Pastor’s Note

“I always thank my God for you

 because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.”

 1 Corinthians 1:4



As I write this note it is Thanksgiving week and I can’t help but say “thank you” for your invaluable generosity to LCPC. It is through you that all of the the ministries of our church take place. Lives are touched with the love of Christ here in Lakeside and around the world in many different ways and it only happens through each of you and your generosity.


On a more personal note, my family and I are directly benefitted by your generosity. Through your giving, we are provided with food and shelter, health care and many other essentials of a family. We are grateful, and so too are others that serve here at LCPC. It truly is humbling to know that out of your generosity and sacrifice, God provides and blesses our lives.


So, as you gather with family and friends, give thanks to God for His many provisions and for the furthering of His Kingdom through the ministry of Lakeside Community Presbyterian Church.


Have a great Thanksgiving.



Pastor’s Note 11/16/2023

12 There is one body, but it has many parts. But all its many parts make up one body.

It is the same with Christ. 13 We were all baptized by one Holy Spirit. And so we are formed into one body. It didn’t matter whether we were Jews or Gentiles, slaves or free people. We were all given the same Spirit to drink.

 14 So the body is not made up of just one part. It has many parts.

(1 Corinthians 12:12-14)


This Sunday we have a lot of “church business” that is taking place. We are baptizing people who are professing their faith in Christ before others. We are welcoming new members as they make the commitment to be connected to our church in the Lakeside community. We have a congregational meeting where the members of the church are informed about the business of the church as we review the church budget for 2024, vote on the pastor’s salary and elect new Elders and Deacons as they serve our church over the next 3 years.


The church business is part of our “fiduciary” obligations in running a Presbyterian church but more importantly, we are functioning as the “body of Christ.” Each of us are a part of the particular body of Christ that we call LCPC, which means that each of us is an important “body part.”  The passage in 1 Corinthians reminds us that we are all a part – some of us are hands, some of us are feet, others are eyes, but each of us is an important part of the body. The Apostle Paul reminds us that each of us is a part of one body.


So this Sunday, come and help us be the “body of Christ.” You have a role to play and we can’t be the body without you.


Have a great rest of the week and I hope to see you on Sunday.