Kristen Doehle 3-3 Tawnee Burch 3-20 Mike Gallagher Sandy Balant 3-4 3-5 Bill Olson JD Dyers 3-21 3-24 NORTH MASON LIFELINE Bill Kefauver Dahlia Avery 3-5 3-7 Joyce Miller Todd Reuter 3-24 3-24 MARCH 2011 Rosie Stokes 3-8 Cody Johnson 3-25 Brad Hudson 3-9 Keith Johnson 3-26 Pastor Jim’s Thoughts distance. I noticed up ahead, in the Anna Dunks 3-11 Beth Chwaszczewski 3-27 I remember when my heart began sparse shade, a different looking Les Bishop 3-13 Fran Schmitt 3-29 Bruce Veitch 3-17 Seth Cox 3-31 to open up so that I began to see the need person. She was a Navajo girl, a few of others to know Jesus as their Savior. I years older than me, selling her silver was only a boy on a trip with my family and turquoise jewelry to those passing to see the great Grand Canyon. Growing by. She wore her native dress made of Jerry & Deb Murray up in Arizona I had seen the Canyon blue crushed velvet with a silver belt. I DID WE FORGET YOU? before and yet its immensity still amazed thought she might be very warm 3-22 Matt & Tawnee Burch me. God‟s creative power is truly standing in the hot Arizona sun dressed PLEASE FILL OUT YOUR 3-27 magnificent. And a young boy‟s like that, but she actually looked quite COMMUNICATION SLIP AND TURN IT Ricky & Christanna Grimm INTO THE OFFERING PLATE SO WE imagination can run wild in such big comfortable. 3-28 CAN FIX THAT QUICKLY! country. Dad seldom missed an Dad and I headed down the long opportunity to teach me something, (I Did we miss your birthday or anniversary? Please provide the correct Bright Angel trail that led to the bottom deeply appreciate my dad for this information on the back of your attendance slip and drop it in the offering basket. of the Canyon. Who knows what consistent practice). I learned to listen adventure we might find! Rattlesnakes, because he was just about the smartest BUILDING LIVES ON GOD‟S WORD rainstorms, maybe we might see some guy around. We stopped by the girl to North Mason Bible Church NON- Indians. A little boy‟s mind can sure look at her jewelry and to talk with her PROFIT PO Box 805 U.S. create interesting experiences out of mere a bit, but she didn‟t understand English. Belfair, WA 98528 POSTAGE dreams. But after what seemed like I wondered how you could live in (360) 275-4555 PAID miles, actually nowhere near that far, dad America and not know any English. I www.northmasonbible.org Belfair, WA finally suggested we head back to the top. never thought that she might be RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED Permit #9 I protested, but not too seriously, only wondering how anyone could live in Please call if you do not wish to continue receiving this monthly newsletter. enough to make my dad think I wasn‟t America without knowing the Navajo really tired. language. My dad then told me of the great Navajo nation who ruled the Hiking back is when my heart Southwest for many years. They were began to open up to the needs of others to a proud nation and in their day no one hear the gospel. The trail is rather steep dared to cross their path or challenge with several switchbacks so you can see their strength. The kind of things boys the trail ahead of you for quite some like to talk about. Then my dad told me that this many others who desperately need to BUILDING TO HONOR GOD young girl, and her people, needed to hear the Gospel message. hear the message of Jesus. But how? Land purchase She doesn‟t speak English. Then he By the way, when you step out Estimated cost Several thousand taught me something I already knew, the door of your home and look up and Donated so far $32,232.84 but until now it never sunk in. God down your street you are looking at the calls special believers to share the mission field God has given you. *Mark your donation “Land Purchase” RICH ROBINSON Gospel with people from different When you take the ferry to and from Sunday, April 10th countries. These special people, the Seattle area you are participating in whom we call missionaries, invest the mission field that God wants you to SPECIAL GIVING 9:00 am & 11:00 am their time to learn a particular culture be faithful in. Where ever you go, at OPPORTUNITY and language just to earn the privilege home, work or play you are the church Jesus in the Old Testament. This to share Christ in a country or culture and you carry the only message that Van purchase message poses that if Jesus that is not their own. That way a brings life to a lost world. Jesus told More flexibility is always a good thing. is the Messiah of the Old young Navajo girl might hear the his disciples in John 4:34-38 that the message of Christ. Fathers, be harvest is already ripe all we need to We can transport a few more people or a Testament, everyone should faithful to your children and call them do is to be faithful in collecting