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A Passion for God

Psalm 79:1-9 By Harry C. Kiely The heartache of tragic loss is an experience common to most of us. A severe family crisis related to job loss, the sudden death of a loved one, the revelation of infidelity, a devastating flood­ these kinds of trials push us to the wall and make us cry out. In those circumstances, how shall we pray? Dare we come to God and bare our true feelings, even feelings that God has in some way…
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Heifer Update for Sept. 14, 2019

Heifer Update So, I had to bring my original staff back.  They are so excited because of last months donations.  And now the rest of the story.  For August 2019, the donations were: 2 Flocks of Chicks, 2 Flocks of Ducks, 4 Gifts of Honeybees, 4 Trios of Rabbits and 2 Goats.  Wouldn’t you like to see the expressions of the 14 recipient families?  Now they have the opportunity to lift themselves out of hunger and poverty while sustaining the…
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A Stephen Minister Story

A Stephen Minister Story Steve Feith, a retired naval officer married with two children and four grandchildren, loves to ride his motorcycle, smoke cigars, and play golf. He learned about Stephen Ministry at church, but thought it wasn’t for him. He just wasn’t into “emotional” stuff. Yet, as a naval officer, it had been his job to fix problems sailors brought to him. In training for Stephen Ministry, Steve, a fix-it person, learned that Christ, not himself, would fix people…

New Bible Study – “The Story”

Announcing a new Bible study called the “The Story” This will be offered in 8 week classes on Mondays at 1:30 PM in the conference room for an hour.  The first class will start on October 28th through December 16th.  “The Story” is a book/video series by Pastor and author Randy Frazee that teaches on the story of Scriptures intersecting with the story of your life. There is a Participant’s Guide that is available from the church office for $10.00…
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Surpassingly, Overabounding!

Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 By Rebekah Miles and Len Delony This week’s reading from Jeremiah describes the people of Judah as they await imminent destruction by an invading army. The prophet’s vision of the near future is grim. The coming destruction seems to undo the very act of creation itself – making the earth “waste and void” and robbing the heavens of their light. “The whole land shall be a desolation.” “The earth mourns.” The coming destruction signals God’s judgment on…
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Heifer International Success Story

Heifer Success Here is another Heifer animal fact. Alpaca Fleece comes in 22 natural colors that result in more than 300 shades. Now let’s visit the life of Pedro Mateo Lopez of Honduras. Pedro lived a very tough life in 1998, Hurricane Mitch destroyed his village. He and his family escaped to a remote outpost, but the soil there could produce only a few carrots and some cabbage. After feeding his family, there was little left. However, Pedro would take…
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Stephen Ministry

The risen Christ told his followers to teach, heal and give hope to people wherever they  meet  them. As Christ’s disciples, we are directed to do likewise.  St. Paul  said  we  should  bear one another’s burdens.  These directives from the early Christian church shape and mold the ministry of offering care and comfort in today’s world just as they did so long ago. Stephen Ministry Stephen Ministry was begun in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1975, to ensure that lay ministers…
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Cancer – Now What?

Cancer – Now What?  by Kenneth C. Haugk, PhD This is a book that Stephen Ministries and the Spiritual Enrichment Committee have available through their joint beginning program on a Cancer Support Group.  It is a book that helps those with Cancer and their loved ones to take action; find hope; and navigate the journey ahead. A  Cancer Support Group is being formed because so many members of the Lakeview family have been touched by Cancer, either themselves or a…
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Pastor John’s View for September 2019

For some of our Lakeview Family, the summer has included travels home for the summer, family visits, vacations to near and far and other adventures. Soon our winter residents will be returning and the pace of life here at Lakeview will pick up again. If you are one of those who have been traveling, I hope you’ve stayed in touch by watching Lakeview Live on Sundays or later watching the worship recording. You can also share the experience if you…
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Financial Report for September 2019

Finance Report As  you  can  see  from the Financial  Report Summary below, our church went into a hole for July Year-to-Date by  a  little  over $25,000.  While this is a lot of money, the people of Lakeview are continuing to be more generous than last year.  The actual expenses for July Year-to-Date are still running less than budget by almost a $1,000, which is very helpful.  Summer seems to be a difficult time for giving but I believe that the…
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Being a Disciple

Psalm 139:1-6 By R. Charles Perry Most people are familiar with examinations. They take various forms: physical, mental-even spiritual. Many churches offer worshipers an opportunity during the Holy Communion service to examine themselves inwardly and spiritually. The psalmist reminds us of God’s examination of us: “Lord, you have examined me and you know me” (REB). The Lord knows where we go and what we say. The psalmist is aware of the omniscience of God, the infinite knowledge that God has…
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