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LAKEVIEW MISSIONARY CHURCH

Weekly Update for February 23, 2022

WHY WE NEED EACH OTHER

Late one Sunday evening I heard a loud hissing sound coming from my garage. As I walked into the garage I saw water pouring from the corner of the ceiling onto the garage floor. The hissing sound became louder as I had entered the garage so I walked outside and saw that a sprinkler valve had broken loose. Water was shooting straight up out of the valve and was contacting the underside of my roof, which happened to be the same location where an air vent was placed to allow for the attic airflow.
            Water was gushing from the sprinkler valve, into my attic, and from the attic into the garage. I frantically tried to turn the water valve off that was on the side of the house, but the water valve didn’t work. So I went to the street water valve and tried to turn it off there. But the valve was rusted and I couldn’t move it. I didn’t know what to do. I was new to the area and had no family that lived nearby.  
            But I had been meeting people at church each Sunday. A regularly attending church member, Sharon, lived several blocks away from me. She was riding her tricycle down my street when she recognized me from church and saw me frantically trying to stop the water damaging my home!
            She called her husband and asked him to come over and help me. He arrived with the biggest pipe wrench and crowbar I had ever seen. He used his tools and the leverage provided by them to turn off the water at the street.
            The lesson I learned is that as a body of believers we can help each other if we meet together. And we are told to participate in community together in Hebrews 10:23–25, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near” (NASB). By meeting together we are able to “encourage one another and build up one another” (1 Thessalonians 5:11). And that only happens when we see one another in fellowship.
            Who knows how much damage would have been done to my house if I hadn’t been attending church each Sunday and getting to know people there. It was because of the few Sundays I had been attending church in our new city that I had met Sharon. And because I had been attending church I was given help when I desperately needed it.

Pastor Christopher

PRAYER REQUESTS
-Church missionaries: Nickel, Futch Family, and Tice Family
-Marci and her recovery
-Perry as he mourns loss of Denny
-For first responders in our community
-Hazel's arms/legs to get stronger
-Joey's driver test
-Job directions for Nancy
-Serve Moses Lake as they serve people during the cold weather
-Shirley to get better
-Rebecca and Flint
-Swanson Family
ANNOUNCEMENTS
-Church Potluck, March 20. Our pastor from 2009-2019, Matt Baughman, and his family will be joining us for a special potluck on March 20th after the sermon. We hope you can join us for this special potluck time.
-Preschool Sign-up. Our volunteer needs for preschool are filled for the next four weeks! Thank you! 
MORE DETAILS SOON ON THESE
-Church Workday, April 9.
-Resurrection Sunday, April 17.
-Discipleship and Evangelism Training, April 23.
 
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LAKEVIEW MISSIONARY CHURCH
810 S. Evergreen Dr.
Moses Lake, WA 98837
509-765-5270
www.LakeviewMissionaryChurch.com

Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE, © Copyright The Lockman Foundation 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995. Used by permission.

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