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News from the Mountain, May 23, 2016

News from the Mountain Newsletter of Mountain View United Methodist Church

Week of May 23rd through May 29th

Blessings image
Greetings

The last couple of weeks have been incredible as we have looked at the presence and the power of the Holy Spirit. The call on our lives to Holiness and Perfection would be impossible without the Spirit. But with the power of the Holy Spirit we are on our journey toward Holiness. What an awesome journey.

I have been spending considerable time in prayer over the last couple of weeks seeking what direction the Lord would have us go from here. And I am excited to let you know that we will begin a new sermon series this coming Sunday on the Fruit of the Spirit. We will take the next ten weeks and explore each of the Fruit, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Now someone just counted or remembered that there are only nine fruit mentioned, not ten. This coming Sunday will be some what of a foundational message as we lay the groundwork for what I think will be a most enlightening and exciting sermon series. I covet your prayers, and would encourage you to invite someone to come be a part of our fellowship as we move forward through the summer.

I look forward to worshipping with you on Sunday morning. I trust that you will all have a fantastic week.

Grace and Peace
Pastor Mike

Congratulations ImageCongratulations

Congratulations are in order for Gaye King. She recently received a $2,500 grant she had applied for. This grant will enable her to expand the Health Rhythms ministry she established. This is an awesome outreach ministry and because of her hard work will now be available to more people as an outreach of Mountain View UMC. Thank you Gaye for your hard work and your passion to serve through this ministry. Very well done!

Welcome

May23Newsletter3Chairperson Melodye Gerdeman and the Staff Perish Relations committee, are pleased to announce the hiring of Ms. Terri LeSeuer to the position of Pianist for Mountain View UMC. We are very excited to have Ms. Terri come be a part of our staff. We look forward to her sharing her gifts and talents with us. I know that you will want to keep her in your prayers as she makes this transition.

Annual Conference

Image of Lake JunaluskaAnnual Conference at Lake Junaluska, NC will be held June 5th through the 8th. Once again, Mountain View will be well represented at conference. Lay Delegate, Nancy Hydzik, Delegate-at-large, John King, UMW District President, Nancy Lampe, Holston Conference Staffer, Gaye King, and Pastor Mike and Susan will all be in attendance. Your prayers for this group as well as for the Conference as a whole will be much appreciated.

Celebrate!

Celebration ImageWe are excited every Sunday to celebrate our risen Savior through worship and the word. We encourage and invite you to come be a part of the celebration. We would love to see you! Our worship begins at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. A nursery is provided.

Beacon of Hope Drive

The drive is continuing for items for the Beacon of Hope Sharing Shop. The items need are listed on the bulletin board in the short hallway and can be put in the blue bins.

SPECIAL NOTE

We are looking for someone who would be willing to help with the bulletins. Ruth Lawson has performed that task so faithfully over the years and feels the need for a break. The task would involve typing up the bulletin from a template that Ms. Ruth has and printing them late in the week (Friday or Saturday) for our service on Sunday. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry please let Pastor Mike know.

Bible Trivia

BibleTriviaEach week there will be a two new questions, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. Answers will be printed in next week’s newsletter.

Last Week’s Questions and Answers

Q: Who was the last king in Judah that sought the Lord? a)Hezekiah; b) Josiah;
or c) Ammon

A: Josiah (2 Ki 23:24 – 24:20)

Q: What Old Testament prophet did Peter quote to begin his sermon on the Day of Pentecost?

A: Joel (Acts 2:16) He quoted Joel 2:28-32 which speaks of God’s Spirit begin poured out on all flesh. Peter says that is what is happening on the Day of Pentecost.

This Week’s Questions

Q: (Fill in the blank) During the reign of Solomon, there was so much wealth in Israel that _________ was as common in Jerusalem as stones.

Q: In Galatians 5, Paul specifically names seventeen works of the flesh. How many can you name?

