Worship Indoor & Zoom
Indoor Weekly at 9:30 am
We Are Now Worshipping in Our Beautiful Sanctuary! 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.
Care for One Another
We know that moving worship into the Sanctuary will affect each of you differently. You may feel joy, fear, disappointment, concern or excitement depending on your personal health, family concerns and whether you’ve been attending our outdoor services. COVID may be with us for months to come, so we’ll continue to care and pray for one another during this big step forward.
Attending Indoor Services
Out of an abundance of caution, we will continue these safer habits in worship:
• We will continue the use of individual prefilled communion cups (grape juice with regular bread or gluten-free bread)
• We will encourage physical distancing
• We will practice alternative ways of passing the peace, colleting our offerings and tracking attendance at worship
• Masks and hand sanitizer will be available
Yes-Face Masks in Worship
We ask that you wear a face mask for worship, regardless of your 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 Us in Person?
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.
Join Our LIVE Zoom Worship
1. Join us live on Zoom at 9:30 am on Sunday using the Zoom information below.
2. 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.
Sunday Zoom Worship at 9:30 am:
Meeting ID: 935 6786 8701
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Meeting ID: 935 6786 8701
Worship on the Telephone at 833-273-2540
Simply dial in and listen to LELC's worship service! This is a toll free number.
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.
Coffee Fellowship In-Person
Join others for fellowship after in-person worship. Spend a little time catching up with your friends, and perhaps meet new friends! Masks and hand sanitizer are available. We will continue to practice physical distancing and masks are recommended for those who are not vaccinated or are more vulnerable.
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!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97067721224
Meeting ID: 970 6772 1224; +1 312 626 6799 (Chicago)
Edge Forward Series Gatherings First
Event: Liberating Youth From Adolescence
Tuesdays, 7:00 pm; September 14-October 5
Having a thriving youth ministry as a congregation is a desire of any church. But desire is not enough in this time for a thriving youth ministry. Many congregations have institutional memories of full Sunday school rooms and energetic youth ministry. Yet, that full room and energetic ministry of the past did not provide as a whole, for a room full of passionate adults. The generations of that program-centric, large group model of youth ministry has led to one of the least committed generations in American church history. No matter how good it felt, no matter how fond the memories, what the church did in youth ministry for generations was not able to provide for faithful adults that participate in the church at the same level as their parents.
There are so many reasons for this. Some of it is out of the church’s control (demographic changes, family size changes, economics and other factors) but there are some things that the church can do.
For our first EDGE FORWARD event, The Education Mission is inviting Lake Edge to read “Liberating Youth from Adolescence” by Jeremy Paul Myers. We will be gathering Tuesday evenings at 7pm from September 14th-October 5th. We will be purchasing some books. Let Lisa Nienhaus know if we need to pick them up.
This event is for everyone in the congregation. No matter how old you are and no matter if you like youth or not. You are a youth minister. You can’t graduate from caring for young people. Their lives are just too important to do so.
Sponsored by East Madison Seeds of Peace
Tuesday, August 17; 1:00 to 6:00 pm
Monona United Methodist, 606 Nichols Rd., Monona
For an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: EastMadisonSofP. Walk-ins taken as space permits. You can save up to 15 minutes when you donate blood by using RapidPass. Visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.
LWR School Kits
Sponsored by the Peace & Justice Mission
Education is one of the strongest tools a community has to break the cycle of poverty. School Kits contain essential supplies to help children in the face of serious obstacles. Learning leads to a better life for children, their families and their communities. Through these gifts we walk in ministry with our global companions. You can help by donating school supplies.
**The following are the items in each school kit:**
4 - 70 to 80 Sheet Notebooks of wide or college ruled paper 8 x 10 1/2.
1 -Ruler with inches & centimeters
1 - Pencil Sharpener
1 - pair of Blunt Scissors
5 - Unsharpened #2 Pencils with erasers
5 - Blue or Black Ballpoint Pens (no gel ink)
1 - Box of 16 or 24 crayons
1 - Eraser 2.5 Inch
As a congregation you have supported our Global Outreach Program for a long time. We thank all of you for your continuing support. The blue barrel outside of our church doors will be available for any items you would like to give towards our School Kit Program.
The Peace and Justice Mission will fill all school bags with your donations. School bags are not available for pickup.
This Week and Beyond