It’s official folks – Summer is here! School’s out, the college kids have migrated back home, vacations are happening, and the LCPC summer events are starting! First up is the annual LCPC Dodger Night, Monday, June 5, at 7:10 PM, Dodgers vs. the Nationals. Be praying for our Dominican Republic team as they head to La Romana June 10 to work on the mission house, renovate four homes in the neighborhood, and offer healthcare to the surrounding barrios. We also have our SPARKS heading up to Forest Home and our Junior Highers going to Campus by the Sea on Catalina Island that same week. Ashley is hosting a new event on Tuesday, June 20, called Bookies and Cookies. Kids are invited to bring a good book to read, and Ashley will provide a comfy setting and lots of cookies and beverages. Mark your calendars for the All-Church Picnic on Wednesday, June 21, at Dunsmore Park. Let’s congratulate Pat Chambers on her 20th year as the Director of CFC! Pat has been a blessing to hundreds of families in this community, to this church, and to her devoted staff. It’s clear to see why CFC is the best childcare establishment in town when you have a director like Pat! Ashley is working hard on the Passport to Peru VBS coming up July 10 – 14 If you’d like to volunteer for this energetic ministry, contact Ashley and she will find a place for you! Ashley and Mary hosted their always popular SPARKS in the Dark night a few weeks ago. There’s nothing more fun than a giant hide and seek game on the church campus with all the lights off and ending with an ice cream party. We had a terrific Kids Hope party with about 60 kids, families, mentors, and prayer partners celebrating another successful year of the Kids Hope USA program. Gary Woodward and his Early Rodders friends treated us to a spectacular morning of classic cars and a delicious pancake breakfast! He had a great turnout and all proceeds benefited the LCPC Choir Concert fund. Have you seen the fantastic video footage of our services streaming on Facebook Live? Todd Marks is working hard to bring our LCPC service straight to your computer screen so you won’t have to miss a single week! You can go back and watch the videos at any time on the LCPC Facebook page. See you next month! Be sure to check out my full report in this month’s messenger here on the LCPC.net website!
Acts 17:26-27 - “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.”
We didn’t get too many April showers, but we still have plenty of May flowers thanks to all the rain we got earlier in the season! Our Easter services were glorious, as always. Everyone loved having our sweet children sing on Palm Sunday. Ashley and Talin Emmerson did a wonderful job leading them. Thank you to Jim Larson, Geoff Bryan, Austin Granier, Katie Rose Clem, Cadie Carlson, Juliana Ramos, and Devon Fernandez for volunteering as different biblical figures in Children’s Ministries “Journey to Easter” on Palm Sunday. The Maundy Thursday dinner was delicious and we are so appreciative of the Deacons’ hard work in preparing and serving the meal to us. The Cathedral Choir with guest musicians, including Karen and Katie Hayhurst and Joseph and Jamie Mendoes, did a beautiful job leading worship that night, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house after Ashley’s touching message about loneliness and the kindness of special strangers. Our Easter services were full of joy, celebration and new faces, with uplifting music from our Praise Band, Cathedral Choir, 18 guest musicians including strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion, several guest singers and our Cathedral Bells. It was a jubilant culmination to a very holy week. Thank you to everyone who donated items and complete kits for the Refugee Welcome Kits that will be distributed through World Relief. Please be praying for all displaced families around the world. The Cruisers hosted a fun Civil War music event last month at their meeting. The Foothill Armory Brass Band, featuring Noel Collins and Alex Waggoner, played music from the era and wore uniforms of both the Union and Confederate Armies. Jim Yukl did a great job delivering the Gettysburg Address – there is no finer Abe Lincoln around! Ashley was thrilled to hand out inscribed Bibles to seven 2nd graders a couple weeks ago. Please pray for the Word to speak to them as they grow. Registration for summer camps (including VBS) is officially open now for Children’s and Youth Ministries! Summer is just around the corner, and if you know anyone looking for a great summer day camp program, we’ve got just the place! CFC’s program is the most flexible one in town, and it’s the most fun too! See you next month! Be sure to check out my full report in this month’s messenger here on the LCPC.net website!