Religious Life Events: Sunday, June 14
Dockside Worship
8:30 a.m., Steele Memorial Bandstand
This informal worship service near water’s edge includes prayer requests, a variety of Christian hymns and contemporary songs, an inspiring message and the Sacrament of Holy Communion (with individual commercially packaged communion kits). The Rev. Dr. Scott Wilson, Lakeside Chautauqua Dockside Worship Coordinator, will be preaching.

While some seating is provided in Bettinger Park, guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets and to practice safe social distancing. In the case of inclement weather, this service will be cancelled.
Lakeside United Methodist Church Worship
Pre-recorded video
The Lakeside United Methodist Church (UMC) will post a pre-recorded video of its worship service at  so that all may join in worship from their homes. Services are saved for three weeks. The Rev. Ron McCauley serves as guest preacher. His sermon, "Come & See," is based on Isaiah 49; Psalm 40; John 1.
Community Worship Service
10:30 a.m., Livestream
Lakeside's Community Worship Service welcomes the Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Lakeside Chautauqua Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach, as guest preacher.

His sermon, titled "A Reason for Joy," is based on Psalm 23 & James 1:2-4. Music provided by Michael Shirtz, Lakeside Chautauqua's Interim Senior V.P. of Programming, Advancement & Communications. Jordan Murphy serves as liturgist.

Although we cannot yet worship in-person, you can still make a special gift to the worship service through a virtual giving plate . We're so grateful for your meaningful contributions and dedication to our special community. 
The Rev. Dr. Yoost was introduced to Lakeside because of his father, who also had a career as a pastor in the United Methodist Church (UMC). Every summer when his father needed to attend the East Ohio Conference, the Rev. Dr. Yoost looked forward to everything Lakeside had to offer him as a child, and then as a teenager.

It was actually as a seminary student in 1973 in Hoover Auditorium that he met his wife, who was also at Lakeside serving as East Ohio Conference Youth Council president.

As a native of Youngstown, the Rev. Dr. Yoost earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron, then his Master of Theology and Doctorate of Ministry in pastoral care and counseling from Boston University School of Theology. He also served at Church of the Saviour in Cleveland Heights.

He knew he wanted to be a pastor after seeing the role of support that his father was able to provide for people.

“I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives,” he said. “The most meaningful thing for me is being there for people during the crisis points of their lives. It’s inspiring to me to see how people are able to cope with the things that life may hand them. It gives me real encouragement and hope to see that.”

The Rev. Dr. Yoost has previously served as a pastor with the East Ohio Conference of the UMC. He was the Senior Pastor of Church of the Saviour in Cleveland Heights for 17 years. He also served as superintendent of the Mansfield District and was elected dean of the Cabinet in 1997. He is a three-time General Conference delegate and a World Methodist Conference delegate. The Rev. Dr. Yoost has served as a trustee for Ohio Northern University and as a staff member of the Lakeside Institute for 23 years. He also spent time on the Lakeside Chautauqua Board of Trustees and has served as a Preacher of the Week in years past.

Along with his current position with Lakeside, the Rev. Dr. Yoost also serves as an Associate for Care at the Old Stone Church in Cleveland, and on The Marsh Chapel Advisory Board for Boston University.
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