Posts from December 2018


Sing a New Song

Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 As the clock ticks toward midnight , the song that is this old year rapidly begins to fade. The writer of Ecclesiastes senses and exposes the turmoil of our human condition. As we reflect on the past twelve months, life seems to have oscillated from one extreme to the other. In retrospect, it seems as if there really has been a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven. We have planted, we have uprooted;…

This week at Lakeview

Due to the Christmas & New Year holiday there will not be a Weekly Lakeviewer for December 29th, and the January edition of the Monthly Lakeviewer will not be available until Saturday January 5th. Mary Martha Circle The January meeting of the Mary Martha Circle is on January 8th at 1:00 pm in Fellowship Hall.  Hostesses will be Charlotte Olson and Sylvia Gitzlaff.  The program by Evelyn Forehand.  Guests are always welcome! Prayer Shawl Committee The Prayer Shawl Committee will…

December 29, 2018 Weekly Lakeviewer

There is no Weekly Lakeviewer this week due to the Christmas Holiday This Weeks scripture Hebrews 10:19-25 –  New International Version (NIV) A Call to Persevere in Faith 19  Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20  by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21  and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22  let…

Unwrap the Gift!

Luke 2:1-20 How precious the Bible is, for it contains the stories of God’s self-revelation to men and women of faith who went before us. Such encounters are holy and defy description. Thus all scripture is a telling beyond expression and a hearing’ beyond comprehension . So it helps to think of the Bible as a place-a place where God and persons meet. That pushes me, as I read it, to stand in the place and re-experience the presence of…

December 22, 2018 Weekly Lakeviewer

Download and/or read the PDF version here – 12-22 Weekly Lakeviewer This Weeks scripture Luke 1:46-55 –  New International Version (NIV) Mary’s Song 46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48  for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, 49  for the Mighty One has done great things for me—holy is his name. 50 His mercy extends to those…

A Long Wait for Christ’s Coming

Romans 1:1-7 Many people can pinpoint a moment in their past when  they felt Christ’s presence in a decisive, new way. That moment divided life into a BC and an AD. For many of us, life seemed dif­ferent after that one moment when Christ entered our story and dwelt with us in a clearer way. In the AD years that follow, we look ahead, increasing in maturity and walking in the light. But let us stop and look back for…

December 15, 2018 Weekly Lakeviewer

Download and/or read the PDF version here – 12-15 Weekly Lakeviewer This Weeks scripture Zephaniah 3:14-20  – The Message (The Bible In Contemporary Language) God Is In Charge At The Center 14-15  So sing, Daughter Zion!  Raise the rafters, Israel! Daughter Jerusalem, be happy! celebrate! God has reversed his judgments against you and sent your enemies off chasing their tails. From now on, God is Israel’s king, in charge at the center. There’s nothing to fear from evil ever again!…

Class on Christianity and World Religions

January 10 – February 14, 12:30 p.m. in the Conference Room Join Betty Stewart for this Adam Hamilton Study on how Christianity and other World Religions are alike and different? Come and learn a little about the five major religions of the world. Sign up in Smoot Hall or call the church office. Books are available at $12. [Form id=”20″]

Slow Down

Read Isaiah 35: 1-2, 5-7 Rain. Nose-dripping, umbrella-flipping, gray-sky, dreary rain, it has been raining torrents for seven days. I sit here nursing a old. wishing that the rain would stop, and longing for the blue-sky, warm days of summer. My mind wanders, visiting summers past. Our first year here we planted forty trees. Summer came with its searing Alabama heat, unbearable to me and death to my baby trees. What I would have given for this rain then! My…

December 8, 2018 – Weekly Newsletter

History of Nine Lessons and Carols Every year, North Americans dive deep into the beauty of the service called Nine Lessons of Carols. One of the very well-known services is the service of “Nine Lessons”! This service starts at 3pm of the UK time during the eve of Christmas and is also broadcasted on Radio on BBC and also around the world. This service began by Edwards Benson who was the Bishop of Truro at that time, in 1880! And,…

The Way and Practice of Peace

Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 The modern world commonly associates monarchy with wealth, inherited privilege, custom and ritual-though usually at some distance from those political processes that actually make a difference in the lives of people. Not so in the Hebrew Scriptures where the king has a direct relationship with the people. The people look to him for fair judgment, protection, and sustenance in hard times. The expectations people have of the Jewish king are like, in the modern world, the expectations…

December 2018 – Monthly Lakeviewer

Download and/or read the PDF version here – December 2018 Monthly Lakeviewer This Weeks scripture Luke 21:25-28 –  New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Coming of the Son of Man 25 “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. 26 People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will…
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