Church Office Closed
The Church Office Is Closed and activities are canceled until further notice. We will contintue to monitor and re-evaluate the situation.Phone and Email Messages Are Being Closely Monitored. If You Have a Pastoral Emergency, Call 222-7339. Press 1 for the Pastor On Call. Your call will be forwarded to Pastor Martha Butzier.
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.
School Bags For Lutheran World Relief
It is that time of year when your support is needed for filling school bags! If you are new to Lake Edge, this is an outreach project where you can help by filling school bags with specific items that go to children around the world so they are better able to participate in school. You purchase items from a list to fill the bags. The bags are then returned to the church by the beginning of September. Box Car Loading Day is September 26 at the railroad yard where the bags are then shipped for distribution. With church not currently open, the Peace and Justice Mission will drop one or more bags at your doorstep, or you may pick up from Joan Martin. There are 165 School Bags to be filled and the contents are the same as in previous years. The Contents you purchase and put in your School Bags are as follows: (To keep uniformity it is very important to not add any additional items.)
4 70-sheet notebooks of wide or college-ruled paper (8" x 10 1/2")
1 ruler (one side 30-centimeter or one side inches)
1 Pencil Sharpener
1 Blunt Scissor
5 Unsharpened #2 Pencils with erasers
5 Ballpoint pens (blue or black ink-no gel ink)
1 Box of Crayons (16 or 24)
Can we fill 165 school bags during a pandemic when we are not meeting in person on a regular basis? Yes, we can!
To receive your bags, let us know how many you want by doing one of the following:
Email or text Deb Jenson at firstname.lastname@example.org (920-296-1688)
Call Joan Martin (608-444-2982)
Call Sharon Kreul (608-222-7115)
Let us know when your bag is ready for pickup and we will make arrangements to get it from you, or stay tuned as we move forward with future decisions on reopening the church building.
Thank you so much for your generosity and compassion.
The Peace and Justice Mission
Please join us for worship online at our YouTube Channel. You will find it at https://bit.ly/3amB2nE and on our web site at LELC.org. We encourage you to worship on Sunday morning after our live fellowship time. On the YouTube channel, you will be able to see how many other people are worshiping with you!
Worship With LELC on the Telephone!
You can call in and listen to LELC worship on your phone! Any kind of phone will work. Call 1-833-273-2540. This is a toll free number.
Worship on DVD
If online worship is difficult for you, or if you don't have the technology for online worship, you may still be able to watch our worship videos! We are able to provide our worship services on DVD. If you have a DVD player connected to your TV, you can pop in the LELC worship DVD and watch it like a movie DVD. Please contact Chris Anderson in the church office at
608-222-7339 ext. 22; or email Chris at email@example.com.
Fellowship Before Worship
Zoom at 9:00 am
Grab your coffee and sign-in to Zoom at 9:00 for our weekly LIVE Sunday morning fellowship time. Join online at https://zoom.us/j/93180190780?pwd=MWZ1ek45cERObEJKdkZRcFBsR2tSQT09
Meeting ID: 931 8019 0780
+1 312 626 6799 (You only need to dial "1" if calling from a landline. Use the key pad to enter the meeting ID and password)
We may be physically separated for a time as we shelter in our homes, but we are still a community united in the love and the Grace of God!
Centering Prayer: Zoom
Sundays 10:00 am
We meet for about 45 minutes doing a brief check-in, a 20 minute sit (silent prayer) followed by discussion of a daily reading from "The Daily Reader for Contemplative Living" based on excerpts from the works of Father Thomas Keating, one of the three architects of centering prayer. Meeting details on the calendar. Click here
Salvation Army Summer Kettle
July 30, 2020 at Metro Market
Every year, The Salvation Army helps nearly 30 million people; roughly one person per second! Please contact Chris Maloney to sign up for one of the one hour shifts below. To sign-up or for questions contact Chris Maloney: 608-358-5248 or firstname.lastname@example.org
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm; 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm; 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Winsome Widows' Luncheon
On Hiatus While Sheltering at Home
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.
This Week and Beyond