Sermon From 5-23-21

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 2

Message: Acts 28:16-31–The End is the Beginning

You can access an audio recording

of this week’s sermon here.

The video below is the Movement as Worship Project that Mary Metcalf and Elizabeth Holland put together. It was shown during the offering time of this week’s service.

Happy Birthday to:


Ben Wasserman (May 24)
Ezra Lawlor (May 25)
Luke Schoonmaker (May 25)
John Bruckner (May 26)
Caleb Epps (May 28)
Wayne Youngquist (May 28)

Announcements:

Since we are beginning the process of Live Streaming our Sunday evening services, we will no longer post the sermon video on our webpage as we have been. Please find the audio version of the sermons under the “sermons” tab in the menu above, and/or register to join us on zoom or in person.

Register Here to attend in person!

LiveStream will be available Here.

Combined Worship Service–May 30

Next Sunday, 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.

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

Watch the Town Hall Meetings

We have now held two Town Hall meetings to discuss the upcoming change for our congregation beginning in-person worship starting June 13. If you missed either meeting, you can watch the discussion from the April 27 meeting here or the May 17 meeting here. If, after watching the meetings, you still have questions, affirmations or concerns, please reach out to Pastor Chris or Ryan Wasserman.

Please continue to pray over this process.

In an effort to serve the needs of our congregation and local community while being conscious of our witness of Jesus to the watching world, we have moved prayerfully, slowly, and in every way trying to weigh the guidance from the health department, school district, and our denomination. We know that some of our congregation are anxious about moving forward while others have been ready to try in person gatherings for some time now. No matter where you land on that spectrum, please know that our number one priority is to help point people to Jesus and to care for our church family and the community in which we live. Change, even positive change, can cause fear and anxiety.

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.

Welcome Nathaniel!

LSCC has created a temporary, part-time position called Worship Team Coordinator, and Nathaniel Wilson has  accepted the role.

With so many extra elements to consider while we transition to a live stream, hybrid worship gathering, Nathaniel will work to help support the worship teams and provide an consistent, encouraging presence to help the church navigate a very new season for the life of our church. For more details, see pastor Chris’ letter.

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!

Register now for a one day conference 9-Noon on Saturday June 5 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

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.