Sunday, April 23, 2017

SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017: Bright Sunday

Good Morning!  If you are visiting and are wondering about all the “bright outfits” …it is officially “Bright Sunday.”  You will hear more about this later on in the service.  

Please consider taking an Easter lily home with you.  All parishioners 80 years young and above have first choice…then they are up for grabs….Please leave the two in the foyer for Theresa Summerour Cronin’s parents' graves.  She and her husband donated all the lilies to the church, as they have done in past years!   

A tentative Children’s Church schedule is on the foyer table.  All CC workers…please check the schedule to see if the dates work for you.   

Immediately following the morning worship service, After Church Fellowship will take place with Marlene as your host.  

Julie has Children’s Church today.   

Saturday, April 22, 2017


We need four muscular folks to carry the “snow box” at the old entrance to the church to the north side of the lawnmower shed.  Thanks much!!!!!   


For those of you who know Chuck K. (he used to help us with AWANA)…he recently had heart surgery and Brenda H. is attempting to organize meals for him.  If you would like to help, please contact Brenda. 

Friday, April 21, 2017


Pastor is attending the National Police/Fire Chaplain Academy in Spokane all this week.  Unfortunately he has to leave soon after the service today to make the first class. 

If you have a nomination to share with Pastor Ed while he is gone…please call his home number and leave a message.  Julie will be sure to pass the information on to Ed. 


Featured this week is another devotional book by Judy Gordon MorrowThe Listening Heart, Hearing God in Prayer. Judy will be the speaker in August for a women's event at our church. Discover the more that God offers you daily as you read this devotional. Described as “haunting devotional...strangely affecting, an approach that perhaps wouldn't be advised and might even be discouraged, yet somehow works in a wholly refreshing and unexpected way” by reviewer Jerry Jenkins.
Happy Spring!
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Please note:  All 2017 books alphabetized by author are found in a 01/01/2017 entry.

Please note: There are two new sections in the library: a section for Mitford Series books by Jan Karon (at the current time, in the Non-fiction area) and New Books, right by the checkout card file. The new books will be left there for at least a week, so that you can glance over them and check them out.
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Statistics from 2016: Yvonne G. was the most prolific reader with 27 checkouts to her name. There were 141 items checked out from the library this year – this is down quite a bit from previous years, but some items that were returned were not on cards, so the number may have been more than that.
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Please, when checking out items, make up a new card for 2017 and follow the example in front of the blank cards (front of file box). That will help with keeping track of library items. Thank you! 

Also, if you are looking for something, please ask and we can help get it into the library for you and others.

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Thank you Lana for joining Dee in helping with communion set up/clean up.  We are hoping for one to two more to join the team…please see Dee. 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017


April 23, 2017
Thank you so much Jim R., Becky, Lee and Jacque (Dee’s daughter) for joining Dee and Pastor for the first litter pickup of the year!  Thanks Dee for the doughnuts!!   

April 16, 2017
--------Thank you so much to all who brought food to the Easter Breakfast. Thank you as well to Liz, Noreen, Vikki, Deanne and Craig for decorating the fellowship room. Appreciation also goes out to all who assisted with set up and clean up. And…to those who helped with the egg hunt, to everyone who brought candy and eggs, and to the Youth Group for “stuffing” the eggs.
--------Thank you Dee for volunteering to help with communion…we are looking for one to two more folks to help her.
--------Thank you Mike D. for picking up where you left off by taking on the first mowing of the year!
--------Thank you Amber for the tremendous treats for last Monday’s AWANA meeting! Your time and efforts that you put into making them and the special Easter “containers” certainly was appreciated! What a hit!! (Thanks, as well, to Mike, Trey, and Dylan for your assistance) Check out just one of her “designs” for containers on the foyer table. 

March 26, 2017
Thank you so much to all who attended the Brighter Side of 50. Thanks so much Dee for the delicious “Irish” lunch, to Susan for the wonderful soda raisin bread, and Betty for the donation for door prizes. A special word of appreciation to Dave L. for all your time in preparing for your GREAT devotion and the activities for the day.

March 19, 2017

Thanks so much Dave and Gail for picking up church supplies at Costco this past week and to Gail for the DELICIOUS cookies you baked for the church board meeting.

March 12, 2017

Thank you to all who assisted the Dashiells and Ericksons with potluck clean-up last Sunday.

February 26, 2017

Thank you Dee, Donna R., Janet, Lillie and Gail for all the delicious food you provided for the Brighter Side of 50 last Friday.  Thanks as well, to all who assisted with clean-up and to Betty and Yvonne for the donations towards door prizes!  

