Weekly Update 1 May

This Sunday: In the aftermath of Easter, the celebration of new life and hope, there is basking in the glory of Jesus Christ.  In John, there is a story of the risen Jesus having an encounter with the disciples.  In the story, Jesus tells Peter to feed my lambs, tend my sheep.  What does that mean for us today in terms of new life and hope?  See the Gospel of John 21:1-19.  Join in the celebration of renewed life!

Communion Sunday: All are welcome to participate in communion at Lakewood UCC, children at the discretion of the adults who brought them. The communion offering goes to the Special Needs Fund, which is used to help people in our community and the congregation with basic necessities such as food, rent, utilities, and prescription medication costs.

Plastic Easter Eggs:  In the interest of being “green” you may bring empty plastic eggs from the Easter Egg Hunt back to church and they will be used again next year.  Many thanks!

LUCC Concert Series: celebrating Old Time, Blues, Blue Grass, Folk & Country music. All concerts begin at 7pm. There is a $20 suggested donation for the band, doors open at 6:30pm. See the website or LUCC Facebook page for more information. Spread the word, share on Facebook or Nextdoor, invite your friends! If you would like transportation to the concert please contact the church (727) 867-7961.

Friday, May 3 – Charley Groth- is Rev. Kim Wells’ mandolin teacher.  He is a fabulous folk music treasure!

Friday, May 31 – Rebecca Zapen

Operation Attack: Operation Attack is very much in need of clothes for men, boys, and girls as well as diapers and peanut butter and canned fruit.

The next LUCC volunteer date at Operation Attack is Monday May 6 from 6:30- 7:30. Come and help sort clothes and food.  All volunteers are welcome! Operation Attack is an ecumenical effort serving families with children located a Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 1310 22nd. Ave. S., St. Petersburg. LUCC was a founding member of Operation Attack in the 1960’s!

Creation Justice:  Meeting Wednesday May 15th 4p.m. at church.   If you are interested in solar and the grounds  this is the meeting for you.  For more information please contact Claire Stiles, stilesca@eckerd.edu.  Everyone is welcome!

IFTAR:  The Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association 2019 IFTAR invites you to Dinner Wednesday May 29 at 7 p.m. at The Coliseum 535 4th Ave N. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Mayor Rick Kriseman and Muslim leaders from throughout Tampa Bay will host the 3rd Annual Iftar dinner “Breaking Bread Together with Compassion and Love” welcoming residents of all faiths to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Iftar is the evening meal when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset.

FREE Please RSVP online, stpete.org/iftardinner by May 15

Contact: Iman Abdul K. Ali, 727-560-2567 or abdulkrent@aol.com

May Birthdays:  Mark Gibson (5/2),  Angela Wells- Bean (5/7),  Emily Gibson (5/8),  Julian Riccardi (5/9),  Colleen Coughenour (5/11),  Jen De Groot (5/12),  Christy Martin (5/15),  Bill Parsons (5/16). Someone missing? Contact the church office with birthday information.

Circle of Concern: Ron Spivack, Carolyn Moore, Ann Quinn, Willy Zessoules, and Ann Rogers.

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Weekly Update: If you are involved with an activity or event that you would like to share with the LUCC family, please send the information to the church office by Tuesday since the Update usually is sent out on Wednesday.

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