"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." Mathew 28:18


January 18, 2017

Missing: Secretariat Laptop.
Appearance: it is(was) in a blue and red messenger style bag with a carrying strap.
Last Seen: Women’s weekend May 2016
Destination: Was to be used at Men’s weekend, but never arrived?
If You Know Anything About It’s Whereabouts: please let Nancy MacCracken know. Her e-mail is: maccmom_mt@yahoo.com

Planning meetings:
1) Saturday, January 28th, 10am to 2pm in Helena, Grace Community Fellowship Church, 38 Park Avenue in the Dunphy Building, opposite Park Avenue Bakery. We will have the usual lunch; can people please contact Alice Kroeger, if they are able to bring something (Phone: 406- 547-2588 (home), or 202-2231 (cell). pkroeger@itstriangle.com)

2016 BTSD Spring Weekends: both at Thieltges St. Thomas Camp So. of Monarch on Hwy 89.

Women’s: May 11-14, 2017 Please note, this is Mother’s Day weekend. We hope & pray that you & your potential candidates will consider it a “gift” to be celebrated as women that weekend & you will have family time Sunday afternoon & evening!

Rectora: Alice Kroeger : 199 Mountain View Trail,
White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645.
Phone: 406- 547-2588 (home), or 202-2231 (cell). pkroeger@itstriangle.com

Verse: Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:31-32

Men’s: May 18-21, 2017
Rector: John Schipf: 1458 Swan Ranch Lane,
Highwood, MT 59450
Phone: 406-733-6381

Verse: ” This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” John 17:3

John Schipf, President
Paul Kroeger, Vice-President
Nancy MacCracken, Secretary
Blanche Saemen, Treasurer
Contact Information:
Big Sky Tres Dias
1631 Highwood Rd
Great Falls, MT 59405

Great Falls/Highwood:
First Tuesday, 6PM sack-dinner, mtg. at 7pm, contact Leslie for location: 406-727-6253.
Havre/Hiline: 3rd Wed or Thurs of month- contact Mandy mandysuenitz@gmail.com 406-265-4816
Helena: No secuelas currently. If interested in coordinating, please contact Jane Schaller: jschaller@3rivers.net
Livingston: 3/year. Contact: Julie Jardine lynandjulie@gmail.com
Townsend: last Tues of month, 6:30PM potluck, then meet. Trailhead Christian Fellowsthip Church @ 20 Trailhead View Dr., Paul Kroeger: 406-439-1042.

Please feel free to contact me for any suggestions/articles:
Newsletter Editor:
Julie Jardine 406-223-2090

Registration for the spring weekends can be sent to the Rector/Rectora, as listed above. Cost is $100 per person and can be included with your registration or paid at a planning meeting. Scholarships available- please ask your Rector/Rectora if you need one.

Missing e-mail addresses- the following e-mail newsletters have come back undeliverable…if you know an updated e-mail address for this person, please let Julie know (see editor info, lower right, first page)
Failed email contacts:
Kent Johnson Adam Garcia


Losing Ego
Scripture often presents a cryptic puzzle for us: “those who lose their life for my sake,…will save it” (Mark 8:35). Now that we have begun to find ourselves, why does Jesus challenge us to lose ourselves?
This sacred paradox tells us that when we are willing to lose the false, ego-dominated self, the authentic self emerges in neon lights. During the first half of our lives, we establish the ego–the outer self that we build in order to get along in the world, to gain approval, and to prove our worthiness. That becomes who we think we are. But as spiritual maturity deepens, the soul draws us like a magnet to something more.
Building the ego is a natural human process. We must have an ego before we can intentionally let it go for a greater purpose. The ego is a wonderful servant but a terrible master. In connecting with the true self, we bring the ego into service. Stated another way, the loss of ego is not the loss of selfhood; it is the loss of ego-dominance.
It’s as if each of us has an imaginary inner “board of directors,” with all the many parts of ourselves seated around the boardroom table–the generous self, the compassionate self, the selfish self, the lustful self, the critical self, the loving self–a mighty chorus of voices clamoring for attention. Though the ego begins as chair of the board, we can choose to elevate the authentic self as leader of the pack. This self is connected to God and participates with the divine in creating a more meaningful life, making soul-centered decisions. A self that maintains its connection to the Source is empowered to be more loving, compassionate, and wise. In other words, through the grace of a generous God, this authentic soul-self takes its rightful place.

From March 30th entry in Rhythms of Growth by Linda Douty

Editor’s comment: If you have an article for a future newsletter, please let me know. I have provided articles the last 2 times, but I see my role as editor to compile the newsletter, NOT to find/write the articles myself…so please help me out!!! Anything that speaks to our 4th day walk is appropriate. Thanks! Julie