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October 1, 2017: Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

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The Gospel for this Sunday is

Matthew 21:23-32

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The Lord's Ways

Jesus’ parable about two sons who don’t do what they say reveals surprises in the reign of God, such as prostitutes and tax collectors going before others into God’s kingdom. In the reading from Ezekiel the people question whether the ways of the Lord are unfair; instead they are to repent and turn to the Lord. Paul urges us to look to Christ as a model of humility, looking to the interests of others above our own. Nourished by the broken bread and shared cup, we offer our lives for the sake of our needy world.

Help Assemble Personal Care Kits

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Sunday, October 1, 2017 After 10:30 am Worship (around noon)

A “light” lunch will be provided. We should be finished by 1:30 pm. The kits will be boxed and sent to Lutheran World Relief for distribution world-wide.
Each kit contains: Bath Towel (20” x 40” to 52” x 27” light weight, dark colors); Nail Clippers; Toothbrush (adult size only); Combs (sturdy); 2 (4 to 5oz) Bars Bath Soap.
Global Outreach

Help Load the LWR Boxcar!


Sign-up to help take our boxes to the Boxcar Loading Site on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Meet at church to load your car, van, or truck at 8 am to take our boxes to East Johnson Street. The time commitment is approximately 1 hr. Please sign-up.

Luke House Thursday, October 5

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Please have the food that you provide to church by noon that day. Dessert Bars should be cut. If you cannot bring the food that you usually do, please find someone else to bring it for you. 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.

Holistic Healing Book Study


Monday, Oct. 23 at 7 pm in the Library

Led by Sally Averkamp

Have you or a loved one ever been given a seemingly incurable diagnosis like: autism, ADHD, MS, interstitial cystitis, cancer, Alzheimer’s, colitis, IBS, or enlarged heart only find years later that people were indeed recovering from it? That has happened to me on a number of occasions as I, first, tried to heal my children and then later, when I tried to heal myself. Unfortunately, I found that these healing methods were not easy to find and, most often, I learned of them as the result of talking to the right person at the right time. In this Book Study, we will discuss one important book each month starting with The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss by Kulreet Chaudhary, MD. on Monday, Oct. 23 at 7 pm in the Library at Lake Edge Lutheran Church, 4032 Monona Dr, Madison. (Read the reader reviews on Amazon.)

Book of Faith Bible Study

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September 28-November 2;

1:00 pm and 7:00 pm

On September 28, we begin a 6 week study of the Book of Matthew, Jesus’ words and actions, and what they say to us. The sessions will be offered twice each Thursday from 1:00 to 2:30 pm and from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. We will begin with pie, ice cream and fellowship, followed by Bible study. Pastor Katya will lead the study. Sign up now on the bulletin board. See you there.

Pastors' Emergency Fund


Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Worship Mission has designated the first Sunday of each month for donations to the Pastors' Emergency Fund. Donations are used to assist with security deposits, rent, or other bills. Most recipients simply need a $25 gift card to Woodman's for gas or groceries.
If you use the printed envelopes for your offerings, you will find a Pastors' Emergency Fund envelope provided for each month. There are also designated "Pastoral Emergency Fund" offering envelopes by the entrances to the sanctuary. Simply put your name on the envelope and place it in the offering basket. In addition, loose cash from the offering on the first Sunday of the month will go to the Pastors' Emergency Fund.
You are encouraged to make donations to the Pastors' Emergency Fund at any time, but we hope that focusing on one Sunday each month for donations will help our pastors more consistently meet the needs of those in our community.

Lutheran Disaster Response Hurricane Relief

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This season has seen some of the worst hurricanes on record, and there may be more to come. From Texas to the Dominican Republic, Lutheran Disaster Response is there. As a church, we’re standing by our neighbors who have already been affected, and we are ready to assist in additional locations as disaster strikes. The road to recovery is long, and Lutheran Disaster Response will be there to accompany those affected in every phase. Your gifts will be used entirely (100 percent) for direct response. Together, we can help provide immediate and long-lasting support for those whose homes have been devastated or who have been otherwise affected by hurricanes. Give now to support survivors of disasters.
To Donate:
Make checks payable to Lutheran Disaster Response. Write "Hurricane Response" on your check's memo line and send to: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; P.O. Box 1809; Merrifield, VA 22116-8009. Or call 800-638-3522 to make a donation with a credit card. Operators are ready to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Central Time.


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