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Sunday, November 10, 2019

22nd Sunday After Pentecost: Worship at 8:00 & 10:30 am


The Gospel for this Sunday:

Luke 20:27-38

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Live It Up

We worship on the first day of the week because our Savior was raised on that day. Every Sunday is a little Easter. This Sunday feels more like Easter than many as the appointed texts celebrate the reality of the resurrection. Live it up this Lord’s day. Our God is the God of the living.


Adult Education: Sunday, November 10

Chapter 01

Film- “Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian” at 9:30 am

Join us for this documentary about Charles Eastman, or Ohiyesa, a member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux (Dakota) tribe of South Dakota. “He is considered the first Native American author to write American history from the Native American point of view.”(Wikipedia)
Ohiyesa was separated from his father and siblings during the Dakota War of 1862. They were thought to have died, but he was reunited with his father and brother John, who returned when Ohiyesa was about 12. His father had become convinced that to survive, Native Americans had to take up white people’s ways. So he took his family and set up a homestead. Ohiyesa took the English name of Charles Eastman; ultimately he went to college and became a physician. He wrote many books to explain Native American culture to white people and preserve it for his own people. One book, called “The Soul of the Indian”, tells about Native American spirituality and religion.
Charles Eastman also helped Ernest Thompson Seton, a Canadian naturalist, to start the Boy Scouts and imbue the organization with Native American technology and lore. He did his best to promulgate a respectful understanding of Native Americans among white people, and to transmit a reverence for nature.
The documentary was made recently by his great-granddaughter to honor and preserve his memory. The film will begin on time at 9:30 a.m., and run until close to 10:30. Please come a early!

The Ministry Evaluation Task Force needs your input!

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Beginning Sunday, November 10, the Ministry Evaluation Task Force (MET) will be kicking off a series of “Questions of the Week”. We want to encourage every voice to be heard, as we work together to hear and understand God’s call for our ministry together moving forward!
This Sunday’s question is: “In one or two words, what keeps you coming back to Lake Edge Lutheran Church?” You will have the opportunity on Sunday to submit your answer in writing. You may also submit your response via email to if you prefer or if you will not be present on Sunday.

Who’s Week Is It, Anyway?

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It seems there is some confusion over how our two pastors are fulfilling their two three-quarter time positions. We know, sometimes pastors who work part-time arrange to be present every Sunday and just work a day or two in the office. This was not ever our arrangement with our pastors. From the outset we agreed that they will be serving three-quarter time by serving three of every four weeks – where a week includes four weekdays and a Sunday. This means that about half the time both pastors are here. And the other half of the time one or the other is away. A color-coded schedule for September to December has been posted.

Admittedly, when you look at that calendar, it does seem a little irregular. This is due to three factors: 1) both pastors had pre-existing commitments that needed to be met, 2) Pr. Mae Jean had gone extended periods without vacation in the spring and summer, and 3) both pastors are trying to be present for major events of the church calendar. We are all working together to make sure pastoral leadership is provided as seamlessly as possible. It is a learning process for us all. So let us extend a little grace to one another and thank you for your patience as we go.

Yours in Christ,
The Pastoral Support Committee

65th Anniversary & Re-dedication of Original Building


Sunday, November 17

Following worship on November 17, join us for a luncheon and short program commemorating the 65th Anniversary & Re-dedication of the Original Church Building. Please fill out a response card found in the Fellowship Area and drop it in the clear box, or add your name to the sign up sheet on the bulletin board. Deadline is Thursday, November 14. Nancy Pike 608-332-4370 or email This event is in lieu of the Young at Heart Dinner normally held in December.

Scandinavian Specialties Baking Day!


Wednesday, November 13 at 9:00 am

This is our one special baking session for Scandinavian Specialties. Please join us in the church kitchen, and bring your equipment including krumkaker electric grills, rosette irons and sandbakkel tins. We’ll have flour, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and almond extract, cardamom, etc. Come join us and share the fun of how it’s done! Sign up on the display in the Fellowship Area.

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Journey Through the Wilderness of Grief

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Wednesdays, Now Through December 4; 3:00 pm

Note Time Change from 3:30 to 3:00 pm
I’ve had the opportunity to lead several grief support groups in the last several years, and I have been asked to facilitate a similar group ministry here at Lake Edge. My years of working as a nurse and as a pastor have helped me to develop an understanding of the power that grief has on us. If we don’t do the work of grief, if we don’t walk through the grief rather than around it, we deprive ourselves of having a full and loving life. Unresolved grief has a way of sneaking up on us and causing havoc in our lives. If someone significant in your life died, and you think you are still grieving, this is the place for you.
Our first session will be Wednesday, October 9th, beginning at 3:00 PM. The group will meet for 7 sessions, ending on December 4th. Please call the church office if you want to sign up. Pastor Martha Butzier


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