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PASTORAL/PROGRAM STAFF
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Senior Pastor
Rev. Otis Moss III, Pastor
Toya Perry, Chief Financial Officer
Rev. Stacey Edwards, Director of Pastoral Services
Rev. Barbara A. Heard, Associate Pastor
Rev. John E. Jackson, Sr., Associate Pastor
Rev. Cedric McCay, Associate Pastor
Rev. Regina Reed, Associate Pastor
Rev. Michael G. Sykes, Associate Pastor
Rev. Reginald Williams, Associate Pastor
Rev. Ramah E. Wright, Associate Pastor
Dr. Julia Speller, Director Christian Education
Rev. Michael D. Jacobs, Minister to Youth and Children
Rev. Ann Patton, Minister of Christian Education
Deacon Shirley Bims-Ellis, Director Center for African Biblical Studies
Robert E. Wooten, Jr., Director of Music
Deacon Jeri L. Wright, Director of Media
Ivey Matute, Executive Secretary

Friday Worship Service Bible Discovery Hour Radio Broadcast


• F.A.T. Fridays • Sundays, 9:45 a.m. Sundays • 6:00 p.m.
Every Friday • 12:00 Noon (WVON 1690 AM)
Chicago Federation of Sunday Youth Church
7:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m.
Musicians Building Philadelphia, PA
175 W. Washington Street Webcasts Sundays - Fridays
LIVE Sundays 6:30 a.m. EST
Church School 7:30 & 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. (WURD 900AM)
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Mondays & Thursdays
7:00 p.m. Weekly Praise/Prayer Service
Sunday Worship Service Website • www.tucc.org Sundays
7:30 & 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. 7:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
Television Broadcast Wednesdays • 11:30 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
(Praise Service begins 15 minutes prior)
Sundays • 6:30 a.m.,.
(TV One, Check Local Listings)
CFABS Bible Study Prayer Line 866-962-5650
773-962-5699 Monday – Friday 6:30 p.m.
For current schedule, Sundays • 9:00 p.m.,
check www.tucc.org (WJYS, Check Local Listings)

Church Office Hours Reception Desk Hours Synergy Counseling Center


Monday through Friday Monday through Friday 532 W. 95th Street
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 773-994-9937
Saturdays • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturdays • 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sundays • 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

.“There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served.”
1 Corinthians 12:5 (TEV)
table of contents
Order of Worship............................................................................................................................. 4
Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m. – “Blessed Assurance”)........................................................................... 5
Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m. – “I Will Trust In The Lord”).............................................................. 5
Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.)........................................................................ 6
Sermon Notes.................................................................................................................................. 7
Biographical Sketch: Reverend Robert N. Burkins, Sr....................................................................... 8
Pastor’s Page................................................................................................................................... 9
Stewardship................................................................................................................................... 10
To Do Justice................................................................................................................................ 10
Sexual Awareness Month............................................................................................................... 12
World Mission Institute................................................................................................................. 12
Calendar........................................................................................................................................ 13
Heart of the Community............................................................................................................... 16

Summer Bible Study/Scholarship and Graduate Recognition Celebration


The Akiba
2007 Youth Choirs Concert
Trumpet Subscriptions

Information & Announcements..................................................................................................... 22


Prayer List..................................................................................................................................... 24
Bereaved........................................................................................................................................ 27
Hospitalized.................................................................................................................................. 27
Extended Care . ............................................................................................................................ 28
Members at Home . ...................................................................................................................... 30
Prayer Concerns............................................................................................................................ 33
Service and Support Groups................................................................................... Inside Back Cover

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Choral Introit..................................................................................................... “All People of God”


Opening Hymn (7:30 a.m.)...................................................................... “Is There Anybody Here?”
Opening Hymn (11:00 a.m.)............................................................ “We’ve Come to Have Church”
Opening Hymn (6:00 p.m.)............................................................. “I’m Glad To Be In the Service”
Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m.)..................................................................................... “Bless The Lord”
Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m.).................................................................... “I Will Trust In The Lord”
Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.)........................................................................Matthew 9:20–22 (KJV)
Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m.)........................................................................... Mark 4:35–41 (KJV)
Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.)........................................................................ John 20:24–28 (NRSV)
[PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD]
Invocation
Ministry of Music (6:00 p.m.)................................................................................. “Jesus Promised”
Parish Concerns
Visitor Recognition
Passing of the Peace
The Pastor’s Word
The Service of Giving
Offertory Sentences
Tithes and Offerings
Scholarship
Altar Call (7:30 a.m.)
Altar Call (11:00 a.m.)
Sermon (7:30 a.m.)..................................................................... “The Value of Talking To Yourself”
Sermon (11:00 a.m.)............................................................................“Can You Handle The Rain?”
Sermon (6:00 p.m.)...................................................................................“Thomas Was Not There”
Hymn of Invitation (7:30 a.m.)....................................................... “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”
Hymn of Invitation (11:00 a.m.)................................................................................ “Never Alone”
Hymn of Invitation (6:00 p.m.).................................................. “Great Is Your Mercy Towards Me”
Benediction............................................................................... “The Lord Bless You and Keep You”
[Once the sermon has begun, parishioners may not enter or re-enter the first floor sanctuary.]

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Hymn of praise Hymn of praise
7:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Bless the lord i will trust in the lord
Refrain Verse I
Bless the Lord, O my soul I will trust in the Lord,
and all that is within me, I will trust in the Lord,
Bless His holy name! I will trust in the Lord till I die.
I will trust in the Lord,
Verse I I will trust in the Lord,
He has done great things, I will trust in the Lord till I die.
He has done great things,
He has done great things, Verse II
Bless His holy name! I’m gonna treat ev’rybody right,
(Repeat Refrain) I’m gonna treat ev’rybody right till I die.
I’m gonna treat ev’rybody right till I die.
I’m gonna treat ev’rybody right,
Verse II
I’m gonna treat ev’rybody right,
He will bring you out,
I’m gonna treat ev’rybody right till I die
He will bring you out,
He will bring you out,
Bless His Holy name! Verse III
(Repeat Refrain) I’m gonna stay on the battlefield,
I’m gonna stay on the battlefield,
I’m gonna stay on the battlefield till I die,
I’m gonna stay on the battlefield,
I’m gonna stay on the battlefield,
I’m gonna stay on the battlefield till I die.

Verse IV
I’m gonna stay on bended knee,
I’m gonna stay on bended knee,
I’m gonna stay on bended knee till I die.
I’m gonna stay on bended knee,
I’m gonna stay on bended knee,
I’m gonna stay on bended knee till I die.

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UNIS ON SCRIPTURE
7:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Matthew 9:20–22 (KJV) John 20:24–28 (NRSV)
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And, behold, a woman, which was diseased 24
But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one
with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus
him, and touched the hem of his garment: 21For came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We
she said within herself, If I may but touch his have seen the Lord.” But he said to them,
garment, I shall be whole. ­But Jesus turned him “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands,
about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and
be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee my hand in his side, I will not believe. 26 A week
whole. And the woman was made whole from later his disciples were again in the house, and
that hour. Thomas was with them. Although the doors
were shut, Jesus came and stood among them
11:00 a.m. and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said
MaRK 4:35–41 (KJV) to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my
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And the same day, when the even was come, he hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my
saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. Do not doubt but believe.” 28 Thomas
side. 36And when they had sent away the answered him, “My Lord and my God!”
multitude, they took him even as he was in the
ship. And there were also with him other little
ships. 37And there arose a great storm of wind,
and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was
now full. 38And he was in the hinder part of the
ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and
say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we
perish? 39And he arose, and rebuked the wind,
and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the
wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40And
he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is
it that ye have no faith? 41And they feared
exceedingly, and said one to another, What
manner of man is this, that even the wind and
the sea obey him?

