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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015
Evangelical Church to
host vacation Bible school
A Vacation Bible School
will be held at Florence
Children entering first- to
sixth-grade are welcome.
The school runs from
Monday, July 6, through
Friday, July 10, 9:30 a.m. to
noon each day.
The VBS includes entertain-
ing Bible lessons, crafts,
games and snacks.
There is a family program
Thursday, July 9, at 7 p.m.
The church is at 1318
Rhododendron Drive, one
block west of Highway 101.
Pre-registration is encour-
For more information, or to
register your child, call
Annette at 541-997-5159.
Mom, Dad and the
rest of the family
Between the pit and the palace
The book of Genesis (chap-
ters 37-45) tells the story of
Joseph. He was the favorite of
his father’s 12 sons, and his
brothers were very jealous of
him because of it. One day
when Joseph shared a dream
he’d had of them all bowing
down to him … well, that was
the last straw.
The brothers threw Joseph
into a pit to leave him there to
die. But later they decided to
sell him into slavery to a band
of traveling Ishmaelite mer-
chants. They then devised a
plan to convince their father of
As you may know, this story
ends much differently. Joseph
becomes second in command to
Pharaoh, is eventually reunited
with his family and all is for-
What happened to Joseph is
proof that no matter what you
go through in life, you can ful-
fill God’s purpose for you. All
things are possible with God.
But the part of his story we
really need to focus on is what
happened between the pit and
the palace. Joseph’s life took
several turns during that time.
But the one attribute of his
character that brought him to
this victorious end was perse-
verance. Because of Joseph’s
faith in God, he never gave up.
Quitting is not an option.We
may fall into a pit every so
often. It could be a pit of sick-
ness, financial lack, relation-
ship issues or other problems.
Whenever that happens, you
need to be determined that
whatever the situation may be,
you will not give up.
“In Search of the Lord’s Way”
Sunday, 7:30 AM
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information at 148 Maple St., Old Town, Florence.
J OIN U S I N W ORSHIP
Remember that testimonies
come by passing tests. Jesus
even told us, “In the world you
have tribulation and trials and
distress and frustration; but be
of good cheer. For I have over-
come the world.” (John 16:33
It is inevitable that you will
go through hard things.
Sometimes you might even feel
like giving up. But if you can
just hold on and trust God
through it all, He can restore
you. He can take all the bad and
make good of it (see Romans
8:29). He can even give you
double for your trouble. (See
In the meantime, your per-
spective while in your “pit” can
make a big difference.
Remember, it’s a time of
testing, a time when your char-
acter is being developed.
It’s vitally important for you
to trust Him during this time,
because He is working in your
heart to make you more like
Christ. And the good news is
you don’t have to flunk a test
with God; you can get “do-
So when you’re in your pit
and you’re hurting, the best
advice I can give you is, don’t
• Fight the temptation to
think there’s no way out of your
situation. Jesus is the Way. This
is your time to draw close and
• Avoid blaming God or
thinking He is punishing you
for some sin. He is just using
the situation to work in your
life. And while it may not
always feel good, His purpose
will always be for your good.
• Do what’s right even when
you’re hurting, when it doesn’t
feel right or when others treat
you badly. Do something good
for as many people as you can
as often as you can.
• Don’t withdraw and sulk or
isolate yourself from others.
Remember, you can be pitiful
or powerful but you can’t be
both. Many times, God may use
others to encourage you in this
• Keep your word. Honor
your commitments. This is a
character building time and you
are being prepared to take your
place in the “palace.”
Shake it off.
Maybe you’ve heard the
story of a donkey that fell into a
pit. His owner thought about it
and decided the pit was too
deep and the donkey was old,
so he would just go on and bury
him there. He called some
friends and neighbors to help
and they began to shovel dirt
into the pit.
At first the donkey cried out,
obviously terrified of his situa-
tion. Later his owner noticed
that he’d gotten quiet and
thought he’d probably already
died. But the donkey had not
When the owner looked
down in the pit, he saw that
every time dirt fell on its back,
the donkey would shake it off
and step on it, packing it down
under his hoofs. This continued
for hours until finally, the don-
key had packed the dirt enough
to lift himself up — and out of
We can learn something
from that donkey.
Life will throw dirt on us
from time to time. It may be in
relationships or our finances or
This is a time to learn how to
follow the leading of the Holy
He will show you how to
shake off the dirt and step up,
giving you glimpses of
His glory in each step you
take from your pit to your
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BAY BERRY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
You are invited to come and sing your favorite old time gospel hymns
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
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
Corner of 10th & Maple –- 997-3533
Bible Study at 9:00 A.M.
Services: Worship, 10:30 A.M.
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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
FLORENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Worship & Kids Sunday School 10:00
located at 2nd & Kingwood (541) 997-6025
“Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”
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.
FLORENCE VINEYARD (GOD’S POWER HOUSE)
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
2nd & Ivy – 997-2961 –Non-Denominational
Worship Service: 9:00 am & 10:30 am
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE SIUSLAW
Middle School and High School youth groups meet on Wednesday.
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 101 997-7136
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.
RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS (QUAKERS)
“War is still not the answer.” FCNL
We worship in homes at 11am Sundays
Call 997-4237 or 902-9511 for locations.
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.
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
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.
ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
FLORENCE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST
2135 19th St. –- 997-6600
The Rev. Georgia C. DuBose, Vicar
8:30am, Tuesdays, Morning Prayer
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
N.W. Corner of Heceta Beach Road & Hwy. 101
Every Sunday at 10 a.m.
All are welcome. (541) 997-2840
Soups On to discuss
war, women Monday
Monday, July 6, at 6:30
p.m., everyone is invited to
join a group of friends,
like to chew on life’s big
This week the subject will
be “War and Women?”
The Baha’i Writings state
that “...war and its ravages
have blighted the world; the
education of woman will be a
mighty step toward its aboli-
tion and ending, for she will
use her whole influence
The side effects of attend-
ing “Soups On” may include
a change in the way you
think about what it means to
The evening will begin
with bowls of tortilla meat-
ball soup, fruit, homemade
bread and vegetables, fol-
lowed by the evening’s topic
until 8:30 p.m.
The gathering 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.
UU to recap UUA
General Assembly visit
Sunday, July 5, the worship
service at Florence Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship will
be led by UU members Walt
Staton and April and David
Dumas. They will share some
of the experiences they had at
the recently concluded 54th
Assembly held in Portland.
The theme for this confer-
ence was “Building a New
Staton, the Dumas couple
and thousands of other UU
attendees from all over the
world were inspired and
encouraged with new ways of
participating in congregations,
responding to the needs of
community and living a life of
authentic, courageous compas-
All are welcome to attend
each worship service.
The UU Fellowship is at
87738 Highway 101, at Heceta
Beach Road, and is wheelchair
Each Sunday service begins
at 10 a.m. and concludes at 11
a.m. with refreshments and
For more information, visit
www.florenceuuf.org or call
Let me Showcase your property.
Masses: Sat. 5:30 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m.
1.5 miles south of river on Hwy 101 – 997-2312
Woodlake Way #800 – Imagine being able to
build your own home in a desirable neighborhood
within minutes to the beach. This lot is privately
located on a cul-de-sac, one of the few lots left in
this upscale area. $43,000. #2393-14614464
1749 Highway 101 • 541-997-1200