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March 14, 2012 Page 11 The Sentinel 00/t00wh oYewiee00 D I BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH North Dean at 12th Street Pastor: Bruce Perkins (541) 396-5613 Sunday Services 9:45 am Sunday School 11 am Worship 6 pm Wednesday Services 6:30 pm Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Childrens night PIONEER UNITED METHODIST 180 N. Baxter, Coquille Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Join us for worship Sunday at 11:00 am. FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH 970 N. Central, Coquille Sunday Worship 9:30 am Worship Service lO:30am Fellowship PHONE 541-396-4652 ARAGO COMMUNITY CHURCH 54239 Arago-Fishtrap Road PHONE 541-396-4473 Sunday School 9:30 am Worship Service 10:30am Wednesday Prayer MeetingtlO:OOam Tom Morris, Pastor COQUILLE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 10th & Folsom, Coquille 541-396-3542 Sunday Morning Worship 9:30 am Educational Classes 11:00 am Dr. Kevin R. Boll Interim Minister SEVENTH -DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 1051 N. Cedar Point Rd Coquille 541-396-3890 Worship Hours Saturday Sabbath School ..... 9:30 am Divine Worship Service...10:50 am WednesdayiBible fellowship...7:00 pit Pastor- J.R. Agosto KLYF IOO.7 FM LifeTalk Christian Radio ........................................................................................ VICTORY TABERNACLE. Your Church FULL GOSPEL CHURCH, INC. 360 E. 3rd, Coquille, OR Pastor Jim Walter 541-396-4500 OR 541-396-5393 PRAISE CENTER FOURSQUARE 1546 N. Hemlock, Coquille 541-396-55;48 Sunday School 9:20 am KC 2 Kids Club here for only !i $3.00 a week! Call: 541.396.3191 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ii Worship: Sunday, 11 am Corner of Railroad Ave. arid Maple St. in Myrtle Point. JR. Church Reverend Sandy Collins Service 10:30 am ! Jim & Brooke Settle 396-572-5958 HOPE COVENANT REFORMED CHURCH 580 E. 9th St. Coquille, OR 97423 .... Sunday 5chool...9:45 am Morning Worship....11:00 am Afternoon Service....4:30 pm Pastor Ron 3oling i! 541-396-4183 ? EPISCOPAL CHURCHES of the Coquille Valley St. James Coquille Sunday Eucharist 9:30 am Holy Eucharist Noon._Thursday St. Paul's Powers Holy Eucharist Sunday .... 12:15 pm REVEREND ALBIE HAZEN 541-396-2322 Sunday Morning Classes lO:OOam Sunday Morning Worship lO:OOam Sunday Evening Worship 10:00 pm Wednesday Evening classes 7..00 pm 541-396-2508 CHURCH OF CHRIST FIRST ASSEMBLY 2nd & Gould Coquille OF GOD "s,i,,ie / //, ,d(. ,,7,,,,,/" 457 E. Second Coquille Sunday Fellowship....9O am Worship Services 10:00 am & 6:00 pm Ken Duke, Pastor 541-396-4205 HOLY NAME CATHOLIC CHURCH Vigil Mass 6 pm, Saturday Sunday Mass 9:30 am 50 5. Dean St., Coquille Father John McGuire 541-396-3849 EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 282 W. 6th, Coquille 541-396-2921 Senior Pastor Mark Elefritz Assistant Pastor 0 Aaron Finley Bible Studies, lom to Hom Ministry, Wednesday Family night for all ages. i!i When Quoting the Bible by Brook Settle My husband and I occasionally get the opportunity to be with people of different languages. When we speak poorly or not at all the language of those we axe with, and when those we are with speak poorly or not at all our language, we require a translator. When we write our friends, at times, for entertainment's sake, we have utilized Google's translator tool. The results are hilarious. Perhaps the tool grasps the meaning of the words individually, but it fails to grasp inuendo, pun, figures of speech, and in general, massacres what we wish to say. Try it sometime. Type in a paragraph, translate it into a foreign language. Now copy and past the foreign language back into English. It usually is not anything similar to the original. Tobe a skilled translator, solid language skills are practice are required, as well as some familiarity with language subtleties, culture, etc. What enables good interpretation of aqy text begins with a solid grasp of the context in which something was written: the history, background, culture of the day. After that, it is important to know that the transla- tor had the most access to the best understandings of the language. For example, since the era of the King James Bible authorized centuries ago, not only has English undergone substantial language change, so has our so-called english cultural changed, creating chasms of a failure to grasp what was originally translated, just as some of Shakespere is beyond the typical reader. Even original Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic languages have come to be understood more and differently in recent years than in centuries past. Those who are unwilling to read enough to know contexts of things they quote Biblically, people who do not compare English texts to original language with contemporary language tools, and do not consult peo- ple who have studied these texts extensively, yet quote things as though they knew of what they speak are considered to be ignorant of what they speak. 