To Seek & Save the Lost

May 24, 2024

A Moment of Inspiration

Not one cloud has fallen upon the church that God has not prepared for; not one opposing force has risen to counterwork the work of God but He has foreseen. All has taken place as He has predicted through His prophets. He has not left His church in darkness, forsaken, but has traced in prophetic declarations what would occur, and through His providence, acting in its appointed place in the world's history, He has brought about that which His Holy Spirit inspired the prophets to foretell. All His purposes will be fulfilled and established. His law is linked with His throne, and satanic agencies combined with human agencies cannot destroy it. Truth is inspired and guarded by God; it will live and will succeed, although it may appear at times to be overshadowed. The gospel of Christ is the law exemplified in character. The deceptions practiced against it, every device for vindicating falsehood, every error forged by satanic agencies, will eventually be eternally broken, and the triumph of truth will be like the appearing of the sun at noonday. The Sun of Righteousness shall shine forth with healing in His wings, and the whole earth shall be filled with His glory. 


Sabbath School Information

Sabbath School Mission Statement:

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


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Stone Tower Church Announcements & Activities

*** SABBATH, MAY 25 ***

11:00 am: Elder Kenny Smith & the Testimony Team

1:00 pm: Soup, bread & salad Fellowship meal

1:30 pm: Music Department meeting

2:30 pm: Simple Herbs & Remedies for Serious Ailments (see flyer below)


First reading of membership transfers:

Luri & Valeriia Zaharia to Grace SDA Russian Church, Portland

Colleen O'Connor to Pleasant Valley SDA Church, OR

Amie Nomako to Beaverton Adventist Church, OR

Stacia & Clayton Lam to Missouri City SDA Church, Texas

May 19 Work Bee Slideshow:

Click the picture below to watch a 2-minute slideshow from the work bee.

*** SABBATH, June 1 ***

Our long awaited sidewalk evangelism training is almost here!

11:00 am: Guest speaker, Steve Dickman

1:00 pm: Fellowship dinner

2:00 pm: RJ Gamboa -- Sidewalk Evangelism Team training

Steve Dickman was born into ministry, as both of his parents attended Madison College and were instrumental in the leadership of Harbert Hills Academy, a Madison Unit. He attended and graduated from Harbert Hills Academy.

In 1980 Steve graduated from Walla Walla College with a degree in Civil Engineering and practiced in that field until 1991. At that time Steve transitioned to the non-profit world, and for 33 years Steve has served at Harbert Hills Academy in Savannah, Tennessee. He also served six years as the President for ASI National, continues to serve as president of the Layman Foundation, and is now serving as President for Outpost Centers International. Steve has a passion for helping activate lay people in support of the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist church. Encouraging, supporting ministries, evangelism and mission work are some of Steve’s favorite activities.

Steve and his wife Brenda are parents to two grown and married daughters and have the joy of two grandsons.  


May 29, 7:00 pm: Prayer meeting

May 30, 7:00 pm: Thinking Well, Living Well Seminar. (No meeting on

June 6th.)

Calling our male singers to participate in a special men's chorus to share on Sabbath, June 15th. See Jay Brownell to join and for more information.

SAVE THE DATE -- Mirror Lake hike changed to June 15! Join 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 a 1-hour drive from church. A Recreation Pass is required to park at trailhead May 1 through October 31, $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.

See links below for more information.

Recreation Pass here

Click on the map for trail information.

Sunday, June 23, 2024: Music Department will present the first of three presentations in a series entitled Sacred Music Study. June's presentation will focus on important definitions as well as the original purpose of music. This event is open to all Stone Tower church members and guests, as well as to our sister churches. More information to come!

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

July 1st (date has been changed): Women's Locker to be created for our ladies in need, both in the community and in the church. The Locker is open for donations of gently-used modest clothing, brand new top and bottom undergarments (sized S-XXL) and female essentials. Please see any member of the Women's Ministry team for more information and to donate.

