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Lutheran News Blurbs, Quote Scramble, Annual Congregational Meeting, Annual Reports, Cemetery Plots Available

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Lutheran News Blurbs from the last year:

  • Roberta Gbowee, the Lutheran peace activist who is responsible for organizing the non-violent women’s movement that brought an end to a 14-year civil war in Liberia, received the Nobel Peace Prize
  • The ELCA elected its first female chair of the Conference of Bishops
  • The National Council of Churches elected its first Lutheran as President
  • Alive in Christ Lutheran Mission in Jackson, NJ became the newest worshipping community of the New Jersey Synod
  • Secretary of State Clinton highlighted the ELCA as being on the forefront of work with immigrants and providing social services.

Quote Scramble

Match the following quotes with their author:

Quote Person
A. “What does that mean?” 1 Francis David, an early Unitarian Reformer from Transylvania.
B. “We need not think alike to love alike.” 2 Martin Luther, German Reformer of the Church, the namesake of our tradition.
C. “God, with all his angels and creatures is smiling-–not because the father is washing diapers, but because he is doing so in Christian faith.” 3 A resident at the Senior Housing Christmas Party
D. “We missed you last year… It doesn’t feel like Christmas is here until this party.” 4 Hans, Luther’s

(Answers:  A 4, B 1, C2, D 3)

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Annual Congregational Meeting

 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

 

After the 10:30 a.m. worship service

Please plan on attending!

 

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Annual Reports

are due on Tuesday, January 10, 2012!

Reports can be emailed to the church at

ststephen.elca@verizon.net.

 

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Cemetery Plots Available

 

The church has deeds for several cemetery plots at Graceland Memorial Park in Kennelworth.

They are available to any member for just a transfer fee.  See Orvie Hoffman if interested.

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