Sunday, July 24, 2016

SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016: Reception today for the Mariners

Welcome this morning!  
It is great to be together in the House of the Lord!  

Plan to stay for a special time to say “goodbye” to the Mariners.  They do plan to be with us next Sunday but we will have a reception for them today since they will have an extra busy weekend next week.  We will meet in the basement to have cookies provided by our AFC host Joyce, along with ice cream sundaes. You no doubt have noticed that there is a Money Tree for the Mariners in the foyer if you would like to leave a gift for the family.  

Thank you Marlene for hosting last Sunday’s AFC.   

Linda has Children’s Church today.
Saturday, July 23, 2016


Shelbee, Becky, Sonya, Joyce, and Linda....please see the TENTATIVE schedule on the foyer table for Children's Church.  

We are still looking for volunteers to help with this ministry even if it is just once a year!  Be brave...take the plunge...our kids do NOT bite!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Short-term help with church lawn watering

With the apparent heat wave on the way… pastor is looking for at least two to three people to share the job of moving water at least twice a day while he and Julie are at a wedding in Winthrop this coming week-end.  Please let him know if you might be interested (even if it is just once).            
Friday, July 22, 2016

VBS THEME THIS YEAR IS CAVE QUEST...Got any mining equipment?

The theme for VBS for August 8 thru August 12 is Cave Quest.  Have any mining equipment that you could loan for props? (Please mark the item with your name for safe return.)

Thursday, July 21, 2016


We are installing RV electrical hookups at the site of the old parsonage.  This will aid with the folks who will be coming from Spokane to help with VBS.  Also, in situations such as evacuations during last year’s fire…folks who need a place to stay will have adequate power for their RVs.  

THANKS Fred D. for your time with the backhoe work in digging the ditch as well as working on the water system.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Don’t everyone “jump at the chance”…but Ed and Julie are looking for a home for a VERY NICE female house cat.  Great disposition and house broke!   AND…there is a BONUS…two really playful, cute kittens…weaned and housebroke!  Let them know if you are tempted!  
Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Items on the Catch-All Table for:
Brad, Jean, Susan, Ron and Jan 


July 24, 2016
Mike D…your time and assistance with helping with flat tires on the Kubota lawnmower this past week was certainly appreciated!

Take time to check out the nursery and visit Narnia!  What a transformation, Joyce and Dan…thanks so much for all your time and expense.  It is a wonderful addition to our church!  

July 10, 2016
Thank you to all who assisted with Frank J's memorial service and dinner. The flowers at the front of the sanctuary are a gift from Frank's family in his memory.
July 3, 2016
A big THANK-YOU to Joyce and Dan for all your work on the “nursery remodel” project.  It is a work in progress and will be finished later in the month…with some “fun surprises”!

June 26, 2016
Thank you to all who came to the Brighter Side of 50 last Friday and to all who helped with cleanup.  Thank you Dee for the great summer "picnic!"  It was delicious!!

June 19, 2016
Thank you Yvonne for your donation to the Brighter Side of 50.

June 12, 2016
A belated, but sincere, word of appreciation goes out from pastor and Julie to all the following:  To those who came and supported Baccalaureate; to Betty, Amber, Donna S., and Doris for all the cookies; to Lee, Becky, Michele, and Judy for sharing in music; to Fred B. for the wonderful special; to those who helped with clean up and a special word of “thanks” to Linda for ALL of your help with the evening’s event.  

This past week Willis G. spent a day spraying all of the church and cemetery grounds for weeds.  Also Charlie did some spraying as well.  As a result...the grounds will look somewhat "rough" as a result of the kill from the sprays and the fact that pastor was not able to irrigate for 4 days due to the spray.  We so appreciate both Willis and Charlie's time!

Doris, Jim H., and Dave L. joined in with Dee and pastor to pick litter in last Tuesday’s heat!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!

May 29, 2016
Thank  you Betty and Julie P. for all your help in putting up the flags at each veteran's grave marker...and to you Bud and Donna for the flags on the cemetary fence...a beautiful and thought-provoking sight.  

Thank you Linda for volunteering to help with Baccalaureate.

