This Sunday, February 17, at 10:20 in the parish hall, Anne Harlan will talk about her exhibit of Four Handmade Books. She will discuss her process and share some theological musings that led to these books. The exhibit will remain in the chapel through February.
Visit the art exhibit of handmade books by parishioner Anne Harlan. The books include: 28 Bible Verses; A Theological Question; Sun...House...Tree; and The Beginning According to John.
Sunday, February 17
Presider & Preacher - The Rev. KJ Oh
Sunday, February 24
Presider & Preacher - The Rev. Roger Ferlo
Sunday, March 1
Presiders - The Rev. KJ Oh & The Rev. Catherine Healy
Preacher - The Rev. Catherine Healy
18 members of the youth group are headed to Wisconsin this President's Day weekend in style from Saturday, February 16 (8 AM) - Sunday, Feb 17 (noon) where we will be watching Netflix's Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, an interactive choose-your-own-adventure movie, and discussing theology around free will.
Join the Open Kitchen crew this Sunday, Feb 17 in the SPR Kitchen at 12:30p as we cook for the Soup Kitchen. Contact: Fran Spaltro: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the SPR office will be closed on Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents' Day.
Calling all parents of Children's and Youth Programming at SPR! We’re sending you out on the town for the night on Saturday, February 23 from 4-6 PM. Drop your kids off and then walk to the Jolly Pumpkin (5215 South Harper Avenue) for dinner and drinks from 4-6 PM. We'll cover your apps and first drink, and of course childcare for the night!
Youth, do you miss Godly Play? Kids, we know you want to hang in the youth room. Tonight’s your chance! We'll have an informal night in the nursery, youth room, and parish hall with cartoons, board and video games, and THE BOUNCY HOUSE!
We know you're into it; now don't forget to RSVP here to let us know you’re coming!
How about a couple hours of your time on a Saturday? Volunteers are needed to visit a family of Syrian refugees with four young children in their Rogers Park Apartment from 10 am to 12 pm or 2 pm to 4 pm. Visitors are especially needed February 23 and March 16 and 23. The visits will continue through July. Sign up sheets along with additional information are in the narthex. Details: Bob and Sheila Bator (email@example.com).
On Sunday, March 3rd at 6pm SPR will be hosting a free screening and discussion of the One Earth Film Festival documentary, “The Carnivore’s Dilemma”. The film, rated PG-13, questions what we eat in the light of a growing human population. You can register for free here. The One Earth Film Festival is the Midwest’s premier environmental film festival, creating opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement. Visit the website to catch a preview and get more details about the week long festival, March 1-10: oneearthfilmfest.org.
Celebrate CARNIVAL SUNDAY at SPR on March 3rd at the 9:15 & 11:15 AM services.
MUSIC: Will Todd’s “Mass in Blue” is back for Carnival Sunday! An SPR favorite, and almost a tradition, the SPR Choirs will be joined once again by soprano Rosalind Lee and a small combo to present this complex yet tuneful choral jazz mass at 9:15 & 11:15 liturgies on Sunday 3 March. Please come, and bring your friends for one of the real highlights of our musical year.
FOOD: Enjoy great food from Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill
Join us for ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES on March 6. Please bring your old palms in and place them in the container in the Narthex. They will be burned (under careful supervision). That's where the ashes come from for Ash Wednesday.
5:30 PM | FAMILY–FRIENDLY SERVICE
Children (and parents!) learn how palms are turned into ashes and about the symbols and stories of Lent. The St. Nicholas Choir will lead the music. Note: THERE WILL BE NO SOUP SUPPER AFTER THE 5:30 PM SERVICE.
7:30 PM | EUCHARIST & CHOIR
On Ash Wednesday as we turn the corner and enter Lent, SPR’s adult choirs will sing Gregorio Allegri’s sublime and meditative setting of Psalm 51, known as “Miserere”, along with renaissance motets appropriate for the day.
Fifteen SPR members are going to see Pipeline at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln at 3pm on Sunday, March 3. Tickets are $30. If you want to join them and see this socially significant play, please write your name and contact information on the signup sheet in the Narthex. The deadline to pay for the tickets is also February 17. Please write a check made out to Robert Bator and give it to Barnabas Pusnur or leave it in the parish office. If you want to pay by cash, please hand it to Bob or Barnabas personally.
Parking is challenging near the theater. Need a lift/Offer a lift? Email Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org so he can help arrange the carpooling. Thanks
As the winter snow continues, please be aware the the sidewalk on the 50th street side of the church is new concrete that was placed this past summer. As such, we cannot use salt on it until it has cured for a year. We will be shoveling that section of sidewalk and putting down sand for traction. Please be careful and wear snow boots, or avoid that section altogether.