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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost: Worship at 9:30 am

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The Gospel for this Sunday:

Mark 5:21-43

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Breaking Barriers

A woman finds healing by touching Jesus’ cloak, and a girl is restored to life when he takes her by the hand. In both cases a boundary is crossed: in Jesus’ time the hemorrhaging woman was considered ritually unclean, polluting others by her touch, and anyone who touched a corpse also became unclean. In Mark’s gospel Jesus breaks down barriers, from his first meal at a tax collector’s house to his last breath on the cross as the temple curtain is torn in two. We dare to touch Jesus in our “uncleanness” and to live as a community that defines no one as an outsider.

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From the Executive Committee

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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.

Use Your Voice


The current “zero-tolerance” immigration policy is harming children and families. Here are three ways you can make your voice heard and work to fight the trauma caused by the current U.S. immigration policies.
1. Reach Out to Your Elected Officials: Has your elected official spoken out against family separation and detention? Find contact information for those who represent you in the U.S. Congress here. Consider sharing this helpful fact sheet from the Women’s Refugee Commission.
2. Join a rally. Join the Families Belong Together Madison rally at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 30th at the capital.
3. Support Local Efforts: Family separation doesn’t just happen at the United States border, immigrant families in every state have been torn apart. You can support lawyers and advocates on the front lines here in Madison.

Donate to the Community Immigration Law Center (CILC), which operates out of Christ Presbyterian Church.

Volunteer with the Dane Sanctuary Coalition.

Hike Aldo Leopold!

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Sponsored by the Church & Family Fellowship Mission

July 8, 11:00 am

You can volunteer to help with an event! Please contact Nancy Pike at or 608-332-4370.
Hike Aldo Leopold Nature Center And Edna Taylor Conservation on July 8 (Rain date July 15) at 11 am. Sign up on the bulletin board to join a one hour hike at Aldo Leopold in Monona. Meet after church after worship. A lot to see and enjoy! All ages are invited.

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!

Save The Date: Let's Help Pastor Stephen Graduate!

Stephen Marsh

July 31, 2018; 6:30 pm


As part of our congregational commitment to Pastor Stephen in finishing his Doctorate of Ministry, we will be holding a short ceremony to celebrate our growth as a congregation. Everyone is welcome!

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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