Methodist Messenger: February, 2018

Pastor Ryan’s Note:  To our Nezperce United Methodist Church Family,

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

We are blessed to continue growing in relationship, faith, and ministry with you!  The two churches have been yoked for many years, along with White Bird UMC.  Now the relationship has changed.  White Bird has closed its doors and the two remaining churches are independent.  Even now, we can, and with God’s guidance, WILL find ways to continue our connectional ministry that reaches beyond all three of our communities.

Whitebird, Grangeville, and Nezperce are each very unique and are all comprised of very unique individuals with unique gifts; spiritual and otherwise.  That being said, we are bound together as the Body of Christ!  Our hope lies in working together and using our God-given free will to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth.

We are connected as Christ’s body.  I am confident that we can all fellowship, worship, work, and play together.  We are not ONLY Grangeville UMC or Nezperce UMC.  We are THE CHURCH and as Christ’s church in the world today, I hope and pray that God will continue to increase our faith as his grace increases.

If we haven’t met, please drop me a line, give me a call, or stop in to Grangeville UMC so I can meet you, shake your hand, and get to know you.  And as always, if any needs arise, we will assist in any way we can.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”  Matthew 28:19-20

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit!  Amen.

Pastor Ryan Campbell

Bible Study: This now will be on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am in Pastor’s office, as we continue to discuss Romans with Pastor Ryan. Be sure to join us any time.



Church’s Facebook page:  Please find our church’s new page on Facebook Pastor Ryan set up for us and share with your friends:

Camas Prairie Food Bank: Canned bean, any kind; soup; fruit; boxed or packaged meal helpers, any kind; and oatmeal. Thanks for all the help. It is appreciated! Carlene and all the volunteers. Location: 411 E. North St. Grangeville

The Snippet Corner: The Sermon of John Wesley- Sermon 62 The End of Christ’s Coming

  1. Many eminent writers, heathen as well as Christian, both in earlier and later ages, have taken to describe, in the liveliest colors, the deformity of vice both vice in general, and of those particular vices which were most prevalent in their respective ages and counties. With equal care they have placed in a strong light the happiness that attends virtue, and the misery which usually accompanies vice, and always follows it. And it may be acknowledged, that treatises of this kind are not wholly without their use. Probably hereby some, on the one hand, have been stirred up to desire and follow after virtue; and some, on the other hand, checked in their career of vice,- perhaps reclaimed from it, at least for a season. But the change effected in men by these means is seldom either deep or Universal; much less is it durable; in a little space it vanishes away as the morning cloud. Such motives are far too feeble to overcome the numberless temptations that surround us. All that can be said of the beauty and advantage of virtue, and the deformity and ill effects of vice, cannot resist, and much less overcome and heal, one irregular appetite or passion “For the purpose was the Son of God manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” l John 3:8 From Dave Hammond the “History Hound”

Jamaa Letu OrphanageOn behalf of the Hope for the Children of Africa Task Force, I thank you for your continued support and interest in the well-being of the children of Africa. Your sponsorship of Emmany and Patricia will make a huge difference in their lives. Funds sent to support our college girl by UMW, Horticia, will be a big help for her too!! Hortica is a second year student at the ISTM Gestion Hospitaliere in Lububashi which trains students in public health and nursing.  Her intention is a degree as a Medical Technician. Her full name is Ekanga Akambo Horticia Patience. Your financial support helps make her education possible.  On her behalf and on behalf of the Hope for the Children of Africa task force, thank you.

Your donation supports them with loving care, shelter, food, clothing, medical care, school uniforms and an education that hopefully will give them a career and independence so important to these children. This support is not available to orphans “on the outside.” These children receive lots of love; it is like a family setup. We now have several students who have graduated from college (18 attending college)! We have 35 girls and 22 boys at the two orphanages. This note recognizes and thanks you for your donation included in our check of $1,570.00. Facebook has a page about the Orphanages:

The website about our orphanages is found at:

This year’s pictures of the orphans are posted there and can be downloaded. Thank you so much for being a supporter of this wonderful orphanage.  We are blessed to be a blessing! Christ’s servant, Rose Mangini, Sponsor Coordinator of Jamaa Letu Orphanage, PNW Conference of UMC, Bishop’s Task Force of Hope For the Children of Africa 

NEWS: Here and there:

Sermons on Facebook -Pastor Ryan is sharing is Sunday morning sermons on the church’s facebook page live! Share this with all your family/friends! If you do not have a page, look on a friend/family’s page to catch it when you cannot come to worship.

