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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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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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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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Thank You’s for December 2019

Thank You’s Just wanted to say THANK YOU for all the prayers & wonderful cards that were sent to Dean when he was the homebound ministry person. You are such a thoughtful & caring congregation Thank You Jan & Dean Heinzerling   A big thank you to everyone who helped with the Rummage Sale.  We needed each and everyone of you.  Bakers, buyers, donations, and volunteers all helped to make our sale successful. God Bless you all!!!!!!    Susan Briner
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The Way and Practice of Peace

Isaiah 11:1-5 By Pamela D Couture Read this passage again aloud. Breathe in and out with each phrase. Pray its cadence. Then focus on the meaning of the words – the beauty of the royal image. Jesse’s royal lineage is remembered for its reach toward goodness; a new king will grow from its stock. This king will embody the most important virtues for leadership – wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge, and the fear of the Lord. His personal qualities will…
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Finance Report for December 2019

Finance Report As you can see from the Financial Report Summary below, Lakeview UMC had some disappointing results in October, as the monthly income was a little over $11,000 below what the Church needed to operate for the month and this caused the Year-to-Date to slip further negative a little less than $45,600. Before anyone gets too excited about the negative numbers, let me break them down into some pieces that will help everyone understand where we are having difficulty…