Thought for the Week: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,” 1 Peter 1:3. More gratitude give me, More trust in the Lord; More pride in His glory, More Hope in His word; More tears for His sorrows, More pain at his grief; More meekness in trial, More praise for relief. (Give me) – PP Bliss

Many Thanks go to Richard Trube II and Joe Lusby for their hard work trimming up the “Bunkhouse”. It looks better than ever—and I know that the CEF Staff will really appreciate it. They worked a whole day on that—good job guys!

Last Week’s Gideon offering: $188.00 to purchase new Bibles to be distributed to many people. Praise the Lord!

Newspapers Needed! Our Garden Crew could use your old newspapers for the garden.  Please bring some in and we can recycle them here. Thanks.

CEF Spring Fundraiser Dessert: Friday, April 12 at 7pm, taking place at Faith Church, 2290 E. Ellendale. This will help them in their effort to reach children for Christ this year. RSVP To Rachel at 503.364.3965 or Rachel_n@cefpolk.org  

Easter is Coming: April 21st. We are planning our delightful Easter Breakfast along with decorating our cross. We’ll need a bunch of flowers for that morning.

Mission Banquet May 5th at 5:00pm. Our Mission Speakers are all set to be here. Please pray for GBC’s Faith Promise Pledge of 2019. May the name of the Lord be made more famous around the world and may more people call upon His name and be saved.

Gentlemen: Our next men’s breakfast is April 6th at 8am.

Disciples are made best in the context of relationships which is why we offer Life Groups. These groups are designed so that people can get to know one another while getting to know the Scriptures. Soon to have 4 to choose from: On Sundays with Richard and Graceann Trube—503.931.1671; On Tuesdays with Pastor and Pam Hilsinger—503.586.6727; Coming on Thursdays with Stann and Charlotte Lyman—503.707.1560; and Fridays with Ed and Dana Gilkison—503.510.2529. Contact one today.

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 6,175 lbs. From August 9-23.  

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

Life Groups are taking off—contact one of these leaders for more information: ; Dennis Fritz 503.302.4773; Stann Lyman 971.707.1560; Ed Gilkison 503.510.2529.

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

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