I end the last Grapevine of the year with a proverb.


As we journey through this life - through the easy times and the painful times - God is fashioning us into people who are like his Son, Jesus. That means God is in the process of changing what we desire far more than he is in the process of giving us what we desire. -Charles Stanley.


I can’t say that 2020 is a year that I would want to repeat, but it’s a year our whole world has gone through. Too many lives have been lost, and too many people have been through a very tough time. I don’t understand the year 2020, but I do know that God can take this craziness and turn it into a blessing. Whatever 2021 brings us, we can go forward, actually, we must, we have no choice. My church family, I want to take this opportunity to make our new year a blessed year. Whatever challenges are in front of us, let’s journey through it together.


There are three spiritual challenges I would like all of us to take this year. The first. #1. Read the entire Bible. There is no getting around this. We can’t rely on others for our own relationship with God. It starts with the Holy Word. We have added a plan into the Grapevine, and will email you a pdf to download and print off. This will allow us to read the entire Bible in a year. If you have never done it before, I think it’s a great practice of spiritual discipline. Once the Words are imprinted in your mind, it’s “always” in there. The second. #2. Be part of a church group. Coming to church every week has been made difficult because of the virus. I know some are coming to church, but many are not. Even though we can’t come to church. Let’s covenant to make coming together a priority. If we can’t come to church, maybe in small groups, and if isolation is necessary, through Zoom, FaceTime, or even good ole fashion phone call. Teresa Lyons and Deana Vice are starting up a small group at church. Peggy Horne has a prayer group on Zoom. If we need more ways, let’s do it! Let us not forget to come together as a people. The third. #3. Find a mission in the church. If God has planted a desire in your hearts, let’s act upon it. If you want to do something, but don’t know what, come and see me, and let’s discuss options. The church needs you. God needs you. We don’t have to do “great” things, we just have to do what God asks us to do, no matter how great or small. I hope church life will be a fulfilling part of your life. 

2021 is here, and whatever it holds for us, let’s go forward. Let’s challenge ourselves, let’s grow, let’s become the people God wants and needs. May the Lord bless you richly in the brand new year. One year closer to the Day of our Lord.

Connected to the Vine

-Pastor Danny

Sermon Title: All Together, 1,2,3.


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  • Happy New Years!!!!
  • We are open for church again! Come join us! 
  • New Year, New beginnings! We have added a Bible plan to read the Bible in a year! We will be emailing you a PDF to download and follow along with all year long with us! 
  • Interested in joining a small group? Teresa Lyons is starting one! Contact Teresa for more info! 
  • Community services still needs your help! We need men’s clothing, coats, blankets, sleeping bags, tents, hygiene items, and prayers for those struggling in our community. Don’t forget, you can donate to community services through Considering volunteering? We’d love to have you join our team. Contact Amy for more information
    Thank you for your prayers, love and support! 
  • We are raising $10,000 for the first stage of improvements. Thank you for all your support!
  • We are still needing donations and help to complete the Rhia Trailer Project. If you would like to find out how you can either participate or donate please contact Teresa Lyons for more information. God bless.
  • Need Any Help?:  If anyone is needing help with anything, please feel free to reach out to us by email or call us at 503.648.3922.
  • Prayer Meeting: Friday night at 7pm. Come joins us!!!!

My friend from Cornell Estates that we have been praying for lost her battle to COVID. Please keep her family in your prayers.- Florene

I want to thank everyone who has been praying for my sister JoAnn. She has been found after a year of missing. She is still in need of much prayer. Please continue to ask for Gods abundant love to wash over her and provide healing. Our family also asks for wisdom as we seek to determine how best we can support her. 
-Peggy Horne

I ask an interest in your prayers for my wife Sandi Schmitz who is on the "Home Hospice" care program and I am on the "Home Palliative Program"  We are tired of this old world and are ready to go to sleep till Jesus comes to take us home.  We pray for His will to be done in our lives.  We pray to remain faithful until He puts us to sleep.
-Sandi and Tom Schmitz

Please continue to pray for our daughter-in-law Alycia's mom,  Mary Churchill. We praise the Lord, she has made some small improvement and is now able to walk a few steps with a leg brace and assistance. She still has many hurdles to jump through but we are happy for the small improvements. Thank you so much. 
-Teresa Lyons

Requesting prayers for my brother, Dennis, who has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer - devastating for his whole family! Please also keep our friend Calvin Knipschild in your prayers as well. 
-Donna Schmidt

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