OUR MISSION:

To Seek & Save the Lost

June 14, 2024

A Moment of Encouragement for Fathers

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT OUR CHURCH

Sabbath School Information

Sabbath School Mission Statement:

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


SABBATH SCHOOL LESSON STUDY — 10:00 AM

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Worship Service Information

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Stone Tower Church Announcements & Activities

*** SABBATH, JUNE 15 ***

11:00 am: Elder Leonid Zakhariya, speaker

1:15 pm: Sabbath Fellowship Group

3:00 pm: Mirror Lake hike (see below)

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Mirror Lake hike: Join the social committee in a Sabbath afternoon hike to Mirror Lake. Bring your lunch and supper, necessary hiking gear and water. Parking is next to Mt Hood Skibowl at 85200 US-26, Government Camp, OR.  We will meet at the trailhead at 3pm. Expect about an 1 hour drive from church. A Recreation Pass is required to park at the trailhead, $5 per vehicle per day. Please plan ahead. 

Distance is 1.9 miles to lake, 3.8 miles to ridge.

Elevation 460 feet climb to lake, 1400 feet climb to ridge from 3500-4900 feet.

Recreation Pass here

Click on the map for trail information.

Sidewalk Evangelism: Remember to do your part in "every member a missionary." Take a stack of the Bible Study invitation cards in the foyer and share them with our neighbors in Portland. Be creative -- leave some at the counter of the post office or other businesses, stand in teams of two or more on a busy street corner and hand them to people. Brad scoped out & found some good busy locations for teams to work:


23rd & NW Johnson

Yamhill & SW 6th, 5th (Apple store)

Morrison & SW 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Broadway, 10th

Couch & NW 22, 10th, 11th, 12th

Hawthorne & SE 37th, 34th


We also need people to help give out Bible study pamphlets when people request them. Contact Elder Brad or Elder Steve if you're willing.

Watch this Pavel Goia presentation for inspiration and helpful ideas.


June 18, 6:00 pm: Finance Committee

June 18, 7:00 pm: Board meeting


June 19 & 26, 7:00 pm: Prayer meeting


June 20, 7:00 pm: Thinking Well, Living Well Mental Health Seminar at the church.


Room to rent: A young woman from Malawi has just moved here to attend college and needs a room to rent by the end of the month. Please share this with your friends. She’ll be attending PCC at the Rock Creek campus a couple days per week. Anyone with space who would like to discuss it with her, contact Elder Kenny Smith 360-521-8565

*** SABBATH, JUNE 22 ***

10:00 am: Calvin Kim, guest speaker, The basics of witnessing

11:00 am: Calvin Kim, Compelling reasons why we all need to get engaged in soul winning

1:00 pm: Fellowship meal

2:00 pm: Calvin Kim, Practical tips on soul winning

Sunday, June 23, 2024, 2:00 pm Sacred Music Study:  Got questions? The Bible has the answers! Come to Part One of the Stone Tower Music Department's Sacred Music Study. The presentation will be held in the Fellowship Hall. This event is open to all Stone Tower church members and guests, as well as to members of other SDA churches. Bring your Bibles and prepare to dig deep into God's word to learn the beautiful truth about music!


June 28-30: Youth & Young adult beach camping trip at Cape Lookout. See Ed Johnson for details.


June 29: Special 13th Sabbath program


July 1st: A Women's Locker is being created for our ladies in need. Please take donations of lightly used clothing & female essentials to the ERC room in the foyer. 


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 14: Children's Ministries invites families to join in the fun (see Brownell family pictures below!) 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

Please feel free to send pictures of events to the Secretary email at the bottom of the newsletter.

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.

PRAYER TIME

"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.

KIDS' SECTION

THIS WEEK'S CHILDREN'S SABBATH SCHOOL LESSON:

Click on the picture for a video corresponding with

My Bible First Kindergarten and Primary Lessons

BIBLE STUDY TRAINING RESOURCES:



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



RESOURCES

WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH OUR NEIGHBORS

PRAY WITH PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ON ZOOM

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

Password: 247247

Dinner with a Doctor, Dr. Eric Walsh

When: June 21, 2024 @ 6:00 PM

Location: Sandy Seventh-day Adventist Church, 18575 SE Langensand Rd., Sandy, OR 97055

Topic: Secrets for Restful Sleep

Eric Walsh, MD, DrPH

Dr. Walsh is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine and Loma Linda University School of Public Health where he received his master's and a doctorate in public health. He has served two U.S. presidents (George W. Bush and Barack Obama) as an advisor on HIV/AIDS. Dr. Walsh is a practicing physician, health care administrator and public health expert. He travels the globe speaking on many subjects. 

Need more info? Call/Text Tami Beaty at 503-698-4622

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Plant-based Cooking Class Registration

A message from Arnie Schnell's daughter: A memorial service for Arnold Schnell will be held on June 23rd, 2024 at the Rockwood SDA church at 1PM. Arnold was a teacher at Portland Adventist Elementary School for 25 years. Please join his family as they remember their loved one.


In lieu of flowers please support Rockwood church’s scholarship fund by placing your money gift in the appropriate container or by mailing your gift to the Rockwood SDA Church and notating that it is to go for school scholarships. Thank you for helping more students receive an Adventist education by remembering Arnie and his teaching.

June 24-29 The RoC Fellowship Adventist church will be hosting VBS and would like to invite the members of Stone Tower and community to join us.

June 30 - July 6, 2024: Emotional Intelligence Camp for Kids at Weimar UniversitySummer has begun, and we have fantastic news – there are still a few open slots for our upcoming Emotional Intelligence Camp for Kids at Weimar University! We want to make sure every child has the chance to join us for this unforgettable and unique opportunity.

 

Join us for a transformative experience where your children (ages 5-17) will develop essential EQ skills, learn to lead happy and healthy lives, participate in music, and engage in fun, impactful activities each day.

 

Developing emotional intelligence is crucial, as it helps children understand and manage their emotions, leading to better relationships and mental health. It also equips them with essential life skills such as empathy, self-awareness, and effective communication, fostering their overall personal and social development.

 

Central to our program is the renowned Nedley Health EQ curriculum, a nationally recognized resource that provides a comprehensive framework for EQ development. Through interactive sessions and hands-on experiences, children will gain practical tools to navigate life’s challenges with grace and resilience.

 

*Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Click here to register and guarantee your child’s spot!

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

The links are updated weekly.

See the current Oregon Conference news here
See 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.


Volunteer for this much-needed service at PACS:

Does this fit you? You’d like to volunteer, but…

I can’t stand any length of time. I can't lift anything heavy. My calendar changes all the time.

This volunteer position is just for you. We need client data entered. You can sit and at your own pace enter information. The time is flexible.

Please call Jaclyn Russell if this is a good fit for you or if there is something else for which you would like to volunteer.


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.


PACS has a job opening for Thrift Store assistant manager. Check the link below to apply.

Click for PACS hiring info
Click for volunteer info

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.

CONTACT US

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For our strong dads whose love makes us SOAR!

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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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