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,2B-Surclay, May 4, 2003 SeUp,, Jim Da t'idson i Bunhill Cemetery in London may have the highest monument to a mother anywhere in the world. There, at the grave of Susannah Wesley, stands a mon- ument 14 feet tall, honoring this mother of faith who was known for her ability to stay calm and cheerful in the most difficult of circumstances. "Give others the sunshine and Jesus the rest," Wesley repeated frequently, and her simple secret of contentment through faith so impacted her sons, John and Charles, they became the prime movers in England's greatest spiritual awakening, the move- ment that gave birth to the Methodist Church. Millions in churches still sing the songs John and Charles wrote, not knowing these musical expres- sions of faith, hope and love came from the influence of a mother who had a singing heart, even during tough times. Wesley didn't have an easy life. She gave birth to 19 chil- dren, nine of whom died in infancy, and her husband, Samuel, was more interested in writing poetry than dealing with issues facing his family. One day the family home caught on fire and John was nearly lost in the flames. In spite of her many pressures and responsibilities, however, this now famous mother found she could recharge her spiritual batteries by having a guarded time each day to read her Bible and pray, setting an example for us all. -,- It's not likely Wesley would - '-have approved of the 14-foot-tall monument to her memory. She was a no-nonsense woman who was more interested in living i .legacies than those made of stone, believing children are the most important monuments to a moth- ,er's faith. Stones crumble but faith transferred from one genera- tion to the next endures forever. When Paul wrote to a young pastor named Timothy, he +reminded him of his heritage of faith, passed down to him by his mother, Eunice, and his grand- new paren mother, Lois (2 Timothy 1:5). What greater memorial could a It has been said "Children in a into the mouth of the jug, while mother or grandmother ask?family are like flowers in a bou- pretending to be an airplane. Robert Moffat, the world- quet: there's always one deter- Now dump the contents of the known missionary, said his mined to face in the opposite jug on the floor." mother had asked him to prom- direction from the way theNo. 6: Night Test, "Prepare by ise her he would begin and close arranger desires." obtaining a small cloth bag and each day with God. When he For the vast majority of par- fill it with 8-12 pounds of sand. agreed to do so, his mother sent ents, our greatest hope is for our Soak it thoroughly in water. At 3 him off to serve God with her children to grow up to be happy, p.m., begin to waltz and hum with prayers and a kiss. Moffat said healthy and successful human the bag until 9 p.m. Lay down that kiss made him a missionary beings. In today's times this is your bag and set your alarm for and his monumental work has no easy feat, even for those par- 10 p.m. Get up, pick up your bag, been a lasting memorial to her. ents who are the most qualified, and sing every song you have Thomas Edison wrote, "I did- but it is a monumental task for ever heard. Make up about a n't have my mother long, but "first time" parents who did not dozen more and sing these until 4 she cast over me an influence have a good role model or were a.m. Set alarm for 5 a.m. Get up that has lasted all my life. The never taught parenting skills but and make breakfast. Keep this up great effects of her early train- rather who were allowed tofor five years. Look cheerful." ing, I can never lose. If it had grow up like weeds in a garden. No. 7: Ingenuity Test, "Take not been for her appreciation My good friend Max Heath an egg carton. Using a pair of and her faith in me at a critical sent me something the other day scissors and pot of paint, turn it time in my experience, I should that really puts what I'm saying