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									Eureka Seventh-day Adventist Church

April 2008

4251 F Street / Eureka, CA 95503 (707) 442-6950 sda4251@sbcglobal.net www.eurekasda.org

Newsletter Editor
Ms. Dale – 443-1164 ms-dale@suddenlink.net

From the Desk of Pastor Jon Spoolman Greetings all, Spring is definitely blooming all around us. The flowers are coming out and the trees are budding and turning green as they reach out to the life giving sun. Seeds are sprouting new life to bless the earth and glorify our wonderful, loving and beautiful God. As I think about spring, and notice its beauty I also think of the seeds that have been planted by the Holy Spirit through His Word, and His Church here in Eureka. I see new life sprouting up in lives all around us. Some seeds are just beginning to peek out, tender and young, but reaching out with all they have towards the life giving Son. Others I see that have been rooted and grounded for years blossoming with new life and renewed commitment and growth.

God is at work here in his garden! I hope you can see it too. If you haven‟t noticed, take a look around, notice the Spirit‟s moving and take some time to praise God for His wonderful working. I love you family. Let us press together and join the Lord in his garden. Let us walk closely with Him as we labor together. Let us be faithful stewards and obedient children. Let us walk worthy of our calling and vocation. Let us be ready. Our King is coming, and He is our life and hope! May the LORD bless you and keep you. Pastor Jon

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.


April 2008

Healthy Foods Report
Eat Grapefruit
Health Benefits Grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin C, a vitamin that helps to support the immune system. Vitamin C-rich foods like grapefruit may help reduce cold symptoms or severity of cold symptoms; over 20 scientific studies have suggested that vitamin C is a cold-fighter. Vitamin C also prevents the free radical damage that triggers the inflammatory cascade, and is therefore also associated with reduced severity of inflammatory conditions, such as asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. As free radicals can oxidize cholesterol and lead to plaques that may rupture causing heart attacks or stroke, vitamin C is beneficial to promoting cardiovascular health. Owing to the multitude of vitamin C's health benefits, it is not surprising that research has shown that consumption of vegetables and fruits high in this nutrient is associated with a reduced risk of death from all causes including heart disease, stroke and cancer.

The rich pink and red colors of grapefruit are due to lycopene, a Carotenoid phytonutrient. Lycopene appears to have anti-tumor activity. Among the common dietary carotenoids, lycopene has the highest capacity to help fight oxygen free radicals, which are compounds that can damage cells.

(Light Bearers Ministry)
You can get more information on Healthy Foods by logging on to: www.lbm.org/ Their articles are a bit long for this Newsletter, but very interesting to those wanting more information on keeping fit by what we eat and do. You can also print them out. Check it out.


April 2008

May Birthdays
May 2: Stephanie Rosenburg May 4: Mona Santos May 7: Louis Altic May 7: Gretchen Rist May 9: J. T. Santos May 9: Wanda Swanlund May 10: Millie Lovdahl May 13: Helen Bailey May 18: Althea Jones May 18: Frances Weeks May 20: Sebastian Anderson May 20: Pam Grant May 22: Becky Hicks May 23: Jennifer Privat May 27: Lanette Anderson May 31: Christopher Zweigle

April Birthdays
April 4: April 4: April 8: April 8: April 10: April 10: April 17: April 17: April 20: April 27: April 29: Inez Cudney Margaret Jonas Erma Inman Alexis Winder (Dare family) Cara Dewsberry Ron Zaliznock Caleb Wright Paul Anderson Wade Lovdahl Gerri Krook Ryan Heiss

April 19
Jon & Debbie Spoolman

April 30
Brian & Jana Simon March 24: Janet Bargas

May 8
Vern & Lanette Anderson


April 2008

Pastor Spoolman’s Office Hours Call for an appointment with the Pastor 445-5857 / 442-6950

Office Hours for the Church Office
9:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m
Monday / Tuesday / Thursday Debbie Spoolman, Church Office Secretary 442-6950
Please direct all Bulletin Items to the Church Office Phone by Wednesday. You can also leave a message on the Church answering machine.