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GUES T SPEAKER

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everend Robert N. Burkins, Sr. was born in Rock
Hill, South Carolina. He graduated from Wofford
College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, and the
Interdenominational Theological Center (Johnson C. Smith
Seminary), Atlanta, Georgia.
Reverend Burkins has served as senior pastor of the Elmwood
United Presbyterian Church since May 1987. Under his
leadership, Elmwood has grown from approximately 300 to its
current membership of nearly 1,000. Combining evangelistic
outreach, innovative worship, a strong discipleship emphasis and
enthusiastic lay involvement in ministries, Elmwood has become
one of the strongest and fastest growing African American
Presbyterian Churches in America. Elmwood has a decentralized
ministry style that emphasizes equipping lay leadership for
ministry. More than 40 trained lay ministers provide spiritual and
pastoral leadership in the church. Many community outreach
ministries have been started by lay leadership teams, including the
Harambee Community Development Initiative, Inc., a not-for-
profit social service and economic development corporation. Prior
to the Elmwood pastorate, Reverend Burkins served as pastor
of the Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, Florida. He
is married to the former Wendy Zimmerman and they have two
children, Alaythia and Robert, Jr.

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PAS TOR ’S PAGE

TUCC MEMBER MESSAGE FROM


JAZMINE HARRIS MONICA MOSS

H
ere is some more good news about
the wonderful things our children are To Our Dear Trinity Family,
doing. Our TUCC member, Jazmine

I
Harris, has been selected to participate in a two- can confidently say that I will never be able
week Trek for Knowledge Summer Excursion to to express my appreciation to you for the
Mali, taking place from June 28 – July 13, 2007. tremendous way you have supported my
The trip is sponsored by Building with Books. family and me during my recent illness. I know,
Building with Books (BwB) is a non-profit beyond a shadow of a doubt, that your prayers,
organization whose mission is to enhance educa- cards, gifts and well wishes have sustained and
tion and empower youth in the United States to strengthened us these past few weeks. The love
make a positive difference in their community, and encouragement you have shown us will
while helping people of developing countries never be forgotten.
increase their self-reliance through education. May the love of Jesus and the peace of the
Currently, BwB supports after-school programs Lord be with you, always.
in 12 Chicago Public High Schools. Students
participating in the BwB program increase their – Monica Moss
knowledge through global education activities, as
well as make improvements in their local Chicago
communities through volunteering.
Jazmine has been an asset to the Jones Col-
lege Prep BwB program since joining earlier this
school year. She is an inspiring role model for
her peers and exemplifies the importance of giv-
ing back to her community through volunteer-
ism. Special thanks are extended to George and
Carole Harris who have been very supportive of
their daughter’s endeavors.
To learn more about Building with Books,
visit www.buildingwithbooks.org.

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s tewardship to do justice
New Member Rev. Reginald Williams, Jr.

T
Black and christian class
his day, sixty years ago, was opening day for
Combined Classes Major League Baseball. This day, sixty years

H
ave you walked the aisle and given ago, Jackie Robinson broke down the walls
your heart to Christ and your hand to of segregation and became the first Black player to
the preacher? Have you completed the play in what has been called, America’s pastime.
requirements to become a full-fledged member of Jackie Robinson was 28 years old when he joined
Trinity United Church of Christ? If you haven’t the Dodgers. Robinson also left behind a number
taken your New Member classes, then the Steward- of players in the Negro League who may have been
ship Ministry is looking for you. better players.
As he dominated the field, Robinson, simply
All-in-one session because of his skin color, received threats and insults.
(Session I & II) That was sixty years ago. Sixty years later, when
Saturday, May 5, 2007 African Americans dominate many of the three
Adults & Teens: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., major sports - baseball, basketball and football - the
Children: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. same insults hurled at Jackie are now hurled at Black
Please don’t delay! Completion of the new mem- players today. In my own lifetime, I have heard the
ber process is in three stages: noted Howard Cosell call Art Monk a monkey. I
have heard another sportscaster talk about how
• Completion of Sessions I and II of your New Black folks are bred to be athletes. I have heard Rush
Member classes. Limbaugh (on drugs or off…I don’t know) doubt
• Right Hand of Fellowship on a First Sunday eve- the intelligence and IQ of a Black quarterback,
ning. The Right Hand of Fellowship is required for named Donovan McNabb, in what was possibly the
full membership into your new church home, Trinity. best season of his career. And now, we have, again,
• Actively becoming a member who works in one the hurling of insults toward a number of college
of the ministries of your church home. student athletes by a fool who calls the Rutgers
women’s basketball team a bunch of “nappy-headed
We are eager to “Walk” with you through this
hos.”
process, and we are looking forward to your atten-
While I am upset, I am not surprised. Sports
dance at this special class. Continental breakfast and
in America are but a microcosm of American
lunch will be served.
society and ideology. The dehumanization of black
Please call the Membership/Ministry Services
bodies is still an American pastime. The inhuman
office, 773-962-5650 immediately, to confirm your treatment and lack of respect given to Black people
participation for this special May 5th class! is still America’s pastime. America was founded
Yours in Christ, on the dehumanization of Black folks, and it still
operates with a vision that does not see Black
The Stewardship Ministry
people as human. Again, I am upset about Don
Constance A. King, Editor
Imus’ statement, but not surprised. I am also not
James D. Butler, Chairman
surprised because of the hegemony that exists in
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to do j ust ice
the media industry. The major networks are run by the same. The fact of the matter is that there is still a
right-winged conservatives who still see Black people double standard in this country.
as subhuman, and portray Black people as such. I have quoted her before, but I must quote her
Dr. Asa Hilliard dealt with this in his lecture on the again in this instance. Dr. Marimba Ani has coined the
first Sunday in February. CBS, which broadcasts term, “Rhetorical Ethic.” Rhetorical Ethic, according
Imus’ show, is owned by Viacom, one of six media to Dr. Ani is defined as, “culturally structured Euro-
conglomerates (Vivendi, AOL Time Warner, Disney, pean hypocrisy. It is a statement framed in terms of
News Corporation, Viacom, and Bertlesman), that acceptable moral behavior towards others that is meant
control 97% of everything we read in print media, for rhetorical purposes only. Its purpose is to disarm
hear in radio media, or see via television media. intended victims of European cultural and political
What was even more upsetting was the trite apology imperialism. It is meant for ‘export’ only. It is not
given. Don Imus stated that the context in which these intended to have significance within the culture. Its es-
comments were given was that of comedy. Imus also sence is its deceptive effect in the service of European
stated that he shouldn’t be castigated because Black Power.” Had this been a Black man calling a white
people use these words among their own people. group derogatory names, that person would have been
He says that he isn’t a racist, but his own admit- fired immediately with no opportunity for explanation.
tance of using these words as comedy indicate that he If you feel that this is an issue worth dealing with,
is a racist and doesn’t even know it. There are none as I urge you to call the CEO and Chairman of the
blind as those who will not see, as the African proverb Viacom Board of Directors: Sumner M. Redstone,
states. Racism is prejudice, plus power. Imus uttered Chairman and CEO, Viacom, Inc., 1515 Broadway,
the words of prejudice for all to hear, and because New York, NY 10036, 212-258-6000. You may also
he is part of a privileged class of people, he is being contact CBS at 212-975-4321.
empowered to keep his show after only a two-week Spare me one final word. We just celebrated
suspension, which begins tomorrow. Resurrection Sunday, when Jesus was raised by God
Also let it be known, that the use of any word to with all power in His hands. In spite of what the
describe women as anything other than the beautiful Roman government tried to do to Him, and in spite
creatures that God created them to be by any group of how they tried to confine Him, Jesus broke out
of people is unacceptable. Moreover, it is a cop-out of every box into which they tried to put Him. That
on Imus’ part to use that as an excuse for him to use is to say, don’t you let anybody or anything confine
those words. His apology was not an apology at all. you or define you, for it is God that hath made you,
It was nothing but a reasoning and justification as and God is the only one who can define you. Know
to why he used that expression, and he will probably thyself! Know thy God!
continue to describe Black folks in derogatory ways.
Please remember that this is not his first time and will ACTION ITEM
not be his last time. 1. Boycott Wal-Mart & Sam’s Club
Imus’ two-week suspension only shines the light 2. Call CBS and demand that Imus be fired
on a larger truth. Just as hurricane Katrina ripped the
Thought for this week:
covers off the racism which is engrained in the fabric
“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the
of this country, Imus’ two-week suspension does
presence of justice.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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SEXUAL ASSAULT world mission
AWARENESS MONTH institute
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual
assault is a human rights violation that involves a WORLD MISSION
person using physical violence, threats, intimidation,
or coercion to force any form of non-consensual sexual
INSTITUTE 2007
and
contact or activity on another person. Every two-and-
a-half minutes, someone in America is being sexually Trinity United
assaulted. Eighty percent of those victims are assaulted Church of Christ,
by someone they know. Like domestic violence, sexual Chicago
assault is an act of power and control.
(Jointly with Chicago Center
Because many victims of domestic violence are for Global Ministries)
also being sexually assaulted by their abusers, the present
Domestic Violence Ministry will call attention to this
important social issue.
Media Technology and the
Contemporary Black Church:
Marital/Domestic Partner Rape
Resource and Challenges
Marital/domestic partner rape accounts for over
25% of all rapes in the United States.
Seventy percent of domestic violence victims have
Trinity United Church of Christ
been sexually assaulted by their abusive spouse or Friday, April 20, 2007
significant other. Victims of marital/domestic partner 6:00 p.m. - Dinner
rape are more likely to be raped multiple times than Fellowship Hall
those who are raped by strangers.
One in seven women is raped by her spouse. In 1993, 7:00 p.m. - Colloquium
marital rape became a crime in all 50 states. When Sanctuary
a person is raped by a stranger, they have to live the
devastating memory. When a person is raped by their
TUCC Presenters:
spouse/partner, they have to live with the rapist.
Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.,
If you or someone you know has been sexually
Senior Pastor, Trinity United Church Of Christ
assaulted, help is available. You can contact the
24-hour, free and confidential Chicago Rape Crisis Dr. Marla Frederick-McGlathery,
Hotline at 1-888-293-2080 or the City of Chicago Author, Between Sundays: Black Women and
Domestic Violence Help Line at 1-877-863-6338. Everyday Struggles Of Faith
This month, the Domestic Violence Ministry’s
meeting will focus on addressing sexual assault in the
African American community. For more information,
please contact Anika Sterling at (773)297-1027, or
Nate Blackman at (773)297-6344.

