PENDLETON & PILOT ROCK SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH APRIL 2022 NEWSLETTER Reach One More Written by Pastor Stephen Farr When Jesus called His disciples, He told them that He wanted to give them all a new job. He wanted to teach them to be fishers for people.
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“And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him” (Matthew 4:18-20). One might ask, “why did Jesus want His disciples to help Him gain followers?” We see many in today’s world trying to gain followers for themselves on social media. People want others to follow them for many different reasons. Some want fame, some want to promote a business and gain riches. But Jesus was not asking His disciples to reach followers for Him for selfish reasons. Jesus came into the world to save everyone who would choose of their own free will to follow Him.
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Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those Glenn Holbrook, Head Deacon................ 541.310.1230 who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; Martha Dutterer, Head Deaconcess.......541.310.8625 and He healed them” (Matthew 4:23-24). Craig Kellogg, Head Elder.......................... 541.377.6290
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came not to be served but instead to serve and save as many people as He could. He saw the people of this Sandra Easley, church Secretary.......... 541.215.5664 world; He saw the world He created full of people Lynn Beier, Prison Ministries..................... 541.240.1740 suffering under the weight of sin and He had compassion on them. Ronda Beers, Treasurer............................. 541.276.1049
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"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Continued on next page... As you can see God sent His only begotten Son into the world to give eternal life to all who would believe on Him. Perhaps it is now becoming clear why Jesus asked people to follow Him and become His disciples. The reason Jesus wanted to teach His followers to be fishers of men and invite still others to become disciples and follow Him is beautiful and simple. He wanted to save mankind from sin and give them eternal life. John the Baptist preached before Jesus came into the world to prepare the way for Him. He was a voice in the wilderness calling people to repent of their sin and be baptized by water for the remission of their sins. Sin simply means separation from God. Then John the Baptist told the people that the one coming after Him would baptize people with water and the fire of the Holy Spirit. When Jesus came, He not only told the people to repent of sin and be baptized but He also told His disciples and followers that He would send the Holy Spirit after His death, resurrection and ascension. He promised that the Holy Spirit would live in and through them so that they could preach the gospel of the kingdom with power and authority. “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. (John14:13) And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (John 14:14) If you ask anything in My name, I will do it” (John 14:12). Friends if we believe the gospel of the Kingdom, if we are followers of Jesus, then we have eternal life. If we truly believe this then why wouldn’t we want to be Spirit filled Christians who are also preaching the gospel of the Kingdom and inviting still others to follow Jesus too. Imagine what it would be like if all of us who believe and follow Jesus would wake up every single day with only one goal in our minds, that goal being to reach One More lost man, woman, boy or girl for the Kingdom. If we lived like this it would be a very short time before the gospel of the Kingdom would be preached into all the world as a witness to all the nations. If we really believe that all who believe on Jesus will have eternal life, then I have just one question. Why aren’t we telling people about Jesus? I want to ask everyone who reads this article to make a commitment to pray that God will fill you with the Holy Spirit and give you the desire in your heart to share the gospel of the Kingdom with just One More lost man, woman, boy or girl for the Kingdom. If all of us reached even just One More person this year and allowed Jesus to use us to disciple them and teach them to reach One More themselves, then it wouldn’t be long before the whole world knew Jesus. It wouldn’t be long before Jesus came again. “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14). Friends, will you join me in praying that every single one of us will reach one more for Jesus this year? Will you join me in praying that God will use us to teach those we reach to be fishers of still others? It is my dream to see the Pendleton Adventist Church become a Center for Evangelism. It is my dream that we will preach the gospel locally, and then into all the Pacific Northwest. It is my dream that what starts here will create a tidal wave of followers for Jesus that will be used to preach the gospel into all the world. I know that this is a big dream. But I have a few more questions for you. Why not us? Why not now? Why not be the generation that allows God to use us to finish the work of preaching the gospel of His Kingdom into all the world as a witness to all the nations? Why not us? What would keep you from joining me in going all in and working together to reach the world for Jesus? When we have allowed Jesus to finish the work through us then we will see Him come again and when He does, He is coming to give eternal life to all who believed. Yes, if this is true then only one thing matters. We need to Reach One More for Jesus. Let’s start today and let’s Reach One More every day. Amen
Reach out and touch somebody's hand, make this world a better place because you can.
Church & Youth Activities YOUTH ROOM
PENDLETON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
The Youth room is having a special bonfire gathering at the Olsons on
16th at 6pm.
April 15 Kindergarten Round Up and visitation at PCS from 8:30-10:30am!
