Midweek Message

Reflection and Updates

Carolyn Matthews

November 3, 2022

Appreciating the Abundant Life


Earlier this month in my sermon I talked about taking time to appreciate what brings us joy in life.  In light of that I called on some folks for help so I could go see my granddaughters this past Sunday. In talking with my daughter I realized I needed to take the time when it was possible especially with the holiday events coming soon. We all had a delightful time together.


In John 10:9-10 (NASB) we find these words of Jesus:  “I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came so that they would have life, and have it abundantly.” Sometimes it is on us to take advantage of and appreciate the “abundant life” with which God blesses us. (At the end of this email an event announcement about an activity that brings me joy that I want to share with the LABC community)


Special Upcoming Events and Meetings


These last few weeks of the year are an especially busy time for the Lakeshore community.  Planning for 2023 is taking place, working on the budget, and electing members to the department and committees. The pledge letter, pledge card,  and the time and talent survey will be coming your way soon. Again, we ask that you prayerfully consider each, as well as the invitations from the nominating committee to participate in the mission and ministry of LABC.  If you have questions please reach out to ministerial staff and/or members to find answers. Pledge Sunday and Annual Meeting, Sunday, November 20.


Saturday, November 5

11:00 AM Gloria Joseph Memorial Service


Monday, November 7

7:00 PM African American History Month Planning Meeting (ZOOM)


Saturday, November 12

12:30 PM Forever Young (celebrating Thanksgiving)


Monday, November 14

5:30 PM Crisis in the Holy Land: What We Can Do


Sunday, November 20

Packing Thanksgiving Bags


Tuesday, November 22

9:30 am – 11:30 am Thanksgiving Bag Distribution



Weekly Meetings

Saturday, November 5 (Note earlier time)

9:00 AM Time for Prayer (Psalm 135)


Sunday, November 6 (Turn clocks back one hour)

8:45 AM Department of Christian Education

10:00 AM Worship

11:45 AM Adult Bible Study


Tuesday, November 8

6:00 PM – Bible Study


Wednesday, November 9

10:30 AM – Prayer and Bible Study


Thursday, November 10

6:00 PM Together in Spirit (Until the end of 2022 our study will feature stories of selected hymns)


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.




Dominican Chorale of Dominican University




The Chorale will be performing Missa Santi Nicolai ~ Joseph Haydn, Christmas Day ~ Gustav Holst, and other selected holiday works.


Dates, times, and locations:


Friday, November 18, 2022, 7:30 pm

Angelico Concert Hall

Dominican University Campus

San Rafael, CA


Sunday, November 20, 2022, 5:00 pm

San Anselmo Presbyterian Church

72 Kensington Road

San Anselmo, CA


General Admission: $20

Seniors: $15

Under 18: Free

Dominican Students, Faculty and Staff: Free


Tickets: dominican.universitytickets.com