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.


Next Red Cross Blood Drive

It is time for you to make your appointment to donate blood at the blood drive at Lakeview on February 20.  You can go directly to the Red Cross web site to make a reservation or you can contact Laura, in the church office.  Also, Terry Warnke will be looking for donations of snacks and volunteers to help with the drive.  Thank you for supporting this important service. 

Next Sunday Morning Forum—Feb 24!

Guest speaker at 10:00 am in the sanctuary will be Nate Zimdars.  He was born and raised in Ripon. He studied History and Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before accepting the call to serve as a volunteer for a year with the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission Program in the West African nation of Senegal. There, he worked at a dairy cooperative, taught English at a local school, and grew accustomed to the hour’s long process of hand washing clothes. His year of service inspired him to deepen his involvement in the ELCA which lead to working for the ELCA’s Churchwide office as a Campaign Interpreter – a position that provided the opportunity to travel across the country speaking about his experiences in Senegal and encouraging congregations to financially support Global Missions. Now Nate continues to enjoy talking about Senegal with groups that are interested in learning about global service. In his free time he enjoys running, finding a back road, watching beautiful sunsets, and spending time with family and friends.  All are invited to hear Nate and to learn about the ELCA program for young adults in global mission. On March 3 hear Michele Strauss, Outreach Liaison from Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care.

February News You Can Use

Be in the upstairs Fellowship Room on Thursday, February 28 at 9:30 am.  There will be hot beverages and pastries.  We will hear from guest speakers Kathleen Hnilicka, the pre-arrangement coordinator at Ryan Funeral Homes and Al Wessel from the Lakeview Cemetery.  They will share their expertise on how to pre-plan services with a funeral home and what the procedures are at the Lakeview cemetery.  Come to learn new things and to ask the questions that you may have.  The event will end at 10:30 am.  This is news you can take home and really use. 

Bible vs Quran

The noon Bible study, led by Pastor Dean, has resumed in the Fellowship Room, It is a comparative study of the Bible and the Quran.  We are looking at how the books are alike and how they differ.  This study is open to anyone. It is a weekly event.  Coffee is served.  Sometimes other treats are available.  Some folks bring a lunch.  Participants should bring a Bible.  If you own a Quran, it would be good to bring it but you don’t need to purchase one for this study.   The group tries to end at 1:00 but that often depends on how much discussion and conversation is happening.

Office Closed

Remember that the church office is not open on Fridays.

Vanco Give+

Click here to access our Vanco Give+ portal, which allows you to securely and conveniently support Lakeview online. You can give one time or set up an account to give regularly.

You can also download the Vanco Give+ App to your mobile device.  Members and visitors can search “GivePlus Church” in The App Store or Google Play to quickly find and download the app. To give to Lakeview, simply type Lakeview Lutheran Church into the App, once it is downloaded, double check that it is the one on Mandrake Rd. in Madison, WI, and select.

Online Directory Link to Access Profile


Members may use this link to access your Realm profile in the online directory and sign-in, once you have received the invitation via email to create a profile and follow the instructions to do so.

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 4:30 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.

Upcoming Events

February 21, 2019
  • Office Open
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: 5:30 pm

  • Choir
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: 8:00 pm

February 22, 2019
  • Office Closed
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 11:59 pm

February 23, 2019
  • Worship, Sanctuary
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: 5:45 pm

February 24, 2019
  • Worship
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: 10:00 am

  • Nate Zimdars-Young Adults in Global Mission
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: 11:00 am

  • Education
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: 11:00 am

February 25, 2019
  • Office Open
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 4:00 pm

  • Food Pantry
    Starts: 4:30 pm
    Ends: 6:30 pm

February 26, 2019
  • Office Open
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 4:00 pm

February 27, 2019
  • Office Open
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 12:00 pm

  • Bible Study
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: 1:00 pm