History of Temple Baptist Church

The following is of chronological  times in history that pertain only to Temple Baptist Church.

For an inclusive chronological history that records events that happened down through the ages, including this page, Click here.

1881
            January, Olaus Okerson and his family arrived in Portland.  They stayed in the Shogren family home to which they were welcomed.  They stayed there until located elsewhere.
           January 23, Pastor Okerson's first preaching service in the Pacific Northwest was held in the Episcopal Chapel on SW 5th near Oak St. in downtown Portland.

            "For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."           
                                              John 3:16 NIV

1882
   
         Panoramic View of the City of Portland looking East.  Place mouse pointer over thumbnail picture and click the mouse button to see a full size Panoramic View.  It is a large file so please be patient.  

City of Portland 1882 - Looking East

            "All the prophets testify about Him that everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins through His name." 
                                         
  Acts 10:43 NIV

1883
   
         April 15,  The First Scandinavian Baptist Church held meetings in its own building at S.W. Sixth and Caruthers.  The congregation, not yet organized, met for the first time in its own building.  Pioneer Missionary Olaus Okerson had purchased a large lot and moved onto it a small building that became the first home of our congregation.
            October 17, Rev. Gustof Liljeroth baptized John Palmblad and two others in Johnson Creek at Gresham.  This was the first baptismal service for our church. 
            Mrs. Liljeroth conducted the Sunday School.  Click here to read an account of the history of the Temple Baptist Sunday School.

            "See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame."  
                                              Romans 9:33 NIV

1884
   
         January 1, First Scandinavian Baptist Church of Portland (now known as Temple Baptist Church) was organized by Gustaf Liljeroth.    Click here to see minutes of the meeting.
                       Note: From the records of Harley Hallgren  Hard times came in 1884.  Railroad financial collapse resulted in much unemployment.  Work on the Portland Hotel stopped.  Some of the church members moved out of town onto farms, some went back east.   P.A. Johnson went to Chicago and Mr. and Mrs. Rose went to Michigan.

            "Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God -- children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God."          
                                               John 1:12,13  NIV

1885
           
Gustaf Liljeroth continued as Pastor of our church.
   
         October 1, Nicholas Hayland, first graduate of Bethel Seminary, became pastor.
            May, Rev. Liljeroth went to Oakland, California where he organized a Scandinavian Baptist Church.
            Recorded names of people at church services in this year; PH Carlson, Lydia Lindblom, Hanna _______?, Anna Moe, Anna? Pearson, Mary Moe, Ellen Nelson, Andrew Olsam, Axel Loaderholm, David Hagg, ______ Stenstrom, Rev. Hayland, Mrs. Hayland, 3 children, Anna Youngstrom, Bernard ________?.  Pastor Hayland preached to south Portland Catholics and Jews.

            "Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son."
 
                                                John 3:18 NIV

1886
           
Nicholas Hayland continued as Pastor of our church.
   
         June 23, Women's Sewing Society was formed.  Read a historical account and see a picture of this group taken in the early 20's by clicking on the Women's Sewing Society Link above.  Read the Constitution of the Sewing Bee in Swedish and also translated to English.
           July 3, Nicholas Hayland was reelected preacher, unanimously, "received all the votes of those present, eleven in number."

            "For in the Scripture it says: See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame."                             
                                               1 Peter 2:6 NIV

1887
            Nicholas Hayland continued as Pastor of our church.
   
         August 1, a new building, The First Swedish Church of Portland on N.W. 12th near Glisan was erected and dedicated.
           August 27,  First Baptismal Service held in the 12th Street Church with Pastor Hayland baptizing Miss Anna Ljungstrom (sister of Mrs. Hayland), Miss Anna Person, and Mr. David Hagg.

            "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved - you and your household." 
                                            Acts 16:31   NIV
1888
            Nicholas Hayland continued as Pastor of our church.
           
August 25th, the trustees of the First Scandinavian Baptist Church of Portland decided to sell the property on Caruthers Street to John P. Nelson.
            September 29, The Young People's Society was organized with a membership of seventeen.  L. Larson was the first president.
            Bethel Seminary returns to Morgan Park, Chicago, again as a separate Swedish department of the Baptist Union Theological Seminary with Eric Sandell as acting dean.

    "I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness."
                   
 
                    John 12:46  NIV

1889
            Nicholas Hayland continued as Pastor of our church.
            December 28, The Swedish Baptist Conference of the North Pacific Coast was organized.  It later became the Columbia Conference in 1930.
            Uno N. Brauer became Senior Pastor.

    "Then Jesus declared, "'I am the bread of life, he who comes to me will never go hungry and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.'"                    
                                                 John 6:35 NIV

1890
   
         Uno N. Brauer continued as Pastor of our church.
            February 28, The Cedarhome Baptist Church in Stanwood, Washington was organized.

    "'If you can?'"  said Jesus, "Everything is possible for him who believes."       
                                                 Mark 9:23 NIV
1891
            Uno N. Brauer continued as Pastor of our church.
            Rev. August Westerberg was Pastor.
    
    Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed, blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."                                         
                                                 John 20:29 NIV

1892
           
Rev. August Westerberg continued as Pastor or our church.
   
         May, the church voted to withdraw from North Pacific Coast (Columbia) Conference.

    "I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life."         
                                                John 6:47 NIV

1893
           Rev. John Olander was Pastor of our church.
           Erik Hjalmar East felt the call of God to go the the Foreign Field.

    "Blessed is he who has regard for the weak, the LORD delivers him in the times of trouble.  The LORD will protect him and preserve his life, he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes."                         
                                               Psalm 41:1,2  NIV

1894
           Rev. David Oberg was Pastor of our church.
           See Tax Lot information on Caruthers Street Church.
           December 29, The name "First Scandinavian Baptist Church of Portland" was changed to "The First Swedish Baptist Church of Portland."

    "He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done."                                                           
                                             Proverbs 19:17 NIV

1895
           Rev. David Oberg continued as Pastor of our church.
   
         June, the conference name was changed to the Swedish Baptist Conference.

    "But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed,  Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."  When one of those at the table with him hear this, he said to Jesus, "Blessed is the man who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God."  Jesus replied:  "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.  At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited. 'Come, for everything is now ready.'  But they all alike began to make excuses.  The first said, 'I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it.  Please excuse me.'  Another said, 'I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I'm on my way to try them out,  Please excuse me.'  Another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.'  Then the servant came back and reported this to his master.  Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled. the blind and the lame.'  Sir the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.'   Then the master told his servant, "Go out out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full.  I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.' "                                 
                                           Luke 14:13-24 NIV

1896
   
         Axel Vester served as Interim Pastor of our church.

    "Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide, purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys." 
          
                               Luke 12:33 NIV

1897
            Rev. Charles Asplund was Pastor of our church.

    "He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy."  
                                            Proverbs 14:21 NIV

1898
            Rev. Charles Asplund continued as Pastor of our church.
            April 13, The Women's Mission Circle was organized to promote interest in home and foreign missions.
            A separate conference in Oregon was established. The conference name was then the Oregon Swedish Conference.

    "Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again."                                  
                                           Ecclesiastes 11:1 NIV

1899
            Rev. Charles Asplund continued as Pastor of our church.            
            Rev. G. A. Osbrink became the first Oregon Conference Missionary.

    "He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor, his righteousness endures forever; his horn will be lifted high in honor."                                              
                                           Psalm 112:9 NIV

1900
            Rev. Charles Asplund continued as Pastor of our church.
   
         February 14, Pastor Nicholas Hayland, our 2nd pastor and 1st graduate of John Edgren's Theological Seminary, (Bethel) passed away, in Tacoma, Washington.

    "A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor." 
                                            Proverbs 22:9 NIV

1901
            Rev. Charles Asplund continued as Pastor of our church.
           
August 29,  Olaus Okerson, died in McMinnville, Oregon.

    "Give, and it will be given to you.  A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.  For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."                                           
                                              Luke 6:38 NIV

1902
           
Uno N. Brauer served as Pastor some time during this year.
             Gordon V. Johnson served as Interim some time during this year.
            Rev. John Huggert was Pastor or our church.
            Rev. Gustaf Johnson succeeds Rev. Osbrink as missionary.

    "He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses."                              
                                           
 Proverbs 28:27 NIV         

1903
           
Rev. John Huggert continued as Pastor of our church. 

    "Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."        
                                              2 Corinthians 9:7 NIV            

1904
           
Rev. John Huggert continued as Pastor of our church.
   
         September 26, Axel Anderson and Carl V. Anderson were baptized.

    "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight."
                                              Proverbs 3:5,6 NIV

1905
            Rev. John Huggert continued as Pastor of our church.            
            April 12, the 12th avenue church property was sold.  Services were held in The German Methodist church from April to September.  The church moved to the new building at NW Fifteenth and Hoyt.
            September 17, a new building, The First Swedish Baptist Church at N.W. Fifteenth and Hoyt was dedicated.

   " All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away."                                                                
                                             
John 6:37 NIV

1906
   
         Rev. Eric Scherstrom was Pastor of our church.
            Rev. Carl Axel Boberg succeeds Rev. Gustaf Johnson as Oregon Missionary.
            Mr. and Mrs. Lundberg were the custodians at the 15th and Hoyt church.


    "The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, "How long will you keep us in suspense?  If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly."                        
                                          John 10:24 NIV

1907
            Rev. Eric Scherstrom continued as Pastor of our church.
            A.G. Sandblom  came to the west coast as a missionary and continued until September, 1912.
            Rev. A. G. Sandblom succeeds Rev. Boberg as Oregon Missionary.
            May 30,  See the Announcement for the Yearly Banquet of the Sunday School 
            June 5, the Church at Warren was organized.
            Rev. A. G. Sandblom succeeds Rev. Boberg as Oregon Missionary.

    "Cast your bread upon the waters for after many days you will find it again.  give portions to seven, yes to eight, for you do not know what disasters may come upon the land.  If clouds are full of water, they pour rain upon the earth.  Whether a tree falls to the south or to the north in the place where it falls, there it will lie.  Who ever watches the wind will not plant:  whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.  As you do not know the path of the wind or how the body is formed in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the maker of all things."
                                            
Ecclesiastes 11:1-5 NIV

 1908
            Rev. Eric Scherstrom continued as Pastor of our church.
            July 4, See Photo of Young People's Picnic.

"....and the dust returns to the ground it came from and the spirit returns to God who gave it."                                                                          
                                           Ecclesiastes 12:7 NIV

1909
            Rev. Eric Scherstrom continued as Pastor of our church.
   
         August 19, Powell Valley (Haley) church was organized.
            The Income for Temple this year was $2,412.47.

   "So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for a man under the sun than to eat, drink, and be glad.  Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under the sun."
                                            Ecclesiastes 8:15 NIV

1910
            Rev. Eric Scherstrom continued as Pastor of our church.
           
The Sewing Circle and Mission Circle were combined.
            Philip Forsander left for Morgan Park Seminary, to become a Pastor and Naval Chaplain.
            In the spring, the blind evangelist, A. J. Freeman, and his daughter, Ester held meetings which were used of God in the salvation of many souls.
            The income for Temple this year was $1,563.30.

    "In the Beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth."  
                                               
Genesis 1:1 NIV

1911
   
         Rev. Fredric Linden was Pastor.

     "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come."
                                             II Corinthians 5:17 NIV

1912
            Rev. Fredric Linden continued as was Pastor of our church.
            January 28, The church at Cherry Grove was organized.
            September, Rev. August Olson succeeds Rev. Sandblom as Oregon Missionary.
            The Haley church was dedicated.  John Johnson was the first Pastor from 1907-1920.
            December,  Mr. and Mrs. John Milton went to Cherry Grove from Portland and bought a lot on First Avenue to build a hotel.  It was rushed to completion and ready for use in late January the following year.

        "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
                                           Philippians 4:6 NIV   

1913
            Rev. Fredric Linden continued as Pastor of our church.
            The hymn "The Old Rugged Cross" was composed by Rev. George Bennard.

        "He was in the world, and though the world was made by Him, the world did not recognize Him.  He came to that which was His own, but His own did not receive Him.  Yet to all who receive Him, to those who believe in His name, He gave the right to be children of God."
                                           
John 1:10-12  NIV

1914
            Rev. Fredric Linden continued as Pastor of our church.

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's might hand, that He may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your cares on Him as He cares for you."
                                      1 Peter 5:6,7 NIV

1915
            Rev. Fredric Linden continued as Pastor of our church.

          "Be self-controlled and alert.  Your enemy prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devout.  Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know your brothers throughout to world are undergoing the same kind of suffering."
                                                 1 Peter 5:8,9 NIV

1916
            Rev. Fredric Linden continued as Pastor of our church.            
           January 1, read the Församlings Posten (Assembly News), our church news letter, which was written in Swedish.
           Rev. Axel Tjernlund served as Interim Pastor sometime during this year.
           Rev. Gideon Sjolander was Senior Pastor.

           "May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who have your salvation always say, 'Let God be exalted!"'
                                                Psalm 70:4 NIV

1917
            Rev. Gideon Sjolander continued as Senior Pastor of our church.

              "But their idols are silver and gold made by the hands of men.  They have mouths that cannot speak, eyes but they cannot see; they have hands but cannot feel, feet but cannot walk; nor can they utter a sound with their throats.  Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them."
                                               Psalm 115:4-8 NIV

1918
            Rev. Gideon Sjolander continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
            August 16, Harley K. Halgren and Louise Marie Tjernlund were married.

             "The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this and is marvelous in our eyes."
                                                Psalm 118:22-23 NIV

1919
            Rev. Gideon Sjolander continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
           
January, the church celebrated its 35th anniversary.
            February 4,  The church started a building fund at the suggestion of the Young People's Society.  To see extracts from the business meeting.

             "Be exhaulted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth."
                                                     Psalm 108:5 NIV

1920
            Rev. Gideon Sjolander continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
   
         January, the Oregon Conference was held at this church and a large number of delegates made a trip to Warren, Oregon, to dedicate the church there.
            July, Pastor Sjolander visits Sweden.
            Rev. Emanuel Bjorkquist becomes Interim Pastor. 
            July, Pastor Axel Tjernlund went to be with the Lord.
            August 3, Pastor Sjolander was granted 9 months leave of absence to visit Sweden.
            October 31, the Deacon Board arranged a meeting to honor John Palmblad on his eightieth birthday.  Mr. Palmblad gave the church the sum of $50.00 for the new church lot that the church expected to buy. Reported by O.S. Rydman on November 20.
           
Rev. Emanuel Bjorkquist succeeds Rev. Sandblom as Oregon Missionary.
            See a photo of the church choir.
            Bethel Seminary's name became "Bethel Institute."

             "When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions."
                                         Psalm 65:3 NIV

1921
            Rev. Emanuel Bjorkquist continued as Interim Pastor of our church.
            January, the church began to have a service once a month in English, for the benefit of those who do not understand the Swedish language.  Gradually the shift to English services became a reality as the church's responsibility to minister to the neighborhood as well as the Swedish population was recognized.  Return to Centennial Quilt.
            June, Rev. Sjölander with family returned from Sweden to resume the pastorate at our church.  There had been much demand for both gospel preaching and temperance lectures while he was there.
           November 15, the church voted to purchase property at the east end of the Broadway Bridge near Interstate Ave on Larrabee Street.  Later the Interstate/Larrabee property was sold.

             "If we claim to have fellowship with Him, yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.  But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.  If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us."
                                        1 John 1:6-8 NIV

1922
            Rev. Gideon Sjolander continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
            See photo of Pastor Sjolander's Bible Class.

             "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."
                                       1 John 1:9 NIV

            In Memoriam ~ John Palmblad - April 20 ~ Mr. John Palmblad was the first recorded member of Temple.

1923
            Rev. Gideon Sjolander continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
            June, The Young People's Society celebrated their 35th anniversary.  The church was then called "First Swedish Baptist Church".  See a photo taken on the front steps of the the church at SW 15th and Hoyt Streets.
            See a photo of "The Cheerful Helpers" Sunday School Class. 
            See a photo of  Sunday School Picnic, probably held on July 4th.
            See a photo of Men's "Berea" Sunday School Class.

             "His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness."
                                                2 Peter 1:3 NIV
              "Salvation does not depend on good deeds, but it results in good deeds." ~  Anonymous
1924
            
Temple celebrated it's 40th anniversary since the organization of the church.  Pastor Gideon Sjolander along with a committee had a book published called "Minnesskrift," written in Swedish, which tells a detailed history of Temple from 1884 to 1924.  It has reciently been translated to English by Mr. Per Walthinsen.   
   
         January 15, Pastor Sjolander resigns as our Pastor to accept a call to become the General Conference Missionary.
            Rev.  J. Alfred Erickson became Pastor. 

             In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Charlotta Johanson - December 5 ~ Mrs. Johanson joined Temple fellowship in 1922.
                                        Mrs. Carolina Anderson - December 29 ~ Mrs. Anderson joined Temple fellowship in 1918.

             "I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life."
                                                              1 John 5:13 NIV

1925
            
Rev. J. Alfred Erickson continued as Pastor of our church
   
          May 25, The Baraca Sunday School Class held their second annual banquet at Henry Thiele's Restaurant.  See the menu and program.
             November 26, Margaret Brunander (Margaret Steel) was baptized.
             See notes from annual meeting concerning the new church at N.E. 7th and Clackamas by clicking here.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Henning S. Elmen - February 25 ~ Mr. Elmen joined Temple fellowship in 1923.
                                       Mrs. Olivia Johnson - March 3 ~ Mrs. Johnson was born in 1881 and joined Temple fellowship in 1900.
                                       Mrs. Christina Peterson - April 16 ~ Mrs. Peterson joined Temple fellowship in 1912.
                                       Mr. John Salstrom - December 28 ~ Mr. Salstrom was born in 1851 and joined Temple fellowship in 1913.

            "The man who says, 'I know Him,' but does not do what He commands in a liar, and the truth is not in him.  But, if anyone obeys His Word, God's love is truly made complete in him.  This how we know we are in Him: Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did.'"
                                                          1 John 2:4-6 NIV  

1926
           
Rev. J. Alfred Erickson continued as Pastor of our church
           
January, property at Seventh and Clackamas was purchased.  Click the link to read about the history of the city block the church building sits on.
            March 6, The Building Committee recommended hiring a competent Architect to draw up plans for a new Church Building.
            April 27, The Architect, Walter Kelly presented plans for a building that would cost $50,000.  The plans were adopted.
            September 1, Walter Kelly presented a sketch of the new church building.
            September19, ground breaking took place for the new building.
            October 4, See drawing of Front Elevation of new church building.

             In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Carolina Lindell - January 8 ~ Mrs. Lindell joined Temple fellowship in 1901.
                                        Mr. Isaac Wickman - February 7 ~ Mr. Wickman was born in 1862 and joined Temple fellowship in 1903. 
                                        Mr. Herman Hanson - December 8 ~ Mr. Hanson was born in 1866 and joined Temple fellowship in 1910.

            "When they hurled their insults at Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats,  Instead, He entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly.  He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live from righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed.  For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls."
                                                 1 Peter 2:23-25 NIV 

1927  
            Rev. J. Alfred Erickson continued as Pastor of our church.
            March 6, Sunday afternoon the cornerstone to our new church building was set in place.
            June 5, last service in the old building on Hoyt Street.
            June 12, dedication of the new church building.  
                Click Here to see the Invitation to the Dedication Exercises. 
                Click Here to see the Program For Dedication.  
            October 21, Friday evening, dedication of the pipe organ.  Pastor Erickson led in a dedication of the organ, followed by a recital performed by concert organist William Boone.  The organ was built by Teller-Kent Organ Company of Eric. Pennsylvania,  It had over 1100 electromagnets, with 25 miles of copper and silver wiring.  The organ contained 1,386 pipes, the largest pipe being 16 feet long.  The smallest pipe had openings the size of a led pencil.
            To see photos and text of the new church building on NE 7th and Clackamas, Click Here.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Otto F. King - January 1 ~ Mr. King joined Temple fellowship in 1903.
                                       Mrs. Anna Nystrom - February 19 ~ Mrs. Nystrom joined Temple fellowship in 1921.
                                       Mr. John Carlson - March 3
                                       Mrs. Anna Sjolander - July 12 ~ Anna was born in 1849 and joined Temple fellowship in 1916.
                                       Mr. Fred Silversparre - August 3 ~ Mr. Silversparre joined Temple fellowship in 1926.
                                       Mr. Eric Carlson - December 5 ~ Mr. Carlson joined Temple fellowship in 1923.
                                       Mrs. Judith Holst Nordell ~ Mrs. Nordell joined Temple fellowship in 1908.

            "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may over flow with hope by the power of the holy Spirit."
                                          
Romans 15:13 NIV

1928
           
Rev. J. Alfred Erickson continued as Pastor of our church.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. C. L. Abrahamson - February 11 ~ Mrs. Abrahamson joined Temple fellowship in 1912.
                                       Mr. C. L. Johnson - July 30 ~ Mr. Johnson joined Temple fellowship in 1916.
                                       Mrs. Maria (Mary) Johnson - October 17 ~ Mrs. Johnson joined Temple fellowship in 1906. 
                                       Mrs. Christina Ljunggren - November 17 ~ Mrs. Ljunggren joined Temple fellowship in 1924.
                                       Mrs. Christina Wendervick - December 19 ~ Mrs. Wendervick joined Temple fellowship in February 1928.

            "I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of every one who believes.  First to the Jew, then for the gentile.  For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written:  'The righteous will live by faith.'"
                                           
Romans 1:16-17 NIV

1929
            Rev. J. Alfred Erickson continued as Pastor of our church
            June 26-30, Swedish Baptist Temple was host the first time to the Swedish Baptist General Conference.  The Conference was celebrating their 50th year at Temple.  Click Here to view a copy of the conference program.  (Most of it is written in Swedish)
            See the schedule for 1929 of Offices and Societies for the church.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. O. W. Olson - February 28 ~ Mr. Olson joined Temple fellowship in 1926. 
                                      
Mrs. Betsy Carlson - September 16 ~ Mrs. Carlson was born in 1861.

            "Through Him and for His name sakes, we received grace and apostleship to call people from among all the gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith.  And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ."
                                              
Romans 1:5-6 NIV

1930
            Rev. J. Alfred Erickson continued as Pastor of our church
            The Oregon Swedish Baptist Conference merged with the Washington Conference to form the Columbia Baptist Conference.
             Rev. A. H. Johnson became missionary for the Conference until 1935.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Erik Skarberg - Jaurary 2 ~ Mr. Skarberg joined Temple fellowship in 1927.
                                       Mr. Peter S. Sundberg - February 16 ~ Mr. Sundberg joined Temple fellowship in 1912.
                                       Mr. Charles Reed - March 17 ~ Mr. Reed joined Temple fellowship in 1926.
                                       Mr. Frank Rydberg - June 5 ~ Mr. Ryberg joined Temple fellowship in 1909.
                                       Mr. Carl Wahlner - July 6 ~ Mr. Wahlner joined Temple fellowship in 1925.
                                       Miss Elsie Carlson
                                       Mr. John Wenervick ~ Mr. Wenervick joined Temple fellowship in 1928.

            "Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes.  He will bring light to what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of man's hearts.  At that time each will receive his praise from God."
                                        
1 Corinthians 4:5 NIV

1931
            Rev. J. Alfred Erickson continued as Pastor of our church
            January 1, Due to hard times, the church stopped paying a salary to all workers and Rev. Erickson agreed to deduct $40.00 per month from salary for 5 months.
            Gertrude Gustafson was Temple's church historian.
            May 30, Swedish Baptist Temple held a Conference Concert 8:00 PM on Saturday.  Click here to view the copy of the original program.

            "I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.  These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them."
                                          Isaiah 42:16 NIV

1932
           Rev. Fredrik Linden served as Interim Pastor.
           The Great Depression worsened.  Church was in danger of repossession.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Karina Fosberg - February 22 ~ Mrs. Fosberg joined Temple fellowship in 1920.
                                       Miss Angeli Johnson - June 11 ~ Miss Johnson joined Temple fellowship in 1913.
                                       Mr. Charles Stone - July 12
                                       Mr. Gustaf Erickson - September 16 ~ Mr. Erickson joined Temple fellowship in 1910. 

          "Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.  Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good."
                                            1 Peter 2:1-2 NIV

1933
          
Rev. Carl A. Olsson was the Pastor. 
           Refinancing of the church took place.
           The younger people wanted more English in the church services.  A vote was taken and members decided to hold on to the use of Swedish rather than adopting the wholesale usage of English in the church services.  One reason may have been the feeling that Swedish was more worshipful than English, and that the preaching should be understandable to the Swedish majority membership.  This caused part of the congregation to leave the church.  Gradually later in the1930's the language switched exclusively to English in the services.
            Radio services on KOIN were begun-"The Scandinavian Half Hour."
            Baptismal service at Temple on New Years Eve - Mr. & Mrs. Percy Seymour, Miss Marjorie Rydman, Miss Eileen JohnsonMrs. Carl (Elsie) Ostrom and Mrs. Haroldson were baptized.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Richard Gustafson - August 7

                 "Therefore, since we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.  And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, ..............." 
                                               Hebrews 12:1 NIV

1934
           
Rev. Carl A. Olsson continued as the Pastor of our church.
   
         The Golden Jubilee of Swedish Baptist Temple.  The honor of being the only living charter member of the Swedish Baptist Temple at East Seventh and Clackamas Streets, Portland, was bestowed upon our Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, Mrs. Augusta Palmblad, when the church celebrated its Golden Jubilee-January 1st to 7th, 1934.  Click Here to see notes written at a Palmblad clan meeting August 19, 1934.  (Taken from notes compiled by Harley Hallgren.)
           February 4, Baptized at Temple - Betty Hallgren, Margaret Anderson, David Carlson, Astrid Johnson, Delores Wickman.
           Read a copy of the 1934 Annual Sunday School Report originally written by Helen Tjernlund, SS Superintendent.
           The panorama photograph shown below was taken of the congregation on January 7, 1934 in front of the church as part of the Golden Jubilee celebration. 


            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Katarina (Catherine) Wickman - January 19 ~ Mrs. Wickman was born in 1862.
                                      
Mr. Julius Bramer - July 30

            "Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths.  Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long."
                                              Psalm 25:4-5 NIV

1935
            Rev. Carl A. Olsson continued as the Pastor of our church.
            Rev. Ole Larson succeeds Rev. A. G. Johnson as Columbia Missionary.
            June 7, See pictures of the Baptist Sunday School Rose Festival Float in the parade.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Carl August Carlson - February 26 ~ Mr. Carlson was born in 1856.
                                       Mr. Aaron A. Gisselberg - March 14 ~ Mr. Gisselberg joined Temple fellowship in 1927.
                                       Mr. Hjalmer Soderberg - April 23 ~ Mr. Soderberg joined Temple fellowship in 1924.
                                       Mr. John Milton - August 5 ~ Mr. Milton joined Temple fellowship in 1927.
                                      
Miss Lillian Benson - September 9 ~ Miss Benson joined Temple fellowship in 1922.

             "Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having out hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water."
                                              Hebrews 10:22 NIV

.1936
            Rev. Carl A. Olsson continued as the Pastor of our church.
            Rev. C. A. Aldeen was Interim Pastor.
            December 1,--First time the minutes of Business Meetings were written in English.

           In Memoriam ~ Mr. Thomas Johnson - January 6
                                      Mrs. Carolina Bolin - June 7
                                      Rev. C. G. Scott - August 20 ~ Rev. Scott joined Temple fellowship in 1913.
                                      Mrs. Anna Thornquist - October 3 ~ Mrs. Thornquist joined Temple fellowship in 1910.

             "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." 
                                            Hebrews 1:11 NIV

1937
            Rev. C.A. Aldeen continued as Interim Pastor of our church.
            April 11, Bert Johnson and his brother Lloyd were welcomed into the church fellowship on this day.
            June 13, Temple celebrated its 10th Anniversary in the building on NE 7th and Clackamas.  See the Anniversary Program.
            September 30, Charles Surdstrom ordained to Gospel Ministry.
            Rev. V. E. Hedberg became Pastor.  He was the first American born Pastor in the churches history.
            Ned Holmgren to Bethel Seminary.  He was a pastor at various churches untill 1973.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Sophia Beck - April 15 ~ Mrs. Beck was born in 1868.
                                       Mrs. Margaret Hawkins - April 20 ~ Mrs. Hawkins joined Temple fellowship in 1907.
                                       Mr. Jonas Molin - July 5
                                       Mrs. Lydia Nyquist - December 10 ~ Mrs. Nyquist joined Temple fellowship in 1908.

            "Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother.  And why did he murder him?  Because his own actions were evil and his brother's were righteous." 
                                             1 John 3:12 NIV

1938
           
Rev. V.E.Hedberg continued as Pastor of our church.
           
January 1, Ned Holmgren licensed to preach.
            July 1, Our former pastor, Rev. John Alfred Erickson went to be with the Lord.

           In Memoriam ~  Mrs. John (Augusta) Palmblad - January 16 ~ Mrs. Palmblad was born in 1856.
                                       Mrs. Carolina Paulson - March 12
                                       Dr. Edward Salstrom - March 21 ~ Dr. Salstrom was born in 1897 and joined Temple fellowship in 1915.
                                       Mrs. Anna (Olinda) Rodlund - May 12
                                       Rev. John Alfred Erickson - July 1 ~ Rev. Erickson was the 13th Senior Pastor of Temple.  He served from 1921 to 1924.
                                       Mrs. John (Elizabeth Albertina) Dahlgren - July 16
                                       Mrs. Anna M. Anderson - September 7 ~ Mrs. Anderson was born in 1876 and joined Temple fellowship in 1913.
                                       Mrs. Ellen Johnson - September 7 ~ Mrs. Johnson joined Temple fellowship in 1915.
                                       Mrs. Alice Hedin Johnson - November 22 ~ Mrs. Johnson joined Temple fellowship in 1916.
                                       Mrs. Anna Soderstrom - December 10 ~ Mrs. Soderstrom joined Temple fellowship in 1919.
                                       Mrs. Johanna (Hanna) Gynther - December 21 

            "How great is the Love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called Children of God.  The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.
                                        1 John 3:1 NIV

1939
            Rev. V.E.Hedberg continued as Pastor of our church.
            August 25, the church held a farewell reception for Pastor Victor Hedberg.            
            September, Linus and Mrs. Johnson arrived with their children Earl and Marion.  Two other children were Beulah and George.  Beulah was in training at Midway Hospital, St Paul, and George was at Bethel Junior College.  Dr. Johnson came from Temple Baptist Church in Duluth, Minnesota.  At this time he assumed the pastorate at our church.
            September 1?, the church held a welcoming reception for Linus Johnson.
            October 30, the church honored the Rev. and Mrs. Emanuel Bjorkquist and Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Hallgren in a joint celebration of their Golden Wedding anniversaries.
            Miss Helen Carlson started at Multnomah School of the Bible as a student.  Later became instructor.
            The average attendance in church for the year1939, was 341.  The average attendance in Sunday school was 192 per Sunday.  The highest attendance was 265 and the lowest was 140 during 1939.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Leontine Scott - January 19 ~ Mrs. Scott joined Temple fellowship in 1913.
                                       Miss Minnie Forsberg - March 1 ~ Mrs. Forsberg joined Temple fellowship in 1927.
                                       Mrs. Ida Berg - March 16 ~ Mrs. Berg was born in 1871. 
                                       Mr. A.Peter Sanders - March 19 ~ Mr. Sanders was born in 1851 and joined Temple fellowship in 1917.
                                       Mrs. Jonas (Augusta) Molin - June 5
                                       Mr. Nels Olson - September 29 ~ Mr. Olson joined Temple fellowship in 1923.
                                       Miss Elaine Foster ~ Miss Foster joined Temple fellowship in 1935.

            "Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water."
                                          Hebrews 10:22 NIV

1940
            Linus Johnson continued as Pastor of our church.
            January 7,  Rev. Wyman Malmsten from Bethel was with us this week.  
            October 4, The choir recommends Miss Helen Tjernlund as choir leader.
            November 1, Mrs. Doris Carlson.   
            The Conference publication, "The Standard" was first published.
            The Officers for the year were:  Vice Chairman: Dr. F.G. Salstrom; Secretary: Jacob Gordh; Assistant Secretary: Lee Johnson; Financial Secretary: Walfred Anderson; Assistant Financial Secretary: Ernie Johnson; Building Treasurer: Leonard Anderson; Church Treasurer: Emil Peterson; Treasurer of Radio and Mission Funds: Ed Johnson; Chief Usher: Henry Dahlgren; Assistant Chief Usher: Ray Lott; Historical Secretary: Harley K. Hallgren; Deacons - Elected: Ed Johnson, John Johnson, Carl Stromgren; Trustees: Leonard Anderson, Albin Rydman; Organist: Helen Tjernlund; Song Leader: Mrs. Stanley Gordh; Assistant Song Leader:

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Carl Holmgren - May 2 ~ Mr. Holmgren joined Temple fellowship in 1924.
 
                                      Mrs. Ray (Elma Anderson) Paltridge - June 15 ~ Miss Anderson joined Temple fellowship in 1925.
                                       Captain Andrew Johnson - September 27 ~ Captain Johnson joined Temple fellowship in 1918.
                                       Mrs. Doris Carlson - November 1.
                                       Mr. Albert Peterson - December 20 ~ Mr. Peterson joined Temple fellowship in 1925.

            "May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among nations."
                                           Psalm 67:1 NIV  

1941
            Linus Johnson continued as Pastor of our church.
            February 7, The Church decided to use "Temple Baptist Church" in all publicity and to drop the "Swedish" designation from the title.
            March 9, Sunday,  The Columbia Conference district rally was held at Cherry Grove.  A worship service was held at 3:00 in the afternoon.  Our pastor, Linus Johnson presented the message.
            March, Some of the classrooms on the second floor were painted with volunteer labor by those who felt led.  The painting project was led by Mr. Albin Rydman
            April 13, Easter Sunday.
            Miss Henrietta Carlson enrolled at Bethel Seminary.  She later married Mr. Clifford Gustafson.
            For a list of men from Temple who served in WW II Click Here.
            The Officers for the year were:  Vice-Chairman, Rev. John Nordell; Secretary, Jacob M. Gordh; Assistant Secretary, Nathan Sjolander; Finance Secretary, Miss Eileen Johnson; Assistant Finance Secretary, Carl Ostrom; Treasurer of Building Fund, Leonard Anderson; Treasure Current Fund, Emil Peterson; Missionary Treasure, Miss Ruth Hanson; Radio Treasurer, Birger Arnbom; Chief Usher, Henry Dahlgren, Assistant Chief Usher, Ernest Hanson; Historical Secretary, Harley K. Hallgren; Trustees, Sven Larson and Ben Selberg, Organist - Choir Director, Miss Helen Tjernlund; Sunday School Superintendent, Edwin Johnson;  Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, Birger Arnbom; Song Leader, Alfred Johnson; Assistant Song Leader, Birger Arnbom.
            Each Sunday at 1:00pm, Temple made a radio broadcast "Swedish Half-hour" over station KALE.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Caroline Johnson - January 19 ~ Mrs. Johnson was born in 1849 and joined Temple fellowship in 1919.
                                       Mr. Oscar Anderson - June 1
                                       Miss Evelyn Larson - October 10 ~ Miss Larson joined Temple felloship in 1928.
                                       Mr. Eric Lindquist - December 8 ~ Mr. Lindquist joined Temple fellowship in 1925.

           "See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.  But encourages one another daily, as long as it is called 'Today', so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness."
                                              Hebrews 3:12-13 NIV

1942
            Linus Johnson continued as Pastor of our church.
            May 8, The honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred on Pastor Linus Johnson at the commencement exercise of Western Baptist Theological Seminary held at Temple.
           May 22, the church debt paid.
           June, mortgage due
           July 12, Sunday, the burning of the mortgage.  Click here to read an account by Harley Hallgren of the last days of the mortgage.
           October 23, name changed from "Swedish Baptist Temple" to " Temple Baptist Church."
           All services at Temple are now spoken in English.

            In Memoriam ~ Henry George Carr ~ A memorial service for Lt. Henry George Carr, a member of Temple since 1936, was held Sunday evening, February 10, 1943.  Lt. Henry Carr was a navigator on a Flying Fortress (B-17) which failed to return from a bombing mission over New Guinea, on December 2, 1942.  Lt. Carr was born on October 1, 1919.
                                       Mrs. Claus Oak - April 23

             "You must teach what is good according to sound doctrine."
                                           Titus 2:1 NIV

1943
            Dr. Linus Johnson continued as Pastor of our church.
            February, See picture of group from Temple visiting Multnomah County Poor Farm as they did from time to time.   Edgefield Manor, as it is known today was built in 1911, served as the county poor farm where it was run as a self sufficient operation by the residents who worked in various forms of employment on the grounds.
           June 27, The Clatskanie Church was organized.
           September 19, Bethel Baptist Church in St. Johns was organized.
           Miss Lois Sorley was called from Wisconsin to assist Pastor Johnson in visitation work     
           Sunday School for war worker's children was established in the St. John's area.
           Click here for an account of Miss Lois Sorley.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Erick "Eric" Anderson - April 15 ~ Mr. Anderson lives in Alameda, California.

