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Bulletin 08.17.2018

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Bulletin 08.17.2018
Awake
 

Individual Membership Interest Form

Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends welcomes to membership local meetings and individuals who desire to participate with SCYMF in worship, ministry, and service as we seek to experience and follow Christ in the manner of Friends. Friends of any age are welcome to request membership.

Click here to let us know if you are interested in individual membership.
 
 
Donations/Contributions

We can now send donations directly to Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends! According to Roger Watson, SCYMF’s treasurer, contributions sent directly to SCYMF are tax deductible. So feel free to celebrate this milestone by sending a contribution to
 
SCYMF
Attn: Roger Watson
P.O. Box 508
Newberg, OR 97132

Thank you! Together we're building a grace-filled home for worship and service. 
 

 
Psalm 150:1, 2, 6

Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.
 
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; 
Praise him, all creatures here below; 
Praise him above, you heavenly host; 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

For several years I was part of a leadership team conducting week-long personal retreats. The daily program included gathering for a time of morning and evening worship. One of the hymns we sang during our times of worship one year became very meaningful to me. After I returned home I put the words  of five stanzas on my desktop and prayed them daily for several months.

Each Sunday believers around the world gather in worship and sing one of the verses of this hymn known as the “Doxology.” The words exhort every creation of God to praise God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Few people know that this is part of a much longer hymn of fourteen stanzas written in 1709. Most hymnals list it as “Awake, My Soul.” Click here to look at some of the stanzas and allow God to encourage and teach you.

Gary Fawver, adapted from Fruit of the Vine


Announcements

FWCC invites you to join Quakers around the world on 7 October for World Quaker Day, in its 5th year. The theme, Crossing Cultures, Sharing Stories draws us into our shared experience of worship, celebrating our wonderful diversity of expression. Church to church, meeting to meeting, country to country, and section to section, we feel the power of God collecting us into a faithful family. We welcome all expressions of Quaker worship! http://www.worldquakerday.org/

Quaker Earthcare Witness is meeting in Federal Way (near Tacoma), 11–14 October 2018. Click here to register. Meetings will take place at the Dumas Bay Centre. Click here for more information.

Our next Quarterly Gathering will be at Eugene Friends Church on October 20. The following Quarterly Gathering will be at West Hills Friends Church on February 16, 2019. Our next annual session has been scheduled tentatively for May 24–26, 2019.

To anyone who may be interested in becoming the next Executive Director of Quaker Voluntary Service, the full job description and how to apply is now posted online: http://www.quakervoluntaryservice.org/employment-at-qvs/

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