Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The pastor nominating committee has selected Michael Wilson as our new pastor and Michael has accepted the call.

Letter from Michael Wilson

Psalm 46:10 – Be still and know that I am God.
In times of contemplative stillness several years ago I sensed that God was calling me to something…more…different…new. It led to an astonishing journey for a guy who purposefully kept God at arm’s length for many years. Through it all I’m convinced that in the very goodness of God’s creation the total is greater than the sum of its parts and we all are part of this very goodness of God. As a disciple of Jesus Christ I need to let everyone know this very goodness includes them.
John Muir is quoted: “In God's wildness lies the hope of the world.” I delight in God’s creation and make time for cycling, hiking, camping, and fishing…or simply eating outside while sharing laughter with friends and family.
Kathleen and I have been married for 27 years, and is a crucial part of this journey. She also enjoys the outdoors, plus singing and gardening and canning. Alyssa is our 14 year old. She is a freshman who likes her music, and is a very talented artist. She was one of the 7,000 teenagers taking part in Triennium (Presbyterian youth gathering) last summer and is eager to return.
We have three other girls; Kindra is Alyssa’s mom who lives in Northern California, and our twins Amy and Allison. Amy is teaching English in Bali and Allie is in her senior year at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Upon driving into Prineville we were immediately captivated by its charm, and realized this is the place we want to be. The warm and friendly welcome of both the Pastor Nominating Committee and the “town folks” sealed the deal. We look forward to getting to know you when we return on the 24th.

Mike and Kathleen and Alyssa

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Our congregation is currently searching for a new pastor after 13 years with Pastor Dr. Cheryl Bourne. She was a hard working pastor and friend to us all and will be missed.  Our current supply pastor Dr. Allan Smythe is a lively and compassionate preacher who easily mixes scripture with real life experiences.  Join us for worship at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday.  

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Holy Week Schedule
Sunday, March 24th-Palm Sunday-10 am Worship
Thursday, March 28th-Maundy Thursday-7 pm Worship- Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Friday, March 29th-Good Friday-7 pm Worship-St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Sunday, March 31st-Easter- Easter Breakfast 8:30-9:30 am- Worship 10 am-Egg Hunt 11 am
Breakfast menu: Variety of Breakfast Casseroles, Fresh Fruit, Coffee, Tea, Juice

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Farewell Pastor Cheryl

 Farewell potluck lunch for Pastor Cheryl this Sunday, January 20, 2013 after worship.  Join us this Sunday for worship at 10:00 a.m. with a potluck to follow.  This is Pastor Cheryl's last Sunday with us after twelve and a half years of faithful service.  Join us as we say goodbye and wish her best wishes in her new call!  The deacons will provide the main dish, so bring a side dish or desert to share!