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Valley News and Views Page 7 December 5th 2013 The following is a homemade parable. A man walked into a Ford dealership, and there on the showroom floor was a shiny new Mustang. As he walked in its direction his mind could only think how wonderful it would be to drive that car out of the showroom and into his driveway. But as he drew closer he saw some troubling sights. The hood and grill was not new. They appeared to have come from a cheap older car that had spent a few years in an auto junk yard. The interior too, had been altered. The floor mats were from an old Chevy and the carpet taken from a long- abandoned house. Observing the same from front to back, the man quickly made his way out of the dealership. As he exited he said to the salesman,'What you have done has cheapened the Mustang you set on the floor." Let me take this story and apply it to the gift of grace God's love has set on His showroom floor for all to observe, examine, and choose for themselves. Grace, which is defined as "unmerited favor" has been set before us as the means to a new life, free of sin's chains, with the additional promise of eternal life with the Heavenly Father. "For by grace are ye saved through faith...it is the gift of God: Not of works..." (Ephesians 2:8-9). God's love has placed Grace where all the world may observe both its beauty and eternal value. Sadly, this priceless gift, when displayed by religion, is sometimes shown to be a cheapened, altered version of that presented in Scripture. Religious tradition and a feel-good gospel of works requiring no repentance or changed lifestyle has "cheapened the gracelove put on God's showroom floor" for our heart to personally examine and experience. By pastor leroy aufenkamp It is not too early to start thinking of Christmas gift ideas for your favorite senior citizen. We have gift certificates available for senior meals and for transit rides. Senior meal gift certificates are a great gift for your loved one who participates in the senior meal program. The gift certificates can be used for congregate meals at the senior center or for home delivered meals for qualified individuals. Each gift certificate is $4.00 and a person can purchase as many as they would like. We also have transit punch cards available. Punch cards are for $10 and drivers cross out the amount of the fare when the passenger rides. Punch cards can be used for rides in Drayton, or to Grafton and Grand Forks. December "Whimsical Wednesdays" will be: December 4th: John Johnson and Revel Sapa from Options will talk about the Affordable Care Act. December 1 lth: Jon Brosseau will provide Christmas music. December 18th: Elementary students from Drayton Public School will perform Christmas music. We had several donations of squash this fall and have Senior Meals" Through Friday December Thursday December 5th Pork Chop, Parslied Potato, Mixed Vegetables, Pudding with Fruit and Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Friday December 6th Chili, Baked Poatao, Carrots, Pineapple Ring and Dessert Monday December 9th Chix Wild Rice Casserole, Green Beans, Pineapple and Cranberry Sauce Tuesday December lOth Porcupine Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli Normandy, Banana and Dessert Wednesday December 11th Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Peas and Carrots and Apple Crisp with Toppings Thursday December 12th Cracker Crumb Fish, Hash Brown Bake, Mixed Vegetables and Fruit Gelatin with Topping Friday December 13th Salmonloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Creamed Peas and Fruit Sauce Monday December 16th Italian Spaghetti with Sauce, Garlic Bread, Gren Beans, Romaine Salad with Dressing and Pears had several delicious meals of squash. Thank you Mary Hanson, Clarice Karboviak and Danny Rudnick. Danny even came in and helped cut up the squash he donated as they were quite large and required a little strength to cut. If you are looking for inexpensive Christmas decorations or gifts, check out the "Rummage Room" at the Sugar Bowl Senior Citizens Center. Donations for the "Rummage Room" come in almost weekly and stock is rotated. There is currently a display of Christmas items and several sweatshirts for winter warmth. 