Ecumenical Thanksgiving Worship
Sunday, November 24; 6:00 pm
At Lake Edge Lutheran Church
Join us for ecumenical worship with the Seeds of Peace congregations. Worship leadership will be led by pastors of Seeds of Peace congregations. Patrick Christians will conduct a combined choir singing one of his own compositions.
Bell Ringers Needed!
Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Saturday, December 7
December 7 is Match Day: all donations received that day will be matched by a corporate sponsor! Please sign up on the bulletin board. One hour shifts are available morning, late afternoon and evening. All volunteers must sign-in at the customer service desk. You will be given a red piece of paper and might have to show your ID. Do not relinquish the kettle and the bells to anyone who does not have a red piece of paper. Questions: Chris Maloney: 358-5248 email@example.com or Anita Grue: 698-0345 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Every fall Lake Edge members provide scholarship funds, which are wired to Cristo Rey in January before the start of their school year. 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. There will be 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.
Journey Through the Wilderness of
Final Session: Wednesday December 4; 3:00 pm
I’ve had the opportunity to lead several grief support groups in the last several years, and I have been asked to facilitate a similar group ministry here at Lake Edge. My years of working as a nurse and as a pastor have helped me to develop an understanding of the power that grief has on us. If we don’t do the work of grief, if we don’t walk through the grief rather than around it, we deprive ourselves of having a full and loving life. Unresolved grief has a way of sneaking up on us and causing havoc in our lives. If someone significant in your life died, and you think you are still grieving, this is the place for you. Please call the church office if you want to sign up. Pastor Martha Butzier
Blood Drive, November 26
1:00 - 6:00 pm
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church
5700 Pheasant Hill Rd. Monona
Hosted by Seeds of Peace. Sign up for an appointment at redcross.org.
Time & Talent Survey: What Are
You’ll Find the Survey Here
As a Team Ministry church, Lake Edge Lutheran has a role, small or large, for everyone - ministering to one another and to our community. Whether we have an occasional hour available or many hours a month, each of us is blessed with gifts to share. We’re taking an inventory of our members’ gifts, skills, and interests to help connect you with areas of service fitting your gifts and interests. All LELC members – long-term and newly-arrived, youth through seniors – are invited to fill out the updated Time & Talent form. Forms are available in the literarature rack next to the Jumbotron and in the office. The survey is also available online as a fillable form. Click here. Please take time to prayerfully reflect on your God-given gifts and how you might share them with the Lake Edge family and community. Our goal is to have Time & Talent forms from all LELC members by the end of September. Thank you. Ron Siggelkow, Ministry Support Liaison
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