WINTER PREVIEW

2024 WINTER PREVIEW

Our 2024 Winter Preview presents many opportunities to foster a learning and relational context where spiritual growth can occur. Let us begin the journey this year by studying the Scriptures. In 2 Peter 1:5 we are asked to ‘make every effort to add to our faith.’ One of the aspects of growing in faith is adding to our knowledge. New Testament scholar Richard Bauckham explains that the Greek word used here for knowledge ‘…is the wisdom and discernment which the Christian needs for a virtuous life and which is progressively acquired. It is practical rather than purely speculative wisdom.’ What we are aiming for is a practical working knowledge of what it means to follow Jesus.

The ministries and courses offered have practical wisdom to enrich the lives of those participating in them. They are designed to not just inform the mind but to give skills in making life more meaningful and significant. The ability to understand and apply the Scriptures in daily life will bring about the transforming element that is promised by Jesus.

My prayer is that you will take advantage of the opportunities presented this winter.

– Pastor Paul Vallee.

CHILDREN

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

  • Nursery: Babies and toddlers aged 5 to 36 months come for playtime, Bible stories and age-appropriate activities. Sundays at 9:30 AM, 11:15 AM or 6:00 PM.
  • Children ages 3 to Grade 5 come for a time of worship and a fun Bible lesson geared towards their age. Sundays at 9:30 AM, 11:15 AM or 6:30 PM* (*At the 6:00 PM service only, children stay and worship with their parents in the Sanctuary, then go to KidsTown at 6:30)

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MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH ("The Hall")
  • Middle School Sunday School: Youth Grades 6 to 8 meet in the foyer after the singing portion of our morning services, then walk to The Warehouse together for Sunday School. Sundays, 9:30 or 11:15 AM. Resumes January 7th.
  • The Underground: Special youth service for Grades 6 to 12, Sundays 6:00 to 7:15 PM. Resumes January 7th.
  • “The Hall” Middle School Youth Group: Children Grades 6 to 8 meet to hang out, play games, worship and study the Bible. Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM. Resumes January 17th. 

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HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH ("The Warehouse")
  • High School Youth Group: Youth from Grades 9 to 12 meet to connect, hang out, grow deeper in their faith, and have fun! Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM in the Sanctuary. Resumes January 17th.
  • The Underground: Special youth service for Grades 6 to 12 in Room 10. Sundays, 6:00 to 7:15 PM. Resumes January 7th.

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ADULT MINISTRIES
  • Young Adults: Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM in The Warehouse. Adults from 18-30 meet for coffee, growth, community, and outreach. Resumes January 16th. MORE INFORMATION
  • Women’s Ministry: “Sisterhood” is relevant for women of all ages and stages of life and meets on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 AM for worship, fellowship and various Bible studies. Starts on January 16th. MORE INFORMATION
  • Men’s Ministry: To help men of all ages find fellowship and grow in their spiritual journey. Various groups on various days. MORE INFORMATION
  • Senior’s Ministry: Senior’s Lunch – 3rd Wednesday of the month, from January to May. 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, in the Fellowship Hall. $12.50/person. MORE INFORMATION
  • Life Groups: Are you looking to get engaged on a deeper level? Do you want to connect with some like-minded believers in a small group setting? MORE INFORMATION

 

ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES

LSC offers studies of God’s word where gifted teachers help you explore and explain how to apply the Scriptures to daily living, bringing freedom.

Childcare for the Adult Education winter semester: $30.00/child, $50.00/2+ children. Anyone needing childcare MUST be registered for their class by January 15th.

  • Learning to Understand the Bible: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM, January 17th – March 6th. In-person and via Zoom. MORE INFORMATION
  • Precept Upon Precept Bible Study: Colossians and Philemon: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM. January 17 – March 13. In-person and via Zoom. MORE INFORMATION
NEXT STEPS
  • One-on-One Discipleship – Learn about the Christian Faith and what it means to follow Jesus. We will match you with another believer who will teach you how to study the Bible, pray and live out what you learn. MORE INFORMATION
  • Membership Class: Learn what Membership at LSC is all about! Saturday, February 3, 9:00-11:00 AM. MORE INFORMATION
  • Baptism Class: Learn what the Bible teaches about baptism and what to expect when you get baptized at LSC. Monday, March 18th, 7:00-8:30 PM. MORE INFORMATION
PRAYER & CARE
  • Prayer & FastingJanuary 8, 9 & 10, 7:00-8:30 PM each night in the Sanctuary. At LSC, we gather together three times per year for three days of Prayer and fasting. MORE INFORMATION
  • Tuesday Night Prayer – Join us on Tuesday nights and discover the beauty and power of partnering with other believers and our Lord in prayer. Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM. Resumes January 16th. MORE INFORMATION
  • Prayer Ministry – We encourage you to have an individual prayer life as well as a corporate prayer life. There are many ways to get involved in prayer at LSC. MORE INFORMATION
  • Stephen Ministry – Stephen Ministers are a team of caring, Christian friends who can provide one-on-one confidential care to individuals experiencing a crisis or needing personal support. MORE INFORMATION
RECOVERY & HEALING
  • Freedom Session: Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 PM. A powerful healing-discipleship journey, inviting you to rewrite your story with a God-inspired ending.
  • Celebrate Recovery: Mondays, 7:00-9:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Find freedom from your hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Celebrate Recovery is a proven, Christ-centered, 12-step program for adults ready to embark on a journey of real and lasting change. Resumes January 8th. MORE INFORMATION.
  • Finding Hope After Divorce: Tuesdays, January 9-March 26. 6:30-8:00 PM. Find hope, healing and forgiveness in a supportive environment for adults who find themselves in various stages of separation and divorce. You will learn ways to restore your hope and rebuild your life. MORE INFORMATION
  • Grief Share: Tuesdays, January 9-April 2. 1:00-2:30 PM. Our group is led by caring people who experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives. We will walk with you through grief toward healing and hope for the future. MORE INFORMATION
SERVING OPPORTUNITIES

Serving is a great way to get plugged into the life of the church! As you explore areas to serve, may God direct you in a place where you have a passion or interest. MORE INFORMATION

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Jan 02 – LSC Office Re-opens
  • Jan 07 – LSC Cafe Opens
  • Jan 08 – Men’s Monday Nights Resumes
  • Jan 8. 9 & 10 – Prayer & Fasting
  • Jan 09 – Griefshare and Hope After Divorce Begin
  • Jan 11 On-Campus Life Groups Begin
  • Jan 12 – Men’s Breakfast Resumes
  • Jan 16 – Sisterhood & Young Adults Resume
  • Jan 17 – Seniors’ Lunch, Youth, and Adult Education Resume