Michele, Doris, Ed and the Youth Group extend a special “Thank You” to Shelbee for the tremendous message and power point presentation you gave to the Youth Group last Wednesday.  All of the time you put into this lesson and message was sure appreciated.  Thank you for the treats and ice cream as well!!

February 12, 2017

Thank you Fred, Loretta, Jacob and Kyauna for the great job of clean up following last Sunday’s Potluck (and to those who joined them!).

February 6, 2017
Thank you Dave and Gail for picking up church supplies this past week. Thank you very much Gail for signing up for the 2017 AWANA snack coordinator group.

January 29, 2017
A BIG THANK YOU to the Nelson's for hosting the Youth Group "Snow Party" at their home last Wednesday evening.We appreciated the use of your hill to go tobogganing and for the great spaghetti dinner and brownies. There were 22 in attendance and it was a great evening!

Thank you to all who came to the Brighter Side of 50 and helped with cleanup.  Thank you Dee, Susan and Gail for providing the great lunch.

January 15, 2017
Thank you Donna R for all of the time you put into the library this past week.

January 8, 2017
From Ed and Julie..."Thank you Church Family for your generous hearts!! We so appreciate the tickets to the Broadway musical, the Lowe's Gift Card, the Christmas Ornaments, and even the "Bag of Coal!" Thank you Darlene for the spectacular Christmas card you made for us and to Doris for all the time you put into putting our gift together! You are all a huge Blessing!" 

Thank you Darlene for sending out all the unclaimed Christmas cards! Both your time and expense are appreciated!!

A big thank you to Lillie, Marcia, Ruth, NevaJean and Mike for helping pastor with taking Christmas decorations down and putting them into storage. 

January 1, 2017

Also...a big THANK YOU to Dave L and Fred D for all the work you did this past week plowing and cleaning the snow from the church yard and driveways.

A belated "thank you" to Dave L for plowing out the church parking lot two weeks ago and to Mike S for plowing this past week.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017


FYI…interested in purchasing some Roundup concentrate? See Pastor…Willis G. can help us out…also with alfalfa seed.
Monday, April 17, 2017


Items on the catch-all table for Glennis and Linda.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

APRIL 16, 2017: Resurrection Sunday

Good morning! It is so great to have you with us as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Today, through word and song we will present the message of the Gospel…the Good News of God’s Gift to all who receive it! Thank you Mike Y. for heading our Eater Celebration program and to ALL of you who will be taking part in the program. 

All kids 12 and under are invited to participate in the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Meet with the teens in the library for instructions following the morning service. 

To all drivers…please watch for “egg hunters” as you exit the grounds. 

There will be no Children’s Church or After Church Fellowship today.
Sunday, April 9, 2017

PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017: Children's Church & AFC today

They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” John 12:13

Good morning and welcome to everyone as we come together to celebrate Palm Sunday.

Shelbee has children's church today (thanks Shelbee for taking this on with such short notice). WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THIS MINISTRY...EVEN IF JUST ONE TIME!!
After church fellowship will take place following the service with Kelly as your host. Thank you Amber for hosting last Sunday's ACF.

Saturday, April 8, 2017


Easter Services on April 16th
Potluck Breakfast begins at 9 am and there will be NO Sunday School. Regarding breakfast…pancake/waffle batter may be cooked here but you need to bring a griddle. Egg dishes, breakfast casseroles, potatoes, muffins, rolls, fruit, juice and milk are all welcome. Please pre-cook breakfast meats. 

The Easter Program and service begins at 10:30 am with the Easter Egg Hunt for kids 12 and under to follow. 

If you would like to help with the Easter Egg hunt…we have plenty of empty plastic eggs but would welcome candy donations (the Youth Group will be stuffing the eggs--not their mouths--on Wednesday April 12).
Friday, April 7, 2017

AWANA APRIL 10: George H. & Arnold here...all invited!

Tomorrow evening will be a special night at AWANA with George Hippe and Arnold coming from Spokane to spend time with our club.  If by chance you would like to spend the evening with us and see what George has to share with the kids…you are more than welcome!  The evening starts at 6pm and ends at 7:30 pm. And you are welcome to stay for a time of refreshments hosted by Amber and Annette.

Thursday, April 6, 2017


Sad news to the Brighter Side of 50 bunch…pastor is attending a Chaplain Training Academy in Spokane from the afternoon of April 23 through the afternoon of April 28.  There will be no Brighter Side of 50 this month.  
Sunday, April 2, 2017

SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017: No Children's Church today

Good morning and welcome to everyone on this first Sunday of April. Hopefully you have not been caught off guard with there being no potluck today. 

