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
Saturday, March 21, 2015

EASTER SUNDAY BREAKFAST

POTLUCK BREAKFAST on EASTER, April 5, with the clean up being volunteers.  The breakfast is potluck and will begin at 9 am. 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 (thanks so much Mike Y. for heading this up). 

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place following the morning service.  
Friday, March 20, 2015

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY: Be part of our greeter team


Thank you to Jim and Nancy for volunteering to assist with this new outreach.  We are 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. 
Thursday, March 19, 2015

2015 WORDS OF APPRECIATION TO OUR CHURCH FAMILY


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.     


Wednesday, March 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 ~
Elizabeth Camden, a research librarian, pens The Rose of Winslow Street, an easy read contrasting two very different families fighting over the same house.  Normally found in the fiction section …today it 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.

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.

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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

CATCH-ALL TABLE AND OTHER LEFT-BEHIND ITEMS

                                 


 There items on the “Catch All” Table for: 
Fred, Donna S., Susan, and Horlachers.

Also, there is a black umbrella left from Mel’s service on the “CA” table and downstairs there are several items such as bowls, crock pots, etc. left from Mel’s dinner.
 






Sunday, March 15, 2015

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015: Children's Church today


Welcome to worship service this morning.  

Linda has Children’s Church.

Darlene is our After Church Fellowship host.  

Thank you Yvonne for hosting last Sunday (outstanding cookies) 

Host for the 22nd will be Jan.
Friday, March 13, 2015

FROM LILLIE AND FAMILY TO THE CHURCH

                                   From Lillie and her family……..

    We can not begin to thank the church family enough for the outpouring of love to us during this time of Mel’s Homegoing.  Your visits, cards, calls, flowers, memorial donations, assistance with the service and dinner are all sincerely  appreciated!  The Lord Bless you greatly for your kindness!
Sunday, March 8, 2015

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015: Childrens Church today

Welcome toservice this morning.


Linda has Children’s Church.  

Welcome back Ron and Jan!  Jan is our After Church Fellowship host.  Host for March 15...Darlene.



Gideon speaker Mel Stafford had a very enjoyable presentation last Sunday.  Thank you to all who gave towards this ministry ($470 plus).  If you were not here last Sunday or were not prepared to give, you may do so today by folding your bills/checks lengthwise and placing them in to today’s offering.

Thank you to the Grables, R. Dashiells and Gowers for the great job of cleanup at last Sunday's potluck...and thank you to those who also assisted them. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

MARCH 1, 2015: Gideons presentation today

Welcome to our worship service this first Sunday of March.  

A special WELCOME to Melvin and Connie Stafford who are with us from the Colville area representing the Gideon’s.  Thank you for sharing with us Mel.  As in the past if you would like to bless this ministry with a gift…please fold any bills and or checks lengthwise and place them with the regular offering.  If you were not prepared to give today, next Sunday will work as well.  Thank you to the church family for your faithful giving to the Gideon’s.  


Also today is potluck Sunday…(forgive pastor for failing to place a notice in last Sunday’s bulletin thus giving the “clean up crew” a very short notice…the Gowers, R. Dashiell’s, and Grables).  If any of these folks are not in attendance…volunteers are welcome!   


No Children’s Church today. 


Thank you Donna for hosting last Sunday’s After Church Fellowship.  Next Sunday’s host will be Jan H.

Friday, February 27, 2015

YOUTH GROUP ALUMINUM RECYCLING BOX FULL!

The Youth Group aluminum recycling box is presently full and closed.  Please bear with us until we can make a trip to recycling.  Thank you. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2015: Memorial service today for Roy E

Welcome to our worship service this last Sunday of February.  Communion will not be served today but will take place next Sunday.  

Please note, you will find church directories and prayer calendars on the foyer table.  

Please plan to stay for After Church Fellowship, hosted by Donna R. Thank you Sonya  for the delicious cookies you made for last Sunday.  

Linda has Children’s Church today.   

A Memorial Service for former community member, Roy E. will take place at 1 pm.  With a potluck dinner to follow.  A special welcome to those in attendance who have come to remember Roy.

Summit Valley Church has invited us to a night of music and “cowboy lore” starting at 6:30 pm…THIS EVENING.  Blayne McCoy, a frequent guest at area “Cowboy Churches,” will be sharing.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2015: Church Directories & Prayer Calendars

Welcome to our worship service this morning.  Please plan to stay for After-Church Fellowship, hosted by Sonya. Thank you Shari for the delicious cookies you made for last Sunday. Next Sunday’s host will be Donna R.  

You will find church directories and prayer calendars on the foyer table.  Thank so much Jenni for all of your work getting these out to the church family this year!

Julie has Children’s Church today.  

