To Seek & Save the Lost

July 5, 2024

Could our eyes be opened, we would see that eternal justice is at work in our world. A powerful influence, not under man’s control, is working. Man may fancy that he is directing matters, but there are higher than human influences at work. The servants of God know that He is working to counteract Satan’s plans. Those who know not God cannot comprehend His movements. There is at work a wheel within a wheel. Apparently, the complication of machinery is so intricate that man can see only a complete entanglement. But the divine Hand, as seen by the prophet Ezekiel, is placed upon the wheels, and every part moves in complete harmony, each doing its specified work, yet with individual freedom of action."

Ellen White, Manuscript 13-1898


Sabbath School Information

Sabbath School Mission Statement:

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


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Worship Service Information

Church Bulletin Here
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Click the picture above for our 11 AM livestream

Elder Leo Zakhariya suggests that we review his sermon from January 6 to prepare for this Sabbath's follow-up presentation. You will find it at the link below (set to start at the sermon)

The Perfect, Yet Messy Handwriting of God
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Stone Tower Church Announcements & Activities

*** SABBATH, JULY 6 ***

11:00 am: Elder Leonid Zakhariya speaking

1:00 pm: Fellowship meal

1:30 pm: Lay Preaching Workshop

2:00 pm: Women's Ministry Team Meeting

July 6 after Fellowship meal -- Lay Preaching Workshop. Come get pointers on how to make a presentation. You can even give a short practice sermon and get feedback. More details to come.

July 7, 11:00 am: Gather together at the beach! Bring your favorite beach food to share for lunch at 1pm. Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site is a day-use park at the south end of Cannon Beach. Enjoy the day with your kite, favorite sand toys, musical instrument and church family! Don't forget your chair, towel, food and sunscreen as needed. 3288 Pacific Ave, Tolovana Park, OR 97145. Click here for info about the park.

July 9, 6:30 pm: Elders' meeting at the Chaplain's Office at Portland Adventist Medical Center.  

Sidewalk Evangelism: Remember to take some of the Bible study mailers in the foyer to give out around Portland -- help Seek & Save the Lost! See the newsletter for more info.

Sabbath School teachers needed for children's departments, grades 2-4 and 5-7. If you are able to help please talk to Melissa Brownell or Elder Leo.

Church Service Changes: There have been suggestions that we shorten the church service. The elders will be trying out various changes over the next few months. It would be helpful to please give kind input regarding the desired length of service and features you would like included or modified.

A Women's Locker is being created for our ladies in need. Please take donations of lightly used clothing & female essentials to the Evangelism Resource room in the foyer. 

July 10 & 17, 7:00 pm: Prayer meeting

*** SABBATH, JULY 13 ***

11:00 am: Communion Sabbath

Elder Leonid Zakhariya speaking

1:15 pm: Sabbath Fellowship Group

July 14: Children's Ministries invites families to join in the fun Shady Dell Molalla Train Park at 11:30 am on July 14th. No fee is collected, and they are funded by the donations of those who visit and enjoy the park. Train rides begin at 11:30 am and run until 4pm. Rides last 7-10 min and are open to all ages. Bring a lunch, enjoy a picnic in the grass and ride as many times as you would like!

Website information here

July 16, 6:00 pm: Finance Committee meeting

July 16, 7:00 pm: Church Board meeting

JULY 20 COME MEET OUR NEW PASTOR, DAVID KOKIONG! He will pastor at Stone Tower the 1st & 3rd Sabbaths and at Lents church the 2nd & 4th Sabbaths. We will have a special Fellowship meal to welcome their family to Stone Tower.  

Upcoming Youth Activity: August 2-4 Lake Camping Trip. See Ed Johnson for more information.

Remember our Outdoor Church dates:

Aug 17-Silver Falls State Park

Sept 7-Milo McIver State Park

Sabbath Fellowship Group

meets at 1:15 downstairs in the

ABC classroom when there are

no other afternoon meetings.

Click the picture for

lots of great resources.


"Pray without ceasing."

(1 Thess. 5:17)

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.



