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Congregational Meeting:
Sunday, March 24 after worship


This special meeting of the congregation is called in order to take an official vote of the congregation. The vote will make binding the decision to close Living Christ Lutheran Church and set a date for a final worship and celebration of the ministry in this place. Your presence is essential—this vote requires a quorum, and we must have as many voting members of the congregation present as possible. Please plan on attending. 

Lent: A Return to God


"Return to God with all your heart,
the Source of grace and mercy.
Come seek the tender faithfulness of God." 
--Marty Haugen
 
Lent began on Ash Wednesday, March 6, the day many Christians wore an ashy cross on our foreheads. Those ashes remind us of our mortality, with the words that we are dust and to dust we shall return. The shape of those ashes reflect Jesus' great sacrifice on the cross, and also the day we were baptized with that same cross marked on our foreheads--a baptism that carried in it the everlasting promise of life with God. Baptism was the beginning of a lifelong relationship with God. 

But sometimes life gets too busy, and we turn away from things of faith. We get distracted by the worries and stresses of the world. Lent is an opportunity to change that. Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness preparing for his active ministry in the world, and you are invited to join in that practice. Let's spend these 40 days in prayer, fasting, and worship, and return to God in our hearts and our lives. 

Here are some resources that will bring some variety to your Lent devotions. :

Daily Prayers by email: Daily Prayer

Lent Musical Devotions: Devotions

40 Different Ways to Keep Lent: Sinners/Saints

Praying without words:
                     Body Prayer of Julian of Norwich

Lent Madness: Who Will Win the Golden Halo?
(This one is humorous as well as educational.)
 

Lent Series: The Big Questions

In the season of Lent, we will be examining some big questions our members have about faith during Faith in :45. This week, we examine Faith and Science: Do they contradict each other? Join us for a lively discussion! 

Have a question you would like to explore in Bible study? Email Pastor Laura with yours: Pastor Laura
A smile for your week!


 
Living Christ Church
1402 Arlington Dr.
Hanover Park, IL
(630) 837-2100

www.lclutheran.org
Sunday Schedule:

10 am Worship 

11:15 Faith in :45 for Kids!
Christian education for kids

11:30 am Faith in :45
Christian education
for adults and teens

 

Weekday Schedule:

Tuesdays at 2 pm
Prayer wherever YOU are

Tuesdays 2 - 3 pm
Church is open for prayer

Wednesday 10 am - 2 pm
Church office is open

Thursday 10 am - 2 pm
Church office is open
 
Staff

Laura Hall-Schordje, Pastor
Email Pastor Laura

Marcia Bulleri, Secretary
Email Marcia
Links to good reading:

ELCA

Metro Chicago Synod,

Living Lutheran Magazine

Cafe: Women and Faith

The Christian Century

Sojourners
Living Christ Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America [ELCA]
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