This Sunday: The Sermon on the Mount is the heart of the Christian life. It could be preached on for many Sundays. Last Sunday Katharine Meacham Conover recited verses from the Sermon on the Mount and shared her reflections on what it means to her as a Christian. This Sunday, Rev. Wells will preach on the Sermon on the Mount with an assist from Toni Morrison. You are encouraged to read Matthew chapters 5-7.
Theological Orientation Discussions: These discussions were requested as part of reviewing the church mission statement and possibly creating a new mission statement. Upcoming dates for gatherings are: August 14, 21, and 28 from 7-8:30pm. That will conclude the series. All are welcome to participate!
Westminster Suncoast Lunch: There will be a change of date for the monthly lunch, date to be announced!
Lunch Bunch: The Lunch Bunch is going to resume going out to lunch after church on Sundays starting in September. This is an informal gathering of whoever would like to go out to lunch together after church on Sunday. There will be an announcement each week about the plans for that day. Many thanks to Wally Leblanc for getting this going again!
Rev. Wells Away Rev. Wells will be away August 19-21. Please contact the church office for pastoral care.
Creation Justice Task Force to meet Friday August 23 at 10:00 am.
Memorial Service There will be a memorial Service for Tonya Klemmer at the church Thursday, August 22 at 2:00 pm. Tonya was a victim of domestic violence. She worked at Publix across the street from the church. Her friends asked the church to host the service for her.
Concert and Old-Time Music Workshop Evan Kinney with Van Burchfield, Old-Time Music Workshop. As a duo, Evan and Van perform southern breakdowns, rags and novelty songs from the turn of the 20th century. The concert and workshop will be held here at Lakewood United Church of Christ August 17th. The workshop is 4-6pm and the concert at 7pm. The suggested donation for the workshop is $20 and the suggested donation for the concert is $20. Or come to both for a suggested donation of $30. Feel welcomed to bring and share food and snacks for the refreshment table at the concert! These can be dropped off at church previous to the concert 9:30-12:00 pm, or brought during the concert.All of the proceeds are given to the musicians. To register for the workshop please send an email indicating your intention to attend to the church email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Donations may be placed in the shopping cart in the entryway to the sanctuary. 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!
What’s Cookin’?: Have you been needing an excuse to have a good time? Are you interested in stirring up new friendships? Do you like to eat? Then SIGN UP for What’s Cooking! Small, intimate groups that dine together monthly for 4 months for the purpose of fostering friendship among the entire LUCC community. Groups will be announced Sunday August 25, at a potluck held after the service, to which all are welcome. To sign up for What’s Cookin’?, please email the church at email@example.com , or add your name to the sign up sheet at church. Please sign up by Sunday August 18. For more information, contact Malcolm Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hearing Augmentation: Devices are available from the usher in the sanctuary during worship.
August Birthdays: Mardie Chapman 8/7, Claire Stiles 8/11, Kay Rencken 8/13, Dana Cosper 8/22, James Waterman 8/23, Vita Uth 8/14, and Joanne Reid 8/28, Someone missing? Contact the church office with birthday information.
Circle of Concern: Sherry Santana, Carolyn Moore, Ann Quinn, Maggie Brizendine, Ann Rogers, and Marty Catala and family.
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.