Sunday, May 1, 2016

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016: Potluck today followed by birthday celebration

Good morning and happy “May Day” to each of you.  

Plan to stay for a time of fellowship and good food with potluck taking place immediately following the service. 

Towards the end of dinner we will celebrate Shirley D’s 80th birthday with cake and a short program. Clean-up crew for the day will be the Gowers, DeJongs, and Sonya.  

No Children’s Church today. 

Thank you Marlene for hosting last Sunday’s After Church Fellowship.  
Saturday, April 30, 2016


Heading to Spokane this week (Costco in particular)?   
If you can help pastor out…
he has a list and would sure appreciate your assistance.
Friday, April 29, 2016


Wes and LeeAnn Reed

 May 1, 2016:  Check out the latest newsletter from Wes and LeeAnn in the missions file outreach folder in the library. 
Thursday, April 28, 2016


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. 

Wednesday, April 27, 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 your work you do in  keeping our library up to date.  


Are you a fan or a follower?  This non-fiction book can be read personally or with a group.  Not a Fan, written by Kyle Idleman challenges you to consider what a follower of Jesus really is.  This book will be placed in the Bible Study section but today it is on display as 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.

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.

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.

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.

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). Find in Fiction.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Items on the Catch-All Table for:
Marlene, Mike Y, Dee, Ron and Jan
Sunday, April 24, 2016

SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016: Communion today plus Annual Business Meeting

Good morning to each of you on this last Sunday of April. Today is Communion Sunday as well as our Annual Business Meeting. We hope that each of you will take the time to stay for the meeting and election. 

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

Amy has Children’s Church. 
Saturday, April 23, 2016


A community Health Needs Assessment meeting will be held Wednesday, April 27, from noon to two p.m. at Columbia School.  Refreshments will be provided.  

This meeting will assist Eastern WA University, the Empire Health Foundation, NE Tri-County Health, and Providence-Mt Carmel/St Josephs Hospitals in identifying health care gaps that exist in Stevens County...especially in rural, low-income areas.  For more information see the flyer on the foyer table. 
Sunday, April 17, 2016

SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016: Children's Church today

Good morning to each of you! 

Plan to stay for a time of fellowship following the service with Joyce as your host. Thank you, Jan, for hosting last week’s fellowship. 

Sonya has Children’s Church this morning.
Saturday, April 16, 2016


Very sincere condolences are extended to you Roy and your family with Diane’s passing on Monday, April 4. We also thank the Lord along with you knowing she is with HIM!! Diane was such a blessing to her family, this church fellowship, and the community! We will miss her very much. 

Very sincere words of appreciation go out to the church family for all the support you have shown towards Roy during this time of Diane’s passing. To all who helped with her service, picked up supplies, brought food, helped in setting up and clean up, to those who helped in the kitchen and to those who came to her service…your kindness is appreciated!
Thursday, April 14, 2016


Attention all those who work in Children’s Church…please pick up the new schedule on the foyer table and let pastor know if you might have any conflicts. To the rest of the church family….if you would like to join in this ministry…we can always work you into the schedule. 
Sunday, April 10, 2016

SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2016

A warm welcome to each of you this morning. 

Plan to stay for a time of fellowship following the service with Jan as your host. 

Shelbee has Children’s Church this morning. 
Friday, April 8, 2016

FIRST LITTER PICKUP OF 2016: More volunteers needed

Our first litter pickup of the year will take place this Tuesday, the 12th beginning at 9 am. We are in need of at least two more volunteers to help Dee, Jim H. and pastor. 
Sunday, April 3, 2016


Welcome to everyone on this Communion Sunday as well as…Bright Sunday!! Thank you to all who participated by wearing your “bright outfits” …you look great! 

Plan to stay for After Church Fellowship with Diane as our host.

Today we would like to invite all those 70 and above  to “adopt” a lily. Once these folks have had a chance to pick…the rest of the church family may take one. 
Sunday, March 27, 2016


Welcome to everyone on this Easter Sunday!  May you be blessed by the special program planned this morning to celebrate the resurrection of Christ.  

