• F.A.B. Tusdays at NLPC
  • Great American 60's Bash
  • Life @ North Lake - Adult Discipleship
  • Small Groups at NLPC
  • Operation Homebound
March 15, 2015

Lenten Sermon Series "How Will You Drink the Cup?"
A Meditation From the Gospel of Matthew 20:20-23

Lenten Sermon Series "How Will You Drink the Cup" Chalice Picture

Come and contemplate for yourself the question Jesus asked John and James. This series comes from the book entitled, Can You Drink the Cup, by author Henri J. M. Nouwen.

Sunday, March 15: "Holding the Cup: Looking Critically at Ourselves"
Sunday, March 29: "Lifting the Cup: An Invitation to Celebrate Life Together"
April 2 (Maundy Thursday): "Drinking the Cup: Understanding Our Unique Existence" 

March 27, 2015

PW Annual Ladies Fashion Show and Tea

The Fashion Show will be held on Friday, March 27th, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Plans for a " Mad Hatter Tea," this year's theme are well underway under the direction of Vickie Ruddell and Emily Emigh. Fashions will be courtesy BELK. Cost $20.00. Get your tickets early before this event is sold out!

April 19, 2015

The Great American 60's Bash Benefit for Operation Homebound

Operation Homebound presents The Great American 60s Bash! Please join us at the Savannah Center in the theatre on Sunday, April 19, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. as we have fun and also raise funds for the program. 

Click here for more information.

Tickets will be available following services beginning March 1 and in the North Lake kitchen during the week. Come by and see us!





Communication     Card     Ministry

The Communication Card Ministry needs volunteers who can help to call visitors that sign the cards each Sunday. This should only take a few minutes each month. I would email you the names and you would probably need to call only 4 or 5 different people each month. It is very rewarding to talk to new people. If interested, please email me at gmarineau@aol.com or call 352-753-77622.

Toby's     Angels

TOBY'S ANGELS is looking for a few good hearts to visit and share stories with residents of care facilities who often do not receive visitors. This is a very rewarding ministry, and these “angels” often receive more than they give. If you feel this is your calling, please contact Jean and Don Beckett at 352-259-3068. 

Children's     Sunday      School    Teachers  and      Helpers

Teachers and helpers are always needed for Children’s Sunday School (ages 4 & 5 years, kindergarten through sixth grade). If you are interested, please call Judy Truscott (259-3371)

LOGOS     Volunteers

The Lord has trusted North Lake to share His “Word” by bringing His children and youth to LOGOS. The enrollment is gradually increasing and there are happy children learning, sharing and having fun becoming a part of a family, God’s family. But with this blessing there is a need for more helpers.

LOGOS needs are as follows:

  • Shepherds Simply escorting children from one place to another (2:30-5:30).

  • Table Parents Share dinner with a family of children and youth, engaging in conversation of love and concern, participate in a brief game and worship (5:10-7:10).

  • Worship Leader Someone that is called to direct worship (6:30-7:00).

‚ÄčIf you are able to share your gifts with the children and youth please contact Chris at chris@northlakepc.org

Toby's     Angels

TOBY'S ANGELS is looking for a few good hearts to visit and share stories with residents of care facilities who often do not receive visitors. This is a very rewarding ministry, and these “angels” often receive more than they give. If you feel this is your calling, please contact Jean and Don Beckett at 352-259-3068. 

Operation     Homebound     Drivers     Needed

You might be wondering...why are we asking for more drivers? The wonderful folks who responded a bit ago have either been assigned permanent routes or the days the are free don't correspond to program needs and they have agreed to be substitute drivers. So...we have Monday and Wednesday covered for the second route; just need Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

We need 2 people per day who can complete the program application and a background check.

Please search your hearts and also ask your neighbors and friends.

This route goes around and across 466 A. If you have been over there recently I'm sure you have seen the number of homes that have been built or will be built. This means OHB numbers will increase and that, of course, means the need for additional drivers.

Come and ride along on Route 10; our current #10 drivers would welcome you and answer any questions you may have.

Call me and a ride-along can be arranged.
Vickie Ruddell Operation Homebound Director 352-753-8484 Church 352-409-0562 Business Cell

Bay     Hill     Golf     Tournament

Volunteers are needed for the Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Golf Tournament in Orlando March 18, 2015, thru March 22, 2015 to work at one of the two (2) NLPC Concession food/drink Tents.

Proceeds benefit the Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital, Winnie Palmer Babies and Women's Hospital, NLPC Operation Homebound, and the Christian Food Pantry.

To sign up to help, please contact the volunteer coordinators Leigh Dieffenbach (mleighd@aol.com) 352/430-3681 and Jo-Ann Dorgan (jodorgan@aol.com) 352/205-7162. Thanking you
in advance for your participation. (If sending an email, please send to both Jo-Ann and Leigh.)

Christian    Food    Pantry

The Food Pantry appreciates any food donations you make, but they are especially in need of the following items:

  • Beans, canned or dry
  • Beans - Canned or Dry
  • Cake Mix
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Canned Tuna, Chicken and Salmon
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Cereal
  • Meals in a Box—Hamburger Helper
  • Grits
  • Jelly
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Fruit
  • Pancake Mix
  • Peanut Butter
  • Soup
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Toilet Paper

Please place items in the shopping cart located in the Church Lobby.


