Posts from November 2018

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Places of Holy Mystery

Isaiah 2:1-5 Metaphors are containers of meaning. The Bible leads our imagination to fascinating metaphors, many of which can excite our passion. The scripture passages for this week’s meditations lift up for me the metaphor of “Holy Land Tour” – God’s message from Jerusalem. Many years  ago  I  took  a group of seminary students on a Holy Land tour. The meetings prior to our trip were times of keen awareness and exciting preparation. We shared our expectations, focused on scriptures…

Heifer Update – Growing Seedlings

Growing Seedlings If you ask, 5-year-old Florinda Ruiz Lopez will tell you all about how to plant a seed and water it. “Then, when you’ve finished with the water, when you look at the plant, it grows really fast, but it’s really little.” And, as she talks faster and faster, she’ll tell you about the grasshoppers and locusts that eat the leaves of the gourd plants. And how some of the garden pests turn into butterflies. And how together she…

November 24, 2018 – Weekly Lakeviewer

Download and/or read the PDF version here – 11-24 Weekly Lakeviewer This Weeks scripture Revelation 1:4b-8 – New International Version (NIV) Greetings and Doxology 4 John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of…

Thanksgiving for God’s Greatest Gift

Jeremiah 23:1-6 The prophet Jeremiah is not known for cheerfulness. Today we might describe him as a glass-half-empty kind of guy. The book of Jeremiah reflects the despair of a people exiled from their land and their God because of disobedience. The prophet blames the kings of Judah (the destructive “shepherds”) for the plight of their people. By failing to lead the people in God’s way, the kings have left the nation vulnerable to its enemies. This passage begins -with…

November 17, 2018 – Weekly Lakeviewer

Download and/or read the PDF version here – 11-17_Weekly Lakeviewer This Weeks scripture Colossians 3:15-17 English Standard Version (ESV) 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed,…
Twilight at Blueberry Barrnes by Colleen Coble

On the Shelf – Nov. 17, 2018

Betty Barrick Library Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library! If you like mystery/romance you will enjoy reading; Twilight at BlueBerry Barrens by Colleen Coble – It is a vastly fast read! So please come in to the library and check out this book and many others. Hope to see you there!

Are We There Yet?

 Isaiah 65:17-25; 11:6; 35:9 Those of us who are old enough to remember the lunar land­ing in 1969 may also remember the name Sea of Tranquility. I always liked this name for an area of the moon; while the moon seemed like a cold and forbidding place, Sea of Tranquility sounded like a desirable place to be-no conflict, no oppression, no violence, nothing but peace and comfort. This week’s scripture readings all have a future orientation. Thanks to human failings,…

November 10, 2018 Weekly Lakeviewer

Download and/or read the PDF version here – 11-10_Weekly This Weeks scripture Hebrews 9:24-28 New International Version (NIV) The Blood of Christ 24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence. 25 Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that…

Share Sunday (throughout the Holiday Season)

November 25, 2018 “Spaghetti Sauce and Noodles” Needed for Valley View Food Bank The Mission and Outreach Committee is reaching out to our Lakeview Family for extra weekly help for those in our community who are really hungry.  From now on, we will be asking for different foods to be brought in weekly so that those who do not have much to eat will benefit from our generous donations. On November 25th, please bring in “Spaghetti Sauce and Noodles” for…

PALS – People Abounding in Loving Service

Loving Services Provided for Lakeviewers  PALS is here to help you with: ASSISTANCE WITH DOWNSIZING: Provide help with housing choices, with packing & setting up a new home, and with Neighbor Helping Neighbor estate sales.  ASSISTANCE WITH MEDICAL CARE: Become a second set of ears during medical visits. Help with medical terminology. Provides rides.  TRANSPORTATION: Provide rides to medical care, pick up prescriptions and groceries, & running errands.  FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Fill out VA forms; prepare/review tax forms; explain qualifications for…
Bible Study

Class on Christianity and World Religions

Starts January 10 to February 14, 2019 Did you ever wonder how Christianity and other World Religions are alike and different?  Come and learn a little about the five major religions of the world. We will read, have a video, and discuss what we have in common with each other and learn about Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam and how it all fits in and out of and our basic Christian beliefs.   You won’t be an expert on World Religions…

Heifer Project Update

Heifer Update Today’s Question: The fiber from Angora Rabbits is called Angora – so then, what is the fiber from Angora Goats called? (The answer can be found at the bottom of this past) The LUMM breakfast/meeting on November 3, 2018 marked the 12th meeting since the LUMM adopted the Heifer Program. This month’s donations are as follows: 1 sheep and 1 flock of geese. On a larger scale, (minus those above) here are the donations we have made for…