Pastor’s Note 06/08/2023

One of my favorite television shows has been “Ted Lasso” a show that has been running for the past three years on Apple TV. It is the story of an American college football coach who has been hired to manage a soccer team in England’s Premier League. The stage is set in Season One as Coach Lasso tries to navigate learning about soccer, about England, about himself and how to change the culture of a losing soccer club. One of Coach Lasso’s attributes is his ability to say some “nuggets” of wisdom in his folksy Mid-western way that are memorable.


In a similar way, John’s letter in the Bible provides some “nuggets,” phrases or words, that are memorable and communicate some important aspect about God and those that follow Christ. This Sunday we come to one of those nuggets.


Hope that you can come this Sunday as we continue our study in 1 John learning some of the basics of the Christian faith.


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


Pastor’s Note 06/01/2023

26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to His disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”

27 Then He took a cup, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. (Matthew 26:26 & 27)

On the first Sunday of every month at LCPC we celebrate Communion, The Last Supper, and the above words are used as a part of the service where we remember what Christ did on the cross. This regular part of our worship services is central to what we believe as followers of Christ. We remember the great loving sacrifice that Christ made on our behalf for our salvation, it causes us to repent once again for the sins that we may still be keeping in our hearts and it causes us to rejoice and celebrate this great gift to us from God.


I know that many of you reading this may not be able to attend a worship service in-person. You may be watching our livestream, or you may be watching online later in the week but let me encourage you to make time for remembering and celebrating Communion at home. You may want to ask me or one of the Elders or Deacons to come and visit you and serve you communion or you may want to participate at home by getting your own elements and taking communion with us while watching online. The intent is that we want to extend our connection as the body of Christ out from the LCPC campus and into the community.


So, as we prepare for this Sunday, as we partake of communion, may each of us prepare our hearts repenting, remembering and rejoicing for what Christ did for us on the cross.


Hope to see you on Sunday and do call the church if you would like a visit from me or one of the Elders or Deacons to serve communion to you in person.


Have a great rest of the week.