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October 22, 2017: Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost

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The Gospel for this Sunday is

Matthew 22:15-22

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In today’s first reading God uses the Gentile ruler Cyrus to accomplish divine purposes. When the Pharisees try to trap Jesus, he tells them to give the emperor what belongs to him and to God what belongs to God. To gather for worship reminds us that our ultimate allegiance is to God rather than to any earthly authority. Created in the image of God, we offer our entire selves in the service of God and for the sake of the world.

Preaching Survey


Participate Online!

The pastoral support committee hosted two congregational forums concerning the preaching at Lake Edge over the past three years, and its relationship to our congregational Vision Statement. You can still participate by filling out the online survey at are three guided questions. The impetus for these forums is connected to Pr. Stephen’s Doctor of Ministry work. However, it is also a wonderful opportunity for you to be heard concerning the preached word at Lake Edge. Please consider being a part of this effort. A big “thank you” from Pr. Stephen to all who are able to participate.

Promise of Giving

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Please remember to bring your Promise of Giving card to worship Sunday or mail to the church office.

21st Century Teens

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Monday, October 23; 6:30–8:00 pm in the Adult Ed Room

MissRepresentation – A film addressing the sexualization of girls and women and the impact this has on individual development and relationships. 21st Century Teens is a monthly meeting at LELC for adults who are concerned about our teens. The fourth Monday of each month, we will gather for a presentation and conversation on topics related to youth and the realities of living as a teen today. Contact Pastor Christa Fisher for more information.

Lake Edge Children Need You!


Sermon Activity

A small army of volunteers helps to lead the sermon activity time each Sunday throughout the school year. The goals of this time are for kids to have a chance to spend their energy in constructive, age-appropriate activities during the sermon time; to build relationships across generations; and to allow parents/guardians a chance to enjoy the sermon without worrying about their children. Each Sunday, one adult volunteer is needed to lead the activity. 2-3 confirmation students will join the leader to help with the activity or with general crowd control. Resources are available to help with planning, and some of the Sunday School teachers can help secure supplies.

We need 4 or 5 more volunteers to commit to this ministry in order to make it a success for this school year! Most volunteers help out 2-3 times throughout the year. Are you being called to work with our children? Please contact Pastor Katya if you are interested, or would like more information. Thank you!

Sunday Adult Education


Join us Sunday mornings, 9:30 am in the Adult Education room for a variety of educational opportunities.

October 22: Funeral Planning with Pastor Katya

October 29: Racial Justice Coalition

Trunk or Treat at a New Time!


Saturday Morning, October 28

9:30 to 10:00 am - Cars arrive to setup
10:00 to 11:15 am - Trunk or Treat for the kids (or adults!)
11:30 am Awards will be given out for best costume and best decorated trunk. A light breakfast will be provided. Questions? Contact Lisa Nienhaus or by phone at 608-852-3674.

Fall Yard Clean-Up


October 21; 8:00 to 10:00 am

Please join us to rake leaves and clean up the church property. Add your name to the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. If possible, please bring rakes! Refreshments will be available.

Holistic Healing Book Study


Monday, Oct. 23 at 7 pm in the Library

Led by Sally Averkamp

Have you or a loved one ever been given a seemingly incurable diagnosis like: autism, ADHD, MS, interstitial cystitis, cancer, Alzheimer’s, colitis, IBS, or enlarged heart only find years later that people were indeed recovering from it? That has happened to me on a number of occasions as I, first, tried to heal my children and then later, when I tried to heal myself. Unfortunately, I found that these healing methods were not easy to find and, most often, I learned of them as the result of talking to the right person at the right time. In this Book Study, we will discuss one important book each month starting with The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss by Kulreet Chaudhary, MD. on Monday, Oct. 23 at 7 pm in the Library at Lake Edge Lutheran Church, 4032 Monona Dr, Madison. (Read the reader reviews on Amazon.)

Book of Faith Bible Study

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September 28-November 2;

1:00 pm and 7:00 pm

On September 28, we begin a 6 week study of the Book of Matthew, Jesus’ words and actions, and what they say to us. The sessions will be offered twice each Thursday from 1:00 to 2:30 pm and from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. We will begin with pie, ice cream and fellowship, followed by Bible study. Pastor Katya will lead the study. Sign up now on the bulletin board. See you there.

Lutheran Disaster Response Hurricane Relief

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This season has seen some of the worst hurricanes on record, and there may be more to come. From Texas to the Dominican Republic, Lutheran Disaster Response is there. As a church, we’re standing by our neighbors who have already been affected, and we are ready to assist in additional locations as disaster strikes. The road to recovery is long, and Lutheran Disaster Response will be there to accompany those affected in every phase. Your gifts will be used entirely (100 percent) for direct response. Together, we can help provide immediate and long-lasting support for those whose homes have been devastated or who have been otherwise affected by hurricanes. Give now to support survivors of disasters.
To Donate:
Make checks payable to Lutheran Disaster Response. Write "Hurricane Response" on your check's memo line and send to: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; P.O. Box 1809; Merrifield, VA 22116-8009. Or call 800-638-3522 to make a donation with a credit card. Operators are ready to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Central Time.


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