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C ALENDAR
HIGHLIGHTS MONDAY – 4/16 (cont’d)
400 W. 95th Street
Today, SUN…4/15
Financial Counseling Consortium
Welcome Elmwood Presbyterian Church
10 Steps to Good Financial
Welcome Guests from the Republic
Stewardship – 202
of South Africa
7:00 p.m. Leadership Council Meeting – A
Youth Choirs Concert
SAT…4/21 An Evening with the Author
Cottage Grove Building
Julia Elaine Bledsoe
901 E. 95th Street
THURS-SAT…4/26 – 4/28
5:30 p.m. Mwanabaraka Rehearsal – Room 3
2007 Village Conference
6:30 p.m. Chinara High School Dance
Rehearsal – Room 4
SUNDAY – 4/15
7:30 a.m. Worship Service – SA
TUESDAY – 4/17
9:30 a.m. Breakfast – FH
400 W. 95th Street
Bible Study – WC
6:00 p.m. Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II
11:00 a.m. Worship Service – SA
Band Rehearsal – SA
1:30 p.m. Dinner – FH
Voice Class – FH
2:00 p.m. Youth Sexuality Project –
6:30 p.m. Immabasi Mental Health Support
116/118/202/203
– 102
Drug and Alcohol Ministry Business
7:00 p.m. Men’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA
Meeting – 207
Sanctuary Choir Steering
3:00 p.m. Youth Choirs Concert – SA
Committee – BR
6:00 p.m. Worship Service – SA
Singles Community – A
Youth Revival Planning Committee
– 202
MONDAY – 4/16

400 W. 95th Street
Cottage Grove Building
12:00 p.m. Immabasi Diabetes Support – FH
901 E. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal – SA
6:30 p.m. Immabasi Gospel Aerobics – Room 1
Voice Class – FH
Women’s Chorus Concert Committee
TUCC Village Center
– 102
(1947 W. 95th Street)
7:00 p.m. Women’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA
4:00 p.m. THEC Tutoring – W305
Drug & Alcohol Recovery Ministry
6:00 p.m. THEC High School Planning
Revival Planning Committee – 118
Grades 9 & 10 – W301

BLACK & CHRISTIAN (NEW MEMBER CLASSES)


No classes during the month of April
All-in-One (Sessions I & II): Saturday, May 5, 2007
(Adults & Teens) 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Children (6 – 12 Years): 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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TUESDAY – 4/17 (cont’d) FRIDAY – 4/20
TUCC Village Center 400 W. 95th Street
(1947 W. 95th Street) 9:30 a.m. Immabasi Family Caregivers
6:30 p.m. Tangeni Business Meeting – W302 Planning Committee - BR
7:00 p.m. Million for the Master – W307 10:00 a.m. Free-N-One – 207
Adult Usher Ministry Leadership 5:30 p.m. Music Theory Class - 207
Team Meeting – W305 7:00 p.m. Healing Ministry – 202
Singles Community 40 PLUS - 116
Africa Ministry – 118
WEDNESDAY – 4/18 Religion, Media and the Black Church
400 W. 95th Street – SA
6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Alama Ya Sali: Sign Language
Prayer and Fasting Interpreters - 102
11:30 a.m. Prayer Service – WC Free-N-One – 207
5:30 p.m. Praise Team Rehearsal – SA Tough Love – 203
6:30 p.m. DIT Prayer Service Preparation – 102
7:14 p.m. Prayer Service – SA Cottage Grove Building
901 E. 95th Street
6:30 p.m. Immabasi Gospel Aerobics – Room 1
THURSDAY – 4/19
400 W. 95th Street
5:30 p.m. Imani Rehearsal - WC SATURDAY – 4/21
6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal – SA 400 W. 95th Street
Voice Class – FH 7:30 a.m. Yoga Ministry – Narthex II
7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal – SA 9:00 a.m. Youth Band Choir Rehearsal – SA
7:00 p.m. Single Parent Ministry (Adults) – FH 9:30 a.m. Church School (Preschool –
Single Parent Ministry (Children) – 207 Kindergarten) – 118
Trustee Meeting – BR Church School (Grades 1–2) – 203
Imani Business Meeting – WC Church School (Grades 3–6) – 202
Church School (Teens) – 207
Cottage Grove Building Adult Church School – WC
901 E. 95th Street Church School (Discipleship) – 116
5:30 p.m. Khayralla Dance Ministry Rehearsal Church School Confirmation Class
– Room 2 – FH
11:00 a.m. Math Tutorial – 202/203
TUCC Village Center Little Warriors for Christ – WC
(1947 W. 95th Street) Can-Cer-Vive Ministry – 207
7:00 p.m. Prison Ministry Meeting – W302

BLACK & CHRISTIAN (NEW MEMBER CLASSES)


No classes during the month of April
All-in-One (Sessions I & II): Saturday, May 5, 2007
(Adults & Teens) 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Children (6 – 12 Years): 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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SATURDAY – 4/21
400 W. 95th Street Cottage Grove Building
12:30 p.m. Walaika Choir Rehearsal – WC 901 E. 95th Street
Wedding Seminar – 203 12:30 p.m. Girl Scouts – All Troops – Room
Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II
1:30 p.m. Youth Drill Team Rehearsal – 202 TUCC Village Center
Board of Christian Education – BR (1947 W. 95th Street)
2:00 p.m. Lupus Support Ministry – 116 9:00 a.m. Legal Counseling Ministry
Young Adult Ushers – 207 – E101/E102
2:30 p.m. Women’s Drill Team 10:00 a.m. THEC Tutoring – W307
Executive Meeting – 203 THEC Writing Workshop – W302
Women’s Guild – 118 2:00 p.m. Singles Community Never
3:30 p.m. Adult Usher Ministry – FH Married Family – W301
5:30 p.m. Media Ministry – FH 3:00 p.m. Amani Care Program/TAV
6:00 p.m. An Evening with Julia Bledsoe – A Volunteer In-Service – W301
Fine Arts & Literary Guild – W302

