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November 12, 2017: 23rd Sunday After Pentecost

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The Gospel for this Sunday is

Matthew 25:1-13

Click Here to Read.

Celebrate Christ’s coming

This week the prophet Amos calls for justice to roll down like waters. Paul urges us to encourage one another with the promised coming of the Lord. Jesus tells the parable of the wise and foolish bridesmaids. Surrounded by the faithful of every time and place, we celebrate Christ’s coming in our midst in the word of life and the feast of victory—the marriage feast of the lamb.

Campus Ministry Sunday


November 12

Lake Edge Lutheran Church will celebrate Campus Ministry Sunday on November 12. The ELCA supports campus ministry sites at over 180 colleges and universities in the United States, including 10 in Wisconsin. Our synod provides three campus ministries at UW-Madison, UW-Platteville and UW-Whitewater.
At Lake Edge, we will be receiving a special offering for campus ministry. We thank you for your generosity! If you would prefer to give online, you can go to: Please indicate “campus ministry” when you donate.

Fred in the News

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John Stofflet from Channel 15, WMTV, interviewed Fred Leidel, our oldest member, at Olbrich Gardens. The interview will be aired on Thursday, November 16 on the 10 O’clock News, and again on the Friday Morning Show. Fred shared that they filmed him pedaling to Schenk School and presented him with an award when he returned to home.

The Holistic Healing Book Study

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Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7 pm.

We will discuss “Medical Medium” by Anthony William. Mr. William, starting at age 4, has helped tens of thousands of people heal from ailments that doctors couldn’t resolve. He’s done this by listening to a divine voice that literally speaks into his ear, telling him what lies at the root of people’s pain or illness, and what they need to do to restore their health. His methods achieve results, even for those who have spent years and many thousands of dollars on all forms of medicine before turning to him. Now, in this revolutionary book, he opens the door to all he has learned over his 25 years of bringing people’s lives back: a massive amount of healing information, much of which science won’t discover for decades and most of which has never appeared anywhere before.

Sunday Adult Education


Join us Sunday mornings, 9:30 am in the Adult Education room for a variety of educational opportunities.
November 12: Opportunities for Action. How to use our privilege for change. Led by Rev. Christa Fisher, Youth Pastor. (A repeat for those who missed it last week.)
November 19: "White Role Models" presented by the LELC Racial Justice Coalition

Scandinavian Delicacy Baking Day


November 15 at 9:00 am

The Fall Bake Sale is Saturday, November 18; 9:00-11:00 am
We’ll gather on Wednesday, November 15 at 9:00 am in the church kitchen to bake Scandinavian Delicacies. Please 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!

Thanksgiving Jazz Worship

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Sunday, November 19; 6:00 pm

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church

We will join with St. Stephen’s for ecumenical Thanksgiving worship. Pastor Stephen and Pastor Katya will both be participating in worship leadership. Pastor Stephen will be preaching. Musical Leadership will be provided by the JJs, a Janesville-based Jazz Big Band. You are invited to be a part of the Festival Choir! Contact Rebecca Redmann, Director of Music and Worship to volunteer. To sign up online Click here. Join us at St. Stephen’s, 5700 Pheasant Hill Rd., Monona, WI.

The Road Home: We Need Your Help!

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November 22 Sign-Up Today!

LELC provides volunteers, food, and support for The Road Home Dane County which is committed to developing long-term, life-changing relationships with homeless families with children. Each family works closely with a professional case manager to secure housing, employment and other resources such as child care, health/mental health care, and children’s educational and recreational programs. Adults in shelter attend workshops taught by parenting and mental health educators. Families who have moved from shelter into housing work with The Road Home through other housing programs to maintain the achievements they’ve already reached and to continue their steps toward a successful future.

Blood Drive

Blood Drop

Tuesday, November 14; Noon to 4:00 pm

Blood Drive Hosted by Seeds of Peace at Lakeview Moravian Community Church, 3565 Tulane Ave, Madison. For an appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or visit and enter sponsor code: EastSideEcumenical. Walk-ins welcome!

Matching Gifts Update

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During August and September, we drew attention to two needs for fund raising through the gifts committee:

1) The congregation approved funding a youth pastor part time for the next year for $14,400. Parents and kids both spoke up in support of retaining Pastor Christa Fisher to continue in this position. Gifts given so far total $1,755, which the gifts committee has matched. Please support this position with donations made to the gifts committee for “youth pastor” and we’ll match your gift up to a total of $3,600. The gifts committee has already spent another $3,600 for this position for January through March 2017 and is in need of your support.

2) The congregation approved funding through the gifts committee of the repair of the front rock wall and fixing the drainage issue near the front door to prevent rain water from reaching our elevator shaft and basement hallway. The total for this project is $12,650. To date, we’ve raised $25. Please donate to this project through the gifts committee and mark your donation for “rock wall repair."

As always, thank you for your support of these types of special initiatives through the gifts committee. Jim St. Vincent, Chairperson, Gifts Committee


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