A Still Small Voice
Greetings Church Family!
The highest wind speed ever recorded on earth occurred at Barrow Island, Australia. During typhoon Olivia, the wind reached 253 miles per hour. For more than 60 years, the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire boasted that it had recorded the fastest wind speed on Earth. In 1934, the observatory recorded a wind speed of 231 miles per hour.
But in 1996, during typhoon Olivia, Barrow Island in Australia recorded a wind speed of 253 miles per hour. The amazing—and somewhat puzzling thing—is that it took the World Meteorological Organization 14 years to recognize a new record had been set. As they were scouring through some old data, they came across the record-setting wind speed.
It didn’t take long for news to spread about the new record. And the Mount Washington Observatory reluctantly conceded that the data had to be recognized, though they were still suspicious of why it took 14 years for the new record to be declared. Of course, whether it is 253 or 231 miles per hour, we wouldn’t want to be facing such powerful winds!
Interestingly, the prophet Elijah faced some very strong winds after escaping from evil Jezebel and waiting to hear from God. He also faced an earthquake and fire. But 1 Kings gives us some interesting insight into God’s glory and power. There we read that God was not in the wind, not in the earthquake, not in the fire. Instead, He spoke to Elijah in a “still small voice” (1 Kings 19:12).
This is how God prefers to speak and interact with us. He doesn’t want to overwhelm us with grandeur. He doesn’t desire to impress us with splendor. He wants to come close and converse with us as with a friend.
“Be Still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”Psalms 46:10
Pastor Crutcher Update
The Pastor’s first Sabbath with us will be January 21, 2023. We will have a fellowship meal following the special Sabbath Worship Service. Please continue to pray for the Crutcher family as they transition from Atlanta, GA to their new home here in Greeneville, TN. Our church family has been providing Pastor Crutcher with real estate information in our area. Pray that God will lead them to the right place.
What’s Coming Up Next?
Sabbath October 15
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael G. Hasel
“In the Footsteps of King David.”
AYA: Noah Movie Part 4 (Sheryll Morrison) @ 7pm
7 Bridges Marathon Chattanooga, TN @ 6:30am
Prayer Meeting: Mark Chapter 8 @ 7pm
Home School Prayer Circle at GAA @ 8am
GAA Cherub Choir Rehearsal @ 8:30am
GAA Portrait Retake @ 8am
Pathfinder Meeting @ 6pm
GAA Cherub Choir Rehearsal @ 8:30am
Sabbath October 22
Guest Speaker: Randy Nomura (GAA Principle)
Elders Meeting after Worship services @ 12:30pm
Adventurer Meeting @ 2:30pm
AYA Mission Trip & Fundraiser Event @ 6pm
FYI (For Your Information)
DESERT TREE MINISTRY – You may want to check out the new website for Desert Tree Ministry which has been updated! This ministry was begun by Jonathan and Melody Dietrich, who used to be members of the Greeneville SDA church and who are now volunteer missionaries in Chad, Africa. Learn what their printshop and Bible Learning Center are doing for the Lord. Learn ways you can help! https://deserttreeministry.org/
Free “How To” Class: Canning
Remember the smell of Mom and Grandma putting up Applesauce?
Those memorable memories of family times putting up food for the winter are swiftly fading away. The positive outcomes of canning weren’t just having enough green beans when times were tough or fresh food wasn’t available, but a time for families to share together, something which rarely happens today.
Come, bring the kids, join the community, and learn as Connie Smith and Pam Pickett share; “How To” properly and safely use a pressure canner and other basic techniques of canning.
This FREE class will be, Thursday, October 27th, at 6:00 p.m. at 710 Asheville Hwy. Greeneville, Tenn., next door to Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.
Please call 423-638-5014 for information and to register.
- THE GCC FALL MEN’S EVENT is October 21-23, 2022 at Cohutta Springs. Discover how to bridge the generation gap and enjoy win-win witnessing by becoming a life coach! Sign up at blueprintformen.org
- GCC WOMEN’S RETREAT COMING TO YOUR AREA SOON – October 29 / Rogersville TN – Northern Region For more information and to register go to the conference website gccsda.com
- Pathfinder Fundraiser Weekend is October 30, 2022. Come and support the Pathfinders by buying tasty treats and enjoying games and fellowship!
In Memory Of
Dorothy (Dottie) Buckman, a long-time Family Member of our church, has been laid to rest. Visitation is Friday, October 21, 5:00 – 7:00 pm CDT at the Hendersonville (TN) Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cremation Center. A Celebration of Life is scheduled on Sabbath, October 22, 2:00 pm CDT at the Hendersonville (TN) SDA Church with an hour of visitation prior. Please keep the d Family in your prayers as they mourn through the loss of a loved one.
Kathy Frost, a family member of the Greeneville SDA Church for more than 30 years has passed away last week. We held the funeral services at the church this past Wednesday. Please keep the Frost family in your prayers as they mourn a difficult and expected loss.
May God Bless you today and we hope to see you tomorrow for Sabbath Worship Service!
Free Resource Material
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