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Souper Bowl Sunday!

We will be celebrating “Souper Bowl” Sunday, February 7, with some great opportunities to support the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry (OPRFFP). And because this is the 50th Super Bowl, let’s challenge ourselves to rise to the occasion!
1)      Bring in your food donation (50 cans of soup? 50 rolls of toilet paper?)
2)      Bring in your change to help fill our soup cans for a “noisy” offering ($50 in coins or 50 dimes, 50 pennies?)
3)      Make a donation to the OPRFFP in church or online ($50 donation?) Read more »

Splash! Faith Formation from birth to age 3

Traditionally called "Cradle Roll," this ministry is aimed at our youngest members – our children from birth to the age of three.   At baptism, we as a congregation make a promise to support the baptized and their families in their spiritual journey.   Through resources offered by our congregation and Augsburg Fortress we can help parents in their role of bringing up children of God.  Splash! materials are sent out on a regular basis which offer ideas for faith-filled play, worship, meals and prayer together.  It is one way as a congregation we stay connected with young children and their families.   Read more »

Educational Opportunities on Sunday morning

SUNDAY SCHOOL is for children ages 2 through 6th grade. Ages 2 through 4th grade begin in the sanctuary at 9:15 with music and then breaks into age group classes for rotations that go along with the Bible story of the week. 5th and 6th graders have class in the Youngman Room using the Connect curriculum from Sparkhouse.

MIDDLE SCHOOLERS (7th/8th grade) meet on Sunday mornings as part of the Confirmation program.

TEENS meet on the *Second Sunday* for lunch after the 10:30am worship service.

1. Sunday Morning Bible Study meets in the Library at 9:15am for readings, on-the-spot research, stimulating discussion and good fellowship. No previous Bible-study background required. No homework! Read more »