Lake Advisory 8/21/2020

Last Sunday, I had the privilege of sharing this exciting news; how The Lake has partnered with RightNow Media to offer everyone at The Lake, access to thousands of Bible Studies and movies; 24/7. RightNow Media is a new resource/tool to help us all connect with God, connect with others, and connect others to God. This can be used for personal Bible Study; Family Devotions; Children’s Devotions and Bible Stories; Student Studies; Connection Group Studies (Topical or a specific Book of the Bible); possibly a Community Group made up of friends you spend time with; studies on Finance, Parenting, Marriage, and the list goes on. 20,000 resources all within the click of your mousepad.

And, because of your generosity, we are excited to be able to offer this to everyone at The Lake for free. That’s right, your generosity has made this possible for everyone at The Lake.

So, “How do I sign up for this FREE resource?”

RightNow Media will be sending out an email this Sunday at 11:00am to every email we have listed in our Lake Database. (If you don’t see this email, be sure to check in your Junk Mail or Spam to make sure it hasn’t been moved there) And, if you do not receive an email from RightNow Media, please contact us at The Lake office, 980-643-4200, or by email (ronnie@thelake.church); just in case your email has changed and we don’t have the new address. We have asked for RightNow Media to resend this email a few times over the next couple of weeks, leading up to September. So, there’s plenty of time to get connected.

Once you get the email, there should be a link for you to click on to set up your own account and password, and you will have easy access to tools to help you in your walk with the Lord. My prayer is that this added resource; along with our Sunday morning Worship Gatherings, Lake Kids, Lake Students, and Connection Groups, strengthens us all in our mission to be the church God has called us to be.

It’s an exciting time to be at The Lake!

Looking forward to worshipping with you this Sunday at The Lake and Live Online at mylake.church.

As a reminder for this Sundays at The Lake:

The “LOBBY” will be the area outside the building between parking and front doors for the time being.
Use only Middle Double-Doors to enter and exit the building.
Masks are required at 9:30am; not just for entering and finding a seat, but required to be worn for the entire Worship Gathering. And, if I may, please wear your mask so that it covers your nose and mouth.
Masks are recommended at 11:00am. Disposable masks will be available before entering Auditorium for 9:30 and 11:00am Worship Gatherings.
Doors will open at 9:15am for 9:30 Worship Gathering and 10:50am for our 11:00am Worship Gathering.
Lake Cafe` remains closed. (You may bring your own coffee and water)
Restrooms will be open but we request only 2 people in there at a time.
Seating in Auditorium is still “LIMITED”, so please allow Guest Services Volunteers to help find adequate seating for you and your family, and be prepared to maybe offer a seat next to you to a family that may need an extra seat for the service. (Preferably, seating would begin toward the front rows first.)
There are 75 seats in the Auditorium for each Worship Gathering. (50% capacity)
No Connection Cards will be handed out. All notes, prayer requests, and 1st Time Connections and Prayer Requests can be shared at “I’m New” on mylake.church.
Everyone can use “Message Notes” on mylake.church, to follow along with the Scripture passages and take notes as well.
No Offering Baskets will be used to collect offerings. You may place your tithe or offering in baskets as you leave Auditorium, or Give Online at mylake.church.
No pens in seat pouches. (BYOP – Bring your own pen)
As you leave the Worship Gathering, please try to observe and respect “social distancing”.

If you have any hesitations at all about being in a crowd of people; even if it is for a church service; or, have been around anyone with Covid-19 in the past two weeks; or, have shortness of breath or coughing; have a fever over 100; loss of sense of taste; or, just want to wait a little longer before returning to The Lake, then please join us online this Sunday at 9:30 or 11:00am at Lake Live Online.

