Pastor’s Note 12/8/22

With the new year fast approaching, I wanted to take an opportunity to write about end-of-the-year giving to Lakeside Community Presbyterian Church. Like most non-profit organizations, we rely heavily on end-of-the-year giving. The gifts that friends and members of the church give during this time are critical to help meet the budgetary needs of the church as we close out 2022.


So as we come to the end-of-the-year, would you think about giving an extra gift to LCPC? Let me ask that you prayerfully consider any amount that you can afford. It would help us tremendously to finish the year with strong giving. God has been gracious to LCPC over the years and we are trusting God to guide us into a bright future, carried on the prayers and gifts of people like you.


Thanks for all your support and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Pastor’s Note 12/2/22

Happy Advent.


That isn’t something that we say very often. In fact, the days leading up to Christmas are a bit more hectic, and a bit busier than most of us care for them to be, but let me encourage you to do some Advent preparation to make this season a little happier.


Advent (which has its root meaning from the Latin word adventus which means “coming”) is a part of the Christian church calendar. The season of Advent is an invitation for us to grow closer to God, so as you prepare for your Christmas celebrations and Christmas gift-giving, consider taking time to prepare spiritually for Christ’s arrival as a babe but also prepare for His second coming and the fulfillment of God’s Kingdom here on earth, as it is in heaven.


One of the ways that I prepare each year is by subscribing to the daily devotional from Biola University’s Center for Christianity Culture and the Arts (Here is the link to the CCCA Advent Project devotionals to subscribe and have it delivered to your inbox each day: ). These devotionals, (which include scripture readings, poetry, art, and music) are one way that we can prepare for Christ’s coming. Let me invite you to make this devotional a part of your Advent preparations.


Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday.