Weekly Update / Jan 19, 2018

Most of us have no clue of what it means to be men, because we have lost sight of what it means to be sons! It is impossible to define manhood outside of sonship.

With his fist pounding on the dining room table for the tenth time, our church men's group leader ripped into the young group of us in attendance. He shouted at us for being weak, cowardly failures and poor examples of what it means to be men. With each blow to the table he would cry out, “We need to be real men." 

Finally, in a moment of pure frustration, I slammed my fist on the table too and yelled back: “You have no clue what it means to be a man, because you have lost sight of what it means to be a son!” Admittedly, this was not my best moment, but it was a defining one -- both for our men's group leader and for me.

We can get so wrapped up with the idea of being men that we wind up trying to impress others or even God with our intellect, our strength, our stature, or our money. But most of us have no clue of what it means to be men, because we have lost sight of what it means to be sons! It is impossible to define manhood outside of sonship.

Men, we have been adopted by God through his eternal Son. We are his sons, and he is our Father. As Paul writes in Galatians, "Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, 'Abba! Father!'”

This Saturday at 9am, Pastor Morgan and I are launching a 10-week group for men. We want to invite every man at The Painted Door to join us as we gather at the church for teaching, discussion, and prayer. Our hope is that we can rediscover together the unfailing fatherly love God has for us.

-- Confesor Martinez, pastoral candidate


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


FAMILY NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

YEAR-END GIVING

Year-end giving statements will be sent out on Monday- emailed out to those with an email address on file and mailed to those without. If you have any questions or haven't received one by the end of next week, you can email finance@tpd.church. 

PARENTS

Parents, just a reminder that the kids rooms will be locked following service, unless supervised by a volunteer parent. For the safety of our kids, courtesy to our children's volunteers, as well as good hospitality to our guests, kids need to remain within sight of a parent or guardian after service. Thank you!

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 when God is a source of wholeness, which makes up for my failings. ... It’s God saying, ‘I love the world too much to let your sin define you and be the final word. I am a God who makes all things new.’
— Nadia Bolz-Weber

THE ONE MAN: SIN BROUGHT TO NOTHING
ROMANS 6:1-14
Pastor Mark Bergin


If God simply told the whole world that he was not going to hold us accountable for our sin, that would be cruel and dangerous news. But God has said much more than that. He has told us that he means to cover us in his Son. So yes, he will not hold us accountable for our sin, but only because we are united to Jesus Christ. This union to Christ certainly spares us from the dreadful cosmic consequences of our sin. And beyond that, it transforms us into the very image of divine life. We cannot receive Jesus as merely a get-out-of-jail-free card. He is not an idea or certificate. He is a person. And when we receive this person, we are caught up into all the fullness of his personhood. In him, our sin can neither condemn us nor enslave us nor define us. In him, our sin is brought to nothing.

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


VOLUNTEER ROSTER FOR JAN 21

PRE-SERVICE
Liturgy Writer: Liann J
Greeters: Geneva B & Katie B
Sun Manager: Ashley L
Hospitality: David L, Alec & Allie W
Media: Mike L
Audio: David M

DURING SERVICE
Band Leader: Sam C
POTP: Ashley B
Announcements: Confesor M
Scripture: Ashley L
Preacher: Mark B
Offering: Karsten H & Heidi D
POC and Call to Communion: Morgan G
Communion: Matthew S & Ashley B

KIDS MINISTRY
Check In: Ian C
4-6 Team: Abbey K & DonDon A
7-9 Team: Stacey J & Jill M
Common Time: OPEN
Nursery: Janelle F & Polina L
Youth Cohort: Tyler & Geneva B, Katie B

POST-SERVICE
Info Table: Josie M
Prayer Team: Morgan G & Ashley L

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