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4032 Monona Dr., Madison, WI 53704
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Office Hours:  M-Th 8:30-4; Friday 8:30-Noon

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Did You Know?
April is National Arab American Heritage Month
Arab Americans and Americans of Middle Eastern heritage have a long history in the United States. They are U.S. military heroes, entertainers, politicians and scientists. They are Lebanese, Egyptian, Iraqi and more. Yet the representation of Arab Americans in the mainstream media tends to be quite limited. Arabs are typically featured on the news when Islam, hate crimes or terrorism are the topics at hand. Arab American Heritage Month, observed in April, marks a time to reflect on the contributions Arab Americans have made to the U.S. and the diverse group of people who make up the nation’s Middle Eastern population.

Congregational Meeting
Sunday, April 23
The meeting will follow worship. We will have one combined worship service at 10:30 am.

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)
     Nail Clippers
     Toothbrush (adult size only)
     Combs (sturdy)
     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

Ecumenical Lent Worship
Thursday Evenings at Lake Edge Lutheran Church
Thursdays March 9- April 6 at 7:00 pm
Holden Evening Prayer with Holy Communion; Theme: Reform
Click here for details and more worship options.

Easter Flower Garden
A spring garden will be “growing” in our sanctuary on Easter morning. To be part of this garden you can order from a selection of plants including daffodils, tulips, mums and lilies. An Altar Guild member will be present in the fellowship area to take your orders on March 19 & 26. The cost of the plants is $16 and prepayment is requested with your order. The Lake Edge Altar Guild thanks you for your continued support.

LELC Spring Clean Up
April 8, 9:00-11:00 am
Sign Up Today! It is time to rake, pick up debris, mulch, pull weeds and other exciting activities. The confirmation kids have already committed, come join them! Unable to do yard work? You can help organize and help with snacks. Rain date is April 22. Sign up on the bulletin board.

Schenk Weekend Nutrition Program
March/April 2017: Volunteers Needed
LELC partners with 4 neighboring churches to provide weekend snack bags for children at Schenk Elementary School who are on the free/reduced lunch program. We need volunteers to help with shopping, packing and delivering to the school. Shopping dates: March22, 28 & April 5 at Hy-Vee at 10 am. Packing dates: March 23, 29 & April 6 at Lake Edge Moravian at 3:30 pm. Delivery dates March 24, 30 & April 7 at 9 am. Please sign up on the bulletin board to help with this important project. For info contact Chris Maloney, 608-222-8519, chrisvmaloney@yahoo.com or Lil Genskow, 608-332-8339, lil.gen@icloud.com.

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.

LELC Business Cards
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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