May 15, 2016
Thank you Harold for all the time you put into repairing the broken pipe in the pump house.

May 8, 2016
Thank you Rachel and John for joining the e-mail “leg” of the Prayer Chain.  Keep in mind if you want to be on the Prayer Chain but don’t necessarily want to have a phone notification or have to call others to pass on the request…the e-mail leg is a great option.  Let pastor or Donna R. know if you want your name to be added.

Thank you to Loretta and Tyson for picking up irrigation supplies for pastor. 

Thank you to Becky and Roy for your recent donations to the library and Brighter Side of 50.   

May 1, 2016
Thank you Ed K. for all the extra work you did on the church grounds this past week.

Thank you Lana for joining the e-mail “leg” of the Prayer Chain.  Keep in mind if you want to be on the Prayer Chain but don’t necessarily want to have a phone notification or have to call others to pass on the request…the e-mail leg is a great option.  Let pastor or Donna R. know if you want your name to be added.   

April 24, 2016
Thank you to all who participated in last Sunday’s Brighter Side of 50.  Special thanks to Dee, Ed K., Ron and Jan, and Gail for your contributions to the meal and to all who assisted with cleanup.  A lady left her glasses, fruit, and candy and you will find them on the Catch-All table.

A belated word of appreciation to Jim H. for “re-upping” to help with the mowing.  To both you and Mike D., thank you so much for your involvement with this ministry.

April 17, 2016
From Dee and Pastor...THANK YOU SO MUCH Ron, Jan, Dave L., Lee and Jim H. for your help with the first litter pickup of 2016.  Your time is so very much appreciated!  Thanks Dee for the great dessert and to Ron and Jan for the liquid refreshments. 

A very sincere "thank you" goes out to Brad for all the time you have given these past two weeks to get our mowers up and running. 

Pastor apologizes for not getting a picture of everyone who took part in Bright Sunday.  Thanks Lana for placing the pictures on bulletin boards in the foyer. 

April 10, 2016
Thank you to all who participated in Bright Sunday, and to each of you who adopted a lily. 

Thank you so much Joyce for the beautiful bulletin board display with the timeless message.

April 3, 2016
A sure sign of spring is Mike D. once again mowing the church grounds....thanks a lot Mike for the first mowing of 2016.

A very sincere word of appreciation goes out to all who participated in last Sunday’s Celebration, to those who helped so much in the kitchen and to those who brought eggs, candy, money and assisted with the egg hunt! It was a wonderful day!

March 20, 2016
Thank you to person(s) who donated eggs for our annual Easter Egg Hunt.  All donations of eggs and candy are welcome and sincerely appreciate. 

March 13, 2016
A thank you goes out to Dale and Doris for helping the Dashiell's and Reinbolds with potluck cleanup last Sunday. 

Thank you to all who attended the Brighter Side of 50 and to Dee for the GREAT meal…and thank you to all who helped with clean-up and to Gail, Susan, Sharilyn, and Betty for the treats you brought.

Thanks so much Joyce for the beautiful Easter bulletin board display in the library.  

January 31, 2016
Thank you Dee and Donna R, for the great lunch you made for Brighter Side of 50 and a thank you to those who assisted with clean up.

January 17, 2016
Thank you Dave L. for plowing the lot and road this past week. 

January 10, 2016
Thank you Joyce for the beautiful bulletin board display you made for the library.  

A sincere word of appreciation goes out to Ron, Jan, Lillie, Marcia and Mike D.  for helping take down the Christmas decorations.  Your time is certainly appreciated!

January 3, 2016
Thanks so much Mike S. for plowing the driveway and lot this past week. 

Monday, July 18, 2016


Thank you NevaJean for the “New Years” display above the children‘s section of the library.  “Good advice”…check it out.

Library statistics compiled by our librarian for 2015:  There were 236 items checked out and once again…Yvonne takes the top reader title.  Take advantage of our wonderful library and check out a book, tape, or DVD.  Thanks so much NevaJean for all the work you do in  keeping our library up to date.  

You might want to check out the “Summer Easy-Read Books” found on the north foyer table.  There are some great books there for your enjoyment.  

