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A Pastor’s Perspective

by SLPAGE

Last Friday, I went to help with the clean-up of Community Christian Church in Jefferson City.  As you recall, the church was hit by a tornado last week.  I was one of around 80 helpers who removed debris, cut down broken trees, picked up broken glass, and other things to assist this congregation in getting […]

A Pastor’s Perspective

by SLPAGE

Last Wednesday we completed another school year with our Wednesday afternoon kids program!  This year, the group sang songs, studied the Bible, had great snacks, and played lots of games, and performed Christmas and Easter plays.  Our kids were fantastic! This program would not happen without the adults who give of their time to make […]

A Pastor’s Perspective

by SLPAGE

The Magic Dragon Car Show is in the books.  This week it’s Mother’s Day.  Graduations from our schools are happening, and we are just a few weeks away from summer here at the lake.  There is something about this time of year for our church.  Our church friends and families that have been away for […]

Unexpected developments

by SLPAGE

Sometimes, your day doesn’t go quite as you planned.  On Monday, I texted Dianne that I wasn’t feeling well and wouldn’t be in to the office.  Later that afternoon, I was at urgent care.  The evening found me in the emergency room. Tuesday afternoon found me in surgery to remove an appendix that was ready […]

Anticipation.

by SLPAGE

After a long winter, we are finally seeing signs that the cold is giving way, slowly, to warmer temperatures.  I am preparing to store my heavy winter coat again, and prepare for what’ s next.  Hopefully, I am preparing for our last cold snap of this half of the year. Our Lenten season is about […]

May you find the “quiet center”

by SLPAGE

We celebrated Ash Wednesday together in our chapel this past Wednesday, kicking off our Lenten journey with a focus on our being “Busy.”  We are all busy, for sure.  But it doesn’t have to be that way all of the time.  We sometimes make conscious efforts to keep ourselves busy…sometimes to the point of dysfunction.  […]

What if?

by SLPAGE

“It only takes a spark to get a fire going!”….is a lyric in the song “Pass It On”.  It has long been a camp favorite, and we sometimes sing it here at LOCC.  The lyric is true in many ways.  It takes a spark to start a campfire.  It takes a spark for internal combustion […]

Beginning the New Year

by SLPAGE

This weekend looks to have a possibility for a significant weather event.  If we do, we may cancel our worship service on Sunday.  Please check our website and/or Facebook page on Sunday morning before you come, or call the church at 573-365-3366 for an updated message!  Whatever happens with the weather, be safe!  Thank you all […]

Merry Christmas

by SLPAGE

Your staff would like to say Thank You! for all your presents and gifts of appreciation this year!  We wish each of you a blessed Advent and a Merry Christmas! Upcoming Events: Third Sunday in Advent        Dec. 169 am    Children’s Christmas Program10:30    Worship Fourth Sunday in Advent      Dec. 2310:30  […]

What are the things that clutter your life?

by SLPAGE

As I write this, our building is abuzz with people.  It is rummage sale day!  Throughout the past week, the women (and a few men) of our church have been receiving items, displaying them, pricing them, and getting ready for this day.  That has been happening here at LOCC for over 50 years..  The funds […]