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2&-,.qtrr]ay, May 25, 200 .lira Da I'idson cares reli n "How are you today?" I asked the massiveness of His master- You may have heard the oldmountains and forestland. He a man standing near me in a gro- piece declares there's nothing saying that goes, "There is no saw pain and suffering because cery check-out lane. too big for Him to handle,limit to what a person can do so many of the people He loved "Great!" he replied. "How Then there are the birds, long as he or she does not care needed medical care for their could I be anything else on a The warm weather lovers have who gets the credit." bodies and for their souls. In the morning like this?" arrived, staking out their territo- This is a truism that I have city, God found a compassionate I agreed, ry for nesting and raising their seen work many times in myman of medicine who loved Spring is in full bloom in these young, perpetuating their kind, own life as well as in the lives of Him. God asked this man to pro- parts, announcing God is alive in keeping with the value our countless others. However, if we vide treatment and medicine and and that He cares. Lord places on life and His took a moment to make a slight to show God's love to people Solomon said it poetically: choice that it continue, change in this saying, our power who could not afford medicine. "For, lo, the winter is past, the Watching spring birds always to get things done would be This man did not know how to rain is over and gone; the flow- sends me to Matthew 6:26,:increased a million fold. The do this because there were so ers appear on the earth; the time "Behold the fowls of the air: for change I would suggest is sim- many who needed help. ply this, "There is no limit to The man looked for help. He of the singing of birds is come, they sow not, neither do they what a person can do if he or she looked among people with vari- and the voice of the turtle is reap, nor gather into barns; yet made absolutely sure that God ous knowledge, skills and abili- heard in the land" (Song of your heavenly Father feedeth got the credit." ties. All of them knew and loved Solomon 2:11-12). them. Are you not much better The reason I have shared this God. The man called them Flowers and blossoming trees than they?" with you is because of a recent together and they came. There in all of their splendor speak of So much for worries that may letter I received from a male was a person of business, a per- our Lord's love of beauty and clutter my mind before greeting reader in Hot Springs National son of law, a person who sold His wonderful plan to surround a gorgeous spring morning; they Park, Ark. This gentleman medicine, a government worker, us with proof of His amazing don't have a chance, included a recent annual report a preacher, even an old soldier plan: The changing of the sea- Once when Martin Luther felt for the Charitable Christian Med- and others. This man asked them sons, the cycles of life, sunshine depressed, he heard a birdical Clinic. As I began to read this if they thought this task, which and rain to sustain His creation, singing its evening song. Then report I came under strong con- the Lord has laid on his heart, But what if all this beauty that he saw it place its head under a viction that God had performed could be done in the beautiful lit- breaks forth every spring went wing and go to sleep. He con- and is still performing a "Miracle tie city. He asked them for their unappreciated because we cluded the bird was content, not In The Mountains" through help in ministering to the sick. lacked the ability to take it all worried about tomorrow. Inmany, many volunteers who did After a considerable amount of in? What if our reception was Luther's words: "Like David, it not want their names used in any time spent in prayer, organiza- only in black and white? abides under the shadow of the way. As this man who wrote me tion, identifying needs and secur- Not a chance. Almighty (Psalm 91:1). It sits on stated, "For anyone to claim ing a building they began to pool The Creator's plan is complete; its little twig content to let God credit for what God has surely their resources. The story contin- done would be wrong." ues, "They began to organize the -providing both natural breath- care." Because of their compassion volunteer workers and train and taking beauty and the capacity to And God really does care. and love for Jesus Christ, doctors, practice as if preparing for battle. enjoy and learn from it. Even spring memorial trips to nurses and countless other volun- When they were ready they invit- "Consider the lilies of the place flowers on the graves of teers have made it possible for the ed the sick people who could not field, how they grow," said loved ones remind us that the poor and needy in this communi- afford treatment or medicine and Jesus, "they toil not neither do best is yet to come. Believers ty to receive free medical care. If more than twice as many people they spin: and yet I