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Sunday, April 15, 2018

3rd Sunday of Easter: Worship at 8:00 & 10:30 am

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The Gospel for this Sunday:

Luke 24:36b-48

(Click here to read)

Word & Meal

The gospel for the third Sunday of Easter is always one in which the risen Christ shares food with the disciples, meals that are the Easter template for the meal we share each Lord’s day. In today’s gospel, Jesus both shares the disciples’ food and shows them the meaning of his suffering, death, and resurrection through the scriptures: the two main elements of our Sunday worship.

Sunday: Bishop’s Election Forum


Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2:00pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery; 4200 Co Hwy M, Middleton

Each pre-identified person participating in the pre-assembly discernment process will have a short time to speak at the beginning. Next, a moderator will rotate questions among the group. Some of the questions will be preselected. You are encouraged to bring a question with you or submit on the day of the forum. A limited number of questions will be selected the day of the forum. Please note these are pre-identified persons and not nominated candidates. The nomination process will begin with the first ecclesiastical ballot of the bishop’s election at the Synod Assembly on May 5, 2018. All of the ten pre-identified persons have submitted detailed biographical information and can be found at
Our own Pastor Katya Ouchakof is a candidate and will be participating in these forums!

Meet Interim Youth Ministry Coordinator


Friday April 13th from 6-8 pm

This event is hosted by Samantha Lee to share her vision for youth ministry at Lake Edge and to give you the opportunity to ask questions before her position is up for vote at the May congregation meeting. All are welcome including children (there will be activities to help keep them entertained). Light refreshments will be provided.

New Financial Manager

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Linda Brown is the new Financial Manager for Lake Edge Lutheran Church. Please welcome Linda Brown as the new part-time Financial Manager for Lake Edge Lutheran Church. Linda is a retiree from full-time work and comes to Lake Edge with nearly 40 years of experience in the accounting and human resources fields. In her spare time, Linda also teaches accounting at Lakeland and Madison College.

Please Return Keys

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Return Keys All who have completed their terms on Council and Missions are asked to please return your LELC keys to the church office. We have a limited number of keys and need to distribute them to our current lay leadership. Thank you!

Book Study: "Just a Sister Away"

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Thursdays; April 12, 19, 26, & May 3

1:00 or 7:00 pm
This study explores Biblical lives of Biblical Women, thinking about how our understandings of our relationships within God’s creation are affected by our cultural understandings. This book has great insights that are, and are not, explicit in the Bible stories.

How to Get the Book:
Currently, the book is out of print, and hard to get. We have obtained 13 so far. However, Books are available for NOOK from Barnes and Noble here: [click here], and for KINDLE Amazon here, [click here.]

If we’re willing to confront the fact that some Biblical stories are horrendous, the Bible can give us a lot of insight about where oppression of women (and men) starts, but also, how we can change it through a deeper, and broader, understanding of God’s love.

Adult Education: ELCA Women & Justice Social Statement

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April 15, 22, & 29

Pastor Katya will lead this study. You can read the statement ahead of time here: at

East/West Conference Spring Gathering of the Women of the ELCA


Saturday, April 14; 8:30 am Registration

Please join our Spring Gathering at Lake Edge Lutheran Church , 4032 Monona Dr., Madison. Registrations begins at 8:30am and our morning program begins at 9:00 am. There is no registration cost. We will have a presentation on the Transition Education Program in the Madison School District. This program works with students who experience homelessness. These students face barriers to housing, racism, human trafficking and simple challenges of survival. This program works to identify, advocate and support homeless students and their families. Also, Hildy McGown from Advent Lutheran Church will give a short presentation on the Lutheran World Relief quilts, kits and where they go. We will end the morning with a salad luncheon. Please bring a dessert to pass (one for every two attendees). RSVP the number attending to Terry Anne at or for questions contact Polly Carter at

Interfaith March For Peace & Justice!

WI Faith Voices for Justice

April 29, 2018

Gather at 3:15, Kick-Off at 3:30
The Catholic Multicultural Center
1862 Beld St, Madison, WI 53713
Celebrate the diversity and lift up the unity of our faith communities, as we affirm religious freedom and condemn all acts of violence and harassment against people based on race, color, beliefs, or place of origin. *
Volunteers Needed: to make signs before the March, to set up before and clean up after at the CMC; and to be peacekeepers on the march route. For those who prefer not to march, please meet us at 4:15 at the Catholic Multicultural Center for food, music, words of inspiration, and good conversation! Co-Sponsors include: Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, Catholic Multicultural Center, Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, Call for Peace Drum and Dance Company, To learn more, volunteer, or to RSVP, email: or visit our web site (click here).

Lake Edge Lutheran Church Scholarships


The Gifts Committee awards annual scholarships to Lake Edge members. The order of priority for these scholarships is:
1. A member attending an ELCA seminary for a Masters of Divinity degree and pursuing ordination in the ELCA;
2. A member attending an accredited institution of higher learning for a two-year or four-year undergraduate degree.
Students are eligible to receive an annual scholarship a maximum of four times.
2018 Lake Edge Scholarship Application Procedure
The deadline for applications is June 4, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. Download the application procedure details by clicking here.


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