Newsletter Join Us for Worship Sunday at 8:00 & 10:30 am April 2, 2017: Fifth Sunday in Lent The Gospel for this Sunday is John 11:1-45 (Click He

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

April 2, 2017: Fifth Sunday in Lent

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The Gospel for this Sunday is

John 11:1-45 (Click Here to Read)

New Life

This week's gospel Jesus reveals his power over death by raising Lazarus from the dead. The prophet Ezekiel prophesies God breathing new life into dry bones. To those in exile or living in the shadows of death, these stories proclaim God’s promise of resurrection. In baptism we die with Christ that we might also be raised with him to new life. At the Easter Vigil we will welcome new sisters and brothers at the baptismal font, as we renew our baptismal promises.

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

Reparations for Slavery

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April 2, 9:30 am

The Episcopalian Church’s Work on Reparations for Slavery. We will see clips from "Traces of the Trade," a documentary made by an Episcopalian woman about her research on her New England family’s involvement in the slave trade. We’ll also discuss showing the film for the public at Pinney Library. Adult Ed Room

Spring Clean Up: Sign Up Today!


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.

Women's Circle meeting

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April 2, 9:30 am

Join us in Good Shepherd Hall. Whether you've had time to "skim" the Gather magazine or not, come for conversation and fellowship!

Two Young Adult Opportunities

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April 2, 4:00-6:00 pm

Rockhound Brewing Co., 444 S Park St., Madison
Madison Area Young Adult Ministry (MAYAM) April Fool’s Fun Time! Join other Madison-area young adults to network, socialize, and have some April Fools fun! Appetizers provided, drinks on your own. Hosted by several Madison-area Lutheran ministries. Look for this event on Facebook.

Wednesday, April 5; 7:00 pm

Glass Nickel Pizza
LELC Young Adult Gathering
Discussion & relationship building with other young adults. We meet the first Wednesday of each month.
Note: the planners are defining “young adult” as age 21-35(ish) but no one will be checking IDs.

Personal Care Kits

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Now Collecting Combs & Soap

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). 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

WI Faith Voices for Justice

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 2: Thursday April 6th, 7:00-9:00 pm – Nuts & bolts of advocacy; effective letter writing. (you are welcome to attend even if you missed the first session.)

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 or 608-249-1537 by March 16


See you at church!