Sermon From 5-2-21

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

Offering

You may give online HERE, or by mailing to:

LSCC
P.O. Box 5645
Bellingham, WA 98227

Scripture Reading: Acts 26:1-32

Message: Acts 26:1-32–The Heart of God on Trial

*Communion and Song of Response included

Happy Birthday to:


Anni Russell (May 3)
Cora Milsten (May 5)
Sarah Lawlor (May 5)
Andrew Nelson (May 7)
Andrea Wright (May 7)

Happy Anniversary to:


Chuck ♥︎ LL Hubbard (May 4)

Announcements:

LSCC In-Person Worship Gatherings to restart on Sunday, June 13th!

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near. (Hebrews 10.23-25)

During the pandemic, our Leadership Team and Staff have worked hard to help LSCC love God and neighbor by staying committed to worship and service while recognizing that part of doing so, would involve forsaking large group gatherings in an effort to best love the most vulnerable among us and in our community. Weekly we weighed input from federal and local health experts, the Bellingham School District, and our denominational conference to inform our practices.

With the increasing levels of vaccinations and new allowances for religious gatherings in Phase 3, we are excited to get back to worshiping in person on June 13th!

Over the next several weeks we’ll be working hard to be prepared for a safe and well-organized re-opening while also working to ensure that those unable to attend will have a good experience with our new live streaming capabilities.

1) Fill out this survey with regard to your thoughts and feelings about starting back up in person. The more information we have, the better we can try and meet the needs of our congregation. 

2) Consider how you might be willing to serve. Starting back up in person is likely to involve extra labor. We may not be doing meals for a while, but we could use extra help with the technology side of things (we’ll train!), with helping people find seats and safety equipment, and helping with set up and clean up. We’ll also need volunteers to help with our Kid’s Church! We are so excited to see our family of all ages get back together for worship.

3) If you missed the Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, you can watch the discussion here. We hope to hold another meeting or two in the coming weeks so that you can hear more about what we’re planning as a staff and leadership team, and so that we can take your questions and ideas into consideration. 


4) Please be in prayer over this process. We’ll need the wisdom and grace of Jesus and we’ll need to be gracious with one another for the inevitable difficulties that arise when trying new things.

Come enjoy an evening with friends in the park! Protocols prevent sharing of food, so be sure to bring a picnic dinner if you want to eat at the park.

We plan to meet:

Sunday, May 30 @ 5:30 at Squalicum Creek Park

Friday, June 11 @ 5:30 at the Lake Padden Playgoround area

Friday, July 23, 4:00-6:30pm at Marine Park in Fairhaven

We will observe current mask and physical distancing protocols.
Masks and Sanitizer will be available.
Check out our Event Page for more information

Combined Worship Service–May 30

On May 30, at 10am we will have the opportunity to worship together with other congregations in the back yard at Bellingham Covenant Church. Seating will be limited, but there will be a Live Stream option available for everyone. We will not have our Live@5 service that night.

Since we are uncertain when social distancing will cease, the Whatcom County Pregnancy Clinic has decided to again make this year’s Walk/Run a virtual event. So, how do you start? Check out the WCPC Walk/Run for life event page!

Save the date 9-Noon on Saturday June 5 for a one day conference focusing on justice issues for the Pacific Northwest Conference! Registration and information available online here.

Topics and Speakers
Racial Righteousness: Jemar Tisby
Homelessness and Poverrty: Eugene Cho
Doctrine of Discovery: Dr. Randy Woodley
Recovery: Sheila Wise Rowe

LSCC Congregational Meeting June 6, 6pm

Each year LSCC hosts two congregational meetings (in January and June) in order to reflect on what God has done in and through us, to consider what he is calling us to next, and to do the important work of electing officers and passing our operating budget.

On June 6, after the Live@5 Zoom service, we’ll take a brief break, then reflect together on the first half of this year in ministry together. LSCC Partners will have the opportunity to vote on our Lead Team and Nominating Committee nominees.

All are invited and partners should expect to participate if at all possible.

We will be continuing to connect at 5pm Sundays via Zoom each Sunday, (except May 30) 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.