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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost: Worship at 9:30 am

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The Gospel for this Sunday:

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

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Self Care

Mark’s gospel makes clear how great was the press of the crowd, with its countless needs to be met, on Jesus and his disciples. Yet in this week's gospel Jesus advises his disciples to get away and rest, to take care of themselves. Sometimes we think that when others are in great need we shouldn't think of ourselves at all; but Jesus also honors the caregivers’ need. We are sent from Christ’s table to care for others and for ourselves.

Come to the MOSES Picnic!

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Thursday, July 19 from 5-8:30 pm

Burrows Park on Lake Mendota, just off Sherman Avenue
Did you know Lake Edge Lutheran is a member of MOSES? MOSES is the Dane County branch of a very effective prison-reform organization that has branches all over the country and the State of Wisconsin. MOSES does great work in helping draw attention to and affect legislation on criminal justice issues.

MOSES has meetings once a month with extremely interesting programs. But this month, MOSES is having a potluck picnic at Burrows Park on Lake Mendota, just off Sherman Avenue. You’re invited to enjoy a weekday evening family picnic with MOSES at the park on Thursday, July 19 from 5-8:30 pm. There is a requested donation to help offset costs and serve as a minor fundraiser. Fun children’s activities will occur!

Look here to find the invitation and sign up!

Bright Stars of Bethlehem Comes to Madison


You won’t want to miss these talks by Mitri Raheb on July 24-25!

Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb is President of Bright Stars of Bethlehem and founding President of Dar al-Kalima University of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem. Former senior pastor of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, and the most widely published Palestinian theologian to date, Dr. Raheb is the author of 17 books, including The Cross in Contexts: Suffering and Redemption in Palestine.

Dr. Raheb will speak on Hope in the Shadow of the Wall on Tuesday, July 24 at 7 pm at First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive.

Also on Wednesday, July 25 he will present with Rev. Everett Mitchell on The Black Church and Palestinian Theologies: Intersections of Faith in the Face of Empire, at Christ the Solid Rock Church, 1502 Parkside Drive.

Church Directories

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Our new photo directories are available at church following worship and in the church office during the week. A suggestion of $5.00 per book to help defray the cost of printing will be requested.

New Member Classes


Sundays July 15 & 22

There will be one hour new member classes on the above listed Sundays, at 11:00 AM. It is important to attend all three sessions. On Sunday, July 29, we will receive new members during worship. We would love to have you join our church family in July. Please free up these four Sunday mornings and become members of our church. Sign up on the bulletin board. Questions? Speak to pastor.

Walk or Ride Your Bike to Church Sunday: July 22

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Church and Family Fellowship Mission wants to remind you that Sunday July 22, 2018 is WALK OR RIDE YOUR BIKE TO CHURCH Sunday. Walk or ride from home or park a few blocks and walk or ride to church on Sunday. There will be water and protein bars when you arrive. Let’s start off Sunday on the RIGHT foot!

Come Celebrate!

Stephen Marsh

July 31, 2018; 6:30 pm


Come celebrate the progress of our congregation’s journey to better understand race and privilege with a short ceremony and refreshments to follow.

LWR School Kits

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School Bags are here! School supplies will soon be on sale. Pick a few bags up, fill them up and return to church by September 2 nd . There are directions on what you should put in each bag. Last year we sent 208 bags to Lutheran World Relief.

Join the Campaign to End Child Poverty

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Every child deserves the opportunity to grow up healthy. But we know this isn’t the case. In Wisconsin, 1 in 6 children live in poverty. The End Child Poverty Wisconsin campaign seeks to reduce both child poverty and racial disparities. You can help. Add your name to show support and help organizers reach their goal of 10,000 signers:


See you at church!

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