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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Baptism of Our Lord: Worship at 8:00 & 10:30 am


The Gospel for this Sunday:

Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

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Remember Your Baptism

The Baptism of Our Lord cannot help but recall our own and all baptismal blessings. We recall and celebrate our adoption as daughters and sons, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the promised company of almighty God when we “pass through the waters . . . the rivers . . . fire.” On this day the heavens open again for this assembly, and we receive the gift of the beloved Son of God in bread and wine.

Rides to Worship


At Lake Edge, we are working with Madison Metro to provide Para-transit service to transport seniors to and from worship on Sundays. This service will be provided by LELC at no cost. Pick up an application for your self, or for someone you know who would benefit from this program. Applications are available under the Jumbotron or click here.The application process includes an in-person needs assessment which we will arrange to have scheduled at Lake Edge Lutheran. Return applications to D'neece Hettrick, Jan Johnson or the church office by as soon as possible.

Recycle the Warmth Blanket Drive

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LELC Collecting Blankets & Bedding Now!

St. Vincent de Paul provides hundreds of needy people in Madison and surrounding communities with good-quality recycled and new bedding. LELC is one of dozens of area churches that participate in this drive. All the bedding we collect or purchase during this drive will be given away during the next 12 months to needy individuals and families who come to the Center for Vincentian Charity (2033 Fish Hatchery Rd, Madison) seeking assistance from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Shopko is a huge sponsor of this drive. Shopko offers blankets at a good price. Please bring your donations of new or gently used blankets and bedding during the month of January to church. There is a RECYCLE THE WARMTH barrel next to the nursery door. Contributions from LELC will go to St. Vincent’s the last weekend in January. Questions: 608-358-5248

Adult Education January 13 & 20

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9:30 am In the Adult Ed Room

January 13: We welcome 2 recently-returned Young Adults in Global Mission. Miriam Bohlmann-Kunz and Nate Zimdars will share their experiences as YAGMs in Hungary and Senegal, respectively. This program of the ELCA invites recent college grads into a year of service. Many of them, including our own Pr. Katya, find themselves called to ordained and commissioned ministry, citing this experience as formative.

January 20
One year to the day before his assassination, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached a sermon denouncing the Vietnamese war, especially its disproportionate effects on young black men. Even many of his liberal allies turned against him after this sermon, now referred to as "The Vietnam War Speech." If you’ve never heard it, or you’ve heard it many times, this compelling message is full of contemporary relevance. Join us to listen to it together and discuss at the January 20th adult education time.

Offering Envelopes

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Offering Envelopes are ready for pick-up in the fellowship area. Envelopes are available to everyone who filled out a pledge card and is not enrolled in the automatic giving program. If you do not find a packet of offering envelopes with your name and you would like to receive envelopes, please turn in a pledge card with your name and address. You can choose to complete other information on the card as you wish. Cards are available under the Jumbotron.

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.

Join us for Book of Faith Bible Study

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“The Book of Luke”

Thursdays, January 17, 2019 —February, 24, 2019; 1:00 to 2:30 pm & 7:00 TO 8:30 pm
Luke brings us the intimate details of Christ’s ministry and word to us for living our life. Join us for the study. Sign up on the bulletin board. Refreshments will be served.

Lutheran World Relief Personal Care Kits

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We are now collecting items for this year with a goal of 150 Kits. For January, we are focusing on donations of Bath Towels (20” x 40” to 52” x 27”, light weight, dark colors recommended). The other items in the kit are: Nail Clippers; Toothbrush (adult size only); Combs (sturdy); Soap (Bath-size- 4oz to 5oz size - 2 bars per kit). A basket is provided for your donations on the bookcase in the Library hallway. Thanks for your help. Global Outreach.


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