Sunday, May 24, 2015

SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015


Welcome to our fellowship on this Memorial Day week-end. 

Please plan to stay for After Church Fellowship hosted by Joyce.  Next Sunday will be Donna R.  Thanks so much Shari for hosting last Sunday‘s celebration.   

Amy has Children’s Church today.  
Saturday, May 23, 2015

COLUMBIA SCHOOL ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT: May 27

Wednesday, May 27, at 7 pm the Annual Spring Concert will be held at Columbia School.  After years of working with the children of our community…Lee and Becky will be hosting their very last concert as they are retiring from Columbia in June.  Come out and show your support to them and our kids.  Also that same evening you can view some great works of student art which will be on display.  Mark your calendar to attend this great event!


Friday, May 22, 2015

REWARD FOR LOST SUITCASE

REWARD…
Lost between Rice and Davenport on May 5th
a grey suitcase containing nursing clothes and a ukulele…
call 684-8525 or 690-3736 if found.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

UPCOMING EVENT: MISSIONARY GUESTS WES AND LEE ANN REED on SUNDAY JUNE 17


Please mark your calendar and plan to be here to support our next missionary guests…on June 7.  Wes and Lee Ann Reed (whom the church has supported for nearly 30 years) will be here.  

This is also potluck Sunday with the clean up crew consisting of the Horlachers and Walsh’s…we will need someone to take the place of the Goodwins.  


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WRAPPING UP 12TH YEAR FOR AWANA

The 12th year for AWANA here at Cedonia has come to an end.  

Thank you so much to all the AWANA staff and Snack Coordinators for your time in this ministry… and to the church and church board for underwriting this tremendous work for the children of our community and church.  Thank you Donna R. for the great cookies you baked for last Monday’s Ice Cream Social and for those who were able to be here to celebrate another great year!  AWANA will begin it’s 13th year on September 21, 2015.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

2015 WORDS OF APPRECIATION TO OUR CHURCH FAMILY



May 24, 2015
Thank you Fred for your assistance with the mowers this past week. 

May 17, 2015
Thank you very much Jim P. for spraying the outside of our building for wasps.  Your time (and the spray) are greatly appreciated!

May 10, 2015
Thanks so much Eric, Brad and Patty for stepping in to help Marlene, Mike and NevaJean with clean up following the last potluck!  

April 19, 2015
A sincere thank you from Dee and Pastor Ed to Jim H., Jan and Ron for your time and assistance with the first litter pick up of the year!

April 5, 2015
A word of appreciation to Jo and her Sunday School class for their presentation on Palm Sunday as well as the "Easter mints" you gave to those in attendance. 

March 29, 2015
Thank you Fred for your recent work on the church driveway.

Thank you Susan for your donation of books to the Youth Group Library. 

March 22, 2015
Thank you to all who supported the Brighter Side of 50 last Friday.  A special word of appreciation to Dave L. for heading this event for this month, the wonderful devotion, and fun game… and to Dee for her delicious meal!
 
March 15, 2015
A belated but sincere "thank you" to Brad M. for grading the church road. 
 
March 8, 2015
Thank you so much Brad M. and Clayton for assisting with transportation last Saturday to take the Youth Group to Spokane Falls Community College to see Elizabeth L. play her last basketball game.

March 1, 2015
A huge thank you to Linda, Glenda, Dee, Julie, Marlene, Fred, and Loretta, for all your time and assistance with last Sunday’s service and dinner for Roy E.

Thank you Loretta for all the work you did with the AV system this past week and to Harold for meeting with her and the sound man this past Friday (thanks as well Michele for your time).


February 22, 2015
Thank you Fred for the electrical work you did this past week. 

Also check out Brad’s $4 door (!) that he placed on the new downstairs storage.  It looks great Brad!

February 8, 2015
Thank you so much Jenni for all of your work getting the church directories and prayer calendars out to the church family. 

Thank you very much Bob and Yvonne for all the work you did in the kitchen this past Friday (they are in the process of installing some new shelves which will sure help out!).  

