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Posts from May 2018

Posts from May 2018

HappySeniors

Adult Vacation Bible School – Update

Adult VBS We have had such a great boost in our ideas and our VBS planning from Lakeviewers who attend meetings! This past week, our VBS planning team decided to carry forward with the “Candy Bar Ministry” proposed at our first meeting. What a SWEET TREAT that will be every day! Come and see…and taste! Another program we are going to carry forward will be an “After” program between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM for VBS attendees who want to…
Worship

Worship Network Report

May 1, 2018 April 3, 2018 minutes were approved as printed. Several areas were not represented at this meeting. Discussion from the attending principals is as follows: USHERS – Their backup usher list is satisfactory for now, and they are wearing their casual summer garb for ushering. ACOLYTES – Linda Craycraft will be gone in August – may or may not need a fill-in at the 10:30 service some Sundays. ATTENDANCE RECORDERS – The UMM have purchased 60 new attendance…
Ruby

Betty Barrick Library

Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library.  Come in and enjoy our collection of books and DVDs. Today I would like to feature a series of books from Lauraine Snelling which are crying to be read.  The first book of the Dakota Treasures Series is; Ruby by Lauraine Snelling.  It is the story of Ruby Torvald and her sister Opal.  Their father asked the two sisters to journey from New York to Little Missouri, Dakota.  The day they arrived they were…
Valley View Food Bank

Valley View Food Bank

Valley View Food Bank needs your help! Summer is a very difficult time for the food bank.  Fewer volunteers and fewer donations.  If you would like to donate to the food bank, you may use the Mission envelopes located in the pews and indicate “Food Bank” on the outside.  You may place them in the collection plate.  This money will be sent directly to the Valley View Food Bank.
Oecan

What Does This Mean?

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b In the summer of my eleventh year, my family vacationed in Florida. I encountered the ocean for the first time. Driving to the beach near Jacksonville, I will never forget my first glimpse of the mighty Atlantic. To say that I was overwhelmed doesn’t do justice to my experience. Almost forty years later, I’m still awestruck when the ocean first comes into my view on a trip to the beach. This past spring as I came within…
Ascension

Ascension Power

Acts 1:1-11 Luke divided his storytelling of Jesus’ life into two installments. Book One (The Gospel of Luke) describes the life of Jesus. In this volume, we read of Jesus’ entering our world as a nursing child, teaching with Spirt-resonating power, and healing people. We watch from a distance as bystanders mock Jesus on the cross. And as the words “He is risen!” sink deeper and deeper within us, we choose to believe that Jesus can forgive our sins as…
PALS

What Is PALS?

So what is PALS? WHO?             – people who enjoy working together to help others                         WHAT?          – a network of the Caring Ministries programs including Phone Friends, Transportation Volunteers and Stephen Ministry  WHERE?       – in the Sun City area for members of LUMC who need help  in any of five areas of ministry (See details below)  WHEN?          – as needed for short periods of time by Lakeviewers whocare about helping their neighbors  HOW?            – as Caring Ministries is contacted, needs…
tonga

Tonga’s Situation is Dire

Cyclone “Gita” In February, the tiny island nation of Tonga was engulfed by Cyclone “Gita”, a Category 4 cyclone, with wind speeds of 110 knots.  It was the hardest hitting  cyclone to go through Tonga since 1960. Tonga is an independent island nation in the South Pacific.  It has 171 islands and 45 are occupied.  70% of the Tonga people belong to the Methodist Church and are our brothers and sisters in Christ. They desperately need our assistance. The Desert…
Helping Others

Something More

Revelation 21:22-22:5 Most Sundays after church we pick up fast food. Usually we go through the drive-through to bring the food home. It never fails that whenever we go, the same homeless man approaches us to ask for money; and every time, if we can, we give him a few coins. One day I realized God was asking me to do more. I did not hear a voice out of nowhere; I simply felt a tug in my heart. That…
Music

Guidelines for Evaluating Congregational Singing

Thoughts from the Director of Music I was looking at the website of the Reformed Church in America recently. I was reminded of my responsibility as your Director of Music to nurture and grow our congregation singing. The article suggests ten criteria to use when considering music that will be sung by the congregation. Here is the ten criteria. Suggested Guidelines for Evaluating and Nurturing Congregational Singing What theology is expressed in our congregational singing? Is it biblical? Is it…
PALS

PALS Program

Changing Lives at Lakeview The P.A.L.S.  program provides support services to assist others in their daily lives, here is a list of the ways you can help. PALS PROGRAM OPTIONS I. RELOCATION  Help with downsizing to smaller unit, such as Assisted Living or group home  Help pack and set up in new home  “Neighbor Helping Neighbor” Sales II. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE  Medical visits: Be a second set of ears at doctor’s offices as well as take notes for patient to have…
Pursuaded

Persuaded by God

Acts 16:9-15 What amazing ways God employs to persuade us to follow! The book of Acts tells of Paul’s vision of a man in Macedonia who begs him to come and help. Although Paul and Silas conclude that God is calling them to Macedonia,  I can think of numerous undertakings I considered to be of my making before I realized that it was God’s idea all along. For Paul and Silas, it begins with God’s vision. As with all healthy…
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