Upcoming events at The Lake:

Online Giving
As a reminder, and as an apology if I have failed to mention this recently; when you do choose to give online; your tithe or offering, by using our website, mylake.church, and the round blue icon in lower right of the page, you may see the words, Rebel Give. You are in the right place. This is the company that handles our online giving through our website. With each online contribution, you’ll receive a confirmation email. You can also still make your contribution, tithe, or offering by texting your gift to 84321 on your smartphone; enter an amount; choose Lake Community Church, and you’re on your way. And, you can still mail your tithe, or offering to Lake Community Church, 7800 Bringle Ferry Rd. Salisbury, NC 28146.
(I do want to share with you that we will be closing down our original website, thelake.church, later this year. If you have been using that site for your Online Giving, please venture over to mylake.church and see how simple it will be to set up a new account through the “little blue icon” in the lower right corner of the screen. Once you set up your new account on mylake.church, you can then close your account on thelake.church site.)

“Goliath Must Fall”
This Sunday, in “Goliath Must Fall”, we are introduced to another giant in many of our lives; a giant we might think others deal with, but not us. However, if we were to take an honest look at ourselves; or, allow God to show us this giant in our life, we may be completely surprised that such a giant exists in our life. And, how this giant can quietly taunt us, intimidate us, and cause us to stumble, or fall when we decide to serve God and others. Join us this Sunday at 9:30 and 11:00am, In-person at Lake Community Church or Online at Lake Live Online.

LAKE STUDENTS RETURN TO THE LAKE
Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm, Lake Students are gathering at The LakeIn-Person, and via ZOOM for those who can’t make it and still want to be included the Middle School-High School Boys and Girls Break-Out Sessions. Masks are required as we follow the Rowan Salisbury School District guidelines. The ZOOM sessions will begin at 7:00pm. This Wednesday, our Lake Students continue their study, “STAY”. Faithfulness and consistency are not words that often mark our teenagers. However, through this series, students will be challenged and inspired to stay faithful, consistent, connected and engaged through the avenues of prayer, service, community, and the Word. And…something special is coming on the 26th.
Find out more about Lake Students at thelakestudents.com, or contact Eric Doane by email at eric@thelake.church.

LAKE KIDS 
First off, let me share this before you get into the information below about Lake Kids and how to check in and all the available resources provided each week. Right now, we are only able to offer Lake Kids at the 9:30am Worship Gathering. That’s not because we don’t want to offer Lake Kids at 11:00am, we would really like to make this available at 11:00am, but just don’t have enough Volunteers to fill all the positions. We have plenty of Volunteers when everything is normal, but we all know “normal” left months ago. So, if you would like to be a part of making a difference in a child’s life, please contact Amanda Stone at soon as you can. Her email is lakekidslcc@gmail.com, or yorkamanda8@gmail.com.

This Sunday, August 23rd, only at our 9:30am Worship Gathering, our Lake Kids Ministry is open to all children; Nursery to 5th Grade. Be sure to visit our Lake Kids tab at mylake.church for all the details about checking your children into Lake Kids this Sunday, and other information about Lake Kids. Our Lake Kids Director, Amanda Stone, will continue to share all the lessons and projects online for Lake Kids each week on our mylake.church website. Simply click on the Tab, Lake Kids, and select your child’s age group; Pre-K or K-5 and you have access to all the games, stories, and videos any day during the week. And, our age appropriate Lake Kids Pack will still be available for your child if you choose to have them sit with you in our Auditorium. There is also an added resource on your phone for your children in the Bible App for Kids.

Each year, our Women on Missions Group presents The Lake with a Mission Outreach Project that allows us to impact the lives of others outside our four walls, and our community. In a few weeks, we will begin our Red Box Outreach Project for Women in NC Prisons, sponsored by our Women on Missions Group. This year’s donated item: Deodorants; Travel size; roll-on or solid; 2.0-3.5 oz. size. Collections will begin in September. There will be a Red Box in our Lobby throughout the month of September for you to being in your donated deodorants. You may even want to be collecting this item for the Red Box before September gets here.

See you this Sunday at The Lake…Live and Online!

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