May 2022

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Worship this Sunday

Whether you are joining us for in-person worship in Keizer Clear Lake's sanctuary or tuning into the Open Door Churches worship via our YouTube channel... we hope you are able to be part of worship this week.

Sunday Worship

Sunday, May 8th @ 11:00 AM

Psalm 23

Pastor Kalina leads us in worship this Sunday as we continue our Easter Season sermon series, "Redemption Songs." Linda Lamb is our liturgist and is joined by Judie Herber and Laurel Wells providing our worship music. May your presence in worship this week (either in person or online) be a time of peaceful reflection and renewal.

We hope you can join us in person but, if not, click the link below to view this week's Open Door Churches worship video.

Share this invitation with your family, friends and neighbors. These online services are a wonderful opportunity to share the love of our faith community with everyone, near and far!

See you in worship!

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Open Door Churches - Virtual Coffee Hour
Sundays at 12:00 PM via Zoom
Grab some coffee or a cold beverage and join your Open Door Churches friends for some fellowship time each Sunday following worship services at 12:00 Noon.
Open Door Churches
Sunday Worship Service
Video Now Available!

In case you missed the Open Door Churches worship service last Sunday (5/1/22). CLICK the video link to watch last week's service now.

And remember, all past services are available to view at any time via the Open Door Churches YouTube Channel...

Children's Message

Pastor Kalina shares the story of how Jesus cooked breakfast for the disciples after a night of fishing and how God cares for us.

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Early Wednesday Morning Zoom Devotional
Wednesday Mornings 7:00 AM
Via Zoom
FOR EARLY BIRDS, you are invited to join in, via Zoom at 7:00 am on Wednesday mornings, for Devotion & Prayer, for 15-30 minutes with friends and Pastor Kalina. This will be a weekly gathering.

Zoom Link:

Pastor Kalina
Chair Praise & Dance Class
Wednesday Mornings 9:15 - 9:45 AM
Via Zoom
Join in the music, movement and praise each Wednesday morning from 9:15 - 9:45 AM via Zoom! Pastor Kalina will lead us in movement to a wide variety of musical styles - with spiritual formation in mind, to the glory of God. All can be done from the comfort of a chair, making this a wonderful activity for persons of all abilities!
Our Church Family
Prayer Requests

Please hold these people in your prayers this week:

  • Shorty Weaver, Virginia Park's brother, has significant hearing loss 
  • Cathy Hohnbaum suffering from bronchitis
  • Lloyd & Janet Beutler
  • Myrna Keen
  • Pastor Kalina's family
  • Christian Hampsonand family's move to Monmouth
  • Pastor Ken Johnson (Amity UC Pastor) suffered a stroke and broken leg this past week. He is at the Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville.
  • Those who remain homeless and struggling with basic needs
  • Everyone as we still deal with the Covid virus
Please email Dick Hohnbaum or the church office with any prayer concerns you'd like added to our list of prayer requests.

May Birthdays

5/7   Forrest Wells

5/7   Pastor Kalina Malua-Katoa

5/8   Nadine Telschow

5/8   Frank Keen

5/16 Paul Ennor

5/27 Linda Doerfler

5/29 Grant Schaffer

All are welcome to be a part of the
Open Door Churches Prayer Group
Just a reminder that the Facebook Shalom Prayer Group is open to all Open Door Church members and a wonderful way to share your prayer concerns in a private and safe online place. Your prayers and comments are only visible to the group members and the page is facilitated by Morningside member Beth Fleisher.

In Facebook, search for Shalom Prayer Group - Open Door Churches and CLICK the JOIN button to submit your request to join the group page. CLICK HERE 
Staying Connected

Open Door Churches Youth Group - May

In-person schedule for May:

Sunday, May 8 – No Youth Group (Mother's Day)

Sunday, May 15 – Movie (Regal Cinebarre Movieland)

Thursday, May 19 – Mission Trip (Night Strike)

Sunday, May 22 – The Yard Food Park (4106 State St, Salem, OR 97301)

Sunday, May 29 – No Youth Group (Memorial Day)

In May, the Youth Group Meets at Clearlake UMC.

Youth Leaders

Kelly Mason:

Kift Lee:

Night Strike Mission Trip

On May 19th, Open Door Youth Group will go to Mission Trip (Night Strike).

Here is a link to the website and a detailed schedule.

Website: Night Strike - Because People Matter (

If you visit the website, you can find volunteer jobs.

Youth signed up for several jobs in advance.

After checking the job list, if there is a job you are interested in, sign it and let Kift ( know.


  1. From Salem to Portland: 5:00 pm - 6:10 pm
  2. Night Strike 6:40 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Snack Time at Voodoo Donut: 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. From Portland to Salem: 11:00 pm

A more detailed schedule including transportation information will be announced.

Open Door Churches Young Adults - May

What: Share in conversation and community

When:  TBA

Where: TBA

Please contact Pastor Alyssa Baker about upcoming meet-ups.

Open Door Church Young Adults on Instagram

Are you following Open Door Young Adults on Instagram?

Check out the Instagram page to see what is happening with Young Adult Group and to see what some of our Young Adults are up to!

