Newsletter Join Us for Worship Sunday at 8:00 & 10:30 am March 12, 2017: Second Sunday in Lent The Gospel for this Sunday is John 3:1-17 (Click H

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

March 12, 2017: Second Sunday in Lent

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The Gospel for this Sunday is

John 3:1-17 (Click Here to Read)

New Birth

During Lent we journey with all those around the world who will be baptized at the Easter Vigil. In this week's gospel Jesus tells Nicodemus that he must be born of water and Spirit. At the font we are given a new birth as daughters and sons of God. As God made a covenant with Abraham, in baptism God promises to raise us up with Christ to new life. From worship we are sent forth to proclaim God’s love for all the world.

Open Doors for Refugees

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March 12; 9:30 am

Adult Ed Room

Erica Bouska will tell us about the organization “Open Doors for Refugees,” an all-volunteer group formed to help refugees make a home in the Madison area. ODR collects donations of furniture and household items, and uses them to set up apartments for incoming refugees. They also provide interpretation, transportation, cultural orientation, English as a second language (ESL), and employment services. They have a gift certificate program wherein people purchase and donate gift certificates from a variety of thrift, department, and food stores. ODR works primarily with Lutheran Social Services and Jewish Social Services. We'll hear the stories and find out ways we might help.

Congregational Weekend Camp

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Sign Up Today!

Registration for the Congregational Weekend Camp is open. Information about the lodging is on the bulletin board, near the sign up sheet. Take a flier home with you so you can study it. The camp weekend is August 25-27th at Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center. Everyone from the congregation is welcome, and invited. There are accommodations for all ages and abilities,

New Member Classes

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Sundays, March 12,19; 9:30 am

All interested in membership at Lake Edge Lutheran are invited to join us to learn more about our congregation. Classes are held in the library. New members will be received on Sunday, March 26. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.

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

LEAD 2017 : "Growing Together, Bearing Fruit"

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March 11, 2017 - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Good Shepherd, Madison

LEAD stands for “Leadership, Education and Development Day” and is one of the synod’s most popular events because it helps both lay leaders and rostered leaders in our synod. The day will be filled with excellent learning, 29 workshops from some of the most knowledgeable in our synod, a keynote and workshop from Dr. Kurt Hendell, Professor Emeritus of Reformation History from LSTC who will lead us in a keynote: “Luther’s Hidden and Revealed God: Implications for Inter-religious Dialogue and Christian Witness.”

Registration is open. For all information regarding this event and to register: https://bit.ly/SCSWLEAD2017

Workshops are offered just once, so you’ll need the tools to figure out when the workshops you are interested in are offered. Use the tools available online to schedule your day.

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.

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

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 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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