Newsletter Join Us for Worship Sunday at 8:00 & 10:30 am March 26, 2017: Fourth Sunday in Lent The Gospel for this Sunday is John 9:1-41 (Click H

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

March 26, 2017: Fourth Sunday in Lent

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The Gospel for this Sunday is

John 9:1-41 (Click Here to Read)

Seeing the Truth

Baptism is sometimes called enlightenment. The gospel for this Sunday is the story of the man born blind healed by Christ. I was blind, but now I see, declares the man. In baptism God opens our eyes to see the truth of who we are: God’s beloved sons and daughters. As David was anointed king of Israel, in baptism God anoints our head with oil, and calls us to bear witness to the light of Christ in our daily lives.

Ecumenical Lent Worship

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Thursday Evenings at Lake Edge Lutheran Church
Thursdays, March 9- April 6 at 7:00 pm
Holden Evening Prayer with Holy Communion
Theme: Reform
Wednesday Evenings at St Luke’s Episcopal Church
6:00 pm - Holy Eucharist
7:00 pm - Biblical Stories of Reconciliation and Forgiveness
Wednesday Mornings at Monona United Methodist Church
10:30 am Video/Book/Discussion Group
Theme: “Living Fully, Dying Well”
Christian perspective on living, aging, & dying as one natural process of life

Pre-Colonial Africa Bible Study & Follow-Up

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Tonight! Thursday, March 23 at 6:00 pm

Sunday, March 26 at 9:30 am

Tonight, Pastor Stephen will lead a Bible study as a follow up to last Sunday's presentation concerning his trip to Ghana and Pre-Colonial Africa. Join us in the Adult Ed Room for this study.

On Sunday, Christa Fisher will lead a follow-up session to process what we have heard. All are welcome!

Spring Clean Up: Sign Up Today!

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April 8, 9:00-11:00 am

It's time to rake, pick up debris, mulch, pull weeds and other exciting activities. The confirmation kids have already committed, come join them! Unable to do yard work? You can help organize and help with snacks. Rain date is April 22. Sign up on the bulletin board.

Ordination & Installation of Christa Fisher

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Sunday, April 9 at 2:00 pm at LELC

Christa Fisher will be ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament and installed as Chaplain of the Dane County Jail on April 9. Please join us for the service and for a reception following the service.

Thrivent Choice Dollars:

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Through March 31

If you are a Thrivent member we ask you to prayerfully consider allocating your 2016 Thrivent Choice dollars to Lake Edge Lutheran Church. Simply visit https://www.thrivent.com/making-a-difference/living-generously/thrivent-choice/ (by March 31st!) and designated Lake Edge Lutheran Church as the qualifying organization to support ministry at LELC!

Order Easter Flowers

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Sunday, March 26!

A spring garden will be “growing” in our sanctuary on Easter morning. To be part of this garden you can order from a selection of plants including daffodils, tulips, mums and lilies. An Altar Guild member will be present in the fellowship area to take your orders on Sunday, march 26. The cost of the plants is $16 and prepayment is requested with your order. The Lake Edge Altar Guild thanks you for your continued support.

Personal Care Kits

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Now Collecting Towels & Toothbrushes

We are now collecting items for personal care kits with a goal of 115 Kits. Each kit contains: Bath Towel (20” x 40” to 52” x 27” light weight, dark colors recommended); Nail Clippers; Toothbrush (adult size only); Combs (sturdy); 2 Bars Bath Soap (4 to 5oz bars). For March we are collecting new bath towels and toothbrushes. Any of these items would be appreciated. The basket for all items is on the bookcase leading to the library. Thanks! Global Outreach.

Moving From Charity To Justice: A Workshop In Faithful Advocacy

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Across time and place, religious leaders and people of faith have been inspired and impelled to speak out in the public square. To help us live out our commitment to faith-based social justice advocacy, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice and Plymouth Congregational UCC present Moving From Charity to Justice: A Workshop in Advocacy. This two-session workshop introduces participants to the challenges and opportunities for congregational engagement in advocacy; explores the many forms advocacy can take, and trains participants in the nuts and bolts of advocacy – how to write a Letter to the Editor or an Op-ed; how to conduct an advocacy campaign; how to present testimony before a school board or a legislative committee hearing; and how to make a lobby visit to your elected official.

Session 1: Thursday March 23rd, 7:00-9:00 pm – In-person advocacy: presenting testimony, making lobby visits
Session 2: Thursday April 6th, 7:00-9:00 pm – Nuts & bolts of advocacy; effective letter writing
(Note: you can attend one or both sessions)

Plymouth Congregational UCC, 2401 Atwood Avenue (corner of Ohio Avenue); Street parking, except handicap parking available behind the church (accessed by Somers Avenue)

Free (free-will offering for WI Faith Voices for Justice welcomed)

Limited Spaces RSVP to lschenk@pcucc.org or 608-249-1537 by March 16

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