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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost: Worship at 8:00 & 10:30 am

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The Gospel for this Sunday:

Mark 9:30-37

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Today we hear James warn against selfish ambition, while the disciples quarrel over which one of them is the greatest. Jesus tells them the way to be great is to serve. Then, to make it concrete, he puts in front of them an actual flesh-and-blood child. We are called to welcome the particular children God puts in front of us, to make room for them in daily interaction, and to give them a place of honor in the assembly.

Congregational Meeting September 23; Noon

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The Finance and Property Mission proposes to finance not more than $120,000.00 for critical and essential repair and replacement for the heating and cooling system and roof repair. Agendas available under the Jumbotron.

Children & Youth Education Update


9:15 am Sunday School and Confirmation
Sunday School and Confirmation classes have been underway for two weeks! Are you wondering about what our youth are learning? You can check out the curriculum websites for more information:
Sunday School -Teaching Kids the Heart of Worship! from Spirit and Truth Publishing
Confirmation - Colaborate: Lutheran Confirmation Curriculum from Augsburg Fortress
Do you still need to register a child for education at Lake Edge? Registrations forms are available under the Jumbotron or All are welcome!
Please complete and return to the church office, or give to Ann Ahearn.
Confirmation Registration, please email Sam Lee at

Adult Education


Join us at 9:30 am in the Adult Education Room

September 23: “Faces of Incarceration” Have you ever met someone who spent time in prison? “Faces of Incarceration: Changing the Narrative” is the theme of the portrait exhibit on display at LELC through September. Six paintings are here from the original 50 that were shown at the Overture Center in July 2017. Brief stories give a glimpse into the portrait subjects’ road back to community. It is an invitation to see the larger picture of their journey. Pat Dillon curated the original exhibit and wrote the stories after interviewing the individuals in the paintings. The paintings were done by numerous Madison artists. Bring your questions and comments to the discussion with former jail chaplain John Mix, one of the artists, will speak, as will one of the featured portrait subjects.

Rides to Worship Needed

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Are you able to give someone a ride on Sunday Mornings? There are a few parishioners and visitors who would like to join us at Sunday worship but do not have transport. We would like to develop a list of possible drivers and their preferred service area. Call the church office and speak to the front desk volunteer to sign up, or email Chris at

Volunteers Needed!

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With the beginning of the school year on the horizon, our need for volunteers for children and youth ministry is growing! Are you able to help our youngest members grow in faith? We are looking for volunteers for the following:
- Sermon activity time leader (10:30 worship)
- Play time volunteers (9:15-9:30 on Sundays)
- Nursery assistants (10:30 worship)
- Chaperones for youth events & field trips
- Substitute teachers (9:30-10:20 on Sundays)
Help is also needed with behind-the-scenes work, such as periodically cleaning the toys that kids use, refreshing supplies in classrooms, etc.
If you are interested in helping with any of these volunteer opportunities, please be in touch with Pastor Katya (, Sam Lee ( or Ann Ahearn ( It takes a village to raise our children!

Walking the Bible: Book of Faith

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Thursdays, September 20-27; October 4 & 11

1:00 pm and 7:00 pm Each Day
The next Book of Faith Bible study will take us on a journey by land through the five books of Moses with a video that takes us from the birthplace of civilization (Mesopotamia) to Mt. Ararat to Harran to Egypt and then back to the Promised Land. It took the Israelites 40 years but we will do it in four sessions, led by Pastor Stephen.
When you read the Bible, have you ever wondered what the landscape looked like? How high are the mountains? What was the Dead Sea like when Lot’s wife looked back? Where is the Reed Sea that Moses crossed? Here is your opportunity to see what the land looks like from the comfort of our own adult learning room. Sign up on the bulletin board.

Church Directories

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Our new photo directories are available at church following worship and in the church office during the week. A suggestion of $5.00 per book to help defray the cost of printing will be requested.

Music On The Lawn

Chance Allies

Jazz performance by “Chance Allies”

This Concert will in Support of the Madison Area Jail Ministry Saturday, September 29; 4-6 pm Rain or shine, food carts, and Just Bakery will offer great food options. Westminster Presbyterian Church 4100 Nakoma Rd. Madison. $10 suggested donation


See you at church!

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