Potlucks for the 1 Sabbath of each month

Bring beans, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, or other items for haystacks. Call Laurie Pettey (445-1801) for more information

Potlucks for the 3 Sabbath of each month

Baked Potato and Salad Bar
Bring your favorite toppings and salads Donations of the following items for our potlucks are needed: --Hot Chocolate packets (an ongoing need)

The “L u n c h Bunch”
April 7: Meet at Chapalas this month
They meet the 1st Monday of the month

A big thank you for whoever donated the nice tea boxes There is a new “Potluck Donation Box” by the Tea Table. We are accepting your free will donations for potluck items needed. You can put in your quarters or dollars. These are turned in to the Church Treasurer for Potluck Fund.

Phone Claudeene Howard for more information445-9088


April 2008

Humboldt Bay Christian School
Laurel Baker, Principal

Redwood Creek Camp is coming July 6th -13th.
If you register by April 15th you save $40.00 per registration or by May 15th you save $20.00. Flyers are available in the foyer.

Dates to Remember April 6
~HBCS Constituency Meeting 6:00 p.m. at the School Everyone is welcome

April 7
~Parent Teacher Conferences Minimum Day, School dismissed at 12:30 p.m.

April 14
~Principal‟s Council Minimum Day that Monday

Pathfinders Humboldt Bay Trackers
Ages 10 - Young Adult

April 18
~Spring Open House at the School Please come and visit our classrooms and see our class projects

April 5
~Pathfinder Sabbath at Eureka SDA Church

April 13

May 9
~Track & Field Day at CR

May 3-4
~Pathfinder Fair

May 18 (Sunday) ~School Play
Laura Ingalls Wilder – Voice of the Prairie 6:30 at the School May 30 ~Spring Picnic

May 22
~Investiture --------------------------------------------Adventurers Ages 6-9

June 4
~ 8 Grade Graduation


April 2008

Dates to Remember
April 8 (Tuesday) ~Church Board – 7:00 p.m. April 9 (Wednesday)

More Dates to Remember
May 2 – 4
All men are invited to attend the 20th annual Christian Men‟s Retreat at Leoni Meadows. This year‟s speaker is Herb Montgomery from Renewed Ministries. He will be speaking on „The Awakening‟. If you are a disciple for Christ or want to be, you need to come. The 6th annual 2 mile run, with prizes, will be held on Sunday morning. Ask for a registration form at the Church Office or get your registration form on the internet at

~The ABC Book Mobile will be at the
Eureka SDA Church parking lot from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

April 10 (Thursday) ~Church Business Meeting at the Church
Included in the agenda: Verizon Cell Tower, and HBCS subsidy increase. All are welcome to attend at 7:00 p.m.

www.ncc.adventist.org (go to links)
click on other Christian resources

April 12 ~Communion Sabbath The Messiah Choral Arts Adult Choir
will perform for Church Service

May 10 (Saturday) ~St Petersburg Men‟s Ensemble
Fortuna Seventh-day Adventist Church

8:00 p.m. April 20 (Sunday) ~Rummage Sale & Pancake Breakfast~
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. At the Church This is a Fundraiser for Mardy Whitchurch & Kids Donated items are welcomed Call Mardy at: 442-4929 / 498-9282

May 18 (Sunday) ~NCC Constituency Meeting Capitol City SDA Sacramento, CA May 31(Sabbath) ~50th Anniversary of the FSDA Church present site.
(Fortuna Seventh-day Adventist Church) Pathfinder & School Slide show at 3:00 p.m. at the Fortuna SDA church.

April 26 (Sabbath Church) ~Milo Academy Band, Choir, Bells~
Will do the Church Service here.

April 26 (Saturday) The Messiah Choral Arts Adult Choir
Will perform at the Fortuna Seventh-day Adventist Church 7:00 p.m. 6

See page 11 - for Camp Meeting dates

April 2008

Our Eureka Church History
By Dorothy Price ~Chapter 1

About a month after the close of camp meeting, the new congregation purchased a lot on the northwest corner of 6th and M Streets to build a church.

From the Earliest Time
In June, 1885, the Seventh-day Adventists came to Eureka, pitched a large tent, and started a series of religious meetings. Elders N. C. McClure of San Francisco, and Philip Kent of St. Helena had been sent with the tent aboard the steamship, City of Chester.