January 18, 2015
Thank you so much Mike S. for plowing the lot and driveway for the church this week. 

Thank you to all who signed up for the 2015 January to May AWANA Snack Coordinator's List.  You will find your copy of the schedule on the foyer table.

January 11, 2015
Thank you so much to those who stepped in and helped the Andersons with last Sunday’s Potluck dinner clean up.  The next potluck is on February 1st and the clean up crew will be Lee, Becky, Fred, Loretta, Sonya, and Betty.

Thank you Lillie, Neva Jean, Mike D., and Marc for helping pastor with taking down and putting away the Christmas decorations this past Monday.   And thank you to those who were willing to help but had plans thwarted by weather and roads.

Thank you Mike S.,  for plowing the church lot and driveway this past week!

 Thank you to the Ericksons and Lillie for the calendars/appointment books which are on the foyer tables and FREE for the taking.  

Thanks very much Diane for the delicious cookies that were enjoyed by the Youth Group as well as the church board this past week!  

Thank you Brad for constructing the table storage cabinets in the basement…they look great!  
January 4, 2015
From Ed and Julie to the church family… “Thank you so much for the very generous gift certificates as well as the tie and accessories and crystal Christmas decoration that were given to us last Sunday.  It is a joy to serve along side such a giving, caring body of believers.” 

Check out the beautiful addition to the church library…thank you so much Bob for the tremendous job you did building the bookcase for the Children’s Library.  Thank you NevaJean for filling it with great items for our kids!  

Thank you Brad and Amy for sponsoring the New Year’s Eve get-together here at the church and thank you to those who came.

Thank you Doris and Clayton for putting Christmas “goodie” bags together once again this year and for your time in making the delicious popcorn balls.     


Monday, May 18, 2015

LIBRARY NEWS 2015

From our librarian, NevaJean:  …“Last year was a time of shuffling books around trying to find shelf space.  Then what joy it was to get a new children‘s book case and move their section out from adult fiction.  Now everything is easier to find….keep reading in 2015.  FYI…Yvonne was the top reader of 2014.  During the last year 291 items were checked out in comparison to 288 in 2013.” 


 ~ NEWEST REVIEW ~

Travel with William Ransome, Captain of the Alexandra of the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, England to a sugar plantation in the early 1800‘s with fiction writer Kaye Dacus in her Ransome Trilogy.  Book 1) Ransome’s Honor … Once youthful sweethearts, can their love be renewed?  Book 2)  Ransome’s Crossing…Danger, duty, and deception on the high seas…will true love prevail?   Book 3)  Ransome’s Quest…His sister and his wife, both kidnapped…who will the Commodore choose to rescue?   This trilogy is our Featured Library Item of the Week.


LIST OF BOOKS FOR 2015 
ALPHABETIZED BY AUTHOR LAST NAME

Austin, Lynn  (Until We Reach Home)
Life in Sweden feels like an endless winter to Elin Carlson after the death of her parents.  When circumstances become unbearable, she determines to find a safe haven for her sisters.  So begins their journey to America, the land of dreams and second chances.  Found in Fiction.

Bevere, John Bevere  (Honor's Reward) 
This author is passionate to see individuals deepen their intimacy with God and experience a rewarding life both now and for eternity.  Bevere unveils the power and truth of an often overlooked principle…the spiritual law of honor…in his recent book,  Honor‘s Reward.  This insightful book teaches you how to extend honor to your Creator, family members, authorities, and those who fill your world.  Found in the Life Skills/ Christian Living section.

Camden, Elizabeth (The Rose of Winslow Street) 
Ms. Camden is a research librarian and pens this easy read contrasting two very different families fighting over the same house.  Found in Fiction.

Chaikin, Linda (The Everlasting Flame)
Meet William Tyndale, John Wycliffe, Erasmus, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, and more in this historical fiction novel, a tale of undying love for each other and God‘s Word in dangerous times.  Reading this book is like attending a play set in the 1500 to 1600s and realizing how blessed we are to have the scriptures.  Found in Fiction.