Church directory update – For your copy of the directory see round table in fellowship room.

Choir – Choir practice starts again on Mondays at 7:00 pm, with the first one on February 8! We are starting to practice several new songs for Lent/Easter. All are welcome! Come and enjoy the fun fellowship and praising our Lord with song!

Children’s Church – We have been learning about Jesus’s life and how he touched the lives of those around him.  We are also earning about God’s love for us and how the Holy Spirit fills us.  Our new Bibles have arrived and we are beginning to explore them and learn about how they are structured into books, chapters and verses.  In the future we hope to begin memorization of verses.  We began the year with singing two songs on Jan. 21st, and hope to prepare songs for the Easter season.  On February 11 we plan to host Coffee Hour.  Please invite any children you know of to join us each Sunday at 11:00.  After Pastor Ryan’s children’s time we go to our classroom upstairs.  Many thanks to those who help and support us support us!

UMCOM – (United Methodist Community Outreach Mission) This month we’ve again begun to supply items to individuals and families through the Human Needs Council.  Your donations are very much appreciated!  We could use small appliances such as can openers, microwaves, and coffee makers.  Also linens, blankets, and towels are always needed. If you have furniture items to donate such as beds, chairs, tables, couches, or dressers we will see that they are added to the Council’s storage unit.  Please let one of the team members or the church office know. Thanks very much! Cathy, Emily, Jane, Lenora, Linda

UMW – (United Methodist Women) On Sunday, February 4, during worship, Pastor Ryan will install our 2018 officers. Our next will be in March. Watch the bulletins for more details.

New Officer for 2018 – We now have a coordinator for funerals and weddings, Tova and Joe Claudouhos.  Thanks Tova and Joe!!

Governing BoardOn April 8, after Grangeville worship and potluck, District Superintendent, Rev. Gregg Sealey will have a workshop here about our new governing board. The book about this has been ordered: “Leadership & Organization for Fruitful Congregations” and if you wish to see it before the meeting, let Pastor Ryan know.

NP News – Christmas wreath fundraiser 2017: We made 38 Christmas wreaths and collected $589.00.  It cost the church $270.00 to have a wreath maker made.  We will use the wreath maker every year as the churches fundraiser.  Ten percent of $319.00 was given to the Nezperce UMC and the remaining amount of $287.10 plus 10 cents was given to the Nezperce American Legion for building repairs.  Nezperce’s email address is

Trustees committee plans – Ted is check to see if windows are under warranty for repair. Completed these items recently: installed front doorbell into office, chalked around windows above pastor’s office, and cut doors in youth room area. Other needs: new lighting for Sunday school office, UMCOM room needs brighter bulbs, more lighting in foyer, lighting in Children’s church rooms, and make heating system as efficient as possible.



February 4: Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-11, 20c; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39

February 11: 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9

February 14: (Ash Wednesday) Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; Psalm 51:1-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

February 18: Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15

February 25: Genesis 17:17, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38



Cluster Lenten Service schedule 2018 – Below is the dates, locations, and speakers for this annual event during Lent with all the Methodist churches near us. Please note on March 18, we will be hosting this at the Grangeville church. Save the date now please! Also Pastor Ryan will be the speaker on March 25, in Orofino.

DATE                                                 CHURCH                                           SPEAKER

February 14 (Ash Wed.)                     Clarkston                                             Chuck Cram

February 18                                         Lewiston First                                     Kay Totten

February 25                                         Orchards                                             Bob Totten

March 4                                               Lapwai                                                            Hank Heschle

March 11                                             Kendrick                                             Stephen Kingsley

March 18                                             Grangeville                                          Kaylissa Beale

March 25 (Palm Sun.)                         Cavendish/Orofino                             Ryan Campbell


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