Anybody is welcome to
come. Hotdogs and marshmallows will be provided, feel free to bring other goodies to share if you like!!!
April 23rd Pathfinders will be putting on the entire worship service! Please come and show your support. There will be a potluck to follow!
April 2, Roscoe Haugsted's memorial service will begin at 2pm at the Pendleton Adventist Church. In leu of a memorial dinner, there will be a memorial potluck after church service that day which will then be followed by the memorial service at 2pm. Please join us in celebrating Roscoe's life. Thank you.
April 9, Brian Harris will be delivering
April 15 at 6pm there will be an Agape
the worship sermon as a part of the
Feast held for any and all who want to
Equipping For Service Ministries Training
attend at Pendleton Christian School!
Weekend. Brian is the Vice President of Education for Upper Columbia Conference. The service time will be announced later.
April 9 is John Gray's memorial at 4pm at the Pendleton Adventist Church. A dinner will follow in the Fireside room. Let's join together in celebrating a life well lived! Page 3
In ancient times, when smaller groups (house churches) celebrated these love feasts in their own homes, they taught each other the togetherness in Christ which meal fellowship often brings. Instead of just fellowship with each other, you are inviting Christ to your table and acknowledging that is from God that all these gifts reside. April 2022
John was born June 21,1950 in Pendleton Oregon at the old Saint Anthony’s hospital. His parents were Winfred (Jack) and Bessie. John had two sisters, Junelle Jackson Panaseuk (deceased) and Winnie Jackson Whitsett. Cynthia also has Pendleton roots. Her mother Ellen Dougherty and dad Frank Collins met at Walla Walla College and were married in the John & Cindy Pendleton Seventh Day Adventist Church located on Fraser Street. Cynthia‘s uncle, Cecil Dougherty was personnel manager along with other office positions at Harris Pine Mill for many years. Cynthia‘s father was a teacher and was employed by PUC as a graphic arts instructor. Cynthia’s mother was a homemaker and devoted mother to her two children Cynthia and Keith. In 1974 she started her own business selling herbs and vitamins. John and Cynthia met at the Pilot Rock church and soon began dating. They were married July 20, 1980 in the Pilot Rock Seventh Day Adventist Church by John Davidson. When they married, John had two daughters, Karen and Jana. Cynthia had a son, Rick. In August of 1984 their son Jonathan was born. They kept very busy, with school activities and programs, church, Sabbath school, and Pathfinders. They also enjoy to backpack, camp in the summer and ski in the winter months. Their children are grown now. Jana is married and is a nurse in Portland. Karen works as a financial advisor in the medical field. Jonathan and his wife Casey live in Tillamook and work at the Tillamook Adventist Hospital as physical therapists. They are expecting their first child in September. Rick works in law-enforcement and is a wonderful father to his daughter Rylee. This April, John and Cindy will officially welcome Kris into their family, since Rick and Kris will be getting married. Kris has two children, Kamryn and Gabriel, who they are also delighted to welcome to the Jackson family. John worked for Harris Pine for over 20 years and was manager of Harris Building Supply. Later, he became a factory rep for Blaze King wood stoves. He then became an independent businessman. On July 27, 2015, John experienced a near fatal stroke which brought early retirement. He has had a miraculous recovery however, that we give God all the glory for. Cynthia graduated from the dental assisting program at BMCC in June 1980. Her longest period of employment was as an assistant at EOCI where she assisted Dr. Englehart and many other dentists. She finished her career working for Dr. Harsch until he retired. Cynthia worked as Pendleton Church secretary for about two years until her mother was in need of more care. She then went to work at Sunridge Retirement, where her mother lived until she passed away in 2020. Retirement has proven to be as busy as the days of employment. They are very involved in the Pilot Rock Church as well as two praise teams that are in charge of services two Sabbaths a month. Cindy and John say that God has been patient and gracious with them! Despite their sins and mistakes, He has directed their lives and brought good out of evil as He promises to do for his children. They can see His hand in each stage of their lives and trust Him to keep them until He comes! The Pendleton & Pilot Rock churches are so grateful to call you family, thank you for all you do!!!
