Sermon from 11-29-20

If you missed this week’s Zoom Worship Service, here are the resources still available to you.
 
 

Offering

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LSCC
P.O. Box 5645
Bellingham, WA 98227

Scripture Reading: John 1:1-13

Message: Luke 19:1-10 Formed by Our Films: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
*Communion and Song of Response included

Happy Birthday to:

Lorena Prater (December 1)
Bridget Reeves (December 2)
Raquel Callans (December 2)
Sloan Trulson (December 2)
Shannon Trulson (December 3)
Nathaniel Wilson (December 4)

Announcements:

This Friday, December 4, we’ll be watching the second film in our Advent series, It’s A Wonderful Life.

Written and directed by Frank Capra in 1946, It’s a Wonderful Life offers fantastic acting, a heart-warming story, and plenty of timeless commentary on what is truly important in life.

The film is not rated, due to its age. However, there are some scenes that may make contemporary viewers cringe. There are a few instances of racist and sexist comments that come off as in poor taste and dated, but were part and parcel of the age in which the film was produced. Hopefully these moments can provide conversation and critique in your home.

As with any media, we must be discerning and actively engaged, not passive consumers.

The film clocks in at 131 minutes.

We hope to see you on Friday evening at 6:30!

The zoom link will be in the LSCC Update email each week. Please contact us if you want to be added to that email list.

Friday Film Schedule:

Friday, December 4 at 6:30pm—It’s A Wonderful Life
Friday, December 11 at 6:30pm—Elf
Friday, December 18 at 6:30pm—A Muppet’s Christmas Carol

Films have a way of forming the way we think and how we feel about the world around us. On Sundays, Pastor Chris will explore the biblical themes under-girding each film, and offer some critique if necessary.

Join us for worship this Advent!
Sunday, November 29—The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
Sunday, December 6—It’s A Wonderful Life
Sunday, December 13—Elf
Sunday, December 20—A Muppet’s Christmas Carol
*Thursday, December 24–Christmas Eve Candlelight Service from 7-8pm (Via Zoom)
Christmas Sunday, December 27–A Charlie Brown Christmas

This Christmas Season we get to partner again with the Lighthouse Mission to provide gifts for the guests in their recovery programs! Sign Up Here and plan to return the wrapped gifts to Elizabeth at the LSCC parking Lot on Sunday afternoon, December 13 from 2-3pm.*

For those who would like to be reimbursed, you can email a picture of your receipt to our Treasurer, Cory Hoeger.

*If that time doesn’t work for you to drop off gifts, please contact Elizabeth Holland to find another time/place.

The new LSCC directory is available online! Click this link and (if you haven’t before) set up a login and password to access the page and download the new directory.

*You cannot access it until manually approved, so be sure to make your log-in now before you need it!

Meal Trains

Baby Oliver Majors was born this week!
You can find the link in the weekly LSCC Update email or contact us to bring his family a homemade frozen meal – to have meal options for the crazy days and to cook off meals as needed. 🙂 A cooler will be set up on the porch for contactless deliveries. Rob, Michele and the boys don’t have any food allergies, and enjoy both meaty and vegetarian meals. No need to be kid-friendly as Ellis eats everything and Bennen won’t be pleased with any dinner offering.

Janna Uffleman has been caring for her mother in Seattle on Mondays through Wednesdays as she receives radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy for breast cancer. So let’s care for the Uffelmans with the gift of one less meal to make! Check your weekly LSCC Update email for the link, or contact us to take them a freezer meal.

Cold Weather Shelter Volunteer Opportunities
 
As winter approaches and the pandemic continues to rage, housing the growing number of our homeless neighbors may be more difficult than ever. Thankfully, the church is helping to address this need in our community!
 
Christ the King church and the Lighthouse Mission are teaming up to provide a cold weather shelter at the Drop-in Center on Holly St. from December 1 through February 28th. Christ the King will be administrating the volunteer efforts, inviting all of our city and county churches to get involved as able.
 
If you would like to sign up to volunteer or get more information about volunteering, you may do so HERE.

We will be continuing to connect at 5pm Sundays via Zoom each Sunday, to all gather at one place at one time to participate in worship together.

If you want to join our congregation on Sunday but haven’t been receiving our Sunday emails, please register here!

If you invite someone to the Live@5 service, please inform Elizabeth of their name so the Zoom Master knows to expect them.

-Morgan is coordinating care within our congregation. If you need help, or even someone to make a grocery store run, please contact Morgan.

-If you have prayer requests, please submit those HERE.

-If you would like to set up a time to talk with Pastor Chris, contact him directly HERE.

-If you need financial help during this crisis please contact our Lead Team Chair, Ryan Wasserman or Pastor Chris.

Updated LSCC Phased Preparedness Plan

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