Members of Lake Street Church participating in a Zoom church service Welcome INTRODUCING Marginalia A blog by Rev. Michael Woolf
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Dynamic, open, inclusive. Come as you are and join us on a spiritual journey.


Lake Street Church is taking precautionary measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic in cancelling its in-person programs, events, meetings, and Sunday worship services until further notice. Weekly services are continuing online via Zoom. All are welcome.



October 18, 2020: Click here at 10:30 am to join the online service.


People who attend this church come from more than a dozen religious traditions, including Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, Pagan, and a number of Protestant denominations. Spiritual seekers of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, and religious identities are enthusiastically embraced and affirmed throughout the congregation and in leadership. The diversity of our congregation creates a stimulating, enriching community that fosters respect and compassion.


Contribute to the needs of God's people, and welcome strangers into your home. Romans 12:13 CEV The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything. Julian of Norwich, Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love “Why aren’t you dancing with joy at this very moment?” is the only relevant spiritual question. Pir Vilayet Khan, Sufi Mystic I have said these things to you so that my joy will be in you and your joy will be complete. Jesus, John 15:11 CEV LSC Sermon audio text Where your treasure is , there your heart will be too. Jesus, Luke 12:34 CEV In our world, joy and sorrow exclude each other. . . . But such distinctions do not exist in God. Henri Nouwen, The Prodigal Son The winner sows hatred / Because the loser suffers. / Let go of winning and losing / And find joy. Buddha, The Dhammapada When you are being carried off by your sorrow, your fear, or your anger, you cannot really be present to the people and things you love. Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness When I fed the poor, they called me a saint. When I asked why they are poor, they called me a communist. Brazilian Archbishop, Dom Helder Camara As I walked out the gate to freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison. Nelson Mandela