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Sep
9
9:30 AM09:30

Fall Programs Kickoff

Fall Programs Kickoff

Please join us on Sunday, September 9 as we kick off our fall programs with worship at 9:30 a.m. followed by fellowship and refreshments. Then we’ll pack school kits for Lutheran World Relief as we learn more about fall program opportunities for all ages.

Packing school kits for Lutheran World Relief is a fun and meaningful all-ages service opportunity for everyone in your household. If you’d like to donate needed items, you can buy items listed below (please, only those items listed) and bring them to the church by Sunday, August 26th. You can also serve by bringing your spare change to church on August 26th for our “Change for Change” children’s coin collection during the worship service. The change collected by our kids is used to buy additional supplies. Our goal is to pack 80 school kits.

If members of your household have taken part in our programs in the past, this is an opportunity for you to catch up with friends and learn about new programs this year. If you’re new to the area, new to First Saint Paul’s or just want to learn about our fall program offerings, you won’t want to miss this.

See what's in store as we as a community of faith continue to proclaim Christ, nurture faith, and serve others in the strong name of Jesus. We welcome you to be at home among us.

Call or email Marlo Schulz-Kittl for more information. 312.642.7172

School Kits Shopping List

  • FOUR 70-sheet notebooks of wide- or college-ruled paper, approximately 8” x 10 ½”; no loose leaf paper
  • ONE 30-centimeter ruler or a ruler with centimeters on one side and inches on the other
  • ONE pencil sharpener
  • ONE pair of blunt scissors (safety scissors with embedded steel blades work well)
  • FIVE unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers
  • FIVE black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink)
  • ONE box of 16 or 24 crayons
  • ONE 2 ½” eraser
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Apr
2
9:30 AM09:30

Caring & Sharing: Lutheran World Relief Critters Program

Lent is a time for particular focus on Jesus life and death. A tradition at First Saint Paul’s is rather than “give up something,” we "take up something” in the way of showing the love of Christ to the needy through acts of giving. Throughout the season of Lent each year, our congregation supports several social ministries.

On Sunday, April 2, our littlest members are collecting “Change for Change” to support the Lutheran World Relief Critters Program, which provides sheep (and other critters) to families in need. Every $100 donated provides the gift of a sheep, feed, and basic veterinary care—providing nutrition and income—to a farming family in Burkina Faso, a land-locked country in Africa. We encourage everyone to bring their loose change for our little lambs to collect and share in the joy of giving.

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Mar
26
11:00 AM11:00

Caring & Sharing: Lutheran World Relief Project Promise - Baby Care Kits

Lent is a time for particular focus on Jesus life and death. A tradition at First Saint Paul’s is rather than “give up something,” we "take up something” in the way of showing the love of Christ to the needy through acts of giving. Throughout the season of Lent each year, our congregation supports several social ministries.

During the 9:30 a.m. service on Sunday, March 26, we will learn about Lutheran World Relief Project Promise: Baby Care Kits. Lutheran World Relief distributes Baby Care Kits as part of emergency relief efforts and to encourage expectant women to seek prenatal care. The kits include new t-shirts, sleepers, receiving blankets, socks, and other items.

First Saint Paul’s is seeking donations of items as well as money to complete and ship the kits. Then, following the Sunday service on Mother’s Day (May 14th), we invite you to join an all-group Faith Nurturing activity where friends and family of FSP will assemble and prepare the kits for distribution to people in need. Find more information and guidelines on the LWR Project Promise: Baby Care Kits web page.

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Mar
19
11:00 AM11:00

Caring & Sharing: Chicago Uptown Ministries (a program of LCFS)

Lent is a time for particular focus on Jesus life and death. A tradition at First Saint Paul’s is rather than “give up something,” we "take up something” in the way of showing the love of Christ to the needy through acts of giving. Throughout the season of Lent each year, our congregation supports several social ministries.

On Sunday, March 19, first during our 9:30 a.m. service, there will be a brief message of congratulations for FSP family member Gene Svebakken, former CEO of Lutheran Child and Family Services, who recently retired from that role after more than 38 years of service in social ministry. A special fellowship time in his honor will be held afterward.

Then, during our Adult Forum at 11 a.m., Gene will share stories about his years of service. At Gene’s request, our Sharing & Caring donations this week will benefit Chicago Uptown Ministry (a program of LCFS), a center dedicated to providing a wide range of services to the residents of Chicago’s Uptown and neighboring communities.

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Mar
12
11:00 AM11:00

Caring & Sharing: The Community Foot Clinic

Lent is a time for particular focus on Jesus life and death. A tradition at First Saint Paul’s is rather than “give up something,” we "take up something” in the way of showing the love of Christ to the needy through acts of giving. Throughout the season of Lent each year, our congregation supports several social ministries.

During Adult Forum on Sunday, March 12, we learn about and give generously to support The Community Foot Clinic, which began at First Saint Paul’s in 2006, when a member of our FSP family, Dr. Charlotte Covello, recognized that many of our Community Meals guests suffer from foot problems requiring professional attention. On the 2nd Saturday of each month, Dr. Covello, along with 3-4 volunteer doctors, provide basic foot care and hygiene for 40-50 people who, due to life circumstances, may not have access to this type of care. In addition to providing clean socks and gently used shoes on occasion, they treat minor infections, perform minor procedures and wound care, and refer our patients to appropriate facilities if more extensive care is required.

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