           "For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine.  Instead to suit their own desires.  They will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.  They will turn their ears away from the truth and then turn aside to myths.  But you, keep your head in all situations, enduring hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry."
                                            2 Timothy 4:3-5 NIV

         
  "A mind filled with good has little room for what is evil."  ~   Anonymous

1944
            Dr. Linus Johnson continued as Pastor of our church.
            February 19, Click Here to read letter from Mrs. Bjorkquist to Harley Hallgren.
            October 10, Methodist Deaconess Home located near N.E. 25th and Flanders was purchased and  organized and became the Oregon Baptist Retirement Home.
            October 19, The Oregon Baptist Retirement Home was organized and became a corporation.
            Columbia Conference accepted responsibility for the Sunday School in St. John's. Henrietta Carlson, (Mrs. Clifford Gustafson), was licensed for the ministry and sent to be the first leader-pastor of this work.  This Sunday School was soon to become Bethel Baptist Church.
            See photo of Temple Baptist Church Congregation on front steps.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. David (Augusta) Hagg January 6
                                       Mrs. Augusta Gustafson - August 3

             "Therefore, since we have a great high Priest who has who has ascended into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess."
                                                        Hebrews 4:14 NIV

1945
            Dr. Linus Johnson continued as Pastor of our church.
            January 1, Temple had their 61st anniversary dinner.  See List of members who have been affiliated with the church for 40 years and more.
            February, Rev. William Tapper, Director of Young People and Sunday School work in the General Conference was with us and held fine spiritual meetings.
            April, In the latter part, Rev. Victor Larson, a great powerful preacher, from Elim Church in Seattle spent "Four Great Days" with us.
            May and June, Bernie Wennermark was Junior Rose Festival Prime Minister.
            May, The Methodist Deaconess Home (which became The Oregon Baptist Retirement Home) was purchased.
            June 11-22, Daily Vacation Bible School was held under the supervision of Miss Lois Sorley.
            July 1, work was started on remodeling of the Oregon Retirement home.
            July 4, The church had its annual picnic at Peninsula Park.
            July, Dr. Arthur I. Brown, physician, radio minister and scientist was with us.
            July 11-15, Eugene Johnson, Lloyd Nordstron and Harold Carlson three young men from Bethel Seminary, gave inspiring talks, colored chalk drawings, and vocal selections.
            August 5-12, Faith Bible Camp was held at Columbia City Fair Grounds.
            October 2-7, We had "five great days" with Rev Alphin Conrad from Ballard, Seattle.
            November, A special Thanksgiving service was held on Thanksgiving evening with Dr. Bob Jones of Tennessee.
            December 2, Dedication of the Oregon Retirement Home and welcome for the 1st Superintendent, David M. Anderson.
            December 31, the church had a membership of 333.
            See the Honor Roll of names of people from our church, members and friends,  who served in the military in WW II.
           This year the Swedish Baptist General Conference dropped the "Swedish" designation from their official name.
           The first and second floors including the custodians quarters were painted.
           See photo of Temple Choir.
           Miss Lois Sorley was the church missionary.  She did a splendid job of solicitation of new members for the Sunday School and church.  The church bulletin was mimeographed by Miss Sorley.
           Mr. Earnest Hanson was the church clerk.
           Mr. Harley Hallgren was chairman of the Deacon Board.
           Merril E. Morgan was the Secretary and Treasurer of the Deacon Board.
           Hildur Strandberg was Secretary and Treasurer of the Deaconess Board.
           Mr. Ewald Anderson was chairman of the Trustee Board.
           Mr. Ernie Johnson was Secretary of the Trustee Board.
           Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wennermark were custodians.
           Read an account of the Scandinavian Half Hour Radio Broadcast for this year.
           Mrs. Ninian Westerlund was chairman of the Music Committee.
           Mr. Arthur B. Carlson was Director of Radio Broadcasts.
           Miss Maydora Westerlund was Treasurer of the Mission Committee.  The following Missionary speakers were heard at various meetings of the church:  Rev. Harold Hetter, of the International Christian Leper Mission, Rev. William Tapper, Dr. Arthur I. Brown, Rev. Dan Ganstrom, Mrs. Ulrich, temporary director of the Christian Service Men's Center, Miss Joy Ridderhoff, Mr. B.N. Hicks of the Anti-Liquer League, a representative of the African Inland Mission, Rev. William Hagstrom, and Rev. Warren Johnson.
          Viola Anderson was president of the Senior Young People's Society, Maydora Westerlund was vice president, Betty Hallgren was corresponding secretary, Phyllis Rydman was recording secretary.  The treasurer was Stanley Christiansen and assistant treasurer was Ralph Rydman.
           Bethel Seminary's name becomes "Bethel College and Seminary."

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Andrew Peterson

           "For the Word of God is living and active.  Sharper than any double edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing the soul and spirit, joints and marrow: it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.  Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight.  Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to when we must give account."
                                                         Hebrews 4:12 NIV

1946
            Dr. Linus Johnson continued as Pastor of our church.    
            January 12, The Baptist Youth Fellowship had its annual meeting.
            March 16, Wedding bells rang at Temple for Bert Johnson and Maydora Westerlund; Maydora was Bert's high school sweetheart.  They were married about 3 months after Bert was honorably discharged from the US Air Force.  
            April 10, a memorial service was held for Lt. Henry George Carr who was killed in action in the South Pacific.
            April 22-26, A week after Easter, Rev. Vick was speaker at special services.
            May, the decision was made to purchase property for Lake Retreat.
            July 4, The church held its annual picnic at Peninsula Park.
            August 9, Hildur Strandberg's parents celebrated there 50th wedding Anniversary.  See picture of them along with friends from Temple.
            August 17-25 Special Camp was held at Lake Retreat.  See Brochure from the camp.
            October, Rev. Axel Anderson from Turlock, California led us in studies from the book of Jonah.
            October 20, Stanley Christiansen and Viola Anderson were married in the church.
            December 1, Temple had 345 members on it's records.
            December 25, Temple had a Christmas Julotta Service.
            Western Baptist Seminary, Multnomah School of the Bible, the Gideon's, Rev. Turnwall, Rev. Taggart spoke at different times during the year.
           Seven boys and girls were led to the Lord at Vacation Bible School.
           The deacons were invited to attend the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Loydgren.
           The Trustee Board reported that the church has been painted.
           The church purchased the residence next door on the south side of the church.  Address of the residence was 1319 NE 7th.
           The ladies purchased and put up draperies through out the church.
           The lower auditorium was painted.
           The church received a concert grand piano donated by Mr. and Mrs. George Strandberg and Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Salstrom.
           The church received an oak pulpit in memory of Mr. Alferd Johnson and Mr. Sven Larson, by their wives.
           Rev. Gordon Carlson succeeds Ole Larson as Columbia Missionary.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Anders G. Bloom ~ Mr. Bloom joined the Temple membership in 1926.
                                       Mrs. Sofia Carlson ~ Mrs. Carlson joined the Temple fellowship in 1921.                                      
                                       Mrs. Anna Erickson ~ Mrs. Anna Erickson joined the Temple fellowship in 1919.
                                       Mrs. Erika Erickson ~ Mrs. Erika Erickson was born in 1863 and joined the Temple fellowship in 1935.

            "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field' the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word of the Lord stands forever."
                                                   1 Peter 1:24 NIV
             "Belief, faith, and trust must have hands and feet -- ours!"  ~  Anonymous

1947
            Dr. Linus Johnson continued as Pastor of our church.
   
         June 28, Mr. and Mrs. George Strandberg celebrated 25 years of marriage.
            July 1, the church had an anniversary celebration for Mr. and Mrs. George Strandberg.
            Read an account from the annual report about the Scandinavian Half Hour Radio Broadcast.
            The house next door to the church was remodeled for a comfortable dwelling for the Pastor and his family.
            David Carlson entered Bethel Seminary.
            Rev. Earl Olson, former pastor of the church went home to be with the Lord.
            Miss Lois Sorley left the church and moved to another mission field.
            Chairman of the Deacon Board was Mr. Joseph Westling.
            Secretary/Treasurer was Mr. Ivar Nordquist.

            In Memoriam ~ Rev. Carl Olson - April 2 ~ Rev. Olsson was the 15th Senior Pastor of Temple.  He and his wife joined the Temple fellowship in 1933.
                                       Mr. John M. Anderson ~ Mr. Anderson was born in 1853 and joined the Temple fellowship in 1918. 
                                       Mrs. Hogelin Hanson
                                       Miss Hilda V. Johnson
                                       Miss Andriette Nettie Lagerborg ~ Miss Lagerborg was born in 1864 and joined the Temple fellowship in 1907.
                                       Mr. Leonard Loydgren ~ Mr. Loydgren was born in 1857 and joined the Temple fellowship in 1943.

            "His divine power has given us everything we need for life and goodliness through our knowledge of Him who called as by His own glory and goodness."
                                                       2 Peter 1:3 NIV

            "Salvation does not depend on good deeds, but it results in good deeds."   ~ Anonymous

1948
            Dr. Linus Johnson continued as Pastor of our church.
            January 18, 8:30 AM, The Male Chorus and Temple Choir was at KEX-Westinghouse in Portland for audition and will be on the air 9:00 to 9:30.  Pastor Johnson preached.  This is the first program for us on KEX radio.
            January 18, Evening Service.  Rev. and Mrs. Wyman Malmsten of St. Paul-Bethel gave and evening of music and pictures.  It was a service with no sermon.
            April 10-11, Columbia Conference B.Y.P.U. (Baptist Young Peoples Union) was held at Temple. 
            April, a series of meetings were held by Rev. Gordon Hasselblad.
            July 10, the annual picnic was held at Peninsula Park.
            August 1, Holy Communion service at Lake Retreat.  Six hundred seventy two in attendance.
            September, God's Invasion Army was formed and started with 35 post high school youth.
            October, A series of evangelistic meetings were held by Rev. Edwin Swanson.
            November 9, The Boy's Christian Service Brigade was started and was sponsored by The Men's Brotherhood.  Mr. Dave Johnson was Captain, Mr. Ray Lott, Dr. Evans Nelson and Mr. Dwight Hanson were lieutenants.  There were 14 boys enrolled.  Outings were enjoyed; a hike near Mt. Hood, Eagle Creek in the Columbia River Gorge, Frog Lake near Mr. Hood, Camp Meriweather and a hike around Tillamook Head.
            Harriet Norr succeeds Miss Lois Sorley as Church Missionary.  Miss Norr worked with other helpers in conducting a successful  Daily Vacation School and had an average attendance of 50 children.  
           A new 1948 Dodge 4 door sedan was presented to Senior Pastor Dr. Linus Johnson.
           A children's hour after Sunday School was just started.  Children ranging from 4-9 year old was included.
           The Cradle Roll department met in the room behind the balcony.  Large plate glass windows were placed in the wall so workers could see the services as well as a sound system so the service could also be heard.
           The mission in St. John's Woods is shepherded by Rev. and Mrs. Glenn Nordquist.
           The Senior Pastor, Dr. Linus Johnson turned in a resignation to the church, but the church asked him to reconsider, which he did.
           Mr. Ernie Johnson was chairman of the Board of Trustees and Mr. Norm Ryberg was secretary.
           The average church attendance was 219.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Sigrid Tjernlund
                                       Mr. Alfred Anderson
                                       Mr. Gunnar Brostrom
                                       Mrs. Emil Ekblad
                                       Mrs. A.E. Bjur
                                       Mr. Gustav Hallgren
                                       Mr. Edwin Erickson
                                       Mrs. Hilma Bloom
                                                                        Names listed in the 1949 Church Address Book

            "Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow.  What is you life?  You are a mist that appears for a little while then vanishes." 
Foot Note: "
Life is short no mater how many years we live.  Don't be deceived in thinking that you have lots of remaining time to live for Christ, to enjoy your loved ones, or to do what you know you should.  Live for God today!  Then no matter when your life ends, you will have fulfilled God's plans for you."
                                                     
James 4:14 NIV 

1949
            Dr. Linus Johnson continued as Pastor of our church.
            February 29 - March 6, God's Invasion Army visited.
            Spring, Miss Henrietta Carlson married Mr. Cliff Gustafson. 
            May 29, The radio ministry was discontinued.
            July 16, The annual church picnic was held at Peninsula Park. 
            August, Mr. Louis Pilbeam, the choir director resigned.  Mr. Harvey Flansberg became choir director.
            Bethel Baptist Church joined the Columbia Baptist Conference.
            New Dining Hall ready for use at Lake Retreat.
            Pastor Linus Johnson went to Sweden for two years.
            Harriet Norr was church missionary and youth director.
            The church acquired a parsonage.
            Sunday Superintendent Merrill Morgan, his wife Jane and family left Temple and resettled at Lakeside Baptist Church in Oakland,  California.
            Oregon Baptist Retirement Home Manager, Mr. and Mrs. David Anderson left for Eugene, Oregon.
            Mr. Carl Ostrom was the church Financial Secretary.
            Bethel Baptist Church in North Portland, joined the Columbia Baptist Conference.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Emma Olson - February 3
                                       Mrs. Hilma Ahlquist ~ Hilma joined Temple fellowship in 1924.
                                       Mrs. Anna Greenborg ~ Anna was born in 1867 and joined Temple fellowship in 1942. 
                                       Mrs. Angela Gutherless ~ Angela was born in 1874 and joined Temple fellowship in 1948.
                                       Mr. Carl Leveen ~ Carl joined Temple fellowship in 1947.
                                       Mr. Olaf Lindholm ~ Olaf was born in 1862 and joined Temple fellowship in 1919.
                                       Rev. Eric Bjur ~ Rev. Bjur joined Temple fellowship in 1940.
                                       Mrs. John A. Sundberg ~ Mrs. Sundberg joined Temple fellowship in 1934.

            "But, the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere."
                                                    
James 3:17 NIV

1950
           
Dr. Linus Johnson continued as Pastor of our church.
            Click Here to see a Oregon Journal, Mr. Fixit article written by Harley Hallgren.

            In Memoriam ~ Miss Bessie Nelson - September 28
                                       Mr. Joel Brask 
                                       Mrs. William (Louisa Grace) Geyer ~ Mrs. Geyer was born in 1886 and joined Temple fellowship in 1949.
                                       Mrs. Sally Parmley
                                       Mrs. Elizabeth Strandberg ~ Mrs. Strandberg was born in 1870 and joined Temple fellowship in 1949.
                                       Mr. Andrew Westland

            "Then Jesus said to His disciples, 'I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man. to enter the kingdom of heaven.  Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."'
                                                                        
Matthew 20:23,24 NIV

1951
            Dr. Linus Johnson continued as Pastor of our church.
            Herbert Lawrentz, Seminary student, serves as Director of Youth Work
           The current Apostles Creed or An Affirmation of our Faith was adopted by the Baptist General Conference.  Click here to read a copy of it.
            August 14, Rev. Gideon Sjolander passed away and was buried on this day.  He was living in Seal Beach, California.
            He was a dear brother, faithful and able minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He was not without trials, but has, "fought a good fight and kept the faith."  A wire was sent to Mrs. Sjolander and the children, whom we remember in prayer.  We extend warm love and sympathy for Nathan, his brother here in our church, who attended the funeral service.   From the bulletin for August 19, 1951. 
            September 30, see the bulletin from the Sunday Service.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Ida Mathilda Johnson - January 22
                                       Mrs. Daisy Brodersen
                                       Mrs. Leonard (Amanda) Lloydgren
                                       Mr. William Mattson ~ William was born in 1884 and joined Temple fellowship in 1917.

                        "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.  But in humility consider others better than yourselves."
                                                                     
Philippians 2:3 NIV

1952
            Dr. Linus Johnson continued as Pastor of our church.
           
Miss Harriet Norr was the Church Missionary.
            Mr. Harvey Flansburg was the Choir Director.
           
October 5, The church bulletin states that 239 attended Sunday school last Sunday.
            October 19, The church bulletin states that volunteers from Temple helped Glisan Street Baptist Church with working on their new chapel last week.  They include, Stanley Wright - La Vern, Harley, Duane, and Bob Bergstrom - Ted Lessard - the Don Davis' - Andrew Johnson - Joseph Westling - Abdon Lundstrom - Elmer Hanson - and Herbert Lawrentz.  Three Seminary students also helped.  Mrs. Onis Watson served lunch on Saturday, and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Johnson provided ice cream and coffee in the afternoon.
            December 14, From the Church Bulletin a story called God's Care.
            December 21, 7:00pm, Christmas Pageant and Program.
            December 23, David Hagg, born in Sweden, on January 20, 1856, went to be with the Lord today at an age of 96 years, 11 months and 3 days.  He lived, farmed, and carried on a dairy business for 62 years in Reedville.  Mr. Hagg was a member of the Temple Baptist Church from the beginning, or since 1884, thought not a charter member, Mr. Hagg had a keen interest in the church and it's work.  
            December 25, Christmas Day.
            December 25, 6:00 am, Christmas Morning Julotta.
            December 27, According to Jacob M. Gordh, the following worked at Glisan St. chapel today and the week previous:  Abdon Lundstrom, Joseph Westling, Martin Wennermark, and a friend of his Herbert Lawrentz, Harry Broeder, Rev. Gordon Carlson, Hokvin Danielson, LaVern Bergstrom, Ninian Westerlund, Mr. Eggeman and Mr. Gordh.  
            Perry Hughes, Seminary student, succeeds Herbert Lawrentz.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Joseph Erickson - January ~ Joseph was born in 1880.
                                       Miss Carolyn Sjolander - April 15 ~ Carolyn was a twin daughter of Ardis and Nathan Sjolander.  He twin sister was named Marilyn.  They were born on April 3, 1934.
                                       Mr. Earl P. Coffin ~ Earl joined the Temple fellowship in 1942.
                                       Miss Amelia Dahlgren - September24 ~ Amelia was born in 1884 and joined the Temple fellowship in 1903.
                                       Mrs. Luella Farman
                                       Mr. David Hagg - December 23 ~ Mr. Hagg was born 1n 1849.
                                       Mrs. Hannah Landstrom ~ Hannah was born in 1867 and joined the Temple fellowship in 1946. 
                                       Rev. John Nordell ~ John was born in 1883 and joined the Temple fellowship in 1939.
                                       Miss Ruth Naomi Olson ~  Ruth joined the Temple fellowship in 1934
                                       Mr. John A. Sundberg ~ John was born in 1869 and joined the Temple fellowship in 1934.
                                        

            "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.  Love your neighbor as yourself."
                                              Mark 12:30,31 NIV

1953
            Dr. Linus Johnson continued as Pastor of our church.
            Harvey Flansburg was the Choir Director.
            Perry Hughes was the Youth Director.
            April 19, The Official Church Board recommended that the church ask Br. and Mrs. (Ruth) Perry Hughes to continue their good work among the young people as Youth Director. 
            May 1, Friday, 6:30 pm, The Annual meeting was held at this date and time. 
            May 3, 3:00 pm, Sunday,  With the help of Temple,  Glisan Street Baptist Church was organized.  The Western Baptist Seminary Quartette and the Warren Dale Quartette sang.  Rev Bror Lundgren, Rev. Gordon Carlson and Dr. Linus Johnson spoke briefly.  The Dedication Message was brought by Dr. Linus Johnson.  Dedication Prayer was spoken by Rev. Anderson.  The gathering was held in the new church building.
            May 10, Mothers Day, The Church Officers for the year: Vice chairman, Stanley Wright; Church Clerk, Mrs. Evelyn Coffin; Assistant Clerk, Mrs. Lenus Peterson; Financial Secretary, Carl Ostrom; Assistant Financial Secretary, Earl Johnson; Church Treasurer, Mrs. Ewald Asplund; Missions Treasurer, Mrs. David Carlson; Historical Secretary,  Harley K. Hallgren; Sunday School Superintendent, Bert Johnson; Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, David Johnson; Deacons: Axel Anderson, Don Davis, Dr. Evans Nelson, David Carlson, Bert Johnson; Deaconesses: Mrs. Emil Peterson, Mrs. LaVern Bergstrom, Mrs, Frank Johnson, Mrs. A.B. Carlson, Mrs, Helmer Bjelland; Trustees: Ewald Asplund, Harley Bergstrom. George Obinger; Reception Committee, Mrs. Emil Johnson, Mrs. Oscar Lundgren, Mrs. A.G.Carlson, Mrs. Emil Peterson, Mrs. Alfred Johnson; Music Committee: Ewald Asplund, Robert Johnson, Mrs. Robert Macknik, Mrs. F.G. Salstrom, Mrs. Herschel Loy, Mrs. Hildur Strandberg. 
            June 15 - 26, Daily Vacation Bible School was held at this time.
            July 5, The Bethel Quartet or Quintet was at Temple with an evening of inspiration and singing.
            July 18, Saturday,  The Sunday School Picnic was held at Peninsula Park.
            August 9, The Church Bulletin for this Sunday reports that it was unanimously voted to purchase the duplex in the rear of the church, on the recommendation of the Trustee Board.  The offer was $8,500.  It was purchased for income from the two rentals and if in the future the need would arise for off-street parking that the church would be ready.
            September 20, The Boy's Crusaders and their leaders were with Captain David Johnson on their semi-annual outing. 
            The Pipe Organ was repaired and partially rebuilt as it refused to function properly.

            "You are richer today than you were yesterday...if you have laughed often, given something, forgiven even more; made a new friend today, or made stepping stones of stumbling blocks; if you have thought more in terms of "thyself" than of "myself," or if you have managed to be cheerful even if you were weary.
            You are richer tonight than you were this morning... if you have taken time to trace the handiwork of God in the commonplace things of life, or if you have learned to count out things that really do not matter; or if you have been a little blinder to the faults of a friend or foe."                          
                                  Copied from the September 6, bulletin

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Carl August Berg - January 6
                                       Mr. O. Seander Rydman - July 12
                                       Mr. John Backlund ~ Mr. Backlund joined the Temple fellowship in 1944.
                                       Mrs. Carl (Ida) Beckman ~ Ida joined Temple fellowship in 1910.
                                       Mrs. Emil J. (Esther) Bergstrom ~ Esther was born in 1888 and joined the Temple fellowship in 1943.
                                       Mr. Emil Bergstrom ~ Emil was born in 1873 and joined the Temple fellowship in 1943.
                                       Mrs. Emma Deveau ~ Emma was born in 1881 and joined Temple fellowship in 1952.
                                       Mr. Robert Larson ~ Robert was born in 1888 and joined Temple fellowship in 1957.
                                       Mr. Hjalmar Leveen ~ Hjalmar was born in 1881 and joined the Temple fellowship in 1906.
                                       Mrs. Otilia Lundgren ~ Otilia was born in 1888 and joined the Temple fellowship in 1943.
                                       Mrs. Pauline Meyers ~ Pauline was born in 1886 and joined the Temple fellowship in 1948. 
                                       Mrs. Mary Blanch Seegar ~ Mrs. Seegar joined the Temple fellowship in 1948.
                                       Mrs. Fred Silversparre ~ She and her husband joined the Temple fellowship in 1926.  He died in 1927.
                                       Mrs. Gustav Erickson
                                       Mrs. Olof Feigum 
                                       Mrs. Charles (Selma) Fosberg
                                       Mrs. Elmer Hanson
                                       Mrs. Augusta Johnson - November 7, She was born in 1860 and joined Temple fellowship in 1941. 
                                                                                                                

            "All things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life of death or the present or the future -- all are yours, and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God."
                                                
1 Corinthians 3:22 NIV

1954
            Dr. Linus Johnson continued as Pastor of our church.
            August 6, The Church voted to buy their first Sunday School Bus
            Temple help start McLoughlin Heights in Vancouver, Washington, now known as New Heights.
            November--Perry Hughes becomes Christian Education Director.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Esther Caroline Gisselberg - February 7 ~ She was born in 1870 in Sweden and joined the Temple fellowship in 1927.
                                       Mrs. Anna S. Ryberg ~ February 14, She was born in Sweden 1873 and joined Temple fellowship in 1909.

            "For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength."
                                               
1 Corinthians 1:25 NIV

1955
            Dr. Linus Johnson continued as Pastor of our church.
            July 12, Read the note given to Harley Hallgren about the old pulpit that was given to the church by Mrs. John Nordell that was made by her father, PM Holst.
            Dr. Linus Johnson visits Sweden.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Ewald Francis Asplund - January 21 ~ Born in Finland December 28, 1893.
                                       Mr. Albert Rodlun
                                       Mrs. Gustave Hallgren
                                       Mrs. Gustav Brunander
                                       Mrs. Anna G. Bravo

            "Love must be sincere.  Hate what is evil; cling to what is good."
                                       
Romans 12:9 NIV

1956
            Dr. Linus Johnson continued as Pastor of our church.
            March 2, Dr. Linus Johnson dies of a heart attack on his way home from church.  In God's mysterious but perfect plan, our beloved pastor, Dr. Linus Johnson, received his final summons and went to be with his Lord this day.  May God bless the memory of this dedicated man of God who labored so faithfully among us.
            July 24,  Mr. Frank Voth ordained.
            December 3, Louie Hallgren died.
            Rev. Ellis E. Eklof, Sr., was asked to take over the duties of Pastor.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Emma Sandstrom - January 20
                                       Dr. Linus Johnson  - March 2 ~ Dr. Johnson was the 17th Senior Pastor at temple.  He served from 1939 to 1956.
                                       Mrs. John (Judith) Nordell ~ She was born in 1886 and became a member of Temple in 1939.
                                       Mrs. Oscar (Catarine) Mihnos - September 9
                                       Mr. Claus Oak - September 13 ~ Mr. Oak was born in 1869 and became a member of Temple in 1923.
                                       Mrs. Otto ( Freda) Kling ~ She was born in 1871 and joined Temple membership in 1903.
                                       Mrs. C.W. Stromgren ~ She was born in 1869 and joined Temple membership in 1939.
                                       Mr. David Neufeld ~ He was born in 1891 and joined Temple membership in 1952.
                                       Mrs. Alfred (Viola Louise) Johnson ~ November 28, while visiting in New York, NY.  She was born in Isanti County, Minnesota, August 25, 1889.  She joined Temple fellowship February 27, 1910.
                                       Mrs. Harley K. (Louie) Tjernlund Hallgren - December 3 ~ She was born in Boston, Mass., January 16, 1895, and became a member of Temple December 1, 1912.  Married to Harley K. Hallgren.

            "Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.  Honor one another above your selves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spirit fervor, serving the Lord.  Be joyful in hope patient in all affliction, faithful in prayer."
                                    
Romans 12:10-12 NIV
            
1957
            Rev. Ellis E. Eklof Sr. continued as Pastor of our church.
            Gordon Johnson served as Youth Director.
            June 26-30, Temple Baptist Church was host the second time to the 86th Annual meeting of the Baptist General Conference.  The picture below is of the attendees to the conference taken on the front steps of the church.

This picture was copied from the July 12, 1957 issue of the "Standard".

            June 29,-- There was a Men's Brotherhood (of the Baptist General Conference) Banquet at the Multnomah Hotel in the Rose Bowl at 1pm.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Frank Edward Jarl - April 24 ~ Born 1871 in Grantsburg, Wisconsin.
                                       Mrs. Edith Fosberg - June 7
                                       Mr. John Dahm - October 11~ Born in Sweden in 1888.  Joined Temple fellowship in 1924.  Requested a letter of Transfer in 1929.
                                       Mrs. Edith Marketts
                                       Mr. Joseph Westling
                                       Mrs. Joel Brask
                                       Mr. Wilham Tienden
                                       Mrs. Jane Bruner

             "Share with God's people who are in need.  Practice hospitality."
                                       
Romans 12:13 NIV

1958
            Rev. Ellis E. Eklof Sr. continued as Pastor of our church.
            April 6, Easter Sunday - See the Bulletin for the Easter Program, Easter Service and schedule for the rest of the week.
           April 6, With the help of Temple,  Calvary Baptist Church near West Linn was organized.
            Mrs. Dale (June) Peretti was appointed church organist.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Edward (Minnie) Anderson - September 13 ~ Minnie was born in 1871 and joined Temple Fellowship in 1907.
                                       Mrs. Ann (Anna) Eleanor Johnson - September 30 ~ Anna was born 1889 in Sweden and died while on a visit there.  She joined Temple in 1945. 
                                       Mrs. Tillie Eklin - December 28
                                       Mrs. James Heffler
                                       Mr. Charles Fosberg
                                       Mrs. Carl Johnson

            "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
                                            
Romans 8:38,39 NIV

1959
            Rev. Ellis E. Eklof Sr. continued as Pastor of our church.
            January 18-25, Temple celebrated the 75th anniversary of the church since founded in 1884.  See the Anniversary Program.
            July, dedication of Johnson Lodge at Lake Retreat.
            July 6-10, Vacation Bible School was held at Temple.  The theme was "Pioneering with Christ."
            July 11, Saturday ~ Temple Baptist Sunday School (all Church) Picnic was held at Columbia Park.  Potluck Picnic was held at 6:00pm. 
            November, See photo of Temple Choir.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Esther (Peterson) Jacobson - March 28
                                       Mrs. Axel (Fredricka Wilhelmina) Anderson - June 18
                                       Mrs. Gustav Mattson - July 4
                                       Mr. Gustav Mattson - November 20
                                       Mr. Ernest Duren - December 3 ~ Mr. Duren joined Temple fellowship on June 5, 1924.
                                       Mrs. Emma Kristine Hanson - December 3 ~ Emma was born 1866 in Sweden and joined the Temple Fellowship on April 24, 1910.  She reached the age of 93.  In 1951, she elected to be removed from the membership rolls.
                                       Mrs. Nick Jacobson

               "He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification."
                                             
Romans 4:25 NIV

1960
            Rev. Ellis E. Eklof Sr. continued as Pastor of our church.
            January 7, Mrs. Amanda Gustafson called home to be with the Lord.  She was the daughter of two of our charter members, John and Augusta Palmblad.  
            February 19,  Men's Brotherhood banquet was held at Temple.
            April 17, Easter Sunday  
            May 8, Mother's Day
            June 19, Father's Day
            Rev. David G. Danielson assumed the Pastorate of our church.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Amanda Palmblad Gustafson - January 7
                                       Miss Eva Swanson - March 25
                                       Mr. Emil George Peterson - July 6 ~ Emil was born in Sweden in 1882 and joined Temple fellowship in 1907 after resettling in the USA.
                                       Mrs. Lee (Anna Marie Wickman) Johnson - July 11
                                       Mrs. Joseph (Gurli Maria) Westling - July 27 ~ She was born on February 18, 1882.
                                       Mr. Robert Johnson - August 14
                                       Mr. Elmer H. Hanson - September 6 ~ Elmer was born in 1886 and joined Temple fellowship in 1918.
                                       Miss Josephine Neil - October 10
                                       Mr. Albin G. Rydman - October 29 ~ Mr. Rydman was born in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, September 18, 1876.
                                       Mrs. Hildure Ledine - November 15
                                                                        

            "This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.  There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Jesus Christ."
                                            
Romans 3:22-24 NIV

1961
            Rev. David G. Danielson continued as Pastor of our church.
            March 31, 7:30 pm ~ A Good Friday Service was held at Temple.
            April 2,  Easter Sunday ~ The Temple Choir presented their annual Easter Cantata at 7:00 pm.
            April, 16, 6:30 pm ~ The Annual Father and Son Banquet was held at church.  This was an interesting evening for men.  They enjoyed the good food, the instrumental music, the special film and interesting speaker Osika Esgitemi from Kenya, East Africa.
            April 23, Sunday ~ Missionary, Louis Palau spoke at the adult session at 5:30 pm.
            May 5, The church Annual Meeting was held at 6:30 pm.
            May 7, The Calvary Baptist Church in West Linn, dedicated their new building.  Pastor Danielson had a part in the service.
            May 12, Friday evening ~ 6:30 was an area young people's banquet honoring Junior Hi and High School graduates at Temple.
            May 13, 12:00 noon ~ The annual mother-daughter luncheon was held at the Hillvilla Restaurant. 
            June, Dale Peretti graduated from Western Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary with the degree of Master of Theology.
            June 12-16 ~ Daily Vacation Bible School was held at church.
            August 6, After the evening worship service, Temple hosted other conference churches in this area for an "All-Church Singspiration".  A team from God's Invasion Army helped make this service a success.
            August 12, A men's outing was held at Welches, on the Mt. Hood Loop Highway.
            August 27,  The house next to the church was torn down to make room for the new Youth Center.
            September 1-4, A Labor Day Rally at Lake Retreat for all high school grads, college young people and young married couples.  Highlights include: Campfires, sports, banquet, etc.  Special speakers:  Dr. Rosendale, Medical Doctor and Counselor;  Chaplain Anderson, recently returned from Germany;  Dr. Kenneth Miles, and Rev. Lindblom.
            September 8, Homecoming Banquet.  Plans were laid out for the new Youth Center, which will soon be starting to build.
            September 15, Women's House Party at Lake Retreat.  Bible classes with; Mrs. Mary Miles Missionary speaker, Mrs. Nancy Chalmers; special music; our mission fields in colored pictures by Dr. Bror Lundgren.
            September 24, A Ground Breaking Ceremony was held at noon for the new Youth Center and Stair well on the church building (Temple).
            October 8, Dedication of new church at Mc Loughlin Heights Baptist in Vancouver.
            November 27, Funeral for Birger Arnbom, long-time member and former Sunday School Superintendent, at St. Johns Funeral Home.
            December 17, A giant Christmas card is in the foyer, for those who wish to greet your Temple friends without sending cards.
            December 17, 7 pm ~ A Christmas Cantata by John W.  Peterson was held.  The organist, Ann Vanderhoff; Narrator, Beverly Loy; Soprano soloist, Lois Anderson; Tenor soloist; Alto soloist, Deloris Danielson; Baritone soloist, Ken Anderson.
            December 18-22, 3;45-4:00 PM ~ Christmas Radio Broadcasts on Station KPDQ, 800 on the dial (93.7 on FM). 
            December 24, Sunday, 11:00 pm ~ Christmas Eve Service was held.
            December 31, Sunday, 10:30 pm ~ 1961 "Year in Review" Slide Show.
                                                 11:00 pm ~ Refreshments and Fellowship
                                                 11:30 pm ~ The Annual Watch-night Service
            Mr. Robert Wagner was Youth Pastor.
            Mr. Ralph Coie was director of the Temple Choir.
            The Office/Gym Addition was built.  Architect was Lawrence Supove.
            A sincere thank you to Lavern Bergstrom, Martin Wennermark and Victor Carlson who donated three Saturdays of work to stucco the front and side of the McLoughlin Heights Baptist Church.  During the winter Winn Goddard together with Darryl Davis, Tom Steele and Ken Anderson helped to put the roof on the new church.
            Mr. Ernie Johnson built the new pulpit for the Mc Loughlin Heights Baptist Church.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Joseph (Emma) Erickson - January 22
                                       Mrs. James (Ellen S) Johnson - February 21;  She came by letter to Temple August 11, 1909.  She was born in Sundvall, Sweden June 4, 1879.  Baptized in Sweden August 29, 1895.
                                       Mrs. Betty Cedarquist - April 5
                                       Mrs. Emma Bremer - April 9;  She was a member of Temple for over 66 years.  She joined the church on March 10, 1895.
                                       Mrs. Hannah Olson - April 16;  She joined Temple in 1929.  Hannah was 89 years of age.
                                       Mrs. Alfred (Mary) Anderson - April 30
                                       Mr. Carl Nelson - May
                                       Mrs. Amelia Lindquist - June 20
                                       Mr. Gustav Brunander - July 21 ~  Owned the Brunander Fireplace Damper Company in NE Portland, father to Margaret Steele, married to Ida.  Invented the Fire Place Damper and received a patent on it June 25, 1940.   
                                       Mr. Francis Raymond - September 1
                                       Mr. Birger Arnbom - November 23 ~  Mr. Arnbom was born on October 21, 1901.  He was a teacher at Benson High School.
                                       Mr. Thomas Buie - December 6

            "Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God; trust also in Me.  In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I am.  You know the way to the place where I am going.  "Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we don't know where You are going, so how can we know the way?"  Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me."
                                       John 14:1-6 NIV

1962
            Rev. David G. Danielson continued as Pastor of our church.
            April 22, Sunday, 7:00 pm ~ The Temple Choir presented the cantata, "Olivet to Calvary" by J.H. Maunder.  The organist was Anna Vanderhoff. 
            April 29, 7:00 ~ The Vancouver Bible Institute Choir presented a sacred concert at Temple.
            May 12, Annual Mother-Daughter Luncheon at Obies Restaurant at 122nd and Division.  Obies was one of the first buffets in Oregon.  Mrs. Ted Bradley spoke.
            May, Don Strandberg and daughter Karla,  narrowly escaped death in a small plane crash last week.  The pilot, died and Mr. Kenneth Lovegren was seriously injured.  "How we thank God that not all in the plane lost their lives."
            June 2, Saturday ~ Workday at Lake Retreat.
            June 7, Jim Spickelmier became out youth worker for the summer. he also lead Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer Meetings.  He came to us from Bethel College and Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.  His home is in Denver, Colorado.
            June 10, Dr. Fitz Salstrom became the Historical Secretary  
            June 18 -22, Daily Vacation Bible School.
            June 24, Sunday ~ Rev Walfred Johnson brought the morning message.
            June 29, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Gordh (Edith) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
            July 29, Dr. Dennis Carlson brought the morning message.
            August 5, The morning message was presented by Chaplain C.J. Tarvestad, titled, "Death - Gain or Loss."
            August 12, Dr. Robert Mounce of Bethel College brought the morning message.
            September 9, This is the last Sunday Jim Spickelmier was with us.  He went back to Bethel.  Will possibly return next Summer.
            September 23, The Arnbom Hobby Shop was in the planning stage for the Christian Service Brigade.  It is now known as the "Craft Room".  It is located in the basement of Temple across the hall from the boiler room.
            October 6, GMG (Girls Missionary Guild) Area Rally took place at McLoughlin Heights Church in Vancouver.
            October 14, Rev. Gordon Carlson spoke at the morning and evening services.  He was noted for his humor, sincerity and recently returned from Ethiopia.
            November 25, Sunday ~ Dr. Roy L. Laurin brought the message during the morning service.  
            November 30, the youth center or Christian Education Wing on south side of Temple was dedicated (includes classrooms, gymnasium, custodian's apartment).
            December 2, Sunday ~ Rev. Clifford Gustafson brought the message at the morning service.
            December 23, 7:00 pm ~ Christmas Choir Concert.  The Temple choir, directed by Mr. Ralph Coie; Youth Choir directed by Mrs. Dave (Deloris) Danielson; and Junior Choir directed by Mrs. Evans (Marilyn) Nelson participated.  The organist was Mrs. Dale (June) Peretti.
            December 24, Monday, 11:00 pm ~ Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.
            December 31, Monday, 10:00 to 10:45 pm, '62 in Review (Colored Pictures)
                                                  10:45 to 11:30 pm Fellowship Hour and Refreshments
                                                  11:30 to 12:00 Watch Night Prayer Service
            Click Here to see pictures of ground breaking ceremony.
            Miss Marjorie Olson was church office secretary and Missionary Visitor.
            John and Lea Campbell served as church custodians for 3 months during the summer.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Frank Ninian Westerlund - May 5 ~ Born in Bethel, Minnesota on July 18, 1895, worked for the Union Pacific Railroad, husband to Flavia and the father of Marvin and Maydora Johnson.  Joined Temple fellowship in 1924.
                                       Mrs. Harry (Cora) Campbell - December 15

            "According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether in be by life, or by death.  For me to live is Christ and to die is gain."
                           
