LELC Global Outreach Mission: Personal
We are collecting items for Lutheran World Relief Personal Care Kits.Included in these kits are the following items:
One light or medium weight bath size towel (20” x 40” to 52” x 27”) – dark colors recommended.
Two bath-size bars of soap (4 to 5 oz.) (Any brand in original wrapping).
One adult-size toothbrush in original packaging.
One sturdy comb (remove packaging).
One metal nail clippers (remove packaging).
A basket is available on the bottom shelf of the bookcase across from the bulletin board for your donations. Last year Lake Edge sent 174 Personal Care Kits to Lutheran World Relief. Thank you for your support and contributions.
Monday, February 3; 1:00 – 6:00pm
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 4011 Major Ave, Madison
Sponsored by East Madison Seeds of Peace. For an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. Enter sponsor code:EastMadisonSofP. Walk-ins welcome! You can save up to 15 minutes when you donate blood by using RapidPass! Visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.
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, Pastor Carlos said the best way to help is to provide an education for children. Education is not mandatory and uniforms are required. Children must have their own school supplies. The cost to send a child to school is about $100, about a month’s income for a family. Every fall Lake Edge members provide scholarship funds, which are wired to Cristo Rey in January before the start of their school year. Some of the children have actually been able to pursue educational opportunities after high school. To participate in this program, please identify your donation as Cristo Rey Scholarship. There are cards in the fellowship area if you wish to donate in someone’s name as an alternative holiday gift.
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.
The Heart of Christianity:
Rediscovering a Life of Faith
Thursdays, January 23 - February 27
Offered Twice each Thursday at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
The Book of Faith will present a book study of “The Heart of Christianity” by Marcus Borg. Pastor Martha will lead the study. Used books will be available for $2 each. Sign up now!
Recycle the Warmth Blanket Drive
January 24-26, 2020
St. Vincent de Paul annually provides hundreds of needy people in Madison and its surrounding communities with good-quality, recycled and new blankets and bedding. Lake Edge is one of dozens of area churches that participate in this drive annually. All the bedding we collect or purchase during this drive will then be given away during the next twelve months to needy individuals and families who come to the Center for Vincentian Charity (2033 Fish Hatchery Road in Madison) seeking assistance from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Please bring your donations of new or gently used blankets and bedding during the month of January to church. You will find RECYCLE THE WARMTH barrels located near the entrance to the parking lot, at the entrance to the sanctuary and next to the library near the nursery door. Questions: contact Anita Grue at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-698-0345; or Chris Dull at email@example.com or 608-222-8519.
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