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6 The Sun, Wednesday, June 21, 1989 O ennonl O ry o ISC Two locals on OSU honor roll R. May honored Two local students have been hon- ored by Oregon State University by qualifying for the Scholastic Honor Roll. Toni Mendenhall of 38600 Tindle Creek Rd., Willamina, earned a straight A average. Jason Jaeger of 18220 Highway 22, Sheridan, re- ceived a 3.5 or better average. Men- denhall is a senior home economics major and Jaeger is a freshman busi- ness major, t Richard H. May of Sheridan been named to the honor roll at Benton Community College in ny for earning a grade point of at least 3.33 on a 4-point ing spring term. ) By Ruth Smith Correspondent, The Sun "There's one story, among many," Pastor Sterling Roth, of the Sheridan Mennonite Church shared, "of an Anabaptist who was being chased by a persecutor. They had to cross an iced over river. The Anabaptist made it across, but his pursuer fell in. The Anabaptist then pulled himout and still the pursuer killed him." (Martyrs Mirror, by Van Braght, Herald Press) The Amish and Mennonite, a peaceable and quiet people, known mostly for their farming and carpentry, were once hunted and killed on the hills and mountains of Europe, with a price on their heads. The crime? Their personal religious faith. "When the church and state became one," Pastor Roth stated, "and Constantine declared that everyone had to be baptized into the Catholic faith, groups of Christians protested on the grounds that it ought to be by choice. One of these groups became known as the Anabaptists, or re-baptizers, be- cause many of them, baptized into the church as infants, were later re-baptized as adults once they confessed faith in Christ. "As the church and state became more corrupt, those who protested were either persecuted and killed, or forced to flee, many living in caves of the mountains. From those scattered groups of believers (known as the Donatists, Waldenses, Moravian Brethren, and others) certain Protestant churches can be traced to today." In 1525 the first congregation of Anabaptists was organized in Zurich, Switzerland, and later, a man named ienno Simons, a former priest from Holland, gathered some of the scattered Anabaptist groups together, whereupon they became known as Mennonites. The first colony of Mennonites settled in Germantown, Pa., in 1683, and now are found in nearly every state and province in North America, and in all habitable continents of the world. "We believe in a personal experience of faith in Christ as our savior who cleanses and empowers us to live holy lives," Pastor Roth explained. There are many varieties of Mennonites, the Amish being the most conservative, living simple lives in farming communities usually without modern day conveniences. Other groups, though not adhering to the same disciplines, practice the same basic beliefs, such as separation of church and state, baptism and confession of faith, modesty of dress, including a head covering for women, and pacifism, emphasizing peace. "The church in Sheridan was begun in about 1923 as a Sunday school," Pastor Roth recalled. "The first church house was on Monroe Street, later, around 1940, moving ot the present site at 240 S.E. Madison. There have been about five other Mennonite Churches started off from the Sheridan Church, first as Sunday schools, then growing into churches of their own. "We have four families and two individuals from our church that are now in full-time Christian service," Pastor Roth noted. "We also have our own Christian school, located out in the old Mill Creek school, for grades 1 through 12, under the ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) program. There are about 18 in the school now. "As far as activities, we have Sunday school at 10, preaching at 11, Sunda~ evening service at 6. We have our prayer meeting on Wednesday evening. Our attendance runs around 80 or 90. Each year we usually have a family camp, a Bible conference with a visiting speaker, and revival meetings." : :iiiii~ Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Roth Even their building reflects a simplicity of style. "We just recently upgraded our building, putting in some braces and laminated beams with rods in them to keep the building from spreading apart. We also put new rugs in, padded benches, and two new furnaces, which saved enough fuel in the first two