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.



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 26 for a gathering of families in the courtyard.

(Formerly scheduled for March 19, moved to March 26 due to the impact of the Oakland Marathon on church accessibility.)

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


May All Be Fed – Take Action

Our partners at Alameda County Community Food Bank not only ensure we have food each week for our church’s food ministries, but they are working hard with efforts nationwide to ensure resources continue to be available for families and individuals to access food through SNAP. Just this week alone our church office has received calls and visits from individuals seeking assistance in learning how to apply or use their newly acquired SNAP benefits. This is not the focus of our work but it’s clear that more people than ever are using this support. We invite you to consider helping share with your congressional representative that we at the local level are seeing it meeting the needs the people in our community. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is up for reauthorization in the upcoming 2023 Farm Bill. Tell Congress we must permanently expand SNAP to help families and seniors facing hunger. Write to your lawmakers and say: Expand SNAP benefits this year!


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. 


Church Access, March 19

The annual March Marathon is happening this March 19.

Roads closure will impact our members who come to church that Sunday. We are working with Oakland Police Department to determine how to safely access the church for worship that day.

We will keep you updated.

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