Worship. Learn. Serve.
The love of Christ compels us to worship, learn and serve as a Christ-centered community inviting all to share a relationship with God.
  • FUNtastic Friday, tonight 6:30 p.m.
  • PB&J sandwich making, tomorrow 10 a.m.
  • Potluck and Prayer Service: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m.
  • Easter Flower orders are available
  • Easter Egg Hunt help needed, see below

Read on for details!

March 19, 2023
Fourth Sunday in Lent

In-person at 11:00 a.m.
Livestreamed at 11:00 a.m. and accessible after

The Rev. Dr. Louisa W. Umphres will be preaching

Scripture focus:
Coffee Hour This Sunday

Linger a little longer after worship to enjoy fellowship with friends while enjoying coffee, lemonade, and treats.

Hosted by:
Presbyterian Women
Upcoming Coffee Hour Hosts:
3/26- Stewardship
4/2- Worship
4/16- Congregational Life
4/23- Adult Education
4/30- Choir
Lakeside Holy Week Worship Services and Events
Palm Sunday
Worship Service
Sunday, April 2nd
11:00 a.m.

Maundy Thursday
Worship Service
Thursday, April 6th
7:00 p.m.

Good Friday
Worship Service
Friday, April 7th
7:00 p.m.

Easter Morning
Celebrate the Resurrection
Sunday, April 9th

6:45 a.m. Sunrise Worship
in-person only

9:45 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt & Coffee Hour

11:00 a.m. Worship
in-person and online
Easter Egg Hunt
We need 5 Volunteers!
Lakeside will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for kids on Easter morning at 9:45 a.m. The kids will have a craft, the egg hunt, and a story all before worship!
Before the fun can begin, we need a few volunteers to help hide the eggs and donate candy to go inside the eggs. If you are able to help, please email Suzanne Smith.
Congregational Engagement
Easter Flower Orders!
You can order Easter Flowers in honor/memory of someone. The flowers will help decorate the Sanctuary for Easter Sunday.
If you would like to take your flowers home after the worship service, please indicate that on the form. Otherwise, the flowers will be donated and delivered to those in need of some cheer.

To Order Easter Flowers:
  • Fill out the form on the envelope and place them in the white basket- both are available in the narthex
  • Order online HERE
Adult Education
"The Requiem Journey"
Join us as we explore the rich music and history of the "Requiem." We'll spend time with different recordings and composers while contemplating how this musical tradition can speak to our Lenten texts.

Sundays at 9:45 a.m.
February 26- April 2
Lakeside Library or via Zoom
Men's Bible Study
Pastor Mike is hosting a weekly Men's Bible Study on

7:30 a.m.
Lakeside Library
Congregational Care Updates
Please hold in prayer members of our congregation who are dealing with health and pastoral concerns.

Recently added prayer requests or updates:
  • Ralph Bailey is hospitalized at St Elizabeth with COVID-19 while recovering from heart valve replacement surgery.
  • Sandy Cambron is recovering from heart surgery.
  • Pat Bailey and Carol Willman have also tested positive for COVID.
  • Bob Holt is home and recovering from hernia surgery.
  • Barbara Lee, sister of Gary and Mary Lee, recovering at home from heart surgery.

Our full prayer list can be found in Congregant Corner.
password: 2690D****LPC (* indicate letters)
Please call the church office if you have access concerns.
If you would like to submit a prayer request, you can email prayers@lakesidechurch.org

The Prayer Group will be meeting via Zoom on
Tuesday, March 21st at 7:15 p.m.
Potluck and Prayer Service
Wednesdays during Lent
Let's gather together for a simple meal on Wednesdays during Lent at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. For the potluck, we are requesting that people bring soup, salad, or bread.  
Following the meal, we will join together in the sanctuary at 6:45 p.m. for a brief prayer service led by Pastor Louisa. 
FREE Concert with NKCC
This Sunday, March 19th, the Northern Kentucky Community Chorus (conducted by Stephanie Nash with many Lakeside Chancel Choir members) will sing a 20-minute concert at Christ Church Cathedral (Cincinnati) at 2:40 pm. The entire afternoon is a Community Choral Showcase sponsored by the May Festival Chorus. Each of the 19 choirs will premiere a new piece of music written for them. To see the entire concert lineup, click HERE.
To learn more about the NKCC commissioned piece, click HERE.
Saturday, May 13!
Lakeside is Co-Sponsoring this event!

