Friday, May 10, 2019

Dear Church Family,

Last week’s message seemed to strike a chord long-journeywith many as we looked at the story of the golden calf and considered the need for greater reverence in our lives and church.  Yes, it is a sobering thought to consider that if we lack reverence, it suggests we are no different than those who worshipped before the golden calf.  You can review the thought-provoking quote we concluded with last Sabbath by reading 5T 491-500 and the message can be reviewed by clicking here.

One of you shared the following quote with me this week and I thought I would share it with all of you here:

“True Reverence for God is inspired by a sense of His infinite greatness and a realization of His presence….  and as reverence is manifested in attitude and demeanor, the feeling that inspires it will be deepened.”  
Ed 242-243

In the news:

  1. Pastor Alex & Suranny are beginning a new small group series tonight. They will be meeting at the East View Eye Clinic (EVEC) Conference Room for the small group at 7:30 p.m.adobe-spark-post-2.png
  2. This Sabbath we will continue our Long Journey Home with a look at the rebellion at Kadesh Barnea in Numbers 13-14.
  3. This week we will continue our “Getting Acquainted” series with an opportunity to get acquainted with Linda Moro. Here is last week’s clip of the Wensell Family.
  4. There will be a no fellowship meal this Sabbath due to Mother’s day.
  5. AYA this week will be at 7:30 p.m. and will feature music and inspiring stories with the Meier family hosting.
  6. The school had their end of the year program last night. Click here to listen to a selection from last night’s music.  We can be thankful for the amazing team of volunteers and staff at GAA.  We are blessed to have this caliber of school in such a rural setting.
  7. It was teacher appreciation week this week and on Wednesday, Kezia Finley cooked an authentic Indian meal for the staff. A big thanks to all our teachers.60132732_2317447768345569_3128734979073245184_n
  8. Remember that we have Finance Committee at 6 p.m. this coming Monday and church board at 7:15 p.m.
  9. Our 8th graders will have their graduation service this coming Thursday, May 16 at 7pm at the school gym. All are invited to attend.
  10. Pathfinders & Adventurers had their investiture service last Sabbath evening. Dawn & Jerry Krentz after numerous years of service in our club, announced that this was to be their last investiture at Greeneville as Dawn has taken a new job assignment in Georgia and thus they are in the process of moving.  Thank you Dawn & Jerry for your faithful service!  Also, Marta Wetmore has announced that she will be stepping down as Adventurer leader after doing a great job of leading our little ones for the last few years. Thank you Marta! The church board will work to fill these slots at their Monday board meeting.

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Blessings as you prepare for the coming Sabbath!

In His Service,

Pastor Jeremy


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