say unto you will spring out of their graves at you had a chance to read this came as were expected. None that even Solomon in all his the resurrection in full flower of annual report, you would find a were turned away." glory was not arrayed like one of their potential, never to feel pain story that would bring tears to The Charitable Christian Med- these" (Matthew 6:28-29). again, never to know again the your eyes as you realize that pea- ical Clinic in Hot Springs, Ark., Does this mean there are les- limitationsofthewintersoftheir pie really do care, and they are continues to grow. When they sons about life in every part of lives, willing to selflessly give of their outgrew their building God pro- creation? One last thought springs to time and resources to help others vided a bigger building. When I Absolutely. mind: walks or drives to enjoy who are less fortunate, read the list of all the volunteers I'msosureof thisthatlquote creation's beauty should never Permit me to share just a small who give their time and talent the above Bible verse and others replace meeting with others to portion of an article titled "A free of charge, I kriew without a like it every morning to jump worship. When asked how Bedtime Story" that will give you doubt that God had truly per- start my faith for whatever the you're doing following church, a glimpse of what I am saying, formed and is still performing a "Once upon a time near "the "Miracle In The Mountains." day may hold in store. The intri- try this answer: "Great! How end of the second millennium, There is no limit to what anyone cacies of God's creation remind could I be anything else on a me that He's involved in the morning like this?" God looked down on a beautiful of us can do when we give GOd smallest details of my life and city surrounded by lakes and the credit. For the 2003-2004 school year Tues., May 27 & Thurs., May 29, 8 j 3-5 morning: 8-1 afternoon: M-W-F Call 482-1088 or stop by the Eastern Montana Bible Bible Training in a Camping Pioneer Camp - grades 3-4, June 2-6 Junior Camp - grades 5-6, June 9-13 Junior High Camp -grades 7-8, June Teen Camp - grades 9-12, June 22-27 To obtain a registration form, you may off website www.embcamp.com or for further information call: 406-583-7775 or 406-773-5640 E-mail: unruh@ "Treasures of the Vacation Bible School June 2-6 8:30 - 12:00 noon Sidney Lutheran Brethren Ages 4 yrs. (pre-school) - 6th grade Pre-register by calling 433-2209 Call SIDNEY for all yourMain, Phone 433-2550, Rev. Ran spiritual needs. Masters, School of the Bible 9:15 am, Sunday Worship 10:30 am & 6 , ~. 119 S Central pm, Wednesday Family Night 7 Ave., Sidneypm. 433-3335 BAHA'I FAITH, For information A church with a [ heart where the [~i~lm I on local worship & study times call 482-4110 or 800-22-UNITE or Word of God visit www.us.bahai.org. I ~|lllillll u comes aliveBIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 502 I ~1~ to the hearer. S. Central, Phone 482-3706, Mike '1 Backhaus. Pastor. Sunday Worship. 11 am & 6:30 pm, Sunday School 10 am, Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm. Trlnlff CARPENTER'S CHURCH, cor- !~ Lutheran Church/ neT of 6th Ave. and 1 lth St. SE, 482-3028, Sunday School for all [ Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. | ages 9:30 am, Morning Worship. I 214 S. Lincoln Ave., Sidney / 10:30 am, Evening Worship 6 pm, [ 433-2050 j Wed. Bible Study 6 pro. CHURCH OF CHRIST, 905 4th A Sidney.. SS.e mb)y O1 1 '0 O_ Everyone welcome See our web die for activities & announcements! www.sidneyagchurch.com Sidney 482-3737 INSURANCE tTIL William H. Green, manager Central Plaza Building, Suite # 16, Sidney 482-1606 1151 S Central, Sidney 482-2305 Ran Barone, manager i ii i 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 building or 482- 6340, Blaine Gifford, Bishop, Priesthood & Relief Society 10 am, Sunday School 11 am, Sacrament Meeting 11:50 am. CHURCH OF NAZARENE, Cor- ner of Lincoln & 9th St. SW, Phone 488-1956, Pastor Elwin Panlson, Sunday School 9:45 am, Worship Services 11 am & 6 pm, Wednes- day Worship Service 7 pm. Wednesday Youth meeting 7 p.m. EBENEZER CONGREGATION- AL CHURCH, "Ebenezer - saying Hitherto hath the Lord helped us." 1 Samuel 7:12, 118 4th Avenue NW, 482-1574, Pastor Bob Mee- han, Sunday School 9:30 am, Wor- ship Service 11 am, Wed. Bible Study 6:30 pm. FAITH ALLIANCE CHURCH, 301 E. Main, Phone 433-1112, Pas- tor Paul Turek, Sunday School 9:30 am, Worship Service 10:30 am & 6 pm, Wednesday prayer 7 pm. FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH, 2181 W. Holly, 482- 4316, Sunday Service at 10:45 am & 6 pm, Sunday School at 9:45 am; Wed. Bible Study & Prayer 7 pin. 