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Vacation Bible School

June 25 – 29

“Keepers of the Kingdom - Standing Strong in Today’s Battle for Truth” is our Vacation Bible School (VBS) theme this year. Plan now - June 25—29, 2023 (Sunday-Thursday, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.) for kids aged 3 yrs. thru grade 5. With this VBS, your kids will learn how they can be part of God’s kingdom through salvation in His Son and will be equipped with the armor of God to become Keepers of the Kingdom. Music, Bible lessons, science & crafts, games and treats!


Andrea Openshaw, Director of Discipleship

Semester is in Full Swing

AXIOS is in the middle of our “Great I am” series. As we talk through the seven “I am” statements with a predicate after them through the gospel of John and then an additional five more we see in the gospel of John with no predicate after them. This is on the backs of our discipleship series, the reason why we are looking at the “I am” statements of Jesus is to look at who Jesus was. If we are disciples following him then we should be studying him and what he said about himself. Follow our Instagram to stay up to date @Axios_lighthouse and don't be afraid to comment or direct message for more information. Sunday mornings we are in full swing of the Orange Curriculum XP3. The goal of XP3 is for “students to experience a love for God that will inspire deeper faith, a love for themselves that will lead to wiser choices and a love for others that will build stronger relationships.” Sundays are structured in a way that the students should leave knowing more about the Bible, and how to read the Bible better for themselves. Being in rooms 5&6, has allowed us to have some bigger games and program a little better for young people. Also giving candy out as prizes helps them want to play early in the morning. Young Adults (LYA) has been meeting weekly, we are meeting every Sunday night from 6-8pm at the church, we are either in rooms 5-6 or on the patio playing games with a bonfire. We are in our series talking and walking through the enneagram. The hope is to learn about our childhood wound, our sin, how to avoid our sin, and how we process things, as we learn how and why we process things we can approach and understand scripture in a better light. If you are 18-25 come join us for some fellowship and Bible Study. Stay up to date by following our Instagram @Lighthouse_YoungAdults
Christian Clark, Youth & Young Adults Pastor

Time to Celebrate!

King Solomon wrote: “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, KJV). It’s time tocelebrate! Herearejustsomeofthemany things we have to celebrate at Lighthouse:
􏰀 11 people have been baptized here in the last 2 weeks, praise God! Of these, 6 have now placed membership, 2 others have also placed membership, and 1 recommitted their life to Christ. We celebrate each life committed to Christ and His church!
􏰀 Ron Ransen was confirmed by our congregation overwhelmingly (97%) to be our Worship Director on March 26, a great answer to prayer. He began full-time March 27, and is working here on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, and from his home in Santa Clarita other days until they are able to move here. Ron is doing a great job with the choir and with our worship, just in time for the Easter season. We welcome Ron & his family to our church family!
􏰀 Palm Sunday Services were a great celebration! The Children’s & Adult Choirs sang, guest artist Jeff Anderson led beautiful worship, attendance was good (the highest this year), I shared The Miracle Behind Palm Sunday, and we had a baptism at the end of the 9:00 service. If you missed it, you can watch it online through our website or on YouTube. It was a great beginning to Holy Week! Thanks to Dave Wendruck for donating the larger palms, to those who decorated the church inside and out with palms and Easter flowers, and to those who donated flowers in honor or memory of loved ones; donors may take their flowers home after Easter services.
􏰀 OnGoodFridaythisweekwewillobservethedeathof Christ on the day He died for us with a special service at 7:00 p.m. It will include meaningful worship, special music by gifted singer Hannah Root, my message on The Miracles of Good Friday, and communion. Our men’s group watched The Son of God film to prepare our hearts forGoodFridayandEaster. Considerwatchingafilmlike The Son of God, The Passion of the Christ, or a series like The Chosen (on Amazon Prime, Peacock, or download the free app). Or read the account of the death and resurrection of Christ at the end of Matthew, Mark, Luke or John. Prepare your heart for this special weekend!
􏰀 Our annual Community Easter Egg Hunt is this Saturdayfrom10:00a.m.-Noon. Ourchurchpatioand lawn and playground and some indoor rooms will be hosting hundreds of children and their families from our church and community for a fun & safe Egg Hunt, games and crafts, a jumper and slide, and food. So bring your child & a basket or invite those you know with kids 2 years old - 5th grade for a fun & free family outing.
􏰀 Easter Sunday services will be celebrating the resurrection of Christ with an outdoor patio service at 7:30 a.m., and indoor services at 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. All 3 services will be led by Ron with inspirational worship and my message on The Miracle of Easter. In addition, the Adult Choir will be singing at the 9:00 service, and the Children’s Choir will be singing at both the 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. services, as will Hannah Root. Children 3 years - 5th grade will have their own Easter Celebration during both services with an Easter lesson, games, crafts, & refreshments. Be sure to join us for this special day!
Please pray for our outreach, use your invitations to invite others to join us for these special services, and get ready – it’s time to celebrate!
Mike Openshaw, Senior Minister

Thank You for a Warm Welcome

Thank you for your overwhelming support in selecting me as your new Worship Director. I am truly humbled and grateful to serve in this role. My wife, Joanna, our daughters, Ella (8) and Selah (6), and I are very excited to call Lighthouse our new church home.

In my short time here at Lighthouse, I have seen how much you love to sing. God calls us to come together to worship Him as a church - this is corporate worship. It is a time to sing as one church, with one voice and praise our Lord together as a congregation.

As we come to God each week, my hope and prayer for you is that you feel His presence, and you feel uplifted and blessed. And that it can be something that you can carry through your week as you spend time in your personal worship to God.

Psalm 33:3 says, “Sing to Him a new song, play skillfully, and shout for joy.”

The Lord blesses us with gifts that we can use for His glory. If you sing or play an instrument and would like to see where God can use you at Lighthouse, please feel free to reach out to me anytime at