Service Times: Classic 9:30 am Contemporary 11:00 am
KNOWING CHRIST TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
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This June is a very important milestone in the life of GracePointe Church: Our 60th Birthday! Sunday evening June 26th, 5:00 pm-8:00 pm will be a Birthday Party to celebrate all that God has done over these years and to look forward with faith to that which is to come. This will be a homecoming time for former members of our GracePointe family and we will be joined by former pastors.
INTHISISSUE Truth on the Fly ........ 2 Children’s .................. 3 Middle School ...........3 55+ & Preschool ........4 HS & Missions ............5 DVD Reviews .............6
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What does Backpack Buddy food mean to the children? The following comments are about a student at Lewelling who receives a bag of food from GracePointe every weekend. “She participates in the Backpack Buddy program because food was tough to come by at her house. Dad isn't in the home currently. As a result, they had to have roommates for ﬁnancial reasons and whatever food there was in the home had to be shared with the roommates, making it harder to ﬁnd enough to eat. Without the weekend bag of food, she said their family would have to rely only on food stamps. Her favorite part of the Backpack Buddy program was the cans of ravioli! She said to say "thank you" to everyone who helps with the program! “ The food you so generously donate meets a practical need in this little girl’s life and weekly conﬁrms that we care about her. Thank you for your support of this ministry and making it possible to provide weekend meals to our neighborhood children.
DID YOU KNOW? Computers are like dogs, and age about 7 years for every year they live. For that reason, the GracePointe Computer Lab is in need of functioning used computers. When you get your exciting new computer, we will be glad to take your stillfunctioning used one for our classes. And you will get a tax credit for your donation.
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Truth…on the Fly Changing Up Your Scenery These are exciting times at GracePointe! If you’ve been here recently, you know all of the new folks who have been joining us and the many old friends we’ve been reconnecting with. With all of us struggling to put names together with faces it is good to know that our new picture directory isn’t too far off.
Pastor Mike Fleischmann
With that in mind I would like to offer up a practical suggestion this month about changing up your scenery – and how that one little change might open up all kinds of new opportunities. Back in my management days I remember one piece of advice that was tremendously simple and yet profound. I was managing a department inside a large facility with thousands of employees. One of my mentors encouraged me to make a point every day to make my way to the of;ice by a different route. Most of us are creatures of habit. We tend to park in the same spot, walk through the same entrance, down the same stairwell and hallway. We tend to see the same things and interact with the same people. It was the simplest advice I ever got on opening new relationships and perspectives just by making a point to change up the scenery.
“Come in a different way and notice all the new things you see. Travel a different path and watch who you meet…you’ll gain new perspectives on all kinds of things just because you passed by them from a different angle.”
First question: When you come to GracePointe, where do you park? What entrance do you come in? Where do you sit in the Worship Service? Who do you normally say hello to? …is it most always the same? Second question: Do you ever wish that you could make more connections with new people and those from different generations, but aren’t sure how? Third question: Have you ever thought about changing up your routine? I have a fairly radical suggestion. (If you’re standing, please sit down before reading further!) Including the balcony there are Mive different seat sections in our Worship Center. What if every week you sat in a different section and then made an effort to build connections with the people around you?
I have an even crazier suggestion. (Perhaps you should lie Mlat now!) What if every few months you attended the opposite worship service from your normal preference – and again just made an effort to greet, connect, and build a relationship with the people who are around you? I have great conMidence in you. I already know that you are some of the warmest, friendliest people around. It might just be something as simple as a change in the routine to put you in contact with new people and open up a whole new world of relationships. I want to encourage you to do what you can and take the Mirst step to help turn our guests into friends, and turn our friends into family. After all, we’re not just being friendly. …God is using us to welcome people back home! 2
h C∼iLDreN S Ministry
by Raoul Robles
Bring the whole Mlock to Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Was a Kid! You’ll travel back into Bible times—without setting foot outside our community. Experience this fun, hands-‐on Bible-‐times village at this address: GracePointe Church 10750 SE 42nd Ave., Milwaukie, OR Each day, your family members can become part of history as they see, hear, touch, and even taste what it was like to live in Jesus’ hometown! You’ll explore authentic marketplace shops, visit Jesus’ mom, Mary, take part in games, dance to lively Bible songs, and sample tasty tidbits as you discover more about Jesus’ childhood. These experiences make God’s Word come alive with new meaning for all who participate! So mark these dates on your calendar:
July 10 -‐ 14th.