into an alligator. Now take a toi- never have become an inventor, into context. It was an article let paper tube and turn it into an My mother was the making of titled "How to know when you attractive Christmas candle. Use me. The memory of her will are ready to have kids" and it only scotch tape and a piece of always be a blessing." contained a series of tests for foil. Last, take a milk carton, a One of the most familiar first-time parents. Ping-Pong ball, and an empty hymns, "What a Friend We Here are the tests. No. 1: Mess box of Cocoa Puffs. Make an Have in Jesus," was written by Test, "Smear peanut butter on exact replica of the Eiffel Joseph Scriven for his mother, the sofa and curtains. Place a Tower." evidently to help her through a fish stick behind the couch and No. 8: Automobile Test, "For- period of anxiety. Scriven, him- leave it there all summer." get the BMW and buy a station self, had endured many trials, No. 2: Toy Test, "Obtain a 55- wagon. Buy a chocolate ice the most crushing being the gallon box of legos. (You may cream cone and put it in the drowning of his beautiful young substitute roofing tacks if you glove compartment. Leave it bride-to-be only a short while wish.) Have a friend spread there. Get a dime. Stick it in the before their intended marnage, them all over the house. Put on a CD player. Take a family-size Now he could speak to his blindfold and take off your package of chocolate chip cook- mother in her time of need from shoes. Try to walk to the bath- ies. Mash them into the back his own experience, telling her room or kitchen. Do not scream seat. Run a rake along both sides we forfeit peace and bear need- because this would wake a child of the car. There, pertect. '~ -|,s less pain because we neglect to at night." No. 9: Final Assignment, take everything to God in No. 3: Grocery Store Test, "Bor- "Find a couple who already has prayer, row one or two small animals a small child. Lecture them on Was this favorite composer (goats are best) and take them how they can improve their dis- trying to tell his mother that the with you as you shop. Always cipline, patience, tolerance, and example of faith she had given keep them in sight and pay for child's toilet training and table him would now work for her in anything they eat or damage." manners. Suggest many ways this time of trouble? Was he No. 4: Dressing Test, "Obtain they can improve. Emphasize to saying his life of faith was a one large, unhappy, live octo- them that they should never monument to the value of her pus. Stuff into one small net bag allow their children to run wild. teaching? Probably. making sure that all the arms Enjoy this experience. It will be We're all building monuments stay inside." the last time you have all the to our mothers every day. The No. 5: Feeding Test, "Obtain a answers." way we live determines how tall large plastic milk jug. Fill Well, that's it. At the very they will be. halfway with water. Suspend least this should give all of us from the ceiling with a chord, some food for thought and make Start the jug swinging. Try to us appreciate our parents more. insert spoonfuls of soggy cereal Nice +/-248 acres Yellowstone River Crane, Montana +/-188.9 acres irrigated cropland shop and older 2-story home, 2 Three Parcels, can be sold sei MT Hwy 16 access Income potential, Pheasants and LIVESTOCK PRODUC Sidney Sugars Incorporated is contracting wet pressed pulp for The price will be $12 per ton. Please call the agriculture de 406-433-3309 to request a The deadline for contracting at price is May 15. Plan to take advantage of this early contract ; i )6-433-3309 Our trained specialists will replace or repair your car's windshield quickly, carefully and affordably. The auto glass experts! All major credit cards accepted. 710 W. Holly 482-1544 Rock chip repair Window tinting Free pickup & Insurance Loaner car Side, back & [ Weres ++] for all your spiritual needs. 