us for Summer Worship
Sundays at 9:30 am
Now Through Labor Day!
New Member Classes
Sundays, July 15 & 22 at 10:45 am to Noon
New Members Received Sunday, July 29
Learn more about Lake Edge Lutheran Church! Join us for these class sessions in the Library. Sign up on the bulletin board.
Satellite Garage Sale #2
We will be needing help setting up, working and taking down the sale. This sale will be off-site at Gudmandsen’s. We’ll need help transporting items to the house. Please sign up on the bulletin board. Please contact Nancy Pike at email@example.com or 608-332-4370
Young Adult Gathering
First Wednesday; 7:00 pm at Glass Nickel Pizza
See Facebook Event for More Details
Get to know other young adults age 21-35. We meet the first Wednesday of each month, in the basement room at Glass Nickel. Food or drinks are on your own.
LELC’s Racism History Film Series
Lake Edge Lutheran Church will host a film series on the history of civil rights efforts and white supremacy in the US and the world. The showings are free, and childcare will be provided upon request. Please call the church, 222-7339, if you want to bring children, so we can arrange for child care. If no one answers, leave a message. We will call you back. If no one asks for child care, it will not be provided.
This powerful BBC documentary reconstructs the first influential slave narrative, the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, which helped rouse the conscience of Europe and America against the shame of slavery.
Equiano’s story begins with his capture in West Africa in 1756 and recounts the horrors of the Middle Passage and everyday slave life on a Virginia Plantation. Slavery, he would observe, brutalizes not just the slaves but the masters and all of society. Resold to a British naval officer, Equiano learned to read and write, bought his freedom, married into English society and became a leading abolitionist. But it was his book, The Interesting Narration of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the African, which vividly demonstrated the humanity of Africans as much as the inhumanity of slavery.
Sixth Annual Lake Edge Jazz Concert
Sunday, Aug. 12, 6-9 p.m.
Lake Edge Lutheran Church Parking Lot
4032 Monona Drive (enter off Hegg Avenue)
This concert is free and appropriate for all ages. Food Carts available. Bring a folding chair and/or a cooler if you like.
Lo Marie is a jazz and soul singer/songwriter from Madison, Wisconsin. Lo Marie released her first EP, Beyond the Age of Reason, in August 2012. Her second EP, Solid Ground, won the 2015 Jazz Album of the Year at the Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) Awards. She now plays not only with her own group, but also with 2 Broads 1 Band (bawdy, bluesy standards), a salsa/soul fusion group called Orquesta SalSoul del Mad and two tribute bands, to Frank Zappa and Steely Dan respectively. Lo is a music educator, teaching at Girls and Ladies Rock Camp, and runs a composition program at Edgewood High School.
Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble is a world traveling instrumental acoustic jazz group based in Madison, Wisconsin. They are primarily influenced by the legendary Roma Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. The ensemble also pulls influences from American jazz, European folk music, traditional Latin, Parisian waltz and other vintage-jazz sources. Expect a range of tunes from the “hot swing" repertoire, originals and standards done in uniquely arranged styles.
Women’s Summer Event
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm
All women are invited and encouraged to join us for a Pot-Luck supper in Good Shepherd Hall to hear our featured speaker Rabbi Bonnie Margulis who will speak on “Sanctuary”.
Save The Date: Let's Help Pastor
July 31, 2018; 6:30 pm at At LELC
As part of our congregational commitment to Pastor Stephen in finishing his Doctorate of Ministry, we will be holding a short ceremony to celebrate our growth as a congregation. Everyone is welcome!
Blood Drive at LELC
Sponsored by Madison Seeds of Peace
August 7; 1:00-6:00 pm
For an appointment call 1-800-Red-Cross or visit redcrossblood.org. Enter sponsor code: EastSideEcumencial. Walk-ins welcome! You can save 15 minutes when you donate using RapidPass. More information on redcrossblood.org.
Blood Drive Volunteers Needed
We need helpers for this Blood Drive. Please sign up on the bulletin board for a 2 hour shift, to provide snacks or lunch for the workers. For more information, call Fay Hanson at 608-222-7675.
Save the Date: Bishop Installation
August 18; 2:00 pm
The installation of the newly elected Bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, Rev. Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld will be August 18 at 2 pm at First Lutheran Church in Janesville, Wisconsin.
Summer Themed Worship Services!
Sunday, August 5:
Wear Hawaiian or other brightly colored shirt.
Church & Family Fellowship Events
You can volunteer to help with an event! Please contact Nancy Pike at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-332-4370.
Ride Your Bike Or Walk To Church Sunday July 22 (Rain date July 29) Ride or walk to church from home, or park your car a few blocks away and ride/walk from there. We’ll have water bottles and energy bars waiting for participants.
Bike Monona Saturday, July 28 Ride with Pastor Stephen & Deb Jenson. Meet at church with bikes to ride around Monona, ending at Monona Bait & Ice cream Shop for treats. Bring your bikes, helmets and money for ice cream! There’s a park across the street if you want to stay and play. Please sign up on the bulletin board.
Sundays, August 5
Join us the first Sunday of the month this summer for Summer Choir! Rehearsal will be at 8:30 am and then we will sing for worship at 9:30 am.
School Bags are Here!
School supplies will soon be on sale. Pick a few bags up, fill them up and return to church by September 2nd. There are directions on what you should put in each bag. Last year we sent 208 bags to Lutheran World Relief.
Classy Widows' Luncheon
Third Wednesday of the Month
The Classy Widows’ Luncheon is held the third Wednesday of each month at 12:00 am 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.
Come And Pray
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.
This Week and Beyond