Jan 01

Welcome

Welcome to Lincoln Park Community United Methodist Church!

Searching for meaning and direction in life? We can help! Come, experience Lincoln Park United Methodist Church! Come, experience God!

We are a small community church where people of all ages join together to worship and share fellowship with one another. Come experience Lincoln Park Church, we look forward to seeing you soon!

We offer a Contemporary Praise Worship Service at 9:00 a.m. every Sunday featuring our Praise Band plus a rich multimedia experience. We also offer a Traditional Worship Service at 11:00 a.m., as well as Christian Education classes for all ages at 10:10 a.m.

Jul 03

Summer Music Camp

Lincoln Park’s Summer Music Camp is coming soon! Check out this video for more information!

Schedule:

Sunday 7/20: Dinner at 6pm, rehearsal until 8pm

Monday 7/21—Thursday 7/24: Rehearsal 6-8pm

Friday 7/25: Dress Rehearsal from 6-7pm
Performance at 7:30pm
Social hour after the performance

Jun 24

Thinking Out Loud

 

“The joy of the Lord is my strength” – Nehemiah 8:10

from Pastor Dave

PastorDaveThere is a misnomer that is circulated in some Christian circles that Christians should always be “happy”. When our lives do not live up to this expectation, we question ourselves and seek to produce the happiness we feel we lack. This can result in a never ending grab for happiness that only leaves feeling more despondent then before.

But there is a subtle, yet important difference with our modern day idea of happiness and how it is understood in the Bible. While we have been led to believe that happiness has more to do with our outward circumstances, in the Bible, happiness, which is more aligned with the word “joy”, is understood as a gift from God that comes from within. It is not dependent upon outward circumstances.

The Greek word for “joy” (markarios) which is also interpreted as “happy” is used by Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount. “Joyful (happy) are the poor in spirit.” “Joyful (happy) are those who mourn.” What is interesting is that this word markarios can also be interpreted as “blessed”. Those who are joyful are also blessed. Both are a gift from God. While our modern day understanding of happiness comes from without, joy comes from within.

I have witnessed joy in everything from the birth of a child, to the union of a husband and wife, to a fiftieth wedding anniversary. But, I believe that joy is most clearly witnessed in moments of suffering and loss: in the hopeful words of a mother whose young son has just had serious surgery and whose prognosis is uncertain, in the smile of a seventy five year old man, with a wife, nine children through a second marriage, and many more grandchildren, who is suffering with stage four pancreatic cancer but who expresses gratitude for having had a good life, in the grateful tears shed by a family who have lost their eighty five year old wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. While outward circumstances would deem otherwise, joy rises up and sustains those who have made the Lord their strength. In spite of their circumstances, they continue to count themselves as part of the blessed.

Jun 24

Annual Church Picnic

Church PicnicThis year’s annual church picnic will be held on Sunday, September 7 following our single morning worship service at 10 am. Our picnic will be held out on the front lawn of the church. Everyone is asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert for eight. Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and condiments will be provided. Come and enjoy a great time of fellowship and fun!

Jun 24

Worship Notes – July and August

9am-Worship

from Pastor Dave

During the months of July and August, we continue our sermon series of the Fruit of the Spirit found in the 5th chapter of Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia. The various qualities of the Fruit of the Spirit are produced in the lives of those who choose to live their lives God’s way. Those who live God’s way, Paul writes, “will inherit the Kingdom of God.”

 

 

July 6 The Fruit of the Spirit: Peace
July 13 Guest Preacher: Larry Carl
July 20 The Fruit of the Spirit: Patience
July 27 The Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness
August 3 Guest Preacher
August 10 The Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness
August 17 The Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness
August 24 The Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness
August 31 The Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control
September 7 Stewardship Series: With Heart
September 14 Stewardship Series: With Hands
September 21 Stewardship Series: With Feet

Jun 24

Annual Golf Scramble

golfballLincoln Park’s Annual Golf Scramble will be held on Sunday, July 27th, followed by a cookout at Pastor Dave’s house. This outing is for golfers of all skill levels, and will be scramble tournament style, with an emphasis on fun. (Please see below for more information.)

If you, a friend, or neighbor would like to participate, please contact George Weikel.

Link: How to Play a Golf Scramble

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