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We are helping 9 children from Lake Labish School - This is an ONGOING food donation event

This ministry would not be possible without love and support of the Keizer Community Food Bank and donations from the congregation.

Your continued support for this ministry is much appreciated.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to this ministry, just send a check to church and remember to add "Feed The Children Ministry" in the memo line. For food donations, I will leave the Feed the Children Ministry box right outside the church office door, you can drop off your food donations into this ministry in the box.

Here is a list of food that would be helpful:

Food List:
  • Tuna
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Granola Bars
  • Spaghetti Noodles & Sauce
  • Fruit (apples & oranges)
  • Sliced Bread
  • Canned Soup
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Spaghetti O's
  • Non- Refrigerated Milk
  • Applesauce
  • Crackers
  • Tortillas
  • Cereal

Thank you for your continued support!
News and Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity - Faith Build

Saturday, May 7th, 8 AM - 12 PM

Work continues on the two Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley home builds on Samaritan Ln that were started last summer. The Faith Build family is the Yaxley’s who are missionaries with Youth with a Mission (YWAM); they currently live at the YWAM base in Salem. The other family is Isaac and Amelia Marty. 

The Yaxley family home is under roof and windows and doors are being installed. On April 23rd, the walls went up at the four bedroom home for the Marty family. This is a challenging lot to build on but now things will move more quickly.

And now we need your help! The morning of Saturday, May 7th has been set aside as a Faith Build day for anyone from Faith Relations churches. Below is the link you can use to register for this volunteer shift so we know how many to expect:

This is a great opportunity to contribute to the community while also participating in a Salem faith community. Hope you can make it! 

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CLICK HERE to Sign Up Today

Blood Drive

Monday, May 16, 2022, 12:30 - 5:30 PM

Morningside UMC Fellowship Hall

Morningside UMC is, once again, partnering with the American Red Cross to host a Blood Drive. Join us on Monday, May 16th at the church in Herrmann Hall. 

This blood drive is open to all of Open Door Churches and the general public, so let your friends and neighbors know about it, too. Please call 800-733-2767 or CLICK THE LINK to go to and enter the word "Morningside" in the FIND A BLOOD DRIVE box in the top right-hand corner of the page to schedule an appointment.

Be sure to sign up soon to reserve the timeslot that works best for you.

Saturdays of Service - Live Music Fundraiser

May 21st., 5:00 - 7:00 PM, @ Barrel & Keg, 1190 Broadway St. NE - Salem

The Saturdays of Service team invites you to join for an evening of live music and fun! Donations will benefit Congregations Helping People (CHP) and Backpack Buddies.

Save the date and we’ll see you then!


Christian Education & Spiritual Formation

Educating Ourselves About Race & Racism

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Tuesday Evening Book Study

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Tuesday Evenings @ 7:00 PM via Zoom

The next study we will read "The Cross and the Lynching Tree" by James H. We will run through May 24. We'll continue to meet Tuesday evenings at 7 pm on Zoom. To sign up for information and the Zoom link, AND to find out the next book we will be reading, please contact Jennie Pitney at

Recurring Events

  • Boy Scouts - Mondays @ 6:00 PM (All)
  • Men’s Bible Study – Mondays @ 6:30 PM (Sunday School Room)
  • Tuesday Bible Study – Tuesdays @ 1:00 PM (Sunday School Room)
  • Boy Scouts - Tuesdays @ 6 PM (All)
  • Wednesday Quilting & Craft Group – Wednesdays @ 9:30 (Fellowship Hall)
  • S.H.A.R.E. Quilting – Thursdays @ 9:00 AM (Fellowship Hall)

What's Coming Up?

  • Morningside UMC Blood Drive - Monday, May 16th, 12:30 - 5:30 PM  (MUMC Fellowship Hall)
  • Saturdays of Service Fundraiser - Saturday, May 21nd, 5 - 7 PM (Barrel & Keg) (see article above for details)
Our Pastors
Pastor Kalina Malua Katoa
Keizer Clear Lake & Trinity UMCs Campus Minister
Open Door Churches Pastor
Pastor John Fleming
Open Door Churches Pastor
Pastor Alyssa Baker
Open Door Churches Pastor
Pastor Zaida Huereca
Pastor of Las Naciones Hispanic Fellowship
Open Door Churches
Kift Hyunjae Lee
Interim Youth Coordinator

Contact Us

Keizer Clear Lake

United Methodist Church

Address: 7920 Wheatland Rd N,

Keizer OR 97303

Telephone: 503-393-2402



Office Hours:

Office Hours - Tues. & Thurs., 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Open Door Churches Pastors:

  • Rev. Kalina Malua Katoa:
  • Keizer Clear Lake UMC & Trinity UMC Campus Minister
  • Pastor Alyssa Baker:
  • Morningside UMC Campus Minister
  • Rev. John Fleming:
  • Salem First UMC Campus Minister

Office Manager: Deanna Fitzpatrick

Music Team Leaders: Judie Herber & Christian Hampson

Choir Director: Laurel Wells

Sunday School Lead Teacher: Krissy Wood

Custodian: Hanna Rothweiler