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PASTORAL/PROGRAM STAFF
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Senior Pastor
Rev. Otis Moss III, Pastor
Rev. Stacey Edwards-Dunn, Director of Pastoral Services
Rev. Barbara A. Heard, Associate Pastor
Rev. Cedric McCay, 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
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(Praise Service begins 15 minutes prior)
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.“There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served.”
1 Corinthians 12:5 (TEV)
ChUrCh iNfOrMATiON
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TAble Of CONTeNTs
Order of Worship ............................................................................................................................ 4
Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m. – “I Surrender All”) .............................................................................. 5
Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m. – “I Am On The Battlefeld”) .............................................................. 5
Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.) ....................................................................... 6
Litany for Katrina ........................................................................................................................... 7
Pastor’s Page .................................................................................................................................. 8
To Do Justice ............................................................................................................................... 16
Sermon Notes ............................................................................................................................... 13
Annual Church Picnic
The Akiba
Trumpet
Trumpet Subscriptions
Stewardship .................................................................................................................................. 23
Calendar ....................................................................................................................................... 24
New Member Announcement ....................................................................................................... 25
Teen Bible Study Announcement .................................................................................................. 26
Heart of the Community .............................................................................................................. 26
Information & Announcements .................................................................................................... 28
Prayer List .................................................................................................................................... 30
Bereaved ....................................................................................................................................... 32
Hospitalized ................................................................................................................................. 32
Extended Care ............................................................................................................................. 33
Members at Home ....................................................................................................................... 35
Prayer Concerns ........................................................................................................................... 38
Service and Support Groups .................................................................................. Inside Back Cover
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Choral Introit ................................................................................................“Where He Leads Me”
Opening Hymn (7:30 a.m.) .............................................................................. “Worship The Lord”
Opening Hymn (11:00 a.m.) .........................................................................“God Is Already Here”
Opening Hymn (6:00 p.m.) ...................................................................... “On My Way To Heaven”
Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m.) .....................................................................................“I Surrender All”
Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m.) .................................................................... “I Am On The Battlefeld”
Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.) .........................................................Matthew 26:36–42 (The Message)
Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.) .................................................... Proverbs 4:1–9 (NRSV)
[PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD]
Invocation
Ministry of Music (6:00 p.m.) ......................................................................................... “Yesterday”
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.) ..................................................................................... “Lead Me, Guide Me”
Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) ................................................................................... “For Every Mountain”
Sermon (7:30 a.m.) .........................................................................................“It’s Not About You”
Sermon (11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.) ......................................... “The Gospel According to James Evans”
Hymn of Invitation (7:30 a.m.) ............................................................. “My Life Is In Your Hands”
Hymn of Invitation (11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.) ............................................................“Through It All”
Benediction ............................................................................. “The Lord Bless You And Keep You”
[Once the sermon has begun, parishioners may not enter or re-enter the frst foor sanctuary.]
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hYMNs Of prAise
7:30 a.m.
I SuRRenDeR ALL
Verse I
All to Jesus I surrender,
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust him,
In His presence daily live.
Refrain
I surrender all, I surrender all.
All to Thee, my blessed Savior,
I surrender all.
Verse II
All to Jesus I surrender,
Humbly at His feet I bow;
Worldly pleasures all forsaken
Take me, Jesus, take me now.
(Repeat Refrain)
Verse III
All to Jesus I surrender,
Make me, Savior, wholly Thine;
Fill me with Thy Holy Spirit—
Truly know that Thou art mine.
(Repeat Refrain)
Verse IV
All to Jesus I surrender,
Lord, I give myself to Thee;
Fill me with Thy love and power,
Let Thy blessings fall on me.
(Repeat Refrain)
11:00 a.m.
I AM On THe BATTLeFIeLD
Chorus
I am on the battlefeld for my Lord,
I’m on the battlefeld for my Lord;
And I promised Him that I would serve Him till I die.
I’m on the battlefeld for my Lord.
Verse I
I was alone and idle, I was a sinner too,
I heard a voice from heaven, Say there is work to do,
I took the Master’s hand,
And I joined the Christian band,
I’m on the battlefeld for my Lord.
(Repeat Chorus)
Verse II
I left my friends and kindred
Bound for the Promised Land,
The grace of God upon me, The Bible in my hand,
In distant lands I trod,
Crying sinner come to God,
I’m on the battlefeld for my Lord.
(Repeat Chorus)
Verse III
Now when I met my Savior,
I met Him with a smile,
He healed my wounded spirit,
And owned me as His child,
Around the throne of grace,
He appoints my soul a place,
I’m on the battlefeld for my Lord.
(Repeat Chorus)
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11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.
PROVeRBS 4:1–9 (NRSV)
1
Listen, children, to a father’s instruction, and
be attentive, that you may gain insight;
2
for I
give you good precepts: do not forsake my
teaching.
3
When I was a
son with my father,
tender, and my mother’s
favorite,
4
he taught me,
and said to me, “Let
your heart hold fast my
words; keep my
commandments, and
live.
5
Get wisdom; get
insight: do not forget,
nor turn away from the
words of my mouth.
6
Do not forsake her, and
she will keep you; love
her, and she will guard
you.
7
The beginning of
wisdom is this: Get
wisdom, and whatever
else you get, get insight.
8
Prize her highly, and
she will exalt you; she will honor you if you
embrace her.
9
She will place on your head a fair
garland; she will bestow on you a beautiful
crown.”
UNisON sCripTUres
7:30 a.m.
MATTHeW 26:36–42 (The Message)
36
Then Jesus went with them to a garden called
Gethsemane and told his disciples, “Stay here
while I go over there and pray.”
37
Taking along
Peter and the two sons of
Zebedee, he plunged into
an agonizing sorrow.
38
Then he said, “This
sorrow is crushing my life
out. Stay here and keep
vigil with me.”
39
Going a
little ahead, he fell on his
face, praying, “My Father,
if there is any way, get me
out of this. But please,
not what I want. You,
what do you want?”
40
When he came back to his
disciples, he found them
sound asleep. He said to
Peter, “Can’t you stick it
out with me a single
hour?
41
Stay alert; be in prayer so you don’t
wander into temptation without even knowing
you’re in danger. There is a part of you that is
eager, ready for anything in God. But there’s
another part that’s as lazy as an old dog sleeping
by the fre.”
42
He then left them a second time.
Again he prayed, “My Father, if there is no other
way than this, drinking this cup to the dregs, I’m
ready. Do it your way.”
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We Will Repair the Breach: A Litany in
Memoriam of the Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
On the Coast of the Gulf of Mexico, U.S.A.
Leader: The storms had names – Katrina, Rita,
Wilma – but the faces of the storms were on every
newscast, the underbelly of a nation’s sin: our bro-
ken responsibility for the least among us.
People: We will repair the breach; we will raise
the foundation again; we will restore the streets
and make them livable again.
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Leader: They left trails of heartaches and tears, our
houses and our hopes shattered.
People: We will repair the breach; we will raise
the foundations again; we will restore the streets
and make them livable again.
Leader: We saw the deaths; mostly poor, mostly
very elderly, mostly very young, mostly people
of color; as also we saw the scattering. Who will
respond?
People: We will repair the breach; we will raise
the foundations again; we will restore the streets
and make them livable again.
Leader: Years of neglect foated up in the foods
that followed, uncovered our shame as a nation.
People: And we are witnesses.
Leader: We vexed the poor and needy,
2
robbing
them of dignity and looting them of pride.
People: And we are witnesses.
Leader: Walk lightly in the streets where our kin
have foated into history; the streets are sacred, as
also are the memories.
People: We will honor the lives of the dead and
the living by acting in justice.
Leader: Speak softly in the bars where our kin
have disappeared; the music is holy, as also are the
memories.
People: We will honor the lives of the dead and
the living by acting in justice.
Leader: We have been charged to repair the walls,
to stand in the gaping holes of our society, to cry
out and to do justice.
People: We will repair the breach; we will raise
the foundations again; we will restore the streets
and make them livable again.
In Remembrance of the Natural and National
Disasters that Hit the Gulf Coast and their
Aftermaths
Prepared for the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. by
Valerie Bridgeman Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Old
Testament/Homiletics and Worship, Memphis Theological
Seminary, August 27, 2006. ©2006
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Based on Isaiah 58:12
2
Based on Ezekiel 22:29
liTANY fOr kATriNA
LeST We FORGeT…CALL TO ReneWAL
“For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:20 (NJV)
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I
’m just back from the Essence Music Fes-
tival in New Orleans, which was a grand
success, contributed more than $120
million to the city and raised the hope and
spirits of our people throughout the region.
