Notes on Religion
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Holy Trinity: Holy Trinity Lutheran Churchs Rally Day celebration at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, will include a dedication of the Sunday school staff and a prayer for children. The youth groups will hold "Youthghetti", a spaghetti dinner, at 10:45 a.m. Spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread and pie will be served. The public is invited. Tickets are available at the door. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children, or $15 for a family.
"Chocolate. The Festival" will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Crafts, flea market, and home party booths are available for $10 a space. Visit the Web site for an application. The festival will include handmade chocolates, a lunch counter featuring hot dogs and chocolate chili, a bakery of chocolate desserts, a bake sale and childrens activities. The public is invited.
Holy Trinity is at 357 Division St., Elgin. For details, call the church office at (847) 742-2025 or visit email@example.com.
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 in Elgin. 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 will resume Sept. 14. Wednesday study groups will be on "Exploring the Covenant Affirmations." This will be a discussion of Covenant Church doctrines and how they are applied to todays world and specifically to the church. It will begin with dinner at 6 p.m. and study at 7 p.m. The Maranantha Players will be performing in October for the Sunday services. This will be an interpretation of the life of Peter.
For information, call (847) 464-5381 or visit the Web site at www.countrycov.org.
Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren: On Sunday, Sept. 14, the Rev. Joel Kline will deliver a sermon, "Life Turned Upside Down: Embracing the Power of Forgiveness" at 9:30 a.m. at Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, 783 W. Highland Ave., Elgin.
The "Spirited Sisters" will meet at the home of Noelle Dulabaum Bohrer at 6 p.m. Church school for adults and children meet at 10:45 a.m. after the Fellowship Time at 10:30 a.m. The Witness for Peace Vigil will be at 5 p.m. Wednesdays on the Chicago Street bridge.
Members of the congregation will participate in the "ALS Walk for Life" at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. The two-mile walk will be along the Chicago Lakefront. As Highland Avenue members make this walk, we remember one of their own, June Adams Gibble, who died of ALS a year ago.
The congregation will observe International Day of Prayer for Peace on Sunday, Sept. 21.
The congregation is hosting a blood drive for Heartland Blood Centers from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27. For information call (847) 741-5124 or go to the Web site at www.hacob.org.
Kneseth Israel: Congregation Kneseth Israel provides a full range of religious and community programs. A youth program is available for sixth grade to high school. In addition, interest groups meet regularly for men, women, seniors, and others. Consult the monthly newsletter which is available at www.ckielgin.org.
Erev Rosh Hashana is Sept. 29. Services will be led by Rabbi Kohn and guest Cantor Jack Falk. For registration, membership, or high holy day tickets, call the synagogue office. This weeks Torah portion is "Ki Tetze." 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. in 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 www. …