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August 20, 2017: Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

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The Gospel for this Sunday is

Matthew 15:10-28

Click Here to Read.

Do Not Be Afraid

In Isaiah we hear that God’s house shall be a house of prayer for all people and that God will gather the outcasts of Israel. The Canaanite woman in this week's gospel is a Gentile, an outsider, who is unflinching in her request that Jesus heal her daughter. As Jesus commends her bold faith, how might our church extend its mission to those on the margins of society? In our gathering around word and meal we receive strength to be signs of comfort, healing, and justice for those in need.

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Tonight! Raising Funds for School Nutrition Programs

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August 17; 5:00-9:00 pm

Lakeview Moravian Church, 3565 Tulane Ave

Seeds of Peace in Madison is sponsoring this fundraising event to benefit the nutrition programs of Schenk, Frank Allis & Nuestro Mundo Schools. Food carts will be available and live music will be offered by A Perfect Fifth, Acoustic Collective, Fun Raisers, and S.O.U.L.M.E.N. The event will also include a pie auction. There is no cover charge, but donations are encouraged.

Tonight! The LELC Racial Justice Coalition is Pleased to Sponsor:

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An Evening of Stories and Conversation

Thursday, August 17; 7:00 pm

The LELC Racial Justice Coalition is Pleased to Sponsor an Evening of Conversation presented by members of the Madison, Wisconsin African American Genealogy Group. Members of the Group have published a collection of their Memories and Reflections,which will provide a focus for the evening’s conversations. Please Join us Thursday, August 17 at 7:00 pm in Good Shepherd Hall for an evening of stories, friendship, learning and history. There will be refreshments.

Old-Fashioned Picnic


This Sunday, August 20, 11 am at LELC

Following worship join us for a potluck, games, fellowship. Pulled pork, hot dogs and lemonade provided. Bring a dish to pass. There are sign-up sheets on the bulletin board. Indicate number attending and check the box of what you would like to bring!
Any Questions? Contact the church office or contact Nancy Pike by text at (608) 332-4370 or email at Please Join Us!

Pride Parade: This Sunday, August 20

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Gather at Noon; Parade at 1 pm

Come at noon to march with other ELCA RIC communities. If you don’t want to march but are willing to staff a booth at 2pm, please let Pastor Katya know so she can pass your info along to the coordinator. Parade Line Up: Gather at 500-600 block of State St. Our booth will be set up on the Capitol Square in front of the Veterans Museum. The parade starts at 1:00 pm. The rally with booths and exhibits begins at 2 pm on the State St. side of Capitol Square. We will have RIC temporary tattoos that we can all distribute during the parade and at the booth.

Rocking the Styles Fashion Show Fundraiser

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Saturday, August 19; 4:00-6:00 pm

Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church invites you to attend the Rocking the Styles Fashion Show Fundraiser.
Tickets: $10 for Adults; $5 for Children 12 & under. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 332-1606.
Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church is located at 1502 Parkside Dr. in Madison.

Kitchen & Gas Stoves


Please, Do Not Turn Off the Gas!

Recently, we discovered that someone had turned off the gas to the stoves in the church kitchen. This creates a very dangerous situation, as all pilot lights must be re-lit manually. Our greatest concern is that one pilot light might be overlooked (it is easy to forget the oven has a pilot light, too). If one pilot is left unlit, the gas may ignite causing a fire and possibly an explosion. So please, do not turn off the gas to the stoves unless it is some kind of emergency.


The pilot lights also help to dry the cast iron on the stove. Because the gas was turned off, moisture on the stove has caused the cast iron to rust and it must be cleaned.

Good Working Order

Finally, our kitchen gets a fair amount of use, and so the stoves and other appliances and equipment need to remain in good working order. If you use the kitchen, please make every effort to leave the kitchen clean and ready for the next time it is used.
Thank You!

Save These Dates!

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Please mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

August 20, 11:00 am - Old-Fashioned Church Picnic
August 25-27 - Congregational Weekend Away

See bulletins and newsletters for details!

Summer Choir!


Next: August 20

Interested in singing in the choir? Want to meet new friends, have fun and worship the Lord at the same time? Summer choir meets on the 3rd Sunday, August 20, with rehearsal at 8:30 am in the choir room. All are welcome! Soli Deo Gloria!

Registration Due: Congregational Weekend at Mt. Morris

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August 25-27

Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center

Near Wautoma, WI

Mt Morris Campers: Remember your registration is due this Sunday, August 20. Watch your e-mail for last-minute details.

Sunday School Registration is Open!


Registrations Due by September 10

If there is a child in your life who would like to participate in Sunday School for the coming year, please pick up a registration form and return it to the church office no later than September 10th. Forms are available under the Jumbotron in the fellowship area. There is no fee for Sunday School registration, but the forms are needed for the sake of ordering curriculum and maintaining contact information for the students and families. Thank you!

Seeds of Peace Ecumenical Worship

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Seeds of Peace Worship

September 3; 10:00 am

Our local group of ecumenical church partners will be worshiping together at 10 am on Sunday, September 3, at Zion Lutheran Church 2165 Linden Ave, Madison. Worship will happen at LELC as usual, but we are organizing a delegation to represent our congregation at this ecumenical service. If you are interested in attending, please talk to one of the pastors, or contact Chuck Larson at 608-838-8514 or

Bags for LWR School Kits are here!

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Pick Yours Up Today, Fill & Return by September 3, 2017!

Poverty stricken areas of the world do not have the essential supplies needed in their schools. Bags are provided for you to fill with the following items. Please remove all packaging: 4-70 sheet notebooks (no loose-leaf paper); 1-30-centimeter ruler (centimeter on one side ,inches on the other); 1-pencil sharpener; 1- blunt scissor (safety scissor); 1- eraser; 5-unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers; 5-ballpoint pens (no gel ink)- blue or black ink; 1-box of 16 or 24 crayons

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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