To Seek & Save the Lost

April 19, 2024

Have you read this amazing Ellen White vision?

Wings were given me, and an angel attended me from the city to a place that was bright and glorious. The grass of the place was living green, and the birds there warbled a sweet song. The inhabitants of the place were of all sizes, they were noble, majestic and lovely. They bore the express image of Jesus, and their countenances beamed with holy joy, expressive of the freedom and happiness of the place. I asked one of them why they were so much more lovely than those on the earth. The reply was—“we have lived in strict obedience to the commandments of God, and have not fallen by disobedience, like those on the earth.” Then I saw two trees, one looked much like the tree of life in the city. The fruit of both looked beautiful; but of one they could not eat. They had power to eat of both, but were forbidden to eat of one. Then my attending angel said to me—“none in this place have tasted of the forbidden tree; but if they should eat they would fall.”

Then I was taken to a world which had seven moons. There I saw good old Enoch, who had been translated. On his right arm he bore a glorious palm, and on each leaf was written Victory. Around his head was a dazzling white wreath, and leaves on the wreath, and in the middle of each was written Purity; and around the leaf were stones of various colors, that shone brighter than the stars, and cast a reflection upon the letters, and magnified them. On the back part of his head was a bow that confined the wreath, and upon the bow was written Holiness. Above the wreath was a lovely crown that shone brighter than the sun. I asked him if this was the place he was taken to from the earth. He said, “It is not; but the city is my home, and I have come to visit this place.” He moved about the place as if perfectly at home. I begged of my attending angel to let me remain in that place. I could not bear the thought of coming back to this dark world again. Then the angel said—“You must go back, and if you are faithful, you, with the 144,000 shall have the privilege of visiting all the worlds and viewing the handy work of God.” 1EGWLM 150.4 

NOTE: Both James and Ellen White reported that Ellen received a vision of other “planets” in November 1846, at Topsham, Maine. Joseph Bates, a former sea captain, was present and apparently was the one who identified specific planets based on her descriptions. (There is no record of Ellen White's identifying the “worlds” she was shown in vision.) It is not certain whether the view here described is the same 1846 vision or a different one. That she had more than one view of “other worlds” may be inferred from her description of the 1846 vision as being “the first time” that she “had a view of other planets.”

See: James White, ed., A Word to the “Little Flock,” p. 22; Ellen G. White, Spiritual Gifts [vol. 2], p. 83. For a discussion of the question of which “worlds” Ellen White saw in vision, see F. D. Nichol, Ellen G. White and Her Critics, pp. 91-101.

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Sabbath School Information

Sabbath School Mission Statement:

"Learning to be like Jesus, to seek and save the lost"


This week's lesson is #3 - Light Shines in the Darkness

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Worship Service Information

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Quick Glimpse - Upcoming Events

Sabbath, April 20, 9:30 & 10:00 am: Sabbath School classes

11:00 am: Elder Steve Mundall & Testimony Team

1:15 pm: Sabbath Fellowship Group

2:30 pm: Social Committee Hike at Tryon Creek

Wednesday, April 24, 7:00 pm: Prayer Meeting

Thursday, April 25, 6:00-6:45 pm: Soup and salad supper

7:00 pm: Thinking Well, Living Well, Women's Mental Health Seminar

Sabbath, April 27, 11:00: speaker, Elder Leo Zakhariya

12:30 pm?: Deacons meeting after church service in front of the sanctuary

1:00 Fellowship meal

2:30 pm (after potluck)? Church Family Meeting

6:30-10 pm: Youth joint Vespers & Gym Night at Lents Church

Thursday, May 2, 6:00-6:45 pm: Soup and salad supper

7:00 pm: Thinking Well, Living Well, Women's Mental Health Seminar

Sabbath, May 4, 1:00 pm: Fellowship meal

1:15 pm: Sabbath Fellowship Group

2:00 pm: Women's Ministries Team meeting

Friday, May 10, 6:30 pm: Youth & Young Adult Vespers

May 19, 11:00 am: Families hike at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge 

Sabbath, May 25, 2:00 pm: Simple Herbs & Remedies for Serious Ailments

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Stone Tower Church Announcements

REMINDER: Teen Sabbath School Class is meeting downstairs at 10:00. Parents, please bring your teens to join in the study and fellowship. 

The photography team is updating church directory photos. Please stay around a little while after church any of the next few weeks until we get a chance to take your picture. Look for Michael Burgett, Josh Poulivaati, Gideon Magnuson or Renae Smith.

April 20th 2:30 pm the Social Committee invites the church to join in a Sabbath afternoon hike at Tryon Creek State Natural Area. Join us at 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd. Bring your sack lunch, water, clothes and shoes for the trail. No parking pass required. (See map at the bottom of announcements)

April 27, following church service: Deacons meeting in the front of the sanctuary.

