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December 2018 – Monthly Lakeviewer

Download and/or read the PDF version here – December 2018 Monthly Lakeviewer This Weeks scripture Luke 21:25-28 –  New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Coming of the Son of Man 25 “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. 26 People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will…

On the Shelf for December 2018

Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library! We have quite a few exciting new and old books that our readers might  enjoy reading. Deception on Sable Hill by Shelley Gray. It is book two of the Chicago World’s Fair mystery series.  This book will keep you on “tenterhooks” to see how the book ends for its characters.  You will like the ending.  There is always a little romance to be found in any book!       Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi…

P.A.L.S. – Update

Estate Sale We completed another successful Estate Sale that grossed over $1,300. Considering this was a small sale it was a success as well as we all had a lot of fun working together. We appreciate the opportunity to assist with this endeavor and appreciate your trust in us. Thank you for letting us serve you! A big appreciate goes to Joyce and Arlan Steen, Joyce Hughes, Eileen Pike, Bluette Hendricksen, Toni Adema and Suellen Dolson. You all made my…

Heifer Update – December 2018

December 4, 2017 – the day the Lakeview United Methodist Men sent in the first donation to Heifer International. We sent a check of $120 to donate 6 flocks of chicks. We remember doing the math, “passing the gift” and the eventual possibility of “9X” the impact we could help lift 54 families out of poverty and hunger. Since that day the Methodist Men have sent over $15,000 in donations of animals and services for the poor and hungry around…
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Pastor John’s View

From the Peak Tales from the Mountain – Charlie 12,633 feet. That’s the tip of Humphrey’s peak, the highest point in Arizona. Six peaks make up the mountain; Humphreys, Agassiz, Freemont, Abineau, Rees, and Doyle at 11,460 – The San Francisco Peaks. Named in 1629 by Spanish Friars in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. They established a mission at the Hopi village of Oraibi. Jump ahead a few years after other people visited the mountain, and the so-called Second…

2018 – 2019 Contributions

Please submit all contributions for 2018 ON or BEFORE Sunday, December 30th.  Donations placed in the church offering plates on Sunday, January 6, 2019 (even if it’s dated 2018) will not be counted for 2018. It will be counted for 2019. If you have any questions regarding this, please call Tami at extension 112. 2019 Contribution Envelopes For those who have requested a box of contribution envelopes for 2019, they will be available for pick up in Smoot Hall on…
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Places of Holy Mystery

Isaiah 2:1-5 Metaphors are containers of meaning. The Bible leads our imagination to fascinating metaphors, many of which can excite our passion. The scripture passages for this week’s meditations lift up for me the metaphor of “Holy Land Tour” – God’s message from Jerusalem. Many years  ago  I  took  a group of seminary students on a Holy Land tour. The meetings prior to our trip were times of keen awareness and exciting preparation. We shared our expectations, focused on scriptures…

Heifer Update – Growing Seedlings

Growing Seedlings If you ask, 5-year-old Florinda Ruiz Lopez will tell you all about how to plant a seed and water it. “Then, when you’ve finished with the water, when you look at the plant, it grows really fast, but it’s really little.” And, as she talks faster and faster, she’ll tell you about the grasshoppers and locusts that eat the leaves of the gourd plants. And how some of the garden pests turn into butterflies. And how together she…

November 24, 2018 – Weekly Lakeviewer

Download and/or read the PDF version here – 11-24 Weekly Lakeviewer This Weeks scripture Revelation 1:4b-8 – New International Version (NIV) Greetings and Doxology 4 John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of…

Thanksgiving for God’s Greatest Gift

Jeremiah 23:1-6 The prophet Jeremiah is not known for cheerfulness. Today we might describe him as a glass-half-empty kind of guy. The book of Jeremiah reflects the despair of a people exiled from their land and their God because of disobedience. The prophet blames the kings of Judah (the destructive “shepherds”) for the plight of their people. By failing to lead the people in God’s way, the kings have left the nation vulnerable to its enemies. This passage begins -with…

November 17, 2018 – Weekly Lakeviewer

Download and/or read the PDF version here – 11-17_Weekly Lakeviewer This Weeks scripture Colossians 3:15-17 English Standard Version (ESV) 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed,…
Twilight at Blueberry Barrnes by Colleen Coble

On the Shelf – Nov. 17, 2018

Betty Barrick Library Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library! If you like mystery/romance you will enjoy reading; Twilight at BlueBerry Barrens by Colleen Coble – It is a vastly fast read! So please come in to the library and check out this book and many others. Hope to see you there!