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Sunday, January 19, 2020

2nd Sunday After Epiphany: Worship at 8:00 am 10:30 am

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The Gospel for this Sunday:

John 1:29-42

Come and See

Today’s gospel opens with further reflection on Jesus’ baptism. He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world and the one anointed by the Spirit. In the liturgy we come and see Christ revealed among us in word and meal. We go forth to invite others to come and worship the Holy One and to receive the gifts of grace and peace made known among us.


The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith

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Thursdays, January 23 - February 27

Offered Twice each Thursday at 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm; Sign up now!
The Book of Faith will present a book study of “The Heart of Christianity” by Marcus Borg. Pastor Martha will lead the study. Used books will be available for $2 each.

The Ministry Evaluation Task Force (MET) Question of the Week is back!

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Thank you for your responses to the questions! It has been an effective way to get your input. These will conclude after two questions during January.

This Sunday’s question is: “Keeping in mind our mission and ministries, what staff do you believe will best serve the needs of Lake Edge Lutheran Church? Please comment on the number of pastors and the need for other types of professional staff.”

You will have the opportunity on Sunday to submit your answer in writing. You may also submit your response via email to if you prefer or if you will not be present on Sunday. Your email is

Styrofoam Recycling Notes

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Please place ONLY STYROFOAM in the containers noted for Styrofoam recycling (in the upstairs cloakroom). No other recyclable materials (such as other plastics, paper, or glass) should be deposited in this container. Other recyclable materials go in the blue recycling containers, or any container marked just “Recycling.”
Thank you to those of you who are recycling Styrofoam by putting it in the Styrofoam recycling containers. Please make sure any Styrofoam containers you put in are completely clean and free of any food residue. Styrofoam that is contaminated with food residue or anything else won’t be recycled. Almost all of the Styrofoam that has been put in so far has been nice and clean. Good job, folks, and keep it up! Care of the Earth Committee of the Peace and Justice Mission

Martin Luther King Jr. Observances


Friday, January 17- Monday, January 20

Please take not of the events planned in recognition and celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Several events can be found on the King Coalition Facebook page at

Healing Racism Workshops

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January 19 from 11:45 am to 1:30 pm
Are you angry about racial inequality? Do you just feel bad about racism and seem to be stuck? Madison’s Grace Episcopal Church offers a series of 4 two-hour workshops where you can share your feelings and frustrations, and learn practical strategies to help yourself and your community. We will talk about how racism is learned and how it grows. Come share with others in a safe space, challenge yourself, and practice reactions to real-life incidents. Using current books and articles, we will guide discussions to help you move from confession to transformation. We provide printed materials for future reading. Workshops and a light lunch are free, but we gladly accept donations. January 19th is the first workshop, followed by 3 more workshops in February and March. We are located on the Capitol Square, 116 West Washington Ave. See the Grace Episcopal website: under Outreach, and click on “When the Diagnosis Is Racism,” or visit our Facebook page. Call 255-5147 for more information.

Recycle the Warmth Blanket Drive

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January 24-26, 2020

St. Vincent de Paul annually provides hundreds of needy people in Madison and its surrounding communities with good-quality, recycled and new blankets and bedding. Lake Edge is one of dozens of area churches that participate in this drive annually. All the bedding we collect or purchase during this drive will then be given away during the next twelve months to needy individuals and families who come to the Center for Vincentian Charity (2033 Fish Hatchery Road in Madison) seeking assistance from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Please bring your donations of new or gently used blankets and bedding during the month of January to church. There will be a RECYCLE THE WARMTH barrel located just outside of the nursery door. Questions: contact Anita Grue at or 608-698-0345.

LELC Global Outreach: Personal Care Kits

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Collecting Bath Towels in January

We are collecting items for Lutheran World Relief Personal Care Kits. Included in the kits are items: One light or medium weight bath size towel (20” x 40” to 52” x 27”) – dark colors recommended. Two bath-size bars of soap (4 to 5 oz.) (Any brand in original wrapping). One adult-size toothbrush in original packaging. One sturdy comb (remove packaging). One metal nail clippers (remove packaging). A basket is available on the bottom shelf of the bookcase across from the bulletin board for your donations. Last year Lake Edge sent 174 Personal Care Kits to Lutheran World Relief. Thank you for your support and contributions.


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