Philippians 1:20-21 KJV ~  "This was Dale Peretti's  favorite Bible verse."  (Dale was born February 12, 1931 ~ died July 1, 2013)

1963
            Rev. David G. Danielson continued as Pastor of our church.
            January 13, Mr. Gustav Almquist passed away suddenly this Sunday evening.
            January 18, 2:00 pm ~ A funeral for Gust Almquist was held at Temple.
            January 20, Sunday ~ Missionary, Rev. Glen Swanson,  presented the message during the morning service.
                                               Evening Service, Missionary, Ford Wilson, spoke and showed pictures.  Ford and his wife Beth are serving in Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico.
            February 9,  The Temple Builders Sunday school class presented a family outing at Snow Bunny Lodge in Mt. Hood National Forest.
            February 15, The Merriweds, Temple Builders and Gospel Crusaders sponsored a Valentines Banquet at the Timber Topper Restaurant.
            February 17, A total of 318 was reached in Sunday School attendance.
            February 17, Rev. Walfred Johnson brought the morning message.
            March, "Lift" program of General Conference was instituted and stimulated missionary and general giving.
            March 10, Sunday ~ The message for the Sunday service was presented by Rev. Wesley Lindblom, Columbia Conference Executive Secretary.
            March 22, The Lower Columbia Conference Woman's Spring Banquet was held at Temple.
            March 24, Sunday - Evening Service ~ The Portland Christian High School Choir presented a sacred concert in the church sanctuary.
            March 29, Friday 6:30 pm ~ An All Church Banquet was held at Temple.  Rev. Robert Featherstone spoke.  He is Director of Stewardship to the Baptist General Conference.
            March 31, Rev. Robert Featherstone presented the morning message.
            April 7, Palm Sunday.
            April 12, Good Friday ~ This service at Temple was a culmination of area conference churches and pastors including Pastor Credo Erickson  "Leader" from McLoughlin Heights Baptist Church, Pastor Leonard Hillstrom of Calvary Baptist Church of Cedar Oak Park, Pastor Ezra Gerig of Bethel Baptist Church, Pastor David Danielson of Temple, Pastor Walfred Johnson of The Oregon Baptist Retirement Home, Pastor Robert Karn of Glisan Street Baptist Church.  
            April 14, Easter Sunday Evening, 7:00 ~ Temple Choir presented an Easter Concert, "Olivet to Calvary" by J.H. Mounder.
            April 28, Daylight Savings time started this morning at 2:00 am.
            May, Mr. Harley Hallgren was chairman of the Deacon Board with Mr. Mandy Strandberg Vice-Chairman, Mr. Bert Johnson, Secretary and Mr. Ray Green, Treasurer.
            May 3, Friday ~ Church Annual Meeting and dinner.
            May 11, 12:30 pm ~ Mother and Daughter Luncheon at the Anchorage Restaurant.
            May 12, Mother's Day.
            May 15-18, The Columbia Baptist Conference convened in Portland for the annual meeting.
            May 19, Sunday ~ Rev. Gordon Anderson presented the message during the morning service.
            June 2, Jim Spickelmier, a Bethel student serves as Youth Pastor.  At the end of the summer season he left for New York for training with the Peace Corp.  Jim graduated this year from Bethel College and Seminary.
            June 16, Father's Day.
            June 30, Rev. Ned Holmgren brought the morning message and former pastor Ellis Eklof Sr. preached at the Sunday evening service.
            July, Miss Georgianne Obinger was severely injured in a swimming accident.  She was 16 years old at the time of the accident.
            July 14, Mrs. Carl V. Anderson (Lydia Nystrom passed away.  She was a member for 67 years (January 25, 1896.)
            July 15-19, Daily Vacation Bible School was held for children for children from ages 4 to 13.  Average attendance was 80.
            July 28, Sunday,  ~ Rev. Walfred Johnson presented the message at the morning service. 
            August 2, Mr. Axel Anderson was voted to be honorary deacon.
            August 6, Robert Wagner ordained.
                                ~ Lake Retreat Camp Schedule ~ (Pastor Dave Danielson was the camp dean
                         12th grade through age 30 (single) ~ August 16-18 
                        4th and 5th grade boys ~ August 19-24
                        4th and 5th grade girls ~ August 24-29
                        Young Family Camp ~ August 29th-September 2
                        Brotherhood Annual Retreat ~ September 6-8
                        Woman's Annual House Party ~ September 13-15
            August 19, Monday ~ The Deacons met for their annual picnic at Evans and Marilyn Nelson's cabin on Blue Lake.
            August 24, Saturday, 4:00 pm ~ Temple Bible Sunday school class picnic was held at the home of Ernest Johnson in Beaverton.
            August 24, Saturday, 7:30 pm ~ Merriweds Sunday school class had a croquet party at the home of the Bernie Wennermarks
           
August 26, Jim Spickelmier left Portland to begin Peace Corps Training at Syracuse University, in New York.  From there he traveled to Tanganyika, Africa where he taught children of Junior High age for two years.  He then returned to Bethel Seminary and pursued his ministerial training.
            September 15, Harold "Bud" Malmsten came to Temple after graduation from Bethel Seminary and was designated Minister of Music and Director of Young People.  It was decided that his official title be "Assistant to the Pastor."
            September 27, Temple celebrated it's Homecoming Banquet.  The banquet was held in the lower auditorium. The tables were arranged so that each Deacon was surrounded by those on his watch care list.
            October 20. Sunday ~ Dr. Earl Radmacher presented the morning message.  Dr. Radmacher was Professor of New Testament at Western Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary.
            October 29, Mr. Abdon Lundstrom passed away.  He is survived by his devoted wife, Mrs. Ruth Lundstrom.
            November 11, Veterans Day.
            November 28, Thanksgiving Day, 7:30 pm ~ The Annual Thanksgiving Service was held at Temple.  All three choirs took part in the service.
            December 5,  Daniel Christiansen was admitted to the National Honor Society.
            December 18-24,  Christmas broadcasts were presented on radio station KPDQ at 1:45 pm on each day.
            December 19, The Merriweds Sunday school class were in charge of decorating the church for Christmas.
            December 22, Sunday School Christmas Program, followed by the morning service.
            December 22, 7:00 pm ~ The three Temple choirs presented a lovely Christmas concert, "A Festival of Christmas",  directed by Mr. Harold Malmsten.
            December 24, Wednesday ~ Christmas Eve service was held  at 11:00 pm.
                                      The New Year's Watch-Service
            December 29, Sunday ~ Dr. Earl Redmacher, our pulpit guest for both the morning service and the Temple Hour (7:00pm) is Professor of New Testament at Western Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary.
            December 31, 10:00 -10:45 pm ~ "Color Glimpses of Temple - 1963"
                                   10:45-11:15 pm ~ Social Hour
                                   11:15-12:00 am ~ Communion Service
                                    
            The lawns, shrubs and flowers around the church building were maintained by Bill Nestlen, Henning Johnson, Ephraim Strandberg and Mark Hagey.
            Mr. and Mrs. Henning Johnson were custodians of the church.

           In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Anna Arnbom - January 10 ~ Born in Sweden in 1872.  She was 91 years of age.  She joined Temple fellowship in 1916. 
                                      Mr. Gustav Almquist - January 13 ~ He would have been 64 years of age on his next birthday.
                                      Mrs. Anna E. Larson - January 31
                                      Mr. Eric Erickson - April 2 ~ He was 86 years of age and a member of Temple for 59 years, February 4, 1904.
                                      Mrs. Carl V. (Lydia Nystrom) Anderson - July 14 ~ She had been a member since January 25, 1896
                                      Mr. Abdon Lundstrom - October 29 ~ He had been a member since 1920.  He was married to Ruth Lundstrom.

            The following verse is from the Apostle Paul speaking of Herod, Pilate, Gentile people, and people of Israel when they conspired against Jesus: 
 
            "Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness."
                                        Acts 4:29 NIV


 1964
            Pastor Dave Danielson was Senior Pastor with Bud Malmsten assistant to the pastor.
            Temple Baptist Church is 80 years old.  Click here to view part of the souvenir program.
            January 10, Temple held its 80th anniversary dinner and was attended by some 350 guests.  Dr. Virgil Olson of Bethel College and Seminary was the special speaker of the dinner.  The title of his message was, "Who Are We?"  Dr. Olson is Historian for the Baptist General Conference and a cousin to Pastor Dave Danielson.  Mrs. Velma Rydman and Mrs. Minnie Rydman were especially honored having been members since 1903.  The theme of the anniversary was, "To God Be The glory, Great Things He Hath Done!"
            January 11, Mr. Bryan Walker, father of Mrs. Evans Nelson, passed away suddenly.
            January 12, Sunday ~ Rev. Wesley Lindblom and Rev. Gordon Carlson brought appropriate 80th anniversary messages.
            January 19-26, Missionary Conference was held with Rev. Carl Lachler from Brazil, Rev. Marvin Lindstedt from the Philippines, Rev. S. Lindberg and Rev. Dale Bjork from Japan.
            January 22, Mrs. George Nelson (Esther Salstrom) passed away after a long illness.
            April 24, Fathers and Sons banquet was held.  Mr. Phil McAlmond, a local Christian businessman, brought the message of the evening.
            March 22, Sunday ~ There was a pulpit exchange service.  In the evening, Pastor Danielson exchanged pulpits with Rev. Wendell Wallace, pastor of the local Church of God congregation.
            March 29, Easter Sunday
            April 12-19,  A week of special meetings  "Crusade for Christ" was held at Temple.
            May 1, Friday ~ Church Annual Business Meeting.
            May 3, Election Results for offices of the church:
                            Mr. Stan Wright was Vice Chairman.
                            Dr. Evans Nelson was Assistant Vice Chairman
                            Mrs. F. G. Salstrom was recording secretary.
                            Mrs. Ceilous Williams was Assistant Recording Secretary.
                            Mrs. Norman Ryberg was Membership Secretary.
                            Evelyn Smith was Financial Secretary.
                            Mr. William Nestlen was Assistant Financial Secretary.
                            Mr. John Campbell was Treasure of Current Fund.
                            Miss Marjorie Rydman was Treasurer of Mission Fund.
                            Mr. Harley Hallgren was Historical Secretary.
                            Mr. David Carlson was Sunday School Superintendent.
                            Mr. Bert Johnson was Assistant Sunday School Superintendent.
            May 9, Saturday ~ The annual Mother and Daughter Banquet was held.
            May 10, Mother's Day
            May 10, 7:00 pm ~ Temple Hour - The Maclaren School Chorus sand and "Youth Adventures" presented its program.  A baptismal service was also held.  All instruments were invited to play along with the congregational singing.
            May 14, Thursday ~ 7:15 pm, Temple was in charge of the service at the Union Gospel Mission.
            May 14-16, Pastor Danielson was elected Moderator for the 75th Anniversary meeting of the Columbia Baptist Conference which was held at the Central Baptist Church of Seattle.
            May 17, Pulpit Exchange Sunday in the Columbia Conference.  Rev. John Rodine brought the morning message.
            May 24, Sunday 7:00pm ~ The Temple Hour - Tonight we honored our young people who graduated from High School or College this Spring.  High School grads were:  Ric Bailey, Linda Bergstrom, Diane Gaebel, Paul Hagey, Len Johnson, and Doug Maynard.  Reg Bradley completed his work at Portland State College.  Mr. Kirby Brumfield, Portland radio and T.V. personality brought a challenging message.
            May 25, 6:30pm, Monday ~ Softball practice at Holliday Field.  Holliday Field used to be located across from Temple on 7th avenue.  It has since been turned into a parking structure for the Lloyd Center.  It was a play ground for Holliday Grade School which took up the lots between 8th and 9th Avenues.
            May 27th, 4:00 pm, Wednesday ~ The G.M.G. (Girl's Missionary Guild) met at church for a tour of the Grandma's Cookie Company, followed by supper and fun time back at church until 8:30pm. 
            May 31, The Billy Graham Television Crusade began tonight in Portland on KPTV (Channel 12) at 8:30, and Tuesday at 7:00pm.  The programs were Video-taped in San Diego, California.
            May 31, Sunday ~ Memorial Day
            June 6-7 Merriweds Beach Trip to Surftides in Lincoln City.
            June 7, 7:00 pm, Sunday ~ The Temple Choir presented in the sanctuary, an "Evening of Sacred Song."
            June 21, Friday 7:45 ~ Youth For Christ was held at Benson High School in the auditorium.
            July 11th, The Annual Sunday School Picnic was held at Blue lake Park.
            July 19th, The Temple Builders Class had a potluck lunch at the Evans Nelson's cabin at Blue Lake.
            July 21, The Gospel Crusader class had their class picnic at The Ray Lott's on the Lewis River.  Approximately eighty people attended.
            August 1, Saturday ~ Men's Brotherhood Steak Fry was held at the Nelson's cabin at Blue Lake.
            August 8, 6:00 am, Saturday ~ The Young People met at church to go to the beach (Lockout Point).  They invited the young people from the other Lower Columbia Churches.  The spent the day at the beach and returned late in the afternoon.
            August 2, The front cover of the bulletin was changed from different scenes, and themes to a artist drawn image of the church, the new office/ custodial apartment, and Sunday school wing picture showed in a landscape view.
            August 2, 7:00 pm ~ Mr. Ragnar Walthinsen played the Baritone horn at the Evening Service (Temple Hour). 
            August 17-21, Daily Vacation Bible School was held.  Mr. David Carlson and Pastor Bud was in charge.
            October 15, 7:00 pm ~ The Merriweds Sunday School Class had a progressive dinner.
            October 23-25 ~ Temple hosted the Youth for Christ Rally.
            November 11, The boys Stockade went on an all day outing under the leadership of Jack DeHart.
            November 15, Sunday ~ Dr. Melville Chatfield of Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, brought the morning message.
                                                   The Temple Hour, 7:00 pm - Rev. Marvin from the Portland Seaman's Center was with us to share the ministry of the center.
            November 20, Friday ~ The Boys Brigade had a swim at Beaverton pool.
            November 21, Saturday ~ The annual Deerburger Barbecue.  A wildlife film was shown.  Speaker was Sam Linden, a Bremerton, Washington contractor, who was leaving December 1st of a year in our Ethiopian mission field, building a chapel and a dormitory.
            November 24, Funeral service was held at the Pearson Mortuary, at 11:00 am.  Interment was at the Highland Cemetery in La Center, Washington.
            November 25, Wednesday ~ The annual Thanksgiving Service in the sanctuary.
            December 17, Thursday ~ The Gospel Crusader Class decorated the church for the Christmas season.
            December 20, Sunday ~ Combined Christmas Program and Morning worship.
            December 20, Sunday Evening Service 7:00pm ~ "A Christmas Cantata by John Wilson: Director - Mr. Harold (Bud) Malmsten, Organist - Mrs. Dale (June) Peretti, Soloists: Soprano - Mrs. Ken (Lois) Anderson, Miss Tudi Soelberg; Alto - Mrs. Evans (Marilyn) Nelson, Miss Janis Johnson; Tenor - Mr. Chalmert Larson; Bass - Mr. Doug Kraxberger, Mr. Greg Anderson.
            December 21- 25 ~ Our annual Christmas broadcasts we carried over Radio Station KPDQ FM, at 1:45 pm.  Along with music and words from the Danielson's, the programs featured testimonies from several Templites of "What Christmas Means to Me."  Monday - Miss Ann Johnson; Tuesday - Mr. Chalmert Larson; Wednesday - Dr. F. G. Salstrom; Thursday - Mr. Dan Christiansen; Friday - Mr. Stanley Wright.
            December 24, 11:00pm, Thursday ~ Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
            December 25, Friday ~ Christmas Day - 6:30-7:00 am - Christmas Morning broadcast over Radio Station KWJJ.
            December 26, Saturday ~ The young people's class had a Smorgasbord.  Special guest was Dave Harmon of Corvallis.
            Mr. Steve Johnson was elected to the National Honor Society at Jefferson High School.
            During this time 1734 people have been added to out fellowship.  This is an average of 21 people per year.
            The number this year was 30, or 9 above average.

            See 1964 photo of Church Lay Leaders.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. George (Esther Salstrom) Nelson - January 22 ~ She first joined the Temple, January 25, 1896. (A member for 67 years)
                                       Mrs. Anna N. Ostler - May 7
                                       Mrs. Margaret Fauth - June 15
                                       Mrs. Anna Lindblom - October 1
                                       Mrs. John Elizabeth Bessie Anderson - November 19 ~ Mrs. Anderson joined Temple on March 25, 1905, having a continuous membership for over 60 years.

                "Jesus was in his very nature God.  But He did not think that being equal with God was something He should hold on to.  Instead, He made himself nothing.  He took on the very nature of a servant.  He was made in human form.  He came down to the lowest level.  He obeyed God completely, even though it led to His death.  In fact, He died on a cross.  When the name of Jesus is spoken, everyone's knee will bow to worship Him.  Everyone's mouth will say that Jesus Christ is Lord.  And God the Father will receive the glory."
                                               
Philippians 2:6-11

1965
            Rev. David G. Danielson continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
                Assistant Pastor:  Harold W. (Bud) Malmsten
                Vice Chairman:  Mr. Stanley Wright
                Deacon Chairman:  Mr. Harley Hallgren
                Custodians:   Mr. and Mrs. Henning Johnson
                Organist:  Mrs. Dale (June) Peretti
                Assistant Organist:  Mrs. Bert (Maydora) Johnson
            January 17, Sunday - The morning sermon was presented by Rev. K. William Hagstrom - Conference Missionary to Assam, India.
            January, 23-28 The Annual Missions Conference was held with Rev. Francis Sorley of Japan, Miss Arlene Coleman from Ethiopia, Rev. Gil Anderson from Ethiopia, Miss Margorie Malm of Ethiopia, Rev. Don Goldsmith from Brazil, Rev. Gerald Osbron of the Philippines, Miss Grace Swanson of Assam, and Miss Betty Person of Assam.
            March 13, 7:00 pm - The Merriweds Sunday School Class had a roller skating party at the Imperial Rink.
            March 11, Temple's Boy's Brigade Basketball Team won the Portland area championship by defeating Central Bible by the score of 25-11.  The team, coached by Jack Campbell finished the season with a won-lost record of 7-0.
            March 14, Sunday - Rev. Joe Weatherly of  Gospel Films, Inc. presented the message at the morning service.
            April 30, 7:30 pm, Friday ~ The Bethel College Choir sang at Temple.    
            May 1-2, The Merriwed Sunday school class had their 5th annual retreat overnight beach trip.  Featured speaker was Rev. Roy Nelson - Missionary to the Philippines.  It was held at the Homes Motel in Rockaway, Oregon.
            May 9, -  Mother's Day.  There was a Dedication of Babies during the Morning Worship Service. Mr. John Campbell was honored for his labors as Current Fund Treasurer for six years.
            May 14, The Lower Columbia C.Y.F. Spring Banquet was held in Cherry Grove, Oregon
            May 16, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Johnson celebrated 50 years of marriage.
            May 30,  Memorial Day Weekend, 52 of our members formed work teams and helped make needed repairs to the buildings at Lake Retreat Campground.
            June 13, Rev Clifford Gustavson brought the morning message.
            June 26, Annual Sunday School Picnic.
            July 4, Sunday - Independence Day.
            July 8, Thursday, 6:45am - Men's Prayer and Breakfast.
            July 11, Sunday - The message in the morning and evening service was presented by Rev. Dwight L. Kinman.
            July 18, Sunday - The message in the morning and evening services was presented by Rev. Henry Smuland.
            July 23, 7:00 pm - Temple's Softball Team played Central Bible Church at Montavilla Park.
            July 25, Sunday - Dr. Wilmar Brown gave the message at the Morning Service entitled "Evangelicals Face Their Greatest Challenge."  He also performed a vocal solo.  He was the Northwest Regional Field Representative of the National Association of Evangelicals.
            July 25, Following the morning service, The Gospel Crusaders Class picnic was held at the Lott's Farm.
            July 27, 7:00 pm - Temple's Softball Team played Mt. Olivet.
            July 29, Thursday, 6:45 am - Men's Prayer was held followed by a breakfast.
            July 30, Friday, 7:00 pm - The Brotherhood presented an All Church Yacht Cruise on the Willamette.  Pastor Danielson played his accordion and other musical numbers.  The speaker was John Sundquist.  The boat left from the River Queen Restaurant, 1300 NW Front Street.
            August 15, Sunday - Rev. C.W. Slemming presented the message at the morning service.
            August 15, Following the evening service the Young People were invited to the cabin on Dr. and Mrs, Evans Nelson at Blue Lake for a fireside, Phun, Phood and Phellowship; all welcome!
            August 15-20, Daily Vacation Bible School was held at the church.  Dr. C.W. Slemming of England spoke.
            August 21, Saturday, 1:00 pm - All of the workers in the Sunday School, Brigade and G.M.G. were invited to the Ray Lott Farm for a special retreat.  Husbands and wives were invited.   Seafood and Salad Smorgasbord was provided and this followed by a talk on S.S. by Rev. Norton of Seattle.  The afternoon was climaxed by a cook-out at 4:45 pm.
            August 27 - 29,  The Temple Builders Class spent the weekend at the beach at Cape Lookout.  Mr. Jim Pietsch, missionary home from Aruba was the devotional speaker.  The class members shared testimonies in the Temple Hour Sunday evening.
            August 28, Hi-Teens Camp begins at Lake Retreat.  Pastor Danielson was the Camp Pastor.
            September 3-6 - Young Family Camp at Lake Retreat.
            September 6, Labor Day, 10:00 am to 2 pm - A rally was held at Lake Retreat.  !,000 people were expected for this historic event in our Columbia Conference.  See the new property, alttend the huge service , enjoy the free noon Beef Barbecue.
            September 10-12, Annual Brotherhood Retreat at Lake Retreat.
            September  17-19,  Annual Women's House Party at Lake Retreat.
            September 20, a group of ten members of God's invasion Army arrived to begin a two week visitation program with our church members.
            October 17, Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Larson celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.
            October 24, Sunday - Rev. L. C. Hersgard of Warren, Oregon brought the message during the morning service.  He also spoke at the 7:00 evening service.
            October 31, Sunday - Following the service this morning, the entire congregation was invited to an old fashioned Potluck Dinner at church.
            November 20, Brotherhood Deer burger Feed.  Missionary Gil Anderson from Ethiopia was the featured speaker also a Sport Movie was shown.. Venison came from all the lucky Temple Hunters.  John Campbell was the Head Chef.
            November 25, Thanksgiving Day - "A thankful heart doubles our blessings, causing us to enjoy them twice -- When we receive them, and when we remember them."  From the Nov. 21 church bulletin.
            November 28, Sunday - The message was presented this morning by Dr. Albert G. Johnson, President Emeritus of Western Baptist Seminary.  Dr. Johnson recently returned from a six month world tour.
            November 28, Sunday, Evening Service, 7:00 pm - Mr. Roy S. LeTourneau, industrialist and local Christian layman, brought the message.  He also sang with Mrs. LeTourneau proving the accompaniment from the piano.
            December 2, Thursday - Today marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Oregon Baptist Retirement Home.
            December 5, Sunday - The Trustee board of Temple presented the final payment on the mortgage of Oregon Baptist Retirement Home at 2545 NE Flanders Street permitting an event that is unique for the time.  The Retirement Home was dedicated on December 2, 1945.
            December 5, 3:00 pm - The Oregon Baptist Retirement Home Twentieth Anniversary Celebration.  The mortgage on the Home was burned.  Following the ceremonies an old fashioned Scandinavian Smorgasbord was served.
            December 9, 6;45 am - Men's Prayer and Breakfast was held at Temple.  
            December 25, 6:30 - 7:00 am - The Christmas Morning radio broadcast over radio station KWJJ.
            December 26, 7:00 pm - Annual Christmas Concert.  This year's concert featured the Temple Choir, the Temple Heirs, and the Junior Choir.  The Junior Choir was directed my Mrs. Evans (Marilyn) Nelson. The Temple Choir and the Temple Heirs was directed by Pastor Bud Malmsten.  Mrs. Onis Watson tied the musical numbers with readings from the Scriptures. 
            December 28, Tuesday, 6:30 pm - Merriweds Christmas Dinner at the home of the Doug Kraxbergers.     
            December 31, New Years Eve a slide show was presented before the Watch night Service called "Temple: 1965, A Year in Review."
            Mr. and Mrs. Henning (Josie) Johnson were custodians.
            Missions week included Dr. Paul Finlay of Bethel College, Rev. Wesley Lindblom of the Columbia Conference, Rev. Francis Sorley of Japan, Miss Arlene Coleman of Ethiopia, Miss Margorie Malm of Ethiopia, Rev. Irwin Bjelland of the Philippines, Bill and Grace Anderson of Ethiopia, Miss Grace Swanson of Assam. Miss Betty Person, of Assam and Rev. Gerald Osbrom, of the Philippines.
            Young men in the military include: Bob Davis in Germany, Mark Hagey in Kentucky, Gary Huff in Texas, Mike Herdner in Alaska, Ron Wright in Texas, and Ric Bailey in California.
            Len Johnson, Greg Anderson and Klaus Siemienic are all attending Bethel, the most ever from Temple.
            Mr. Dale Peretti was chairman of the Christian Education Board and Mr. Bert Johnson was Sunday School Superintendent.
            Thanks to Dr. Ceilous Williams for taking care of physicals for those who wished to go to camp this summer.
            Mrs. Albin Rydman expressed her appreciation to the many friends of Temple for the lovely party given in her honor.  For the many cards, gifts and kind words, she was sincerely grateful.
            The Sunday School Office was remodeled by the Trustee Board and the Christian Education Board.

Temple's softball Team won 1st place in their division of the "Booster Cup Tournament."

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Emil Ekblad - January 22
                                       Mrs. Ellen Holmgren - March 12 ~ Born in Sweden 1863.  Joined Temple fellowship 1914.
                                       Mrs. Bertha Maria Larson - March 18 ~ Bertha was born in Sweden the same year Temple was organized,1884.  She joined Temple fellowship in 1928.
                                       Mrs. Dora Emerson - April 9
                                       Mrs. Martha Peterson - May 25
                                       Mr. Harry Campbell - September 15
                                       Mrs. Signe Tienken - October 8
                                       Mr. Walter Ranes - December 25
                                       Mrs. Robert Signe Johnson


            "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
                                               Acts 4:12 NIV 

1966
            Rev. David G. Danielson continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
            May 1, Total church membership - 389
            June, Bethel Baptist Seminary in Stockholm Celebrated 100 years.  Rev Gustaf Liljeroth was graduate.
            December 22, Arthur B. Carlson died.
            Bud Malmsten was the Assistant Pastor
            The Christmas Choir appeared in new choir robes.
            Exterior of the church building was painted.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Adolph Johnson - March 5
                                      
Mrs. Nathan (Ardis Margaret Gisselberg) Sjolander - May 5
                                       Mrs. Meta Holstrom - June 27
                                       Miss Margo Bergstrom - July 24 ~ Margo was the daughter of LaVern and Gwen Bergstrom.
                                       Mr. William Geyer - October 10
                                       Mrs. Hedwig Friberg - November 4
                                       Mrs. Jennie Lindquist - November 17
                                       Mrs. John B. (Nannie) Johnson - November 18
                                       Mr. Arthur B. Carlson - December 22 ~ A.B. Carlson was the owner of Carlson Printing Company who did most of the printing for the church especially bulletins.

            "'Thomas said to Him," "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?"  Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.  If you really know me, you would know my Father, as well.  From now on you do know Him and have seen Him."'
                                       
John 14:5-6 NIV

1967
            Rev. David G. Danielson continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
   
         January 15-22, World Missions Week brought 4 missionaries to Temple:  Rev. Herman Tegenfeldt - Ragoon, Burma, Rev. Clem Walbert - Japan, Rev. David Sperry - Ethiopia, Rev. Nils Friberg -  Brazil.  The Rev. Cliff Gustafson represented the Columbia Conference.
            May 1, Total church membership - 410
            May – At the annual meeting the church voted to sell the parsonage and apply the proceeds to the building loan for the Youth Center.
            May 28—A reception was held at the Oregon Baptist Retirement home to honor the retirement of Mr. and Mrs. Walferd Johnson, the homes administrators.  Mrs. Linus Johnson stepped in during the summer as Supervisor.
            September—Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Ronne and Karry Sue were welcomed to the Oregon Baptist Retirement home as administrators.
            Bud Malmsten was the director of the temple choir.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Axel Anderson - September 19
                                       Mr. Arnold A.M. Spengler - December 31

          "Therefore as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe by ourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.  Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.  Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."
                                            Colossians 3:12-14 NIV

1968
            Rev. David G. Danielson continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
            July 3, Harold "Bud" Malmsten was ordained.
            June 10-14, Vacation Bible School was held during this week and was well attended.
            July 4, Mrs. Ida Erickson passed away.  She was the widow of Rev. J. Alfred Erickson who pastored our church from 1924 to 1932 during which period our present church building was erected.  Mrs. Erickson was a gifted singer and served for a period of time as out choir director.  Pastor Erickson died just  30 years earlier on July 1, 1938.
            July 8--Annual Sunday School Picnic was held at Blue Lake.
            Summer--Miss Sharon Smith went to Ethiopia as a BGC missionary nurse.
            Fall, A new class of Young Marriweds was organized with Dr. Ceilous Williams as the teacher.  New teachers were also added to the church teaching staff.  Hershael Loy taught the College Class, Mrs. Ron (Barbara) Carver, Don Gordh and Winn Goddard are now ith the Junior Department.  There were also changes in the High School Department.  Paul Strandberg now conducts the first half of the class time and then the class is divided into 4 groups for a discussion time.
            October 6, was "Promotion Rally Day."
            December 9, Mrs. Julia Hagland Lundgren died.  She was born in Portland in 1889 when her father Rev. Nickolas Hagland was pastor of our church.  Mrs. Lundgren and her husband Richard were members of Temple in 1911-12 while Cherry Grove was in the process of being organized.  While with us Richard served as our choir director.
            December 22, The children's Christmas program ws held during the Sunday School time.
            December 22, "A Pageant for Christmas" directed by Mrs. Ken (Lois) Anderson was presented in the evening.
            The church adopted a housing allowance for the Senior Pastor as the Church Parsonage was sold.
            Mr.& Mrs. Gary Davis (Kathy) went to Spain as missionaries under Greater Europe Mission.
            Mr. Bert Johnson was the Sunday School Superintendent.
            51 young people from Temple attended Lake Retreat Bible Camps, Dr. Ceilous Williams scheduled two busy evenings for camp physicals.
            Mrs. Onis Watson was Superintendent of the Junior High Department
            Sunday School attendance averaged 240 this year.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr.  Oscar Wathinsen - Janurary 1
                                      
Mrs. Ida Erickson - July 4
                                       Mrs. Edna Scott - June 2
                                       Mrs. Jennie G. Anderson - September 1
                                       Mrs. Emil (Tillie) Johnson - September 15
                                       Mrs. Julia Hagland Lundgren - December 9
                                       Mr. Lanier Brugh Sr. - December - 27 ~  Lanier Brugh was the owner of Brugh Trucking Company.and pioneered the company in 1937. 

            "Faith is a mind set that expects God to act.  When we act on this expectation, we can overcome our fears."
                                                   
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            "But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere."
                                                    James 3:17 NIV

1969
            Rev. David G. Danielson continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
            January 1, Temple has reached the mark of 85 years since it was organized in 1884.
            January 10, A light refreshments were enjoyed during a fellowship hour after the Historical program on this Friday evening.  Rev. Gordon H. Anderson, Executive Secretary of the Home Mission Department of the Bapist General Conference was the much appreciated guest speaker and at both church services on the following Sunday.
            February, The Annual Valentine Banquet was held in the church dining room with honors going to Evelyn Smith as sweetheart of the year.
            April 20, Rev. David M. Anderson died in Eugene, Oregon.  From 1945 to 1950 he served as Superintendent of the Oregon Baptist Retirement Home closely affiliated with our church.  He taught an Adult Bible Class and served for a time as our church secretary.
            April 26, A special fireside and farewell party for the Henning Johnsons was held.  The served loyally and given of themselves so much as church custodians keeping the building so beautiful and attractive.
            June,  The young folks, under the direction of our pastor took an active part in "Encounter with Reality" at the Coliseum during the rose Festival Week.  This was a real challenge as they had opportunities to give their testimonies and share Christ with others.
            June 8, A reception welcoming Rev. and Mrs. Palmer Peterson, as new administrators at the Oregon Baptist Retirement Home, was held at the home.
            June 15, Following the spring musicale given by the choir, the Commissioning Service for the Gary Davis family, who are missionaries in Spain, was held.
            June 16 - 25,  Daily Vacation Bible School was held.  Pastor Malmsten was director of the school.  The closing program was well attended.
            September 26,  Annual Home Coming Banquet.  It was an enjoyable evening with a good turnout. 
            September 28, On this Sunday evening, at a surprise fireside we honored Pastor ("Bud") Malmsten on his sixth anniversary in our church.  Pastor Bud's talent in the areas of music and youth which our church has enjoyed.  A gift was presented to Pastor Bud, but the warm testimonies given by young folks expressing their love and appreciation of his untiring efforts impressed us all.
            November 26,  A real milestone was this year at out Thanksgiving service.  Following the service the burning of the mortgage gave us a reason to be thankful and give praise to God.
            October 21, Mr. and Mrs. Mandy (Hildur) Strandberg celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.  See a picture or drawing of the church that was presented to them.
            October 26, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ostrom were honored on their 50th Wedding Anniversary with a fireside after the evening service.
            Okerson Lodge construction was started at Lake Retreat.
            Olga Moore was recording secretary.

The new Stadium Freeway (405) passes through what was the basement area of the location of  church at NW 15th and Hoyt Street--just as it starts to climb out of the "subway" to become an elevated roadway over the railroad tracks to connect with the Fremont Bridge , which is presently under construction.             by Harley Hallgren

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Myrtle Stapleton - February 11
                                      
Mrs. Ida Lindblom - March 7 ~ She was born on July 8, 1889.  She was sister to Henry Dahlgren.
                                      
Rev. David M. Anderson - April 20 
                                      
Mrs. John (Brita Olson) Carlson - May 10
                                       Mrs. Albin (Minnie) Rydman - July 18 ~ Minnie was born in Sweden on August 7, 1885.  She was 84.  Married to Albin Rydman for 51 years.  Was a member of Temple for 66 years.
                                       Mr. Lee W. Johnson - August 24

             "The day of the Lord will come like a thief.  The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and evertthing in it will be laid bare."
                                          
2 Peter 3:10 NIV

1970
            Rev. David G. Danielson continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
            March 22-29,  Dr. Virgil Olson held special meetings at Temple during Holy week.
            March 22,  The Youth Choir from San Diego had charge of the morning service.
            April 19, Following the evening service a surprise fireside was held by our Young folks honoring Mr. and Mrs. Paul Strandberg.  A special invitation was extended to all to honor this much loved and well-deserving couple. 
            May 1,  Total church membership 459
            May, The church bid farewell to our beloved custodians, Mr. and Mrs. Henning Johnson.  They resigned and moved to Colorado due to Josie's failing health.  Josie passed away on August 12th.  Mr. and Mrs. Goddard filled in while the church located a new custodian.
            July, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Strand accepted the position of church janitor.
            November 8, The 25th Anniversary of the Oregon Baptist Retirement Home was observed with Rev. John Bergeson bring the message.
            December 6, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johansen celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with and "Open House."
            Guest speakers at Temple for 1969 & 70 include: Rev. David Strand, Rev. Eric Coombs, Dr. Lloyd Russell, Rev. Clifford Gustafson, Dr. Robert Cook, Dr. Harold Proppe, Rev. Sten Lindgerg, Dr. H.H. Hanners, Evangelist John Grand and Dr. Virgil Olson.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Nathan Sjolander - January 17 ~ Born in Sweden November 6, 1889, came to Portland in 1917.  Was a Brick mason.  He constructed the fire place in the Fireside room at Temple plus the brick work on both sides of the entryway to Church.  
                                       Mr. Stanton H. Smuland - January 17
                                       Mrs. George (Mildred) Semingson - February 3
                                       Mrs. Helmer (Lillian Holmsback) Bjelland - March 6
                                       Mrs. Dorothy Hertig - May 19
                                       Mr. John Ephriam Strandberg - July 24 ~ He was born in Sweden and came to USA at age of 7 with his parents.
                                       Mrs. Henning (Josie) Johnson - August 12 ~ Henning and Josie at one time were custodians of the church and lived in the area which is presently the church office.

