Holy Week

by SLPAGE

I was recently asked to name my favorite Bible verse.  I had to think about that for a bit.  There are so many that have meant something to me over the years.  After some thought, I answered that Mark 16:8 was my “favorite”, if I only had one choice.  It says;   Mark 16:8 “So […]

Pastor’s class beginning

by SLPAGE

Pastor’s class begins this Sunday!  We will meet from noon-2:30 pm, and lunch will be provided.  The class will happen on March 11, 18, and 25.  This year, we will have a multi-generational class that will explore cool stuff about the Bible, Church history, who we are as Disciples, and baptism.  Typically, this class has participants who choose […]

A Pastor’s Perspective

by SLPAGE

We gathered our after school program kids together this past Wednesday for a lesson/discussion about fear.  We watched a short animated video about what people were afraid of.  Snakes, spiders, and bugs were part of the list.  Parents getting a divorce was given as a fear as well as other topics.  When we asked our kids (1st […]

WE are the Church!

by SLPAGE

Our building here at LOCC is an awesome structure that allows us to to have a more comfortable space to house ministries and gather the church together before we send it out into the world. We go forth from here to proclaim the “Good News” of Jesus Christ to those who need to hear or […]

Jesus is still there

by SLPAGE

As we celebrate Advent and move into Christmas, we hopefully are made more aware of the presence of God in our lives.  We are called to be inspired by the stories, once again, to seek the hope, peace, joy, and love which come from our experience of the manger.   Next month, regular time can take […]

The Experience of the Season

by SLPAGE

There are many things happening at the church this time of year!  Advent worship leads to Christmas.  Christmas leads to New Years, and we pack away the holidays.  We can sometimes forget to experience the mystery and wonder of the season. We have decorated the church, lit the candle of hope, and are well on […]

Happy Holydays

by SLPAGE

The Holy Days are upon us!  That’s right!  I wish you Happy Holydays!  I do this without shame or reservation.  The etimology of the word “Holiday” comes from the words Holy Day.  Thus, when I wish someone “Happy Holidays” I am not committing an affront, or being blasphemous.  Rather, I am connecting all of these […]

The greatest among you will be your servant

by SLPAGE

The drought is over.  It has been quite some time since a group from LOCC has gone to another community to serve others on a mission trip.  Next week, that will all change as a group of 10 of us will travel to Van Buren, Mo. to work on two houses in the area that […]

See YOU Soon!

by SLPAGE

It is important for you to be here!  You help to make up the community of faith that calls itself Lake Ozark Christian Church.  Whenever you are gone, there is a space left open that only you can fill.  That is how important you are in this place! We gather to give praise and thanks […]

Storms of Life

by SLPAGE

Hurricane Harvey has come and gone, leaving a path of destruction that will take years to recover from.  After tearing through the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma is expected to be here this weekend.  Jose is just a little farther behind, moving across the Atlantic.  Hurricane Katia has its sights on Mexico.  It can be a little […]