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, May 25………………Wednesday Night Dinner…………………..6:00 p.m. (BBQ, Baked Beans, Chips)
    Wednesday, May 25………………Bible Study……………………………………….6:30 p.m. (Ephesians 1:18-23)
    Wednesday, May 25………………Choir Practice…………………………………..7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 29…………………….Quarter Collection for Laundry Ministry (during Sunday service)
  • Monday, June 6…………………….Knots of Love……………………………………6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 7…………………….Prayer Meeting…………………………………7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 9…………………..Second Harvest………………………………..1:00 p.m.

Attendance

  • May 15th – 53
  • May 22nd – 65

Week Sixteen Bible Readings

  • Sunday: II Corinthians 11-13
  • Monday: Exodus 29-32
  • Tuesday: II Samuel 20-24
  • Wednesday: Psalms 60-62
  • Thursday: Job 41-42
  • Friday: Jeremiah 42-46
  • Saturday: Luke 5-6
News from the Mountain, May 14, 2016

News from the Mountain Newsletter of Mountain View United Methodist Church

Week of May 14 through 2o, 2016

Greetings

What an incredible journey we have taken through Lent. Our “Journey of the Stones” has taken us from the issuing of the Ten Commandments on tablets of stone, to the “Woman Caught in Adultery” where Jesus said to the Pharisees and those gathered wanting to “Stone” the woman, that whoever is without sin, let them be the first to throw. No one cast a stone. Our journey has included “Woes to the Pharisees” as Jesus challenged them and challenges us to not allow our heart to “turn to Stone”. That was followed by Peter’s confession that Jesus was indeed the Christ, the Son of the Living God. Jesus responded to Peter as said “upon this Rock, I will build my church.” And this past Sunday, the praises of the people rang out as Jesus made his way down the Mount of Olives on his way to Jerusalem. It was on that journey that some of the Pharisees asked Jesus to make his disciples be quiet. But Jesus responded, “if they keep quiet, the very stones will cry out.” We are to join all creation in praise to our King! King Jesus! “You are a chosen people, a Royal Priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness and into His marvelous light.” (1 Pe. 2:9).

My prayer for us all, is that through this journey, we have allowed God through the Holy Spirit to speak to us, to examine us, and to make whatever changes in us that He sees fit. May we surrender who we are and all that we have to follow Christ and to serve him following the example that He set for us.

In His Love,
Pastor Mike

Woman at the Well imageHoly Weeks Begins with Choir

“Never Thirst Again” – three simple words spoken by a weary Nazarene teacher one afternoon as he stopped by a Samaritan well for a drink. Join us next Sunday (3-20) as the choir presents the life-changing story of Jesus’ death and resurrection through the perceptive eyes of the Samaritan woman at the well. Three simple words – and our past is forgiven, our present is fulfilled, and our future is eternally secured – the promise of Easter!

Garage Sale ImageUMW GARAGE SALE!!!

Get ready! Clean out those closets and kitchen cabinets! The annual UMW Garage Sale is scheduled for this coming Saturday, March 19th and we need your help. We will start setup on Sunday March 13th and will be happy to receive your items that week. If you need a place to store the items, please see any member of the UMW. The sale will run from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday.

Drummer clipartHEALTH RHYTHMS

Health Rhythms group interactive rhythm experience meets Monday night at 7:00PM in the Joy Sunday School class due to the Garage Sale. You are invited to join us for a time of focusing on the rhythm of life. It helps foster wellness, focus, motivation, reduces stress and increases energy…and it is fun! Come and bring a friend.

Happy Easter ImageEASTER EGG HUNT

Beverly and JC Anderson will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt of Saturday March 26 at noon at their home. If you would like to contribute, please bring individually wrapped hard candy and place in the blue bins at church.

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, March 14th…………………….Health Rhythms (Joy Sunday School Class) ……………..7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 15th…………………….UMW
  • Wednesday, March 16th……………….NO FELLOWSHIP DINNER
    Wednesday, March 16th……………….Choir Rehearsal………………………………………………………6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 20th…………………….Easter Cantata………………………………………………………..9:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, March 20th…………………….Administrative Board Meeting…………………………………6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, March 21st…………………….Knit & Crochet Group……………………………………………..6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 23rd………………Fellowship Dinner and Bible Study…………………………..6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 24th………………….Maundy Thursday Service (Communion)………………….7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 26th…………………..Easter Egg Hunt (Anderson House)………………………….Noon
  • Sunday, March 27th……………………..Easter Sunrise Service and Potluck Breakfast
    Sunday, March 27th……………………..Easter Sunday Celebration………………………………………9:30 a.m.

