Month: August 2018

A Pastor’s Perspective

Capital Campaign Challenge! – Our treasurer, Matt Redd, has informed us that a generous donor has offered to match, dollar for dollar, all additional contributions to the capital fund up to $100,000!  This challenge, if matched, will mean we will meet our campaign goal of $600,000. Meeting this goal will allow LOCC to meet its building payment obligations for the next 3 years and will allow for additional principal reduction.  Your contribution to this challenge can really make a difference!

It is also important to remember that our building funds are not part of our operations budget!  Thank you for your faithful giving to both funds, allowing us to pay for our amazing space and provide for staff, operations, and ministries!


Wed. Afternoon After School Program!  Our after school program kicks off with a special registration event on Wed., September 5 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.   Our regular program will begin after school on Wed., September 12.  We need volunteers to be here to help with snacks and other duties from 3:30pm to 5:30 pm on Wednesdays.  Can you help?  We are also needing healthy snacks to serve!  If you can help, please contact me!   Our kids are awesome!  Help show the light of Christ to them by helping with their time here at LOCC!

Search For Music Leader Continues! – We are in the process of looking for new musical leadership for our congregation for our congregation.  Please share our need with all of your friends and others you meet!  Until that search is completed, we need your help!  We need volunteers to announce songs and be present as we sing hymns and praise songs.  If you can help, I would love to to hear from you!

 

Peace,

Gary

A Pastor’s Perspective

I spent last week in the mountains of Colorado.  Fifteen hours on the road to get there.  Fifteen hours back.  It was well worth the trip.  I went to an area in south central Colorado that I know well.  Each and every time I go there, the mountains and rivers are like old friends.  It is a beautiful place to get away, rest and recharge.
I was the only one in our group to catch a fish.  It was a fingerling trout about 3-4 inches long.  I don’t even know how it was able to take the fly.  Even with the fish not biting, my trip wasn’t ruined.  The best part was just being in the mountains.
Sunday morning, I planned on sleeping in.  Take a break.   Our dog Ted had other plans.  He barked earlier than usual to be taken outside. Since I wasn’t going to be at LOCC, (thank you Fred Landsberg for filling in), I had two options:  go back to bed, or go to church.  I chose the latter.
I was glad I did.  In the midst of a week full of God’s splendor in the mountains of Colorado, I felt it important to say, “thank you!”, and to open my heart to God’s recharging presence once again.
You may have traveled a long way on your journey this week. As you make your decision of where you will be this Sunday, I hope that you choose to be with us.   As we open our hearts to Gods presence in prayer, music, and the Word, we also gather together to say, “Thank You!”
Hope to see you this Sunday!

Gary