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Summer Worship at 9:30 am

July 16, 2017: Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

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The Gospel for this Sunday is

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23; Click Here to Read.


God’s word is like the rain that waters the earth and brings forth vegetation. It is also like the sower who scatters seed indiscriminately. Our lives are like seeds sown in the earth. Even from what appears to be little, dormant, or dead, God promises a harvest. At the Lord’s table we are fed with the bread of life, that we may bear fruit in the world.

From Outlaw Ranch

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Counselor, Angel, and camper baby Emmett participate in a joint activity at Outlaw Ranch.

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Outlaw Ranch Campers. We are enjoying the horses, classes, new friends and food here at Outlaw.

Meals On Wheels

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All Sundays in July

LELC is responsible for delivering meals all of the Sundays in July. We need 2 people to deliver each Sunday. One person drives and the other is the navigator. Meals are picked up at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church 5101 Schofield Street, Monona at 11:30AM. Enter the parking lot between the church and the school. The Market Street Diner van will be parked in a small lot to the right by the school. There is a shed next to the school in that same parking lot. Please put empty carriers in the shed. If you are running late, your meals will be in the shed. We are assigned route # 5. Please DO NOT take a different route. You will be given 2 delivery carriers. One for the hot food items and one for the cold food items. Each meal is labeled with the client’s first initial, last name and address. Do a quick count to be sure you have the same number of meals as is indicated on the upper right corner of your route sheet. For more information, call Lil Genskow at 224-0465, or Chris Maloney Dull at 358-5240. Thank you!

Bags for LWR School Kits are here!

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Pick Yours Up Today, Fill & Return by September 3, 2017!

Poverty stricken areas of the world do not have the essential supplies needed in their schools. Bags are provided for you to fill with these items: 4-70 sheet notebooks (no loose-leaf paper); 1-30-centimeter ruler (centimeter on one side ,inches on the other); 1-pencil sharpener; 1- blunt scissor (safety scissor); 1- eraser; 5-unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers; 5-ballpoint pens (no gel ink)- blue or black ink; 1-box of 16 or 24 crayons

Urgent Need for Blood Donations!

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Please Donate!

In recent days we have received frequent and urgent requests for blood donations from the Red Cross. Please sign up today for the blood drive at LELC. To make an appointment, see the details below.

Blood Drive Tuesday, August 1

Hosted at Lake Edge Lutheran
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
For an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit and enter sponsor code: EastMadisonSofP

Walk-ins are welcome! You can save up to 15 minutes when you donate blood by using RapidPass. Visit for more information.
Volunteers Needed!
Please volunteer to help with registration or with providing and serving snacks. Sign up today on the bulletin board for a 2 hour shift between 11:30 am & 6:00 pm and/or to provide snacks. You may also contact Fay Hanson at 222-7675.

Summer Choir!


Next: July 16

Interested in singing in the choir? Want to meet new friends, have fun and worship the Lord at the same time? Summer choir meets on the 3rd Sunday (July 16 & August 20) with rehearsal at 8:30 am in the choir room. All are welcome! Soli Deo Gloria!

“13th” Movie Screening


Wednesday, July 19; 6:30-8:30 pm

Overture Center, Promenade Hall

201 State St.

Free showing of the acclaimed “13th” documentary by director Ava DuVernay, arguing that slavery is being effectively perpetuated now through mass incarceration. The film features Angela Davis, Michelle Alexander, Bryan Stevenson and other respected leaders on race and mass incarceration. Questions? Contact Beth Racette, or (608)258-4169

Congregational Weekend at Mt. Morris

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August 25-27

Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center

Near Wautoma, WI

There's still room for you to attend the LELC Congregational Weekend at Mt. Morris! Information about lodging and activities is on the bulletin board. For more information, contact Mary Graper.
Weekend Theme:
Christa Fisher, Leader for Cross-Generational Learning Time
"Spend a weekend in nature exploring this divinely sanctioned space. Together we will explore and experience the gift of Sabbath, the joy of being without expectation. While there will be many opportunities for multi-generational learning and doing, nothing is required. You are free to spend yours days engaged in arts and crafts, biblical study, nature exploration, swimming, hiking, fishing, or simply lying in the sun, listening to the birds sing and the children laugh. This weekend is your Sabbath - it has been established so that you might experience rest and joy!”

New Member Class

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July 16

There will be one more class after 9:30 am worship on Sunday, July 16th, from 10:45 am-12:15 pm. We will receive our new members during worship on July 23rd. We would love to have you join our church family in July! Please free up these three Sunday mornings and become members of our church! Questions? Speak to a pastor.

Save These Dates!

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Please mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

July 25, 6:00 pm - Women's Summer Event: Potluck & Bible Study
August 1, 1:00-6:00 pm - Blood Drive at LELC
August 13, 6:00-9:00 pm - Annual Jazz Concert
August 25-27 - Congregational Weekend Away

See bulletins and newsletters for details!

Gifts Committee: Matching Gifts Needed

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At the recent congregational meeting, two special initiatives were approved to be funded through the gifts committee:
1) part time youth pastor for the next year
2) repair of the front rock wall and improving drainage near the front door to prevent water from reaching our elevator shaft and basement hallway.

The Gifts Committee will match donations to these projects. Please check the bulletin and June Dialogue for details about how you can contribute to these important initiatives.

As always, thank you for your support of these types of special initiatives through the gifts committee. Jim St. Vincent, Chairperson, Gifts Committee


See you at church!

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