Pastor’s Note 01/19/23

Be sure and mark your calendar for Sunday, March 19 as we celebrate the 130th Anniversary of Lakeside Community Presbyterian Church.


The Lakeside Historical Society has graciously allowed us to host our worship service at the Old Church on Maine Street that Sunday and we are anticipating doing a variety of fun and celebratory activities surrounding the anniversary. More details about what will be taking place are coming, so keep your eyes out for those activities.


Two things that I would like for you to do between now and March 19. First, be praying about the event. Pray for the planning, for the details and for the message of Christ’s faithful love for this community and for His faithful love for this community into the future. Our prayer will be for the impact that we will have for God’s Kingdom as a church in the years to come. Second, start getting the word out that we will be having this celebration. Be sure to tell your friends and those that are alumni of the Lakeside Presbyterian Children’s Center to come and attend. It would be great to see people return to help us celebrate the faithful ministries of this church over the past 130 years.


In the meantime, I hope to see you on Sunday.





Pastor’s Note 01/12/23

“But let justice roll on like a river,
    righteousness like a never-failing stream!”

Amos 5:24


It was back in 2017 that my family went up to San Francisco for daughter Lizzy’s “White Coat Ceremony” as she embarked on her doctoral training at CSUSF/UCSF to become a physical therapist.


During the weekend we went on a walking tour of San Francisco and we eventually arrived at the Yerba Buena Gardens and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial that was located there.


As we approached the MLK Memorial, we came upon a 50” x 20’ foot wall of cascading water that made a roaring noise that drowned out the noises of busting city around us. At the entrance were the words from the Prophet Amos where we could physically and emotionally experience these words. It dramatically reminded me that God’s justice and righteousness would roll on like a never-failing stream and as a Christ-follower, I need to be a person who championed justice and righteousness in the world.


This Monday, January 16 as a nation, we honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and his legacy by taking part in community service projects. Whether it is an organized service project or just you as an individual serving others, make this day (or another day this weekend) where you will in some small way, display God’s justice and righteousness like a never-failing stream.


What can you do? Here are a few suggestions:


  • Donate blood through the Red Cross or the        San Diego Blood Bank
  • Volunteer at the Lakeside HELPS Center
  • Volunteer for Family Night at the East                County Transitional Living Center
  • Sew labels on donated blankets for Project        Linus
  • Volunteer as a driver for Meals on Wheels         Pa delivering meals to seniors.


Be a blessing of justice and righteousness in honor of Rev. King and I am looking forward to seeing you and hearing your stories on how you volunteered.