Sunday, January 25, 2009

East Meets West - First Nations Retreat

EAST Meets WEST - SD Aglow First Nations Retreat
Friday, March 6, 7-10 pm & Saturday, March 7, 9 am - 4 pm
New Life Assembly of God, 1120 N. Harrison, Pierre, SD 57501

© Lee Bogle

Speakers: Karon Young, Theresa Stead, Gwendolyn Fletcher, Norma Blacksmith, Annie Henry, Jackie Rhode (MC)

Praise and Worship - Testimonies


Men and Women of all nations are welcome; Childcare available

Free Registration – Contact or (605) 224-2027

Sponsored by: Aglow SD East River and West River Native Liaisons, and Pierre Aglow

Isaiah 43:4-7 (New International Version) - “Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give men in exchange for you, and people in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' and to the south, 'Do not hold them back.' Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth- everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made."

Tentative Schedule: Friday, March 6
Mistress of Ceremonies: Jackie Rhode
7 pm – Welcome – Pastor John Hostettler, New Life Assembly of God
Opening Prayer – Norma Blacksmith
Praise and Worship
Praise Reports
Speaker: Karon Young

Saturday, March 7
8:30 am - Continental Breakfast (provided)
9 am – Opening Prayer – Norma Blacksmith
Praise and Worship
Speakers: Theresa Stead, Gwendolyn Fletcher, Annie Henry
Speaker: Karon Young
Lunch (will be provided)
Speaker: Karon Young

Map: New Life Assembly of God
1120 N. Harrison, Pierre, SD

Local Motels

River Lodge
713 W. Sioux Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-1856
(605) 224-4140 or (866-457-0088

Days Inn Pierre
520 W. Sioux Avenue
Highway 14 (Sioux Avenue) and Poplar
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 224-0411

Budget Host State Motel
640 N. Euclid
Pierre, SD 57501
1-800-BUD-Host or (605) 224-5896

Super 8 Motel – Pierre
320 W. Sioux
Highway 14 Downtown
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 224-1617

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Bible reading/Bible study plans - it is January, after all.

It's never too late to start reading/studying the Bible - here are some recommended tools from different church sites.

From Pastor John Hostettler at New Life Assembly of God in Pierre:

Pastor John always includes the weekly Torah/New Testament readings on his page:

From Pastor Brent Parker at Destiny Foursquare in Rapid City: offers the best Bible software I’ve ever used and IT’S FREE! You can pay to add on certain translations and other study tools, however there is plenty to use free of charge.
You can go to our web site at and find a link to a daily Bible reading plan that connects you to… is a great online recourse for Bible study, offering many translations and Bible study tools. is for the geekier types (like me) who want their Bible reading emailed to them every day. You can select from several translations. I’ve been enjoying this for a few months now and love being able to select a font that’s easy on the eyes. [DeAnn - guess I'm a geek, this is the one for me!]

From Community Bible Church in Pierre, Pastor Harvey Friez includes this printable daily Bible reading plan:

I do love the Amplified Version! Psalm 1

Psalm 1:1-6

1 BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the
man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly
[following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands
[submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor
sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the
mockers] gather.

2 But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on
His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God)
he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.

3 And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the
streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season;
its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does
shall prosper [and come to maturity].

4 Not so the wicked [those disobedient and living without God
are not so]. But they are like the chaff [worthless, dead,
without substance] which the wind drives away.

5 Therefore the wicked [those disobedient and living without God] shall not
stand [justified] in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the

righteous [those who are upright and in right standing with God].

6 For the Lord knows and is fullyacquainted with the way of the righteous,
but the way of the ungodly [those living outside God's will] shall perish (end in
ruin and come to nought).

Copyright Notice:
The Amplified Bible