Weekly Update 4/8



There will be a weekly labyrinth walk at 9:00 a.m. following up on the themes of the Palm
Sunday story.
There will be a daily hymn post and a written devotion posted on the website.
There will also be a Zoom gathering for communion at 7:00 p.m. Use the links below to
participate. If you have never tried Zoom, this is a good time to start. You can participate by
phone or by computer.
Also, have a candle and something bread-like and something juice-like available if you can.
Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/664738111 Friday
There will be a daily hymn post and a written devotion posted on the website.
There will be a special labyrinth walk at noon remembering the crucifixion.
The Easter Story of new life and hope is needed now more than ever!
There will be an Easter Corona Sabbath post with special music and a video.
There will be a special post celebrating the creative spirit expressed by the LUCC congregation
in this time of pandemic.
There will be a sunrise labyrinth walk at 7:00 a.m.
There will be a Zoom gathering at 10:30 a.m. with readings, a reflection from Pastor Kim
Wells, and community sharing. See the Links below:
Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/148725351

Easter: In Celebration of New Life and the Creative Spirit

“Whenever you have limits, it also inspires creativity,” says Biology and Marine Science
Professor Athena Rycyk of New College of Florida.

We would like to celebrate that creativity within the LUCC church family by preparing a special post for Easter that features the ways that you have been creative during this time of safer-at-home shelter-in-place.

Creativity takes many forms! Pictures of nature you have taken. Pictures of a drawing or a
sculpture or a craft project you have created during this time. A poem or short story or
reflection you have written during this time. A picture of something you have baked!
Explanation of a creative idea that has arisen for you. A picture of you playing a musical
instrument. Something you have planted or built in these corona days. Hilton will create a
composite post of all the submissions for Easter Sunday!

Some guidelines: No video or sound because that complicates the posting side of things.
Please send your submissions to the church office by Wednesday, April 8, TODAY

Corona Sabbath Posts

Each Friday, the church will post a devotional with readings, video from Kim, and music from
Hilton. You are invited to access these at the website and observe the sabbath according to
your schedule over the weekend. There will be a new one posted each week. This week’s post will highlight the Easter Story.

Please use the link below to view last week’s Corona Sabbath Post –

In addition to the weekly Corona Sabbath devotions on the website every Friday, Hilton is also posting music, mainly hymns, on the website daily. These are also posted on the church’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. You may find links to all the music posts on the website at https://lakewooducc.org/category/posts/music/ — note the “Older Posts” button down the page.

Daily Corona Prayer


Labyrinth Walks

Labyrinth Walks are being held as scheduled on Wednesday mornings at 9:00. These will continue after Easter into the spring. There will also be guided labyrinth walks on Good Friday at noon and Easter Sunday at 7:00 a.m. We feel given current information and restrictions that it is safe to hold this activity. It involves less than 10 people, it is outside, and the people can be at least 6 feet apart. Bring your own chair and wear a mask if you wish.

Adult Day Care

Plans for LUCC to host an adult day care program offered by Neighborly Services continue to develop. Neighborly Services is now storing furniture and supplies at the church. A lease is being negotiated. Church leaders have approved the design for the installation of handicapped restrooms in the Fellowship Hall. The COVID-19 situation will determine when the adult daycare can open.

Church Finances
Unexpected Funds Arriving and Thinking of LUCC: Claire Stiles

As many of us will be receiving unexpected funds from the federal government
soon, perhaps we can consider giving some of the money to help our church and
other service organizations survive and provide for others during this challenging
time. Some of us have been blessed with sufficient income in retirement or are
still employed so could more easily share some of the $1200 or $2400 that our
households will receive. If that is true for you, please join me in deciding to use a
portion of this income to support our beloved LUCC and any other organizations
and services in our community that need our help!

Support for Medical Supplies

LUCC has signed on to a letter from countless organizations demanding that the federal
government provide all needed medical supplies to effectively combat COVID-19.

Subscribe to Website
This would be a good time to subscribe to the church website. As a subscriber, everything that is posted on the website will be sent to your email.

There’s now a new way to subscribe to posts from the church website by email. On any page of the website, look down the page for “Follow Blog via Email.” If you subscribed before, you’ll need to subscribe again with this new button. Notice, it’s right above the Paypal “Donate” button! 

If you would like assistance with this, please contact the Church Office.

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Sundays. . .

On Sundays, Rev. Wells will be at church from 10:30-11:30. The peace candle will be lit and
prayers will be offered. You are welcome to stop by to pray or meditate. The labyrinth is also
available. This is a symbolic witness that the church is still here, is still serving, is still active, is still shining light – even in these drastically changed circumstances.

Kitchen Improvements

A wall with peeling plaster and paint has been repaired thanks to William Owen. William is also fixing the termite damage done to the kitchen doors. Jeff Wells and Bert Lee have been working on removing the industrial exhaust hood that is no longer needed. Many thanks to all who are helping out!

Help Offered

Several people from the congregation have offered to help others as needed. If you need
something from the grocery store or help with an errand or some other kind of assistance,
please contact the Church Office. There are those who are ready and willing.

New Cleaning Routines

The church custodian, Tony Rogers, is being sure to thoroughly sanitize the building including door handles, faucets, etc. We are grateful for this increased effort.

Church Office Changes

Given the increased restrictions on social contact, the church office is closed until further notice. The church administrator, Gabi Paxton will be working from home. The ministry of the church is continuing to the fullest measure possible under the current conditions. Please continue to be in contact and reach out to the church and staff.

Sunday Afternoon rental church
Regular Sunday Services
Choir Rehearsal
Church School
Easter Flowers

There will be no Easter flowers for Easter Sunday. However, when we are able to gather for
worship in the sanctuary again, there will be FLOWERS and a joy filled celebration!
Operation Attack has suspended service until further notice. The items in the grocery cart at
church were donated to the Free Clinic which is still operating.


Music Ministry

About Hilton’s music. . . If you would enjoy hearing Hilton play more Irish folk songs, you can
listen for free at either https://hiltonjones.bandcamp.com/album/irish-
tunes or https://soundcloud.com/hilton-kean-jones/sets/irish-tunes .

To see the complete list of Corona Sabbath posts today, go to https://lakewooducc.org/category/online-devotional/. Note that down the page, as time goes on, there will be a button that says “Older Posts.” To see a complete list of music posts to date, go to https://lakewooducc.org/category/posts/music/. Again, look for the button down the page that says “Older Posts.” As always, of course, you may see all older posts of every category under the main menu (https://lakewooducc.org/posts/).

Weekly Chat and Check-In  LUCC Member Wally LeBlanc to Host Weekly Chat

This chat is provided by Wally as a time to check in and chat.  Everyone from the church is invited.  As Wally says,  “This is something that is definitely going to make isolation a lot easier for me as well as others.”

Here are the details: Weekly Chat and Check-In Thursdays 5pm to 5:40pm starting April 9th 2020 Zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/725374492?pwd=N2IyOWFzNUhxUEpma2ZpWFpncVB0dz09

April Birthdays: Zachary Blair-Andrews 4/16, Mary Beth Lewis 4/29, Someone missing? Contact the church office with birthday information.

Circle of Concern: William Owen, Wilbur Reid, Martha Lamar, Jen Degroot, Carolyn Moore, Ann Quinn, Maggie Brizendine, and Ann Rogers. All healthcare workers and essential workers. All those suffering from COVID-19.

Please keep LUCC member, Olivia Gibson, in your prayers. She is a nurse on a COVID-19 unit in a local hospital. We are grateful for her ministry!

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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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