Three Services resume this Sunday: 8a, 9:15a & 11:15a

We return back to the three service schedule starting Sunday. Please join us for worship in any of the  three Holy Eucharist services. Godly Play and Youth Formation will also resume.



Sign Up for Visits to Refugee Family

The visits to the family from Syria that settled in Chicago over a year ago have begun. SPR is committed to providing home visits to their north side apartment every Saturday through June. If you can spare two hours (10 to noon or 2pm to 4pm) for at least two sessions to help the 4 children and their parents improve their English skills and provide counseling and support, send the dates and times you are free by email to Sheila Bator ( or call (773 930 7124).  You can also fill in your dates and times on the signup sheet in the narthex.  Sheila will forward application forms, more information about the family, and information about a required background check.




Choir Rehearsals resume on Jan 9 & 11

All SPR choir rehearsals will resume on Tuesday Jan 9 & Thursday Jan 11 in 2018. If you or someone you know would like to sing in the SPR choirs, please contact Christan Clough at or Gretchen Eng at


Instruments Needed for Haiti

Along with the school lunch program, SPR helps to ensure the children of St. Patrick’s School in Tom Gateau, Haiti, have access to a vibrant music education. SPR parishioners take donated musical instruments to Tom Gateau. If you are willing to make a donation, please drop it off at SPR until January 18th; a member of the team will make sure that it is packed and carried with us. For more information please contact Maureen Jesuthasan ( 


Annual Meeting on Sunday Jan 28

Gather as a parish to learn about the 2017 financial reports, and  what is ahead in 2018. Information provided will include results of the 2018 Stewardship Campaign and Vestry plans for budget.  We will also vote on the proposed Vestry slate: Kirk Bagrowski for Warden and Vestry candidates Kate Baldwin, Greg Colombe and Robin Charleston. 10:20a in the Sanctuary. For more information contact the Wardens at


SPR Parents & Guardians with Kids Get Together

All parents and guardians with kids are invited to a get together on Jan 20 at the Osbornes Family, 5209 S. Dorchester Ave, Chicago, IL 60615. For more information please contact Monte Tugwete at


Connecting Lives Groups

Join one of these groups this Sunday. New participants are always welcome.
Fiber Arts Group - Sunday at 12:30p in the Byllesby Room Contact: Rosemary Gooden:
Arts Committee - Sunday at 12:30p in the Chapel Contact: Jim Wright:


Diocesan Youth Event, MIQRA (meek*rah) 2018!

Don’t forget to register NOW for the Diocesan youth event, MIQRA (meek*rah) 2018! from January 13-14 at St. James Cathedral. This event offers teens a chance to come together, make friends, ask questions, and learn about God’s love letter to the world. The whole Bible - One weekend. (Sign-up here: Bishop Lee will be speaking at this event.


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Service Schedule this Season

January 7
Three services Resumes. 8a, 9:15a and 11:15a
Preacher: KJ Oh; Presiders: Roger Ferlo & KJ Oh
Godly Play and Youth Formation Resumes
Adult Formation: Telling the Truth about SPR and Race
Youth Group Returns

January 14
Preacher: R. L. Watson; Presiders: Roger Ferlo & KJ Oh
Adult Formation: Proclaiming the Dream of Beloved Community
The Remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 21
Preacher: Jaime Briceno; Presider: KJ Oh
Shoesmith Choir sings at 9:15a

January 28
Two Services. 8a and 10a
Preacher: Roger Ferlo; Presiders: KJ Oh & Roger Ferlo
Annual Meeting