Pastor’s Note 3/5/21


Last weekend the leadership of LCPC gathered together on a Zoom call to talk about our church’s task to fulfill God’s mission for us found in Matthew 28, “To go and make disciples . . .” It was a helpful time for me to understand our current ministries and to begin to pray about our future ministries and how we might impact Lakeside, East County and the world for Christ. Granted it was only the first steps and we still have a long way to go but it was helpful for me as the new guy around here.


LCPC Values

One of the core values that we discussed was the need to be a church that prays. All that we do and all that we dream to do, must have at its foundation, prayer. We need to seek God’s wisdom and guidance for the future. We also wanted to be a church that is praying for each other. To that end, we need your help.

We made a commitment to pray for the families that attend our Children’s Center, knowing that at this time, with all that surrounds COVID restrictions and guidance, it is especially difficult for families. So many of the Elders and Deacons committed to praying for a specific family at the Children’s Center but we still need 10 more people to pray for 10 families that are attending the preschool. Let me know if you are willing to do that by emailing me at If you have any questions feel free to ask.


Outdoor Service

This Sunday, March 7 at 10am we will again be worshipping at the Lindo Lake Pavilion which will be a great opportunity to be with each other. Not only will be
able to see others from LCPC but this gives a great opportunity for you to invite someone that might want to come to church. There may be a neighbor, friend or family member who if you invited them to a worship service at a church building wouldn’t attend but a worship service at a park, that is something they would consider. So think and pray for someone that you can invite this Sunday.

See you Sunday!

A Day of Love

Valentine’s Day

We just celebrated Valentine’s Day.  It’s a day that often drives me crazy because so much emphasis is on one day to express your love.  The local roadside flower stand is busy.  Cars  are quickly pulling off the road to purchase flowers sitting in a bucket.  While the gesture is appreciated, I can’t help but feel the purchase to show one’s love is hollow, with little effort exerted. 


When we show love it shouldn’t be one day of giving a card or flowers.  Real love is so much more. Love takes time, nourishment,  tenderness and strength.  I feel loved when my husband reaches to hold my hand when going for a walk, changes the windshield wipers so I can safely drive,  leaves a love note, wipes away my tears when I’ve received bad news,  or a hundred other little things.  That to me is love.  Love nourished, cherished, and demonstrated.  Love is not just a bouquet of flowers given on Feb 14th.

Marriage Like Christ and the Church

Ephesians 5:28-29 , “…husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies.  No one ever hated their own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, because we are members of His body. “   Ephesians 5:33 gives us the other part of the relationship, “and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.”