A very sincere word of appreciation goes out to all who brought food for the Annual Easter Breakfast and to those who assisted with clean-up.  A SPECIAL word of “thank you” to Liz and Vikki for the beautiful job you did in decorating for the Easter Breakfast!!  And to Ed K. … thank you for all the “over and above” work you did this past week to get things ready for Easter!

All of the beautiful Easter Lilies are a gift to the church from Theresa, Dennis, and Marvin Cronin (Mildred Dashiell Ellsworth’s granddaughter).  Please see Theresa’s card on the foyer table.

Immediately following the service all kids ages 12 and under are invited to participate in our Annual Easter Egg hunt.  Please meet in the library to get organized and to everyone else, be sure to watch for “egg hunters” as you drive from the parking lot. Thank you to all who donated eggs, candy, and a special word of thanks to Julie P. and Ed K. for their monetary donations.  

Thank you Darlene for being our host for last Sunday’s After Church Fellowship.   There is no host scheduled for next Sunday.  

There will be no Children’s Church today.    
Saturday, March 26, 2016


Recent newsletters and correspondence can be found on the foyer table from: 

Brenda Gilfillin "Gilli"-- read her latest newsletter regarding the 
Nutrition Center in Guinea Bissau 

Yarnell's--read a "thank you" card and picture of Clarence.

Lamm's--Easter card to the church family.

John and Rachel Hiskey

George and Diane Hippe

Sunday, March 20, 2016


Welcome on this first day of spring and 
the Celebration of Palm Sunday.   

Please plan to stay for a time of fellowship following the morning service with Darlene as your host.  
Thank you Yvonne for being our host last week.  

Linda has Children’s Church today.   

Saturday, March 19, 2016


Please plan to attend Easter Service here at Cedonia on March 27.  

Potluck breakfast will begin at 9 am.  Please precook any breakfast meats…pancake/waffle batter may be cooked here.  Egg dishes, breakfast casseroles, potatoes, muffins, rolls, fruit, juice, and milk are all welcome.  

Easter Service will begin at 10:30 with special music and a time of celebration.  

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place following the service.  Donations of eggs are always welcome.  

And…Dee reminds those women who would like to participate… be sure to wear your Easter Bonnet!

There will be no Sunday School or Children's Church on Easter Sunday.
Sunday, March 13, 2016

SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016: Gideon's presentation today

Good morning to each of you 
and a very special welcome to 
Bill and Becky Strite 
who are here representing the Gideon’s.  
If you would like to support this organization….please fold bills/checks in half (length ways) and place in the offering plates.  Thank you in advance for your faithful giving to this tremendous ministry.  

Be sure to check out the beautiful Easter bulletin board display in the library.  Thanks so much Joyce!

Be sure to stay for a time of fellowship following the service
 with Yvonne as our host.  

Shelbee has Children’s Church today.    
Sunday, March 6, 2016

SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016: Pastor Alex today

Good morning to each of you and a very special welcome to Pastor Alex.  Thank you Alex for sharing with us this morning.  

Be sure to stay for a time of fellowship and potluck dinner following the service.  Clean up crew will be Jim, Donna, Ray, Susan, and Betty.  

Thank you very much Donna for hosting last Sunday’s After Church Fellowship.  

No Children’s Church today.   

Sunday, February 28, 2016

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2016: Communion today

Welcome on this last Sunday of February.  Today we will be sharing in communion.  

Donna has After Church Fellowship…thank you Sonya for the great “fudge” and lemon cupcakes you made for last Sunday! Delicious!  

Becky has Children’s Church today.    
Saturday, February 27, 2016


To the folks who left the LED lights and Graham crackers/chocolate bars on the pastor’s desk…please see him. 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2016: Children's Church today

Welcome on this spring-like Sunday. 

Sonya is our host for After Church Fellowship.
Thank you Sharilyn for hosting last Sunday.  

Brad has Children’s Church today.