                             ~ NEWEST REVIEW ~

My Life Deleted, a memoir by Scott and Joan Bolzan is the story of a man who lost his memory and found a new life.  The Bolzans, with help from Caitlin Rother, tell this inspiring story of how they faced a real-life nightmare and then started anew.  Usually found in the Biography & Inspiring Stories section of the library, today it is our Featured Library Item of the Week. 


Addington, T.J.  (Live Like You Mean It)
T.J. is the international ministry leader of the Evangelical Free Church of America., an organizational consultant, a speaker, and author of this book.  T.J.’s passion is to see God’s people be all they can be.  Found in Life Skills/Christian Living. 

Beam, Christy Wilson (Miracles From Heaven)
Read the book; see the movie. This true story about a little girl and the amazing healing of her body is written by her mother. This little paperback is easy to tuck into a purse or pocket. Enjoy the miracles. 

Bedford, Deborah (If I Had You)
“With the emotional intensity of Nicholas Sparks and the inspirational storytelling of Francine Rivers, award-winning writer Deborah Bedford plumbs the depth of two lives… Two women, one struggle, learning to love each other’s heart and soul…”  

Brokaw, Tom (A Lucky Life Interrupted)
"From the bestselling author of The Greatest Generation, comes a powerful memoir of a year of dramatic change…a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on a long, happy, and lucky life."  Found in Biography/Inspiring Stories. 

Chaikin, Linda (Desert Rose
San Francisco, 1858...Annalee Halliday can’t wait to tell her mother the incredible news.  Annalee’s father has struck silver in the big bonanza in Virginia Town, Nevada.  This novel is written about the lives of women pioneers in the wild West.  Found in Fiction. 

 Clapton, Debra (Counting on a Cowboy) 
This is a “Four of Hearts Ranch Romance.”   Clapton’s latest fiction is an easy read.  Found in Fiction.

Collins, Brandilyn (Gone To Ground)
“Clearly a killer lives among the good citizens of Amaryllis.  Now three women are sure they know who he is…someone they love.  But each woman suspects a different man.”  Read this suspenseful page turner.  Found in Christian suspense fiction.

Cox, Carol (Love in Disguise)
Set in 1880s Arizona, this historical fiction novel blends romance, humor, and mystery for a “can’t-put-down” read.  Found in Fiction.

Dossey M.D., Larry (Healing Words)

“Is prayer as valid and vital a healing tool as drugs or surgery?”  See the answers that these this authors suggests.  Found in the Nutrition/Health Section.

Eldredge, John and Stasi (Captivating)
Captivating is a companion to John’s Wild at Heart for the guys.  So gals, “In anticipation and hope, may this little book draw you closer to God’s heart…and your own.”   Found in Life Skills/ Christian Living section.

Flinchbaugh, C. Hope (Daughter of China)
This debut novel employs the unusual setting of today’s China to draw readers into the landscape of the heart. Must Mei Lin abandon her beliefs to have the life she’s dreamed of? Follow her on her surprising pathway to hope and joy. This fast-paced book will linger in the mind long after the last page has been read. 

Flinchbaugh, C. Hope (Extreme Devotion)
After reading Flinchbaugh’s fiction Daughter of China (see details in alphabetic list below), you will want to check out The Voice of the Martyrs Extreme Devotion, the real stories of ancient to modern-day believers who sacrificed everything for Christ. According to the original Greek, the word “martyr” actually means "witness." Found in Evangelism section. 

Hatcher, Robin Lee (Whenever You Come Around)
Bestselling novelist known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love.  Hatcher’s 2015 book is an engaging romance, can be read in a day, Found in Fiction. 

Henderson, Dee (Taken) 
Abducted at the age of sixteen and coerced into assisting the Jacoby crime family, Shannon Bliss has finally found a way out.  She desperately wants to resume some semblance of normal life, but she also knows she has unfinished business to attend to. This is a romantic suspense novel. Found in Fiction.

Henderson, Dee (The Witness)
Leader in the inspiration romantic suspense category pens The Witness, a "who done it" book.  This is a heart-pounding action novel. 