BLACK & CHRISTIAN (NEW MEMBER CLASSES)


No classes during the month of April
All-in-One (Sessions I & II): Saturday, May 5, 2007
(Adults & Teens) 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Children (6 – 12 Years): 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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heart of t he communit y
ADVOCATE TRINITY HOSPITAL presents CHICAGO MASS CHOIR presents
“Reaching the Apex Between Faith and Health: The Greatest Gift of All – ‘Charity’, Saturday,
Accepting Responsibility for Community Wellness,” May 5, 7:00 p.m., Sweet Holy Spirit Church,
Monday, April 16, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Advocate 8621 S. Chicago Ave., Tickets, Call Deanna
Trinity Hospital, Tri-Room, 5th Floor, 2320 E. 93rd Walcott, 773-573-7011 or 773-955-0342
Street, Register, Contact 1-800-3-ADVOCATE,
Rev. Brenda Jackson, 773-967-5775 or Community reNewal society Senior
Brenda.Jackson@advocatehealth.com Ministries Network free luncheon, Thursday, April
19, 1:00 p.m., Greater Walters AMEZ Church,
AN EVENING WITH THE HAWKINS 8422 S. Damen, Call Rev. Alice Harper-Jones,
Featuring the preaching ministry of Bishop 312-427-4830, Ext. 3840
Walter Hawkins and the music ministry of Edwin
Hawkins, Monday, April 16, 7:00 p.m., Pleasant CONCERNED CHRISTIAN MEN (CCM)
Green M.B. Church, 7545 S. Vincennes Ave. 100th Man-Boy Breakfast, Saturday, April 21,
9:00 a.m., Simeon Career Academy, 8235 S.
CHESTERFIELD COMMUNITY Vincennes, Contact Carlton Guthrie, 773-363-
COUNCIL Spring Senior Citizen Computer 4511 or www.concernedchristianmen.org
Literacy Classes, Computer technology and the
Internet, Ten weeks, one day/week beginning ENTREPRENEURSHIP INFORMATIONAL
April 23, Space is limited, Register, Call 773- Fundamentals of entrepreneurship for starting a
651-3958 business, Space is limited, Sunday, April 15,
4:00 p.m., 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.,
CHICAGO AREA FRIENDS OF SNCC Call Yolanda Carnes, 630-788-8750
Were you involved in the Chicago Civil Rights
Movement during the 1960s? Do you have FREE STREET THEATER presents Harold
flyers, pins, buttons or brochures from that time is Burning, a multi-media performance and
period? If so, the Chicago Area Friends of SNCC discussion, exploring Mayor Harold Washington’s
want to hear and preserve your story, Contact fleeting legacy, Sunday, April 22, 3:00 p.m.,
773-621-2147, cafsncc@comcast.net or DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Place and
www.chicagosncc.org Monday, April 30, 7:00 p.m., South Shore
Cultural Center, 7059 S. Shore Dr., RSVP,
773-772-7248

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Featuring
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Little Warriors for Christ
and Walaika

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heart of t he communit y
GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR AFRICA U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Annual Gala, “Be A Light in the Life of A Child,” Public Service Leaders Scholarship Program,
Saturday, April 28, 6:30 p.m., The Grand Selected students receive full-tuition scholarship
Ballroom, 6351 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, and paid internship, Application deadline April 16,
Tickets, Contact Samantha Dwyer, 312-382-0607 Contact Sandra Penaherrera, 202-720-6506,
or sdwyer@globalallianceafrica.org Sandra.penaherra@ars.usda.gov or
www.usdascholarships.com
HEAVEN IS NOT FOR EVERYBODY
Gospel Musical, Saturday, April 21, 5:30 p.m., West englewood united
Prairie State College, 202 S. Halsted, Chicago organization Clara’s House presents
Heights, Tickets, Contact 708-774-1272 or “Old School Party For A Cause” steppers’ set
www.freewebs.com/heavenisnotforeverybody and fundraiser, Saturday, April 28, 7:00 p.m. –
1:00 a.m., Parkway Ballroom, 4455 S. King Dr.,
LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY Tickets, Call 773-778-2811
HOSPITAL presents “Quieting Fatigue,”
Coping with fatigue during cancer treatment, WOODSON REGIONAL LIBRARY Vivian
Wednesday, April 18, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., G. Harsh Research Collection book review and
Little Company of Mary Hospital, 2800 W. 95th forum on the Black Chicago Renaissance,
Street, Evergreen Park, Café 95, Call 708-229- 1933–1953, Saturday, April 14, 1:30 p.m.,
6001 9525 S. Halsted AND…Sara Paretsky, author,
Writing in an Age of Silence, Saturday, April 28,
MID-AMERICA PUBLIC HEALTH 1:30 p.m., Call 773-747-6900
Summer Institute/Conference for public health
and healthcare professionals, May 15–18, Hilton
Garden Inn, 4070 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL,
Early bird registration through April 23,
www.publichealthlearning.com

ST. MARK AME ZION CHURCH Safety


Awareness Ministry, National Child Abuse
Prevention Month, “A Walk of Hope” 5K walk,
Saturday, April 21, 9:00 a.m., 7538 S. Cottage
Grove, Contact Lorene Cameron, 773-731-
9227 or sophisticated1@sbcglobal.net
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information & announcements
AFRICA MINISTRY Join Pastor Wright on charitable giving, Monday, April 16 – May 14,
one of two spiritual and cultural sojourns this 7:00 p.m., Room 202, RSVP, 773-962-5650,
summer, North Africa/Egypt, August 3 – 14 or Voicemail 819
West Africa/Ghana, August 12 – 21, Call
Sydneye Wilson, 773-363-9500 MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
SERIES created by the late Val and Ethel
AMANI CARE PROGRAM AND TRINITY Jordan, Next session coming soon, Program
AMANI CARE TEAM WITH VITAS (TAV) includes five consecutive two-hour sessions,
are looking for volunteers to provide companion- Saturdays, Topics: Effective Communication,
ship, transportation, support and other services, Conflict Resolution, Intimacy, Parenting,
No experience required, Training provided, Financial Management, Incorporating Joy
Contact Ms. Karen Miller at 773-298-0473 into the Marriage, Contact facilitators
Kenneth and Zyra Smith, 773-568-3909 or
CAREER DEVELOPMENT MINISTRY Zyra.gordon-smith@cchc-rchm.org or Deacon
Free workshop on business plan writing for Richard and Iris Sewell, 773-548-1614
profit and non-profit businesses, Tuesday,
April 24, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Village Center, MEMBERSHIP/MINISTRY SERVICES
1947 W. 95th Street, Contact 773-962-0139 or Have you moved? Any children left the nest?
careerdeve@tucc.org New employment or newly married? Forgot
your giving number? Call Membership/Ministry
EMMAUS ROAD “GRIEF WORK” Services, 773-962-5650 x395, x233 or x232
SUPPORT GROUP If you’ve lost a loved one,
learn how the Holy Spirit will guide you PRISON MINISTRY presents “Youth Talk:
through the grieving process, This month’s Crime and Consequences,” crime awareness
topic, “Effective Coping,” Thursday, April 26, and discussion for youth ages 12 –17,
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Wright Chapel, Call Saturday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.,
Deacon Herbert Goodman, Jr., 773-370-4256 Call Gordon Mosley, 708-343-3838 or
708-289-9452 AND…Volunteer letter writers
FINANCIAL COUNSELING CONSOR- needed to correspond with incarcerated
TIUM Second session of the Good Shepherd’s individuals, This is a critical life-line service
Program, Covers real estate ownership and for the brothers and sisters, many of whom
investing, tax planning, retirement, college, rarely see or hear from family or the outside
premarital planning, estate planning and ALSO…Looking for men to volunteer as