the few less. believe in Him including the to see God‟s heart for the lost. My produce. Jewish people. If He is not dad did and I appreciate him for this. No special license required to drive a van. the Messiah described, then I count it a personal privilege to no one should believe in Him, That experience, at a young be called to share the gospel with those age, made a mark on my life. God who need The Savior. Here is where we are so far: especially those today who has called us to share the message of profess to be Christians. Jewish Estimated cost 18,000.00 Christ in our community and beyond. In His Service, Donated so far 4808.03 people were taught that when the Later in life I learned Romans 10:14- Pastor Jim Messiah comes, he will bring Amount needed 13,191.97 15, “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And peace on earth and restore the *Mark your donation “Van Purchase” Jewish people to their land. how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how Where does it say He will suffer can they hear without someone and die as Jesus did on Good preaching to them? And how can Friday? Messianic prophecies they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, „How beautiful are the are unpacked and show their feet of those who bring good news!‟” fulfillment in Christ. Every time I think of verses like these I remember that young girl and so UPCOMING EVENTS 3-1 Hispanic Ministry 3-1 Elders Prayer 3-5 Real Life Retreat Leavenworth 3-6 PM Baptism/Communion 3-6 Orientation #3 @ Porters Home 3-6 9:00 AVAILABLE 3-8 Hispanic Ministry Property Report Shellie Thompson 3-8 Committee Meeting 11:00 AVAILABLE 3-12 Men‟s Breakfast The NM School property is Nelda Flowers 3-13 Orientation #4 @ Porters Home in final stages of escrow and we 3-13 9:00 AVAILABLE 3-15 Deacon(ess) Meeting expect to close the deal by the end Diana Ison 3-16 Senior Saints 11:00 AVAILABLE 3-18 Elders Meeting of the month. It is in the Mason 3/18-20 Ladies Retreat County offices being reviewed, Sherri Boatman 3/21-22 AARP Driver Training Class and we should hear back very 3-20 9:00 Carrie Mead 3/24-26 Leadership Summit Retreat soon on that status, as the last Lisa Flowers 3/25 Getting Back To Basics stop on the way for final closure. 11:00 Maureen Cox 3-27 Soup & Song We are in initial stages of Sarah Cox 4-3 Tom Hoyle 4-3 AM Communion planning for the use of this 3-27 9:00 Ashley Nelson 4/4-8 SPRING BREAK – No Groups property. We should have a good AVAILABLE 4/7-9 Equipping The Next Generation idea on the alternatives of this 11:00 Randy Hall 4-10 Dr. Rich Robinson property use by the end of Kathy Hall 4-10 Talent Night February. 4-24 Easter Services IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO 4/29-5/1 Men‟s Retreat VOLUNTEER PLEASE CONTACT Please continue to pray for LISA FLOWERS AT 253-884-9502 God's solution for use of this This is not just for the kids property. in AWANA – you too can *********************************** Thanks for all your kind race a car. Pick up your JAM @ 11:00 am support, and keep praying. kit today and get started. Led by: Let the race begin… Kirsten Doehle Craig and Karen Hamlow have spent several years supporting New Classes For: APRIL - JUNE missionaries in remote areas of Alaska with encouragement and The Gospel of Matthew 9:15 am physical support and now it‟s time for them to get a dose of that TEACHER: Randy Hall DESCRIPTION: A book about the King of Kings themselves. Thanks to connections and the beginning of His Kingdom. The study of through Arctic Barnabus Ministries, Yes, it‟s that time again! Are you Matthew will reveal Jesus‟ teaching of His Kingdom ready? God has blessed us in the past Sign Up sheet will be in the foyer soon. in relation to the law, Life, and Victory gained through they will be taking a sabbatical in and we are excited to see just what He is Start thinking about the talent you would His death and resurrection. What work does Jesus Colorado for rest, reflection, refocus have for us to do until He returns for His children? going to do this year! Have you thought like to share! Come join us for some and realignment. This is a well- of how you may like to participate? popcorn and a guaranteed fun night God As He Longs For You To See Him planned, purposeful time that is also There are many ways to help: 9:15 am with your church family. an example to us. Hopefully we too ********************************************************* TEACHER: Ken Zink Choose, plan and man a DESCRIPTION: How would you describe your best can recognize our own need for rest friend? Your spouse? Your children? When we know and renewal ; and how to give that to booth people well, our description of them is richer and fuller than those of mere acquaintances. So how others. Help another family with a would you describe God? How