years to pay for themselves. We plan to put new siding on in the near future." Pastor Roth recalls 21 By Ruth Smith Correspondent, The Sun "I grew up on a farm thinking I'd be a farmer," shared Pastor Sterling Roth, pastor at the Sheridan Mennonite since 1984. "Afterward I attended several Bible schools, and God seemed continually to have his hand on me through different experiences. My wife, Priscilla, and I met at one of those schools, Western Mennonite in Salem, were married in 1949, and have been together now 40 years." Those years have consisted of years as a minister qualifications of a pastor is that he has a love for people and for the Bible, which is God's word and a standard for everyday life. "I remember being in a revival meeting and afterwards the speaker came around from the pulpit down to where I was and told me the same thing, 'You're going to be a minister.' I was shocked. Right after that the other evangelist told me the same thing, and within the year I was pastoring." FREE ESSORY raising seven children, of whom one is a pastor and missionary in Brooklyn, N.Y.; entertaining students in their home; and helping in a small mission church in northern Alberta, Canada, for 3tA years. "Most of my time has been spent making a living in hardware retailing and construction, and, true to Mennonite tradition, with hobbies in woodworking and gardening. "In 1968, while I was working in a hardware store, an older evangelist walked in and asked me if I would become a pastor. I never did know why he asked me. I had been told ever since I was a boy that I was going to be a minister. Shortly afterwards I became a licensed pastor and later was ordained." He added: "I feel that one of the Guestspeakerat Willamino church Pop your choice On Sunday, June 25 at 10:45 a.m., Willamina Assembly of God will be balloons having as guest speaker Rev. Bill Gallaher. for a discount Rev. Gallaher currently the Assistant Superintendent of the or free Oregon District of the Assemblies of V! God. His portfolio also includes accessor tf District Christian Education Director and Home Missions Director. He feels a deep desire to see a strong Sunday school program in the local churches. Sunday school helps train and develop young people and children into responsible caring adults who are concerned with the moral issues that threaten our society. Io ion 10% 1/2 E. Fi st, N I I II I 20% One balloon coupon per customer per day. Thurs., June Fri June Sat., June GOD'S LOVE DELIGHTS US WITH THE JOYS OF SUMMER When springtime blossoms disappear And temperatures wttl climb, Then recreation time is here And earth is in its prime; The season to suspend the rules, Neglecting household chores, In favor of the swimming pools And living out of doors. However, when our main concern ~, Is picnics at the beach, It also is the time to learn What nature has to teach. So study every living thing You'll find so close at hand; Revealing what God's love will bring When summer warms the land. -- Gloria Nowak How sweet I roam'd from field to field, And tasted all the summer's pride... -- William Blake "Ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand." -- Luke 21:30 Assembly of God Church, 919 SW 2nd, Sheridan. 843-3277. Sunday School 9:30 am. Church & childrens church 10:30 am. Evening evange- listic services 6 pm (Monthly sing- spiration). Mens basketball Monday 7 pro. Womens aerobics T-T-F 9 am. Wednesdays 7 pm Family Night: Rainbows (ages 2-4), Missionettes (girls 5-12), Royal Rangers (boys 5-12). Youth Alive (teens) and adult Bible study. Womens Ministries 1st & 3rd Thursdays 10 am. 1st Thurs- day 7 pm Family Activity Night. Larry A. Dill. Pastor. Assembly of God, 330 S. Main St.. Willamina. Pastor Mick Owings. Phone 876-4424. Sunday School for all ages 9:45 am. Morning Worship Service 10:45 am. Evening service - praise, worship, singspiration, testi- monies, family life - 6 pm. Wednes- day: Youth Alive, Life Savers (4-12 yrs.), adult Bible study 7 to 8:15 pm. Sheridan Christian Church, 121 N.E. Yamhill Street, Sheridan, 843-2994. Jim Harris, Minister. Office hours: Monday-Friday 9 am - 12 noon. Sunday School 9:45 am. Worship Service 10:45 am. Nursery for all worship & Sunday School programs. Sunday evening service 6:30 pm. Mid-week Bible study & prayer 7:00 pro. Contact the church for home Bible study times & locations. Christian Church, 200 S.E. Baker, Willamina, 876-2097. Dennis Morley Minister. Sunday Services: Bible School 9:45 am, morning worship 11 am, high school youth meeting 6 pro, evening worship 6:30 pm. Wednes- day: adult prayer breakfast at the Rocket Cafe at 6:00 am; jr. high youth meeting at 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible studies throughout the week. The Church of God of Prophecy, Agency Creek Road, Grand Ronde, 879-5034. Sunday School 9:45 am. Morning Worship 11 am. Evening evangelistic service 6 pro. Wednes- day service 7 pm. Everyone welcome. Pastor James R. Willis. