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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

 

June 2005


Camp 2005

By the time you receive this newsletter Camp will be just a few weeks away.  We have been working hard preparing for your arrival. Thanks in advance to those who have given so generously of time and talents and will continue to do so through camp.  The Board will be meeting regularly throughout camp so if any questions or concerns arise please consult with any board member. Remember the Annual Camp Meeting and Election of Officers will be the last Sunday of camp, June 19 at 2 p.m.

I know it seems that we are always asking for your help but the importance of your support cannot be expressed strong enough. Whether you would like to help in the kitchen or work the snack bar we will find a place, we need your help! Contact any board member, Kitty 785-488-3712, cell 819-0741, or Patti 402-228-3558,peaceseeker@diodecom.net

Anyone who has not received a camp brochure by now please contact Norma or Patti.  The information listed in the brochure is now available on our website sunsetcamp.org


CAMP CLEANUP

Saturday May 28th, 29th & May 30th we will be getting together to do the final touchups to the grounds in preparation for Camp.    It is always work but fun too.  Bring your linens, some food and join us for the weekend.  Cabins are provided.  See you there!  Call Karen 620-663-2988,    620-727-4329.  


Camp Information

Be sure and call Norma, 785-823-6118 to schedule appointments for readings, body work, aura scans, past life regressions, etc. or to reserve your place in the nightly circles.


Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive — the risk to be alive and express what we really are……Don Miguel 


LOVING CONCERN
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The 2nd Row, Conan, Carrie, Shawn, Lyra, Evelyn, Joann & children, Gay, Matt, Kathleen, Jim, Vicki, Deb, Paul, Jo, Tammi, Aimee, Whitney, Don, Doni, Joyce, Shorty, Lee, Jolene, Evadne ….

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


“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore put on the full armor of God.” 

Ephesians 6:12-13


Keeping Up With the Board – from President Karen Lyons

Greetings,

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the new pew cushions are paid for. Thank you for your generous response to the Board’s request for donations toward that project. On to our next project! The Board has approved a building plan and an $8,000.00 down payment made. The new building will replace cabins one through five on the west side. The building will consist of six units plus a bath house with facilities at least equal to the existing bath house. The Board will attempt to move the existing cabins to a location on the grounds for their continued use. This is an exciting time for the Church/Camp. There will be more details concerning this project and the Board intends to work during Camp. The Board will be seeking the input of the membership into these decisions. The Board would like to express our gratitude for your support and prayers. I would like to address an issue that I believe has been troubling some of our members. Perhaps you have asked yourself, what happened to the “Licentiate Program”? When this Board was installed last October, the Board was trying to develop a curriculum for the Program. The proposal the Board was working on was daunting in as much as it amounted to attempting to begin operation of an independent study seminary. After researching other programs and giving prayerful consideration, decision was reached. If the program was to be successful and amount to more than an ordination mill, a qualified and certified education professional needed to be contracted for the development of an acceptable and respectable curriculum. Continuing consultation would also be needed for measuring student progress subjectively and equitably as well as determining an acceptable level of performance. The decision was, at this time, the Church does not possess the resources financially or in personnel to begin a quality study program. The “Licentiate Program” was tabled. Of course the Board regrets that considerable time and effort was invested on a program that did not come to fruition, and also regrets that any of our members who might be interested in the ministry would not have the opportunity that was originally envisioned. It is still possible, however, to become a Licentiate of Sunset Church. All applications made by qualified persons who desire to be licensed or to work toward ordination will be considered. I hope this answers some questions. If anyone has other questions or comments regarding the Board’s decisions in this matter, consult a Board member. The Board welcomes input on any subject, and prays that the Members will voice their thoughts openly that you may be better served.

The Board looks forward to seeing you at Camp. Please feel free to visit with the Board or if you prefer, individually with any of her members about your vision for the future of Sunset Church/Camp. 

I remain in service to you through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.


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


What Is Mediumship And What Is A Medium?

(From “Mediumship and It’s Phases” by Margaret L. King, published by the National Spiritualist Alliance of Churches, N.S.A.C.)

Mediumship and being a medium distinguishes Spiritualism from every other religion. All religions, in one way or another, believe in a hereafter, but only Spiritualism emphasizes the continuity of the personality and practices communication.

Mediums, mediumship, and communication in general are basic and integral parts of our religion. We, as Spiritualists, go beyond the simple assertion of faith in a continuous life, and by means of mediumship, demonstrate the truth that life is one tremendous whole, and that we pass from one stage to another without ceasing to be ourselves. This is not only possible but inevitable because we are a part of a never-ending, intelligent, creative principle we call God. All activity takes place according to God’s natural law and is, therefore, immutable.

