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Sunday, November 3, 2019

All Saints Sunday: Worship at 8:00 & 10:30 am


The Gospel for this Sunday:

Luke 6:20-31

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Giving Thanks for Saints

In holy baptism God makes saints out of sinners. In holy communion God forgives the sins of all the saints. In the assembly today we give thanks for all the saints “who from their labors rest,” who have fought the good fight, who have gained the crown. In the same breath we petition our God for the strength to hear and to heed the admonitions of the Lord Jesus in today’s gospel. Recalling that we have been sealed by the Spirit and sustained by the Savior’s body and blood, we keep on keeping on as God gives us breath, to the praise of God’s glory.


End of Daylight Saving Time


Fall Back!

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 am Sunday, November 3. Turn your clocks back one hour before you go to be Saturday, November 2.

Who’s Week Is It, Anyway?

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It seems there is some confusion over how our two pastors are fulfilling their two three-quarter time positions. We know, sometimes pastors who work part-time arrange to be present every Sunday and just work a day or two in the office. This was not ever our arrangement with our pastors. From the outset we agreed that they will be serving three-quarter time by serving three of every four weeks – where a week includes four weekdays and a Sunday. This means that about half the time both pastors are here. And the other half of the time one or the other is away. A color-coded schedule for September to December has been posted.

Admittedly, when you look at that calendar, it does seem a little irregular. This is due to three factors: 1) both pastors had pre-existing commitments that needed to be met, 2) Pr. Mae Jean had gone extended periods without vacation in the spring and summer, and 3) both pastors are trying to be present for major events of the church calendar. We are all working together to make sure pastoral leadership is provided as seamlessly as possible. It is a learning process for us all. So let us extend a little grace to one another and thank you for your patience as we go.

Yours in Christ,
The Pastoral Support Committee

Pastors’ Emergency Fund


November 3, 2019

Thank you all for your generous support of the Pastors’ Emergency Fund. In October the funds were used to assist with security deposits, rent, and car repairs. We also referred people to 2-1-1, St. John’s and Porchlight. We helped someone so he would be able to attend his mother’s funeral. People continue to look to Lake Edge Lutheran Church as a place that will help them in their time of need. We are grateful for your generous donations that make that assistance possible. As always, the first Sunday of the month is a good time to donate to the Pastors’ Emergency Fund. Special envelopes are available in the pews for your contributions. Thank you; and God bless you.

Scandinavian Specialties Baking Day!


Wednesday, November 13 at 9:00 am

This is our one special baking session for Scandinavian Specialties. Please join us in the church kitchen, and 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! Sign up on the display in the Fellowship Area.

Bake Sale Poster November 2019

Journey Through the Wilderness of Grief

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Wednesdays, Now Through December 4; 3:30 pm

I’ve had the opportunity to lead several grief support groups in the last several years, and I have been asked to facilitate a similar group ministry here at Lake Edge. My years of working as a nurse and as a pastor have helped me to develop an understanding of the power that grief has on us. If we don’t do the work of grief, if we don’t walk through the grief rather than around it, we deprive ourselves of having a full and loving life. Unresolved grief has a way of sneaking up on us and causing havoc in our lives. If someone significant in your life died, and you think you are still grieving, this is the place for you.
Our first session will be Wednesday, October 9th, beginning at 3:30 PM. The group will meet for 7 sessions, ending on December 4th. Please call the church office if you want to sign up. Pastor Martha Butzier


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