Sunday Worship Services: May 24
Our world has changed dramatically over the past few months due to COVID-19. At Lakeside, the health and safety of our guests, residents, staff and community are important to us. We're making sure to practice safe social distancing and moving our Religious Life programs outdoors to the Steele Memorial Bandstand or online. Learn more about Lakeside's plan for Religious Life programming for the summer and this weekend . Don't miss our 10:30 a.m. Livestream of the Community Worship Service tomorrow! Details below.
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's Dockside Worship Coordinator, will be preaching. His sermon, titled "Leadership 101," is based on Luke 19:1-10.

Please note the change of location. 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 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 four weeks. The Rev. Karen B. Graham will lead the service.
Community Worship Service & Memorial Remembrance
10:30 a.m., Livestream
Supported by James E. Beardsley & Doris F. Beardsley
Our livestream of the Community Worship Service & Remembrance Ceremony welcomes Bishop David Alan Bard, Bishop of the Michigan Annual Conference in Lansing, as guest preacher, along with the Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Lakeside Chautauqua's Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach.

Bishop Bard's sermon, titled "Viruses, Schisms & Other Happy Thoughts," is based on 2 Corinthians 4:1-10, 12:1-10. Music provided by Michael Shirtz, Lakeside Chautauqua's Senior V.P. of Programming, and Pamela Shirtz, actress/singer.

The names of those buried in the Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park, and Lakesiders who we lost during the 2019-20 year, will be read during the service.  This service is supported by James E. Beardsley & Doris F. Beardsley.  A link to the livestream is posted here or available on  Lakeside Chautauqua’s official Facebook page .

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. 
After receiving his Master of Divinity from the United Theological Seminary and PhD from Southern Methodist University, Bishop Bard served as an United Methodist Church pastor for more than 30 years, leading congregations in Minnesota and the Iron Range around Lake Superior.

He was elected to the Episcopacy in 2016 and has held many roles within both the Minnesota Annual Conference and the General Church. Bishop Bard was a General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegate in the early- and mid-2000s and an Episcopal Nominee in both 2004 and 2008.

Within the Minnesota Conference, he served as Chair of the Episcopacy Committee and Higher Education Ministry Team, as well as on the Board of Ordained Ministry and the Congregational Response Team.

Bishop Bard was a Conference Parliamentarian and a District Superintendent from 1998-2005, spending three years on the Commission on Religion & Race.
Within the General Church, he has served on the Study on Ministry Commission, the Committee on Faith & Order and the North Central Jurisdiction Committee on Episcopacy.
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