Cloud, Dr. Henry and Townsend, Dr John (God Will Make A Way) 
Sometimes on the “Road of Life” getting lost is how you find your way.  Read God Will Make a Way to know “What to do when you don’t know what to do.“  Found in the Life Skills/Christian Living Section.

Deibler Rose, Darlene (Evidence Not Seen)
Those of you who have read the book Unbroken about the WWII Japanese prison camps might like to read Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Deibler Rose.  This older hard cover edition is the griping story of an American missionary and woman of great faith who endured four years of forced labor and cruel deprivation at the hands of the Japanese Army during WWII.  This is amazing story.  Found under Biography And Inspiring Story section.

Guidepost (The Best Angel Stories 2014)
This new book has been added to our library. Enjoy reading these short true-life events. Found in Biography and Inspiring Stories.

Hybels, Bill  (The Power of a Whisper-Hearing God--Having the Guts to Respond)
Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., and chairman of the board for the Willow Creek Association.  Read his newest book.

Jefferson, Carole (A Lode of Secrets)
A series of new mystery books published by Guideposts Books and Inspiration Media has been placed in the Fiction Section.   “Welcome to Silver Peak, a jewel of a town nestled high in the rugged grandeur of the Rocky Mountains.  Behind its rustic charm, Silver Peak has a rough-and-tumble past full of mysteries and Sadie Speers has a knack for uncovering them…using her love of antiques and Colorado history.” Found in Fiction.

Jefferson, Carole (A Mountain of Mystery)
A series of new mystery books published by Guideposts Books and Inspiration Media has been placed in the Fiction Section.   “Welcome to Silver Peak, a jewel of a town nestled high in the rugged grandeur of the Rocky Mountains.  Behind its rustic charm, Silver Peak has a rough-and-tumble past full of mysteries and Sadie Speers has a knack for uncovering them…using her love of antiques and Colorado history.” Found in Fiction.

Jefferson, Carole (Nobody's Safe)
A series of new mystery books published by Guideposts Books and Inspiration Media has been placed in the Fiction Section.   “Welcome to Silver Peak, a jewel of a town nestled high in the rugged grandeur of the Rocky Mountains.  Behind its rustic charm, Silver Peak has a rough-and-tumble past full of mysteries and Sadie Speers has a knack for uncovering them…using her love of antiques and Colorado history.” Found in Fiction.

Jefferson, Carole (Silver Surprises)
A series of new mystery books published by Guideposts Books and Inspiration Media has been placed in the Fiction Section.   “Welcome to Silver Peak, a jewel of a town nestled high in the rugged grandeur of the Rocky Mountains.  Behind its rustic charm, Silver Peak has a rough-and-tumble past full of mysteries and Sadie Speers has a knack for uncovering them…using her love of antiques and Colorado history.” Found in Fiction.

Jefferson, Carole (Time Will Tell)
A series of new mystery books published by Guideposts Books and Inspiration Media has been placed in the Fiction Section.   “Welcome to Silver Peak, a jewel of a town nestled high in the rugged grandeur of the Rocky Mountains.  Behind its rustic charm, Silver Peak has a rough-and-tumble past full of mysteries and Sadie Speers has a knack for uncovering them…using her love of antiques and Colorado history.”

Jefferson, Carole (Wildfire)
A series of new mystery books published by Guideposts Books and Inspiration Media has been placed in the Fiction Section.   “Welcome to Silver Peak, a jewel of a town nestled high in the rugged grandeur of the Rocky Mountains.  Behind its rustic charm, Silver Peak has a rough-and-tumble past full of mysteries and Sadie Speers has a knack for uncovering them…using her love of antiques and Colorado history.” Found in Fiction.

Kingsbury, Karen (Coming Home)
A comment from Donna R.:  A story of faith and love.  The Baxter Family is coming together planning to celebrate their father‘s seventieth birthday when unbelievable tragedy strikes and causes a celebration to become a grief-stricken time for the family.  During this time, the individuals draw closer together revealing secrets and truths about the family history.  Love of God and love of each other carries this family through and gives them hope for the future.”  Thank you Donna for your thoughts. Found in Fiction.