While there, Tommy Dortch and I, our spouses
Carole Dortch and Khephra Burns, Marcia and
Michael Eric Dyson and PR guru Terrie Wil-
liams met privately with Mayor Ray Nagin about
the deplorable and shameful conditions that
the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast
region are still suffering under, the obstacles the
mayor has faced in trying to marshal resources
for the recovery and the actions we all can and
must take on August 29, the second anniversary
of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
There must be a national outcry, a day of out-
rage, a day of protest, pray and possibility that
the media cannot ignore; a day during which
we demand that our national decision makers
redirect our tax dollars away from war and war
profteering to create a regional Marshall Plan
that restores New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
8/29: A DAY OF PRESENCE
We Matter. We Care. We Act.
We are all weary, and our lives are over-sched-
uled. But taking a stand at this crucial moment
is something we must do. As Frantz Fanon said,
each generation must discover its mission and,
having discovered its mission, either fulfll or be-
tray it. Our generation is at grave risk of the latter.
There’s not an issue killing our community that
African Americans have stood solidly together on
and remedied since the Civil Rights Movement.
Let’s write a new history. Let’s stand together on
this and win social and economic justice for the
people of the Gulf Coast region. With the hope
and courage garnered from that victory we can
then address the failing schools, the over-incarcer-
ation of our young and the other ills sucking the
life out of our community.
This is the call: On 8/29 the tens of thou-
sands who can travel to New Orleans will gather
for the massive demonstration being planned
there. (The exact time and place to follow.)
Millions of Black people, our White, Latino,
Native and Asian brothers and sisters all who are
committed to social and economic justice are to
call their congressional and state representatives
and the White House to demand the restora-
tion and betterment of New Orleans, Gulf Port,
Biloxi and the entire Gulf Coast region. The
telephone number for the White House switch-
board is (202) 456-1414; the U. S. Congres-
sional switchboard operators at (202) 224-3121
connect callers directly to their Senators’ and
representatives’ offces, after asking for a state of
residence and zip code.
A DAy Of PReSeNCe:
NATiONAL fOCUS ON ReCOVeRy
Of NeW ORLeANS AND GULf
Below is a VERY IMPORTANT message from Susan Taylor.
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America will inundate Washington with a
storm surge of phone calls, emails and faxes,
loudly protesting this administration’s shameful
disregard for the people elected offcials are sup-
posed to protect. We want the state and national
headquarters of both the Republican and Demo-
cratic parties to get a startling and disturbing
wake-up call: Black people will not be taken for
granted.
On 8/29 we must be fully present with all of
our caring, compassion and determination. Pres-
ent on that day we must have our national lead-
ers, presidential candidates and elected offcials,
faith communities, fraternities, sororities, union
members and celebrities present in full force.
Tyler Perry, Kimberly Elise, Regina King,
Victoria Rowell, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Blair Under-
wood and others, are with us in spirit, checking
their schedules and awaiting details. CSI’s Hill
Harper is taping and is requesting the day off.
Comedian and festival host Jonathan Slocumb,
who kept the 8/29 initiative alive each day and
evening before the tens of thousands of festival
goers, cares and will be present on that day. Tom
Joyner will be broadcasting from New Orleans
on 8/29. We need Harry Belafonte and Danny
Glover; we need Oprah, Spike, Halle, Angelina,
Brad and Bono, Sean Penn, Wynton Marsalis,
the hip-hop community et al.
And of course, we need a huge turnout from
the people of New Orleans and the Gulf region
and as many thousands of displaced evacuees as
can manage to return and have their presence reg-
ister in Washington, in the media and the national
consciousness.
We want all presidential candidates to take
heed of the national discontent and our resolve
to hold them accountable.
Americans are unaware of how gravely people
of the Gulf Coast region are still suffering.
Mayor Nagin said, “We are physically, emo-
tionally and spiritually tired.” A food of media
nonsense has washed over the facts of life for the
people of New Orleans: Nearly two years later,
200,000 people are still living in trailers. More
than 250,000 evacuated residents are still scat-
tered throughout the nation. Two years later, 70
public schools in Orleans Parish remain closed.
There are no mental health services, no hospitals
to serve the uninsured poor.
And yet, as Barack Obama pointed out the
evening he spoke at the festival, $165 million
a day is being spent on the war in Iraq. Other
research puts the number at an average of $259
million each day, an amount that could pay for a
full year in Head Start pre-school programs for
35,000 three- and four-year-olds. For less than
the amount spent in one month in Iraq, all of
New Orleans could have been completely rebuilt.
Marian Wright Edelman noted that the Day of
Presence is taking place at an opportune mo-
ment, just before Congress reconvenes to make
its fnal decision, along with the President, on
whether or not to fund the State Children’s
Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and help
the dispersed children of Katrina get the mental
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health support and health coverage they desper-
ately need.
Regional co-conveners include Mayor Nagin;
Councilwoman Cynthia Willard-Lewis, who
represents the Ninth Ward; committed activist
lawyers Tracie Washington, president and CEO
of The Louisiana Justice Institute, and Judith
Browne, co-director of the Advancement Proj-
ect; and the Rev. Norwood Thompson, Jr., presi-
dent of the New Orleans chapter of SCLC. The
Louisiana Justice Institute is the lead organiza-
tion and is forming a broad coalition of regional
and community-based groups to plan the days
program and work on the regional turnout.
Marian Wright Edelman will help to organize
our faith communities, and Marcia Dyson is
working on a framework to sustain the move-
ment beyond 8/29.
Who will step up as national co-conveners,
along with Melanie Campbell, executive director
and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic
Participation, ESSENCE Cares and those leaders
who joined me in meeting with the mayor? Please
contact Melanie Campbell at melaniec@ncbcp.org
and me at taylor@essence.com.
On August 28, the Louisiana Justice Insti-
tute, Mississippi Economic Policy Center, Gulf
Coast Young Leaders Network and a coalition of
regional organizations, with support from Ox-
fam, Rutgers University and other institutions,
are also convening a policy forum: Recovery
and Renewal for Gulf Coast Working Families.
For more information about the policy forum
and the time and place of the 8/29: A Day of
Presence rally, log on to the Institute’s Web site,
www.louisianajusticeinstitute.org.
We need all hands on deck. Our job, all of
us, is to mobilize the masses to act. Together
we have the compassion, the will and spiritual
resources to help our sisters and brothers in the
Gulf region to reclaim and better their lives.
They matter and deserve to be treated with the
dignity and respect due every human being,
none more than tax-paying African Americans,
whose ancestors helped build and make the na-
tion the wealthiest on earth.
Please give this email, and the related ones
that will follow, the widest possible distribution.
Let’s organize our community to stand up and
stand together as we haven’t done in decades.
With the needs of our people, not our egos lead-
ing the way, we will win.
No forces arrayed against us can withstand our
unity and love.

One Love,
Susan L. Taylor
ESSENCE Magazine
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A
ugust is an important month for African
Americans. August is the month which
marks the landing in Jamestown,
Virginia of two pirate ships fying Dutch fags.
Those pirate ships had aboard them Africans
who were stolen from their country.
As a matter of fact, the Africans were aboard a
Portuguese slave-trading ship, when the pirates
(who were fying a Dutch fag) seized the ship
which had 350 Africans aboard. The two pirate
ships took 25 Africans from each ship and
headed for North America.
This Portuguese slave ship sailed on to
Mexico with 300 Africans being carried into
slavery in the country of Mexico. The two pirate
ships sailed up the James River and landed in
Jamestown, Virginia in August of 1619!
It was also during the month of August that
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (in 1963) gave his
famous speech at the Mall where the Memorial is
now being built in his honor! In fact, that speech
was given during this coming week — the last
week of August. “Forty Years Later” not much
has changed since that speech on the Washington
Mall given by Dr. King. Since 1619, when you
look at the ‘big picture,’ you will see that not
much has changed either when it comes to the
rights of Africans living in this country.
Just two years ago, Hurricane Katrina hit
New Orleans in August. Two years later (in the
month of August), African Americans who live
in New Orleans are still just as bad off as they
were right after the levees broke!
Linda Jaramillo, the executive minister of our
denomination’s Justice and Witness Ministries,
adds her refections on the state of race relations
for African Americans in this country —
especially as it pertains to the town of Jena,
Louisiana. Think about it! “Forty Years Later!”
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— M. Linda Jaramillo, Executive Minister, UCC
Justice & Witness Ministries
It is hard to believe that over forty years ago
the sin of racism was fnally being addressed
by courageous leaders seeking justice for all.
