GPBC Blog

Remodeling

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

For the past four months there has been major remodeling going on in our home. Doug and I have lived in our home for 44 years and have done other remodeling projects through the years. One thing we have learned through these projects is that we need to be patient about the process because it...

Transitions

Posted by David Smith on

As most of you know by now, last Sunday, Ruth and I announced that after much discussion, prayer and seeking counsel, we have made the hard decision to leave GPBC. We’ve made this decision because of two desires that the Lord has developed and grown in us in our two and half years of...

Birthday Party!

Posted by Wayne Williams on

BIRTHDAY PARTY! Greater Portland Bible Church met as a congregation for the first time on December 4, 1977. In last week’s blog, Joyce Wachsmuth let you know that we are planning a celebration of our 40th anniversary on Sunday December 3, 2017. Luis Palau, who played a significant role in...

Building GPBC

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

On Sunday, December 3, 2017 Greater Portland Bible Church will be celebrating our 40th anniversary. My husband Doug and I had the privilege of being a part of Greater Portland since its inception. We were part of a group of people that decided to do a “church plant.” At that time the...

Discerning God's Will

Posted by Sally Bland on

There have been several important decisions over the course of my life where I needed to pause and discern the will of God. I love volunteering in the community and at church. Five years ago it became clear that if I wanted to increase my involvement in ministry I would need to cut back on some...

Joy

Posted by Blake Wilkes on

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 Last Saturday was the big Husker-Duck football game. Like good Husker fans, Lana, Thea, Lana’s two sisters, brother in-law, and I all made the trip down to Eugene to support the...

Do You Know Him?

Posted by David Smith on

Do you ever feel like you’re just kind of coasting through your spiritual life? You may be much like me, someone who has grown up in the church, has gone through countless Bible studies, sung countless worship songs, eaten countless potluck casseroles, and really feel like you know a good...

Well Done

Posted by Wayne Williams on

Pastor Carl Palmer spoke at both the graveside and the memorial service for my mother last week. He had been my parents’ pastor for almost 30 years and knew them both quite well. The words he spoke to us were both comforting and challenging.  Pastor Carl reminded us of Jesus&rsquo...

A Family In Prayer

Posted by Janet Nordlund on

“Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you…I am the Vine, you are the branches…apart from me you can do nothing…But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted...

Getting to Know You

Posted by David Smith on

When I first met my wife, Ruth, it was while we were both attending seminary in Kentucky. To help pay for school, Ruth worked in the student center on campus, in which our gym, weight room, and dining commons were located. I sort of knew Ruth from having checked in at the front desk a few times...