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Sunday, December 31, 2017

First Sunday of Christmas Worship at 8:00 & 10:30 am

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The Gospel for the 1st Sunday of Christmas

Luke 2:22-40

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We Have Seen!

In Psalm 148 all the natural world praises God, including all humanity, male and female, young and old. The voices of Simeon and 84-year-old Anna join the chorus today, recognizing what God is doing in Jesus. Simeon’s song is often sung after communion, for we have seen God’s salvation in the assembled community and have held Jesus in our hands in the bread. Then, like the prophet Anna, we speak of Jesus to all who look for the healing of the world.

Bible Study Matthew Chapters 14-28

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Thursdays
January 4 - February 8, 2018
1:00 pm and 7:00 pm The Book of Faith study on the Book of Matthew is a continuance of our recent program and will cover the 2nd half of Matthew. Thursdays at 1-2:30 pm or evenings at 7-8:30 pm in the Learning Center. Sign up now on the bulletin board.

Women's Afternoon of Reflection

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All Women are invited for an Afternoon of Reflection on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Pastor Kay Ressel, who currently serves as the Director of the Pine Ridge Retreat Center located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, will be our leader. Please sign-up on the bulletin board. Together we will explore and reflect on the richness of our connections and relationships to each other and all creation. The time is from 2pm until 4 pm.

Luke House Meal

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Dessert bars should be cut. If you cannot bring the food that you usually do, please find someone else to bring it for you. We really need Servers! Commit to a one time serve or more often. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board if you would like to help serve, please arrive at Luke House by 4:45 pm. Questions or concerns contact Joan Martin at (608)839-1370. Thank you for your continued support of this great ministry.

Cristo Rey Scholarship Program

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Lake Edge has had a relationship with Cristo Rey in Santa Ana, El Salvador for 25 years. Several years ago we asked Pr. Carlos how we could help them. He said the best thing we could do was to provide an education for the children. Education is not mandatory and requires the student to wear a uniform and have their own school supplies. The cost to send a child to school is about $100.00, a month’s income for a family. Every fall Lake Edge members provide scholarship funds, which are wired to Cristo Rey in January before the start of their school year. We have been able to support around 150 children each year. Some of the children have actually been able to pursue educational opportunities after high school. If you wish to participate in this program, please identify your donation as Cristo Rey Scholarship. There are cards in the fellowship area if you wish to donate in someone’s name as an alternative holiday gift.

Matching Gifts Update

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The congregation has approved funding through the gifts committee for 2 items:

1) A Youth Pastor, part time for the next year for $14,400. Parents and kids both support retaining Pastor Christa Fisher to continue in this position. Mark your donation to the Gifts Committee for “youth pastor.” We’ll match your gift up to a total of $3,600.

2) 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. This project totals $12,650. Mark your donation to the Gifts Committee 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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