Midweek Message


Carolyn Matthews

August 11, 2023

“David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their fellow Levites as musicians to make a joyful sound with musical instruments: lyres, harps and cymbals.” (I Chronicles 15:16, NIV)

Music is one of the vital parts of worship. We at Lakeshore are blessed to experience this gift of God in so many iterations. One of these is our LABC Handbell Ensemble.  We are looking to resume in the Fall.


If you are interested in becoming a part of  or rejoining the ensemble please contact Pastor Carolyn.  What is required in order to play handbells? One, it is important that you be able to count to “9.” Two, the ability to follow direction. Three, a sense of humor.



I don’t know how to read music. We can help with that.
I have never played a musical instrument. We can help with that.
I am not coordinated. Hmm, that may take some time but we may even be able to help with that too.


For those who have questions and would like to have a pre-practice, “I need questions answered session,” we will have a question/answer pre-rehearsal on September 6, at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary. Our first rehearsal will be, Thursday, September 13, at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary.


Scholarship Deadline – August 15
2023 LABC Scholarship Application


Upcoming Events and Current Weekly Meetings


Saturday, August 12
Three opportunities for gathering, all beginning at 10:00 AM

  • LABC and Faith in Action East Bay housing justice action (in person in LABC sanctuary)
  • Evergreen Associational Meeting (via ZOOM) (see link in midweek message email)
  • Time for Prayer (continue reading in Psalm 119) (LABC ZOOM)


Sunday, August 13
10:00 AM – Worship
11:45 AM – Adult Bible Study


Wednesday, August 16
10:30 AM – Bible Study and Prayer


Friday, August 18
5:00 PM – Rae Rita Thompson Retirement Celebration
Barnett Hall


Lakeshore ZOOM Information

Online: https://zoom.us/j/8599095914
Dial-in: 1 669 900 9128

Meeting ID: 859 909 5914
Password: 192833

One tap mobile: +16699009128

Your ongoing support of the ministry of our church is greatly appreciated. We are checking the mail so feel free to mail your check or to contribute online.