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Ingrid Faro has been teaching Biblical Hebrew, Genesis, the Pentateuch, and Preaching from the Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, since 2007, where she also serves as Field Education Coordinator for students in the Masters programs. She is also an ordained minister and speaker at conferences, churches, and retreats on a variety of biblical topics including hope, identity in Christ, evil and suffering, forgiveness, the goodness of God, and leadership. Education:  Ph.D., Theology, Emphasis in Old Testament and Semitic Languages Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL.  Master of Divinity, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL  Master of Science, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Illinois Chicago, IL  Bachelor of Science, Emphasis in Dietetics, Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL In the month of February Dr. Faro will be speaking four part series on Praying Biblical Prayers: The Prayers of Paul in the Prison Epistles. EM Bible Study is led by SangJin at Vision Center in room 212 from 11:30 to 12:15. Contact : Connie Chong | t + 1.847.321.5228 | writeconniec@gmail.com Church Office: 1424 Greenwood Rd. | Glenview IL 60025 1250 Greenwood Rd. | Glenview IL 60025 (Vision Center # 131) t +1.224.578.6739 | f +1.847.730.3565 www.chicagocovenant.org | office@chicagocovenant.org

Chicago Covenant Presbyterian Church English Ministry (PCUSA) 1240 Greenwood Rd. | Glenview, IL 60025 Worship Service at 10 a.m.


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February 16, 2014

Order of Worship Praise Worldview Prayer Video: Colossians 1:9-12 Message Paul's Prison Prayers: Praying Effectively for God’s Will in Troubled Times

The Apostle Paul wrote a letter to the house church in Colossae, located in Asia Minor, around 62 A.D., while a prisoner in Rome. Although he had never been to this city, he was concerned about wrong teachings and practices that were sneaking into the church that mixed Greek philosophical and religious beliefs with true Christian teachings. After he thanks God for their sincere faith and love, he opens with a prayer for them. Today we look at Paul's prayer for the Colossians, to learn from his example of how to pray effectively amidst challenges to our faith from the culture that surrounds us. This prayer contains the four elements shared by all of Paul's "Prison Epistles" prayers: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Pray for spiritual knowledge and insight Pray for God's love to be evident in our lives Pray for God's power to be at work through us Pray for God to be glorified through our lives

Here is a prayer from today's Bible passage that you can pray. Insert your name, or the name of a brother or sister in Christ: Prayer based on Colossians 1:9-12

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Dr. Ingrid Faro Song of Response Offering Benediction

*Please join us for a time of fellowship at the back of the chapel.

Father, I ask that ______________/I will be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that _________/I will live in a manner worthy of You, fully pleasing to You, bearing fruit in every good work, and increasing in knowing You; being strengthened with all the might that comes from Your glorious power; having all endurance and patience; Joyfully thanking You, because You have qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. Amen. By Dr. Faro


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