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Interim Pastor Roger Knox
Studying through Acts

Messages are typically recorded and posted to Scotts Mills Friends Meeting YouTube channel by mid-late afternoon, early evening on Sundays.

Circumstances don’t circumvent God’s control.
While we are currently compelled to limit the number of people to less than 25, maintain physical distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, we take comfort in the knowledge that God is not limited to space, or time! His love and grace supersede all conditions.

This is a season when God is calling each one of us to spend time with Him, to reconnect, recharge and grow spiritually as individuals. Our prayer for you is that your relationship with God is deepening and strengthening as you lean on the Holy Spirit for peace, joy, wisdom and guidance.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 He has opened the door to us inviting each one of us into a direct, personal relationship with Him. Think about it: You have the fantastic, incredible, almost unimaginable opportunity to personally know your Creator! The Creator of all things seen and unseen, known and unknown. God is sovereign! He knows exactly what is happening in your live; your feelings and thoughts as well as what you’re doing – even before you know what you’re going to think of do!
He loves you! Do you know Him, do you believe in Jesus the Son of God?
If you need to reach out to someone please send an email to smf.leadership@gmail.com   Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7-8 Jesus is the one who calms the storms of the troubled soul. Jesus is the one who is able to keep us in perfect peace.   For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12   …open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those sanctified by faith in Me.  Acts 26:18   God will keep the mind that is dependent on Him in perfect peace for it is trusting in Him. Isaiah 26:3

Mission Statement: Ephesians 4:15 Speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of Him who is the head, that is, Christ.

Scotts Mills Friends Vision:
-That we will be new creations of the Lord Jesus Christ, living for God by the power of the Holy Spirit.
– God is the only solution to our problems. Jesus came so we could have Life, real life. Eternal life that starts now and overflows with joy, peace, and love — love for God, love for our families, love for our community and world — because we are His dearly beloved.

Scotts Mills Friends teaches Jesus and His Word in a world full of hurts, despair, loneliness and fear. We look to the Bible for guidance and depend on the Holy Spirit who loves to transform lives, who instructs, guides and comforts us, bringing the peace that only comes through relationship with God made possible through the redemption of His Son, Jesus Christ.

Blog posts and YouTube videos are posted almost weekly.

2021 Messages

March 7th The Kingdom of God Roger Knox taught on the lessons of the Sower in   Matthew 13  Recap in this week’s blog. (Roger’s message not recorded due to camera failure.)

Feb 28th “Lessons from Jeremiah”

Feb 14th Church cancelled due to power outage caused by destructive ice storm. The lower half of town was without power for 130 hours, it took almost another week for power to be restored to the upper part of town and areas around us.
Feb 7
Part 3  Israel and the End Times from Ezekiel 38 -39  Roger Knox challenges each of us to read through the book of Jeremiah before Feb 14  That Sunday there will be a discussion on the different views of when the events that we call “end times” might occur. Have your questions ready!
January 31 Part 2 Israel and the End Times from Ezekiel 38 -39
  Roger Knox challenges each of us to read through the book of Jeremiah between now and  Feb 14 in preparation for his message that Sunday.
January 24  First part of a video series on Israel and the End Times based on Ezekiel 36 – 37.
10 a.m. – 10:30 Worship in music, prayer and sharing.
10:30 – 10:40 Break
10:40 – 11:25 Video
This will be a three part series followed on February 14th with a discussion of the series and an overview of the various thoughts on the end times and the Kingdom Age / Millennial Reign as presented in the Bible. We’d love to have you join us!
January 17  Message given by Pastor Roger Knox 
      YouTube video: How do we live as Christians today?
January 10  Message given by Pastor Roger Knox      YouTube video: The Importance of God’s Word 

