Announcements 9-8-2021

Announcements:

Wednesday Food Bank Distribution: This evening, and each Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m., our volunteers will be distributing boxes of pre-packed food into people’s trunks. If you or someone you know could benefit, do not hesitate to come/invite them to the church to come & receive. A big thanks goes out to Sharon Gladden, the Jauregui sisters, and the other volunteers who help collect, organize, and distribute the food. We will continue such distributions on Wednesdays going forward. If you would like to help out in some manner, don’t hesitate to let us know!

Wednesday Prayer Group, and “Read through the Bible” discussion, available either online or in-person this evening: Our mid-week prayer group continues to meet weekly. Tonight we meet at 6:00 p.m. to pray together and discuss the Bible. We are also continuing the discussion of the “Read through the Bible 2021” project, focusing particularly on the ‘columns’ / passages we didn’t read before, this week we’ll be discussing 1st Samuel 26 – 2nd Samuel 2 & Ezekiel 5-11. If you’d like to join us online, the zoom mtg ID# is 7053955673, with password 172569.

(If you missed last week’s Bible chapter discussion, it is posted on the Anaheim Sunkist SDA Church YouTube Page)

Sabbath Morning Worship: Praise God, we are mostly back to normal in our Sabbath morning gatherings. We are hoping we can resume the last few factors of using Sabbath School rooms, holding potlucks, and restarting our Sabbath afternoon kids’ clubs here in the fall.

Current Sabbath morning worship schedule:

9:00 a.m. Spanish service in the fellowship hall,

10:00 a.m. Spanish Sabbath school – fellowship hall,

      Children’s Sabbath school – Youth/”Pathfinder” Room

      English Adult Sabbath School – Sanctuary

11:00 a.m. All ages/languages church service in sanctuary

3:00 p.m. Spanish prayer group

5:00 p.m. Sociedad de Jovenes – fellowship hall

Online Worship Options: If you still prefer to worship from home, we have online worship options, live Sabbath mornings from 10:00-12:00 on Zoom (mtg ID# is 7053955673, with password 172569), or services being posted after-the-fact on our Anaheim Sunkist SDA Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfZrh44kEB7LJUy2c37XrFA

Resource Table in the Courtyard:We are going to be having Bible-study materials available on a weekly basis after church services. These can serve to either enhance your own study & growth, or lead others in growing in their walk with the Lord. Either Pastor Mark or Joel Milla are happy to train & recommend resources to anybody interested in leading others through studies.

Church Choir Getting Underway! If you were at church last week, you saw Mirta Leiss announce that we will be (re)forming a choir to enhance the musical beauty of our church services. We’re interested in singers of all parts. Please let either Pr. Mark or sister Mirta know if you’re interested. You can e-mail her at mirtaleissmusic@gmail.com. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin Thursday the 16th @ 7:30 p.m., and continue Thursdays thereafter. For those not able to make Thursday evenings, she is willing to also do occasional Sabbath afternoon rehearsals from 1:00-2:30 p.m., the first one being Sabbath the 25th. If you wish to join that one, please bring a lunch to eat in the courtyard between church & rehearsal time.

International Student Seeks Housing:A Puerto Rican SDA student (with good English) has gotten a basketball scholarship for Bethesda University in Anaheim. He is seeking housing from anyone who may have a room to rent. His name is Miguel Velez, and he can pay $300-$500 per month. He is arriving this coming weekend, so would be most appreciative if someone could help. You may speak with Pastor Mark if you have availiablity, or you can communicate with him directly: Phone/text: (787) 450-9622 Facebook :Miguel Velez Instagram: @miguelvelezpr

Online Giving: Though we are just beginning to meet inside and still have minimal ministries running, our church and conference still have ongoing costs of utilities, education subsidies, and workers to pay. Your tithes (10% of your increase) and offerings are most appreciated during this time. Adventist giving has both a phone app and a website you can donate through: adventistgiving.org. Any donations made here are applied directly, with no percentage skimmed off, and your donations will come in your year-end receipt, seamlessly integrated with donations made in the church. May God bless us as we partner with him in faith through our finances.

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