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October 2012 FROM THE PASTOR

I’m not a very “handy” person. My skills with construction projects or mechanical repairs are pretty limited, so I have often relied upon the advice and experience of friends. I’ve learned how to do a few things over the years, but I still have quite a ways to go in being a “handy” man.

I sometimes catch one of the home improvement shows on television, and I am encouraged as I see other people successfully tackle projects around their homes. Having several experts around to guide them helps, no doubt, but still they do it. They could have paid someone to do it for them, but they persevered and achieved their goal. It is similar in some respects to what we are about as a church. We need and desire, most of us, the advice and experience of others. We want to grow in faith and understanding, but we often feel out of our depth. We often wish there were someone who could do it for us, or, barring that, someone we could blame (like our parents or teachers or pastors) for the seemingly barren state of our souls: “We would be further along in our faith,” we protest, “but we haven’t gotten the help we need.”

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That may very well be true for many, yet the journey of faith always remains at its most basic level, strictly a DIY (do-it-yourself) project. Each of us must struggle to make the journey of faith our own, for what “works” for another doesn’t always “work” for us. There is no “kit” or one-size-fits-all approach to faith that will do the work for us. We have to make room in our lives for worship, for study, for prayer, for service, and for hospitality, trusting that we may become more “handy” in the ways of faith along the way. TIME TO GET SERIOUS (plus some good food)

LAKESIDE STAFF Pastor...............................Rev. Mark Rickman Music Director..............................Jason Grife Pianist.....................................Corie Melaugh Youth Director........................ Lauryn Schmitt Youth Director........................... Lanc Schmitt Admin. Assistant...........................Randy Rice Nursery Attendant.................. Patsy Kouhdari Nursery Attendant....................Deanna Bond

Come this Sunday, September 30, at 9:30 for an allchurch breakfast prepared by Pastor Mark. There will be plenty! In addition, we’ll hear reports from our church leaders about Lakeside’s current financial situation. Friends, it is time for serious discussion , and we need you to be here, to become more aware, and to prayerfully consider what you can do.


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YOUTH INTERFAITH TOUR On Sunday September 23, 2012 the youth group had the opportunity to attend the Youth Interfaith Tour. The tour consisted of three stops with an hour at each location. It started off at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, the second stop was a Buddhist Temple, and the final stop was the Ba-hai faith center in Edmond. At each location a representative spoke about each of there religions followed by a question and answer session. The youth thought this was a exciting outing and were very engaged throughout the whole afternoon.

Christel Murdock Daryl Hoel Sylvia Frank Dr. Pat Livingston John Green Ken Appleby Pam Young Joe Weller Please contact A.M. Nowlin with prayer requests and updates. (843-6811) OR Use prayer request card located in sanctuary seat back

October Birthdays

Kay Burleson.......................... 02 Doris Rayburn........................ 03 Edith Thompson..................... 03 Coby Livingstone................... 07 Ruth McCabe.......................... 14 Ginny Evans........................... 14 Shirley James.......................... 15 Madylyn Smith....................... 16 Charles Harvey....................... 19 Megan DeCastro..................... 22 Mary Lou Bates...................... 24 Marolyn Stout......................... 24 Colleen Withrow..................... 30 Audrey McGaugh................... 30

Dear Lakeside: Thank you for hosting the blood drive on Sunday, August 26, 2012! With patients in more than 150 medical facilities in our area counting on volunteer blood donors, your event has truly made a difference. Please express our appreciation to Teresa Bockus for dedicated work to make this drive possible. At the drive, 20 people registered as willing to give; 18 able to donate at the time. Nothing has more daily impact on the well-being of our friends, neighbors and co-workers who find themselves in need, and no other act of service can substitute for the selfless gift of blood donation. We appreciate your encouraging blood donations through support of this drive. It was a pleasure to work alongside you on a truly life-saving event. Sincerely, Suzanne Bourgeois Blood Program Consultant


FOOD BANK WORKDAY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH 8:30 a.m. to NOON SIGN UP SHEET ON WELCOME TABLE IN EAST FOYER OR CALL MARY ELLEN CROMWELL 373-1578 Mission Collection for 2012: $1,750.00 for Meri Whitaker paid in full for a year. Skyline Month: November Money donations and/or canned food is needed this month .

GARAGE SALE COMING UP NOV. 3

Remember our garage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. If you need help getting items to the church, please call the church office.

Cookson Hills Label Collection & Skyline collection of Eyeglasses. Contact Roxie Yetter 373-1522

A viewing of this film will take place at Lakeside United Methodist Church on Tuesday, October 2 , 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. From Emmy Award-winning producer Linda Midgett, The Line is a groundbreaking documentary chronicling the new face of poverty in America. As Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis puts it, “more and more of our friends are in poverty — in the pews, in our workplaces — through no fault of their own, and they are slipping below the poverty level.” In the Chicago suburbs, a single dad was laid off from his bank and is now a regular at the local food pantry, trying to make it by with three kids. On Chicago’s west side, deep poverty creates a culture of violence and hopelessness. On the Gulf Coast, a fisherman struggles postBP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina because environmental crises mean the loss of his livelihood. In North Carolina, we see that hard work and determination don’t always mean success. What does this mean for the future of our country? How do real-life stories change the narrative about poverty? What can we do about it?...Poverty in America —It’s not what you think. The Line documents the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line. They have goals. They have children. They work hard. They are people like you and me.From Chicago’s suburbs and west side to the Gulf Coast to North Carolina, millions of Americans are struggling every day to make it above The Line..


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Following is the schedule for the next two months: October - Disciple Class November - Share Class

5:00 pm Youth Group

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4:30 - 6:00 pm Mark’s Study Group 5:00 pm Youth Group

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6:00 pm-Bells Prac. 7:00 pm-Choir Prac.

7:00 pm AA

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1:30 - 3:00 Hearing Loss Assn.

Charge Conference 6:30 - Meal 7:00 - Meeting 7:00 pm - AA 22

5:00 pm Youth Group

6:00 pm-Bells Prac. 7:00 pm-Choir Prac.

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6:00 pm Bells Prac. 7:00 pm Choir Prac.

7:00 pm - AA

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5:00 pm Youth Group 5:30 - 7:00 Trunk or Treat

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8:30 a.m. - NoonFood Bank Trip

Commitment Sunday 4:00 pm - Worship Planning

9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am - Worship

5:30 pm - Share SS Class Fall Party at the Green’s

4:00 pm - Worship Planning

Sunday School 10:45 am - Worship Communion

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7:30 am - Methodist Men’s Breakfast

6:00 - 8:00 Hearing Loss Assn.

9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am - Worship Noisy Offering

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6:00 pm Bells Prac. 7:00 pm Choir Prac.

7:00 pm AA

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4:30 - 6:00 pm Mark’s Study Group

Saturday

9:30 am - Christian Women’s Group

GREETERS AND USHERS

9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am - Worship World Communion Sunday

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Friday

7:00 pm - AA

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The LAKESIDER 2925 NW 66th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73116 .RETURN

SERVICE REQUESTED

World Communion Sunday – celebrated the first Sunday in October – is one of the most ven-

erable of “special Sundays.” The day has taken on new relevancy and depth of meaning in a world where globalization often has undermined peace and justice – and in a time when fear divides the peoples of God’s earth. On this day we celebrate our oneness in Christ, the Prince of Peace, in the midst of the world we are called to serve – a world ever more in need of peacemaking. The special offering on this day supports global and ethnic scholarships.


October 2012 Lakesider