This Sunday we're exploring the United Church of Christ's core value of Extravagant Hospitality. For me, hospitality becomes extravagant when I find myself saying, "You didn't have to do that!" or "How can I ever repay your kindness?!" It feels like being cared for far more than we think we deserve, and being inspired to do the same for others. Join us as we unpack biblical stories of overwhelming generosity and bountiful compassion, finding points of connection with our lives and hope for the world today.
Peace,
Pastor Liz


CALENDAR
Friday, August 10
6:00 p.m. G.A. Meeting, Conference Room
6:30 p.m. A.A. Meeting, Community Room

Saturday, August 11
5:00-9:00 p.m. Parent's Night Out

Sunday, August 12
10:00 a.m. Worship Service & Church School (K-5)
11:30 a.m. Farmers' Market
 
Check out Sunday's bulletin: BULLETIN AUGUST 12 2018
 
Exciting News for Edgewood's Future
Edgewood has been selected to participate in Collegeville Institute's "Communities of Calling Initiative." In addition to a grant up to $30,000 we will join 13 other congregations across the country for the next five years to equip our members to follow our callings (at work, at home, in all aspects of life) and to better understand our calling as a congregation. This fall our leadership team of Marcia Beer, Jon Ritz, and Pastor Liz will go to the opening retreat to learn more about this initiative. Stay tuned for updates, and in the meantime, if you would like to read more about the program, you can visit their website: CLICK HERE. Thank you to everyone who participated in our congregation discernment process this summer - your words and wisdom shaped our application.
 
CLOTHING DRIVE FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN
We are collecting gently used and new clothing for school children (sizes 4T-16) during July and August. Especially needed are new socks and underwear. The goal of Christian Services is to provide a week's worth of new socks and underwear for each child. Last year they helped clothe over 800 children.      Please place your donation in the bin by the social hall. Thank you for helping children in our area. Mary Ann Baumgartner, contact person (517-281-8490).
 
Sharon King's Memorial Service
Saturday September 15, 2018
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing
 
Joys and Concerns Cards, August 5
  • Joy that the kidney donation to Ginny Holcomb went well.   She has lost 30 pounds and is no longer on dialysis.  She is doing very well.  Thanks for the prayers. Submitted by Iris Zink.
  • Thanks to the many people for your prayers cards and emails for my recent surgery--as you can see, I am on the mend!!  Submitted by Monty Bieber.
  • Joy for Jim Detjen's successful shoulder surgery and early days of recovery.  Submitted by Connie Detjen.
  • Prayers of gratitude for the safe voyage of Linda Mondol and Denny McCarthy to Karachi last week for their final year of teaching at the Karachi American School in Pakistan.  Submitted by Harold Mondol.
  • Prayers for Jean Brickman as she struggles with ongoing chemotherapy.  Submitted by Pam Sisson.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

RBG Screening 
The c ommunity is invited to free screening of "RBG" at East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. - As part of the 2018 One Book, One Community program, the ELPL, 950 Abbot Road, will host a screening of "RBG" - a documentary that traces the barrier-busting career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This event is free and open to the public. Using archival footage, the film follows Ginsburg's unique personal journey from a brainy Brooklynite to the nation's highest court. At the age of 85, Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy, while also becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. What emerges from the film is a portrait of a person who has used her legal career to fight for women and minorities. The film was co-produced by CNN Films and Storyville Films with Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media. It was directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen. The film is rated PG with a run time of 97 minutes. 

Together for the Common Good-BBQ Event
Sunday Aug 12th,  at 3pm at Patriarche Park in East Lansing
With a vision of unifying and strengthening the coalition of groups and individuals in the Lansing area working in the service of the common good, a number of representatives from several organizations are planning a gathering  "Together for the Common Good-BBQ."   There is an interaction of multiple issues that contribute to racism, exclusionary access to health and education, social inequality, climate destabilization,  and systemic oppression.   So we need a multiplicity of groups working on various fronts to strengthen our coalition to make a more inclusive democracy and a community that does all we can to help those we care about.  Here is the link to the flyer: CLICK HERE 



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