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Next Sunday's worship services
and education hour

First Sunday in Lent

February 14, 2016
Holy Communion, 8:30 and 11 a.m.

Prayer of the Day
O Lord God, you led your people through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land. Guide us now, so that, following your Son, we may walk safely through the wilderness of this world toward the life you alone can give, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Scripture readings
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
Romans 10:8b-13
Luke 4:1-13

Sermon
"Focused and Free"
Luke 4:1-13


Each year, Lent begins with an account of the testing of Jesus. Jesus was truly human, suffering from the devil’s temptations no less than we, and so he can stand by us when we are tested. We too are accompanied with the Spirit of God when we confront evil. Lent has traditionally been understood as a time to focus on resistance to evil.

Hymns

Entrance hymn LBW 533 Now Thank We All Our God
Hymn of the day LBW 228 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Distribution hymns LBW 312 Once He Came in Blessing
  LBW 341 Jesus, Still Lead On
Sending hymn WOV 657 The Glory of These Forty Days



In our prayers on Sunday we remember Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic which provides free legal services integrated with social work support to low-income Chicagoans.

Sunday Education Hour at 9:45am

The Medical Ethics of Genetic Testing. Dr. Katie Wasson, Assistant Professor of Bioethics at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, will explore the ethical issues and challenges raised within our current era of genetic exploration and research, including the potential benefits and harms of genetic tests available to consumers outside of the health care system.

Hands-On CPR Training. An opportunity to learn a life-saving skill. Kim Ramos, Parish Nurse.

The Sunday morning Bible study group meets in the conference room to continue their discussion of the book of James.

Adult Education schedule through May 2016

Children and Teens at 9:45am

Sunday School students and their families meet in Fellowship Hall for Family Sunday activities. Confirmation classes meet in their classrooms. Teen Talk meets in the Youth Room.