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Season of Refresh Revisited

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On March 15, 2019, some of you may remember that I wrote a blog on the “Season of Refresh” that began with a new sermon series, “Greater” for Sunday mornings. Pastor Jay began the series with Genesis and took us through the Old Testament. As we finished the Old Testament...

Season of Refresh

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

Two Sundays ago, Pastor Jay introduced our community to a Season of Refresh, with a new sermon series for Sunday mornings. The sermons will be on the  Greater Story of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation. He challenged us to see how our story connects with this Greater Story of Jesus. The...

A Special Tribute

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Fran Pelinka went to be with the Lord on Sunday evening, January 27. Fran was a loyal friend to many. With the gift of hospitality, she faithfully coordinated our greeters for our morning service. She did that for 13 years. She was also one of the small group leaders for our women’s Bible...

Mourning our Loved Ones

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My mother, Mildred, passed away 12 years ago on December 9, 2002 of a heart attack, and it was a complete shock. We had just returned from the Philippines and stopped over in Hawaii to be with my parents for Thanksgiving. I had never been home for Thanksgiving since I left Hawaii to attend...

In Christ, We Are All Winners

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For those of you who know me, football is one of my favorite past times. Was it always something I enjoyed? No, probably because I went to a very small high school in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, and we did not even have a football team! I didn’t watch one game on TV growing up, and it...

"Whom Do You Serve?"

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

Thank you, Paulette, for faithfully serving our Lord and church! When I think of a phrase that Paulette Williams has shared with me that has impacted my life, it would be “Whom Do You Serve?” Those words can turn every situation, every encounter, and every disappointment to the fact...

The Meaning of the Blog

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

A couple of months ago I encouraged someone in our community to read the blog in our e-newsletter. This person said, “We have a blog?” I was surprised at her answer, but I realized there may be others who don’t know we have a blog. We need to communicate through other medias...

Conflict is normal?

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

Do you believe conflicts are normal in relationships? In a marriage? In a family? In a church? If you answered yes to each of these questions, I agree wholeheartedly with you. The next question is how do we handle conflict in these relationships, and is it Biblical? Before my husband, Doug, and...

December Celebrations

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

December has been a month of celebrations for me personally and for our church. We began our celebration on December 3 with our 40th anniversary as a church. It truly was like a reunion for me seeing many who have given their time and devotion to be an active part of Greater Portland Bible...