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 433-3110, Rev. Susan Twidwell Sunday School 9:30 am, Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am. SIDNEY LUTHERAN BRETHREN CHURCH, Red River Drive & Madison Lane, Phone 433-2209, Senior Pastor Bruce J. Vallevik, Assistant Pastor Tom Bcchtold; Sunday Confirma- tion 9 a.m., Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m.; Wed. family night, Bible study and prayer time 7 p.m. PELLA LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA 418 West Main, (comer of Main St. & Lincoln Ave.) Sunday 8:30 am Traditional Service (radio broadcast on KTHC-FM-95.1); 9:30 am Sunday School; 10:30 am Contemporary Worship. Pastor George Karres 433-3350. PEOPLES CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC 405 10th Ave. SW, Church Office 433-3707, Interim Pastor Douglas Ostlund. Sunday morning worship 11 am, Sunday School 9:45 am. Nursery care available. Communion first Sunday every month & Holy days. SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH AALC, 211 E. Holly Rd., David Huskamp, Pastor, Church 433-7479. Sunday Worship 9:30 am; Fellowship 10:30 am. Sunday School 11 a.m. SIDNEY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST, 2533 S. Central Ave., Arlmad Sunstad, Pastor, Plen- tywood, 406-765-2053, George Reiman, Lambert, 406-774-3365 Sabbath School 9:30 am, Sat., Wor- ship Service 11 am Sat. ST. MATTHEW'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 219 7th St. SE, Phone 482-1068, Father Greg Staudinger & Rectory Office, 482-2510, Parish Center Office. Saturday Mass 5:30 pm, Sunday Mass 9:30 am. TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 214 S. Lincoln, Phone 433-2050, Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am. THE CHURCH OF GOD, Pastor Victor Helmuth 488-181% Sun Worship 11 am, S. School & Bible training 10 am; WE ARE CUR- RENTLY HOLDING SERVICES AT LIBRARY BASEMENT IN SIDNEY FAIRVIEW COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Corner 4th & Central, Sunday School 9:30 am, Sunday Worship 11 am. FAIRVIEW ALLIANCE CHURC.H, 702 Western Ave., Phone 747-5425, Kelly Sloan, Pas- tor. Sunday, 11 am, Sunday School 9:45 am, Evening Worship, 6 pm. ST. CATHERINE'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Mission Church, 309 West 7th, Fairview. Phone 747- 5293, Father Greg Staudinger Mass 8 am, Preschool - 8th grade. Rel. Ed. Classes, Sun. at 9 am - Senior High Rel. Ed. classes Wed. at 7 pm. ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 310 Ellery Ave., Phone 742-5332. Sunday Worship 5:30 p.m. Bible study 7 p.m. Interm Pas- tor George Draper ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH, 309 S. Central, Phone 742-5523. Holy Communion 9 am, Pastor Larry Quanbeck. LAMBERT CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY ALLIANCE CHURCH, Phone 774-3368, Sunday School 10 am, Worship i 1 am, Sunday Eve. Ser- vice 6 pro. Lonsdale FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, United Methodist Sunday Worship Service & Sunday SUNDAY School at 8 a.m. 10:30 a.~ ST. THERESA 'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Mission Church, 219 YOUTH GROUP: THE REV. SUSAN 7th St. SE, Sidney. Phone 482- 201 3rd Ave. S.E., Sidney * 1068, Fr. Greg Staudinger. Sunday Mass 5 pro. SAVAGE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC 102 2nd Ave. S., 776-2218, or Office 482-3707, Interim Pastor Douglas Ostlund. Open Sunday, 11 Pharmacy closed Sunday morning worship and Sun- 402 East Main. day School 9 am. Communion first Sunday of every month & Holy days. ~'~ FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH ~'~ ELCA, 294 4th Ave. S., Phone 776 ...... ~" Lutheran 2218. Sunday School: 9:30-10:45 am, Sunday Worship: 1st, 3rd & Sunday morning: 8:30~ 4th Sunday 11 am, 2nd Sunday Traditional Service 8:30 am. Pastor Betty K. Mawbey 10:30 a.m.: Contemporary'~ ST. MICHAEL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Sunday Mass at 11 am. Father Greg Staudinger, mis- sion of St. Matthew's Sidney,. Ph. 406-482-1068 Sunday worship ! YELLOWSTONE COMMUNITY Coffee hour to CHURCH, 173 Mesa, Phone 776- Sunday School 2236, Sunday School 9:45 am, Worship 11 am. SKAAR GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Skaar, ND Church Office 776-2218, 776-2219. 2nd Sunday 11:30 am at Squaw Gap Communi- ty Hall with Potluck; 4th Sunday 2:30 pm Grace Church, Pastor Betty K. Mawbey RICHEY AMERICAN LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA, Worship 9 a.m. & Sunday School 10 a.m., Sun- day.Pastor David Aaseng. CHRISTIAN MalSSIoNARY ALLIANCE, Vaughan White, Pas- tor, ST. FRANCES DESCALES CATHOLIC CHURCH, Phone 485-3520 for information, Circle, MT, Sunday 11 am Eucharistic Ser- vice. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Worship service, 8:30 am. Pastor Susan Twidwell. CARTWRIGHT ST. MICHAEL & ALLANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, Rev. Marianne Ell, Vicar 572-9278 or call 744-5310 Sunday 9 (MT) am; Sunday School, 8:15 (MT) am; Mt. Holy Communion 1:15 p.m. ECW 2nd Monday CIRCLE FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, Worship Service Sunday 11 a.m., Sunday School 9:45 am, Pastor David Aaseng. "Serving the area Since 114 2nd Ave, SE, Sidney Painting *Free Call Kathy or Terry 742-3326 St Fairview St. Theresa's Catholic Lambert i St. Hatthew's Fall 742-5441 303 S. Ellen/, Fairview 809 E. Main 433-3400