On this day trip we will travel to visit some of the sites on the Underground Railroad and hear the stories of those who conspired to join in God’s clandestine work in our Presbytery’s History. This will be a communal event as we will board a bus at the Presbytery office, travel to New Richmond, Ripley, and other sites as well as back in time in our imaginations.

Fun fact: Dr. Will Umphres will be a guest speaker!

Informational Flier HERE
Lakeside Cooks
Spend some time learning some basic cake decorating skills alongside Linda Glover as she works to create a birthday cake for a child in foster care with our partners at DCCH. This is a mission focus of LPC’s since March of 2020 and Linda would love to share more about the project while sharing in fellowship and learning. She will teach you some basic piping, color mixing tips, and more.

Saturday, March 25th
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lakeside Kitchen

There is a maximum of 8 people for this gathering and the sign-up will end on March 20th.
Children, Youth, and Families
The Northern Kentucky Youth are hitting the road for their next gathering, Sunday, March 26. Join us at Super Bowl Bellewood (1211 Waterworks Rd., Newport, KY) for an evening of bowling fun! Bring $8 to bowl from 5:30-7:30, and any extra cash for snacks or drinks. Please register to take part!
FUNtastic Friday is TONIGHT!
Friday, March 17th from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Children grades K-5 are invited for an evening of fun and fellowship at the church. We'll get to know each other, play games, share a Bible story - and run around a lot.
  • Please sign your child up in advance.
  • All parents need to come INSIDE to drop kids off and sign them in. Updated permission forms and contact info are required. 
  • We want to encourage people to bring a water bottle.

Questions? Contact Pepper or Cliff Peale.
Save the Dates!
Vacation Bible School

July 23-27
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Serving and Giving
Giving Barrel:
Gift of the Heart Kits

We are collecting items to make hygiene kits. PDA encourages congregations to participate in the ecumenical Gift of the Heart (GOH) Kits program. Hygiene, baby care, clean-up, and school supplies offer a way to reach disaster survivors and those in need with the hope of Christ. 

Here the the items needed:
  • hand towel (approximately 16" x 28", no fingertip or bath towels)
  • washcloth
  • wide-tooth comb (remove from package)
  • nail clipper (UPDATE: nail clippers with metal files or emery boards attached are now accepted; remove from package)
  • bar of soap (bath size in wrapper)
  • toothbrush (in original packaging)
  • Band-Aids® or other adhesive bandage strips
Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. (KRM), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing resettlement services to refugees through faith- and agency-based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into our community. KRM is committed to offering access to community resources and opportunities and to promoting awareness of diversity for the benefit of the whole community.

You are invited to learn more about this mission by listening to a guest speaker that will visit Lakeside on Wednesday, March 29th at 7:00 p.m.
The Lenten
“PB&J Challenge” is back! 
The Emergency Shelter is always in need of sack meals to give out to folks and we want to help: we are challenging households to make 10 sack meals during Lent! 
Each sack should include a PB&J sandwich and some non-perishable items like chips, fruit cups, granola bars, or other items. You can deliver them yourself to the new Emergency Shelter location - or - we'll deliver these for you on Thursday March 30th if dropped off at church by 11 a.m.
Want to make sandwiches with friends? Join us TOMORROW Saturday, March 18th at 10:00 a.m. for some intergenerational sandwich making.
One Great Hour of Sharing
February 22- April 9
During Lent, we celebrate that God connects with us through Jesus’ resurrection, and connects us with “those who have least.” One Great Hour of Sharing is the single, largest way that Presbyterians come together to work for a better world by advancing the causes of justice, resilience, and sustainability.

Every time we set the table where all hungry hearts can eat;
every time we welcome neighbors and we add and extra seat;
and every time we live as servants,
free to wash each other's feet,
In our living, in our giving,
we are there.
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Liturgists provide a meaningful contribution to worship at Lakeside Presbyterian Church. Members of the congregation read the scriptures, offer prayers, and lead worship in specific ways according to each week’s needs.
Sanctuary Flowers
If you would like to donate flowers for a Sunday worship service in the sanctuary in honor or memory of someone, or to simply donate and beautify our worship space, please sign-up!
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