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Archive for December, 2011

Yesterday was a busy day at church! Today, people all over Madison are enjoying fresh bread. Thank you to the many people who worked hard baking and delivering!
 Sing all about it to the tune of “12 Days of Christmas”!
12- oz yeast
11- dishtowels used
10- bags of flour
9 -hours of labor
 8- batches made
7- pounds of butter
6- groups delivering
5-friends a baking
4-hands a kneeding
3- pots of coffee
2-jars of honey
1- succesful day of 74 loafs of bread
(Credit to Dotta Jo Walker for the picture and Dotta Jo and Gayle Cole for their lyric writing creativity!)

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Christmas Program 2011

St John Lutheran worshipped last Sunday with song, laughter, and with hearts that were moved.

Thank you for the best Christmas Program Ever!

(Check out more pictures on Flickr!)

Pastor Elizabeth

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ALL ARE WELCOME to our Christmas Eve Candlelight services at 6.00pm & 10.30pm and our Christmas Day service at 10.30am. Then at 11.30am we begin serving our Community Christmas Day Dinner! It’s FREE!
Note also that on New Year’s Day we have only one service at 9.30am.

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Friends,

Tonight I am giving the devotion for our council meeting tonight. My inspiration comes from a book I read over and over while growing up. Maybe you’ve read it- “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. Recently, I discovered a children’s illustrated version of the story.

If you haven’t read it, I encourage you to find a copy. The story is about a family of children with a troubling reputation who appear at church and want to be a part of the Christmas Program. Having never heard the Christmas story before, they are filled with questions, awe, and suggestions on better gifts the wise men should have brought.

As we at St John are preparing for Christmas and for the Christmas program, this story is a wonderful reminder to listen to the Christmas story with new ears this season.

It’s also a reminder that even if things don’t turn out just the way they always have this year… maybe instead it will turn out to be the best Christmas pageant ever.

 

Advent Blessings,

Pastor Elizabeth

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Have you clicked on our “Flickr” link on the right side of the page lately?

We have updated and added a bunch of pictures from the last few months. Take some time to look through the pictures.

If you have some pictures of ministries happening at St John, be sure to send them to Pastor Elizabeth- and then look for them on the website!

 

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