The Weekly Update - Lake Samm Church

Hello! A few important points in brief …

· Lake Samm Communities BBQ’s are happening this Saturday, Aug. 19th.

· If you are planning to participate at Jubilee Service Day and haven’t registered, please do so now.

· Regular Attenders, please remember that there will be a brief meeting after service this Sunday regarding a potential new hire.

· Make note that on Aug. 27th, we’ll be worshipping with other local churches at “Celebration in the Park”, so there will not be a service at Lake Samm.

Scroll on down for complete details. Happy Thursday!!

Notable This Week

  • Register now for Women’s Bible Studies
  • Summer Fun – Taproot’s “Persuasion”

sunday church

Encounter God as we come together for Worship, the Word & Great Times with each other.

What to Expect this Sunday

August 20, 2017 - 10:00

Who's Speaking: 

Greg Thacher

Sermon Topic: 

Planted & Rooted God’s Way Being rooted is essential to continued growth!

Invite Those Who Don't Know Him? 


Invite Those Who Do Know Him? 


Leading Worship: 

Kevin Perales

Celebration in the Park – Sunday, Aug. 27th

Join us at Newport High School to worship together with multiple other Bellevue churches as we celebrate the community efforts made on Jubilee Service Day (Aug. 26). We will NOT have a service at Lake Samm.

Speaker: Gary Gulbranson, Senior Pastor, Westminster Chapel

General Parking: Newport High School has about 500 spots

Overflow Parking: Newport Covenant Church has about 350 spots. It is walk-able to the school and shuttles will be provided.

Senior/Limited Mobility/Handicap Parking: About 100 spots adjacent to the event field will be reserved.

Dogs: Dogs are not permitted on the field, but there is an area provided for dogs.

Seating: Bring lawn chairs or blankets. A number of canopy tents with chairs will be available. Live Streaming: Will be available at

Live Streaming During Service

When you can't make it in person catch us online.

Last Weeks' Sermons

The video on our Home Page is easy and good for slower connection speeds.

For sermons, sermon recaps, fun videos, and audio & video podcasts, click Media Page.

For more info or help contact

small groups

Great times with great people meeting regularly, applying God's Word to our lives

Get Connected At Lake Samm Communities – This Sat, Aug. 19

God made us to share life and be a family! This summer, we’re connecting at regional BBQs. Mark your calendar for 4pm Saturday Aug 19 and Sept 16. Stay tuned for future locations coming soon!

Next Communities BBQs: 4pm Saturday August 19
- North @ Isaac & Amber Parsons’ in Bothell
- Red-Wood @ Eric & Tamarah Lee’s in Redmond
- South @ Josh & Justine Morris’ in Renton

Check out the Lake Samm App or FB Groups for full info and to RSVP.
If you do not have the app, go to:

Questions? Contact

Women’s Bible Studies

“Think Differently” by James MacDonald – Wednesdays, Begins Sept 6, 10-noon
Beyond behaviors and deeper than attitudes, thinking determines outcome more than anything else. God offers our only hope for victory over depression, dysfunction, double-mindedness, and every other mental stronghold. With Him we can think differently! Childcare available. Books $15 Sign-up on the Lake Samm App or here Questions?

Community Bible Study: 1 & 2 Corinthians – Thursdays, Begins Sept. 14, 9:30-11:30
Find out what Corinthians says about Jesus, Love, Wisdom, Forgiveness, etc. The Bible stuy will be taught in English, but study materials available in multiple languages! Preschool Bible Program available for class members. Registration $35 Contact to sign-up. Go here for more info.

Youth & Kids Summer Wednesdays

Our short-lived summers in the PNW call for taking a break to enjoy our last weeks!

Club 456 – Off for all of August

Overflow Youth – Off for the rest of August. Back on Sept 6th when we welcome our new seventh graders!

For more info or help contact


Join a team at Lake Samm to impact others...and you

For a fun survey to get you started finding your calling, click here!

For more info or help contact


Time with God in the Word and Prayer

Read the Word

Find today's S.O.A.P. reading on our Home Page. This is an excellent way to go deeper.


3 or 4 people getting together to talk, support and pray – this will change your life!

To get in a 3-Fold either form a group yourself or let us know who you’d like to be with. If you’re new we’ll help you. Send info and/or questions to


Bring God to your family, friends, neighbors, workplace and the world!

Jubilee Service Day – Sat, Aug. 26, 8am - noon

The commitment is light and the payoff is huge! Don’t miss this opportunity as we serve together at Jubilee Service Day. We’ll be coming alongside the teachers of Stevenson Elementary (at their interim school building, Bellwood Elementary) to prep their classrooms for the year. Families can serve together! Sign up at:

Note about parking: The school lot is relatively small, so it’s first come first serve. There is plenty of street parking in the neighborhood.

Helping you reach others

First, let us help you reach friends, family, co-workers and neighbors through opportunities like Sunday Church, Small Groups, inviting other to Serve with you, etc.

Second, Lake Samm will fully equip you to be increasingly effective through Sunday Church, Small Groups, Serving, Devotionals, 3-Folds and so much more!

Third, we have very rewarding, profitable, ongoing ministries like Jubilee Reach Center – a multi-church outreach – as well as events throughout the year.

For more info, or to suggest something that is on your heart, contact We’ll get it to the right person for you.


For more information on and to get in touch with our Lake Samm Missionaries, contact

all the rest...

Brief Meeting After Service This Sunday, Aug. 20th

Please join us to meet Kevin Perales, and have the ability to ask questions of him, and about the potential hire. For more info about this, please refer to the email sent out on Aug. 14th. If you did not receive that email, please contact

Parents, please pick your kids up from their regular classes right after the service to move them to Room 104 for childcare during the meeting. Thank you!

Taproot Theater – “Persuasion”

“Persuasion is so popular we’ve extended it through August 26!”

Jane Austen’s final novel soars to life in this ravishing new musical about love, longing and second chances. Years ago, Anne Elliot was persuaded to abandon true love but now her past mistakes and long-lost hopes have returned. Can she summon the courage to follow her heart?

Get your tickets HERE


Give Online

To tithe or make an offering online go to our Giving Page.

Lake Samm Tithes 10% to Foursquare and makes an additional offering in its budget for Missions, Benevolence & Local Outreach.

Giving Updates: If you’d like to get weekly email updates on Giving and the Budget, email with your request. We're happy to provide!