Week Eleven Bible Readings

  • Sunday: 1 Corinthian 5-6
  • Monday: Genesis 40-43
  • Tuesday: 1 Samuel 1-5
  • Wednesday: Psalms 30-32
  • Thursday: Job 21-22
  • Friday: Isaiah 56-61
  • Saturday: Mark 1-2
News from the Mountain, May 9, 2016

News from the Mountain Newsletter of Mountain View United Methodist Church

Week of May 9 through May 15, 2016

Pentecost Image of Flames

Greetings

This coming Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. A day that Christians celebrate the birth of the church in what was an incredible outpouring of the Holy Spirit. It would have been amazing to have been a part of that crowd that day to witness this phenomenal event, as thousands came to know the Lord Jesus and Savior and King.

Here’s the good news brothers and sisters, we have that same power living within us as believers in Christ. We have the Holy Spirit within us. We will talk about that on Sunday morning as we look at “A Promise Fulfilled”. Our scripture will be taken from Acts 2:1-13.

I look forward to worshipping with you on Sunday morning. I trust that you will all have a fantastic week.

Grace and Peace
Pastor Mike

Pray Together ImageUnited Methodist Church General Conference

Please be in prayer for the General Conference of the United Methodist Church which begins Tuesday, May 10 and runs through Friday, May 20th. Pray that the Holy Spirit would guide and direct all conversations and through all things Christ would be glorified.

Beacon of Hope Drive

The drive is continuing for items for the Beacon of Hope Sharing Shop. The items need are listed on the bulletin board in the short hallway and can be put in the blue bins.

Five Gallon Bucket ImageHands on Mission Buckets

Please pick up a flyer in the Narthex and purchase items in the sizes indicated to complete one bucket. Buckets are in Pastor Mike’s office. Place all the items in a bucket and return. Each bucket should include $5 to help with shipping. Do not put money in the bucket. Place in offering plate indicating “Mission Bucket”. Buckets need to be completed by May 25th.

SPECIAL NOTE

We are looking for someone who would be willing to help with the bulletins. Ruth Lawson has performed that task so faithfully over the years and feels the need for a break. The task would involve typing up the bulletin from a template that Ms. Ruth has and printing them late in the week (Friday or Saturday) for our service on Sunday. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry please let Pastor Mike know.

Bible Trivia

BibleTriviaEach week there will be a two new questions, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. Answers will be printed in next week’s newsletter.

Last Week’s Questions and Answers

Q:  Who was taken up in a chariot of fire and a whirlwind?

A:  Elijah (2 Ki 2:11) Elijah was one of two men in the Old Testament that were taken up by God and did not die. The other was Enoch. (Gen 5:24)

Q:  For how long did Jesus demonstrate that He was truly alive after the resurrection and before His ascension?

A:  Forty days (Acts 1:3) Forty is a significant number in the Bible, marking among other things, the day of rain during the time of Noah, the years of wandering in the wilderness, and the days of Christ’s stay in the wilderness prior to His temptation.

This Week’s Questions

Q:  Who was the last king in Judah that sought the Lord? a) Hezekiah; b) Josiah;
or c) Ammon

Q:  What Old Testament prophet did Peter quote to begin his sermon on the Day of Pentecost?

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, May 9……………………….Health Rhythms…………………………6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 12……………………Second Harvest………………………….1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 15………………………Administrative Board Mtg…………..6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 16……………………..Knots of Love…………………………….6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 17……………………..UMW………………………………………..7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 19……………………Ministry Team……………………………7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 22………………………Night of Music…………………………..6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 29………………………Quarter Collection for Laundry Ministry

Attendance

  • May 8th – 59

Week Sixteen Bible Readings

  • Sunday: II Corinthians 6-8
  • Monday: Exodus 21-24
  • Tuesday: II Samuel 10-14
  • Wednesday: Psalms 54-56
  • Thursday: Job 37-38
  • Friday: Jeremiah 32-36
  • Saturday: Luke 1-2
News from the Mountain, May 2, 2016

News from the Mountain Newsletter of Mountain View United Methodist Church

Week of May 2 through May 8, 2016

Happy Mothers' Day Image

Greetings

This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day. We give thanks to the Lord for our Mothers.