During the last four decades, Americans have
been quick to claim that the “problem” of
racism has been dealt with; it has been solved.
Since the passage of the Civil Rights Act in
1964, we have proudly declared that the law
of the land does not and will not tolerate
discrimination on the basis of race.
The law of the land says that all citizens have
the right to equal protection regardless of their
racial background. The law of the land says
that the courts will not allow treatment that
favors one race over another. Yet, in the small
town of Jena, Louisiana, three young black men
who were part of a teenage fstfght face the
possibility of spending their lives behind bars
primarily because of their racial background.
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Some will say that justice is being served
in Jena, Louisiana. Some will claim that the
punishment must ft the crime and these young
men are getting what they deserve. I submit
that we need to hear the rest of the story. Jena is
situated in the heart of Louisiana, a community
of 3,000 residents, 85% white and 15% black.
Jena is a typical American town with one high
school. I want to believe that the events of the
last few months at Jena High School are not
typical, but I fear they are happening in high
schools across the land.
Last August, racism once again openly reared
its ugly head at Jena High School. A shade tree
stands in the middle of a courtyard — a shade
tree that was for white students — until last
August. Kenneth Purvis, a black student, asked
for permission to sit under the tree. The school
principal told him that he could sit where ever
he wanted, so he and his friends did.
The next morning, when students arrived at
school, they were met with a shuddering scene
of the courtyard tree with three nooses hanging
from its branches. In Jena, many considered
it a youthful and tasteless prank. The black
community disagreed. Nooses are symbols of
the lynching and beatings that linger deep and
painfully in the memory of African American
communities; symbols that should cause every
American to shudder. It is an example that forty
years later — not much has changed.
Jena, Louisiana is a racially fractured
community. Jena High School can do nothing
but characterize its surroundings. Incident after
incident followed with students engaging in
fghts and yelling matches, exposing the racial
division. On December 4, 2006, a white student
was injured in a fght with black students. The
resulting charge against three black students is
conspiracy to commit second degree murder.
There is no question that the students should
be disciplined for their actions that caused this
injury. But, if hanging nooses on a shade tree is
dismissed as a youthful prank, how can the court
assign a murder conspiracy to a fght among
teenagers?
Over forty years ago, Civil Rights Movement
leaders risked their lives to ensure that laws
protected all people. The law of the land
says that all citizens have the right to equal
protection regardless of their racial background.
The law of the land says that the courts will
not allow treatment that favors one race above
another. This is certainly not true in Jena,
Louisiana. The law of the land is being broken
by the legal system itself.
The United Church of Christ has more than 5,700 churches
throughout the United States. Rooted in the Christian
traditions of congregational governance and covenantal
relationships, each UCC setting speaks only for itself and not
on behalf of every UCC congregation. UCC members and
churches are free to differ on important social issues, even as the
UCC remains principally committed to unity in the midst of
our diversity.
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fORTy yeARS LATeR!, cont’d
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This is in acknowledgement
of the second anniversary of
Hurricane Katrina.
— Rev. Otis Moss III
THe CHiLDReN Of KATRiNA
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ReLiGiON Of THe APeS
—Christian Sheppard
C
hicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo recently
hosted a conference on chimpanzee
cognition and culture, “The Mind of
the Chimpanzee.” The most recent research
confrms that chimpanzees possess a sense of
self, a theory of mind, strong memory, empathy,
politics, and culture. One further question
to ask is whether our fellow apes also possess
religion.
Jane Goodall has posed this question. She
observed long ago that, during the rainy season,
male chimpanzees display before the storm’s
thunder, lightning, wind, and rain by beating
their chests, pulling down branches, and shaking
the limbs and trunks of trees while hooting and
screaming. Such displays usually mean to convey
strength to rivals. Goodall speculates that this
“rain dance” behavior might be an attempt to
get the storm to stop.
Chimpanzees in different communities exhibit
behaviors that are unique to their time and
place, for example, fshing for termites with
sticks or using stones to break branches. Etho-
logical observations of such cultural behavior
have been corroborated by laboratory experi-
ments. The rain dance behavior has since been
observed in other, though not all, wild chim-
panzee groups, and so is properly considered
cultural. Might it also be religious?
For humans, thunderstorms are a traditional
inspiration for religion. Giambattista Vico
speculated that religion began with our early
ancestors’ terror at the lightning and thunder of
Zeus. In the summer of 1505, Martin Luther,
terrifed by a lightning storm, cried, “Help,
Saint Anna, I will become a monk” and, true to
his word, entered the Augustinian monastery
at Erfurt. James Joyce, when asked why he was
afraid of thunder when his children weren’t,
said, “Ah, they have no religion.” In this spirit,
Lucretius asserted that religion begins in fear.
Goodall, however, offers an alternative begin-
ning: “With a display of strength such as [the
rain dance], primitive man himself might have
challenged the elements.” The chimpanzees’
response, courageously facing the fearful un-
known of the storm, is exemplary. As Aristotle
observed, courage is the frst virtue, without
which all others are moot. Jane Goodall showed
personal courage in facing dangerous apes in the
wild as well as in working in an African political
climate that was not always safe.
Goodall also showed intellectual courage in
resisting the biases of her contemporaries, and
holding to her own observations and the result-
ing intuitions that apes possess intelligence and
emotion akin to our own. She persevered with
groundbreaking work that has found its fruition
in the research results and the careers exhibited
at the Lincoln Park Zoo conference.
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pAsTOr’s pAGe
With the kind of courage exhibited by
Goodall — physical, intellectual, and spiritual
— a better kind of religious sensibility may be
cultivated. We need a piety that seeks greater
understanding of our essential links to nature, a
piety that fosters wonder. Wonder, as Plato said,
is the beginning of philosophy, and philosophy
yet may be the handmaid of religion.
Freud, the second large male in Goodall’s
group in Gombe, may be our guide. Freud was
observed “rain dancing” furiously not in a storm
but in front of a powerful waterfall. After-
wards he sat still for a long time and seemed to
contemplate the torrent. Might Freud after his
courageous display be in his way wondering at
the fall’s ceaseless and mighty torrent?
Goodall has eloquently argued that religion
and science need not be separate; indeed, they
must inform one another. The scientifc study
of chimpanzees allows us to refect upon a kind
of consciousness akin to our own. When those
intelligent and passionate fellow apes look up at
a random and violent force and challenge that
force with their own strength, we can recognize
and ought to respect a better part of ourselves
that still has the courage to face the always won-
derful but often terrifying unknown in nature.
Evolutionary biology has demonstrated how
great a role random violence has played in creat-
ing our current nature’s order, however beauti-
ful it is. We are a part of this natural world. It
is this essential connection to the natural order
that makes it intelligible to us. We can come to
understand it better if, to our ape brethren, we
may be brave enough to say: I will praise thee,
for I too am fearfully and wonderfully made.
References: The website of the Jane Goodall Institute
can be accessed here: www.janegoodall.org/
chimp_central/chimpanzees/behavior/rain_dance.asp
Jane Goodall’s article “Rain Dance” (Science and
Spirit) can be read at: www.science-spirit.org/
article_detail.php?article_id=229
Information about the Lincoln Park Zoo’s “Mind of the
Chimpanzee” conference can be found at: www.lpzoo.com/
articles/features/Chimp_Mind/CM3.html
Christian Sheppard holds a doctorate in divinity from
the University of Chicago, and is working on a book
about “King Kong” and religion after Darwin.
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TO dO JUsTiCe
T
he quote lifted from the brilliant book
by Lani Guiner and Gerald Torres ought
to be remembered during this season,
wherein we acknowledge the two year memory
of Hurricane Katrina. As presidential politics
progress and begin to intensify, keep a close eye
on how many people will deal with race, and the
effect it continues to have on the way the nation
is structured and governed. DuBois said that
the color line would be the defning concern of
the 20th Century. He was absolutely correct.
However, his prophetic proclamation is also
the crystallized concern of the 21st Century,
especially as it relates to Katrina victims.
The new bourgeois, both white and black,
would like to make class the new major concern.
Still others would like to make access to capital
and fnances the major concern. However,
there is no getting around the woolly mammoth
laying, sleeping and snoring in the living room.
The fragile respiratory system of those racially
marginalized in this country is indeed a key
characteristic of the canaries in this mine called
America, if you will. However, what must not be
forgotten is that the canaries of this country have
continuously been sacrifced on the altar of greed,
materialism, and militarism for far too long.
