Did You Know?
4.1 million U.S. citizen kids have at least one undocumented parent. That’s nearly 1 in 15 U.S. citizen kids with a parent who could be deported. By very conservative estimates, more than 5,000 American citizen children are in foster care because a parent was deported. 66% of adult undocumented immigrants have lived here for more than 10 years. There are practical fixes that can keep families together now. An estimated 1 in 4 undocumented immigrants might qualify for a visa or legal permanent residency. With legal services, undocumented immigrants could find out if they could be eligible for some form of legal status.
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 with a goal of 115 Kits.
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
Summer Worship Time
May 21-September 3 at 9:30 am
We kick off our Summer worship schedule with Music Appreciation Sunday on May 21! We will worship together at 9:30 am each Sunday through Labor Day.
Music Appreciation Sunday
Sunday, May 21 at 9:30 am
Join us for worship May 21 at 9:30 am for Music Appreciation Sunday! Enjoy choirs, handbells, and the children as they offer music throughout the service. Music Appreciation Sunday marks the end of the regular choir year. This will also be the first Sunday of our summer worship schedule.
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 Book Study
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM at Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church
Christ the Solid Rock and Lake Edge continue our joint studies with Mark Allan Powell’s book “Loving Jesus”. The first 25 people to sign up will receive a free copy of “Loving Jesus”. Please sign up on the bulletin board.
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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