does your view of God This will be a time of renewal booth impact your life? This study will change the way you pray, live, and think about the world around you. and spiritual reflection. The focus Give out tickets at the main God’s Faithful Promises will be on their needs and how to gate 11:00 am build them. It will also help them to Traffic control TEACHER: Norm Hamlow see better their gifts and how to use Make and donate a cake for DESCRIPTION: Covenants or God‟s faithful them in the Arctic Barnabus cakewalk promises – what are they? How does scripture use them? Are they important to us? Do they relate to ministries. Please pray for them salvation? We will focus on the Abrahamic covenant, Jacquelyn Mastel This month you will find the old and new covenant. We will also discuss others members of the Outreach Committee in in Scripture. Come learn of God‟s timeless promises. the lobby with more information and to answer any questions you may have. <>< Family Outreach makes in our life. Is He there? Does He Cycle One Cycle Two middle schoolers make decisions that will PASTOR FRED’S FORUM: really care if all these things are Age 0-4 Age 12-14 govern the rest of their lives. Because of happening? Discovery Discovery this opportunity, parents and the church There is a relatively small island He does care. Life was crazy for must partner together to teach the gospel just off the shore behind my house here Age 5-8 Age 15-17 Jesus too. He understood the storms of to early adolescents to combat the in the Azores. It is nothing much life and how important it was to be Testing Out Testing Out really, a mound of volcanic rock with Age 9-12 Age 18+ competing secular worldviews. rooted on a solid foundation. He says in absolutely nothing on it. Day after day Matthew 7:24-25, “Therefore everyone Concluding Concluding I look at it and wonder what it would be who hears these words of mine and puts Figure 1 Thank you North Mason Bible like to stand on the top of it while the them into practice is like a wise man (adapted from W. Rice, Junior High Ministry Church for allowing me to declare and to sea does its best to destroy it. We have who built his house on the rock. The 23) demonstrate the message of Jesus Christ 40-50 mph winds here quite often and rain came down, the streams rose, and to middle school students. the waves begin to churn and boil as the winds blew and beat against that Just as childhood comes to a close they crash against this rock. There are house; yet it did not fall, because it had and conclusions have been made about Grace and Peace days when you can barely see the island its foundation on the rock.” (NIV) When Pastor James Owolabi underneath the waves that completely beliefs and values, new discovery is taking our foundation is on the rock of Jesus engulf it in thunderous surf only to Christ and His Word we can be sure that place. The middle schooler is learning that have it surface once more, almost as if no matter what life throws at us, it will he or she is a unique person whose faith is to say, “I‟m still here!” not overwhelm us. In God‟s sovereignty not determined simply by his or her Then it hit me. It was in the He often allows us to experience the upbringing, but by his or her own personal midst of one of our winter storms when storms of life in order to encourage assent, that is, the student’s new abstract I realized that life can be kind of like growth in us. intellectual abilities, and autonomous that sometimes. Things come crashing When I look outside after every decision-making as well. Parents and youth into our lives with a thunderous power storm, that relatively small island is still workers within the church must come that seems to almost engulf us there. And just like that lava rock island, alongside early adolescents and help completely. We are hit from all sides our lives may seem insignificant in normalize their experience with the stability sometimes quite unexpectedly. Maybe comparison to the storms howling that comes from the never-changing love of a loved one gets sick or someone we around us. If our lives are founded on Jesus Christ. care about gets into a car accident. the truth of God‟s Word and the Bills appear that we never knew we had Additionally, statistics show that 86% promises of our God the churning waves and the water heater quits in the middle of life will never move us. We will of Christians committed their lives to Christ of our shower! Life can be like that always be able to stand, no matter how before the age of 15 (International Bulletin of tough. There are no guarantees with severe the storm, and say, “In God‟s Ministry Research). Now, does this this life that we are in. Our economy grace, I‟m still here!” necessarily mean it’ll happen in middle can go south and our life‟s savings dry