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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost: Worship at 8:00 & 10:30 am

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The Gospel for this Sunday:

Mark 10:17-31

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Find Life

The rich man who comes to ask Jesus what he should do to inherit eternal life is a good man, sincere in his asking. Mark’s gospel is alone in saying that Jesus looked on him and loved him. Out of love, not as judgment, Jesus offers him an open door to life: sell all you own and give it to the poor. Our culture bombards us with the message that we will find life by consuming. Our assemblies counter this message with the invitation to find life by divesting for the sake of the other.

Guest Preacher & Adult Ed Presenter

Rahel Mwitula Williams

Sunday, October 21, 2018: Meaningful Moments Around the World We are pleased to welcome Rahel Mwitula-Williams as guest preacher on Sunday, October 21. Rahel was co-leader of an Immersion Mission Trip to Tanzania and Rwanda Sept. 20-Oct. 5 in which Rod Nordby and Nancy Anderson participated with ten other Lutherans from around the country. Join them at worship and Adult Education to learn more about the global Lutheran ministries in Africa. Rod and Nancy have also participated in an Immersion Mission Trip to Malaysia and Cambodia, and have found the vibrant and faithful ministries in these countries to be inspirational. Our sisters and brothers are doing great things in small, sometimes hostile environments to share the Good News.

Youth Leading Worship


Sunday, October 14
Our confirmation students (6th - 9th grade) planned worship and are serving as worship leaders this Sunday. Be sure to thank them for their hard work and for sharing their vision of worship!

Adult Education


October 14 at 9:30 am

How To Be a Good Citizen of LELC

This session will cover information that all LELC members need to know, or to know better: our Constitution and Bylaws; the Leadership Wheel; our obligations as members; and good meeting protocols. As an LELC member, you not only have a right to, but should participate and speak up at meetings. This session is meant to give all of us more knowledge and more confidence to participate in the governance of our church. Some old hands with experience and knowledge will explicate our documents and lead discussion.

Walking the Bible: Book of Faith

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Thursdays Thru October 25

1:00 & 7:00 pm

When you read the Bible, do you wonder what the landscape looked like? How high are the mountains? What was the Dead Sea like when Lot’s wife looked back? Where is the Reed Sea that Moses crossed? Here is your opportunity to see what the land looks like from the comfort of our own adult learning room.
Our Book of Faith Bible study takes us on a journey by land through the five books of Moses with a video that takes us from the birthplace of civilization (Mesopotamia) to Mt. Ararat to Harran to Egypt, and then back to the Promised Land. It took the Israelites 40 years but we will do it in six sessions, led by Pastor Stephen.

Boxcar Loading Day for Lutheran World Relief

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October 13

Transporters Needed! We are looking for Transporters to take our boxes to the Boxcar Loading Site at E. Johnson & 1st St. Meet at church at 8:00 am. Load our boxes into your car, van or truck and take them to the site on East Johnson. The time commitment is about 1 hour or less. Please sign up on the bulletin board. Any questions, please contact Joan Martin at 839-1370.

Pastor Appreciation Day


On Sunday October 21, there will be a special coffee hour to spend time with the Pastors and recognize their faithful leadership. Please plan to join us on this day. If you have any questions call Renee Wenger at 608-553-3619 or Nancy Pike at 608-332-4370. “The elders who lead the church well should receive great honor. Those who work hard by speaking and teaching especially should receive great honor. ” 1 Timothy 5:17 (ICB)

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