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Communion Sunday

Have you ever had to teach a toddler to apologize? If you have had that experience, you know there is a big difference between saying the words and doing the actions and actually meaning what is said. My son can say he’s sorry and give me a hug, but when he pulls the hair off my legs a second time and laughs, I begin to doubt his genuineness of it all.

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Mother's Day at Lakeside

Mother’s day is a complicated day within any family; including the church.  In the past church families celebrated mother’s day by focusing in on biological moms; but there are so many more moms among us.  The step-mom, foster-mom, adoptive-mom and even the mother-in law are just as powerful expressions of motherhood not to mention those women who have been like moms to us.  At Lakeside we want to acknowledge those women who have blessed us with their counsel, admonitions, correction and nurturing. It’s not always easy to love those closest to us because of painful relationships but even more because of familiarity – we take them for granted and grow distant. It’s not always easy to love people; let’s remember that and encourage one another. 

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Do What Has Been Done For You // John 13:3-17

What would you do with the final hours of your life? The final week of Jesus' life before the cross is the subject of each Gospel in the Bible. The Apostle John gives us a glimpse into the final meal Jesus shared with his disciples. The meal was the Passover; a meal of significant national as well as religious significance. During the Passover meal, Jesus startles his disciples by stooping to wash their feet. Sit with me and with the disciples for a moment and reflect on this moment. In a few short hours Jesus will be delivered up, betrayed, and crucified.

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