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Pastor's Message


In this past week or so, the Friday Harbor Church has said goodbye to a wonderful couple who served as our Bible worker.  Goodbyes are hard. They are made harder when you realized that a person’s ministry could have been more productive IF… If I personally would have given more, assisted more, prayed more etc. Likewise at Orcas Christian School. At OCS we have said goodbye to some wonderful people and the same question applies. Did I do all I could to assist them in their teaching ministry?


In response to the various thoughts and discussions swirling around about who was to do what and who did not do what, in regards to Outreach, Teaching processes, Bible Studies, Service, community connections, and Administrative functions, let me echo the suggestion that we each humble ourselves and seek God’s face. Then when the time is made available we each come to a cooperate service where we can humble ourselves as a church body and as a school staff and seek God’s face.  (2 Chronicles 7:14)


One could also read Randy Maxwell’s book on the topic (If My People Pray) and strive to position one’s self at the feet of Jesus (by His Grace).

One motivating thought may be the lyrics below.  And if you would like to listen to the song, feel free to click on the link provided.

Pastor Don


"Do Something"

I woke up this morning

Saw a world full of trouble now

Thought, how’d we ever get so far down

How’s it ever gonna turn around

So I turned my eyes to Heaven

I thought, “God, why don’t You do something?”

Well, I just couldn’t bear the thought of

People living in poverty

Children sold into slavery

The thought disgusted me

So, I shook my fist at Heaven

Said, “God, why don’t You do something?”

He said, “I did, I created you”


If not us, then who

If not me and you

Right now, it’s time for us to do something

If not now, then when

Will we see an end

To all this pain

It’s not enough to do nothing

It’s time for us to do something