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Matthew 4:11

Welcome, Guests

We are so glad you are with us today. If you are a fellow believer, our earnest hope is that you will be spiritually enriched and edified by your experience here today. And if you are not yet a disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ, our prayer is that today some influence here may draw you toward Christ.

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Sermon - John Dotson

One Service One Church

Ephesians 4:11-16

Word From the Pastor

Last Sunday, I overheard a young man tell Pastor Jim that he was searching for a New Testament Church. A New Testament Church? I’m not sure what he means by that. I read in Acts 2 at the birth of the church that these new believers were dedicated to the Apostles teachings, prayer, fellowship. They also were caring for one another to the point of selling their own possession to help someone in need. They witnessed the power of God miraculously in their midst. And God was adding to their number daily. But then I read through the rest of the New Testament and I see congregations struggling with legalism, division, horrific sin in the church, discouragement, arrogance and heresy just to name a few issues in the church. So for all the thrill we read in the infant church, there soon came a lot of stuff that the church needed to flesh out. Thus the Apostles writings instructing the church on doctrine and practices. But as I consider this young man’s quest I ask myself do I understand what church is? This morning that is the question I would like to answer. What is church? As we move to one service beginning next week, it’s not about numbers as much as it is about us understanding and becoming the church God prescribes us to be.

All-Church Announcements

New Sunday Worship Schedule

Begining Sunday, September 26th

9:30 AM

  • Family Worship 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
  • Childrens classes – Infant through 2nd grade

11:00 AM

  • Adult Bible Fellowship 11:00 AM – 12:15 AM
    • Agape Marriage Class – taught by Mike & Laurie Sheffield, Room 232
    • The Book of Acts
    • College & Career – taught by Brian Overholt, Room 243
    • Reflections Class – taught by Dan Wilcox, Room 152
  • Childrens Sunday School – Infant through 5th grade

Sunday School

11:00 AM

Agape: Systematic Theology Class will be discussing “God’s Kindness in Times of COVID”. Marriage Room #232. Meeting on the 1st and 3rd Sundays.

Reflections: Discipleship (Summer Quarter) taught by Dan Wicox. Meeting in Room 152.

This Week at Lake


  • New Member Class
  • Youth Group


  • “Fit2Serve” Women’s Fitness Program


  • Heart To Heart Women’s Bible Study
  • Student Bible Study for Young Men and Young Women


  • “Fit2Serve” Women’s Fitness Program
  • Zoom Study of Esther
  • College and Career Group
  • Awana


  • Women in the Word Bible Study
  • Men’s Evening Bible Study


  • College & Career, Langer’s Center Event

Upcoming Events


26 – One-Family Service & Adult Bible Fellowship

26 – Sunday Morning Youth Group Begins

26 – Youth & Family Dinner


1 – Monthly Prayer Meeting

Life Group Ministry

Robinson Life Group

They are taking a break for the Summer and will begin again in the Fall.

If you have questions, please call Kent Robinson at 503.330.2056.

Pastor Jim's Life Group

Pastor Jim’s Life Group is meeting on Sunday evenings from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in the Great Room. Everyone is welcome to attend, please come and join us.

Adult Education

Adult Bible Fellowship Sunday Morning

Please consider joining one of our Sunday School classes.

Beginning September 19th all classes will meet at 11:00 AM

Agape Class: Is meeting September 19th at 9:00 AM, and beginning September 26th will move to every week at 11:00 AM. This class meets in the Agape room and will be finishing their series on The Parables of Jesus on the 19th, then on the 26th begin a series from the book of Acts

Reflections Class: Discipleship led by Dan Wilcox. This class meets every Sunday in room 152.

Mid-Day Bible Study

Online study taught by John Dotson began April 21st. Meets on Zoom, Wednesday’s at noon. Studying Daniel. This book describes God’s faithfulness to the Jews in exile, and it also gives hope to all as God slowly rolls out a picture of what a waits His own at the end of days. Join us at noon on Zoom. The Zoom link is

Children's Ministry

Sunday School

Children’s Sunday School meets at 9:00 AM (during first service).

We are following Oregon guidelines for the children’s Sunday school (masks etc).

Please contact Sharon Van Slyke if you have any questions.