119 S Central Ave., Sidney 433-3335 i A uO+ai I=n=l'l~ heart where the Word of Ged / I~ll~ ua,,~ = comes alive ] ~ to the hearer. Trinity . Lutheran Church Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. 214 S. Lincoln Ave., Sidney 433-2050 A Sidney.. ssernbly t OI t. 'O a Everyone Welcome See our Web site for activities & announcements! www, .sidneyagchurch.com Sidney 482-3737 INSURANCE LTD. William H. Green, manager Central Plaza Building, Suite # 16, Sidney 482-1606 1151 S Central, Sidney 482-2305 Ron Barone, manager SIDNEY ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 414 E. Main, Phone 433-2550, Rev. Ron Masters, School of the Bible 9:15 am, Sunday Worship 10:30 am & 6 pm, Wednesday Family Night 7 pm. BAHA'I FAITH, For information on local worship & study times call 482- 4110 or 800-22-UNITE or visit www.us.bahai.org. BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 502 S. Central, Phone 482-3706, Mike Back- hans, Pastor, Sunday Worship, 11 am & 6:30 pm, Sunday School 10 am, Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm. CARPENTER'S CHURCH, corner of 6th Ave. and llth St. SE, 482-3028, Sunday School for all ages 9:30 am, Morning Worship 10:30 am, Evening Worship 6 pm, Wed. Bible Study 6 pm. CHURCH OF CHRIST, 905 4th St. SW, 433-3456, Sunday Worship 10:45 am, & 2 pm Bible School 9:45 am, Wed. Bible Class 7 pm "A Place You Are Always Welcome." CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, 1215 5th St. SW, 482-3250 Church office & Family History Center; 482-6273 Church build- ing or 482-6340, Blaine Gifford, Bish- op, Priesthood & Relief Society 10 am, Sunday School 11 am, Sacrament Meet- ing 11:50 am. CHURCH OF NAZARENE, Corner of Lincoln & 9th St. SW, Phone 488-1956, Pastor Elwin Paulson, Sunday School 9:45 am, Worship Services 11 am & 6 pro, Wednesday Worship Service 7 pm. Wednesday Youth meeting 7 p.m. EBENEZER CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, "Ebenezer - saying Hitherto hath the Lord helped us." 1 Samuel 7:12, 118 4th Avenue NW, 482-1574, Pastor Bob Meehan, Sunday School 9:30 am, Worship Service 11 am, Wed. Bible Study 6:30 pm. FAITH ALLIANCE CHURCH, 301 E. Main, Phone 433-1112, Pastor Paul Turek, Sunday School 9:30 am, Wor- ship Service 10:30 am & 6 pro, Wednesday prayer 7 pm. FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH, 2181 W. Holly, 482-4316, Sunday Ser- vice at 10:45 am & 6 pm, Sunday School at 9:45 am; Wed. Bible Study & Prayer 7 pm. JEHOVAH'S WITNESS, 2301 3rd St. N.W. Sunday Public meeting 10 am; Watchtower Study 10:50 am. LONSDALE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 201 3rd Ave. SE, Phone 433-3 t 10, Rev. Susan Twidwell Sunday School 9:30 am, Sunday Wtmdfip Ser- vice 10:30 am. i i This Space Congregational Church will hold its spring roast beef dinner Sunday, May 4 from 11:30 a.m.-l:30 p.m. Dinner is $6 for adults, $4 for 6-10 year olds and free for children under the age of 6. To all area churches: Submit your Vacation Bible School schedules. SIDNEY LUTHERAN BRETHREN Mass 9:30 am. CHURCH, Red River Drive & Madi- TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, son Lane, Phone 433-2209, Senior Pas- 214 S. Lincoln, Phone 433-2050, Sun- tor Bruce J. Vallevik, Assistant Pastor day Worship Service 10:30 am. Tom Bechtold; Sunday Confirmation 9 a.m., Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Wor- THE CHURCH OF GOD, Pastor Vic- tor Helmuth 488-1819, Sun Worship 11 ship II a.m.; Wed. family night, Bible study and am, S. School & Bible training 10 am; prayer time 7 p.m. WE ARE CURRENTLY HOLDING SERVICES AT LIBRARY BASE- PELLA LUTHERAN CHURCH MENT IN SIDNEY ELCA 418 West Main, (corner of Main St. & Lincoln Ave.) Sunday 8:30 am FAIRVIEW Traditional Service (radio broadcast on COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN KTHC-FM-95.1); 9:30 am Sunday CHURCH, Corner 4th & Central, Sun- School; 10:30 am Contemporary Wor- day School 9:30 am, Sunday Worship ship. Pastor George Karres 433-3350. 