Friday, March 3, 2017

Dear Church Family,

In my reading this week I read these beautiful words about our all powerful Savior.

Moses passed through death, but Michael came down and gave him life before his body had seen corruption. Satan tried to hold the body, claiming it as his; but Michael resurrected Moses and took him to heaven. Satan railed bitterly against God, denouncing Him as unjust in permitting his prey to be taken from him; but Christ did not rebuke His adversary, though it was through his temptation that the servant of God had fallen. He meekly referred him to His Father, saying, “The Lord rebuke thee.”

White, E. G. (1882). Early Writings of Ellen G. White (p. 164). Review and Herald Publishing Association.

In the news:

  1. Our International Sabbath last weekend was a wonderful success.  Kezia and her team did an amazing job of bringing a truly international feel to the day.  To think that our church has over 30 countries represented was truly enlightening.  Fellowship dinner was a real treat as well as we sampled various ethnic cuisine.   Thank you to all those who worked so hard to make this Sabbath event special and thank you to Ann Siepman for the pictures below.

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  2. This weekend I will be sharing the morning message for the worship hour.
  3. There will be a fellowship meal this Sabbath hosted by the Zimmerman team.
  4. AYA this week will feature some Bible trivia as the Pathfinders lead out. AYA will be at 6pm this week.
  5. The school began their Spring break this afternoon and will resume a week from this Monday.
  6. All are invited to play indoor soccer at the GAA gym this Saturday night at 7pm. Both Greeneville & Riverview will be participating.
  7. Pastor Alex is inviting all the young adults for a Friday night get together with food and fellowship next Friday, March 10 at 6pm. Contact Pastor Alex for more information.
  8. I would encourage you to check out this new series called Lineage put together by the North England Conference Youth Department.   I am including lesson 6 as it shows an interesting link between the Sabbath and one of the early names for the Waldensian people.  
  9. I enjoyed visiting and sharing last night on the final night of Diabetes Undone. Thanks to Ruth & Rhoda and the team of volunteers who put together a wonderful program for our church and community.  Tina was a table host and we have scheduled a bread making demonstration and dinner at our home for next week for those at her table.  In a couple weeks, there will be a cooking class at the church and then later in April the church will host a dinner with the doctor event.resized_20170302_193927

Blessings as you prepare for the coming Sabbath!

In His Service,
Pastor Jeremy

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