It started with a rock. No, that the Rock of salvation, but a simple rock. Last weekend someone threw a rock through our window. They broke a window in the sanctuary, but because of the double-pane, it didn’t completely break. That didn’t stop the assailant, they used that same rock and threw it into our mother’s room. The only damage was our two windows.

I don’t know the motive behind the vandalism, but one thing I foresee is that churches will not be safe from attack. There has been a change in society, maybe you have even missed it. Love and Hate do not mean the same things that we used to understand them. When the world says Love, it really says, let people be what they want to be. To accept any action, as long as there is no judgment, we are Loving people. Hate also has a different meaning. Intolerance in any form has become Hate. These two changes have huge ramifications for us Christians, and things are going to get hard.


“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.” John 15:18


The Bible says the greatest love is to give your life for others. God is love. Love has always meant to be about giving, outside of yourself. Love is not self-seeking, but Love is patient and kind. Not what we can get, but rather what we can give. Love is the greatest idea in the world, but it has been reduced to a catchphrase. Christians are being looked at as no longer ideology of love, we are now being marginalized, even demonized as a group of Hate. What do we Hate? Hate is a powerful word, I don’t like to use it in my personal vernacular. God hates sin. Sin destroys everything it touches, there is no such thing as a small sin, just ask Eve. We Christians believe in the highest ideals, we take the Bible as our standard for life. This my friends is a non-starter for our sinful world. There is a reason the world crucified our Lord. His whole life represented a life that was a direct affront to their own sinful lives. Standing up for truth, will not be a show of Love, but the world will interpret it as Hate. Get ready friends, it’s coming. The change has already happened, and many more rocks are on the way.

Connected to the Vine,
Pastor Danny

Sermon Title: Posture Shift (Part 7, Commandment #3)

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Bible Study with Gladys Hernandez at 10am Sabbath Morning. Adults will be meeting in the fellowship hall. Please come join us! 
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  • Starting next week we will not be having to pre-register for service. Come join us! 
  • Board Meeting will be next Thursday December 10th at 7pm on zoom. 
  • Finance Meeting will be next Thursday December 10th at 6:00pm at the church. 
  • As you can imagine, this year’s Follow the Star Christmas production at the campgrounds in Gladstone won’t be happening this year. However, we will be premiering a completely different Christmas production called Journey of the Ages! Produced by Gladstone-Park Church and the Oregon Conference, Journey of the Ages is a short, family-friendly production about some children who are hearing the Christmas story for the first time from their energetic grandpa! This production will go live on Friday, December 4th at 7pm on the Oregon Conference YouTube channel here: Please share with your family and friends, and have a blessed Christmas season!
  • It's time to order 2021 Devotional Books at the special church rate. Flyers are on the table in the church foyer, or you can visit to see what's available. Deanna Vice will be placing an early order on December 9th for those who would like books before Christmas and another order on December 28th, just in time for the new year. Please email Deanna at with your order by the 8th or 27th of December. The special church prices are listed in the flyer. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out and contact Deanna for pricing.
  • 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.
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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 put our son David Lyons mother-in-law, Mary Churchill on the prayer request list. She had a stroke and is in Harborview Hospital.
-Teresa Lyons

Requesting prayers for my brother, Dennis, who has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer - devastating for his whole family!  
-Donna Schmidt

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