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


God’s Work. Our Hands.
Sunday, September 9 

A service of service
and community meal!

Living Christ is one of nearly 10,000 congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) participating in “God’s work. Our hands.” Across the country, thousands of ELCA members are engaging in service work to make a positive change in their communities, build and deepen relationships and share God’s love. (See a video here!)  Plan on a service of service this day—our worship will begin here in the church, but continue out in the community! Whether you can do a lot or a little, whether you are young or old, there will be an opportunity for you to serve.

Projects will include packing school kits for Lutheran World Relief, collecting food from our neighbors for the backpack program, and more. We are still adding projects for GWOH Day. After we finish our projects, plan on staying at church for a BBQ lunch. This is a great day to invite friends and families to experience some hands-on love for our neighbors, so invite them to join you. 

Have an idea for a project? Have a great charity we could help? Please share your ideas with Pastor Laura and the church council: Cheryl Juris, Theresa Avila, Sean Garvey, Dennis Buck, Alli Kajpust.


90 Day Bible Challenge
 Week 8

In this last week, we heard about God in the whirlwind, songs from the Psalms, and the commissioning of the major prophet, Isaiah. The book of Isaiah spans generations of the history of Israel, and carries in it some of the clearest prophesy about Jesus yet. This week we will hear more prophecy, and enter the New Testament with the birth and early life of Jesus.. 

Did you miss some readings last week? Haven't started reading yet? No guilt! Just pick up right here and don't worry--you can always go back and read those stories later. 

Each reading takes about 5 minutes to read. We also encourage you to take time to think about each reading, 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! Pastor Laura will be on vacation this week, but her pastor colleagues have promised to pop in and answer any questions you might have. 
This week’s Bible Challenge texts:

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

Sunday, September 2 + Salvation Prophesied
Isaiah 52:1-10

Monday, September 3 + Daniel in the Furnace
Daniel 3:1-30

Tuesday, September 4 + Jonah and the Fish
Jonah 1:1-17

Wednesday, September 5 + True Worship
Micah 6:1-8

Thursday, September 6 + The Word Becomes Flesh
John 1:1-18

Friday, September 7 + The Birth of Jesus
Luke 2:1-20

Saturday, September 9 + Jesus in the Temple
Luke 2:41-52

Sunday, September 9 + The Baptism of Jesus
Matt 3:13-4:11


90 Day Bible Challenge
 Week 7

Due to some technical difficulties, last week's email was not delivered. Here are the links the last week's readings in case you missed them: 
Week 7 Bible Challenge texts:

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

Sunday, August 26 + The Lord Speaks to Job
Job 38:1-11; 40:1-5

Monday, August 27 + The Good Shepherd
Psalm 23

Tuesday, August 28 + Confession of Sin
Psalm 51

Wednesday, August 29 + Prayer of Praise
Psalm 104

Thursday, August 30 + Wisdom’s View of Creation
Proverbs 8:1-38

Friday, August 31 + God calls Isaiah
Isaiah 6:1-13

Saturday, September 1 + Words of Comfort
Isaiah 40:1-11, 27-31

Healing Grace Grief Support Ministry begins September 13, 2018

Healing Grace is a six session series offering hope, comfort and support to those that have lost a loved one, that will be facilitated by Linda Engle & Charlene Kryszak.
Meetings will take place in the Church of the Holy Spirit Ministry Center, 1451 Bode Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194 —Room 120 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday 
through October 18th.  
Call Sister Marianne at 847-882-7580 or email to reserve a spot.  

Check out the new monthly podcast Three Sides featuring stories from around the corner and around the world. Interesting discussion from a faithful point of view. In this episode of the Three Sides podcast we hear from three women from within the ELCA who hold leadership positions in three different fields – religion, business and the nonprofit world. The three leaders speak about the role of women in religious, educational and corporate settings, how those roles have evolved, the inspiration that led them down each path, the challenges they’ve faced and what the future looks like for female leaders.

Listen to this podcast on your phone, iPod, or on your computer.

Three Sides
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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