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Sunday, April 29, 2018

5th Sunday of Easter: Worship at 8:00 & 10:30 am

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The Gospel for this Sunday:

John 15:1-8 (Click here to read)

The Vine

This Sunday’s image of how the risen Christ shares his life with us is the image of the vine. Christ the vine and we the branches are alive in each other, in the mystery of mutual abiding that we read of in the gospel and the first letter of John. Baptism makes us a part of Christ’s living and life-giving self and makes us alive with Christ’s life. As the vine brings food to the branches, Christ feeds us at his table. We are sent out to bear fruit for the life of the world.

Young Adult Gathering

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Wednesday,May 6; 7:00 pm

Glass Nickel Pizza

Get to know other young adults in their 20's and 30's. We meet the first Wednesday of each month, in the basement room at Glass Nickel. Food or drinks are on your own.

Please Return Keys

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Return Keys All who have completed their terms on Council and Missions are asked to please return your LELC keys to the church office. We have a limited number of keys and need to distribute them to our current lay leadership. Thank you!

Book Study: "Just a Sister Away"

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Thursdays; April 26, & May 3

1:00 or 7:00 pm
This study explores Biblical lives of Biblical Women, thinking about how our understandings of our relationships within God’s creation are affected by our cultural understandings. This book has great insights that are, and are not, explicit in the Bible stories.

How to Get the Book:
Currently, the book is out of print, and hard to get. We have obtained 13 so far. However, Books are available for NOOK from Barnes and Noble here: [click here], and for KINDLE Amazon here, [click here.]

If we’re willing to confront the fact that some Biblical stories are horrendous, the Bible can give us a lot of insight about where oppression of women (and men) starts, but also, how we can change it through a deeper, and broader, understanding of God’s love.

Adult Education: ELCA Women & Justice Social Statement

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April 29

Pastor Katya will lead this study. You can read the statement ahead of time here: at

Spring Yard Cleanup: New Date, April 28


The Most Exciting Event That Will Happen this Spring!!!

April 28; 8:00 - 10:30 am
The lawn and gardens for the church and rental property need to be cleaned up in time for the mowing season. When many people help, it is fun and very doable. Everyone that can please pitch in and do what you can. We will rake, cut back brush, pull a few weeds, mulch what we can and take the leaves and brush out to the street (Hegg Avenue). Please bring rakes, clippers, pruners and wheelbarrows if you have them. Cleanup followed by a light lunch. Sign up on the bulletin board. See you there.

Interfaith March For Peace & Justice!

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April 29, 2018

Gather at 3:15, Kick-Off at 3:30
The Catholic Multicultural Center
1862 Beld St, Madison, WI 53713
Celebrate the diversity and lift up the unity of our faith communities, as we affirm religious freedom and condemn all acts of violence and harassment against people based on race, color, beliefs, or place of origin. *
Volunteers Needed: to make signs before the March, to set up before and clean up after at the CMC; and to be peacekeepers on the march route. For those who prefer not to march, please meet us at 4:15 at the Catholic Multicultural Center for food, music, words of inspiration, and good conversation! Co-Sponsors include: Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, Catholic Multicultural Center, Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, Call for Peace Drum and Dance Company, To learn more, volunteer, or to RSVP, email: or visit our web site (click here).

Lake Edge Lutheran Church Scholarships


The Gifts Committee awards annual scholarships to Lake Edge members. The order of priority for these scholarships is:
1. A member attending an ELCA seminary for a Masters of Divinity degree and pursuing ordination in the ELCA;
2. A member attending an accredited institution of higher learning for a two-year or four-year undergraduate degree.
Students are eligible to receive an annual scholarship a maximum of four times.
2018 Lake Edge Scholarship Application Procedure
The deadline for applications is June 4, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. Download the application procedure details by clicking here.

Vacation Bible School

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Registration Is Open for VBS 2018

VBS Dates: June 11-14, 2018
It is official, Vacation Bible School will be June 11–14, 2018! VBS is for children that have completed Kindergarten through 5th Grade. This is will be another joint adventure for Lake Edge and Christ the Solid Rock. A sign-up sheet and registration forms are on the bulletin board. Sign up early! There is a limit of 36 children.

It Takes a Village, Please Help!

Volunteers are needed during the week of VBS! There is a sign-up sheet available in the Fellowship Area. Let’s all work together to make this year another success, we will need volunteers from both Lake Edge and Christ the Solid Rock.

Support VBS through The Giving Tree!!

Watch for another opportunity to support Vacation Bible School. During the month of May a Giving Tree will be available. Choose a leaf and donate to fund specific areas or for use as needed; examples include snacks, lunches, tuition, t-shirts. Any amount is appreciated, thank you in advance for your support!!

Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak To Preach at Lake Edge

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Sunday, May 13

The Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak, renowned anti-apartheid activist, liberation theologian, and author will be our guest preacher at Lake Edge on Sunday, May 13 (Mother’s Day) for both worship services. Dr. Boesak was the lead professor for Pastor Stephen’s South Africa DMin studies in January.

Dr. Boesak (pronounced BOO-sak) has been an ordained minister in the Dutch Reformed Church since 1968. He has served the church in various ecumenical positions, including as President of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches. Under his leadership, this Alliance declared apartheid a sin and a heresy in 1982.

In 1983, Dr. Boesak led the formation of the United Democratic Front, which would grow into the largest, nonviolent, non-racial, anti-apartheid political party in the history of the South African freedom struggles. He worked with President Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Rev. Manas Buthelezi, and a whole array of national and international leaders to end apartheid.

On Sunday May 13, Dr. Boesak will preach for both worship services, and in-between, from 9:30-10:15 will lead an informal and interactive discussion in the sanctuary on the Church in South Africa and its role in the country’s freedom struggles. Later that afternoon, from 4:00-6:00 pm, Dr. Boesak will give a presentation on A Recipe for Racial Reconciliation: The Main Ingredients at New Life Lutheran Church, 7564 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison. This presentation will be sponsored by the Racial Equity Task Force of our own South-Central Wisconsin Synod of the ELCA.

All the presentations are free and open to the public. All are welcome!

Automatic Giving: Easy and Convenient!

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If you wish to enroll in our automatic giving program or make changes to your current automatic giving, please fill out an automatic giving form. You will find new forms on the table under the Jumbotron. Please place completed forms in the Finance Manger’s mailbox.


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