school? No, of course not. Children’s up. We watch the news and are His servant and yours, ministry is equally vital to the faith overwhelmed with the negative reports Pastor Fred development of our students. But as new we hear. Sometimes we may even <>< discovery takes place as puberty hits, begin to wonder what difference God There was a point in my life that I would have laughed in your face if you told me that I would be ministering full- time with 11-14 year olds. But now I would probably laugh if you told me I My favorite part of being one of should move on to a different age. Why? the associate Pastors at North Mason Because I have learned that the middle Ladies, Hey guys....Baseball Spring Training Is Here! Bible Church is overseeing our middle school age is one of the best You All Know What That Means… For the month of March, we will enjoy our A Great Men‟s Breakfast Is Right!! school ministry. I am currently enjoying opportunities to reach a person for Christ. What Does Spring Training And The annual retreat at Discovery Bay in Port working along an excellent team of Ever since that first night my freshman Townsend. Our theme this year is “Attributes Men‟s Breakfast Have In Common? young and mature adults who serve as year of college when I volunteered to help of the King”. We will be examining some of Nothing At All....Just Thought It Would out in the middle school ministry in Be A Great Opener To The Men‟s Breakfast small group leaders, a game director, a the attributes of the King: focusing on His Announcement! Ok...Let‟s Add Some Fun n events co-ordinator, and a fantastic Indiana, I have seen the power of sovereignty, justice, mercy and grace. This To This – Why Don‟t We All Wear Our Favorite middle school director. I would share investment in students. I didn’t know what event is open to all women ages eighteen and Baseball Jersey, Hat, Coat, Jacket or Whatever older. Registration forms are available in the You Got – Let‟s See How Many Teams Of with you many reasons why I love I was getting myself into that night, but foyer and are due March 6. Please lift up this America‟s Favorite Past Time Will Be middle school ministry at North Mason one small group session with the 8th retreat in prayer for God‟s leading, hearts that Represented At The March Men‟s Breakfast Bible Church, but David Hausknecht a grade guys, and I was sold on this would be changed, and clarity of thought and YES YANKEE FANS ARE WELCOME!!! middle school Pastor articulates clearly ministry. I could never see myself focus for our speakers. Now on to the breakfast menu and speaker for and succinctly my heart for middle anywhere else. Middle school ministry is In April we welcome you to Mug, Muffin, and this great event! Our speaker(s) will men from Moments with Marilyn Meburg. We will be school ministry. He writes: my passion and calling. enjoying a message from Marilyn via a Women of our church sharing verse and testimony. Don't Let’s get into some specifics of Faith DVD. Bring your mug and women‟s miss this very important and wonderful meeting. I get this question all the time: why I love this age group and why the ministries will be providing the muffins and MENU, beverages. Mark you calendar now for 10am on “Why middle school?” Usually the church must invest in this group as well. April 9. Scrambled eggs, scrambled to perfection, yellow, fluffy and tasty! Country sausages, the real ole person has some kind of smirk to The age range of 11-14 is the second On May 7, we will have our annual country way! Pancakes, made by our very own indicate that underneath they’re really most pivotal developmental stage in a Daughters Tea. More details will be master pancake maker JW Coffee, juices, milk thinking, “Why in the world would person’s life, second only to the age forthcoming, but it‟s not too soon to invite a Challenge to all, Bring a Battery Mate..if you someone like you willingly engage the range of 0-2. Psychologist Erik Erikson loved one or dear friend to join you for this know what this term means in the baseball world event. craziest, most unpredictable, and often writes that in adolescence, “The individual you will be bringing a pal or two! This breakfast, In June, we will be assembling the as always, is for the young, old and those in- worst-smelling age group out of all the begins to see himself as having a past emergency relocation kits for foster children in between! Dads, sons, uncles, buddies, neighbors, other congenial, predictable, and un- and a future that are exclusively his. Early the Youth For Christ foster care program. Over cousins, nephews, Granddads, friends, (those not problematic age groups?” And honestly, adolescence is thus a pivotal time of the next couple of months we will be to friendly, hey this may change the relationship!) and all other