Friday, December 11, 2020

Dear Church Family,

When the books of Daniel and Revelation are better understood, believers will have an entirely different religious experience. They will be given such glimpses of the open gates of heaven that heart and mind will be impressed with the character that all must develop in order to realize the blessedness which is to be the reward of the pure in heart. The Lord will bless all who will seek humbly and meekly to understand that which is revealed in the Revelation. This book contains so much that is large with immortality and full of glory that all who read and search it earnestly receive the blessing to those “that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein.” One thing will certainly be understood from the study of Revelation—that the connection between God and His people is close and decided.

White, E. G. (1958). The Faith I Live By (p. 345). Review and Herald Publishing Association.

In the news:

  1. This Sabbath we will continue in our series on John with a message entitled, “Living Water.”
  2. GAA Fruit Orders will be available for pickup this Sunday from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. in the school gym lobby.
  3. There will be a church business meeting this coming Monday evening at 7:15 p.m. You can either attend at the church in the fellowship hall or via zoom. An email will go out Monday with the ZOOM link for those wishing to join.
  4. There will be an abreviated finance committee meeting this Monday at 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. There will be NO ZOOM option available for this.
  5. There will be an abreviated church board meeting this Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the church fellowship hall this Monday as well. We have items to work through quickly so please try to be on time. There will be a ZOOM option for those unable to attend in person. Watch for the email on Monday that will contain the link.
  6. Our mid-week study in Romans will continue this Wednesday at 7 p.m. via ZOOM with a look at the second half of chapter 14.
  7. A reminder that we are inviting everyone to give to our annual Christmas offering this year that has been designated for the purpose of building a 40×100 ft pavillion in the back that could seat 235 people and would have electricity.
  8. Speaking of church improvements, the new sound system as installed this week. A big thank you to Steve Cohen who took a week off work to assist with the installation and to Brad Robinson and Amanda Robinson for their diligent work this week in making sure things ran smoothly for the installers.
  9. There were several who have had either hospital procedures this week or bouts with sickness or heart issues. We are thankful for God’s protection and mercy in each story. Every breath is blessing from God and we are thankful for His healing touch, whether He uses a phyicians hand or not.
  10. Next Friday night at 6 p.m., GAA will have it’s annual Christmas concert but due to COVID, it will have to be streamed except for the families of the students who register to attend. You are still invited however to join via the live stream which can be accessed via our church web site. Portions will be pre-recorded to avoid any undue risk. Thank you to Anne Andrus and the music leaders at the school for making a way to move forward while making safety a priority.
  11. Next Sabbath, Ava Kennedy will be sharing the morning message.
  12. Sunday, youth of all ages are invited to bake Christmas cookies and make Christmas cards. 1st place prizes will be awarded to most creative/best made cards. Cards will be mailed/delivered to the Leads Program interest list. The event begins at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Blessings as you prepare for the coming Sabbath!

In His Service,

Pastor Jeremy

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