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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Worship Online

Second Sunday of Easter

Worship Online at the LELC YouTube Channel. Click here.

Worship will be posted by Sunday morning
You will find worship on: YouTube,, and on our Facebook Page.

For the health and safety of our community of faith, the church council has made the decision to offer online worship temporarily instead of gathering physically on Sunday mornings in the church building. At this time, worship will be offered online March 29 and April 5. The council will continue to monitor the situation and re-evaluate as is prudent.

 The Doubting Thomas by Carl Heinrich Bloch Ugerlse Kirke

The Gospel for this Sunday:

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Peace Be With You

In this week's gospel the risen Christ appears to the disciples and offers them the gift of peace. Even amid doubts and questions, we experience the resurrection in our Sunday gathering around word and meal, and in our everyday lives. Throughout the coming Sundays of Easter the first two readings will be from the Acts of the Apostles and the first letter of Peter. Even as the early Christians proclaimed the resurrection, we rejoice in the new birth and living hope we receive in baptism.


Here to Help

Martha Butzier

If there are things you need help with during the time of social distancing, please let Pastor Martha know. No problem is too big or too small. She is available by phone 734.883.4564 or email She is pretty good at troubleshooting problems that arise. Call her. She would love to hear from you!

Your Offerings: Mail In or Give Online

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Click Here for Online Giving

Please remember that you have the option of making your weekly offerings online at the Online Giving link above. You are also welcome to mail your offerings to the church at 4032 Monona Dr. Madison, Wi 53716. Church staff is monitoring mail, phone messages and email messages. Your mailed offerings will be received safely.
Thank you!

Spring Clean Up Challenges


It is necessary for us to cancel the Yard Clean Up Event that was scheduled for April 18. That doesn't mean we can't meet the challenge of caring for our grounds in another way! Instead of coming together all at once, we are inviting you to drop by the church to do a little bit of yard clean up when you can. Please follow Social Distancing protocol. If someone else is at LELC working in the yard, please plan to come back another time.
Volunteers are asked to bring their own yard tools since there won't be anyone at the church to give access to the church's yard tools. There will be a tarp on top of the blue sand barrel by the Hegg Ave. entrance, so the yard waste can be dragged over to the curb on Hegg Ave. for the city to pick up. Thanks. Jeff

Dialogue Article Deadline & Distribution


Dialogue Articles Due Sunday, April 26

Once again, the Dialogue will be emailed to everyone for whom we have an email address. Please watch for it at the end of April! Only those for whom we do not have email addresses will receive a copy through USPS. If you don't receive your copy in either format, please contact Chris in the church office at or call 608-222-7339 and leave a message on extension 22.

If you have items for the Dialogue, please submit them by Sunday, April 26 to Chris at Thanks!

Devotional Booklets

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If you are wanting a copy of "Christ in Our Home" daily devotional, please give us a call or email us in the office and we will send a copy to you. Tell us if you need large print or regular print.

Do the Five Things

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Help Stop Coronavirus

1 HANDS Wash them often
2 ELBOW Cough into it
3 FACE Don't touch it
4 FEET Stay more than 3ft apart
5 FEEL sick? Stay home

What Are You Doing to Cope During Safer-At-Home?

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Some folks have been sharing their ways of coping during this time of social distancing. Chuck Martin shares what he and Joan are up to. What are you doing to cope?

The days keep passing by. Let me tell you about last Friday, March 27th. About 1 pm, Joan decided to look for a “Thinking of You” card in our stash of cards at home, which are kept in a 48 inch tall cabinet by 18 inches deep. This cabinet has 6 drawers, in which 4 of them contain Birthday cards, Sympathy cards, Get Well cards, Thinking of You cards and Thank You cards, which she thought were kept in somewhat of an order. Well, she was mistaken. It took her until 8:30 pm that night to establish an order that will satisfy her. We did break at 5 pm for supper as our favorite place for fish, “The Outpost” in Cottage Grove, was offering Cod and Perch with fries, cole- slaw, with a bun and a slice of lemon as a take out. It was good.
Saturday, Joan got some stamps and spent a few hours addressing cards to some of our shut-ins and put them in the mail. Me, Chuck, my hours were spent securing a place in our “Great Room” where I can record a couple of sessions of Confirmation material for our young people, which I did on Sunday afternoon after worship on line with a church in Ohio. Our favorite place to go after church on Sunday is the “Village Café” in Cottage Grove. They are open on Saturday and Sunday for take-out from 8 am until 1 pm- so of course I went there to purchases 2 BLT’s on toast with American Fries.
Chuck Martin

Mental Health Wellness During Challenging Times


Below is a link to tips provided by the therapists and counselors at Lutheran Counseling and Family Services of Wisconsin. Tips include dealing with Anxiety, Feelings of Isolation & Depression, and Children.

Click here for tips from Lutheran Counseling and Family Services of Wisconsin.


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