Pastor’s Note 11/03/22

This Saturday we have a great opportunity to “Love Lakeside.”


This weekend’s Fall Festival on Saturday afternoon (from 2-4:30pm) is a good way to say “hi” to some of our neighbors and to raise funds for two organizations that help our community.


The Magic Horse Therapeutic Riding Center helps people of all ages who have disabilities find hope through the “magic” of riding a horse. Feeding San Diego is one of the many organizations and food banks that help stock food items at the Lakeside HELPS Center that serves those in our community who are facing food insecurities.


There will be music and food, a silent auction and raffle to help raise funds for the two organizations. It should be great day for the whole family.


But more than having fun, this event is one way that we are loving our neighbors. It is a part of our mission and calling as a church. As Christ followers in Lakeside, we are Loving God, Loving People and Making Disciples of Jesus. I hope that you can come and help us live out our mission.


See you on Saturday.

Pastor’s Note 10/27/22


 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 

(Mark 12:31a)


Let me ask, “Are you a good neighbor?”


In this day and age, you could move into a new house and live there for years without even learning the names of your neighbors—including those who live right next door!


Being a good neighbor is somewhat of a lost art in our society today. In fact, over the past few years during COVID, keeping your distance was encouraged but it has created a world where more and more people are isolated and independent. We can do most of interacting in the world virtually with shopping online and deliveries right to our door.


But Jesus calls us to do love our neighbor and loving our neighbor means that we know them and know their needs.


So pray for your neighbors. Go out and learn their names. Offer them a plate of cookies or ask if they need something from the store when you are on your way.


I pray that the Holy Spirit moves powerfully in and through your neighborhoods. I’m excited to see what God will do!


Have a great rest of the week and let me know how it goes with your neighbor.