Sunday Worship Services

 Sunday, June 6, 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
The Rev. Dr. Owen K. Ross
Supported by Arden & Pamela Douce

Rev. Dr. Owen K. Ross

The Rev. Dr. Owen K. Ross will serve as Lakeside’s Preacher of the Week from June 6-10. This week is supported by Arden & Pamela Douce.

Rev. Dr. Owen Ross is the Director for the Center of Church Development for the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.

In this role, Rev. Dr. Ross has served on the Bishop’s cabinet and leads the church planting, vitalization, and strategic research and development for the conference since 2017.

Prior, Rev. Dr. Ross served fifteen years as the founding pastor of Christ's Foundry United Methodist Mission. From a small group gathering in Owen’s living room, Christ's Foundry grew to become the largest Spanish-language congregation in The United Methodist Church.

A native of the rural East Texas town of Henderson, Rev. Dr. Ross is a U.S. Return Peace Corps Volunteer, Ecuador. He serves on the boards of the United Methodist Development Fund and the Fairfield Outreach and Sponsors Association, Zimbabwe.

Rev. Dr. Ross holds degrees from Texas A&M University, Southern Methodist University, and Asbury Theological Seminary.

During his week at Lakeside, Rev. Dr. Owen K. Ross will preach at 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday during Faith for Living Hour at the Steele Memorial Bandstand. At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, he will lead Vespers by the Lake, held at the Steele Memorial Bandstand. On Thursday, June 10, the Rev. Karen B. Graham will lead the 7:30 p.m. Vespers with Holy Communion at the Steele Memorial Bandstand.


Rev. Dr. Owen K. Ross Spiritual Theme:

Summer in general and time at Lakeside in particular are great seasons for spiritual growth. Of the twelve disciples, Simon Peter’s spiritual growth is the most documented. Jesus consistently meets and disciples Simon Peter where Simon the fisherman is most at home, in a boat. This week at Lakeside Dr. Owen K Ross, the church developer for the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church and founding pastor of La Fundición de Cristo (Christ’s Foundry UMM) in Dallas, Texas, will take us fishing with Peter and explore Peter’s spiritual growth as inspiration for our own.

Sunday morning worship will experience Peter having his boat conscripted by Jesus and Peter being called into Christian discipleship. The Sunday sermon will kick-off Dr. Ross’ Faith for Living Series on Monday through Thursday mornings from 9 – 10 a.m. This diverse lecture series will address a myriad of spiritual growth topics by drawing from the life and experience of the Apostle Peter as well as by drawing from his own life and experiences.

The first three days of the Faith for Living Hour will focus on Peter’s encounter with the resurrected Lord in John 21. Monday will explore the topic of dealing with disappointments. In Peter’s disappointment, he hung a “Gone Fishin’” sign on his discipleship. Dr. Ross will draw from his experience of serving as a pastor for 20 years to assist participants in engaging disappointments in their spiritual journeys. Dr. Ross also will draw from his experience of ministering to disappointed migrant youth in the detention camp in Tornillo, Texas in 2017 and those detained in the Dallas Convention Center this year.

Tuesday will highlight Peter’s spiritual growth that took place between the time when Peter was first called by Jesus to when the resurrected Jesus meets Peter in John 21. On Tuesday’s Faith for Living, Dr. Ross will share his testimony from how he grew up as a monolingual English-speaking youth in rural East Texas, having only two Latinx classmates, to eventually becoming the pastor of the largest Spanish-language congregation in United Methodism.

Tuesday night’s vesper will experience Jesus calling Peter out of his comfort zone. Wednesday will explore the meaning Holy Communion in various traditions. Thursday will conclude the series through exploring Peter’s prolonged problem of prejudice as well as Peter’s spiritual growth in Acts 10-11. This week’s Faith for Living Series promises to be challenging, educational, and inspirational.

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