Teen Challenge Match Grant Opportunity

Teen Challenge needs extra help financially right now. Their normal sources of revenue and fund raisers are nonexistent due to the pandemic. Donors have pledged matching grants up to $125,000. Click this link provided for you to donate to their ministry.

https://teenchallengepnw.thankyou4caring.org/portland_mens/donate

Sermon Outline Added

Look for the sermon outlines tab and click on it. Then click on the link that has the Scripture text noted in it. It will bring up the PDF outline for that that passage. If it’s blurry for some reason, download it and open it again on your desk top.

Food Delivery Ideas

Grocery Pickups/Deliveries:

FRED MEYER/ OREGON CITY (haven’t checked other cities)

https://www.fredmeyer.com/products/start-my-cart

Pickup at the store is free right now, but you have to call several days ahead of time. 

If you need it “same day” it costs only $4.95

If you need it within hours, it costs $9.95

If you need it shipped it takes 1-3 days and is free with a minimum purchase of $35

SAFEWAY

They have pick up and delivery but this varies from store to store. Check online.

https://www.safeway.com/

COSTCO:

Same day delivery of perishable goods with a minimum purchase of $35

Two day delivery of other items with a minimum purchase of $75

https://www.costco.com/my-life-costco-grocery-online-delivery.html

AMAZON:

Amazon Prime ships food as well. Check their website for more details.

Encouraging Scriptures To Meditate On

Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Psalm 23 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Psalm 56:3 When I am afraid, I will trust in you.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 12:25 An anxious heart weighs a person down, but a kind word cheers them up.

Isaiah 40:29-31 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Jeremiah 17:7-8 “…blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

Matthew 6:25-34 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Luke 12:22-34 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
“Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

John 14:1-6 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Listen Online

Join our congregation each Sunday at 10am for our worship service.

For those of you without Facebook, we have recently launched a new platform for viewing the service: https://live.firstpresoc.org/.

If you have Facebook, we encourage you to join in or watch at a later date by clicking the following link. 

https://www.facebook.com/firstpresoc/videos/

PLEASE NOTE: After clicking the link be SURE to click the “video” button and all the videos should become available for you.

If you text us during worship we will most likely be able to respond as well.

God bless you!

Good Graphics Links Regarding The Virus

Check out these websites for graphics regarding COVID-19. They are current and updated.

https://informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/covid-19-coronavirus-infographic-datapack/

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

Sunday Worship Current Information

In response to the announcement by the governor on 3/16 that group gatherings greater than 25 are prohibited, all worship services from March 19th through April 12th will be online only. We will live stream them. The broadcasts are saved as well if you wish to view them later in the week. The links (one for Facebook and one for non-Facebook users) are on the home page of this website. It is highly likely that future worship services will continue to be online beyond April 12th.

We will not be having a Good Friday service. Since there isn’t any reason why we cannot delay an Easter celebration, I hope to blow the lid off the grave at a later date when we can gather together again in worship. We can look forward to that! However, the offering for Easter this year is to assist 3 short term missions by folks at our church. Regardless of whether we get to a public Easter service or not, please consider giving to the “Easter Offering” and note that on your check or online.

We will continue to keep our website updated. God bless. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Share the gospel. Pray always. Help those in need.

Sermon Series: The Gospel Of John

Starting January 5th, we’ll begin our new sermon series through the awe inspiring gospel of John. Join us!

Facebook Live Worship

Each week we live broadcast our worship service on Facebook, which begins at 10 am.  Join in or watch at a later date by clicking the following link to take you to our Facebook site.  PLEASE NOTE: After clicking the link be SURE to click the “video” button and all the videos should become available for you.

https://www.facebook.com/firstpresoc/videos/

If you text us during worship we will most likely be able to respond as well.

God bless you!