Midweek Message

Season of Advent

Carolyn Matthews

December 2, 2023

The season of Advent begins this Sunday, December 3.  LABC is providing advent materials for all ages. Look for them in a table in the narthex. For those unable to be with us in person we will put the materials in the mail. You may request a copy of the materials.


We will be publishing original advent devotional/reflections on Sunday, Wednesday, and Saturday during advent. The contributors are members and friends of the Lakeshore community.

2020 chancel decoration


Coming in December

December is a busy time for our congregation. Please take note of these special upcoming events.


Sunday, December 3 – after worship we will be decorating the church, “The Hanging of the Greens.” All ages are invited to participate. There will be a variety of craft projects that can be used to help decorate the tree in the family room. Members of Worship and Congregational care will be coordinating the decorating tasks. Later we will enjoy together our “stone soup” lunch.


Saturday, December 9 – Forever Young meets at 12:30 pm in the Family Room. Contact Minister Sandra Lee for details and to make reservation.


Sunday, December 10 – at 8:30 am we will have the leadership breakfast for new, current, and returning members of the six departments (Education, Worship and Congregational Care, Stewardship, Outreach and Membership, Hospitality, Social Concerns).


Sunday, December 10 – after worship we will hold the Blue Christmas worship service. This is an opportunity to uphold and support those who are grieving and to remember those who have passed on.


Saturday, December 16 – at 6:00 pm special musical presentation by our newest musician Cole Stanford. Details in the current transmitter.


Sunday, December 17 – during the children’s time a special presentation, “Happy Birthday, Jesus.”


Sunday, December 24 – 6:00 pm Christmas Eve service.


Weekly Meetings and Events

Saturday, December 2 (ZOOM)

10:00 AM – Time for Prayer


Sunday, December 3

8:45 AM – Department of Christian Education

10:00 AM – Worship

(Hanging of the Greens, Advent/Christmas decorating


Tuesday, December 5

6:00 PM – Bible Study (ZOOM)


Wednesday, December 6

10:30 AM – Prayer and Bible Study (ZOOM)


Thursday, December 7

6:00 PM – Handbell Ensemble Practice

7:00 PM – Voices of Lakeshore Practice


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.