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Ne Pilg i He commanded them to take nothing for the journey except a staff...Mark 6:8

Fall Winter 2015

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Whe All Li es Mater Fro the Pastor’s Desk A Story of Forgi e ess Just for You Dari g to o er o e The Co ered Dish Re e t Graduate Stay Safe he Stopped

Whe All Li es Mater

Chur h E e ts Chur h Pi i

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Fa ily & Frie ds Day

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Me ’s Day

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Ad isory Cou il

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Quarterly Meei g

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Pi k Su day

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Wo e ’s Co fere e

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Wo e ’s Day

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The e is a gospel so g hi h states, "I a light of e e t e e ts i this ou t , I a a o th ighi g fo a d so a e ou.

Nu e ous deaths of ou g la k e a d o e ha e p o pted the that "Bla k Li es Mate ." This is a u de sta da le espo se to hat feels like a so iet that does ot alue la k life. Ho e e , e ust e e e that God alues all li es--a d that i ludes all la k li es. The ph ase "All Li es Mate " has ee oi ed as a o e i lusi e alte ai e. While that ph ase should a k o ledge the i he e t alue of e e pe so 's life, it has u fo tu atel ee o-opted those ho ish to ig o e the dispa ate a s i hi h people a e t eated. All Li es Mate should e a testa e t that all people— ega dless of a e, ge de , i o e, o p ofessio —a e o th ighi g fo e ause e a e all God’s hild e . As Ch isia s, e ust asse t this p i iple i ou dail li es. We a do so de o st ai g ou lo e fo God i ou lo e fo o e a othe : A d let us o side ho : 4.

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to si up o e a othe to lo e a d good

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We as Ch isia s a t to li e up to God’s sta da d of fo gi e ess, ut hat does the i le sa a out fo gi e ess? Mathe : a d sa s, Fo if ou fo gi e e he the si agai st ou, ou hea e l Fathe ill also fo gi e ou. But if ou do ot fo gi e e thei si s, ou Fathe ill ot fo gi e ou si s.

“o the uesio to ask, do ou a t ou hea e l Fathe to fo gi e ou.

Fro the Pastor’s Desk Forgi e ess: Rea hi g Your Desi y Th oughout the i le, it tell us that e should fo gi e. Fo gi i g so eo e is solel o the i di idual. I k o e ha e all hea d the fa ous sa i g, I a fo gi e ut I a ot fo get . Whi h is so t ue. We should ot fo get ho so eo e t eated us ut e sill a fo gi e those ho ist eats us. M fa o ite oto is: It s ot ho people t eat ou ut it s ho ou t eat the . People ill hate ou, lie o ou, elitle ou, et a ou, sla de ou a e, kill ou eputaio , the ill all ou e e thi g e ept a hild of God. E e o e of us has ee hu t deepl so eo e else. It a ha e ee a pa e t, a e -spouse, a u e t ate, a si li g, a fo e f ie d, a elai e, o pe haps a st a ge .

“o the uesio to ask is do ou a t ou hea e l Fathe to fo gi e ou? The Bi le de la es e a e all si e s sa ed His g a e. The Bi le also de la es that e all ha e si ed a d o e sho t of the glo of God. The e is a othe fa ilia passage f o s iptu e e ust po de o . I the Gospel of Mathe : a d , Pete a e to Jesus a d asked, Lo d ho a i es shall I fo gi e othe he he si s agai st e? Up to se e i es? Jesus a s e ed, I tell ou, ot se e i es, ut se e t -se e i es...This is ho hea e l Fathe ill t eat ea h of ou u less ou fo gi e ou othe f o ou hea t. Whe it o es to fo gi e ess, ou eap hat ou so . If ou fo gi e litle, ou Hea e l Fathe ill fo gi e ou litle. O the othe ha d, if ou fo gi e u h, ou Hea e l Fathe ill fo gi e ou u h. The efo e, ou e o e ou o easu i g od. We eed to ope ou hea ts to fo gi e e ause fo gi i g is of God. Whe Jesus as d i g o the oss at Cal a He said, Fathe fo gi e the fo the ot k o hat the do. He shed His lood that ou si s ill e fo gi e . We all eed to e a e the do t i e of fo gi e ess e ause it ill elease a lot of hu t a d ite ess i ou hea ts. Fo gi e ess ill allo us ot to e stu k i the past ut ill allo us to ea h ou desi .

