Did You Know?
On August 18, LELC celebrates 20 years as a Reconciling in Christ Congregation! Since 1974, ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation has advocated for the full welcome, inclusion, and equity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their Church, congregations, and community. Currently, there are about 740 RIC communities, however there are nearly 10,000 congregations in the ELCA making RIC communities in the vast minority at less than 8%. Let us continue to encourage our friends and relatives to advocate for this important ministry within their own congregations!
Gifts Committee Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to our student scholarship recipients: Steven Beczkiewicz, Kristin Brunsell, Jessica Swan, Moze West, Ziema West. They will be recognized during worship on Sunday, August 6 at 9:30 am. Please come to wish them well!
Personal Care Kits
Last year, Lake Edge sent 113 Personal Care Kits to LWR (Lutheran World Relief). We are now collecting items for this year.
There are only five items in the Personal Care Kits:
Bath Towel (20”x40”to52”x27” new, light weight, dark colors recommended)
Toothbrush (adult size only)
Soap (Bath-size- 4oz to 5oz size - 2 bars per kit)
Any of these items would be appreciated. The basket for these items is on the bookcase shelf leading to the library. Thanks for your help. Global Outreach.
Knitters & Crocheters
This year, 2016, we knit more mittens, hats, and scarves than ever before. Our grand total of Hats distributed this year was 324. All were given to people who didn’t have proper cold weather protection including children and youth in Head Start and 4K through elementary school; and adults. We have just distributed hats, scarves and mittens to 5 different Elementary schools in Madison including Glendale, Hawthorne, Lowell, Schenk, and Lindburgh schools. From this total, D’neece Hettrick’s Operation Fresh Start group also received hats and mittens. Residents of the Triangle (located in the area of Regent, S. Park Street, and W. Washington Ave) along with adults at the Jail, River Food Pantry, Belmont Nursing Home, and Karmenta Nursing Home received sets of Hats and scarves. And sets of Hats and Mittens were given to a 4-K Head start program in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This year, we have sent 65 baby blankets and 22 baby hats to Global Health Ministries (Minnesota) which they send to their Global Partners in developing countries. And we had lap robes or prayer shawls available in November. Some are still available in the Luther room (off the Library) just help yourself. We have been busy. We also knit Baby Hats for our Lake Edge babies. Thanks to funds from Thrivent and one of our knitters, Judy Davidson has purchased yarn. Yarn that you have donated has also been put to great use. Thank you.
We meet every Monday at 1 pm in the Library. All are welcome. If you can’t meet at this time, patterns and yarn are available. Contact Bonnie Gudmandsen or Joan Martin. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.
Texas Roadhouse Donates 10% of Your
Purchase to LELC
Come in to Texas Roadhouse in Madison every Sunday with your church bulletin and we will donate 10% of your food purchases back to LELC each month! 4841 Annamark Drive, Madison WI 53704
2017 Vacation Bible School
Summer Worship Time
Through September 3 at 9:30 am
We will worship together at 9:30 am each Sunday through Labor Day.
Fall Worship Schedule
Beginning Sunday, September 10
Join us for worship at 8:00 and 10:30 am. Christian Education for all ages will also begin September 10 at 9:30 am.
Summer Sundays at 8:30 am
Centering Prayer is a contemporary name for the practice that Jesus refers to as “prayer in secret” in the Sermon on the Mount. It responds to the invitation in Psalm 46:10, which reads “Be still and know that I am God.” It is a practice of simply opening oneself to God, consenting to his presence and the transformation process. With no direct cause and effect, its sole purpose is to deepen one’s relationship with God. What happens is not in our control nor our motive for practicing Centering Prayer. If you have questions, Ron and Judy invite you to come to the class to ask them. Contact Lucy Gibson 608-221-3258. We meet at 9:30 am during the school year and 8:30 am during the summer.
Building Bridges Bible Study
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM at Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church
Christ the Solid Rock and Lake Edge continue our joint Bible studies every Wednesday at Christ the Solid Rock, 1502 Parkside Dr., Madison, WI, 53704.
Available in the Office or Under the Jumbotron
Now it is easier to tell others about the joy you experience at Lake Edge, invite others to worship on Sundays or to attend a special events. Pick up a few LELC business cards to share with friends, neighbors, co-workers, and strangers-become-acquaintances you meet on life’s journey. Ministry Support
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