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information & announcements
camp counselors for the annual Mom and Me TRINITY UCC AND SAFER
program, taking children of women inmates to FOUNDATION Sponsoring Ready 4 Work,
visit and camp-out, Training is required, aftercare program for ex-offenders: 18 years old
Contact Gail Hardy, 708-710-7415 or and up, out of prison 180 days or less, no sex
cubie7415@sbcglobal.net crimes or crimes against women or children
AND…Ready 4 Work mentors needed, Must be
TRINITY AMANI HOSPICE CARE available to meet with mentees 2–6 hours per
TEAM WITH VITAS (TAV) now provides month, If ex-offender: conviction must not have
full hospice service, Hospice is a special been of sex crimes or crimes against women,
concept of care designed to provide comfort children, out of prison for at least 2 years, Call
and support to patients and their families when Vanessa Cosby-Shannon, 773-233-1492
a life-limiting illness no longer responds to
cure-oriented treatments, If you or someone TRINITY UCC LEGAL CLINIC Providing
you know is interested in hospice care for a direct legal advice, services and representation
loved one or would like more information, to the congregation and community, open every
contact Rev. Gina Sourelis, 773-298-0473 1st and 3rd Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – Noon and 2nd
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Village
TRINITY Credit union Member Center, Call Mrs. Marcia Green, 773-962-5650,
Statements for the quarter ending March 31, Ext. 424
2007 are available for pickup, Our goal is to
have each member make at least one deposit
per quarter during the year

TRINITY TEENS We are hiring on-call


kitchen staff, ages 16–19, to assist with kitchen
functions and special events, Looking for
servers, dishwashers and kitchen prep, Contact
Shaun Brown, Food Service Manager, 773-
962-5650 Ext. 709 or sbrown@tucc.org

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PRAYER LIST
Adams, Deacon Andrea Bramlet & Thomas Families Cook, Ceola Fleming, Dr. Ned
Adams, Deacon Lorraine Bratton, Marjorie Cosby, Cynthia Flowers, Jr., Charlie
Adams-Carter, Cynthia Breaux, Freddie Cosby-Shannon, Vanessa Forbes, James
Adams-Childs, Vernita Brewer, Deacon Evelyn Crawley, Helen Ford, John
Afflalo, Carmelita Brooks, Deacon Beatrice Crayton, Mary Freeman, Juanita
Allen, Azalean Brooks, Evelyn Crittleman, Gloria Freeman, Rev. Donna
Allen, Baby Jeremy Stephon Brooks, Keith Curtis, Cynthia & Family
Allen, Jason Oliver Brown, Akiza Daniels, Carbena Fryson, Sally
Ames, James Brown, Dr. Harriett Daniels, Celeste Funches, Baby Keari
Anderson, Davina Brown, Hysson David, Baby Jacob “Ray Ray” Galloway, Almond
Anderson, Doris Brown, Labarain Davis, Edrena Garner, Deacon Dana
Anderson, Harry Brown, Rev. James Davis, Marie Gay, Mary
Anderson, Marquerite Brown, Terrance Davis, Velma Gibbs, Charon K.
Anderson, Rev. Danita Burnom, Odester Denson, Louise Gibson, Bessie
Anderson, Ron Burns Family Dickerson, Melvin Gill, Charlotte
Anderson, Tiwona Burroughs, Asa Divers, Gregory Gill, Deacon Eldridge
Askew, Jeremiah Butts, Larvette Dixon, Angelique Gillette, Fraziar
Atkins, Anthony Bynes, Gayla Dorham, Barbara Givens, Charmaine
Avent, Carolyn Bynes, Ronald Dorsey, Sam & Family
Baker, Diane Bynum, Judy Doty, Joyce Graham, Elder Lucille
Baker-Brown, Bridgette Caldwell, Mattie Douglas, Jesse Green, Lloyd
Ballard, James Campbell, Deacon Patrice Dunlap, Joy Griffin, Robert
Barrigher, Deacon Elwood Campbell, Deborah Dunlap, Phillip Guerin, Jr., Jerome C.
Barrigher, Jeffrey Campbell, Veronica Durham, Burnette Guerin, Sr., Jerome C.
Bartules, Jeanette Cannon, Christie Durroh, Odessa Guyton-Smith, Mary Lynn
Bates, Robert & Family Carlisle, Yolanda Eason, Margarette Gwynn, Arthur
Bates-Pittman, Lettia Carter, Herman Eberhart, Ivan Hadzide, Reuben
Batts, Errol Carter, Lyric Edwards, Catherine Hall, Sandra
Beard, Lavera Caston, Aletha & Alfred Elbert, Robby Hamilton, Jewel
Beckett, Janice Chambers, Elosie Ellis, Lucius Hamilton, Katrinia
Berry, Baby Bridgette Rae Champion, Ruby Ellis, Victoria Hampton, Wyman
Blount, Viola Chapman, Malachi Emerson, Mary Hardaway-Wheeler, Pamela
Bonner, Gloria Clark, Viola & Family Eskridge, Sonny Harrell, Deacon Linda
Boose, Christopher Clay-Wilkes, Roslynn Everett, Barbara Harris, Deacon Mosea
Boseman, Gwendolyn Coleman, Cassandra Everette, Gwendolyn Harris, Jajuan
Boston, Wendy Coleman, Curtis Fagan, Reggie Harris, Marilyn
Bowers, Jeffrey Collins, Deacon Yvonne Fairchild, Inez Harris, Otis
Brackett, Ascylyn Collins, Shaun Farrakhan, Minister Louis Harris, Stephany
Brackett, Sonny Coney, Jacqueline Figures Family Harroo, Cheryl

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PR AYER LIST
Haynes, Vera Johnson, Monique Mayes-McCruel, Page, Gail
Haynes, Sr., John H. Johnson, Renita Deacon Alma Parker, Andre
Hickman, Nellie Johnson, Rita McCay, Michael Parrott, Brandon
Higgins, Annola Johnson, Robert McDade, Darlene Payne, Jason
Holman, Jeanette Jones, Catherine McDonald Family, Payne, Shannon
Holman, Sanford Jones, Richard McGhee, William Peavy, Irene
Hooker, Timothy Joyner, Andrew O. McGowan, Milton & Pepper, Evelyn
Horne, Joyce King, Latina Theresa Pepper, Robert
Hoskins, Dominque King, Richard McIntosh, Deacon Maurice Peterson, Rev. Dr. John O.
Houston, Cozetta King, Carlton & Family McKinney Family Plummer, Jr., Morris
Hudson, Irean Korvo, Baby Sean Paul McKinney, Marian Provall, Estelle
Huntsville, Hannah Lane, Antoine C. McKinney, Takiesha Pugh-Lightfoot, Eric
Hurley, William Latham, Odean McKinnon, Cora Putman, Delores
Hutchinson, Bryan Leggs, Deborah McLinnahan, Glen Qualls, Arshell
Irish, Jerome Lehmann, Auguestine Melton, Alzenia Rayford, Sharon
Jackson, Betty Jo Lemon, Jackie Miles, Beatrice Raymond, Sheldon
Jackson, Carol Lennix, Loyce Miller, John Reeves, Ollie
Jackson, Deacon Rudolph Lewis, Deacon Pattrice Miller, Virgie Rice, Gladys
Jackson, Elizabeth Lewis, Germel T. Mitchell, Jewel Rice, Sylvester
Jackson, Frieda Lewis, Jennifer Mitchell, Monica Roberts, Erskin
Jackson, Henry Livingston, Barbara Mitchell, Samuel Roberts, Leslie
Jackson, Lizzie Long, Deacon Rosemary Mitchell-Shields, Robertson, Edna
Jackson, Moya Louie, Emmitt Deacon Sharon Robinson, Ann
Jackson, Pamela Louie, Lonnie Monegan, Jerome Robinson, Candie
Jackson, Robert Love, Barbara Moore, Flortine Robinson, Charles
Jackson, Yvette Love, Elaine Moss, Monica Robinson, Dorian
Jacobs, Isom Lowery, Ernest Muhammad Family Robinson, Juanita
James, Louis Lucas-Gillond, Kimberly Muwwakkil, Baby Morgan Robinson, Michael
James, Safya Lumu, Akemi & Tonny Nash, Edward Robinson, Theresa
Jenkins, Deacon Herschel Lyle, Paul Neely, Danny Rochelle, Jamal
Jenkins, Janice Lyles, Johnise Nelson, Donna Roebuck, Evelyn
Johnson, Anita Maclin, Bonita Nelson-Brewer, Dr. Beatrice Rollins, Eddie
Johnson, Bob Mae, Viola Nevils, Tessie Ross, Baby Honesty Gabriella
Johnson, Charles Mangum, Anita Norris, Deacon Wanda Rowan, Eulica
Johnson, Dr. Fran Mann, Kimberly Norris, Kelly Ruff, Carolyn
Johnson, Edwina Marshall, Myles Norris, Lavena Rushing, Melner
Johnson, Kenneth Mason, Althea Nurse, Beverly Rushing, Michelle
Johnson, Lois Mason-Matthews, Karen Ooten, Mary Russell, Debra
Johnson, Mary Osborne, Charlotte Russell, Tamon