men! I don’t blame them for asking, either. review and anticipation” (qtd. in W. Rice collecting: toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, That is, I don’t blame them if they’ve 20). One way to understand the life solid or roll-on deodorants, travel sized cycles of belief and value development is shampoos, soap, and travel sized tissues. See all you men there! never had the privilege of working with this beautiful demographic. demonstrated in Figure 1: March 12th at 7:30 am gives us all to serve Him and bring honor to His name. The women of North Mason Bible If you feel that God may be Church are starting a new monthly calling you to volunteer or donate gathering. We want to rediscover the art of items needed, Please contact us or sharing with one-another gifts and skills that the Lord has blessed each one of us with. With the moderate the VBS directors (whose names Reminiscent of the "Golden Days temperatures and the occasional will be announced soon). If you of Yesteryear", like the quilting bees or are not sure whether God is calling With a very short break and with corn shucking circles, this will be where sunny days we have had, we are God's leading and direction, Lois women can gather together to help each reminded that spring is upon us. you, then please consider this; the Walker has decided to come back to other, to teach proven techniques, to gather Many of us are planning our outdoor confirmation may come in the form Hospitality as Chair Person. She is ideas, and to learn from one another. This activities; vacations, annual family of the directors asking you. More was also where the women would catch up information will be given in the very happy with this decision. with what was going on in the lives of their traditions, reunions, and so on. This neighbors and friends, their joys as well as weather and the eager anticipation of upcoming bulletins and Looking to March there will be prayer needs. spring brings for Cross Trainers the announcements, so keep an eye refreshments served at the Baptism We hope to cover many things that excitement of Vacation Bible School and ear open. relate to being more self-reliant in an ever and Communion Service held on more costly environment. A few of the and our annual Promotion Sunday. Sunday evening March 6th. topics that have come up are soap making, Please continue to canning, fermenting of vegetables, As those who so eagerly serve prayerfully consider how God may Save the evening of March 27th!This gardening techniques, seed starting, and Him begin planning and coordinating be trying to help you grow by is an annual event and one of cooking secrets. these events, we ask that you include calling you to any ministry, Our first meeting is planned for everyone's favorites. SOUP and Friday, Feb. 25th at 6:00 P.M. It will be here this ministry and the volunteers in whether it is with Cross Trainers or SONG! Bring your favorite soup to at the church in the kitchen. We are planning your prayers. Pray that God will any ministry opportunity at North share. We will start eating at 5pm. to have these gatherings on the last Friday of give us the wisdom and insight to Mason Bible Church. We also need breads and desserts. each month and each month we will post plan and execute such events in a what the next topic will be. After dinner we gather around and We hope to see you on either side of manner that most effectively Thankfully serving Him, sing old time favorite hymns. Share the table, teaching or learning. Any time you illustrates His love for us, for his your testimony or give prayer request put more than one woman in a room, you children, and most clearly Rick and Christanna Grimm and praises. Hope to see a good are sure to have lots of fun and great communicates the Gospel message. Cross Trainers Ministry conversations! number of you come out for this. Sign up sheet in foyer We also ask that you pray for Coordinators. Subject is digestive aids – specifically volunteers to be steadfast and find Blessings, keifer, kombucha Your Hospitality Committee tea, and homemade yogurt great joy in the opportunity that God OPPORTUNITIES Adult Sunday School Next cycle will be April – June, see the Tools Time schedule for a listing! Diggin’ Deeper (Praise & Prayer Time) WHO: Everyone is Welcome WHEN: Sunday Nights at 6:00 PM WHERE: NMBC Worship Center Men’s Small Groups Study WHEN: Saturday Morning 7:30 AM WHERE: NMBC Worship Center CONTACT: Pastor Jim Ladies Bible Study WHEN: Mondays 1:30 PM WHERE: Pavilion CONTACT: Kirsten Doehle WHEN: Wednesday 6:30 PM WHERE: Shack CONTACT: Marilyn Mullin WHEN: Thursdays 2:00 PM WHERE: Pavilion CONTACT: Kathy Zink Orientation Class Orientation Classes February 13, 20, March 6 & 13 At The Porter’s Home, If you are interested in attending please call the office ASAP!