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Posts from December 2019

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thank You’s for January 2020

 Thank You’s for January 2020  Caring for our Soul  Words cannot express the feeling of thanks we have for each of you in our church that took the time out of your busy schedules to call us, send us a card and for all your prayers.      We are all blessed to belong to a most caring and loving church.  Genuine love and concerns speak volumes for our Lakeview members and all the staff                                                                Gail and Jim Betz     …

Heifer Update january 2020

Happy New Year! “Thank You” – Heifer Project Report  From the Lakeview United Methodist Men, a big “THANK YOU!” to all of you who are supporting the “Joy to the World” program.  Whether through donations, prayers and thoughts – it all counts to the tremendous success of the program.  On Monday, December 2, our second Gift Basket was donated.  And then we were advised that the gift would be matched.  Every gift basket has the potential to touch 81 families. …
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On the Shelf January 2020

Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library We have a couple of good books that I know you will enjoy reading! Rebeccas’s Reward by Lauraine Snelling (Book 4 of the Daughter’s of Blessing) It takes place in Blessing, North Dakota.  It starts out as a story of Norwegian immigrants that have staked out farms and businesses in Blessing.  Rebecca is dreaming of opening a soda and ice cream shop in Blessing.  She travels to Bismark to visit her cousin Penny.  In…

Pastor John’s View January 2020

Tales from the Mountain, January 2020 It was December 31, 1999. For months, people were in a tizzy (there’s a word I don’t use often!) over the dreaded Y2K. Predictions said that the turning of the millennia would mean everything from, “Oh, it’s the end of the world, fer sher!”, to “Water systems, electric, and telecommunications would all come to a screeching halt.” I had been to meeting after meeting explaining why 911 was still going to work and, “yes,…
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Finance Report for January 2020

Finance Report As you can see from the Financial Report Summary below, Lakeview UMC had some disappointing results in November, as the monthly income was a little over $2,200 below what the Church needed to operate for the month and this caused the Year-to-Date to slip further negative a little more than $47,800.  The problem is that by the time you read this in the January’s Newsletter, the year 2019 will be history and at our current rate we are…

Sing a New Song

Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 By Roland Rink 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…
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Unwrap the Gift!

John 1:1-14 By Hazelyn McComas The apt symbol of the evangelist John is the eagle, for throughout the Gospel his words soar. They climb ever higher, ever closer to the reality of the Mystery Who ls God. Some say that the eagle can fly so high because it is the only creature that can look directly at the sun and not be blinded. Fact or fiction, it is an appropriate symbol, for John looks at Jesus and sees God. Not…
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Heifer – “Joy To The World” Update for Dec. 21st

The animals included in our “Second” Gift Basket should arrive in time for Christmas.  Thank you to all who participated, whether by gifts, prayers, thoughts, they all count. The following is from a Christmas card sent to this wonderful congregation:  Dear Faith Partner, As we come to the end of our 75th anniversary year, I wanted to take a moment to sincerely thank you for your trust and fellowship with Heifer.  In turn, your support has blessed thousands of families. …
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A Long Wait for Christ’s Coming

Romans 1:1-7 By Michael O’Laughlin Paul loses no time laying out Jesus’ messianic qualifications. We have heard the words that Paul employs so often that for us they may have lost their punch, but let us try to imagine how serious, even audacious, this passage might have sounded to Paul’s first readers. “Christ,” used here as part of the name of Jesus, means “anointed one”; thus it is itself a messianic title. Also, Jesus descends from David, a claim vividly…
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FIERCE WOMAN OF GOD!

LADIES, YOU WERE MEANT TO BE A FIERCE WOMAN OF GOD! A new Women’s Bible Study Fierce – Women of the Bible Who Changed the World by Jennifer Cowart will begin on Tuesday, January 14. This study will meet in Smoot hall from 9 to 10:30 am, and will be led by Rhonda Plinske. This six-week study will challenge us to influence our world as these fierce women of the Bible influenced theirs. The word Fierce is trendy. It is…
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Heifer Update – “Joy To The World” Animal

The 4th and last animal to come out of the “Joy to the World” Gift Basket is the Heifer.  The Heifer has not always been last.  Seventy-five years ago it was the first.  Hope was her name and she was shipped to Poland and arrived at the Polish orphanage on Christmas Day, bringing “Hope” and “Joy” to the boys and girls. Last week we brought “Joy to the World” as our second Gift Basket was donated.  It will bring joy…
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Slow Down

Isaiah 35:3-10 By Lesley Powell Cooper I woke up crabby this morning. A restless night, troubled by worries about today’s responsibilities, has left me feeling grouchy. I turn on the Christmas lights and try to read today’s Advent meditation, but I worry about getting everything done. I have to set up tables at the nursing home for my handbell choir. The Christmas cards need to be mailed. Did I remember to pay the power bill? Tonight is the last rehearsal…
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