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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Third Sunday After Epiphany: Worship at 8:00 & 10:30 am


The Gospel for this Sunday:

Luke 4:14-21

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The glory of the Lord is revealed in the reading of scripture. People stand at attention. People weep. People prostrate themselves in prayer. The unity of the church is another reflection of the glory of God. Most gloriously, the promises of God are fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ. Gather round. Listen up. Glimpse the glory of God.

Rides to Worship


At Lake Edge, we are working with Madison Metro to provide Para-transit service to transport seniors to and from worship on Sundays. This service will be provided by LELC at no cost. Pick up an application for your self, or for someone you know who would benefit from this program. Applications are available under the Jumbotron or click here.The application process includes an in-person needs assessment which we will arrange to have scheduled at Lake Edge Lutheran. Return applications to D'neece Hettrick, Jan Johnson or the church office by as soon as possible.

Recycle the Warmth Blanket Drive

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LELC Collecting Blankets & Bedding Now!

St. Vincent de Paul provides hundreds of needy people in Madison and surrounding communities with good-quality recycled and new bedding. LELC is one of dozens of area churches that participate in this drive. All the bedding we collect or purchase during this drive will be given away during the next 12 months to needy individuals and families who come to the Center for Vincentian Charity (2033 Fish Hatchery Rd, Madison) seeking assistance from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Shopko is a huge sponsor of this drive. Shopko offers blankets at a good price. Please bring your donations of new or gently used blankets and bedding during the month of January to church. There is a RECYCLE THE WARMTH barrel next to the nursery door. Contributions from LELC will go to St. Vincent’s the last weekend in January. Questions: 608-358-5248

Adult Education “Healing Trauma: Beyond Gangs and Prisons”

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9:30 am In the Adult Ed Room

January 27
Racial Justice Team presents the film “Healing Trauma: Beyond Gangs and Prisons” documenting the amazing work of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, an organization that trains and places returning prisoners for good jobs, and provides other helps with transition to normal life, such as therapy and tattoo removal. Whether you missed the original LELC showing in December, or you will be viewing it for the 2nd time, you will find this film moving and powerful!

Offering Envelopes

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Offering Envelopes are ready for pick-up in the fellowship area. Envelopes are available to everyone who filled out a pledge card and is not enrolled in the automatic giving program. If you do not find a packet of offering envelopes with your name and you would like to receive envelopes, please turn in a pledge card with your name and address. You can choose to complete other information on the card as you wish. Cards are available under the Jumbotron.

Cristo Rey Scholarship Program

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Make your donation to the Scholarship Fund Today!

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

Outlaw Ranch Fundraiser News

I Love Outlaw Ranch

Order Deadline is Monday, January 28
The Butterbraid pastry order-form is on the bulletin board. Order your favorite delicious flavor today or next week. It will be delivered to you on Feb. 10th. It comes frozen so you can thaw and raise it overnight and bake it in the morning. Yummy. Thank you for helping the Outlaw campers in this way.

Join us for Book of Faith Bible Study

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“The Book of Luke”

Thursdays, January 17, 2019 —February, 24, 2019; 1:00 to 2:30 pm & 7:00 TO 8:30 pm
Luke brings us the intimate details of Christ’s ministry and word to us for living our life. Join us for the study. Sign up on the bulletin board. Refreshments will be served.

Lutheran World Relief Personal Care Kits

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We are now collecting items for this year with a goal of 150 Kits. For January, we are focusing on donations of Bath Towels (20” x 40” to 52” x 27”, light weight, dark colors recommended). The other items in the kit are: Nail Clippers; Toothbrush (adult size only); Combs (sturdy); Soap (Bath-size- 4oz to 5oz size - 2 bars per kit). A basket is provided for your donations on the bookcase in the Library hallway. Thanks for your help. Global Outreach.

Human Trafficking & Our Youth: Free Event

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February 10; 1:30-4:30 pm; Fitchburg Library 5530 Lacy Rd

Featuring Teresa Flores, Human Trafficking Survivor, Founder of S.O.A.P. (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution)
This program is appropriate for audiences Middle School to Adult. Panel Discussion includes: Theresa Flores; Roger Baker, Madison Detective knowledgeable about local trafficking issues; Jodi Emerson, state legislator and previous executive director of “Fierce Freedom” in Eau Claire; Young Madison Woman, A trafficking survivor; Madison Parent of a trafficked child.

Special Thanks from the 2019 King Coalition


Many thanks to the Lake Edge Lutheran Church congregation and community for the warmth and hospitality you demonstrated at the 2019 Annual Ecumenical Service. Because of your willingness to co-host the event with Christ, the Solid Rock Church and your embrace of Dr. King's dream of social justice, we were able to glimpse the possibility of a beloved community and a shared humanity. By creating opportunities for fellowship among persons of various faiths and ethnicities, we all benefit and gain understanding. Thank you again for supporting this event.
MLK Coalition
Co-chairs: Ed Lee and Dr. Gloria V. Hawkins


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