Left: Kris & Rick Right: Rylee & Rick Page 4
Right: Casey & Jonathan
THE PROMISE DID NOT SAY "MAYBE" TREASURERS CORNER
Seven years and three children after Lenna Lee and I were married, our church in Tulsa decided it was time to
Submitted by Robin Holbrook
new church. It is well known that young couples seldom have extra funds lying around for philanthropic projects. We were no exception. Our family budget was very tight. However, we wanted to do our part to contribute to the new building. After much prayer, we made a covenant with God and made a three-year pledge to help fund the building. We claimed the promise in Philipians 4:19 that God would supply all our needs. We noted that the promise did not say "maybe." In our reasoning, we planned to raise the money through my work, because we were committed that Lenna Lee, a nurse, should be home with the children. However, we were prepared, if necessary, for Lenna Lee to go back to her nursing work just long enough to pay our pledge. Yet we trusted that God would honor our commitment to our children just as we were determined to honor our pledge to the church. Not long after this, my brother-in-law suggested that I apply for work at Douglas Aircraft Company. I was not sure I wanted to be employed by Douglas. They were highly dependent on government contracts, which meant that work was here today and gone tomorrow. After worship one evening I told Lenna Lee about Douglas and we decided that maybe this was God's plan to meet our pledge. I applied. In filling out the form, I was to sign a statement saying that I would work any day or hour assigned. I could not sign it and honor God's Sabbath. I left it blank. The next day I completed the required physical examination and turned in the application form. The man in charge told me that I needed to sign the statement I had left blank. When I told him I couldn't because of God's Sabbath, he became angry. After much discussion, I told him I was sorry I had wasted his time and that he had wasted mine. Suddenly his attitude changed and he asked me to sit in the waiting room. A short time later I was called in and asked to approve my application form. Stapled over the statement about working any day was another typed statement that read, "Due to religious convictions, this employee will not be required to work from Friday sundown until Saturday sundown." I signed on to work at Douglas. The increase in salary would be just enough to keep up with our church pledge and return the extra tithe. I had worked only a few months when Douglas lost a major contract and began laying off workers. There were 23 in my department of math and engineering and I was "low man." Every time the pink slips arrived, I expected to be laid off, but each time someone would either quit or move to another department. I continued to work, even with some overtime, for more than three years. When my pink slip finally came, only two of us were left-my boss and myself. By that time we had finished paying our church pledge, I had finished my teaching degree and I was able to start teaching at Tulsa Junior Academy. Honor the Lord with thy substance and with the firstfruits of all thine increase. So shall thy barns be filled with plenty and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. Proverbs 3:9,10 (Excerpt from the book Over and Over Again)
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Protect Your Line In The Sand by Erin Bartsch
Was there ever something that was important and valuable to you but other people’s priorities got in the way? Perhaps you have said one of the following: “I wanted to come to your party, but my boss asked me to stay late.” “I had to answer the phone, it was my mom and you know how she can be.” “I told the kids no cookies but everyone in the store was staring because they were screaming, what else could I do.” “I know I’m late but someone asked me to help them with a task, how could I say no.” Sometimes it can feel helpless. You wanted to keep your word that you would be there or that you were going to stop giving in, but then in the moment you felt obligated. You felt pressured by someone else to do the thing you committed not to do. You felt like you didn’t have a choice. The reality is that we often confuse our lack of boundaries as not having a choice. It’s easy to blame something outside of ourselves because then it’s not our responsibility. We don’t have to do the hard work, have the awkward conversations and stand our ground if something else is causing it. But the reality is that we always have a choice. Unless someone literally picks you up and moves you, you chose to do it. You chose to miss the party, answer the phone, give the cookies and be late. You made the choice, you are responsible for that behavior. Boundaries can be really hard to keep, especially if the people around you know that you usually give in. Saying no to people can be hard if you grew up being told that you are only valuable if you make others happy. Or if your parents made all the choices for you, you haven’t learned that you have control over your own choices. There can be so many reasons we are afraid to hold our boundaries, yet the benefits can out weight any negative consequence. Boundaries are the foundation to self-care. Only when you can set limits on what is and is not okay are you able to actually do self-care. (FYI, self-care is how you take care of yourself to prevent burnout and manage stress. If you only do things after you are stressed out then it’s reactive care, not self-care.) For example, if you have a boundary around family time or getting enough sleep, then when you are asked to take on a task that would interfere with family and sleep, you could say “I won’t be available at that time, if it could be done another time, I may be able to do it.” Perhaps you have a boundary around balancing your time. If someone asked you to help with an event but you already have enough on your plate, you could say “I have already dedicated my available time to other tasks.” Saying no doesn’t just help you, but it helps others too. It shows that you are trustworthy. When you can say no, it means that I can trust when you say yes. We all know someone (or are that someone) who over promises and under delivers. The person that says they can get it done by Monday and you still haven’t it seen it by Wed. How much more helpful would it have been if they would have just told you in the beginning that they didn’t have time to do it. You would have been able to make other plans. Or perhaps they cancel plans with you last min on a regular basis. Maybe they say they can help, but then show up late and leave early. Perhaps they say one thing to you and then tell others something different. You learn to not trust them because they don’t keep their boundaries (or they don’t have boundaries). Sometimes it might feel like boundaries just push people away. But boundaries aren’t about keeping people out, they are about helping people know what is and is not okay. Without having boundaries, we can develop toxic and unhealthy relationships. If you have a family member that you avoid because you don’t like the way the joke about you, telling them that it’s not okay gives them the chance to change. Rather than building up resentment and frustration towards others, communicating our boundaries helps others to know how we want to be treated and builds healthy relationships. Boundaries let people know what you are okay with and then they can decide if they are willing to respect the boundaries. (Respecting someone else boundary is a choice too.) By being able to communicate our boundaries and saying no when asked to violate them, we will be able to practice self-care and build healthy relationships. For me, this is worth the awkward moment of saying “no” or “I don’t like it when…”. You always have a choice to keep or not keep your boundary. Sometimes peer pressure can feel like it’s not a choice, but it is your choice. You are the one who is in charge of your boundaries. So, then the question left is, “do you want to protect your boundaries?” Continued on next page.....
