This Sunday we celebrate 6 years as Lake Community Church. Can you believe it’s been 6 years?! It seems like only yesterday we were facing an uncertain path, a clouded vision of what’s next. But God, through the prayers and faithfulness of His people, used the uncertainty to challenge us to take a step of faith; to trust His guidance and His leading as we move forward, and He has been true to His promise. He has used His church to do so many incredible things in people’s lives, in the community, across North Carolina, and around the world. We have experienced 6 years together as a family of believers focused on doing all we can share the love of Jesus to others through our Worship Gatherings on Sunday mornings (live and online), Connection Groups during the week, Lake Kids on Sundays, and Lake Students on Wednesday evenings.
The Lake has continued to be a part of local and foreign ministries by making dedicated contributions to help in their sharing the love of Jesus; the Baptist Children’s Homes, the Terrie Hess House, the Pregnancy Support Center, Capstone Women’s Ministry, Nazareth Children’s Home, Morgan Elementary School, Miller’s Ferry and Liberty VFD, and the Mushayamunda Christian Development Trust in Zimbabwe, Africa. We have participated in Outreach Mission Projects; Red Box Mission, Operation Christmas Child, Easter Egg Hunts, Trunks O’ Treatz, Lake Kids Bible Camp, M-Fuge, and some short-term mission trips.
God has done so much in the past 6 years through The Lake and it is with an excited anticipation we should be looking ahead to what He may have in store for us yet. May we continue to do all we can to share the love of Jesus and bring glory to God as His church.
Looking forward to worshipping with you this Sunday at The Lake and Live Online at mylake.church.
RED BOX OUTREACH PROJECT
Here’s a simple reminder…For the remainder of the month of September, 2 more Sundays, our Women on Missions Group is sponsoring the Red Box Outreach Project. This church-wide Project will impact the lives of women currently in our NC Women’s Correctional Facilities. This year’s donated item: Deodorants. They are requesting Travel-size; roll-on or solid deodorants; 2.0-3.5 oz. size. There are two collection tubs located just inside the main entrance double-doors. You may bring your donations and place them in those tubs on Sunday mornings, or you can come by The Lake and drop off your donated items, T-F, between 9:30am and 4:30pm. Our Women On Missions Group would like to thank you all in advance for your willingness to be a part of this year’s Red Box Outreach Project.
Let me just add this…Carole Lowman and Terrie Powles pretty much organize these Outreach Mission Projects through the Women on Missions Group, and they’ve been very active in helping The Lake help others for the past few years. This past Monday evening, Carole Lowman was recognized for her 16 years of service to the Rowan Southern Baptist Association as Secretary of their large meetings during the year. 16 years of service. Join me in thanking Carole for a job well done.
As a reminder for this Sunday at The Lake:
The “LOBBY” is still 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” (75 seats in the Auditorium for each Worship Gathering; 50% capacity), 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. (Please help us with our seating by choosing seats toward the front of the Auditorium as you come in, so we can help any who arrive later to not have to be guided through seats to the front, possibly interrupting your worship.)
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”.
And remember, if you have any reservations at all about being in a crowd of people; even if it is for a church service; or, if you 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, would just rather 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:
We continue our current teaching series in Psalm 23 this Sunday morning at 9:30 and 11:00am. I believe we learned so much last Sunday in the first verse of this Psalm, many of you are so ready to find out what else is shared by David when he wrote this Psalm. In the first verse we learned about the importance of the relationship between us and God, and this Sunday, we begin to understand some of the results of this relationship in our everyday life. What does our shepherd do for us…each day? I do hope you can join us this Sunday, In-person or Online at Lake Live Online.
LAKE STUDENTS HAVE RETURNED TO THE LAKE
Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm, Lake Students are gathering at The Lake…In-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. A new study started last Wednesday about “Wild Stories” in the Bible; stories you may have never read in the Bible, or knew were in the Bible. (I’ve heard that they lead to some really good discussions) To find out more about Lake Students, visit thelakestudents.com, or contact Eric Doane by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here we go! This Sunday, September 20th, Lake Kids will be offered at the 9:30 and 11:00am Worship Gathering! Our 9:30am Lake Kids Ministry is open to all children; Nursery to 5th Grade. Our 11:00am Lake Kids Ministry will be open to Pre-K to 5th Grade. (No Nursery provided just yet at 11:00am)
Be sure to visit our Lake Kids tab at mylake.church for all the details about checking your children into Lake Kids for 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. 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.
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 email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you have received your email invite to RightNow Media and have your personal account up and running. If you need this invite resent, please contact me at email@example.com and ask to have it resent. We have some exciting things coming up at the end of September and you will want to be connected and familiar with RightNow Media to take part in what is planned for The Lake. RightNow Media is a free resource from Lake Community Church to you. giving you and your family access to over 20,000 videos and Bible studies on just about every topic imaginable. This resource is another step in helping us fulfill our mission and vision; to help people connect with God, connect with others, and to connect others to God.
Movie Night @ The Lake October 4th
One of the tag lines for this movie is, “You may fall asleep in church, but you won’t fall asleep in the movie.” Karen and I previewed this movie last week, and now we have been given the opportunity to show this film at The Lake on Sunday, October 4th. Actually, two showings (because of the 50% capacity mandate); 4:00pm and 6:30pm. You will be able to reserve seats for a specific showing starting next week. So, be watching for an email in your Inbox. Hey, here’s a trailer for Small Group the Movie to help you plan to attend.
See you this Sunday at The Lake…Live and Online!