Lake Shore has suspended all our activities because of the Coronavirus pandemic. We look forward to meeting again after there is no further danger. In the meantime we are keeping in touch by email and Facebook (Prayers and Concerns and Lake Shore United Methodist Church Facebook pages). Pastor Carl posts videos on our Facebook page and our music director, Jim Pitts, posts music to enjoy online. If you would like to ask for prayer, have a joy or a concern please click on the Request Prayer icon.
Tithes and offerings may be mailed to the church or dropped by during office hours.
Communion Offering –The offering will go to the Lydia Patterson Institute. This institute is building bridges on the border where Faith and Knowledge interact. They provide quality bilingual cross-cultural academic education, provide a center where local church leaders, clergy and lay, may receive training and experience in effecting Christian witness and ministry with person of other races and ethnic backgrounds, and develop leadership skill in persons interested in cross-cultural and international position of Christian ministry.
SOCK DRIVE: We are collecting adult socks to donate to those who are in need. There is a basket in the fellowship hall. These may be dropped off at the church during office hours.
TLC2 (Think Like Christ) is meeting online.
Food for Families: We continue to collect food for Caritas. Donations can be dropped off at the church Mon, Tues, or Wed mornings 9 AM to noon.
Again this year we will pack boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Items can be dropped off at the church during office hours.
Fast for the Hungry This practice consists of 1. Skip one or more meals each week, 2. Set aside the meal
expenses saved, 3. Bring the savings to church and mark it with “FAST”, 4. 60% of this offering goes to Caritas,
and 40% goes to the UMC World Hunger Program. Note that fasting applies only to adults in good physical
health without special dietary requirements. The children collect on the 4th Sunday of the month. Thanks for
carrying on the tradition, which has been a big help to the hungry locally and throughout the world.
A Bit of History ---- for the New Year Does anyone remember Herring Ave. UMC, the church built in one day in
1911? It grew to be a thriving church with more than 400 in Sunday worship, but had to be closed after 92
years of faithful ministry in the beginning of 2003, 15 years ago. 15 members from Herring moved to Lake
Shore UMC and brought along the tradition of FAST (Fast For the Hungry) offering.
Baylor Lifelong Learning Lake Shore UMC will be hosting a couple of Baylor continuing education classes this
year. (You must register and pay a fee to attend.) Two of those classes are:
LLCRS13 History of Baylor Sports- Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. January 29, February 5, 12 & 19.
LLCRS21 Is War Ahead? Iran, Saudi Arabia, & the US- Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., March 18, 25, April 1, 8. The pamphlet with information on other classes will be posted in the Fellowship Hall.
Baylor Scott & White Hospital Needs volunteers in our area. Volunteers work side-by-side with the professional staff to provide patient and family support. As a friend who pledges to be with them through the uncertainties of the weeks ahead., volunteers offer patients and families a listening ear, a hand to hold, and the presence of a caring heart. For more information, please call Karen Dulock at 254-202-5152.
Invite someone to church this Sunday. Guests are also invited to M.O.S.S.
Tell your Faith Story
Have you experienced God's blessings to you or your loved ones in some special way? If so, would you like to share the good news with your church family? Your story will be sure to inspire others. You may also want to tell a bit about your background, family life, school life, how you became a Christian, and what you want to tell others about Jesus and God's love. Contact the church office about writing your faith story and have it printed in our Newsletter.
VOLUNTEERS, HELPERS, & OUTREACH
Wanted and Needed
Person(s) to help with coordinating all our "Gathering" meals.
Please note: We have ample plastic bags. Please do not send more to LSUMC but thank you for your support.
Campbell Soup Labels
Please don't forget to save your Campbell soup labels. There is a basket in the Fellowship Hall for the collection of the labels that will benefit the McCurdy School in the purchasing of equipment and vans for the school.
If you are interested and able to volunteer, our veterans need our help.
The 1st Wed. of each month from 8:30-11:30am rain or shine Central TX. Food Bank provides groceries to vets in need. Volunteers hand out produce, meats, etc. See centraltexasfoodbank.org/volunteer (For more info.) You will be blessed to have the opportunity to thank each man and woman who has served our country and to see their faces light up in response. See Marilyn for any questions.
We have an ongoing collection of food to donate to Caritas. Bring non-perishables to the church and it will be taken to Caritas to feed those in need.
The church offers a recycling bin for all who do not have carts at home. You are invited to bring your paper, newspaper, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans and put them in the blue container outside the back door. We now have recycling for used ink cartridges and used cell phones as well.
Mats for the Homeless
The Crochet Club is still meeting every other Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. We are still making mats and plarn. We welcome anyone who likes to cut plastic bags and visit.