Announcements – 10-26-2022


“Enamored with Jesus” Spanish Evangelism continues nightly! At 7:00 each evening, we are being blessed by several Spanish churches coming together in our sanctuary to sing, pray, and hear a Gospel message presented by Pr. Arnaldo Cruz from Florida. Continues throughout the week at 7:00 p.m., Sabbath evening will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a special concert from Felipe Garibo, and a baptismal service at the end. Pray for the Holy Spirit to move mightily. And it’s not too late to bring a friend or neighbor if you/they understand Spanish! (Note: this is replacing Spanish prayer group tonight and Sociedad de Jovenes for this coming Sabbath).

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 continues to meet on zoom at its regular time each week, Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. (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 28 “Idolatry at Sinai”. 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

5:00 p.m. Concert by Felipe Garibo / Hispanic Evangelism with Baptismal service

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:

Church Potluck this Sabbath: Being the Last Sabbath of the month, we will be gathering in the fellowship hall after church service to share a vegetarian meal with wonderful Christian fellowship. Bring a dish to share, and come ready to enjoy food, fun, and faith in a warm, friendly atmosphere.  

Kids’ Clubs of Pathfinders/Adventurers are on hold this week, being the last Sabbath of the month. Club leaders Margarito Gonzales (Pathfinders) and Mirella Velasco (Adventurers) have been doing a great job with their volunteer teams blessing our kids. We are much appreciative of them and their efforts.

“Trunk or Treat” Halloween Alternative Activity: on Sunday, October 30th, from 6-8 p.m. Our sister church at Orange has decided to host a family-friendly, fall-themed Halloween alternative in its parking lot, and our church has been invited to join them. Come bring your kids to enjoy basketball, a bounce house, and of course candy collection out of the trunks of church members’ cars. You can speak to Pastor Nathaniel if you have any questions or would like to help out.

Pastor Mark’s Limited Availability & Transition: As announced over the summer 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 to serve 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: 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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