Pastor’s Note 12/07/2023

This Sunday marks the second Sunday of Advent, which for the Christian church is a time of waiting and preparation for the arrival of the birth of Jesus.


During this coming Sunday’s sermon, we are preparing for the birth of Jesus by looking at different people of the Christmas story whose lives were disrupted because of His arrival.


On the first Sunday of Advent, we looked at Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist, and how his life was disrupted when the angel Gabriel visited him while he was performing his priestly duties in the Temple.


This week we are looking at Joseph, the step-father of Jesus, and seeing how his life was disrupted by the birth of Jesus. So, bring your Bibles and open your hearts to hear the Christmas story in a slightly “disrupted” way.


Hope to see you this Sunday.

Pastor’s Note 11/30/2023

This Sunday will mark the first week of Advent which is a time to prepare for the “arrival” of Jesus and the celebration of His birth on Christmas.


Advent (which has its root meaning from the Latin word adventus which means “coming”) is a part of the Christian church calendar. The season of Advent is an invitation for us to grow closer to God, so as you prepare for your Christmas celebrations and Christmas gift giving, consider taking time to prepare spiritually for Christ’s arrival as a babe but also prepare for His second coming and the fulfillment of God’s Kingdom here on earth, as it is in heaven.


One of the ways that I do this preparation each year is by subscribing to the daily devotional from Biola University’s Center for Christianity Culture and the Arts (Here is the link to the CCCA Advent Project devotionals to subscribe and have it delivered to your in box: )  These devotionals, (which include scripture readings, poetry, art, and music) are one way that we can prepare for Christ’s coming. Let me invite you to make this devotional a part of your Advent preparations.


Hope to see you on Sunday.


Pastor’s Note

“I always thank my God for you

 because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.”

 1 Corinthians 1:4



As I write this note it is Thanksgiving week and I can’t help but say “thank you” for your invaluable generosity to LCPC. It is through you that all of the the ministries of our church take place. Lives are touched with the love of Christ here in Lakeside and around the world in many different ways and it only happens through each of you and your generosity.


On a more personal note, my family and I are directly benefitted by your generosity. Through your giving, we are provided with food and shelter, health care and many other essentials of a family. We are grateful, and so too are others that serve here at LCPC. It truly is humbling to know that out of your generosity and sacrifice, God provides and blesses our lives.


So, as you gather with family and friends, give thanks to God for His many provisions and for the furthering of His Kingdom through the ministry of Lakeside Community Presbyterian Church.


Have a great Thanksgiving.