            "As He went along, He saw a min blind from birth.  His disciples asked Him, "'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents that he was born blind?"  "Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him," said Jesus."'                                                                    John 9:1-3 NIV

1971

            Rev. David G. Danielson continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
            January, Ninety years ago in January 1881, Rev. Olaus Okerson arrived by steamer from San Francisco on his way from Minnesota to the Pacific Northwest under appointment of the American Baptist Home Mission Society as a missionary among the Scandinavians and others.  - by Harley K. Hallgren Historical Secretary noted in the 1970-71 Annual Report. 
            January 1, was the 87th Anniversary of the organization of our church.  Marking 87 years of faithful ministry of the preaching of the Gospel of the wonderful grace of God.
            January 20-22, The Missionary Conference was held.  The following Missionaries were here: Miss Bonnie Courtion, Rev. Irwin Bjelland, and Rev. Harold Christianson.
            January 23, The World Missions Rally was held at Warren Baptist Church, Warren, Oregon.
            February 28, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Strand were honored with a fireside on their 40th wedding anniversary.
            May, The Church Brotherhood sent 15 men to Lake Retreat to help with the work on the Okerson Lodge.  Jack Campbell Sr. assisted by Dave Carlson returned a second week end to finish up the wall board taping.
            June, Vacation Bible School was held under the direction of Mrs. Rodger (Sally) Huff and Mrs. Ron (Barbara) Carver.
            June 6, Mrs. Josie Peterson from Birmingham, Alabama became the first Negro member of Temple.
            September 6, Okerson Lodge dedicated at Lake Retreat.
            Some time during the fall season the former church on Caruthers Street was torn down to make room for a gas station.
            December 19, The Christmas Program this year was an all-church presentation.  Representatives from the music committee and the Sunday School met with the pastors to develop one program that would fill the place of both the Sunday school program and the choir concert.  The result was an outstanding multi-media presentation incorporation staging, slides, narration, and music.

            December 31, Pastor Danielson gave his final sermon as Senior Pastor on New Years Eve.
            Fall, The Caruthers Street building that Temple first used as a church sancturary was razed to make room for a gas station.  After the church vacated the structure, it was used as a family residence until this year.
            Four of our young people are in attendance at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota,- the largest number from our church at any one time:  Miss Marilyn Goddard, Craig Johnson, Miss Sharon Nelson and Jim Wright.

                The first student in the history of the school now known as Bethel University was Rev. Christopher Selene.  This is of special interest to us because the grandfather of Pastor Bud Malmsten and Mr. Silene and one other Christian lay man were working together in the North woods of Minnesota when Dr. Edgren's announcement came that he was starting a training school for preachers in the fall of 1871.  Brother Silene told the other man that he felt called to the Gospel Ministry but that he could not afford to go for training.  After praying together, Bud's grandfather and the third man told Brother Silene that if he would bo to the Seminary they would share their earnings with him.  So Bud's grandfather was used of God to help provide the first student, and so the Seminary and our Christian Educational program go started.                  by Harley Hallgren 
            

             In Memoriam ~ Mr. Walter Salstrom - January 5 ~ He was a retired trucking line owner and was 85 years of age when he died.
                                       Mr. Carl Larson - January 31 ~ Born November 24, 1888 in Varmland, Sweden.  He was a cabinet maker and draftsman and reached the age of 82 years.1
                                        Mrs. E.A. Gundlach
                                        Mr. Cal Hagey - May 1
                                        Mr. John B. Johnson - October 21
                                        Mrs. Anna Larson - November 12
                                        Mr. Ernie N. Johnson - November 26
                                        Mr. Henry Dahlgren - December 14  ~ Mr. Dahlgren was the head usher for many years.
                                        Mrs. William Mattson - December 21

            "In contrast to happiness stands joy.  Running deeper and stronger, joy is the quiet, confident assurance of God's love and work in our lives; that He will be there no matter what!  Happiness depends on happenings, but joy depends on Christ."
                                            Anonymous
            "Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say again Rejoice."
                                          
Philippians 4:4 NIV

1972
           
January 1, Today marks the 88th Anniversary of the organization of Temple Baptist Church with 16 charter members.
            January 15, On this day marked the closing of 12 years of ministry of Pastor Dave and Mrs. Danielson when on March 1st 1960 began their fruitful ministry amongst us, longer than any other Senior Pastor except Dr. Linus Johnson.  Membership total was 328 when Pastor Danielson came and 439 at the close of his ministry at Temple.
            Under Pastor Danielson's leadership additional faculties were added to the church building, providing four new Sunday School class rooms, a modern two bedroom apartment for the custodian and a gymnasium, much used by the youth of the church - also a parking lot in the place of the old residence on the corner of NE 7th and Wasco. 
            January 16, Stanley Christiansen passed away.
            February 13, Pastor Eric Lindholm began as Interim Pastor.
            April 1, Total Membership = 434
            July 15, Temple held their annual Sunday School and Church picnic at Blue Lake Park.  An outdoor baptismal service was held when nine candidates were immersed in Blue Lake by Rev. Harold Malmsten. as part of the picnic program.
            September 17, Rev. Richard Wiens of Mora, Minnesota, who along with Mrs. Wiens and sons, Scott and Tim, were officially welcomed at a reception be Senior Pastor at Temple.
            Miss Joy Stanfield was added to the Church Staff as  full-time office secretary.
            This year has seen increased activity on the part of our youth under the guidance and leadership of Pastor Bud and the establishment of a Friday night Coffee House, "The Catacombs". in the basement of the Church.  Various Christian singing and instrumental groups have participated.  Outsiders have been attracted and souls have been saved.  Out study and prayer sessions and some have been leaders in Christian activities at Oregon state University and else where.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Hakvin Danielson - January 13 ~ He was born on August 16, 1877.
                                      
Mrs. Eric Lindquist - January 14
                                      
Mr. Stanley Christiansen - January 16 ~ He was born on November 29, 1916.
                                       Mr. Rodney Brugh - February 15
                                       Mr. Mel Grimberg - March 18
                                       Mrs. Emily Dickson
                                       Mrs. Ernest (Claudia) Druen
                                       Mr. Carl Ostrom - May 3 ~ Born on April 26, 1894.  He was a member of Barbers Local #75.
                                       Mrs. Emil (Anna) Peterson
                                       Mr. Fred H. Sievers, Sr.

            "He was in the world, and though the world was made by Him, the world did not recognize Him.  He came to that which was His own, but His own did not receive Him.  Yet to all who receive Him, to those who believe in His name, He gave he right to be children of God-------."
                                       
John 1:10-12 NIV

1973
            Dick Weins continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
            March 18, Mr. James Gallatin from Rush City, Minnesota along with his family was welcomed as the Minister of Evangelism at a reception following the Temple Hour.
            March, James Gallatin begins Temple's Bus Ministry
            April 22, Easter Sunday ~ Joan, Tori and Sandy Bidgood, were baptized this Easter morning at Temple. 
            May, Annual Meeting;  New Constitution was adopted, One Board of Deacons in charge of all activities of the church, Voted to remodel building at a cost of $200,000.
            June 27, Pastor and Mrs. Lindholm celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary.
            June 10-12, Bus Conference, attracted participants from about 100 churches.
            June, Bob Lott was special Summer Youth Director
            August, Gary Davis family home on furlough from Spain.
            September, Bob Lott leaves for Bethel Seminary.
            September 16, Pastor Weins' 1st Anniversary as Pastor.
            September 16, Pastor Buds' 10th Anniversary                
            September 16, Gary Nyquist begins Ministry of Music.
            November 4, Rev. Alf Engebrettsen joins staff as Visitation Pastor.
            December 1, Christian Service Brigade; took 25 boys and 10 leaders to the Portland Trailblazer game with the Los Angeles Lakers.  The boys earned their tickets by passing an all-time Temple record of 96 achievements.  Portland Trailblazers won the game.
            Extensive remodeling program was undertaken to update the entire church facility.  The completion of this project has resulted in a beautiful sanctuary and functional classrooms for the church school. See Architects color presentation of church building with proposed additions and improvements.
           James Gallatin and Bud Malmsten were serving with Pastor Weins.
           James Gallatin begins Bus Ministry 
           May, Annual Business Meeting: New Constitution adopted, One Board of Deacons in charge of all activities of the church, now known as the Elder Board.  Voted to remodel building at a cost of $200,000.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Anna Peterson - January 8
                                      
Mrs. Carrie Staubus
                                       Mrs. Ella Milton ?
                                       Mr. Henry Peterson - June 15 ~ Born June 24, 1889 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Died in Sweden in the city he was born in, during a visit there.  He was 84.

            "Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago."
                                         Isaiah 25:1 NIV

1974
            Dick Weins continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
            January 1, 90 years since the church was organized.
            January 28, Mrs. Velma Rydman, Senior member on Anniversary date, died.  She was an member for 70 years, Sunday School Teacher, and Church organist.
            February 9, Ten members of Temple were registered for a World Vision Mission Conference.
            February, Dr. and Mrs. Bror Lundgren have been serving as Interim Pastor while the church is looking and praying for a successor to Pastor Wiens.  In January, Dr. Lundgren closed his work with the Central Baptist Church of Tacoma after 34 years of fruitful ministry; and in the Providence of God was therefore available to help us for a time.
            March 27, Mrs. Victor Carlson was honored at the Oregon Baptist Retirement Home on her 80th birthday.
            March 31, first anniversary of the Bus Ministry
                   427 riders on the buses
                   823 attendance at Sunday School
           April, We celebrated our 90th Anniversary.  At the same time we hosted the 85th annual Meeting of the Columbia Baptist Conference.  Former pastors Ellis E. Eklof, Sr (1956-59) David Danielson (1960-1971 and Eric Lindholm (1972 were with us and helped Pastor Richard Wiens, Associate Pastor Bud Malmsten and Pastor Jim Gallatin with celebrating “90 years of God’s wonderful grace.”
           At the banquet at the Coliseum, the 25th Anniversary of our “daughter church” Bethel in St. Johns was also celebrated.
           Special guests at the banquet included Mr.& Mrs. Allan Bussey….he is the grandson of the pioneer missionary, Rev. Olaus Okerson who started our church and other churches of the Columbia Conference.  Also there were Mrs. Signe Stone Ball, daughter of charter members Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stone, Mrs. Emily Palmblad Magnuson, Mr. Albert Palmblad, daughter and son of charter members Mr. and Mrs. John Palmblad.
           May 19, Temple held its 90th Anniversary Program in the Fellowship Hall in the basement.  See the program
           June 27, Rev. Harold Malmsten and Patsy Fosmark were married at Temple.  Just before the wedding Pastor Bud officiated at the marriage of his father, Rev. H. Wyman Malmsten in Minneapolis.  The the father returned the complement and helped Bud bet married in Portland.
           July, Gary Nyquist, Director of Music, left for Bethel to finish school.
           September, Jim Gallatin left us to become pastor of the Evergreen Baptist Church in Tacoma. 
           October 20, Pastor Weins resigned to become pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church in St. Paul, Minnesota.
           The Strands, our custodians, left us and the Henning Johnson' stepped in on a temporary basis.  The new custodians are Mr. and Mrs. Winn Goddard.
           The custodians apartment was officially converted to Sunday School space.
           The old part of the building has been waterproofed and now ready for painting.
           The Sunday School has had a high attendance of 500.
           The Deaconess honored Miss Mable Dahlgren on her 80th birthday.
           The church went through a major remodel.  Fisher Wallin and Long were the Architects.  The new stair tower was built, the old "rick-rack" and plaster were removed above and in back of choir loft and vertical oak was installed plus the hide-a-way projector screen.  The doors in back of the sanctuary were removed and relocated.  A new platform was built to replace the original one.  The foyer went through a major face lift.  The small exterior door on the front of the church on the south end was removed as well as the door just below it that accessed the lower level of the church. The stairway on the south end of the foyer that went from the lower auditorium to the balcony was removed.  (The new stair tower would take the place of the stairway as well as the two small exterior doors.)  It was quite a chore saw cutting the 24" concrete of the basement wall for the new access from the stair tower. The existing ladies restroom under where the stair way was on the south end of the foyer was remodeled with additional fixtures installed.  The men's restroom on the north east corner of the basement was also went through a remodel.  Steam heat fan coils were added in the foyer and the ceiling of the street level in the new stair tower.   A finned steam pipe was added in the toe kick in the new library.  The steam boiler was also retrofitted with automatic steam zone valves which were operated by a new control panel in the boiler room plus the thermostats around the building.

            In Memoriam ~  Mrs. Velma Rydman - January 28
                                        Mrs. Mary Danielson - March 23
                                        Mrs. Nora Jacobsen - May 10
                                        Mrs. Agnes Jacobsen

            "He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.  To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me."  
                                    Colossians 1:28, 29   NIV 

1975
           
February 16, Bror Lundgren arrived as interim pastor with great blessings to the church.
            February 27, The 30th anniversary dinner for the Oregon Baptist Retirement Home.
            March 7, The ground breaking for enlarged facilities of Calvary Baptist Church of Cedar Oak Park, West Linn, Oregon.
            April 25, The Annual Meeting of the members of Temple was held.  The meeting was preceded by a prepared dinner.
            May 28,  Mark Johnson, Bethel College senior and the Student Body President, was licensed to preach and went to spend the summer to assist our former pastor, Rev. David Danielson in Bellingham, Washington.
            September 2,--Pastor Fred Prinzing and family arrived at Temple.
            October 31,--Pastor Bud left for Loma Vista Baptist in Spokane, Washington.
            November, decision made to move the churches offices from the rooms behind the sanctuary to the vacated custodians apartment when renovated.
                   This year some remarkable widows went to be with the Lord
             Mrs. Velma Rydman, Sunday School Teacher, Church Organist, and faithful wife of O. S. Rydman.
             Mrs. Ellen Milton, 96 years old, more than 60 years a member of this church, one of the founders of the Oregon Baptist Retirement Home, faithful in hospitality and in encouraging many in the Lord's work.
             Mrs. Mary Danielson, 91 years of age and a member of this church more than 50 years.   Many times hospitalized because of fractures, never really well, spending her time outfitting hundreds of dolls for children's homes and memorizing Christmas pomes.  A few months before her last brief illness, someone visiting her said, "Mary, it is always so nice to visit you because you never complain!"  She answered, "I don't have anything to complain about."
              The ladies of the church started a quilting group.  Click here to read an account and view some images.
              Read a copy of the Temple Teleios: A monthly news letter that was published a short time.  This is volume 1 Issue 3.

        Hero = An ordinary person facing extraordinary circumstances, acting with courage, honor, and self-sacrifice.
        A Hero doesn't have to make headlines.  A Hero just has to do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reasons.

                                                by Focus on the Family

            In Memoriam ~  Miss Ruth Price - January 1
                                        Mr. Carl Diebold - February 21
                                        Miss. Helen Tjernlund - April 22 - She was born on June 1, 1895.  She was organist and choir director at Temple for 25 years.
                                        Mrs. Ellen Milton

            "I have given they your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more that I am of the world.  My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one."
                                           
John 17:14-15 NIV

1976
           
Dr. Fred Prinzing continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
   
         April 19, Lenus Peterson died.
            June 6, Jacob Gordh died.  He was a member of Temple for 64 years.
            June 11, Pastor Ed Mitchell was ordained at Temple.
            July 21, Harley Hallgren died.  He was 84 years young and was an active member 66 years.
            September 2, Dr. F. G. Salstrom died at 75.  He was a member for nearly 60 years.
            September 27, Dr. Bror Lundgren died. He was 72.
            November 19, first service at Southwest Hills Baptist Church - Dan Peterson is Pastor.
            Temple helped start Southwest Hills Baptist Church in Beaverton.
            During the Summer and Fall seasons new main doors were installed on the church and the exterior was painted.
            The Church office move was completed.

            In Memoriam ~  Mrs. Henry (Gladys) Peterson - February 10
                                      
Mr. Harry Newell - April 26
   
                                    Mr. Jacob M. Gordh - June 1
                                       Mrs. Tekla Nelson - June 30
                                       Mr. Harley K. Hallgren - July 21
                                       Dr. Fritiof G. Salstrom - September 2

            "But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, 'Joseph Son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.  She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.'"
                                                     Matthew 1:20-21 NIV

1977
            Dr. Fred Prinzing continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
            April 10, Easter Sunday,  the evening service; Corrie Ten Boom was the guest speaker.
            June, Lloyd Rekstad and family came to Temple and joined the staff as the Director of Music.
            June 3, Temple hosted a 50 Year Celebration  for the completion of the building.  See the program for the Banquet
            September, Temple hosted the Family Focus Seminar (Focus on the Family).  Over 1,300 people attended.
            November, Deacon Board voted to purchase the Chi Alpha Youth House.
            December, The church purchased a parcel of land near the church, the initial use was to park the church buses.
            December 15, work started on the chapel-house for Southwest Hills Baptist Church
           Temple has helped start some churches in the Portland Area in the past and is continuing to do so today.  For a list of these churches:  Click Here

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Alice Brown - March 3
                                      
Mr. George L. Nelson - May 9
                                       Mrs. Anna Nordquist - September 8
                                      
Miss Dorothy Elliott - September 18
                                      
Mr. Helmer Bjelland - November 10
                                       Mrs. Alberta Claussen - November 19
                                       Mr. Carl Anderson - December 30

            "Now all glory to God is Able through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think."
                                                                   
Ephesians 3:20 NLT

1978
            Dr. Fred Prinzing continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
            March 15, Dave Parker hired as Director of Evangelism and Adult Ministries.
            April 15, Total membership = 669
            October, Temple began Temple Sonshine with eight children from three years to fifth grade.
            December 10, Sunday ~ The Temple Choir sang for the Morning Service at Southwest Hills Baptist Church.
            December 17, Sunday ~ The Temple Choir presented a Christmas Concert.  Also acquired the services of some orchestral musicians to complement of our own church instrumentalists.  This orchestra accompanied the choir for the closing portion of the concert.  It was a tremendous experience and one we will all long remember.
                        "Sing to the Lord because He has done marvelous things!"  Psalm 98:1
            39 new members joined the church this year
            Pastor Prinzing was asked to deliver the commencement address at Bethel College
            In the spring Pastor Prinzing was selected as the special guest speaker Pastor to minister for one week to the Bethel Seminary students.
            Dave Parker was in charge of Evangelism and Adult Ministries
            Terry Hollister was Director of High School Ministries:"
            Temple had its first Craft Fair in December. A birthday party was included honoring Bill Steele on his 82nd year.
            During the year, we have enjoyed the ministry of other men of God besides our own Pastor Prinzing.  Some are pastors, some evangelists, and some missionaries.  The were Rev. John Bergeson, Rev. Loren Fischer, Dr. Robert Cook, Rev. David Danielson, Rev. David Hockenberry, Dr. Haddon Klingberg, Rev. Ed Mitchell, Rev. Harold Carlson, Rev. Richard Varberg, Dr. Richard Hillis, Rev. Donald Goldsmith, Rev. Herbert Anderson, Dr. Clarence Bass, Rev. Joe Ryan, Rev. Robert Boyd, Dr. H. Crosby Englizian, and Chaplain John H. Reed. 

            In Memoriam ~  Mrs. Zetta Carter - January 9
                                       Mr. Martin Wennermark - February 1~ Born in Väring, Sweden 1900.  Joined Temple fellowship in 1942.
                                       Miss Lucille McCormick - April 6
                                       Mr. Nils Ivar Nordquist - June 6
                                       Miss Edith Jacobson - June 21
                                       Ms. Edith Neufeld - June 21
                                       Miss Grace Schaeffer - September 28
                                       Mrs. Victoria Carlson - September 30
                                       Mr. Victor Carlson - November 1

            "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength."  
                                                                   Deuteronomy 6:5 NIV

1979
            Dr. Fred Prinzing continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
            January 6, Temple held a twenty-four Day of Prayer for the needs of our church, our members, friends, and the lost.
            February 28, Lenten Services began continuing through April 13.  All speakers are outstanding spiritual men whom we have all appreciated.  Mike Donahue, Col. Roger Ingvalson, Gary Randall, Kirby Brumfield, Dr. Terry Dischinger, Sen. Mark Hatfield, Dr. Fred Pinzing, Dr. Joe Aldrich and Josh McDowell.
            April 15, Total membership = 677
            April 15, Temple Choir presented its annual Easter Concert. The message of Easter was beautifully brought forth in music.
            May, the church purchased a home on the North West corner of NE Sixth and Clackamas for use in its youth ministries. (Chi Alpha House)
            June 23, All church rafting trip on the Deschutes River
            June, the youth house located  was purchased.
            June - July, 6 Wednesday nights; a special program of electives for students of high-school age - classes offered were photography, auto mechanics and backpacking/mountain climbing.
            July, Bob and Debbie Lott arrived at Temple.  They became part of the church staff and worked with many new Christians in the area of Evangelism and discipleship.
            July 19, 20, 21 - Jesus Northwest - A Christian music festival held by the Christian community, in support of performers of Christian music.  The festivals are characterized by more than jus music, many feature motivational speakers and evangelists, and include seminars on Christian spiritual and missions topics, service, and evangelistm.
            July 29 - August 1 ~ Backpacking trip to the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area - Wallowa Mountains in North East corner of Oregon.
            August 27-30 - Arlene Peterson, a missionary from India led a children's class called Family Focus.  She brought a story each night, as well as brought food and utensils from India.  Rick Thompson and his dummy, Sidney, shared a Bible lesson each evening.
            August 16, The High School Department led the evening service.
            October, Annual Deacon Retreat at the Ken and Ruth McCarthy's on D Lake.
            October 19-21 - CYF Fall Rally at Bremerton, Washington
            November 23-24 - "Grub Out" (A High school Activity)
            December 14 - Christmas Dessert Fair
            December 26-29 - Christmas Ski Break (A High school Activity) 
            December 31 - New Year's Eve Party (A High school Activity)      
            Bob Lott called to be Assistant Pastor.
            Lloyd Rekstad was Director of Music  “Serve the Lord with gladness; come before his presence with singing.” Psalm 100:2
            Russ Jensema was in charge of Junior High Ministries
            Dr. Evans Nelson was the Church Moderator.
            The front steps to the church were tiled giving them a non slip surface.
            Margaret Steel was the Historical Secretary
            Terry Hollister was Director of High School Ministries
            David Parker was Director of Evangelism and Adult Ministries
            The Board of Elders felt it was necessary to update our membership rolls this year which resulted in releasing 70 members.  Most had found fellowship in other churches.

            In Memoriam ~ Carl Ekberg - January 12
                                       Ms. Elna E. Johnson - May 20
                                       Mrs. Elizabeth M. Hartshorn - June 22
                                       Mrs. Nellie T. Colling - July 3
                                       Mrs. Ella Arnbom Turner - July 25
                                       Mrs. Helen A. Brooks - July 4
                                       Mrs. Mariette Altorfer - October 30
                                       Miss Janis Johnson Wersch - November 14

            Peace and Hope:  "Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.  And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.  Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us."
                                                Romans 5:1-5 NIV

1980
            Dr. Fred Prinzing continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
            January 1, Read an account of an Experience by Karen and Terry Whitehill.
            January 17,  High School Group was in-charge of the service at The Union Gospel Mission Service.
            January 21, Our Christian Education workers attended the annual Christian Leadership Conference in Seattle.
            January 26, All-church cross-country skiing.
            January 30, Bill Steele died.
            February 15, High School "Valentine Hunt."
            February 23, All-church Racquet ball Tournament.
            February 29, Martha C. Larson died.
            March 2, Peter John Carlson died.
            March 9, The Temple Sonshine presented the "Music Machine" to a very full church. 
            March 28, 29, 30, CYF Spring Rally in Bothel, Washington.
            April 11 - 12, Basketball Tournament at Warner Pacific College.
            April 15, Total membership stood at 645.
            April 25, Terry Hollister called to be full time Director of Youth Ministries.
            May, The Mother/Daughter Luncheon was held.  Annie Hastey and Rich Shimomura presented a skit based on the Lord's Prayer.
            May 27, Hershel Loy passed away.
            Summer, Fourteen High School and College students for SMT (Summer Missions Team) ministered three and one half weeks in Baja California, Mexico.
            August, The women had a mini-retreat at Lott's cabin.  Kathryn Dixon was the speaker.
            August 19, Mabel Dahlgren passed away.
            September 11, Christmas in September meeting was held
            October 5, Today marked the 200th anniversary of  Sunday school.  The movement was initiated by Robert Raikes in England.
            October 8, Members of the choir traveled to Tacoma to attend an all day choral workshop sponsored by the CBC (Columbia Baptist Conference.)

            Bob Lott, wife Debbie, and son Jeremy were welcomed into the congregation.  Bob was hired as assistant Pastor.  Bob was ordained by Rev. Bud Malmsten.
            December, Dave Parker and family were appointed by the board of World Missions as missionaries. The Parkers served in Yemen, Nice, France and then in the Ivory Coast.
            December, The Temple Choir and the Sonshine choir presented a concert at the Lloyd Center.
            This year sixty-nine people joined the church, 29 by baptism and 40 by letter.
            Terry Hollister was our Youth Pastor.
            Don Van Polen presented a multimedia presentation called, "Autumn Across America".
            Temple was invited to the sixtieth anniversary of Warren Baptist Church.
            Temple held a twenty-four hour "Day of Prayer" again this year and experienced seven Lenten services with Darrall Imhoff, Neil Lomax, Kirby Brumfield, Bill Johnson, Gordon Shadburne, Mike Donahue and Gary Randall.
            One of the highlights of the whole year was the double ordination service for Terry Hollister and David Parker. 
            The renovation of the "Youth House" (Chi Alpha House) has become a fine resource for our young people and a facility which has proved to be a great blessing.
             Margaret Steele (Mrs. Bill) was the Historic Secretary for this year.
            Mrs. Dale (June) Peretti was the church organist and Mrs. Bert (Maydora) Johnson was the substitute. 
            Mrs. Tom (Fran) Maynard was the our pianist.
            Mr. Lloyd Rekstad was the Director of Music.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Walborg E. Carlson - January 8
                                       Mr. Marion "Bill" Steele - January 30
                                       Mrs. Martha C. Larson - February 22
                                       Mrs. Teckla Marie Johnson - February 29
                                       Mr. Peter John Carlson - March 2
                                       Mrs. Emma Peterson - May 1
                                       Mr. Herschel G. Loy - May 27
                                       Miss Mabel Dahlgren - August 29
                                       Mr. Adolph Kochanek - December 6

                "Jesus is not all you need until He is all you have!"  ~  Mother Teresa
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            Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.  And you will receive the gift of the Holy spirit."
                                           
Acts 2:38 NIV

1981
            Dr. Fred Prinzing continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
            January 7, Dave Parker and Terry Hollister were ordained.
            January, We hosted our annual church music workshop led by Mr. Dale Wood.  There were approximately 120 church music directors in attendance.
            April 15, Ministry Expansion fund raising started.  Consisted of adding Sonbeam Day Care Center, new Sunday School space, and support for missionary, Dave Parker and family.
            May, The Temple Sonshine presented a musical production, "The Enchanted Journey."
August, Temple hosted twenty-two young people from Japan for several days.
            November, Temple hosted a missions conference, the theme of which was "Go And Tell This People" featured Dr. Clarence Bass from Bethel College, the George Chalmers' from the Philippines and the Richard Young's from Argentina and Dave Parker.
            December 11, 6:30 PM (Friday)  The church had a farewell dinner for the Parkers.  
            December 13, 11:00 AM (Sunday) Commissioning Service for the Parkers.  Rev. Herb Skoglund, Executive Secretary of the Board of World Missions, and other invited guests took part in the service.
            December 13, 6:00 PM (Sunday) Children's Christmas Program.  The entire evening was devoted to a portrayal of the "The Christmas Story" in word and music by the children of the church.
            December 20, 11:00 AM (Sunday) Rev. Joseph A Ryan, Regional Director of World Vision, International, was the speaker.  Rev. Ryan, at that time was serving in Central and South America visiting the many mission fields.
            December 20, 6:00 PM (Sunday)  Annual Choir Concert.  Our Adult Choir sang traditional Christmas Carols and excerpts from The Messiah.
            December 24, 9:00 PM (Thursday) Christmas Eve Service.  This hour-long service has been a highlight for many each Christmas.  The freshness of the Christmas Story became apparent as we re-lived the Gospel Narrative of the Birth of Christ.
            December 27, 11:00 AM (Sunday) The Chalmers Family was in charge of our evening service.  The family provided special music and George and Nancy's son Dan, will speak.  Dan and Carla have been appointed as missionaries of the Baptist General Conference the week before.
            December 31, 10:15, (Thursday) New Year's Eve Service.  The evening service began with a time of fellowship in the Lower Auditorium and the service concluded with a Communion service and prayer.
Six young men have completed seminary training and have moved out into areas of Christian service.  They include, Jim Wright, Tom Grove, Mark Johnson, Jim Heritage, Terry Hollister, and David Parker.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Josie Peterson - January 29
                                       Mrs. Leila Brown - February 4
                                       Mr. Thomas Steele - April 23
                                       Mrs. Charlotte Van Blokland - March 19
                                       Mrs. Pamela Wood - August 30

            "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for you souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
                                                                Matthew 11:28-30 NIV


1982
            Dr. Fred Prinzing continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
            January 24, Mrs. Anna Carlson  - Anna joined Temple on January 1, 1930.
            March, The Lower Columbia Conference Spring Rally for the Women's Missionary Society was held at Temple.
            May, The children's musical, "Come Messiah, Come", was presented during this month.
            June, Arlene Peterson represented Temple at the Association of Church Mission Committee in Minnesota.
            June 17-24, The Summer Missions Team took advantage of this time to minister her in the Portland area.  The first week was spent training and the second week was spent teaching the neighborhood children about God.  The team ministered through Bible clubs in two church homes.
            July, Many women of Temple met at Evelyn Lott's cabin on the Lewis River for a mini-retreat with an inspiring talk given by Dixie Sylvester.
            July 4, The all-church picnic was held at Columbia Park.  The Singles Class was in charge.  Eating, singing, and playing games were enjoyed by all.
            September 3-6, The third annual "Labor Day' Weekend was held at Fort Stevens, on the Pacific Coast just south of Warrenton, Oregon.  All the campsites were filled and everyone enjoyed a fun weekend.  Eleven AM services were held at Temple and also at Fort Stevens.
            October, The women of Women's Mission Circle met for our "Christmas in October".  Linda Coffman spoke on "Women Helping Women" which the ladies said was encouraging.   
            November, the Annual Missions Conference held at Temple was the highlight of the year.  Joe Ryan served as chairman for the conference, which the theme was, "Every heart without Christ is a mission field, and every heart with Christ is a missionary."
           
November 7, Peter Larson, conference missionary in Mexico spoke to a combined Sunday school during Missions Week.
           
December 31, We celebrated our annual New Years Eve Watch night Service.        
           From the 1981-82 Annual Report--Our Lenten Services experience a great attendance this year than last.  On the seven Wednesday noons before Easter, we were inspired by the following:  Musical groups from Grant High School, a Pro Football Player, a president of two different Bible seminaries, an attorney, a biblical dramatist and television personality, and a television reporter/news anchorman.
            Bob Lott was Assistant Pastor.
            Terry Hollister was Youth Pastor.
            Ray Green started as Temple's Business Manager.
            A new sign was installed in front of the church building.
            New choir robes were purchased.  The choir has 40 to 45 people participating each week during the year which included 20 to 22 men.
            Evening service attendance almost requires the balcony.
            The Deacon Board was expanded to five more deacons.
            The church fiscal year was changed to coincide with the calendar year.
            All the church choirs took part in a Christmas Concert at the Lloyd Center.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Anna Carlson - January 24
                                      
Mrs. Adbon (Ruth) Salstrom Lundstrom - January 30
                                      
Mrs. Frank (Ragnhild E.) Johanson - September 1
                                       Mrs. Olga H. Moore - September 14
                                       Mrs. Emma O. Norquist - December 20

 
           Prayer: "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others.  Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.  But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to you Father, who is unseen.  Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.  And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.  Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him........."
                                                                    
Matthew 6:5-8 NIV

1983
            Dr. Fred Prinzing continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
            February 10, Pastor and Anita Prinzing left for a five-week trip to Japan and the Philippines.  Thirty Conference pastors and some wives were there to hold meetings and to be an encouragement to missionaries in the field.  Pastor Prinzing and Anita visited missionaries including 
Ken Tbayashi in Tokyo, Japan - Yutaka Yoshiki in Osaka, Japan -  Jill and Dave Beeler in Bagiuo City, Philippines - George and Nancy Chalmers in Calbayog, Western Samar, Philippines - Roy and Jean Nelson in Cebu City, Philippines while they were there.
           
May, For Women's Missionary Society this month, they had their annual Mother and Daughter Luncheon.
            August,  marked the beginning of the Post Seminary program at Temple.  The two men chosen for this program were Mitch Klein and Rich Murphy.
            August 28, The church witnessed the ordination of Steve Feriante into the Gospel Ministry.
            August, The Women's Missionary Society had their Mini-Retreat at Lott's Cabin.  Approximately fifty women were present for a delicious luncheon in beautiful weather.
            September 11, The church witnessed the ordination of Rich Murphy into the Gospel Ministry.
            September, The Women's Missionary Society held their Women's House Party at Lake Retreat.
            Fall, ground breaking for three story addition on West side or back of the Church.  Click here to see photos of ground breaking ceremony.  Construction started as we watched during the year.  The church anticipated great things and an added outreach to the community as we looked forward to opening a daycare center for nearly one hundred children.  We will have a kitchen and dining area on one floor and planned to have class rooms on another.
            October, The Women's Missionary Society held their "Christmas in October."  Diane Penner spoke of her experiences as a short-term missionary to Japan.
            November, The Women's Missionary Society of Temple and the women of the Lower Columbia Conference met at Glisan Street Baptist Church.
            August, The Women's Missionary Society held their Mini-Retreat at Lott's Cabin.  Approximately fifty women were present for a delicious luncheon in beautiful weather.

            August 28, Steve Feriante ordained into the Gospel Ministry
            September 11, Rich Murphy ordained into the Gospel Ministry.
            October, For Women's Missionary Society this month brought us "Christmas in October."  Diane Penner spoke of her experiences as a short-term missionary to Japan.
            November, For Women's Missionary Society this month the women on the Lower Columbia Conference met at Glisan Street Baptist Church.
            Don Van Polen presented his multi-media presentation, "The Four Seasons."
            Fourteen of our young people traveled to Kansas City "83" for a time of spiritual inspiration and Christian growth.

            The church sold bonds in the amount of $300,000.00 to complete phases I & II of the ministry expansion program for the expansion to the church on the west side
            Mitch Klein and Rich Murphy were chosen for the Post Seminary program
            Church adopted a 3 year ministry expansion program to begin June 1,1984 
            The church had a “World Outreach Conference” with the Roy Nelson’s from the Philippines and the Donald Goldsmiths from Brazil.
            Dave and Marjorie Parker are our very own missionaries in the Ivory Coast.
            The Dave Danielson’s are conducting a ministry in evangelism in many areas of the United States.
            The Sunbeam Day Care opened for the first time.
            The new ministry expansion building at the NW corner of the lot includes Day Care, elevator, new church nursery, new future kitchen and dining room on second level.  William Keefer was the Architect.
            The "SMT" Summer Missions Team traveled to Alaska during which they held daily vacation Bible schools and youth retreats in various churches.  There were twenty-three including leaders and sponsors in this group.
            The Centennial Quilt was presented at the Fall Kick Off Banquet.  See 1984
            Because of the crowding in single worship services, the church staff and the Worship Committee have cooperated in starting two morning services, thus we cut down on crowding and also allow more opportunity for involvement such as ushering and serving communion.  We also changed the type of bread we use during communion `to cut down on preparation time.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Ollie Clark - March 8
                                       Miss Marilyn Jane Fiess Wilkins - July 26

            Peace and Hope:  Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.  And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.  Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
                                                Romans 5:1-5 NIV

1984
            Dr. Fred Prinzing continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
            New Years Eve, Sunday morning service, Pastor Dave Danielson ministered to us and a Swedish Choir helped remind us of our heritage.  Recognition was given to the for following longest-term members:  Edith Gordh, Helen Hallgren, Gerta Salstrom, and Flavia Westerlund.
            January 8, A resolution pertaining to double Sunday morning services was adopted and to begin on this date.
           