Sunday, April 15, 2007 25 © Sermons copyrighted by Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.
PRAYER LIST
Sanders, Deacon Robert Thomas, Brenita Williams, Mae
Scates, Hermine Thomas, Jonathon & Williams, Pauline
Scott, Alice Tabetha Williams, Rebecca
Scott, Dr. Angela Thomas, Rosetta Williams, Willie Ruth
Scott, Marc Thomas, Sondra Williams, Yvonne
Shah, Fannie Thornton, Laverne Wilson, Charles
Shah, Immanuel Timberlake, Deacon Joyce Wilson, Delores
Shah, Perry Toombs, Cheryl Wilson, Lorraine
Shed, Tenson & Valerie Torrey-Parker, L. Julie Withers, Mother Ernestine
Shelton, John Tregre, Deacon Evelyn Woods, Darius
Shepherd, Marsha Tuck, Joseph Woodson, Anita
Sigh, Martha Turner, Sonia Woodson, Janice
Simmons, Abriel Tyler, Betty Wooten, John
Simmons, Angel Tyler, Deacon Lazane Wordlaw, Kenya
Simmons, Ashley Tyler, Shelton & Demetri Wright, Deacon Jeri
Simmons, Michael Upton-Davis, Ardell Wright, Rev. Ramah
Simmons, Tiffany Vernardo, Helen Wright, William
Smith, Carmencita Wade, Deborah Wright-Miller, Mildred
Smith, Deacon Dorothy Walker, Euclid Wright Moore, Janet
Smith, Jody Walker, Honoria Young, Charles
Smith, Louis & Virgina Walker, Jerry Young, Demetrius
Smith, Jr., Frank Walker, Joetta Young, Semella
Smith-Cobb, Angela Wallace, Jacory Young, Shantal
& Family Wallace, Juanita Young, Thelma
South, Lucretia Wallace, Walterene
Spann, Theresa Warmack, Charlene
Squalls, Sarah Warren, Christian
Stalling, LaFayette Washington, Emma
Stalling, LaFayette White, Loretta & Walter
Steele, Abbigale White, Jr., Royal
Stewart, Beverly White, Sr., Joseph
Sykes, Myra White, Sr., Royal
Sykes, Pamela Wilborn, Rev. Vanessa
Sykes, Rev. Michael Williams, Deacon Mattie
Taylor, Deacon Myra Williams, Dorothy
Taylor, Patricia Williams, Elaine
Terrell-Haynes, Rosalyn Williams, Joy
Teverbaugh, George Williams, Lena
Teverbaugh, Olivia Williams, Lillie

Sunday, April 15, 2007 26 © Sermons copyrighted by Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.
BEREAVED
THE FAMILY OF: PLEASE SEND CARDS TO: ADDRESS:
Mr. Anthony Atkins Ms. Claudia Boose & Family 7825 S. Clyde (49)
Mrs. Vivian Carson Ms. Candace Williams & Family 3508 W. Walnut St. (24)
Mrs. Lorris Clopton Mr. James H. Clopton 9330 S. Lowe Ave. (20)
Mr. Charles Darby Ms. Dorothy Wilcher & Family 9812 S. Indiana Ave. (28)
Mr. Jerry Kemp Mr. Malik Camara & Family 11432 S. Church St. (43)
Mr. Ralph Leslie Ms. Joann Gillie & Family 3727 W. 123rd St., Alsip, IL 60803
Mrs. Marlene Rogers Deacon Donna Dunigan & Family 8420 S. Throop (20)
Mrs. Jean Summerville Ms. Dionne Jones & Family 448 E. 81st Street (19)
Mr. John Turnbugh Mr. Art George & Family 12800 S. Lincoln Apt. 2, Blue Island, IL 60406
Mr. George Willis Rev. Penny Willis & Family 776 Brookwood Dr., Olympia Fields, IL 60461
Mrs. Ruby Wright Mr. Adell Wright, Jr. & Family 423 Carrick Rd., Matteson, IL 60443

HOSPI TALIZED
Ron Anderson Sarah Foulkes Ethel McCullough
Rush Presbyterian Hospital Christ Hospital St. James Hospital
1653 West Congress Parkway 4440 West 95th Street 20201 S. Crawford Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612 Oak Lawn, IL 60453 Olympia Fields, IL 60461
(312) 942-5000 (708) 684-8000 (708) 747-4000
(Will enter on April14)
Jonella Blakely Betty Smith
St. James Hospital Viola Gray South Suburban Hospital
20201 S. Crawford Ave. Little Company of Mary Hospital 178th Street and Kedzie Ave.
Olympia Fields, IL 60461 2800 W. 95th Street Hazel Crest, IL 60429
(708) 747-4000 Evergreen Park, IL 60805 (708) 799-8000
(708) 422-6200
Diane Brown
Little Company of Mary Hospital Sandra Hall
2800 W. 95th Street Stroger Hospital
Evergreen Park, IL 60805 1969 W. Ogden
(708) 422-6200 Chicago, IL 60612
(Pastoral Visits Only) (312) 864-6000

Nancy Clay Betty Jo Jackson


West Suburban Hospital University of Chicago Hospital
3 Erie Court 5841 S. Maryland Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302 Chicago, IL 60637
(708) 383-6200 (773) 702-1000
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SICK & SHUT-IN
E XTENDED C A RE FAC ILI TIES

BROWN, Ed GILLIAM, Joseph McINTOSH, Deacon Maurice


Victory Center Kindred Chicago Lake Shore Lexington House Nursing Home
4150 W. Gatling Blvd. Hospital 10300 Southwest Highway
Country Club Hills, IL 60478 6130 N. Sheridan Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Room 243 Chicago, IL 60660 Room 232, Bed C
708-957-8300 773-381-1222 708-425-1100

CADENHEAD, LaFronne HAMPTON, Ineze MILES, Vivian


Jackson Square Nursing Home Manor Care Health Care Services Washington Heights Nursing Home
5130 W. Jackson Blvd. 2145 E. 170th St. 1010 W. 95th Street
Chicago, IL 60644 South Holland, IL 60473 Chicago, IL 60620
Room 427, Bed B Room 338, Bed C Room 213
773-921-8000 708-895-3255 773-298-1177
(Communion Visits Only)
HILL, Katherine MITCHELL-SHIELDS,
DUNAGAN, Patricia Brentwood Rehab Facility Deacon Sharon
Warren Barr Pavilion 5400 W. 87th Street Arden Courts Assisted Living
66 W. Oak Street Burbank, IL 60459 2143 E. 170th Street
Chicago, IL 60612 Room 503 South Holland, IL 60473
Room 802 (708) 423-1200 708-895-1600
312-705-5100
JEFFERSON, Lorrine MOORE, Hilton
ELZIE, Deacon Evelyn Manor Care Health Care Services Manor Care Health Care Services
Renaissance Nursing Center 6300 W. 95th St. 940 Maple Ave.
2940 W. 87th Street Oak Lawn, IL 60453 Homewood, IL 60430
Chicago, IL 60652 Room 30, Bed 1 Room 404, Bed A
Room 207, Bed 1 708-599-8800 708-799-0244
773-434-8787
MARTIN, Kim MOSS, Edreaner
EVANS, Edward Dawson Nursing Home Montgomery Place
Pavilion of Forest Park 3500 S. Giles Ave. 5550 South Shore Drive
8200 W. Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60653 Chicago, IL 60615
Forest Park, IL 60130 Room 200, Bed 2 Room 302
Room 432, Bed 1 312-326-2000 773-753-4100
708-488-9850
MASON, Claristine
MOTEN, Marguerite
GARNER, Wilhelmina Bronzeville Park
Renaissance at South Shore
Renaissance at South Shore Skilled Nursing Center
Nursing Home
Nursing Home 3400 S. Indiana Ave.
2425 E. 71st St.
2425 E. 71st St. Chicago, IL 60616
Chicago, IL 60649
Chicago, IL 60649 Room 224, Bed 1
Room 111, Bed B
Room 312, Bed B 312-842-5000
773-721-5000
773-721-5000 (Communion Visits Only)

