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Inheritance

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. Last week I read the sad story of Cathy Boone who died in January 2020 in a warming shelter after living on the streets of the city of Astoria, contending with drug and mental health issues.Boone grew up in thePortland area and later moved to Astoria, where her mother lived after her parents had se...

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The Disappointing Ministry of Jesus

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This Sunday Pastor Dan Hornok our guest pastor. Brought us this wonderful message called "The Disappointing Ministry of Jesus." Pastor Doug continues to recover from hip replacement surgery. ln each of our lives, there will be a time when we are clearly, honestly, justifiably disappointed with Jesus.But while our disappointment is real, does Jesus honestly deserve the b...

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LIVING IN TENTS

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These all died in faith and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth (Hebrews 11:13, NKJV). I remember living in tents and each time it was a temporary abode. I also remember the work required to setup a tent and then camp. It was hard work, but when you're young some of these things can actually be fun. The first time was in Boy Scout Camp where I le...

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Fake News

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. Connie and I are in Houston waiting for our flight back home to Salt Lake.For the past week, we've been in Galveston, Texas with some our family; Dave and Cecile and their 3 girls along with Dustin and Maria and their 4 boys.We rented a house on the beach and had a wonderful time. Galveston is on ...

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Portrait of a Good Servant

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This weekend we return to our sermon series, today will be our 18th sermon on "God's Blueprint for the Church." This Sunday's message is called "Portrait of a Good Servant." What does it mean to be a good servant, what are some of the qualifications, and expectations? William Carey was a shoe cobbler by trade before he went to India as a missionary. He kept a map of I...

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PROOF READING

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Whatsoever things are pure... think on these things (Philippians 4:8, NKJV) I developed a love for reading at a very young age, and I still love to read. There are times when small errors make it pass the editing process. When I find one of these small errors I realize we are not perfect and no matter what, we will always make mistakes. When I was in 6th grade, the local...

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Before you Quit

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. Every part of life has its moments when you want to quit and throw in the towel.That can apply to your job, marriage, a daily discipline - every aspect of life. I love the story of the pastor who under the stress of a church problem felt he could take no more. So, he sat down and wrote a letter to...

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Never Waste a Crisis

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This weekend we will be taking a break from our sermon series God's Blueprint for the Church. This Sunday's message is called "Never Waste a Crisis" it will be delivered by Pastor Dan Hornok. Having lived through a year with the Corona virus, it would be a shame to have lived it, without ever learning from it.Even after a year of lockdowns, social distancing, and all of...

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TEAM PLAYERS

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Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them (Romans 12:7a, NKJV) 1,2,3 strikes and you're out! What fond memories of watching some of my favorite players play ball. When I was in high school I spent much time following major league baseball. I knew most of the players on all the teams, the entries in a scorer's book, and much o...

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A New Creation

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. On September 9, 1839, a little boy was born into the Hatfield clan of West Virginia. His given name was William Anderson Hatfield.While still quite young he got a nickname from his own mother that perfectly described his sinister disposition and aggressive nature. She called himDevil Anse. The name...

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