Join Us for Christmas Worship!
Christmas Eve, December 24
Worship at 6:00 & 9:00 pm
Christmas Day, December 25
Worship at 9:30 am
Education for Children & Youth
Sunday School Registration Forms are now available. Click here to download a form. Registration forms are also available in the fellowship area at church. Please complete and return to the church office.
For confirmation registration, please email Sam Lee at email@example.com.
Adult Education Sundays at 9:30 am
Dec. 2: “Healing Trauma: Beyond Gangs and Prisons,” a 23-minute documentary about “Homeboy Industries” in Los Angeles. Homeboy Industries helps people with serious conviction records find jobs and careers, using not only job training and counseling, but also therapy, respect, and love. This program points the way to end mass incarceration. Watch this inspiring film and tell your friends about it.
Dec. 9: “The Lutheran Church in Malaysia and Cambodia” Presented by Rod Nordby and Nancy Anderson. These are small vibrant ministries working in somewhat hostile conditions in both countries. The ministries focus on economic self-sufficiency for the poorest people of each country--chicken projects, vegetable-growing projects, children’s feeding programs. Hear the stories of great faith in small actions within our global Lutheran Church. Also, hear from Rod and Nancy about Lutheran immersion mission trips. Consider taking one yourself.
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.
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.
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.
Red Kettle Campaign
Salvation Army Needs Volunteer Bell Ringers this Christmas Season
Lake Edge will participate! Sign up on the bulletin board for 1 hour shifts. The funds collected go towards sheltering and counseling of homeless families and single women, prevention of homelessness, a food pantry, emergency disaster services, and after-school activities for children at risk. This season, Metro Market, (think warm) will be our station. Questions: Chris Maloney firstname.lastname@example.org; 358-5248.
Lessons and Carols for Advent
An Ecumenical Event
in Support of the Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture, Bethlehem, Palestine
December 2 at 7:00pm
First Congregational Church of Christ
1609 University Ave., Madison
All are welcome to this special ecumenical Advent event, now in its fifth year. It is a truly meaningful way to prepare for Christmas, as you hear and participate in music and readings that bring to life both the Bethlehem of Jesus’ birth and the Bethlehem of today. Join together with Madison area congregations for this special event that gives witness to the hope we share. The evening will conclude with a time of refreshments and fellowship.
Our siblings in the Holy Land today need our prayers and support so that they too might experience hope. A free-will offering will be collected to support Bright Stars of Bethlehem and the work of educating the next generation of creative leaders for Palestine. Offerings will be directed for student scholarships to Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem. Your presence and gifts will make a difference for many in the Holy Land. Parking: UW Lot 17 & UW Engineering Bldg
Outlaw Ranch Family Camp, Summer 2019
Outlaw Ranch Families from Lake Edge Lutheran have chosen the week of August 4th-9th to attend camp at Outlaw Ranch in South Dakota. Registration has begun. If you have not yet expressed your interest and want information, call Mary Graper at 222-1081.
Intergenerational Christmas Tree
Saturday, December 15
On Saturday, December 15, 2018, Church and Family Fellowship will be having an Intergenerational Christmas Tree Decorating party. We will have babysitting service available to those that would like to go Christmas shopping and leave their children at the church. We will be making ornaments and decorating the church Christmas tree. Lunch will be provided. If you are interested in helping or helping to plan the day, contact Nancy Pike at 608-332-4370 or email@example.com.
Young at Heart Dinner
Sunday, December 9 at 12:00 pm
The “Young at Heart” dinner is for adults 65 years and older. Personal invitations to attend will be sent out in November. If you do not receive an invitation by November 25th, contact the church office or call Nancy Pike at 608-332-4370. Details will be available at a later date. Anyone under the age of 65 interested in helping with the event contact Nancy Pike at 608-332-4370 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This Week and Beyond