Let’s face it, mom taught us many things about life. She taught us about the weather, “It looks like a tornado came through here!” She taught us about perseverance, “you are going to sit there until you finish that spinach.” She taught us about anticipation, “you just wait until your Father gets home.” These things and so much more. Mom taught us about love; she taught us about sacrifice; she taught us about faith; she taught us about family. And, she taught us these things without using words, but by allowing her actions to speak loud and clear.

Take time this week to remember your mom. It’s a funny thing. We all have one. She may be still living, or she may have already departed, but we all had a mother, and we need to remember and thank the Lord for her because by the Lord’s hand, she gave us life.

Grace and Peace
Pastor Mike

Pray Together ImageTuesday Night Prayer

This Tuesday night at 7:00pm, we will gather for prayer in our sanctuary. We will continue to lift up our upcoming General Conference that will be held May 10th through May 20th.

Beacon of Hope Drive

The drive is continuing for items for the Beacon of Hope Sharing Shop. The items need are listed on the bulletin board in the short hallway and can be put in the blue bins.

Guest Speaker imageGuest Speaker: Pastor Jim Hartley

Pastor Jim Hartley of the Sevierville Parish will be with us Wednesday night at our dinner to share with us his experiences as he has traveled to Zimbabwe on mission trips. Zimbabwe is the destination of our Mission Buckets. Please join us for dinner at 6:00pm followed by Pastor Jim’s presentation.

Hands on Mission Buckets

Please pick up a flyer in the Narthex and purchase items in the sizes indicated to complete one bucket. Buckets are in Pastor Mike’s office. Place all the items in a bucket and return. Each bucket should include $5 to help with shipping. Do not put money in the bucket. Place in offering plate indicating “Mission Bucket”. Buckets need to be completed by May 25th.

SPECIAL NOTE:

We are looking for someone who would be willing to help with the bulletins. Ruth Lawson has performed that task so faithfully over the years and feels the need for a break. The task would involve typing up the bulletin from a template that Ms. Ruth has and printing them late in the week (Friday or Saturday) for our service on Sunday. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry please let Pastor Mike know.

Bible Trivia

Bible TriviaEach week there will be a two new questions, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. Answers will be printed in next week’s newsletter.

Last Week’s Questions and Answers

Q: Who was the only woman to reign over the nation of Judah?

A: Athaliah. (2 Kings 11:1-3) She was able to take power because her son Ahaziah had been killed while reigning over Judah. She attempted to kill all the living heirs, but failed in her plan.

Q: Believers from what Jewish Sect were pushing the circumcision issue in the Jerusalem church? a. Pharisees b. Sadducees, or c. Essenes

A:  Pharisees (Acts 15:5)

This Week’s Questions

Q: Who was taken up in a chariot of fire and a whirlwind?

Q: For how long did Jesus demonstrate that He was truly alive after the resurrection and before His ascension?

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday,May 3……………………….Prayer Meeting………………………..7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 4………………….Wednesday Dinner………………….6:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, May 4………………….Pastor Jim Hartley………………….6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, May 4………………….Choir Rehearsal………………………7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 8……………………….Men’s Breakfast………………………8:00 a.m.
    Sunday, May 8……………………….Mother’s Day
  • Monday, May 9………………………Health Rhythms……………………..6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 12……………………Second Harvest………………………1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 15………………………Administrative Board Mtg……….6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 16……………………..Knots of Love…………………………6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 17……………………..UMW…………………………………….7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 19……………………Ministry Team………………………..7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 22………………………Night of Music………………………..6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 29………………………Quarter Collection for Laundry Ministry

Attendance

  • April 24th – 61

Week Sixteen Bible Readings

  • Sunday: II Corinthians 4-5
  • Monday: Exodus 17-20
  • Tuesday: II Samuel 5-9
  • Wednesday: Psalms 51-53
  • Thursday: Job 35-36
  • Friday: Jeremiah 27-31
  • Saturday: Mark 15-16
News from the Mountain, April 25, 2016

News from the Mountain Newsletter of Mountain View United Methodist Church

Week of April 25th through May 1st

Blessings Image

Greetings

It was an incredible service on Sunday. The presence of the Lord was sweet and tender.