January 15, June Peretti was honored for 25 years as church organist.
            March 25, Sunday evening, the Temple Sonshine and Chi-Alpha Singers presented the production, "What's New Corky?"
            March, the church began accepting applications for daycare positions.
            April, Rich Murphy left Temple to go into Chaplains training in Rhode Island.  Later his family joined him in Arizona where he began his duties as a Navy Chaplain.
            April 15, A new house of worship for Southwest Hills Baptist Church opened on Palm Sunday.
            April 15, At Temple:  The church holds an Open House for the new ministry building at the conclusion of the 11:00am service.  The second and third story were uncompleted at this time.
            June 1,  The ME 11 program started under the direction of Mr. Bill Hammerbeck.  

            Early Spring, The name Sunbeam Day Care was chosen for the child development center.
          
April 18, --Senator Mark O. Hatfield spoke at the Lenten service.
          
June 9,--Mr.Mitch Klein and Miss Debbie Meis were married in a beautiful ceremony at the church.
          
A Centennial Quilt designed and manufactured by the ladies of the church under the leadership of Edith Ryberg, and presented to the church to commemorate the first 100 years.  Fran Maynard composed song and lyrics corresponding to the quilt squares with depicted stages in Temple's development and ministries.
                             Read an article from the Oregonian Newspaper about the Centennial. 
            June 24, Temple celebrated its 100th anniversary commemorating service under God with a dinner at the Red Lion.

The 100 year emblem sticker


            June, Temple and Lower Columbia Conference hosted the 106th annual meetings of the Baptist General Conference.  Executive Board meetings at Temple on June 18 and June 20.  The Conference itself was in session at Jantzen Beach Red Lion from June 20 to June 29.
            June, SMT '84 This year was set aside for the team of high school and college students to be in charge of the children's ministry (150 children in elementary grades) during the Baptist General Conference Annual Meetings at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion complex.
            July 1, Mr. Fred Johnson began serving as Director of Child Development.
            July 24, official dedication of Southwest Hills Baptist Church.
            August, early in the month a playground was constructed on the south side of the church with play/climbing structure installed.
            August 8, --Mr. Norm Ryberg passed away and went home to be with the Lord while sitting in church at Sunday morning service.
            August 23, Gerda Salstrom, wife of Dr. F.G. Salstrom passed away.
            August 26, the nursery was in its new location on the ground floor of the new addition on the West side of the church.
            September 1-3, The annual campout at Fort Stevens State park was held over the Labor Day weekend with over 200 campers attending. 
            September 4, Sonbeam Daycare
Center opened its doors with a limited number of students.  (The name Sonbeam Day Care was chosen as the name for the child development center in early spring of this year.)
            September 7, Dick Wiens, former pastor of Temple, was the guest speaker at our Fall Kickoff Banquet.
            September 20, The Sonbeam Day Care Center officially opened and provided service for five children.  
            October 22, The annual church roller skating party was held at the Oaks Park Roller Rink in the evening.
            November 21,  Thanksgiving Eve, The Love Loaf ingathering was collected at the Great Family Gathering.             

            December 24, Ellen Wright, wife of Stan Wright passed away.
            Bob Lott (Minister of Evangelism and Discipleship) and Debbie turned in their resignation to move to Tacoma, Washington.
            Dave Parker and family accepted a call to Sylvan Way Baptist Church in Bremerton, Washington.
            Fred Johnson was licensed to preach.
            Mitch Klein was licensed to preach.
            Mark Manfredi was recommended for admission to Western Baptist Seminary.
            Rev. Terry Hollister was recommended to a Doctor of Ministry program at Western Baptist Seminary.
            Ruth's Kitchen was completed as was the new dining room which was to be called The "Upper Room".  John Pumphery was Architect.
            A note from the 1984 Annual Report:  (Bob Lott was assistant pastor and wrote a page from his desk in the report.)  "Since writing this report, Debbie and I have turned in our resignation at Temple to move up to Tacoma.  We will miss the people here at Temple very much and have dearly love these past five and one half years."
            The retired persons joined together under Don Slater for fellowship and mutual help.  Trips were planned to places of interest and monthly potlucks held for social enrichment.
            Ken Kornelis began providing counseling services for the people in the church.
            Dave and Marge Parker had to return from the Ivory Coast and had to return to the States due to health reasons.  They are now in a pastorate at Sylvan Way Church in Bremerton, Washington.
           George Orwell was mistaken, especially at our church!

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Aagot Anderson - January 1
                                       Mrs. Emma Goodwin - January 14
                                       Mr. Norman "Norm" Ryberg - August 1
                                       Mrs. Stan (Ellen) Wright - December 1

            "So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others.  Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.  But when you give to the needy, so not let your left had know what your right hand is doing, so that you giving may be in secret.  Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you........"
                                                                    Matthew 6:2-4 NIV

1985
            Dr. Fred Prinzing continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
            February, Assistant Pastor, Bob Lott asked his father Ray to ask Ray Green and Don Slater to go to Modesto, California and visit with the churches in the area and check out their programs for Retired People.  See October 11.
           February 13, Temple accepted the challenge of sponsoring new Conference work in Bend, Oregon.  Rev. James Wright accepted the challenge to head up this new work.  In the spring they left their church in Nevada to start the new work in Bend.
            March 31, the ordination of Mitch Klein.
            April,  Bob Lott resigned to join Central Baptist in Tacoma as Minister of Youth and Single Adults.
            April,  Dr. Jack Bergeson retired as Executive Secretary of Columbia Baptist Conference after serving 15 years.
            April 11, Agnes Johnson passed away.
            June,  Temple hosted the “Tone of Life Choir” from the Baptist Union of Sweden.   Members of this group come from the Stockholm area and had joined together to sing in association with the choir of (Swedish) Bethel Seminary.
            June 22, Anna Heppner passed away.
            August,--Rev. Terry Hollister
and Debbie resigned from the church staff to become church planters in Billings, Montana.  Their work was much appreciated and they are missed by the church body.
            August 4, Hazel Brenneke passed away on this date.
            September1, over Labor Day weekend:  The all-church Labor Day Fort Stevens Camp-Out had over 200 participants.
            September 24, Ruth Johnson, wife of Dr. Linus Johnson, former pastor of Temple went to be with her Lord.
            October 11, --The Keenager group at Temple was organized.  See a letter written by Ray Lott.
            November 24,  The Temple Historical booklet, “Temple Baptist Church – The First Century”, written and compiled by John Pearson,  was made available to the church.
            December 8, Don Van Polen presented his multi-media program entitled, "Footprints of the Reformation."  Don photographed the actual sites where these historic events took place and presented these dramatic scenes with narrative on three giant screens in the church sanctuary.
            December 1, The Chi Alpha House was vacated and the young people moved into the church basement.  The house was sold as part of a package, which enabled the church to purchase the parking lot on the south west corner of the block the church is located on.
            December, Rev. Mitch Klein accepted the call to be the pastor of Cedarhome Baptist Church, Stanwood, Washington.
            December 14, Hanna Johnson passed away.
            December 29, A Great Family Gathering Homecoming tribute was held in honor of Mitch and Debbie Klein as they concluded their ministry with the church to begin serving as Pastor of Cedarhome Baptist Church in Stanwood, Washington.  
            December 30, William Nestlen passed away.
            John Anderson and Mark Manfredi stepped in to take the space of ministry for the youth.
            Don Strandberg had to vacate his position as church moderator because of length of term ran out.
            Pastor and Anita Prinzing took a sabbatical from the pulpit.  They attended the BGC annual meetings in Wheaton, Illinois, then flew to Rome for an 18 day seminar at the Waldensian Seminary.  After they toured the great cities of Europe for 2 ½ weeks.
            As originally designed, the nursery was too small to accommodate the children enrolled.  After many hours of discussion and planning, the nursery was finally remodeled in the Fall.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Don Nelson - January 1
                                      
Mr. George Crawford - March 30
                                      
Miss Anna E. Heppner - June 1
                                      
Mrs. Dale (Hazel) Brenneke - August 4
                                       Mrs. Ruth Johnson - September 24 ~ She was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania in 1892.  Ruth was the wife of Dr. Linus Johnson, former pastor of Temple.
                                       Mrs. Jacob (Edith) Gordh - November 9
                                       Mrs. Hannah Johnson - December 1
                                       Mr. William "Bill" Nestlen - December 30

            "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
                                                          Matthew 28:19-20 NIV

1986
            
           
Dr. Fred Prinzing continued as Senior Pastor of our church.
   
         February 16, Mr. Clifford Beeler died.
            February 28, Elsie Ostrom died.
            February, Pastor and Anita lead a tour to Israel, several Temple members went along.
            March 15, The women of the Lower Columbia Conference has their Spring Banquet at New Heights Baptist Church in Vancouver, Washington, with Anita Prinzing as speaker.
            Spring, The Awana program begins.
            April,  Dr. Fred Prinzing announced his resignation effective July 31.  Lloyd Rekstad became involved in the pastoral functions of the ministry.
            April, For12 months in 1984-85, Karen and Terry Whitehill, members of Temple Baptist Church, Portland, Ore., toured Europe on a 11,OOO-mile bike trip. Now they are back in Europe again, this time on a yearlong walk from Paris to Jerusalem.  Read about the trip as it appeared monthly in the Standard as the trip progressed.
            April 1, John Anderson became Temple’s Minister of Christian Education.
            May, Music leaders and sponsors took the Sonrise Edition to Puyallup for a short weekend tour which included an evening at Lake Retreat.
            June, Tom Kornelis and Paul Strandberg accepted the position of co-chairmen of the Building Committee.

            June 18, Summer Missions Team traveled to Camp Big Horn in St. Regis, Montana with Mark and Deena Manfredi
            June 29, Fortieth Anniversary of Lake Retreat Baptist Camp.
            July, Music Camp was held.  The highlight was the musical production, "Its Cool to be in the Furnace."  The theme of the performance was teach the young people the value of trusting God through every circumstance. 
            July 27, Farewell Sunday for Sunday for Pastor and Anita Prinzing.
            July, Dorothy Newell donated the beautiful grand piano located in the church sanctuary.
            July, Pastor Prinzing left Temple to take a position as Professor of Theology at Bethel.
            July 22, Dr. Robert Anderson accepted the call to be Temple’s interim pastor. His duties began the first Sunday in September.
            September 1, Dr. Bob Anderson began his duties on this Sunday as Interim Pastor at Temple.
            October 1, Dick and Bev Young missionaries from Argentina shared about their ministries.
            November 8, Edith Gordh died.
            December, Temple, the Columbia Baptist Conference & Baptist General Conference helped format the Philippine Baptist Church in Portland.
            Morrie Brask retired as head usher.

           
            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Anna Skreen - February 16
                                                 
Mr. Clifford Beeler - February 16
                                                  Mrs. Carl (Elsie) Ostrom - February 28
                                                  Mrs. Lucille Cornell - October 13
                                                  Mrs. Edith Gordh - November 8

            "The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.  He is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him."
                                                                 
Exodus 15:2 NIV

1987
            Dr. Robert Anderson continued to served as Interim Pastor.
            January 1, Total membership as of this date was 641.
            January, Commissioning service for Mr. Gary Shank was held at Temple.  He was a former deacon and seminary graduate.  He left Temple and assumed the position of Minister of Christian Education at the Evangelical Congregational Church in Portland.          
            February 3, A Swedish smorgasbord was held at Temple.  It was a benefit dinner for the Oregon Baptist Retirement Home.  Menu included Lutfisk, Kroumkaka, Kottbullar, and Spritsar   The dinner was prepared by Swedish cooks.  See a website with many delicious Swedish recipes.
            March 8, The Sonrise Edition (first through fifth grade students from Temple) presented a special musical experience directed by Lloyd Rekstad and Fran Maynard, following a tour of Seattle- Bremerton WA, and Clatskanie OR.
   
         March 21, The 48-member bethel College Choir under the direction of Dr. Robert Berglund ministered in music at Temple.  The choir gave an excellent presentation of varied musical numbers.
            March, Morrie Brask retired from twenty-five years of service as Head Usher.
            April 12, The film, "Peace Child," was shown and was said to be the most exciting and well received mission film in recent years.
            May 2, A seminar was held at Temple called "The Four Thousand Year Connection" with speaker Don Richardson.  This was an excellent presentation of missions and the Gospel, dealing with the Great Commission in the Old and New Testaments.  
            May 10, John Anderson ordained in a memorable service.
            June 15, Mike Pinkerton became Director of High School Ministries.
            June 21, Mark and Dena Manfredi returned to Temple showing their slides of Hong Kong, Macau, mainland China, and  the Philippines.
            June, Intern Paul Marshall, Director of Junior High Ministries, accepted a call from Golden Hills Community Chruch in Antioch, California, to be the Associate Pastor of Student Ministries.
            July 13-17 - Music Camp, held at Temple under the direction of Fran Maynard.
            July 15, Mr. Mike Pinkerton was hired as the Director of High School Ministries.
            July 19, Sunday Evening ~ Fran Maynard presented the musical "The Story-Tellin' Man."  The children did an excellent job on this musical about the parables of Jesus by writer Ken Medema.  This presentation culminated from Music Camp held during the previous week.  
            July 26, A Farewell Service was held at Temple for Lloyd, Joyce Rekstad and family.
            August 23, "El Shaddai," a musical written by John and Patti Thompson, was presented by adult musical performers on this Sunday evening.  This musical was directed by Chuck Greene and Leanne Duke.
            August, Lloyd Rekstad left for a new ministry the First Baptist Church in Yacaipa, California after 10 years as the Director of Music.
            August 24-28 - Family Week held at Temple was spearheaded by Pastor John Anderson.  An entire week was dedicated to reaching, strengthening, and uplifting families.  The film series, "Love is a Decision" was shown for the adults.  The film series, "You can make a Difference" by Tony Campolo was shown to youth.  The program, "Growing God's Way in the Sonshine Patch" incorporated Bible study, craft, songs and games for children.
            September 5, 6, 7, All church campout at Fort Stevens.
            September 20, Mr. Dave Beeler, our Faith Promise partner serving in the Philippines, spoke at the Sunday evening service.
            September, The American Filipino Baptist Church began in Portland under the leadership of BGC pastor Rev. Carlos San Luis, has been using Temple's facilities for services and Bible studies for the work.  The first formal service was held during this month.
            October 15-17, Kay Arthur from Chattanooga, Tennessee was the speaker for the women's seminar, "Precept Upon Precept."  
            October 25, the American Filipino Baptist Church was organized.
            November 30, Dr. Robert Anderson resigned as Interim Pastor to teach at Western Theological Seminary.
            December 27, An appreciation potluck buffet was held for Bob and Rosella thanking them for their fifteen nonths of service to the church.
            December 31, Total membership as of this date was 628.
            Fran Maynard (Malmsten) took over as Director of Music from Lloyd Rekstad.
            ME-3 (Ministry Expansion Third Phase) Fund raising Program started.  Mr. Doug Anderson of the BGC was retained to assist Temple in the fund-raising campaign,  The goal of the program was the completion of the 2nd floor of the ministry building.
            Am Shalom Hebrew/Christian Fellowship continues to meet at Temple Sharing the facilities of the church.
            The Awana Program was ongoing at Temple under the dual leadership of Shirley Bailey and Carolyn Salholm.  Five age groups met each Wednesday to memorize Scripture, join in group activities, and participate in crafts.
            Fred Johnson was director of the Sonbeam Daycare.  Enrollment was up to 70 children and continues to receive high marks for its educational program.  Many parents and students have been touched by the Gospel.
            Mr. John Dotson continued as the Director of College Ministries while continuing his studies at Western Seminary.
            Martha Hurlburt was hired as Director of Junior High Ministries while she continues her studies at Western Seminary.

            Work crews began construction on the second floor of the three story project on the west side of the church building.   Finishing was done to the kitchen, trim around the windows were set, a dropped ceiling was installed, flooring was laid, and a dividing wall was installed among other things accomplished.
            Computerization of church records was begun under the leadership of Dr. Bob Anderson and Rev. John Anderson.

            In Memoriam ~ Laura Doescher - January 29
                                       Christian Jacobsen - March 13
                                       Ella Larsen - May 9
                                       Ruby Jane McAnear - June 27
                                       Justina Heppner - July 17
                                       Owen Raynor - October 3
                                       Wilhelmina Wolfsehr - December 13

            "Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you.  I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you."
                                                                    Isaiah 46:4 NIV

1988
           
Rev. Harold Carlson served as Interim Pastor at our church.
            April 20 to 24, Pastor Steve Roy , with wife Susan and children, Andrew, Beth, Lydia arrived at Temple to candidate at Temple. The following week the church voted to extend the call for Senior Pastor to Steve Roy.
            May, a Junior Olympics was held at Lake Retreat.
            June 19, A loving farewell was given for Fred Johnson, Patti and sons David and Brian who joined the staff of Hinson Memorial Baptist Church as Christian Education Director.
            July 17, Rev. Harold and wife Jamie Carlson our interim pastor for six and one half months were honored on this day.
            July 24, Pastor Roy began his ministry at Temple.
            October 23, John Anderson and wife Kim were honored at a commissioning service.  They will enter a church planting ministry with the BGC at Crystal Lake, Illnois.
            November 18, Popcorn with the Pastor,  Those who planned to attend were asked to write or speak verbally questions of the Pastor on the Bible, theology, ministry programs, future plans of the church. 
             Deschutes Bible Church in Bend, Oregon, was welcomed into Columbia Baptist Conference at the annual meeting in Olympia, Washington.
            Efforts were made to complete the second floor of the new building.
            The church enlisted the help of Olan Mills to provide a new color pictorial directory.
            John Pearson was the church historian.
            Tony Nimis was the staff youth leader.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Lillian M. Ford ~ May 15
                                       Mr. Dale Brenneke ~ June 18
                                       Miss Helen Hallgren ~ November 9
                                       Mr. William Butt ~ December 1

            "Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.  The LORD works out everything to its proper end--even the wicked for a day of disaster."
                                                           
Proverbs 16:3-4 NIV

1989
            Steve Roy continued as Senior Pastor at our church.
            February 20, a recommendation was made to extend a call to Mike Pinkerton to be the Associate Pastor for Nurturing Ministries.
            March 5, The church congregation voted to extend a call to Mike Pinkerton to be the Associate Pastor for Nurturing Ministries effective June 1, 1989.
            March 23, The first event in use of the “Upper Room” was a  Maundy Thursday communion service.
            May 7, Sunday, 6:00 PM the second floor Dining Room was dedicated    
            May, The book The Fourth Quarter, by Dr. Jack Bergeson, is scheduled to be released from the publisher.
            June 1, Mike Pinkerton began as Associate Pastor for Nurture Ministries.
            June 4, Mike Pinkerton was licensed to preach as per certificate signed by Pastor Steve Roy.  See May 11,1990 
           August, Filipino-American church conducted Daily Vacation Bible School at Temple
           October 1, Terry Tharpe called to become Associate Pastor of Outreach Ministries.
            Deschutes Bible Church disbanded following failure to find a pastors leadership.
            December 1, Flavia Westerlund died.
            Terry Tharpe was Associate Pastor of Outreach.
            The new kitchen that servers the second floor dining room was named “Ruth's Kitchen” in honor of Mrs. Ken (Ruth) McCarthy.
            The AWANA program was reviewed and ratified as church ministry for boys and girls.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Doris Rice - January 6
                                      
Mr. Adolphe D. McAnear - January 17
                                      
Mrs. Henryene Edwards - February 4
                                       Mrs. Flavia Gustafson Westerlund - February 11
                                       Mrs. Gladys Mathis - March 3
                                       Mr. Henning Johnson - December 30 

            "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.  If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me.  Yet what shall I choose?  I do not know!  I am torn between the two:  I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far......."
   
                                                                Philippians 1:21-23 NIV

  1990
            Steve Roy continued as Senior Pastor at our church.
            Jon Christian entered into the fellowship at Temple.
   
         May 11, was the official date on the License from Multnomah County for Pastor Mike to preach.  Return to 1989 

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. George Semmingson - January 27
                                       Mrs. Mary Ellen Nelson - June 10
                                       Mrs. Nathiel "Ducky" Bergstrom - October 8

            "So do not be ashamed of the testimony about out Lord of of me his prisoner.  Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God.  He has saved us and called us to a holy life--not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace.  This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.  And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher.  That is why I am suffering as I am.  Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day."
   
                                                              2 Timothy 1:8-12 NIV

1991
            Steve Roy continued as Senior Pastor at our church.
   
         Tony Nimis was High School Director
            Temple was blessed with the ownership of the parking lot on the Southwest corner of the block.  It was obtained through the trade of other property and a lease back arrangement for the use of parking during the weekday.  This allowed the church to obtain the property with no out of pocket costs.
            The small kitchen in the lower level east of the fireside room was remodeled.  John Pumphery was the architect.
             December 7, Floie Davis died and went to be with the Lord.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Catherine Englet - January 9
 
                                     Mrs. Dorothy Newell - March 18
                                       Miss Esther Walthinsen - August 20
                                       Mrs. Lu Shaber - October 28
                                       Mrs. Floie Davis - December 7
                                       Mrs. Gertrude Baty - December 13

            "For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.  For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline."
                                                               
2 Timothy 1:6-7 NIV

1992
            Steve Roy continued as Senior Pastor at our church.
            May 14-17,  The 103rd Annual Meeting of the Columbia Baptist Conference was held at Temple.  See the February-April front Cover of the Conference Call.
            October 11, Pastor Mike was ordained for the ministry at Temple.
            December, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Green (Hazel) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  A large reception was held in the Upper Room.
            Mr. Ray Green was the Church Administrator.

            In Memoriam ~ Miss Lois Smith - February 14
                                      
Mr. Wendell E. Bates - May 25
                                       Mr. George Obinger - September 9

            "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
                                                                
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV

1993
            Steve Roy continued as Senior Pastor at our church.
   
         August, Terry Tharpe and family moved to serve a church in Poulsbo, Washington
            Tony Nimis served as High School Director until June.
            Fran Maynard (Malmsted) was Director of Music.
            Summer Mission Team trains in the running of a Daily Vacation Bible School in Lebanon, Oregon, and then spent two weeks running their own VBS in Mehama and Woodburn, Oregon.
            Dean Longfellow was Director of High School Ministries.
            Ron and Leta Kriens home on furlough from Southeast Asia earlier than expected when the host government terminated its relationship with the Kriens' sending organization.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Neva Johnson - November 14

            "And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
                                              
Ephesians 3:17b-19 NIV

1994
            Steve Roy continued as Senior Pastor at our church.
            July 31, Ron Kriens and family return to Southeast Asia under local sponsorship
            The Hope Vietnamese Baptist Church was started.
            Pastor Roy left Temple.
            Twelve new members were added to the Temples roll, two by baptism, ten by letter.

            Jesus answered, "Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and Spirit."
                                                     
John 3:5 NIV

1995
            June 1, Paul Flood joined the staff in a part-time status as choir director.
            July 1, Pastor Mike Pinkerton (Pastor Mike), began his first year as Interim Senior Pastor
            September 4, Mandy Strandberg passed away.
            Gary Shank served as Interim Associate Pastor
            Jon Christian (church moderator) left for Wisconsin
            Don Green was voted to the job of Church Moderator.
            Temple welcomed twenty-three new members were welcomed this year.
            Computer system in offices completed.
            Mortgage on the building paid off for addition on West Side of Church.
            See photo of Board of Elders - Deaconess

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Katherine K. Youzva - February 1
                                       Mrs. Alice Bilyeu - March 13
                                       Mrs. Helen Diebold - March 16
                                       Mr. Mandroff Strandberg - September 4

        "I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."
                                                       
Philippians 3:14 NIV

1996
            Mike Pinkerton continued as Interim Pastor at our church.
            June 1, Pastor Mike Pinkerton was called as Temple's Twenty Third Senior Pastor.  He accepted the position that day.
            November, Gary Shank leaves for a pastorate at Immanuel Baptist Church in Monmouth, Illinois.
            Church building was painted and sound system and heating upgraded.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Joe (Velma) Ryan - January 14
                                       Mrs. Hazel Wangsness Sievers - March 14
                                       Mrs. Gust (Linnea) Almquist - July 15
                                       Mrs. Francis Brandon - October 7
                                       Miss Georgia Adams - October 26
                                       Mrs. Clarence (Helen) Carver - November 28
                                       Mr. Frank Bonneau - December 18
                                       Mrs. Caroline May Wilson - December 25 

     "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me." 
                                                            Revelation 3:20  

1997
            Mike Pinkerton continued as Senior Pastor at our church.
   
         January 1, Paul Flood became part of the church staff in a full-time position as Minister of Music.
            April 3, Ruby Brugh, Hildur Strandberg and Dagmar Walthinson were honored by the Deaconess at Viola Christenson's home for their age.  Ruby was 91, Hildur was 90,  Dagmar was 90.
            Art Greenleaf was Associate Pastor.  He devoted 25% of his time as Chaplin to Portland Fire Bureau.


            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Margaret Burghherr - January 6
                                       Miss Helen Carlson - July 10
                                       Mrs. Lucille Dillaboy - September 15
                                       Mrs. Freda Wennermark - November 2
                                       Mr. Raymond S. Lott - November 27

    "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land."
                                                          
  2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV 

1998
            Mike Pinkerton continued as Senior Pastor at our church.
            October, new sound system put into place.
            November, Dave Christenson family left for Belgium to work with the Muslim population.
            December,  Jon Christian accepted the call to become Director of Youth and Junior High Ministries.
            The carpeting was replaced in the entire church sanctuary.  Pews were removed from the sanctuary and replaced after the carpet was installed.  (A very coordinated effort).
            The Vietnamese Baptist Church helped with carpet installation work and other special services.
            Pastor Mike visited Ghana, West Africa and The Hawaiian Islands.
            Sonbeam Day Care was in it's 15th year of operation.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Dagmar Walthinsen  -  February 17 ~  She would have been 91 years old in September.

            "For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb.  I praise You because I am fearfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place.  When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body.  All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be."
                                                                            Psalm 139:13-16 NIV

1999
            Mike Pinkerton continued as Senior Pastor at our church.
            January 1, Total membership 489.
            April, Dr. and Mrs. Evans (Marilyn) Nelson celebrated 50 years of marriage.
            May, June Perretti celebrated 40 years as church organist.
            August, The Portland Streetcar Loop construction started.  This line will run south down NE 7th avenue in front of Temple to OMSI Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and return north up Grand avenue and go back across the Broadway Bridge.
            Luke and Terri Crook were seminary students working with the High School group.
            This year was the 116th year the Annual Reports were written.
            Temple sent support to the following missionaries:
                Ron and Leta Kriens
                Frank and Barbara Emrick
                Peter and Coreen Larson
                Brian and Stephanie Karlik
                Mark and Helen Downing
                Dick and Bev Young
                Ray and Teresa Durkin
                Gil and Norma Clark
                Dave and Brenda Christenson
                Mike and Eva Fast
                Mathew Naw
                Richard and June Harris
                Rick and Carol Stark

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Alice Steele ~ February 4  -  Alice was the wife of Thomas Steele.
                                       Mrs. Helen Jeibmann ~ February 25  - Helen was 91 years old. 
                                       Mr. Frank Peterson II ~ February 25  -  Frank was the oldest son of Frank and Patty Peterson.
                                       Mrs. Sarah Netzel ~ June 12
                                       Mrs. Edith Ryberg ~ August 22  -  Edith was the wife of Norman Ryberg

             "I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being,  May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD." 
                                                               Psalm 104:33-34 NIV

2000
            Mike Pinkerton continued as Senior Pastor at our church.
            August, Jon and Lisa Bryant left.
            November, the Annual Meeting was held in the Upper Room.  A model of the B-24 Liberator was presented to Ray Green by Don Strandberg who also made the model.
            Luke and Terri Crook leave for Boston, Massachusetts--Jon and Lisa Bryant took over as High School Sponsors.
            The seats in the choir loft were replaced with ones that were more manageable chairs.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Sumi Shimomura - February 5
                                       Rev. Don Beattie - February 16
                                       Mrs. Chalmert (Margaret "Peggy" Anderson) Larson - February 25
                                       Mr. Robert H. Jeibmann - April 8
                                       Miss Nellye Gordon - May 20

    "Be self-controlled and alert.  Your enemy prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.  Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings."
                                                               
1 Peter 5:8 NIV

2001
            Mike Pinkerton continued as Senior Pastor at our church.
            March 17, Earl & Pearl Johnson celebrated 50 years of marriage. 
            November 25, Tim Corrigan and Linette joined as watch care members.  They are the High School Directors.
            December 30, Tim Corrigan and Linette were married.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Hugh Hurlbert - January 14
                                       Mrs. Lanier (Ruby) Brugh - March 1
                                       Mrs. Oscar (Lillian) Anderson - November 13
                                       Mr. Gatlin Brandon - December

            "But in you hearts revere Christ as Lord.  'Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.  But do this with gentleness and respect, ........"'
                                                                
I Peter 3:15 NIV

2002
            Mike Pinkerton continued as Senior Pastor at our church.
            January 1, Total membership 491.
            February 10, A Great Family Gathering was held at 6:00 PM in the Upper Room at Temple in honor of Betty Carlson who is retiring from head of the Kitchen Committee.  Betty is 80 years old this year.
            March 3, The guest speaker for the Sunday morning worship was Rev. Hal Lentz.  He said that the BGC reports that Temple has given $540,000.00 to missions to date.  The message was titled "What Do We Hold Dear?"  Text from 2 Corinthians 8:2-6.
            March 28, The Bethel Choir preformed an evening concert at Temple.
            June 22, Dr. and Mrs. Celious Williams (Mettie) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
            June 28, Dr Jerry Sheveland was named President of the Baptist General Conference at the annual meeting in Ypsilanti, Michigan. 
            August 3, The Baptist General Conference celebrates 150 years.  
            August 4, Temple Baptist Church celebrated 75 years since the existing building was built.  Click here to see details and photos of the event.  
            August 10, Mr. and Mrs. Winn Goddard (Marianne) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
            August 25, annual campout on the coast at Fort Stevens.
            September 8, the church celebrated the 80th birthday of Dr. Evans Nelson who's birthday was September 5.
            September 20, Chalmert Larson went to be with the Lord.
            September 30, a memorial service was held at Temple for Chalmert Larson.
            October 12, Temple held its first Temple Family Service Day.  Eighteen members participated in providing services.  We provided "a little something" to eat before heading our to three homes to wash windows, and a fourth home to cut, haul, and burn yard debris.  Service providers had a wonderful time, and homeowners were very appreciative.
            November 15, Sam Loeung and his wife Jen were hired as Director of Youth.
            December, Tim and Linette Corrigan  left Portland to drive to there new station.  They had resigned as High School Directors earlier in the year.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Oscar Anderson ~ April 15
                                       Mr. Chalmert Larson ~ September 20
                                       Mrs. Gladys Hall ~ November 12
                                                    

            "...........For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future........."
                                                                   Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

2003
            Mike Pinkerton continued as Senior Pastor at our church.
            February 28, David William Salholm passed away unexpectedly on this date.  He was a long time member of Temple Baptist Church.
            March 6, A Memorial Service was held at Temple for David Salholm Sr. 
            March 17,  A memorial service was held for Vern Bergstrom, who died March 9, 2003.
            March 22,  The church hosted a 20's, 30's, 40's party in the upper room.  Click Here to see images of the event.
            March 30,  A combined Sunday School Class with Junior High through adults with missionary Lynette Young, who went to Uruguay with the BGC.
            April 6-13, 4:00-5:30 pm ~ Pastor Mike offered an Ask Class for adults.  This was a class to become better acquainted with Temple Baptist Church and is the first step toward church membership.  At the class we learned how our church is governed, and how we view our mission.
            April 25-27,  Mothers and daughter outing at Lake Retreat. (A Chance to Make Memories)  In addition to memories of speakers, worship time, activities such as a tea party, and just spending time alone together, they'd depart the weekend with a photo taken by camp staff' and possibly new scrap booking skills offered as an elective activity.
            May 16-18, Father and Son Weekend at Lake Retreat.  While growing closer to each other, and to the Lord, men and boys were able to play paintball, build and launch rockets, play pick-up basketball, ascend the new 37-foot climbing towere and fish.
            June 14, Pastor Pinkerton's daughter Andrea Renee was married to Mr. Joel Daniel McMartin in a beautiful ceremony which took place in the church sanctuary. 
            June 18, A memorial service was held for David Carlson who died June 15, 2003.
            July 27, Glisan Street Baptist Church celebrated 50 years of ministry.
            August 9, work day at Temple by the church family and friends to clean the church, upper room kitchen, and landscaping of the grounds. 
            August 16, a city wide work day on landscaping and grounds at different public schools.  Temple joined with the Four Square Church at Benson High School.
            August 17, Gil and Norma Clark celebrated 60 years of marriage in a celebration Sunday afternoon at Temple.
            The church hosted a 20's, 30's, 40's party in the upper room.  Click Here to see images of the event.


            In Memoriam ~ Mr. David W. Salholm Sr. ~ February 28
                                       Mr. La Verne Bergstrom ~ March 9
                                       Mr. David Carlson ~ June 15 - Dave was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Carlson and married Betty Hallgren.
                                       Ms. Carol Hansen ~ June 24
                                       Mr. Philip Strandberg ~ September 23 - Philip was the youngest son of Paul and Barbara Strandberg.
                                       Mr. Don Price ~ October 15
                                       Ms. Esther Larson ~ October 20
                                       Mr. Scott Volker ~ December 19

    "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.  If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own.  As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.  That is why the world hates you.  Remember what I told you:  'A servant is not greater than his master.'  If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.  If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also..........."
                                                        John 15:18-20 NIV

2004
            Mike Pinkerton continued as Senior Pastor at our church.
   
         January 11, Don Van Polen presented his multi-media program at Temple in the sanctuary at 6:00pm.
            January 18, the ladies of the Temple Quilters presented a quilt to Jon and Susan Christian.
            February 5, Ray Green, the church administrator, and devoted member for many years passed away early this morning.
            February 9, a memorial service was held for Ray Green at 1:00pm in the sanctuary.
            February 19, The Keenagers went to Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), visited different exhibits and viewed a movie in the OMNIMAX Theater.
            February 20-22, women's retreat at Camp Tillicum.  
            February 28, the church hosted a Missionary Conference and kicked off with a desert buffet with Ron and Leta Kriens. 
            February 29, Ron and Leta Kriens spoke during a combined adult Sunday School time and Dave Christensen spoke to the children's combined Sunday School and he also gave the message during the morning service.
            March 6, a brunch in the upper room with Mark and Helen Downing.
            March 7, Missionary Conference continued with Ron and Leta Kriens speaking during children's combined Sunday School and Mark Downing spoke to the combined adult Sunday School and gave the  message during the morning service. 
            March 7, a lunch reception was held in the upper room for Josh Adams who returned from Iraq on a tour of duty with the US Navy.
            March 19, Mabel (Johnson) Hagey, a former member of Temple, passed away at the age of 95.  The service was held at Beaverton Foursquare Church.
            March 25, Laurie Breckel, a former Temple member, passed away.  A memorial service was held on April 1st at Southwest Bible Church in Beaverton.
            April 8, The Keenagers group attended the "Portland Passion Play" at Portland Christian Center.
            April 27, Dorothy O. Bishop went home to be with the Lord.  She was a long time member of Temple, sister to Dave Carlson and sister in law to Betty Carlson.  She was born on July 27, 1925.
            May 15, Long time member, Evelyn Smith went home to be with the Lord.  Evelyn served in many capacities at Temple and in the community.  She will be remembered for her card and letter writing outreach and her ministry of helping others.
            June 6, 6 p.m. Temple held its annual Sanctuary Choir Concert named "Favorites Concert."
             June 17, The Temple Keenagers visited the Chinese Gardens in N.W. Portland. 
             July 5, Margaret Steel went to be with the Lord.  She was 91 years of age.  One of her last requests was for some pickled herring in cream sauce.
            