Kingsbury, Karen  (The Family of Jesus) 
America’s favorite inspirational storyteller brings the family of Jesus to life.  Karen Kingsbury begins this life-changing Bible Study series with The Family of Jesus and will transport you back to the time of early Jerusalem.  Get to know the family closest to Jesus and the role they played in shaping history.  Include daily application questions, group discussion guides, and homework questions.  Found in the Bible Study section.

Lucado, Max (In Facing Your Giants)
Max Lucado points to God'a answers for our life giants.

Lucado, Max (In the Grip of Grace)
Max reminds us that the God who first made us is strong enough to sustain us.

Lucado, Max (Next Door Savior)
"Near enough to touch and strong enough to trust" is the theme.

Lucado, Max  (Travel Light)
Begin the new year by traveling light…releasing the burdens you were never intended to bear.  “Weary travelers… you’ve seen them…everything they own crammed into their luggage.  Staggering through terminals and hotel lobbies with overstuffed suitcases.”  Walk along Max Lucado and learn to Travel Light. Found in nonfiction.

Lucado, Max  (You'll Get Through This)
Going through tough times?  Lucado says you can get through anything with God‘s help.  Reminding you that “deliverance” to the Bible is what “Jazz music” is to Mardi Gras, Lucado offers a bold, brassy message of encouragement based on the Old Testament story of Joseph.  Learn how God can use your “mess“ for good.  Found in nonfiction area on the south wall of the library.

McCord, Kate   (In the Land of Blue Burqas) 
 Judy gives a great review and states it is a “very worthwhile read.”  She goes on to say, “This is a true account of a woman’s experience in Afghanistan…living with… and working for the benefit of the Afghan people for a period of 5 years.  While there she learned a lot about language, customs, culture and a great deal about the Muslim religion and their Holy Books.”  Check out this book which is very relevant to our present times.

Morris, Gilbert (A Man for Temperance)
Historical fiction.  "I've read it and it is a good wagon train story."  (a quote from Yvonne)

Morris, Gilbert (Angel Train)
Historical fiction.  "I've read it and it is a good wagon train story." (a quote from Yvonne)

Morris, Gilbert (Joelle's Secret)
Historical fiction.  "I've read it and it is a good wagon train story." (a quote from Yvonne)

Morris, Gilbert (Santa Fe Woman)
Historical fiction.  "I've read it and it is a good wagon train story." (a quote from Yvonne)

Nesbit, Jeff  (Peace)
Israel has just decided to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, triggering a chain of potentially cataclysmic events around the planet. Will world leaders be able to intervene before events spin out of control? Found in Fiction.

Phillips, Michael  (Angel Harp and Heather Song)
“Widowed at thirty-four, amateur harpist Marie Buchan realizes that her life and dreams are slowly slipping away.  A longed-for summer in Scotland offers far more than a change of scenery.  Not only does the music of her harp capture the fancy of the small coastal village she visits, but she is unexpectedly drawn with a love triangle involving the local curate and the local duke.”  Read Angel Harp and Heather Song,  a two-book series by famous author Michael Phillips.

Townsend, Dr John and Cloud, Dr. Henry (God Will Make A Way) 
Sometimes on the “Road of Life” getting lost is how you find your way.  Read God Will Make a Way to know “What to do when you don’t know what to do.“  Found in the Life Skills/Christian Living Section.


CATCH-ALL TABLE AND OTHER LEFT-BEHIND ITEMS

                                 

 There items on the “Catch All” Table for: 
Hilda.




Sunday, May 17, 2015

SUNDAY, MAY 17: Celebration for Paulette and Willis

Welcome to our fellowship on this special day of Celebration!
  WELCOME BACK PAULETTE AND WILLIS…
Praise The LORD you are here!!!  

