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September 24, 2017: Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

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The Gospel for this Sunday is

Matthew 20:1-16

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Grace Freely Given

Matthew narrates one of Jesus’ controversial parables, in which Jesus says the reign of God is like workers who get paid the same no matter when they start. When God changes his mind about punishing Nineveh for their evil ways, Jonah is angry. Yet God is gracious and merciful, abounding in steadfast love. In baptism we receive the grace of God that is freely given to all. As Luther wrote, in the presence of God’s mercy we are all beggars.

Presentation by Dave Daubert: Investing in Lake Edge

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Adult Education September 24

Join us at 9:30 am for our first Adult Ed Stewardship Presentation in the Adult Education room with a presentation by Rev. Dave Daubert. With experience in the parish, as a denominational executive, a seminary professor, and consultant, he is able to speak from a wide variety of perspectives to a wide audience about church renewal, leadership, and the faith of the church in today’s world. Dave is the lead consultant for Day 8 Strategies and works with mainline, socially conscious and progressive churches all across the United States and Canada.

Rev. David Daubert (ELCA) will present on Investing In Lake Edge: how the concept of investing can speak to the value we give to our ministry, new ways and opportunities to make that investment, and how e-giving can be expanded toward that end. Rev. Daubert has been with us before, sharing in a recent Leadership Retreat. Please plan to welcome him to our faith community again by being with us for this lively and informative presentation.

Next up for Sunday adult ed: Stewardship as a Spiritual Practice with Pastors Katya & Stephen on 10/1, and Planned Giving with the Rev. Larry Westfield of the ELCA Foundation on 10/8. Please join us!

We Love You and Your Face

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Directory Photos September 24

In the Library Beginning at 7:40 am

We are taking photos before and after each service on September 24. The sessions are informal, using smart phones and smart photographers. You may have the option to select and use the photo from our 2012 directory. You may also check/ edit any changes in your address, email and phone information.Come as you are and smile pretty! Your Membership Support Mission

It’s Lefse Time Again!

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Our first peeling of potatoes is Friday, September 22, beginning at 8:30 am. If you haven’t received a call yet, but you are available plan on being there. And then again on Saturday, September 23 when we pat, roll and bake. It’s not just a ladies outing, men are invited, too.

Book of Faith Bible Study

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September 28-November 2;

1:00 pm and 7:00 pm

On September 28, we begin a 6 week study of the Book of Matthew, Jesus’ words and actions, and what they say to us. The sessions will be offered twice each Thursday from 1:00 to 2:30 pm and from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. We will begin with pie, ice cream and fellowship, followed by Bible study. Pastor Katya will lead the study. Sign up now on the bulletin board. See you there.

Incarceration and Racial Disparities

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This Sunday, September 24, 4:00–6:30pm

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 5701 Raymond Rd
Chaplain Christa Fisher from the Dane County Jail Ministry for incarcerated men will present. She will address the history of incarceration and the racial disparities that currently exist in incarceration rates based on the history of the United States. The movie “13th” examined that history as well as Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow. While the presentation will identify the Dane County jail ministry, we are aware that the other counties in our synod also have jail ministries staffed primarily by volunteers. This is an important event for beginning the conversations throughout our synod on jail ministry, remembering Jesus’ words. “When I was sick and imprisoned, you visited me.” No registration required…just come!

Lutheran Disaster Response Hurricane Relief

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This season has seen some of the worst hurricanes on record, and there may be more to come. From Texas to the Dominican Republic, Lutheran Disaster Response is there. As a church, we’re standing by our neighbors who have already been affected, and we are ready to assist in additional locations as disaster strikes. The road to recovery is long, and Lutheran Disaster Response will be there to accompany those affected in every phase. Your gifts will be used entirely (100 percent) for direct response. Together, we can help provide immediate and long-lasting support for those whose homes have been devastated or who have been otherwise affected by hurricanes. Give now to support survivors of disasters.
To Donate:
Make checks payable to Lutheran Disaster Response. Write "Hurricane Response" on your check's memo line and send to: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; P.O. Box 1809; Merrifield, VA 22116-8009. Or call 800-638-3522 to make a donation with a credit card. Operators are ready to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Central Time.


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