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November 19, 2017: 24th Sunday After Pentecost

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The Gospel for this Sunday is

Matthew 25:14-30

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Celebrate Christ’s coming

Our readings during November speak of the end times. Zephaniah proclaims that the coming day of the Lord will be filled with wrath and distress. Paul says it will come like a thief in the night and urges us to be awake and sober. Jesus tells a parable about his second coming, indicating that it is not sufficient merely to maintain things as they are. We who await his return should make good use of the gifts that God has provided while we still have time, for the greater and common good. In a world filled with violence and despair, we gather around signs of hope—word, water, bread and wine—eager to welcome the good news of Christ’s coming among us.

Young At Heart Dinner for Members 65 & Over

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Sunday, December 10 at Noon

All LELC members age 65 and over are invited to this wonderful dinner and social occasion! We'll gather in Good Shepherd Hall at noon. Please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board or call the church office at 222-7339 by Tuesday December 5th.

Today! Fred in the News Thursday, November 16!

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John Stofflet from Channel 15, WMTV, interviewed Fred Leidel, our oldest member, at Olbrich Gardens. The interview will be aired on Thursday, November 16 on the 10 O’clock News, and again on the Friday Morning Show. Fred shared that they filmed him pedaling to Schenk School and presented him with an award when he returned to home.

The Holistic Healing Book Study

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Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7 pm.

We will discuss “Medical Medium” by Anthony William. Mr. William, starting at age 4, has helped tens of thousands of people heal from ailments that doctors couldn’t resolve. He’s done this by listening to a divine voice that literally speaks into his ear, telling him what lies at the root of people’s pain or illness, and what they need to do to restore their health. His methods achieve results, even for those who have spent years and many thousands of dollars on all forms of medicine before turning to him. Now, in this revolutionary book, he opens the door to all he has learned over his 25 years of bringing people’s lives back: a massive amount of healing information, much of which science won’t discover for decades and most of which has never appeared anywhere before.

Sunday Adult Education


Join us Sunday mornings, 9:30 am in the Adult Education room for a variety of educational opportunities.
November 19: "White Role Models" presented by the LELC Racial Justice Coalition
November 26: On Break for Thanksgiving

Poinsettia Garden

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Order by December 3

A beautiful poinsettia garden will adorn the Altar this Christmas. On November 26th and December 3rd a member of the Altar Guild will be taking poinsettia orders in the narthex between services. The cost of each plant is $16.00. Prepayment is required. You may pick your poinsettia up after worship on Christmas Day. Any poinsettia not picked up by January 7th will be given to a homebound member, a local nursing home or someone in need of cheering up. On behalf of the congregation and the Altar Guild we thank you for your past orders and rely on you to once again be part of this festive tradition.

Thanksgiving Jazz Worship

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Sunday, November 19; 6:00 pm

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church

We will join with St. Stephen’s for ecumenical Thanksgiving worship. Pastor Stephen and Pastor Katya will both be participating in worship leadership. Pastor Stephen will be preaching. Musical Leadership will be provided by the JJs, a Janesville-based Jazz Big Band. You are invited to be a part of the Festival Choir! Contact Rebecca Redmann, Director of Music and Worship to volunteer. To sign up online Click here. Join us at St. Stephen’s, 5700 Pheasant Hill Rd., Monona, WI.

Matching Gifts Update

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During August and September, we drew attention to two needs for fund raising through the gifts committee:

1) The congregation approved funding a youth pastor part time for the next year for $14,400. Parents and kids both spoke up in support of retaining Pastor Christa Fisher to continue in this position. Gifts given so far total $1,755, which the gifts committee has matched. Please support this position with donations made to the gifts committee for “youth pastor” and we’ll match your gift up to a total of $3,600. The gifts committee has already spent another $3,600 for this position for January through March 2017 and is in need of your support.

2) The congregation approved funding through the gifts committee of the repair of the front rock wall and fixing the drainage issue near the front door to prevent rain water from reaching our elevator shaft and basement hallway. The total for this project is $12,650. To date, we’ve raised $25. Please donate to this project through the gifts committee and mark your donation for “rock wall repair."

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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