Posts from January 2019

Posts from January 2019

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Divine Comedy in Seven Acts

 Psalm 36:5-10 Classically speaking, a comedy isn’t necessarily funny. What makes a story or situation comic rather than tragic is its perspective on human nature and destiny. Remember Dante’s Divine Comedy? I bet many of us never made it out of Part 1: Hell. But we know that after Hell comes Part II: Purgatory and finally Part III: Paradise. That final arrival makes the whole thing, ultimately, a comedy. How does comedy differ from tragedy? The tragic view emphasizes our…

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 21 – 25, 2019 The services will be held at noon with a half hour of service and a simple lunch to follow. Food donations will be received at each service for the Valley View Community Food Bank. Items most needed are: chunky soup, peanut butter and jelly, canned meat, pasta and sauce, canned vegetables, and canned fruit. Schedule of locations: Monday: Church of the Palms (14808 N Boswell) Tuesday: St Elizabeth Seton (9728 Palmeras Dr.) Wednesday: Faith Presbyterian…

The January Financial Report

Balanced Budget Your Finance Committee is glad to report for the second year in a row, we have presented a balanced budget. Late in September, all departments submitted their budget request for 2019. An ad hoc committee previewed all requests and made some changes (only a few). From these changes, the Finance Committee spent part of their October, November, & December meetings going over the request. Finally, in December, the Finance Committee noted their approval and later the Administrative Council…

Actions speak louder than words

January’s “Thank You” notes; I wanted to thank you for allowing me to use your facility for Lois Griswold’s “90th” Birthday party. You were so trusting and giving even though I’m not a member of your church. Frank Cammarata was so helpful and sweet to make sure everything was just how I wanted it. The party was a success due to the wonderful people and the openness to share your facility. Thank you, JoDee Clark Thank you to all the…

January’s Important Events

Upcoming Events Home Bible Study Cindy McFadden is hosting a home bible study. The bible study is based on the Daniel Plan. At the 1st meeting of the Daniel plan a meal is provided, after this sign up, we will rotate the meal. We will meet once a month. Please  sign up online here or at the church. First Friday of the month from January 4 through May 3 – 5:00-6:30 pm Chili Cook-off February 27th will bring us our…

Pastor John’s View for January

Happy New Year! I hope your Christmas celebrations were filled with joy! I enjoyed the great concerts and music we were blessed with this year at LUMC and wasn’t the Choir Cantata wonderful! We are entering this New Year with anticipation for what God will do through all of us at Lakeview. I am excited that we have some new learning opportunities coming in this first quarter of the year. One of my mentor’s, Pastor Bill Denlinger, encouraged me to…

The Peace of Israel, the Hope of Creation

Psalm 8:3-4; Ecclesiastes 3:9-13 We have awaited the arrival of a weary young woman, a strong donkey, and a patient father to the stable. We have anticipated the birth of the son through whom the world was  created, born now, wrapped in strips of cloth, surrounded by livestock. And we have celebrated the joy to the world that is Emmanuel. With tree and lights and neighbors and family, some of us have spent a week set apart, a week of…