Lakeview Lutheran Church is a warm and caring community of God’s servants ministering through worship, learning and sharing. We are people of God in Christ and empowered by the Spirit to bear witness to God’s creative, redeeming and sanctifying activity in the world. For 150 years Lakeview Lutheran Church has been committed to a faithful proclamation of the gospel through word and sacrament and through a passionate network of social and outreach ministries in Madison and beyond.
This Saturday, September 24th, come enjoy a piano concert by music director Lynn Najem in the Lakeview Sanctuary. The event begins at 3:30 and Lynn will perform a variety of music on the grand piano, including showtunes and jazz. Light refreshments will follow the concert at 4:15. Consider staying for worship at 5pm. Invite a friend! This is a fundraiser for the kitchen and a suggested donation of $20 per person is requested. There will be surprises!
Young Family Retreat
The family retreat is scheduled for November 18-20 at Green Lake Conference Center. We had a successful and fun retreat last year, with 7 families in attendance. We are hoping for a similar turnout this year. We currently have 7 rooms reserved and Laura has heard from 6 families that are interested. Families that have already expressed interest and anyone else interested in attending, please get your $100 deposit to the church office by Sunday, October 9, at the latest, so Laura knows the final count and can release any unneeded rooms. If you put your money in the offering plate, please make sure it is clearly marked Young Family Retreat. The total cost will again be $288, with the total due before November 18. We will meet at Green Lake on Friday evening and have some activities before bed. Saturday will consist of an adult presentation (with childcare provided), free time for the family, and a family activity in the evening. Families will depart on Sunday, after breakfast. All meals are included in the cost. Green Lake offers lots of fun activities, including 1,400 acres with a beautiful lake. Families can hike, bike, play on the playground, climb the Judson tower, visit the chapel car, shop in the gift shop, or visit the rec center. It is a good opportunity to spend time with other young Lakeview families. Come join in the fun!
Wednesday Bible Study at Noon
The weekly Wednesday Bible study at noon resumed on Sept 14 in the Fellowship Room. Pastor Dean is leading a study on end time prophecy with a detailed look at Revelation, Daniel and other biblical texts. This will be a good chance to discuss how Lutherans historically understand concepts like rapture, anti-Christ, tribulation and millennium. We are looking at what eternity and salvation may look like. How accurate are Hebrew Bible prophets in predicting the world today? Bring a Bible—most people use the CEV, but all translations are welcome. Coffee/tea is served. Some people bring lunch. Some people bring treats to share with the group. The study ends between 1:00 and 1:30 but participants are always free to depart when they need to. Enter through the north side glass doors.
Sunday Bible Study at 10:00
Pastor Dean has begun a new Sunday morning Bible study at 10:00 am in the Fellowship Room. The study is about Sarah and Hagar and their children. Some have called this story that flows through Genesis “The Greatest Love Triangle Story Ever Told.” The story is filled with abuse, incest, adultery, lies, hate, envy, and greed. The characters in this biblical story would never fit into the category that some today call “Good Christians.” The characters in this story are people very much like us. And it is this group of people that God called. It is through this family that three major world religions claim their roots. By understanding this family, we may have a better understanding of the world of Jews, Muslims and Christians today. All are welcome. Bring a Bible. Plan to be challenged in your thinking. And certainly, be ready to laugh.
So far we have 19 people signed up for the St. Louis retreat in October. Remember this is and adult retreat for all ages of adults. Your deposit of $100 reserves your spot for this fun four-day weekend. See Chris Anders to get signed up to attend.
Realm Link to Access Profile
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Interested in Membership?
It is not difficult to become a member at Lakeview. If you wish to join this congregation, you should call Pastor Dean in the church office to set up a meeting with him. The meeting is about one hour in length. He will review who we are as a congregation and what our ministry is about. He will talk about how our ministry is supported through the annual budget and about how each of us is called to support that budget with our dollars and our time and talents. Each family member joining will have an information sheet to complete (parents on behalf of children) and when that completed information is received by Laura, she will input it into the membership computer program and you will be an active member of Lakeview Lutheran Church. It all starts with a phone call.
Lakeview Food Pantry
The Lakeview Food Pantry is open every Monday evening from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm on the east end of the lower level of our building. It is a walk-in pantry – please bring an ID and proof of address.