20th Tuesday December 17th Beef Tips in Gravy Over Egg Noodles, Mixed Vegetables, Romaine Salad with Dressing and Applesauce with Cinnamon Wednesday December 18th Scalloped Potatoes, Broccoli and Dessert Thursday December 19th Breaded Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Carrots, Ambrosia Cup and Orange Wedge Friday December 20th Tuna Hotdish, Peas, Orange Wedge, Tangy Cole Slaw and Apricots All meals served with whole wheat bread, margarine and 1% milk. Suggested donation is $4.00, Under 60, $6.75. Pernbina r Meals and - Call: 454-6586 Along the Way Continued From Page 4 our lost loved ones through the kindhearted embrace of humanity's compassion - it is during those times we will feel like we are not alone. In her rendition of the song Up to the Mountain, Crystal Bowersox sings, "The peaceful valley just over the mountain, the peaceful valley so few come to know. ! may never get there ever in this lifetime but sooner or later it's there I will go, sooner or later it's there I will go." I picture my papa in that peaceful valley- free from the pain of loss, sheltered from the anxiety of fear and worry, filled with the "peace that passes all understanding." I know his spirit is with me each and every day and I know one day, sooner or later, I will see him again. In the meantime I will continue to climb the mountains and "when I look down afraid I'm going to fall, when the sun shines and I see nothing at all, it is then I hear his sweet voice come and go, telling me he loves me so," telling me to live life with love before it is my time to go. Tales and Trails Continued From Page 2 of my family members will trace our personal heritage back to a patch of land along a fiord where the family name first originated back in Viking times. Lauraine's tour will merge for a day to join several other groups in Frogner Park in Oslo to celebrate the 100th anniversary of ND's gift of a statute of President Lincoln to Norway, commemorating the Homestead Act. In 2014, Norway is celebrating the 200th anniversary of "Constitution Day," when the country gained independence from Denmark, and the tour will visit the site where the constitution was signed. Genealogy is a rapidly- growing value for families to learn and know their ancestral heritage. New technologies enable families todayto capture and preserve their family trees to its very roots and to share these stories visually for future generations. The "3-Rs" in learning keep changing with new tools. In my youth, it was Reading- Riting- Rithmetic. In retirement, Relationships- Relevance-Results. Today, it is Research- Revenues-Reach. Research builds the story, revenues make it happen, and reach tells the story to the world through media. Help Keep Ole and Lena Alive! Send Us Your Ole and Lena Jokes. !i! ilil ii! A Big Thank You to my employees for letting everyone know it was my 50th birthday last week and for making more store a little dark that day. Thank you to all my customers who said, "that's all you are?" Thanks to everyone for making it a special day for me. It really was a fund day! PS: Thanks to Loretta and Marge for the Birthday Duet. It was Great. Kelly Dokken A big thank you to the Drayton Volunteer Fire and Rescue and all those who I helped evacuate pets and deal with the fire at our home on Friday. Dan and Dawn Bloomquist 00've Diagnosed David L. Petersen Attorney General Practice of Law Emphasizing: Estates and Elder Law Planning, Wills and Trusts, Business Organizations and Scrvices, Agricultural Law, Personal and Fu'm Tax Services. 112 North Main Street - P.O. Box 216 Drayton, ND 58225 Phone t701) 454:3515  Mail-Out Prescriptions Delivery Service Photo Kiosk Blood Pressure Screening  10% Off Senior Citizen Discount Zoovio Video Dealer Hallmark Cards Ye Olde Medicine Center PARK RIVER (701) 284-7676 r - . - . -- Drayton Drug DRAYTON (701) 454-3831 Ye Olde Medicine Center CAVALIER (701) 225-3332 Drayton Lutheran Parish Pastor Jon Dryburgh Skjeberg Lutheran Church Rural East Drayton Worship 9:30 a.m. Drayton Lutheran Church 209 South Main Street Worship 11:00 a.m. Bible Study, Wednesday Evenings 7:00 p.m. at Tisdale Manor. Fleece Assembly of God Rev. Leroy Aufenkamp Assembly Schedule: 10:00 a.m. Sunday School (age 2 through adult) 11:00 a.m. Moming Worship Service 7:00 p.m. Evening Service Teien Evangelical Covenant Church Pastor Steve Grosz 218-455-3868 Sundays: 9:00 a.m. Family Worship Celebration 10:00 a.m. Fellowship and Refreshments 10:15 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages St. Edward's Catholic Church Rev. Fr. Anozie Joseph A. Okogba Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Mass Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Mass Assumption Catholic Church of Pembina Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Mass United Methodist Church Pastor Gary Johnson Drayton 203 North Main Street Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. Broadcast on KXPO 1340am at 10:15 a.m. Humbolt Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. Pembina Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church "Church of the Lutheran Hour" Rev. 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