Announcements – 1-19-2023

Announcements:

Friday Night Young Adult Bible Study Meets at 7:00 via Zoom, with Lorena Salto leading. They are currently studying/discussing through the book of Galatians, and are currently in Chapter 5. The Zoom Mtg ID# is 849 172 6095.

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. County-Wide Pathfinder Meeting in Fellowship Hall

               (includes all day activities, see announcement below)

9:00 a.m. Spanish Sabbath School service – *Sanctuary*

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 – Sanctuary

      Young Adult Sabbath School – room 304

      English Adult Sabbath School – *room 305/306*

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

2:00 p.m. Outdoors club hike (see announcement below)

(* denote changes of locations due to Pathfinder mtgs in Fellowship Hall. Also note: “Sociedad de Jovenes” evening program also pre-empted)

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

OC Pathfinder Clubs Meeting in our Fellowship Hall this Sabbath: As took place several times back before the pandemic, we are once again hosting the various Pathfinder clubs from around OC in our Fellowship Hall. The first meeting is at 9:00 a.m., and various meetings will continue throughout the day. We want to thank county coordinator Joel Milla for facilitating this event for our young people.

Sabbath Afternoon “Cross-Fit” Hike: At 2:00 p.m., our outdoors club will be meeting at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center in Pasadena to hike to a waterfall. It looks to be about a 50-minute drive from the church (you can google “Eaton Canyon” for directions). Parking on the street is the safest bet, since the parking-lot gets locked at sundown. The trail includes several stream crossings, so be sure to bring a change of shoes/pants, in addition to your usual walking sticks, water bottle, flashlight, sunscreen, etc. The weather is supposed to be lovely – about 65 degrees (remember, we will warm-up as we exert energy hiking) If you have any questions, you can ask JoAnne Lightford or Ivette Hernandez at church on Sabbath.

Food Bank Distribution: Each Wednesday starting at 5:00 p.m., our food bank will be distributing boxes of food from the youth room. If you or anyone you know could benefit, do not hesitate to come receive. We are also in urgent need of a new food bank volunteer coordinator: please pray for God to send us the right person. Thanks to all volunteers for all you do in collecting, arranging, and distributing the food to our community each week. If you would be interested to help any of 4 days per week, please let Pr. Mark know.

Mid-week Prayer/Book Discussion Group meets each Wednesday @ 6:00 via zoom to discuss a chapter of Patriarchs & Prophets together, and spend an extended time in prayer. Next week we will be discussing chapter 40, about Balaam (which can be found online here: https://m.egwwritings.org/en/book/84/toc. Zoom meeting ID# is 705 395 5673, with password 172569. Come share some good discussion and prayer in an intimate setting.

Spanish Prayer Group meets Wednesdays at 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall. Ven para reunir con hermanos cristianos en un ambiente espiritual en el medio de la semana.

Church Potluck January 28th: Being the last Sabbath of the month, we will be gathering after church on the 28th to enjoy a delicious meal, accompanied by wonderful Christian fellowship. Please bring a large dish to share, and come prepared to be blessed. 🙂

Pastor Mark’s Limited Availability & Transition: As announced last summer at church, Pastor Mark is now serving as the Assistant to the President at the SECC office in Riverside. He primarily spends Monday-Thursday 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: Thank you for helping us get through 2022 at budget! Your faithfulness & generosity in giving reflects that of our Heavenly Father. Please continue to 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.

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