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Announcements for 9/17

Here are the announcements and reminders for this week:

Announcements:

1. Prayer: Prayer is in the Conference Room at 8:15am.
 
2. Sunday School: Sunday School for all ages is at 9:00am. Starting this Sunday there will be two different adult Sunday School class offerings:

“How (not) to Be Secular”: Tim Gustafson and Bob Bondurant will be teaching a class discussing how to live in an age in which, as philosopher Charles Taylor writes, belief in God “is understood to be one option among others, and frequently not the easiest to embrace.” This class will meet in the main worship area.

“The Pastor’s Class”: Shaun will be revisiting our Foundations Classes. This series of classes begins at the beginning of the Christian faith with an introduction to basic Christian beliefs. We then move into next steps in the life of the believer. Eventually we walk our way through skills for growth and major doctrinal building blocks. This is a series of classes that has been taught before so, assuming a smaller group of attendees, we’ll start out meeting in Shaun’s office. 
 
3. Worship: Worship is at 10:00am. Shaun will be preaching from Exodus 5:1-6:1.
 
4. Lake Trails Fall Picnic: You’re invited for a time of food and fellowship at the Lake Trails Fall Picnic! The Fall Picnic will be on Saturday, October 14th at noon. We will be meeting at Devil’s Lake State Park at the White Pine/TPA Shelter, which is on the south side of the park. Check the email from Mechelle to see all of the details!
 
Service Reminders:

Children’s Worship: Tara B. and Emma V.
Communion: Bonnie R.
Greeters: Susan E. and Bonnie R.
Nursery: Peter K. and Debbie B.

Refreshments: Mechelle S.

Upcoming Events:

October 1st – 4:00pm: Resurrection Presbyterian’s Launch Service

October 14th – 12:00pm: Lake Trails Fall Picnic

Announcements for 9/10

Here are the announcements for this week:

 

Announcements:

1. Fall Sunday Schedule Begins: Don’t forget that Sunday School starts again this week. Sunday morning prayer is at 8:15 AM in the Conference Room. Sunday School for all ages is at 9:00 AM.

 

2. Worship: Worship is at 10:00 AM. Shaun will be preaching from Exodus 4:18-31.
3. Adult Sunday School: This Sunday, September 10th (at 9:00 in the main worship area) Jeff and Elsa will be updating us on their time in Botswana. Starting September 17th there will be two different adult Sunday School class offerings:
“The Pastor’s Class”: Shaun will be revisiting our Foundations Classes. This series of classes begins at the beginning of the Christian faith with an introduction to basic Christian beliefs. We then move into next steps in the life of the believer. Eventually we walk our way through skills for growth and major doctrinal building blocks. This is a series of classes that has been taught before so, assuming a smaller group of attendees, we’ll start out meeting in Shaun’s office.
“How (not) to Be Secular”: Tim Gustafson and Bob Bondurant will be teaching a class discussing how to live in an age in which, as philosopher Charles Taylor writes, belief in God “is understood to be one option among others, and frequently not the easiest to embrace.” There will be a more thorough description forthcoming but that should whet your appetite. This class will meet in the main worship area.
 
4. Women’s Group: Ladies, don’t forget that Diana is organizing a women’s group starting Tuesday, September 12th. The group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 9:00-11:00am. Children are welcome at the meetings. If you plan to attend, please email Diana: diana.anderson@gmail.com
 
Service Reminders:

Children’s Worship: Kelly M.
Communion: Sonja O.
Greeters: Peter and Marie K.
Nursery: Bob and Mary Ann B.

Refreshments: Sonja O.

Announcements for 9/3

Here are the announcements for this week – if you’ll be traveling, have a safe and relaxing weekend!

Announcements:

1. Prayer: Sunday morning prayer is at 9:15 AM in the Conference Room.

2. Worship: Worship is at 10:00 AM. Shaun will be preaching from Exodus 3:1-4:17.

3. Children’s Worship Leaders Needed: We are looking for a few more Children’s Worship leaders for this upcoming school year. Training will be provided and the curriculum is already in place! This is a great way to serve the children (ages 3 to 7 or 8) in our congregation. Your commitment would be to lead Children’s Worship every four to six weeks, depending on the total number of leaders. Please talk to Kelly (drkym1@yahoo.com) if you have questions or would be interested in becoming a leader.

4. Fall Schedule: We will be shifting to our Fall schedule for Sundays on September 10th:
Prayer8:15 AM
Sunday School 9:00 AM
Worship10:00 AM
More details about Sunday School classes will be coming soon.

5. NO Potluck this Sunday: Don’t forget that we will NOT be having a potluck this Sunday. Our next potluck will likely be on October 1st.

Service Reminders:

Children’s Worship: —-
Communion: Laura D.
Greeters: Kelly and Tim M.
Nursery: Claire M. and Alisa M.

Refreshments: Debbie B.

Annoucements for 8/27

Here are the announcements for the week of August 27th!

