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Sunday, October 6, 2019

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

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The Gospel for this Sunday:

Luke 17:5-10

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A Little Faith

A little faith goes a long way is our Lord’s point in the gospel. A mustard seed’s-worth has miraculous potential. The patience, tenacity, and endurance required for the life of faith are the blessings received in water and the word (holy baptism), bread and wine (holy communion), the word read and proclaimed in this assembly. Anticipate them. Receive them with thanksgiving.

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Book of Faith Bible Study “The Book of Luke”

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Jesus’ Words, Actions & What They Say to Us

Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17; 1:00 & 7:00 pm.
The same session is offered from 1:00 to 2:30 pm and again from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Coffee, tea and a variety of treats will be available. Choose the time that fits your schedule best! Sign up now on the bulletin board and join us for a great study and conversation about the Gospel of Luke. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Learn More About LELC

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October 6, 13; 9:30 am

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This opportunity is for Anyone Who Would Like to Learn More About LELC, Interested in Membership or Just Wanting a Refresher!
We are excited to announce this new class for anyone interested in learning more about Lake Edge Lutheran Church. All who would like to share in this learning experience are welcome. If you are new to LELC, we look forward to getting to know you! If you are not new to LELC we encourage you to join us in this fresh exploration of who we are at LELC! Those who would like to become members of LELC will be received during a worship service on October 20.

Journey Through the Wilderness of Grief

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Wednesday, October 9 - December 4; 3:30 pm

I’ve had the opportunity to lead several grief support groups in the last several years, and I have been asked to facilitate a similar group ministry here at Lake Edge. My years of working as a nurse and as a pastor have helped me to develop an understanding of the power that grief has on us. If we don’t do the work of grief, if we don’t walk through the grief rather than around it, we deprive ourselves of having a full and loving life. Unresolved grief has a way of sneaking up on us and causing havoc in our lives. If someone significant in your life died, and you think you are still grieving, this is the place for you.
Our first session will be Wednesday, October 9th, beginning at 3:30 PM. The group will meet for 7 sessions, ending on December 4th. Please call the church office if you want to sign up. Pastor Martha Butzier

Open Forum: LELC Rental Property

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October 27 at 11:45 am; October 30 at 7:00 pm
Attention LELC Members! There will be an open forum at church on Sunday, October 27th, following the second service. If you are unable to attend the Sunday open forum, another one will be held on Wednesday, October 30th, at 7:00 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the sanctuary. The purpose of the open forum is to hear your ideas regarding the rental property currently owned by LELC. This is an important first step concerning the future of your church. See you then!

Reminder! This Friday: Come With or Without Your Favorite Pet to Support Our Blessing of the Animals

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Friday, October 4 at 6:00 pm

On Friday, October 4, the Feast Day of St. Francis, the patron saint of the environment and animals, Lake Edge is going to celebrate by having a Blessing of the Animals service. Bring your two, four, six, eight-legged friends to receive a blessing from Pastor Mae Jean. All animals and humans are welcome. Have a friend or neighbor with a pet ? Invite them to join us! Dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, hamsters -- let’s see what variety of animals we love. Do you or someone you know have an animal that would prefer to stay at home, like a fish, a shy cat or an animal that has difficulty getting around? Bring their favorite blanket, fish food, cat food to get blessed. Mice? Speak to the pastor about this!
For those that don’t own animals and those that do, here’s another way to participate. Bring a can of pet food or a monetary donation for the care of animals. We will collect these on Friday, October 4 at the service and the following Sunday, October 6, during worship. If you make a monetary donation at church, use one of the envelopes in the pews and designate for “Care of Animals.” All donations will be split between two non-profits, the Dane County Humane Society and the Heartland Farm Sanctuary out of Verona. The Heartland Farm Sanctuary can also use bread and peanut butter, which they use when giving medication to sheep or pigs, or canned pumpkin, which is given to the pot-bellied pigs. Find out more about these wonderful animal-loving organizations on their websites.
Please join us on Friday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m. We hope to have a lively bunch! Following the short service and blessing at 6:00, sandwiches or pizza will be delivered by approximately 6:30 for us to share food together and then get your pets -- and yourself -- safely back home! All-welcoming, all-inclusive. Don’t miss this! Hope to see you. Any questions, please contact Pastor Mae Jean, Deb Jenson or Laura Tollefson.

The Time & Talent Survey

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Thank you to the 88 people who have returned Time and Talent survey forms so far! We look forward to receiving forms from everyone else. Forms are available in the pamphlet rack by the “Jumbotron” and at LELC.org Thoughtfully complete and return forms to the church office. Click here for online forms.

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See you at church!

 
 
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