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.


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.

Thanksgiving Dinner

In a few weeks Lakeview will host our annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day.  This is a ministry tradition that is important to our congregation as we serve around 300 people who can enjoy a homemade and hearty traditional meal with many friends.  Anyone is invited to attend the meal which is served family style promptly at noon.  We do ask that folks try to phone the church office to indicate the number of people coming-244-6181-this is helpful in planning.  No names are taken.  Also, we need donations of food and donations of volunteer help.  Please print the donation/volunteer form found here Thanksgiving Dinner form.  Consider how you can help and fill it out and return to the church office.  And certainly let people know about this meal.  Thank you to all of you who help to make this wonderful event happen.  

Decorating for Advent/Christmas

Our focus during the Advent season this year will be on hunger.  Advent begins on December 1/2.  The decorations we use in our sanctuary this year will not be traditional but will also focus on assisting those who struggle with food insecurity.  You are invited to donate toward the decorations.  For each $10 donation, you can indicate in whose memory or honor you are donating and all those names will be printed in the Christmas worship book.  Use the form above to make your donation and to list who it is on behalf of.  Remember to list your own name too.  Stay tuned for our unique way to count down to Christmas this year also focusing on hunger and supporting the Lakeview Food Pantry.

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

November 13, 2018
  • Office Open
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 4:00 pm

  • Dorcas Circle
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: 10:30 am

  • Council Meeting
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: 7:30 pm

November 14, 2018
  • Office Open
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 12:00 pm

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

November 15, 2018
  • Beacon Submissions Due to Office
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 11:59 pm

  • Office Open
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: 5:30 pm

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

November 16, 2018
  • Office Closed
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 11:59 pm

November 17, 2018
  • Worship, Sanctuary
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: 5:45 pm

November 18, 2018
  • Worship
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: 10:00 am

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