Weekly Update / Jan 26, 2018

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Last summer, we tried to combine our annual State of the Communion address with our annual budget meeting and vote. The result? Three hours of sweaty un-focused conversation in a not-yet-air-conditioned auditorium, followed by a decision to begin tackling those two conversations in two separate meetings.

So it is that our annual State of the Communion address will take place this Sunday in January, while our annual budget meeting and vote remains scheduled for the summer (and in a now-air-conditioned auditorium!). Both meetings will run about 90 minutes, and childcare will be provided.

The plan for this week is to have a potluck lunch right after worship (please bring two dishes or one extra large offering!) and spend some time reflecting on what transpired over the course of 2017 and what we hope to see materialize in the year ahead. This is an important time to process memories and look forward together. We're urging all members at The Painted Door to make a good faith effort to be there. And we're inviting anyone who is not a member at the church to participate also.

I'm looking forward to the conversation with you all and am eager to see the ways in which Jesus will live his life through us in 2018. We have so much opportunity to know him more and make his love known. Let's dream together!

- Pastor Mark


FAMILY NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  ART COLLOQUIUM: WINTER QUARTERLY MON JAN 29 // 7-9PM   At our winter quarterly we'll hear from guest speaker  Juan-Elias Riesco from Nini's Deli and Chicago Native  as he talks about community-building, faith, and the art of t-shirts and sandwiches. We'll also interview videographer  Mike LaHood  and hear music from  DCPD 's (Alec Watson) new album, Good Visions. Hope you can join us!   The Art Colloquium is an opportunity to explore the intersection of art & faith and meets quarterly at The Painted Door Church. Come to enjoy the stories, art, discussion, food and drink and hopefully, friendship, to support you in your own pursuits and appreciation of beauty, hard work and one another. For more info, talk to Sam Connour or email her at sam@tpd.church.

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

At our winter quarterly we'll hear from guest speaker Juan-Elias Riesco from Nini's Deli and Chicago Native as he talks about community-building, faith, and the art of t-shirts and sandwiches. We'll also interview videographer Mike LaHood and hear music from DCPD's (Alec Watson) new album, Good Visions. Hope you can join us!

The Art Colloquium is an opportunity to explore the intersection of art & faith and meets quarterly at The Painted Door Church. Come to enjoy the stories, art, discussion, food and drink and hopefully, friendship, to support you in your own pursuits and appreciation of beauty, hard work and one another. For more info, talk to Sam Connour or email her at sam@tpd.church.

  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

  BOOK CLUB STARTING THIS THURSDAY!   "Walking on Water: Reflections on Art & Faith" by Madeleine L'Engle Thursdays at 7pm // at the Koczot/Connour Home $10 for the book    We'll be reading through Madeleine L'Engle's "Walking on Water: Reflections on Art & Faith" one chapter a week from Feb 1-Apr 19. We know you're busy, so come have a beverage and read/skim the chapter at 7pm, discussion will start at 7:30. You can  purchase the book ahead  of time, or let us know by Monday that you're planning on attending and we'll do a group order. Email sam@tpd.church to join the group!  ** We'll also be planning on attend the opening day of A Wrinkle in Time on March 9th!**

BOOK CLUB STARTING THIS THURSDAY!
"Walking on Water: Reflections on Art & Faith" by Madeleine L'Engle
Thursdays at 7pm // at the Koczot/Connour Home
$10 for the book

We'll be reading through Madeleine L'Engle's "Walking on Water: Reflections on Art & Faith" one chapter a week from Feb 1-Apr 19. We know you're busy, so come have a beverage and read/skim the chapter at 7pm, discussion will start at 7:30. You can purchase the book ahead of time, or let us know by Monday that you're planning on attending and we'll do a group order. Email sam@tpd.church to join the group!

** We'll also be planning on attend the opening day of A Wrinkle in Time on March 9th!**


COMMUNITY GROUPS

If you haven't yet joined a community group, click the button below to check out the groups we have, when and and where they meet each week. Our Community Group leaders would be glad to answer any questions you have. Also, feel free to visit multiple groups before landing somewhere! Most groups have just re-launched after the holidays or will be starting soon.


THIS COMING SUNDAY

The paradox is that God must destroy in us all illusions of righteousness before he can make us righteous.
— Martin Luther

THE ONE MAN: SLAVES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
ROMANS 6:15-23
Pastor Morgan Gagne

There are objective aspects to our faith and there are subjective aspects to our faith. It is both safe and dangerous. Free and spoken for. The free gift of union with Jesus Christ is not meant to belittle, or make void, the moment by moment mess that is the individual experience of grace. It makes experience safe. It makes experience alive. It makes experience begin and end in the love of our heavenly Father, not a Divine taskmaster. But also dangerous. This union with Christ does not take away from our upward call into glory, rather, the Cross unleashed the very Divine Lifeblood that makes us alive and carries us upward. This Divine Life is Cross shaped, heals through death, saves souls by losing lives. Surrender and be sanctified.

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


VOLUNTEER ROSTER FOR JAN 28

PRE-SERVICE
Liturgy Writer: Abbey K
Greeters: Cortney & Skyler R
Sun Manager: Cassie F
Hospitality: InSup O, Amanda A, Jon
Media: Lea R
Audio: Jesse S

DURING SERVICE
Band Leader: Kaitlyn K
POTP: Cassie F
Announcements: Confesor M
Scripture: Cassie W
Preacher: Pastor Morgan
Offering: Heidi D, Chad L
POC and Call to Communion: Pastor Morgan
Communion: Matthew S & Stan D

KIDS MINISTRY
Check In: Ian C
4-6 Team: Heather C & Kaitlyn K
7-9 Team: Harris & Michaela N
Nursery: Janelle F & Lisa S
Youth Cohort: Kelsey K & Retzlaffs

POST-SERVICE
Info Table: Matthew & Grace
Prayer Team: Confesor & Kim M

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