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Are We There Yet?

 Isaiah 65:17-25; 11:6; 35:9 Those of us who are old enough to remember the lunar land­ing in 1969 may also remember the name Sea of Tranquility. I always liked this name for an area of the moon; while the moon seemed like a cold and forbidding place, Sea of Tranquility sounded like a desirable place to be-no conflict, no oppression, no violence, nothing but peace and comfort. This week’s scripture readings all have a future orientation. Thanks to human failings,…

November 10, 2018 Weekly Lakeviewer

Download and/or read the PDF version here – 11-10_Weekly This Weeks scripture Hebrews 9:24-28 New International Version (NIV) The Blood of Christ 24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence. 25 Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that…

Share Sunday (throughout the Holiday Season)

Sunday November 18, 2018 “Tuna Fish & Crackers” Needed for the Food Bank The Mission and Outreach Committee will be reaching out to our Lakeview Family for extra weekly help for those in our community who are really hungry.  From now on, we will be asking for different foods to be brought in weekly so that those who do not have much to eat will benefit from our generous donations. On November 18th, please bring “Tuna Fish & Crackers” for…

PALS – People Abounding in Loving Service

Loving Services Provided for Lakeviewers  PALS is here to help you with: ASSISTANCE WITH DOWNSIZING: Provide help with housing choices, with packing & setting up a new home, and with Neighbor Helping Neighbor estate sales.  ASSISTANCE WITH MEDICAL CARE: Become a second set of ears during medical visits. Help with medical terminology. Provides rides.  TRANSPORTATION: Provide rides to medical care, pick up prescriptions and groceries, & running errands.  FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Fill out VA forms; prepare/review tax forms; explain qualifications for…
Bible Study

Class on Christianity and World Religions

Starts January 10 to February 14, 2019 Did you ever wonder how Christianity and other World Religions are alike and different?  Come and learn a little about the five major religions of the world. We will read, have a video, and discuss what we have in common with each other and learn about Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam and how it all fits in and out of and our basic Christian beliefs.   You won’t be an expert on World Religions…

Heifer Project Update

Heifer Update Today’s Question: The fiber from Angora Rabbits is called Angora – so then, what is the fiber from Angora Goats called? (The answer can be found at the bottom of this past) The LUMM breakfast/meeting on November 3, 2018 marked the 12th meeting since the LUMM adopted the Heifer Program. This month’s donations are as follows: 1 sheep and 1 flock of geese. On a larger scale, (minus those above) here are the donations we have made for…

Lakeview Book Club

On the Shelf The Lakeview Book Club will meet in the library at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 15. All are welcome to come and join in the fun! The Library staff would like to thank Andy Torres and Family for the beautiful book shelves. We greatly appreciate them! We made a beautiful reading nook with them outside of the library. Stop by and see it!

Dell Circle

DELL Circle will meet Wednesday, November 14th (one week early) at 1:00 PM in Fellowship Hall. We will be collecting our World Thank Offering at this meeting. Marty Merryman and Donna Petterson will be reporting on the classes they attended at Mission U this summer and Judy Houdek will serve as hostess. Visitors and new members are always welcome and we have great desserts. See you there!

2018 Annual Report

SENIOR PASTOR Read the full   2018 Annual Report Here The State of the Church, Lakeview United Methodist Church Arriving at Lakeview is a little different experience than I have had in other churches. Taking stock and examining the state of the church and setting goals is always a bit different the first year in a new appointment. What is different, and exciting is to step into Lakeview as your senior pastor, and discovering the joy and great blessing of a…
Docs Hangout

The Tensions of Faith

Habakkuk 1:1-4 It’s happened to most of us at one time or another. We purchase a product or a service, try to use it, and discover it does not measure up to our expectations. We return to the supplier, asking for a refund or cancellation of a service. Customer service doesn’t seem to care. Finally, in frustration, we ask, “May I speak with a supervisor, please?” The prophet Habakkuk appears to face a similar situation involving a three-way relationship among…

Heifer Update – Nov. 3, 2018

GARDEN AND GOAT Sharada Devi, 48 years old and a mother of eight children, felt lost and alone in her home village of Tarwara in the state of Bihar. As a member of the lowest caste, she simply didn’t have options in her life, so she worked as a laborer in another, richer farmer ‘s field. Her husband, Gulma Sada, 53, had to leave her and her children to find work in the faraway town of Punjab . Sharada Devi…

November 3, 2018 – Weekly Lakeviewer

This Weeks scripture Ruth 1:16-18 New International Version (NIV) Naomi and Ruth 16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates…