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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost: Worship at 8:00 & 10:30 am

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The Gospel for this Sunday:

Mark 7:24-37

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James tells us to stop showing favoritism in the assembly, treating the rich visitor with more honor than the poor one. Jesus himself seems to show partiality in his first response to the Syrophoenician woman in today’s gospel. Was he testing her faith in saying Gentiles don’t deserve the goods meant for God’s children? Or was he speaking out of his human worldview, but transcended those limits when she took him by surprise with her reply? Either way, the story tells us that God shows no partiality. Everyone who brings her or his need to Jesus is received with equal honor as a child and heir.

Tailgate Sunday! Return to Fall Schedule

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September 9

Worship at 8:00 and 10:30 am

Church and Family Fellowship is sponsoring “Tailgate Sunday!” Wear your favorite sports team colors to church. Snacks starting at 9:00 am. Questions or if you would like to help on that day, call Nancy Pike 608-332-4370 or

Fall Schedule

On September 9 we also return to our fall schedule. Worship at 8:00 and 10:30 am. Centering Prayer at 9:30 am. Sunday School and Confirmation at 9:15 am.

Adult Education begins September 16 at 9:30 am.

Sunday School & Confirmation Registration is Open


Children & Youth Christian Education Begins September 9

Adult Christian Education Begins September 16

9:15 am Sunday School and Confirmation
9:30 am Adult Education
Sunday School Registration Forms are available under the Jumbotron and online at Please complete and return to the church office, or give to Ann Ahearn.
Confirmation Registration, please email Sam Lee at

Rides to Worship Needed

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Are you able to give someone a ride on Sunday Mornings? There are a few parishioners and visitors who would like to join us at Sunday worship but do not have transport. We would like to develop a list of possible drivers and their preferred service area. Call the church office and speak to the front desk volunteer to sign up, or email Chris at

Mass Incarceration & Social Justice: Its Impact on a Community’s Health, Healing & Well-Being


Honorable Judge Everett Mitchell

Wednesday, September 12, 10:00 –11:30 am

Association of Spiritual Caregivers Quarterly Event
Judge Everett Mitchell, is a circuit court judge in Dane County, currently handling juvenile cases. Elected in April 2016 at age 39, he is now one of the youngest circuit court judges in Wisconsin. A graduate of Morehouse College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the University of Wisconsin School of Law. He also currently serves as pastor of Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church, Madison. Classroom 9, Level One, McConnell Hall, UPH-Meriter Hospital. 118 S. Brooks St. (Across from Hospital Main Entrance) Parking in the ramp Level 5 and above, street parking preferred. For Information: Rev. Ralph Tyksinski, 608-873-6041. Open to all and without registration.

Volunteers Needed!

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With the beginning of the school year on the horizon, our need for volunteers for children and youth ministry is growing! Are you able to help our youngest members grow in faith? We are looking for volunteers for the following:
- Sermon activity time leader (10:30 worship)
- Play time volunteers (9:15-9:30 on Sundays)
- Nursery assistants (10:30 worship)
- Chaperones for youth events & field trips
- Substitute teachers (9:30-10:20 on Sundays)
Help is also needed with behind-the-scenes work, such as periodically cleaning the toys that kids use, refreshing supplies in classrooms, etc.
If you are interested in helping with any of these volunteer opportunities, please be in touch with Pastor Katya (, Sam Lee ( or Ann Ahearn ( It takes a village to raise our children!

Church Directories

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Our new photo directories are available at church following worship and in the church office during the week. A suggestion of $5.00 per book to help defray the cost of printing will be requested.


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