Also, sad to say, there is will be no Children’s Church as well. 

However, After Church Fellowship will still take place following the service with Amber as your host. 
Thank you Janet hosting last Sunday’s ACF.
The 2017 Directories are out and waiting for you on the foyer table. Thank you to Jen for all your work on the directories and to all who gave updated information.
Friday, March 31, 2017


Starting Monday April 3, Pastor and Julie will be on the west side of the state. They will return on Thursday April 6.
Thursday, March 30, 2017


We have several needs here at CCC. It would be so wonderful if a number of folks would step forward to take on these various ministries…THANK YOU in advance for your consideration of these opportunities!

1) After many years of preparing for the Communion ServiceBob and Yvonne are retiring. It involves once a month… set up/clean up and inventorying supplies. Thank you so much Gowers for your faithfulness in serving!!!

2) We very much would love to have more folks for leading Children’s Church. Even if it was for ONE TIME ONLY… that would still help out. Stretch yourself….take the plunge…or take a break from the pastor’s message…BUT PLEASE consider this ministry. This invitation is open to ALL ADULTS and TEENS including MEN!

3) We would appreciate one or two folks taking on the servicing of the lawnmowers…changing oil, filters, sharpening blades etc.

4) We will soon be having a Work Day here at the church to do some spring cleaning (inside and out). We need the crew (of course) but that would include some folks who will prepare lunch. The church will pay for the lunch supplies…we need cooks. Also…we hope to accomplish this on a weekday as opposed to a Saturday if it would work out for the higher number. Give pastor your feedback, please.

5) Dee is looking for volunteers for the first litter pickup of Hwy 25 for 2017. Please see her.
Sunday, March 26, 2017

SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017: Communion today

Good morning and thank you for being in the House of the Lord
 on this last Sunday of March. 

Today we will take part in Communion. 

Thank you Susan for stepping in to host last Sunday’s After Church Fellowship. Today’s host will be Janet.
Becky has Children’s Church.
The 2017 Directories are out and waiting for you on the foyer table. Thank you to Jen for all your work on the directories and to all who gave updated information.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017


If you can “shed some light” on the frame recently left in the porch at the northeast entrance as well as the four fleece “throw kits” left in the museum…please see pastor.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017


For those who were not with us on the 15th of January…Harold gave a proposal regarding possible changes to the church building. A summation of that presentation as well as drawings is available for those who were not here. See Pastor for a copy.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017: Children's Church today

Welcome on this Sunday before spring begins.
Today our After Church Fellowship will be hosted by Kelly.  Thanks so much Jan and Ron for hosting this time last Sunday.  

Thank you so much Joyce for taking Children’s Church today.    

Saturday, March 18, 2017


Easter Celebration will take place Sunday April 16. We will have our annual Easter Breakfast that morning…no Sunday School…and our Easter Program to follow. As in the past, Mike Y. will head the program. Please consider taking part in the program and if led to be involved…let Mike know. 

Note:  There will be NO April potluck on Sunday April 2 due to the Easter Breakfast on April 16.
Sunday, March 12, 2017

SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017: Children's Church today

Good morning…it is great to have you here this morning!! 

“Welcome back” to the Horlachers) who have hit the ground running as they will be our ACF hosts this morning. 
Please plan to stay.
 (For those visiting…ACF =After Church Fellowship and is a time of fellowship, cookies and coffee following the morning service). 

Thank you so much Jo for rearranging your schedule to take Children’s Church today. 

Friday, March 10, 2017

REMINDER: Daylight savings time begins Sunday March 12

Ed K. wanted to remind us… with Daylight Savings time once again upon us…don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour when you retire for the evening this coming Saturday March 11.
Thursday, March 9, 2017


Heading to Costco? 
We have three items for you to consider picking up. 
Please see Pastor.
Sunday, March 5, 2017

SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017: Potluck today. No AFC or Children's Church

Good morning and happy “spring is just around the corner”…as we enter the month of March. 
Today we will enjoy potluck right after the morning service with Ed, Julie, Dale and Doris serving as our cleanup crew. 

No AFC today. Thank you Yvonne and Roy for hosting last Sunday’s AFC. No Children's Church today. 
Saturday, February 25, 2017

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2017: Children's Church today

Good morning and thank you for joining us on this 
last Sunday of February.  
Today we will take part in Communion. 

Following the service we will have a time of fellowship with Yvonne as our host.  Thanks so much Donna for hosting AFC last Sunday.

Kelly has Children’s Church today.