Announcements:

1. Prayer: Sunday morning prayer is at 9:15am in the Conference Room.

 

2. Worship: Worship is at 10:00am. Michael will be preaching from 1 Peter 2:1-8 and the sermon title is “What Sustains You?”

3. LTPC Mom’s/Women’s Group: Diana A. is organizing a group for LTPC women this coming school year. The group will likely meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, 9:00-11:00am. Kids are welcome at the meetings but not required! If you have any questions, please contact Diana (diana.anderson@gmail.com).

 

4. International Student Tour of Madison: Don’t forget that the International Student Tour of Madison is this Sunday, August 27th at 1:30. If you signed up to bring refreshments, don’t forget to bring them to the Spencers’ house by 4:00pm that Sunday. Remember to avoid sweets and meats when choosing your snacks. Please contact Bob (rma_bondurcats@sbcglobal.net) with any questions.

Service Reminders:

Children’s Worship: —–
Communion: Mary Ann B.
Greeters: Mechelle S. and Debbie B.
Nursery: Amy O. and Jo H.
Refreshments: Liz S.

Announcements for 8/20

Here are the announcements and reminders for this week:

Announcements:

1. Prayer: Sunday morning prayer is at 9:15am in the Conference Room.

 

2. Worship: Worship is at 10:00am. Shaun will be preaching from Exodus 2:11-25.

 

3. Corn Roast: The Corn Roast is this Saturday, August 19th at 4:30pm! We will be meeting at Oscar Rennebohm Park (115 N. Eau Claire Ave. in Madison, at the intersection of N. Eau Claire Ave and Regent St). Thank you to all who have signed up to bring things and help out – there are a few things still to be covered on the sign up: http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=YGMN7311
4. Tour of Madison Snacks: Thank you to those of you who have signed up to bring snacks for the Tour of Madison attendees. Fruit, veggies and dip, crackers and cheese, and breads are the best kinds of snacks. Please no meat and not too many sweet type things as most international students don’t have the sweet tooth we do! A few sweet things for the drivers and readers is ok. The food unfortunately cannot be dropped at the end of the tour but rather needs to be at the Spencers’ house (the manse) beforehand.

Service Reminders:

Children’s Worship: Laura D.
Communion: Bonnie R.
Greeters: Susan E. and Bonnie R.
Nursery: Michael and Emma V.
Refreshments: Sarah S.

 

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, August 19: Corn Roast

Sunday, August 27: International Student Tour of Madison

Announcements for 8/13

Here are the announcements and reminders for this week in the life of LTPC:

Announcements:

1. Prayer: Sunday morning prayer is at 9:15am in the Conference Room.

2. Worship: Worship is at 10:00am. Shaun will be starting a new sermon series on the life of Moses this week and the sermon text is Exodus 1:1-2:10.

3. Operation Christmas Child Sign Up: There are a few items still to be covered for our OCC box starter sets. Here is the sign up if you would like to contribute: http://www.PerfectPotluck.com/meals.php?t=URMJ8113
 
4. Corn Roast Sign Up: Don’t forget that the Corn Roast is on Saturday, August 19th at 4:30 in Rennebohm Park. To sign up to bring food, equipment, or extra help, please go to this online sign up: http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=YGMN7311


Service Reminders:

Children’s Worship: —
Communion: Sonja O.
Greeters: Peter and Marie K.
Nursery: Stephen and Joy B.
Refreshments: Sonja O.

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, August 19: Corn Roast

Sunday, August 27: International Student Tour of Madison

Announcements for 8/6

Here are the announcements for the week of August 6th:

Announcements:

1. Prayer: Sunday morning prayer is at 9:15am in the Conference Room.

2. Worship: Worship is at 10:00am. The sermon text is 2 Timothy 4:9-22.

3. Potluck and Name tags: This week we will be having a potluck immediately following the service. Name tag stickers and markers will be available on the information table; please write your name on one and wear it this Sunday! Here is a link to the potluck sign up: August Potluck
 
4. Operation Christmas Child: Here is a message (and sign-up) from Sonja regarding Operation Christmas Child – School supply sales send some salivating for savings! We’re planning to fill 36 of the new, slightly bigger plastic Operation Christmas Child tubs with basic hygiene and school supplies. See the selection at (http://www.PerfectPotluck.com/meals.php?t=URMJ8113) and sign up for what you want to contribute to the 36 boxes. You can choose more than 1 category and/or more than one line/unit. Feel free to bring your items to church anytime and put them (labeled) in the coat closet. More information about the actual packing/sending of the boxes will come in October.
 
5. Children’s Worship Leaders: The last few weeks of summer still need several Children’s Worship leaders. Please sign up for a Sunday on the Information Table if you can serve our children in this way! Parents: Don’t forget that we will not have Children’s Worship on the weeks that do not have a leader.


Service Reminders:

Children’s Worship: Bryce B.
Communion: Laura D.
Greeters: Kelly and Tim M.
Nursery: TBA
Refreshments: Lindsey G.