Pastor Mi hael A. Greer

A Story of Forgi e ess "The a I ate di e ith to ight killed othe ." The o ds, spoke a st lish o a at a PF a uet i “eatle, a azed e. “he told ho Joh H. had u de ed he othe du i g a o e , se ed ea s at Walla Walla, the setled i to life o a dai fa , he e she had et hi i , ea s ate his i e. Co pelled Ch ist's o a d to fo gi e, Ruth You gs a had go e to he e e a d p o ou ed fo gi e ess. The she had take hi to he fathe 's death ed, p o pi g e o iliaio . “o e ould 't all this a su ess sto : Joh did 't dedi ate his life to Ch ist. But at that PF a uet last fall, his oi e a ked as he said, "Ch isia s a e the o l people I k o that ou a kill thei so , a d the 'll ake ou a pa t of thei fa il . I do 't k o the Ma Upstai s, ut He su e is hou di g e." Joh 's sto is u i ished; he has 't et a epted Ch ist. But just as Ch ist died fo us ega dless of ou a io s o a epta e, so Ruth fo ga e hi ithout ualii aio . E e o e so, she e a e his f ie d. Al e t H. Quie, P eside t of P iso Fello ship Mi ist ies, Ju ilee, p. .


Just for You: A Perso al Vie What if ou e t a hu h a d it as u -do ? Peeli g pai t, oke doo s s udged i do s that did ’t let the light i . You’d o de a out the leade s o the o g egaio of that hu h, ould ’t ou? The hu h is i thei a e a d is thei i st u e t fo ele ai g the glo of God. But, hat does this sa a out thei u de sta di g of God if the do ’t espe t the hu h e ough to take i e to keep it i good o diio ? The sa e uesio applies to ou o od . It is ou God-gi e i st u e t fo e pe ie i g life o Ea th a d fo doi g good o ks. It is the ho e of ou spi it he e God d ells. You eed to keep it i shape to do the o k ou e e ea t to do. P ese i g ou sel es ell ph si all also ep ese ts God ell. But God does ’t e pe t us to e pe fe t i a a ea. He a ts us to gua d agai st falli g i to the t ap of o ldl pe fe io : ha i g the pe fe t shape o a ea pe fe t look. We should o k ith ou odies. We ust keep i i d that the od is ho e of ou spi its. If ou let ou od get too sha o si k, it ill e a o sta t dist a io . You ill ot e a le to full e pe ie e the p ese e of God, His jo a d pea e a o e tha ou ould i a hu h uildi g that as u o fo ta le, falli g apa t, o aesthei all de o alizi g. Ea h i e e eak do e oio all , e tall o ph si all e ause of ou egle t, it has a ea i g efe t o us. We a ot do ou est if e do ’t feel ou est. We ote put ou sel es last. We a e a etake s of ou odies a d spi its. O do ou ot k o that ou od is the te ple of the Hol “pi it ho is i ou, ho ou ha e f o God, a d ou a e ot ou o ? Fo ou e e ought at a p i e; the efo e glo if God i ou od a d i ou spi it, hi h a e God s Co i thia s : – Lo e You, MKF

Dari g to O er o e Mistakes: Forgi i g Oursel es Ho a d Thu a , a edu ato a d theologia ho i spi ed Ma i Luthe Ki g J ., ote i his ook Jesus a d the Disi he ited: It is lea that efo e lo e a ope ate, the e is the e essit fo fo gi e ess. Thu a ad its that this ie a e e e ’ o pletel saisf i g f o the poi t of ie of hu a atu e,’ ut ofe s th ee easo s fo Ch isia fo gi e ess: Fi st, God fo gi es us agai a d agai fo hat e do i te io all a d u i te io all . “e o d, o e il deed full ep ese ts the full i te t of the doe . A d, i all , the e ildoe does ot go u pu ished … ou deeds t a k us do a d doe a d deed eet. Ate ofe i g these th ee easo s fo fo gi e ess, he a k o ledges that he all othe ea s ha e ee e hausted, ea h i his o to gue hispe s, The e is fo gi e ess ith God. Whe e a e deep i the depths of ou failu es a d self-loathi g, it a e dii ult to u de sta d the hea t of God. Wh ould He lo e e he I essed up so adl ? Whe ou fall, God ot o l lo es ou, ut He lo es ou e ough to hold ou ha d. Othe s a dese t a d diso ou, ut Jesus is ou side holdi g ou ha d. He is ot e a assed ou istakes. Pe fe io ould e i e, ut it o 't happe this side of hea e . No o e is i u e to failu e. A e e so a oga t that e thi k e a e pe fe t a d e o d si i g? You p o ised ou self ou ould 't lose ou te pe . You o ed to e e u se agai . But i the heat of the o e t, ou ga e i a d did the e thi g ou hate. Who ill f ee ou f o si a d failu e? As ou o ha shest ii s, e te d to gi e ou sel es e litle e . The faithful lo e of God is igge tha ou istakes. His e has o e d. It is a aila le f esh ea h da . Ho a e o e o e? Jesus the Lo d is ou st e gth—a d that akes all the dife e e. Lea i to Hi a d e e e ed ith st e gth p a i g dail . Whe e k o Jesus’s fo gi e ess the e k o lo e. God's g a e is all e eed. Ou istakes ill e e li it God. Fo gi e ou self a d da e to hold o Jesus’ ha d. He a use ou istakes fo His Glo .


