Burr Ridge United Church of Christ

Worship 10:00 A.M., Sundays


Worship Schedule

Ash Wednesday
March 1- 7:00 p.m. 

Read Matthew 5:1-12

Lent 1

March 5 - 10:00 a.m.

Read Matthew 4:1-11

Lent 2
March 12 - 10:00 a.m.

Read John 3:1-17

Lent 3 Epiphany/Transfiguration Sunday
March 19 - 10:00 a.m.
Read John 4:5-42

Lent 4
March 26

Read John 9:1-41




Mid-Week Bible Study

7:00 p.m., Wednesdays

Our mid-week Lenten program this year will be hosted by the Lyonsville church (corner of Joliet and Wolf Roads).  We will discuss the book Driving LessonsDiving Lessons offers a series of Lenten lessons for diving deeper into the Christian life, written by caring friends. By the end of it, you might desire to be baptized for the first time or to have your baptism renewed at your church. Or you might simply read and be refreshed, growing in the confidence of faith

 

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

March 2017

 I was raised in the Lutheran Church.  And it’s true.  You can take the boy out of the Lutheran Church, but you can’t take the Lutheran Church out of the boy.  Lent always reminds me of this.  For me as a boy growing up in the Lutheran Church Good Friday, the crucifixion of Jesus, was the central act of God for the salvation of the world.  Of course, the resurrection of Jesus from the dead was the spectacular witness to God’s acceptance of the sacrifice of Jesus for the sins of the world.  The resurrection was God’s cosmic declaration of what Jesus had achieved  by his death on the cross.  The resurrection was the proud declaration by God of forgiveness.  However, the basis for that forgiveness was the death of Jesus on the cross. 

Ever since childhood, the most sacred day in the church year is Good Friday, the crucifixion of Jesus.  I symbolize this with the wearing of a black stole on Good Friday, the only day in the church year on which this is recommended. 

I must state that the contrast between the crucifixion and the resurrection is not between sorrow and joy.  Both sorrow and joy are present in both the crucifixion and the resurrection.  They are inescapably joined together and, therefore, the crucifixion and the resurrection ate inescapably joined together for the believer.  Sorrow is the foundation for joy and joy is the inner meaning of the sorrow.  


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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.

 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.

All Saint's Luncheon
 11:15a.m., Sunday, March 19

There will be a luncheon after worship in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day.  The lunch will be catered by Uncle Bub’s.  This will be a time for fellowship and fun.  Please plan to attend. 

Spring Fair Planning Committee
 11:15a.m., Sundays, March 12 and March 26

This year will be our 25th annual Spring Fair.  Planning has begun for this event.  Everyone is welcome to attend these planning meetings.  Your input is valuable to making this Spring Fair a success.  














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