Mediumship, since it is a natural faculty, is possessed by all persons in one form or another and to varying degrees. N.S.A.C. definition of a Medium is “one whose organism is sensitive to vibrations from the spirit world through whose instrumentality intelligences in that world are able to convey messages and produce the phenomena of Spiritualism.”

It is a process by which an individual acts as a channel for spirit influences.

Since there can be no barrier between the material and spiritual phases of life, communication is not only possible, but natural and desirable. This being true, it becomes important for both the spirit forces and those of us here on earth to work together to produce purposeful and helpful contact between the two spheres of life, not just to satisfy curiosity, but to emphasize the fact that we are all living one continuous life, although in different spheres.

We must always keep in mind the true purpose of mediumship and remember that when used properly and sincerely it can give untold comfort and enlightenment to many people. It can demonstrate the tremendous fact of everlasting life and the continuance of the conscious personality.

Consider what this proves we really are now, and what our potential can be. An aspiring medium for public work undertakes an awe-inspiring responsibility and should attempt to live up to it to the fullest extent of his capability.


15 Things You Probably Never Knew or Thought About

1. At least 5 people in this world love you so much they would die for you.
2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.
3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.
4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don’t like you.
5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.
6. You mean the world to someone.
7. If not for you, someone may not be living.
8. You are special and unique.
9. Someone that you don’t even know exists loves you.
10. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.
11. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back on the world.
12. When you think you have no chance of getting what you want, you probably won’t get it, but if you believe in yourself, probably, sooner or later, you will get it.
13. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.
14. Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know.
15. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.  Take the time… to live and love


Church Services

May 22                    Rev. Debora Imhoff

May 29                       Rev. Mary Brown

June 5               Rev. Evadne Tuxhorn,
Rev. Kitty Greenwood, Billy Branson

June 12                              Ron Boden,
Rev. Gary Nicholson, Linda Anderson

June 19            Rev. Norma Johnson,
Rev. Debora Imhoff, Karen Lyons

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


PICK A DESSERT from Larry Haynes

If all of the desserts listed below were sitting in front of you, which would you choose? Pick your dessert, and then look to see what Psychiatrists think about you! (Sorry you can only pick one)

ANGEL FOOD CAKE
BROWNIES
LEMON MERINGUE
VANILLA CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE ICING
STRAWBERRY SHORT CAKE
CHOCOLATE ON CHOCOLATE
ICE CREAM
CARROT CAKE

NO, you can’t change your mind once you scroll down! So think carefully what your choice will be! OK – Now that you’ve made your choice, this is what research says about you! 

ANGEL FOOD CAKE… Sweet, loving, cuddly. You love all warm and fuzzy items. A little nutty at times.
Sometimes you need an ice cream cone at the end of the day. Others perceive you as being childlike and immature at times.

BROWNIES… You are adventurous, love new ideas, and are a champion of under dogs and a slayer of dragons. When tempers flare up, you whip out your saber. You are always the oddball with a unique sense of humor and direction. You tend to be very loyal.

LEMON MERINGUE… Smooth, sexy, &articulate with your hands, you are an excellent after-dinner speaker and a good teacher. But don’t try to walk and chew gum at the same time. A bit of a diva at times, but you have many friends.

VANILLA CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE ICING… You are fun-loving, sassy, & humorous. Not very grounded in life; very indecisive and lack motivation. Everyone enjoys being around you, but you are a practical joker. Others should be cautious in making you mad. However, you are a friend for life.

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE… Romantic, warm, loving. You care about other people and can be counted on in a pinch. You tend to melt. You can be overly emotional at times.

CHOCOLATE ON CHOCOLATE… Sexy; always ready to give and receive. You are very creative, adventurous, ambitious, and passionate. You can appear to have a cold exterior but are warm on the inside. Not afraid to take chances. You will not settle for anything average in life. Love to laugh.

ICE CREAM… You like sports, whether it be baseball, football, basketball, or soccer. If you could, you would like to participate, but you enjoy watching sports. You don’t like to give up the remote control. You tend to be self-centered and high maintenance.

CARROT CAKE… You are a very fun loving person, who likes to laugh. You are fun to be with. People like to hang out with you. You are a very warm hearted person and a little quirky at times. You have many loyal friends.


ELEMENTARY BIBLE SCHOOL TESTS from Irene Keith

PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE WORDING AND SPELLING. IF YOU KNOW THE BIBLE EVEN A LITTLE, YOU’LL FIND THIS HILARIOUS! IT COMES FROM A CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEST. KIDS WERE ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS. THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ABOUT THE BIBLE WERE WRITTEN BY CHILDREN. THEY HAVE NOT BEEN RETOUCHED NOR CORRECTED. INCORRECT SPELLING HAS BEEN LEFT IN.

