Newsletter Summer Worship at 9:30 am Begins May 21 Join Us Every Sunday this Summer at 9:30 am May 21, 2017: 6th Sunday of Easter Music Appreciati

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Summer Worship at 9:30 am Begins May 21

Join Us Every Sunday this Summer at 9:30 am

May 21, 2017: 6th Sunday of Easter

Music Appreciation Sunday

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The Gospel for this Sunday is

John 14:15-21 Click Here to Read.

Spirit of Truth

Jesus does not leave his followers orphaned. Through the Holy Spirit Jesus comes to abide with his disciples of every generation. As Pentecost draws near, we are reminded that the risen Christ dwells in us as the Spirit of truth. We receive this Spirit in baptism and pray that in our gathering around the Lord’s table the Spirit will transform us to be the body of the risen Christ in the world.

Confirmation Journey Garage Sale May 19 & 20!

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May 19, 12:00-3:00 - LELC Member Pre-Sale

May 20, 8:00-3:00 - Open to the Public

The confirmation class is hosting a “garage sale” to raise funds for summer camp. Are there things you’d like to get rid of? Please donate them to the garage sale. Are there things you need? Please shop at the garage sale!

You Can Help!

There are opportunities for you to help, as well!
Pricing: You can help with pricing anytime you are available, and Good Shepherd Hall is unoccupied. Pricing supplies will be available on the stage with the donated items.
Work a Shift: We need lots of volunteers! Please consider helping out for a shift of two hours or more Friday or Saturday.
Donate Snacks: Our workers will be hungry. Consider providing a dozen cookies or a bowl of grapes to feed our famished youth!
Contact: Please contact Christa Fisher with questions or to volunteer. and 332-9424.

See the May issue of The Dialogue for details! Click Here

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.

Lake Edge Scholarships

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Deadline May 31, 2017

Please See the May issue of The Dialogue for Details
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The Gifts Committee awards annual scholarships to Lake Edge members. Applications are now available. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2017. The Gifts Committee will make the final decision on awarding scholarships. This decision will be made based on academic merit, need, and involvement in church, community and school activities. Successful applicants may reapply in future years for a maximum of four times, but are not guaranteed a renewal. for more information, please email Paul Searles at

Bread for the World Offering of Letters

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The Bread for the World offering of letters is happening now. Each year we hand write letters to our Congress people to urge them to pass legislation that will end world hunger and poverty. Encourage your congressional representatives to ensure funding for SNAP, WIC, and other programs that accomplish this goal. Look for a sample letter to be handed out in the near future as well as more information.

African-Centered Presentations

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Pastor Stephen will share the work and learning from his Doctor of Ministry studies entitled "African-Centered Religious Thought and Ministry".
Sunday May 21 at 11:00 am at CTSR
We are invited to share worship with Christ the Solid Rock celebrating Pastor Everett Mitchell’s 5th anniversary as pastor, and to experience and share worship in an African American context. This service will follow our Music Appreciation Sunday celebration in our own Lake Edge sanctuary at 9:30 am.
Thursday May 25 at 1:00 & 7:00 pm
We will share Bible study and discussion at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday May 28 at 9:30 am
We will spend some process time together after our 9:30 am worship.
All are welcome to participate in all or parts of these scheduled events. Pastor Stephen would be glad to engage in conversations that would help expand understandings about congregational efforts and goals concerning these presentations and projects.

Vacation Bible School Giving Tree


We are blessed to be offering Vacation Bible School again this year, in partnership with Christ the Solid Rock Church! You are invited to help “sponsor” part of the program. Help fill our giving tree during the month of May!

Examples of sponsorship opportunities include:
* $10 will buy reusable water bottles for 10 kids;
* $15 will purchase a VBS theme t-shirt for a child;
* $20 will support a counselor’s meals for a day;
* $100 will provide a day of lunches & snacks for the kids;
* Any amount can be given to furnish art and craft supplies.

In fact, no amount is too small or too large; any gift is appreciated! The above are just suggested options. Your gifts can be given the next four Sundays. Look for the giving tree in the narthex! Any gifts given in excess of expenses for 2017, will be carried forward to help support VBS in 2018, when we are expected to receive less funding from the church. And, if you cannot contribute monetarily, we would welcome your time and talents, as we are still in need
of volunteers!

Facebook Event Feature

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One of the cool features about Facebook is the ability to create "Events" to announce activities and opportunities at LELC. Members of Facebook can "Share" Facebook events with others to help spread the word. Church staff members create our Facebook events and postings. If you think an upcoming event would benefit from being posted on Facebook, please contact the church office.

May Artist of the Month: Confirmation Journey Students


Confirmation students share their photo display, "Signs of Spring" in the library.

Gifts Committee: Matching Gifts Needed

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At the recent congregational meeting, two special initiatives were approved to be funded through the gifts committee:
1) part time youth pastor for the next year
2) repair of the front rock wall and improving drainage near the front door to prevent water from reaching our elevator shaft and basement hallway.

The Gifts Committee will match donations to these projects. Please check the bulletin and June Dialogue for details about how you can contribute to these important initiatives.

As always, thank you for your support of these types of special initiatives through the gifts committee. Jim St. Vincent, Chairperson, Gifts Committee


See you at church!