Connections

Connections is the weekly newsletter of Laguna Presbyterian Church. Learn about upcoming events, ministry and outreach programs. All are welcome, no matter where you find yourself on your journey of faith or stage in life. Find out what is happing. Make connections. Participate in the ministry and outreach of LPC.

Links to Vimeo recordings and live Zoom meetings are sent out via email list. Your friends and family can sign up for our emails by sending their name and email address to lpcoffice@lagunapreschurch.org.


e-Connections Summer – 2020

Worship / Ministry Opportunities

Sunday
Worship Service – Vimeo (CLICK HERE)
Children’s Sunday School lesson – Vimeo (CLICK HERE)

Tuesday
Reflections on Scripture- emailed & posted (CLICK HERE)

Wednesday
Pastor’s Bible Study, 9 a.m. – Zoom
Thrive & Logos – Middle & High School Groups, 5:30 p.m. Join us on the LPC parking lot Pizza, discussion, time to catch up. Bring a beach chair.

Thursday
Choir Rehearsal, 7 p.m. – Zoom


Stay Connected


LPC Story Time for Children

Laguna Presbyterian Church is offering encouragement to the little ones who need some entertainment during this difficult time of isolation. We have a collection of story time videos with members and friends of our congregation reading favorite children’s stories. The children can choose their stories and watch them any time. These stories are now showcased on the Laguna Presbyterian Vimeo site.
LPC Story Time Vimeo Link (CLICK HERE)


Join the Choir! Zoom on Thursdays, 7 p.m.

Choir Director Linda White has found ways to keep the choir singing that makes social distance seem a little closer. Weekly rehearsals via Zoom give everyone a chance to say hello and connect with friends before the singing begins. You are invited to join them 7 p.m. Thursday. Music tracks are provided so that you can sing in safety and modesty from your own home. Send an email to Linda to receive a return email with materials and a Zoom invitation. 
Email Linda White, Director of Choirs


THURSDAYS – SPIRITUAL FORMATION

STRESSED? How to cope with anxiety during a pandemic
Our own Dr. Jeff Nagel, County of Orange Behavioral Health Director, is working on an online presentation for LPC about coping with anxiety and stress during this pandemic. 
Mindful Spirituality Series (CLICK HERE)


BOOK TALK ONLINE

The next book has been selected for Book Talk:  The Dutch House, a novel by Ann Patchett, published by Harper in 2019. It tells the story of a brother and sister over the course of five decades. The novel was a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Start reading now so you can be sure to join us next time! (Details will go out closer to the date of the event.)


LUNCHES FOR THE HOMELESS 

Laguna Presbyterian’s Mission Outreach Committee has been providing lunches for the homeless on weekdays during the COVID-19 crisis. The homeless are missing much of the food they used to depend on – from restaurant leftovers, the shelter’s now-closed day program, or the walk-in program at the food pantry (now a drive-through). Volunteers are needed to provide 12 sack lunches – typically a sandwich or other nutritious main dish, a snack, and some fruit – dropped off one morning a week to collection points either at Main Beach or in South Laguna. This is a great task for two people to share; assistance is especially needed on Thursdays and Fridays.  If you can help either on a weekly basis or as back-up for other volunteers, please contact Cindy Campbell at 949-683-7220.

CONTACT Cindy Campbell by email: (CLICK HERE) 


LPC Food Drive – JULY 11

Mission Outreach is planning a community food drive for Saturday morning, July 11, in the church parking lot. Donations of breakfast cereal, non-perishable items, or fresh garden produce can be dropped off between 9:00 a.m. and 12 noon directly into pick-up trucks for delivery to the Food Pantry at the end of the morning. Monetary donations welcome! Make checks payable to: “The Laguna Food Pantry.”


LPC YARD SIGNS

Express your gratitude and spread faith, hope and love to your community with our new LPC yard signs! Each sign is $12 and comes with everything you need to place it in your yard. You can also donate additional funds to support this program. Simply click here.

WE DELIVER! Pay online and note “LPC yard sign” and quantity of signs in the additional remarks space, then email Gail to request delivery or set up a time for pick up from the church.


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415 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 – 949.494.7555
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