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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Worship Online

Third Sunday of Easter

Worship Online at the LELC YouTube Channel. Click here.

Worship will be posted by Sunday morning
You will find worship on: YouTube,, and on our Facebook Page.

For the health and safety of our community of faith, the church council has made the decision to offer online worship temporarily instead of gathering physically on Sunday mornings in the church building. At this time, worship will be offered online March 29 and April 5. The council will continue to monitor the situation and re-evaluate as is prudent.


The Gospel for this Sunday:

Luke 24:13-35

Our Hearts Burn!

This week's gospel begins with two disciples walking to Emmaus, overcome with sadness, loss, and disappointment. They had hoped Jesus, who was crucified, would be the one to redeem Israel! Yet the risen Christ walks with them and then opens their eyes in the breaking of the bread. Each Sunday our hearts burn within us as the scriptures are proclaimed and Christ appears to us as bread is broken and wine is poured. The story of Emmaus becomes the pattern of our worship each Lord’s day.


Here to Help

Martha Butzier

If there are things you need help with during the time of social distancing, please let Pastor Martha know. No problem is too big or too small. She is available by phone 734.883.4564 or email She is pretty good at troubleshooting problems that arise. Call her. She would love to hear from you!

Your Offerings: Mail In or Give Online

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Click Here for Online Giving

Please remember that you have the option of making your weekly offerings online at the Online Giving link above. You are also welcome to mail your offerings to the church at 4032 Monona Dr. Madison, Wi 53716. Church staff is monitoring mail, phone messages and email messages. Your mailed offerings will be received safely.
Thank you!

Spring Clean Up Challenges


It is necessary for us to cancel the Yard Clean Up Event that was scheduled for April 18. That doesn't mean we can't meet the challenge of caring for our grounds in another way! Instead of coming together all at once, we are inviting you to drop by the church to do a little bit of yard clean up when you can. Please follow Social Distancing protocol. If someone else is at LELC working in the yard, please plan to come back another time.
Volunteers are asked to bring their own yard tools since there won't be anyone at the church to give access to the church's yard tools. There will be a tarp on top of the blue sand barrel by the Hegg Ave. entrance, so the yard waste can be dragged over to the curb on Hegg Ave. for the city to pick up. Thanks. Jeff

Dialogue Article Deadline & Distribution


Dialogue Articles Due Sunday, April 26

Once again, the Dialogue will be emailed to everyone for whom we have an email address. Please watch for it at the end of April! Only those for whom we do not have email addresses will receive a copy through USPS. If you don't receive your copy in either format, please contact Chris in the church office at or call 608-222-7339 and leave a message on extension 22.

If you have items for the Dialogue, please submit them by Sunday, April 26 to Chris at Thanks!

Devotional Booklets

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If you are wanting a copy of "Christ in Our Home" daily devotional, please give us a call or email us in the office and we will send a copy to you. Tell us if you need large print or regular print.

Do the Five Things

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Help Stop Coronavirus

1 HANDS Wash them often
2 ELBOW Cough into it
3 FACE Don't touch it
4 FEET Stay more than 3ft apart
5 FEEL sick? Stay home

LELC Scholarships


The Gifts Committee awards annual scholarships to Lake Edge members

The order of priority for these scholarships is:
1. A member attending an ELCA seminary for a Masters of Divinity degree and pursuing
ordination in the ELCA;
2. A member attending an accredited ELCA college for an undergraduate degree;
3. A member attending an accredited institution of higher learning for a two- or four-year undergraduate degree.

Students are eligible to receive an annual scholarship a maximum of four times.

2020 Lake Edge Scholarship Application Procedure
The deadline for applications is May 31, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.
Please write a one-page letter addressed to the Gifts Committee. Letters should include:
 Your name, address, phone number, email address, and number of years you have been a
member of Lake Edge Lutheran Church;
 The name of the seminary or school you will be/are attending;
 Why this scholarship is important to you; and
 Your current school, church, and community activities.

First time applicants please make sure to also include one copy of your grade transcript from your current school and a copy of your SAT/ACT score. All materials should be mailed to:
Lake Edge Gifts Committee Scholarship
4032 Monona Drive
Madison, WI 53716

Or they may be emailed to:
Decision: The Gifts Committee will make the final decision on awarding scholarships. This decision will be made based on academic merit, need, and involvement in church, community and school activities. Successful applicants may reapply in future years for a maximum of four times, but are not guaranteed a renewal.

May Bike Ride Cancelled


The May 17 bike ride around Lake Monona has been cancelled. When the time comes for resuming group activities, a new date will be scheduled. Stay tuned, stay safe, and if biking, maintain at least six feet of clearance and remember to announce your presence before passing! See you soon!

Drive-Up to Lake Edge with Personal Care Kit Donations!


Saturday, May 16, 2020; 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine)

The Peace and Justice Mission is collecting items for Lake Edge to send to Lutheran World Relief. Our goal is 150 kits to be collected by the end of May. To help reach our goal we are planning a drive-up service for you to drop off donations. The following items are needed to complete the kits:

19 Bath Towels (light to medium weight, 20” x 40” to 52” x 27”) (dark colors)
35 Nail Clippers
6 Toothbrushes (adult size)
25 Combs (sturdy)
103 Bars of Soap (Bath-Size, 4 oz to 5 oz)

Peace and Justice Mission members will be in the parking lot to receive donations. Please keep in mind it is important for everyone to maintain social distancing. There will be 5 well-marked boxes near the church entrance doors, one for each item needed. You can choose to get out of your vehicle and place in the appropriate box, (one vehicle at a time) or we will collect your donation through your window using a pole to keep us six feet from one another.

If there is a surplus of a an item at the end of the round-up, it will be used for next year’s kits. Please help us complete our goal and swing on over to the Lake Edge Parking lot on May 16! It will be so good to see you -- even from a distance!
Thanks! -- Peace and Justice Mission


See you at church!

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