Weekly Update
January 7th, 2022
Wait On The Lord
My wife, Jean, stays in daily contact with our former Pastor's wife, Carole Trautman, and they share a common sense of humor. A couple of days ago Jean got this from her.
"In keeping with our recent lifestyle and cultural adjustments, I found myself being "Tested" again the other day, and had to solemnly accept the results.
The test was for PATIENCE. The results, unfortunately came out "NEGATIVE".
Years ago, Pastor Wilson recommended the Oswald Chambers compilation
"My Utmost for His Highest" to me as a daily devotional. I use it still, today, as my main reference to start each day with God.
Because there are 365 different points of insight and scripturally based topics, many of the revisited lessons are familiar and, over the test of time, have proven true and trustworthy.
From the 13th chapter of John, Chambers examines Peter's impulsive and reactive behavior this way:
"Never run before God gives you His direction. Whenever there is doubt, wait. Peter did not wait for God. He predicted in his own mind where the test would come and it came where he did not expect it. When it is the provincial will of God, wait for God to move."
There are some very memorable occasions in my own life, big and small, that are a witness to the expensive result of impulsive, impatient behavior. Of those instances that stand out in my mind, I can say, "For me, impulse has always had an avoidable cost."
Whether in relationships or dollars, at least in my life, impulse has proven costly.

Happy New Year anyway  -    
Because of Jesus


  • Please pray for my dad. His dog is dying which has him really upset. He is unable to pick Missy up off the floor or get down to her.
  • Please pray for Good News Club and JYC for: Jennifer as she comes up with lessons each week; protection from illness; protection from Satan's attacks; growing our Chenowith area club and for God to be glorified.
  • Please pray for The Last Days of Jesus pageant as we kickoff the 44th year this Sunday, January 9th. Pray for God to be glorified in our community through this outreach.
Celebrate The Wins
Our little twin grandsons have been born via C-section on
December 28, 2021 at 36 weeks and 2 days.
Miraculously every single complication had resolved by birth and they are healthy! Praise God the power of prayer indeed works! Thank You to all who prayed over these little ones during this very complicated pregnancy.
Diego & Melia Hinatsu Basabe, parents
Steve & Shelley Hinatsu, grandparents
Livestream link for Sunday January 9th. Click on this link "Messed Up People"

Or go to youtube.com and search for "First Christian Church The Dalles"
You will also be able to watch any service at any time.
Ready to get your worship on?
Click here to listen to Sunday January 9th playlist.
On Friday January 7th at 6:30pm, we will join several other churches from the Mid-Columbia area at the Granada Theater for an evening of prayer and worship.
Children's Church for kids Kindergarten through 3rd Grade
EVERY Sunday
Children's Church for Grades 3-5
(January 9 & 23)
Ministry Action Team
(M.A.T.) Meeting
Tuesday January 18th~ 6:30pm   
All ministry team members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
It's our turn to prepare and serve Community Meal on Friday January 14th. Marlene would appreciate a few volunteers.
You can email her HERE to let her know you can help.
Men’s Breakfast
January 15th ~ 8am
It’s time for our monthly Men’s Breakfast on Saturday January  15th. The cooking crew will have everything ready to serve at 8am sharp. Invite a friend and come enjoy some “guy time”.

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
January 16th
Special Guest: Elizabeth Hartley

Elizabeth Hartley, director of Hope Medical Clinic in The Dalles will join us next Sunday, January 16th, as we recognize Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. This is when churches throughout the United States celebrate God's gift of life, commemorate the lives lost to abortion, and commit to protecting human life at every stage. We help support our local Hope Medical Center by filling baby bottles with coins (dollars & checks also welcome) and returning it on January 16th. 

Our annual Kickoff for our 44th season of Sunday rehearsals of the Passion Play: January 9th at 2pm at The Dalles First Christian Church. Please pray for us as we try to fill in vacant roles among our cast & crew. And if you or someone you know would like to participate, please let us know: lastdaysofjesus1979@gmail.com, or call Joyce Goodman at 541-296-3391.

Please continue to pray for this outreach in our community. Pray for: needed roles to be filled; protection from Satan's attacks; protection from harm, injury or sickness of everyone involved; Last Supper scene venue; and most importantly that we glorify the Lord in all we say and do.
December monthly goal $32,788.08
Received to date $34,357.12
WHAT WE BELIEVE...First Christian Church The Dalles is not affiliated with a denomination, instead choosing to be overseen by a team of elders. We consider the Bible to be the words of God, thus being incapable of error. As we seek a unified practice of our faith, we follow the teachings of the New Testament. We share communion each Sunday and follow the Biblical pattern for conversion. We support any who have accepted Jesus as Savior and Lord through belief, public confession of faith, baptism by immersion and continual obedience to Biblical standards of living. We hold firmly to essential doctrines but celebrate freedom in non-essentials as we seek to love God, love people, and make disciples who follow Jesus.
First Christian Church, The Dalles
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