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SICK & SHUT-IN
E XTENDED C A RE FAC ILI TIES

PEAVY, Irene TEVERBAUGH, George WILLIAMS, Maudine


Victory Centre of River Oaks Washington Heights Nursing Home Halsted Terrace Nursing Home
1370 Ring Road, Apt. 407 1010 W. 95th Street 10935 S. Halsted St.
Calumet City, IL 60409 Chicago, IL 60620 Chicago, IL 60628
708-832-1130 Room 201 Room 233, Bed 1
773-298-1177 773-928-2000
PUGH-LIGHTFOOT, Eric
Glenwood Nursing Home THOMPSON, Opreabea WILSON, Louis
19300 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Alden-Prairie Village Renaissance at 87th St.
Glenwood, IL 60660 Rehabilitation Center Nursing Home
Room C15, Bed 1 16450 S. 97th Ave. 2940 W. 87th St.
708-758-6200 Orland Park, IL 60467 Chicago, IL 60652
Room 202, Bed 1 Room 302, Bed 1
708-403-6500 773-434-8787
SHEATS, Benjamin
Rest Haven Central WATSON, Janet WITHERS, Mother Ernestine
13259 S. Central Ave. Timberview Nursing Home Montgomery Place
Palos Heights, IL 60463 2450 Taft St. 5550 S. South Shore Drive
Room 41 Gary, IN 46404 Chicago, IL 60615
708-597-1000 Room 319, Bed 2 Room 216
219-977-2610 Ext. 342 773-753-4100
SMITH, Mary Baker
Mongtomery Place WATT, Mildred
5550 S. South Shore Dr. Renaissance at South Shore
Chicago, IL 60615 Nursing Home
Room 208 2425 E. 71st Street
773-753-4100 Chicago, IL 60649
Room 430, Bed A
773-721-5000

Sunday, April 15, 2007 29 © Sermons copyrighted by Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.
SICK & SHUT-IN
M EMBERS AT HOME

ADAMS-CHILDS, Vernita 1621 E. 68th Street, #1A (49) 773-363-8625


Saturday Visits Only
BASKIN, William 1510 Brookfield Dr., Plainfield, IL 60544 815-254-1106
BEY-HARRIS, Deacon Fatima 9643 S. Lowe Ave. (28) 773-239-0985
BROOKS, Arzulia 9412 S. Eggleston Ave. (28) 773-224-7581
BROWN, Pamela 9721 S. Keeler Apt. 202, Oak Lawn, IL 60453 708-424-0686
BURKS, Willa A. 18525 S. Center Ave., Homewood, IL 60430 708-799-3581
CALVIN, Diane 9 East 90th Street (19) 773-874-3792
CAMPBELL, Delois 9146 S. Indiana Ave. (19) 773-928-0997
CLAY, Louise 11626 S. Stewart St. (28) 773-468-9642
COLEMAN, Garland 8521 S. St. Lawrence (19) 773-488-3459
DULANEY, Doris 13058 S. Wood St., Apt. #1E
Blue Island, IL 60406 708-597-8309
FORD, John 8939 S. Dante Ave. (19) 773-734-7363
FUNCHES, Josephine 9312 S. Union Ave. (28) 312-805-1401
Visits before 12:00 Noon on Sundays
GAY, Mary 500 Park Ave., Calumet City, IL 60409 708-868-8535
GLOVER, Delores 7759 S. Chappel (49) 773-768-3508
GRAY, Viola 9518 S. LaSalle (28) 773-264-2592
HARDY, Glodine c/o Lois Walker 598 Andover,
Chicago Heights, IL 60411 708-481-5814
HEREFORD, Bessie 9251 S. Parnell Ave. (20) 773-846-0448
HOLMES, Louise 8606 S. Michigan Ave. (19) 773-224-7339
JONES, Lula 11325 S. Union Avenue (28) 773-468-4743
LANGSTON, Darlene 223 W. 111th Street (28) 773-928-2246
LAWS, Robert 1228 Oak Park Ave., Berwyn, IL 60402 708-484-9733
LEHMANN, Augustine 9616 S. Princeton Ave. (28) 773-568-3097
LEWIS, Deacon Pattrice “Kim” 18218 Ravisloe Terrace
Country Club Hills, IL 60478 708-647-1735
MARDARDUS, Lofton 1631 Shirley Dr., Calumet City, IL 60409 708-832-9085
MARRABLE, James 10136 S. Peoria St. (43) 773-445-6876
McFADDEN, Deborah 18101 Versailles Lane, Hazel Crest, IL 60429 708-798-3426
McGOWAN, Milton 9224 S. Laflin Apt. 1st Fl. (20)
McINTOSH, Emily 7811 S. Michigan Ave. (19) 773-651-9560
MILES, Mary 6142 S. St. Lawrence, #1 (37) 773-667-0167
MOORE, Bessie 7842 S. Honore, 1st Floor (20) 773-874-3002
NELSON, Donna 711 E. 158th Street, South Holland, IL 60473 708-333-1550
PARKER, Irene 9510 S. Kolmar, Oak Lawn, IL 60452 708-422-1019
PARKS, Maceo 7837 S. Morgan Ave. (20) 773-873-8207
PAYTON-LOVE, Mary 7938 S. Jeffrey Blvd. (49) 773-734-7828
QUINN, Anna 7022 S. Shore Drive, Apt. #715 (49) 773-684-8831
REEVES, Ollie 9515 S. Indiana (28) 773-568-8108
RICE, Sylvester 8011 S. Justine St. (20) 773-651-8534
SCATES, Hermine 6831 S. Cornell Ave., 1st Flr. (49) 773-955-2445
SIMMONS, Laverne 503 E. 87th Place (19) 773-483-2830
SIMPSON, Mary Ann 3449 W. North Avenue (47) 773-276-5609
SMITH, Betty 17791 Arlington Dr.

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SMITH, Carmencita 2142 Tanglewood Pl., Apt. #2B,
Hammond, IN 46323 219-844-0328
TAYLOR, Patricia 10017 S. St. Lawrence Ave. (28) 773-821-6711
TILLMAN, Edyth Marie 9934 S. Union (28) 773-445-0708
WALKER, David & Irma 16236 Ashland Ave., Markham, IL 60428 708-333-7616
WALKER, Honoria 8748 S. Hermitage Ave. (20) 773-239-8620
WALKER, Thelma 8428 S. Green (20) 773-224-3898
WILLIAMS, Cheryl 9206 S. Normal Ave. (20) 773-994-6710
WILLIAMS, Pauline 9416 S. Parnell Ave. (20) 773-846-9598
WINDOM, Hattie 5158 Keith Dr., Richton Park, IL 60471 708-748-7903
Sunday Visits Only
WOODS, Penny 9145 S. Pleasant Ave. (20) 773-445-4342
WRIGHT, Ernestine 9146 S. LaFayette Ave. (20) 773-660-0323
WRIGHT, Wiley 9146 S. LaFayette Ave. (20) 773-660-0323

