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Sunday, February 18, 2018

First Sunday in Lent Worship at 8:00 & 10:30 am

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The Gospel for this Sunday:

Mark 1:9-15

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Journey Toward Baptism

On Ash Wednesday the church began its journey toward baptismal immersion in the death and resurrection of Christ. This year, the Sundays in Lent lead us to focus on five covenants God makes in the Hebrew Scriptures and to use them as lenses through which to view baptism. First Peter connects the way God saved Noah’s family in the flood with the way God saves us through the water of baptism. The baptismal covenant is made with us individually, but the new life we are given in baptism is for the sake of the whole world.

Celebrating Black History Month



by Countee Cullen
Locked arm in arm they cross the way
The black boy and the white,
The golden splendor of the day
The sable pride of night.

From lowered blinds the dark folk stare
And here the fair folk talk,
Indignant that these two should dare
In unison to walk.

Oblivious to look and word
They pass, and see no wonder
That lightning brilliant as a sword
Should blaze the path of thunder.

Walking 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago

February 18; 9:30 am in the Adult Ed Room

Presented by David & Anne Andert
Since the Middle Ages Christians have walked this ancient pilgrimage across northern Spain. Also called “The Way of Saint James” this long walk traverses incredibly beautiful scenery through the Pyrenees mountains and through tiny villages dotted with buildings, churches and bridges that date back as far as the 11th century. Come and hear why 278,000 people completed at least part of this pilgrimage last year. David and Anne Andert walked the Camino in fall 2016 and plan to return in 2018. It was a 40 day journey, and we know that whenever the number “40” appears in the bible, something significant is about to happen. If you’ve watched the movie, “The Way” with Martin Sheen, you’ve seen the path they walked. Warning: the Camino gets under your skin. You may find yourself making plans, too. (Anderts also started a chapter of “American Pilgrims on the Camino” here in Wisconsin.)

Looking Through an African-Centered Lens

Stephen Marsh

Presented by Rev. Stephen Marsh
At New Life Lutheran Church
7564 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison
4:00- 6:00 pm
Part II: Sunday February 18 The River of Struggle: Black Life in the Americas
Part III: Sunday, March 11 The Secret of Joy: How the Struggle Continues
Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

Lent Midweek Worship

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Thursdays, February 22; March 1, 8, 15 & 22; 7:00 pm

Our mid-week worship continues on Thursday evenings with prayer services. Our theme this year is “The Gospel from the Global Church.”

LELC Annual Spaghetti Dinner

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Fundraiser for Youth Program
March 11; 12:00-6:00 pm
Spaghetti, Meatballs, Veggie Sauce, Salad, Bread, Beverage and Cake! (Gluten Free Options) Suggested Donation $8

Wholistic Healing Book Study

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Please Note the Date Change!

March 20, 7:00 pm; Adult Ed. Room

At our next Wholistic Healing Book Study, Tuesday, March 20, we will view a meticulously documented and thoroughly comprehensive video about genetically modified organisms (GMO) made by the non-profit Institute for Responsible Technology (of Fairfield, IA) with input by more than 30 scientists.

"Genetic Roulette" is for anyone wanting to understand GMO technology and learn how to protect their families. We assume the FDA is protecting our health but the truth is that eating genetically modified (GM) food is a gamble that most of us don’t know we are taking. The biotech industry’s claim that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe is shattered in this groundbreaking video. There are dozens of health risks of ingesting commonly eaten GMO foods such as cancer, heart disease, auto-immune diseases, birth defects, autism, infertility, digestive disfunction, obesity, food allergies, and new diseases not seen before.

This does not even consider the damage being done to our environment by the chemicals used to grow GM crops which is a big part of the reason our insect population (now down by 50%) has decreased along with our birds and other wildlife. The benefits of buying organic start long before we eat our food.

The date of this meeting was changed because of a conflict. Please join us for this video and discussion at Lake Edge Lutheran Church, Madison.

Carnival for Christ Vacation Bible School Kick-Off


February 25; 3:00–5:00 pm

Join us for fun games including Face Painting, Ring Toss, Cupcake Walk, Bingo, Balloons with Boris and more! Rumor has it that there will be a Pie Throwing contest again. Tell your friends how much fun this was last year! Sign-up sheets for families interested in attending the carnival and those willing to volunteer are available. There are many ways to help make this a success! All proceeds will go toward VBS 2018.

Cristo Rey Scholarship Program

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Lake Edge has had a relationship with Cristo Rey in Santa Ana, El Salvador for 25 years. Several years ago we asked Pr. 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 the student to wear a uniform and have their own school supplies. The cost to send a child to school is about $100.00, 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 are cards in the fellowship area if you wish to donate in someone’s name as an alternative holiday gift.


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