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March 2024

Lent

Almost all of the month of March will be spent in the Lenten season. We will explore our Lutheran understanding of the work of the Holy Spirit in our world using Luther’s explanation of the 3rd Article of the Apostles’ Creed. You will be able to listen to several different approaches to this topic.

February 2024

Share ‘the LOVE’ this Valentine’s Day with Lakeview Lutheran Church members who are unable to worship with us on Sunday morning. Purchase or make cards and bring them to worship on February 11 to write personalized messages during coffee hour to the members and smiles we miss.

 

January 2024

Lakeview Annual Congregational Meeting 
All members of Lakeview are encouraged to attend our annual congregational meeting on Sunday, January 28 after worship. We’ll elect new Council members to lead our congregation, hear reports from our Council president, approve a budget for 2024, and make other decisions to lead us into 2024.

 

December 2023

2023 Lakeview Lutheran Church Christmas Program – “Star of Wonder” on December 17 at 9:30 AM

Together as a congregation, we will celebrate the birth of Jesus – OUR Star of Wonder! While there will be NO costumes this year, your active participation in the songs, recitations and group readings will be essential! Please invite family, friends and neighbors to join us.

There will also be a Star-making activity after church services on December 10 to prepare for this festive program. We hope to give everyone in attendance a Star-Wand.

November 2023

All Saints Sunday: November 5

We will gather for our All Saints Sunday on November 5. All Lakeview members are encouraged to invite someone they have missed seeing at church. Anyone who has experienced loss, both recently or in the past, is invited to the worship service, which will include lighting candles and remembering all those who have died recently.

 

October 2023

The Sandwich Project is October 1st. We need volunteers to stay after worship to help make sandwiches. We need help to make this effort possible. We hope you will stay following worship/coffee hour.

September 2023

Upcoming: “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday
Lakeview will again be serving on “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday on September 10. This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Join us following worship on September 10th.

 

August 2023

Join us for our National Night Out on August 1. Meet Police, EMTs, Fire Fighters and Community Leaders. There will be a Bounce House, Cornhole and Football Challenges with awards and a Hot Dog Bar with Root Beer Floats. Come and join the fun!

July 2023

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our upcoming Neighbor Nights. On July 11 there will be a Classic Car Show with a bounce house, games and smoked pork sandwiches.  August 1 is National Night Out where you can meet Police, EMTs, Fire Fighters and Community Leaders. There will be a Bounce House, Cornhole and Football Challenges with awards and a hot dog bar with root beer floats. Both nights are from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Invite your friends and neighbors.

 

June 2023

This month kicks off our 2nd Annual Neighbor Night summer celebration when we invite and welcome our neighbors to our parking lot for great food, activities for all ages and opportunities for conversation and community.

 

May 2023

Pentecost Sunday

Sunday, May 28th will be a day of celebration! We will celebrate the birth of the church.

Pentecost Day is the culmination of the 50 days of Easter. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks. This important event in the Christian faith is described in the book of Acts 2:1-31.

Wear red on May 28 to mark the Holy Spirit’s presence among us!

 

April 2023

Holy Week

Palm/Passion Sunday marks our entry into Holy Week. We will wave palms and celebrate Jesus’ entrance in Jerusalem on April 2 followed by a reading of the Passion narrative from the Gospel of Luke. Holy Week will begin on April 6 with Maundy Thursday worship at 7 pm. We will hear the Passion narrative from the Gospel of John for Good Friday worship on April 7 at 7 pm.

March 2023

Lent 2023

Our theme this Lent is “Unfinished: Discovering God’s Call in the Not Yet.” We are invited to consider the space between no longer and not yet. There are lots of examples from our lives of this space. The space between no longer pre-pandemic life and not yet what will settle into post-pandemic life. The space before and after a medical diagnosis, before and after living with loss, before and after a relationship change, job change, or a move. The space between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday.

We are not left alone in this space between no longer and not yet. God is here always – calling us, accompanying us, renewing, and recreating us again and again. This Lent you are invited into the spiritual practice called vocare which will help you discover and embrace various ways that God calls you in everyday life.

 

February 2023

This February we’re asking congregation members to help reach out to one another to share God’s love. We’ll deliver bags to congregation members with chocolate and notes of encouragement. You are invited to participate – sign up to help out!

