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Weekly News: June 28-July 5

Category: News, Weekly Tags: June 26, 2015 @ 9:30 am

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Appalachia Service Project
June 20-27, 2015
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Thank you to Lee & Mary Powell and Al Larson, who worked hard to repair homes during last week’s mission trip to Fentress County, Tennessee! You represented our congregation so wonderfully! And thank you, Luther Memorial, for all the ways you continue to support our ASP ministry.

This Sunday

Readings & Hymns

Lamentations 3:22–33
Psalm 30
2 Corinthians 8:7–15
Mark 5:21–43
#886 Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
#847 Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs
#541 O Jesus, Blessed Lord

Summer Choir: Sundays at 9:30 am
All are welcome to sing with the LM summer choir. Rehearsals are every Sunday at 9:30 am in the choir room, to prepare music for the 10:30 service. The choir is open to all members, friends and visitors. No audition is required, and you may participate as your summer schedule permits.

Update from the Call Committee

Committee members are wearing green name tags on Sundays to help you identify them. Please share your thoughts with them and keep this group in your prayers. Printed copies of updates are available at the welcome desk.

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(L-R) Front row: Dan Ruge, Brian Ohm, Abigail Jensen, Bruce Curtis. Back row: Laura McGuire (Chair), Jay Suthers, Mary Powell, Phyllis Pleuss.

Men’s Group

Tuesday, July 7 | 7 pm
Pastor Pohlman will lead discussion on Lutheran understandings of baptism and holy communion. All men are welcome.

Women’s Group

(Evening) Tuesday, July 7 | 7 pm
(Morning) Thursday, July 9 | 10 am
LM members Barb Luedke and Angela Vitcenda will discuss “The Body as a Temple: Maintaining good posture, dealing with osteoporosis, and holding it all together.” All women are welcome!

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body. (1 Cor. 6:19–20)

Game Night

Saturday, July 25 | 6:30 pm
Gather in the Great Room for another evening of fun for all ages. Bring your favorite games and a snack to share!

Bike trip to Verona

Sunday, July 26 | 2 pm
Get in gear for a bicycle outing to Culver’s in Verona with Bruce Bengtson. Be ready to ride from Luther Memorial at 2 pm, or join us along the Southwest Commuter trail. Riders will need a state trail pass ($20/year; $4/day). Learn more about state trail passes at dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/trailpass.

Cheese & Beer Tasting

Tuesday, Aug. 4 | 7 pm
Interim Campus Pastor Eric Jones, professional beer judge and certified cicerone, will discuss pairings of some of Wisconsin’s finest cheese and beer. Hosted by the LM Men’s & Women’s Groups. All over age 21 are welcome.

Women’s Retreat

Friday, Oct. 2–Sunday, Oct. 4
The fall women’s retreat will take place at Sinsinawa Mound Center (585 Sinsinawa Rd., Sinsinawa, Wis.), from Friday, Oct. 2 at 5 pm through noon on Sunday, Oct. 4. Discussion on “Jesus’ Parables Revisited” will be led by Rev. Miriam Hull. More details including cost will be forthcoming. Questions? Contact Phyllis Pleuss, jpleuss@charter.net or 827-5698.

2016 Germany tour

June 5–18, 2016
Brochures with costs and itinerary for the LM 2016 Germany tour are now available at the welcome desk and on the church website. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Bruce Bengtson or Pastor Pohlman. If you are interested in learning more, there will be a Sunday forum on Aug. 9 at 9:15 am in the Great Room.

Update on interim associate position

The council and Pr. Pohlman are working with the bishop to secure an interim associate pastor for the congregation, hopefully starting Aug. 1. Watch the Weekly for updates.

Listen to sermons online

You can now listen to audio recordings of sermons on our website at www.luthermem.org. A special thanks to our sound operators for recording services each week, and to Randy Eide for technical assistance.

Pastoral care

When in need of pastoral care, please call or email the church office (258-3160 or office@luthermem.org). In case of emergency or on weekends and evenings, please contact Pastor Brad Pohlman at home (444-7604).

Upcoming Events

July
Men’s Group: Tuesday, July 7, 7 pm
Women’s Group (evening): Tuesday, July 7, 7 pm
Women’s Group (morning): Thursday, July 9, 10 am
Game Night: Saturday, July 25, 6:30 pm
Annual Bike Ride: Sunday, July 26

August
Cheese & Beer Tasting, hosted by Men’s & Women’s Groups: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 7 pm
Women’s Group (morning): Thursday, Aug. 6, 10 am
Ice Cream Social at Oakwood: Sunday, Aug. 9, 2 pm

June 28, 2015

This week

Sunday, June 28
8 am Holy Communion
9:30 am Summer Choir (Choir Room)
10:30 am Holy Communion

Monday, June 29
9 am Morning Prayer (Nave)

Tuesday, June 30
9 am Morning Prayer (Nave)

Wednesday, July 1
9 am Morning Prayer (Nave)
10:45 am Bible Study (Luther Room)

Thursday, July 2
9 am Morning Prayer (Nave)

Friday, July 3
Church Closed

Sunday, July 5
8 am Holy Communion
9:30 am Summer Choir (Choir Room)
10:30 am Holy Communion

SERMON: Pentecost 3 (June 14)

Category: News, Sermon Tags: June 14, 2015 @ 9:00 am

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The Rev. John Ruppenthal

Readings

Ezek 17:22-24
Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15
2 Corinthians 5:6-17
John 4:26-34

Listen

Tiptoe through the tulips with the Rev. John Ruppenthal.