Hill, Doug (The Power of Prayerful Living)   
“Is prayer as valid and vital a healing tool as drugs or surgery?”  See the answers that these this authors suggests.  Found in the Nutrition/Health Section.

Idleman, Kyle (Not A Fan)
Are you a fan or a follower?  This non-fiction book can be read personally or with a group.  This book challenges you to consider what a follower of Jesus really is.  Found in Bible Study section. 

John, Sally (Moment of Truth)
“Years ago, before Cara Fleming became a detective for the Chicago Police Department, she lived in the shadowy depths of homelessness.  When she takes on organized crime, her life is turned upside down and she is forced to plunge undercover into street life once more to protect herself and an important eyewitness.”  

Kalanithi, Paul (When Breath Becomes Air)
At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.  One day he was a doctor treating the dying and the next he was a patient struggling to live.  Kalanithi’s memoir, When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable journey of a brilliant man.  Found in the Biography/Inspiring Stories section.

Ladd, Sarah E (The Curiosity Keeper) 
This new author pens a novel with rich detail and well-defined characters.  The Curiosity Keeper is set in old England with intrigue, romance, and adventure.  Found in Fiction.

LaHaye, Tim (Babylon Rising, The Secret on Ararat, The Europa Conspiracy, Edge of Darkness)
If you have enjoyed the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye, these four books are for you. To quote Tim…"My vision for Babylon Rising was to create a new fiction series of fast-paced action thrillers based on Biblical prophesies not covered in my Left Behind stories."  This series is set in our present time.

McCusker, Paul (The Mill House)
“From the pain of the past emerges a tender story of lost love, betrayal, reconciliation, and renewed hope that spans a half-century and thousands of miles” write author Paul McCusker about the difficult discovery of true forgiveness.  Found in Fiction.

McLaughlin, Henry (Journey to Riverbend )
A first novel for this author.  An “easy read” …this is a western story with faith, romance, and action.  “Sometimes the journey is only the beginning.” Found in Fiction.

Mitchell, Siri (She Walks in Beauty)
“During New York City’s gilded age…the game is played amid banquets and balls.  The prize is a lifetime of wealth and privilege.  The rules will test friendships and the desires of a young woman’s heart.  Clara Carter is the social season’s brightest star…but at what cost?” Found in historical fiction.

Orey, Cal (The Healing Power of Chocolate)
Attention all CHOCOLATE LOVERS…would you believe a whole book on chocolate?  Not only that, but this book claims “chocolate keeps the doctor away.”  This book includes healthful recipes and home cures and is found in Health/Nutrition.  

Ortberg, John (The Me I Want To Be)
“Life is not about any particular achievement or experience. The most important task of your life is not what you do, but who you become.”  This excerpt is from The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg.

Rivers, Francine (The Last Sin Eater)
Author's Note: "The sin eater was a person who was paid a fee or given food to take upon himself the moral trespasses of the deceased and their consequences in the afterlire.  Sin eaters were common in the eaerly nineteenth century in England, the lowlands of Scotland, and the Welsh border district.  This custom was carried over by immigrants to the Americas and practice in remove areas of the Appalachian Mountains.  This is a purely fictional story of one such person." 

Robertson, Paul (Dark in the City of Light)
"After Baron Harsanyi’s wife’s mysterious death, this Austrian attaché holds control over mines whose coveted ore could turn the tide of war.  Swept up in new romance and the spectacle of Paris, the Baron’s daughter is blind to the dangers stalking her family and the city she loves."  These are two characters in the NEW historical novel (Paris is the city and the time frame is 1870-1871). Found in Fiction.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

July 10, 2016: Children's Church today

Good morning and thank you for coming to church!   

Please plan to stay for After Church Fellowship 
with Jan as our host!    

Joyce has Children’s Church today.
Saturday, July 9, 2016

Going away reception for Mariners July 24

Please mark your calendar for a “Going Away” reception for the Mariners to be held immediately following church on July 24  (their last day with us will be July 31).   

We will move After Church Fellowship downstairs and combine it with ice cream sundaes.  Please plan to stay and wish the Mariners well.  We will have a “Money Tree” for those who wish to bless them financially.