Happy Sunday, Church!!

We’re so glad to have Darren back with us to film and edit our service this week! So this week we return to our sanctuary, with special music from our Soprano Soloist, Naomi Columna, and a trumpet and organ fanfare for our postlude. Thanks, as always, to Ben Malkevitch for organizing our music each week.

Keep an eye out for our “connections” survey this week, for church members and friends to respond about how they’re feeling connected and how we might work to grow our connections in the months ahead. I’ll also post the survey here on the blog when it is ready.

Here is the Worship Service for this Sunday…

Bulletin for this week: https://lcc-church.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Home-Worship-Bulletin-7-26-2020.pdf

Breathing the Gospel Reflections from Karen Wagner. Our reflections have been exploring Parker Palmer’s book Healing the Heart of Democracy. It is a very timely book for right now. If you missed the previous weeks, you may find the information on LCC’s website under the blog tab, in the weekly reflections. Please purchase this book or borrow it from the library. This week, we are learning about the Fourth Habit of the Heart: A Sense of Voice and Agency. Breathing in the Realm of God.

Here’s our Video for the FIFTH and FINAL week of Compassion Camp/VBS

Our kids have been having so much fun! They are looking forward to sharing a couple of remote songs with us on Virtch on August 9th. In addition to the video posted here, the kids have also been doing Yoga videos and craft project videos with Ms. Jacqueline and a weekly Zoom meeting together. Rachel put all the videos into a Youtube playlist if you’d like to watch them all… no matter how old you are! Here is the playlist link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdz6IQJU6xzRSBWwhEzdCmS5E99-dO1Jn

Remember to keep an eye open for the survey! The August Columns will be coming out soon!

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You can also see the July Columns in the Media section on our website.

Be well, Church,

Pastor Joanna

P.S. Please consider fulfilling your pledges during this time. Financial gifts are always welcome, and our church feels the call to respond to the needs around us as they arise. Financial stability allows us to do so more effectively. So, let us give generously of our time, talent, treasure to further the work of God in our community.

You can do so in the following ways: 

  • Writing and mailing a check to Lakewood Congregational Church, 1375 W. Clifton Blvd. Lakewood, Ohio 44107
  • Texting STEWARD to 44-321
  • Sending a gift through your bank’s online bill pay 
  • By using the donate button through Paypal for Nonprofits.
  • Call the church office at (216) 221-9555 to discuss other options