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Choose Your Rut Carefully

by Clayton ShanklandIn Isaiah 42:16 we read these words: “I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight.” A sign on a certain road in Australia reads, “Choose your rut well. You’ll be in it for the next twenty miles.” It’s a funny thing about ruts. They don’t have to be miles long. They can be months long – maybe even years long. And ruts don’t have to…
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Financial Report for November 2019

Finance Report As you can see from the Financial Report Summary below, our church IS slightly better Year-to-Date by $2,000, since the deficit is now only a little over $34,000.  Good job everyone for moving in the other direction.  In fact, September was almost $2,000 positive for the month and that has not happened in quiet awhile.  After consulting with Tami, the Comptroller, the giving by Lakeview People should be at 75% of our budget since we are now 75%…
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Cancer – Now What?

Cancer Support Group Starts October 21 The Cancer Support Group will begin meeting each Monday in the Conference Room at 11 am till Noon.  The co-facilitators are Jackie Mobed, R.N. and Betty Stewart.  We will use the book Cancer – Now What? by Kenneth C. Haugk, PhD.  This class is OPEN to anyone whose life has been touched by cancer. If you have cancer, had cancer, are caring for someone who has cancer or you may have cancer , this…
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“The Story” – A NEW Bible Study

Announcing a new Bible study called “The Story” that 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 (if…
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Financial Report for October 2019

Finance Report As  you  can  see  from  the Financial Report Summary below, our church went into a deeper hole for August Year-to-Date by a little over $36,000.  After consulting with Tami, the Comptroller, I have discovered two areas where we are coming up short.  While Lakeview people are doing a really great job of giving, we are currently running about $13,000 less than the church’s needs but the giving is still about $2,600 more than last year at this time,…
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Fall Prevention

Have you fallen recently?  Were you hurt? Did you tell anyone—a doctor, a friend, a family member? Are you so afraid of falling that you no longer take part in activities you enjoy? FEAR OF FALLING is your worst enemy! If you are afraid of falling, you don’t go out as much, resulting in social isolation, loneliness and depression; you move less, causing your muscles to weaken and lose flexibility; you tend to walk leaning forward, throwing off your balance.…
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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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A Stephen Minister Story

Mary Larrabee’s life was a mess! Her marriage ended in divorce, she underwent two major surgeries, and then her grown son was murdered. It was as though a manure truck kept backing over her and dumping on her. She was matched with Kathy, a Stephen Minister and a fellow member of her church, who met with her each week for about a year. Kathy would hold her hand and listen and pray with her. She didn’t give Mary specific advice…

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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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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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL for ADULTS 2019

Out of the Heat & Into the Holy Land!      As promised, during VBS 2019, we traveled to the Holy Land to learn to walk more as Jesus walked. No luggage or passports or money necessary, just Bibles and study folders and socks for children and adults living at risk on the street. And, we traveled together. One new member of our church wrote on her evaluation that at their table, new friendships were formed that each person agreed would…

SUMMER CELEBRATION OF CREATIVITY

Arts in the Parish A two Sunday celebration with great music, an inspiring sermon and a magical arts exhibit proclaiming God’s gift of creativity was the heartbeat of the event. A wonderful turnout of personal creativity was on display through out the sanctuary.  Hand-built wooden ships, intricate quilt work, photography and paintings were among the talented craft of members of LUMC. Before and after each service the social interactions viewing each display created a wonderful energy of love and fellowship.…