Announcements –  2-22-2023


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 evening they will be discussing chapter 44, regarding the Israelites crossing the Jordan River. (which can be found online here: 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 Elder Lorena Salto leading. They are currently studying/discussing through the book of Galatians, and are currently in Chapter 6. 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

2:00 p.m. Memorial service for Robert & Lorna Moore (see announcement below)

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:

Robert & Lorna Moore Memorial Service this Sabbath afternoon, at 2:00 on February 25th, family and friends of the dear Moore family will be gathering in our sanctuary to remember the lives of the Moores, and to commend them to Jesus for resurrection day. If you knew the Moores, please plan on attending, to appreciate their lives, and to comfort & console the remaining family members.


Kids’ Clubs of Pathfinders and Adventurers had a fun roller skating outing this past Saturday night! Thanks to all who came, we pray for full recovery from some who got hurt. The Kids’ clubs are on pause this coming Sabbath, being the last weekend of the month, but will resume on March 4th.  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.

Christian Movie & Refreshments @ Orange SDA Church this Sabbath afternoon/evening: at 5:30, a group will be meeting in the Multi-purpose room for a sundown devotional, and to watch & discuss a movie called “The days of Noah”. Refreshments will be provided. Feel free to head to 1310 E Walnut Street in Orange for some good fellowship & discussion.

Vacation Bible School Training will be taking place at the La Sierra Spanish church in Riverside on Sunday, Feb. 26th. Griselda Schultz and Jenny Hastings, our leaders, are planning on taking a group to that training. If you would like to go, check with them to see if we have any spots left.

Church Board Meeting: Our church board will have its February meeting on the evening of Monday night, the 27th. Board members, please prioritize attending, and get any agenda items you’d like to have discussed to Pr. Mark or Maritza ASAP.

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.

District Pastoral Search Committee will be having its 3rd meeting on Tuesday, March 7th. Please pray for God’s will for the future of our church district to be discerned and actualized. Members, look for e-mails or other contacts from the committee chair for details.

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: 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. If you haven’t yet picked-up your receipt, be sure to do so this coming Sabbath from the deacons’ table! May God bless us as we partner with him in faith through our finances.

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