Sunday, April 20, 2014


Good morning to each of you on this Resurrection Sunday!  A warm welcome to those who are visiting.  We hope you enjoy the special music today as we celebrate a “Risen Savior!”  

There will be no children’s church today.  

Following the morning service we will hold our annual Easter Egg Hunt (open to all those who are 12 and younger).  Parents…please direct your young folks to the library for instructions following the morning service.  

As you leave the parking lot today…watch for Easter Egg Hunters.

All of the beautiful Easter Lilies are a gift from Teresa, Dennis, and Marvin (Summerour) Cronin from Spokane.  There is a card from them at the library display area.  The Cronin’s are relatives to the Walkers, Sampsons, and Dashiells.

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Wednesday, April 23 (beginning at 5:30 p.m. ) the CCC Youth Group and the Youth from West End Assembly will team up to sponsor Teen Challenge from Spokane.  

There will be pizza and ice cream as well as inspirational talks from the TC folks.  ALL junior high and high school students are invited. 

Friday, April 18, 2014


On the library bulletin board you will find the following items…

A wedding invitation to the church from Wayne C. and Allison Nieuwenhuis.

A baby announcement to the church family from Robert Clayton Anderson (and his parents…Aaron and Jordan Anderson).

A program from the recent wedding of Lisa Dale and Ryan Mandeville.

Thursday, April 17, 2014


If you can not find a book you want, it may be checked out.
See NevaJean and she will put a hold on it for you.

Message from our Librarian NevaJean:  "Recently there was a question on how to find a non-fiction book when only the author is known and not the title or subject. Answer: Look in the white notebook labeled LIBRARY CATALOG laying in its side on a non-fiction shelf. The catalog lists all the non-fiction authors (last name first- ABC order) and the Book Titles and the subject where they are shelved. There are separate tabs for lists of fiction and children’s books etc.”

Check out the "Featured Library Item of the Week" placard
(thank you NevaJean). Also in this area of the library you will find a new “Outreach Ministries” display. Thank you so much Jenni and Wilma for the beautiful job you did on this important aspect of CCC. On the counter to the right of the display, you will find current newsletters of the various outreach ministries of the church.

Note: For a full list of previously reviewed books
 in 2011, 2012 and 2013,
see "pages pages pages"
on the upper right of the blog for that year's books
 alphabetized by author name.

BOOKS 2014 BOOKS 2014 BOOKS 2014

 Some reference books have been added to our library: Halley’s Bible Handbook, The Bible Almanac, Family Encyclopedia of the Bible, Great People of the Bible and How They Lived, Jesus and His Times, Today’s Dictionary of the Bible, Then Sings My Soul, Meet the Bible, Webster’s Dictionary and even a Bible or two. You will find these items on the bottom shelf on the non-fiction side of the library. “The Bible is the most priceless possession of the human race.”

A question recently came up as to whether it is OK to check out the book(s) that happen to be the Featured Library Item of the Week and the answer is a definite yes!  Feel free to take it on that very Sunday.  Thank you to all of our library users for your dedication to the wonderful world of reading!

Primary readers can choose from 35 soft-cover Arch book selections located in the green bucket on the bottom shelf in the Children’s Section of the library.  Practice reading the familiar Bible Stories or enjoy sharing the colorful pictures with a younger brother or sister and tell them the story. GRANDPARENTS…check these books out and have them on hand when the grandkids  (and great-grand kids) come for a visit.  

Consider adding to the Resurrection Celebration by choosing a book or DVD from the "Easter Selection" on the foyer table.  Perhaps the devotional book Breakfast With Jesus by Laurie might be of interest or choose Desire of Ages by White.  Enjoy Philip Yancey's What's so Amazing About Grace,  Max Lucado’s Six Hours One Friday, or The Six Miracles of Calvary (from our Doctrine section).  The Passion of the Christ DVD and various children's Easter DVD's are also available for check-out. They are our Featured Library Items of the Month.

From Neva Jean...  "Our Readers of the Year are Yvonne Gower and Don Dale who averaged over a book a week…Wow!  In 2013 there were 288 items checked out compared to 179 in 2013.  If you had a favorite book you read last year, please tell us about it to recommend it for others.  Keep reading!!"   

From the “church family readers”…thanks so much NevaJean for all the work you put into the library.


Barton, Janet L. (New Mexico)
Dream with this Christian romance.  Found in Christian Fiction. 

Barton, Janet L. (New Mexico Weddings)
Another from author Janet Barton.  Found in Christian Fiction.