Youth Ministry

This Week

Youth Group

  • Sunday Youth Group 5:00–7:00 PM
  • Young Men and Young Women’s Bible Study, Tuesday’s 6:00–8:00 PM
  • Sunday Morning Youth Service begins on September 12th at 9:00 AM

College and Career Ministry

Weekly Study and Gathering

College & Career is meeting for Bible study on Wednesday nights.

  • 6:00 to 8:30 PM
  • College and Career Room 243

Special Event September 24th at Langer’s Entertainment Center

Please contact David Fielding at for more information.

Women's Ministry

Women's Bible Studies

Upcoming Women’s Bible Studies. You can find more information on the Lake website, Sunday signups begin August 22nd.

Heart to Heart on Tuesday Mornings

1 Kings 1-11, Proverbs & Ecclesiastes
The Rise and Fall of Solomon

Author: John MacArthur, Cost $30.

Begins Tuesday, September 14, 2021 and ends December 7, 2021. Two formats available: in person or remote (using Zoom).

Register Now

Women in the Word on Thursday Evenings

Attributes of God, Who Does God Say That He Is?

Author: Steven Lawson, Cost $20

Begins Thursday, September 16 through December 9, 2021 Class Leader Patty Berger.

Register Now

Saturday Neighborhood Bible Study

Hebrews, Study Host is Nerissa Swain. No Cost

First and Third Saturday of Every Month, 5:00–7:30 PM. If you have questions, please email Sharon Van Slyke at

Register Now

Men's Ministry

Men’s Bible Study

New Men’s Bible Study: Micah

Social Justice is the rally cry for many today. But what does God call just? Join us as we study Micah, the prophet of justice, every Thursday at 7:00 PM in the Great Room or on Zoom.

Start Zoom Connection

Contact John Dotson for more information.

Giving Summary

Giving to Date

Weekly Budgeted Contributions $22,715
Contributions Received $17,595
Contribution Shortfall -$5,120
Budgeted Contributions YTD $249,865
Contributions Received YTD $204,244
Contributions Shortfall YTD -$45,621

Thank you for your faithfulness.

Mission Ministry

Our mission is to glorify Jesus!

Journey to Excellence

The Mission Committee of Lake Bible Church has met and determined that the current cornavirus situation in Oregon has, once again, foiled our ability to carry out our precious congregational Christmas outreach: The Journey to Bethlehem.

One of the great, great strong points of “The Journey” was that it involved our entire body! Everyone in our congregation was needed and, in particular, we all needed to be the agent for bringing people to Jesus in this Fabulous drama! We did this consistency for sixteen wonderful years…through thick and thin! there is truly no reasonable substiutefor the Journey…except:

We still have each other; we still can put up a battle against the lethargy inspired by the Corona Virus and do our very best to love one another&heelip;no matter the season of the Year&heelip;to prosper our ability to bring people to Jesus through:

  • Angel Tree
  • Operation Shoe Box
  • Focusing on our people who cannot come to Lake
  • Participating in bringing Joy to folk in our own Neighborhoods

let us all go and see what great power this advent of Jesus can mean in this climate of despair and gloom let us glorify Jesus in our Christmas outreach!

Stay Connected

Update Contact Information

Has your email address changed recently? Have you just moved? Did you change jobs or cell phone numbers? We would like to update our records. Please send personal contact information to Stacy Olson ( or call 503.699.9840

Life Groups

Where People Care While Sharing Life

Prayer Ministry

Monthly Prayer Meeting

Join us 7:00 PM on the first Friday of the month in the Prayer Room (Room 153). Contact: Email Kent Robinson or phone 503.330.2056

Church Prayer Chain

To join the church prayer chain, contact the office at 503.699.9840, or email Stacy Olson at

Submit Prayer Request

Soul Sisters (Praying for Missionary Wives)

  • Currently they are combining with the Monthly Prayer Meeting on the First Friday of the month, Prayer Room (#153).
  • Contact Jill Berglund at

Connect Online

Sermon Podcast

Available on iTunes and via our searchable Sermon Podcast Archive.

YouTube Channel

Video of recent sermons and a live feed of the 9 AM service can be found on Lake YouTube Channel.

The Final Word Radio Program

  • KPDQ-FM 93.9 at 7 PM and 11:30 PM
  • TrueTalk AM-800 at 9 AM and 5:30 PM and on Facebook.

Pastors and Staff

Contact US

Meet the staff of Lake Bible Church. Contact information as well as basic biographical information for our pastors, directors, and staff is available.