Women’s Group: July 7 & 9

Category: News Tags: June 13, 2015 @ 9:00 am

2015 Schedule

All meetings have been rescheduled
to the FIRST week of each month.

Tues, July 7, 7 pm (Fireside Room)
Thurs, July 9, 10 am (Library)

Tues, Aug. 4, 7 pm (Fireside Room)
Thurs, Aug. 6, 10 am (Library)

Tues, Sept. 1, 7 pm (Fireside Room)
Thurs, Sept. 3, 10 am (Library)

Tues, Oct. 6, 7 pm (Fireside Room)
Thurs, Oct. 8, 10 am (Library)

Tues, Nov. 3, 7 pm (Fireside Room)
Thurs, Nov. 5, 10 am (Library)

Tues, Dec. 1, 7 pm (Fireside Room)
Thurs, Dec. 3, 10 am (Library)

Women’s Group

The Women’s Group is a monthly gathering for women of all ages to learn together and to get to know each other in a climate that is welcoming and open. Two sessions (morning and evening) are offered each month; the same topic will be presented at both sessions. Light refreshments and transportation as needed will be provided. For questions or to arrange a ride, please contact Nancy Raabe at raabe@luthermem.org or 258-3160 ext. 16.

women's-groupNext meeting: 

“The Body as a Temple: Maintaining good posture, dealing with osteoporosis, and holding it all together,” led by Barb Luedke and Angela Vitcenda.
Tues, July 7, 7 pm (Fireside Room)
Thurs, July 9, 10 am (Library)

Game night: July 25

Category: News Tags: June 12, 2015 @ 9:00 am

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Gather in the Great Room for another evening of fun for all ages on Saturday, July 25 at 6:30 pm. Bring your favorite games and a snack to share!

How much fun is Game Night at Luther Memorial? See for yourself!

Bike trip to Verona: July 26

Category: News Tags: June 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am

Luther Memorial Church Bike RideGet in gear for a bicycle outing to Culver’s in Verona with Music Director Bruce Bengtson on Sunday, July 26. Bruce will lead the group in this fun event for all ages. Be ready to ride from Luther Memorial at 2 pm, or join us along the Southwest Commuter trail.

Riders will need a state trail pass, available at DNR service centers, state park and forest entrances, and at some businesses near state trails. Passes are $20/season or $4/day. Learn more about state trail passes at dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/trailpass.html.

Cheese & beer tasting: Aug. 4

Category: News Tags: June 10, 2015 @ 9:00 am

Men’s Group Cheese & Beer Tasting

Tuesday, Aug. 4 | 7 pm

Great Room

The LM Men’s & Women’s Groups will host a cheese and beer tasting event on Tuesday, August 4. Interim Campus Pastor Eric Jones, professional beer judge and certified cicerone, will discuss pairings of some of Wisconsin’s finest cheese and beer. All over age 21 are welcome.

SERMON: The Holy Trinity (May 31)

Category: News, Sermon Tags: May 31, 2015 @ 9:00 am

The Rev. Brad Pohlman

The Rev. Brad Pohlman

Readings

Isaiah 6:1-8
Psalm 29
Romans 8:12-17
John 3:1-17

Listen

Food & Fellowship: June 13

Category: News Tags: May 20, 2015 @ 9:00 am

Sugar Ridge Airport
Saturday, June 13
4:30 pm–dusk

Enjoy a summer evening potluck high on a hill overlooking the Sugar River Valley. We’ll gather at Sugar Ridge Airport — just 4 miles outside the city of Verona. We’ll eat in the hangar, and (weather permitting) plane rides will be available, courtesy of owner Tom Kretschman and his team of skilled pilots. Lots of greenspace, beautiful views and whimsical historical art await. Directions will be at the welcome desk.

Your hosts are Caroline Oldershaw, Jay Suthers and Lynn Washington. RSVP by June 7 to caroline.oldershaw@gmail.com. Due to insurance liability, this event is limited to adults.

All-Church Master Planning Gathering: June 14

Category: News Tags: May 19, 2015 @ 9:00 am

All-Church Master Planning Gathering
Saturday, June 14

The congregation is invited to gather with The Kubala Washatko Architects on Sunday, June 14 after the 10:30 service. They will share the results of a pattern survey based on input from over 30 user groups at LM. A light lunch in the Great Room is planned. Join us!

Celebration honoring Pastor Wilson: May 31

Category: News Tags: May 6, 2015 @ 9:00 am

Celebration honoring Pastor Wilson

Sunday, May 31 | Noon

Great Room

You are invited to a celebration honoring Pastor Franklin & Marcia Wilson, May 31, noon–2 pm. Gather in the Great Room for a light lunch and festivities. Printed copies of Sue Gaard’s recent news email regarding pastoral transitions are available at the welcome desk.