Welcome to the Lutheran Church of Martha and Mary website, and a Happy New Year to you!
When the weather is chilly, there’s nothing like some Martha & Mary Chili to warm you up, right down to your toes. Join us on Saturday, January 14th from 5:00-8:00 PM for our popular Annual Chili Cook Off. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children (children under 5 are free). Everybody's invited, so invite everybody! Click here for a flyer to share with your family and friends. Vote for your favorite chili and favorite dessert. There will be a Raffle, Silent Auction and table games. Funds raised will support our Haiti Mission Team.
Our Monday Night Bible Study will resume January 16 at 7:00 PM. We will be studying The Path to the Cross, in the Ray Vander Laan series. This video series, which was filmed on location in Qumran, Machaerus, En Gedi, Jerusalem and Gethsemane, promises be a thought provoking lead in to the Lenten season. Click here to view the first video in the series.
On Sundays, the children are also starting a new bible study series. Join us in Sunday School to learn about the super powers of the Super Heroes of the Bible!
We will once again be helping our neighbor across Golf Road, Trinity United Methodist by providing the food for several PADS dinners this Winter. Please mark these dates on your 2017 calendar: January 27, February 24, and March 31. There are opportunities to provide food, or just come out to help set up, serve and clean up.
Last year, Grace Lutheran, St. Mark’s, Ascension Lutheran and our congregation decided to co-sponsor a refugee family along with RefugeeOne. Our family arrived in June at O’Hare Airport. Our six month sponsorship is drawing to a close and our Faith in Action team is happy to report the family is doing well. The father is working, their older daughter has started kindergarten, a younger daughter received much needed medical care, and a new baby has arrived. Thanks to everyone for their help on this project!