The Co ered Dish

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I a la ge skillet, heat ta lespoo s of oil. Coat the isket all o e ith ta lespoo plus teaspoo of the spi e le d. Add the isket o the skillet a d ook o e ode atel high heat u il ell- o ed, a out i utes pe side. T a sfe the isket to the slo ooke . Add the e ai i g oil to the skillet. Add the o io a d ga li a d ook o e ode ate heat, si i g o asio all , u il sote ed, a out i utes. Add the e ai i g ta lespoo of the spi e le d a d ook, si i g, u il f ag a t, a out i utes. Add the sto k a d the to atoes a d thei jui es to the skillet a d i g to a oil o e high heat, s api g to elease the o ed its o the oto . Pou the i tu e i to the slo ooke . Co e a d ook o high fo hou . Tu the heat to lo a d ook fo hou lo ge . Add the la k-e ed peas to the ooke , o e a d ook o lo fo / hou s, u il the isket a d peas a e te de .

Re e t Graduate: Ced i “hell

T a sfe the isket to a a i g oa d. Co e loosel ith i utes. “easo the sau e ith salt. Ca e the isket i to / usi g a la ge spatula, a efull etu the isket to the ooke a d let the isket esi g the sau e fo at least i utes o se i g. The dish a e ef ige ated fo up to da s.

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Stay Safe While Stopped The ost da ge ous thi g a Poli e Oi e does o a dail asis is to o du t a t ai stop. He e a e a list of thi gs ou should do if ou a e pulled o e the poli e. If ou a e fe ale t a eli g alo e a d ou a e ei g stopped he e da k i a u al o poo l lit a ea, please do the follo i g: . .

Tu o ou e e ge haza ds lights to a k o ledge the oi e . “lo do a d p o eed to a ell-lit a ea. Call a d tell the dispat he ou a e a fe ale t a eli g alo e a d ou ha e a oi e ehi d ou ate pi g to pull ou o e . Let the k o that ou a e ot t i g to lee ut ou do ot feel safe a d a t to pull o e i a ell lit a ea. Ask if this is o e of thei oi e s ehi d ou gi e ou lo aio a d ehi le des ipio . This is ot “tate La ut a ou tes that so e oi e s allo to ake fe ales o feel safe . O e the dispat he o i s that is oi e ehi d ou, it is e o e ded to pull o e . . Do ot ake a sudde o e e ts. Tell the oi e ou i te io s efo e ou ake a o e e ts a d get the OK. . Do ot e it the a u less told the oi e . . Roll do the d i e ’s side i do all the a do , Tu do the adio, At ight, tu o the i te io light i ou a . . Put ou ha ds i a posiio he e the a e isi le to oi e as he/she app oa hes ou. Make su e ou ha ds a e e pt if possi le. . If ou a e la full a i g a o ealed eapo u e t p holde . Gi e the p alo g ith d i e ’s li e se he asked. . Tell the oi e he e ou i ea is o ealed ithout aki g a o e e t to e eal, a dish o tou h the i ea . . Ha e ou ehi le egist aio & p oof of I su a e so e he e lose to et ie e if e uested. P efe ed lo aio : a pou h o ou su iso , so it is ot i a a ea that ite s as a i ea a e sto ed. . Do ot a gue ith the oi e o the side of the oad. That is ot the i e o the pla e. That is hat ou t is fo . “taf: Y o

e O e s, Jessi a O e s, Ke ala Wi sto , Joa

e Le is, a d Dea o La

Wesfield

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