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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Fifth Sunday in Lent: Worship at 8:00 & 10:30 am

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The Gospel for this Sunday:

Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Click Here to Read.

All Things New!

The Lord our God makes all things new. In the first reading God promises it. In the gospel a woman anticipates it, anointing Jesus’with costly ointment in preparation for the day of his burial. In the second reading we recall the transformation of Saul, the persecutor, into Paul, the apostle. In baptism, God’s new person (you!) rises daily from the deadly mire of trespasses and sins.

Thursdays In Lent

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Worship at 7:00 pm: Holden Evening Prayer

Preaching Series
Encounters in Luke:
Being In the World But Not Of the World

Souper Suppers

Hosted by Family & Fellowship Mission
Thursdays in Lent at 6:00 pm Through April 18

Interested in donating a soup or a dessert? Please call or text Nancy Pike at 608-332-4370 or email at pikenancy56@gmail.com. Come for a light dinner and a chance for fellowship before Lent Worship.

Holy Week

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Palm Sunday:

April 14; 8:00 & 10:30 amWe will recall the events of that fateful first Palm Sunday. We will gather in the Library for a blessing of palms and to process into the worship space. The service will include Holy Communion and a reading of the Passion from Luke’s gospel.

Maundy Thursday:

April 18; 8:00 pm Our worship service will begin in the spirit of the Passover that Jesus celebrated with his friends. The service will include Holy Communion and
Footwashing.

Good Friday:

April 19; 7:00 pm We will continue the beloved tradition reading the Passion from the Gospel of John interwoven with choral selections from hymns. The service will be both contemplative and dramatic.

Easter Day:

April 21; 8:00 and 10:30 am Both services will be festive celebrations of the Resurrection of Christ. Services will include special music and Holy Communion. Early service will begin with the unveiling of the Cross. Late service will conclude with the Hallelujah Chorus. A Continental Breakfast will be served between services in the coffee fellowship area. No Sunday School.

Pastors’ Emergency Fund

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Saturday, April 7

The Worship Mission has designated the first Sunday of each month for donations to the Pastors’ Emergency Fund. Pastors’ Emergency Fund envelopes are included in the offering envelope packets for those who have them. Designated “Pastoral Emergency Fund” offering envelopes are also in the pews in the sanctuary. Simply put your name on the envelope and place it in the offering basket. Loose cash from the offering on the 1st Sunday of the month goes to the Pastors’ Emergency Fund. You are encouraged to make donations to the Pastors’ Emergency Fund at any time.
A portion of the donations to the Pastor’s Emergency Fund each month provide rent assistance through a helping organization partner. We also plan to provide a funds (tbd) to assist with utility termination prevention when the utility termination moratorium ends on April 15th.

Support Vacation Bible School 2019!!

VBS

The week of VBS, June 17 - 20, will be here before we know it and there are multiple ways you can help.
Giving Tree This will be set up April 7, 14, and 28. Pick a leaf from the tree and make a donation toward expenses for VBS. Any amount is appreciated!!
Volunteer During the week of VBS, volunteers will be needed in many areas including supervision/activities, snacks and lunches, and the Closing Event. See the sign up sheet on the bulletin board or contact Sheree Kehoe or Nancy Pike. Thank you in advance!!

Communion Instruction for All Ages

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Saturday, April 13th, from 10:00 am to Noon

Pastor Zelle will be leading child-appropriate instruction on Holy Communion. She will be using a resource called “A Place For You” which is both simple and profound, and can help anyone grow in their faith and understanding of this sacrament. Attendees will also help make bread for use in the next day’s worship.

Save the Date! Church Yard Cleanup

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Saturday, April 13; 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Plan to join us! Rain date, April 20.

Support Vacation Bible School 2019!!

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The week of VBS, June 17 - 20, will be here before we know it and there are multiple ways you can help.
Giving Tree
A Giving Tree will be set up on March 31, April 7, 14, and 28. Pick a leaf from the tree and make a donation toward expenses for VBS. Any amount is appreciated!!
Volunteer
During the week of VBS, volunteers will be needed in many areas including supervision/activities, snacks and lunches, and the Closing Event. See the sign up sheet on the bulletin board or contact Sheree Kehoe or Nancy Pike. Thank you in advance!!

Memorial Garden Brick Purchase

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Deadline April 15

Forms for purchasing Bricks are found under the Jumbotron in the Fellowship Area.

Lutheran World Relief Personal Care Kits

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We are now collecting items for this year with a goal of 150 Kits. The items in the kit are: Bath Towel (20” x 40” to 52” x 27” (light weight, dark colors recommended) Nail Clippers; Toothbrush (adult size only); Combs (sturdy); Soap (Bath-size- 4oz to 5oz size - 2 bars per kit). A basket is provided for your donations on the bookcase in the Library hallway. Thanks for your help. Global Outreach.

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