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Presence and Protection (part 2)

Luke 16:19-31 Jesus reminds us that this world is a place where we must respond to God’s command to care for others spiritually and materially. God uses people and situations to challenge our greed and apathy, and we must respond in the here and now. The rich man pleads for his brothers still living in ignorance and greed to be sent a heavenly messenger to warn them of the dangers of greed. Unfortunately for those brothers, they cannot be treated…

Stephen Minister’s Training

Wednesday, October 17 Stephen Ministry at Lakeview UMC will begin a new class for men and women seeking training as caregivers. This training extends for fifty hours, concluding with the commissioning of those who choose to be part of a new group of the lay caregivers we call Stephen Ministers. If you would like more information on how to become a Stephen Minister or receive care from one, please contact Pastor Linda or Pastor Ross at 623.974.5821.  

Presence and Protection

Psalm 91:1-6 At the time of this psalm’s writing, God’s servants are passing through times of sorrow and sadness. They wish the situation could be different or that a way of escape existed. Even today many people wish that life could be different, that there might be a way to escape the major calamities of the day: HIV/AIDS, unemployment, poverty, hunger, war …the list is endless. Yet the psalmist expresses hope and trust in God. In God’s hands he feels…

Being a Disciple

Jeremiah 18:1-11 I occasionally  have the opportunity to observe someone making a vase or some other vessel out of clay. I find fascinating the care with which  the person  molds the clay. The potter  or crafts-person is   seldom  pleased  with  the  initial  article  and  reworks  the  clay until satisfied. In the parable of the potter Jeremiah sees God taking simi­lar care in molding the people of Judah .The parable depicts God’s patient and persistent love for the people. God…
African Childern's Choir

The African Children’s Choir

September 5, 2018 The African Children’s Choir performed in the Worship Center on Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018 as a part of the Lakeview Concert Series. These kids were outstanding! If you missed it here is a video of some of what you missed. Next month we are proud to announce that Vicki McDermitt and her jazz ensemble will be performing and promoting their new CD release in the Worship Center, you will not want to miss this one!

Surpassingly! Overaboundung!

Luke 15:1-10 In the movie Saving Private Ryan, a captain leads seven men on a fool’s mission to bring back a soldier from the front lines. Private Ryan’s three brothers have been killed in the war, and an order has come down the chain of command to go and get the last brother so that his mother will be saved the heartbreak of losing all her sons. The captain, reflecting on the dangers, observes, “This Ryan better be worth it.…

A Passion for God

Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 The prophet Jeremiah is the model of the true patriot. Out of his passionate devotion to God, he sees all too clearly how his beloved Judah has forsaken God. He hears God speak: “Why have they provoked me to anger with their images, with their worthless foreign idols?” Jeremiah’s heart breaks because of Judah’s wickedness and his commitment to his country’s well-being. “Since my people are crushed, I am crushed,” he mourns. Jeremiah bases his loyalty to Judah…

The Power of Love

Luke 4:21-30 Speaking prophetic words doesn’t insure popularity. Jesus was often rejected when he preached the gospel of good news. He cites the text of the prophet Isaiah to tell his friends in Nazareth, people he has known all his life, about his call to bring good news to the poor, release to the captives, freedom to the oppressed, and sight to the blind. This scripture is fulfilled in your hearing, Jesus says. This news takes the people of Nazareth…
Father and Child

God’s Parenting Love without Limits

Hosea 11:1-7 “I took them up in my arms” is the line that captures the theme for this coming week. Do you remember the line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “I must be cruel, only to be kind”? Have you experienced a similar situation when giving your young child medicine, battling to cram it down his or her throat to treat an infection? The scripture passage for this week paints the image of God as a loving parent who cares and loves…
Lakeview Bus

Looking for Sunday Drivers

We need drivers! There are 23 members/guests who utilize our Mini-Bus and van for the 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Services. Volunteers are needed for time slots that range from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please contact Chuck Holt, 623.974.5821 for further details.

Right Relationship with God

Colossians 2:6-15 Scripture has merit when read piecemeal, isolated from it context; but new worlds of understanding and application open when we gain an appreciation for the life situation of the original author and audience. This letter is written in response to a “Colossian heresy.” Although the scholars differ on specifics, certain issues are clear: Some in the Colossian church adhered to a kind of mysticism that questioned the completeness of Christ’s revelation. The  writer emphasizes that Jesus fully embodied…