Thought for the Week: “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. It is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.”                                                                           1 Peter 3:15-17

Community Corn Feed & Movie Night starting at 5:00 on Sept. 22nd. Featuring all the corn you can eat and the film: “I Can Only Imagine.” Please bring a potluck side dish or salad. Remember to invite others to this fun outreach event. For more info: Contact Chuck & Denise @ (503) 917-8068

We are experimenting with an outreach referencing NBCs A.D. TV series? Highlighting the lives and ministry of the disciples, we will revisit the first 10 chapters of Acts beginning October 7th. Invite others to find a wonderful gospel ministry. Remember: Red and yellow, black, brown and white we’re all precious in His sight. Invitations will be available next Sunday.

Next Men’s Breakfast will be Saturday, Oct.6th @ 8:00am.

Free Estate Planning Seminar Coming: September 22 at 9:30 to noon. Featuring Kurt Lenhoff of NW Baptist Foundation, come and learn about gospel centered stewardship.

Fall Kick–off campaign, begins October 7. Bring guests and experience The Book of Acts like never before. 12 Dynamic messages using videos based on the NBC widely received series A.D. you will find these messages motivating and encouraging. You can view the complete series on Netflix.

Be Inspired from the lives, loves, and legacy of notable Bible Women. Friday mornings 10-11:30am Sherry Grippin’s: Add: 300 La Creole Dr. Space 226. Ph. 971-240-9103

Praise God for His Garden! Thanks to everyone who has served the Lord in this ministry! The garden of Grace produced 2,996 lbs. From August 9-23.  

Praise God for His Garden! Thanks to everyone who has served the Lord in this ministry!

Life Groups are starting up: Consider attending one today.

Ladies: You are invited to a prayer time on Tuesdays—11:00 am at Dana Gilkison’s. Add: 265 SE Walnut St. Dallas

Military BibleSticks: Honor your loved ones with a Commemorative Certificate placed on our Wall of Honor with the purchase of a BibleStick for $25. If you have already donated a BibleStick—that qualifies. Get one today. Each BibleStick will be sent to a Military Chaplain who will place it in the waiting hand of our service personnel. Then pray that God will use it to nourish a soldier or bring one to Himself.

Our Mission Team is recommending we support our military through sponsoring Military BibleSticks as a mission project this year. We will be planning some fundraisers and collecting funds through Patriot Day. (See insert)

Men’s breakfast starts this Saturday at 8am. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. Come on out and enjoy a good time of fellowship and good food. We could use your help with some service projects as well.  

Please remember our Missionaries in your daily prayers as they are in need of them every day. We put up new information as they come in on the bulletin board. Please take time to read them as they inform us of their work and their prayer needs. Thank You.

About Membership: This is a step of mutual affirmation. For the applicant—it is to affirm their desire to unite with this local body of believers. It is an alignment with our doctrine, polity, and philosophy of ministry and to walk in covenant community together. For the church family—it is an affirmation that they are co-witnesses together with us of Christ’s life in us—the hope of glory. This is recognition that we have been born of the Spirit and have been baptized together in Christ and that we will walk together in newness of life until Jesus returns. We recognize that this local expression of the body of Christ is but a part of the larger overall expression of the body of Christ in the world.

Missionary Newsletters can be found on our Missions Board in the foyer. All the latest postings can be read there.

E-mail Updates: If you would be interested in getting email reminders about upcoming events, AND/OR encouragements from time to time from Pastor Russ about things God is teaching him—please jot your email address on the sign-up sheet coming around. Thank you.

Prayer Ministry: Please provide your prayer requests so our prayer team can pray for you. Let’s pray for the redemption of many souls this year; and that God would grow our church. Also, please pray for our “War Room” prayer chapel makeover which is nearing completion. Thanks go to those who have been working on that.

Women’s Bible Study: At Dana Gilkison’s. Add: 265 Walnut Ave. Dallas. You can call Dana at 503-510-7752for more info. Study Time: 10:00am.   Thank You!

Librarian’s Reminder: Please check out all library material, whether you use it in your class room or take it home. Please remember to bring back all material that you check out including video’s, this gives others the opportunity to use them. Thank you for your consideration of others. Your Librarian.

Church Library: Please take time to look over our library, we
are always getting new books and Videos in for all ages. For any questions you might have about our library please see Peggy Perkins our Liberian.

All Church Announcements: need to be given to Graceann Trube by Wednesday at 3:00 pm to be printed in the following bulletin. Call the church office: 503.623.4858