September 20, 2019
Lisa - Head Shot
What do lobsters, Greta Thunberg, and Jesus have in common?

Lobsters are giving up their lives to help people.
Greta Thunberg is a teenager calling for global action on climate crisis.
Jesus said you cannot serve God and money.

They are all giving their lives for a greater purpose.

Our lobster sale this weekend will sacrifice nearly 400 crustaceans for the purpose of raising money for people who live on Medicaid at a Nursing Home, for a Women’s Center half way around the world in Madagascar, for a regular free hot meal served in Rogers Park, for a Community Food Garden, Food Pantry and Chaplain at Northwestern. 

Greta Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist whose worry about climate change has ignited a flame in her young heart to call for change. At 16 years old she is not just calling for solutions in her classroom, or town; Greta’s young articulate voice has echoed in Parliaments, US Congress, and television interviews around the world. And today the top story around the world is the Global Youth Climate Strike Greta began in her home town last year.

Jesus is as contemporary as ever in the gospel when he taught, “You cannot serve God and money.” He gave his life to reveal the ways humankind neglect to organize for the good because they prefer the security of wealth.

Simply put, being a Christian is about celebrating that our lives have a larger purpose than personal happiness, our lives are a gift for others.

Greta Thunberg has a simple and earnest message that our present response to dangerous climate change is too slow and not effective enough all around the world. She is a terrific example of a person finding a purpose beyond their own personal happiness. She is courageously speaking up to unite humankind in caring for the natural world and all the people who come after us.

Good job Greta!
Lobsters be at peace your lives are delicious way to help others!
Jesus thank you for showing us the way to salvation!

With you on the journey,
Coming Up this Weekend
Saturday, September 21
9:00 a.m. | Garden Harvest & Work Day

Sunday, September 22
8:00 a.m. | Holy Eucharist with Traditional Language

9:15 a.m. | Thirty Worthy Minutes -- The Bishop is Retiring, Now What?

10:00 a.m. | Holy Eucharist with Contemporary Language

10:00 a.m. | Godly Play

11:00 a.m. | Sweet Treats & Fellowship