Blosser, Don; Dailey, Timothy J; Peterson, Randy; Green, Dietrich:  (Jesus, His Life and Times)
This beautiful book has been added to the Reference Section and is placed on the narrow shelf above the other reference materials. Don Blosser, PhD, Timothy J Dailey, PhD, Randy Peterson, and Dietrich Green have all contributed to this balanced, non-technical, well-illustrated volume.  Check out this book, enjoy the pictures and paintings and deepened your understanding of who Jesus is.  Thank you Judy for donating this great book to our library.  Found in Reference section.

Boeshaar, Andres (Wisconsin Weddings)
Christian romance.  Found in Christian Fiction.

Brokaw, Tom (The Greatest Generation Speaks [large print])
Tom wrote The Greatest Generation about the men and women who came out of the depression, who won great victories and made lasting sacrifices in World War II and then returned home to begin building a better world.  Brokaw writes “I felt this tribute was long overdue but I was not prepared for the avalanche of letters and responses touched off by the book.”  The Greatest Generation Speaks (large print) contains these letters and reflections in response to Brokaw’s first book.  Found in Biography and Inspiring Stories.

 Collins, Ace  (Farraday Road
“A quiet evening ends in murder on a muddy mountain road.”  Master storyteller Ace Collins writes Farraday Road, a Lije Evans mystery. Found in Christian Fiction Suspense. 

Collins, Ace (Swope's Ridge)
“Could a sleepy hillside in Arkansas be the axis of international terror?”  Read Collins second Lije Evans mystery Swope’s Ridge. Found in Christian Fiction Suspense.   

Cox, Carol (Arizona Brides)
Christian romance.  Found in Christian Fiction. 

Devine, Hickey, Leach and Peck (Threads of Love)
Christian romance.  Found in Christian Fiction.

Hunter, Denise (Kansas Bride)
Christian romance.  Found in Christian Fiction.

Mills,  DiAnn (Texas Charm)
Christian romance.  Found in Christian Fiction 

Neale, Michael (The River)
This first time author spins a beautiful story about a ribbon of white frothy water carving its way through steep canyons high in the Colorado Rockies.  Catch the subtle clues between experiencing the river and living a life of freedom and adventure with Christ as a guide.

Peterson, Tracie  (Yukon Quest Series:  Treasures of the North, Ashes and Ice, and Rivers of Gold) 
“Dreams of gold and the promise of a new tomorrow beckon to the Land of the Midnight Sun”  (Book 1)  “The journey would test their strength and their will to persevere.”  (Book 2)  “The land was bursting with promise for those who could survive its challenges.” (Book 3)  Historical fiction writer Tracie Peterson gives readers a firsthand look into the lives of gold seekers in this series. 

Wilkinson, Bruce  (The Dream Giver)
Are you living your dream…or just living your life?  Welcome to a little story about a very big idea.  This compelling modern day parable tells the story of Ordinary, who dares to leave the Land of Familiar to pursue his Big Dream.  Read Bruce Wilkinson’s The Dream Giver and begin your journey.  Found in the non-fiction Life Skills, Christian Living section.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014



 There are items on the catch-all table for:
Hilda, Dee and Susan.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014: Children's church today

Welcome on this Palm Sunday.  
After church “fellowship snacks” have been provided by Sharilyn.   
Julie will have children’s church today.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Our Annual Easter breakfast will start next Sunday at 9 a.m,
to follow at 10:30 a.m. (no Sunday School)

We serve potluck style for breakfast.  Bring enough for your family and a bit extra.  Any meats (bacon, ham, sausage, etc) should be precooked.  You can also bring egg dishes, cinnamon rolls, muffins, fruit, juice, etc.  Pancake/waffle batter may be cooked here….please bring a griddle.  

You won’t want to miss the worship service with 
lots of special music.

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place following the morning worship service for all folks age 12 and younger.  Thank you Liz for your donation of eggs.  And to the dear soul who brought the chocolate eggs…thank you!!  Anyone else who would like to donate…more would be greatly appreciated.  


A sincere word of appreciation to Dee for heading the first litter pick up of 2014 and to her crew…Ron, Jan, Jim H., Dave L. and Gail. May you be blessed for your time and labor.  

