Friday, April 8, 2022

Dear Church Family,

Thoughts from the Mount of Blessings page 107

In the news:

1.This Sabbath we will celebrate communion together. We will also be doing so in the traditional manner we used to do it before COVID seeing as how COVID cases have greatly diminished in our area.

2. I will be sharing the message tomorrow with a homily entitled, “The Ark & The Covenant.”

3. Note that due to communion we will only have one Sabbath school class in the sanctuary tomorrow with Ken Mathews teaching.

4. Our finance committee will meet this Monday at 6 P.M. at the church.

5. Our church board will meet this Monday at 7:15 P.M. at the church. Note that we will have Elder Rick Greve with us as we meet and interview our new associate pastoral candidate.

6. This coming Tuesday we will have Dinner with the Doctor! And we will finally be able to have a regular sit down dinner like we used to have. We will have special guest Dr. Sabangan with us to speak on the importance of sleep.

7. This Wednesday we will resume our study in Zechariah with a look at chapter 3. We will meet at 7 P.M. via ZOOM.

8. Remember our GAA mission team as they are now safely in Bolivia after a night flight from Miami. While they had a delayed flight to Miami, they were able to secure all their visas and make their way to their final destination. You can hear about the miracles that are already underway by planning to attend the Friday night mission report scheduled for April 29.

9. Remember that our church retreat is coming up next weekend at the Oaks! Melody Mason will be with us. Here is the schedule:

  • Friday, 7PM – Our Greatest Need!
  • Sabbath School, 10 A.M. – Lesson Study
  • Sabbath Worship, 11:30 A.M. – Growing Faith for the Final Conflict: My Story/Your Story!
  • Sabbath Potluck, 1 P.M. – Bring a Dish and remember we have no warming or refrigeration available.
  • Sabbath Afternoon, 3 P.M. – Living, Loving & Dying for the Word!
  • Sabbath Supper, 5 P.M. – Supper Provided!
  • Sabbath Evening, 6:30 P.M. – Growing as a Family in Prayer!

10. Remember that now is the time to invite your friends and neighbors to the upcoming Serpentine Prophecy event at our church. This series will look at the topic of spiritualism and death and is a great outreach opportunity. Help us get the word out. You can click the image below to share or visit our church facebook page and share the event. We also have a limited supply of flyers available in the church foyer as well for sharing.

11. Camp Meeting is coming up. The Carolina Conference has a week long camp meeting at Lake Junaluska and the Georgia-Cumberland Conference offers a half week camp meeting at Southern.

12. Mark your calendar for our upcoming Vacation Bible School in July. The dates are July 18-22!

13. Remember to reserve your spot (A&B sections) for the church camp out at Cades Cove, July 29-31.

Blessings as you prepare for the coming Sabbath!

In His Service,

Pastor Jeremy

Friday, April 1, 2022

Dear Church Family,

Such beautiful words!

The Faith I Live By, Page 118

In the news:

1.This Sabbath, Pastor Jared will be sharing the morning message with us. This will be his last message with us as our associate pastor. We are going to miss him.

2. This Sabbath, we will have a special church-wide fellowship dinner as a farewell for Pastor Jared & his family. Please bring a dish and plan to join us.

3. This Sabbath we also will be celebrating two baptisms, one for Henry Kennedy and the other for Sadie Tomlinson The baptisms will be at Horse Creek at 3:30 P.M.

4. This Sunday morning from 8:30-10 A.M. we will have a men’s breakfast and Bible study in the church fellowship hall. All men are invited to attend.

5. Our mid-week Bible study will not meet this coming Wednesday due to the Reese/Chalfant wedding.

6. Remember to keep our GAA mission team in your prayers as they depart for Bolivia this coming week. They will be gone for two weeks.

7. We will celebrate communion together a week from this Sabbath, April 9 during the worship hour. And due to the dramatic decline in COVID cases in our area, we will also be able to enjoy a return to the traditional method of sharing the bread and juice. Let us prepare our hearts as we anticipate this sacred service.

8. We have our church retreat coming up April 15-16 at the Oaks retreat center. We will begin the weekend with a presentation on Friday night and then a full day on Sabbath! Melody Mason will be our guest speaker. We will have a fellowship dinner on Sabbath but you will need to bring your food ready to serve as we won’t have refrigeration or warming arrangements. You can contact the Oaks directly to make arrangements if you prefer to stay at the Oaks.

Melody Mason will be our guest speaker for our upcoming retreat.