~The Church on 6th & M Streets ~ 1885 - 1907

Drawing by Greg Margart They obtained permission from Mr. W. Pierce to use his lot at 4th & G Streets on which to pitch the tent. The local newspapers followed the activity surrounding this event with great interest. Nearly every day there was some notice given of the meetings, announcing the subject for that evening, and at times printing the entire text of a sermon. The meetings were held nightly from June 3 to July 27, at which time they moved the tent up to 12th and H Streets at what was called Connick‟s Grove, and held a camp meeting. More ministers were sent from the Conference office in Oakland to help with the camp meeting, among whom were Elder John N. Loughborough and J. H. Waggoner. After 10 days of meetings, there was a baptism with 12 converts. The Humboldt Standard gives an interesting account of this event: “The baptism occurred this forenoon at the end of the Redwood Company‟s wharf. There seemed on the part of some, quite a serious misunderstanding as to where the immersion was going to take place. A large number first went to the foot of G Street, only to be told that the appointed place was at the head of Second Street. This was a mistake also and as the party had become worked up to a high pitch of excitement, some ejaculations indicative of impatience were heard. Finally, some good Samaritan informed them of the exact locality, and they arrived at the proper place in ample time to see the rites of baptism administered.” By October 19 they had it enclosed sufficiently to start holding meetings, and that was the date they were formally organized. The trustees were N. Hurlburt, G. H. Gibson, and N. C. McClure. The 3rd Trustee, Elder N. C. McClure, had a long history of work in Humboldt County. His wife‟s parents were members in Ferndale, and he spent a number of years living there, while starting churches in Petrolia, Alton, Pepperwood, Arcata and Dows Prairie. He was president of the California Conference from 1892 to 1896, finally retiring to Healdsburg about 1900. Philip Kent was left to be the pastor of the new church. Under his leadership the congregation continued with the building of the new church, and by January 1886, the outside was finished. Lamps for the interior had been ordered, and when they arrived, evening meetings were started. On the evening of January 23 the subject was “The End of the World.” The newspaper suggested that the citizens of Eureka should “go and hear whether the Seventh-day Adventists set the time or not.” Philip Kent remained here as pastor for perhaps 2 years, and then from that time until the early 1900‟s we didn‟t have a regular minister stationed here. Continued on p. 8


April 2008

(Eureka SDA Church History) Continued from p. 7 At one Conference committee meeting held in Stockton, several men were asked to come to Eureka to work. Some of them did come up to look the situation over, but none of them stayed. Probably there were several reasons why this area wasn‟t very desirable to live and work in. Maybe the “adjacent territory” factor was a problem: In 1895 the Conference had voted “that the Eureka district shall consist of the Counties of Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino and Lake.” Or perhaps it was the character of the people who lived in the area, as it was reported by one minister who had been working here, “Those people up there don‟t need a minister--they need missionaries! They‟re heathens!” But after 1902, we must have discarded our heathen ways, because we have been supplied with ministers pretty much on a regular basis ever since. ~To be continued in future Newsletters

The highest form of wisdom is kindness

Next Chapter:

A Decision to Relocate

The problem with communication ... is the illusion that it has been accomplished.
George Bernard Shaw


April 2008

In Loving Memory

Asleep in Jesus

Our Destiny
by Judith Rantasuo When you know a loved one‟s dying and there‟s nothing you can do. Just bow your head in silent prayer and hope your thoughts get through to the one who holds our life lines in His nail scarred hands, and never fails to let us know that He truly understands. Some must suffer more than others, Some go faster than the rest. But we rest in the assurance that God always does what‟s best. His time and His plans for us may not always seem ideal, and we are left with wondering hearts when He chooses not to heal. But when we put God in control of everything we do and say, We can know that when a loved one dies the heartache will eventually go away. And in it‟s place the Peace of God will dwell within our hearts to remind us we are still alive and on a new journey we‟ve embarked. So when the tears begin to fall as so rightfully they may, remember God has promised to wipe them all away.

Joyce (Neils) Lourenzo
She passed away on March 17, 2008. Survivors include her son, Tim Bishop, daughter, Jolaine Lowery, and sister, Judith Rantasuo. She leaves 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren who were the joy of her life. No services were held. Our Church Family extend our love and prayers to the family.

I Praise my God
A Psalm by David Youngs
Today I praise Him for the sunshine that finally follows after rain. I praise Him for the loving Spirit that heals my heartache after pain. There is a pathway He lays before me a long and narrow winding road That leads at last into His kingdom where I may enter in the fold. And if I choose to walk that pathway to take my cross and follow Him He will fill me with His Spirit. Yes nothing more I need but Him. So today I praise His tender mercies and recall His constant care For my Redeemer is so awesome and I know He's always there.


