All Are Welcome + You Are Invited
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First Lutheran Church of the Trinity
643 W 31st Street, Chicago

Week of Sunday, April 9

Sixth Sunday in Lent, Palm Sunday

Sunday's liturgy begins with a palm procession, commemorating Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Join us early to learn the songs we will sing as we process around the neighborhood, exclaiming "Hosanna in the Highest!"

Palm Sunday - Color of the day is Red
            10:15 am - Rehearse songs for the procession
            10:30 am - Procession around the neighborhood
            10:45 am - Worship 

Readings and Psalm

Lent and Easter are a special time at First Trinity, especially for youth!  Follow us on Facebook and join our First Trinity Parents group to keep up on all the events.  (this is a closed group, please understand that only parents with youth in FT programs will be added).

Some of the upcoming events include visits from the Easter BunnyEaster Egg Decorating and our annual Easter Egg Hunt
Lent and Easter are also a special time for adults!  In addition to our Tuesday night series, mark your calendars for these meaningful worship services during Holy Week.

Maundy Thursday Worship and Foot Washing Ceremony - April 13, 7 pm

Good Friday, Seven Stories from the Cross - April 14, 7 pm

Easter Sunday Worship followed by Potluck Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt! - April 16, 10:30 am.

Celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in style with this 17 oz. bistro style coffee mug.  Makes a great gift!  The mug measures 4" high and features the Reformation 500 logo with Martin Luther’s “mug.”  These start at $9.99 (plus about $1 shipping) but if we order more the cost will be less.  If you are interested in purchasing a mug please see Rene after worship on Sunday. Deadline for ordering will be April 23.

Renewing Our Mission- As we take steps to deepen and renew our sense of mission and call here at First Trinity, with the help of the larger church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we will soon begin our next step of together discerning a Call to Mission. What is God’s call to action for us this year? What is God calling us to create? Help us listen for God’s call. Join us at one or both of our upcoming town hall meetings, April 23 and (as needed) May 7, after worship. On Pentecost Sunday (June 4) we will officially adopt the Call to Mission and celebrate with a potluck cookout! Your voice matters in this conversation. We are a better First Trinity because of you. All Are Welcome. All are Invited!

God's Closet 

Tuesday 5-7 pm
Friday 10 am - Noon
Sundays after worship until 1 pm

God's Closet is our free, volunteer run clothing pantry.  All are welcome to take clothes, donate, share or serve a meal.  If you are interested in serving a meal please contact
God's Closet Announcements:
 Our pantry is low on hygiene supplies, like soap and toothpaste. If you are able to give, please come by Tuesday 10am - 7pm or Friday 10am - Noon or bring donations after Sunday Worship.  Thank you!

First Trinity Kids

Godly Play  - For youth ages 3-11, every Sunday (during the school year) at 9:15 am.

Confirmation - For youth ages 12-16, 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.  Speak to Pastor Tom to sign up!
FTKids Announcements:
We are still in need of donations of time, talent and treasure for our Godly Play program.  We need people to sponsor or make Godly Play kits, and volunteers to help on Sunday mornings.  See Erika to volunteer.
Regular Schedule:

Last Sunday of Each Month - 9:15am Living Lutheran Magazine Discussion Group

Last Thursday of Each Month - Bridgeport Alliance - 7pm

Check out some of the groups who meet or perform in our space: The BridgeThe GlintLGBT Neighbors in BridgeportMidwest Books to PrisonersThe Group Project, and more!

Did you know, First Trinity is a member of Concordia Cemetery?  

If you have news for the benefit of the community, please send it to
Weekly Activities:

Sunday: Worship 10:30 am
Monday: Office Closed
Tuesday: Lectio Divinia 9 am, God's Closet 5-7, Bible Study 7 pm
Friday - God's Closet 10-noon, Office Hours 10-Noon, AA 8:00

Upcoming Events:

04/09/17    Confirmation Class
04/09/17    Palm Sunday
04/09/17    Christian Seder
04/11/17    Easter Bunny Visits God's Closet 5 pm
04/13/17    Maundy Thursday
04/14/17    Easter Egg Decorating 10 am
04/14/17    Good Friday Service 7 pm
04/16/17    Resurrection of Our Lord, Easter Day
04/23/17    First Trinity - Townhall Meeting #1 
05/07/17   First Trinity - Townhall Meeting #2 
06/04/17  Pentecost and New Call to Mission
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