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Sunday, January 26, 2020

3rd Sunday After Epiphany: Worship at 8:00 am 10:30 am

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The Gospel for this Sunday:

Matthew 4:12-23

Caught in the Net

Jesus begins his public ministry by calling fishers to leave their nets and follow him. In Jesus the kingdom of God has come near. We who have walked in darkness have seen a great light. We see this light most profoundly in the cross—as God suffers with us and all who are oppressed by sickness, sin, or evil. Light dawns for us as we gather around the word, the font, and the holy table. We are then sent to share the good news that others may be “caught” in the net of God’s grace and mercy.


The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith

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Thursdays, January 23 - February 27

Offered Twice each Thursday at 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm; Sign up now!
The Book of Faith will present a book study of “The Heart of Christianity” by Marcus Borg. Pastor Martha will lead the study. Used books will be available for $2 each.

The Ministry Evaluation Task Force (MET) Question of the Week

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Thank you for your responses to the questions! It has been an effective way to get your input. This is our last “question of the week”.

For this week, please prayerfully consider and then reply to the following: “What do you feel is God's call for our ministry together at this time? Who are we (LELC) and why are we here?”

We encourage you to respond to last Sunday’s question if you haven’t had an opportunity: “Keeping in mind our mission and ministries, what staff do you believe will best serve the needs of Lake Edge Lutheran Church? Please comment on the number of pastors and the need for other types of professional staff.”

The question sheets will be available on Sunday. You may also submit your response via email to if you prefer or if you will not be present on Sunday. Your email is confidential.

Styrofoam Recycling Notes

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Please place ONLY STYROFOAM in the containers noted for Styrofoam recycling (in the upstairs cloakroom). No other recyclable materials (such as other plastics, paper, or glass) should be deposited in this container. Other recyclable materials go in the blue recycling containers, or any container marked just “Recycling.”
Thank you to those of you who are recycling Styrofoam by putting it in the Styrofoam recycling containers. Please make sure any Styrofoam containers you put in are completely clean and free of any food residue. Styrofoam that is contaminated with food residue or anything else won’t be recycled. Almost all of the Styrofoam that has been put in so far has been nice and clean. Good job, folks, and keep it up! Care of the Earth Committee of the Peace and Justice Mission

Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Chili Fundraiser


Sunday, January 26, at 2 pm

Pre-orders available. $6 per person, includes all the fixin’s. With soda and dessert.” Call 608-395-8393 to pre-order. CTSR is now located right up the street, sharing the building with Lake Edge UCC, 4200 Buckeye Rd.

LELC Global Outreach: Personal Care Kits

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Collecting Bath Towels in January

We are collecting items for Lutheran World Relief Personal Care Kits. Included in the kits are items: One light or medium weight bath size towel (20” x 40” to 52” x 27”) – dark colors recommended. Two bath-size bars of soap (4 to 5 oz.) (Any brand in original wrapping). One adult-size toothbrush in original packaging. One sturdy comb (remove packaging). One metal nail clippers (remove packaging). A basket is available on the bottom shelf of the bookcase across from the bulletin board for your donations. Last year Lake Edge sent 174 Personal Care Kits to Lutheran World Relief. Thank you for your support and contributions.

Recycle the Warmth Blanket Drive

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January 24-26, 2020

St. Vincent de Paul annually provides hundreds of needy people in Madison and its surrounding communities with good-quality, recycled and new blankets and bedding. Lake Edge is one of dozens of area churches that participate in this drive annually. All the bedding we collect or purchase during this drive will then be given away during the next twelve months to needy individuals and families who come to the Center for Vincentian Charity (2033 Fish Hatchery Road in Madison) seeking assistance from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Please bring your donations of new or gently used blankets and bedding during the month of January to church. There will be a RECYCLE THE WARMTH barrel located just outside of the nursery door. Questions: contact Anita Grue at or 608-698-0345.


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