Pastor’s Note 07/23/21

It is never easy to start in a new setting as you settle into new routines and tasks. The habits of the past need adjustments as you learn new things and new ways of doing things but being in a new setting also presents opportunities to bring a new perspective and a different viewpoint. That has been the case for Tamara (our new Office Manager), and for me and my wife Karyn, as we each settle into ministry here at LCPC. We each have been adjusting to new routines, new ways of doing things and bringing a fresh perspective to the ministry here in Lakeside. I know (speaking for myself) that I have felt very welcomed and appreciated and I suspect that both Tamara and Karyn have felt that way too. So many of you have offered words of welcome and your generosity has been evident in many ways. So thank you for welcoming us as the “new kids” on the block and may we continue to abundantly extend that welcome and hospitality as others join our ministry in the future

Pastor’s Note 07/16/2021

Last week was a busy fun-filled week as I was with our pre-school children every day doing a mini VBS (Vacation Bible School for those that don’t know what VBS stands for). I loved seeing the kids each day and spending time with them, singing, praying, and telling them a story about God.
One of the things during our chapel time was to read from a children’s book entitled “What is God like?” by Matthew Paul Turner. It is also beautifully illustrated by Ying Hui Tan, (You will hear little bit about the book during this morning’s sermon). The thing that I liked was how the authors’ descriptions about God helped the young people’s minds of our children think about God in ways that they could understand. The things that made children feel safe and brave and loved are good descriptions of what God is like,
You may be wondering what God is like too. That is a good place to be in life. Wondering about God- who He is, what are Hid characteristics – are things that people have done since the beginning of time. One of the best ways to learn about our God is to read the Psalms. They are a great starting point for gleaning characteristics about God. That is one of the benefits of our current sermon series. My prayer is that we will all learn a bit more about our God as we study the Psalms together this summer.