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.
The next quarterly blood drive at Lakeview is on Tuesday, December 11. Terry Warnke is in need of volunteers to help with the drive and then to provide donations of refreshments for the folks who donate blood. Many people are needed to sign up to donate blood on this day. Because our numbers have gone up steadily, the Red Cross has increased our blood donation goal. So, go to the web site or call the church office to donate. What a great gift you can give at this time of year.
Hopefully everyone is finding it insightful to fill their Reverse Advent Boxes everyday with food for the pantry. This is an important part of our Advent theme surrounding hunger. It’s an important part of our call from Jesus to feed those who are hungry. Hopefully many of you are finding the daily devotions/activities of benefit as well. You have a real challenge coming up on Saturday, Dec 15 that we hope you will take! Some folks may wish to share what happened during the announcements the following Sunday morning. Hunger is real. Hunger can be prevented. Hunger is not acceptable to the disciples of Jesus. Thank you for taking this global dilemma seriously. It is also hoped that you are spreading the news about hunger in the world with friends, family, neighbors and work associates. It is hoped that you are also making people aware that those of us who live in the United States waste more food per year than in any other nation. What if we could change that? It is possible!
Christmas Eve Worship
Worship at Lakeview on Christmas Eve will be at 4:00 and at 6:00 pm. Both services will be exactly the same, but unique from all other services. Holy Communion will be served. The choir will sing. Candles will be lit and a unique drama will be part of the sharing of the gospel of Christ’s birth. The choir and the actors have begun working on this service. Both services are most appropriate for all ages. You are encouraged to invite your family and friends to join you for Christmas Eve worship before you gather for meals, celebrations and presents. The biggest present of all is the gift of a Savior. Are you ready to receive him?
Like usual, there is no worship at Lakeview on December 25, Christmas Day.
Remember that the church office is not open on Fridays. The office will also be closed on Dec 24, 25 and 26 and on Jan 1.
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.