Let Dee know if you might be able to help with future pick ups…we have three more.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Jim Schilke, a resident of the Enterprise area, is conducting a Community Survey regarding proposed community services.  You will find copies of the survey on the foyer table.  If you would like to fill one out and leave it on the table…they will be turned into Mr. Schilke.  Names are not required.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


April 13, 2014
Thank you so much to all who assisted with Iver Burke's Memorial service as well as the dinner.  To all who brought food, it was very much appreciated. 

A sincere word of appreciation to Dee for heading the first litter pick up of 2014 and to her crew...Ron, Jan, Jim H., Dave L., and Gail.  May you be blessed for your time and labor. 

March 16, 2014
Thank you Betty, Julie P., and Doris for your recent donation of plastic eggs.  Some were used for the Youth Group “Lock In” and the rest will be used for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on the 20th. Anyone who would like to donate eggs (with or without candy) are more than welcome to do so.  Your help in this area is much appreciated!!

March 9, 2014
Thank you Mike S. for again plowing out the road and parking lot this past week.   It is hard to believe how snowy it was just a few days ago!

March 2, 2014
Thank you, Mike S., for plowing out the road and parking lot this past week. 

February 23, 2014
Words of thanks go out to Harold for picking up and placing the new driveway “markers” at the entrance to the church grounds. They will especially help on those dark, foggy nights.

Thank you to each of you who helped with opening and closing the building last Sunday as well as getting the coffee ready, turning the lights on  etc.   Thank you as well to all who supported the Gideon ministry with your gifts.

February 16, 2014
Thank you to all who stayed for the potluck last Sunday, brought the delicious dishes and spent some time with our guests from Korea.  A BIG thank you to the clean up crew for the great job you did!  

February 9, 2014
Thank you very much Dave L. for recently plowing the church lot and driveways!

January 26, 2014
A big THANK YOU to all who came to the Brighter Side of 50. Thanks so much Dee for the delicious meal and for your assistance as well Susan.  And…a sincere word of appreciation to all who helped with clean up.  It was a fun afternoon!

January 19, 2014
Thank you Harold and Darlene for the shopping you did for the church this past week.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014: Childrens Church today

Welcome to our fellowship this morning.  After church “fellowship snacks” have been provided by Susan.  Next Sunday’s treats will be compliments of Sherilyn.  

Hopefully you have not been caught off guard with there being NO potluck today.  This is due to the Easter Breakfast that will take place on the 20th.  The clean up crew at that time will be on a volunteer basis.  

Julie will have children’s church today.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014: Children's church today

Welcome on the last Sunday of March.  
Today we will be sharing in Communion.  

Please remember there will be NO potluck next Sunday due to the Easter Breakfast on the 20th.  The clean up crew at that time will be on a volunteer basis.  

There will be children's church today...thanks Linda.

Today’s after church “Fellowship Snacks” have been provided by by Neva Jean (thanks Neva).  Next Sunday's treats compliments of Susan.

Friday, March 28, 2014


Thank you Betty, Julie P., and Doris for your recent donation of plastic eggs.  Some were used for the Youth Group “Lock In” and the rest will be used for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on the 20th. Anyone who would like to donate eggs (with or without candy) are more than welcome to do so.  Your help in this area is much appreciated!!
Sunday, March 23, 2014

SUNDAY MARCH 23, 2014: Children's church today

There will be children's church today...thanks Diana D.!

Today’s after church “Fellowship Snacks” have been provided by Joyce  (thanks so much).  

Saturday, March 22, 2014


Thank you to all who attended the Brighter Side of 50. Thank you Dave L. for heading this event and to Dee for the delicious Irish Stew lunch!  

From Dee… “A special thank you to Susan, Jan, and Gail for all of your tremendous assistance with Friday’s dinner and thank you as well to those of you who volunteered to help. Maybe I will take you up on your offer to help at the April BS of 50.” 

Friday, March 21, 2014


A lot took place here at Cedonia this past week.  New windows were installed in the basement and upstairs bathrooms.  The coat rack is once again back on the basement wall; a new mirror in the nursery bathroom; electrical work completed;  much of the kitchen re-organized,  drawers lined, and the ovens cleaned…plus some other odds and ends jobs…  Thank you Fred for all the “pre work” regarding the windows and to the crew……..Jim R., Ron, Bob G., Yvonne, Fred, Ray, Harold, Tyson, and pastor for putting in a full day last Wednesday!  Your “ministry of help” is certainly appreciated! 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

SUNDAY MARCH 16, 2014: Children's church today, Easter eggs

There will be children's church today...thanks Diana D.!