Exhibit A: August 29, 2007 marks the two
year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making
landfall in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
In the two years since Katrina, the federal
government continues to refuse to adequately
address the needs of the displaced citizens (not
refugees) of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
Schools are still closed, families are still
separated, and homes have yet to be rebuilt. In
fact, anyone with eyes can see that provocateurs
are stealthily and steadily moving into New
Orleans to purchase property cheap, and build,
while no protections are being made for poor
people who still have a right to their land.
Harriet Tubman confessed that she could
have freed more slaves had they just known
they were slaves. That is, in order to get free,
you must know what is keeping you from your
freedom. Don’t sleep! Know who you are and
whose you are!
ACTION ITEMS
DO NOT SHOP AT WAL-MART OR 1.
SAM’S CLUB.
ThOughT fOr ThIS wEEk:
“Africans cannot afford the luxury of listening
to the siren songs of those who do not recognize or
respect us...Trusting in our own cultural heritage,
ancient and modern, we are in the best position to
solve our own problem.” —Dr. Asa Hilliard III
by Rev. Reginald Williams, Jr.
“Race for us, is like the Miner’s Canary. Miners often carried a canary into the mine alongside them.
The canary’s more fragile respiratory system would cause it to collapse from noxious gases long before humans were
affected, thus alerting the miners to danger. The canary’s distress signaled that it was time to get out of the mine
because the air was becoming too poisonous to breathe. Those who are racially marginalized are like the miner’s
canary: their distress is the frst sign of a danger that threatens us all.” — Guinier, Torres, The Miner’s Canary
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THE RESULTS OF A REDEEMED LIFE
T
here is an old, but somewhat humorous story about an older
man of some wealth who developed a serious illness. When his
pastor came to visit him, the sick man asked the pastor to pray.
The pastor did so, after which the fellow said, “If I get well, I will give
the church $25,000 for the new building.”
Well, the man did recover, but he didn’t fulfll his oral pledge. One day,
when the building was completed, but not paid for, the pastor asked the
former patient if he was going to give the amount he offered when ill.
He didn’t seem to remember. He asked, “How much did I say I
would give?” The pastor answered, “You said $25,000.” The old fellow
responded, with the appearance of shock on his face, “$25,000?!? Well,
that just shows you how sick I was!”
This story reminds us that when we decide not to fulfll one promise
of being a faithful steward, one excuse is about as good as another.
God does not keep a fnancial record of our giving, or a record of oth-
er forms of our stewardship. It is all left up to us. We know deep down in
our hearts whether or not we are exercising the best stewardship we can.
We know if we are concerned and truly reliable servants of the Lord. We
know if we give our time, talents and resources reluctantly or joyously.
Our main concern should be that we not offer excuses regarding our
service to God, but to do all that we can, on God’s behalf.
Your Friends in Service,
The Stewardship Ministry
Constance A. King, Editor
James D. Butler, Chairperson
sTeWArdship
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HIGHLIGHTS
8/31–9/1 Singles Retreat
9/1 Church School Registration
9/8 Annual Church Picnic
TODAY – 8/26
7:30 a.m. Worship Service – SA
9:30 a.m. Breakfast – FH
Bible Study – WC
11:00 a.m. Worship Service – SA
1:30 p.m. Dinner – FH
6:00 p.m. Worship Service – SA
MOnDAY – 8/27
400 W. 95th Street
11:00 a.m. Active Seniors: Special Events
Committee – 116
12:00 p.m. Active Seniors – WC
5:30 p.m. Mwanabaraka: Parent Meeting
– 116
6:00 p.m. Choir Director’s Forum – WC
Band Rehearsal – SA
Voice Class – FH
Stewardship Ministry – BR
6:30 p.m. Sisterhood Ministry: Retreat
Committee - 102
Sisterhood Exec. Committee – 203
7:00 p.m. Singles Community:
Council Meeting – A
Women’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA
Singles Community: Leadership
Meeting – FH
Cottage Grove Building
901 e. 95th Street
6:30 p.m. Chinara Dance Ministry Rehearsal
– Room 4
TueSDAY – 8/28
400 W. 95th Street
5:30 p.m. Website Review Committee - BR
6:00 p.m. Women’s Drill Team Rehearsal
– Narthex II
Band Rehearsal – SA
Voice Class – WC
6:30 p.m. Wedding Coordinators’ Meeting
– 102
New Member Class – FH
7:00 p.m. Singles Community – 202
Men’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA
Church Picnic Committee – A
Immabasi Family Caregivers – BR

TuCC Village Center
1947 W. 95th Street
6:30 p.m. Sisterhood Ministry – W302
7:00 p.m. Counseling Ministry: Business
Meeting – W305
WeDneSDAY – 8/29
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
6:30 p.m. Deacons in Training Prayer
Service Prep – 102
7:00 p.m. Prayer Service - SA
THuRSDAY – 8/30
400 W. 95th Street
8:00 a.m. Book Bag Drive Distribution
– A/102
5:30 p.m. Imani Rehearsal – WC
6:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir: Concert
Committee – 116
Voice Class – FH
Band Rehearsal – SA
7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal – SA
Cottage Grove Building
901 e. 95th Street
5:30 p.m. Khayralla Dance Ministry Rehearsal
– Room 1
FRIDAY – 8/31
TuCC Village Center
1947 W. 95th Street
10:00 a.m. Free-N-One – 207
5:30 p.m. Music Theory Class – 207
6:00 p.m. Young Adult Choir Rehearsal
– WC
7:00 p.m. Free-N-One – 207
Tough Love – 203

CAleNdAr
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CAleNdAr
To Our Candidates for Membership
yOUR SPeCiAL BLACK AND
CHRiSTiAN CLASS
Dear Candidates for Membership:
You have given your heart to Christ, walked the
aisle, and given your hand to the preacher! So that
you may become a full-fedged member of Trinity
United Church of Christ, you MUST complete
your new member class!
The Stewardship Ministry is looking for you!
Please don’t delay!
After you have “walked the aisle,” completion of
the new member process is in three (3) stages:
Stage #1: Completion of Sessions 1 and 2
(in that order) of your New Member Classes.
Stage #2: Your receiving the Right Hand of
Fellowship on a frst Sunday evening. Note: The
Right Hand of Fellowship is required for full
membership into your new church home at Trinity.
Stage #3: Your active participation as a ministry
partner who serves diligently in one of the
ministries of your choice at your new church home.
We are eager to “walk with you …” throughout this process
and we are looking forward to your attendance.
ADULTS & TeeNS
Session II: Saturday, September 1st, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CHiLDReN:
Ages: 12 years & under, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
ADULTS
Session II: Tuesday, August 28th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
RiGHT HAND Of feLLOWSHiP
Sunday, September 2nd
Please CONFIRM your participation!
Call the Membership/Ministry Services offce,
773-962-5650, immediately!
Cottage Grove Building
901 e. 95th Street
5:30 p.m. Khayralla Dance Ministry Rehearsal
– Room 1
SATuRDAY – 8/25
400 W. 95th Street
7:30 a.m. Yoga Ministry – Narthex II
9:00 a.m. Youth Band Rehearsal – WC
Church School Registration – A
Yoga Ministry Meeting – BR
11:00 a.m. Little Warriors Rehearsal – FH
Women’s Drill Team Book Club
– 203
12:30 p.m. Women’s Drill Team Rehearsal
– Narthex II
1:00 p.m. New Member Class (Adults) – FH
Logistics Committee – 116
Youth Drill Team – 207
New Member Class (Teens) – 118
1:30 p.m. Youth Usher Ministry Board
Meeting – 202
2:00 p.m. Deacon Ministry – Communion
Preparation – BR
New Member Class (Children) – WC
Youth Usher Ministry: Pizza
Party – 202
2:30 p.m. Singles Community: Membership
Committee – 203
3:00 p.m. Youth Usher Ministry Training
in Sanctuary/Balcony – SA
Deacons in Training – 116
3:30 p.m. Young Women’s Christian Walk
Ministry Meeting – 203
4:00 p.m. Deacon Business Meeting – WC
Young Women’s Christian Walk –
Mentor Training – 207
4:30 p.m. Young Adult Choir Rehearsal – FH
TuCC Village Center
1947 W. 95th Street
9:00 a.m. Legal Counseling Ministry
– E101/102
1:00 p.m. THEC Math Tutoring – W302/307
Cottage Grove Building
901 e. 95th Street
8:00 a.m. Singles Ministry Retreat – Room 1
7:00 p.m. Singles Ministry Retreat – Room 1
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ABLe CAReeR iNSTiTUTe of National
Able Network offers opportunity for single,
heads of households to train at home and online
through its Online Skills Learning program,
must be at least 21 years old, working, with at
least one dependent living at home, Information,
312-580-0389
THe AfRiCAN DANCe CLASS for beginners
resumes Saturday, September 15 through
November 17, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Black
Passion Studio, 11018 S. Halsted, Contact Uche
Omoniyi, 773-298-7399 or djeli2@yahoo.com
BLACK UNiTeD fUND Of iLLiNOiS
Presents its 7
th
Annual Living Legends/ Passing
The Torch awards ceremony, Honorees include
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., and Rev. Otis
Moss III, Saturday, September 29, 6:00 p.m.