July 15, The Keenagers Group spent the day at Viola Christianson's cabin in Seaside.  There were 39 in attendance and the weather was beautiful.
             July 18, Temple had their 20th Annual Music Camp presentation.  Featured "Esther-Ordinary-Faith."
             August 7-14, Youth and Leaders will be in Chicago for Summer Mission's Team Project. 
             August 29, The weekend of, Temple held its 25th annual campout at Fort Stevens.
             August 29, Sunday - While most of the congregation was at Fort Stevens, Temple had a potluck picnic lunch in the Upper Room after the morning service.  Pastor Ron Hall gave the morning message.  He did a 30 minute walk through in the Book of Ephesians.
             November 14, the church held its annual meeting in the Upper Room.  The 2005 Church Officers and the 2005 Budget were voted on
             December 19, Sunday, Temple had a choir concert called, "In The Fullness of Time."  One performance was at 11:00 AM and one was at 6:00 PM. 
             December 31, New Years Eve.  6:30 pm the church hosted a Simple Supper in the Upper Room.  A Communion Service followed supper with the breaking of loaves of bread.  After the congregation went to the main sanctuary to enjoy a year end slide show.  The Simple Supper consisted of 3 different kinds of soup and a green tossed salad.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Raymond Green - February 5
                                       Ms. Elfrieda Riebeling - February 9
                                       Ms. Carla Fischer - February 19
                                       Mrs. Dorothy Carlson Bishop ~ April 27
                                       Mrs. Evelyn Smith - May 15
                                       Mr. Robert Konsella - May 27
                                       Mrs. Bill (Margaret) Steele
                                       Donna Snyder - November 12
                                       Mr. Richard (Dick) Smith - November 22
                                       Ashton Brennan Parris - December 17
 
            "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.  Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you........"
                                                  Matthew 5:10-12 NIV

2005
            Mike Pinkerton continued as Senior Pastor at our church.
            January 11, Beverly Loy went home to be with the Lord.
            January 17, A Memorial Service was held at Temple for Bev Loy at 2:00 PM. 
            February 18-20, The Ladies of Temple spent the weekend at Camp Tillicum for a Ladies Retreat.
            March 6, The Church honored Dale Peretti during the morning service and after in the Upper Room with a light lunch for his service as a Sunday school teacher, librarian and doing the landscaping around the church grounds.  The congregation was invited to share with Dale..
            April 8-10, A Mother and Daughter Retreat at Lake Retreat.
            April 21, The Temple Keenagers had an outing at OMSI in Portland to see a documentary of a 4 month journey down the Blue Nile in Africa.
            April 29, John Fallon went home to be with the Lord.
            May 4, A memorial was held at the church for John Fallon
            May 15, During the morning service Pastor Mike Pinkerton told a condensed version of  the story of  "Two Ladies Named Margaret." 
            May 19, The Keenagers went to Mt. St. Helens.  A large bus was rented for the group to ride in.
            May 25, Wednesday, Lake Retreat hosted a Senior's Luncheon. Guest speaker was Dr. Jerry Scheveland, President of the Baptist General Conference.
            June 2, Gwen Bergstrom died and
went home to be with the Lord
            June 7, Clyde Malone
went home to be with the Lord at 5 PM.  A memorial service will be held at Temple on Wednesday, June 16th at 1:00 pm.
            June 8, A memorial service was held at Temple in the Upper Room for Gwen Bergstrom.
            June 12, Temple hosted the National Conference of the Baptist General Conference Vietnamese Ministry.  This is was an historic gathering of Vietnamese Churches in one place to celebrate God's goodness.
            June 16, Dwain DeMaris leaves for a month long summer mission's trip to Brazil.  He will be working on construction projects for New Tribes Missions.
           June 26, Sunday evening at 6:00 Temple held the "Summer Hummer", in the Sanctuary.
           July 11-16, The 21st annual Music Camp held at Temple Baptist Church
           July 17, 6:30pm, A Presentation called "Acorns to Oaks", was held in the sanctuary featuring the members of Music Camp.  Attendance in the audience was 230.  A reception was held in the Upper Room after the presentation.
           July 21, The Keenager Group spent the day at Christiansen's Cabin in Seaside, Oregon.
           July 31, A commissioning was held for the SMT members leaving for Rio in Brazil.
           August 2, SMT members left for Brazil.  They left Portland International Airport on United Airlines.
           August 14, Jon Christian held a telephone conversation with the SMT members, in Brazil, during the morning service.
          
August 20, The Junior High Group went to Mt. Hood and rode on the Alpine slide.
           September 14, Wednesday Evening Activities Resume
                         5:30 PM Betty's Diner
                         5:30 PM Temple Sonshine Choir
                         6:45 PM Temple Bible Clubs, Jr. High & High School Youth, Choir, Prayer & Bible Study
            September 18, There was a combined Junior High - Adult Sunday School with Dick & Bev Young.
           September 20, Women's Morning Bible Study started up again - 9:20 AM
           September 20, Women's Evening Bible Study started up again - 7:00 PM
           September 22, The Keenagers took a trip to Hood River Orchards.
           September 25, The Small Group Bible study started up again.
           September 30, The High School Youth Group had an all night event at Temple.
           October 7, The High School Groups of the CBC had a fall rally at Monroe, Washington.
           October 14-16, A Men's Camp was held at Lake Retreat.
           October 20, The Keenagers had a Swedish Smorgasbord and Scandinavian Program in the Upper Room.
           October 23, Hazel Green, wife of the late Ray Green passed away.
           October 23, Missionaries Rick and Carol Stark were at Temple.
           October 24, Gil Clark passed away.
           October 27, There was a Memorial Service for Hazel Green at 2:00pm in the Upper Room at Temple.
           October 27, The Sonbeam Daycare had a Harvest Carnival.
           October 27-29, The Columbia Baptist Conference had their annual meeting at Belleview, Washington.
           October 28, There was a Memorial Service for Mr. Gil Clark at 11:00am at The Little Chapel of the Chimes in SE Portland.
           October 28, The Junior High had a Harvest Party at the home of Kyle and Cathy Horness.
           October 30, Daylight Savings Time Ended.
           November 1, Mr. Joe Ryan passed away at 3:30 this morning.
           November 1, Deloris Danielson passed away at 3:00 p.m. today.
           November 5, A Harvest Banquet was held at Lake Retreat.
           November 11, The Keenager Group visited New Heights Church in Vancouver, Washington.
           November 12, A memorial service was held at Temple for Deloris Danielson at 11:00 am.  "A wife of noble character is her husband's crown.  She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life."                   Proverbs 12:4,31:12
           November 13, Temple Baptist Church Annual Meeting and dinner was held in the Upper Room.
           November 15, A memorial service was held at Temple for Mr. Joe Ryan at 2:00 pm.
           November 19, The Junior High School Group had a bowling party.
           November 23, A Thanksgiving Eve Service was held at Temple with Lower Columbia Conference Churches.  Ron Hall delivered the sermon.  A Thanksgiving Meal was provided by the Hope Vietnamese Baptist Church.  The menu consisted of rice, salad, egg rolls, pumpkin and apple pie. 
           November 24, Thanksgiving Day.
           November 27,  Dickens Carolers Concert at 4:00pm.
           November 27,  See the Angel Tree in the church foyer.
           December 2, The church hosted the Bethel University's Northwest Area Christmas Festival at 7:30pm.  A program of Christmas music, including selections from local Bethel alumni, followed by a time of fellowship and dessert.
           December 5, The Church Choir and Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra performed a Sing-A-Long "Handel's Messiah" in the church Sanctuary.
           December 11, The church held its Christmas Sunday School Program at 6:00pm.
           December 15, The Sonbeam Daycare Christmas Program was held this evening.  The Christmas message was given through the children to friends and family.
          
December 18, The Temple Choir gave their annual Christmas concert.  This year it was titled "Christmas Then and Now."  The concert was presented during the morning service followed by the annual Feast of The Spring Roll, compliments of the Hope Vietnamese Church.  The Evening program was canceled due to a winter ice storm.
           December 24, 4:30 pm - The Christmas Eve Family Service was held.  At 11 pm the church held a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.
           December 25, 11:00 Regular church service was held on this Christmas Day.
           December 31, We gathered together in the Upper Room for our Simple Supper.  At 7:30 the "Year in Review Slide Show" was held in the sanctuary.  This was the first year the annual year end slide show was presented in a digital format.
           December, An air conditioning system was installed in the church boiler room for the sanctuary.

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Hershel (Beverly) Loy - January 11
                                       Mr. Jeff Nelson Jr. - April 14
                                       Mr. John Fallon - April 29
                                       Mrs. LaVern (Gwen) Bergstrom - June 2
                                       Mrs. Aggie Wright - June 2
                                       Mr. Clyde Malone - June 7
                                       Mrs. Raymond (Hazel) Green - October 23
                                       Mr. Gilbert Clark - October 24
                                       Mrs. Dave (Deloris) Danielson - November 1
                                       Rev. Joseph Ryan - November 1
                                       Mr. Richard Caldwell - December 13

    "Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!  Shout, Daughter Jerusalem!  See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey."
                                                       Zechariah 9:9 NIV

2006
            Mike Pinkerton continued as Senior Pastor at our church.
   
         March 25th, 4:00 to 8:30pm, "Renewal Saturday," with Dana Olson.  He led us in a special time of Study and Prayer, a Buffet Dinner, both in the Upper Room and a Concert of Prayer in the Sanctuary.
           April 1, A CPR class was held at Temple in the lower auditorium.  There were about 20 people in attendance and the class was taught by 3 Portland firefighters.
           April 9-16 was Holy Week at Temple.     
           April 9, Palm Sunday - Palm branches were handed to each member of the congregation representing the people who waved palm branches during Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
          
April 14, 7:00pm - Good Friday service was held at Temple. The Tenebrae Service was unforgettable as the program was a remembrance of Christ's Death on the Cross.  The words were read by seven readers.  After each reading more lights went out in the sanctuary until the auditorium was completely dark.  The Temple choir sang five numbers with instrumental selections from the organ and flute.  There was also a beautiful voice selection, "Were You There."
           April 15, Temple hosted an Easter Breakfast and Candy Hunt for children of ages two through sixth grade and parents.  There were 103 children signed up.  After the candy hunt, the children were told the true meaning of Easter.
           April 16, Easter Sunday.  After the morning service there was a luncheon in the Upper Room.
          
April 17, Hildur Strandberg went to be with the Lord this afternoon at 4:15.  She was 98 1/2 years old when she died. 
           April 20, The Keenagers met at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) to view the Omnimax Film, "Wired to Win", a film about the Tour-de-France.  Lunch afterwards was held at McGrath's Fish House in Milwaukie.
           April 23, Corbit Magby, District Executive Minister of the Columbia Baptist Conference, was the guest speaker at the morning service.  The message was, "Something Has to Die."
           April 30, Rev. Ron Hall, spoke at the morning service.  The message was, "Man's Response to the Gospel."
           May 13, A Memorial Service was held at Temple in the Upper Room for Hildur Strandberg.
           May 14, Mothers' Day.
           May 18, The Keenagers met in the Upper Room for a talk by a Chinese Pastor followed by Chinese food for lunch.
           May 21, Sunday,  Dr. James Spicklemier, Vice President of Bethel Seminary, was the guest speaker in the morning service.  He spoke on "How Did I Stumble into the House of God?"  from Genesis 28:10-22
           May 21, "The Spring Fling Sing Thing," was held in the sanctuary at Temple at 6:00 pm.  It was a wonderful time to see the many gifts that God has bestowed upon people of all ages from the congregation.
           May 24, Spring Senior's Luncheon at Lake Retreat.
           May 26, A Memorial Day ceremony was held at Oregon Baptist Retirement Home.
           May 26-29, Helping Hands Weekend at Lake Retreat.
           June 3, 2:00 to 5:00pm. Dale and June Peretti celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in the Upper Room. 
           June 15, The Keenagers visited the Oregon Gardens, in Silverton, Oregon.
           June 18, Father's Day.
           June 25, The Golden Hill Youth Choir, "Power & Light", presented a beautiful message in song during the morning service.
           June 29, Peggy Beattie went to be with the Lord this morning at 6:00.  Her entire family was with her at Emanuel Hospital when she died.
            July 7, 2:00 pm, A memorial service was held at Temple in the main sanctuary for Peggy Beattie.  A reception followed in the Upper Room.
            July 16, 10:00 am,  Mark and Helen Downing spoke at during the Sunday School hour.  Mark also delivered the message during the 11:00 worship Service.
            July 16, 6:00pm,  The 22nd Annual Music Camp presented their presentation, "Joseph, This is your Life."  A reception was held after in the Upper Room.
            August 13, The message at the morning service was presented by Rev. Thai Nguyen, Pastor of the Hope Vietnamese Church.  It was entitled "A New Beginning." 
            September 24, A Wedding Reception was held today for Karen Aull and Duane Kitzmiller in the Upper room after the morning service. It was held from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.   Karen accompanies June Peretti on the pipe organ with a flute during the Sunday morning services.   
            September 27, 6:30-8:30 pm, See You at the Pole Rally.
            September 30, 9:00 am, Elder Retreat at the Church .
            October 6, 7:00 pm,  Junior High Game/Parent Night at church .
            October 6-8, High School Fall Rally held at Temple.  Jr. High thru adults met with Dick Young in the Upper Room for combined Sunday School.
            October 13-14, Women of Faith conference was held at the Rose Garden Arena.
            October 26-28, The 117th Columbia Baptist Conference Annual Meeting is held in Tacoma, Washington.
            October 27, 5:30 pm, This evening was the Junior High Harvest All-Nighter party.
            October 29, Daylight Savings time end.
            October,  The Keenagers met for an informal coffee clutch at McDonald's Restaurant near Temple every week during the month.
            November 3, Junior High Game Night.
            November 11, Veteran's Day.
            November 12, 5:30 pm, This evening was the Annual Meeting and Dinner in the Upper Room.
            November 17, 6:30 to around 9:00 pm, Movie Night & Dinner.  The movie, "End of the Spear," is based on the true story of a boy and his family growing up with the Ecuadorian tribe that murdered his father and several other missionaries.  Directed by Jim Hanon and based on the book by Steve Saint.
            November 22, 7:00 pm, Thanksgiving Festival.
            November 23, Thanksgiving Day
            November 25, All Church Decorating for Christmas.
            November 26,  4:00 pm, Temple hosted a Dickens Carolers Concert.
            November,  The Keenagers met at McDonald's Restaurant near Temple for an informal coffee clutch.  This takes place every Thursday, during the month 9:00 to 11:00.
            December 1, 7:30 pm, Bethel Christmas Event. 
            December 3, Sunday Advent 1 Lighting of the "Peace Candle" by the Bruce Fessenden Family.
            December 3, 6.00 pm "A-Sing-a-long Messiah," in the church sanctuary.
            December 8, 5:00 pm,  Junior High Christmas Party. 
            December 9, 9:00 am, Christmas Program Practice.  
            December 9, The Keenagers visited Portland Christian Center for their annual Christmas Program.
            December 10, Sunday Advent II  Lighting of the "Joy Candle" by Ken Marx.  
            December 10, 6:00 pm,  Children's Christmas Program. 
            December 11, 6:00 pm,  Church Staff Christmas Dinner.
 
            December 14, Sonbeam Daycare Christmas Program - 7:00 PM
            December 16,  Saturday, Choir Practice - 9:00 AM
            December 16, 6:30 pm, The Kinsmen/Harvesters Sunday School met at the home of Colleen and Holger Engstrom for the annual Class Christmas Party.
            December 16, 7:00 pm, Tonight was the High School Group Christmas Program. 
            December 17, Sunday,11:00 am,  Advent III  Lighting of the "Love Candle" by Peggy Bates.  
            December 17, Sunday, 6:00 pm.  Temple held a Christmas Choir Concert.
            December 20, 5:30 pm, Wednesday All Church Supper and Caroling. 
            December 24, 11:00 am, Advent IV Sunday Christmas Eve Lighting of the "Hope Candle" by the Dave Salholm Family.   Sunday School was not held today. 
           December 24, 4:30 pm, Children's Christmas Service was held this evening. Pastor Mike read the
Christmas Story to all the children gathered on the platform.
           December 24, 11:00 pm, Candlelight Service was held this evening. 
           December 25, Christmas Day
           December 27-31, Urbana 06 was held at the Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri 
           December 31, New Year's Eve Simple Supper and Year End Slide Show
           December 31, High School New Year's Eve All-Nighter.

            In Memoriam ~ Ms. Minnie Plank - March 27
                                       Mrs. Mandy
(Hildur) Strandberg - April 17
                                       Mr. Larry Alstad - May 30
                                       Mrs. Don (Peggy Fitzgerald) Beattie - June 29  

     "But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.  I callout to the LORD and He answers me from His holy mountain."
                                                            Psalm 3:3-4 NIV

2007
            Mike Pinkerton continued as Senior Pastor at our church.
            January 13, Saturday, A "Guys Only Breakfast" was held in the Upper Room at 9:00am.  After breakfast the movie "Rudy" was shown.
           
January 16, Tuesday 9:20am, Women's Bible Study began in the Upper Room.  Leader is Miecke Johnson.
           
January 20, Don Strandberg celebrated his 75th birthday.  We sang "Happy Birthday" to him during the morning church service.  See a picture of the Strandberg family on the front steps to the church.
           
January 24, the Wednesday Evening Events were canceled because of ice and snow.
            January 28, A Commissioning Service was held during the morning service for the Elder Council and the Committee Chair Persons.
           
February 11, After the morning service a Baked Spaghetti Feed was held in the Upper Room called, "Twirlling and Dipping."
            February 23-24, 30 Hour Famine.  Our High School Group will be partnering with World Vision by not eating for 30 hours.
            March 2-4, Father and Son Retreat at Lake Retreat.  Gary Stanton, Associate Pastor at Faith Baptist in Kent, Washington will be the speaker.
            March 10, The Temple Junior High Group had a car wash held in the church parking lot.
            March 10, The Deaconess celebrated four ladies of Temple who have reached 90 years of age at the home of Fran Cooper.  They included Evelyn Brask, Bernice Due, Edna Obinger, and Christine Seeder.
            April 27, "Friday Night Out - For Guys Only."  The movie "Facing the Giants" will be shown in the Upper Room.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.
            May 4, Morrie Brask passed away this morning.
            May 4-6, Junior High Live at Lake Retreat. 
            May 10, 2:00 PM, A memorial service was held for Morrie Brask at Temple.             
            May 14, A memorial service was held at Temple at 2:00PM for Pastor Ron Hall who passed away on May 8, in the afternoon.
            May 20, The Spring Fling Sing Thing was held at Temple.  "If you have a song in your heart or a spring in your step and you are bursting to share it with the Temple Family you are welcome to join in."
            May 25-28, The Helping Hands Weekend at Lake Retreat.
            May 27, 6:00 PM, Miss Amber Fredrick and Mr. Joel Kersey were married at Temple.
          June 1, 5:30 PM, Miss Ronda Kriens and Mr. Mark Moore were married at Temple.
            June 18, Audrey Malone passed away.
            June 24, The Summer Mission Team was commissioned.
            July 1, Pastor Mike and family left for Southern California to attend the Baptist General Conference Annual Meeting and a time away at Big Bear. 
            July 6, A memorial was held at Temple for Audrey Malone at 11:00 AM.
            July 11, Dave Best passed away this morning around 3:00.
            July 25, A memorial was held at Temple for Dave Best.
            July 29,  Temple held a Farewell Service for the Paul Flood family.  Paul was on the church staff as Minister of Music.
            August 1,  Jon and Susan Christian left for Minnesota for vacation.  Jon is the Director of Outreach and Youth Ministries at Temple.
            August 5, Sometime during this past week Esther Christenson and Amanda James returned from their short terms missions trips.   
            August 6, 10.30 am, The Summer Mission Team leaves for Rio de Janeiro from Portland International Airport.
            August 11, 5-9 pm,  A "For Guys Only Event" was held at the Chris Potter home.
            August 24-26, The annual campout was held at Fort Stevens State Park.
            September 5, 6:30 pm, Christian Education Committee, Teacher/Leader Meeting, 
            September 6, 9:00 am, Staff Planning Day.
            September 9, 5:30 pm, The annual Fall Kick Off, Ministry Fair, and Dinner, was held in the Upper Room. 
.           September 10-14, Senior's Camp held at Lake Retreat.
            September 12, Wednesday Evening Activities Resume.
                                            5:30 PM Betty's Diner
                                            5:30 PM Temple Sonshine Choir
                                            6:45 Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
                                            6:45 Temple Bible Clubs, Jr. High & High School Youth
                                            6:45 Sanctuary Choir
            September 14, 9:00 pm, High School All Nighter. 
            September 16, Small Groups Resume.
            September 21-23, The annual Men's Retreat was held at Lake Retreat.  18 men, ages from 20 to 80, from Temple went.
            September 23, Karen Moreschi presented an update on the Sonbeam Day Care. 
            September 26, See you at the Pole Rally in the Schools.
            September 30, The 2007 Summer Mission Team had a display of activities and experiences from their recent trip to Brazil in the Overflow Room at Temple. 
            October 5,  7:00 pm, Jr. High Parent's Night.  A time to meet the Jr. Hi Leadership team, other parents and kids you may not know.
            October 5-6, High School Fall Rally.
            October 12-13, Women of Faith Conference held at the Rose Garden Arena.          
            October 14, 12:30, Pastor Appreciation Lunch. 
            October 19-20, CBC Annual Meeting at Bethany Baptist Church in Puyallup,WA.
            October 20, Guy's Only Breakfast in the Upper Room with guest speaker Rick Burleson, Activity Director at Lake Retreat.
            October 20, 7:00 p.m, A Live Concert was held at Temple with "BLACKWOOD LEGACY," .
            October 26, Junior High All Nighter.
            October 28, Food Basket Collection Begins, Homeless Gift Collection Begins.
            November 2, Day Care Harvest Party (Tentative Date).
            November 4, Daylight Savings Time Ends.
            November 9-11, Women's Retreat at Lake Retreat, Pamela Heim, Director of BGC Women's Ministries will be speaker on Becoming God's Confident Woman.
            November 11, Veteran's Day.
            November 11, 5:30p.m, This evening was the Annual Meeting/Dinner held in the Upper Room at Temple.
            November 16-17, Revolve Tour for Young Ladies.
            November 18, Food Box Deliveries.
            November 19, Daycare Thanksgiving Feast.
            November 21, No Wednesday Activities  
            November 22, Thanksgiving Day
            November 23, Office Closed
           
November 24, All Church Decoration 8:00 Breakfast/9:00 a.m. Decorate.
            November 25, 4:00 p.m. Temple hosted a Dickens Carolers Concert. 
            November 25, Angel Tree Program Begins.
            November 30, 7:00 p.m. Concert of Prayer.
            December 2, Advent I 
           
December 9, Portland Christian Center Concert.
            December 9, Advent II
           
December 11, Noon, Committee Chairs/Elders & Staff met for Lunch. 
           
December 12, Last Wednesday Evening Club Programs until January 9, 2008.
           
December 13, 7:00 p.m. Daycare Christmas Program.
            December 14, 5:30 p.m. A Christmas Party was held for the Jr. High Youth.  
            December 15, 8:00 a.m. to Noon, Women's Ministry Drop & Shop. 
            December 15, 9:00 a.m. Children's Christmas Program Practice.
            December 15, 6:00 p.m. Tonight the Kinsman/Harvest held their annual Christmas Party.
            December 15, High School Christmas Party.
            December 16, Advent III 
            December 16, 12:30 p.m.  Homeless Gift Wrapping.  Members of the congregation met to wrap Christmas packages for homeless people in our area of the city after the morning service. 
            December 16, 6:00 p.m. Children's Christmas Program. 
            December 16, Happy Birthday Jesus Party following the Children's Program.
            December 17, 6:00 p.m. Staff Christmas Dinner. 
            December 19, No Wednesday Activities until January 4, 2008 
            December 19, 5:30 p.m. Instead of Wednesday night activities, Temple held an All Church Supper & Caroling.  A supper was served in the Upper Room then we divided up into 3 or 4 groups and drove to retirement homes to sing carols.   
            December 21, 6:30 p.m. Downtown Homeless Gift Delivery.  These are the gifts that were wrapped on the previous week. 
            December 23, Advent IV
           
December 23, 11:00 a.m. Christmas Worship with Sanctuary Choir. 
            December 24, Christmas Eve
            December 24, 4:30 p.m. Family Christmas Service, with a Story Time, a Puppet Show, and a Carol Sing; this service was a joyous time for the entire family.
            December 24, Candlelight Celebration 11:00 p.m.- a traditional celebration of the Christmas story in a beautiful setting, with wonderful music and Christmas Candlelight.
           December 25, Christmas Day -- Office Closed
           
December 31, New Year's Eve 
            December 31, 6:30 p.m. Simple Supper with communion. 
            December 31, 8:00. Year in Review Slide Show 
            December 31, High School New Year's Eve All-Nighter.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. Morris Brask - May 4
                                       Rev. L.J. "Ron" Hall - May 8
                                       Mrs. Audrey Malone - June 18
                                       Mr. Dave Best - July 11
                                       Phyllis Hamlin - July 26

            "For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.  And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you still in your sins.  Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.  If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied."
                                                     I Corinthians 15:16-19 NIV

2008
            Mike Pinkerton continued as Senior Pastor at our church.         
            January 1, Office Closed
           
January 5, Church Un-Decorating Day -- Breakfast 8:00 a.m. Un-Decorating 9:00a.m.
            January 9, Wednesday Activities Resume.
            January 13, Sunday, following the morning service we will be having a Great Family Gathering potluck and the second half of our Annual Meeting.
            January 16, A 90th birthday celebration was held in the Upper Room for Viola Christiansen.
            January 20, Temple held a Commissioning Service for the Elder Council and Committee Chairs
            January 20, A 90th birthday celebration was held at Temple for Josephine Fallon.
            January 25, Elder Council Retreat.
            January 27, Small group studies on the book of Nehemiah begin today.
            January 27, Eileen Johnson passed away following a stroke.  Eileen was a long time member of Temple Baptist.  She joined Temple in 1933 and was very active in church.
            February 2, 5:00pm  The Hope Vietnamese Church held their New Year's celebration. 
            February 7, A memorial was held in honor of Eileen Johnson at Rose City Funeral Home.  
            February 10, The Women's Ministry had a waffle brunch fundraiser after the morning worship service in the Upper Room.
            February 11, 6:30 to 8:30pm  All Church Roller Skate Night at Oaks Park.
            February 14, 1:30 to 3:00,  The Keenagers held an afternoon of coffee and Valentine treats in the Upper Room.
            February 17, People from the church congregations started prep work to make ready for new carpets to be install throughout the building.
            February 29 to March 2, Father Son retreat at Lake Retreat.  This scheduled event was canceled.
            March 3, Work started on resurfacing the gym floor.
            March 16-23, Holy Week
            March 16, Palm Sunday - 11:00 am Worship Service.
            March 21, 7:00 pm. Good Friday Service was held in the Sanctuary.  A solemn remembrance of our Savior's suffering.
            March 22, 9:30 am in the Upper Room.  Easter Breakfast and Program followed by a Candy Hunt.
            March 23, Sunday, 11:00 Resurrection Celebration.  Worship Service with a luncheon to follow.
            March 27, Thursday, The church hosted the Keenagers for a Spring Garden Luncheon.  There was a great turnout.  Dan Grady and his wife Susan excepted the position as leaders for the Keenager Group.
             April 2, Dan Grady volunteered to lead the Wednesday Evening Bible study and Prayer time.
             April 6, The Women's Ministries hosted a Swedish Luncheon after the morning service in the Upper Room, with meatballs, lingonberries, noodles and brown gravy, breads and assorted Swedish style cookies.
            June 8, Dr. Jerry Sheveland's wife died.
            August 23-24, Amity Baptist Church, Amity Oregon, celebrates it's 150th anniversary.

            September 15, Jon Christian took over the duties of Assistant Pastor at Temple.
            December 7, Sunday,  The Dickens Carolers put on a concert this evening.
            December 14, Sunday,  Homeless Gift Wrapping:  Gift wrapping of the homeless gift packages took place at 12:30 in the Upper Room after the morning service.
            December 17, 5:50 pm, Wednesday,  Light Supper.
            December 17, 6:30 pm, Caroling, a time of sharing God's love through caroling to a variety of retirement centers, nursing homes, apartment complexes and individuals from our Temple body.
            December 17, 6:30 pm, Daycare Christmas Program.
            December 21, 6:00 pm, Christmas Program - "Happy Birthday Jesus Celebration to Follow."  This year's birthday party for Jesus featured group singing, soloists, instrumentalists, drama, and other expressions of heartfelt joy for God's gracious and awesome gift of His Son, Jesus.
            December 24, 11:00 pm, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.
            December 25, Thursday, Christmas Day.
            December 31, 6:30 pm,  New Years Eve Simple Supper and Communion.  Year in Review Slide show to follow.

            In Memoriam ~ Miss Eileen Johnson ~ January 27
                                      
Mrs. Barbara Carver ~ February 16
                                       Mrs. Rebecca Vance ~ March 17
                                       Mrs. Nancy Chalmers ~ November 21

            "God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love ~ like Christ in everything.  We take out lead from Christ, who is the source of everything we do.  He keeps us in step with each other.  His very breath and blood flow through us, nourishing us that we will grow up healthy in God, robust in love."
                                                                 Ephesians 4:15-16  The Message

2009
            Mike Pinkerton continued as Senior Pastor at our church.
           
The year 2009 is the 400th anniversary of the beginning of the modern Baptist movement.
            January 3rd,  The annual un-decorating day.  This event is scheduled to take down the Christmas decorations that were put up the end of November.  A breakfast was served in the Upper Room.
            January 19,  Rev. Jack Bergeson went home to the Lord at the age of 89.  Jack was the CBC (Columbia Baptist Conference) District Executive Minister from 1970 to 1985.
            January 27, The board of directors of The Oregon Baptist Retirement Home voted to change the facility name to Parkview Christian Retirement Community.
            January 29th, 11:00am to 1:00pm.   The Keenager Social Group held a "Soup and Sing Social" in the Upper Room at Temple.  Every one that qualifies as a "Keenager" including those who are "Keenagers in Training" are invited to join us at our first gathering of 2009!
            January 30th, The High School held a ski weekend in Bend.
            January 30th, A Memorial Service for Jack Bergeson was held at Salem Baptist/Grace Point Church in New Brighton, MN.
            January 31st, The Junior High went to the mountains for a Snow Tubing activity.
            February 9, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, An all church roller skating event was held at Oaks Park   Everyone from Temple was invited.
            February 13,  Esther Person died this Friday evening.  She was 94 years old and a long time member of Temple.  There will be a memorial service at Portland Memorial on Monday, February 23.
            February 22, Sunday.  The Women's Ministry is presenting a Waffle Brunch following the morning worship service.  Everyone was invited.  Cost was $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.  
            February 23, Monday, 11:00am.  There was a memorial service at Portland Memorial Mausoleum for Esther Pearson.  She was a member of Temple for over 51 years.
            February 27-28, Temples' High School Group is partnering with World Vision by not eating for 30 hours.  They will be using this time to reflect, pray, and serve the needs of our local community by participating in a local food drive.
            March 7th, Saturday.  All men high school age and up are welcome to join us as we start this weekend with a delicious breakfast in the Upper Room 9:30-11:00am.
             April 4, Afternoon of Prayer in the Upper Room at 3 to 5pm.    
            April 5, Palm Sunday ~ 11:00am Morning Worship Service.
            April 11, Saturday 9:30am, in the Upper Room.  An Easter Breakfast and Program Followed by a Candy Hunt.
            April 10, Good Friday -7:00pm The Good Friday Service held in the Sanctuary.  A Solemn remembrance of our Savior's suffering.

            April 12, 11:00 am  ~ Resurrection Celebration Featuring the Sanctuary Choir presenting "Come Touch the Robe"  Everyone present at the service were invited to join us at our annual Luncheon in the Upper Room following the service.
            April 24-26, Women's Retreat was held at Menucha Retreat Center near Corbett, Oregon.  Fifty-two women attended this event.  The topic of study for the weekend was the Papa Prayer by Larry Crabb.
            May 3, Sunday ~ Evelyn Brask wife of Morrie Brask, who both were long time members of Temple went to be with the Lord.  She was 92 years of age.
            May 3, 5:30 Sunday evening,  Temple held a Great Family Gathering in the Upper Room.  The meal was a Spanish menu and the church took time after the meal to thank Sam and Jen Loeung for there years of service as High School Youth Directors.  A Business Meeting was also held.
            May 8th, 2:00pm.  A memorial service was held in honor of Evelyn Brask at Temple Baptist Church.
            May 9, Saturday 9:30 - 11:15am.  A men's breakfast was held in the Upper Room.  The guest speaker was Dan Russell, champion wrestler and a pastor in Battle Ground, Washington.
            May 17, Sunday 7:00pm.  The annual Spring Fling Sing Thing was held in the church sanctuary.
            May 22nd-25th.  The Helping Hands Weekend was held at Lake Retreat.  Helping Hands is designed for those who like to bring their entire family to camp and help with some of the projects like landscaping, painting, carpentry work etc.
            May 31, The Global Day of Prayer.  On this day people from all over the world will unite in Prayer.  It is a call from 2 Chronicles 7:14 to humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways, that He would hear our prayers and heal our land.  May 31st is also Pentecost Sunday when we remember the out pouring of God's Spirit that brought His church into being. 
            June 22-26, Sizzle Program.  Theme of Sizzle is "There's no place like Rome."  Sizzle welcomes kindergarten through 5th graders for a week of playing Bible-times games, eat traditional treats, make authentic projects, meet the Apostle Paul and his friends in the secret underground church.
            June 28, Mr. Bill Hammerbeck Jr. passed away.
            July 3, A memorial service was held for Bill Hammerbeck at Warren Community Church in Warren Oregon.
            July 8, Marion E. Johnson, wife of George Johnson, who is a son of our former pastor, Dr. Linus Johnson, went to be with our Lord.
            July 11, A memorial service was held for Marion E. Johnson at Temple.  A reception was held in the Upper Room after the service.
            July 18, Saturday  A salmon fishing trip was planned for men of Temple.  There were 12 men plus the crew of 2 from the boat. They each caught their limit of salmon.  The fish were around 3 to 5 pounds each    The boat departed from Ilwaco, Washington about 5:30 am and returned to dock at about noon.
            July 25, Saturday - Temple's High School and Junior High youth had a outdoor activity that included hiking and swimming near Corbett, Oregon.  Tyler Knight one of the High School Leaders went swimming in a small lake near there and was underwater for a couple minutes before some one noticed he didn't come up.  One boy in the group happened to have a pair of swimming goggles.  He looked under the water and managed to locate where Tyler was laying on the bottom of the lake.  He gave his goggles to one of the leaders who is licensed diver.  He dove in located Tyler and brought him up.  By this time he had been underwater for almost 5 minutes.  His pulse was weak and after administering CPR he started breathing.  The divers wife who is a nurse was there also.  One of the group called 911 but there was no cell reception was available in that area.  She ran out to the main road where the reception was good, where she called 911.  They sent a medevac helicopter to pick him up.  In the mean time a hiker who was a paramedic who happened to have all his gear with him stopped and gave Tyler oxygen.  Also a neighbor who is a ER nurse heard the commotion came and stayed with Tyler until the Medevac flew in.  The incident was broadcasted on the evening television news and the the divers wife including every body else who witnessed the rescue marveled at all the emergency help that was available to them said, "God was with us."  "Blessed be the name of the Lord!"
            Tyler made a remarkable recover from his rescue from near drowning thanks the the many qualified people the Lord provided.   
            July 30, The Summer Mission Team left today for their ministry in Brazil.  The Ministry Team includes, Ruthie Classen, Joel Klinkhammer, Abigail Fessenden, Anna and Daniel Pinkerton and their leaders Candy Poppino and Ken Owen.
             August 15, 10:00 am to 7 pm - The Parkview Christian Retirement Community, formally Oregon Baptist Retirement Homes, hosted their annual Community Fair.  It is part of the National Night Out, and involves BBQ, cruise-in, activities for kids, silent auction-raising funds for Salvation Army, Loves and Fishes and Snow Cap.
             August 21-23  The 30th annual church camp out at Fort Stevens.  See Schedule of Events
             August 23, Chaplain Dan Grady presented the message from John 1 at the morning service as Pastor Mike was at Fort Stevens.  After the morning service a pizza lunch/potluck of salad or desert was held in the Upper Room.
            August 28, Friday 7:00 pm. The Women's ministry are hosting the Beth Moore Simulcast in the Upper Room.  The women of Temple joined thousands of women across the country as Beth Moore, exciting and inspirational Bible teacher and speaker, celebrates God's Word in a live simulcast from Green Bay, Wisconsin, Beth Moore's home town.  The message taken from Psalm 37, "Coming Home to the Heart of our Desires."  Temple had a satellite dish mounted on the roof of the church to accommodate this and future Simulcast programs.
            August 29, Saturday 8:00 am ~ Beth Moore Simulcast.  
            September 12, Men's White Water Rafting Trip on the Deschutes River.  Twenty-two men from Temple went under the invitation from Warren Community Church.  This year marks the sixth annual White Water Rafting Trip for the men of Warren Community.  There were a total of 50 men in all who participated.  They put in at Maupin, Oregon and navigated the Deschutes River in eight man rubber rafts until lunch time when they pulled into shore and had lunch.  Subway sandwiches, potato chips, and soft drinks were provided.  After getting back in the rafts they floated down stream to a point just above Sherars Falls where transportation was provided.  On the way back to Portland, the group stopped in Hood River where they had pizza at Pietro's Pizza.  The group from Temple arrived back in Portland at 7:45pm.
            September 13, Sunday 5:30 pm ~ The annual "Fall Kick Off" Dinner and Business Meeting in the Upper Room.
            September 14 - 18, Senior Retreat at Lake Retreat.  Week was spent with catching up with old friends and drawing closer to God.  Wednesday September 16th was the annual Senior Luncheon held at noon.
            September 18 - 20, Men's Retreat at Lake Retreat.  Guest Speaker was Mike Penberthy dedicated Christian.  He played with Los Angeles Lakers during a 2000-2001 World Championship.
            September 23,  Praise the Lord for the 40 plus youth and leaders who attended the "See You at the Pole Rally" this Wednesday evening.  Praise the Lord our youth can gather and be encouraged by youth from other churches.  This is the 19th annual "See You at the Pole Rally."
            September 27, Sunday.  Today starts the Fall Quarter Small Group Studies.  The topic for this quarter is "Just Walk Across the Room," by Bill Hybels, founder and Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church of South Barringtton, Illinois.
            October 11, 2009,  In the Upper Room after the morning service.  We as a congregation celebrated June Peretti's gift to God and Temple Baptist Church of 50 years of organ playing with a Celebration Party Luncheon.
            November 15,  The Annual Meeting was held with a lunch after the morning service.
            November 26, Thanksgiving Day. 
            November 23, 2:00 PM ~ Thanksgiving Food Box Packing.
            November 28,  All Church Decorating.  Breakfast was served at 8:00 AM.  Decorating began in earnest at 9:00 AM.
            November 29, First Sunday of Advent. 
            November 29, Sunday - 4:30 PM ~ The Dickens Carolers held a free concert at Temple in the Sanctuary.
    The Dickens Carolers is a group of men and women who sing and dress in the style of Victorian England.  In the true spirit of the day, their music is unaccompanied, yet sung in four-part harmony.  The repertoire is comprised of favorite carols, both traditional and contemporary.  Along with the rich harmonies and beautiful costumes of the Dickens Carolers, this event is a truly delightful beginning to your Christmas celebration.  It was a wonderful concert and the Sanctuary was filled almost to capacity.
            November 30,  Betsy Pierson, a faithful member of Temple, went home to be with the Lord today.
            December,  Blake Kidney was named the new Director of High School Youth.
            December 6, Second Sunday of Advent.
           
