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Sunday, July 31, 2011

August Newsletter

The August Newsletter is available on line or feel free to pick up a hard copy at the information center located in the church Narthex between the the offices.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Call for Vendors!

"Rain or Shine" 
Arts & Craft Faire
Call for Vendors
I’m looking for local artists to participate in the 1st Semi Annual “Rain or Shine” Arts & Crafts Faire.

When: Sept 10, 2011
Where: Shepherd of the Valley, 17625 NW Cornell Road, Beaverton OR 97006
Hours: 10am to 7pm (Set up: starting at 8am) 
Entrance Fee: Recommended but not required -Item for Bare Necessities (tbd, will suggest 3 of the items from the list below). 
Door Prize Drawings @12:13, 14:15 (2:15pm), 16:17 (4:17pm), 18:10 (6:18pm) for anyone donating an item to Bare Necessities

For this 1st Faire, I will be partnering with Love INC's "Bare Necessities" gap ministry.  This group provides cleaning and hygiene supplies to people in the Beaverton area who are referred by Love INC.  Items needed:  soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, toilet paper, paper towels, brushes/combs, sponges, napkins, facial tissue, kitchen cleaner, window cleaner, feminine hygiene products, and dishwasher & laundry detergent
Booth Sizes/Prices (net proceeds will be donated to Shepherd of the Valley): 
Spaces are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. 
4' wide x 6' Deep $25 one or more items listed above for Bare Necessities
6' wide x 6' Deep $35 one or more items listed above for Bare Necessities
6' wide x 8' Deep $50 one or more items listed above for Bare Necessities
Outside tent space available (you will need to provide your own tent) 10x10 $50 + a donation to Bare Necessities 
Chairs will be provided.  You will need to provide your own tables and displays.
Banner on building 1-2 weeks prior to eventfliers, Love INC calendar of events, Google/Facebook ads
Weekend Calendars, Beverly Anderson's J.L.Scott Newsletter + rely on vendors to promote on their preferred social media (facebook, twitter, and blogs)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rummage Sale Aug 12 & 13

Church Rummage Sale!

9AM - 5PM

Friday, August 12
Saturday, August 13

Also featuring hot dogs and a bake sale!
Cash only.

Pastor's Weekly Message

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13:8
Change is constant, although it may not always be apparent.  Sometimes it is comforting, challenging, sorrowful, surprising (come up with your own adjective).
There was a major change in our back yard.  It became apparent, in a short time in my mind, that the cedar tree at the corner of the house had died and was drying out swiftly.  It is gone now.  Already miss sitting and watching the birds perch in its upper branches.
At the same time thinking of watching Daphne, our sweet nearly one year old grand daughter.  Every visit brings surprises and entertainment, constant change.
And then there is the Christ, present in the death and the life, the changes that make up living, making it possible to carry on, or enjoy it all the more.
In His name,
Pastor Randy


Wednesday  10:00 a Bible Study
Thursday      12:00 p All church luncheon
                    (lunch provided, you bring the conversation)

Help needed
Sunday Morning Ushers 8:30 & 10:30/11:00 for August, September, October and beyond (please see the sign up sheet in the Narthex)

Rummage Sale volunteers; set up, cashiers, bankers, clerks, baked goods, hot dog sales etc. Please contact Erin or Peggy or sign up on the sign up board in the rainbow room.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pastor's Weekly Message

"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field...." Matthew 13:44
Stumbling upon the gifts of God.
You've been spared for a few weeks, for which you may be thankful.  But this writing is headed back to the park again.  In search of a little solace and exercise, maybe some frogs, that would be plenty.
Walking out on the point of land sticking into the western end of the pond.  Coming around a bush at waters edge and a heron takes off just above our heads.  Watching it fly back deeper into the park.  Head in that direction in hopes of another glimpse.  There it is, in our favorite frog watching spot.  We sneak up quietly, but some others do not.  Flying off again, back to the broadest part of the pond.
Eventually we end up back at the middle of the pond, straight across from this gangly, yet elegant bird, and watch for a uninterrupted half-hour as it starts and stops along the shore, staring down into the water, darting and snacking along the way.  Beautiful, sigh inducing, stuff.
Like a treasure hidden in a field.
In praise of and thanks to the Creator,
Pastor Randy

This Week

10:00 a  Bible Study w/Pastor Resumes

Thursday       6:15 p Executive Council Meeting
                     7:00 p Council Meeting

Rummage Sale needs your clean usable items, you can bring them to the church or make arrangements to drop them off at Verna's house/storage.

USHERS NEEDED for August, both worship services.

Next Scrip Order; August 7th

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sunday Worship July 10

Two worship services this Sunday

July 10, 2011

8:30 and 10:30 am
  • Blood Pressure Sunday
  • Birthday Sunday
  • Scrip Order Sunday