Pastor’s Note 10/19/2023

Thanks to all of you who participated in our Prayer Vigil last weekend. Your prayers are an integral part of our ministry here at LCPC.


You may be asking why do we need to pray? We pray because we can’t do God’s Kingdom work unless we pray. There isn’t another way of doing it. If we are going to be a dynamic church that changes lives, prayer must be an integral part of what we do and a Prayer Vigil is one way that we do that.


As we continue to seek God, as we continue to pray, He will act. Keep praying and lifting up our church and its ministry as we seek to Love God, Love People and Make Disciples of Jesus.


See you on Sunday.

Pastor’s Note 10/12/2023

We need God!


If we are going to thrive as God followers, if our church is going to have an impact upon lives in Lakeside, we need to have hearts that humbly come before God, asking Him to change and to heal lives.


It first begins with you and with me. We need to ask God what are the sins that are hindering us from experiencing Him more fully? What corrections must we make? What must we stop doing? What do we need to repent from? What must we embrace? What heart-changes need to take place so that who we are matches who God wants us to be?


Second, we need to ask God’s Spirit to move, to heal, and to restore. We need the Holy Spirit to move in our lives and into the lives of our neighbors that don’t know Him. The power of our God is released as we humble ourselves before God and invite His Spirit to act.


Third, we wait. Sometimes our prayers are for actions. Sometimes our prayers are for healing and sometimes, our prayers are without words, as we in silence, wait for God’s unexpected answers.


Our God is a great God and He often does the unexpected as we come to Him. As we see our need and call on God in prayer, we never know what may happen. We need to be open to the unexpected answers of God.


So, would you join me, and others from our congregation, as we on Friday morning through Saturday morning, pray from 9am-9am, during our 24-Hour Prayer Vigil, asking God to be in our midst, to change us and our neighbors so that we might walk humbly with Him. Even if you did not sign up, let me encourage you to pray. Take any amount of time to pray (we have divided the 24-hours into 30-minute slots, but you can pray for any amount of time.) Do it from your home, as you walk around your neighborhood, or as you walk around Lindo Lake. We need to pray, and then, see what God has in store.