Announcements for 7/30

Here are the LTPC announcements for the week of July 30th:

Announcements:

1. Prayer: Sunday morning prayer is at 9:15am in the Conference Room.

2. Worship: Worship is at 10:00am. The sermon text this week is 2 Timothy 4:1-8.

3. Corn Roast: Remember that this event will be taking place on Saturday, August 19th (4:30pm) at Rennebohm Park. Stay tuned for more details or contact Elise (eliseduskin@gmail.com) if you wish to help with this event.

4. Children’s Worship Leaders: The last few weeks of summer still need several Children’s Worship leaders. Please sign up for a Sunday on the Information Table if you can serve our children in this way!

5. Nursery Volunteers: Please contact Danielle (spencercasa@gmail.com) if you would be willing to serve in the nursery. She will be making the schedule for the next few months very soon. Perks of serving in the nursery: You get to spend time with adorable kiddos, chat with other nursery volunteers, earn the gratitude of Lake Trails parents, AND snack on goldfish crackers!

6. Tour of Madison for International Students: Here is a message from Bob about the tour – The Tour of Madison for International Students is going to be held on Sunday, August 27th. We’ll need volunteers to serve as drivers and readers for the event, which runs from 1:30 to 6:30.

To be a driver, you need a vehicle with room for three other people. To be a reader, you need to…speak clearly. It’s a wonderful opportunity to extend hospitality to people who may be getting their first taste of the United States. Lake Trails has participated in four of the past five years. There have been instances where ongoing relationships have come out of the tour. The tour ends with a reception in volunteers’ homes, where conversations and introductions can continue. The Spencers have volunteered the manse as the reception home; all we need are people to get ’em there, and snacks for them to eat while there.

 
Sign up sheets for the tour are on the Missions Table at church. Or, you can contact Bob by email (rma_bondurcats@sbcglobal.net) or talk to him at church with any questions.
Service Reminders:

Children’s Worship: Danielle S.
Communion: Susan E.
Greeters: Avery S. and Bob B.
Nursery: Peter K. and Debbie B.
Refreshments: Mechelle S.

Announcements for 7/23

Here are the LTPC announcements for the week of July 23rd:

Announcements:

1. Prayer: Sunday morning prayer is at 9:15am in the Conference Room.

2. Worship: Worship is at 10:00am. This week Shaun will be preaching on 2 Timothy 3.

3. Ladies’ Southern-Inspired Luncheon: Ladies, the party is this Saturday, July 22nd, 11:00-1:00! Wear your dresses, hats, and other Southern-inspired wardrobe items. The party will be at Kelly’s house in Middleton.

4. Corn Roast: LTPC’s annual Corn Roast will take place on Saturday, August 19th, 4:30pm at Rennebohm Park (115 N. Eau Claire Ave in Madison). The Corn Roast will be a time of fellowship, food, and eating lots of fresh corn grown by our very own Tim G.! Feel free to invite friends and neighbors to the event. Watch for a food and equipment sign-up email to come soon. Many thanks to Elise for organizing the event.

5. Corn Roast Help: If you already know that you would like to help with the Corn Roast, please contact Elise (eliseduskin@gmail.com). Thanks!
 

6. Men’s Bible Study: Don’t forget that there is a Men’s Bible study that meets Tuesday mornings at Crescendo Espresso Bar, 1859 Monroe St, from 7-8am. Please contact Bob (rma_bondurcats@sbcglobal.net) with questions.

 

Service Reminders:
Children’s Worship: Seth T.
Communion: Mary Ann B.
Greeters: Mechelle S. and Tim M.
Nursery: Alisa M. and Lindsey G.
Refreshments: Sarah S. (Coffee: Kelly M.)

Announcements for 7/16

Here are the LTPC announcements for the week of July 16th:

Announcements:

1. Prayer: Sunday morning prayer is at 9:15am in the Conference Room.

2. Worship: Worship is at 10:00am. Shaun will be preaching from 2 Timothy 2:14-26.

3. Men’s Bible Study: Remember that there is a men’s Bible study that meets Tuesday mornings at Crescendo Espresso Bar, 1859 Monroe Street, from 7-8am. Contact Bob (rma_bondurcats@sbcglobal.net) with questions. 
4. Ladies’ Southern-Inspired Luncheon: Ladies, don’t forget that Kelly is hosting a party on Saturday, July 22nd, 11:00-1:00! Wear your dresses, hats, and other Southern-inspired wardrobe items. The party will be at Kelly’s house in Middleton.
 
5. Directory Updates: If you would like to be added to the Lake Trails directory or update your information, please contact Shaun (shaun@laketrailschurch.org).
 
6. Community Groups: Two new community groups will be starting up soon. If anyone is interested in joining a community group, please contact Shaun (shaun@laketrailschurch.org).
 

Service Reminders:
Children’s Worship: Diana A.
Communion: Ann H.
Greeters: Susan E. and Debbie B.
Nursery: Laura D. and Erin R.
Refreshments: Mechelle S.