Sunday, October 24th, 11:30 am
We will be holding a special congregational meeting on Sunday, October 24 at 11:30 in the sanctuary and via zoom. The purpose is to seek congregational approval to refinance our mortgage and approve matching gifts from the gifts committee for principal reduction and church rain gutter replacement in excess of $5,000. We would refinance the mortgage over the same time period as the existing mortgage, but at a lower interest rate and a lower principal amount. We are asking people to consider a special gift to further reduce the principal before the end of October prior to refinancing to get the lowest possible mortgage amount. With anticipated gifts, we expect the mortgage payments to be reduced in our operational budget by $20,000 to $25,000 per year.
Items due by Sunday, October 24
Please be sure to email any items for the November Dialogue by Sunday, October 24 to Gretchen Baumgardt at email@example.com.
Formation for Children
Faith Formation (formerly known as Sunday School) takes place virtually, via zoom, on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:00 AM. Ages for Faith Formation range from Pre –Kindergarten to 5th grade. There is no formal registration process for Faith Formation, just let us know your children would like to attend. Please email Lisa Nienhaus at Lnienhaus@madisoncollege.edu with the names, and grades of your children and the email address you would like the zoom link to be sent to for Faith Formation. If you have any questions about Faith Formation, email Lisa at the above address.
October 17th - "Reflections of Stewardship" By Pr. Justin Dittrich
Stewardship and our call to steward is one of the clearest messages in the scriptures. Yet, as so many other things in the church, our habits, motivations and giving has changed over the years. This reality challenges us to reclaim our theological heritage while renewing our practices around stewardship. Join Justin on theological refresher and a modern stewardship reflection. If you are interested in speaking at Adult Education, or have ideas for Adult education, please email Lisa Nienhaus at Lnienhaus@madisoncollege.edu
The Foretaste to Come Bible Study:
Tuesdays at 10:30 am; Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Our worship on Sundays is often thought to be a foretaste of the feast to come, a glimpse of heaven on earth. It is in that idea that Pastor Justin offers Foretaste, a Bible study that explores the coming Sunday morning texts on Tuesdays at 10:30 am and Thursdays at 6:30 pm. Each week we’ll open up the text by giving historical and contextual understanding that will help us better implement those texts into our daily lives. See you there!
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Centering Prayer: In Person and Zoom
Sundays 8:30 am
We are now meeting in person. We will also continue to meet via Zoom for those who prefer to do so. (See Zoom info above) The room we will use depends on Wi-Fi reception. Since this is all new, we will need to learn what works and where it will work. We meet for about 45 minutes doing a brief check-in, a 20 minute sit followed by discussion of “Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit” by Thomas Keating, one of the three architects of centering prayer. The primary purpose of doing the centering prayer practice is to deepen one’s relationship with God.
We do this in response to the invitation given in Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.” In this practice when we sit in silence, God introduces God’s self to us. It is in consenting to God’s presence and action within us that we become transformed and begin to know who God is. We don’t pray for others during this time. We simply sit, alert and receptive to whatever God may or may not bring to mind—no agenda on our part.Meeting details on the calendar. Click here
Many meetings and groups are still happening at LELC via ZOOM. If you are wondering about ZOOM meetings and gatherings at LELC, please check our online calendar for meeting details. Click here.
Fall Worship Schedule
8:00 - Worship service
9:15 - Faith Formation via Zoom
9:30 - Adult Education and Centering Prayer
10:30 - Worship service (in person and Zoom)
Worship Indoor Weekly at 8:00 & 10:30
We Are Now Worshipping in Our Beautiful Sanctuary
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Based on CDC guidelines, Dane County’s latest COVID and vaccination rates, and recommendations from the Wisconsin Council of Churches, we feel the risk of contracting or spreading COVID during worship in the Sanctuary is now greatly reduced. But we are asking everyone to wear masks in church, regardless of their vaccination status. We hope this will be a short-term change, but we'd rather error on the side of caution to keep everyone safe.
Can't Join Worship In Person?
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We hope you can join us in person for worship, but if you can’t, we’ll continue offering you other options for enjoying our services: live Zoom, recorded Zoom, telephone and DVD.
Recordings of Zoom Worship will be available online within a few days after the services. You will find worship on our Home Page, YouTube; and on our Facebook Page.
Confirmation Fall 2021 Calendar
Sunday’s at 4pm
October 17th - Life Prints: Passions and Values
October 24th - Confirmation family meal ( probably picnic at 5:30 pm Lake Edge Park)
October 31st - Affirmation of Baptism Service 10:30 am
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Time: This is a recurring meeting. Meet anytime.
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Outdoor Games on Sundays
The Fellowship mission has purchased some new “outdoor” games. Two or three of them will be set-up on the lawn on Sundays near the handicapped parking. Come early to worship or stay late, after worship. Play games with your family. Or, grab a friend. Or, make a new friend.
Trunk and Treat: COVID-Style!
October 30; 5-6:30 in the LELC Parking Lot
Masks are required for all activities.
Bring treats and be a “Treater.” Arrive at 4:40pm so you can park in a special place. Serve your treat from the trunk/hatch of your car. (Trunk-decorating and costumes are optional). In addition to Halloween candy, there will be a popcorn stand, a campfire, and lawn games. Hot dogs and s’mores will be roasted. Please wear your mask while roasting, then “safe distance” when you eat. We are inviting our neighborhood friends. All are asked to wear masks. Sign up on the bulletin board at church or email Mary Graper at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend to either receive treats or give treats.
LELC Global Outreach Mission Cristo
Rey Scholarship Program
Make Your Donation to the Scholarship Fund Today!
Funds Will Be Sent to Cristo Rey in January
Lake Edge has had a relationship with Cristo Rey in Santa Ana, El Salvador for 25 plus years. Several years ago we asked Pastor Carlos how we could help them. He said the best thing we could do was to provide an education for the children. Education is not mandatory and requires that the student wear a uniform and have their own school supplies. The cost to send a child to school is about $100.00 which is about a month’s income for a family. We have been able to support around 150 children each year. Some of the children have actually been able to pursue educational opportunities after high school. If you wish to participate in this program, please identify your donation as Cristo Rey Scholarship. We will make sure the funds are wired directly to Cristo Rey in January before the start of their school year. Thank you for your support of this mission.
This Week and Beyond