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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015
Soups On to discuss
reasons for suffering
Monday, March 2, at 6:30
p.m., everyone is invited to
join a group from diverse spir-
itual paths who enjoy dis-
cussing a variety of spiritual
This week’s topic will be
the question: “Why do we suf-
The Baha’i Writings say:
“When thou lookest about thee
with a perceptive eye, thou
wilt note that on this dusty
earth all humankind are suffer-
ing. Here no man is at rest as a
reward for what he hath per-
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formed in former lives; nor is
there anyone so blissful as
seemingly to pluck the fruit of
The evening will begin with
bowls of split-pea and ham
soup, fruit, homemade bread
and vegetables, followed by
the evening’s topic until 8:30
The group will meet at 875
Seventh St. and will end with
prayers for the requests left in
the prayer pole in the garden
of the Florence Playhouse and
those shared by the group.
1870 HWY 126, SUITE A * PO BOX 3040,
FLORENCE, OR 97439
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Every Friday night at 7pm • Non-denominational
Bay Berry Square; 101 at Sutton Lake Dr. /milepost 185 N.
For more information , please call 541-997-2681
COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH
Learning how to focus
our blessings on others
Do you want to be happy —
I mean, really happy? I believe
that deep down we all want to
be happy and enjoy our lives.
We can spend a lot of time and
energy trying to do things that
will make us happy, but our
own efforts will never truly sat-
isfy us. That’s because God
doesn’t want our minds to be
on ourselves all the time.
He wants us to look past the
things that are happening in our
own lives and reach out to oth-
ers and bless them. Because
when our focus is on ourselves,
we can end up feeling sorry for
ourselves and face the danger
I used to have a real problem
with self-pity. I felt sorry for
myself because I’d been abused
by my dad, and sometimes I
felt sorry for myself when my
husband, Dave, got to go out
and play golf while I stayed
home with our kids. I wasted so
many days having pity parties
for all types of reasons.
In the first few years of our
marriage, Dave tried to keep
me happy, while I carried on
with a bad attitude. But one day
he finally told me, “You know
what? I’m not spending my life
trying to make you happy. You
can get happy or not get happy,
but I’m going to be happy. I’m
not going to feel sorry for you
because it won’t help you.”
And you know, even though
it was really hard to hear at the
time, it was the best thing he
could have said to me. Because
when you struggle with self-
pity, if other people feel sorry
for you it just feeds the prob-
Now that doesn’t mean we
can never be sad. But we need
to understand that if we hang
on to our pain for too long, it
can become self-pity, and we
can become addicted to it. The
good news is God gives us the
tools to work through our feel-
ings in a healthy way and not
let them control us.
Years ago, when God was
dealing with me about this sub-
ject, He brought me to
Galatians 5:19-21 (AMP),
which gives a list of things the
Bible calls sin. It says, “Now
the doings (practices) of the
flesh are clear (obvious): they
are immorality, impurity, inde-
cency, Idolatry, sorcery, enmity,
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All are welcome. (541) 997-2840
FLORENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Worship & Adult Sunday School 9:00
Worship & Kids Sunday School 10:30
located at 2nd & Kingwood (541) 997-6025
“Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”
4590 Hwy. 101, Across from Fred Meyer –- 997-7418
Sunday School, 9:30a.m. – Worship, 10:45
Wed. Prayer - 6:00 p.m. –Wed. Ministries 1-8 Grade 7 p.m.
CROSS ROAD ASSEMBLY OF GOD
FLORENCE VINEYARD (GOD'S POWER HOUSE)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - SBC
1935 25th St. – 997-7660 • Pastor, Dr. Marvin Owen
Series ‘Through the Bible’ on Wednesdays 6 p.m.
A friendly place to worship, vacationers welcome.
Sun.; 11am & 6pm, Sunday school 9:45am.
FLORENCE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
2nd & Ivy – 997-2961 –Non-Denominational
Worship Service: 9:00 am & 10:30 am
Middle School and High School youth groups meet on Wednesday.
FLORENCE CHURCH OF CHRIST
Pre-Denominational (Romans 16:16)
1833 Tamarack Street (2 blocks east of Hwy. 101 on 18th St.)
Bible Study: Sunday 10 a.m.; Worship: Sunday 11 a.m.
FLORENCE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
12th and Nopal –997-9020
Sunday school for all ages 9:15 a.m. • Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Youth Group Wed. 7-8:30 p.m.
Sunday School (for all ages) 9:50 a.m.
FLORENCE EVANGELICAL CHURCH
1318 Rhododendron Dr. –- 997-2523 – Worship at 11:00 AM –- Sunday School
at 9:30 AM – Variety of Sunday evening activities - 5 PM
Wed. Bible & Children classes at 6:00 PM
Call for details.
strife, jealousy, anger (ill tem-
per), selfishness, divisions (dis-
sensions), party spirit (factions,
sects with peculiar opinions,
heresies), envy, drunkenness,
carousing, and the like….”
As I was studying those
scriptures, I thought, “Well,
self-pity is not on the list.”
