June 15, 2014
Pastor Alena will be out of her office from Monday June 16 to July
6, 2014. She will be at the Annual Conference from June 16 21 and
will return Sunday June 22 to preach. She will then take her
vacation in Australia beginning Monday June 23, returning for the
service on Sunday, July 6. During her absence Rev. Dee Siregar and
Rev. Leonard Siregar will conduct Sunday services. Dailey will be
in the office during this time, so you can direct your inquiries to
will have our combined service with Dominion Hilltop Ministries June
29. Bishop John White will preach. There will be a potluck, and we
will celebrate all the June birthdays, so please bring food to share
with our members and friends. It's a great opportunity for
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School will take place during the second week of the
month, July 7-10. This can be a great time of learning and sharing
while we equip our young people for their spiritual life. If you
have time to help, please contact the church office or let Pastor
Alena know. We thrive on the many contributions of our volunteers.
If you would like to donate money or provide a scholarship for an
underprivileged child, $10 will defray the cost of his or her
T-Shirt and snacks.
Anyone who would like to read the scripture passages during the
Sunday service (these are called "lessons") should let Dailey or
Pastor Alena know so that your name can be printed in the bulletin
and so that you will know which passages you will be reading in time
to prepare. This is an excellent way to participate in our worship
service, and is open to anyone who wants to read. If you want to
read in a language other than English, you are welcome to do that,
From July 14 to the third week of August our Secretary will vacation
in Hawaii. We need someone to answer the phone and take messages
for the Church. This will enable us to keep the door open and a
friendly face for our tenants and visitors, and also a watchful eye
to forestall mischief. You will also be able to manage casual
rentals of the parking lot and other parts of our Facility. Please
let Pastor Alena or the Church Office know If you can help.
would also like to extend our Thrift Shop hours. You can join the
loyal crew of Janie, Mitra, George, Guy and Melanie who are already
contributing their valuable time to make the Thrift Shop a
WORDS FROM PASTOR ALENA.
just could not believe it, that we are in the middle of the year
already. Time has gone by so fast and I looked back to see what we
have done and it amazed me and I asked myself, how did we do it?
But again, I gladly say, that it is only through the love of God. It
is only through his love and grace plus all the support that
everyone has given to his ministry in this church that helps us move
know some of us are already planning our summer vacation, and some
of us will not be able to travel, but we can take a "staycation"
which is staying put with your time off. The good news is, that
whether you are leaving to go on vacation or just staying home, you
can pause to give thanks for the many mysterious ways in which God
has blessed your life.
too often overlook the beauty of God? gifts to us, and we compare
ourselves to others instead of counting the many ways that we are
blessed. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed and I start to compare our
Church with other Churches. But when I sit down and consider the
history of this church, I am amazed at the gifts that the Saints who
have gone before us have left, and the contributions our current
members have made, and the donations and services members of the
community have provided so that we can be a blessing to others with
our willing spirit and with this beautiful building.
count the many lives that have been changed by AA and NA, The Food
Addicts and the Kitchens for the poor and the Homeless, The several
Churches that meet here and La Leche, which Educates Mothers with
new Babies, the English as a Second Language class, the Cheerleaders
Group and the Art Group, The Society for Creative Anachronism and
the Rock hounds, The Thrift Shop, The Counseling and Weekly Study of
the Word and much more Are we really making a difference in the
lives of the people in our Zip Code?. I will answer with a big YES,
YES, YES. We do. These thoughts warm my heart and I rejoice knowing
that I am blessed to be a part of this ministry.
are excited about our Vacation Bible Study which it will start on
July 7. A special Indonesian Independence Day will be celebrated in
August. Our Annual Hawaiian Luau will be held on October 4. We are
busy and we will continue to stay busy in doing what is right and
needed to keep our doors open to everyone in the community and
especially to the people in need.
also rejoice that the three new members have joined our Ministry.
We will continue to pray and seek ways to help our Church, our
community and our world.
Have a wonderful summer, all of you. Take time each day to be
quiet, to pray, and to offer a special prayer of Thanksgiving for
the gifts that God has blessed you with. Invite the Spirit of God
and He will guide you and lead you and use you everyday.