9. Remember that now is the time to begin inviting your friends and neighbors to the upcoming Serpentine Prophecy series at our church, April 21-23. This four-part series will begin nightly at 7P.M. and also Sabbath morning at 11 A.M. It’s a high-quality program that looks at the subject of death and spiritualism. We have a small supply of sharing cards to give to those you plan to invite but not enough to put stacks in offices. So please only take what you will use. They are available in the church foyer. We also have it posted on our church website and Facebook page. Invite folks to visit www.serpentineprophecy.com for more information and to register.

10. Just a reminder to make your reservations now for the church camp out this July 29-31. You can make the reservations by clicking here. We usually congregate around the A & B sites.

11. I noticed we have a complete set of the Testimonies for the Church at the church on the give away table in the foyer. Anyone interested is welcome to have them. This would be a great resource for a young person developing their library. These books are so valuable!

12. This week I happened upon this video of Walter Veith & T Colin Campbell in an online dialogue from a 2021 Plant-Based Summit. I remember filming Walt Cross’ presentations for this same summit. Perhaps you have already seen this video but for those who haven’t and who have appreciated the work of either or both, I thought you would appreciate this fascinating dialogue.

Blessings as you prepare for the coming Sabbath!

In His Service,

Pastor Jeremy

Friday, March 25, 2022

Dear Church Family,

The very fact that Christ bore the penalty of man’s transgression is a mighty argument to all created intelligences that the law is changeless; that God is righteous, merciful, and self-denying; and that infinite justice and mercy unite in the administration of His government.

White, E. G. (1890). The Story of Patriarchs and Prophets as Illustrated in the Lives of Holy Men of Old (Vol. 1, p. 70). Pacific Press Publishing Association.

In the news:

1.Tonight at 6:30 P.M. we will have Georgia-Cumberland Academy with us for a sacred concert at the church. Their choral group Camerata will be singing for us.

2. This Sabbath we will continue our series in Genesis with a message entitled, “The Begats.”

3. The school is collecting crayons (24 count) and women’s hygiene products in travel sizes such as soaps, lotions, shampoos, conditioners, and deodorants. If you would like to donate, please place your donation in the bins at church or drop by the school on Monday. This is the last weekend for collections.

4. Kristen Fox wants to invite the church family to her baptism this Sabbath at 3 P.M. at the church. Note it will no longer be at Horse Creek due to the cold.

5. Communion has been postponed and will not be this weekend.

6. This Sabbath the GAA String Ensemble will present a classical sacred AYA concert at Greeneville SDA Church. Join us as we close the Sabbath with readings and music featuring student soloists.

7. The school board will be meeting this Monday at 6 P.M. in the school library.

8. Thank you for all the prayers on Jonathan Dietrich’s behalf. Here’s an update from Jonathan:

"God gave us a Christian judge who sent the problem back to the church. This issue was resolved during a lengthy meeting with the angry man and some church members. The angry man should not bother us again.  God answered our prayers.  We did not get into trouble - foreigners usually lose court cases in this kind of situation in Chad. 

Please pray for our container to be released from customs and to get
safely to Bere."

Miracle - The angry man arranged with a certain judge to have this case so as to get Jonathan in trouble.  But for some reason that judge did not show up and a Christian judge handled the case.

Thank you for your prayers!  God heard!!!

9. Our mid-week Bible study will meet again this Wednesday at 7 P.M. via ZOOM. We will finish up our study of chapter 2 and begin chapter 3 of Zechariah.

10. Our church is, thanks to Rhoda Kanna & Ron Fields, able to participate in the public school Science & Engineering fair each year. Our church is designated to share on health. This year Rhoda recruited Jason & Jordan who are presenting the NEWSTART plan every 10 minutes from 8:30 to 2:45 P.M. at the Hal Henard school today to groups of young people.

Jason & Jordan sharing the principles of NEWSTART!

11. Next Sabbath Pastor Jared will be sharing his last message at Greeneville. We will be having a farewell fellowship luncheon after the service and invite everyone to participate who can.

12. Henry Kennedy will be baptized next Sabbath afternoon at 3 P.M. at Horse Creek. All are invited.

13. Our first LIVE STREAM was a success as we gathered for fellowship and food in our front yard. We enjoyed meeting some new people and getting to know one another better as we participated in some “get to know you” activities. Some of the kids enjoyed playing a game of soccer after supper.

Blessings as you prepare for the coming Sabbath!

In His Service,

Pastor Jeremy

Friday, March 18, 2022

Dear Church Family,

When it is in the heart to obey God, when efforts are put forth to this end, Jesus accepts this disposition and effort as man’s best service, and He makes up for the deficiency with His own divine merit. But He will not accept those who claim to have faith in Him, and yet are disloyal to His Father’s commandment. We hear a great deal about faith, but we need to hear a great deal more about works. Many are deceiving their own souls by living an easygoing, accommodating, crossless religion. But Jesus says, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”—The Signs of the Times, June 16, 1890.