We talked about “Effective Service”. Our scripture text was John 21:1-14. For those of you who were not there, the following points were made. In order to effectively serve Christ, we must:

1. Realize your insufficiency and Christ’s all-sufficiency.
2. Obey his voice (his Word)
3. Be eager to have fellowship with him
4. Let Him first minister to you

This coming Sunday we will continue in John 21 as we look at the “restoration of Peter”.

The Lord has so blessed Mountain View. May we be found faithful in our service of our Savior.

Grace and Peace
Pastor Mike

Reception Image

It is with sadness, but with understanding, that we have to report that Nancy Merritt, long time pianist for Mountain View has decided that it is time to retire. Her last Sunday is this coming one, May 1st. We have been fortunate and blessed to have Ms. Nancy minister to us through music. We appreciate all that see has done for our church. She has indicated that she and Chloe will continue to worship with us, and for that we are thankful.

We are having a reception for Nancy following this coming Sunday’s service in the Fellowship Hall. We encourage you to come say “Thank You” to Nancy and share some time of fellowship.

We are also taking up a “love offering” for her and Chloe. (I have not sent this newsletter to Nancy, because this is a surprise. Can you keep a secret?) If you wish to contribute to this offering, you can give the money, cash or check to the Pastor, Ms. Gaye, or Ms. Melodye.

We will be presenting this offering to her during our Sunday morning service. Thank you in advance to those who will contribute.

Thank you!

A special thank you to those who were at the parsonage this past Saturday and helped with the clean up effort. It was an amazing effort and the transformation was incredible to see. A total of 15 people were there and gave of there time and energy to make the parsonage look great!

Beacon of Hope Drive

The drive is continuing for items for the Beacon of Hope Sharing Shop. The items need are listed on the bulletin board in the short hallway and can be put in the blue bins.

Five Gallon Bucket ImageHands on Mission Buckets

Please pick up a flyer in the Narthex and purchase items in the sizes indicated to complete one bucket. Buckets are in Pastor Mike’s office. Place all the items in a bucket and return. Each bucket should include $5 to help with shipping. Do not put money in the bucket. Place in offering plate indicating “Mission Bucket”. Buckets need to be completed by May 25th.

NEW WEEKLY FEATURE

Bible Trivia

Bible TriviaEach week there will be a two new questions, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. Answers will be printed in next week’s newsletter.

Last Week’s Questions and Answers

Q: When Nathan confronted David with his sin of adultery and murder, he told a story of a poor man who had only one possession. What was that possession?

A: A little ewe Lamb (2 Sam 12:3)

Q: What chapters in Matthew include the “Sermon on the Mount”?

A: Matthew 5-7

This Week’s Questions

Q: Who was the only woman to reign over the nation of Judah?

Q: Believers from what Jewish Sect were pushing the circumcision issue in the Jerusalem church? a. Pharisees b. Sadducees, or c. Essenes

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, April 27………………Wednesday Dinner…………………..6:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, April 27………………Bible Study (Ephesians)……………6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, April 27………………Choir Rehearsal……………………….7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 28………………….Finance Committee…………………7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 2………………………Teacher Appreciation Breakfast at Mt. Olive
    Monday, May 2………………………Knots of Love………………………….6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday,May 3……………………….Prayer Meeting……………………….7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 8……………………….Men’s Breakfast………………………8:00 a.m.
    Sunday, May 8……………………….Mother’s Day

Attendance

  • April 24th – 77

Thank you to those in attendance. This past Sunday was the largest “normal Sunday” attendance since I have been here. The previous high was 68. We are slowly working our way toward 100! We have until July 1, 2017. We are going to do it.

