Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, 13 accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive. 14 Above all, put on love—the perfect bond of unity. 15 And let the peace of the Messiah, to which you were also called in one body, control your hearts. Be thankful. 16 Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.  Colossians 3:12-17
 
Since the beginning of the pandemic we have faced many tests.  We have missed the encouragement and fellowship of face to face worship and it has been challenging to be isolated. One of our greatest concerns for the congregation has been the spiritual health of each member and our prayers have been with you all.
 
We were very encouraged to see the response from you all this past Sunday at our first worship gathering in the last few months. We look forward to this Sunday as we continue to come together as a family. In the next couple months, our assembly opportunities should continue to grow as we progress towards other events such as small group gatherings and eventually indoor activities to include classes and inside worship options.
 
Please pray for us as we continue to navigate this time where we are coming back together. Keep each other and those suffering with differing challenges in your prayers as well. We need to continue to be focused on loving and supporting each other with Christ as our model.
 
If anyone has a need or a prayer request, we want to hear from you. Please keep us informed so we can support each member of our family at Lakeview. Stay tuned to our communication outlets (Webpage, Facebook, Email, Bulletin and Announcements) for more information.
 

The Elders