Click on the picture for a video corresponding with

My Bible First Kindergarten and Primary Lessons


To browse a variety of personal evangelism resources, click below:




Prayer Group meets EVERY evening at 7:00pm PDT. Join the North America Prayer Group through zoom by clicking this link:

Meeting passcode: 247247

July 13 Prayer Conference with Kevin Wilfley: Join the Sandy Adventist Church for a prayer conference featuring Kevin Wilfley. There will be meetings at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM with a vegetarian potluck around the noon hour. The Sandy Adventist Church is located at 18575 SE Langensand Rd, Sandy, OR 97055.

July 15-19, 2024 Upstream Camp: A Campmeeting Family Programming Alternative: Give your family an extra dose of nature and faith at Upstream Camp, July 15-19! Your children will enjoy an incredible week of fun and discipleship training–of learning to go against the flow–with an Adventist-based day camp on the shores of the E. Fork Lewis River in Battle Ground, WA. Camp for the week or attend day camp style. Free for parents who attend with their children and volunteer for the week, $150 for the week per family for kids with parents on-site; $350 per child who needs a camp counselor. $40 for a one-day pass per family. Go to www.upstreamcamp.org to register, or text Highest Education Director William Hurtado at 360-600-1561. 

Highest Education is a DBA of Laurelwood Academy, Inc., 501(c)3

Whipple Creek Pathfinders are selling Pronto Pups as a fundraiser to help raise the remaining funds needed to go to the International Camporee this August. We are taking pre-orders of 10 Pronto Pups for $35 until July 14. The Pronto Pups will be vegan. If you have any additional questions please let me know. Thank you for your support of Pathfinders. Roxanne Ballowe, Whipple Creek Pathfinder Director.

August 23–25, 2024 Walla Walla University’s annual Alumni Sabbath at Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory.. Come for Sabbath or the full weekend. Meals and accommodations require registration by August 19. More info in the newsletter.

Don't miss the latest Conference & Northwest news here.

The links are updated weekly.

OR Conference news here
NW Adventists news here

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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.

PACS Thrift store has many shoppers. We need Steps to Christ, Bibles, and Guides to share with them. If you have some to share please let us know or bring them to PACS and hand them in to the office.

Click for PACS hiring info
Click for volunteer info

Be thinking ahead to the Fall Fundraiser event on October 6.

Fall Fundraiser link

Tofu "Egg Salad" Recipe

Shared by Joy Nunn & further adapted by Renae Smith

1 block firm or extra firm tofu

Vegan mayonnaise -- enough to make it nicely moist (1/4 cup-ish?)

Celery seed (couple pinches) or chopped fresh celery

1/2-1 tsp onion powder OR 2 green onions finely sliced OR approximately 2 tbsp finely diced onion

1/4-1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4-1/2 tsp dried dill (OR 2 tbsp fresh)

Chives finely chopped (optional) -- 1-2 tbsp

Salt to taste

1/8-1/4 tsp turmeric (optional for color)

Squeeze as much liquid out of the tofu as you can with your hands. Break it apart with a fork (or press it through a potato ricer, as Joy prefers).

Mix in the rest of the ingredients.

Spread on your favorite bread & top with some crispy lettuce or greens. Enjoy!

(Thanks to The Simple Veganista for the photo)

Communication Card

We want to hear from you! If you have questions or concerns you would like to voice, or if you would like a personal visit, phone call or another service offered by our church leadership, click the button below. If you need to speak to an elder or would like Bible studies or to be baptized or if you’d like to transfer to Stone Tower from another church, all of this can happen through our one point of contact below. Your message will be forwarded to the appropriate ministry leader for consideration.


Things to send to the Secretary email at the bottom of the newsletter:

  1. Pictures of events
  2. Pictures you'd like to have published in the newsletter. I'll try to use them whenever possible
  3. Vegetarian or vegan recipes you'd like to share

The Sabbath begins at 9:03 pm today

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

E-mail items to: secretary@stonetowersda.org

Stone Tower Seventh-day Adventist Church

3010 NE Holladay St., Portland, OR 97232

(503) 232-6018 | StoneTowerSDA.org

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