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Church Blog (Page 3)

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Book Club

On the Shelf for June 15

Welcome to Betty Barrick Library  I just finished a wonderful new book that you will want to read. Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton It is a story about two sisters that grew close to each other due to their parents’ partiality to Betsy, while Jenna was their unacceptable wild daughter. Jenna receives a two week paid vacation to Halycon Art Retreat from her friend Max to study photography. She quits her job at Full Cup in Nashville and arrives…
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I Like To Be In The Middle

In tribute to our youngest daughter who left early (March 2019) to be in the middle of the Heavenlies. Hearing the patter of her small feet, I glanced at the glowing clock.  Five a.m. it read.  Instinctively I slid over to the center of the bed knowing that our little morning visitor was on her way.  She was too big for pajamas with feet in, so she claimed; and with lowered night temperatures and a nightly ritual of kicking off…
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Temptations and Consequences

1 Kings 21:1-10 by Luis F. Reyes How easy would it be to give up your heritage? If someone in a position of power asked you to give up a personal possession, how would you respond? In our story, Naboth answers King Ahab’s request for his vineyard by saying that “the LORD forbid that I should give you my ancestral inheritance. “We should never be asked to give up our heritage, which includes our cultures and traditions. The vineyard is…
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Heifer Update for June 8th

$19,942.00 That is the amount the congregation and friends of LUMC have donated to the Heifer Project. We have just completed “The Buzz.”  This program brought in $1,323.00 with which we donated 44 Hives of Honeybees.  Now, THAT is a lot of Buzz.  Thank you to all who participated in this program in any way. A new program started a week ago, the “Gift Ark.”  We are going to load our ark two by two, until we reach our objective.…
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Godly Guides

John 16:12; Proverbs 8:1 by Ulrike R. M. Guthrie “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth.” Like so many eager young people, we told Roberta we intended to write our own individualized wedding vows. Wise  woman that she is, our professor, friend, and pastor, instead of pouring cold water on the idea, simply asked us this: What precisely did we want to communicate that wasn’t covered by the familiar “to love and to…
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What Summer Doldrums?

It’s almost that time of year; you know, when the thermometer outside matches the thermometer of your oven when baking cookies! When the temps rise and hold in Sun City, it seems a struggle to get out for the everyday routine so we’re breaking up the routine this summer with some Sunday Fun. Here’s a sneak preview: We’re proclaiming July as Jubilant July 4 – Thursday, July 4th we’ll have an all-church picnic (indoors, of course!) with all the picnic…
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On the Shelf for June 2019

Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library! We have two new books added to our collection.  The Broken Road by Richard Paul Evans This is the story of a young man who ran away from home because his father abused him. He took a bus from Ogden, Utah to Las Vegas and then to California. When he got on the bus, he met a young girl named Monica. She has a friend in the landscaping business who needs help so he…
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Six Tips to Minimize the Risk of Falling

Minimize the Risk of Falling More than a quarter of adults 65 and older fall each year, and falling once doubles their chances of falling again. And out of every five who fall, one is seriously injured. Many falls, however, are preventable, says Exercise Physiologist Rhonda Zonoozi.  Here are some of her tips: Don’t resist the assistive devices. Used properly, assistive devices such as canes, glasses, hearing aids, walkers and other devices can improve our health, safety and quality of…
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Heifer Update for June

In Proverbs 22:9 we read “whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.” What a month May was.  It came to fruition on the 25th at TNT.  The program was given by Kendra Penry of Heifer International.  Wow!  And did she do a fantastic job.  Donations from that night and thru May 4th was $568.00.  Together with that was another $250.00 in regular donations.  So, for the month of May, you, have…
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Vacation Bible School 2019

How badly do you want to be like Jesus? Vacation  Bible  School!  What is going on? Adults in Vacation Bible School?  Yes! Starting Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12 we will be having an Adult VBS from 9 am to noon! Ray Vander Laan will lead us through a historical, geographical, and cultural context of the sacred Scriptures. In 5 lessons we will find out how to “Walk As Jesus Walked” and learn what it means to be a…
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June Thank You’s

A quick heartfelt note to thank all my visitors while I was in Boswell Hospital and Rehab.  Especially Pastor Linda and Pastor   Ross. Also, there were several Stephen Ministers and many, many friends.  And then there were all the cards.  In addition to our local people, were cards from out of town. They all gave me a very special feeling of being watched over by angels due to all the prayers.  Thanks to all, I am well on the…
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