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Sunset Spiritualist Church
103 Hanes
Wells, Kansas 67467
785-488-3929


Adult classes every Sunday at 10 am
Church at 11 am  every Sunday


Potluck Dinner first Sunday each Month

July 2005


Join us July 9th & 10th
For Fun and Fellowship

Come Saturday, bring linens and stay the night, cabins are ready for your arrival. Don’t bring too much food as we will raid the freezer and have leftovers from camp! We welcome the chance to get to know each other better. Not sure what we will do but be prepared to drum, have circle, play games or come with a new idea.

Due to the 4th of July Holiday the monthly Board Meeting of Sunset Church will be held Sunday July 10th after Church and potluck. As always your presence is appreciated at any board meeting and your thoughts and ideas are welcomed. 


From the “A.B.C. of Spiritualism”

According to the teachings of Jesus men become FREE (saved) by knowledge of the truth. “ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Spiritualism fully accords with this. It holds that the whole duty of man is to find the truth, love the truth, follow the truth and that in so doing he becomes a free man.

As the life of Jesus was a beautiful commentary upon his teachings, even a more eloquent exposition of the truth than his words as it was, in fact a “living epistle, known and read of all men,” it is truly said that Jesus saves men by his life.


Healing Work or Private Counseling available after any Sunday Church Service by an attending Minister.


Officers Elected at Camp 2005

President                   Karen Lyons

Vice President             Irene Keith 

Secretary              Norma Johnson 

Treasurer              Javene Whitley 


Trustees

Leroy Windhorst

George Larsson

Leo Whitley

Patti Nicholson

Debbie Grosser

The new Sunset Church and Camp will be installed at the October Membership Meeting.  Please put October 1-2 on your calendar to come celebrate a new year for Sunset Church.


LOVING CONCERN
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The 2nd Row, Tracey, Gay, Bob, Matt, Kathleen, Jim, Sharon, Vicki, Deb, Paul, Jo, Tammi, Shannon, Joyce, Shorty, Lee, Jolene, Evadne , Betty.

If you would like prayer requests in the monthly newsletter please contact Patti 402-228-3558.


FYI
– (anyone want my 2 million)

There are 6,000 species of reptiles, 73,000 kinds of spiders, and 3,000 types of lice. For each person there is about 200 million insects.


Camp 2005  from President Karen Lyons

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, thank you for making the 71st Camp at Wells a success.  I thought about trying to thank each of you individually, but there is no beginning and no end.  Everyone who came onto the grounds helped to make the session great.

I was naive in thinking the Board would be able to accomplish much work at camp, though some work was done, not as much as I had hoped. 

The Board would like to announce the ordination of Billy Branson will take place in October.  The next Board meeting will be July 10th As always, I encourage anyone who can and would like to do so to attend. 

Thank you to everyone who approached the Board with their ideas concerning the building project.  Thank you also to those who have expressed ideas concerning next year’s camp.  A special thank you to Patti Nicholson, Camp Chair-person.  Patti did an excellent job and the result just proves that is true.  Thanks also to Kitty Greenwood for her role in supporting and planning.

We hope to see you soon, and leave you in love, peace, and light.


Things always in demand at Church and especially during Camp:  toilet tissue, nose tissue, dish soap, garbage bags, liquid hand soap, liquid shower soap.  If you feel compelled to donate any of these items it would be greatly appreciated.


BUILDING CAMPAIGN

The Board of Directors of Sunset Church and Camp are busy raising money for a proposed new building. Our goal is $50,000. 

Please consider sending your donation today for Sunset Camp Building Fund. Mail your donation to: Sunset Church, 103 Hanes, Wells, KS 67467


Heads Up On November Workshop

Billy Branson announces plans for a 3 Day Intensive Workshop, from the Universal Institute of Hypnosis November 4th – 6th at Sunset Spiritualist Church. Billy Joy Branson is a private counselor and hypnotherapist in Emporia, Kansas. Billy is the founder and director of The Universal Institute of Hypnosis. She is also the author of “Mining the Silver Lining”, a book which tells of her struggle to gain bodily control and learn to walk again after spinal cord damage and crushed lungs. Through self-hypnosis, Billy woke up her totally paralyzed body, went to college and received a B.S. in psychology and an M.S. in counseling with additional post-graduate training in hypnosis. She now trains people to hypnotize themselves and others. Come learn hypnosis! See what it can do for you! Learn to hypnotize friends, clients, patients. Obtain 16 hours of workshop training! You will be presented a certificate for attending. More information will be available in future newsletters. The price will be $200.00 payable by October 15th. Please put this on your calendar, it will be a great event! Call Billy for more information 620-794-2849. 


The Quiet Sermon from Marge Glasgow

A member of a certain church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going. After a few weeks, the pastor decided t visit him. It was a chilly evening. The pastor found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for his pastors visit, the man welcomed him, led him to a comfortable chair near the fireplace and waited. The pastor made himself at home but said nothing. In the grave silence, he contemplated the dance of the flames around the burning logs.

After some minutes, the pastor took the fire tongs, carefully picked up a brightly burning ember and placed it to one side of the hearth all alone. Then he sat back in his chair, still silent. The host watched all this in quiet contemplation. As the one lone ember’s flame flickered and diminished, there was a momentary glow and then its fire was no more. Soon it was cold and dead.

