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Posts from 2020

Devotional for October 18, 2020

Scripture Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing! Albert Schweitzer Imitators and examples. The apostle Paul mentions this in the reading above. He says that the people in this church at Thessalonika (a city in northern Greece) were both imitators and examples. What does he mean? Do you remember when you were young that you often imitated what you saw others do? You probably learned to tie your shoes…

Thriving in a Pandemic

You are invited to participate in an October 20th webinar, Thriving in a Pandemic:Coping with Loneliness and Worry in Isolation Two expert speakers will present practical approaches to living abundantly and thriving in our current state of social isolation and the fear of disease.  We make choices each day that can improve our emotional state and help us thrive and grow even with the challenges we face today!  This virtual event will provide practical approaches to understanding and coping with…
Yeshua

YESHUA – The Promise, The Land & The Messiah

Week Seven Yeshua News “The Bread of Sacrifice” Part One  INTRODUCTION This video traces the events of the last weeks of Jesus’ life. His reference to Himself as the “Bread of life” (John 6:35) and His followers’ reactions to that image become understandable when put into the historical perspective of the ancient practice of human sacrifice. Viewers also learn the circumstances surrounding the raising of Lazarus from the dead, and the significance of that event for the developing conflict between…

Devotional for October 11, 2020

Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:1-9 Worry doesn’t take care of tomorrow’s problems; it takes away today’s peace! Anon. In today’s reading, we’re told: “Do not worry about anything,” (verse 6). That is easier said than done! Doesn’t it irritate you when someone says to you: “Don’t worry about it!”? It is especially aggravating when this well-meaning person says, “The Bible says we shouldn’t worry.” We don’t have a worry switch we can turn on and off, do we? It’s not like we…
Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity 2020

It’s time once again for the Missions & Outreach Committee’s fall Habitat for Humanity fundraising campaign–this year from Sunday, October 4 through Monday, October 26.  No coin banks this year, but envelopes for Habitat contributions will be available outside the rear door and inside the church office. Click here for more information on Habitat for Humanity And don’t forget, ALL contributions to Habitat qualify for the Arizona State Charitable Tax Credit. 

Devotional for October 4, 2020

Philippians 3:4b-14 Cleaning house fascinates everyone in my family. They can sit around and watch me for hours!!! Anon.   We’re a full nine months into the year 2020, and starting on the 10th month. The year is not yet close to being over, but it is a safe bet that more trash, junk and garbage has been hauled to the dump than ever before in the history of humankind! I have not verified this, but I’ll bet that charities…
Will

Do You Have a Will?

Remember Lakeview in Your Estate and Wills I know when my wife, Ruth Ellen, passed away in December, 2018, I realized about a year later, after I settled her estate, that I needed to change my Will to reflect not only her passing but that there were some charities that I also wanted to remember in my Will when I passed to the Lord. I also know that some people relook at their Will every New Year to make sure that…
Books

On the Shelf for October 2020

Hello to all the faithful readers of the Library section of the Lakeviewer!  Hopefully, this section will again become a part of the Lakeviewer. I do have a book which is available in the Betty Barrick Library.  John Adams by David McCullough  It is very interesting and completely historical from beginning to the last page.  I didn’t realize how much John Adams did for the United States from before the start of the revolution through his presidency.  This book opened…
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Financial Report for August 2020

Financial Report for August 2020 PRAISE GOD  That Lakeview UMC is Positive for the Month of August BUT ALSO Through August Year-To-Date As you can see below Lakeview UMC is positive for August Year-to-Date (YTD), but what you cannot see is that the month of August was also positive. There are a couple of factors that need further explanation. First I want to praise all our members who came through in the month of August. While August giving by our…
FromThe Desk Pastor John

Pastor John’s View for October 2020

I don’t know about you, but this kind of looks like our summer….. dry, hot, with a road that seems impassible. The sands keep shifting and we don’t know what is coming next or how we’ll get to the next place we need to be. We’ve not been able to meet in person for so long, the road ahead just stretches beyond our vision. By now you have received a letter and/or the email with the good news that we…

Devotional for September 27, 2020

Scripture Reading: Philippians 2:1-3 Only in the darkness can you see the stars. Martin Luther King Jr. They still tell the story at the College of William & Mary of daffy, magnificent President Ewell. For a century and a half, this prestigious Virginia school had been a leader among American universities. Then came the Civil War. In the hard days of reconstruction that followed, William & Mary went bankrupt. Soon it had a deserted campus, decaying buildings, and no students.…
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GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

Congratulations Lakeview United Methodist Church on your Golden Anniversary What started as a small group meeting in the bowling alley down the street in 1970 has emerged into a beautiful campus on the corner of Thunderbird and 103rd here in Sun City, Arizona.  Under the beginning leadership of Dr. Smoot and his wife, who walked the streets of Sun City, knocked on doors and invited people to this new church, we are now enjoying the successful work of many pastors…