Dear Church Family,
I read these very practical words this week and thought it worth sharing. Notice the words in bold. It makes clear the importance of the mind-body connection that we spoke of recently in our Mind Over Matter sermon series. Those two sentences are very interesting and worth pondering.
There is a class who seem to think that whatever is eaten is lost, that anything tossed into the stomach to fill it, will do as well as food prepared with intelligence and care. But it is important that we relish the food we eat. If we cannot, and have to eat mechanically, we fail to receive the proper nourishment. Our bodies are constructed from what we eat; and in order to make tissues of good quality, we must have the right kind of food, and it must be prepared with such skill as will best adapt it to the wants of the system. It is a religious duty for those who cook, to learn how to prepare healthful food in a variety of ways, so that it may be both palatable and healthful. Poor cookery is wearing away the life energies of thousands. More souls are lost from this cause than many realize. It deranges the system and produces disease. In the condition thus induced, heavenly things cannot be readily discerned.
White, E. G. (1923). Counsels on Health (pp. 116–117). Pacific Press Publishing Association.
In the news:
- Today at 1pm, we will have a graveside service for Peewee West out at the Mountain Home Veteran Cemetery. Peewee passed away this past Tuesday morning at 6am after experiencing a heart attack over the weekend. Please keep the family in your prayers.
- There will be a young adult small group meeting tonight at Pastor Alex’s home at 7 p.m.
- This Sabbath I will share the morning message.
- There will be a fellowship lunch this Sabbath with the Cross team hosting this week.
- AYA will be at 5 p.m. this Sabbath with Eric & Rachel Nelson sharing stories and pictures of the spiritual and life lessons learned from a medical mission trip to Malawi, Africa.
- Saturday night, the young adults will meet at Pastor
Alex’s home for an ugly Christmas sweater party. The event begins at 7:30pm.
- Every year we invite our church family to consider giving towards a special Christmas offering. This year’s offering has been designated to go towards renovating our church fellowship hall with new flooring, paint, and the like. This room serves as the face of our church for many in our community who attend our various health and how-to classes. The room is in real need of a facelift and so this years offering will serve for that purpose.
- The CSC STORE will have their last evening opening Tuesday, December 4 from 5-7 p.m. They will reopen in March 2019.
- Speaking of the CSC, they need volunteers to help pick up food on Wednesday mornings from 7:30-11:30 a.m.
- If you are interested in playing in the Orchestra or singing in the choir on the Sabbath before Christmas, please see the following instructions and schedule: Be practicing and looking at the Night of Miracles choir music sent to you. If you do not have a copy, please email Ken Mathews, or Amanda Robinson for a copy. They will be singing a section of the Night of Miracles cantata, on Dec. 22, with the orchestra. PRACTICE IS AS FOLLOWS:
- Friday evening, Dec. 14, at 7:00 PM. Practice Night of Miracles with the orchestra. Bring your music.
- Friday evening, Dec. 21, at 7:00 PM, Practice Night of Miracles with the orchestra. Bring your music.
- Sabbath morning, Dec. 22, at 11:00 AM, sing for church Night of Miracles with the orchestra.
- Our GAA school will be participating in the Greeneville Christmas parade this Sunday with music, smiles, and candy. The parade begins at 2 p.m. All are invited to attend.
- The Pathfinders made pumpkin bread this week to give to the shut-ins. Here are a few pictures from the club of their baking endeavor.
- The Pathfinders would like to invite the church family and your friends, 55 and over to an evening of fun entertainment and dinner, December 9th at 4:30 p.m.
RSVP to Dawn Krentz 423-620-0872 by December 4th.
- I trust everyone had a nice Thanksgiving holiday. We enjoyed visiting with family and spending time together. Went for a hike with the boys and their cousins and found this old car in the woods. Made for a nice prop.
Blessings as you prepare for the coming Sabbath!
In His Service,