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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
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
www.lcms.org 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.
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.
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