Weekly Update / Jan 12, 2018

So in God, we are a community of saints at various stages of being convinced of God’s love for us.

When my daughter Lucy was born she wanted nothing to do with my wife and I. She cried, resisted, and scowled at pretty much everything we did. And of course, she still had plenty of wonderful baby moments, but more often than not, she rejected our affection. This continued for years. Rejecting our affection and rarely sharing any affection with us. As parents, we had our bad moments, but love carried us to her day in and day out.

Then somewhere around her seven year mark, she started smiling when our eyes met. She stopped turning her face away when we said, “I love you, Lucy.”. She stopped pulling the covers over her head whenever we went in for a kiss goodnight. So one night, after a few months of this growing affection between the three of us, I said to Tami, “Lucy is finally convinced we love her.” And that was true, and my heart in that moment exploded with joy.

So in God, we are a community of saints at various stages of being convinced of God’s love. It is my hope that both God’s unconditional love in Christ is known and proclaimed in our community; and that the joy and security of knowing God’s love leads you to the Cross. So please, Christian, press on. Faith and repentance are within you. Live alive to your Christ. Lord, increase our faith so we can show each other the love of Jesus.

- Pastor Morgan


UPCOMING EVENTS

 STATE OF THE COMMUNION: MEMBERS MEETING SUN JAN 28 // 12-2pm  All members at The Painted Door are encouraged to attend our annual gathering and hear from the elders, staff and leadership on the state of our communion as we join together for food, fellowship, prayer and encouragement. Please bring TWO dishes to share - main dish, side dish or dessert - so that we have plenty of food to go around!   If you consider The Painted Door to be your church home and would like to find out more about becoming a member, email Pastor Mark at mark@tpd.church.

STATE OF THE COMMUNION:
MEMBERS MEETING
SUN JAN 28 // 12-2pm

All members at The Painted Door are encouraged to attend our annual gathering and hear from the elders, staff and leadership on the state of our communion as we join together for food, fellowship, prayer and encouragement. Please bring TWO dishes to share - main dish, side dish or dessert - so that we have plenty of food to go around!

If you consider The Painted Door to be your church home and would like to find out more about becoming a member, email Pastor Mark at mark@tpd.church.

 ART COLLOQUIUM: WINTER QUARTERLY MON JAN 29 // 7-9PM  The Painted Door Art Colloquium is an opportunity for artists and art enthusiasts to gather quarterly for the purpose of encouragement, a space to wrestle with the dilemmas and questions facing artistic pursuits, food and conversation and simply, friendship!   At our winter quarterly we'll hear from guest speaker  Juan-Elias Riesco from Nini's Deli and Chicago Native  as he talks about the art of t-shirts and sandwiches. This quarter we'll also be spotlighting two more artists from our church:  Mike LaHood, videographer  and  Alec Watson, singer/songwriter . Hope you can join us!

ART COLLOQUIUM: WINTER QUARTERLY
MON JAN 29 // 7-9PM

The Painted Door Art Colloquium is an opportunity for artists and art enthusiasts to gather quarterly for the purpose of encouragement, a space to wrestle with the dilemmas and questions facing artistic pursuits, food and conversation and simply, friendship! 

At our winter quarterly we'll hear from guest speaker Juan-Elias Riesco from Nini's Deli and Chicago Native as he talks about the art of t-shirts and sandwiches. This quarter we'll also be spotlighting two more artists from our church: Mike LaHood, videographer and Alec Watson, singer/songwriter. Hope you can join us!

 CPCP PRESENTS: DISCIPLE-MAKING IN THE CITY WED JAN 31 // 9:30am-12:30pm $10 registration fee Lunch included  How do we turn passive participants into active disciple-makers in an ever changing urban context? Come listen and interact with speaker Dhati Lewis on this important topic. The Painted Door is hosting this gathering for the  Chicago Partnership for Church Planting .    REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND

CPCP PRESENTS:
DISCIPLE-MAKING IN THE CITY
WED JAN 31 // 9:30am-12:30pm
$10 registration fee
Lunch included

How do we turn passive participants into active disciple-makers in an ever changing urban context? Come listen and interact with speaker Dhati Lewis on this important topic. The Painted Door is hosting this gathering for the Chicago Partnership for Church Planting.

 REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND

 INCARNATION CLASS SAT FEB 24 // 9am-2pm  New to The Painted Door? The Incarnation Class is for you! Join us for a day of teaching, discussion, and introductions designed to orient newcomers to the values and church life of The Painted Door. The class is open to all and recommended to anyone considering church membership or simply exploring Christianity.  Coffee, donuts, and lunch are provided! Mark your calendar and  RSVP HERE

INCARNATION CLASS
SAT FEB 24 // 9am-2pm

New to The Painted Door? The Incarnation Class is for you! Join us for a day of teaching, discussion, and introductions designed to orient newcomers to the values and church life of The Painted Door. The class is open to all and recommended to anyone considering church membership or simply exploring Christianity.

Coffee, donuts, and lunch are provided! Mark your calendar and RSVP HERE


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Parents, take note!

Parents - starting this Sunday, the kids classrooms will be locked after everyone has joined their family in the sanctuary for communion and singing. The classrooms will be available for the kids to hang out in following the service provided they are supervised by a parent volunteer!  There is sign up sheet to the right of the classroom door where parents can volunteer and find the key to unlock the rooms.

A few simple instructions: 

No Crafts / No Kids in Nursery / Lock up please!

If you would like to donate craft supplies or other post-church activities for the kids to use (legos, games, etc) or have any other questions, please email Kaitlyn at kaitlyn@tpd.church.


THIS COMING SUNDAY

Grace is not grace, if he that receives it is not under judgment. Righteousness is not righteousness, if it be not reckoned to the sinner. Life is not life, if it be not life from death. And God is not God, if he be not the End of men.
— Karl Barth

THE ONE MAN: A NEW WAY OF BEING HUMAN / ROMANS 5:12-21
Pastor Mark Bergin

God created humanity to flourish in his life. But from the beginning, we went looking for life on our own, life apart from our Maker. There is no such life, only death. And all who walk in that way of Adam are perishing. But God has forged a way out for us in Christ. Jesus is a new Adam, who entered into the path of the perishing and through obedience re-created the way of being human that God had always intended for us. Jesus flourished in the life of his Father. And this finished work of obedience is ours to trust, ours to learn, ours to live out. God has given us the flourishing human life of Christ. No longer seek life anywhere else.

Full liturgy can be found posted to our blog each week!


VOLUNTEER ROSTER FOR JAN 14

PRE-SERVICE
Liturgy Writer: Alec W
Greeters: Josie M & Jason
Sun Manager: Sarah W
Hospitality: Vitaliy & Veronika M, David S
Media: Tyler B
Audio: Jordan K

DURING SERVICE
Band Leader: Wes O
POTP: Cori V
Announcements: Confesor M
Scripture: OPEN
Preacher: Mark B
Offering: Rob C & Greg J
POC and Call to Communion: Morgan G
Communion: Karsten H & David M

KIDS MINISTRY
Check In: Ian C
4-6 Team: Rahela T & Nya M
7-9 Team: Erin B & Aliha M
Common Time: 
Nursery: Jamie O & Kim M
Youth Cohort: Josie M, Liann & Kyle J

POST-SERVICE
Info Table: Jamie O
Prayer Team: Wes O & Heather C

Volunteering Questions? Email Erin Bourne at volunteer@tpd.church