UPDATE ON THE AUDIOVISUAL PROJECT:  A HUGE word of appreciation is in order to Harold, Fred, Tyson, Loretta, and Jenni for all the time you gave this week/week-end in helping with installation of the new audiovisual system as well as the time you gave for the training session and working with it on Saturday.  The system is basically in but the desk (and set up in that area) are temporary.  Please bear with us as our sound folks become more familiar with the system and make adjustments.  Also…to those who normally sit in the back row we are sincerely sorry you have had your Sunday seating arrangement altered!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2015: AV Project

Welcome to our worship service this morning.  Please plan to stay for After Church Fellowship, hosted by Sharilyn.  Next Sunday’s host will be Sonya.  


The AV project will begin tomorrow.  Please bear with us for the next two weeks, as some things might be in a bit of disarray.  The pastor would sure appreciate some muscle in moving some items to the museum following After Church Fellowship.  Thanks ahead of time for your assistance!

Julie has Children’s Church today.  




If you missed the sign in the foyer…you will need a pen/pencil and a handout for today’s message.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015: Potluck today

Welcome to our worship service this morning.  Please plan to stay for potluck dinner and fellowship following the morning service (the clean up crew will be Lee, Becky, Fred, Loretta, Sonya, and Betty). 

Remember…no Children’s Church on Potluck Sundays.  

Thanks Joyce for the delicious cookies you baked for last Sunday’s after-church fellowship.  Next Sunday’s host will be Sharilyn.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

SUNDAY JANUARY 25, 2015: Communion

Welcome to our worship service this morning.  Today we will be sharing in communion.  


Following the service please plan to stay for a time of refreshments and fellowship.  Our host today is Joyce and next week’s host will be Sharilyn.  Thank you Amber for hosting last Sunday’s fellowship time!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

WELCOME TO A FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENT FROM ITALY

A sincere CCC welcome to Luigi Cavelli from Italy.  Dave and Gail will be hosting Luigi as a foreign exchange student at Columbia for the remaining school year.  It is great to have you with us.  

Luigi was an “honorary member” of the Brighter Side of 50 group this past Friday.  Thanks to all who came to Brighter Side and to Dee for the delicious ham Florentine!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015

Welcome to our worship service this morning.  Please plan to stay for a time of refreshments and fellowship following church.  Our host today is Amber and next week’s host will be Joyce.  Thank you Susan for hosting last Sunday’s fellowship time!

If you have not seen the directory information that has been passed around the past two weeks and you would like to be on the 2015 Church Directory… please let Jenni or pastor know.  If you have any changes/updates…there are forms on the foyer table.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2015: Updating church directory

We welcome you on this winter morning. 

We are in the process of updating our church directory...thank you for responding to the form that is going around today. 
Thursday, January 8, 2015

AWANA SNACK COORDINATORS 2015

Thank you Amy for signing up to be our first AWANA Snack Coordinator for 2015.  Thank you as well to the other nine ladies who signed up to help.  

The following dates are still available:  2/23, 3/9, 4/27, 5/11, and 5/18.  Please see the Sign-Up Sheet on the foyer table if you are interested.  Thank you so much!!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2015: John and Rachel Hiskey here

Welcome to our fellowship this morning as we begin a brand new year!  Today we will be hearing from John and Rachel who will be heading back to Africa this coming week.  

Plan to stay for a potluck dinner and a chance to say good bye to them.  The clean up crew will be Harold, Darlene, Wilma, Jen, Jim and Donna. 

Julie has Children’s Church.  

We will soon update our church directory...thank you for responding to the form that is going around today, as well as the AWANA Snack Coordinator Sign-up Sheet.

Friday, January 2, 2015

CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR THE CHURCH FAMILY: Last chance to read 1/4/15


LAST CHANCE to read the cards and letters posted on the “Church Card Board.”  Check out the cards on the foyer table near the entry for possible cards for you.  For those who have cards on the table for the Dutra’s and Prices, they will not be back with us for several months as they have gone south for the winter.  




And…there are calendars for the church family near the card display from the Erickson’s.  


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

LIBRARY NEWS: BOOKS 2015



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.”


QUESTION:  WHAT ABOUT CHECKING OUT THE
FEATURED ITEM OF THE WEEK?
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!


~ ATTENTION PARENTS OF PRIMARY READERS ~
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.  

~ NEWEST REVIEW ~

To add to the enjoyment of the Christmas season check out the Christmas books and DVD’s that are all located on the Christmas shelf (look for the Christmas garland) and available for check-out.  New to our library is the book A Log Cabin Collection.  In this collection of nine Christmas romances, readers will relive a pioneer Christmas with all its challenges and delights as penned by some of Christian fiction‘s bestselling authors.  Among them Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jane Kirkpatrick, Liz Tolsma, and Erica Vetsch.  Also new this year is  Julie Cannon's I'll Be Home For Christmas.  And…be sure and check out The Star of Bethlehem  DVD… great to see over and over every year.

  ~ READERS OF THE YEAR (2014) ~ 

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



LIST ALPHABETIZED BY AUTHOR