North Lake Presbyterian Church
Senior Pastor Search Process


Overview of the Pastor Nominating Search

Pastor Search Nominating Committee

Pastor Search F.A.Q.

January / February   2015
PNC   Committee   Update

  1. The Session approved Ministry Information Form (MIF) was submitted to the Committee on Ministry (“COM”) acting on behalf of Central Florida Presbytery and was approved at the January 8, 2015 meeting of the COM
  2. After approval, the MIF was posted for prospective applicants on the PCUSA Church Leadership Connection website in order to receive Personal Information Forms (“PIF”) from potential Head of Staff Pastor candidates
  3. As of the end of January, the PNC has received approximately 40 PIFs from one of the following sources: 
    • PIFs “matched” by the Executive Presbyter
    • Pastor submitted PIFs via the COM system
    • Pastor submitted PIFs/resumes via our confidential email
  4. The PNC began to review the received PIF's and is seeking to garner information on the candidates that most meet our requirements.

In February the PNC will:

  1. continue to review submitted PIFs;
  2. begin initial inquiries to pastors regarding PIFs, where appropriate;
  3. consider whether to publicize the position through other appropriate methods to identify and reach additional potential candidates.

The PNC resumed weekly meetings and continues to ask for your prayers as the committee continues to listen as God leads the PNC to the person He has called for North Lake.

November  /  December   2014
PNC   Committee   Update

  1. The PNC developed and released a survey; 374 members responded to the survey, with the majority responding on-line. There were more than 300 additional comments provided by members to the survey. The results of the survey and the additional comments were incorporated in the Ministry Information Form (“MIF”) and will be considered during the entire process by the PNC
  2. The PNC held two Open Forum meetings (informational meetings) for the members and a total of approximately 90 - 100 members attended. A verbal status was provided by Chairperson, Bob Hazlett; questions were then asked by the attendees and answered by the PNC and Berry Long, the Central Florida Presbytery Committee on Ministry liaison, at the December 9 Open Forum.
  3. The PNC completed the Ministry Information Form and submitted the MIF to the Session for Approval. The Session approved the MIF on December 16, 2014.
  4. The Session approved MIF will be submitted to the Committee on Ministry (“COM”) acting on behalf of Central Florida Presbytery for approval at the January scheduled meeting of the Committee on Ministry.

The primary goals for January/February 2015:

  1. Upon the approval of the MIF, publish the MIF for prospective applicants on the PCUSA Church Leadership Connection website in order to receive Personal Information Forms (“PIF”) from potential Head of Staff Pastor candidates;
  2. Publicize the position through all other appropriate methods to identify and reach potential candidates;
  3. Network for recommendations from North Lake members and other referrals,
  4. Begin to review Pastor Information Forms (“PIF”) as they are submitted.

After a short break for Christmas and the New Year week, the PNC plans to meet weekly, or as needed, starting in January once the MIF is approved by the Central Florida Presbytery.

The PNC wishes to thank the members for their submission of the survey with comments, for their support and prayers. The committee hopes you had a special Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and the committee asks for your continued prayers.

September  /  October   2014
PNC   Committee   Update

As we move forward, we want to keep you informed about our process and our progress. Our goal is to provide a monthly update on the North Lake web site and the monthly newsletter and/or church bulletin.

On October 8, 2014, the PNC had their first meeting with the Presbytery Liaison, Berry Long, and the Executive Presbyter, Rev Dr. Daniel Williams. The members of the committee elected the following officers: Dr. Bob Hazlett, Chairperson, Sue Kirkpatrick, Vice Chairperson, and Rose Gorman, Corresponding Secretary. The PNC met two additional times in October and the discussions centered around qualifications desired for a new Senior Pastor and the development of a survey to be sent to the membership for their input. The committee is meeting weekly at the present.

The primary goals for November are:

  1. develop a survey in order to gather information from the congregation;
  2. plan two informational meetings for the congregation for early December;
  3. work on the Ministry Information Form (the "MIF" is used to describe the church and minstry to the potential Sr. Pastor candidates, and
  4. continue to work with the Presbytery.

The PNC plans to meet weekly and the committee asks for your continuing prayers.


Worship Times:

Traditional Worship:
8:30 am
11:15 am

Contemporary Worship
9:45 am

Childcare provided at all services.

Adult Class 9:30 AM  Learn more.

Vision    Statement:

To Grow the Community of Christ Followers


Mission    Statement:

Be Christ Followers who share Christ’s love with the community through our words and actions


Worship    Messages:

View messages from past NLPC worship services here.

Service Times & Directions

Traditional Worship

Sunday Morning: 8:30 am

Sunday Morning: 11:15 am

Contemporary Worship

Sunday Morning: 9:45 am

Childcare provided at all services.

Church Office Hours

Monday thru Thursday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Friday: 8:30 am-12:00 pm

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