Notes on Religion

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Notes on Religion

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Country Covenant Church: On Sundays, the Rev. Mark Harder leads worship at the 10:30 a.m. service at Country Covenant Church, Route 47 and McDonald Road, Elgin. This weeks message will be a continuation of the Exploration of Covenant Affirmations. Adult Sunday school is held at 9:30 a.m. Bring your Bibles and enjoy good, Scripture-related conversation, study, and prayer. Childrens Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m. The Wednesday evening study groups will continue the topic of "Exploring the Covenant Affirmations." This will be a discussion of Covenant Church doctrines and how they are applied to todays world and specifically to our church. It will begin with dinner at 6 p.m. and study at 7 p. m. For information, call (847) 464-5381 or visit the Web site at

Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren: On Sunday, Oct. 12, the Rev. Audrey deCoursey will deliver the sermon at 9:30 a.m. at Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, 783 W. Highland Ave., Elgin. She is the candidate for the position of associate pastor. In a congregation business meeting at 1 p.m., the congregation will vote on whether to call DeCoursey to the position. She is a graduate of the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, Calif., and a member of the Peace Church of the Brethren in Portland, Ore. She is a native of Lombard. The junior high class will serve lunch at noon as a fundraiser before the congregational business meeting. The Peace Memorial Garden was dedicated this past Sunday, after the service and church school hours, on a lovely plot of bricks, grass, flowers, and trees east of the sanctuary on the church lot. The Spirited Sisters will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, for a campfire. Bekah Houff will lead stories, games, and songs. There will be smores. For information, call (847) 741-5124 or visit

Kneseth Israel: Congregation Kneseth Israel is in the middle of a very busy season. Numerous services and events are planned for the coming weeks. While regular Sabbath and Torah school will continue, special events include Sukkot Family service at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17; Shemini Atzeret/Yizkor service at 8 a.m. Oct. 21; and Simchat Torah service with ice cream social at 7 p.m. Oct. 21. In addition to services social activities are planned by the youth group, 50+ club, mens club, and sisterhood. This weeks Torah portion is "Vayelekh." The service is led by Rabbi Jonathan Kohn in prayer and study. Shabbat services are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the synagogue, 330 Division St., Elgin. Guests are welcome. CKI believes that each person can participate in the observance of Shabbat through the use of English, Hebrew, and age-appropriate activities. For details, call (847) 741-5656 or visit

Shirat Shalom: Congregation Shirat Shalom, 30W509 Shoe Factory Road, Elgin, offers friendly, participatory Shabbat services, led by Cantor Sarah Alexander, at 9:45 a.m. Saturdays and followed by a community kiddush luncheon. Services include a spirited Torah discussion, focusing on the "parsha of the week."

Everyone is invited to attend as they decorate the sukkah at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Sukkot services will take place at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14. On Friday, Oct. 17, they will have Kabbalat Shabbat services followed by "Pizza in the Hut." RSVP for the best kosher pizza in town at $6 per person. On Tuesday, Oct. 21, celebrate Simchat Torah, one of the most joyous holidays of the year, with them at 7 p.m. For details, call (847) 695-6246, e-mail, or visit

Immanuel Lutheran: On Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12, the Rev. Gregg Bowen will be sharing the message, "Dont Worry, Be ," at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 310 E. Main St., East Dundee. Worship is at 6 p.

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