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Our Mission is Connecting people in Chicago and beyond in real loving relationship, with God through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, with each other in contagious Christian community and with their calling of servanthood in the world.

Upcoming Events

Thu 22

Celebrate Recovery – Concordia

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 23

Kids Club

March 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon 26

Celebrate Recovery – St. Paul Grand Crossing

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Lent 5 – Psalm 130

Read Psalm 130
Lord, if you kept a record of our sins,
who, O Lord, could ever survive?
But you offer forgiveness,
that we might learn to fear you.
Psalm 130: 3-4 (NLT)

This short psalm is meant to encourage us to remember that engaging in God’s presence is a holy journey. There is a righteous way of thinking about coming before God, letting the Holy Spirit search us, that we might be purified. Because we have the Holy Spirit within us, we can always pray in the presence of God, and as we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive them.

Lent 4 – Psalm 51

Read Psalm 51

Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Oh, give me back my joy again;
you have broken me—
now let me rejoice.
Don’t keep looking at my sins.
Remove the stain of my guilt.
Create in me a clean heart, O God.
Renew a loyal spirit within me.
Do not banish me from your presence,
and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.
Psalm 51:7-11 (NLT)

Psalm 51, which David wrote after being confronted about his sin with Bathsheba, is one of the most famous psalms.
Our disobedience separates us from God, and takes away the joy that comes from being in the will of God. And even after we are forgiven, there are still consequences to our sin that continue to play out in our lives. So it’s an act of faith to believe that it’s done—that once I’ve confessed my sin and come to God with a humble and contrite heart, he truly does forgive me.