Newsletter Join Us for Worship Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 am February 5, 2017: 5th Sunday After Epiphany The Gospel for this Sunday is Matthew 5:13-

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Join Us for Worship Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 am

February 5, 2017: 5th Sunday After Epiphany

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The Gospel for this Sunday is

Matthew 5:13-20 (Click Here to Read)


Light shines in the darkness for the upright, the psalmist sings. Isaiah declares that when we loose the bonds of injustice and share our bread with the hungry, the light breaks forth like the dawn. In another passage from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus, the light of the world, calls his followers to let the light of their good works shine before others. Through baptism we are sent into the world to shine with the light of Christ.

Funeral: Terry Gudmandsen

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Terry Gudmandsen passed away Friday, January 27, 2017. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 4 at 11:00 am at Lake Edge Lutheran Church. Visitation will precede the funeral from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the church. A luncheon will follow the funeral in Good Shepherd Hall.

RIC Sunday

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Sunday, February 5th

Did You Know? At LELC This Year, We Celebrate RIC Sunday today, February 5
Since 1974, ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation has advocated for the full welcome, inclusion, and equity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their Church, congregations, and community. Through our Reconciling

Pastor's Emergency Fund

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The Pastor’s Emergency Fund allows our pastors to give financial assistance to people in need.

The Worship Mission has designated the first Sunday of each month for designated donations to the fund. If you use the printed envelopes for your offerings, you will find a Pastor’s Emergency Fund envelope provided for each month. There are also designated “Pastoral Emergency Fund” offering envelopes in each pew. Simply put your name on the envelope and place it in the offering basket. In addition, loose cash from the offering on the first Sunday of the month will go to the Pastors’ Emergency Fund.

You are welcome to make donations to the Pastor’s Emergency Fund at any time, but we hope that focusing on one Sunday each month will help our pastors more consistently meet the needs of those in our community.

Sign Up Now for VBS Kickoff Event


February 26

Everyone - Children, Moms, Dads, Grandparents- join us for a Kickoff Event for VBS 2017 with Lake Edge and Christ the Solid Rock families! The event will take place February 26 in the afternoon. A sign-up sheet is on the church bulletin board. More details and the exact time will be communicated soon.

VBS Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are needed to help with the Kickoff Event on February 26 and to help with VBS during the week of June 12-15.


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Adult Education for February 5

Adult Education: Sundays at 9:30 am
February 5 we'll discuss the book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond.

East Side Ecumenical Blood Drive

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Blood Drive Monday February 6, 1:00-6:00 pm at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4011 Major Ave, Madison.

Call 800-733-2767 or visit for an appointment. Walk-ins welcome. As a thank you to those who donate, donors will receive the $5 Amazon Gift Card claim code offer. Donors will need to list an active email address to receive the claim code.

Building Bridges Book Study

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Wednesdays; 6:30 PM

At Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church

Christ the Solid Rock and Lake Edge continue joint studies with Mark Allan Powell’s book “Loving Jesus”. The first 25 people to sign up will receive a free copy. Please sign up on the bulletin board. See Linda Netteshiem for your book.

Why Was the Book of Romans Martin Luther’s Favorite Epistle?

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Bible Study January 12-February 23

“This book is really a chief part of the New Testament and is truly the purest Gospel … it is a bright light, almost self-sufficient to illuminate the entire Holy Scriptures” Martin Luther
As we begin the 500th year of the reformation, plan to join in a Bible study of the Book of Romans which was Luther’s favorite epistle (letter). Beginning January 12 and running for 7 weeks on Thursdays, the study times are 1-2:30 pm or 7-8:30 pm. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.


See you at church!