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    Church Announcements For The Week of March 6, 2016

    THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION AT TRINITY: The Lord’s Supper is celebrated in this congregation in the belief and confidence that in this Sacra-

    ment, Christ is truly present, giving us His body and blood, in, with and under the forms of bread

    and wine (1 Corinthians 10:16, Mark 14:22-24). As Christians (and specifically as Missouri

    Synod Lutherans), we believe that it is through Jesus Christ alone that we have the hope of eternal

    life. We believe that we are sinners in need of forgiveness and that in the Lord’s Supper, God gives that forgiveness,

    strengthens our faith, and strengthens our union with Him and each other (Romans 3:23, Matthew 26:26-28). As

    Christians, we also believe that as we come to the Lord’s Supper, we are making a commitment to amend our sinful

    lives with the help of the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 2:19, Romans 8:6).

    GUESTS AND VISITORS: Because those who eat and drink our Lord’s body and blood unworthily do so to their

    harm and because Holy Communion is a confession of the faith which is confessed at this altar, any who are not yet

    instructed or confirmed, or who hold to a doctrinal position differing from that of this congregation and the Lutheran

    Church - Missouri Synod, and yet desire to receive the sacrament, are asked first to speak with the pastor (1 Corin-

    thians 11:27-29). At Trinity we practice Close Communion as adopted by our Synod in Convention.

    ALCOHOL CONTENT IN WINE: The “red” wine in the chalice and in the outer rings of the communion cup tray

    contains alcohol. The “white” wine in the center of the tray is de-alcoholized wine (alcohol nearly 100% removed).

    You may use the red or white wine in the tray but please remember that the chalice has only “red” wine with normal

    alcohol content.

    Q: Typical question asked by visitors: Can only LCMS members take communion at Trinity Burr Ridge? A: The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has never understood or applied the historic practice of close[d]

    Communion in such a way as to mean that only LCMS members are permitted to commune at LCMS altars.

    The official position of the Synod is that not only are members of other Lutheran churches with whom we are in altar

    and pulpit fellowship invited to commune with us, but also that in certain extraordinary cases of pastoral care and in

    emergencies members of churches not in fellowship with us may be given Communion. The Synod stated, for exam-

    ple, in 1986 "that pastors and congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod continue to abide by the prac-

    tice of close Communion, which includes the necessity of exercising responsible pastoral care in extraordinary situa-

    tions and circumstances" (1986 Res. 3-08 "To Maintain Practice of Close Communion"). Please see for more information.

    Gluten Free Communion Wafers Available Upon Request ~ Please request from Pastor Bob at least

    10 minutes before the service.

    Lutheran Schools Sunday ~ 8:30am and 10:45

    “Your Grace Is Enough” ~ Matt Maher

    Vs 1 ~ Great is Your faithfulness O God

    You wrestle with the sinner’s restless heart

    You lead us by still waters into mercy

    And nothing can keep us apart

    Pre-chorus ~ (So) remember Your people,

    Remember Your children, Remember Your promise O God

    Chorus 1 ~ Your grace is enough, Your grace is enough,

    Your grace is enough for me

    Vs 2 ~ Great is Your love and justice God of Jacob

    You use the weak to lead the strong

    You lead us in the song of Your salvation

    And all Your people sing along

    Chorus 2 ~ Yeah your grace is enough, Heaven reaches out to us,

    Your grace is enough for me, Your grace is enough for me

    I’m covered in Your love, Your grace is enough for me CCLI Song # 4477026 License # 1533721

    Fourth Sunday in Lent 8:30 am service will follow p. 184 setting 3 HC

    Open #861; Sermon: last pg announcements;

    HC #862, 863, 864; Closing #866 10:45 am Contemporary Worship Service

    You Are Invited to Our Adult Bible Study

    at 9:45 a.m. in our church library.

    Today, the flowers are

    placed on God’s altar by

    John and Karla O’Shea for their

    25th wedding anniversary.

    Fiona Pearl Barry, infant daughter of David and

    Nora Fleming is being baptized today at

    the 10:45am service. The sponsors are

    Josh and Natalie Whited.

