Food Bank Distribution: Today and 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. This week we will be discussing chapter 41, entitled “Apostasy at the Jordan” (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.
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. 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 (Andrew Tolan preaching this week)
3:00 p.m. Pathfinder & Adventurer Clubs Meet
5:00 p.m. “Sociedad de Jovenes” – bilingual closing-of-the-Sabbath program
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
Kids’ Clubs of Pathfinders and Adventurers resume this Sabbath afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at the entrance to the fellowship hall. The Pathfinders are coming off just having had their county wide-event, and have interesting & exciting up-coming events as well! A big thanks goes out to Margarito Gonzales, Mirella Velasco, and their teams of volunteers who help give the very best to our kids as they learn & grow in Jesus.
Special Elders’ Ordination Service Coming Feb. 11th Our elders team will be expanding with the addition of 3 new elders coming on-board to help serve the church spiritually. Lorena Salto, and JoAnne and Darryl Lightfords will bring new vigor and skill-sets to our Elder team (indeed, they have already been ministering quite robustly already!). We look forward to celebrating, affirming, and officially commissioning them for this next step forward in ministry, and for the next chapter of our church. May God bless their energies & efforts going forward.
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: 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.