– 10:00 p.m., Harold Washington Cultural
Center, 4701 S. King Drive, Tickets, 773-324-
0494 or www.buf.org
CHiCAGO COUNCiL ON BLACK
STUDieS Presents The State of Black Studies in
Illinois: Opportunities in the New Millennium,
featuring scholars, Haki Madhubuti, Conrad
Worrill, Armstead Allen, and more, Friday,
September 28, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Chicago
State University, 9501 S. King Dr., New
Academic Library, Level 4 Auditorium, RSVP,
Dr. Jacqueline Bryant, 773-363-0034 or
jacqbrynt@aol.com
heArT Of The
COMMUNiTY
TeeN bible sTUdY
Experiencing God
Small Group Bible Study for Teens
Requirements:
Member of Trinity UCC •
Ages 15–18 or 10th – 12th grade •
Verifcation of one year active membership •
in a youth ministry, or written explanation of
inactiveness
C average/Copy of most recent grades •
Recommendation from adult sponsor •
Interview with facilitators •
Classes meet once a week for twelve weeks.
Students are required to be present for all class
sessions.
Applications are available in the Akiba Bookstore
and must be completed and returned to the Akiba
by Monday, September 10, 2007, 8:00 p.m.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Contact Deacon Dedric Roberts, 773-768-4567 or
Deacon Kristy Wordlaw-Smith, 312-961-5595.
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heArT Of The COMMUNiTY
ReV. JeRRy LeGGeTT singer, songwriter
and United Church of Christ minister performs
at Elmhurst College, during a 200-stop “Sing
Out for Peace” tour, Saturday, September
8, 12:00 p.m., Elmhurst College Mall, 190
Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL, Contact Charles
Henderson, 630-617-3033
STUDy Of CAReGiVeRS seeks people ages
65 and older who have provided care for at least
six months to minor children, ages 2–16 years
old, Information, contact Allene Brown, 773-
965-4445 or ajbrown523@sbcglobal.net
TiNy TOTS ViLLA MONTeSSORi
SCHOOL open enrollment, ages 2 – 6 years,
8128 S. King Dr., call J. Tyson, 773-483-6251
CHiCAGO MASTeR GARDeNeR
PROGRAM Do you enjoy gardening and
sharing your knowledge of gardening with
others? The Chicago Master Gardening
Program is a vital link distributing horticultural
information to the public, Applications, Contact
Keisha Herron or Aida Peralta @ 773-768-7779
or visit www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/chicago/mg/
app.cfm
CROSSROADS fUND seeks a part-time
intern for the Lisa Fittko Internship Program,
Information, e-mail info@crossroadsfund.org or
visit www.crossroadsfund.org
DiSSeRTATiON STUDy seeks African
Americans diagnosed with Type II Diabetes
for fve years or less, participants receive small
stipend, Contact Donna Calvin, 312-355-1148
or dcalvi1@uic.edu
eXPOSURe TAPAS SUPPeR CLUB
seeks persons artistically talented in painting,
sculpting, fashion, music, poetry, to showcase
their work, Appointment, call 312-662-1082
QUeeNS Of THe eVeRGReeN ReD
HAT SOCieTy/16440 Invites all Trinity
Red Hatters to join them for Red Hat Sunday,
September 16, 7:30 a.m. worship service, Dress,
Red hat and purple clothing, contact Queen
Mother Cheri, 773-779-8910
Order Of WOrship
Sunday, August 26, 2007 28 © Sermons copyrighted by Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.
iNfOrMATiON & ANNOUNCeMeNTs
returning members, Monday, September 10,
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Room 202, Contact
Christye Hurley, 773-960-1055
CHURCH SCHOOL ReGiSTRATiON
fOR 2007-2008 Saturdays, September 1 and
September 8, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Atrium,
Classes begin September 15, Contact Frances
Harris, 773-241-5942
GOOD SHePHeRDS fiNANCiAL
MANAGeMeNT offers a 10-week fnancial
literacy program, if your budget is busted, credit
worthiness is a joke, or retirement plan consists
of social security, join us, Friday, September 7,
7:00 p.m., Room 202, Call 773-962-5650
Ext. 819
iMMABASi HeALTH AND WeLLNeSS
MiNiSTRy Family Health Fair, Saturday,
September 22, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Turner-
Drew Academy, 9300 S. Princeton, Contact
Juarlita Lane, 773-651-6106
LiTTLe WARRiORS fOR CHRiST
Looking for children, grades 3-8, who love
singing God’s praises, Information, call the
Little Warriors hotline, 773-962-5650 Ext. 804
ALSO Mandatory Little Warriors Sponsors
Meeting, Saturday, September 15, 11:00 a.m.,
all current and active sponsors required to
attend
AfRiCA MiNiSTRy-SOUTH AfRiCA Join
Pastor Wright on a spiritual and cultural Sojourn
to Johannesburg, Capetown and Durban, South
Africa, December 3–16, 2007
AMANi CARe PROGRAM and Trinity
Amani Care Team with Vitas (TAV) seeks
volunteers to provide companionship, support
and other services, No experience required,
Training provided, Contact Etta McGregor
Jones at 773-298-2110
CALLiNG ALL MiNiSTRieS!!!! It’s that
time again, to show what your ministry is made
of, at the annual church picnic, The Wright
Festival, Saturday, September 8, Challenge
another ministry to Volleyball, Adult/Teen
Double Dutch Contest, Basketball, Potato
Sack Race, Bid Wiz, Tug-of-War and much
more, Which ministry will claim the “Baddest
Ministry” title? Register, wrightfest2007@
yahoo.com, Tangie Bailey, 708-257-5666 or
Raven Wynn, 773-318-1526
CAN-CeR-ViVe MiNiSTRy encourages
women to contact the American Cancer Society,
800-ACS-2345, Illinois Breast and Cervical
Program, 888-522-1282 and the Silver Lining
Foundation, 312-345-1322 or 866-600-2273 for
free or low cost access to mammography services
CHiNARA DANCe MiNiSTRy calling
all high school students interested in praising
God through dance, Orientation for new and
Order Of WOrship
Sunday, August 26, 2007 29 © Sermons copyrighted by Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.
iNfOrMATiON & ANNOUNCeMeNTs
TRiNiTy UCC LeGAL CLiNiC Providing
direct legal advice, services and representation
to the congregation and community, open
every1
st
and 3
rd
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – Noon and
2
nd
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Village
Center, Call Mrs. Marcia Green, 773-962-5650,
Ext. 424
USHeR MiNiSTRy seeking new and
returning members, Have you been revived
to serve the Lord? Next meeting, Saturday,
September 15, 3:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall,
Contact David Anderson, 312-208-6494 or
Norma Jackson Cohn, 773-483-5289
AND join the Usher Ministry traveling to
Detroit, Michigan to fellowship with Tabernacle
Baptist Church, Friday, September 21 through
Sunday, September 23, contact Beverly Pritchett,
773-846-8752 by Sunday, September 2
WRiGHT feSTiVAL PiCNiC sign-up for
competitive games, 3-on-3 basketball, Potato
sack race, watermelon and egg toss, Softball,
tug-o-war, steppers’ contest, Atrium, following
worship services, Contact Raven Wynn,
773-318-1526 or Tangie Bailey, 773-318-1526
or WrightFest2007@yahoo.com

MeMBeRSHiP/MiNiSTRy SeRViCeS
Have you moved? Any children left the nest?
