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Sunday, December 2, 2018

First Sunday of Advent: Worship at 8:00 & 10:30 am

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The Gospel for this Sunday:

Luke 21:25-36

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Coming Days

Advent is about the “coming days.” God’s people have always lived in great expectation, but that expectation finds specific, repeated enunciation in the texts appointed for these four weeks. The ancients anticipated a “righteous Branch to spring up for David.” The Thessalonians awaited “the coming of our Lord Jesus with all the saints.” Our Lord’s contemporaries hoped for the time “to stand before the Son of Man.” With them we eagerly await the coming days: another Christmas celebration, a second coming, and the advent of our Lord in word and supper.

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!

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.

Big Read “Trouble I’ve Seen” Author Drew Hart to Speak

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Saturday, Dec 1; 1:00-3:00 pm

Madison Christian Community
7118 Old Sauk Rd, Madison, Wisconsin 53717
Join Madison Christian Community for the culminating event of our ecumenical Big Read of “Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism”. The author, Drew G. I. Hart, will present on the themes of his book, calling us to deeper engagement in healing the wounds of racism and white supremacy in the context of the church. A freewill offering will go toward the cost of the event. Following Hart’s presentation, you’re invited to stay for a reception and book signing.
Copies of Drew’s book will be available for $10. Childcare will be provided from 1:00-3:00 pm. Five & under in the nursery. Older children will watch a movie related to the book theme. Youth are encouraged to attend Drew’s presentation. We plan to broadcast Drew’s presentation via Facebook Live on our public Madison Christian Community Facebook page.

All are welcome! Questions? Contact Pr. Sonja Ingebritsen,, or Pr. Nick Utphall,; or call Madison Christian Community at (608)836-1455.

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!

Sunday Adult Education: “Healing Trauma: Beyond Gangs and Prisons”

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December 2; 9:30 am; Adult Ed Room

Join us for this 23-minute documentary about “Homeboy Industries” in Los Angeles. Homeboy Industries helps people who have serious conviction records to get jobs and careers, using not only job training and counseling, but also therapy, respect, and love. This program points the way to end mass incarceration – if only we could replicate it all over the country. Watch this inspiring film and tell your friends about it.

Young At Heart Dinner

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December 9 at Noon
The Young at Heart dinner is Sunday, December 9, 2018 starting at 12:00 p.m. There will be entertainment by Rich Baumann. Please respond by December 1, 2018. If you have not received an invitation and are 65 years or older, call or text Nancy Pike at 608-332-4370 or email at

MOSES Meeting

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Sunday, December 2; 3:30-5:30 pm

The MOSES meeting this month will be at Prairie Unitarian Church, 2010 Whenona Drive. MOSES meetings are always interesting, with moving speakers and vital information about prison reform issues. Lake Edge is a member of MOSES. All are welcome to attend these monthly meetings.

Collecting Used Books at LELC

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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.


See you at church!

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