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.
News You Can Use-October 31
Because of a commitment of our speaker, the October informational gathering will be moved to the 5th Thursday of the month, October 31. We will meet at 9:30 am in the Fellowship Room. Hot beverages and pastries will be available. Our presenter will be Mr. Duane Domain. If you have recently or will soon be navigating the Medicare system, you MUST come to hear what Duane has to say. He will provide excellent and detailed information on Medicare supplement insurance and drug insurance plans. These are both things that Medicare recipients must purchase beyond the federal Medicare program and navigating all the possibilities is a nightmare. Pastor Dean and Kris used Duane to assist them to navigate the system and found his help to be tremendous. They highly recommend that you come and listen to him on October 31. Even if you have plans in place, you may learn something important to assist you in reviewing your current plan. If you choose, you could set up a time to meet with him individually at a later date to talk about your personal circumstances. Duane is actually an independent agent who sells all types of supplemental plans and does not advocate for a specific one but works with you to consider what your needs will be. Join us for News You Can Use on October 31. BTW-you don’t have to come in costume, but you certainly can!
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.
All Saints Celebration
On Sunday, November 3, we will celebrate and remember the saints who have gone before us during worship. Specifically during that service, we will lift up those saints from Lakeview who have departed this past year. The service will include candles, rose laying, sermon, communion and time for remembering. The choir will sing. Plan to come to celebrate and remember anyone who has departed from your life. Come to find hope and encouragement as we hear God’s word and have fellowship within our community. We find reassurance in the presence of each other.
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.