Burr Ridge United Church of Christ

Worship 10:00 A.M., Sundays


Worship Schedule

Epiphany 6
February 12 - 10:00 a.m.

Read Matthew 5:21-37

Epiphany 7
February 19 - 10:00 a.m.

Read Matthew 5:38-48

Last Sunday after Epiphany/Transfiguration Sunday
February 26 - 10:00 a.m.
Read Mathew 17:1-9

Ash Wednesday
March 1- 7:00 p.m. 

Read Matthew 5:1-12




Mid-Week Bible Study

7:00 p.m., Wednesdays

We are currently reading First and Second Peter. These are writings from later in the first century and show the growing development of the early church. They are probably not written by Peter, but were given his name to gain their acceptance in the church.

 

Lectionary Bible Study

8:45 a.m., Sundays 

This is a very rigorous discussion of the Gospel lesson for the day.  Many a sermon has been changed at the last minute because of this discussion.  Please join us.  

 

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Pastor's Message

February 2017


 As a congregation, we stand at the  edge of an exciting revitalization.  Our new President, Russ Smith, has  committed himself to the task of  revitalizing the church by an effort to  attract new members. This  revitalization also entails the  development of new programs which  will benefit all aspects of church life,  including worship and education.

 However, this endeavor will take the  participation of every member of the  congregation. It cannot fall on the  shoulders of a few. All are needed.  Some to pray. Some to organize.  Some to finance. Some to attend,  especially worship. And so on.  Together we can accomplish a lot, we  can accomplish a renewal in the  church. Together we can spark  enthusiasm for our congregation and i ts mission

 What is the mission of the church?  We are a refuge for those who have  been spiritually beat up. We are a  safe haven for those who have no  church to fall back upon in trouble.  We are a spiritual home for those  who desire to grow in grace through  Word and Sacrament. We are a  church guided by and committed to  proclaim the Word of God. We are a  family. We care for each other. This is  who we are. This is our mission.

 

Announcements


Women’s Wellness - 

 Third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. for  more information contact Deb Sanford 630-  330-5251 or Susann Pedersen 630-863-5736.  Food will be provided.

Chili Cook Off
 11:00 a.m., Sunday, February 19
 

This is a Western theme fundraising event, which will take place after worship. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 5-12. There will be a variety of chilies. Bring a neighbor or friend.

Friday Night at the Movies
 7:00 p.m., Friday,  February 24

We will watch a TV episode of Joan of Arcadia (2003-2005). Joan is a high school student who talks to God, who is at work shaping her life and world. Bring a snack to share.

Book Club
 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 1

 We meet in the church lounge. The book  this month is a continued discussion of  The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis. It is  the story of two psychologists who  revolutionize the way we think about the  way we think. Bring a brown bag lunch.

Ash Wednesday Services
 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 1

  We will host this joint Ecumenical Ash Wednesday      Service with Lyonsville Congregational United  Church of Christ. Ash Wednesday begins the season  of Lent, a somber season during which we prepare to  observe the crucifixion and celebrate the  resurrection.












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