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    Staff Blogger: Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach Read Psalm 91 These are trying times. Two months ago, “social distancing,” “sheltering in place”...

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    Staff blogger: Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach Read Psalm 30 We have often heard it said, “God will not give you...

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    Staff Blogger: Loretta Wilken, Lakeside Chautauqua Master Gardener/Groundskeeper Pockets of blooming hyacinths lovingly tucked into gardens, stretches of daffodils, whimsically decorated beds of early spring color –...

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    Staff blogger: The Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach Read Psalm 13 During this time of “sheltering in place” and quarantine, have...

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Lakeside Chautauqua welcomed 14 Lakeside Leadership Academy (LLA) interns to the grounds in early May. Since then, they have been hard at work experiencing Lakeside, taking on challenges and advancing new projects within their work environments.

We would like to introduce this summer’s Marketing/Digital Communications Intern and Journalism/Newspaper Editor Interns to the Lakeside community.

Meet the LLA Marketing interns:

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Guest Blogger: Rev. Rebecca Innerst


SHEEP & GOATS

At the Passover meal, Jewish families around the world pour an extra drink or set an extra place at the table for the prophet Elijah, in hopes he will return and usher in a new messianic age.

In early Christianity, a similar tradition emerged when a “Christ plate” was set on the table to welcome any stranger as the presence of Christ himself.

Jesus is preparing to send the disciples out on an incredible mission.  They are to teach, to heal, and to welcome everyone.  They, in essence, are to set out the “Christ plate” wherever they travel.  And Jesus encourages them with words of hospitality, welcome and reward.

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Help support enhancements to Chautauqua Park with a special gift to the Lakeside Fund.

Chautauqua Park, with its nature/walking trail extension and memorial garden, further allows Lakesiders to renew and reconnect with nature.

This sacred space is where Lakesiders come to reflect, loved ones are remembered, special occasions are celebrated and the beauty of nature is embraced.

To add to the serenity of Chautauqua Park, a Trinity Garden will be planted, a beautiful sculpture, called Inturning, has been placed, and a fountain feature will be added in the southeast corner of the 10 acres of land. Read More

Lakeside hosted its first two Farmers’ Markets of the summer season this week! We hope to see you stop by the next one.

Farmers Market Collage

God Squad, Lakeside Chautauqua’s famous children’s ministry program for ages 4-9, is celebrating its 20th birthday this summer.

The celebration begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26 on Cedar Avenue in front of Bradley Temple.

Lakesiders of all ages are invited to celebrate by singing “Happy Birthday” together. Birthday treats will also be served. Read More