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.
2019 giving statements were sent via email on January 2nd. If you do not have an email address in the church record system, then you may pick your statement up in the narthex over the next 4 weeks. After that, they will be available in the church office. No statements will be mailed out this year. They need to be picked up at church if not sent by email.
Our tradition is to host an Ash Wednesday worship service on February 26 at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary. This is a somber meditative service as we begin the season of Lent and move toward the Easter Resurrection. The choir will sing at this service, ashes will be imposed on those who choose and Holy Communion will be served. The service will conclude at about 7:15 pm. Come casual and comfortable as we engage in a time of self-reflection.
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Everyone is welcome to join us at 9:30am on Thursday, February 27. We will meet in the Fellowship Room with donuts and hot beverages. Our presenter that morning will give us information about preventing falls. If you have been falling more frequently or if you know someone who has or if you are afraid of falling, perhaps this will be very valuable information for you. Remember, these gatherings are open to all ages and to non-members of the congregation as well.
Food Pantry Needs
We have seen a significant increase in the use of our church food pantry on Monday evenings. The top 6 needed items in the pantry include; dish soap, bottled juice, shampoo, salt/pepper combo packs, toilet paper and cold cereal. If anyone is inclined to contribute any of these items to the pantry, it would be appreciated. Drop your items off at Lakeview any time during office hours–Monday through Wednesday, 8-4:30 and Thursday 8-2 or during worship on the weekend. You don’t have to be a Lakeview member to support the pantry!
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.
Remember that the church office is not open on Fridays.
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.