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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Third Sunday of Advent: Combined Worship at 9:30 am

With Children's Christmas Program

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The Gospel for this Sunday:

Luke 3:7-18

Click Here to Read.

Great Joy

The presence of the Lord “in your midst” in the wonder of the holy supper is cause for singing. The nearness of the Lord in prayer, in every circumstance, is cause for rejoicing. The coming of one “more powerful” than John, even with his winnowing fork in his hand, is good news—and cause for exultation—for us who are being saved. Great joy is the tone for the third Sunday of Advent.

Annual Congregational Meeting

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Sunday, December 16 at 11:00 am

There will be one, combined worship service at 9:30 am on this day, followed by our Annual Congregational Meeting at 11:00 am. Please plan to attend.

Worship on December 16 will include the Sunday School Christmas Program.

Sunday School Christmas Program

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December 16

During Worship at 9:30

Join us for one combined worship service on December 16 and experience the joy and wonder of Christmas as our Sunday school children present their annual Christmas program.

Welcome Pastor Zelle!


Interim Pastor Mae Jean Zelle began her time with us last Sunday. Please introduce yourself to her and give her a warm welcome!

Return Your Promise of Giving Cards & Auto-Giving Forms


The vibrant ministry of Lake Edge Lutheran Church is possible because of your generous donations! The Stewardship Team asks you to reflect on your giving to the church, and consider how you might increase that giving for 2019. Your volunteer time, gifts-in-kind, estate gifts, and weekly offerings are all greatly appreciated. If you have not yet returned your 2019 Promise of Giving card, please do so as soon as you are able. Thank you for your continued support of your faith community!

Christmas Sweater/Ugly Christmas Sweater Sunday

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December 16; Worship at 9:30 am
This is a busy Sunday with the Christmas pageant and the Congregation Meeting. We want you to be comfortable so Church and Family Fellowship declares today to be “Ugly Christmas Sweater or Christmas Sweater Sunday”.

Cristo Rey Scholarship Program

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Make your donation to the Scholarship Fund Today!

Scholarship Funds Will Be Sent in January
Funds Will Be Sent to Cristo Rey in January
Lake Edge has had a relationship with Cristo Rey in Santa Ana, El Salvador for 25 plus years. Several years ago we asked Pastor Carlos how we could help them. He said the best thing we could do was to provide an education for the children. Education is not mandatory and requires that the student wear a uniform and have their own school supplies. The cost to send a child to school is about $100.00 which is about a month’s income for a family. Every fall Lake Edge members provide scholarship funds, which are wired to Cristo Rey in January before the start of their school year. We have been able to support around 150 children each year. Some of the children have actually been able to pursue educational opportunities after high school. If you wish to participate in this program, please identify your donation as Cristo Rey Scholarship. There will be cards in the fellowship area if you wish to donate in someone’s name as an alternative holiday gift.

Collecting Used Books at LELC

I Love Outlaw Ranch

Book Sale Fundaiser for Outlaw Ranch Family Camp
If you have books you no longer read or want, please donate them to the church. The Outlaw Ranch family campers will organize and re-sell them in February. So, bring the books to church and put them in the “book” bin in the coat room. If you have them in a labeled-bag or a labeled-box, please leave them by the bin. Thank you.

Dialogue Deadline Wednesday, December 19


Please submit articles and information for the January Dialogue no later than Wednesday December 19. This early deadline will allow us to get the Dialogue out on time over the Christmas and New Year holidays.

2018 Year End Giving

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Any donations you wish to have credited to your 2018 giving record must be in to the church office by noon on December 31, 2018.


See you at church!

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