New employment or newly married? Forgot
your giving number? Call Membership/Ministry
Services, 773-962-5650 x395, x233 or x232
TRiNiTy AMANi HOSPiCe CARe TeAM
WiTH ViTAS (TAV) now provides full hospice
service, Hospice is a special concept of care
designed to provide comfort and support to
patients and their families when a life-limiting
illness no longer responds to cure-oriented
treatments, If you or someone you know is
interested in hospice care for a loved one or
would like more information, contact Etta
McGregor Jones at 773-298-2110
TRiNiTy UCC AND SAfeR
fOUNDATiON Sponsoring Ready 4 Work,
aftercare program for ex-offenders: 18 years
old and up, out of prison 180 days or less, no
sex crimes or crimes against women or children
AND…Ready 4 Work mentors needed, Must
be available to meet with mentees 2–6 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 2 years,
Call Vanessa Cosby-Shannon, 773-233-1492
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Adams, Ayanna
Adams, Deacon Lorraine
Adams-Carter, Cynthia
Adams-Childs, Vernita
Allen, Baby Jeremy Stephon
Allen, Stephanie
Anderson, Rev. Danita
Arden, Audrey
Askew, Jeremiah
Avent, Carolyn
Baker-Brown, Bridgette
Barnett, James
Barow, Stephanie
Barrigher, Deacon Elwood
Barrigher, Jeffrey
Bates, Freddy L.
Bates, Lisa
Batts, Faye
Benson, Marjorie
The Bentley Family
Bentley, Elois
Berry-Hampton, Jaron
Blake, Jerome
Blake, Marquez
Blake, Odette
Blake, Ommar
Blasingame, Mattie
Bond, Jr., Collin
Bonner, Gloria & Bill
Booker, Peggy
Booker, Jr., Raymond J.
Boose, Christopher
Boose, Claudia
Borders, Mona
Bowers, Jeffrey
Bramlet & Thomas Families
Bratton, Marjorie
Breaux, Freddie
Brewer, Deacon Evelyn
Broadnax, Angela
Brown, Dr. Harriett
Brown, Hysson
Brown, James
Brown, Naomi
Brown, Rhea
Burrell, Kimberly
Burrell, Sarah
Burrell, William & Sarah
Bush, Michelle
Butler, Jerel
Butts, Larvette
Campbell, Deacon Patrice
Kimberly
Campbell, Deborah
Campbell, Keisha
Campbell, Veronica
Campbell, Deborah & Family
Carr, Willie
Carruthers, Dr. Iva
Carson, Charles
Carter, Herman
Carter, Quinn
Casamore, Viola
Caston, Aletha & Alfred
Cephas, Grace
Chapman, Malachi
Claiborne, Melvin
Clark, Katrina
Cochran, Christopher
Collins, Deacon Yvonne
Conda, Kandias
Cook, Anton
Cooksey, Kristena & Krista
Cooper, Charles
Cooper, Faith
Cooper, Karen
Cooper, Vashti
Corbett, Joycelyn
Cosby, Cynthia
Cosby-Shannon, Vanessa
Coutee, Nastarcia
Craig, Rhonda
Crider, Rev. Tyrone
Currie, Leonard
Curtis, Toni
Dabner, Pat
The Dade Family
Daniels, Carbena
Daniels, Celeste
David, Baby Jacob “Ray Ray”
Davis, Archie
Davis, Edrena
Davis, Green Lee
Davis, Ree
Dell, Rev. Nathan
Denson, Louise
Diggs, Rori
Dixon, William
Dorham, Barbara
Dorney & Family, Donna
Dorsey, Sam
Doss, Linda
Doty, Joyce
Dunlap, Phillip
Eason, Margarette
Eberhart, Ivan
Edwards, Deacon Carol
Edwards, Jr., Eugene
Ellis, Barbara
Elzy, Jr., Alice & Louis
Eskridge, Sonny
Evans, Kermeto
Fain, Andrea
Fairchild, Inez
Fairchild, Josie & Tom
Farrakhan, Minister Louis
Faulkner, Bernice
Flanagan, Evelyn W.
Flowers, Jr., Charlie
Ford, John
Fortson, Chris & Nina
Franklin, Mark
Funches, Baby Keari
Gage-Wilson, Jozanne
Gaines, DIT Mildred
Gandy, Donna
Gardner, Cynthia
Gardner, Darryl
Gardner, Elizabeth
Garrett & Family, Betty
Gibson, Donald & Donna
Gill, Charlotte
Gill, Deacon Eldridge
Gill, Mariah
Gillie, Joann
Gipson, Donald
Givens & Family, Charmaine
Graham, Elder Lucille
Graves, Cora
Guerin, Norma
Guerin, Jr., Jerome C.
Guerin, Sr., Jerome C.
Gwynn, Arthur
Hammond-Miller, Deacon
Donna
Hampton, Wyman
Hardaway-Wheeler, Pamela
Harrell, Deacon Linda
Harrell, Rev. Joan
Harrell, Simon
Harris, Deacon Mosea
Harris, George William
Hart, Sherrie
Hawkins, Jasmine
Hayden, Thomas
Hayden, Jr., Herbert
Haynes, Shelly
Haynes, Vera
Henley, Candace
Hickman, Nellie
Hickombottom, Christine
Higgins, Annola
Hill, Gladys
Hill, Lynette
Holmes, Louise
Hooker, Timothy
Horton, Crystal
Hoskins, Dominque
Houston, Cozetta
Houston, Simpson
Howell, Jerome
Hubbard, Barbara J.
Hudson, Irean
Hurley, William
Ingram, Julia
Irish, Jerome
Jackson, Betty Jo
Jackson, Deacon Rudolph
Jackson, Elizabeth
Jackson, Henry & Elizabeth
Jackson, Lizzie
Jackson, Queen
Jackson, Yvette
Jacobs, Isom
James, Louis
Jenkins, Deacon Herschel
Jenkins, Georgette
Jenkins, Lennie
Johnson, Dr. James
Johnson, Marilyn
Johnson, Mary
Johnson, Michael
Johnson, Percy
Johnson, Riley
Johnson, Victor & Rhonda
Jones, Brianna
Jones, Catherine
Jones, Charles & Edith
Jones, Donald & Jerrius
Jones, Edith & Charles
Jones, Freddie
Jones, George
Jones, Sharon
Kelly, Billie
Kern, Dorothy
King, Shirley
Korvo, Baby Sean Paul
Lambert, Laila
Latham, Odean
Lee, Tina
Lehmann, Auguestine
Lemon, Jackqudene
Lennix, Loyce
Lenox, Mary F.
Lewis, Deacon Pattrice
Lewis, Jennifer
Lewis, Terrance
Linson, Marcus
Lockett, Brenda
Lockett, Thetis
London, Millie
Long, Deacon Rosemary
Love, Margaret
Lubin, Benjamin
Lyle, Paul
Lyles, Johnise
Maclin, Audrey
Mae, Viola
prAYer lisT
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Majaliwa, Musa
Mangum, Anita
Martin, Antoine L.
