THIS WEEK AT LAKELAND COMMUNITY
upcoming sermons and speakers
Pastor Dan begins a new sermon series, "Interpreting Our Time" on Sundays, October 14-November 4.
October 14 - "Interpreting Our Time: Competing Worldviews" | We live in confusing times. We are deep within the culture war. It is a head-scratching war about identity, rights, dignity, sexuality, morals, freedom and human flourishing. How are Christians supposed to understand these times? How are we to respond? Join us for a short series exploring the mechanics of how we got here and where we must go.
October 21 - "Interpreting Our Time: Choosing the Authentic Life (and other myths)" | "I just want something real!" Everyone wants an authentic life, a real life, a rich meaningful, experiential life. Lakeland values authenticity. We call ourselves "an authentic church". Our vision states "to build a community of authentic followers of Jesus Christ." Yet, authenticity can be detrimental to the Christian life. Plan to attend this Sunday for a thoughtful presentation of how we pursue a relationship with Christ and not slip into the "idolatry of the self."
October 28 - "Interpreting Our Time: The Cure and Our Prescription" | What does it mean to be an individual Christian within the community of the Church? Can a person be a Christian without the church? The church always finds itself within culture and outside culture, at time agreeing with secular culture and then opposed to secular culture. This challenging installment of our "culture series" proposes how Lakelanders are to press on with the kingdom of heaven here on Earth - and what it must cost.
November 4 - "Interpreting Our Time: Being Biblical in a Secular Age - Saints Among the Ashes" | It is All Saints Day! This Sunday honors and celebrates those Christians who have gone before us. Lakeland celebrates the halfway point of our 20/20 Financial Challenge, a 36-month above and beyond normal financial gifts, specifically for very important ministry initiatives. Such as, our rice and beans meal program in Anapra, Mexico, our partnership with the underground house church in China, our medical mission in Liberia, Africa and many other good works. Come celebrate with us and with our special guest, Estela Huerta from the under-resourced Anapra community.
Pastor Garrett begins a new sermon series, "Things I Forgot to Say" on Sundays, November 11-25
November 11 - In this series, we learn from the Bible's own prayer book, the Psalms, how to pray when we are tormented by evil people in our lives.
November 18 - In this series, we learn from the Bible's own prayer book, the Psalms, about an important prayer we've been forgetting.
November 25 - In this series, we learn from the Bible's own prayer book, the Psalms, about an important prayer for those who say things we later wish we hadn't.
Advent Set Build Meeting
October 21 after second service | Sanctuary
We are looking for volunteers to help build the stage set for Advent. If you are interested, please come to this meeting.
Contact Ashley Lahey with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meal Prep Basics Class
October 22 from 6:30-8p | Conference Room
This introductory class into meal prepping will lead participants through the whys and hows of meal prep. They will also be introduced to the idea of how meal prepping can take on a spiritual component in their lives. Each participant will assemble a snack pack during the class and leave with two more ready made, single serving meals. Cost is $20 per person. Sign up via forms on the APP or Lakeland Connect.
Contact Sarah Medley with any questions at: email@example.com
Trunk or Treat
October 28 after second service | Parking Lot
Join us for Trunk or Treat after second service on Sunday, October 28 in the parking lot. This is a fun event for everyone! Please sign up to decorate your trunk and hand out candy via forms through the APP or Lakeland Connect.
Contact Micki Elton with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
REFIT Halloween Family Fun
October 28 at 4p | Upstairs Campfire Room
Join us for a fun, family-friendly Halloween themed REFIT class! Costumes are encouraged.
Contact Alisha Smith with any questions at: email@example.com
Getting Engaged Weekend Retreat
October 26: 6-9p, October 27: 8a-noon and November 2: 6-9p, November 3: 8a-noon | Conference Room
Pastor Garrett is leading a 2 weekend retreat for couples in a serious relationship or couples that are already engaged. Sign up via forms through Lakeland Connect or the APP.
Email Beth Settle with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 3 from 4-6p | West Lobby
Join us for an fundraiser event for Anapra. There will be an art sale and auction featuring live music, food and kid activities, all to support the library in Anapra. Estela, our resident librarian and Anapra community leader will be here to tell us more about what’s happening in Anapra. Admission is free.
Email Katie Schultz with any questions at: email@example.com
The Clearing Compass Parent Dinner
November 4 from 6:30-8p | Lori and Jason Watson's House
Parents of high school students are invited to the next Compass Dinner. The main dish is provided. Parents are asked to bring a side dish. This dinner is great time to connect with other parents! RSVP through the Clearing Parent Group.
Email Twila Lahey with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope Center Thanksgiving Dinner Donations
Sunday, October 14- November 11 | Table in the West Lobby or give online
Each year Lakeland partners with The Hope Center in downtown KC to serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to inner city students and their families. We need your help to make their Thanksgiving Dinner a special night of honoring God and acknowledging students in The Hope Center's leadership program. Visit the table in the lobby to requested food items. Monetary donations are also accepted at the table or online through Lakeland Connect or the APP.
Email Matt Settle with any questions at: email@example.com