A special welcome to members 
Paulette, Willis, Dan and Joyce
 and Elizabeth’s families.  

Shari has After Church Fellowship and next Sunday Joyce will be our host.  Thank you Sonya for hosting last Sunday’s Fellowship. 

Amy has Children’s Church today.  
Friday, May 15, 2015

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Kids activity sheet ministry

Pastor is looking for one to two volunteers to head up the “Activity Sheets Ministry” for our children (especially used on days when there is no Children’s Church). See him for more info.
Sunday, May 10, 2015

SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015: Mother's Day

Welcome to our fellowship this Mother’s Day morning.  
Pastor has a small gift of appreciation for all women (20 years old plus) on the table in the foyer following the service. 

Sonya has After Church Fellowship 
and next Sunday Sharilyn will be our host.  


Amy has Children’s Church today.  


Saturday, May 9, 2015

WILLIS AND PAULETTE ARE HOME!!! Celebratory Service on May 17


Willis and Paulette are home!!!!!!!   

They arrived back at Deer Meadows just one day shy of 15 months since Paulette had her stroke (January 25, 2014). 


There will be a special celebratory service and potluck for the Goodwins next Sunday, May 17.  

ATTENTION:  All those involved with the morning service on May 17…please plan to gear the service towards "celebration, victory, God’s grace," and anything the Lord may lead you in to doing to truly celebrate their “Homecoming to Deer Meadows”!!

There is a signup sheet on the foyer table with additional information for those who would like to be on a rotation list to help with meals.  Thank you Nancy and Amy for signing up to help with meals.
Sunday, May 3, 2015

SUNDAY, MAY 3: McDowalls are here, communion, potluck

A special welcome this morning to Robert and Cindy McDowall.  Thanks so much for being with us…we look forward to hearing from you.  


Communion will take place at the conclusion of 
the McDowall's talk.  

There will be NO children's church today due to potluck.

Thank you Susan for hosting last Sunday’s After Church Fellowship.  Next Sunday our host will be Joyce.  

Clean up crew following dinner will be DeJongs, Kennedy’s and Bud and Edith.  
Sunday, April 26, 2015

SUNDAY APRIL 26, 2015

Welcome to our visitors this morning and a special welcome to Tom Dale……Thank  you so much for sharing with us today Tom! 


  

Thank you Susan for making the cookies last Sunday for After Church Fellowship and to Donna R. for being our host.  Please plan to stay for a time of fellowship and cookies following the service.  

There will be NO Children’s Church today.  
Saturday, April 25, 2015

NEXT SUNDAY MAY 3: McDowells will be at CCC

Next Sunday we will have our May potluck with the clean up crew consisting of the DeJongs, Kennedy’s and Bud and Edith.  

Also…next Sunday our special guests will be Robert and Cindy McDowall from Jump Off Joe Lake.  Many of the church family have not had a chance to meet the McDowalls…our InFaith Missionaries,  whom we have supported for many years.  Plan to be here to meet them and to hear an update from the ministry in which they are involved (website:  InFaith.Org)
Thursday, April 23, 2015

FREE DOWNLOAD O F THE JESUS FILM

If you are interested in a free download of the Jesus Film please pick up an instruction card on the foyer table, or you can click this link:  The Jesus Film Project
Sunday, April 19, 2015

SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015: Annual business meeting

Welcome to our fellowship.  For those who are visiting…we will be conducting our annual church business meeting towards the end of the morning service.  You are welcome to stay for this part of the service.

After Church Fellowship is hosted  by Susan…and next Sunday’s host is Amber.  Thank you Marlene for hosting last Sunday’s fellowship.  



Julie has children’s Church today…thanks so much Amber for taking Children’s Church last Sunday.
Sunday, April 12, 2015

SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015: Bright Sunday

Welcome to Cedonia as we celebrate Bright Sunday!  Children’s Church today will be with MicheleAfter Church Fellowship will be hosted by Marlene.  Next week’s host will be Susan.  

