A Word From Our Pastor

Dear LCPC Friends:

I am writing this just after our wonderful Easter celebration, made even more powerful by the Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services we shared with Bethany NE. Thank you to all who invested in making each part of Holy Week so significant!

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The solarium remodel is well underway, greatly increasing our capacity to gather for coffee and conversation both before and after worship. When completed, it will also allow us to create a ‘pop-up’ space for our toddlers to play during worship. Talk to Leena if you’d like to be part of the team that gets to play with these young ones.

There are a few people laying the groundwork to offer a citizenship class at our church to serve the many immigrants who live in Lake City. Could that be a way you might give back to our community? Let Allyson McCombs know of your interest.

One creative community service project happened here on a recent Saturday, when WSU Master Gardener Holly Kennell taught a container gardening workshop in conjunction with the Spring Potluck hosted by Presbyterian Women. Lots of neighbors were invited to learn this new skill.

These are just a few ways we are building on the mission and ministry that our church has had all along. Plus, our partnerships with the Hunger Intervention Project, the Lifetime Learning Center of Seattle and Bethany Community Church NE have increased our impact exponentially as hundreds of people are served by those organizations.

I am both excited and grateful for all this good work, so when I read the following article from a blogger I follow at NewSmallChurch.com it resonated deeply.

If Your Church Is Healthy, Why Is It Still Small?

It’s a valid question. I wish I had a tidy answer. … I know I’m not alone. There are a lot of churches – most churches, in fact – that stay small despite years of healthy, missional work. …

We’re going to keep doing good kingdom work. Worshipping, praying, preaching, teaching, equipping the saints, reaching the lost, feeding the poor, and learning how to do all those things better every single day.

Even if our church never becomes big, we’re going to be the best church we can be.… A strong, passionate, healthy, missional, worshipful, disciple-making church is a wonder to behold. Whether we have 20, 200 or 2,000 people in the room.

So yes, we’re still hoping to grow. But we’re not worried about it. And we won’t sit idly by waiting for it either. We’ve got a role to play in the body of Christ and a passion to do it. So, size is no obstacle.

Karl Vaters, http://newsmallchurch.com/

Curious to see what God will do in and through us next,

Pastor Sandy


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