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FromThe Desk Pastor John

When Will We Worship Together Again

Reconnecting 2020 March 15 was our last “in-person” worship and since, we’ve been apart but together in Christ’s Spirit and through the blessing of technology allowing us to see one another and even connect despite some being thousands of miles away. But it’s not the same, is it? When will we be able to open the sanctuary doors? Governor Ducy’s order has expired and business is re-opening across the state, and you may legitimately ask, “Why aren’t we going back…
FromThe Desk Pastor John

Sunday Worship When the Sanctuary is Empty

I think all of us wondered what would happen when we were left with few choices for worship on Sunday when it became necessary to stop meeting at the campus for a time. Lakeview is truly blessed with the Media Arts Team led by Glad Kynaston along with Johnson and Toni. We have been live-streaming to YouTube and Facebook for nearly three years. This is the “television” of the future and we have our own “channel”, Lakeview Alive. Up through…

A Word from Bishop Bob

May 6, 2020 Dear Members and Friends of the Desert Southwest Conference, A week ago, I posted my update regarding the directive to suspend all in-person worship and gatherings in churches and ministry settings in the Desert Southwest Conference. Since then, in consultation with many sources and in conversations with persons with scientific and medical expertise and experience, I have determined that we must continue the suspension. This is not a simple nor is it an easy decision. I am…
FromThe Desk Pastor John

Pastor John’s View May 2020

Tales from the Mountain December 13, 1967. I don’t remember a lot of dates (though I ALWAYS remember Valerie’s birthday and our anniversary!!!) but this date sticks in my mind. It was the day that two weather fronts collided over Flagstaff and then decided to hang out for a few days dropping 84” of snow; 7 feet! I was just 8 years-old and staying at my cousin, Tim’s house on Fort Valley Road, just outside the city limits, though in…
FromThe Desk Pastor Linda

DIAL – A – PRAYER

Just this past week, I was responsible for daily recordings of reflections on Scripture on Lakeview’s Dial-A-Prayer. I wondered how many of our Lakeview family and followers begin, continue, or end their days with prayer and reflection. After all, God is in charge here, and we need his directioning. One of the amazing benefits of calling Dial-A-Prayer is that we have guided Scripture lessons, reflections and prayer time – generally contained in about six or seven minutes. The phone number…
FromThe Desk Pastor Ross

Caring in Spite of Corona

The Corona Virus deters us from being together physically, but that hasn’t stopped our church members from helping each other. Several of our ladies  made protective masks on their sewing machines for the church staff and for the single moms at UMOM in downtown Phoenix.  The virus hasn’t stopped members from picking up and delivering needed groceries to friends and neighbors who cannot leave their homes.  Our members are reaching out to check on each other by phone and internet. …
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Financial Report – April 2020

Financial Report for February and March 2020 PRAISE GOD, PRAISE GOD, AND PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!!!! I just wanted to keep everyone informed of the Financial Situation at Lakeview during these times of the Coronavirus.  The virus has made it much more difficult to communicate but I will be using Lakeviewumc.net website to pass on information as often as I can.  First, let’s talk about February, since we did not have a Newsletter to report February’s financial results, I first want to…
FromThe Desk Pastor John

HE IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN, INDEED!

I am going to miss greeting you in person with that exclamation of Easter’s message, but we will still proclaim the risen Christ Easter morning as we worship together online. If you join with me as we intentionally step into the morning when the tomb was discovered to be empty and we celebrate the reality of God’s promise fulfilled on that morning, then we are in worship as one body. It is exciting to see people joining us from across…
FromThe Desk Pastor John

Our Third Worship Online

Here we are entering our third worship online. We certainly miss seeing each of you live and in-person and we will again, soon. I encourage you to work to engage in the worship on-line. Most of my colleagues call this “virtual worship” but that isn’t correct. “Virtual: almost or nearly, but not completely or according to strict definition.” “Worship: to show reverence and adoration to God.” We can worship anywhere and everywhere any time. People have told me for years…

Save Your Greeting Cards

We Need Greeting Cards We were asked by Sun Valley Lodge if we would write letters to the residents who are in assisted living . They are sheltered in their apartments and are fearful. We will begin this week writing letters of encouragement and strength. I’ve recruited my sister to help. Also, making lap quilts for foster children. I heard there will most likely be an increase in abuse of children during the pandemic due to parents stress. Also found…