1. IN THE FIRST BOOK OF THE BIBLE, GUINESSIS. GOD GOT TIRED OF CREATING THE WORLD SO HE TOOK THE SABBATH OFF.

2. ADAM AND EVE WERE CREATED FROM AN APPLE TREE. NOAH’S WIFE WAS JOAN OF ARK. NOAH BUILT AND ARK AND THE ANIMALS CAME ON IN PEARS.

3. LOTS WIFE WAS A PILLAR OF SALT DURING THE DAY, BUT A BALL OF FIRE DURING THE NIGHT.

4. THE JEWS WERE A PROUD PEOPLE AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY THEY HAD TROUBLE WITH UNSYMPATHETIC GENITALS.

5. SAMPSON WAS A STRONGMAN WHO LET HIMSELF BE LED ASTRAY BY A JEZEBEL LIKE DELILAH.

6. SAMSON SLAYED THE PHILISTINES WITH THE AXE OF THE APOSTLES.

7. MOSES LED THE JEWS TO THE RED SEA WHERE THEY MADE UNLEAVENED BREAD WHICH IS BREAD WITHOUT ANY INGREDIENTS.

8. THE EGYPTIANS WERE ALL DROWNED IN THE DESSERT. AFTERWARDS, MOSES WENT UP TO MOUNT CYANIDE TO GET THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.

9. THE FIRST COMMANDMENTS WAS WHEN EVE TOLD ADAM TO EAT THE APPLE./FNT

10. THE SEVENTH COMMANDMENT IS THOU SHALT NOT ADMIT ADULTERY.

11. MOSES DIED BEFORE HE EVER REACHED CANADA. THEN JOSHUA LED THE HEBREWS IN THE BATTLE OF GERITOL.

12. HE REATEST MIRICLE IN THE BIBLE IS WHEN JOSHUA TOLD HIS SON TO STAND STILL AND HE OBEYED HIM.

13. DAVID WAS A HEBREW KING WHO WAS SKILLED AT PLAYING THE LIAR. HE FOUGHT THE FINKELSTEINS, A RACE OF PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN BIBLICAL TIMES.

14. SOLOMON, ONE OF DAVIDS SONS, HAD 300 WIVES AND 700 PORCUPINES.

15. WHEN MARY HEARD SHE WAS THE MOTHER OF JESUS, SHE SANG THE MAGNA CARTA.

16. WHEN THE THREE WISE GUYS FROM THE EAST SIDE ARRIVED THEY FOUND JESUS IN THE MANAGER.

17. JESUS WAS BORN BECAUSE MARY HAD AN IMMACULATE CONTRAPTION.

18. ST. JOHN THE BLACKSMITH DUMPED WATER ON HIS HEAD.

19. JESUS ENUNCIATED THE GOLDEN RULE, WHICH SAYS TO DO UNTO OTHERS BEFORE THEY DO ONE TO YOU. HE ALSO EXPLAINED A MAN DOTH NOT LIVE BY SWEAT ALONE.

20. IT WAS A MIRICLE WHEN JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD AND MANAGED TO GET THE TOMBSTONE OFF THE ENTRANCE.

21. THE PEOPLE WHO FOLLOWED THE LORD WERE CALLED THE 12 DECIBELS.

22. THE EPISTELS WERE THE WIVES OF THE APOSTLES.

23. ONE OF THE OPPOSSUMS WAS ST. MATTHEW WHO WAS ALSO A TAXIMAN.

24. ST. PAUL CAVORTED TO CHRISTIANITY, HE PREACHED HOLY ACRIMONY WHICH IS ANOTHER NAME FOR MARRAIGE.

25. CHRISTIANS HAVE ONLY ONE SPOUSE. THIS IS CALLED MONOTONY


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 

This information is for educational purposes only. This column is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