December 6,  A memorial service was held at the Parkview Christian Retirement Community Chapel. (Formally OBRH), at the Independent Living Campus, 1825 NE 108th Ave, in Portland.
            December 13, Third Sunday of Advent.
            December 13, 11:00 am, Choir Christmas Presentation.
            December 15, 7:00 pm, Tuesday  ~ Daycare Christmas Program.
            December 16, Wednesday,  Light Supper 5:30 pm and Caroling at 6:30 pm.
            December 19, Saturday,  The Kinsmen-Harvesters group and all those who attend Rick Mathews Sunday School Class had their Annual Christmas Party at the home of Jack & Fran Cooper.  A white elephant gift exchange followed the pot luck dinner. 
            December 20, Fourth Sunday of Advent.
            December 20, 6:00 pm, Sunday, This evening was the Children's' Christmas Program.  "Happy Birthday Jesus Celebration" followed. 
            December 24, 11:00 pm, Thursday, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.
   
         December 25, Friday, Christmas Day.
            December 27, Sherri Best, beloved wife of the late Dave Best went home to be with the Lord at 4:00 am. 
            December 27-31, Urbana 2009 took place in St. Louis, MO.  Urbana is a ministry of Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship. Urbana is an expression of Inter Varsity's purpose to transform students and develop world changers.  From our Temple family we had seven attending URBANA 2009.  
     Quotes from Temple Students:  "I feel that God is leading me to this conference to open my eyes to all the opportunities around me."
     "I have been interested in missions.  I need God to tell me where my life will lead me and I want to learn more about the different opportunities and see what God has to teach me at URBANA."
            December 31, Katie Koerper resigned from her duties as the Upper Room Kitchen Manager.
            December 31, 6:30 pm, Thursday,  New Years Eve Simple Supper and Communion.  The annual Year in Review Slideshow followed.
            Dixie Wade resigned after 29 years as Church Payroll Secretary.  See 1980

            In Memoriam ~ Betty Carlson - January 10
                                       Rev. Jack Bergeson - January 19
                                       Esther Pearson - February 13
                                       Alan Porter - April 10
                                       Evelyn Brask - May 3
                                       Mr. Bill Hammerbeck Jr. - June 28
                                       Mrs. George ( Marion E. Blomquist) Johnson - July 8
                                       George Chalmers - August 14   
                                       Betsy Pierson - November 30  
                                       Sherri Best - December 27

            "Let us acknowledge the LORD, let us press on to acknowledge Him.  As surely as the sun rises, He will appear.  He will come to us like winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth."
                                           
Hosea 6:3 NIV

2010
            Mike Pinkerton continued as Senior Pastor at our church.
            January 1, New Years Day.
   
        January 1,  Jeanne Bushbach volunteered to take over the position of Upper Room Kitchen Manager.
           
January 9th, 8:00 am,  We gathered together for a hot breakfast in the Upper Room followed by the un-decorating of the Christmas decorations around the church.
   
        January 9th,  A memorial service was held today at 2:00 PM for Sherri Best at Temple Baptist Church.
           January 12, a 7.0 earthquake shook the Island of Haiti doing major destruction to the capital city or Port-au-Prince.  Many thousands of lives were lost.  After 14 days, rescue workers have pulled people from the rubble still alive.
           January 15-16,  Mission Connection Northwest.   Mission ConneXion Northwest is a Free Missions Conference, activating thousands of people every year for Missions.  There was 125 workshops, over 70 exhibitors, 4 keynote speakers all there to discover your place in His mission.  It was held at Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver, Washington.
            January 23, Temple's Jr. High Group went on a Tubing Outing at Ski Bowl near Mt. Hood.
            January 29-30, New Hope Church hosted the NW Men's Conference.  The speakers were Joe White, Mike Silva, Bill Perkins and Don Miller spoke on the theme, "Men at the Cross: Building a Christ Centered Life."
            January 31, Temple's High School Group went on a Ski Trip and spent the weekend at the home of Marianne & Winn Goddard in Bend Oregon.
            February 14, The church was invited to a waffle lunch following the Morning Service.  The kitchen crew and helpers prepared 6 different kinds of waffles and countless toppings.  This delicious lunch was put on by the Women's Mission Group.
            February 14, Small Groups started up again.  This time in a 13 week course from the Peacemaker Group Study by Ken Sande.
   
         April 15, Keenager Event.  The Keenager Social Group went to visit the Rice Rock & Mineral Museum in Hillsboro, Oregon.  It was a fascinating place to visit.  The trip was organized by the leader Dan Grady.
            April 18, "Spring Garden Luncheon" to honor Dixie Wade after 29 years as Payroll Secretary and other duties.
            April 24, First Sergeant Brandon Bushbach welcome home party.  Brandon is home from Iraq. His mom say's "Everyone is Invited!"
            April 30, High School Youth and Parents Dinner.
            April 30 - May 1, Jr. High "Believe' Event.
            Month of May, Sizzle Set Prep, Meetings and Set-Up.
            May 2, Women's Ministry Fundraiser Lunch
            May 6, National Day of Prayer.
            May 8, Men's Breakfast - fellowship, a great meal, and awesome speaker - Dan Russell, champion wrestler and now a pastor in Battleground, Washington.  The subject of Pastor Russell's talk was, "Two Questions" to ask: Number One to himself and Number two to God.  1. Who is in Control?  2. What are You asking me to take control of today?  In the days when Dan was wrestling  he would ask him self these two questions before he stepped onto the mat.  If he could answer these two questions, he had a very good chance of winning the match.
            May 17, Alyssa Cheek Bridal Shower.
            May 20, Keenager Event.  The Keenagers went on a "Mystery Trip."  It was organized by the Keenager Leader Dan Grady.  It is not a mystery any more.  Twelve Keenagers went in the two church vans to the town of Hood River.  They left church at 10:30 AM and stopped for lunch at Bette's Place. Then visited the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automotive Museum, also in Hood River.  They arrived back at Temple around 4:30 PM. 
            May 21 - 23, Women's Retreat
            May 27, Daycare Graduation.
            May 29, Jr. High to Ape Caves.
            June 6, The Summer Hummer.  It was an evening of sharing God's gifts through music, dance, and word.
            June 29, Edna Sandblom West died this day.  She was the daughter of A.G. Sandblom.  Edna was 106 years of age.  
            June 21 - 25, Sizzle (Vacation Bible School.)  This year the theme of Vacation Bible school will be Joseph's Journey from Prison to Palace in Egypt.
            July 29, Keenagers went to Christiansen's Beach House in Seaside.  The group consisted of 14.  They shared a lunch consisting of Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, biscuits, sodas and coffee.  After lunch some of the Keenagers went for a stroll on the Boardwalk others went window shopping downtown Seaside and the rest lounged around the beach house.  On the return trip to Portland, they stopped at a Dairy Queen in Manning for ice cream.  The weather was between 60 to 65 degrees.  A great time was had by all.    
            August 19-22, Fort Stevens Campout.
            September 11, Saturday, The men from Temple went on a 12 mile rafting adventure on the Deschutes River with the men from Warren Community Fellowship.  They put in at Maupin and finished the rafting at a point just above Sherars Falls.
            September 18, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, The women of Temple and friends attended a Beth Moore Simulcast.  It was held at Temple.
            September 25, James "Jim" Recardo Gaupo died today.
            October 1, 9:30am,  A memorial service was held for Jim Gaupo at Temple Baptist Church.  He is buried at Willamette National Cemetery on Mt. Scott in Portland.  Jim was a member of Temple for almost 40 years.  He is survived by his wife Carolyn and three children; Cathy, Karen "Cissy", and Ricky. 
            October 1-3, Men's Retreat at Lake Retreat.  Approximately 100 men attended the retreat from different conference churches in the area and 23 came from Temple.  The speaker for the chapel services was Dr. Ron Carlson, president of Christian Ministries International.  Dr. Carlson's seminars were challenging and educational.
            October 15, A Keenager Event Open to All!  We were entertained by the Gaither Homecoming Tour 2010, at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland.  Dan Grady was in charge of the arrangements.
            October 24, Sunday, 4:45 to 7:00 pm,  Temple hosted a night of indoor Roller Skating at Oaks Park.  Everyone was invited - young and old, singles and families.
            October 28, John Arthur Snyder passed away on this date.  He was a member of Temple for years and a member of Gideons International.
            November 5, 1:00 pm, Friday,  A Memorial Service was held at Temple Baptist Church for John Snyder.
            November 19, Gene Norvald passed away.  He is survived by his wife Freda and daughter Debbie and son Gregg.
            November 26, Bert Johnson passed away peacefully with his family at his bed side.
            November 30, A memorial service was held at Temple for Gene Norvald.
            December 3, A memorial service was held at Temple for Bert Johnson.
            December 12, Sunday, 6:00 pm, Temple held it's annual Christmas Program.  The children and youth of Temple presented their gifts of time, abilities and love to Jesus as they presented, "Jesus is the Light of the World.  Program was directed by Mary Fox.  Following the program we met in the Upper Room to celebrate Jesus' Birthday.
            December 19, After the morning worship service we gathered in the Upper Room for a light lunch followed by a wonderful time of singing Christmas Carols to some of those in our church body who are "shut ins" and to those who live in some of the retirement centers, adult foster and nursing homes in our area.  This time of caroling is the first time this has happened on this day and hour as previously time of caroling has been scheduled for a Wednesday evening.
   
         December 24, Friday, 11:00 pm, Temple presented a traditional celebration of the Christmas story in a beautiful setting in the sanctuary, with wonderful music and a candle lighting ceremony.             
            December 31, New Years Eve, 6:30 pm, Temple presented a Simple Supper and Communion in the Upper Room.  This was followed by the annual Year in Review Slide Show in the Sanctuary.  The slide show was produced by Mr. Doug Drinnon and crew.

            In Memoriam ~ Edna Sandblom West - June 29
                                       James "Jim" Recardo Gaupo - September 25,
                                       John Arthur Snyder - October 28
                                       Gene Norvald - November 19
                                       Bert Johnson - November 26

        "God gives a man wealth, possessions and honor, but God does not enable him to enjoy them, and a stranger enjoys them instead.   This is meaningless, a grievous evil."                                                                                      
                                                Ecclesiastes 6:2 NIV

2011
            Mike Pinkerton continued as Senior Pastor at our church.
   
        January 1, New Years Day.
   
        January 8, All Church Breakfast at 8:00 am and Un Decorating Day starts at 9:00.  After the hearty breakfast the Christmas decorations are to be taken down and stored until next Christmas.
            January 16, After the morning service a luncheon was held to honor the retirement of June Perretti, church organist and Jim Wilson church custodian.
            January 21-22, Mission ConneXion Northwest was held at the Sunset Presbyterian Church on NW Cornell Road in Portland.
            January 22, A reception for the wedding of Gabirel and Melissa Duke was held at the home of Steve and Mary Fox.
            February 9, Dixie Wade a long time member of Temple died in her sleep this morning at her home with her daughter by her side.  Dixie was the church Payroll Secretary for many years.
             February 13, Small Group Study begins today.  The study entitled "Come and Follow," is based on the Gospel of Mark in preparation for Holy Week.  The study guide was written by Dr. Jerry & Dee Sheveland.  Dr. Sheveland is President of Converge Worldwide BGC.
            February 18, Viola Christiansen passed away and went to be with our Lord  this morning. 
            February 25, 7:00 pm, The 18:20 Band presented a concert at Temple.  The concert consisted of original Christian music with classic rock influence.  Free Admission.  Concert was cancelled and to be rescheduled at a later date.
            February 15, Mark Moore, husband of Ronda (Kriens) Moore was approved by the elder council to be the High School director of Temple Baptist Church.  May he look to his God for wisdom and guidance as he begins in this ministry position.
            March 12, 11:00, A memorial service was held for Viola Christian who passed away on February 18.
            March 26th, Saturday, 2:00 -5:00 ~ Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary open house celebration for Earl and Pearl Johnson by their children and grandchildren was held at Temple.
            April 2, 10:00 am, A memorial service was held for Dixie Wade who passed away on February 9.
            April 1-3, An exciting weekend retreat for high school students at the Dunes Bible Camp in Long Beach, Washington.  Eighteen high school students and nine leaders were there.  The retreat was called "Catalyst."
            April 3, Mike Pinkerton, our senior Pastor, gave an announcement at a informational business meeting, that he had turned in his resignation to the Elder Board effective July 10.
            April 8, A group from Temple left today for the island nation of Haiti to help with primarily with Jehu who runs a boys home for homeless street boys.  His house collapsed during the earthquake and he has relocate to a new piece of land.  Other projects could include light construction/maintenance, kids clubs, or medical/hygiene clinics depending or personnel.  See January 12, 2010.
            April 17, Along with the morning service we celebrated Palm Sunday.  "They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, 'Hosanna! "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"'                 John 12:13 NIV
            April 22, 7:00 pm,  A Good Friday Service was held in the Sanctuary.  It was a solemn remembrance of our Savior's sacrificial death.  The Sanctuary was low light atmosphere; no lighting except for lit candles on the communion table.  Peggy Bates and Pastor Mike read the Biblical account of the crucifixion and the events that led to it from the balcony.  Ryan Fast led in worshipful music and singing.
            April 23, 9:30 am.  Temple had an breakfast in the Upper Room and an Easter Candy Hunt in the church following.  An Easter message of Jesus' resurrection and what it means to each of us was heard.
            April 24, Easter Sunday Service.  We celebrated the Resurrection of the Savior.  The Sanctuary Choir directed by Per Walthinsen, presented two choral  musicals, "God's Son Has Made Me Free" by the Norwegian Composer, Edvard Grieg and "Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ," which was a Jamaican folk song melody, arranged by Gradley Ellingboe, with text by Fred Kann.  Pastor Mike Pinkerton presented a very direct and down to earth message about the Resurrection and why Jesus had to die on the cross.  He also told about the 40 days Jesus walked on earth after the Resurrection and before ascending into Heaven.  See I Peter 1:8-9 
            June 20-24, The Daily Vacation Bible School this year is called Sizzle with a program that had the theme of "Nazareth, where Jesus was a kid."  This is the third year the church used the Sizzle program.  In 2009 the theme was Ancient Rome and 2010 the theme was Ancient Egypt.
            June 25, Phyllis Rydman passed away in the early afternoon on this day.  The Rydman family were long time members of Temple dating back to her mom and dad who were very active members.  Phyllis is survived by her sister Marjorie.
            July 10, Pastor Mike Pinkerton gave his final message during  the morning service.  A Reception was held in the Overflow/Reception room for those to say goodbye and thank you to Mike and Renee for their years of leadership.
            July 17, 10:00 am,  Luis Palau Season of Service
            July 17, 11:00 am,  The guest speaker at the Morning service was Dr. John Terveen, Professor of Greek and New Testament Studies at Multnomah University.
            July 24,  Jr. High/Adult Sunday School with Zach Powell serving with Servant Partners in France.  He also spoke at the Morning Service.
            July 28,  Summer Mission Team (SMT) returns @ 8:50am.
            July 29, Friday, 11:00 am,  Jr. High BBQ and Ice Blocking.
            July 31, Kate White led the music portion of the Worship Service.
            August 2, 5:50 pm,  Lloyd Center Neighborhood Night Out @ Holiday Park.
            August 7, Kate White led the music portion of the Worship Service.
            August 7, A potluck and business meeting was held in the Upper Room after the Morning Service.  A ballet item was voted on to elect Rev. Jim Visbeek as an Intentional Transitional Interim Pastor.  He was elected by a 95% vote of those at the meeting.  The Upper Room was pretty well filled. 
            August 12, 9:30 am,  Junior High group had an day outing at Alpine Slides.  Alpine Slides are the Pacific Northwest's only 1/2 mile Dual Alpine Slide, as this major attraction sends you flying down a half mile track of twists and turns through mountain meadows before dropping you back off in the base are of Skibowl West.  Two side-by-side tracks let you ride alongside family and friends as you take banked turns, S-curves and hairpin thrills at the speed of your choice.
            August 13, 10:00 am,  High School group went of a day Hike in the Columbia Gorge.
            August 18, All Church Camping weekend at Fort Stevens State Park.  This is the 32nd year in a row the the church went on this annual campout.
            August 21, 10:00 am,  Worship Service at Fort Stevens.
            August 21, 11:00 am,  Worship Service at Temple.
            August 28, 10:45 am,  Dr. Roger Trautmann, Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry, at Multmonah Biblical Seminary, shared from God's Word at the Morning Service.  He taught from 2 Peter 1:1-11 with a sermon title of "Growing Through The Unexpected."
            August 28, 12:45 pm,  Team Missions-Switzerland Report.  Hear what the young people from Temple accomplished/what they did on their missions trip.
            September 4, Sunday, Today is the first day that our new Interim Pastor Jim Visbeek presented the message at the morning service.  He spoke on "The Pastor's Paradox: Persuasive Words or God's Power?"  Text from I Corinthians 2:1-5.
            September 8, 10:00 am, Combined Junior High/Adult Sunday school with Art and Dorothy Helwig, BGC Converge Worldwide Missionaries serving in Nigeria.
            September 10, Pastor Dave Danielson died this morning.  He will be greatly missed.  He was Senior Pastor at Temple for about 12 years, during the years 1960 - 1972.  
     One of Pastor Dave's favorite Bible verses was:

                   "He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To Love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?" 
                                                                                              Micah 6:8 NKJV
            September 10, Men's Rafting Trip down the Deschutes River.
            September 11, Today marks the 10 Year Anniversary of the September 11 attacks on America.  We remember all the innocent victims who perished at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in the Pennsylvania field.  We also lift up in those who grieve for family and friends and those who witnessed these tragedies, asking God to give them extra strength from above. 
            September 11, Adult Sunday School Classes as follows; 
1 - Study of I Corinthians, led by Rick Mathews in the Kinsman-Harvester Room.
2 - New Testament Usage of The Old Testament, led by Dale Peretti in the Upper Room South.
3 - Living on the Edge ~ Study of Romans 12, led by Gary Shank in the Upper Room North.
            September 11, 5:30 pm, fall Kick-Off Dinner/Ministry Fair and Informational Meeting.
            September 18, 11:00 am, Commissioning of Joel and Andi McMartin, and Tori Duke who are leaving for the mission field in Senegal, Africa.
            September 18, 1:00 - 4:00pm, Farewell/Send off Barbeque for the McMartin family and Tori at Laurelhurst Park.
            September 21, Don and Dorothy Strandberg were married 60 years ago today.
            September 23, Friday, 7:42 pm,   Shirley Bailey, wife of the late Max Bailey, a devoted member of Temple Baptist Church for 29 years, went to be with with the Lord.  She became a member of  the church on October 6, 1968.  She was, for one thing involved in co-chairing the Awana program along with another person.  
            September 28, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.  A memorial service for Shirley Bailey was held at Crossroads Church at 2505 NE 102nd Avenue, Portland, OR.
            September 30, Men's Retreat at Lake Retreat.
            September 30, High School Fall Rally at Saviors Church in Federal Way, Washington.
            October 9, 5:00 pm, All Church Roller Skate at Oaks Park.
            October 15, 18:20 Concert.
            October 21-22, Converge NW Annual Meetings at Lake Retreat.
            October 29, 6:30, High School Harvest Party.
            October 31, Evans Nelson died today.  He was a long time member of Temple and quite active in the Columbia Conference.  Evans was born on September 5, 1922.  He served in the U.S. Navy as a dentist in Japan and then in private practice for 43 years.  He was a man of faith and integrity, a strong leader, and an encourager who was full of wise principles and guidance.
            November 12, 2 pm, Saturday,  A memorial service was held in celebrating the life of Dr. Evans Nelson at Temple Baptist Church.  See October 31, 2011
            November 17, Susan (Goddard) VanBuskirk passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband, her parents, two sisters, and her brother.
November 24, Thanksgiving Day.

            "It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, proclaiming your love in the morning and faithfulness at night, ........."

                                                                              Psalm 92:1,2 NIV

        Foot Notes: During the Thanksgiving holiday, we focus on our blessings and express our gratitude to God for them.  But thanks should be on our lips every day.  We can never say thank you enough to parents, friends, leaders, and especially to God.  When thanksgiving becomes an integral part of your life, you will find that your attitude toward life will change,  You will become more positive, gracious, loving, and humble.   (From Footnotes of Life Application Study Bible-NIV).
  
            November 26, All Church Decorating.  The job of decorating the church inside and outside, so beautifully this year, was directed by Mrs. Dan (Susan) Grady.
            November 27, 4:30,  The Dickens Carolers Concert.  This unique concert is an annual event at our church.  It is always a treat to see the carolers in their beautiful costumes and hear the many Christmas Carols and other songs presented.  This year there were not many seats left in main sanctuary and the balcony.
            December 4, 5:30 pm,   High School Christmas Party.
            December 4, 12:45 pm,  Annual Business Meeting and Dinner.  This year the dinner was a pot luck.
            December 10, 5:30 pm,  Junior High Progressive Dinner.
            December 11, Egg Roll Sunday,  The Hope Vietnamese Church makes egg rolls for the entire church congregation.  This has been a yearly event.
            December 15, 7:00 pm,  Day Care Christmas Program
            December 17, 9:00 am,  Christmas Program Practice.
            December 18, 6:00 pm,  Christmas Program.
            December 24, 11:00 pm,  Candlelight Service.
            December 25, Sunday, Christmas Day,  11:00 Worship Service
              "And when the magi had opened their treasures they presented him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh." (Mat. 2:11)  
            "As we consider what gift we can offer Jesus, we are reminded that gold represents our wealth, possessions, tithes and offering.  While frankincense points toward our worship and adoration for He is worthy!  However myrrh, defined as "bitter." was an unusual gift of medicinal incense that pointed towards Jesus' future suffering and death on the cross."   
                                          Written by Rick and Carol Stark.  Used with permission.
            December 31, 6:30 pm,  Simple Supper.
            December 31, 7:30 pm,  Annual Year in Review Slide Show. (approx time)  The Slide show for many years has been in a digital format and has been produced by Mr. Doug Drinnon and Co.

            In Memoriam  ~ Mrs. Dixie Wade - February 9
                                        Mrs. Viola Christiansen - February 18
                                        Miss Phyllis Rydman - June 25
                                       
Pastor Dave Danielson -
September 10
                                       
Mrs.
Shirley Bailey - September 23  
                                       
Mrs.
Susan (Goddard) VanBuskirk - November 17
                                        Dr. Evans Nelson - October 31

           "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
                                                                     Philippians 4:13 KJV  
            
2012
           
Rev. Jim Visbeek continued as Intentional Interim Pastor.
           
January 1, Sunday, New Years Day, 11:00 Worship Service
           
January 8, Sunday, The First Town Hall Meeting took place after the morning service in the Upper Room.
           
January 9, All Church Un-Decorating.  All the Christmas Decorations were taken down and stored until next Advent Season.
            January 29, Sunday, The Second Town Hall Meeting took place after the morning service in the Upper Room.
            February 26, The message in the morning service was presented by Nikolas Buys.
            March 4, Sunday, The Third Town Hall Meeting took place after the morning service in the Upper Room.
            March 4, Pastor Jim and Janet Visbeek will be gone for the next two weeks.
            March 10, Cathy Horness's mother, Jeanne, passed away early this morning.  Cathy has been our church secretary for many years.  
            March 11, Sunday, Blake Kidney presented the message at the morning service. It was entitled "The Love of God," from I Corinthians 13:4-8a.
            March 18, Bruce Fessenden presented the message at the morning service.  It was entitled "The Peacemakers Recipe," from Matthew 5:9.
            March 19, George Johnson, the brother of Earl, Marion, Beulah, and eldest son of our former pastor, Dr. Linus and Ruth Johnson, passed away this evening at approximately 8 p.m.  George would have celebrated his 91st birthday on September 9.
            March 28, Eugene E. Miller passed away.  Eugene, Rosalie and family were former members of Temple.  See April 7, 2012.
            March,  Sale of Lake Retreat Camp is pending.  The prospective buyer is Real Life Church, a church the camp has been in negotiations with both in terms of the financial agreement, as well as the promise of the property being used in the future for valuable ministry for the Lord and as the ongoing home of Adelphia as a tenant.
            April 1, Palm Sunday
            April 5, 7 pm, Season of Prayer to,
            April 6, 7 pm, Concluded the Season of Prayer
            April 5, 7:00 pm, Maundy Thursday Service ~ Everyone was welcomed to join us as we focused on "Prayer and Scripture" and then partake in Communion together.  Tonight at 7:00 pm starts a 24 hour Season of Prayer.
            April 6, 7:00, Good Friday Candlelight Service ~ Scripture, Prayer and Communion focused on "The Words of Jesus."
            April 7, 9:30-11:00 am, Easter Breakfast and Candy Hunt.  The day's activities began with breakfast for everyone in the Upper Room, followed by The Easter Story to the children and the traditional candy hunt.
            April 7, 2:00 pm,  A Celebration of Life (Memorial Service), was held for Eugene E. Miller at Grace Baptist Church, Warren, Oregon.
            April 8, 11:00 am, Resurrection Sunday.  Easter Celebration Service.  We celebrated the Resurrection of our Lord!
            April 14, A Memorial for George Johnson was held in the sanctuary at 11:00 am.  George was the eldest son of our former pastor, Dr. Linus Johnson.  Approximately 130 people were in attendance.
            April 30, Alice Nguyen went to be with the Lord this evening.  She was a long time member of Temple. Alice was born on April, 20 1937 in Bac Lieu, Vietnam.  She and her family came to the United States in 1977. 
            May 3, Thursday, National Day of Prayer  is an annual event held on the 1st Thursday of May.  It is a time which the people of the United States turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.  More than 35,000 prayer gatherings were conducted across the United States.  Several million people participated in this call to prayer.  It stands as a call to us to humble come before God, as a nation, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people.
            May 6, Evelyn (Nestlen) McCarthy died this day.  Evelyn was a long time member of Temple.  She was married to Mr. Bill Nestlen for many years. A few years after Bill passed away she married Mr. Ken McCarthy.
            May 13, Mother's Day  The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in America.
            May 28, Monday, Memorial Day,  We remember all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country!
            May 30, Wednesday, 6:45pm,  There was an FBI Internet Safety Presentation and Light Supper in the Upper Room.  This event was geared towards students and parents, but was Especially for Parents.  The talk on Internet Safety was presented by Jane, a former FBI agent. About 50 people were in attendance.
            June 1, Friday, 6 to 9pm.  Sizzle work party in back parking lot consisted of Creating, Building, Painting, Cutting, Hauling.
            June 2, Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Sizzle work party.
            June 2, Sophie Christiansen and Katie Klinkhammer graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul.  The Commencement took place in Bethel's Benson Great Hall. 
            June 3, Sunday, 12:45-2:00pm, Sunday, The Fourth Town Hall Meeting took place after the morning service in the Upper Room.
            June 9, Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Sizzle work party.
            June 10, Sunday, 12:45-2:00pm, The Fifth Town Hall Meeting took place after the morning service in the Upper Room.
            June 10, Holger and Colleen Engstrom celebrated 50 years of Marriage.
            June 15, Friday, 6 to 9pm, Sizzle work party.
            June 16, Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Sizzle work party.    
            June 17, Father's Day  Its first celebration was on June 19, 1910.
            June 22, Friday, 6 to 9pm, Sizzle work party.
            June 23, Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Sizzle work party.
            June 29, Friday, 6 to 9pm, Sizzle work party.  Building the Market Place.
            June 30, Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Sizzle work party.  Building the Market Place.
            July 7, Saturday, 9am, Final Move-In.
            July 9, First day of Sizzle (Babylon)
            July 10, Second day of Sizzle 
            July 11, Third day of Sizzle
            July 12, Fourth day of Sizzle
            July 13, Fifth and final day of Sizzle.
            July 15, There was a Strike Party after the morning service where volunteers took down and stored all the Sizzle Props and Decorations.  The goal was to have everything done in 2 hours.  With the number of volunteers helping this was easily accomplished.
            August 1, There was an internment service for Susan (Goddard) VanBuskirk at Willamette National Cemetery.  A reception was held following the service at Abundant Life Church, 17241 SE Hemrich Rd., Damascus, Oregon.
            August 7, 5-7:00pm ~ Temple Baptist Church and Sonbeam Preschool teams had a booth at the National Night Out Event at Holiday Park near the church.  The church had an assigned area in the park and was blessed with a  total of  25 to 30 church members and friends who stopped in to help.  We had a pop-up canopy and a crew of girls who preformed face painting for everyone, young and old.  Everyone had a good time of visiting and sharing with each other and the general public.  It was a good opportunity to talk to potential families for Sonbeam and also to share about the wonderful qualities of Temple.
                        The police and other community safety groups were well represented.  The Army recruiters brought a rock climbing wall for every one to try.  A Chiropractic school provided a booth with massages and the firemen brought a truck, also two horse patrol officers and their rides, many more vendors and two very pleasant bands provided live music.
                         Food was provided by a variety of businesses: Calaroga Terrace grilled hotdogs, Qdoba had chips and salsa, the Doubletree Inn provided a choice of beverages and their famous, delicious cookies for all who attended.
                          This was the 29th national annual event, which started in 1984.
            August 7, Mary Salholm joined the church staff as Ministry and Volunteer Coordinator.  She will work with our two pastors in the next few weeks to created the foundation of volunteer ministry at Temple as recommended by the Transition Team.  
            August 11, Saturday - 9-6pm ~ Temple held a yard sale at the church.  There were a wide assortment of items for sale.  The ladies of church decided to use their treasures, time, and talents to make our church more welcoming to guests and show love to some of the older generations of Temple.  The yard sale is their way to earn money for their challenge.  They are excited for their opportunity to be part of Temple's future.
            August 15, Winn and Marianne Goddard, long time members of Temple, who now reside in Bend, Or., were married 60 years ago on this date.
            August 17-19, The annual church camp out at Fort Stevens State Park.  It is located on the Oregon Coast north of Seaside near Warrenton.  This year 35 camp-sites were reserved in the O-Loop thanks to Sue Johnson.
            September 16, Sunday, Today was the first day we saw and heard the new Street Car run in front of the church.  It was on trial runs for a few days.
            September 17, Katie Klinkhammer left for the country of Senegal to be a nanny for Joel and Andi McMartin.   
            September 23, Sunday ~ Today was designated as 'Sample Sunday'.  'Free Tickets' were passed out during the services the past couple Sundays.  The congregation was encouraged to invite families and friends not attending Temple to come and take part in the activities.  Our service included special music, singing new and older songs.  Pastor Jim gave the message on remembering Jesus Christ and His spiritual and bodily resurrection; how He died and rose again that we may have life eternal.  A free hot brunch was served before the morning service and a free lunch was served on the front steps of the church right after the morning service.   
            September 23, Sunday ~ Today the new Street Car (CL Line) ran in front of the church carrying passengers.  It started carrying passengers on September 22. 
            September 28, Friday to Sunday, the 30th. ~  High School Rally was held in Olympia Washington.
            October 7, Sunday ~ The morning service was a joint effort by Temple and Hope Vietnamese Church.  Pastor Jim presented the message in English and Pastor Thai then translated the message to Vietnamese.
            October13, 7;00 pm, A concert by the band 18:20 was held in the church sanctuary to benefit CityTeam International .  A 4-pack of toilet paper was the entrance fee.  A local artist Jacob Merlin was featured.  This is the second concert by 18:20 held at Temple.  K104.1FM - The Fish.
            October 14, 5-7 pm ~ Family and Friends Roller Skating Party at Oaks Park.  For families and friends of Temple Baptist Church and Sonbeam Preschool.
            October 21, Sunday ~ In a business meeting following the Morning Service a pulpit committee to select a new senior pastor was elected by the members present.  They consisted of 4 current elders and a number of members at large.
            November 24, Saturday ~ The church was decorated for the Christmas/Advent season.  Mrs. Susan Grady volunteered to head up the task.
            November 25, Sunday ~ The Dickens Carolers put on a concert this afternoon in the sanctuary.
            December 2, First Sunday of Advent ~ Jeanne Buschbach lit the First Advent Candle.  The lighting of the first advent candle symbolizes Expectation.  The sermon titled Songs of Christmas, The Angel's Song, this morning was presented by Rev. Gary Shank.  Reading  from Pastor Jim
            December 9, Second Advent Sunday ~ Dan, Rebecca and Dylan Wood lit the Second Advent Candle.  The second advent candle symbolizes HopeReading from Pastor Jim.
            December 9, Sunday ~ The message at the morning service, Songs of Christmas, was presented by Pastor Jim Visbeek.  It was titled the "Story Behind the Story, Zechariah's Song.
            December 16, Third Advent Sunday ~ Steve and Marilyn Waring lit the 3rd Advent Candle and Katie Koerper read from Luke 2:1-7.  The third advent candle symbolizes Joy.
            December 16, Sunday ~ The message at the morning service, Songs of Christmas,  was presented by Pastor Jim Visbeek.  It was titled "Jesus the Revolutionary: Mary's Song."   Reading from Pastor Jim.
            December 16, Sunday, 4:00-6:00 PM ~ Temple Family Christmas Celebration.  We sang carols, heard the nativity story, enjoyed cookies, a hot beverage and celebrated Jesus' birthday.
            December 23, Fourth Advent Sunday ~ The fourth advent candle symbolizes Purity.  The message at the morning service, Songs of Christmas,  was presented by Pastor Jim Visbeek.  It was titled "Simeon's Song: This is the One!"   Reading from  Pastor Jim 
           
December 24, Christmas Eve Service, 11:00pm  ~ This evening we light the fifth candle - The Christ Candle. This is the candle of Love, for Jesus Christ is love incarnate who humbled Himself to become human for our salvation.  It is through the love of Jesus that we are made whole.  Christ not only is the perfect example of love for us - Christ is the pure essence of love.  The love of Jesus is not theoretical, hypothetical or even metaphorical, the love of Jesus Christ is tangible, here for us this very night.  Jesus, He always protects, always trusts, always hoped, and always perseveres.  Jesus never fails.  May the love of Jesus Christ fill our homes on this hollowed Christmas Eve.  
                                                By Pastor Jim Visbeek
Reading from Pastor Jim

            December 25, Christmas Day, Tuesday ~ A day spent with our families near and far.
            December 26, Today Earl and Pearl Johnson became Great Grandparents with the birth of Andrea Elizabeth Scrutton.  Andrea is the Granddaughter of Mearle and Linda Johnson.  
            December 31, New Years Eve, Monday ~ 6:30pm, New years Eve Simple Supper in the Upper Room, followed by the annual year-in-review slide show at 8:00 in the sanctuary.

