Sunday Worship: Details
8:00 & 10:30 am: September 19, 2021 - May 22, 2022
9:30 am: May 29, 2021 - September 4, 2021

4032 Monona Dr., Madison, WI 53716     608-222-7339
Office Hours:  M-Th 9:00am-3:00pm; Friday Closed


Leadership Retreat Reminder
Saturday, January 22, 2022
9am-11am via Zoom

Just a reminder for Missions and Council Members that the Leadership Retreat is scheduled for January 22nd, followed by a Council Meeting from 11am-12pm. The Zoom link can be found on the church calendar on the website, and an agenda is forthcoming. Thank you!

Youth Faith Formation
Sundays at 8:45 am via Zoom
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 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 or by phone at 608-852-3674.

Teachers Needed for Youth Faith Formation
We are looking for Faith Formation teachers for the 2022 – 2023 school year! New teachers will begin in fall of 2022. If you have a desire to teach our youth, Faith Formation begins with pre-school age children and goes up to 5th grade. No teaching experience is required. What is required is a passion for youth, availability on Sunday mornings, and flexibility in delivery methods. Curriculum is available. If you have questions about being a Youth Faith Formation teacher, please reach out to Lisa Nienhaus.

Adult Faith Formation
Sundays; 10:30 am in Good Shepherd Hall & via Zoom

One of our values at Lake Edge is inclusiveness. Our website states, "Inclusiveness: We foster participation and leadership in the congregation as we collaboratively design and create our ministry, programs, and worship services." The 2022 year for Adult Faith Formation will revolve around this theme including getting to know people and their stories on a deeper level. Our desire is to create a safe place for people to tell their stories, be listened to without judgement but rather with understanding and appreciaton. This process encourages us to embrace the diversity that God has given us. Join us in getting to know our fellow neighbor, church parishioner and community better. Come and listen!

Upcoming Schedule:
January 16th Speaker and Topic: Kay Simmons and Rosemary Jackson, Storytelling
January 23rd Speaker and Topic: Jessica Mathis, Porchlight
January 30th Speaker and Topic: Verona Morgan and Mary Davis-Smith, storytelling series continues
Specific details on each session can be found in the bulletin.

To join on Zoom:
Or call: 1-312-626-6799; Meeting ID: 859 7897 8392
Please note: Adult education will NOT be meeting Sunday, December 19th, for the Congregational meeting.

The Foretaste to Come Bible Study: Zoom
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:
Meeting ID: 970 6772 1224; +1 312 626 6799 (Chicago)

Book Club 2021-2022
Meeting via Zoom The First Monday of the Month at 7:00 pm
The Lake Edge Book Club is meeting via Zoom at 7pm on the first Monday evening of each month. Would you like to discuss any of the books with us during this next year? Please join us! Zoom information can be found on the calendar at
   February Black History selection. TBA
   March "The Girl Who Wrote in Silk" by Kelli Estes

February Book Club News
We invite you to join us for our “read” in February, which is Black History month. We have received a BOOK CLUB KIT from the public library and have 13 books “on loan”. Our discussion is on February 2nd and we will meet via Zoom (our new COVID policy) at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Two discussions—to fit your schedules! Won’t you join us this month?

The book, Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, is a quick-paced novel. In it the characters introduce us to several racial issues. It is amazing how so much discrimination and racial hatred still exists. (The book is set in modern times).

How do you get a book? Pick it up from the round table in the church library on Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Just sign the sheet on the table so we know who has the books. If you are unavailable during the daytime hours, we can deliver a book to you. Just e-mail Mary Graper at

Centering Prayer: Via Zoom
Sundays at 8:30 am
Meeting ID: 891 1479 5135
Passcode: 161681

We meet for about 45 minutes doing a brief check-in and 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.” 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

Recycle the Warmth Blanket Drive
Through January 30th
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s 30th Annual Recycle the Warmth Blanket Drive runs from now until January 30. This annual drive allows St. Vincent de Paul to collect blankets, sheets, and other bedding that is then given to Dane County residents in need throughout the year. There is a collection barrel at church for your donations.
For on-line donations click here. Your donation of $14.99 will purchase a new, good quality blanket. Monetary gifts to purchase blankets may be made throughout January. New blankets will be available for purchase for donation at all seven Dane County St. Vinny’s thrift stores Jan. 28-30. If you would rather donate by “driving through,” you may do so at any of the seven Dane County St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores’ contact-less drive-through donation sites during regular business hours. Please mark your donation RTW. Click here for more information or contact Chris Maloney at or 608-358-5248.

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.

Worship Guidelines and Sunday Schedule
Sunday Morning Schedule:
8:30 - Centering Prayer - Zoom
8:45 - Young People Faith Formation - Zoom
9:30 - Worship - In person in LELC sanctuary and on Zoom, Zoom encouraged
10:30 - Adult Faith Formation - In person in LELC sanctuary and on Zoom - Zoom encouraged

We encourage you to participate by Zoom if you are able.
Click here for our current worship guidelines.
Click here for the Zoom worship link.
Meeting ID: 935 6786 8701
Passcode: 076023
One tap mobile: +1 312 626 6799 US
On the telephone: 833-273-2540 (This is a toll-free number).

Can't Join Worship In Person?
Click here for links and details.
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.

Sunday Flowers
The new “Flower Chart for 2022” is now posted. It is located on the wall next to the coat racks. Please sign up to donate a bouquet in honor of someone, in memory of someone or to celebrate a special event. The cost is $20.00 per bouquet. On behalf of the congregation and the Lake Edge Altar Guild we wish to thank all the people who have previously donated flowers to adorn our altar each Sunday and we look forward to your continued support.

Ushers Needed
If you're interested in ushering at the 10:30 worship service on Sundays, please contact Judy St. Vincent at or 608-838-1677, or call the church office at 608-222-7339. The primary ushering duties during the pandemic include lighting and extinguishing the candles, handing out bulletins and prefilled communion cups, reminding people to wear masks and handing out masks if needed, taking the offering basket to the altar table during worship, putting the offering in the safe and tidying up the pews after worship. Thank you for your help!

Painting on Display in the Library
From Mary Graper: I’ve shared my painting by Lutheran-circles famous artist: Paul Oman. You can “google” him and see other works. The picture is on the wall near the library. This picture was untitled when I purchased it. Was it my responsibility to title it? If so, it changes titles almost every year. Earlier, I called it “In the Beginnng...,” or “The WORD made Flesh.” Presently, I titled it, “l Am.” (What would you name it?)

Confirmation Classes
Confirmation grades are from 6th grade to 9th grade. If you have confirmation age children and would like to know more information, please reach out to Lisa Nienhaus at or by phone or text at 608-852-3674.

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.

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