Nov 12:35 AM

A NOTE FROM PASTOR VINCE: NOVEMBER 24, 2021

Nov 12:35 AM
Nov 12:35 AM

 

Lakeshore Friends—

As we approach Thanksgiving, we have so much to be thankful for, don’t we?

  • Faith in a great God
  • Family that we love and that love us (even if that’s not necessarily everyone in your family)
  • Friends who stick by us through thick and thin
  • Finances that allow us to be richer than most people in the world, and
  • Freedom to live in a great country

We are blessed beyond all measure!

I hope that as we celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday that we will in fact give thanks. Being thankful is okay, but giving thanks is the ultimate goal. I hope that will include some time to say thank you to God for everything we have, and everything He is!

I thank God for all of you! Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Warmly,

Vince

 

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Nov 12:21 AM

A NOTE FROM PASTOR VINCE: NOVEMBER 18, 2021

Nov 12:21 AM
Nov 12:21 AM

 

Lakeshore Friends—

This week is a busy week at Lakeshore and I hope you all will be a part of as much of it as you can.

On Thursday, we will be welcoming guests and setting up for the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) food packing weekend. We will also continue in our series, “Romans: Just By Faith” at Midweek Bible Study from 7 – 8 pm in the Auditorium.

On Friday, we will have multiple FMSC food packing sessions. There is still room in the earlier sessions on Friday. To find out more, check out lakeshorechurch.org/FMSC.

On Saturday, we will have more FMSC food packing sessions. The post-event tear down from 2-4pm also still has room if you can help. The day begins with Synergy Prayer in room 110 from 9:30 – 10:30 am.

On Sunday, we will continue collecting our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Collections started earlier this week—click here for a full drop-off schedule. 

We'll also kick off a new series, “So What Am I Supposed To Do?” and have some special recognitions during the services.

Our kids and their parents can participate in a special project for the ministry, Streets for Christ, on Sunday. See the KIDS section in the weekly email for more info.

We have a chance to make a lot of impact on a lot of lives this week… including our own!

I hope to see you here, maybe more than once, and look forward to seeing you as we celebrate on Sunday!

Warmly,

Vince

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Nov 11:27 PM

A NOTE FROM PASTOR VINCE: NOVEMBER 11, 2021

Nov 11:27 PM
Nov 11:27 PM

 

Lakeshore Friends—

Happy Veterans Day! We thank God for everyone who has served in any of our branches of the military and will be honoring you on Sunday during both services. You are amazing heroes at Lakeshore and in our country!!

When I was a boy scout, I learned one of their mottos: Be prepared!  We learned to be prepared on campouts for all kinds of situations, and the lessons extended beyond the campsite.

Being prepared has helped me in so many ways in life.  I try to be prepared for any problem I may face.  I never want to be unprepared financially, in my relationships, in my family, or spiritually.

God calls all of us to be prepared for anything that may come into our life.  Not only that, He gives us the ability and strength to be prepared by giving us His Spirit.

Are you living a prepared life?  Are you prepared for what may come in your life in the days ahead?  Are you leaning on God for this preparation?

I hope you’ll live like Proverbs 22:3 and see danger in advance and take refuge.  Only God knows what the future holds, but fortunately, He holds that future.

Warmly,

Vince

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Nov 1:08 AM

A NOTE FROM PASTOR VINCE: NOVEMBER 4, 2021

Nov 1:08 AM
Nov 1:08 AM

 

Lakeshore Friends—

For many of us, we grew up learning to say what has become known as The Lord’s Prayer.  Some of the parts are clear and easy to grasp, while others are really deep.  The one that comes to mind under the “really deep” category is found in Matthew 6:9-10 where Jesus says, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

What are we praying for there?  Specifically, what are we praying for to come?  What is God’s kingdom?  Why is God’s kingdom coming to earth in answer to this prayer? Yet, we pray for it every time we say this prayer.

I think the Kingdom of God is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the Bible.  When we understand the Kingdom of God, we will fully appreciate God, our lives, and His amazing plan to make all things new. 

We’ll look at the Kingdom of God on Sunday.  And when it comes, all that’s wrong in the world will be made right.

Warmly,

Vince

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Oct 11:40 AM

A NOTE FROM PASTOR VINCE: OCTOBER 28

Oct 11:40 AM
Oct 11:40 AM

 

Lakeshore Friends—

Some days more than others (but every day, to be certain), I feel a sense of disappointment and even anger at what I see in the world today. 

Politics are filled with dishonesty and self-serving agendas that show little concern for real people like us.  Criminal activity is rampant as innocent people are attacked, robbed, raped, beaten, and even killed with increasing frequency and with more severity than ever.  Justice seems to be selective and not blind as it should be as we hear about certain people who commit crimes without consequence while others are severely punished for far less because they are on the wrong side of the political equation.  Financial markets and deals are structured to favor certain people over others.  And spiritually, more and more things that are really “wrong” are called “right,” and vice versa.

Will it ever end?  Absolutely!  One day it will all end.

When Jesus returns to earth at His Second Coming, He will come with justice to judge the world with truth.  He will make every single thing that is wrong right again.  Politics will end as He alone rules and reigns.  Crime will be squashed immediately and will be far less common.  Justice will be perfectly distributed to all.  Financial cheats won’t have success.  And the spiritual atmosphere surrounding the Kingdom He sets up after His return will be “heaven on earth.”

I long for those days and bet you do too.  They will come as the Bible predicts, perhaps sooner than any of us think.  And when it comes, all that’s wrong will be made right.

I will be talking about this time for the next two Sundays and I hope you’ll be here, excited about what Jesus will do at His return!

He will take all that’s wrong in this world and make it right!

Warmly,

Vince

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