Week Fifteen Bible Readings

  • Sunday: II Corinthians 1-3
  • Monday: Exodus 13-16
  • Tuesday: II Samuel 1-4
  • Wednesday: Psalms 48-50
  • Thursday: Job 33-34
  • Friday: Jeremiah 22-26
  • Saturday: Mark13-14
News from the Mountain, April 11, 2016

News from the Mountain Newsletter of Mountain View United Methodist Church

Week of April 11th through April 17th

Blessings Image

Greetings

Ephesians 1:3 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” (NIV)

God’s blessings encompass the total well-being that comes from being the object of His favor. They may, and may is the key word, (may not always) be material blessings, such as good health and financial provisions. They may include harmonious relationships in our families and peace with others. But the greatest blessings are spiritual, because they are eternal.

We will be taking a look at “Blessings” this coming Sunday morning and dig deeper into the reality of these blessings and our claim to them. We will be closing out chapter 20 in John’s gospel, looking at verses 29-31. Bring you bibles! Let’s dig into His Word together.

My prayer for you this week is that you experience God’s richest blessings in your life. Those things which we as Christians can know, such as mercy, grace, peace, joy, love, and contentment.

Grace and Peace
Pastor Mike

IMPORTANT CHURCH CONFERENCE

There will be a Church Conference meeting on Wednesday, April 13th at 6:30pm. The meeting will follow dinner and be chaired by District Superintendent Rev. Charles Maynard. We will have a one item agenda. The Administrative Council of Mt. View UMC is recommending to the congregation that we sell the church owned property located at 218 Littlebrook Circle in Rockford, formerly used as our parsonage. The full motion and supporting information is available in the Narthex. Everyone is urged to attend the meeting. As a member of this congregation, you are entitled to vote on this matter.

Gathering to Pray for the United Methodist Church General Conference

Pray Together ImageWe will be gathering in the sanctuary TUESDAY evening at 7:00pm to pray for the upcoming General Conference of the United Methodist Church. That will be our sole purpose.

This will be a most important and difficult conference as several major issues will be discussed and addressed. Churches all around the world are taking their turns “bathing” the United Methodist Church in prayer. Our turn is Tuesday night. I am urging, if not begging the entire church to come and participate

Beacon of Hope Drive

The drive is continuing for items for the Beacon of Hope Sharing Shop. The items need are listed on the bulletin board in the short hallway and can be put in the blue bins.

NEW WEEKLY FEATURE

Bible Trivia

Bible TriviaEach week there will be a two new questions, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. Answers will be printed in next week’s newsletter.

This Week’s Questions

Q: When Nathan confronted David with his sin of adultery and murder, he told a story of a poor man who had only one possession. What was that possession?

Q: What chapters in Matthew include the “Sermon on the Mount”?

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, April 11…………………….Health Rhythms………………7:00 p.m. (In the Garden)
  • Tuesday, April 12……………………Ring the Bells…………………..5:10-5:20 p.m. (In the Garden)
    Tuesday, April 12……………………Prayer Meeting…………………7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 13……………….Potluck Dinner…………………6:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, April 13……………….Church Conference…………..6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, April 13……………….Choir Rehearsal……………….7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 14………………….Second Harvest………………..1:00 p.m.
    Thursday, April 14………………….SPR…………………………………7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 18……………………Knots of Love…………………..6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 19……………………UMW………………………………7:00 p.m.

Week Thirteen Bible Readings

  • Sunday: 1 Corinthians 13-14
  • Monday: Exodus 5-8
  • Tuesday: 1 Samuel 21-25
  • Wednesday: Psalms 42-44
  • Thursday: Job 29-30
  • Friday: Jeremiah 12-16
  • Saturday: Mark 9-10
News from the Mountain, April 5, 2016

News from the Mountain Newsletter of Mountain View United Methodist Church

Week of April 4 through April 11, 2016

View of the Smoky Mountains from Newfound Gap

Greetings

I had the privilege to travel across Newfound Gap yesterday as I do ever so often with my job. And, it never ceases to be a awe-inspiring journey. I cannot help but think of my Creator as I gaze over his majestic creation. I think of Psalm 8, Psalm 19, Psalm 139 and how with his own hands, and by his words He brought all things into existence. Our God is an awesome God! And this same God that created all things, loved me enough to send His son Jesus to this earth to help re-establish peace between He (God) and us. Incredible.