The adventure starts at 6:30 PM and will end at 8:30 PM. To register your family for this awesome Bible adventure, visit: www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/hl/ gracepointe or sign up at the VBS table.
Knowing Christ To Make Him Known MS Summer Time Underground 411 Know Him...Follow Him...Share Him
It’s Summer Time For the Underground June-Aug 17th Summer Underground Wed. Nites ^-8:30 Always be prepared to get wet! All who participate must have a medical Form Filled out! Thank You :)
We the Middle School are the music leadership for this years VBS in July! We Practice Monday nights._ *** For those doing the motions and singing heres your dates and times: 7th/21st-- Mondays 630-8 *** For the Band only; 14th/28th --*Mondays 630-8* *** for more 411 contact Becky Peterson
Sunday Cafe’ aka SS Sunday Mornings 9:30-10:45ish It aint yo Grannys Bible Study! Come Join Us!!
Becky Peterson...wk.503-654-9593/cell. 503-475-0987
55+ PLUS THANKS! The April Last Thursday Hawaiian Luau was a great success. The food was wonderful, the turnout great, and everyone had a good time. We once more want to thank the 55+ committee for planning such ﬁne Last Thursday parties throughout the year. Led by our 55+ pastor, Rich Hiebert, those on the committee were: Sue Brown, Chuck& Shirley Daves, Ted & Rosemary Heydel, Barb Keller, Joe & Connie Smith and Dan & Darlene Swift.
GracePointe 10750 SE 42nd Avenue Milwaukie, OR 97222 (503) 654-9593 email@example.com Office Hours 8:30 am–5:00 pm Monday - Thursday Closed on Fridays Service Times:
Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration at Milwaukie Center. Friday, June 10 -‐ Classic 9:30 am Rededication ceremony at 11am; Luncheon at 12 noon If you qualify (married 50 years) Contemporary 11:00 am and would like to be part of the event, call the center no later than June 8 at Nursery Provided 503-‐563-‐8100. Emergency cell phones are available at Milwaukie Center at no cost. These are for 911 calls only. The supply is limited so call ﬁrst-‐ 503 653-‐8100. A SERVANT AMONG US A friend in need is a friend-‐-‐-‐-‐. You know how it goes. Linda Wilber is that friend indeed. She has visited Bonnie Schneidau regularly ever since Bonnie suﬀered her stroke. In fact, Linda has not missed one week in all this time. We know it has been an encouragement to Bonnie to have such a faithful friend. NOTE: There will be no Last Thursday party during June, July or Aug. However, some fun activities have been planned for the summer: July 2nd—Molalla Buckaroo (yippee) August 25th—Swim Party at the Heydel’s. More info to follow.
