Announcements – 11-2-2022


“Enamored with Jesus” Spanish Evangelism a success! Over the course of 8 evenings, several of our neighboring Spanish churches came together at our site for an evangelistic series led by Pr. Arnaldo Cruz from Florida. Praise the Lord, 7 people were baptized over the course of the week, and everyone came away feeling great about it. May God’s Word continue to be proclaimed throughout Orange County and beyond!

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 29 “Satan’s Enmity Against the Law”. 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

5:30 p.m. “Sociedad de Jóvenes” Bilingual ending-of-the-Sabbath service in the Fellowship Hall

(note: the time may change for this program going forward, given the up-coming                           sundown change)

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:

Kids’ Clubs of Pathfinders & Adventurers are back on for this Sabbath Afternoon: will meet at 3:00 p.m. at the entrance to the Fellowship Hall. 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.

Time Changes this Sunday: This is the more positive time change of the year, in which we “Fall back” 1 hour, making a 25-hour day on Sunday. Be sure to remember to change any “non-smart” clocks and devices Saturday night, so you don’t show-up an hour early to something! (That’d be better than showing-up an hour late, though!)

Board Meeting Tuesday: Our church board has modified its schedule slightly to have it’s monthly board meeting this Tuesday. Elders & Ministry Leaders, please make it a priority to attend, and get any agenda items you have to Pr. Mark or Maritza ASAP. All members: please pray for our leaders to be discerning, planning, and implementing God’s will in our future direction and activities. Thanks to all who contribute, for all you do.

First Pastoral Search Committee Meeting next Wednesday: On the evening of November 9th, a SECC conference official will be coming to start the pastoral search committee process with an already-selected group from our church & the Orange church. Committee members: look for an e-mail with details. All members: please pray for God’s will to be discerned & accomplished as we seek a new lead pastor for our district.

Pastor Mark’s Limited Availability & Transition: As announced this past 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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