lake edge banner

Sunday, May 20, 2018

7th Sunday of Easter: Worship at 9:30 am

S20180520-PENT 01

The Gospel for this Sunday:

John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 (Click here to read)

Gift of the Spirit

On the fiftieth day of Easter we celebrate the Spirit, through whom and in whom the people of God are created and re-created. Pentecost is sometimes called the church’s birthday, but might more appropriately be called its baptism day, since the gift of the Spirit is the fullness of baptism. Ezekiel’s vision shows the Spirit resurrecting and re-creating not just individuals but a whole people. Romans makes it clear that God is in the process of re-creating the entire cosmos; yet the Spirit is also at work in the most intimate and personal way, praying in us “with sighs too deep for words” when we do not know how to pray.

Congregational Meeting This Sunday! May 20

gold been announcement

11:00 am

Please plan to attend this important meeting following worship. Your participation matters!

Childcare is available during the meeting

The Knit & Crochet Group Sent 31 Baby Blankets to Global Health Ministries


LELC Advocacy Survey


The Peace & Justice Mission's Advocacy work group is exploring social justice issues for the congregation to learn about and take action on in 2018. We want to hear from you!
Please take 1 minute to let us know your thoughts at

Church Directories

Directory Cover 1

Our new photo directories will be available at church on June 3 after worship. A suggestion of $5.00 per book to help defray the cost of printing will be requested.

Church And Family Fellowship Events


The Church & Family Mission is planning a variety of events in which everyone in the church can participate. Below are some events that you can help with. If there is an event you are willing to help plan or lead, please contact Nancy Pike at or 608-332-4370. Look for additional information in the following months. Look for the sign-up sheets on the bulletin board in Good Shepherd Hall. Here are some events you can expect: New Members Fellowship; Bike Around Monona & Stop for Ice Cream; Talent Night With Adults & Children; Hike Edna Taylor Conservation Park; Church Picnic: is August 19, 2018 following worship; Board Game Night

Meet, Greet & Eat Event on June 3; 11:00 am

Church and Family Fellowship and Membership Support are sponsoring Brunch in Good Shepherd Hall following worship. Food will be supplied by the two missions. Come share your experiences, memories, and old photos of LELC with our newest members. Sign-up for brunch on the bulletin board. Contact Nancy Pike at 608-332-4370 or

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

5036701148 image13

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.

Support VBS!

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

Garage Sale! An appeal to Lake Edge Lutheran Church members

garage sale

Do you have too much stuff in your house? Want to downsize your household? Don’t want to put in the work of doing your own garage sale? Let Lake Edge Lutheran Church members help you sell your household items either at the church or at your home for the benefit of the Finance and Property Mission. It’s easy! You pick the date, let us know what you want to sell, and we will do the rest. We will organize the sale, price the items for sale, and clean up after the event. Everything you want to dispose of will be sold or donated to others. Please call Jonathan Pike at 608-332-4371, Nancy Pike 608-332-4370, or the church at 608-222-7339 for more information. Please note we are not accepting items at the church at this time. Thank you for your help!


See you at church!

Powered by Mad Mimi®A GoDaddy® company