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Sunday, December 29, 2019

First Sunday of Christmas: Worship at 8:00 am 10:30 am

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The Gospel for this Sunday:

Matthew 2:13-23

Hope

As we celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas, our gospel today confronts us with the death of innocent children at the hands of Herod. The birth of Christ does not remove the power of evil from our world, but its light gives us hope as we walk with all the “holy innocents” of past generations and today who have suffered unjustly. In our gathering around word and meal, God continues to redeem us, lift us up, and carry us as in days of old.

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Women’s Afternoon of Reflection

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Saturday, January 4; 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Ladies, keep January 4th on your calendar for our Afternoon of Reflection. We will be meeting at 12:30 pm for a light lunch followed by our speaker, Rev. Marsha Swenson, whose topic will be “Faith & Me Filter.” The event will conclude by 2:30 pm. Please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board so that we can plan for the lunch.

2019 Year End Giving

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Any donations you wish to have credited to your 2019 giving record must be in to the church office by noon on December 31, 2019.

The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith

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Thursdays, January 23 - February 27

Offered Twice each Thursday at 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm
The Book of Faith will present a book study of “The Heart of Christianity” by Marcus Borg. Pastor Martha will lead the study. Used books will be available for $2 each. On Sunday, January 5, Pastor Martha will give a preview of the study during Adult Education at 9:30 am. Sign up now!

Church Library: Children's Area

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We are in the process of sorting all the books in the library. The children’s section is finished so bring your children to the special children’s area! Enjoy our many children’s books, as well as books for older readers and books for parents. Also, see the display of Advent & Christmas books in Good Shepherd Hall -- books for children and family Advent activities. Take one home with you for the season. Taking and returning books is all on your honor. Enjoy!

Recycle the Warmth Blanket Drive

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January 24-26, 2020

St. Vincent de Paul annually provides hundreds of needy people in Madison and its surrounding communities with good-quality, recycled and new blankets and bedding. Lake Edge is one of dozens of area churches that participate in this drive annually. All the bedding we collect or purchase during this drive will then be given away during the next twelve months to needy individuals and families who come to the Center for Vincentian Charity (2033 Fish Hatchery Road in Madison) seeking assistance from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Please bring your donations of new or gently used blankets and bedding during the month of January to church. There will be a RECYCLE THE WARMTH barrel located just outside of the nursery door. Questions: contact Anita Grue at anita51_98@yahoo.com or 608-698-0345.

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See you at church!

 
 
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