"Our Father's Day" - Sunday, June 21, 2 to 4 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz music with pianist David Deacon-Joyner and participate in a silent auction and raffle at our first annual fundraising event.  Presenters will share how we serve the incarcerated, the importance of transition and how to help.  Proceeds will benefit the Living Stones Prison Ministry Transition Program.  Events this good happen only once a year!  Se

Annual Letter to Friends of LSPC

December 2014

Happy Advent! Welcome to a season of new beginnings. Since Thousand Mission Friends reorganized into “Friends of Living Stones,” I thought it would be important for me to provide an update with some highlights of Living Stones Ministry through this past year.

Year of the Winged Lion

Advent marks the beginning of the church year. It is a time of new beginnings, a time of waiting expectantly for the Christ child to be born. It is a time marked by hope, repentance (turning to the Lord), and peace. Advent covers a period of the four Sundays prior to Christmas. The gospel emphasis changes, this year we move from Matthew to Mark. Mark is symbolized by a winged lion, king of animals that roam the earth taken from prophesies of the four winged creatures.

Psalm 51 by David DJ

A Blog on Psalm 51 by David Deacon-Joyner

Have you ever done something you regret? Have you ever done something really stupid? I don’t think there’s a human alive or one whoever lived that can answer “no” to those questions. The only ones who might answer “no” are the ones who are so ensnared by evil or pride that they can’t see the error of their ways or, worse yet, are boastful of such acts. But for those with any moral compass, their misdeeds can eat away at them, convicting us with such a sense of guilt and regret that we can hardly bear it.

The Challenge of Grace

There are times in our lives and in our spiritual journeys where faith is challenged. This week I have experienced one of those times. My faith has been challenged by understanding the limitlessness of grace. I met a man- I will call him Phillip.  He is a member of a large gang.   I last saw Phillip in the “hole.”  At the time, Phillip was a couple weeks from being released and we talked through the door of his cell, which is similar in size to a walk-in closet with a bed and toilet.

Easter Service by David DJ

The 2014 Easter service at Living Stones was held on Saturday night, the usual day and time for LS services. My wife Pam and I have attended several times and, on this occasion, we saw many familiar faces, missed some who have transferred or been released, and saw some new faces.  We couldn't help but worry that when some of the inmates who have been so involved move on, the congregation's numbers may go with them.

He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Hallelujah!

Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!!!

We condensed Holy Week into one evening of Betrayal, Last Supper, Crucifixion, Burial, and Resurrection. Blessed evening! Thank you St. Paul from Castle Rock for sharing in this evening. 

Brother Aaron provided the message and five more men were baptized! There could not have been a better occasion for the sacrament. God was present and we were all blessed. 

Living Stones has now baptized 23 men and had another 4 men receive an affirmation of their baptisms (27 total) this year. 

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