9/m#ny FUNERAL SERVICE Offering... Locally Managed Cremation & Traditional Arrangements Friends of the family for over 85 years 541-396-3846 Coquille Chapel 225 N. Birch, Coquille OB300TUARTES Dona Loree Burcher of Coquille passed away on February 21, at the age of 77, in Yoncalla, Oregon. Born November 25, 1934 at Parkersburg, Oregon, to Howard and Uelva (Miller) Hancock. Graduated from Coquille High School in 1952. Married Donald Eugene Burcher in June of 1952. Lived in Lee Valley and enjoyed working outdoors, hunting, fishing and cutting lumber. Proceded in death by parents and husband. Survived by son Monty T. Burcher and wife, Karen of Yoncalla. Grandsons, Adam Burcher of Fall Creek, Oregon, Wade Burcher of Sandisfield, Oregon. Greatgrandchildren, Jacob and Jillan Burcher of Fall Creek, Oregon and Trennen Burcher of Sandisfield, Mass. Lorraine Irene Glenn, 78, of Myrtle Point, died Febrary 27, 2012 in Coquille. Arrangements are pending with Myrtle Grove Funeral Service, 541-396-3158. Remembering Agnes by Sylvia Peterson I wonder if I'm the only person who occasionally wakes up faithless. Would God really notice if I stay in bed all day and slept? Would it truly matter if I took a day off from life? Some days I pray and nothing happens. I study and God has no immediate use for the knowledge. Those are the times I am filled with doubt about God, about me and about life in general. These are the mornings God whispers in my ear, "Agnes. Remember Agnes." Like me, Agnes Bojaxhiu struggled with her service to God. Most Christians privately admit they have bouts of spiritual poverty. Agnes and I are in good company. In some of her writings, published posthumously, she said, "The more I want (God), the less I am wanted." And later she wrote, "Such deep longing for God... I am repulsed, empty, no faith, no love, no zeal. Even the saving of souls holds no attrac- tion. Heaven means nothing. Pray for me please that I keep smil- ing at Him in spite of everything." Her articulate expressions of personal struggle and profound honesty resonate with thoughts we all have from time to time. What does this say about us? Can doubt and faith coexist? Throughout scripture many men and women of God wrestled with doubt. Listen to Job's lament: "If I called and he answered me, I could not believe that he was listening to my voice. For he bruises me with a tempest and multiplies my wounds without cause." Then there is Jeremiah who cried out to God in the face of persecution. "O Lord, you have deceived me and I was deceived; you have overcome me and prevailed. I have become a laughing- stock all day long; everyone mocks me." And of course, who can forget Thomas? "Unless I see in his hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe." In the Gospel of Mark there is an account of a father who brought his demon-possessed son to Jesus. He implored our Lord to cast out the demon. Jesus agreed, saying that all things are possible to those who believed. The father's response is a scrip- rural classic: "I do believe; help my unbelief." Wherever there is faith, there is also the possibility of doubt. I'm not convinced that our moments of unbelief are necessarily bad. The Christian does not live entirely on feelings. While important, they don't tell us what is real. We can sit at home, lament and wait to feel faith-filled, but life rarely works that way. We can crawl into our prayer closets and pound on our Bibles while demanding an audible word from our Lord, but life rarely works that way either. Fortunately, our worldview is not based solely on feelings. The walk of faith is a s u..ende .ring of heart, soul and mind to Father, Son and Spirit. It is Mso'a s'mZender 0f0u wHl'andourlodies. " " ' .......... Agnes was beloved and revered by millions because she was passionate about her beliefs. Her entire life became an articulate expression of faith. Her work left the indelible imprint of God's face upon the destitute, the poor, the sick and the grieving. Faith and belief come to fruition because we will ourselves to actions without depending on emotion. Day after day Agnes Bojaxhiu, Mother Teresa got out of bed whether she felt like it or not. There are times when the road to deep faith meanders through the potholes of honest doubt. God understands. Robert Gates Clarke, 87, of Coqulle, died March 4, 2012 in Coquille. Arrangements are pending with Myrtle Grove Funeral Service, 541-396-3158. 503 Spruce Street Myrtle Point, OR 97458 541- 572-5137 "Where only the Appearance is Expensive" 00rtle rove , FUNERAL SERVICE 94:1.05 Rink Creek Lane, Coquille Or Offering the only crematory in the Coquille Valley as well as complete burial services in all area cemeteries, p. J "' 541-596 3158 ;'::" . "'-rq T