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Sunday, February 25, 2018

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

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The Gospel for this Sunday:

Mark 8:31-38

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New Identity in Baptism

The second covenant in this year’s Lenten readings is the one made with Abraham and Sarah: God’s promise to make them the ancestors of many, with whom God will remain in everlasting covenant. Paul says this promise comes to all who share Abraham’s faith in the God who brings life into being where there was no life. We receive this baptismal promise of resurrection life in faith. Sarah and Abraham receive new names as a sign of the covenant, and we too get new identities in baptism, as we put on Christ.

Celebrating Black History Month

Wheatley Phillis

Phillis Wheatly

1753-1784
Although she was an African slave, Phillis Wheatley was one of the best-known poets in prenineteenth-century America. Educated and enslaved in the household of prominent Boston commercialist John Wheatley, lionized in New England and England, with presses in both places publishing her poems, and paraded before the new republic’s political leadership and the old empire’s aristocracy, Wheatley was the abolitionists’ illustrative testimony that blacks could be both artistic and intellectual. Her name was a household word among literate colonists and her achievements a catalyst for the fledgling antislavery movement. (https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/phillis-wheatley)

A Hymn to the Evening

by Phillis Wheatly
Soon as the sun forsook the eastern main
The pealing thunder shook the heav'nly plain;
Majestic grandeur! From the zephyr's wing,
Exhales the incense of the blooming spring.
Soft purl the streams, the birds renew their notes,
And through the air their mingled music floats.
Through all the heav'ns what beauteous dies are spread!
But the west glories in the deepest red:
So may our breasts with ev'ry virtue glow,
The living temples of our God below!
Fill'd with the praise of him who gives the light,
And draws the sable curtains of the night,
Let placid slumbers sooth each weary mind,
At morn to wake more heav'nly, more refin'd;
So shall the labours of the day begin
More pure, more guarded from the snares of sin.
Night's leaden sceptre seals my drowsy eyes,
Then cease, my song, till fair Aurora rise.

Carnival for Christ Vacation Bible School Kick-Off

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February 25; 3:00–5:00 pm

Join us for fun games including Face Painting, Ring Toss, Cupcake Walk, Bingo, Balloons with Boris and more! Rumor has it that there will be a Pie Throwing contest again. Tell your friends how much fun this was last year! Sign-up sheets for families interested in attending the carnival and those willing to volunteer are available. There are many ways to help make this a success! All proceeds will go toward VBS 2018.

LELC Annual Spaghetti Dinner

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Fundraiser for Youth Program
March 11; 12:00-6:00 pm
Tickets Available Beginning Feb 25
Spaghetti, Meatballs, Veggie Sauce, Salad, Bread, Beverage and Cake! (Gluten Free Options) Suggested Donation $8

Lent Midweek Worship

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Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15 & 22; 7:00 pm

Our mid-week worship continues on Thursday evenings with prayer services. Our theme this year is “The Gospel from the Global Church.”

Looking Through an African-Centered Lens

Stephen Marsh

Presented by Rev. Stephen Marsh
At New Life Lutheran Church
7564 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison
4:00- 6:00 pm
Part III: Sunday, March 11 The Secret of Joy: How the Struggle Continues
Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

Wholistic Healing Book Study

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Please Note the Date Change!

March 20, 7:00 pm; Adult Ed. Room

At our next Wholistic Healing Book Study, Tuesday, March 20, we will view a meticulously documented and thoroughly comprehensive video about genetically modified organisms (GMO) made by the non-profit Institute for Responsible Technology (of Fairfield, IA) with input by more than 30 scientists.

"Genetic Roulette" is for anyone wanting to understand GMO technology and learn how to protect their families. We assume the FDA is protecting our health but the truth is that eating genetically modified (GM) food is a gamble that most of us don’t know we are taking. The biotech industry’s claim that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe is shattered in this groundbreaking video. There are dozens of health risks of ingesting commonly eaten GMO foods such as cancer, heart disease, auto-immune diseases, birth defects, autism, infertility, digestive disfunction, obesity, food allergies, and new diseases not seen before.

This does not even consider the damage being done to our environment by the chemicals used to grow GM crops which is a big part of the reason our insect population (now down by 50%) has decreased along with our birds and other wildlife. The benefits of buying organic start long before we eat our food.

The date of this meeting was changed because of a conflict. Please join us for this video and discussion at Lake Edge Lutheran Church, Madison.

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