Posts from October 2018

Life after rain

In God’s Own Time

Psalm 65:5-13 Abundant harvests. Streams filled with water. Soil softened for planting by the rain . Psalm 65 describes the beauty that results when God waters the earth. For this gift of creation we all shout and sing together for joy! We moderns complain about the rain and the temporary discomfort it causes, but rain is a time for celebration. The renewing waters are essential to our survival. Whenever I pray publicly and it is raining, I usually pray in…
Fall Smile

October 27, 2018 Weekly Lakeviewer

This Weeks scripture Hebrews 7:23-28 The Message (TheBible In Contemporary Language) A Permanent Priesthood 23-25 Earlier there were a lot of priests, for they died and had to be replaced. But Jesus’ priesthood is permanent. He’s there from now to eternity to save everyone who comes to God through him, always on the job to speak up for them. 26-28 So now we have a high priest who perfectly fits our needs: completely holy, uncompromised by sin, with authority extending…

LUMM – Heifer International

Heifer Update Another exciting week! First, a generous donation allowed the Methodist Men to purchase 3 pigs. A chance for more of God’s less fortunate to raise themselves out of hunger and poverty – Praise God! Then, we received a donation toward sending a “girl to school”. We now have $100 of the $275 needed to make the school bell ring again. Following is another success story from Cambodia showing us that pigs are a viable animal to help feed…

Hearts, Minds, Love

Jeremiah 31:27-34 God speaks through the prophet Jeremiah to Judah and its neighbors during the turbulent times of its history both politi­cally and religiously. Jeremiah comes as a prophet of comfort. Through Jeremiah God assures the people of Israel that  after exile will come restoration. God will establish a new covenant. Unlike the old covenant on stone tablets, God promises a new covenant “in their minds and … on their hearts.” God will not pass the sins of one generation…

Dan Reed’s Dixieland Hotshots

October’s Group in the Lakeview Concert Series was Dan Reed’s Dixieland Hotshots If you miss this months concert you missed a good one! Let us know below if you liked the concert, and share it with family and friends. You can help us keep the Concert Series going with your online contribution!

Support Habitat for Humanity

Lakeview UMC Drive to Support Habitat for Humanity: “…Homes, Communities, Hope….  We build so children can have healthy, safe homes where they can learn and grow to their full potential.” The Lakeview UMC fund drive to assist in purchase of building supplies for Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona will be closing on November 4.  The “House Bank” collection boxes will be available in the entry hall of the church and at all three church services on November 4th.  An additional…

Disciple II Bible Study

“Into The Word, Into The World” This is the continuation of the 32-week bible study that started last Fall for 16 weeks, that covered Genesis and Exodus and now this Fall covering Luke and Acts in 16 weeks. The study teaches Bible study skills that take the participant deeper into Scripture, connecting the inner life and the outer life. It encourages the practice of spiritual disciplines and emphasizes the rhythm of coming to God and going for God, of being…

October 20, 2018 Weekly Lakeviewer

This week at Lakeview October UMM Breakfast/Meeting The LUMM met on Saturday, October 6th for our monthly free breakfast and business meeting. One of the highlights for myself at this meeting is giving the men’s group the recommendations for our donations to Heifer International for the month. This month I met with Jesse Thompson and Denny Lockmon to form those recommendations. We had $153.00 to work with and the choices were as follows: For $60 – A Trio of Rabbits…

On the Shelf for October 20, 2018

The Betty Barrick Library Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library! We will be adding some new books to all our other books. We will be adding a couple of items that will entice our reader’s eyes and imagination: I Can Only Imagine – DVD I Can Only Imagine (the book) by Bart Millard It is a biography of the lead singer of MercyMe, the band. Bart recounts the memories of his life with his father. The first part of his…

Generations of the Faithful

Lamentations 1:1-6 The book of Lamentations, often ascribed to the prophet Jeremiah, contains five poems of mourning that make up the five chapters. Written at the time of the Babylonian capture and takeover of Judah, these poems describe the sorrow and suffer­ing the Jews felt and experienced during this national tragedy. Many Hebrew lamentations began with the Hebrew word for “how”-ekhah. In verse 1, the word how begins the first sentences, so in the Hebrew canon, this book is named…

Lakeview United Methodist Women

Greetings and Salutations!  And welcome back, snowbirds! I know you are not ALL back, but I know you will be on your way soon! We are still in need of two officers to fill our officer slate:    Coord., Membership Care – responsible for contacting new church members (letters pre-written, brochures, postage through church office) and sending cards and being aware of membership needs.    Coord, Missions and Social Justice –  Maintaining information files on our local and global missions,…

Generations of the Faithful

Luke 17:1-10 Sometimes we need the “whole story” in order to understand what’s happening. The first four verses of Luke 17 shed some additional light on the disciples and us as generations of the faithful. Jesus has just given the disciples some “hard” teachings:  you better not cause another to stumble in his or her faith journey;  you will need to rebuke other disciples if they sin; and  you must forgive those who repent and ask forgiveness, even if it’s…