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.