I can do nothing other than praise Him and give myself to be used by Him as He sees fit. May we all look upon his creation with awe and splendor and be drawn into His holy presence!

In His Love,
Pastor Mike

IMPORTANT CHURCH CONFERENCE

There will be a Church Conference meeting on Wednesday, April 13th at 6:30pm. The meeting will follow dinner and be chaired by District Superintendent Rev. Charles Maynard. We will have a one item agenda. The Administrative Council of Mt. View UMC is recommending to the congregation that we sell the church owned property located at 218 Littlebrook Circle in Rockford, formerly used as our parsonage. The full motion and supporting information is available in the Narthex. Everyone is urged to attend the meeting. As a member of this congregation, you are entitled to vote on this matter.

Beacon of Hope Drive

The drive is continuing for items for the Beacon of Hope Sharing Shop. The items need are listed on the bulletin board in the short hallway and can be put in the blue bins.

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, April 4……………………..Knots of Love…………………………6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday April 6…………………Wednesday Night Dinner………..6:00 p.m.
    Wednesday April 6…………………Bible Study…………………………….6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday April 6…………………Choir Rehearsal………………………7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 10…………………….UMM Breakfast………………………8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 11……………………Health Rhythms………………………7:00 p.m. (In the Garden)
  • Tuesday, April 12……………………Prayer Meeting……………………….7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 14………………….Second Harvest……………………….1:00 p.m.
    Thursday, April 14………………….SPR………………………………………..7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 18……………………Knots of Love………………………….6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 19……………………UMW……………………………………..7:00 p.m.

Attendance

  • April 3rd – 61

Week Thirteen Bible Readings

  • Sunday: 1 Corinthians 11-12
  • Monday: Exodus 1-4
  • Tuesday: 1 Samuel 16-20
  • Wednesday: Psalms 39-42
  • Thursday: Job 27-28
  • Friday: Jeremiah 7-11
  • Saturday: Mark 7-8
News from the Mountain, March 29, 2016

News from the Mountain Newsletter of Mountain View United Methodist Church

Week of March 28 through April 3, 2016

Sunrise Cross Image

Greetings

What a day! The entire day of celebration from the Sunrise Service, to the breakfast, to the Morning Worship service it was an incredible day. It was a wonderful sight to see children and youth in our church.

The joy of confirmation cannot be overstated. To be able to confirm four of our youth and especially on Easter Sunday just added to the joy of the day! We are proud of our youth, and my prayer is that we will continue to nurture and encourage them in their walk with the Lord.

So what’s next? Well, the church will be open this coming Sunday, and we will once again praise and honor the Risen Jesus. We will also do that the next Sunday and, well you get the picture. This coming Sunday, the message will be from John 20:19-23, I have entitled it”P to the 3rd Power”. We would love to see you! My encouragement to you is to invite people to come and share in the celebration that is Sunday.

In His Love,
Pastor Mike

Cross decorated with flowersSunrise Service in the Memorial GardenSunrise Service in the Memorial GardenHE IS RISEN!
HE IS RISEN INDEED!

 

It was an incredible day at Mountain View on Easter Sunday morning as we celebrated our risen Savior! The cross was decorated by the whole church as each person came forward while we sang Easter hymns and inserted fresh flowers into the cross. It was awesome to see the transformation. A special thanks to Beverly Anderson for seeing to it that everybody had flowers! Thank you Ms. Beverly!

Congratulations, Confirmands!

Youth Confirmation Class 2016Congratulations to four of our Youth for having completed the Confirmation Class. This was a seven week class, culminating in their Confirmation during our Easter Sunday morning service. Those being confirmed in the faith were:

Tyler Jester
Chloe Merritt
Aiden Ohle
Trevor Wheeler

It is also with joy and excitement that we welcome into the Fellowship of Mountain View United Methodist Church, Tyler Jester, Chloe Merritt and Trevor Wheeler.

