November 18, 2022

God Can Use Common Skills

And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the Lord hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; and he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship.

Exodus 35:30, 31

Greetings Church Family,

Skill in the common arts is a gift from God. He provides both the gift and wisdom to use the gift aright. When He desired a work done on the tabernacle, He said, “See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: and I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship” (Exodus 31:2, 3). Through the prophet Isaiah the Lord said, “Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech. Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground?

“When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cumin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their place? For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him. For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the cumin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cumin with a rod. Bread corn is bruised; because he will not ever be threshing it, nor break it with the wheel of his cart, nor bruise it with his horsemen. This also cometh forth from the Lord of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working” (Isaiah 28:23-29).

God dispenses His gifts as it pleases Him. He bestows one gift upon one, and another gift upon another, but all for the good of the whole body. It is in God’s order that some shall be of service in one line of work, and others in other lines—all working under the selfsame Spirit. The recognition of this plan will be a safeguard against emulation, pride, envy, or contempt of one another. It will strengthen unity and mutual love.—Counsels to Parents and Teachers, 314, 315.

What’s Coming Up Next?

  • Sabbath, November 19

    Sabbath Morning Message: The HEART of Worship

    Sabbath Morning Speaker: Pastor Nate Nelson

    CHURCH DIRECTORY Randy Nomura will be updating the church directory. He will be taking photos on the next few Sabbaths. If you have a photo you would rather use, you can email the office. We would like to have faces to go with the names. Thank you for your cooperation.

    PLEASE JOIN US for sundown worship and a violin recital from GAA students and the William Navalon Studio in the GAA Gym at 5:30 p.m.

    SUNDOWN @ 5:21pm

  • Sunday November 20

    50th ANNIVERSARY celebration of Calvin and Carol Wetmore will be on November 20. Stop by from 2-5 to wish them well.

  • Monday, November 21

    SABBATH SCHOOL COUNCIL will meet on Monday,  November 21 at 6:00 p.m.via ZOOM.

  • Tuesday, November 22

  • Wednesday, November 23

    Prayer Meeting @ 7pm on Zoom (Mark 10)

  • Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Day)

    THANKSGIVING MEAL: In the foyer is a sign-up sheet for anyone wishing to help in preparing food for Thanksgiving along with the Greene County Thanksgiving Outreach. Needed is 1 gallon pan each of the following: mashed potatoes instant or real, green beans (please drain liquid before bringing to the church), hot ready to serve, and sheet cakes with icing unsliced. They anticipate delivering 2,000 meals this year. We will meet at the back of the church Thanksgiving morning, November 24 at 7 a.m. You can stop by the office to pick up the pan you need for preparing the food. Also, if you are willing to assist with preparing boxed meals and/or delivering meals, go to www.thanksgivingoutreach.org to sign up. Thank you for your help!!

  • Friday, November 25 (Native American Heritage Day)

    SUNDOWN @ 5:19pm

  • Sabbath, November 26

    2023 DEVOTIONAL BOOKS: Anyone wanting to order devotionals please see the sign-up sheet in the lobby on the glass table along with order brochures with price list. There is a separate sharing sign up sheet for books offered if you would like to order books to share. You may call the office to place your order as well. Deadline to order is November 26.

    Sabbath Morning Speaker: Pastor Nate Nelson

News & Events

SABBATH MORNING GREETERS AND BACK DOOR USHERS are invited to a “Thanksmas” Party on December 11, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall.  Please bring your favorite dish/es to share.

NOVEMBER IS POCKET SIGNS MONTH – Why not use Pocket Signs to share your faith with a friend or neighbor? You can even share them with people you don’t know. They are easy to leave at hotels, restaurants, and other places where you meet people. Lives will be changed by these fresh and interesting tracts. Join the thousands who have found that sharing Jesus is as easy as sharing a Pocket Signs. Take advantage of November’s special pricing. Order from your ABC by calling 1-800-765-6955 or go online at www.AdventistBookCenter.com/tracts. Samples are on the foyer table.

CHURCH ORCHESTRA will be playing for worship on  January 7 and practice will be January 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the church.

GCC ELEMENTARY BAND/STRINGS FESTIVAL scheduled January 26-27, 2023 at Collegedale Academy.  Grades 6-8 (including home school students).. If you would like to participate and your school is not participating, please register and order music by contacting Debbie Begley at 706-629-7951, ext. 372 or email dbegley@gccsda.com by December 15, 2022.

GCC NEWS & EVENTS

Do you want to improve the effectiveness of your ministry?

Church Ministries TRAINING EVENT: What are some current tools and resources you can utilize in ministry? What resources does the conference offer to aid in church ministry? Check out this oppertunity that is happening in Knoxville, TN https://www.gccsda.com/events/100790.

ASSISTANCE NEEDED

PATHFINDER PICNIC TABLE FUNDRAISER – we need help raising money for a new trailer ($6,000 – $8,000). Our current trailer is too heavy with all our equipment and kitchen. It is putting too much strain on the tires and axles.  Also,  the Gillette camporee (new OshKosh).  See insert for more details. Thank you!

THANKSGIVING MEAL: In the foyer is a sign-up sheet for anyone wishing to help in preparing food for Thanksgiving along with the Greene County Thanksgiving Outreach. Needed is 1 gallon pan each of the following: mashed potatoes instant or real, green beans (please drain liquid before bringing to the church), hot ready to serve, and sheet cakes with icing unsliced. They anticipate delivering 2,000 meals this year. We will meet at the back of the church Thanksgiving morning, November 24 at 7 a.m. You can stop by the office to pick up the pan you need for preparing the food. Also, if you are willing to assist with preparing boxed meals and/or delivering meals, go to http://www.thanksgivingoutreach.org to sign up. Thank you for your help

PLEASE if you have a chance go and visit Ken Horton at Life Care Center on Crum Street.; it’s by the YMCA. Ken is not doing too well. He is refusing to eat and thinks everyone and everything is against him. Please pray for him and his family.

May God Bless you and keep you through until the end. Enjoy your Preparation day and we shall see you tomorrow for a wonderful Worship Service!

Pastor Nate Nelson