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Summer Worship at 9:30 am

July 23, 2017: Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

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The Gospel for this Sunday is

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43; Click Here to Read.

Wheat & Weeds

It is an age-old question: why is there evil in the world? In the parable of the wheat and the weeds Jesus suggests that both grow together until the harvest. With Paul, we long for the day that all creation will be set free from bondage and suffering. Having both weeds and wheat within us, we humbly place our hope in the promises of God, and from the Lord’s table we go forth to bear the fruit of justice and mercy.

Faith, Sexism and Justice

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August 2, 9 & 16 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church; 6:00-8:30pm Our ELCA Synod and the ELCA national office need your help! We want to include your views and perspectives in some important conversations that will lead to the creation of an official ELCA Social Statement on Faith, Sexism and Justice. The sessions will take place at St. Stephen’s on Wednesday evenings, August 2, August 9, and August 16. Pastor Elisa Brandt and Connie Kilmark will moderate the discussions. To attend, please sign up at this link: St. Stephen’s is located at 5700 Pheasant Hill Rd., Monona. To learn more about ELCA Social Statements and their role in your congregation’s ministry and outreach, go to this link:

Meals On Wheels

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All Sundays in July

LELC is responsible for delivering meals all of the Sundays in July. We need 2 people to deliver each Sunday. One person drives and the other is the navigator. Meals are picked up at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church 5101 Schofield Street, Monona at 11:30AM. Enter the parking lot between the church and the school. The Market Street Diner van will be parked in a small lot to the right by the school. There is a shed next to the school in that same parking lot. Please put empty carriers in the shed. If you are running late, your meals will be in the shed. We are assigned route # 5. Please DO NOT take a different route. You will be given 2 delivery carriers. One for the hot food items and one for the cold food items. Each meal is labeled with the client’s first initial, last name and address. Do a quick count to be sure you have the same number of meals as is indicated on the upper right corner of your route sheet. For more information, call Lil Genskow at 224-0465, or Chris Maloney Dull at 358-5240. Thank you!

Urgent Need for Blood Donations!

Blood Drop

Donors will receive $5 Target Gift Card

In recent days the Red Cross has received frequent and urgent requests for blood donations. Please sign up today for the blood drive at LELC. All donors at our drive will receive an email for a $5 Target eGiftCard™ after their attempted donation. To make an appointment, see the details below.

Blood Drive Tuesday, August 1

Hosted at Lake Edge Lutheran
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
For an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit and enter sponsor code: EastMadisonSofP

Walk-ins are welcome! You can save up to 15 minutes when you donate blood by using RapidPass. Visit for more information.
Volunteers Needed!
Please volunteer to help with registration or with providing and serving snacks. Sign up today on the bulletin board for a 2 hour shift between 11:30 am & 6:00 pm and/or to provide snacks. You may also contact Fay Hanson at 222-7675.

Women's Summer Potluck & Bible Study

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Tuesday, July 25; 6:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Rev. Emily Tveite,

Lutheran Campus Ministry in Madison

We will gather in Good Shepherd Hall for supper at 6:00 pm followed by study at 7:00 pm with Campus Pastor Emily Tveite, Lutheran Campus Ministry in Madison. Come and enjoy fellowship, conversation, and good food with the Women of Lake Edge. All are welcome. If you don’t have time to bake or cook, come anyway- we always have plenty.
Pastor Emily Tveite's presentation is titled, "Where have all the young people gone? Faith & religious practices under 30." We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information about Rev. Tveite and her presentation, see the July 2017 Issue of The Dialogue. Click here.

CPR & AED Training to be held at Lake Edge

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Saturday, July 29th at 9 am; Good Shepherd Hall

Ms. Heidi Hyland will provide training for this 2 hour program. This is a repeat of training provided about two years ago. Originally, this was scheduled for our Ushers but several will not be available so there is an opportunity for others to participate. Please call George Swamp at 298-7077 to confirm your interest in this program.

Save These Dates!

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Please mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

July 25, 6:00 pm - Women's Summer Event: Potluck & Bible Study
August 1, 1:00-6:00 pm - Blood Drive at LELC
August 13, 6:00-9:00 pm - Annual Jazz Concert
August 25-27 - Congregational Weekend Away

See bulletins and newsletters for details!

Bags for LWR School Kits are here!

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Pick Yours Up Today, Fill & Return by September 3, 2017!

Poverty stricken areas of the world do not have the essential supplies needed in their schools. Bags are provided for you to fill with these items: 4-70 sheet notebooks (no loose-leaf paper); 1-30-centimeter ruler (centimeter on one side ,inches on the other); 1-pencil sharpener; 1- blunt scissor (safety scissor); 1- eraser; 5-unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers; 5-ballpoint pens (no gel ink)- blue or black ink; 1-box of 16 or 24 crayons

Gifts Committee: Matching Gifts Needed

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At the recent congregational meeting, two special initiatives were approved to be funded through the gifts committee:
1) part time youth pastor for the next year
2) repair of the front rock wall and improving drainage near the front door to prevent water from reaching our elevator shaft and basement hallway.

The Gifts Committee will match donations to these projects. Please check the bulletin and June Dialogue for details about how you can contribute to these important initiatives.

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

Summer Choir!


Next: August 20

Interested in singing in the choir? Want to meet new friends, have fun and worship the Lord at the same time? Summer choir meets on the 3rd Sunday, August 20, with rehearsal at 8:30 am in the choir room. All are welcome! Soli Deo Gloria!

Congregational Weekend at Mt. Morris

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August 25-27

Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center

Near Wautoma, WI

There's still room for you to attend the LELC Congregational Weekend at Mt. Morris! Information about lodging and activities is on the bulletin board. For more information, contact Mary Graper.
Weekend Theme:
Christa Fisher, Leader for Cross-Generational Learning Time
"Spend a weekend in nature exploring this divinely sanctioned space. Together we will explore and experience the gift of Sabbath, the joy of being without expectation. While there will be many opportunities for multi-generational learning and doing, nothing is required. You are free to spend yours days engaged in arts and crafts, biblical study, nature exploration, swimming, hiking, fishing, or simply lying in the sun, listening to the birds sing and the children laugh. This weekend is your Sabbath - it has been established so that you might experience rest and joy!”


See you at church!

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