April 27, after potluck: Church Family Meeting. As announced on April 6, please join us for a time of fellowship, bonding time and opportunities to ask your questions.

April 27, 6:30 pm:  Youth joint Vespers and Gym night at Lents Church, 8835 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland 97266.

May 19th, 11 am: Children and families are invited to a hike with Children's Ministries at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 19255 SW Pacific Highway, Sherwood, OR 97140-9292 (See map at the bottom of announcements). This trail is generally flat, except for descending short switchbacks at beginning of trail, near parking lot. The river trail is 1 mile each way and is great for wildlife observation and photography. The trail is gravel, but may be muddy this time of year. Bring appropriate shoes, clothing, water and a sack lunch. Binoculars and bird identification books may also be useful.

Stone Tower needs people: 1) who can help on an Advertising Team to write, design and produce flyers and social media content for evangelism.

2) who can lead or help with Vacation Bible School -- likely in July. If you can help, please contact Elder Brad at elderBNunn@gmail.com.

Tryon Creek State Natural Area below (click picture for the link):

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge below (click picture for the link):

Sabbath Fellowship Group

will meet downstairs in the ABC room this week, 1:15.

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"Pray without ceasing."

(1 Thess. 5:17)

Did you know we have a special prayer time

on Sabbath mornings?

Come join us at 9:30 am

in the front of the sanctuary to pray for our church and our members.

Come to the Hour of Power at Stone Tower

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM.

Please ring the doorbell or knock hard.

We meet in the kitchen.



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My Bible First Kindergarten and Primary Lessons


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Videos and Resources



Prayer Group meets EVERY evening at 7:00pm PDT. Join the North America Prayer Group through zoom by clicking this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81684898368

Password: 247247

Healing Hope Fellowship, 15150 NE Glisan St., Portland, will be hosting Tim Roosenberg for four presentations on April 26-27.  A haystack lunch will be provided on Sabbath. All are invited! His topics include:

Friday, 6:30 Time of the End Alliances

Sabbath, 9:30 Need for Critical Thinking

Sabbath, 10:50 Current Events

Sabbath, 1:30 Balanced Country living

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Oregon Conference leadership is hosting Town Halls in April.

Click below for the info and schedule.

Town Halls

Greetings from your God’s Girls Connect Team,

We are busy praying and preparing for Retreat 2024, which is just around the corner. Remember, it’s an early start this year, May 31st – June 2nd. so we are hard at work making sure everything will be ready for you when you arrive. We can hardly wait!

Remember our Outreach this year is for young girls at Trillium Family Services in Corvallis. They need bras and panties desperately and asked for sizes Small, Large and XLarge. These are young ladies ages 12-18 so it would be nice to find colorful, fun, cute…you get the picture, bras and panties if possible Please be sure there are NO UNDERWIRES in the bras. The need is great so they will be thrilled with whatever you provide! Check Ross’s, WalMart, Amazon…

Check-in begins at 1:00 on Friday, May 31st. Connections (our 1st breakout) begins at 3:30 and dinner is at 5:30 pm. Any questions regarding registration, please feel free to contact us at ggc.retreat@gmail.com or you can call Tina at 541-530-3870.

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PACS Food Pantry 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220

Drive-through hours: Mon-Fri 9-11:00am and every first Thursday of the month 5-7:00pm. If someone you know needs food please tell them about PACS. Any questions, call 503-252-8500 or email: info@pacsonline.org.

PACS Thrift Store: Sun 11-4:00pm, Mon-Thurs 9-5:00pm, Fri 9-2:30pm.

Donation drop-off center: Mon-Thurs 9-1:00pm and Sun 11-2:00pm.

Gateway Grace Dental Clinic accepts uninsured patients for low-cost preventative dental care. Call 503-907-6768, email dental@pacsonline.org.

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You'll be pleasantly surprised at how tasty these

gluten-free vegan waffles are! (Renae)

Bean Waffles -- Oats, Peas, Beans & Barley

2-1/4 cup water

1-1/2 cup rolled oats

1 c soaked or canned garbanzos, lentils or pinto beans (1/2 cup dry)

1 T oil

1 T sugar

1 t. vanilla (optional)

1/2 t salt

Soak dried beans overnight. Whiz all in blender till smooth. Bake in waffle iron 8-15 minutes, depending how thick they are.

The Sabbath begins at 8:04 pm today

Bulletin & Newsletter info. due: Wednesdays by 12:00 pm 

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Stone Tower Seventh-day Adventist Church

3010 NE Holladay St., Portland, OR 97232

(503) 232-6018 | StoneTowerSDA.org

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