Tuesday, July 23, 2002
The Adventure Bible Camp at the church park July 8 to 12 attracted 21 children.
The Rev. Douglas Marquardt and Amanda Howard were the camp directors.
The Rev. Marquardt and his wife, Peggy, taught crafts. Amy Lowther and Stacy Wiedenmann taught nature lessons, Aaron and Nonie Burbank taught Bible lessons entitled "Knowing Christ" and Jason Marquardt shared mission stories.
The Children's Mission Offering of $27 is for the Evangelical Church Mission work in Brazil. All the helpers were appreciated.
Kathy Riddle and Alberta Jones were in charge of snack time.
Many relatives and friends attended the camp closing at the barbecue and family dinner Friday evening at the park.
Rex Lowther was in charge of the barbecue.
The childrendisplayed their crafts and other work. They sang some of the songs they learned.
Then Steven, dressed as Apostle Paul, gave his Friday Bible lesson. Some of the little children were sure they should go Saturday morning.
Janet Hirth of Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Vicki Massey of Mesa, Ariz., came Monday to visit their mother, Chris Dorsey, and their sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Paul and Kovash, at the farm.
The women and Arlene's daughter, Lorraine Odell, of Salem went to Sisters Tuesday.
They sewed and attended classes and the quilt show before coming back Saturday. The sisters planned to return home Tuesday.
City Team Ministries workers Mark and Annie Duhrkoop and Onalee and Reid of Portland had the worship service message Sunday.
Annie and Mark sang two duets and Onalee also had a part. Mark had a Bible lesson and also told a little about the work at the Portland Mission (former Peniel Mission).
Among other visitors were Irene Alley of Kansas City, Kan., who was visiting her daughter and family, Alan and Carol Shifley at Kings Valley; and Arlene Kovash's sisters, Janet Hirth and Vicki Massey.
At the close of church, the pastor announced a fellowship time in the foyer to honor my July 14 birthday.
Kathy Riddle and Alberta Jones were in charge.
Gwen Wright who cut and served the pretty large sheet cake baked and decorated by Kathy was assisted by daughters Amber and Trina who also served the punch.
Thanks to all involved in the surprise and for the pretty cards and greetings.
Tim and Amanda Howard came from Mesa, Ariz. with their children Simon, Ethan and Colin and Amanda's mother, Wendy Waters.
They, spent Saturday to Monday at the Coast at Lincoln City.
They toured the area and just enjoyed being at the beach.
Wendy celebrated her July 17 birthday with the family and was here to help Amanda celebrate her July 19 birthday before returning home.