernice 6831 S. Cornell Ave., 1st Flr. (49)
SMITH, Green K. 8126 S. Campbell Ave. (52)
TAYLOR, Dr. Brenda 52380 Windemere Dr., Granger, IN 46530
TORREY, Hoyt 4241 El Moor Way, Las Vegas, NV 89044
702-435-0257 CARDS & CALLS ONLY
WALKER, Jr., Floyd 8428 S. Green St. (20)
WALKER, Lillian 6138 S. Carpenter St. (21)
WASHINGTON-DYK, Gwendolyn 2045 W. Jackson Blvd., Apt. #2012 (12) 312-421-7867
CARDS & CALLS ONLY
WHYTE, Rev. James 3429 Peachwood Rd., Knoxville, TN 37921
YOUNG, Charlotte 1330 W. Wentworth, Calumet City, IL 60409

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COMMUNION VISITS ONLY


BENN, Vester 9035 S. Luella Ave. (17) 773-374-8914
BROWN, Ann H. 1342 W. 111th Place (43) 773-445-5315
BUTLER, Alice Faye 10104 S. Emerald Ave. (28) 773-445-5110
GWYNN, Arthur 6250 S. Harper Ave., Apt. 909 (37) 773-363-9893
HENDERSON, Evelyn 7406 S. Paxton Ave. (49) 773-643-0956
HILL, Katherine 9950 S. Carpenter St. (43) 773-779-3872
HILL, Valjean 935 Maple Ave., Homewood, IL 60430 708-991-2532
LEGGETT, Aurelia 1639 W. 107th Street (43) 773-233-0286
LONG, Deacon Rosemary 8921 S. Halsted Street (20) 773-846-2488
MACLIN, Bonita 6720 Ash Ave., Gary, IN 46403
NELSON, Mary & Thomas 5401 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Apt. #1101 (15) 773-667-3404
PULLINS, Mary 7836 S. Champlain Ave., 2nd Floor (19) 773-483-2533
ROGERS, George & Betty 400 E. 41st St., Apt. #2010S (53) 773-285-3941
ROUNSAVILLE, Linda 9344 S. Bishop St. (20) 773-983-8322
SIMMONS, Lavern 503 E. 87th Place (19) 773-483-2830
SMITH, Jr., Walter 10338 S. Church St. (43) 773-881-8733
SMITH, Olah 10510 S. Rhodes Ave. (28) 773-995-6893
TREGRE, Deacon Evelyn 9723 S. Lowe Ave. (28) 773-779-1528
TRIPLETT, Sadie 9612 S. Wallace Ave. (28) 773-779-1689
TUCKER, Geraldine 400 E. 41st St., Apt. #602N (53) 773-924-2207
WEATHERSPOON, Aletha 8929 S. Union Ave. (20) 773-483-0130
WILKS, Elizabeth 2960 N. Lake Shore Dr., Apt. #2507 (57) 773-296-0580
WILLIAMS, Cheryl 9206 S. Normal Ave. (20) 773-994-6710
YOUNKINS, Rose 9332 S. Eggleston Ave. (20) 773-483-2784

DEACON VISITS ONLY


ALLEN, Deacon Quinville 11919 S. Harvard Ave. (28) 773-468-8228
GRAY, Viola 9518 S. LaSalle Ave. (28) 773-264-2592
WEAVER, Odessa 6751 S. Constance Ave. (49) 773-288-3795

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SERV ICE
Order AND SUPPORT
of Worship GROU
Order of PS
Worship
AKIBA SALES COMMUNITY HEALTH & WELLNESS
773-962-5660 & ECONOMIC MINISTRY COMMUNITY
MON – THUR EMPOWERMENT MENTAL HEALTH
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.  773-962-5650, Ext. 819 SUPPORT GROUP
FR: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  773-978-0725 or
SAT: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. COUNSELING MINISTRY 773-734-4033, ext. 111
SUN: After Each Service Answering Service
773-962-0043 HIV/AIDS
Amani Care Program SUPPORT MINISTRY
773-298-0473 CREDIT UNION 312-409-AIDS or
MON – FRI: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. TUES & THURS: 312-409-2437
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
BLAINE DeNYE LIBRARY SAT: 9:00 a.m .– 1:00 p.m. HOUSING MINISTRY
773-962-5650, ext. 740 SUN: After 7:30 & 11:00 a.m. Ron Miller
MON - TUES - THUR Services 773-643-4100 Ext. 15
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 773-962-5686
WED: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 773-723-8382 (fax) KUJICHAGULIA
SAT: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. SPECIAL CITIZENS
DIABETES SUPPORT MINISTRY
CAN-CER-VIVE HELPLINE SUPPORT GROUP 24 Hours
773-962-5650 773-928-3233 J. Payton
Mailbox 830 773-373-7042
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
CAREER DEVELOPMENT MINISTRY MATH TUTORIAL
MINISTRY CONFIDENTIAL 773-962-5650
24-Hour Answering Service HELPLINE
773-962-0139 773-962-5650 PRISON MINISTRY
Careerdevelop@tucc.org Mailbox 811 Answering Service
773-962-5650
College PLACEMENT DRUG & ALCOHOL Mailbox 886
OFFICE RECOVERY MINISTRY
TUES & THUR: 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. Tough Love TRINITY COMPUTER
WED: 10:00 – 6:00 p.m. 773-962-5650, Ext. 808 LEARNING CENTER
FR: 10:00 – 6:00 p.m. Free “N” One 773-298-2190
SAT: 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. 773-962-5650, Ext. 808
Sundays & Mondays
CLOSED FAMILY CAREGIVER
773-298-1590 SUPPORT GROUP
Tommie Jean Ryhal
773-375-6981
Eleanor Anderson
773-881-1419
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Order RCH INFORMATION
of Worship Order of Worship

