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Fabiola Fowler
Long-time Atonement friend Fabiola Fowler died October 15th while staying with family in Arizona. Fabiola's health had been declining for some time. Due to the pandemic, there will not be a memorial service at this time, but Fabiola's family welcomes your prayers. If you would like to send a card (no flowers, please) the address is: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Graft, 34073 N. 67th Street, Scottsdale AZ  85266.
Condolences to Pastor Zina Jacque of Community Church of Barrington on the death of her husband, Andre Bell. Services will be private; CLICK HERE for obituary.
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WORSHIP in the Sanctuary
Limited to 50 REGISTERED people
Registration is required to stay within a 50 attendee capacity and for contact tracing if necessary. We will follow safety protocols as we have been observing within the building for many months, including hand sanitizer, face masks, and physical distancing. Children are welcome but will need to remain with their parents. The worship service will be shorter as we will not be singing, and unison responses will be limited.

For those who would like to be physically present but aren't comfortable inside, we will broadcast the service into the parking lot on 101.3 FM
VOLUNTEER Opportunity
Our ministry partners at Barrington Area Council on Aging are in need of help with the Meals on Wheels program.

Volunteer to deliver meals the 1st Wednesday and the 3rd Tuesday of each month. It is approximately a 1 hour time commitment.

Meals are delivered with social distancing in mind and may be an opportunity for youth to be involved as well.

Willing to help or have questions call Cindy Schaar directly at 847-381-5030 or contact Mary Williams
Scholastic Online Book Fair - Monday, November 9 to Friday, November 20!

Visit our Book Fair homepage CLICK HERE

Online shopping features:
●      Access to over 6,000 products
●      All orders ship direct to home
●      FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
●      All purchases support our school

Thank you for continuing to support our school.
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.

All Saints Day - Readings: Revelation 7:9-17; Matthew 5:1-12

1. Blessing in the Bible is more than a wish or hope that something might happen. It carries with it the expectation that it WILL happen. Given that, what do you notice about the groups of people Jesus blesses in Matthew 5:3-12?

2. When are you most likely to hear someone describe themselves as "blessed" today? How do those circumstances compare to those Jesus blesses? What do you think about this?

3. Which of the blessings that Jesus speaks is most meaningful to you? Why?

4. When you read the description of those present worshiping Jesus in Revelation 7, what do you notice?

5. What part of "every" is most comforting to you? Most challenging?

6. How does this scene compare to the composition and focus of the global church today?

7. How might this scene influence how you relate to fellow Christians who vote differently than you do?