Sunday Worship Services

 Sunday, May 30, 2021

Lakefront Worship Service
8:30 a.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand
with the Sacrament of Holy Communion

Lakeside United Methodist Church Service
9 a.m. Lakeside United Methodist Church
The Rev. Karen B. Graham

Chautauqua Community Worship Service
10:30 a.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand
Bishop Julius Trimble
Supported by Robert & Cindy Grimm

Bishop Julius Trimble

Bishop Julius Trimble will serve as Lakeside’s Preacher on May 30. He is supported by Robert & Cindy Grimm

He will preach at the Chautauqua Community Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 30 at the Steele Memorial Bandstand. The service will contain a remembrance of those buried in the Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park, and Lakesiders we lost during the 2020-21 year will be read during the service.

Bishop Julius C. Trimble was assigned, July 16, 2016, to the Indiana Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church.

He was elected and consecrated a bishop by the same jurisdiction in 2008 and served eight years as the resident bishop of the Iowa Conference before his current assignment to Indiana.

Bishop Trimble, a native of Chicago and a graduate of Illinois State University, earned his Master of Divinity degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Chicago and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio.

He has preached throughout the United States, Africa and the Holy Land. He is also the recipient of many honors and awards, including the Outstanding Alumni Award in 1998 from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, the 2007 Bishop James S. Thomas Social Action Award from the Methodist Federation for Social Action at Lakeside, Ohio, and a Doctor of Divinity from United Seminary in 2017 for work in social justice.

As a general superintendent (bishop) of the Church, he continues to promote faith-based responses to domestic violence, as well as encourages the establishment of mental health ministries at the local church and conference level. He is also an active advocate for social justice and faith-based initiatives to address gun violence, as well as immigration reform.

In 2015, his book, “A Faithful Church, and a Healthy World: Reflections and Poems,” was published by the Iowa Conference of The United Methodist Church to support The United Methodist Church’s ongoing-initiative Imagine No Malaria.

Bishop Trimble currently serves as chairperson of the Development Committee and the Advisory Development Committee for Africa University, chairperson of the United Methodist Global AIDS Committee (UMGAC), serves on the Council of Bishops Immigration Task Force and is a Board member of Indiana University Health System.

Please practice safe social distancing. If unable to socially distance, masks are required. While some seating is provided in Bettinger Park, guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. In the case of inclement weather, this event will be presented live via Lakeside’s virtual platforms on the website and Facebook.

Bishop Trimble's Message

We Have to Move This Mountain

There is a great need and hunger for peace and joy amidst so much division and pain globally. Jesus declares through the Gospel of John that the enemy comes to kill and still, but he Jesus the Christ comes that we may have life more fully and abundantly. Read John 10:10; The thief enters only to steal, kill, and destroy. I came so that they could have life—indeed, so that they could live life to the fullest.

Jesus prays for us and unity as we have rarely experienced in John 17. As those who believe in Jesus yesterday, today and tomorrow, we may know the love that Jesus received from God and Jesus gives to us that we may share freely with each other. What stands in the way of unity born of respect for the sacred worth and value of all people? What prevents beloved community as envisioned by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., where the common good is based on the supremacy of love of God and neighbor? Why are we so often stuck in a cycle of news of violence, social and racial tension, political and religious “right fighting”?

Our Tribal differences and religious and political echo chambers have stunted our ability to experience the abundant life Jesus promises. We must move the mountain of fear and move closer to God and each other and reclaim the joy of our salvation and the beauty of holiness found in love of Jesus as the one who points us toward the Beloved Community.

In Mark 11:22-23 (CEB), Jesus responded to them, “Have faith in God! I assure you that whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea’—and doesn’t waver but believes that what is said will really happen—it will happen.

In a statement of power, prayer, and forgiveness, we are reminded that as I have said very often, "Most of our limitations are self-imposed" I look forward to my return visit to Lakeside, Ohio, where I have many fond memories with my family and United Methodist of Ohio.

My sermon will focus on Jesus' declaration that with faith, we can move mountains and I John 4:16-21, where John emphasizes the unambiguous centrality of Love of God and each other because God is love. I look forward to sharing with beloved people of God my primary purpose and mission in life.

“To encourage all people with the love of Jesus Christ to rise to their highest potential.”

Bishop Julius C. Trimble

May 2021