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Join Us for Worship Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 am

3rd Sunday After Epiphany

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The Gospel for this Sunday is

Matthew 4:12-23 (Click Here to Read)

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Jesus begins his public ministry by calling fishers to leave their nets and follow him. In Jesus the kingdom of God has come near. We who have walked in darkness have seen a great light. We see this light most profoundly in the cross—as God suffers with us and all who are oppressed by sickness, sin, or evil. Light dawns for us as we gather around the word, the font, and the holy table. We are then sent to share the good news that others may be “caught” in the net of God’s grace and mercy.

What Would Luther Do Today? Join Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton in a FREE “Big Class” offered by ChurchNext

Elizabeth Eaton

Free Through January 30

Have you ever wondered what Martin Luther would do if he were here today? Join Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and thousands of learners around the world in a free course where you will learn how to apply Luther’s thoughts and writings to contemporary issues.

Offered by ChurchNext in partnership with Augsburg Fortress and United Lutheran Seminary, this course or “Big Class” provides a rich learning environment for those seeking to gain a better understanding of how Lutheranism might address current affairs.

The course opens January 16 and is free through January 30. Because you can watch the course anytime, it's perfect for individuals, as well as small and large groups. (Group resources are available here.)

Secure your spot and learn in community with those around the world and with Presiding Bishop Eaton how Martin Luther might deal with the pressing issues of today.

Click here to register.

The Forgiveness Ceremony

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Adult Education for January 22

We’ll discuss a Huffington Post article and photos about a forgiveness ceremony held at Standing Rock. Here is the article in case you’d like to look at it ahead of time:
Click here.

Cristo Rey Scholarship Program

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Lake Edge has had a relationship with Cristo Rey in Santa Ana, El Salvador for 24 years. Several years ago we asked Pastor 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 that the student wear a uniform and have their own school supplies. The cost to send a child to school is about $100.00 which is about 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 will be cards in the fellowship area if you wish to donate in someone’s name as a gift.

Comfy, Cozy, Winter Day Sale

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Sunday, January 29th

Thank you for your Butterbraid orders. Your items can be picked up on that day. BOOKS! We need more used books. Bring them to church anytime this week, including Saturday morning! Put them in the coat room. We'll also have delicious homemade soups for you to take home. All proceeds from this sale will help the campers who are going to Outlaw Ranch in July.

Sign Up Now for VBS Kickoff Event

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February 26

Everyone - Children, Moms, Dads, Grandparents- join us for a Kickoff Event for VBS 2017 with Lake Edge and Christ the Solid Rock families! The event will take place February 26 in the afternoon. A sign-up sheet is on the church bulletin board. More details and the exact time will be communicated soon.

VBS Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are needed to help with the Kickoff Event on February 26 and to help with VBS during the week of June 12-15.

Building Bridges Book Study

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Wednesdays; 6:30 PM

At Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church

Christ the Solid Rock and Lake Edge continue joint studies with Mark Allan Powell’s book “Loving Jesus”. The first 25 people to sign up will receive a free copy. Please sign up on the bulletin board. See Linda Netteshiem for your book.

Why Was the Book of Romans Martin Luther’s Favorite Epistle?

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Bible Study January 12-February 23

“This book is really a chief part of the New Testament and is truly the purest Gospel … it is a bright light, almost self-sufficient to illuminate the entire Holy Scriptures” Martin Luther
As we begin the 500th year of the reformation, plan to join in a Bible study of the Book of Romans which was Luther’s favorite epistle (letter). Beginning January 12 and running for 7 weeks on Thursdays, the study times are 1-2:30 pm or 7-8:30 pm. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.

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