Sunday Worship: Details
8:00 & 10:30 am: September 8, 2019 - May 17, 2020
9:30 am: May 24, 2020 - September 6, 2020

4032 Monona Dr., Madison, WI 53716
communications@lelc.org     608-222-7339
Office Hours:  M-Th 8:30-4; Friday 8:30-Noon

Events

Faith Formation for Children & Youth
Registration forms for Sunday School and Confirmation are available at the display in the Fellowship Area. Register today! Click here for a registration form.

Learn More About LELC
October 13; 9:30 am LELC Library
For Anyone Who Would Like to Learn More About LELC, Interested in Membership or Just Wanting a Refresher!
We are excited to announce this new class for anyone interested in learning more about Lake Edge Lutheran Church. All who would like to share in this learning experience are welcome. If you are new to LELC, we look forward to getting to know you! If you are not new to LELC we encourage you to join us in this fresh exploration of who we are at LELC! Those who would like to become members of LELC will be received during a worship service on October 20.

Fall Spooktacular Event!
Saturday, October 26
4:00 pm Decorate Cars; 5:00pm Trunk or Treating; 6:00 pm Games/Food

Candy Donations: We are asking for candy donations for Trunk or Treat! Please drop off Halloween candy in the Monster Box labeled FEED ME by October 20. Candy must be individually wrapped in unopened bags. For questions, please contact Nancy Pike 608-332-4370.

Trunk or Treat Decoration Cars Needed:The event provides a safe environment for Trunk or Treating. We need volunteers to decorate cars in the church lot and hand out candies beginning at 4:00 pm.

Volunteers
We need a lot of volunteers to make this event safe for our children. Age does not matter. If you can donate your time to volunteer for this event, please sign-up on the bulletin board. We appreciate if you can only volunteer for 1 hour!

Volunteers Needed for Schenk Weekend Nutrition Project
November 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
We participate with 3 other neighborhood churches in the Schenk Weekend Nutrition Program. We pack 8 food items into plastic bags and place them in the lockers of Schenk Elementary School children who are on the free and reduced lunch program. Food is packed on Thursday and delivered on Friday. Currently 100 children qualify. Please sign-up to help on the sheet posted on the bulletin board. Thursdays: Pack at 3:30 pm at the Moravian Church. Fridays: Deliver at 9:00 am to Schenk Elementary. Contact the church office with questions.

Book of Faith Bible Study “The Book of Luke” Jesus’ Words, Actions & What They Say to Us
Thursdays, October 10, 17
1:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The same session is offered at 1:00 an 7:00 pm. Sign up now on the bulletin board and join us for a great study and conversation about the Gospel of Luke.

Open Forum: LELC Rental Property
October 27 at 11:45 am; October 30 at 7:00 pm
Attention LELC Members! There will be an open forum at church on Sunday, October 27th, following the second service. If you are unable to attend the Sunday open forum, another one will be held on Wednesday, October 30th, at 7:00 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the sanctuary. The purpose of the open forum is to hear your ideas regarding the rental property currently owned by LELC. This is an important first step concerning the future of your church. See you then!

Winsome Widows' Luncheon
Third Wednesday of the Month
The Winsome Widows’ Luncheon is held the third Wednesday of each month at 11:45am at a variety of locations. Check the current newsletter (click here) or contact the church office for location. All widows are invited to attend. Please sign up on the bulletin board.

Fall Schedule Has Resumed
    8:00 am Worship
    9:15 am Sunday School & Confirmation
    9:30 am Centering Prayer
    9:30 am Adult Education
  10:30 am Worship
Fellowship follows each service.

Fall Bike Ride
Saturday, October 19
Join us for a fall bike loop around Lake Monona. Meet at church parking lot at 10:00 a.m. On the way back, as we get near the Monona Bait and Ice Cream Shop, we will stop at Elaine Meier’s house, one of our riders, for brunch. Following that you can head straight home or back to church if your car is there. No need to bring anything for the brunch. We’ll keep it simple. In case of rain, the event will be cancelled. Hope you can make this leisurely ride around the lake! Please sign up on the sheet posted on the bulletin board so we have an idea who is coming. Questions about the event, contact Deb Jenson at 920-296-1688, dbjenson@gmail.com, or Elaine Meier, 608-628-9748, meier4404@gmail.com

Fall Yard Cleanup
October 26; 9:00 am
Come one and all to the fall yard cleanup! Bring your rakes and join in raking the leaves and cleaning up the church yard. Do what you can, all work is appreciated. The rain date will be Sunday, October 27.

Journey Through the Wilderness of Grief
Wednesday, October 9 - December 4; 3:30 pm
I’ve had the opportunity to lead several grief support groups in the last several years, and I have been asked to facilitate a similar group ministry here at Lake Edge. My years of working as a nurse and as a pastor have helped me to develop an understanding of the power that grief has on us. If we don’t do the work of grief, if we don’t walk through the grief rather than around it, we deprive ourselves of having a full and loving life. Unresolved grief has a way of sneaking up on us and causing havoc in our lives. If someone significant in your life died, and you think you are still grieving, this is the place for you.Our first session will be Wednesday, October 9th, beginning at 3:30 PM. The group will meet for 7 sessions, ending on December 4th. Please call the church office if you want to sign up. Pastor Martha Butzier

Lefse Baking
Sign Up on the bulletin board! Sessions Fridays & Saturdays, October 18 & 19; and November 1 & 2! Fridays at 8:30 am: peel potatoes and make loaves. Saturdays at 9:00 am: pat, roll & bake the lefse Hope to see you there!

Time & Talent Survey: What Are Your Gifts?
You’ll Find the Survey Here
As a Team Ministry church, Lake Edge Lutheran has a role, small or large, for everyone - ministering to one another and to our community. Whether we have an occasional hour available or many hours a month, each of us is blessed with gifts to share. We’re taking an inventory of our members’ gifts, skills, and interests to help connect you with areas of service fitting your gifts and interests. All LELC members – long-term and newly-arrived, youth through seniors – are invited to fill out the updated Time & Talent form. Forms are available in the literarature rack next to the Jumbotron and in the office. The survey is also available online as a fillable form. Click here. Please take time to prayerfully reflect on your God-given gifts and how you might share them with the Lake Edge family and community. Our goal is to have Time & Talent forms from all LELC members by the end of September. Thank you. Ron Siggelkow, Ministry Support Liaison

Choir Rehearsals Have Resumed
A great time to join choirs at LELC! The Handbell Choir rehearses on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. Living Stones (contemporary choir) rehearses on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, and LELC Choir (traditional choir) rehearses on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm. All rehearsals are held in the choir room.

Come And Pray With Us!
Sundays & Thursdays
Lake Edge has two weekly prayer groups that are open to all. Centering Prayer meets Sundays at 9:30 am in the corner room, upstairs behind the library in the original building (8:30 am in the summer). Thursday Prayer Group meets Thursdays at 11:30 am in the office conference room. All are invited to these prayer opportunities.

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