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Lake Don Pedro Baptist Church
4175 Abeto Street
La Grange, CA 95329
Phone: (209) 852-2029
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8:00 - 10:30pm
Sunday School: (all ages):
Equipping Centers: 6:00 pm
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Women's Bible Study:
Adult Bible Studies: 7:00 pm
Team Kids: 7:00 pm
Youth Ministry: 7:00 pm
Ladies Hobbies and Crafts
get-together: 1pm - 4pm
Last Sunday our church celebrated 30 years of the pastoral leadership of Sr. Pastor Hans Frei. He and his wife Susie have been so faithful over these years. It is truely unusual these days for a pastor to stay in one place that long and we are all blessed because he has. It was a great celebration with some great pictures from the past and an open mic so people could express their appreciation to Hans and Susie. A love offering is being collected so the entire Frei family can take some time together at a destination of their choice.
Be sure to mark your calendar and join us for this great event. We will honor our High School Teachers and Administrators as well as our LDP Elelementary Teachers and staff. The entire community is invited for the free hot dog BBQ following the service.
Place: Lake Don Pedro High School Gym
Our Youth and Chirldren's MInistry Team will lead the way in much of the service with a special music program, readings, and scriptures.
Check out the Chrildren's Minsitry page for more information.
Fuge was a great time of fun, but also learning, ministering, and growing. Check out the Youth page for more information and slide show.
This year's VBS theme was Discover - Decide - Defend. It equipped each VBS participant to Discover the truth of God's Word about Jesus Christ, encouraged them to make a decision to follow Chirst and gave them the evidence so they can give an answer for the reason for their faith. Attendance was great, the energy was amazing and the enitre staff did an awesome job of ministering to these kids. Also the largest every VBS missions offering was given to support our mission in Tanzania. Thanks to the VBS team for a great job.
Check out the VBS slide show on the Children's Ministry page.
17 of us headed our early Saturday morning on this great 8.5 mile hike. It was challenging but beautiful. Some describe it as the most beautiful day hike you can take in Yosemite. Check out all the photos at www.majestyadventures.com.
Two Equipping Center classes were held Sunday evenings starting June 1st. DavidMark lead a class "Survival Kit", 5 Keys to Spiritual Growth starting at 7:00 pm. Paul Baker's conducted the class on Sharing Jesus Without Fear.
Last Sunday, May 25th, a special business meeting was held to introduce candidates for official membership in the Lake Don Pedro Baptist Church. It is always exciting when people take this step in their committment to Christ. Those accepted into membership were: Albert (Al) and Alma White, Troy Holt, and Cathy Boykin. Welcome aboard! The church also voted to approve $30,000 from the facilities fund for painting, new siding, and other repairs.
We gathered for only one service on this Sunday at 7:00 P.M. for a good time of singing, fellowship, preaching, and a time to honor some very special people. Afterward we enjoyed the setting sun with a slice of pie and a cup of coffee or glass of lemonade.
Our seniors have been very busy. In the last couple of month we have help our Spring Celebration - Golf event and bowling at the Black Oak Lanes. So check out the Amazing Grays Web page for detail and photos.
An absolutely beautiful sunrise showed up on que as Pastor Hans deliever the message. The geese called as they did their annual "fly-by". The Zwarts family provided a great beakfast. But most of all we celebrated the ressurection of our Lord!
Dozens of kids and parents showed up for lots of games and fun for the kids. The true message of Easter was presented by some of the church leadership and a wonder time for the Kids trying to find all the Easter Eggs followed. Here are a few of the photos.
Our Majesty Adventures Team and several fellow campers and hikers headed out Friday, April 4th for a camping and hiking trip to the Pinnacles Nation Park near Hollister Ca. You can check out the detaisl at www.majestyadventures.com. Contact Pastor Paul, Mitch Miller or Ken Allen for more details and information on our next trip to Yosemite-We will take the Panorama Trail trip on May 31. This is a spectacular hike.
Sunday, May 30th we hosted our first 5th Sunday Celebration. It was a great days with 200 people joining in the day's activities. Great food was provided by the church and its members, wonderul music and an inspiring message by Pastor Hans. There were also displays by our various Ministry Teams highlighting ministry and service opportinities. Mark your calendars forn the next 5th Sunday Celebration, June 29th. But you don't have to wait til then to come. Please joining us every week as we worship and learn together.
Majesty Adventures is a new outreach of LDPBC targeting hikers, backpackers and other outdoor enthusiast. This ministry will provide great fellowship for believers and is designed to trigger opportunities to share the gospel with non-believers. We will provide outdoor experiences for the beginner, intermediate and more advanced hikers. We will do easy day-hikes as well as over-nighters into some incredible backcountry locations in and around the Yosemite area. Mitch Miller, Ken Allen and Paul Baker will lead the way on this unique outreach. For more information and trips planned contact them or check out our new web site at www.majestyadventures.com
"Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest" Matthew 11:28 (NCV)
Wouldn't it be nice if on the first day of every new year all the things we want to change would really change? Bad habits - gone. Bad Credit - history. Stress - out of here. Marriage trouble - solved. Money worries - puff. Weariness - dissolved. Tiredness - no more. Anxiety - goodbye. Relational headaches - done. If only it were just that easy, unfortunatley even for the most positive among us reality catches up all too soon. More often than not we drag ourselves into the next year.
The invitation of Jesus you read above speaks right into our caffeine driven culture filled with high stress, pressure, anxiety, worry, frustration, depression, crumbling families, dysfunction, and go, go, go. The words "rest" never sounded so good.
I happen to believe that when Jesus says something he really means it. He cares about all my life, both in the here and now and in eternity. If you are "Tired", if your load is crushing you, if you are looking for rest, for change, for peace maybe it is time for you to take up Jesus' invitation.
"Accept my teachings and learn from me, because I am gentle and hunble in spirit, and you will find rest for your lives (souls/psyches). The teaching that I ask you to accept is easy; the load I give you to carry is light" Matthew 11:29-30 (NCV, parenthesis mine)
I invite you to join is in 2014 to take Jesus at His Word.
To God be all the glory, love you, Pastor Hans
Our first Mariposa Youth Rally was great! Over 140 youth participated in games and fellowship together. There were four youth that accepted Christ. The youth enjoyed gathering together to listen to speakers and encourage each other in their faith. They were reminded to keep each other accountable in their walk with Christ. We're looking forward to our next Mariposa Rally!
Friday night Oct 18th lots of the ladies were decked out in their poodle skirts and scarfs for that 50's-60's look. A trivia contest brought back memories of hula-hoops. potato heads, bomb shelters, Elvis, Purple people eater and lots more. It was a great evening, wonderful fellowship and as always terrific home cookin'. Elvis may still be in chiropractic care from trying to move those hips like he onced did but I hear he will recover. Check out more photos on the Amazing Grays Web Page.
August 10, marked 29 years of dedicated service by Pastor Hans and Susie Frei. It has been an amazing journey and Pastor and Susie have been so faithful. There have been many challenges over the years but God has never failed. We love and appreciate everything they have done. Pastor Paul, the Associate Pastor said "if Hans will stick around another year we will throw a party for the big 30!" We are all looking forward to it.
Our small groups are places where you can connect with God and fellow travelers on the road to growth as a disciple of Christ. You can check out the variuos classes on clicking on the ADULT Tab. Check it out.
Volunteers are needed in the nursery for the
11:00 AM services
Contact Merenda McCulloch - 852-9883