A vibrant and generous community of faith, sharing the beauty and struggle of life through a Lutheran perspective
Drive-In Worship
Sunday, August 16 at 9:30 am
Join us THIS SUNDAY, August 16 at 9:30 for Drive-In Worship in the parking lot. We'll send a video of what to expect later in the week, but for now please note these things: Parking will be in alternating spots to create physical distance; attendees can sit in cars or in adjacent parking spaces in their own chairs; masks will be worn outside of cars; communion will be celebrated with individual communion packs; sound will be provided through speakers and also on FM 88.7 (range limited to parking lot); the service will be 45 minutes long.
Virtual Town Hall
Holy Family invites you to join them on Sunday, August 16th at 3:00 pm.

Who is My Brother's Keeper; A Discussion on Violence, Race, Social Justice and the Implications for Holy Family

Moderated by 
Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque from
The Community Church of Barrington
(Questions for panelists can be emailed, in advance, to alaynefmcnulty@hotmail.com)

Panelists from the Holy Family community will include parents and staff who will discuss with us the impact of race and violence on their lives, their children, and the implications for the future of Holy Family Ministries. Join meeting HERE August 16
Worship Plan for August
August 16: Drive-In Worship in Parking Lot, including communion 9:30 am

August 23: Live Zoom Worship (also recorded for later viewing) 9:30 am ~ communion in the parking lot with Pastor Don from 10:30-11:30 am

August 30: Drive-In Worship in Parking Lot, including communion, 9:30 am
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
We are providing questions that tie back to the preceding Sunday's primary reading and sermon each week. Feel free to think about these on your own, to discuss with a family member or friend, or to use these within your small group.

Readings from Sunday, August 9 (Psalm 118:19-24; 1 Peter 2:1-5: Luke 14:15-24) and hymn (All Are Welcome).

  • What TV theme song brings a smile to your face?

  • Where have you experienced a strong sense of welcome? Is it more driven by place or people?

  • In the parable in Luke 14, Jesus describes a host who desires "that my house may be filled." What do you think he means by this?

  • 1 Peter 2 uses the term "living stones" to describe a young church. If we are living stones, what is God building us into?

  • What does being God's building material have to do with the things in v. 1 that we are to get rid of?
No reservations required
Prayer and Promise Tonight
Join Pastor Don Wednesday nights at 8 pm for Prayer and Promise. Each week has brought a different mix of participants and is its own unique experience. We'll connect on Zoom around prayer concerns, read a Scripture passage that communicates God's promises, and pray together.
ACDS is looking for some help!
The Atonement Christian Day School is looking for some part time help. If you are free in the morning from 7:30–10 am, or late afternoon from 2:30–6 pm we are looking for some classroom helpers. High Schoolers or College Students are encouraged to apply!!

We are also looking for a cook from 10 am–1 pm, if you are interested in helping serve a nutritious lunch, we would love to have you join us!!

Feel free to call me at 847-382-6360 or email Cindy Clanton
Book Study
Books Available for Study
Waking Up White books available. 
Please contact Mary Williams if you would like to purchase a book.
Join the Conversation
Calling all people who love children & youth! You're invited to our next installment of our conversation about So You Want To Talk About Race on Wednesday, August 19 from 8-9 pm. We'll be discussing Ch. 7-9 of the book and wrestling with how specifically it applies to talking to kids about race. Whether you've been a regular part of this discussion or this is your first time attending, you are welcome to join us! Contact Jen for the Zoom link.