April 2008

Report from your Community Services Team
I want to tell you about my adopted sons John and Luke. John is a homeless man we found on the street, an ex-marine who did two tours in Iraq. On his second tour his unit was ambushed on Hell‟s Highway. He was shot through his knee and through the back. The bullet came out his chest through his lung. He miraculously lived the four hours it took to get him to the hospital ship. He is now on retirement disability. He has a daughter eleven years old. He pays child support and this leaves him $166 a month to live on. He picks up odd jobs wherever he can to make it. On Community Fellowship Day, John came to church. He was very impressed with our people, and felt very comfortable. One day as we were out on our lunch program we asked if there was any thing he needed. “Yes!” was his quick reply. “I‟d like a ride to church.” He came and brought two friends with him. The next week he and Luke came again. They were so excited about church and the “awesome” Sabbath School class. They told everyone who would listen. They were counting the days „till they could come back. On Sabbath when John woke up at the crack of dawn he said “Yes! This is the day!” They have Sabbath School quarterlies and get together to study each day. In the church, the Lord said there would be wheat and tares growing together until the end. I‟d like to submit to you that the same is true out on the streets. There are those who are just waiting for someone to show them the way. Many, like John, have extenuating circumstances beyond their control. Their hearts are tender and ripe for the harvest. Then there is Luke. Luke is a citizen of the United States and Australia. He owns property in Australia‟s Outback. He had a home there. He received a call from his family that his mother had terminal cancer. He sold his home to come to America to take care of his mother and her medical bills and her funeral. He retained 196 acres of land, which he hopes to go back to eventually. He has a daughter in college in Oregon studying to become a forensic scientist. He wants to see her through

Speaking for myself, personally, it is a joy and a privilege to be able to go out on the streets of this town and search for God‟s sheep. The Lord said, “Other sheep have I that are not of this fold. Them also must I gather in.” For years I‟ve prayed and
shared my faith to ears that seemed deaf to God‟s message of love. I‟ve invited people to come to church and had no response. So you can imagine how thrilling it is to see souls responding to His matchless love. The mothers of the children from the winter shelter speak often of their gratitude for our love for their children. You may not be aware that Jody and Scott Swanlund pick those children up once or twice a week and take them to their home to ride horses or quad runners. What a treat it is to these children. We thank God for dedicated workers. Surely God has sent Scott and Jody to us for such a time as this. Our Sabbath School departments are doing a fantastic job with these children. They are providing rides for these children to Home and School skate night. You can be so proud of your Sabbath School and your church school all working together to show these children the love of Jesus. J ody, Scott, Nada, Lily and Ed as well as others sacrifice their time in worship to do children‟s church. Can you see the hand of God in all this? My heart is full to over flowing. Thank you one and all for your part in this miraculous ongoing event. None of this would have happened without your generous support of our sack lunch program. You may think that handing out lunches once a week is insignificant. How could it mean any thing to these people? Yet over and over we hear them say how much it touches their hearts to know that someone cares for them. One day is just like any other day, but on Fridays, rain or shine, they know we will be there. They know we care. They look forward to the Bible studies we include in each sack lunch which is food for the soul, and the scripture that Peggy prepares and includes each week that says, “With love, from your Seventh-day Adventist Church.”

college before returning to Australia. These men are real people with real hearts. They deserve to be loved and respected.

Your Community Services Team


April 2008

REDWOOD AREA CAMP Work Bee at the Camp April 20 (Sunday) 9:30 – 3:30
For information call Neville Price 442-5185

Community Services Mission Report
1 Quarter 2008  2,160 Lunches and food baskets-Cash Value $3,100  $731.00 to burned out family (plus 6 garbage bags of clothing and toys)  5 tents given out  30 blankets, sleeping bags  Approximately 4,000 Bible Studies and Scripture Verses given out Included in the lunches:  160 Steps to Christ  Approximately 5 Bibles  10 Booklets-“Ten Commandments, Twice Removed”

 Cleaning out the ABC  Weed eating (Bring your own weed-eater

 Pick up brush & trash (Bring gloves & tools)  De-limbing – bring chainsaw  RV to be cleaned on the inside.
(Bring your own cleaning stuff)

Bring your own lunch
Plan to enjoy the day working to clean up the camp grounds.

 2 Great Controversy booklets  Approximately 200 evangelistic magazines

New Camp-meeting Registrar
Dorothy Stockton (707) 733-9512

Camp Site Renewal
April 30 is the deadline for renewing your campsite. 11
April 2008

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