Wednesday Food Bank Distribution: Food Bank Distribution takes place today and every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. in our church parking lot. It is primarily a drive-through service. If you or someone you know would benefit from a heaping box of free food, don’t hesitate to come receive. We are utterly appreciative of our volunteers who give of their time and energy to bless the community.
Mid-week Prayer/book discussion group will be meeting at its regular time each week, Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Meetings going forward will be on zoom only: (meeting ID#: 7053955673, with password 172569). We also continue to discuss book, “Patriarchs and Prophets”, written by Ellen White. This week we will discuss chapter 20 “Joseph in Egypt”. Join with us to get a mid-week Spiritual recharge, and connection with fellow church members.
Sabbath Morning Church Worship: We continue to meet in the sanctuary. Folks are still recommended to wear facemasks while worshipping, especially those who are not fully vaccinated.
Current Sabbath Worship/Activities schedule:
9:00 a.m. Spanish Sabbath School service (Fellowship Hall)
9:20 a.m. Kids’ song service (all ages) in Youth Room
9:45 a.m. Kids’ Sabbath Schools in their age/grade-based classrooms
10:00 a.m. Spanish Devotional Service – Fellowship Hall
Young Adult Sabbath School – room 304
English Adult Sabbath School – Sanctuary
11:00 a.m. All ages/languages church service in sanctuary
afternoon – Memorial Service for Ermelinda Patarroyo (see announcement below)
Online Worship Options: If you are ever traveling, sick, or 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
Memorial Service for Ermelinda Patarroyo this Sabbath afternoon: We grieve with sister Martha Patarroyo for the recent passing of her mother. Though Ermelinda had lived outside the country for the past several years, she was a member of our Spanish group for many years when she was here. We will be having a memorial service for her this Sabbath afternoon. All who fondly remember Ermelinda are welcome to come and support the Patarroyo family during this time of loss.
Request for transportation help to Riverside or staying with an elderly church member briefly 3 mornings per week: A family within our church community is requesting help from either someone who commutes to Riverside for work, or someone who has time on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday mornings to stay with an elderly church member for about 90 mins – 2 hours. The family, Located in Orange, is trying to continue sending their child to La Sierra Academy SDA school, and would be greatly helped by either transportation for the student, or staying with this elderly family member while transportation takes place. The duration of this help should be for about 1 semester. If you or someone you know might be able to help with either of these aspects, do not hesitate to contact Pastor Mark by phone/text at (714) 650-1245, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Church Members searching for Rooms to Rent: In the past couple of weeks, the church has received 3 requests from people/families searching for a room to rent. All 3 sets are members of the Adventist church, and are willing to pay. They can of course search through secular means, but how much better to be with a person of our faith? If you or someone you know has a room/rooms available to rent, please let Pr. Mark or the church office know, and you will be put in touch. Thanks for your consideration.
Up-coming Zoom Week of Prayer with Orange Church: Our sister district church across the river is scheduling an online week of prayer from September 18th – 24th, with several of its elders providing the nightly devotional thoughts. Please consider joining in, we’ll be providing zoom info as things get closer.
Pastor Mark’s Limited Availability: As announced several Sabbaths ago at church, Pastor Mark has been offered and has accepted a new job at the Southeastern California Conference of SDAs in Riverside, and is now serving as the Assistant to the President there. From now on, his weekday time will be spent there, though he continues to be available via phone/text/e-mail during the week, and will continue to preach and be available Fridays & Sabbaths to the Anaheim/Orange SDA Church district until a new Senior Pastor is found. Please pray for the up-coming transition time, and for discernment in God’s will for the future of our church district. Pastor Nathaniel will be continuing as associate pastor through this time of transition and onward.
Online Giving: Please remember the church’s local funding needs in your giving plans. 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.