January 2023

Many thanks to all who made our Advent and Christmas season a memorable one here at Lakeview! We shared a lot of Christmas cheer in 2022 and we give thanks for:

December 2022

“Dear Diary: Telling the Christmas Story” Christmas program – Our interactive intergenerational Christmas program will be held on Sunday, December 18 at 9:30 am. We need seven people to share diary entries from the Christmas story in addition to participants to be shepherds, angels, animals, wise people, and stars!

November 2022

Practice Gratitude this November
November is a time when we cultivate an attitude of gratitude as we move towards celebrating Thanksgiving near the end of the month. This year you are encouraged to consider an “Alphabet of Gratitude.” We’ll use the twenty-six letters in the English language as a prompt to encourage reflection on the ways that we are
appreciative of all that God has so generously blessed us within our lives.

October 2022

Reformation Sunday Potluck & Bingo

Lakeview will be welcoming new members on Sunday, October 30 on Reformation Sunday. To celebrate this special day, we’ll have a Halloween themed bingo and potluck after worship. Lakeview will provide a cake and hot dogs, but will welcome contributions of other desserts and sides to fill out the potluck lunch. Sign up to help out with grilling, set-up, and clean-up in the Fellowship Hall.

September 2022

Neighbor Night: Paint By Neighbor

We’ve had a chance to meet lots of neighbors this summer and our hot and steamy National Night Out included many new and returning neighbors joining us for dinner, a bounce house, and yard games. Our last Neighbor Night will include painting a community mural, an Italian dinner, coloring sheets, a book swap table,
and yard games for all ages. Invite your friends, family, or neighbors to join us for our last Neighbor Night this September!

August 2022

Neighbor Nights: National Night Out
Our Neighbor Nights have been successful, with new neighbors attending from our neighborhood. Our July Neighbor Night featured a classic car show and two Lakeview members took home trophies – Ken Otto won Driver’s Choice and Al Kruse won Pastor’s Choice. While we had a little rain at the end of the night, everyone who attended had a great time, enjoyed good food, and had fun together.

July 2022

Neighbor Nights Continue in July

We had a great first Neighbor Night in June as we welcomed a number of neighbors and friends to our parking lot. We enjoyed delicious wraps from Shobi’s Table, yard games and a bouncy house, and a face painter. Our next Neighbor Night is on July 12 and will feature a classic car show and activities for kids. Trophies will be given out in three categories: Fan Favorite, Drivers’ Choice, and Pastor’s Choice. We can’t wait to see the cars!

June 2022

Neighbor Nights Begin in June

This month kicks off our Neighbor Nights as we invite and welcome our neighbors into our parking lot for nights of great food, activities for all ages, and opportunities for connection and community. June will feature a meal from Shobi’s Table, a bouncy house and face painter, and a book swap table. Bring your books to share with our neighbors and invite a friend or neighbor to come along too!

May 2022

Grow your welcome this Easter season

Lakeview is preparing for our Neighbor Nights this summer as we anticipate inviting and welcoming our neighbors into our parking lot for food and activities. We will be growing in our welcome and hospitality practices during worship, helping us stretch and prepare for welcoming our neighbors. Join us this Easter season as we focus on growing our welcome.

April 2022

Holy Week and Easter

Palm/Passion Sunday marks our entry into Holy Week. We will wave palms and celebrate Jesus’ entrance in Jerusalem on April 10 followed by a reading of the Passion narrative from the Gospel of Luke. Younger friends and relatives are encouraged to come for an Easter egg hunt after worship on April 10 at 11 am.

March 2022

Lent 2022

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday worship on March 2 at 7 pm. Our theme this Lent is “Full to the Brim: An Expansive Lent.” We are invited into a different Lent this year, a season of hearing parables from Jesus and promises of God’s abundant and expansive grace. We will be filled to the brim with God’s lavish love that
spills over and reaches beyond ourselves.

Februrary 2022

This February we’re asking congregation members to help reach out to one another to share God’s love. We’ll deliver bags to congregation members with chocolate and notes of encouragement. You are invited to participate – sign up to help out!

January 2022

THANK YOU!
Many thanks to all who made our Advent and Christmas season a memorable one here at Lakeview! We shared a lot of Christmas cheer in 2021 and we give thanks for the following: Special thanks to all who helped make “The Impossible Promise” Christmas program a success!