Machias Community Church

Pastor Ron's "Show and Tell" Posts

One tree does not a forest make 

Posted by Pastor Ron Saturday, November 05, 2011 10:08:00 AM
One tree does not a forest make Christianity is all about relationship. Our relationship with God through Jesus Christ and our relationship with one another in Jesus Christ. Yes you can and should worship God all of the time, even when alone out in the woods. But just as one tree doesn't make a forest so one Christian ... read more

Chocolate Covered Cherries 

Posted by Pastor Ron Friday, November 04, 2011 9:58:00 AM
Chocolate Covered Cherries Tomorrow we celebrate 'CCC Mania Saturday' featuring non-stop latté drinking and chocolate covered cherry making! Chocolate covered cherries are a deferred pleasure in that several weeks need to pass between the making and eating but the results are definitely worth it. However we will... read more

Don't stick your finger in there 

Posted by Pastor Ron Thursday, November 03, 2011 9:14:00 AM
Don't stick your finger in there Wolf eels are not an eel at all. They are actually a fish. And they can act like a friendly puppy if they grow accustomed to divers feeding them. The picture below shows us hand feeding Wendy a scallop. She didn't bite at it but opened her mouth and gently 'received' it. Still ... read more

Spring rolls in the Fall 

Posted by Pastor Ron Wednesday, November 02, 2011 9:44:00 AM
Spring rolls in the Fall Yesterday was so sunny and nice it seemed like Spring. Why not have spring rolls for dinner? Yeah!!! So we we prepped the ingredients: rice mixed with rice vinegar/sugar, carrot, cilantro, cucumber, shrimp, scallion greens and romaine lettuce. This is so much fun. They can be made ahead ... read more

Shane wears a suit to work 

Posted by Pastor Ron Tuesday, November 01, 2011 7:00:00 AM
Shane wears a suit to work A black suit made out of neoprene. He breathes surface supplied air from a compressor on top of the boat cabin. Oxygen enriched air to be exact. Extra oxygen is added into the intake of the compressor through a blending system to reduce the amount of nitrogen in the breathing mix. It is ... read more

Cheap Lens 

Posted by Pastor Ron Monday, October 31, 2011 10:04:00 AM
Cheap Lens I don't remember what I paid for this used wide angle Quantaray 24mm f/2.8 lens but it seems like it was almost free. Quantaray lenses are made by Sigma for sale in Ritz Camera stores and some 'serious' photographers consider them to be less than consumer grade. While I can't speak for... read more

Something just doesn't look right 

Posted by Pastor Ron Sunday, October 30, 2011 3:11:47 PM
Something just doesn't look right How did this get there? Maybe of more importance to the folks living below, will it stay there? I don't have a sure answer to either of those questions but my guess on the second one judging from the crumbling nature of the supporting rock is a definite 'maybe not'. I think I would... read more

Show me the way home 

Posted by Pastor Ron Saturday, October 29, 2011 11:59:00 AM
Show me the way home The Mukilteo Lighthouse (among others) has shown me the way home on more than one dark and stormy night. The distinct light signature and foghorn sound pattern of each lighthouse is listed right there on the chart. Many view Lighthouses as quaint and outmoded in these days of fog... read more

Lead or follow? 

Posted by Pastor Ron Friday, October 28, 2011 11:10:00 AM
Lead or follow? Are you a leader or a follower? In reality most of us are both. Sometimes we are not consciously aware that others are following us. If we gave some thought to that perhaps we would take more care as to where we are leading them... and where we are going ourselves. On the flip side... read more

Before and After 

Posted by Pastor Ron Wednesday, October 26, 2011 7:00:00 AM
Before and After The above is an unfortunate example of accidental underexposure. It is a picture that we wanted but it was unusable straight out of the camera. I like before and after pictures of a subject that has changed. This is a before and after where the picture itself is the 'subject that has... read more
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Pastor Carl and Drea DeyArmin

Pastor Carl and Drea DeyArmin served with Village Missions at North River Community Church in Vesta WA for almost 5 years and begin their ministry as Pastor of Machias Community Church Dec 2016.

Ron and Marilyn Sallee (served as pastor through November 2016)

Ron and Marilyn Sallee

Pastor Ron & Marilyn served Machias Community Church for 31 years from Oct 1985 through Nov 2016 and are now serving Village Missions as the Contenders Discipleship Initiative Director.

Notes for Shepherds (by Pastor Ron)

Thoughts I want to share with pastors.

(While these posts are shepherd specific everyone is invited)

Notes for Sheep (by Pastor Ron)

Thoughts that I want to share with the flock.