The Great Commission, Matthew 28:18-20
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Everyone is welcome!
9:00 a.m. Prayer Time
9:15 a.m. Welcome and Superintendant's Remarks
followed by Sabbath School
10:30 a.m. Intermission
10:40 a.m. Sabbath Worship Service
Following Sabbath Service, you are invited
to join our fellowship potluck!
If you would like to see program bulletins for each Sabbath, they are published online at the end of the week in the Resources section of the website. Click here to view them.
Parking lot improvements are underway, but your cooperation is needed. Because of increased attendance, please park courteously and observe reasonable distances between neighboring cars when you park your vehicle.
Mark you calendars for these wonderful upcoming speakers:
May 27, Elder Josh Vazquez
June 3, Elder Olaf Betat
June 10, Elder Brad Fanning
Learn our Hymn of the Month! Click here
Local and Area Church News
May Cooking Class
All-Hands Business Meeting at Spirit Lake Church
Sunday, June 4, from 10 a.m.
Several years ago, our church committed to a Vision and Plan to fulfil by 2015. By the Grace of God, we have achieved most of them. Please join us for a light breakfast, followed by an all-hands on deck discussion to create a new Vision Statement and Plan.
Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Coeur d'Alene SDA Church, 111 East Locust Avenue. Please register online at http://www.cdaadventist.org/.
Pastor Larry Mays
Coming to Speak in Spirit Lake on June 24
On Sabbath, June 24, Spirit Lake will be hosting speaker Larry Mays! Pastor Mays was in ministry for almost 40 years serving in California and Ohio along with Sunnyside and Granger churches in Washington, before his retirement in 2014.
Photo: Pastor Mays with Pathfinder friends
"Looking to Jesus"
UCC Camp Meeting
June 14 to 17, 2017
You will be blessed with talks from Mark and Teenie Finley as well as Peter Kulakov. Enjoy seminars on "Jesus and Science," by Jim and Virginia Davidson; "How to share the Bible," by Annie Morgan; "How to Hold a Cooking Class," by Teenie Finley; "Live Streaming Fundamentals," by Tim Adams; and three seminars on Ellen G. White by Cindy Tutsch. More seminars are in the works on care givers, children's ministries and how to protect our children etc. Camp Meeting is June 14-17 at Upper Columbia Academy. For lodging, register for rooms, campsites and RV sites online at http://www.uccsda.org/campmeeting.
A Volunteer Is Still Needed for the June 2017
UCC Camp Meeting
Small Group Bible Study Meetings
We are now into our third week of our mid-week small group Bible study meet-ups. Three groups are meeting so far. One in the Spirit Lake vicinity, one north of Spirit Lake, and one south of Spirit Lake. Two of the meetings start with a light meal followed by the study. The study is relational in nature and therefore structured around everyone participating. An ice breaker that introduces the topic begins the study. Following everyone’s sharing in the ice breaker, the Scriptures are read and then through a series of questions the verses are examined in real and practical ways. Acceptance, caring fellowship, and Christian love are the principles guiding the small group experience. Everyone’s voice is important and acknowledged. Prayer begins the study as well as ends the study. All who have participated have reported so far that they are being blessed by the experience and are looking forward to meeting again the following week. If your heart yearns for connected Christian fellowship where Bible passages are exalted worthy for discussion and deep study, consider attending one of the small groups. You will be more than welcomed! For more info on how you can get involved, contact Olaf Betat via email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Small Group Meetings are happening on either Tuesday or Wednesday evening at the following homes:
Spirit Lake North: Raynow (208-610-8453)
In Spirit Lake: Sutherland (208-263-3813)
Spirit Lake South: Carriker (208-623-6158)
Please contact directly for more information and driving directions.
Spirit Lake Church Remodel
Volunteers are needed for our next phase of remodel work, which includes some repairs to our outdoor storage shed. Beyond that, we are gearing up for painting and installing new carpets throughout the church.
YOUR DONATIONS are vital to making our church remodel happen!
Let’s all be mindful that each person is responsible for keeping our church looking its best. When you see trash on the floor, water on a sink counter, or something out of place, please take the time to correct the situation just like you would do in your own home.
Please continue to pray for the remodel efforts. Our church is the Lord’s house, and we ask for his blessings in making our place of worship attractive and welcoming to all.
Camp MiVoden Registration 2017
Camp MiVoden registration for 2017 is now open. In addition to the regular kids camps, a lot of exciting Ultimate Camps and Family Camps are available. For more information, visit MiVoden.com or contact Denise Kinney, 509-242-0506, DeniseK@uccsda.org.
in Spirit Lake
September 15 to
(mark your calendar)
Loose Offerings and Tithe Envelope
Our local Church Board has voted to use the loose offering each week for our local Church budget. This decision was based on the understanding that most people expect the funds they put into loose offerings to be used to support the local church. It is important that we do our best to meet the expectations of the givers in the use of the funds they have so generously given. If you have concerns regarding this decision, please bring them to any member of the Board.
Someone is praying for you in our church family. Select your Prayer Rock for the week (or longer) for someone in our congregation. Prayer Rocks are available in the church entry.
Please remember to bring items to fill the basket at the church entry.