Pastor’s Note 01/25/2024

We as Presbyterians say that we are a connected church. We are connected to other Presbyterian Churches that are a part of the Presbytery of San Diego, doing ministry in Jesus’ Name throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Presbytery helps each church to share the love of Jesus in their particular community through a variety of resources and spiritual support. The Presbytery also is a great resource for pastors as they seek advice for ministry or direction for new ministries in their community. The Synod of Southern California & Hawaii is another resource for churches. In the past, LCPC has applied for grants for financial help through the Synod.


Every year our church makes a contribution to the Presbytery and the Synod to help with the mission of the Presbytery & Synod which is called a “per capita.” This year, the Presbytery is asking each church of the Presbytery to make a contribution of $32.95 for each member of their church, to help with the mission and ministry of the Presbytery and the Synod of Southern California & Hawaii.


It would be a huge help for each member of the LCPC to make an extra contribution of $32.95 (feel free to round it up to $33.00) for our per capita contribution. If you are able, place your extra gift of $33 (or $66 for couples that are members) in an envelope with the words, “per capita,” on the envelope. It would also help if you write the words “per capita” on the memo line of your check.


Thanks for your consideration in making this helpful contribution to further the ministry of the Presbytery of San Diego.

Pastor’s Note 01/18/2024


“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people,

to grasp how wide and long and high and deep

is the love of Christ”

Ephesians 3:17 & 18


We are a church that Loves God, Loves People and Makes Disciples of Jesus. So as this first month of 2024 unfolds, I want to ask, “How are you growing as a disciple of Jesus?” Are there things that you are doing or are there people in your life who are helping you to grow as a disciple?


One of the things that we are doing each week during our current sermon series are “Soul Training” exercises. These are activities to help us to grow as Christ followers. Some might call them Spiritual Disciplines but each of these Soul Training exercises are intended to help us grow as disciples.


It is interesting to observe that Jesus didn’t make disciples only in a classroom setting. He did teach, but He also did His discipling while doing life with His disciples. He shared meals with them, traveled with them, and in the midst of these times, He taught. Most importantly, He displayed what the Kingdom of God looked like in sharing life with His disciples.


So let me encourage you to find another person who you can talk about the Soul Training exercises. Ask each other how you are doing on the exercise, ask questions about the exercise. This simple act is a part of being a disciple and growing into Christ-likeness.


Grow deeper as a Christ follower and I would love to hear how you are doing with the Soul Training exercises.


Have a great week.