Announcements 3-8-2023


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 46, entitled “The Blessings and the Cursings”. (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.

“Voice of Prophecy” Small-group Seminars this weekend @ the Orange Church: Dr. Bill Payne, assistant director of evangelism for the Voice of Prophecy ministry is coming to the Orange SDA church to do a series of small group seminars. Begins Friday evening at 7:00, and continues throughout Sabbath with several meeting times. See attached flyer or contact Pr. Nathaniel for more information.


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

3:00 p.m. Pathfinder club meets

5:00 p.m. “Sociedad de Jovenes” bilingual closing-of-Sabbath program – Fellowship Hall

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:

Time Changes this Saturday Night/Sunday Morning: We are “Springing Forward” an hour as we move to Daylight Savings time. This produces the dreaded 23-hour day we get each spring. Be sure to set any “non-smart” clocks and watches an hour ahead this Saturday night before going to bed.

“CrossFit” Hiking Group is planning a hiking outing this Sunday morning, March 12th to the “Weir Canyon Short Loop”. The group will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the 7091 E Avenida de Santiago in Anaheim Hills (be sure not to arrive an hour late due to the time change!) See attached flyer, or ask JoAnne Lightford or Ivette Hernandez if you’d like more information about this great ministry.

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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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