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Or perhaps they cancel plans with you last min on a regular basis. Maybe they say they can help, but then show up late and leave early. Perhaps they say one thing to you and then tell others something different. You learn to not trust them because they don’t keep their boundaries (or they don’t have boundaries). Sometimes it might feel like boundaries just push people away. But boundaries aren’t about keeping people out, they are about helping people know what is and is not okay. Without having boundaries, we can develop toxic and unhealthy relationships. If you have a family member that you avoid because you don’t like the way the joke about you, telling them that it’s not okay gives them the chance to change. Rather than building up resentment and frustration towards others, communicating our boundaries helps others to know how we want to be treated and builds healthy relationships. Boundaries let people know what you are okay with and then they can decide if they are willing to respect the boundaries. (Respecting someone else boundary is a choice too.) By being able to communicate our boundaries and saying no when asked to violate them, we will be able to practice self-care and build healthy relationships. For me, this is worth the awkward moment of saying “no” or “I don’t like it when…”. You always have a choice to keep or not keep your boundary. Sometimes peer pressure can feel like it’s not a choice, but it is your choice. You are the one who is in charge of your boundaries. So, then the question left is, “do you want to protect your boundaries?”
In Case You Ever Wondered......... What kind of bean can't grow in a garden? (A jelly bean) Who was the first person to download something from a cloud onto two tablets? (Moses) Need to build an ark? ( I Noah guy!) What kind of car would Jesus drive? (A Christler)
In many countries where Easter is highly featured, Seventh-day Adventist churches use that period as a time for evangelistic outreach to the community — in essence, Total Member Involvement. During Easter and all year long, let us Lift up Christ, His Word, His righteousness, His sanctuary service, His saving power in the great controversy, His three angels’ messages, His health message, His last-day mission to the world and His soon Second Coming. So, although it is not called Easter in the bible, we can honor and appreciate the resurrection everyday of our lives. Page 7 April 2022 (Adventist.org)
BIRTHDAY You party animals!
John R (Jack)
Pilot Rock Adventist Church
Pendleton Adventist Church
Farr 9:30 am
Pendleton Farr 11am Freys Baptism Potluck
3 Pathfinders Camping Honors Day
Women's Ministry Meeting Marci McMurphy & Pathfinders Flower Arrange6pm Drill ment 6:30pm Fireside Rm 6:30pm Meeting
Haugsted Memorial 2pm
PendletonBrian Harris time TBA Pilot RockGuest 11am
Arise Meeting 6:30pm
John Gray Memorial 4pm
16 PendletonJudy Jenner 11am Pilot Rock Farr 11am Jenner
Pathfinders 6:30pm Meeting
Arise Meeting 6:30pm
School Board Meeting 7pm
Agape Feast at PCS 6pm!!!
Pathfinder Sabbath Practice Pathfinders 6pm Drill 6:30pm Meeting
24 Pathfinder Bike A Thon Fundraiser (Cycling honor) Page 9
Arise Meeting 6:30pm
PendletonPathfinder Sabbath 11am Potluck Pilot Rock Guest 11am
Elder Meeting 5:30PM Church Board 6:30PM Pathfinders 6:30pm Meeting
Olson Youth Bonfire 6pm
PendletonCraig Kellogg 11am Arise Meeting 6:30pm
Pilot Rock Guest 11am April 2022
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