I know this is probably not what you wanted to read first thing with this Lake Advisory, but I need to let you know about the time-change for this weekend so you will be on time for our 9:30 and 11:00am Worship Gatherings at The Lake this Sunday. And, just in case you’ve already forgotten, we all received an extra day this year last Saturday. That was an extra 24 hours, so giving back one hour shouldn’t be that big a deal; really. It’s one hour. (You can get it back later Sunday afternoon during a nap)
That is one of the big events for this Sunday at The Lake. This Sunday also marks the return trip for Valerie Rakes and the Medical Missions Team from Catawba College. This will be a long flight back, so remember to be in prayer for this Team’s safe return after ministering to the folks living on the mountainous border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Like you, I can’t wait to hear about what all God accomplished through these missionaries.
This Sunday is all the start of a new teaching series, “I Still Believe”, to coincide with the release of the newest, faith-based film of the same name on Friday, March 13. And, this Sunday launches our Lake Students’ M-Fuge Raffle to help our Students raise funds to take care of their Summer Missions Event in the NC Mountains. More information about this and other upcoming events are listed below.
One other reminder…
If you have been, or are planning to begin making your contributions to Lake Community Church online, please be sure to visit our new website; mylake.church and look for the cool little “Rocker Guy” icon in the lower right corner of the page. This will be your link to generously support Lake Community Church from basically anywhere you might be, or at anytime you choose to give your tithe, or special offering.
Now, if you have used online giving in the past through thelake.church, or the Church Center App on your phone, you will need to close that process; especially if you have an automatic draft set up through your checking account. All of the online contributions will be handled by a new server for The Lake. You will need to set up, or activate a new account by clicking on the “Rocker Guy” icon and then…be sure to do this…Sign In and create an Account/Profile to set up your Online Giving; especially if you are planning to give on a recurring cycle; an automatic draft. (And, please include your first and last name, along with your email when prompted) Of course, you can make one-time donations to The Lake through this same feature on our new website. Remember, any contributions made with a credit/debit card will include a 1.9% fee added to your contribution. Any contribution using your checking account has no fee attached to it.
You can also search through the new website to join a Ministry Team, a Missions/Outreach Team, and even a Connection Group at The Lake. You can find these opportunities under the “Next Steps” tab at the top of the home page. You can also listen to past “Sermons” if you missed a Sunday and want to stay connected to the flow of a teaching series, or just to go back revisit a Sunday’s message. Under “Kids/Students” you can learn about these Ministries offered through The Lake each week.
Upcoming events at The Lake:
“I Still Believe”
This Sunday, at 9:30 and 11:00am, we begin a new teaching series, “I Still Believe”; inspired by a new faith-based movie by the same name, which opens in theaters next Friday, March 13. The movie is about a true story of how life doesn’t always go the way we plan, and even though, as a believer, we know God can do miracles, how do we respond when our prayer isn’t answered the way we expected. Would “I Still Believe” in God if He doesn’t respond to my request like I’d hoped? I believe this short two-week series may give us all some answers to the questions we’ve had in or past about whether God will answer our prayers, or not. I also believe this would be a good series to Invite your “One” to “Come and see.” Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday at The Lake.
This coming Wednesday evening, 6:30-8:00pm, our Lake Students will continue their study; “Translate” This six-week study will look at the “big words” found in the Bible and provide a theologically rich explanation to help students better understand the death and resurrection of Jesus and apply its meaning to their lives. All middle school and high school students are invited to Lake Students! To learn more about Lake Students, visit their website: thelakestudents.com and/or contact Eric Doane for what’s next.
M-Fuge Raffle Tickets
You may also like to know that our Lake Students are having another M-Fuge Raffle to help Students fund their missions trip this year; a lot like last year’s, but with a little added bonus. For each $10 ticket, you are entered into a drawing to have a chance to win, either a YETI Pack ($682 value); 1- Tundra Haul Wheeled Cooler, 2-Rambler 12oz Coffee Bottles, 2-Rambler 20oz Tumblers, 2-Rambler 26oz Bottles, 2-Rambler Hot Shot Caps, 2-Rambler Bottle MagDock Caps…Or, an Apple MAC Pack ($715 value); IPad 10.2in, WiFi, 128GB…Apple Pencil (gen1)…AirPods with charging case…IPad case with Pencil holder…Screen Protectors (3 Pack)…AirPods case protector. Tickets can be purchase from any Lake Student, or Lake Student Leader/Volunteer beginning this Sunday, March 8th. The drawing for these 2 prize packs will be held on Wednesday, April 15.
Our pre-school children begin a new Bible study this Sunday, “God’s Wonderful Gift.” This week’s lesson is, “I’ll show God’s Holy Spirit lives in my by…having a good attitude!” Their Bible memory verse is from Romans 15:19(NIRV) “He has given me the power of the Holy Spirit.” Our K-5 Lake Kids study for this Sunday is, “Emotions.” Week 1’s focus is on “I Feel Sad.” Their Bible Memory Verse is from; 2 Corinthians 1:4(NLT) “He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.” (Parents, be sure to use the Bible App for Kids to follow along with your child’s lessons.)
The Lake Kids Ministry of Lake Community Church is preparing for our Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 11, 2020. And, beginning next Sunday, March 15, we are asking for donations of Candy (please, no chocolate that can melt), Plastic Eggs, or even Plastic Eggs filled with Candy already. There will be tubs in our Lobby for any and all donations, to help provide a fun-filled day at The Lake, starting on Sunday, March 15 and continuing through Sunday, April 5.
Lake Community Church’s Women’s Conference
Sign ups for our Women’s Conference have already begun online at mylake.church. You can also register this Sunday at our Resource Center.
See you this Sunday at The Lake!