The use of Oats or Oatstraw is a traditional herbal solution for many cultures. It has been used as a tea, in the bath and as a poultice in treating many ailments. Oats are an annual grass (oat grass or avena sativa) and are also known as Oatstraw. Oatstraw rich in calcium, silicon, and vitamins needed to build healthy bones, skin, hair and nails. Some people incorporate it into their diet to help fight osteoporosis. Oat Straw has also been used in the treatment of depression, fear, aches and pains, thyroid and estrogen deficiency. The herb known as oatstraw refers to the whole plant, including the leaves and stems. These parts of the plant are dried and chopped. You may wonder why you can’t just use “oats” and the answer is that you can. However, in addition to that morning bowl of oatmeal, many people are enjoying the benefits of oatstraw in tea. Caution: If you have skin reactions to oat flour or have been diagnosed with celiac disease, you should avoid oatstraw. Herbalists suggest using one teaspoon oat straw per cup of boiling water and steep for 10-15 minutes. Strain and drink, or add to other herbal teas or water. Oats like cool weather, so now is the perfect time to start some. You should prepare the soil by tilling or raking to break up the surface. Make sure the soil has good moisture content. Broadcast the seeds as evenly as possible over the soil surface and cover lightly. You might want to rake them lightly into the soil without burying them too deep. Then tamp the soil lightly with the back of the rake. Keep the bed moist until the crop is established. Harvest oatstraw (clear to the ground) while the stalks are still green and seeds are soft. Dry the stalks and heads, then cut the stalks into short pieces (one or two inches), and store in a cool dry place. Place a small batch of the stalks and seeds in the blender and blend as needed. 

For more information see: 
http://www.somersetmedicalcenter.com/13827.cfm

http://www.northdaysimage.ca/oatstraw.html

Sharon emailed asking if she could submit articles for the newsletter, I was very happy to oblige her request. Since we will be seeing more articles from her I wanted to introduce you to Sharon.

Sharon Snively and her husband live 3 miles north of Delphos. He manages the Longford Elevator, she is the Delphos Library Director, and together they have a small retail greenhouse, (which is open now). Because of severe milk allergies of their children they established a very well known Dairy Goat Herd “Kid Kamp” when the children were small. The herd was sold when the children left home. Many of the progeny of the herd have gone on to win National titles. Raising children with severe allergies peaked Sharon’s interest in nutrition. She raised four children; and has seven grandchildren with another due any day! Sharon received her Associate of Science at Cloud County Community College and is currently working on her Bachelor of Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health. Clayton College has awarded her an independent study scholarship which will pay for her Master’s Degree in Holistic Nutrition. She enjoys gardening, carving, cooking, and often gives herb workshops.

The Delphos Library will be having a series of herb workshops in the future; information will be provided as it becomes available


FYI – The muscle that lets your eye blink is the fastest muscle in your body. It allows you to blink 5 times a second. On average, you blink 15,000 times a day.  Women blink twice as often as men.



FOOTPRINTS…A New Version 

Imagine you and the Lord Jesus are walking down the road together. For much of the way, the Lord’s footprints go along steadily, consistently, rarely varying the pace. But your footprints are a disorganized stream of zigzags, starts, stops, turnarounds, circles, departures, and returns. For much of the way, it seems to go like this, but gradually your footprints come more in line with the Lord’s, soon paralleling His consistently. You and Jesus are walking as true friends!

This seems perfect, but then an interesting thing happens: Your footprints that once etched the sand next to Jesus’ are now walking precisely in His steps. Inside His larger footprints are your smaller ones, you and Jesus are becoming one. This goes on for many miles, but gradually you notice another change. The footprints inside the large footprints seem to grow larger. Eventually they disappear altogether. There is only one set of footprints they have become one.

This goes on for a long time, but suddenly the second set of footprints is back. This time it seems even worse! Zigzags all over the place….Stops…. Starts…. Gashes in the sand….A variable mess of prints. You are amazed and shocked.

Your dream ends. Now you pray: “Lord, I understand the first scene, with zigzags and fits. I was a new Christian; I was just learning. But You walked on through the storm and helped me learn to walk with You.”

“That is correct.”

“And when the smaller footprints were inside of Yours, I was actually learning to walk in Your steps, following You very closely.”

“Very good. You have understood everything so far.”

When the smaller footprints grew and filled in Yours, I suppose that I was becoming like You in every way.”

“Precisely.”

“So, Lord, was there a regression or something? The footprints separated, and this time it was worse than at first.”

There is a pause as the Lord answers, with a smile in His voice.
“You didn’t know? It was then that we danced!”

To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to weep, a time to laugh, a time to mourn, and a time to dance. Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4.


“Don’t praise yourself, let others do it.”
Proverbs 27:2


Rhubarb Blueberry Jam
5 cups rhubarb
1 cup water
5 cups sugar
1 can blueberry pie filling
2 pkgs. raspberry jello (3oz)

Cut rhubarb into 1” pieces and cook in the 1 cup of water till tender, about 5 minutes. Add sugar and cook a few minutes longer stirring constantly. Stir in blueberry pie filling and cook 6 – 8 minutes more. Remove from heat and add 2 pkgs. raspberry jello stirring until completely dissolved. Pour into sterilized jars & seal. Store in refrigerator or freezer.