Friday, March 26, 2021

Dear Church Family,

May we not forget that in the end, the final straw will result from those professing Christianity but whose hearts are far from God. It’s sobering but true. Let us daily surrender all and earnestly pray for the outpouring of His Holy Spirit that we may not succumb to such deception.

So when the irrevocable decision of the sanctuary has been pronounced and the destiny of the world has been forever fixed, the inhabitants of the earth will know it not. The forms of religion will be continued by a people from whom the Spirit of God has been finally withdrawn; and the satanic zeal with which the prince of evil will inspire them for the accomplishment of his malignant designs, will bear the semblance of zeal for God.

White, E. G. (1911). The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan (Vol. 5, p. 615). Pacific Press Publishing Association.

In the news:

  1. This Sabbath I will be sharing the message with a sermon entitled, “The Hope of Glory.” GAA strings will be sharing the music for the service as well.
  2. The school has offered a teaching position to a gentleman with whom we interviewed this week. He and his family are putting the matter to prayer and will be visiting our community this weekend. Please keep this important matter in prayer.
  3. There will be a memorial service for David Vest this Sabbath afternoon at 3 p.m. at the church. All are invited to attend.
  4. Susie Scott’s memorial is scheduled for Sabbath, April 3 at 4 p.m.
  5. Miriam Mathews memorial is scheduled for Sabbath, April 24 at 4 p.m.
  6. We will have a prayer of dedication this Sabbath for the GAA mission team which is headed to Costa Rica this Wednesday. Please keep them in your prayers.
  7. Please also keep Dianne Ondrejka in your prayers as she is battling with cancer. Also keep Mary Lou Cross in your prayers. She is out of the hospital but still in Birmingham. She is staying with her son and daughter in law as she is receiving medicine that is designd to try and strengthen her very weak heart.
  8. If you are interested in helping with the leads program, please contact Pastor Jared. Larry Boughman who for 42 years worked in Adventist education had one of his interests respond and in visiting discovered that they too worked in education. Again, it is so fascinating to see how God pairs people up for Bible studies.
  9. Progress is being made on the details regarding the church pavilion and it’s consctruction. We still lack $2,130 before we reach our goal of $30,000.
  10. Here is the fifth installment in our Gardening with Carl series.

In His Service,

Pastor Jeremy

P.S.

WHEN THE OFFERING IS TAKEN I’LL BE THERE(With apologies to the author of “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder.”)

At our Thirteenth-Sabbath-service, when we’ve sung a hymn or two

And have had a Scripture reading and a prayer;

And they take the morning offering—with a special field in view,

For our needy foreign missions, I’ll be there.

Chorus—When the offering is taken, When the offering is taken,When the offering is taken,When the offering is taken, I’ll be there.

I have read the little leaflet, telling where the need is great.

And most earnestly I long to do my share

To send the blessed gospel to the lands where heathen wait,

When the offering is taken, I’ll be there.

For a liberal Thirteenth Offering, I shall work and save and pray,

And shall set apart the money I can spare;

That darkened souls in heathen lands may see the light of day—

When the “Dollars” are collected, I’ll be there.

O, it is a precious privilege to be allowed to give,It affords to me a joy beyond compare;

So whenever God permits me, on the Thirteenth Sabbath day

When the offering is taken, I’ll be there.

[This song may be used several times during the quarter. If sung as a solo or duet, the school should join in the chorus.]
Mission quarterly 1914

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