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Willamina Ward. Sunday School 9 am. Primary Release & Priesthood .Meeting 10 am. Sacrament Service 11 am. Church of the Nazarene, 917 S. Bridge, Sheridan, 843-3262. Sunday School 9:30 am. Worship 1I am. Youth meeting S pm. Evening wor- ship 6 pm. Wednesday prayer meet- ing 7 pro, Caravan 7 pro. Mike Lemont, Pastor. Church in the Wildwood, Hebo Rd., Hwy. 22, Grand Ronde. Sunday Service 10 am. Church 11 am. Sun- day evenings 6 pro. Pastor Hugo Krehbiel. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, LCA. 315 S. Main, Willamina. 876-6844. Worship Service & Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Rev. Hans Christopher Hoch. Good Shepherd Catholic Church, E. Main & Hill Streets, Sheridan. 843-2206. Saturday Vigil Mass 5 pro. Sundays 11 am. Weekdays, Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 9 am. Pastor James Crunican. God's Gospel Lighthouse Church, 128 SE Harney, Sheridan. Sunday school 9:30 am. Worship service 11 am. Sunday night 7 pro. Mid-week service Wednesday 7 pro. Youth night Friday 7 pm. 24-hour prayer line 843-3352. Tom Johnson, Senior Pastor. Don Adams, Asst. Pastor. Kerry Rogers, Youth Pastor. A New Beginning - A Church with a Heart. Grand Ronde Nazarene Church, Pastor Duane Slocum. 879-5297. Sunday School 10:00 am, morning worship 11:00 am. Sunday evening service 6:30 pm. Salt Creek Baptist Church, 12 miles east of Sheridan on Salt Creek Church Road. Sunday School 9:45 am. Morning worship 11 am. Eve- ning service 6 pro. Nursery provided, Pastor Perry Kallis. Assistant Pastor Linus Toland. Phone 623-2976. Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 220 NW Sherman, Sheridan, 843-2967. Sabbath School 9:30-11 am. Worship service 11-12. Wednesday prayer meeting 7:30 pro. Community Ser- vices Center open Wednesdays 10 am to 3 pro. Grand Ronde Seventh,Day Adventist Church, Salmon River Hwy. (Hwy. 18) 1 mile east of Grand Ronde. Pastor Lutz Binus, Rt. 1, Box 278, Willamina, OR 97396. 876-2550. Head Elder Howard Hamel, phone 879-5276. Worship Service Saturday I 1 am. Sabbath School 9:30 am. St. Michael's Church, Hwy. 22 and Agency Rd., Grand Ronde. 879-5122 Saturday Mass 7 pm. Sunday Mass 9 am. Weekday Mass, Tues. 11 am. Pastor James Crunican. Sheridan Baptist Church, 643 E. Main St., Sheridan. Sunday School 9:45 am. Morning Service 11 am. Question & Answer Time 6 pro. Evening worship 7 pro. Wednesday evening prayer service 7 pro. Pastor Joel Boyce, 843-3158. Sheridan Mennonite Church, 240 SW Madison. Sunday School 10 am. Worship 11 am. Evening worship 6 pro. Mid-week Bible study 7:30 pro. Pastor Sterling Roth, 470 SW Chap- man Street. Phone 843-4684. Trinity Lutheran Church, 318 Sheridan Road, Sheridan. Harold Roellig. Office home 623-3506. Family service 9 am during summer. school resumes in September. Tri-City Free Methodist Main & D Streets, 976-4085. Sunday School 9:30 Worship 10:45 am. Sunday service 6 pro. Prayer service 7 Wednesday. Aaron Kramer, Home phone 876-4688. Union Baptist Church, 8805 mony Road, Sheridan. School is followed by preaching am. John R. Bialock, Pastor. United Methodist Church, 234 Bridge St., Sheridan. Sunday 9:45-10:45 am. Worship 11:00 Morning Prayer daily, Monday Friday 7:15-7:45 am. Bible Mondays 7:00 pro. United Women: First month, 2:00 pro. Choir Wednesdays 6:30 pm, Steve choir director. Pastor: Craig Strobel. 843-2776. United Methodist Chnreh, B & Sts.. Wiilamina. Sunday 9:30 am. Rev. Craig S. Strobel, Pastor. Grand Ronde: Worship 9-10 am. Bob Reynolds, Pastor. THE FOLLOWING MERCHANTS URGE YOU TO ATTEND YOUR CHOSEN HOUSE OF WORSHIP THIS SABBATH: THE CORNER STORE 112 W. MAIN STREET, WlLLAM~A GRATIA B. ROBERTSON Certified Public Aeeeuntant 104 West Main Street, P.O. Box 67, Sheridan, OR 97378 843-2992 THESUN Printers & Publishers 249 S. Bridge, P.O. Box 68, Sheridan, OR 97378 * 843-2312