Martin, Loretta
Mason, Dr. Terry
Mason-Matthews, Karen
May, Romao
Mayes-McCruel, Deacon Alma
McCoy, Beverly
McCray, Dreyvon
McCullough, Ethel
McCullough, Jacqueline
McDade, Darlene
McFadden, Franklin &
Deborah & Family
McGhee, William
McGowan, Milton & Theresa
McIntosh, Deacon Maurice
McIntosh, Emily
McKinney, Marian
McKinney, Takiesha
McKinnon, Cora
McKissic, Siobahan & Deborah
McLaughlin, Erin
Melton, Alzenia
Miles, Beatrice
Miller, Deacon Beatrice
Miller , John
Miller, Virgie
Minter, Stephen
Mischeaux, Kalilah Marjorie
Mischeaux, Raydian
Mitchell-Shields, Deacon Sharon
Monegan, Jerome
Moody, Cynthia
Moore, Carrie
Moore, Clara
Moore & Family, Lloyd
Moseley, Lillian
Moss, Mildred
Muwwakkil, Baby Morgan
Myles, Henrietta
Myrick, Bertha
Nero, Yolanda
O’Neal, Baby Tyler
Only, Sherry
Owens, Juanita
Owens, Mozetta
Ozmond, Sebastian
Panelle, Pat
Patterson, Olivia
Payton, Jackie
Peavy, Irene
Pepper, Evelyn
Pepper, Robert
Perry, Toya
Peters, Petrina
Peterson, Larita
Phillips, Baby Amali
Phillips, Katherine
Pickett, Kim
Pierce, Sandra
Pilcher, Del Rita
Pitts, Bernice
Plummer, Jr., Morris
Pope, Dakita
Pope, Gladys
Porter, Anita
Porter, Stacey
Porter-Stanley, Leslie
Prater, Sean
Priest, Mary
Pruett, James and Loretta
Pugh-Lightfoot, Eric
Purvis, Deacon Tangie
Putman, Delores
Ray, Willie and Ruby
Ray, Jr., Arthur
Redmond, Tony
Reese, Gloria
Reeves, Bryant
Reeves, Ollie
Reneau, Peggy
Rhyal, Stephen
Rice, Gladys
Rice, Phillip
Rice, Sylvester
Riley, Gregory
Roberts, Erskin
Robinson, Dorian
Robinson, Lorraine
Robinson, Theresa
Roebuck, Evelyn
Rogers, Alfred
Ross, Baby Honesty Gabriella
Rowell, Nicholas
Rushing, Melner
Rushing, Michelle
Russell, Cora
Russell, Tamon
Rutherford, Angela
Sampson, Mary
Sanders, Deacon Robert
Sansone, Marie
Scates, Hermine
Scruggs, Mattie
Shah, Hassan
Shah, Lynda
Shelton, Mary
Shinn, Anthony
Short, Wendy
Sims, Constance
Siwatu, Akiaha
Sizer, Doris
Slatton & Family, Deacon
Anthony
Smith, Carmencita
Smith, Deacon Dorothy
Smith, Jeffrey
Smith, Jody
Smith, Jonathan & Delores
Smith, Louis & Virginia
Spann, Theresa
Springer, Karla
Stalling, LaFayette
Staton, Alfreda
Stephney, Jessie
Stewart, Cheryl & Juanita
Stewart, Gloria
Stewart, Irma
Summerville-Moore, Tamika
Suter, Joyce
Sykes, Myra
Sykes, Rev. Michael
Tassone, Baby Carina
Tate, Johnny
Taylor, Bernard
Taylor, Lawrence
Taylor, Patricia
Taylor-Tukes, Deacon Angela
Tellis, Demetrius
Tellis, Jr., Alfred
Tellis, Sr., Alfred
Terrell-Haynes, Rosalyn
Terry, Sandra
Teverbaugh, George
Teverbaugh, Olivia
Thomas, Anita
Thomas, Brenita
Thomas, Deacon Garry
Thomas, Edward & LaVerne
Thomas, Felicia
Thomas, Rosetta
Thomas, Sondra
Thompson, Kamaya
Thompson, SeMaj
Thompson-Johnson, Katie
Thornton, Jerome
Tibbs, Brenda
Timberlake, Deacon Joyce
Torrey-Parker, L. Julie
Tregre, Deacon Evelyn
Trotter, Shirley
Tucker, Geraldine
Turner, James
Tyler, Betty
Tyler, Deacon Lazane
Tyler, Demetri
Tyler, Shelton
Vernardo, Helen
Vilo, Douglas
Walker, David & Irma
Walker, Honoria
Walker, Joetta
Walker, Sharon & John
Wallace, Rose
Ward, Alphonso
Warmack, Charlene
The Warne Family
Washington, Emma
Watson, Doris
Whalum, Kenneth
White, Eurah
White, Juanita R.
White, Walter & Loretta
White, Jr., Royal
White, Sr., Joseph
White, Sr., Royal
Whitehead, Patrice
Wilborn, Audrey
Wilcher, Dorothy
Wilkins, Essie
Williams, Baby Nia
Williams, Brandi
Williams, Carolyn
Williams, Deacon Mattie
Williams, Lillie
Williams, Nettie B.
Williams, Pauline
Williams, Rebecca
Williams, Shirley
Williams, Willie Ruth
Williams, Willy Ann
Williams, Yvonne
Williams-Miles, Phyllis
Wilson, Barbara & Dardina
Withers, Mother Ernestine
Woods, Laura
Woods, Tanja
Woodson, Janice
Woolridge, John & Orine
Wooten, Ernest
Wooten, John
Wordlaw, Jean
Wordlaw, Kenya
Wordlaw, Ted
Wormbly, Doria
Wright, Deacon E. Janet
Wright, Deacon Jeri
Wright, Rev. Ramah
Wright, William
Wright-Miller, Mildred
Wright-Moore, Janet
Yarber, Vernita
Young, Antwan
Young, Javonglynn
Young, Thelma
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bereAVed
THe FAMILY OF: PLeASe SenD CARDS TO: ADDReSS:
Mrs. Katherine Daigre Rev. Michael Sykes & Family 1133 E. 83rd Street, #231 (19)
Mr. Mark Franklin Mr. Lawrence Brown & Family 9554 S. Emerald (28)
Ms. Stephanie Gresham Mrs. Linda Gresham & Family 1431 W. 112th Place (43)
Mr. Omari Houston Mr. Simpson Houston & Family 7842 Taylor Park Dr.,
Montgomery, AL 36117
Mr. Lonnie Smith Ms. Duchess Gloria Dunn & Family 8257 S. Kimbark (19)
Mr. Lafayette Stalling Mrs. Ruth Stalling & Family 18451 Carrington Ct.,
Hazel Crest, IL 60429
Mrs. Edna Stephens Mrs. Sheila Wilkinson-Sanders 9256 S. Michigan Ave. (19)
& Family
Baby Kaleb Texas Ms. Yvette Texas & Family 4510 S. Greenwood (53)
Bishop Easter White Mrs. Augie Lehman & Family 9616 S. Princeton Ave. (28)

nancy Clay
West Suburban Hospital
3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 373-6200
Joseph Gilliam
Little Company of Mary
Hospital
2900 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
(708) 422-6200
Paul Lyle
Loyola University
Medical Center
2160 S. First Ave.
Maywood, IL 60153
(708) 216-5700
Theresa Robinson
Edward Hospital
801 S. Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60566
(630) 646-3612
Opreabea Thompson
Palos Community Hospital
12255 S. 80th Ave.
Palos Heights, IL 60463
(708) 923-4000
Geraldine Tucker
University of Chicago Hospital
5841 S. Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 947-1000
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BROWn, ed
Victory Center
4150 W. Gatling Blvd.
Country Club Hills, IL 60478
Room 243
708-957-8300
CADenHeAD, LaFronne
Jackson Square Nursing Home
5130 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60644
Room 427, Bed B
773-921-8000
(COMMUNION VISITS ONLY)
eVAnS, edward
Pavilion of Forest Park
8200 W. Roosevelt Road
Forest Park, IL 60130
Room 432, Bed 1
(708) 488-9850
eLZIe, Deacon evelyn
Renaissance Nursing Center
2940 W. 87th Street
Chicago, IL 60652
Room 207, Bed 1
773-434-8787
FuLLeR, Vernon
Exceptional Health Care
5701 W. 79th Street
Burbank, IL 60459
Room 103, Bed 1
708-499-5400
GARneR, Wilhelmina
Renaissance at South Shore
Nursing Home
2425 E. 71st St.
Chicago, IL 60649
Room 312, Bed B
773-721-5000
HAMPTOn, Ineze
Manor Care Health Care Services
2145 E. 170th St.
South Holland, IL 60473
Room 338, Bed C
708-895-3255
HOLLOWAY, Theodore
St. Agnes Nursing Home
1725 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
Room 414
(312) 922-2777
JeFFeRSOn, Lorrine
Manor Care Health Care Services
6300 W. 95th St.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Room 30, Bed 1
708-599-8800
MARTIn, Kim
All Faith Pavilion
3500 S. Giles Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653
Room 200, Bed 2
312-326-2000
MASOn, Claristine
Bronzeville Park Skilled
Nursing Center
3400 S. Indiana Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
Room 224, Bed 1
312-842-5000
McInTOSH, Deacon Maurice
Lexington House Nursing Home
10300 Southwest Highway
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Room 232, Bed C
708-425-1100
MITCHeLL-SHIeLDS,
Deacon Sharon
Arden Courts Assisted Living
2143 E. 170th Street
South Holland, IL 60473
708-895-1600
MOORe, Hilton
Manor Care Health Care Services
940 Maple Ave.
Homewood, IL 60430
Room 404, Bed A
708-799-0244
MOSS, edreaner
Montgomery Place
5550 South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60615
Room 302
773-753-4100
MOTen, Marguerite
Renaissance at South Shore
Nursing Home
2425 E. 71st St.
Chicago, IL 60649
Room 111, Bed B
773-721-5000
(Communion Visits Only)
PeAVY, Irene
Victory Centre of River Oaks
1370 Ring Road, Apt. 407
Calumet City, IL 60409
708-832-1130
PuGH-LIGHTFOOT, eric
Glenwood Nursing Home
19300 S. Cottage Ave.
Glenwood, IL 60660
Room C15, Bed 1
708-758-6200
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ROBInSOn, Rosetta
Glenwood Nursing Home
19300 S. Cottage Ave.
Glenwood, IL 60660
Room C15, Bed 1
708-758-6200
ROBInSOn, William
Beecher Nursing Home
1201 Dixie Hwy.
Beecher, IL 60401
Room 33, Bed 2
708-946-6915
SHeATS, Benjamin
Rest Haven Central
13259 S. Central Ave.
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Room 27
708-597-1000
SMITH, Mary Baker
Montgomery Place
5550 S. South Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60615
Room 317
773-753-4100
STePHenS, Leroy
Bell Haven Health Care Center
11401 S. Oakley
Chicago, IL 60643
Room 125
773-233-6311
TeVeRBAuGH, George
Washington Heights Nursing Home
1010 W. 95th Street
Chicago, IL 60620
Room 201
773-298-1177
WATT, Mildred
Renaissance at South Shore
Nursing Home
2425 E. 71st Street
Chicago, IL 60649
Room 430, Bed A
773-721-5000
WILLIAMS, Maudine
Halsted Terrace Nursing Home
10935 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60628
Room 233, Bed 1
773-928-2000
WILSOn, Louis
Renaissance at 87th St.