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    Youth News

    JOY CLUB: Join us on Thursday, March 17 at 11:30 am at church. Please bring your

    favorite dish to share and a $3.00 gift for crazy Bunco. Contact Joyce Tomes at 630-257-2927

    or Helen Voelz at 630-325-1063 if you have any questions.

    Church News Join us for Living Lent, a special series of services for the

    season of Lent. Each service in this series focuses on a word to

    consider while living Lent as Easter people. Welcome to Week

    Four in the Living Lent series, based on the word PRAISE. We

    are reminded today that even in the midst of sorrow, we are

    called to celebrate the love of God and the joy that can be

    found only in Christ crucified, who reigns in glory now. May

    this service’s readings from Scripture, sermon and hymns all

    serve to help you to remember that we are people of the

    resurrection living in Lent.

    The Youth board is serving a soup and sandwich luncheon and the Elders are preparing the Lenten dinner.

    Mid Week Lenten Services ..………….……...… …… March 9 and 16 ~ 10:00am and 7:00pm

    Lenten Lunch………………….………………. ….…….Wednesdays 11am (after 10am service)

    Lenten Dinner…………………………..……….…....Wednesdays 5:45pm (before 7pm service)

    Palm Sunday…………………………………….....March 20 at 8:30am & 10:45am HC at both

    Maundy Thursday Services………..…………………………..……...March 24 at 10am & 7pm

    Good Friday Services…………………..………………………..…..…March 25 at 10am & 7pm

    Saturday Easter Vigil………………….…….……………………………….March 26 at 6:30pm

    Easter Sunday……………...…….….March 27 ~ 6:30, 8:30 & 10:45am with HC at all services

    Easter Breakfast and Bale Sale: The Easter

    Breakfast set-up will take place on Saturday,

    March 26, beginning at 9:00am in the church

    basement. On Easter Sunday, we have three

    shifts to pick from. Bake Sale items should be

    brought on Saturday clearly wrapped and described. Pricing will take

    place on Saturday.

    Mark your calendars for March 14, 2016 and join the Ladies Aid for a night of fellowship and fun. We will

    be decorating clay pots for your porch or patio and will include a lovely plant or flowers too! If you were not

    at our February meeting to sign up for the event, please contact Sheri Abernathy 708-987-8768 or Dani

    Eggert 630-325-5109 to reserve your spot! We want to make sure we have enough supplies for every-

    one. All you need to bring is a 4" or 6" plain clay pot. You can purchase one at Hobby Lobby, Michael's, or

    Walmart and they are very inexpensive--all other items needed will be supplied by the Ladies Aid. Refreshments will

    also be served. Watch the Torch for monthly crafts or service projects we will be doing this year. Won't you consider

    joining us.....we would love to see you there. Our meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

    The new Executive Board for 2016: Sheri Abernathy-Co President, Dani Eggert-Co President,

    Joann Kopping-Vice President, Christine Suddreth-Secretary, and Donna Mersch-Treasurer.

    The Youth will be selling plants again. The plants are delivered on May 7.

    Order forms will be out

    March 13. This is a huge

    fund raiser and Thrivent is

    matching up to $1600.

    Help the Altar Guild create a riot of colors on the altar to celebrate our Risen Savior on Easter. Now is

    your chance to order your very own spring plant(s), display it on the altar and then take it home for

    planting in your yard. It is very simple to do. Use the order form located on the Usher’s stand in the

    Narthex. Fill it out, place the order form and your payment in the envelope provided and place them all

    in the white box. Then on Easter morning, after the last service on Easter morning, take your plant(s)

    home with you. What a wonderful way to celebrate our Risen Savior!! ~ Your Trinity Altar Guild

    Saturday, March 12 is a time for Whirlyball in Lombard.

    Cost is $20. Parents are needed to help drive.

    Meet at Trinity at 11:45pm and return by 5pm.

    Parent Meeting ~ Sunday, March 13 at 7pm

    in the church library. Items discussed will be

    the two summer trips, Easter Breakfast,

    Rummage and Plant Sale.

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    The Friday evening TLC Bible Study is hosted by Cliff and Judy Gustafson at her home. They are enjoying the

    book: Heaven and Hell - The


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