CARDS ONLY
BRADFORD, Luevater 9301 S. Racine Ave. (20)
BROWN, Hysson 10427 S. Hoxie Ave. (17)
CARTER, Herman 16418 S. Kimbark Ave.,
South Holland, IL 60478
CHAPMAN, Malachi 10838 S. Wallace Ave. (28)
DANIELS, Carbena c/o Sheila Williams,
518 Calumet Way Calumet City, IL 60409
DELOACH, Berenice 7114 S. Harding Ave. (29)
GARDNER-PEARSON, Renee 17607 S. Mulberry,
Country Club Hills, IL 60478
GILMORE, Laura 1155 Westgrove Pkwy., Apt. #186,
Tempe, AZ 85283
HARRIS, Michelle 811 W. Madison St., Apt. #115 (07)
McDADE, Darlene 18555 Hickory Ct., Apt. 17, Lansing, IL 60438
PLUMMER, Jr., Morris 2040 E. 91st Street (17)
ROBERTS, Fontain 1829 N. Austin Ave. (39)
SAYLES, Bernice 6831 S. Cornell Ave., 1st Flr. (49)
SMITH, Green K. 8126 S. Campbell Ave. (52)
TAYLOR, Dr. Brenda 52380 Windemere Dr., Granger, IN 46530
TORREY, Hoyt 4241 El Moor Way, Las Vegas, NV 89044
702-435-0257 CARDS & CALLS ONLY
WALKER, Jr., Floyd 8428 S. Green St. (20)
WALKER, Lillian 6138 S. Carpenter St. (21)
WASHINGTON-DYK, Gwendolyn 2045 W. Jackson Blvd., Apt. #2012 (12) 312-421-7867
CARDS & CALLS ONLY
WHYTE, Rev. James 3429 Peachwood Rd., Knoxville, TN 37921
YOUNG, Charlotte 1330 W. Wentworth, Calumet City, IL 60409

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BENN, Vester 9035 S. Luella Ave. (17) 773-374-8914
BROWN, Ann H. 1342 W. 111th Place (43) 773-445-5315
BUTLER, Alice Faye 10104 S. Emerald Ave. (28) 773-445-5110
GWYNN, Arthur 6250 S. Harper Ave., Apt. 909 (37) 773-363-9893
HENDERSON, Evelyn 7406 S. Paxton Ave. (49) 773-643-0956
HILL, Katherine 9950 S. Carpenter St. (43) 773-779-3872
HILL, Valjean 935 Maple Ave., Homewood, IL 60430 708-991-2532
LEGGETT, Aurelia 1639 W. 107th Street (43) 773-233-0286
LONG, Deacon Rosemary 8921 S. Halsted Street (20) 773-846-2488
MACLIN, Bonita 6720 Ash Ave., Gary, IN 46403
NELSON, Mary & Thomas 5401 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Apt. #1101 (15) 773-667-3404
QUALLS, Doris 10132 S. Crandon Ave. (17) 773-731-1523
PULLINS, Mary 7836 S. Champlain Ave., 2nd Floor (19) 773-483-2533
ROGERS, George & Betty 400 E. 41st St., Apt. #2010S (53) 773-285-3941
ROUNSAVILLE, Linda 9344 S. Bishop St. (20) 773-983-8322
SMITH, Jr., Walter 10338 S. Church St. (43) 773-881-8733
SMITH, Olah 10510 S. Rhodes Ave. (28) 773-995-6893
TREGRE, Deacon Evelyn 9723 S. Lowe Ave. (28) 773-779-1528
TRIPLETT, Sadie 9612 S. Wallace Ave. (28) 773-779-1689
TUCKER, Geraldine 400 E. 41st St., Apt. #602N (53) 773-924-2207
WEATHERSPOON, Aletha 8929 S. Union Ave. (20) 773-483-0130
WILKS, Elizabeth 2960 N. Lake Shore Dr., Apt. #2507 (57) 773-296-0580
WILLIAMS, Cheryl 9206 S. Normal Ave. (20) 773-994-6710
YOUNKINS, Rose 9332 S. Eggleston Ave. (20) 773-483-2784

DEACON VISITS ONLY


ALLEN, Deacon Quinville 11919 S. Harvard Ave. (28) 773-468-8228
GRAY, Viola 9518 S. LaSalle Ave. (28) 773-264-2592
WEAVER, Odessa 6751 S. Constance Ave. (49) 773-288-3795

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AKIBA SALES COMMUNITY HEALTH & WELLNESS
773-962-5660 & ECONOMIC MINISTRY COMMUNITY
MON – THUR EMPOWERMENT MENTAL HEALTH
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.  773-962-5650, Ext. 819 SUPPORT GROUP
FR: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  773-978-0725 or
SAT: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. COUNSELING MINISTRY 773-734-4033, ext. 111
SUN: After Each Service Answering Service
773-962-0043 HIV/AIDS
Amani Care Program SUPPORT MINISTRY
773-298-0473 CREDIT UNION 312-409-AIDS or
MON – FRI: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. TUES & THURS: 312-409-2437
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
BLAINE DeNYE LIBRARY SAT: 9:00 a.m .– 1:00 p.m. HOUSING MINISTRY
773-962-5650, ext. 740 SUN: After 7:30 & 11:00 a.m. Ron Miller
MON - TUES - THUR Services 773-643-4100 Ext. 15
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 773-962-5686
WED: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 773-723-8382 (fax) KUJICHAGULIA
SAT: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. SPECIAL CITIZENS
DIABETES SUPPORT MINISTRY
CAN-CER-VIVE HELPLINE SUPPORT GROUP 24 Hours
773-962-5650 773-928-3233 J. Payton
Mailbox 830 773-373-7042
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
CAREER DEVELOPMENT MINISTRY MATH TUTORIAL
MINISTRY CONFIDENTIAL 773-962-5650
24-Hour Answering Service HELPLINE
773-962-0139 773-962-5650 PRISON MINISTRY
Careerdevelop@tucc.org Mailbox 811 Answering Service
773-962-5650
College PLACEMENT DRUG & ALCOHOL Mailbox 886
OFFICE RECOVERY MINISTRY
TUES & THUR: 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. Tough Love TRINITY COMPUTER
WED: 10:00 – 6:00 p.m. 773-962-5650, Ext. 808 LEARNING CENTER
FR: 10:00 – 6:00 p.m. Free “N” One 773-298-2190
SAT: 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. 773-962-5650, Ext. 808
Sundays & Mondays
CLOSED FAMILY CAREGIVER
773-298-1590 SUPPORT GROUP
Tommie Jean Ryhal
773-375-6981
Eleanor Anderson
773-881-1419
A God of Restoration
My heartfelt hope for the congregation in the year 2007 is that each member
will fully embrace what it means to be loved by a God who restores.
God is a God of redemption and not a God of condemnation.
Isaiah 40 (NIV)
January July
Isaiah 40:1-2 Comfort, comfort my people, says Isaiah 40:26 Lift your eyes and look to the
your God. 2Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and heavens: Who created all these? He who brings
proclaim to her that her hard service has been out the starry host one by one, and calls them
completed, that her sin has been paid for, that each by name. Because of his great power and
she has received from the LORD’s hand double mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
for all her sins.
August
February Isaiah 40:27 Why do you say, O Jacob, and
Isaiah 40:4–5 4 “Every valley shall be raised up, complain, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the
every mountain and hill made low; the rough LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God”?
ground shall become level, the rugged places
a plain. 5And the glory of the LORD will be September
revealed, and all mankind together will see it. Isaiah 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the
Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not
March grow tired or weary, and his understanding no
Isaiah 40:11 He tends his flock like a shepherd: one can fathom.
He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries
them close to his heart; he gently leads those October
that have young. Isaiah 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and
increases the power of the weak.
April November
Isaiah 40:18 To whom, then, will you compare
God? What image will you compare him to? Isaiah 40:30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
May December
Isaiah 40:21 Do you not know? Have you
not heard? Has it not been told you from the Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the LORD
beginning? Have you not understood since the will renew their strength. They will soar on
earth was founded? wings like eagles; they will run and not grow
weary, they will walk and not be faint.
June
Isaiah 40:25 “To whom will you compare me?
Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.