Mobile Food Pantry
Despensa de comida móvil
Saturday, September 22
Sábado, 22 de septiembre

Time/Hora: 11 am—12:45 am
Please bring bags or boxes
Por favor de traer bolsas o cajas

Doors open and numbers distributed
starting at 10 am
Puertas abiertas y números 
distribuidos a las 10 am

A free meal will be served
starting at 11 am
Una comida gratis será servida 
a partir de las 11 am


Feeding the Hungry Advocacy Alert:
Will you call your representative?


Earlier this year, the House and Senate both approved their own versions of a Farm Bill. While the Senate version preserves and protects access to SNAP benefits, the House version proposes harmful cuts to SNAP - a critical program that helps children, seniors, and working families. This month a conference of Representatives and Senators will negotiate a Farm Bill the Senate and House can agree on. They've set a goal of passing a Farm Bill by September 30.

This is the time to tell our members of Congress to NOT support any Farm Bill that cuts access to SNAP.  SNAP is the most important program fighting hunger in the United States. In Illinois, about 1.9 million people depend on SNAP to feed themselves and their families. Most of Illinois’ SNAP recipients who can work, do work, and those who do not are disabled, elderly, or children. As people of faith, we can help feed the hungry by advocating for a Farm Bill that helps people in our community facing hunger. (SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, sometimes called food stamps.)

How you can take action:
Please call 1-888-398-8702 and tell your member of Congress to protect SNAP by supporting Senate provisions, and rejecting any Farm Bill that imposes cuts to SNAP. Need help finding your member of Congress? You can find the name and contact information here:
Find Your Representative
And you can reach Illinois Senators here:
Senator Dick Durbin
Senator Tammy Duckworth

Thank you in advance for your help protecting anti-hunger programs!  


90 Day Bible Challenge

We are well into the New Testament, and reading stories from Jesus' life and ministry this week. We will be meeting some unforgettable characters! 

Even if you have read these stories before, you will find that each time you read them God reveals something new to you. To help hear that something new, shake up your Bible reading this week. Try reading a different translation of the Bible. If you usually read silently, try reading the story aloud, one verse at a time. After you read the story, try putting it into your own words.  

And if you have fallen away from your reading, don't worry. Just pick up your Bible and keep going. You are invited to read each story, to pray on it, and discover what God might be revealing to you in it.  Here are some questions to help you get started: 
What is God saying to me in this passage?
What is challenging?
What is encouraging?
How can this word guide me today?

Want to discuss the readings? Join in the discussion at Faith in :45 after worship or visit the Living Christ Facebook page and join the discussion there. There have been some great comments and questions!  
This week’s Bible Challenge texts:

(click on the blue link to go directly to each reading)

Sunday, September 16 + Feeding Five Thousand
Mark 6:30-44

Monday, September 17 + The Transfiguration
Mark 9:2-13

Tuesday, September 18 + The Rich Young Man
Mark 10:17-31

Wednesday, September 19 + Parable of the Sower
Matthew 13:1-23

Thursday, September 20 + Parable of the Samaritan
Luke 10:25-37

Friday, September 21 + Parable of the Lost Son
Luke 15:11-32

Saturday, September 22 + Visiting Zacchaeus
Luke 19:1-10

Sunday, September 23 + Raising Lazarus
John 11:1-44
Pastor Laura's Out-of-Office Hours:
Tuesday, September 18th, 6-8 pm

Want to chat with the pastor, but the church office isn’t a comfortable place? Join Pastor Laura for some OUT of the office hours! On Tuesday the 18th, you will find her at Panera Bread, 2415 W Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194. Look for her between 6 and 8 pm. You can get dinner, dessert, coffee, or tea at Panera, but you do not have to buy anything. Drop in and say hello! 

Have a joyful week! 

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

10 am Worship 

11:00 Prayer Time
Prayer for those who are incarcerated

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

Laura Hall-Schordje, Pastor
Email Pastor Laura

Marcia Bulleri, Secretary
Email Marcia
Links to good reading:


Metro Chicago Synod,

Living Lutheran Magazine

Cafe: Women and Faith

The Christian Century

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