Holy Week Services
Holy Thursday 7:00 p.m. - Good Friday 12:00 p.m.
Easter Sunrise Service 7:30 a.m. - Easter Sunday Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome! I am glad you found Laguna Country United Methodist Church. We are all on a journey and wherever you find yourself on that journey you are welcome. Our mission statement, “Welcoming Everyone, Serving in God’s Love,” reflects this.
Though we live in planned communities and nice neighborhoods, we are often lonely and isolated. We believe that we have a responsibility to provide a community where people can grow in their faith, connect with others, and be in service to the world.
Our staff and church leaders are committed to building a community where everyone feels welcome and we can live out our mission to serve others. We believe community is built through worship, fellowship and small group opportunities, studies that help us grow in faith, or over a cup of coffee during fellowship time. We want to be here for you and share with you how God has touched our lives and can touch yours as well.
I hope that you take the risk and allow us to welcome you, wherever you are on your journey. If there is some way in which I or another member of our staff can be helpful, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
MARCH SERMON THEMES
March 1 Joke's On You
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-17 God comes to Abram and his wife Sarai, promising them that they shall have a child and that thereby they will be the parents of a great nation that shall bless all the nations of the world.
March 8 Spring Cleaning
John 2:13-22 Jesus, entering Jerusalem, drives the money changers from the temple, demanding, “Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”
March 15 Looking At The Cross
John 3:14-21 John compares the forgiveness of God in the wilderness, when Moses lifted up the snake to heal the Israelites, to what Jesus does for us when he is lifted up on the cross.
March 22 Unless
Jeremiah 31:31-34 The prophet Jeremiah looks forward to a new day in Israel when there shall be a new covenant, written upon the hearts of God’s people.
March 29 Palm/Passion Sunday
Mark 11:1-11, Mark 14:1-15:47 Jesus’ triumphal entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday is followed the events of his betrayal, arrest, crucifixion and death.
Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, which means "spring." The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan.
Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others. Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a "mini-Easter" and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.