11 am. PEOPLES CONGREGATIONAL FAIRVIEW ALI,IANCE CHURCH, CHURCH, UCC 405 10th Ave. SW, 702 Western Ave., Phone 747-5425, Church Office 433-3707, Interim Pastor Kelly Sloan, Pastor. Sunday, 11 am, Douglas Ostlund. Sunday morning wor- Sunday School 9:45 am, Evening Wor- ship 11 am, Sunday School 9:45 am. ship, 6 pro. Nursery care available. Communion ST. CATHERINE'S CATHOLIC first Sunday every month & Holy days. CHURCH, Mission Church, 309 West SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY 7th, Fairview. Phone 747-5293, Father LUTHERAN CHURcHAALC, 211 E. Greg Staudinger Mass 8 am, Preschool Holly Rd., David Huskamp, Pastor, - 8th grade. Rel. Ed. Classes, Sun. at 9 Church 433-7479. Sunday Worship am - Senior High Rel. Ed. classes Wed. 9:30 am; Fellowship 10:30 am. Sunday at 7 pm. School 11 a.m. ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, SIDNEY SEVENTH-DAYADVEN, 310 Ellery Ave., phone 742-5332. Sun- TIST, 2533 S. Central Ave., Arland day Worship 5:30 p.m. Bible study 7 Sunstad, Pastor, Plentywood, 406-765- p.m. Interm Pastor George Draper 2053, George Reiman, Lambert, 406- ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH, 309 S. 774-3365 Sabbath School 9:30 am, Sat., Central, phone 742-5523. Holy Corn- Worship Service 11 am Sat. munion 9 am, Pastor Larry Quanbeck. ST, MATTHEW'S CATHOLIC LAMBERT CHURCH, 219 7th St. SE, Phone,482- CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY 1068, Father Greg Staudinger & Recto- ALLIANCE CHURCH, Phone 774- ry Office, 482-2510, Parish Center 3368, Sunday School 10 am, Worship Office. Saturday Mass 5:30 pra, Sunday 1 ! am, Sunday Eve. Service 6 pm. This Space This Space FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, Sun- day Worship Service & Sunday School at8 a.m. ST. THERESA 'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Mission Church, 219 7th St. SE, Sidney. Phone 482-1068, Fr. Greg Staudinger. Sunday Mass 5 pm. SAVAGE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC 102 2nd Ave. S., 776- 2218, or Office 482-3707, Interim Pas- tor Douglas Ostlund. Sunday morning worship and Sunday School 9 am. Communion first Sunday of every month & Holy days. FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA, 294 4th Ave. S., Phone 776- 2218. Sunday School: 9:30-10:45 am, Sunday Worship: 1st, 3rd & 4th Sunday 11 am, 2nd Sunday 8:30 am. Pastor Betty K. Mawbey ST. MICHAEL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Sunday Mass at 11 am. Father Greg Staudinger, mission of St. Matthew's Sidney,. Ph. 406-482-1068 YELLOWSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH, 173 Mesa, Phone 776-2236, Sunday School 9:45 am, Worship 11 am, SKAAR United Methodist SUNDAY SCHOOL: WORSHn~. 10:30 am. BmLE STUDY: THE REV. 201 3rd Ave. S.E.. CARTWRIGHT Open Sunday, 11 Pharmac~ 402 East Main Sunday 10:30 a.m.: Sunday Coffee hour GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Skaar, ND Church Office 776- 2218, 776-2219. 2nd Sunday 11:30 am at Squaw Gap Community Hall with Potluck; 4th Sunday 2:30 pm Grace Church, Pastor Betty K. Mawbey ' RICHEY AMERICAN LUTHERAN CHURCH "Serfing : ELCA, Worship 9 a.m. & Sunday orea School 10 a.m., Sunday.Pastor David 114 2ndA~. if_., Aaseng. CHRISTIAN MalSSIONARY ALLIANCE, Vaughan White, Pastor. ST. FRANCES DESCALES CATHOLIC CHURCH, Phone 485- 3520 for information, Circle, MT, Sun- day 11 am Eucharistic Service. Call Kath~ UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Worship service, 8:30 am. Pastor Susan Twidwell. St. Catherine'~ Fairvi~ St. Thema's ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, Rev. Mari- anne Ell, Vicar 572-9278 or call 744- 5310 Sunday 9 (MT) am; Sunday School, 8:15 (MT) am; Mt. Holy Com- munion 1:15 p.m. ECW 2nd Monday CIRCLE FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, Wor- ship Service Sunday 11 a.m., Sunday School 9:45 am, Pastor David Aaseng. 7 809 E. Main, Sidney 433-3400 St. Matthew s fathdk u"" Sidney 742-5441 303 S. Ellery, Fairview