Pastor’s Note 06/07/2024

 “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord,

 continue to live your lives in Him, 

rooted and built up in Him,

 strengthened in the faith as you were taught, 

and overflowing with thankfulness.”

Colossians 2:6 & 7


Paul’s words to the church in Colossae are words that I want to echo about all of you. I am “overflowing with thankfulness” for you and for your efforts in serving our Lord through the ministries of LCPC.


As most of you know, we have been doing a lot of major maintenance projects on the LCPC campus. Roofs have been repaired and replaced, concrete has been poured, and landscaping has been installed. All of this was necessary as we seek to be good stewards of what God has entrusted to us. There is still more to do but much progress has been made.


I want to say thanks to the many people who took time, effort and energy to meet with contractors, get their bids, have them approved, and to follow-up with the contractors once work got started. It was a lot of work to do that. Special “shout-out” to Sheila King and Joe Conard who were the main point people interacting with various people.


Also, I want to say thank to so many of you who have made financial contributions to the church during these first months of 2024. Although we aren’t totally in the black, our deficit at the end of April was only $519. Your continued generosity will help with ministry expenses as we continue the year.


I am also thankful for the way that you have welcomed people to our church. Whether they are a new family that is coming to visit and “check us out” or an un-housed neighbor who comes to worship and get a cup a coffee on a Sunday morning, you have welcomed them and they have felt comfortable meeting you. Know that the best “advertisement” for our church is in the way that you treat others. It speaks volumes about your love for Jesus and people.


We want to continue to be a place where God’s kingdom and His values are expressed and demonstrated. One of the reasons why we “spruce up” our campus and our facilities is so that LCPC can be a welcoming place to people in our community with the hope that they will meet Jesus. It might not happen right away, but we want to demonstrate kindness and generosity to others because of the kindness and generosity of God’s love for us.


Have a great rest of your week.



Pastor’s Note 05/30/2024

As we turn the page to another month in our calendar, June marks the start of summer and a time for changing our routines. Whether it is going for walks in the evening or heading down to the beach to cool off, doing things differently in the summer is natural. So let me encourage you to change your routine to include prayer.


Once again, I want to invite you to join our church in praying throughout the summer months 3 times a day.


Here are the prayers:
Morning Prayer
“I gratefully thank you, O living and eternal King. For You have returned my soul within me with compassion, abundant is Your faithfulness.”
Mid-Day Prayer at 12:12pm
The LORD is my shepherd I shall not want,
He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul.
He leads me in the right paths, for His Name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil,
for You are with me. Your rod and Your staff
– they comfort me.You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD my whole life long.
Evening Prayer
Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who brings sleep to my eyes and slumber to my eyelids. May it be Your will, Lord my God and God of my ancestors, that I lie down in peace and that I arise in peace.
So, I hope that you will join with me and others from LCPC for the next 12 weeks of summer, praying three times per day . . .
  • In the morning (when you awake)
  • At mid-day (at 12:12pm so we can all                remember)
  • In the evening (before you go to sleep)