Thursday, April 20

Reconciler Almost Weekly Update

Greetings from Reconciler!

We want to remind everyone about the party this Saturday evening. It is at the the appartment of the Community of the Holy Trinity (Kate and Larry's place) 6443 N. Bosworth #2. Starting about 7:30 PM and going late or whenever everyone leaves. Kate and Larry will be providing some food and some drink but if you come bring some food and/or drink a sort of old fashion potluck, we will see what people bring and that is what we will have to eat and drink.

Be sure to invite your friends and let anyone who has come to chruch and not on this list know. The appartment is 5 blocks from the Loyala "L" stop, walk down Arthur until you get to Bosworth and turn left on Bosworth 6443 is near the end of the block. We are also a block north and east of the corner of Clark and Devon.

Please RSVP to this e-mail address. All are invited, past participants and current members and your friends!

It is time for the Council to begin meeting again. Please let us know when you might be available. We are looking at either Monday May 8 or Monday May 15 at Immanuel Lutheran. We still need to finalize the location with Pastor Monte at Immanuel. So the location may change. Please e-mail your availability.
Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.(Acts 4:32-35)
As we enter into the Easter season, we are presented with this astounding vision of community. Can this have ever been a reality? Can we even begin to imagine such a promise being fulfilled in our own lives?

Perhaps. In some ways, the specifics of this story are unimportant. Certainly it may guide us in understanding current economic realities, but in this case it is the spirt of the passage that may matter most to us. What can we give so generously to one another? What can we share? Can we receive so completely from one another? In another word; how might we be reconciled to one another through the grace of Easter?

Think about it. Pray on it.

Peace and all good things be to you,