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.
Church Office Closures
The church office is closed on Friday, June-August.
Summer office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30-4:30.
Rally Weekend-September 9/10
We gather together for a new program year, like usual, on the weekend that follows Labor Day. This year, the Saturday evening service will be held in the sanctuary at 5:00 pm, like usual. BUT on Sunday, September 10, our worship service will move to the MacKenzie Environmental Center outside of Poynette. We will worship at 10:00 am (note special time) in the picnic area and shelter. After you enter the grounds from County CS, you take the 5th right hand turn. It’s marked. The shelter has roof and cement floor but open walls. There are many picnic tables in and around the shelter. Restrooms are located at the shelter and there is plenty of good parking. To get to the MacKenzie Center take highway 51 north from Madison, continue on Highway 22 when it veers to the right from 51. Take a left on County Road CS. There is a sign on Highway 22. The center is about 2 miles on your left. It is about a 23 minute drive and easy to get to. The worship service will include communion but will be very non-traditional and casual in nature. After worship, we will have a picnic. The church is providing grilled brats, hot dogs, buns, condiments and all table service. You just bring some food to share. Church will also provide lemonade for the meal, but if you wish to have another beverage, you are welcome to bring that. Alcohol is allowed on the grounds. You may also wish to bring a comfortable lawn chair. There are lots of picnic table benches, if you forget. After the meal, you should plan on enjoying conversation or spending time on the property. There is a wildlife area with live animals rescued from Wisconsin. There is a fishpond to watch the fish. There are several museums and a ranger tower to climb. And there are many, many trails for hiking. There are hours of activities at the center. We are asking that those who will be attending the picnic sign up in the church office or the narthex, at worship. We would like a count of people, so that we can do a fair estimate of the number of hot dogs and brats to plan on. This will be a fun day for our entire church family, all ages, and for any guests that you would like to invite. Note that the restrooms are REAL flush toilets!!!!
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.
Realm Link to Access Profile
Members may use this link to access your Realm profile 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 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.
If weather will impact worship or other activities scheduled at Lakeview, we will notify the community by putting an announcement on the church voice mail, by putting a note on the Lakeview Facebook page and by posting on www.nbc15.org. If possible we will also send a note to your email address through our Realm record keeping system.