Nursing Home
2940 W. 87th St.
Chicago, IL 60652
Room 302, Bed 1
773-434-8787
WITHeRS, Mother ernestine
Montgomery Place
5550 S. South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60615
Room 302
773-753-4100
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ADAMS-CHILDS, Vernita 1621 E. 68th Street, #1A (49) 773-363-8625
Saturday Visits Only
BASKIN, William 1510 Brookfeld Dr., Plainfeld, IL 60544 815-254-1106
BREAUX, Freddie 4920 Tennessee Street, Gary, IN 46409 219-980-2650
BROOKS, Arzulia 9412 S. Eggleston Ave. (28) 773-224-7581
Sunday Visits Only
BURKS, Willa A. 18525 S. Center Ave., Homewood, IL 60430 708-799-3581
CAMPBELL, Delois 9146 S. Indiana Ave. (19) 773-928-0997
CLAY, Louise 11626 S. Stewart St. (28) 773-468-9642
CLAY, Nancy 5948 W. Midway Park (44) 773-287-9194
COLEMAN, Dorothy 500 Park Avenue, Unit 122, Calumet City, IL 60409 708-891-2245
DULANEY, Doris 13058 S. Wood St., Apt. #1E
Blue Island, IL 60406 708-597-8309
DUNAGAN, Patricia 7318 S. King Drive (19) 773-846-1453
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
GRAHAM, Elder Lucille 9622 S. Winston Ave. (43) 773-233-4016
HARDY, Glodine c/o Lois Walker
598 Andover, Chicago Heights, IL 60411 708-481-5814
HEARD, Phyllis 12447 S. LaSalle Street (28) 773-821-5138
HEREFORD, Bessie 9251 S. Parnell Ave. (20) 773-846-0448
HOLLIDAY, Glenola 6250 Park Shore East Apt. 506 60637 773-288-2865
JACKSON, Yvette 10741 S. Morgan St. (43) 773-995-5912
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
LOVE, Margaret 1520 W. 105th Street (43) 773-445-1336
MARRABLE, James 10136 S. Peoria St. (43) 773-445-6876
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
NATHAN, Latroy 8044 S. Kedzie Ave (52) 773-424-4110
PARKER, Irene 9510 S. Kolmar, Oak Lawn, IL 60452 708-422-1019
PAYTON-LOVE, Mary 7938 S. Jeffrey Blvd. (49) 773-734-7828
QUINN, Anna 7022 S. Shore Drive, Apt. #715 (49) 773-684-8831
RICE, Sylvester 8011 S. Justine St. (20) 773-651-8534
ROEBUCK, Evelyn 610 W. 87th Street (20) 773- 651-0348
SCATES, Hermine 6831 S. Cornell Ave., 1st Flr. (49) 773-955-2445
SCOTT, Alice 5516 S. Everett Ave. (37) 773-363-3902
SIMPSON, Mary Ann 3449 W. North Avenue (47) 773-276-5609
SMITH, Betty 17791 Arlington Dr.
Country Club Hills, IL 60478 708-206-1457
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SMITH, Carmencita 2142 Tanglewood Pl., Apt. #2B,
Hammond, IN 46323 219-844-0328
TAYLOR, Patricia 10017 S. St. Lawrence Ave. (28) 773-821-6711
TERRY, John 8447 S. Green (20) 773-723-0512
TRICE, Leola 9149 S. Aberdeen (20) 773-445-5059
WALKER, Thelma 8428 S. Green (20) 773-224-3898
WILLIAMS, Willyann 208 E. 87th Street (19) 773-224-0351
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
CARDS OnLY
BRADFORD, Luevater 9301 S. Racine Ave. (20)
BROWN, Hysson 10427 S. Hoxie Ave. (17)
CARTER, Herman 2631 S. Indiana (16)
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)
PUTMAN, Delores 6820 S. Prairie (37)
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
BREWER, Deacon Evelyn 9239 S. Green Street (20) 773-239-9416
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
LEGGETT, Aurelia 1639 W. 107th Street (43) 773-233-0286
LONG, Deacon Rosemary 8921 S. Halsted Street (20) 773-846-2488
NELSON, Mary & Thomas 5401 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Apt. #1101 (15) 773-667-3404
QUALLS, Doris 10132 S. Crandon Ave. (17) 773-731-1523
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
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
WEATHERSPOON, Aletha 8929 S. Union Ave. (20) 773-483-0130
WILKS, Elizabeth 2960 N. Lake Shore Dr., Apt. #2507 (57) 773-296-0580
YOUNKINS, Rose 9332 S. Eggleston Ave. (20) 773-483-2784
DeACOn VISITS OnLY
WEAVER, Odessa 6751 S. Constance Ave. (49) 773-288-3795
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773-962-5650
Mailbox 830
CAReeR DeVeLOPMenT
MInISTRY
24-Hour Answering Service
773-962-0139
Careerdevelop@tucc.org
COLLeGe PLACeMenT
OFFICe
773-298-1590
TUES & THUR: 1:00 – 9:00 p.m.
WED: 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.
FR: 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.
SAT: 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays & Mondays
CLOSED
COunSeLInG MInISTRY
Answering Service
773-962-0043
CReDIT unIOn
773-962-5686
773-723-8382 (fax)
TUES & THURS:
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
SAT: 9:00 a.m .– 1:00 p.m.
SUN: After 7:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Services
DIABeTeS
SuPPORT GROuP
773-928-3233
DOMeSTIC VIOLenCe
MInISTRY
COnFIDenTIAL
HeLPLIne
773-962-5650
Mailbox 811
DRuG & ALCOHOL
ReCOVeRY MInISTRY
Tough Love
773-962-5650, Ext. 808
Free “N” One
773-962-5650, Ext. 808
FAMILY CAReGIVeR
SuPPORT GROuP
Tommie Jean Ryhal
773-375-6981
Eleanor Anderson
773-881-1419
FInAnCIAL COunSeLInG
COnSORTIuM
773-962-5650, Ext. 819
HeALTH & WeLLneSS
MInISTRY COMMunITY
MenTAL HeALTH
SuPPORT GROuP
773-978-0725 or
773-734-4033, Ext. 111
HIV/AIDS
SuPPORT MInISTRY
312-409-AIDS (2437)
HOuSInG MInISTRY
773-643-4100, Ext. 15
KuJICHAGuLIA
SPeCIAL CITIZenS
SuPPORT MInISTRY
773-373-7042 – J. Payton
24 Hours
MATH TuTORIAL
773-962-5650
PRISOn MInISTRY
773-962-5650
Mailbox 886
Answering Service
TRInITY COMMunITY
DeVeLOPMenT CORP.
773-962-5650, Ext. 504
MON – THUR
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
tcdc@tucc.org
TRInITY COMPuTeR
LeARnInG CenTeR
773-298-2190
;.....,
Isaiah 40:1-2 Comfort, comfort my people, says
your God.
2
Speak 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.
¬.·...,
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.
5
And the glory of the LORD will be
revealed, and all mankind together will see it.
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”
...
Isaiah 40:11 He tends his ock 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 40:26 Li 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.
.,..
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”?
...·..z.
Isaiah 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not
heard? e 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.
c.·.z.
Isaiah 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and
increases the power of the weak.
....z.
Isaiah 40:30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
....z.
Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength. ey will soar on
wings like eagles; they will run and not grow
weary, they will walk and not be faint.
·..·...·... A God of
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)

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