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Weekly Staying Connected While Apart

AUGUST 24 -30 (Updated 8/25)

Time is flying by so fast. Can you believe it's almost September? It has been five months since we started this new way of living with COVID-19. We've learned a lot and still have more to learn. We ask that you pray this week for continued guidance and patience on the Lord's leading. We especially ask that you pray this week for the church's budget and this next program and fiscal year. Included in this newsletter is information about School Supplies, a Back to School Survey, and women's events. Have a great week!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

- Jeremiah 29:11

"The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender."

- William Booth, Founder of The Salvation Army

Majors Celestine & Shoshannah Ruwethin

Monday M-unch Praise

We had a great time at Monday M'unch today. We are thankful to Portland Moore Street Corps for providing the lunches. We are able to pass out 100 peanut butter and jelly sack lunches in our community. A special shout out to D'Deb, Chuck, and the teen youth group for passing out the lunches. An extra shout out to the youth who helped add scripture and an encouraging word to the bags. Please pray that those who received were blessed and felt loved. Each one was told 'God bless you'!

Next week, we plan to give away lunches to the families who are coming to pick up backpack supplies. So, Monday M'unch will be between 11 am - 1 pm. Come help if you can.

Women's Prayer Retreat - Updated Location

Saturday, Aug. 29th, 12:30pm

8495 Southeast Monterey Avenue

Happy Valley, OR

Major Anya Henderson is inviting all women who have a desire to gather in prayer at the Clackamas Ministry Center, the bottom floor of The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters, 8495 SE Monterey Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97086. If you are interested or have any follow up questions, please let us know. **Note the change of location - It is no longer at Camp Kuratli.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

School Year Childcare Survey for Parents

We would like to provide a childcare program this year to help our community. Parents, would you please help us by taking this survey as soon as possible? Even right now. It will only take you a couple minutes for us to collect this information. Thank you.

School Supplies Give Away

Monday, Aug. 31st, 11am-1pm

473 Southeast 194th Avenue

Portland, OR

We will be giving backpacks with school supplies to those families who preregister by this Friday, August 24. Supplies are limited, so please call. We apologize for this short turn around as our original date had to be rescheduled.

Office Closed September 7

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Sunday Ministry

It does seem that the church has really enjoyed service outside. Praise the Lord that our service time and the shade in the covered basketball court can be warm - but comfortable. We'd love to accommodate keeping service outside when the weather is good. But we are asking for your help in ministry on Sunday mornings at 9 AM in these ways:

Setting up chairs

Bringing out sound equipment

Setting up sound equipment

Picking up trash around the property

Greeters at a welcome desk

We will continue with meeting outdoors until we have to move back indoors due to weather. We pray we can keep meeting.

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Saturday, Sep. 12th, 10:30am

473 Southeast 194th Avenue

Portland, OR

Calling all Second Saturday Sisters and friends! Women it's been a long summer not seeing you face to face. We would like to get together for an outside, social distancing visit at the Gresham Corps. Grab a snack, your favorite beverage, and don't forget your mask. Join us for a devotion and time of social distancing fellowship. We hope to see you then!

Coordinator: Michelle Van Ausdell

Devotions: Debra Morgan

Thank You to Our Retired Officers

We praise the Lord for the faithful service of officers/pastors in The Salvation Army. Two more couple will be joining the ranks of retired officers: Majors Elicio and Darlan Marquez and Majors Michael and Susan Nute. A special "Book of Letters" is usually prepared and given upon retirement. If you would like to send in a letter, please feel free to drop off a letter unfolded letter, marked "confidential" to the officers and we will make sure they get them.

Weekly Schedule


9:30 am

-Adult Sunday School on Facebook (Gresham Bible Study)

10:30 am

-Worship Service (In person at church),

-Facebook Live (The Salvation Army - Gresham Corps), and

-YouTube Live (The Salvation Army - Gresham Corps)


-11:00 am Teen Group (@ church)

-12:00 pm Monday M'unch (@ church) (**August 31, we'll be starting at 11 am to help with Backpack School Supplies Give away.**)


-6:00 pm Women's Bible Study (Messenger Michelle VanAusdell/Marcia McQuade)


-6:00 pm Teen Zoom Youth Group

-6:00 pm **Live Life Group @ Majors' Ruwethins and Zoom, password 1234

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