Then I got an eye-opening
revelation: It is on the list
because self-pity is actually
idolatry. When we feel sorry for
ourselves, we turn inward and
idolize ourselves… essentially
everything becomes about
“me.” People who are focused
on themselves never see what
they can and should be doing
for other people.
We should have compassion
for other people who are hurt-
ing. In the Bible, we see times
when Jesus was moved with
compassion, and then He
would go and help people. If
we can be moved with sympa-
thy toward others and keep our
mind off of ourselves, we will
be much happier.
We will also trust God to
meet our needs and bring jus-
tice in our lives when we are
hurting or mistreated, rather
than getting into self-pity.
The Bible says in Hebrews
11:6 (AMP), “…For whoever
would come near to God must
[necessarily] believe that God
exists and that He is the
rewarder of those who earnest-
ly and diligently seek Him
That means God rewards
those who are faithful and who
wait on Him. If you’ve been
hurt in your life and you have
put your trust and confidence in
God and you’re waiting on
Him, you have a reward com-
I want to encourage you to
keep a notebook of your bless-
ings, the special little things
that God does for you, prayers
that He answers. And when
you're tempted to have a pity
party, go get that book out and
have a talk with yourself.
King David talked to himself
when he started to feel
depressed. He said, “Why are
you cast down, O my inner
self? And why should you
moan over me and be disquiet-
ed within me? Hope in God and
wait expectantly for Him, for I
shall yet praise Him, my Help
and my God” (Psalm 42:5
I am so thankful that God is
allowing me to take what has
happened to me and use it to
help other people.
The best treatment in the
world for sadness and self-pity
is to help somebody else. That’s
when we get our minds off of
our own problems and trust
God to help us and do what's
best for us.
No matter what happens, be
determined-with God’s help —
to keep a good attitude, remain
thankful and avoid self-pity.
Then God will bring restora-
tion, peace, joy and real happi-
ness to your life.
Tw o l o c a t i o n s i n F l o r e n c e
H i g h w a y 1 0 1 N & B a y S t r e e t i n O l d To w n
1624 Highway 101 (next to A&W) –- 997-6337
Pastor George Pagel – Something for the entire family.
Sun. Services: 10:45 a.m., Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. – Youth Group: Sat., 6 p.m.
Corner of 10th & Maple –- 997-3533
Bible Study at 9:00 A.M.
Services: Worship, 10:30 A.M.
florencecrossroad.org • firstname.lastname@example.org
2610 Kingwood, Florence • 541-268-2025
Sunday Worship @ 10:00 a.m., experience the Power of the Holy Spirit
Pastors: George & Beverly Sisemore
Intercessory Prayer & Worship, Thursday night @ 5:00 pm
NEW LIFE CHURCH-UPC
1525 12th St., Suite 24 •541-991-9398
Sunday Services: 10am and 6pm
Tues. Bible Study 7:00pm
NEW LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH, E.L.C.A.
21st & Spruce Street – 997-8113
Adult Forum 9 a.m. – Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Worship services; Sun. 10:30am & Wed. 6pm.
Pastor Lori Blake
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE SIUSLAW
Traditional Worship Service 10:00 a.m. , Pastor Steve Knowles
Sunday School and Nursery – Organ and Choir
All Welcome. Come as you are.
3996 N Hwy 101
RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH, L.C.M.S.
Every Sun., Bible Class 9 a.m., Worship Service 10 a.m.
85294 Hwy. 101 S. – 997-8038
DVD of Weekly worship service available.
Dan Wurster, Pastor
UU to hear about power
of the heart Sunday
On Sunday, March 1, from
10 to 11 a.m., at the Florence
Fellowship, Dr. Dean Shrock
will present an inspiring mes-
sage titled: The Power of the
Shrock will share how we
can live our best life and open
up to the wisdom of our heart.
Shrock’s international best-
selling book, “The Power of
the Heart,” reveals how people
can overcome limitations and
fulfill their highest potential.
He is a bestselling author of
several other books as well.
Shrock is an internationally
recognized authority on mind-
He served for many years
as director of mind-body med-
icine for a physician manage-
ment group of 40 cancer cen-
ters, where he taught and
researched a wellness program
that improved survival with
Everyone is welcome to
The UU Fellowship is locat-
ed at 87738 Highway 101, at
Heceta Beach Road. The
church is wheelchair accessi-
For more information, visit
www.florenceuuf.org or call
Senior Game Night
Tuesday, March 17th
FREE DINNER 4 to 6pm
Call for Reservations 541-997-8202
$25 FREE Chips per player
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ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
FLORENCE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST
2135 19th St. –- 997-6600
The Rev. Georgia C. DuBose, Vicar
Sunday Services: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. - Wed, 11 a.m.
Everyone Welcome – Come walk our Labyrinth.
4445 Hwy 101 (South of Fred Meyer) – 997-3951
Worship on Saturday 10:30 A.M.
Adult/Children’s Sabbath School 9:15 A.M.
SAINT MARY, OUR LADY OF THE DUNES
Masses: Sat. 5:30 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m.
1.5 miles south of river on Hwy 101 – 997-2312
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