" God is within her, she will not fail; God will help her at break of day. "
Dear Lord, You are our refuse and our strength. You are help in times of trouble. By your presence you help us; just at the break of day you save us. Please receive our worship and our thanks.
Burr Ridge United Church of Christ:
Fosters the Spirit of Christ
Teaches the word of God
Servers the whole individual - body, mind & spirit.
As a community in Christ, we strive to:
Respond to the Gospel in word and deed,
Balance freedom of conscience with
accountability to faith
Uphold Christian, ethical and intellectual growth
Worship 10:00 A.M., Sundays
August 14 * Pentecost 13
Read Luke 12:49-56
August 21 * Pentecost 14
Read Luke 13:10-17
August 28 * Pentecost 15
Read Luke 14:1, 7-14
Mid-Week Bible Study
We are reading I Thessalonians, the earliest letter of Saint Paul in the New Testament. It was written probably around 43 A.D. The letter gives us an entrance into the early church. As is true for each of his letters, Paul addresses theological issue which have arisen in Thessalonica. One interesting problem concerns the return of Christ. Christ promised his disciples to return before they died. However, they were now dying and Christ had not returned. Paul is challenged to explain this away. Come to class and find out his solution.
7:00 p.m., Wednesday
Lectionary Bible Study
8:45 a.m., Sundays
We continue to study the Gospel lessons for the day. There is a lively discussion each week as we grapple with the text.
The problem of my dissertation is the lack of reflectivity in adult Bible study. Some students reading of the Bible is reflective. Others students reading of the Bible is non-reflective. I am interested in understanding what blocks a reflective reading of the Bible. I turn to transformative learning theory to get a handle on this problem. Transformative learning is interested in the critical examination of assumptions and prejudices. In this case, the assumption and presuppositions which affect the reading of the Bible, especially in a non-reflective reading of the Bible. In learning what blocks reflectivity, steps can to taken to promote reflectivity.
12:00 p. m., Wednesday, August 17
We will discuss The Help. This is a book, which raises questions about race. Bring a brown bag lunch. We meet at the church.
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.
6:30 p.m., Monday, August 22
Please know that council meetings are open meetings. Anyone can attend and speak at these meetings.
10:00 a.m., Sunday, September 11
We will celebrate the start of Sunday school. The choir also returns. There will be a picnic after church. We will grill hamburgers, hot dogs, and brats.