The Stone Tower Tone Chime Ensemble needs up to five new chimers. If you are interested in learning to play the chimes and can be available for regular rehearsals, please contact Jeanine Goodwin.

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.

Here are a few pictures Jonah Weller submitted

from some recent church activities.

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

Lacamas Lake hike above

Tualatin Wildlife Refuge hike & peony garden above & below

Sabbath Fellowship Group

meets at 1:15 downstairs in the

ABC classroom when there are

no other afternoon meetings.

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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.



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My Bible First Kindergarten and Primary Lessons


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

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May 31-June 2, 2024: Milo Women’s Retreat with speaker Melody Mason. Any questions regarding registration, please feel free to contact us at ggc.retreat@gmail.com or contact Tina Holland 541-530-3870. 

May 31-June 1: (Note: this speaker will be at Stone Tower July 27 -- maybe not the same talk, but about creation science.) Healing Hope Fellowship will host guest speaker, Michael Calcagno, President of Arizona Origin Science Association (AOSA). He will present “God of Wonders! God of Numbers” Friday evening, May 31 at 6:30. His Sabbath presentation at 10:50 am is titled “Is God Arbitrary?” You won’t want to miss these presentations! Plan to attend both presentations and bring a friend. Healing Hope Fellowship is at 15150 NE Glisan St., Portland.

Sunday, June 2, at 1:00 pm there will be a memorial service for David Hiebert, who passed away on January 27, 2024. The service will be conducted at Sunnyside Adventist Church, 10501 SE Market Street, Portland, Oregon.

June 8, 4:00 pm, Sunnyside Adventist Church presents another Evensong featuring Michael Koller at the organ and Pastor Seth Pierce, Ph.D., presenting the spoken word. Come and enjoy a blessing of spiritual connection on this Sabbath afternoon. Sunnyside Church is located at 10501 SE Market Street, Portland, Oregon 97216.

June 8, Mt. Tabor Church: Jonathan Campbell, PhD, will be doing a 1-day seminar on the history of the Bible. He will present "Scribes and Manuscripts," covering the creation and history of the Bible. He will be preaching during the worship service and presenting in the afternoon after a potluck lunch. This educational seminar will be presented for all those curious to learn -- Adventist and non-Adventist alike -- so be sure to invite your friends! For questions, call the church office at (503) 233-7606.

June 8 has been designated through North American Division (NAD) for the offering to go to Women’s Ministries. 

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

The links are updated weekly.

More Oregon Conference Breaking News here
See NW Adventists news here
A Special Edition Oregon Conference Breaking 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 has 2 new job openings

1) Truck drivers:

PACS needs truck drivers. Why?

This year so far (Jan-Mar), our truck drivers have brought 365,670 lbs. in donated food to feed our diverse community. That represents a huge number of people being fed. What a difference PACS drivers make! If you have a heart for people and like to drive a truck, no CDL license is needed. Don't hesitate to contact Jaclyn.

Hours:      7:30-11:00-ish

Telephone:    Jaclyn Russell at (503)-252-4589

Email:      Jaclyn.russell@pacsonline.org

Sign up:     https://www.pacsonline.org/volunteer

2) Thrift Store assistant manager. Check the link below to apply.

Click for PACS hiring info
Click for volunteer info

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(Click the picture to go to the recipe website)

These Lentil Meatballs are smothered in cashew gravy. Serve them at your holiday table, and your guests (even the meat eaters) will be blown away!

I had a request for the meatball recipe I bring to potluck. I rarely add the gravy to these, but it's also delicious. They go great with spaghetti too!

Renae Smith

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If you have a vegetarian or vegan recipe you enjoy, please email it (or the link) to the secretary address below, and I will share it.

And a picture would be extra awesome!

The Sabbath begins at 8:46 pm today

Have a memorable Memorial Day & weekend.

If you have a photo you'd like used in the newsletter (preferably also sent with a meaningful quote, but not absolutely necessary!) email it to the Secretary address below, and I will do my best to use it.

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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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