Lenten Worship Series (Feb 22, 2023 – April 9, 2023)

The Lenten journey began on Ash Wednesday and continues as we walk toward Easter together, which is April 9, 2023.

This year’s Lenten theme is “Entering the Passion of Jesus”.  We invite you to prepare your heart for this year’s Lenten journey by walking with Jesus in his final days and hours on the way to the cross.   See below for the Lenten Worship Series information and join us.


2/26, First Sunday in Lent

Jerusalem:  Risking Reputation

Matthew 21:1-11


3/5, Second Sunday in Lent

The Temple:  Risking Righteous Anger

Mark 11:15-19


3/12, Third Sunday in Lent

Teachings:  Risking Challenge

Matthew 22:15-22


3/19, Fourth Sunday in Lent

The First Dinner:  Risking Rejection

Mark 14:3-9


3/26, Fifth Sunday in Lent

The Last Supper: Risking the Loss of Friends

Luke 22:14-27


4/2, Sixth Sunday in Lent or Palm/Passion Sunday

Gethsemane:  Risking Temptation

John 18:1-11


4/7, Good Friday:  Tenebrae Service at 7 PM


4/9, Easter Sunday

Christ is Risen!

John 20:1-18

Children’s Ministry Fellowship & Activities

The Children`s Ministry of Lake Merritt/Lake Park UMCs invite you to join us during the fellowship hour on Sunday, March 19 for a gathering of families in the courtyard.

We want to hear your wants, needs, and visions for the future of our children and youth programs.

Activities for children- decorating Easter bags for our Easter egg hunt after church on Easter Sunday. Activities for adults- filling Easter eggs with candy/stickers, and an opportunity to share your thoughts for our children and youth ministry programs. Please bring any/all of the following- yourself, your children, your ideas, empty Easter eggs, and pre-wrapped candy/stickers. Hope to see you there!

Margaret LeWright, Children`s Ministry Coordinator


The Lasting Impact Book Study Group

The Lasting Impact book study group begins on Monday, Feb 27 at 7PM by Zoom.  Pastor Sunae will be sending the Zoom invitation to those signed up for the Book Study.  Please let Pastor Sunae know if you would like to join the book study group by Sunday evening.


Hope Through Darkness: Art Exhibit

We would like to put out a call for submissions for our 2023 art exhibit: Hope Through Darkness

Please create an art piece for our exhibit and reception – it can be 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional visual art, a written piece, or any variety of performance art.

The exhibit and reception will be in the Edwards Room. 

Here are some questions you may want to reflect on while creating:

What has given you hope during the pandemic?

How do you cope with adversity? 

What gives you hope?

What is darkness to you?

Is darkness bad? 

Submissions are due by February 24, 2023 and a reception will be held on Sunday, March 5. Please email with any questions. 


Krishnan Dean Family Meal Train

Deepak and Becky welcomed baby Kiara Isabelle into the big wide world on 11/29/2022!

You are invited to give a little love to Deepak and Becky as they transition into parenthood!

 Sign up here to help. 


Meal Train for Judi and Wayne

Judi continues her treatment and we are adding more dates to the Meal Train to support them.  We continue to keep their household in our thoughts and prayers. We love you, Judi and Wayne. Sign up here to help. 


LMUMC Choirs Information

To join the voice choir, contact the Music Director,
Jim Meredith

To join the handbell choir, contact the Handbell Director,
Margaret LeWright