It is not too early to think about possibly assisting the church with the annual Easter Egg hunt.  Donations of eggs (at this time…plastic of course) and candy are greatly appreciated!!  Once we arrive at Easter Sunday…real decorated eggs are more than welcome!

Saturday, March 15, 2014


At the library display area you will find a recent newsletter from Brenda Gilfillen (Glli in Guinea Bissau) with an interesting (if not sad) update regarding the status of children in Guinea Bissau.  Also you will find a recent newsletter from Eagle Summit Ministry (George Hippe).  

Friday, March 14, 2014


At the library bulletin board you will find a card to the church from the family of Carol Mawdsley.

Monday, March 10, 2014

REMINDER THIS THURSDAY: Washington State Dept of Ecology BioChar 2nd meeting on March 13

The second of two public meetings funded by a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology will take place here at the church on the 13th of March…7 to 8:30 pm.  

The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public of the opportunity to convert agriculture and forest waste products into what is known as “Biochar.”  

There are some brochures and a poster with additional info on the foyer table.  It is free to the public and refreshments will be served.

The attendance at last Thursday’s meeting was low but it was a very interesting time of lecture and questions and answers.

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Welcome to our fellowship this morning.  A special word of welcome if you are visiting.  Thank you Ray, Susan, Bob G., and Yvonne (as well as those who also gave assistance) for the great job of clean-up last Sunday.  
Sunday, March 2, 2014

SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014: Monthly potluck

Welcome on this first Sunday of March.  Today we will enjoy a time of food and fellowship following the service.  Clean up will be…Ray, Susan, Bob G., Yvonne, Brad and Patty.  


Friday, February 28, 2014


Paulette’s address:
  St Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute
  711 South Cowley St
  Spokane, WA 99202      
  ATTN:  Paulette Goodwin   (she in now in room 110)

Iver continues to recover from pneumonia.  If you would like to bless him and Diana with a card…here is his address:

Iver Burke
  Oak Park Health Care Center
  9166 Tujunga Canyon Blvd.
  Tujunga, CA 91042

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


There is a very nice card from the Wakefield’s to the 
Brighter Side of 50 group on the library bulletin board.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2014: Communion

Welcome on this last Sunday of February.  
Today we will be sharing in communion.
Saturday, February 22, 2014


With the arrival of calving season the pastor’s schedule will vary from his routine for at least the next six weeks.  He will often arrive later than the usual 7:30/7:40 a.m. (M-F) arrival time and some times he will have to leave before his scheduled 5 p.m. departure.  If you leave a phone message…he promises to get back to you as soon as he can.  Your extension of “grace” is very much appreciated!

Friday, February 21, 2014


Parents and kids………several new activity books are now available in the church library for those children who stay in the sanctuary during the sermon time and for Potluck Sundays…when there is no Children’s Church.  

You will find them on the bottom shelf of the Children’s library.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2014: Gideons

Welcome to each of you this morning and a special CCC welcome to Larry and Donna Boggs who are with us from the Gideons. Pastor Ed and Julie are visiting their niece Tanya’s church in the Spokane Valley today.  

During offering time please fold bills and checks that you wish to go towards the Gideon ministry “length wise” to indicate they are designated for this ministry.  Thank you in advance for your faithful giving!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Family with some needs

A family (who has recently moved into the trailer court in Hunters) is in desperate need of beds, other household furniture as well as kitchen utensils, bedding, and towels.  Please call Bob Rae (722-3026) or pastor Ed if you can lend any assistance.

Friday, February 14, 2014

BLESSING OPPORTUNITY: Cards for Paulette and Willis

Perhaps you  might consider (if you have not already done so) taking the time to bless Paulette and Willis with a card.  Her address is: 

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute
Attn: Paulette Goodwin
711 South Cowley St 
Spokane, WA 99202

(she is now in room 110)  


Thursday, February 13, 2014


The church family has received an invitation to 
Lisa Dale and Ryan Mandeville’s wedding.  
You will find it on the library bulletin board.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014: Potluck and special guests from Korea

Welcome on this second Sunday of February.  Today is potluck Sunday…if you came unprepared…please consider staying regardless…as there is always plenty.  

Today we are especially happy to have with us our SPECIAL GUESTS FROM KOREA!  WELCOME and we would like you to be the first in line for our dinner.  

Today’s clean up crew will consist of Lee, Becky, Fred, Loretta, Sonya, and Betty.  

Notice…there will be NO Children’s Church today.  Activity sheets are available for young folks on the bottom shelf of the children’s library.