            In Memoriam ~ Mr. George H. Johnson ~ March 19
                                       Mrs. Alice Nguyen ~ May 1
                                       Mrs. Evelyn Nestlen McCarthy ~ May 5

       "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith -- and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God -- not by works, so that not one can boast.  For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
                           
Ephesians 2:8-10 NIV

2013
           
Rev. Jim Visbeek continued as Intentional Interim Pastor.
            January 1, Tuesday ~ New Years Day
            January 6, Sunday ~ Preparation begins for the Sacred Assembly on January 13.  Preparation begins with an 8-day call to personal examination, repentance, prayer and fasting.  Sacred Assembly or sometimes referred to solemn assembly, may be a new term but the concept and practice is ancient and embedded in scripture.  We begin now to be praying for God to soften our hearts and to earnestly seek His face.
            January 11, An evening of scripture reading and prayer in the church sanctuary.   
            January 13, Sacred Assembly.  This is a time to renew our commitment to the Lord.
            January 27, Great Family Gathering - consisted of a breakfast brunch before the morning service, starting at 9:00 am to 10:30.  A recommitment to Sharing Jesus through relationships with family, community and the world
            February 2, Saturday, 8:00 am ~ Men's Breakfast followed by "Stepping Up" video series.
            February 2-3 ~ Super Bowl Weekend.
            February 3, Adult Sunday School Resumes.  Classes were: The book of Genesis- Blake Kidney, Parables Remix - Bruce Fessenden, the book of Matthew - Dan Wood/Tyler Knight.
            February 3, Sunday, 3:00 pm ~ Super Bowl Family Event  Watch the game on two 72" flat screens.  Hot snacks and drinks provided.  Bring you favorite beverages, snacks and games to share. The event was held in the Upper Room at Temple.
            February 22, Fusion (High School) Retreat
            February 23, Service Saturday.  Temple had 3 teams of workers consisting of approximately 35 volunteers, ranging from teenagers to seniors, that went to 3 different Temple family homes, provided repairs, yard work, cleaning,  meals, and companionship.  One person wrote; "On Saturday morning, 13 wonderful people showed at my front door with smiling faces asking what I needed to have done.  Since I had been told to expect a crew or maybe five, I was speechless.  I had only planned for help clearing off my front porch.  Four of the men started that.  I realized my Heavenly Father knew what else I needed help with but had not asked for.  One lady started vacuuming rugs, something I cannot do presently , and she continued until the whole place was vacuumed.  I asked the others to pull items out of the china cupboards, under tables, and elsewhere, stored since six months ago when I was hurt in an accident.  I had been unable to access or put these items away with out falling.  Because of this wonderful gift from my church family, I now have items accessible to sell on the internet and pay down medical bills.  It was an impossible job for me to do. I feel very fortunate to have so many special people give up a whole day to help me.  When any one asks what makes Temple Baptist Church so special:  Its the people.  My porch, yard and patio look great.  My home is cleaner and safer.  I have things out to sell and I feel blessed by the love of 13 good people.  Thank you all!  
            February 24, Youth Sunday - The Young People were in charge of the Sunday Morning Service.
            March 2, Men's Breakfast - This is the 2nd in a series of 4, on the video series, "Stepping Up."
            March 10, Sunday ~ After the morning service Temple hosted a celebration for Willie Gage who was 88 years young today.
            March 30th, Saturday - Easter Breakfast.
            March 24, Palm Sunday,  Today during the morning service Pastor Jim and Janet announced that they have accepted a call to become Interim Pastor at a church near their home in Washington.  Their last day at Temple will be June 2 of this year.
            Dean Barron announced this morning that from a list of 80 prospective candidates the pulpit committee has narrowed the list down to 7 for Senior Pastor of Temple.
            March 29, Good Friday
            March 31, Easter Sunday
            April 6, Men's Breakfast - This was the 3rd Men's Breakfast with the video series; "Stepping Up."
            April 13, Temple's Pastoral Search committee conducted phone (Skype) interviews with each of the top applicants.  These in-depth conversations were crucial in determining which man will advance to the final step of candidating for Lead Pastor of our church.  We urge every member of our church family to pray each day, and most especially on Saturday between 9 am and 5 pm, by storming the gates of Heaven with fervent requests for wisdom, discernment, clarity and sense of unity for each committee member.
            April 20, Service Saturday.
            April 28, Great Family Gathering (GFG) after the morning service 12:30-2:30.  Lunch was provided.  This was a time of brainstorming about what we want to accomplish together in 2013.
            May 2, Today is the National Day of Prayer.  It was proclaimed as follows:  Now, Therefore, I, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2, 2013, as a National Day of Prayer.  I join the citizens of our Nation in giving thanks, in accordance with our own faiths and consciences, for our many freedoms and blessings, and in asking for God's continued guidance, mercy and protection.  (copied for the internet) 
            May 4, Men's Breakfast - This is the 4th and final Men's Breakfast with the video series; "Stepping Up."
            May 7, The Pastoral Search Committee chose a candidate for Senior Pastor and plan to meet with him "in person" for a final interview.
            May 12, Mother's Day
            May 23, 7:00pm ~ Karen Moreschi retired this month as Director of Sonbeam Daycare.  Sonbeam's annual Promotion Program was held in the sanctuary followed by a reception recognizing Karen's retirement after 23 years of faithful service.
            May 27, Memorial Day
            June 2, After the Morning Service, Temple hosted a Farewell Luncheon in the Upper Room for Pastor Jim and Janet Visbeek who served as Intentional Transitional Interim Pastor since the church membership approved there calling on August 7, 2011.
             June 7, Friday, 12 Noon  ~ Meet the Pastoral Candidate, Jeremy Taylor.  This time is set aside for ages 60 - 90ish (former keenagers, Temple Builders, Kinsman and Harvesters) in the Upper Room.  A light lunch was served.
            June 7, Friday, 6:00 pm ~ Meet the Pastoral candidate, Jeremy Taylor.  This time was set aside for Junior High and High School students at the Mark Moore home.
            June 8, Saturday, 5:00 pm ~ Meet the Pastoral candidate, Jeremy Taylor.  This time was set aside for ages 18 - 40ish (Young Adults) at Janel Sigley's home..  
            June 9, Sunday ~ The new candidate for Senior Pastor, Jeremy Taylor, brought the message during the morning service.
            June 9, Sunday 6:00 pm ~ Meet the Pastoral candidate, Jeremy Taylor.  This time was set aside for ages 40-65ish (former New Foundations and Sojourners) at the Doug Drinnon home.
            June 16, Father's DayDr. Ron Marrs was guest speaker during the morning service.  The title of his sermon was "Leaving a Legacy of Passionate Love for God."  After the morning service a vote was held among members of Temple whether to call Rev. Jeremy Taylor as Senior Pastor.  The vote was in favor of calling Rev. Taylor as our new Senior Pastor.
            June 23, Duane L. Storey was the guest speaker during the morning service.  He will bring the message for the next four Sundays.  
            June 30, Youth Sunday.
            July 1, Dale Peretti died this morning while he was sleeping.
            July 4, Independence Day
            July 6, Saturday, 6:30 pm ~ A wedding was held uniting Sierra Jo Whitehill and Dustin Kyle Ward in the Church Sanctuary.
            July 8, Monday, 11:00 ~ A memorial service was held at Temple for Dale Peretti.
            July 12, Our new pastor, Jeremy Taylor and family arrived at Temple from an overland drive from Cincinnati, Ohio.
            July 15-19, 9-11:30, DVBS or Sizzle was held at Temple.  The theme this year was Rome with Apostle Paul and the Underground Church.
            July 15, Monday ~ First Day in Rome (Sizzle).  There were 84 children present for the mornings activities.
            July 18, Thursday ~ Family Night with VBS Families.  A spaghetti dinner was served in the Upper Room.
            July 19, Friday ~ Last day of Sizzle.
            July 21, Sunday ~ Sizzle Celebration during the morning service.  Duane L. Storey concluded his time as interim pastor with us.  His sermon was titled, "Revival of Giving" from Philippians 4:10-19.  Following the morning service was annual Strike Party (tear-down and store props and miscellaneous equipment) of Rome after a lunch in the Upper Room.  After the Strike Party ice cream was served at the local Burgerville restaurant.
            July 28, Welcome Jeremy Taylor, who accepted the call as our new lead Pastor!  Cookies were served in the Overflow Room to honor the Search Committee for the countless hours spent in the search for a new Senior Pastor.  Today Pastor Jeremy presented his first sermon at Temple.
            July 29, 7:00 pm ~ Alyssa Koerper Bridal Shower at Temple in the Reception Room.
            August 3, Saturday ~ Service Saturday all-come work day at Temple.  Help was needed to work on different projects to clean and maintain the church building.
            August 6, 5 - 7 pm ~ National Night Out, Holladay Park.
            August 10, 11:00 am ~ Alyssa Koerper and Chris Alexis were married today at Temple in the sanctuary.  A reception was held in the Upper Room after the ceremony.  They both returned to Oman to resume their teaching profession.
            August 11, Sunday ~ During the morning service a commissioning was held for Nikolas Buys, as he is planning on going to seminary to pursue his calling as a minister of the Gospel.
            August 11, Sunday ~ A commissioning was also held for the Mission Team members going to Brazil.  Also commissioned was Betty Konsella as she is going to Bosinia to be a cook.
            August 15, Brazil High School Summer Mission Team departed from (PDX) Portland International Airport.  The group included Brittany Barron, Amy Drinnon, Rachel Fessenden, Rob James, Linda Salholm, Aliya Whitehill, Jessica Yambra and leaders Candy Poppino, Alyssa Yambra and Mark Moore.
            August 16-18, Fort Stevens Campout
            August 18, 10:00 am, Sunday ~ Worship and Gathering at Fort Stevens State Park.  Church activities for Temple in Portland had been canceled for this Sunday in lieu of Worship Gathering at 'N' loop at Fort Stevens.  A potluck at 11:30 am was held at N-35.  Those who needed a ride, church vans left the church parking lot.
            September 7, Saturday, 6:00 pm. ~ New Senior Pastor Installation Service and Celebration  ~ This was an historical event as Jeremy Taylor was installed our twenty-fourth senior pastor.  Guest speakers included Pastor Kent Gravely from Immanuel Baptist Church in Hoquiam. Washington.  Music and singing was led by a guest band.  Afterwards a "party" was held in the Upper Room.
            September 8, Sunday, 10:30 am ~ A Celebration of us, as a church,  moving forward and the hope of things to come.  Steve Welling (Converge Northwest Executive Minister) was the principal speaker.  No Sunday School was held this morning.  Coffee was served at 10:00 am before the Worship Gathering (Service). 
            September 18, Wednesday night activities resumed from the summer break.
            September 25, Dr. James Spickelmier died on this day.  He was a pastor, administrator, and chronicler of history of Bethel and Converge Worldwide.
            September 29, Youth Sunday
            September 29, Sunday, 5:00-7:00 ~ Roller Skating at Oaks Park.  Roller skaters and non-skater of all ages were invited to this fun filled event 
            October 4-5, Women of Faith Conference at the Rose Garden Arena.  The singing group "Mercy Me" is scheduled as well as Patsy Clairmont, Lisa Harper, Kari Harper, The Money Couple, and Anita Renfroe.
            October 5, Sunday, 7:00pm ~ Rock for the Roll III Concert featuring Jacob Merlin, Christian Burghardt and the band 18:20.  Admission: minimum 1 pack of toilet paper to benefit City Team Portland.
            October, 25 ~ A memorial service was held at Temple Baptist Church for Joan Carmean Bidgood.  She was 88 years young.  She died on September 30, at the home of her daughter, Tori and Son-in Law, Jim Wright who is a pastor at Crossroads Bible Church in Bell View, Washington.
            October 31, Great Family Gathering Party.
            November 2, 2:00 pm ~ There was a memorial service in the Sanctuary at Temple for Patty (Patricia K. Wilson) Bonneau who died on October 5, 2013 from a blood clot.
            November 24, Sunday, 9:00 am  ~ Expanded Continental Breakfast in the Upper Room
                                                 9:30 am  ~ Annual Meeting in the Upper Room, no Sunday School this morning
                                                 11:00 am ~ Worship Gathering in Sanctuary
                                                 1:30 pm ~ Church decorating for Chrismas, headed up by Mrs. Susan Grady   
            November 25, Thanksgiving food box assembly and distribution.
            November 28, Thanksgiving
            November 30, Church Decorating for Christmas.
            December 1, 3:00 pm ~ The Dickens Carolers presented a great festive performance in the main sanctuary.  They are talented quartets dressed in Dickens-era attire and singing 4-part harmony.  A cookie reception followed the concert.
            December 8, Miss Patricia Marie Van Blokland passed away on this day.  She was 68 years old.  She attended along with her parents and brother Craig for many years but she had to transfer her membership to Easthill Church after moving to Gresham.  She was partially disabled and spent her last 3 1/2 years at Fairlawn Care Center.
            December 24, Christmas Eve.
            December 25, Christmas Day.
            December 29, Youth Sunday.
            December 31, New Years Eve.
            December, Pastor Jon Christian turned in his resignation as Assistant Pastor at Temple.

            In Memoriam ~  Mr. Dale Peretti - July 1
                                        Dr. James Spickelmier - September 25
                                        Mrs. Joan Bidgood - September 30
                                        Mrs. Patty Wilson Bonneau - October 5
                                        Miss Patricia Marie Van Blokland - December8

             "I Am the living bread that came down from heaven.  If any one eats of this bread he will live forever.  This bread is my flesh, which I give for the life of the world."
                                               
John 6:51 NIV

2014
            Jeremy Taylor continues as our senior pastor.
            January 1, Temple is 130 years old today.  See 1881
            January 12, This Sunday morning was a special combined gathering with Hope Vietnamese Baptist Church at Temple.  Worship started at 10:30.  Hope Baptist Church invited those from Temple to a Vietnamese lunch in the upper room after the service.
            January 17, Christine Seeder, a long time member of Temple, died at a rest home in Kent Washington.  She celebrated her 99th birthday on December 27, 2013.
            January 19, Sunday ~ Temple was scheduled to host Financial Peace University, a simulcast production by Mr. Dave Ransey.  This was a prelude to the classes held starting February 9th.
            February 9, Sunday ~ Church was closed and no services were held because of an "Artic Storm."  This included the Dave Ramsey simulcast.  Financial Peace resumed the following week and the series was extended one week to end on March 30.
            February 22, 6 to 9 pm ~ "Whoops.....I missed Valentine's Day" party at Temple - ages junior high through adults - including dinner.  Tickets were available in the overflow room and at the door when you arrive in the Upper Room.  Cost was $10.00 per person.
            February 28, Friday, 11:00 am ~ A Memorial Service was held for Mildred Fiess at Temple.  She was a long time member of Temple.  The service was held in the Overflow Room.  there were about 65 people in attendance.  A reception hosted by Temple Deaconesses was held in the Upper Room.
            March 6, Stan Wright died in his sleep at his son's home in Bothell, Washington.  He was a long time member of Temple and held the offices of Church Moderator, Deacon, and Sunday School teacher.  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, April 5 at the Valley View Church located at 11501 SE Sunnyside Rd. Clackamas, Oregon.
            April 5, 11;00 am ~ .A memorial service was held at the Valley View Church.  There were at least 100 people in attendance.  Stan would have turned 98 years old on April 26.  Stan's favorite Bible verse was:
 
            "For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth.  And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another.  My heart faints within me!"
                                                         
Job 19:25-27

            April 14, A memorial service was held at Temple for Mrs. Edna Slater who passed away on April 4, 2014.  She was 87 years old.  Edna's husband, Don died in 2011.  She is survived by sons Don and Frank both of Portland.
            April 18, 7:00 pm ~ Good Friday Service: It was a time to reflect on Jesus' crucifixion on our behalf through music, scripture and communion.  Children were welcomed to sit with their families in the sanctuary as there was no childcare.
            April 19, 9:30-11:00 am ~ Saturday Easter Breakfast and Candy Hunt.  This was a fun event where Temple hosted a free hot breakfast, shared the TRUE Easter story and provided a huge indoor candy hunt for the Children.
            April 20, 10:30 am ~
Refreshments were served in the Reception Room.
            April 20, 11:00 am ~ Celebration Gathering.  He is Risen Indeed!  We celebrated Jesus' resurrection through music, baptism and more!  Afterward, we enjoyed a delicious luncheon in the Upper Room prepared by our Kitchen Team.
            April 22, Earl Johnson passed away peacefully this afternoon at his home in Portland.  He had just celebrated his 90th birthday.  Earl was the youngest son of Dr. and Mrs. Linus Johnson, a former pastor at Temple. 
            April 26, 1:00 pm ~ A Memorial Service was held to honor and celebrate the life of Earl Johnson at Temple in the sanctuary. 
            May 11, Sunday, Mother's Day  ~ Today marks the 100th anniversary since President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it a national holiday.
            May 25, Sunday, Memorial Day Weekend 
            June 15, Sunday, Father's Day ~ Father's Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910.  In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father's Day.  Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.
            July 13, Sunday, 11:00 am  ~ The Title for the sermon was "Unprecedented," from Acts 1-2, presented by Pastor Jeremy Taylor.  
                                       12:30 PM ~ A business meeting was held in the Upper Room after the Morning Gathering to learn about the plan to replace the roof on the church and vote on amending out 2014 budget.  The roof in question is the one over the sanctuary or the one over the original building.  It was stated that we didn't have to go outside for additional money but it could come from what we already have on the books.  The vote was overwhelming in favor of amending the 2014 budget to cover this maintenance cost.
            July 19, Bernie Wennermark passed away this morning at 6:00.  He was at Providence Portland Medical Center when he died. 
            July 19, Saturday, 9:00am ~ This year the theme of the Sizzle program was Joseph "From prison to Palace" in Egypt.  "The citizens of Egypt" finished decorating the booths in the Market Place and other venues in the church basement in preparation for the week of Sizzle.
            July 20, Sunday ~ The title for the sermon was "Unquenchable," from Acts 3-5, presented by Pastor Jeremy Taylor.  After the morning service at 3:30pm began the first day of Sizzle.  (DVBS)  The first day of Sizzle ended at 5:30pm.  After, a BBQ was held in the church parking lot.
            July 21, Second day of Sizzle.
            July 22, Third day of Sizzle.
            July 23, Fourth day of Sizzle.
            July 24, The Fifth and final day of Sizzle.
            July 24, 5:30pm, A family dinner in the Upper Room.
            July 27, Sunday ~ The title for the sermon was "Uncontainable," from Acts 6-8, presented by Pastor Jeremy Taylor.
            July 30, Work by Western Pacific Roofing, started on replacing the roofing on the church.
            August 3, Sunday ~ The title for the sermon was "Uncomfortable," from Acts 9-12, presented by Pastor Jeremy Taylor.
            August 3, Sunday, 3:00 pm ~ A memorial service was held at Temple for Bernie Wennermark.  195 people were in attendance.
            August 10, Sunday ~ The title for the sermon was "Unleashed," from Acts 13-15, presented by Pastor Jeremy Taylor.
            August 14-17, All Church campout at Fort Stevens State Park.  Sunday Worship was led by Josh Schreck.
            August 17, Sunday ~ The title for the sermon was "Unflinching," from Acts 16-20, presented by Pastor Jeremy Taylor.
            August 24, Sunday ~ The title for the sermon was "Undeterred," from Acts 21-26, presented by Nick Buys
            August 31, Sunday ~ The title for the sermon was "Unhindered," from Acts 27-28, presented by Pastor Jeremy Taylor. 
            September 5, Western Pacific Roofing completed the roofing replacement on the church.  The job came in ahead of schedule and under budget.
            September 21, Don and Dorothy Strandberg celebrated 60 years of marriage.
            October 5, Sunday ~ The Missions Team invited the congregation to a luncheon in the Upper Room after the morning service to honor Joel and Andi McMartin, missionaries from Senegal, Africa.  They are home on furlough.  After the lunch Joel and Andi shared about life in Senegal and answered questions.  Their presentation and the spaghetti were excellent!
            October 8, June Peretti went to be home with our Lord sometime this morning.  June was the organist and was a member of Temple for many years.
            October 9, Mr. Jerry Brown went home to be with our Lord on this day.  Jerry was a member of Temple from 1969 to 1982.  He then changed his membership to Hinson Memorial Baptist Church in Portland.
            November 6, 7:00pm ~ A Memorial Service was held to celebrate the life of Mrs. Carolyn Salholm.  There were approximately 129 people in attendance.
            November 9, Sunday ~ Mrs. Edna Obinger died this morning.  She is now in the presence of our Lord.  Edna reached the age of 97.  Edna was born in 1917 and joined the Temple fellowship in 1947.  Edna and husband George were faithful members of Temple.  
            November 21, Friday ~ A Memorial Service was held in the sanctuary at Temple to remember and reflect on the life of Mrs. Edna Obinger.
            November 23, Sunday, 9:15am ~ A "Back to the Future"  celebration was held in the Upper Room at Temple.  A light breakfast was served and members voted on the 2015 budget.
            November 23, This morning we were privileged to celebrate seven young people professing Jesus as their Lord through baptism!  These students are part of the Wednesday evening youth group led by David and Shalya Owen in our building.  Included in the baptism was David and Shalya's daughter.
            November 23, The church was decorated for Christmas by Temple about 40 volunteers led by CeCi Goldsmith and Allie Schreck.  What a beautiful job they did.
            November 30, Sunday ~ Today marked the 1st Advent of Christmas.  The Ken Owen family lit the first Christmas candle while David Owen read the account from Scripture in Luke 1 and 2.  Pastor Jeremy started a new series of messages for Christmas, called 'Awaited.' 
            November 30, The Dickens Carolers once again graced our church with their awesome Christmas, 4 part singing, of familiar Christmas Carols.  A reception was held afterwards in the Upper Room.
            December 7, Sunday ~ Today marked the 2nd Advent of Christmas.
            December 10, Earl Hotchkiss a former member of temple went to be with the Lord this day.  Earl was 97 years of age.  Earl was born in 1916 and joined the Temple fellowship in 1989.
            December 11, Thursday ~ Marge Moberg passed away into the presence of the Lord this afternoon.  Marge was born in 1925 and joined the Temple fellowship in 1970.
            December 12, Friday, 7:00 pm ~ The junior high/high school students had a Fusion Christmas Dinner.
            December 14, Sunday ~ Today marked the 3rd Advent of Christmas.  
            December 14, Egg Roll Sunday ~ Vietnamese Hope Baptist Church treated all of Temple with fresh egg rolls to go, served in the Upper Room after the morning service/gathering.  This is an annual event that we all look forward to each year.
            December 16, Tuesday ~ A Memorial Service for Marge Moberg was held at Parkview Retirement Community.  There were more than 60 people in attendance.  Stan's two brothers were in attendance also: Alden lives in Keizer north of Salem and David flew in from Minneapolis.
            December 21, Sunday ~ Today marked the 4th Advent of Christmas.
            December 24, Wednesday 11:00 pm ~ Temple held a Christmas Candlelight Service featured Christmas music, scripture and lighting of candles as we celebrated the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  (PJ's were suitable attire.)  It was a beautiful and moving service where Jesus was glorified.  There were more        people in attendance than at a normal Sunday Service.
            December 25, Thursday ~ Christmas Day.D
            December 28, Sunday ~ After the Sunday Gathering a lunch was served for those who would like to help take down the Christmas Decorations and store them in their usual place.
            December 31, 6:30 - 9:30 Wednesday ~ Temple hosted a New Years Eve party; fun, food, and the year end slide show. 

            In Memoriam ~ Mrs. Hugh (Clarene) Hulbert
                                       Ms. Christine Seeder - January 17
                                       Mrs. Mildred Fiess - February 21
                                       Mr. Stan Wright - March 6 
                                       Mrs. Don (Edna) Slater - April 4
                                       Mr. Earl Johnson - April 22
                                       Mr. Bernie Wennermark - July 19
                                       Mrs. Ronda Carver Salholm - August 26
                                       Mr. Perry Hughes - August 23
                                       Mrs. Dave (Carolyn) Salholm - October 6
                                       Mrs. Dale (June) Peretti- October 8                                        
                                       Mr. Gerald "Jerry" Brown - October 9 
                                       Mrs. George (Edna) Obinger - November 9  
                                       Mr. Earl Hotchkiss - December 10  
                                       Mrs. Stan (Marge) Moberg - December 11

“Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self.”
                                                                                                    I Corinthians 13:4 (MSG)
  
                                      

2015
            Jeremy Taylor continues as our senior pastor.
           
January 6, Mr. Wilbur Gage died today.  Wilbur was born March 10, 1925 and joined the Temple fellowship in 1990.
            January 11, Sunday ~ Starting today Pastor Jeremy started a six week study of the lives of Louie Zamperini from the book "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand and Jacob from the Bible.  We began exploring their stories during out Study Gatherings and dig deeper in our small groups, which are held at homes during the week.
            January 13, Tuesdays, 9:30 - Noon ~ Today starts a Women's Bible Study from the book "Loved By God" by Liz Curtis Higgs, is a verse by verse Bible study exploring the life of Jacob.
            January 16 - 17,  The Mission Connexion was held at Sunset Presbyterian Church on NW Cornell Rd, in Portland.  We heard world class speakers, had mission-related workshops, exhibits and more.
            February 13, Mrs. Virginia Fletcher died today. Virginia was born October 6, 1932 and joined Temple fellowship in 1980.  Sometime later her and husband Cal, transferred their membership to Bethel Baptist Church in St. Johns which is located not far from their home.  A memorial service was held at Ross Hollywood Chapel, located at 4733 NE Thompson St. in Portland. 
            February 13, Governor of the State of Oregon, John Albert Kitzhaber resigned his office because of a scandal.
            February 15, Sunday ~ Pastor Jeremy started a 4 week study with the people of Israel 400 years after Joseph lived.  Learn how God Strategically attacks the Egyptian gods through the ten plagues.  Come early and play your own game of strategy with one of the board games in the Reception Room.
            February 16, Mrs. Evelyn Fulsaas died today.  Evelyn was at one time married to Mr. Helmer Bjelland until he passed away in 1977.  She attended Glisan Street Baptist after she left Temple.
            February 22, Pastor Jeremy began a new four week series today entitled "Strategery."  We picked up with the people of Israel 400 years after Joseph lived.  Pastor led us through how God Strategically attacked the Egyptian gods through the ten plagues.
            March 1, Sunday ~ There was no communion today instead we have communion on March 15, during the Passover Seder.   See March 15th. 
            March 8, Today marks the start of Daylight Savings Time.  We set our clocks ahead.
            March 14, The church van took any one who wanted to go to see the Portland Winterhawks play an indoor ice hockey game.
            March 15, Sunday ~ During the Gathering, Susan Perlman from Jews for Jesus walked us through a Passover Seder, the Jewish ritual meal marking the beginning of Passover.
            March 22,  Nick Buys presented the morning message.  He spoke on "Love vs. Religion" from Isaiah 58.
            March 19, Thursday, 7pm ~ The Bethel University's Chamber Orchestra performed as part of their Spring Tour 2015,  was a dramatic presentation this evening at Temple.
            March 29, Palm Sunday - Josh Schreck was our guest speaker for the morning service.  Josh is one of our elders and is married to Alli, our Worship Arts Director.  He presented a Palm Sunday theme entitled How'd I get here? from John 12:12-32.
            April 3, Friday, 7pm ~ Good Friday Service.  It was a time to reflect of Jesus' crucifixion on our behalf through music, scripture and communion in the sanctuary.  Childcare was provided.
            April 4, Saturday ~ Temple hosted the annual humungous indoor candy hunt that took place in the church.  A breakfast was served prior to the candy hunt. 
            April 5, Sunday, 10:15 am ~ Coffee, Refreshments and Photos.  This was a chance to take pictures of those dressed in Easter best (what ever that may be) to pose in front of a professional quality backdrop.  You were able to have your picture taken with family and friends before and after the Gathering in the Reception Room.
                                        11:00 am ~ Celebration Gathering.  We celebrated Jesus' resurrection together in the sanctuary.
                                        12:30 pm ~ Easter Luncheon was held in the Upper Room.
            April 9 thru 12th, Pastor John Bennett and family were in Portland candidating for the position of Pastor of Discipleship and Student Ministry.
            April 10, Friday ~ Temple purchased reserved seats for the Chris Tomlin "Love Ran Red" Concert at the Moda Center.  
            April 10-12, Our Pastoral Search Team presented John Bennett as the candidate for Temple's Pastor of Discipleship and Student Ministry.
            April 19, Pastor Jeremy presented a new series for the morning gathering, entitled "Pray Different." 
            April 19, A business meeting was held after the morning service to vote on calling Pastor John Bennett to Temple.  A vote was taken and it was unanimously passed. 
            May 3, A silent auction and a walking or sitting taco lunch was held at church after the morning service.  100 people attended and $1,800 was taken in to benefit Summer Mission Teams.  About 25 items were donated.  This was a fund raiser for our two mission teams going to Mexico and Brazil this summer. 
            May 15-16, Friday, Saturday ~ The church had a yard sale this weekend to support our mission teams headed to Mexico and Brazil.  There was a massive collection of household goods, sporting equipment, camping gear, DVD's, toys, furniture, books, and more.
            May 31, Sunday ~ A business meeting was held after the Sunday Gathering to vote on the 2015-16 leadership and resolve the motion for a constitutional addition of Robert's Rules of Order.  The motion for Robert's Rules was turned down.
            June 2, Our dear Maydora Johnson passed away today.  Her family and friends rejoice that she is with Jesus now, but miss her presence here.
            June 5, Mr. Jim Christiansen and Mr. Bud Van Ryn left Portland and flew to Chicago to assist our new Pastor of Discipleship and Student Ministry, John Bennett and family in their move and relocation to Portland,  by driving a U-Haul truck loaded with furniture and etc. back to their new home in Lake Oswego.  They got to Chicago around 6:00 am on Saturday 6/6.
            June 7, Sunday ~ During the morning service the church honored Temple high school and college students who graduated this year. There were 5 graduates honored; Tiffany Buys from Grant High School, Bethany James from Oregon City High School, Gibson Goldsmith from Lincoln High School, Brittany Barron from Madison High School, Linda Salholm from Madison High School.   Graduates not present; Meggie Kirchner from Franklin High School, Drew Heftye, M.A. in Christian Leadership from Multnomah Seminary  
            June 10, Jim and Bud arrived in Portland safely with the Bennett's U-Haul Truck.
            June 12, A memorial Service was held at in the sanctuary at Temple for Mrs. Bert (Maydora) Johnson.  There were about 120 people in attendance including approximately 40 family members present.  A light lunch was served by the Deaconesses in the Upper Room.
            June 13, Saturday ~ Members and friends of Temple helped the Bennetts move into their new home in Lake Oswego.
            June 14, During the morning service/gathering there was a commissioning for our summer mission team going to Oxaca, Mexico.
            June 14, The Bennett family was in church for the Morning Gathering for the first time.
            June 24, Wednesday - Friday July 3, The Summer Mission Trip to Mitla city in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.  This is a Multi generational trip for those of all ages.  This trip was led by Mr. Ken Owen.   The team is going to support the ministry of the Matuzczak Family, Joel and Becky, our missionaries to Mexico, serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators.  They will do service projects requiring our physical labor like painting, making minor repairs and other jobs arranged for us by the Matuzczaks.  The team departed PDX early Wednesday and arrived safely in Oaxaca, Mexico.
            June 27, Saturday, 6:00 pm ~ "Faith and Film."  Featured film, "McFarland, USA."  Films have become the main way our society tells its stories, preaches its values and expresses its beliefs on ever issue including faith. After the film there was a discussion on how these movies expose truths that God has already revealed in His Word.  "See you at the movies!"
            June 28, Sunday,  Pastor Jeremy started a series on the Book of Psalms.  There are 150 Psalms and we are supposed to read through the entire book during this series.  Pastor Jeremy figured if we read 2 or 3 chapters, we would finish the entire book by the end of the series.
            July 5, Per Otto Melleberg went to be with our Lord this Sunday evening at the age of 76.  The Melleberg family attended Temple around 20 years ago.  His wife is named Gry and two daughters Mona and Heidi. 
            July 10, 11 ~ Work party to set up the decor for Sizzle.
            July 12, Sunday ~ After the morning service nine of us met at The Village Inn near church.  Carolyn Gaupo had an idea to start the Keenage Group up again.  We met and discussed renaming the group and different places to go on outings.  Carolyn also composed a news letter called Temple Trumpets.   The group present seemed to be receptive to the idea.
            July 17, 18 ~ Work party to set up the decor for Sizle.   
            July 18, Saturday, 6:00 pm ~ "Faith and Film."  Featured film, "The Village."
            July 24, Friday, 8:00 pm ~ A movie at dusk, at church, in the theater under the stars (aka back parking lot).  Families from Sonbeam Preschool and other in our community were invited.  Pre-show activities, games and movie food were planned.
            July 26, Sunday, Pastor John Bennett presented his first message for the morning service entitled, Psalm 1.
            July 26, There was an informational meeting for people working on Sizzle right after the morning gathering.
            August 1, Saturday ~ "Faith and Film."  Featured film, "The Body"
            August 3-7, Monday through Friday-9:00 to 11:00 am ~ "Sizzle," our week long summer children's program took place this week.  The theme of Sizzle this year was "Weird Animals".  You may have noticed Sizzle looked different this year.  Weird Animals was created by the same publisher (Group) we've used before so the lessons were still Bible-based, and the activities were just as fun.  Stacy Downing was our fearless Director and Mary Salholm helped out with staffing and publicity.  Alyssa Yambra and Dave Salholm were overseeing decor, Dominique Barron planned the crafts, and Tiffany Gale lead the teaching. 
            August 4, Tuesday, National Night Out at Holliday Park.  This is the Lloyd District Community Association's annual event.  Temple hosted the children's area with face painting and other fun activities.  Local Businesses provided Free food, entertainment, and giveaways.  This event presented a great opportunity to connect with our neighbors.  National Night Out has been celebrated across North America on the first Tuesday of August since 1983.
            August 13, Mr. Bob Farrell passed away some time today.  Bob and family were members of Temple for a long time.
            August 14, Friday ~ The 2015 Keenager group met at Carolyn Gaupo's home in Milwaukee for a pot luck dinner and to talk about the newly formed Keenager Social Group at Temple.  Twenty-five people showed up for the event. 
            August 15, Saturday 6:00 pm ~ "Faith and Film."  Featured film, "The Avengers."
            August 16, A church business meeting was held in the Upper Room.
            August 13-25, Brazil Mission Trip.  The team (Candy Poppino; lead, Judi Campbell, Bethany James, and Mark Moore) worked hard to prepare their ministry for the children at Reame, a residential shelter for on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, kids who have been exploited neglected or abused.
            August 20-24,  Church Campout at Fort Stevens State Park in Hammond, Oregon.  
            August 30, Sunday ~ Our yearly Church Picnic which was held at North Clackamas Park.  The picnic was held after conclusion of the morning service/gathering, which started at 10:00 am this Sunday only.
            September 28, Mrs. Ken (Lois) Anderson passed away at the home she was staying in near Seattle, Washington.  She and her family were dedicated members of Temple and they both had exceptional musical abilities and sang often during church services.  They left Temple a few years ago when they moved away from Portland.
            November 13, Friday, 7:30-9:30 pm - Open Gym - for men and women interested in playing mid-competitive basketball.
            November 15, Church Business meeting was held in the Upper Room; the budget for 2016 was discussed as well as an Elder update.
            November 22, We enjoyed a special Thanksgiving Gathering featuring our guest choir, "Portland Interfaith Gospel Choir".
            November 22, Decorating the church for Christmas right after the Gathering.  Plus, there was an amazing assortment of homemade soups. breads and more to keep us fortified.
            November 28, Open Gym Volleyball.
            November 29, Sunday - !st Advent of Christmas.  Mr. Troy Brugh lit the Hope Candle.
            November 29, 4:30 pm Dickens Carolers at Temple.  We enjoyed both traditional and contemporary Christmas favorites, including "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", "O Come all Ye Faithful", "O Christmas Tree", "Jingle Bells", "White Christmas", "Winter Wonderland", "Rudolph", and many, many more.
            December 6, Sunday 9:30 to 10:55 am - The Espresso Cart has been installed over the past few weeks and opened for business this morning.  All coffee drinks $2.00.  
            December 6, Sunday - 2nd Advent of Christmas.  Mr. Ken Marks lit peace candle.  Pastor John Bennett brought the message this morning.
            December 13, Sunday - 3rd Advent of Christmas.  Doug and Linda Towne lit the joy candle.  Pastor Jeremy brought the morning message. 
            December 13, The Hope Vietnamese Baptist Church presented their annual delicious egg rolls in the Upper Room - right after the morning service.  Even though the Vietnamese Baptist Church, who used to meet at Temple for many years until they purchased their own building a few years ago still wanted to express their appreciation by keeping up the tradition for this year. 
            December 20, Sunday 9:30 to 10:30 am - Men's Bakeoff Competition.  Sample the delicious treats prepared by Temple men, and vote for your favorites.  Prizes were awarded to the top three winners.  
            December 24, Thursday, 11:00 pm - Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.
            December 27, Sunday 10:30 am - Family Sunday begins with coffee and refreshments.  Childcare through preschools began at 10:50 am.  Older children joined their families at the 11 am Gathering.
            December 31, 7:-10:00 pm, New Year's Eve Game Night and Year-in-Review Slide Show.  

             In Memoriam ~ Mr. Wilbur Gage - January 6  
                                       
Mrs. Cal (Virginia) Fletcher - February 13 
                                        Mrs. Evelyn Fulsaas - February 16
                                        Mrs. Bert (Maydora) Johnson - June 2 
                                        Mr. Per Otto Melleberg - July 5
                                        Mr. Bob Farrell - August 13.
                                        Mrs. Ken (Lois) Anderson - September 28
                                        Carol (Prinzing) Briggs
                                        Mae McConnell
                                        Lynn Purdy

"If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea." 
                                                                                                                            Isaiah 48:18 NIV

2016
           
Jeremy Taylor continues as our senior pastor.
           
January 10, Mr. Jack Cooper passed away early this Sunday morning.  He was husband to Fran Cooper and father to Rebecca Woods.  Jack joined Temple fellowship in 2000.
            August 17-21, Annual Church Campout

             In Memoriam ~ Mr. Jack Cooper - January 10

             

            



 


          The following are words from John B. Pearson, Church Historian in 1985; "The history of Temple is bursting at the seams with evidence of God's goodness to His people.  Due to the faithfulness of Olaus Okerson and a handful of others in founding this church, Temple has a rich, spiritual heritage.  
     We are what we are today because of the decisions made by those who preceded us.  The works of God's people have continued after those early and later pioneers, and bears fruit in us today.  The same promises hold true today for us that were true for them.  The faithfulness we exhibit today will bear fruit in others tomorrow."

          "Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." 
                                                              
Philippians 1:6 NIV                                            

          "Let us go forward on the road that has brought us to where we are." 
                                                                Philippians 3:16