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.
The Red Cross Blood drive will be on Tuesday, September 24. This is a critical drive as blood supplies in the US are low. There has been a great need since Hurricane Dorian and many drives to replenish supplies had to be canceled along the East Coast as Dorian passed through. Please consider going to the Red Cross web site or calling the church office to schedule a time to donate blood. Walk-ins are welcome but sometimes there is a wait. You can donate blood in East Hall from noon until 5:00 pm on Thursday. Donating blood is another way that you can respond to the Hurricane Dorian disaster.
News You Can Use
This popular monthly information fellowship returns on the 4th Thursday of the month. Join us on September 26 at 9:30 am in the Fellowship Room for a presentation on healthcare power of attorney and durable power of attorney. Presenters will be here from Dane County Human Services. The event concludes at 10:30. Hot beverages and pastries are provided. This is good information for all ages and guests.
Food Pantry Needs
We have seen a significant increase in the use of our church food pantry on Monday evenings. On a recent Monday, 34 households were served and that has been consistent in recent weeks. 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 Thursday, 8:30 to 4:00 or during worship on the weekend. You don’t have to be a Lakeview member to support the pantry!
Lutheran Disaster Response has already been responding to disaster recovery as a result of Hurricane Dorian. You are invited to share a financial gift for this work. Make your check to Lakeview and note that it is for Dorian. You may place your check in the offering plate, drop it at the church office or mail. You may also go to the Vanco Give+ tab on the church web site and give to LDR with a check or credit card. Thank you for your generosity.
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.