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.
Annual Meeting Celebration
The big day is January 26. Remember there is no worship on Saturday, January 25. The meeting begins with our entire congregation worshiping together at 9:00am. The choir and Sunday school kids will sing. We will give Bibles to our three-year-old children. The sermon will reflect on the mission and ministry of 2019. There will be Holy Communion. As worship concludes, the meeting continues in the sanctuary. We’ll be looking at the Plan for Ministry for 2020. You’ll be able to complete a pledge card to tell the council how you will be able to help support the plan. We’ll be electing 4 new members to the congregation council. There will be updates on activities and Pastor Dean will reflect on his goals for 2020. Like usual, there will be door prizes—you must be present to win! Childcare will be provided in the lower level during the meeting. All voting members should plan to be part of this important celebration and decision making time.
2019 giving statements were sent via email on January 2nd. Watch for them. 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.
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.