Not a word had been spoken since the initial greeting. The Pastor glanced at his watch and realized it was time to leave. He slowly stood up, picked up the cold, dead ember and placed it back in the middle of the fire. Immediately it began to glow, once more with the light and warmth of the burning coals around it. As the pastor reached the door to leave, his host said with a tear running down his cheek, “Thank you so much for your visit and especially for the fiery sermon. I shall be back in church next Sunday.”

We live in a world today, which tries to say too much with too little. Consequently, few listen. Sometimes the best sermons are the ones left unspoken.


Church Services

July 10th      Linda or Karen
July 17th      Debbie Grosser
July 24th      Laura Coffey
July 31st      Rev. Evadne Tuxhorn
August 7th      TBA

Please call Norma for further information, to make any changes, or to add your name to schedule


From Larry Haynes

It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am, when an elderly gentleman in his 80’s, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am. I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound. While taking care of his wound, we began to engage in conversation I asked him if he had a doctor’s appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I then inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer Disease. As we talked, and I finished dressing his wound, I asked if she would be worried if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now. I was surprised, and asked him. “And you still go every morning, even though she doesn’t know who you are?” He smiled as he patted my hand and said. “She doesn’t know me, but I still know who she is.”
I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought, “That is the kind of love I want in my life.” True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.peace is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank.
“The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything that comes along their way.” 


MARS SPECTACULAR
(this email came from many people)

The Red Planet is about to be spectacular! This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter’s gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years before it happens again.

The encounter will culminate on August 27th when Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9 and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest 75-power magnification

Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. Mars will be easy to spot. At the beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10p.m. and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m. By the end of August when the two planets are closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m. That’s pretty convenient to see something that no human being has seen in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month.

Share this with your children and grandchildren. NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN!


Find a peaceful place and meditate from within the heart of your soul.  Beloved, be still and listen.  Psalms 4:4


Morsels and More, by Sharon Snively 

Olives and olive oil are a major component of the Mediterranean Diet. While you may not be trying to follow a this diet, experts tell us that it may help prevent high blood pressure and colon cancer. Studies do indicate olives may help protect against heart disease by preventing the oxidation of LDL, or bad cholesterol, and the medical establishment is increasingly conceding the importance nutrition has on our health. It is believed olives were first cultivated on the Island of Crete around 2500 BC! The following recipe for ELIOPSOMO or OLIVE BREAD is an excellent way to incorporate olives into your menu:

Ingredients:
½ cup olive oil
1 cup lukewarm water
1 teaspoon honey
½ teaspoon dry yeast
4 cups whole wheat or pastry flour (Approx.)
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 finely chopped onions
10 pitted olives
1 tablespoon rosemary

Place water in a bowl, add honey, stir until dissolved. Add yeast and set aside for 10 to 15 minutes until foamy. Add 3 tablespoons olive oil, mix and add salt. Sift ½ of the flour into a bowl. Make a well in the center and add yeast mixture, sift in remaining flour. Knead for 10 minutes into a firm dough. Let rise for 2-3 hours until double in size Add 3 tablespoons olive oil to a pan and heat fry onions over low heat until golden. Drain olives and pat dry then finely chop. Add olives and rosemary to onions and toss together. Add onion mixture to dough and knead for about one minute into rounded mound. Grease baking tray with olive oil. , flatten dough on tray, cover with a towel and set aside for one hour. Preheat oven to 375 F. Bake for 10 minutes, coat with olive oil and bake for 30 minutes until golden.


We all seek truth.  Yet sometimes what we must understand is that it is not always necessary to understand


FOR THE GARDEN OF YOUR DAILY LIVING 
Welcome to the Garden….come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses
PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS:
1. Peace of mind
2. Peace of heart
3. Peace of soul
PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH:
1. Squash gossip
2. Squash indifference
3. Squash grumbling
4. Squash selfishness
PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE:
1. Lettuce be faithful
2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love one another
NO GARDEN IS WITHOUT TURNIPS:
1. Turnip for meetings
2. Turnip for service
3. Turnip to help one another
TO CONCLUDE OUR GARDEN WE MUST HAVE THYME:
1. Thyme for each other
2. Thyme for family
3. Thyme for friends

WATER FREELY WITH PATIENCE AND CULTIVATE WITH LOVE. THERE IS MUCH FRUIT IN YOUR GARDEN BECAUSE YOU REAP WHAT YOU SO


23 Psalm 

The Lord is my Shepherd. That’s Relationship!

I shall not want. That’s Supply!

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. That’s Rest!

He leadeth me beside the still waters. That’s Refreshment!

He restoreth my soul. That’s Healing!

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness. That’s Guidance!

For His name sake. That’s Purpose!

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. That’s Testing!

I will fear no evil. That’s Protection!

For Thou art with me. That’s Faithfulness!

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. That’s Discipline!

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies. That’s Hope!

Thou annointest my head with oil. That’s Consecration!

My cup runneth over. That’s Abundance!

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. That’s Blessing!

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord. That’s Security!

Forever. That’s Eternity!

Face it; the Lord thinks you are special.

What is most valuable, is not what we have in our lives; but WHO we have in our lives.


“Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. “

John 3:5-7


The Earth – from Pat Stepanek

If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following. There would be:
57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 North, South, and Meso Americans
8 Africans

There would be:
52 female
48 male

There would be:
70 non-white
30 white

There would be:
70 non-Christian
30 Christian

There would be:
80 out of 100 would live in substandard housing
70 out of 100 would be unable to read
50 out of 100 would suffer from malnutrition
1 would be near death
1 would be near birth
1 would have a computer
1 would have a college education


Peace is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank.