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Valley News and Views iiiiiiiii~'i~ ...... i!i!!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! i@ii !:iliiiiiE!i ~'iii!iiiiii4:i:ili~oliiii! Page 7 October, 03, 2013 This week I want to take another look at ways in which religion and/or religious people oftentimes are more of a hindrance than a help to people coming to Christ. In John 8 the author shares the story of an adulterous woman who was brought to Jesus by men hoping to trap Him in His words or recommendations for her punishment. The Law, the scribes and Pharisees quickly reminded Jesus, demanded "that such should be put to death by stoning" (v:5). These hypocrites didn't care about the Law, neither did they care about the woman. There was no thought of restoration or redemption, only that the letter of the law be followed. Jesus recognized this, so He said to those standing around, "Any one of you who has not sinned go ahead and take the lead in stoning the woman" (v:7). Each man slowly let the rocks slip through their fingers as they made their way through the assembled crowd and disappeared from sight. When the last man was gone, Jesus turned to the woman, and said, "Neither do I condemn thee, go, and sin no more" (v:ll). God's heart is redemption, not condemnation. This truth is clearly shown in John 3:17. "For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world: but that the world through him might be saved." Some religious people todayhave taken the reality of God's mercy to the opposite extreme, in that a person can do almost anything against God's Law and still be assured heaven is his future. This is at least as dangerous an attitude as the Pharisees desire for condemnation. We must remember that while God's heart is saving people and giving them a new start in life, He will judge those who do not repent and "sin no more". By pastor leroy aufenkamp "Whimsical Wednesday" presentations for October are: Oct. 2nd-Charity Stegman, Pembina County Social Services, Fuel Assistance; TUESDAY OCT. 8TH-REVEL SAPA, OPTIONS- MEDICARE PARTD OPEN ENROLLMENT, Oct. 16thAndrea Lang, Senior Companion Program; Oct. 23rd-Dr. Catherine Hengel, Drayton Chiropractic Clinic- Arthritis and Chiropractic Services; Oct. 30th-Rosemary Glenn-her trip to Italy. They all sound interesting- loin us! I would like to thank everyone who has donated fresh vegetables and fruits this fall. We have received lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, green and yellow beans, cabbage, tomatoes, zucchini, corn, green and red peppers, beets, cantaloupe, apples, rhubarb and onions. It has all been used in our senior meal program and tasted delicious. Thank you to Mary Hanson, Virginia Pokrzywinski, Allard Soderfelt, Gary Johnson, Dan Rudnick, Rose Altendorf, Janelle Nygard, Darlene Tocchio, Marlys Nelson, Pare Christenson, Margaret Staskivige, Bob Lasch and Dorine Walberg. If I have missed anyone, thank you also. We try to write down donations as people bring them in, so I hope we mentioned everyone. Several times the fruit or vegetable have come in just before they were on the menu, so we were able to have fresh produce instead of frozen. Other items are added to the meal as extras. Everything is enjoyed by all! Senior Meals Through Friday October 25th Thursday October 3rd Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Pineapple Ring Garnish and Peaches. Friday October 4th Chiken Wild Rice Casserole, Carrots, Tangy Cole Slaw and Fruit Monday October 7th Salmon Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables and Tapioca Fruit Salad. Tuesday October 8th BBQ Ribs, Boiled Potatoes, Green Beans and Pineapple. Wednesday October 9th Hamburger Tator Tot Casserole, Cron, Romaine. Salad with Dressing, and Pear Halves. Thursday October lOth Roast Turkey with Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Cranberries, Orange Slice and Apple Crisp with Topping Friday October 11th Fish, Hash Brown Bake, Baked Beans and Apricot Halves Monday October 14th Closed for Columbus Day Tuesday October 15th California Burger on WW Bun, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Pineapple Slices and Bitzy Brownie Wednesday October 16th Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, and Cherry Crisp with Toppings Monday October 21 st Meat Loaf, Baked Potato, Squash and Mandarin Orange Slice Tuesday October 22nd Lasagna, Green Beans, Plums and Cranberry Sauce Wednesday October 23rd Swedish Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Peas and CArrots and Baked Apple Thursday October 24th Cracker Crumb Fish, Scalloped Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, and Fruit Gelatin with Topping Friday October 25th Chicken Broccoli Bake, Carrots, Banana and Cherry Crisp with Topping All meals served with whole wheat bread, margarine and 1% milk. Suggested donation is$4.00, Under 60, $6,75. Pembina County Meals and Transportation- Call: 454-6586 Obituary Ernest Bostad, 88 Ernest Bostad, 88, of Drayton, North Dakota passed away at Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center in Hallock, Minnesota on Saturday, September 21, 2013. Ernest Theodore Bostad was born October 31, 1924 at Baudette, Minnesota to Ole and Louise (Solberg) Bostad. Ernest's family moved from Baudette to the family farm at Drayton. He attended Teien Central and Willow Grove School for 8 years and graduated from Kennedy High School at Kennedy, Minnesota in 1942. Ernest entered the U.S. Army in 1945 and was stationed in Germany and honorably discharged in 1948. On September 24, 1950 he married Donna Hanson at the