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Soup recipes from Saint Paul

Many compliments to all those who provided soup
for the Lenten suppers prior to Wednesday services during Lent !

CLICK HERE for recipes for some of the wonderful soups
provided by Saint Paul members

Adult Forum for May

May 1 - Partners in Mission: Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center: 
May 8, 15, and 22 - Can I Call My Neighbor My Friend?: Muslim/Christian Relationships
Presenters: Ruth Nelson, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church , Naperville ; Pr. Mark Williamson;
Dr. Mark Swanson, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago; and friends from the local Muslim community.
This three-week course is designed to increase knowledge of the Muslim faith and provide tools for Christians to dialog with our Muslim neighbors. Following Jesus’ lead to “love our neighbors as ourselves,” this course has been developed to promote understanding, friendship, and neighborliness.
  • May 8 - Part I: Overview of Muslims in America - In this session we look at the story of Abraham, Isaac, and Ishmael in the Bible and Qur'an; introduce some of the basics of Islam, including the Five Pillars and a short history of Mohammed's life; and hear stories of Christian-Muslim relationships in America. 
  • May 15 - Part II: Going Deeper Theologically, with Dr. Mark Swanson, Harold S. Vogelaar Professor of Christian-Muslim Studies and Interfaith Relations and Associate Director of the Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
  • May 22 - Part III: Dialog with Our Muslim Neighbors - Muslim neighbors from the West Suburbs join us to share a bit of their experience as a growing religious minority in DuPage and respond to questions generated in weeks I and II for dialog.

27th Annual Wheaton/Glen Ellyn Area
CROP Hunger Walk 2011 -
May 1st, 2011

Help the St. Paul team during the 27th annual Glenn Ellyn/Wheaton Crop Walk on May 1st, 2011. Our team is helping to end hunger one step at a time.  Last year, 20 St. Paul walkers and their supporters raised over $3400 towards fighting hunger.  We're hoping to eclipse that number this year - but we need your help.

The event will be "stepping off" from Faith Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn, and this year the route includes a walk around Lake Ellyn in addition to meandering through the Wheaton College campus.  Please join us for a fun afternoon activity in support of a worthy cause!   CLICK HERE for more information and to donate online!

Why we're Walking  - CROP Hunger Walks help children and families worldwide -- and right here in the U.S. -- to have food for today, while building for a better tomorrow. Each year some two million CROP Walkers, volunteers, and sponsors put their hearts and soles in motion, raising over $16 million per year to help end hunger and poverty around the world -- and in their own communities. And you are part of it!

GenX/GenY is Crop Walking

GenX/GenY-ers will be joining  the rest of the congregation, and a host of area churches, in the Wheaton/Glen Ellyn CROPWALK May 1.

So that means this month is for collecting pledges. 
Setting this up online is super easy, but don't delay.  See the Crop Walk item above for details

Remember there are 3K and 10K options, and little ones in strollers and hunger-battling dogs are welcome to be a part of the team.  GenX/GenY-ers might gather early again for a pre-walk outdoor lunch. 

Men's Breakfast Group Continues Series On
God and Politics in America
The Saturday Morning Breakfast Group meets biweekly at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall for coffee, doughnuts, and conversation. Haven't been to men's group before? "No experience
We're still just getting started on our series, American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation by Jon Meacham -- so come and join the discussion.

In this vivid book, Meacham re-creates the fascinating history of a nation grappling with religion and politics:
  • from John Winthrop's “city on a hill” sermon to Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence
  • from the Revolution to the Civil War
  • from a proposed nineteenth-century Christian Amendment to the Constitution to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s call for civil rights
  • from George Washington to Ronald Reagan

-  April 9  -  Chapter 2And None Shall Be Afraid:
The Revolution, the Constitution, and the Creation of
the Presidency

-  April 23  - No Men's Group (Holy Saturday). 

-  May 7  - Chapter 3

American Gospel makes it compellingly clear that the nation's best chance of summoning what Lincoln called “the better angels of our nature” lies in recovering the spirit and sense of the Founding Fathers.

For more information, contact Pastor Mark Williamson at

Join us for the 2011 season
of "Movie Night"
April 29
The Fall
May 20
Red Badge of Courage
Summer Vacation

View the trailer
and summary
  Movie Night will
Return in the Fall 

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