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We have followed the advice for these times. It is inconvenient as all of us know, but we would not want to knowingly add to anyone’s misery. The actions that we take are not careless but filled with love and faith.

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The Orofino Methodist Church “Pray for America” gathering set for Tuesday, March 31 has been cancelled.

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Do you know that we are never alone? The Bible says, “O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off” (Psalms139:1-2KJV).

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Due to the latest national recommendations and the concern for our community and congregation, the decision has been made by the Council of Faith Lutheran Church, Pierce to suspend all Church activities until after March 29.  The situation will be assessed at this time and notice given.

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Do you know what it means to be called sons of God? The Bible says, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John1:14KJV).

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As Benedictines, we express our core value of hospitality by welcoming people throughout the year for a wide range of programs and events at our monastery home. Our guests participate in retreats at Spirit Center, engage with history at the Historical Museum, stay at our bed and breakfast, j…

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The church is called on to act with selfless love. We can do this in this circumstance by watching out for those of us who are the most vulnerable. We will do this by encouraging those who are over 60 and have a health complication to consider avoiding gathering in large groups including chu…

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Do you know the “Best Weigh” to keep your immune system strong through this coronavirus outbreak? First, basic hygiene: hand washing; and not touching your face, eyes, mouth and nose.

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Goethe is recognized as one of the greatest German politicians and authors. Having keen insight into the life and future of his nation he wrote, “The destiny of our nation can be determined by the opinions of our youth!” Few would disagree with his observation.

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Worldwide there have been over 100,000 cases of corona virus with about 3500 deaths. Just in the U.S there have also been over 25,000,000 flu cases with over 20,000 deaths this season.   

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Do you know what the advantage is of being a Christian? The Bible says, “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed” (2Corinthians4:8-9KJV).

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The Nazarene Church Compassionate Ministry clothing giveaway is scheduled for Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 153 Johnson Ave. They have winter clothes!

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If you have a chance to be around a baby for, not just a couple of hours, on a plane, but throughout most of a day or week, you will notice the baby’s agenda. The baby can sleep and learn but it can also express needs. Babies get fussy when they need to be changed, when they do not feel good…

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Do you know the Bible tells us who will be in heaven? The Bible says, “The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites…” (Isaiah 33:14 KJV). Who are the sinners and hypocrites? Anyone who transgresses God’s Law (1John3:4KJV) without repenting and confessing their si…

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Dave was dependable. He had lived close to “the intersection” all of his life. He had seen it grow from a place where cautious children could fetch the occasional stray ball, to a tangled, aggravating, growl of traffic.

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It’s Shoebox time in November/December, but we at First Baptist Church are preparing now. We are collecting items through the year for the Christmas project.

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The Nazarene Church Compassionate Ministry clothing giveaway is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20 and Friday Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 153 Johnson Ave.

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Do you know what it means to have light? Jesus said, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John8:12KJV).

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Who is God? If God is the living God, who is righteous, loving, and is right now seeking to have a good relationship with us, then what is found in the New Testament is life and peace. On the other hand if God is only subjective, or non-existent then all “sacred” writings are irrelevant and …

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“God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.” 2 Cor. 5:19 (NKJV)

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Do you know that it is the prerogative of God to command and it is man’s duty to obey? The Bible says, “For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine. If I were hungry, I would not…

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Paul the apostle wrote a letter to encourage Christians to put on spiritual armor so that they may be prepared to stand when the day of evil comes. We are not familiar with knights in their armor as part of our daily experience. Most of us are not used to seeing warriors dressing in their ge…

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Do you know what it means to wear the yoke of Christ?

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The women of the church have been preparing for the Mashed Potato Bar coming on the 21st.  Tickets will be sold for the 5:30 to 7 p.m. event.

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It was the middle of the night when the nurse entered my hospital room to take my “vital signs.” With quiet confidence she went through her routine reading and recording various numbers.

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Do you know that there are different kinds of shepherds? Jesus says, “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep” (John10:11KJV) and “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (V27). Then He says of another shepherd, “But he that is a hireling,…

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There are different types of people.  Blame-casters believe that they are perfect.  If a fault is pointed out, they throw the blame on someone else. Adam and Eve did this. 

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There are plenty of worries. The worrisome thing that most recently captured the headlines has been strife. Strife has been what sells airtime, and headlines. Whether it is a bowl game, a terrorist activity, or the war of philosophies that show up in various ways (Democrat-Republican, people…

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Rebecca Vaage was the lucky winner of the quilt raffled by Ascension Lutheran Church. The quilt was made and donated by Audrey Steiner. The raffle was held Dec. 21.

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Do you know there is no other book like the Bible? The Bible says, “The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times” (Psalms12:6KJV).

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Announcing an Evangelism Training class on a new way of reaching people with the Gospel. The invitation is extended area wide. It will be hosted by Orofino Baptist Church, located at 291 – 118th Street in Orofino. The date is Saturday, Jan. 18 will start at 10 a.m. and last about 2 hours.

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What is joy? Is it a feeling? An attitude? An emotion? Is it something we “get” or “discover” or “find” on the road to life? Is it temporary or permanent? Can it be passed from one person to another?

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Do you know the devil tries to be like Jesus? The Bible says, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the s…

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Do you know the difference between conviction and condemnation? Typically, in our society one proceeds the other and go together. We see someone convicted of a crime and then condemned when the sentence is given by the judge or jury. But the Bible says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts…

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One of several things that is part of the church’s business is self-improvement. In terms of institutional language it would be called quality improvement. In church language it would be known as sanctification. This is a continuous process of refining our character.

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Do you know that the Bible talks about a New World Order (part 3)? The past two weeks we have seen how this world order is coming to an end and climaxes with the battle of Gog and Magog (Rev20:5, 7-10KJV).

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There’s a storm coming. It has been predicted. The storm that is coming is not like a cyclone bomb that hit with hurricane force winds throwing table-sized inches-thick sheets of ice off of the sea to destroy things in their paths. It is not like the war ravaged events that Thomas Paine desc…

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Come join New Song in celebrating the reason for the season as they host a candle light service on Dec. 24, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Bring your family to New Song Ministries, located at 147 Johnson Avenue in Orofino and join in the celebration.

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A teachable moment comes when a person has a situation in their life that allows them to ask the question “How is this working out?” It may come to an individual and it may come to a nation. The sad part of teachable moments comes either when the moment is present and the person refuses to e…