Skjeberg Lutheran Church. Ernest worked on the Keine farm and later farmed with his brother, Leonard on the family farm. He also worked during the winter in Minneapolis and at American Crystal Company in Drayton. Ernest and Donna enjoyed trips to Europe, Alaska and Norway. They also spent 20 years wintering in Arizona. He was a member of Skjeberg Lutheran Church. Ernest will be greatly missed by his many friends and family. He is survived by his wife, Donna; children, Eileen, Curtis (Susan), Randall and Brian (Cheryl); Obituary Milton Ingvald Steenson, 98 Milton Ingvald Steenson, age 98 of Plymouth, MN passed away on Sept 28, 2013. Milt was born in Drayton, ND on Sept 6, 1915 where he graduated from High School in 1933. He was married to Gertrude (Carpenter) Torrey at Baudette, MN in 1970. Following their marriage, he and Gertie made their home in Drayton where Milt was a long-time employee of Raney Hardware before his retirement in 1977. Milt had many interests which included fishing, curling, cross country skiing, riding his snowmobile, walking and especially riding his bicycle. For the past 12 years, Milt lived at St Benedict's Court and Village in Monticello, MN where he will be missed by many friends and staff. Preceded in death by wife, Gertie; his parents, Ingvald and Ida (Gaede)Steenson; sisters Ann Larson, Meta Marie Johnson and Verna Phibbs. Survived by stepsons Jim (Kathy) Torrey of Eugene, OR; Gene (Mary Beth) Torrey of Plymouth, MN; and Tom (Beth) Torrey of Coal Valley, IL; nieces (Sharon, Shirley, Vicki, Barbara and Earlene) and nephews (Howard and Milton), many grandchildren, several great- grandchildren as well as great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service for Milton Steenson will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday October 19th at Drayton Lutheran Church, Drayton ND. Service at church with a light lunch to follow. Private interment at St Edward's Cemetery. Memorials preferred to donor's favorite charity. Along the Way Continued From Page 4 forth in the wind, I see the backdrop of blue skies as the sun glimmers against the leaves. A single ray sneaks in past the curtain and flows across the back of the couch where one of our beloved cats is basking in its warmth. I think about how very much I have to be grateful for in my life and say a silent prayer of thanks for the manyblessings, some of which I maynot even be aware of, that God has bestowed on us. The phone rings and on the other line is my husband calling just to say, "I love you." Today I shall offer up to the universe the gift of a grateful heart hoping perhaps the flow of my gratitude will extend to the corridors of your lives. We are here on this earth for such a short time, it is my prayer we can all count up past mercies and quench the thirst for the good life as we continue 'Along the Way." nine grandchildren and one great granddaughter, Karey Grzadzieleski, Mathew Bostad, Michelle Lahren, Melissa Bostad, Mathew VanCamp, Mitchell VanCamp, Miranda Bostad, Brita Bostad, Kyra Bostad and Emily Grzadzieleskl; a sister, Violet Nealis and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Evelyn, Mabel, Clifford and Leonard. Funeral services were held Friday, September 27, in Skjeberg Lutheran Church, rural Drayton, followed by interment in the Skjeberg Lutheran Cemetery. Rev. Wayne Quibell, presided; Marlys Nelson, organist; Gwen and Rob Johnson, duet. Casket bearers were Gary Bostad, Steve Lindgren, Sevrin Anderson, Jeff Anderson, Brian Lee and Matthew Nelson. Military honors were accorded by the Drayton American Legion. The family of Harvey Anderson wishes to thank those who helped us during the time of his illness and death. Thanks to the Drayton Ambulance volunteers for their expert help the many times they were called to our home. We really appreciate your professionalism and willingness to serve our community. Thanks to Dr. Ryan at Altru Clinic for overseeing Harvey's care for many years. Also, thanks to the ER staff and hospital staff for the excellent compassionate care they provided to Harvey each time he was hospitalized. Thank you to each of you who brought food, visited, or called and helped in so many ways. Thank you to Rev. Aufenkamp, Betty Dahl, Marlys Nelson, and Lindsey Culver for their part in the memorial services. SpeClal< hanks to each of the veterans and National Guard who participated in the graveside military honors. We appreciated the compassionate assistance of Mark Austin and the staff at Austin Funeral Home. Thank you to Rev. Aufenkamp and Rev. Steve Grosz for their visits to the hospital. We are so grateful for the many thoughtful expressions of sympathy from our family and friends. Thank you for your kindness to each of us. If we overlooked anyone, we say, "Thank You." .......... ......... :: ........... ...... : ~: ....... O~ , ...... .... ! ........ iii:s .... i:ii :' 'i ii{ii / ..... : iiiiii " ..... ' iiiiiiil Drayton Lutheran Teien United Methodist Special Church Related Events and Parish Evangelical Church These Announcements Sponsored By Adamson-Austin Funeral Home 701-454-3333 m Dr. Tom Dunham ' Optometrist 701-454-3340 Larson Semi-Trailer Sales 218-455-3341 Motel 66 Drayton 701-454-6464 David L. Petersen Attorney ' 70 5'.4 -'.35;1!5 Drayton Chiropractic 701-454-3555 This Space for Rent Northdale Oil 701-454-3342 Drayton Insurance Agency 701-454-3317 Kelly's Country Market 701-454-3811 Ed's Lawn Care 701-360-3256 Valley News and Views 701-360-3005 701,360-3005/701 -454-6333 Emaih valleynv@polarcomm.com : : ..... 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