Lakeside Newsletter March 12

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March 13th, 2017
Zach, Goldie and Madison Wentworth

I believe in the Holy Spirit 


As part of our series Creed, we have sought to examine the doctrinal elements of the Apostle Creed in Sunday School and during the service to look at how the beliefs change our lives. For the first two weeks, I shared about how I came to believe in God and to accept Christ as my savior.  Next week, I have asked Madison Wentworth to share about how the Holy Spirit helped her through a difficult period in her life. This Sunday is not to be missed, as her testimony has great power.  I have come to know the Wentworth family's story since I came to Lakeside.  Over this last year and a half, I have had a chance to talk at length about their faith. I am really excited that Madison is willing to share what God has done in their lives with the congregation.

Like every week in Lent, our  Adult Sunday school (at 9:30, you are welcome to come) and in our youth and children's classes we will be studying the Creed. This week we are examining what it means to say "I believe in the Holy Spirit" and what difference that makes in our lives. 
This week our focus was on what Christians believe about Jesus. Our Scripture Lesson was John 1:14-18. I talked about coming to terms with the reality of my sin when I became a missionary in Zambia. 
 
Listen to the sermon
This week's music was:

1. In Christ Alone
2.. Glorious Day
3. Jesus Messiah
4. There is a Redeemer (included on the podcast audio)
5. Shout to the Lord
Small Group Questions

1. Read John 1:14-18 slowly do any words or phrases stand out to you?

2. Some of the words that Scripture applies to Jesus include:  Messiah, King, Lord, Teacher, Savior. Which  speaks to you right now?

3. Can you remember a time or a period in your life when you made a conscious decision to believe in Christ as your savior? Why? If not how did it happen over time? If you still have not, what is holding you back?

4. If Christ who is reveals the invisible God to us, based on what you know about Christ’s life—what does that tell us about God?

This week Lakeside has two opportunities to serve and help out the ministries of the church.

VBS Volunteers 2017

Calling all Heroes, calling all Heroes! VBS is coming and we need your special skills & strength!  We are currently registering our VBS helper heroes ONLY. "Helper Heroes" are youth (going to 6th-12th grade) through adults. Have a baby hero, 2 years old or younger? Have no fear, nursery is here all week for our VBS Helper Heroes!  June 12th-16th 9-12pm.

Please visit www.cokesburyvbs.com/lakesideunitedmethodist . Registration for "young" heroes will be coming soon and your young heroes are guaranteed a spot if you are a Helper Hero.

Donations, Donations, Donations!

We need your help with some common household items.  We are collecting water/soda bottle lids, 16oz empty water bottles, paper towel rolls and toilet paper rolls for VBS.  All items can be dropped off in the labeled boxes in the Narthex.

A big thank you to everyone who helped make the gifts for the teachers at Lakeshore. Jessica Stringer, a member who works at Lakeshore, sent us this picture. They hung the card up in the break room and were thankful for some prayers as they get ready for the homestretch of the year. 

 

Please Prayerfully Consider ...

Please pray if God could be calling you to be a mentor for an elementary age child. We hope to do more than simply give care packages at Lakeshore. The Lakeshore principal told us that there is a need for 10 mentors.  Our hope is that we can answer the call and provide all 10 mentors to the school.  I know it is a lot to imagine committing time outside your family, but it can make a huge difference in the lives of a child who is struggling. 


 
With Schools having Spring Break this week, Lakeside will be open fewer hours and there is no youth on Wednesday. 

Tuesday  6:00 Women's Bible Study
Thursday 7:00 pm Praise Band Practice
Friday 6:00 am Men's Fellowship (Topic "I believe in Holy Spirit")

What's making me laugh this week 



Report: Closeness To God Linked To Constantly Telling Friends What You Gave Up For Lent

U.S.—A recent study performed by LifeWay Research confirmed Wednesday that one’s level of closeness to the almighty God was directly proportional to how often they loudly proclaim what they gave up for Lent this year.

Read More (Satirical)
(Thanks Nick Terry for sharing the link)

Other Announcements

 

 

Summer Fun

Registration coming soon for the following camps: Art camp ($125) June 5th-9th 9:00am-12:00pm, VBS (free) June 12th-16th 9:00am-12:00pm, VBS extended day ($125) June 12th-16th 12:00pm-3:00pm, Science camp ($125) June 19th-23rd 9:00am-12:00pm. Discounts for church members and siblings, email sara@thelakesideumc.org for discounted rates. All camps and VBS begin at age 3 years AND potty trained.

The Bridge

Surge kids (3-5 grades) are getting together with the Youth Group on Friday, March 24th, from 5:30-6:30 for a lesson, fellowship, and fun! Please contact Sara or Brian for more information.

Family Movie Night

March 31st 6:00pm-8:00pm we are watching TROLLS!  Come as a family and enjoy the show with free lemonade and popcorn.  We ask that you bring a canned/boxed food pantry item to donate to HAAM.  You may also bring bean bags, pillows, blankets, etc.  KIDS...if you bring a friend not affiliated with the church the you get a box of movie candy!

The Bunny Is Coming Soon!

Our annual Easter Egg hunt is on April 9th and we are now collecting FILLED plastic eggs for all ages!  Please consider donating a minimum of 1 dozen eggs.  The more eggs, the more fun!  Also accepting bagged candy to fill the extra plastic eggs we have already!

Little Learners Enrollment

Our preschool still has some availability!  We have 2's Wednesday class and 4's Tues/Wed/Thurs class.  Church members receive a discount!  Contact Sara Walsh at sara@thelakesideumc.org for more information!

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