Keeping up on a long standing tradition…
Theresa (Summerour) Cronin…blessed the church family with the gift of all the beautiful lilies.  They are ready to be adopted and those who have the first chance are all of our seniors…those folks who are over 80.  After they have had a chance to pick…the rest are first come first serve…but please make sure they all find a home.


Pastor and Julie are on a Spring Break trip.  Thanks so much Mike Y. for sharing today with your church family.  Thank you Harold and Darlene for opening and closing the church.  Pastor has a huge apology…due to his absence there are no “rewards” for those who wore appropriate clothing for Bright Sunday.  However, your participation is certainly appreciated!
Saturday, April 11, 2015

EASTER THANK YOU'S

A huge THANK YOU...
to all who took part in last Sunday’s Easter Celebration, to all who helped with set up and cleanup following the tremendous Easter Breakfast, (thanks for making French Toast Clayton) to those who helped with the Egg Hunt and to those who brought eggs!  

It was a WONDERFUL DAY!!!
Sunday, April 5, 2015

EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015

Welcome to Cedonia as we celebrate the RESURRECTION OF CHRIST!!!  A special program will take place today…thank you Mike Y. for heading this program and to all who are participating. 

No Children’s Church today.  

Next Sunday’s  host for After Church Fellowship will be Marlene.  Thanks Diane for hosting last week’s fellowship and…the cookies were great!  

Immediately following the morning service our Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place.  All children 12 years old and younger are eligible to hunt…Please meet with Doris in the library right after the service,  Thank you to all who donated eggs!  Please watch for little egg hunters as you exit the church.


Thank you to all who took part in the Easter breakfast!!  A special thank you to Liz, Vikki, and Deanne for decorating the tables and to Bob G. for making the crosses!  Also, thank you to all who brought food…and “cooked” during the breakfast as well as to those who helped with clean up.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

RECYCLING BOX UPDATE

The recycling box is now empty and ready to receive your aluminum cans.  There was a total of 111 lb of cans (that is a lot of cans), bringing in a total of $69+.  The $ from these cans went into the youth group fund.  Thanks so much for your donations!  

PLEASE REMEMBER: 
The recycle company does not want 
aluminum foil mixed in with the cans.   
Sunday, March 29, 2015

PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015

Welcome to worship service on this Palm Sunday morning. 
Today we will be taking part in communion. 

Linda has Children’s Church. 

Diane is our After Church Fellowship host.  Thank you Jan for the delicious cookies you baked for last Sunday’s fellowship.  
Saturday, March 28, 2015

NEXT SUNDAY: RESURRECTION SUNDAY


The Celebration of the Resurrection of Christ …April 5th.  

A potluck breakfast will begin at  9 am…clean up crew… volunteers.  Pancakes/waffle batter may be cooked here…please bring your griddle.  Please precook any meats.  Egg dishes, breakfast casseroles, potatoes, muffins, rolls, fruit, juice, milk etc are all welcome.  

There will be NO Sunday School but the breakfast will be followed by a special Easter Service beginning at 10:30.  (Thanks so much Mike Y. for heading this up)  

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place following the morning service.  Donations of eggs would be greatly appreciated! 
Friday, March 27, 2015

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY: Be part of our greeter team


We are STILL looking for 2 to 4 more folks to be part of rotating 2-person teams to assist with greeting folks as they come into the church each Sunday for worship.  Specifically, we would like this team to hand out cards to visitors who have never been to CCC or those who have not visited for quite some time.  


We already have someone who is willing to send a follow-up note thanking them for visiting (thanks Dee!


See pastor or Dee if you have any ??’s or are interested. 
Sunday, March 22, 2015

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015: Baby Dedication

Welcome to worship service this morning.   

Today is a special day here at Cedonia as we take part in the dedication of Cora Jean F. and Linnea Aliza T

Julie has Children’s Church today.

Jan is our After Church Fellowship host.

  Thank you Darlene for hosting last Sunday’s fellowship ( the cookies were GREAT).

Host for next Sunday will be Diane