Did You Know?
Did you know that Sunday School began as a way to teach working children to read and write? In the late 1700s, many children in working-class families would work 12 hours a day, leaving no time for school or other pursuits. By offering an education on Sundays, when factories were closed, church leaders helped generations of working children learn to read and write and have a basic knowledge of the Bible.
2017 Pride Parade, Sunday, August 20
Thank you for filling School Bags for Lutheran World Relief. We purchased 250 pre-made bags. 162 Filled Bags have been returned and already packed into boxes for shipping on October 7, 2017. Thanks to Sharon Kreul, Lil Genskow, Judy Davidson and Joan Martin for their help in going through each bag and packing in boxes. Thank you for your generous donations for the Personal Care Kits. We are now currently able to put together 140 Personal Care Kits.
You Do Make a Difference!
Last year we sent to Lutheran World Relief: 224 School Kits, 113 Personal Care Kits, and 93 Quilts. Thank you for your continued support. Your Global Outreach Mission
Hurricane Harvey Relief
Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast of the United States on Aug. 25, 2017, threatening millions of people with multiple days of heavy rain, winds and rising tides. While many have evacuated, thousands of people may be housed in shelters for an extended period of time. Lutheran Disaster Response’s affiliate is actively present, collaborating with community leaders and officials to initiate the proper responses, particularly the long-term recovery efforts. Lutheran Disaster Response will be there to accompany those affected through every phase of this disaster. We invite you to stand by our neighbors on the Gulf Coast during this time. Your financial gifts allow our church to provide help and hope for those left homeless or otherwise affected for years to come. Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response, designated for "Hurricane Response – United States" will be used entirely (100%) for this disaster until the response is complete. Together, we can help provide immediate and long-lasting support. Give today to support the needs in this response and others like it. Thank you for your generosity! Make checks payable to Lutheran Disaster Response and mail to:
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Gifts Processing Center
PO Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116
Or call 800-638-3522
Or visit http://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response
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
Thursday, October 12 at 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 9 at Noon
The pastoral support committee is hosting two congregational forums concerning the preaching at Lake Edge over the past three years, and its relationship to our congregational Vision Statement. The forums will be held Thursday, October 12, from 6:00-6:45 pm; and Thursday, October 19, from 12 noon-12:45 pm in the sanctuary. All congregational members are welcome to attend. There will be three guided questions that will help to frame the discussions. The questions are available for those who prefer or need to provide written opinions. The questions can also be found on our website and can be responded to on line, click here. The impetus for these forums is connected to Pr. Stephen’s Doctor of Ministry work. However, it is also a wonderful opportunity for you to be heard concerning the preached word at Lake Edge. Please consider being a part of this effort. A big “thank you” from Pr. Stephen to all who are able to participate.
21st Century Teens
Monday, October 23; 6:30–8:00 pm
MissRepresentation – A film addressing the sexualization of girls and women and the impact this has on individual development and relationships. 21st Century Teens is a monthly meeting for adults who are concerned about our teens. The fourth Monday of each month, we will gather for a presentation and conversation on topics related to youth and the realities of living as a teen today.
Preparing to be Partners:
Conversations on Being White
Tuesdays, October 3 - November 14 at 7:00 pm
St. Anderw's Episcopal Church
Part of the challenge of engaging the racial disparities in Madison involves our willingness, and our ability, to get to know, and learn to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of color. You are invited to participate in a series of conversations at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1833 Regent St. on the history and cultural identity of white people in the US. The series began Oct. 3 with a lecture by Dr. Damon Sagnani, Assistant Professor of African Cultural Studies at UW, teaching a course called “The Problem of Whiteness.” This course focuses on how race is experienced by white people and how institutional racism is consciously and unconsciously perpetuated. Those who wish to explore the issues further will meet the following six Tuesdays (Oct. 10-Nov. 14); 7 to 9 pm. To make sure we have enough materials for the later sessions, sign up with Leanne Puglielli at Leanne.email@example.com or call 608-886-3737.
It’s Lefse Time!
Preparing for the WELCA Fall Bake Sale
Please join us in making lefse for our 2017 Fall Bake Sale. It’s not just a ladies outing, men are invited, too. Come and help us peel, pat, roll and bake!
October 20 and October 21
November 3 and November 4
Our Delicacy Baking Day is Wednesday, November 15.
The Fall Bake Sale is Saturday, November 18.
New Bible Study for Circles
Deborah Circle meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm; contact Doreen Davidson 770-5194.
Salome Circle meets on the second Tuesday of the month at church at 7:00 pm; contact Terry Anne Taylor 223-9807.
Rhoda Circle meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm; contact Sharon Kreul 279-2814.
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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