PASTORAL/PROGRAM STAFF
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Senior Pastor
Rev. Otis Moss III, Pastor
Toya Perry, Chief Financial Officer
Rev. Stacey Edwards, Director of Pastoral Services
Rev. Barbara A. Heard, Associate Pastor
Rev. John E. Jackson, Sr., Associate Pastor
Rev. Cedric McCay, Associate Pastor
Rev. Regina Reed, Associate Pastor
Rev. Michael G. Sykes, Associate Pastor
Rev. Reginald Williams, Associate Pastor
Rev. Ramah E. Wright, Associate Pastor
Dr. Julia Speller, Director Christian Education
Rev. Michael D. Jacobs, Minister to Youth and Children
Rev. Ann Patton, Minister of Christian Education
Deacon Shirley Bims-Ellis, Director Center for African Biblical Studies
Robert E. Wooten, Jr., Director of Music
Deacon Jeri L. Wright, Director of Media
Ivey Matute, Executive Secretary

Friday Worship Service Bible Discovery Hour Radio Broadcast


• F.A.T. Fridays • Sundays, 9:45 a.m. Sundays • 6:00 p.m.
Every Friday • 12:00 Noon (WVON 1690 AM)
Chicago Federation of Sunday Youth Church
7:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m.
Musicians Building Philadelphia, PA
175 W. Washington Street Webcasts Sundays - Fridays
LIVE Sundays 6:30 a.m. EST
Church School 7:30 & 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. (WURD 900AM)
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Mondays & Thursdays
7:00 p.m. Weekly Praise/Prayer Service
Sunday Worship Service Website • www.tucc.org Sundays
7:30 & 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. 7:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
Television Broadcast Wednesdays • 11:30 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
(Praise Service begins 15 minutes prior)
Sundays • 6:30 a.m.,.
(TV One, Check Local Listings)
CFABS Bible Study Prayer Line 866-962-5650
773-962-5699 Monday – Friday 6:30 p.m.
For current schedule, Sundays • 9:00 p.m.,
check www.tucc.org (WJYS, Check Local Listings)

Church Office Hours Reception Desk Hours Synergy Counseling Center


Monday through Friday Monday through Friday 532 W. 95th Street
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 773-994-9937
Saturdays • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturdays • 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sundays • 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

.“There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served.”
1 Corinthians 12:5 (TEV)
A God of Restoration
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 (NIV)
January July
Isaiah 40:1-2 Comfort, comfort my people, says Isaiah 40:26 Lift your eyes and look to the
your God. 2Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and heavens: Who created all these? He who brings
proclaim to her that her hard service has been out the starry host one by one, and calls them
completed, that her sin has been paid for, that each by name. Because of his great power and
she has received from the LORD’s hand double mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
for all her sins.
August
February Isaiah 40:27 Why do you say, O Jacob, and
Isaiah 40:4–5 4 “Every valley shall be raised up, complain, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the
every mountain and hill made low; the rough LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God”?
ground shall become level, the rugged places
a plain. 5And the glory of the LORD will be September
revealed, and all mankind together will see it. Isaiah 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the
Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not
March grow tired or weary, and his understanding no
Isaiah 40:11 He tends his flock like a shepherd: one can fathom.
He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries
them close to his heart; he gently leads those October
that have young. Isaiah 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and
increases the power of the weak.
April November
Isaiah 40:18 To whom, then, will you compare
God? What image will you compare him to? Isaiah 40:30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
May December
Isaiah 40:21 Do you not know? Have you
not heard? Has it not been told you from the Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the LORD
beginning? Have you not understood since the will renew their strength. They will soar on
earth was founded? wings like eagles; they will run and not grow
weary, they will walk and not be faint.
June
Isaiah 40:25 “To whom will you compare me?
Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.