Announcements – 3-1-2023


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 45, regarding the fall of Jericho. (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 Devotional service – Fellowship Hall (Pr. Mark predicando)

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 Sabbath School – Fellowship Hall

      Young Adult Sabbath School – room 304

      English Adult Sabbath School – sanctuary

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

12:15 p.m. Church Potluck Luncheon

3:00 p.m. Kids’ clubs of Pathfinders & Adventurers Meet

5:00 p.m. Young Adult Vespers in Sanctuary (replaces “Sociedad de Jovenes”)

Online Worship Options: If you are ever traveling, sick, or still prefer to worship from home, you can watch services posted after-the-fact on our Anaheim Sunkist SDA Youtube Page:

Kids’ Clubs of Pathfinders and Adventurers will meet this Sabbath afternoon at 3:00 p.m.  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.

Joint Young Adult Service This Sabbath Afternoon/Evening: Beginning at 5:00 in our sanctuary, three Young Adult groups from surrounding churches will be coming together to worship & be revitalized in the faith. This will replace the usual “Sociedad de Jovenes” program. Ask Lorena Salto for additional details.

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.

“CrossFit” Hiking Group is tentatively planning a hiking outing the morning of Sunday, March 12th. More information should be coming out next week regarding particulars of time & place. Ask JoAnne Lightford or Ivette Hernandez if you’d like more information about this great ministry.

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: 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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