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Friday, March 10, 2023

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In This Issue

Women's History Month

Daylight Savings Time

Retirement Conversations

Lenten Programming

CFF: Family Funday

Weekly Milestones

Weekly at COS

Morning Glories Bible Study

Tuesdays at 7:00am

(contact the office for information)

Tuesday Morning Prayer

Tuesdays at 10:00am

(in-person or on Zoom)

Morning Prayer Zoom Link

Morning Prayer Bulletin


Sunday, Monday, and Thursday evenings at 8:30pm.

Join on Zoom

Meeting ID: 862 5764 2673

Passcode: 9rnWDp

Weekly Welcome 03/10/2023

This Sunday at COS

Sunday, March 12

Second Sunday in Lent

7:45a | 9:00a* | 10:45a*

*these services are also streamed on Facebook or YouTube.

Peggy Taylor is preaching at all services and Brian Hastings this Sunday.

Sunday Bulletins Intercession List

Click Here for This Sunday's Readings

Additional Sunday Parking Lurie Children's Hospital at 2515 N Clark Street. Simply keep the parking ticket provided upon entry and pick up a parking voucher from the narthex table to use when you exit.

Women's History Month

For this year's Women's History Month, we at COS are highlighting books by Episcopalian women to inspire each of us to support and celebrate the women in our ministries, our church, and our lives.

Get inspired by getting to know the first five Black women to be elected diocesan bishops within the Episcopal Church:

This Band of Sisterhood:

Black Women Bishops on Race, Faith, and the Church

edited by Westina Matthews, forward by Catherine Meeks, & Afterword by Bishop Paula Clark

The five Black women bishops featured in this book can provide a compass for how to journey along the new paths of togetherness we need to forge in the knowledge that Black Lives Matter and #metoo. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Carlye J. Hughes, Kimberly Lucas, Shannon MacVean-Brown, and Phoebe A. Roaf offer honest, vulnerable wisdom from their own lives that speaks to this time in American life.

Reminder: Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend, Sunday March 12th. Remember to set your clocks forward one hour!

THIS TUESDAY: Retirement Conversations

If you're planning your retirement or new to this life transition, please come join COS Retirement Conversations monthly potluck on the second Tuesday each month at 7:00 pm in the Church Hall. Current topic is looking at your purpose and values to plan your next steps in retirement. Please call Joyce Poole 224-595-5321 for more information. 

Lenten Programming at COS

Thursday Lenten Series

Each Thursday in Lent, beginning on March 2, we will gather for worship, simple food, and rich conversation. This year's Lenten Series will be exploring several ministry partners of Episcopal Charities such as Revive, Bishop Anderson House, Saint Leonard's Ministries, and Care for Friends.


The program begins at 6:30 with a simple mass in the church; followed by a simple supper in the parish hall, and then the program at 7:30 followed by Compline at 8:45.

Contact the office to volunteer with a supper.

Episcopal Rosary

Each Friday in Lent at 6:30pm, we will gather ON ZOOM to pray an Episcopal-style rosary. This is a unique rosary draws on scriptural reflections in the style of the traditional rosary. Whether you have prayed the rosary before or you never have, everyone will enjoy this reflective experience.

Click here for the Episcopal Rosary bulletin

Join Us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89141776473

Care For Friends: Sunday Funday

Bring the kiddos and join Care For Friends for Sunday Funday at the Logan Theatre! There will be a silent auction, drink specials, a fun (and flavorful!) cereal bar, a screening of Yes Day, and board games - all for just $5 for kids and $15 for adults to benefit CFF!


Click here to learn more and buy tickets.

Milestones this Week


  • Scott Dix
  • Sena Leikvold
  • Stephen Miller
  • Peter Civetta
  • Stephanie Donovan
  • Maggie Fullilove-Nugent
  • Thane Halstead
  • Corbett Lunsford
  • Erika Olson
  • Zachary Kolman
  • Tyrone Fowlkes
  • Jordan Fry
  • Taylor Joosten
  • Karen Kawashima
  • Grove Mower
Need to update your information? Email us to let us know!

Around the Diocese

Requiescat in Pace: The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, III

A Message from Bishop Paula Clark:

Dear People of God in the Diocese of Chicago,

I am sad to share the news that the Most Rev. Frank Tracy Griswold III, Tenth Bishop of Chicago and 25th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, died earlier today in Philadelphia. He was 85...Click here to continue reading the Bishop's letter.

A Message from Rev. Brian:

Perhaps many of you will have heard on other media posts about the death of Bishop Frank Griswold this past Sunday. Prior to taking on the role of Presiding Bishop, Frank was Bishop of Chicago. He was in every way a traditional ‘catholic’ Episcopalian yet he set a course for this diocese that was quite revolutionary at the time...Click here to continue reading Rev. Brian's reflection.

Learning Opportunities

Navigating Difficult Discussions: A Peace and Justice Committee Webinar

March 27 at 7pm on Zoom

On Monday, March 27 from 7 to 9 pm, the Peace and Justice Committee will host a webinar on Navigating Difficult Discussions, led by Michelle Day. Day is a minister, the founder and CEO of Nehemiah Trinity Rising, lawyer, certified mediator, and a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Children of Incarcerated Parents. Register to attend.

Upcoming Events with the Sisters of the Cenacle

Christian Meditation - Tuesdays 7pm with Sr. Anelie Arao. Practicing the meditation form taught by Christian meditation pioneer, Fr. John Main, free  

Centering Prayer - Mondays , 10am Facilitated by Jackie Herbach, learn to center through contemplative prayer employing lecio divina and visio divina free

Introduction to Spiritual Direction - What happens in Spiritual Direction? Who are Spiritual Directors? Is it for me? How do I find a Spiritual Director? What if I meet with a Director and it’s not a good fit? How often does one meet? Get the information you need to begin exploring how Spiritual Direction may be a gift for your spiritual journey at this point in your life. March 10 at 11:00am on Zoom | FREE

To learn more about any of the above programs, please visit https://cenaclesisters.org/ministry/retreats-programs/ for more information.

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