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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015
Reality of being more than a conqueror in life
Romans 8:37 says that
Christians are “more than con-
querors” in this world. But do
we really know what it means
to be more than a conqueror? I
know it took many years for me
to learn what it means and how
to live the victorious life Jesus
died to give us as believers.
I remember many years
when I went to church faithful-
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Beach décor, Wall Signs, Primitive Décor,
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129 Maple Street , Old Town Florence
ly every week, yet my private
life was pathetic. It was so frus-
trating because I really loved
God and was a born-again
believer, but I wasn’t experi-
encing victory over the prob-
lems in my life so that I could
really live for God and help
As I eventually grew in my
personal relationship with
Christ and spent time studying
the Word, I came to understand
what it means to be more than a
conqueror and how I could get
there. And if I can do it, so can
To be more than a conqueror
means that before you ever get
a problem, you already know
that whatever problem comes
your way, you can overcome it
through Christ. You live with
confidence that God loves you
no matter what and He will
never leave you nor forsake
STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUM
“In Search of the Lord’s Way”
Sunday, 7:30 AM
KMTR Channel 12
PRESENTOR: DON LEE DAVIDSON
Then visit the
Florence church of Christ
JULY 31, 2015
We invite you all to come and enjoy
and experience the joy and simplicity of
pre-denominational New Testament Worship. (Romans 16:16)
Siuslaw Pioneer Museum
Bible Study: Sunday, 10:00 am
Worship: Sunday, 11:00 am
278 Maple St. - Florence (Corner of Quince & Maple)
Join Us In Worship
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4 week Minimum
Deadline 3 p.m. Mondays.
you. And when you have this
kind of relationship with
Christ, you aren’t constantly
afraid of bad news or of things
that may happen that aren’t in
your plan. When the unexpect-
ed happens or you’re disap-
pointed, you won’t be devastat-
ed by it.
See, when you get a revela-
tion of who you are in Christ,
you know that with Christ on
the inside of you, there is noth-
ing that can happen that’s more
than you are because there’s
nothing that’s too much for
Him! First John 4:4 confirms it:
“Little children, you are of God
[you belong to Him] and have
[already] defeated and over-
come them [the agents of the
antichrist], because He Who
lives in you is greater (mighti-
er) than he who is in the world”
It’s so important for us to get
To be included in this directory contact
the Siuslaw News at 997-3441, or drop off
information at 148 Maple St., Old Town, Florence.
J OIN U S I N W ORSHIP
WATCH! 3 ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK
(3ABN) TV UHF Channel 48.
24 hour Christian TV highlights Bible studies of prophecy, inspirational music, health
lectures, healthy cooking and more.
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
Masses: Sat. 5:30 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m.
1.5 miles south of river on Hwy 101 – 997-2312
this truth down in our hearts
and see ourselves as more than
conquerors through Christ
Jesus because if we don’t, then
our enemy, Satan, will be able
to confuse us and keep us from
victory. And all the enemy
wants to do is kill, steal and
destroy what God wants us to
have (see John 10:10). He
wants to diminish you - make
you small-minded and small in
spirit so you’ll live a small,
But we don’t have to live
that way. Every person who
confesses that Christ Jesus is
Lord, repents of their sin and
gives their heart to God is a
child of God and belongs to
Him. And in Christ, we are
made right with God, we are
His righteousness, and we have
the power of Christ in us to live
Do you realize what this
means? It means that as we
spend time with God in prayer
and studying the Bible, we can
access the wisdom and strength
we need to make right choices
and behave right.
It doesn’t happen all at once
or overnight, but we will make
progress every day that we seek
God this way.
I really want you to get this
revelation of who you are in
Christ as a born-again believer
so you won’t be frustrated or
discouraged or feel like you’re
always under attack and just
trying to get through the day.
God has more for us than that!
When you make a mistake
and the devil comes and tells
you, “You’re no good,” you
don’t have to take on the guilt
and condemnation he wants to
put on you. No! You can imme-
diately confess your mistake to
God, thank Him for forgiving
you and cleansing you with the
blood of Jesus, and move for-
ward in the victory of His grace
Here’s a scripture that has
helped me take hold of who I
am in Christ and live with vic-
tory over the hardships of this
world: “In this [union and com-
munion with Him] love is
brought to completion and
us…because as He is, so are we
in this world” (1 John 4:17
I encourage you to learn who
God really is. Get a deeper
understanding of His character
and His heart for you. Spend
time with Him, read His Word,
and let Him love you. Know
that He loves you uncondition-
ally. He is good.
He wants to bless you and
help you. When we know this
truth, we don’t have to be tor-
mented by doubts about
whether God cares or whether
He will take care of us.
Whatever your situation is
today, God knows about it.
He sees you and hears the
cry of your heart. And if you
will give Him your problems
and do what He tells you to do,
you will access His overcoming
love, grace and power and be
more than a conqueror.
Because in Christ, as He is, so
are we in this world!
Soup’s On to discuss
effects of suffering
Monday, July 20, at 6:30
p.m., at 875 Seventh St.,
everyone is invited to join a
group that likes to chew on
life’s big questions. This
week, the subject will be “The
effect of suffering on the soul
The writings of the Baha'i
Faith say: “Know thou that the
soul of man is exalted above,
and is independent of all infir-
mities of body or mind...”
The evening will begin with
bowls of potato soup, fruit,
homemade bread and vegeta-
bles, followed by the
evening’s topic until 8:30
The experience will change
the way you think about what
it means to be human.
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.
Pierson to speak at UU
Dr. Russ Pierson, Director
of the LCC Florence Center,
will discuss “Faith and the
Environment: Many Shades
of Green,” at the Florence
Unitarian Universalist Fellow-
ship on Sunday, July 19, at 10
Pierson is a Greenfaith
Fellow and a 2013 U.S. Green
Building Council Scholar.
One might ask, “What is the
appropriate relationship of the
human being to earth?”
Pierson suggests that every-
one has some entry point into
the conversation around our
care for the earth, and the faith
community has a particular
and vital role to play in shap-
ing this conversation.
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 and concludes at 11 a.m.,
with refreshments and a dia-
logue circle to explore the
questions that come up during
For more information visit
www.florenceuuf.org or call
Come see SOS remodel
during open house July 23
Siuslaw Outreach Services
is inviting the public to an
open house on Thursday, July
23, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Light refreshments will be
served and staff will be avail-
able to give tours. This infor-
mal event will celebrate the
recent completion of the build-
ing remodel, and will provide
an opportunity to walk through
the entire building.
SOS will be noting the
excellent work done by a num-
ber of local contractors, and
also highlighting the memorial
bricks purchased by more than
100 businesses, individuals
and service organizations.
They were installed in the
new entryway by Shawn
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