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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.
3/12, Third Sunday in Lent
Teachings: Risking Challenge
3/19, Fourth Sunday in Lent
The First Dinner: Risking Rejection
3/26, Fifth Sunday in Lent
The Last Supper: Risking the Loss of Friends
4/2, Sixth Sunday in Lent or Palm/Passion Sunday
Gethsemane: Risking Temptation
4/7, Good Friday: Tenebrae Service at 7 PM
4/9, Easter Sunday
Christ is Risen!
Daylight Savings Time Starts, March 12, 2023
Sunday, March 12, 2023, 2AM clocks are turned forward 1 hour to 3AM.
Church Access, March 19
The annual March Marathon is happening this March 19.
Road closures 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.
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, this event was rescheduled 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
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.
Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble
Food Ministries Update
Our partners at Alameda County Community Food Bank ensure we have food each week for our church’s food ministries and they advocate for at the local and national level. Check out their newly released 2023 Policy Agenda. Consider taking this step to tell your congressional representative how SNAP helps families and seniors facing hunger.
Lake Lunches Support
We are seeing an increase in folks seeking lunches and so we invite your help in meeting this need by helping with food preparation or many other tasks big and small to help us serve over 430 lunches twice a week. At this time, we could use some help with slicing cooked roast beef or prepping chicken salad for sandwiches! Timing is flexible! Connect with your Tom, Rose Lynn, Galia, or Kathleen if you are interested.
LMUMC Choirs Information
To join the voice choir, contact the Music Director,
Jim Meredith firstname.lastname@example.org
To join the handbell choir, contact the Handbell Director,
Margaret LeWright email@example.com