We are so proud of all these youths. They along with Gwen Gerdeman were given bibles presented to them by the church. It truly was a joyous occasion. We rejoice with these young people, as well as, their families!

Drummer clipartHealthy Rhythms (Special Note)

Health Rhythms meets on Tuesday night March 29 at 5:30 at the Holston Conference Event Center in Alcoa. If you need directions, please give Ms. Gaye a call.

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, March 29………………..Health Rhythms Holston Conference Events Center in Alcoa……….5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 30……………Wednesday Night Dinner: Baked Potato Bar………………………………6:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 30……………Bible Study (Spiritual Disciplines)…………………………………………….6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 30……………Choir Practice………………………………………………………………………….7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 4……………………..Knots of Love………………………………………………………………………….6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 10…………………….UMM Breakfast……………………………………………………………………….8:00 a.m.

Holy Week Attendance

  • Maundy Thursday – 39
  • Sunrise Service – 37
  • Easter Sunday Morning – 82

Week Thirteen Bible Readings

  • Sunday: 1 Corinthian 9-10
  • Monday: Genesis 48-50
  • Tuesday: 1 Samuel 11-15
  • Wednesday: Psalms 36-38
  • Thursday: Job 25-26
  • Friday: Jeremiah 1-6
  • Saturday: Mark 5-6

 

News from the Mountain, March 21, 2016

News from the Mountain Newsletter of Mountain View United Methodist Church

Week of March 21 through March 27, 2016

What an incredible week we begin! This is a week that encompasses all that we as Christians believe; and all that we place our hope and faith in. This week will take us on an emotional roller coaster like no other week in the Christian year. From the celebration of the Triumphal Entry and the shouts of “Hosanna, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord” to the intimate setting of the Upper Room, into the Garden, the betrayal, through the arrest and the trials, the crucifixion, and the burial, this week causes us to feel such a wide range of emotions, until the ultimate celebration that is Easter Sunday morning when we gather to celebrate our risen Savior! Oh happy day!

My prayer for us as a church and for you as an individual is that we will be able to experience our Lord in a most intimate way. May God’s richest blessings be yours throughout this week. May the Holy Spirit provide you peace and joy!

Pastor Mike

HOLY WEEK SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES

Wednesday March 23rd………6:00 p.m. ……..Dinner followed by Bible Study (Jn 13:1-17)
Thursday March 24rd…………7:00 p.m. ………Maundy Thursday Service (Communion)
Sunday March 27th…………….7:30 a.m. ………Sunrise Service in the Church Garden
Sunday March 27th…………….8:15 a.m. ………Potluck Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall
Sunday March 27th…………….9:30 a.m. ……..Easter Sunday Celebration

We cordially invite you to come and worship with us.

Happy Easter ImageEASTER EGG HUNT

Beverly and JC Anderson are hosting an Easter Egg hunt at their home at noon. All are welcomed. Bring lawn chairs and come enjoy a time of fellowship.

March22Newsletter2THANK YOU!!!

Thank you to all of you who donated stuff for the UMW garage sale. It was an outstanding day. A lot of people in an out of our church. Also, to the UMW, thank you ladies for all your hard work and dedication to missions. Your generosity and compassion is contagious! We are very blessed to have such an outstanding UMW. THANK YOU ALL!

CONFIRMATION RECOGNITION

Easter Sunday will not only be a celebration of our risen Savior, we will have the opportunity to celebrate with several of our young people who will have completed their Confirmation Class. We will be receiving a couple of them into the fellowship of our church. But even more importantly, having received Christ as their Savior, they have been welcomed into the body of Christ as Christians. I know that you will want to join me in welcoming them and congratulating them on their Confirmation.

ATTENDANCE

  • March 13 – 49
  • March 20 – 68

WEEK TWELVE BIBLE READINGS

  • Sunday 1 Corinthian 7-8
  • Monday Genesis 44-47
  • Tuesday 1 Samuel 6-10
  • Wednesday Palms 33-35
  • Thursday Job 23-24
  • Friday Isaiah 62-66
  • Saturday Mark 3-4