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June 4, 2017: Pentecost

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The Gospel for this Sunday is

John 20:19-23 Click Here to Read.

Pentecost

This festival derives its name from the Jewish festival of Pentecost, observed fifty days after Passover. On the fiftieth day of Easter we celebrate the Holy Spirit as the power of God among us that heals, forgives, inspires, and unites. In the reading from Acts, images of wind and fire describe the Spirit poured out on disciples of all nations. In John’s gospel the risen Christ breathes the Spirit on his followers on Easter evening. In the one Spirit we are baptized into one body, and at the Lord’s table the Spirit unites us for witness in the world.

Did You Donate this Cell Phone?

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Password Needed

Did you donate this cell phone to the church garage sale? If so, please contact the church office with the password required to unlock the phone. It was purchased with the intention of upgrading and personalizing the phone, neither of which can happen until the phone is unlocked. Thanks!

Vacation Bible School Needs Your Help!

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Please Help!

Vacation Bible School is scheduled to begin in just over two weeks! Thank you for your generous financial support to make this program possible.

There are a number of adult volunteer roles that still need to be filled!

If you've been waiting to check your schedule before signing up to volunteer - now is the time to do it! If you've been on the fence about whether you want to spend a day with young children, remember, not all volunteer jobs involve sitting on the floor or chasing children around. Assistance is needed to prepare and serve lunch, to greet students in the morning, to supervise students for two hours in the afternoon, and to set up for the closing program on Thursday 6/15, among other things.

Thank you for considering the ways you might help out. If you have questions, or to volunteer, please contact Sherri Kehoe at kehoeds@gmail.com or 608-334-8660.

VBS Schedule

June 12–15
Join us at LELC for VBS Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am drop-off; 4:30 pm pick up. Closing event Thursday 5:00-6:30 pm. Children from LELC and Christ the Solid Rock that have completed kindergarten thru 5th grade are invited to join in the fun!

Young Adult Gathering

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Wednesday, June 7

7:00 pm at Glass Nickel Pizza

Downstairs Discussion & relationship building with other young adults, the first Wednesday of each month. Get to know other young adults in the community! Anyone age 21-35 (ish) is welcome to join in the fun. Food or drinks are on your own.

Pastors' Emergency Fund Special Offerings

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Sunday, June 4

The Pastor’s Emergency Fund allows our pastors to respond to people in need. Most recipients are given a $25 gift card to Woodmans which they can spend on gas or groceries. Money is also used to assist with rent, bills, or security deposits at the pastors’ discretion and via referrals from Porchlight, DAIS and other organizations.

The Worship Mission has designated the first Sunday of each month for donations to the fund. If you use the printed envelopes for your offerings, you will find a Pastor’s Emergency Fund envelope provided for each month. There are also designated “Pastoral Emergency Fund” offering envelopes in each pew. Simply put your name on the envelope and place it in the offering basket. In addition, loose cash from the offering on the first Sunday of the month will go to the Pastors’ Emergency Fund.

You are free to make donations to the Pastor’s Emergency Fund at any time, but we hope that focusing on one Sunday each month for donations will help our pastors more consistently meet the needs of those in our community.

Film: “Traces of the Trade.”

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June 11 at Noon

Ahearn Home

405 Coyle Parkway, Cottage Grove

Ann and Jim Ahearn will screen the film, “Traces of the Trade” at their home. If you need child care, call Ann at 345-2767 so she can set up babysitting. You may bring a dish or snack, if you wish. Some food will be available. Find information about the film at www.tracesofthetrade.org/synopsis/. “In Traces of the Trade,” Producer/Director Katrina Browne tells the story of her forefathers, the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history.

New Member Class

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July 9 & 16

There will be two classes after 9:30 am worship on July 9th and July 16th, from 10:45 am-12:15 pm. We will receive our new members during worship on July 23rd. We would love to have you join our church family in July! Please free up these three Sunday mornings and become members of our church! Questions? Speak to a pastor.

One in the Spirit: Meal & Bible Study

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June 22 at LELC on the Patio

Pastor Everett Mitchell will lead the Book of Faith Bible study on the Holy Spirit on June 22 at Lake Edge. What is the work of the Holy Spirit and its place in the Trinity? The Bible study will be held on the patio outside the doors to the parking lot. Food will be provided (hamburgers, brats, potato salad, beans. watermelon). The meal will be at 5:30 pm and Bible study from 6:15 to 7:30 pm. June 22 - sign up now on the bulletin board. Don’t miss this.

Gifts Committee: Matching Gifts Needed

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At the recent congregational meeting, two special initiatives were approved to be funded through the gifts committee:
1) part time youth pastor for the next year
2) repair of the front rock wall and improving drainage near the front door to prevent water from reaching our elevator shaft and basement hallway.

The Gifts Committee will match donations to these projects. Please check the bulletin and June Dialogue for details about how you can contribute to these important initiatives.

As always, thank you for your support of these types of special initiatives through the gifts committee. Jim St. Vincent, Chairperson, Gifts Committee

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