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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost: Worship at 9:30 am

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The Gospel for this Sunday:

Mark 4:26-34

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Power Beyond Understanding

The mustard seed becomes a great shrub that shelters the birds, recalling ancient images of the tree of life. We’d expect a cedar or a sequoia, but Jesus finds the power of God better imaged in a tiny, no-account seed. It’s not the way we expect divine activity to look. Yet the tree of life is here, in the cross around which we gather, the tree into which we are grafted through baptism, the true vine that nourishes us with its fruit in the cup we share. It may not appear all that impressive, but while nobody’s looking it grows with a power beyond our understanding.

From the Executive Committee

important notice

We regret that drafts of the minutes from the congregational meeting on May 20, 2018, and the council meeting on May 21, 2018, were published in the June 2018 Dialogue without being reviewed. Those versions of the minutes included a few errors, and did not accurately reflect the actions taken at those meetings. An updated draft of the minutes of those two meetings are available on our website: click here, and hard copies are available under the Jumbotron. Our sincere apologies for the miscommunication. As a reminder, meeting minutes are not official until they have been approved by the next meeting of the same body (council or congregation), so the minutes printed in the Dialogue are drafts meant for informational purposes only. Thank you for understanding.
George Swamp, President
Jonathan Pike, President-Elect
Jim Ahearn, Treasurer
Pastor Stephen Marsh
Pastor Katya Ouchakof

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.

Summer Choir


Sundays, July 1 & August 5

Join us the first Sunday of the month this summer for Summer Choir! Rehearsal will be at 8:30 am and then we will sing for worship at 9:30 am.

New Member Classes


Sundays July 8, 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.

LELC Advocacy Survey


The Peace & Justice Mission's Advocacy work group is exploring social justice issues for the congregation to learn about and take action on in 2018. We want to hear from you!
Please take 1 minute to let us know your thoughts at

Support Dane Sanctuary Coalition

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The James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation (JRUUC), Madison,a member of the Dane Sanctuary Coalition, is preparing to offer a private guest room and install a shower for use by an immigrant who seeks Sanctuary while challenging their deportation order that would tear their family apart. We have launched a crowdfunding site on Faithify to raise the first $10,000 of our goal of $30,000 needed for construction and building code requirements. Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, sanctuary support congregation on the East Side, is participating in this fundraising drive. Our congregation is small but our hearts are wide open for social and racial justice!. You can make a tax deductible donation here: Click here.. Please donate as generously as you can, share this link with others to help us raise the necessary funds.
Note: Lake Edge Lutheran Church joined the Dane Sanctuary Coalition last year as a support congregation. Thank you for supporting the work of our partners in this justice work!

First Satellite Garage Sale!

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Lake Edge Lutheran Church will be having the first Satellite garage sale on Saturday, June 30, 2018 for the benefit of the Finance and Property Mission. It will be at Lake Edge Lutheran Church starting at 8:00A.M. We will take donations beginning June 17, 2018. If you need help, arrangements can be made to pick up your donations at your house. We will need volunteers to move items and people to work at the garage sale. Sign-up sheets are available to help with setting up the garage sale and working at the garage sale. Please call: Jonathan Pike at 608-332-4371, Nancy Pike 608-332-4370, or the church at 608-222-7339 for more information. Thank you!

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:


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