Dec 27th 10 a.m. Commitment to Jesus in 2021 – Lead by Elders Roger Knox and Jeanne Hazel
Dec 20th 10 a.m. Look to the Messiah  –  Scripture reading, prayer and singing
Dec 13th 10 a.m. Betty Jo Steele’s message “Is There Room in Your Heart for Jesus?” Scripture: Luke 2:1-20; Jeremiah 29:11-14; Revelation 3:20
Nov 22
Nov 15 Eternity of the Soul  Luke 12:5, 20; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-10
Nov 8  Greed or Need Luke 12:13-21
Nov 1 Gratitude for the influences of saints Hebrews 11  Personal stories of how other believers have influenced us.
Oct 25 Shut the Door, keep the devil in the night John 10:10, 2 Cor 6:14-16, 1 Corinthians 10:21 What fellowship does light have with darkness? You cannot drink of the cup of the Lord and the cup of devils.
Oct 18 No fear, no anger Isaiah 41:10, 13; Genesis 3:8-18 Fear often escalates into anger and casting blame on others. Uncontrolled anger becomes rage which can ends in violence. Fear is a result of sin. Instead of allowing fear and anger to take hold we need to Admit our wrong, Repent, then Trust God and His love and forgiveness. When “ART” happens God can make beauty from the ashes.
Oct 11 God speaks, God sees  Psalm 33 & Ecclesiastes 3:11
Oct 4th Message: Live In Jesus Christ (Final in the study in Philippians)
Sept 27  Worship service led by Lloyd Mulkey, Clerk of the Meeting.
Sept 20 God’s Peace Including verses and stories that God gave several people during the days of evacuation from the Santiam/Beachie Creek wildfires.
Shilo speaks first, Cathy at 1:51, Gary at 6:23 followed by the sermon starting at 8:40.
Sept 13, No Anxiety! Philippians 4:6-7 Message posted in the blogSept 6, Message from Betty Jo Steele
Aug 30 Priorities in Jesus Philippians 3:1 – 16  (written text posted in the Blog)
Aug 23 Shine Like Stars Philippians 2:12 – 30
Aug 15 Relinquished Entitlement  Philippians 2:5-11
Aug 9 Position and Privilege in Christ part 4: Have the attitude of Christ. Philippians 2:1-5
Aug 2 Position and Privilege in Christ, part 3: Complete Trust and Focus Philippians 1:18-30
See today’s Blog post for the printed message.
July 25: Morning work day at the church 9:30 – 11:30 was successful thanks to the many people who helped! A few came during the week to weed and mow which was a huge blessing and made the Saturday work go quicker. Workday pictures posted in Activities.
July 26, Worship in the building. We enjoyed worshiping together while maintaining space and wearing masks.  Philippians 1:12-21 Rising above Circumstances
July 19 Worship service at the church is cancelled due to illness. Worship at home and rest in the Lord.
July 12 message will begin a study in Philippians.  “Privilege and Position in Christ”
July 5: Hearts for God Examples of people whose hearts were for God who made mistakes but God knew their hearts were for Him. Jacob – Genesis 31:12-42; Asa and Jehoshaphat – 2 Chronicles chapters 14 – 20:3
June 28: Patience and Wisdom (Camera malfunctioned. Manuscript notes posted in today’s blog.)
June 21: Patience like our Heavenly Father‘s (video)  How we need God’s patience these days!
June 14: Unity in God  (video) Jesus asked the Father to protect us in His name, and to give us the unity that He and the Father share. John 17:21-23; Romans 15:5-6; Ephesians 4:2-6
June 7: Trinity (video) A brief look at the scriptures which point to the reality of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
May 31: Repent, Reflect (video) Repentance is needed before the Holy Spirit can fill us and we can reflect His mercy and love. Luke 13:3,5; 24:47 Acts 2:1-4 As believers in God, made in the image of God, are we reflecting His love? Are we practicing peacemaking?
May 17: Align with the Holy Spirit (video) for victorious living Romans 7:16 – 8:15
May 10: God Rules! (video) Psalm 8
May 3: Waiting: In His Time (video)  Luke 24:52-53, Acts 1:13-14, Psalm 27:14
April 26: Doubt to Belief  (video) John 20:19-28
April 19: Create, Renew (video) Psalm 51:1-10
April 12: He Lives! 
April 5: The Rocks Cry Out  
March 29: Rest and focus
March 22:  Message