Iglesia Hispana Sabados 7 pm Staff
LEAD Pastor Mike Fleischmann Pastor of 55+ Rich Hiebert Director of HR Steve Liday Director of Facilities Roy Mullen Worship Ministries Sid Johnson & Scott Brockett
Little Lights Preschool • • • • • • • • • • • • •
a ministry of GracePointe Church
Pastor of High School & Young Adult Daniel Jensen
Announces Open Registration for Fall 2011
Middle School Director Becky Peterson
Separate classes for ages 3, 4 and 5 years old M/W/F 9:00-Noon 4’s & 5’s *(8:30-11:30) M/W/F *PM class 12:30 - 3:30 pm T/Th 9:00-Noon (3 year old/2 days) Developmental placement, small class size Mid-September, 2011 thru 1st 2 weeks June ’12 Class size to begin a class 10 to 12 students Registration includes waiting list 2 or more professional, experienced, teaching staff Program: pre-reading, & math, music, art Pick up registration information at church office $50 reg. fee, $185 M/W/F or $120 T/TH (9 pmts) 1st come 1st served, $50 holds place in class 4
Pastor of Family and Children Ministries Raoul Robles Office Receptionist & Assistant to Children’s Ministries Janet Warner Preschool Director Kay Rea Hispanic Leader Jose Chinchilla Newsletter Editor Cheryl Castlio Chris Conger
For more info contact: Daniel Jensen firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNE 2ND -‐ MISSION APP Your last chance to turn in your application & first deposit for the Idaho Mission trip is Thursday June 2nd. Find applications outside the HS room.
BIBLE READING Jun 6, 2011 Jun 13, 2011 Jun 20, 2011 Jun 27, 2011
2 Samuel 7–12 2 Samuel 13–18 2 Samuel 19–24 Psalms 1–7
GRADUATES IN SERVICE
On June 5th, graduates will be presented to the church during both services. We want to acknowledge this special achievement in your life.
Senior BBQ Our annual Senior BBQ is June 7th at 6:30. Your youth leaders want one last time with the senior class. Join us at the Crystal Lake Apartments for some good food off the grill. Find GPHS on Facebook. Stay up-to-date on events, view the calendar, tag your friends, and watch videos.
Missions Update from Nursing Home Ministries by Don DeBoer, Executive Director Nursing Home Ministries, Inc. is now half way through our 35th year and doing a great work in the 12 states where our 189 chaplains minister. Bev and I are always thrilled to share stories of this great ministry. Our new Houston area district chaplain wrote the following to his extended ministry team: “Think of the impact that you have on those you serve and minister to in your care centers. You return to the same place, the same people, the same old grind, but with purpose of heart to offer a gentle touch, mercy and kindness and an ‘I love you’ to those the Lord has put in your care. Though you often deal with unpleasant sights and sounds, messy bends, and some unhappy residents, you take a message of salvation, of grace and love, of help and hope that is like a cool, refreshing drink of water. As Jesus chose the twelve disciples, remember He chose you too!” Each chaplain feels blessed by God for being in their care centers each day that they minister. Bev and I would like to call your attention to our new website: www.NursingHomeMinistries.com. GracePointe’s Chris Conger has done an excellent job setting this up for us. New items will regularly appear on the site. We thank GracePointe for its continued support for us and for this great ministry. 5
PULSE What is it?
It is our newsletter. Redesigned. Refocused. With a purpose of communicating our story. Of lives changed by God’s grace. This is part of our goal to enhance our communications between one another.
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GracePointe DVD Reviews
by Doris Howard
The following DVD’s have just been added to our library collec:on for your enjoyment. Amish Grace is the true story of the ﬁve Amish girls in Pennsylvania who were killed in their school by a crazed man. The mother of one of the girls faces a profound test of her faith and the undoing of many aspects of her life as a result of this tragedy. The story is a moving testament to the power of forgiveness.
The Blind Side is now in DVD format. Enjoy this remarkable journey of a homeless teen who through the love of a Chris:an family went on to become a college All-‐American and ﬁrst-‐round NFL pick.
LeLers to God is a wonderful family story about an eight-‐year old boy dying of cancer who writes leLers to God. Inspired by a true story, it delivers a message of hope, faith and courage that others can apply to their own personal struggles. The library has this story in book and DVD format.
The DVD Solomon’s Temple is an extraordinary journey through the temple promised to David and fulﬁlled in Solomon. An understanding of the Temple in Jewish life and history is essen:al not only to understanding the Bible, but also history and current events in Jerusalem today. This is a beau:ful DVD approximately 30 minutes in length.