September 2022

Worship & News

Worship this Sunday

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

worship with us this week. 

Whoever you are and wherever you are along your faith journey,

you are always welcome here with us.

In September, Keizer Clear Lake United Methodist Church is returning to a monthly newsletter. If you have anything to add to the monthly newsletters, please get it in by the end of the month so they can be added to the next month's newsletter. You can email the church office at or leave a note in the inbox in the church office.

An email with links to Open Door Church video sermons and children's messages, Music Mondays, chair praise, and Zoom meetings will continue to come weekly.

Sermon Series

Open Door Churches

Sunday Worship Service

Video Now Available!

All past services, children's messages, and Music Mondays are available to view at any time via the Open Door Churches YouTube Channel, All new sermon videos are availble at 8:00AM on the Sunday they are scheduled for.


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 


Are you grieving or having a rough time otherwise? Do you have a friend or family member in that "space"? The Prayer Shawl Ministry has several gift shawls available. It you are in need or know someone who could use one, please contact Carolyn Crume at


  • 9/7   - Frank Palmer
  • 9/8   - Cathy Hohnbaum
  • 9/8   - Myrna Keen
  • 9/13 - Dick Hohnbaum
  • 9/15 - Josie Wampler
  • 9/20 - Sharon Brown
  • 9/23 - Hayden Wampler
  • 9/23 - Laurel Wells
  • 9/24 - Pat Ennor
  • 9/26 - Rachel Wood
  • 9/28 - Ashley Doerfler
  • 9/28 - Krissy Wood

If you do not see your birthday, please contact the church office at

The pressure tank for the water pump at the church was replaced August 30th. The water is now safe to drink and there should be very little air in the pipes, if any.



Youth Leader

Kelly Mason:

Open Door United Methodist Churches Youth Group

Activities for September

For youth 6th grade - 12th grade!

Youth Group will be taking a break until September 18th at 12:30PM at First United Methodist Church -- a kickoff event for the fall season open to all youth and their parents/families! More details coming soon!

Also - We are looking for youth and adults to be on the Youth Council! Please contact Pastor John at 503-364-6709 if you want to know more!


For September 6th and 20th locations (6:30PM - 8:00PM), please reach out to Pastor Alyssa at

September 24th the young adult group will be working at Capital Pride from 10:00AM to 12:00PM.

If you have any further questions, please contact Pastor Alyssa at

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Each church is responsible for an opening and providing volunteers.

Over 100 volunteers work through the program every month. Keizer Clearlake UMC regularly volunteers at the Keizer Community Food Bank on the first Monday of each month from 4:30-7:00 PM - our next Monday will be October 3rd. 

The Keizer Clearlake Food Bank (4505 River Road N) is currently a five church cooperative open Monday evenings from 5-7 PM and Thursday mornings from 9-11 PM, excluding Federal holidays. 

Participating churches are Faith Lutheran Church, Knox Presbyterian, St. Edward Catholic, Keizer Christian and Keizer Clearlake United Methodist.

Donations of cash are preferred. Items in need: peanut butter, canned tuna, canned fruit and vegetables, rice, mac & cheese, pasta, pasta sauce and cereal (hot and cold) are also welcome.

For more information, please contact Greg & Linda Lamb at: 503-868-7160 or

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While Saturdays of Service takes their usual short summer break, they are looking to recruit a few additional folks to help out on the Planning Team. As it has transitioned to include all Open Door Churches, representation from each church would really be helpful.

If you are interested in helping plan these important days of service for our community, please contact Melissa Berry at



Have you thought about helping on the Ushering, Audio/Visual or Liturgist Teams? Your help in any of these areas would be greatly appreciated. Training and support will be provided. If interested, please contact the church office.

We will be supporting Lake Labish families again once school starts. These are the non-perishable items we will need:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Tuna
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Spaghetti noodles
  • Granola bars
  • Individual fruit cups
  • Canned soup
  • Goldfish crackers

If you have any questions, you can contact Marilyn Tjaden at

Christian Education & Spiritual Formation


  • Men’s Bible Study – Mondays @ 6:30 PM (Sunday School Room) Returns September 12th
  • Bible Study – Tuesdays @ 1:00 PM (Sunday School Room)
  • Choir Rehearsal - Tuesdays @ 3:00 PM (Foyer)
  •  Wednesday Quilting & Craft Group @ 9:30 AM (Foyer)
  • Thursday S.H.A.R.E. Quilting Group @ 9:00 AM (Foyer)

Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study, aka Tuesday Ecclesia, has begun meeting again at 1 pm in the Sunday School Room. Our study is called “The Psalms by Category” authored by Carol Talley. No need to buy a book—materials will be provided. Please remember to bring your favorite Bible. Bibles are also available in the Sunday School Room.

For more information, please call Judie Herber at 503-883-3449, or speak to her at church.

SHARE Quilting has begun meeting again at 9 am in the Fellowship Hall. All persons interested in quilting (even if you are not sure you know how to quilt) are invited to join in a fun fellowship of making quilts for the homeless. We need ironers, tie-ers, stuffingers, etc.

For more information, please call Judie Herber at 503-883-3449 or speak to her at church.

Transformations Prayer Retreat

The Transformations Prayer Retreat, October 2nd–7th, at Suttle Lake, will focus on the book Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hahn. Thich Nhat Hahn was an internationally known Zen Master, scholar, teacher, and engaged activist, who passed away on January 22nd at the age of 96. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called him “an apostle for peace and non-violence” when he nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. 


Kate Conolly and Michael Powell have led this annual retreat for the last 35 years.

For more information:

To register:


During August 2022, the Church received $3,173 in contributions as compared to $9,451 in 2021, a decrease of $6,278 or 66%. Year to date the Church has received $50,202 in contributions as compared to $69,020 in 2021, a decrease of $18,818 or 27%. Other income, which primarily includes income from the Church's rental properties is $17,785 year to date as of August 31, 2022 as compared to $28,383 last year. The decrease in other income is primarily due to catch up rental payments associated with the state wide rental assistance programs in response to the COVID19 pandemic that was received in the prior year.

The Church had expenses of $81,864 year to date in 2022 as compared to $70,114 in 2021. The expenses included the ongoing operating costs of office staff, janitorial staff, utilities, and limited office supplies. Included in the expenses for the year is $1,500 in repairs and maintenance associated with the Church's water pump and $7,800 in repairs and maintenance associated with a water leak in one of the rental properties.

The Church has $40,120 of unrestricted cash on hand as of August 31, 2022 as compared to $72,242 in the prior year.

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Please remember to silence your cell phones during worship. THANKS! 

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During this pandemic we continue to wear face masks while singing. Please take care of yourself and be respectful of others. THANKS! 

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

Contact Us

Keizer Clear Lake

United Methodist Church

Address: 7920 Wheatland Rd N,

Keizer OR 97303

Telephone: 503-393-2402



Office Hours:

Wednesday & Thursday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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 Assistant: Hanna Rothweiler

Music Team Leaders: Judie Herber and Laurel Wells

Choir Director: Laurel Wells

Youth Leader: Kelly Mason

Custodian: Hanna Rothweiler

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