White, E. G. (1958). Selected Messages From the Writings of Ellen G. White, Book 1 (p. 382). Review and Herald Publishing Association.

In the news:

1. This Sabbath we will resume our Genesis series with a look at Cain & Abel.

2. Marti Hampton will be joining our church family through profession of faith this Sabbath! Marti was an Adventist years ago and is now returning to the faith she grew up with. Allice Hughes was Marti’s mother. You may remember Allice who was a member for many years in our church and passed away some time back. Marti isn’t able to come to church normally due to health concerns but will be with us this Sabbath. She watches faithfully online and plans to be engaged in ministry to the shut-ins in our church through phone calls and cards.

Marti Hampton

3. Inge Horton’s memorial service will be this Sunday, March 20. Visitation will begin here at the church at 12:00 p.m. Service will begin at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorial gifts to be given to Alzheimer’s, 207 North Boone Street, Johnson City, Tennessee 37604.

4. Our first Live Stream for those ages 20-49 and their families will be this Sunday, March 20 at 4:30 P.M. at our home.  If you would like to bring something for the meal, a salad of some kind would be welcome. Stew, cornbread, dessert, & drink will be provided. RSVP is preferred but not required. Also, you may like to bring something to roast marshmallows with and a camp chair. Future gatherings will be Sunday, May 22 at 4:30 p.m. and will be for those ages 50-69. Then the last group will be Sunday, June 12 at 4:30 p.m. and will be for those ages 70 and above.

5. Our mid-week Bible study this week will look at Zechariah chapter 2. Join us this Wednesday at 7 P.M. via ZOOM.

6. We are blessed to have great Sabbath School teachers and classes for our young people. Here is a bulletin board from our primary room with Shawn Dietrich’s class. Carol Baughman has coordinated the mission report with missionaries from our own church family sharing stories. Impressive!

7. A reminder that we are collecting funds for the Riverview church family as they hope to rebuild as soon as possible. We have set up a fund that has a current balance of about $4000.

8. Fellowship dinner this Sabbath has been canceled.

9. We are excited to announce that next Sabbath afternoon, March 26 at 3 P.M., Kristin Fox will be baptized at Horse Creek.

10. Remember to be prayerfully considering who you might invite to the Serpentine Prophecy mini-series to be held Thursday through Sabbath, April 21-23 at the church. This 3 night plus Sabbath morning series will look at the topic of spiritualism and the state of the dead. It’s an outreach event.

11. Last Sabbath was a treat with the snow! Jason & I headed out for a hike to Margarite falls after Sabbath lunch and enjoyed the beauty! Also brought Louie, our Sun Conure.

Blessings as you prepare for the coming Sabbath!

In His Service,

Pastor Jeremy

Friday, March 11, 2022

Dear Church Family,

Last Day Events 191

In the news:

1.This Sabbath Pastor Jared will be sharing the morning message with a sermon entitled, “We Know It When We Hear It.”

2. AYA had to be canceled for this week.

3. Ron Turk’s celebration of life service will be this Sunday at the church with visitation from 1-2 p.m. and the service at 2 p.m. A graveside service will follow at Graceland Memorial Gardens.

4. A collection bin has been placed in the church lobby whereby you can contribute to the upcoming GAA mission trip to Bolivia. The items that they need are listed in the graphic below. Note that donations will be collected for the next few weeks.

5. We will have an in-person church finance committee meeting this Monday evening at 6 P.M. at the church.

6. We will have an in-person church board meeting this Monday evening at 7:15 P.M. at the church.

7. I received an email and call this morning from Dr. Rachel Nelson, a pediatric physician, who alerted me to two bills  (Bill HB2451 by Rep Terri Lynn Weaver/SB2360 by Sen. Janice Bowling & Bill HB2835 by Rep John Ragan/SB2696 by Sen. Janice Bowling) that are being considered by our state legislatures in the coming days. Evidently, the American Academy of Pediatrics is fighting this vigorously but when you look at the proposed bills, they are really a means of protecting parents’ rights and the innocence of children. Please read this letter from Rachel which has more information and also includes handy form letters to use for email when contacting your state representatives. Please contact them today while we still have time. This is a very urgent matter.

8. OUR FIRST LIVE STREAM gathering will be Sunday, March 20 at 4:30 P.M. at our home. Those who are ages 20-49 and their children are invited to join us for food and fellowship in the front yard by the stream. If you would like to bring something for the meal, a salad of some kind would be welcome. Stew, cornbread, dessert, & drink will be provided. RSVP is preferred but not required. Also if you like, bring something to roast marshmallows with and a camp chair. The future gatherings will be Sunday, May 22 at 4:30 P.M. and will be for those ages 50-69. Then the last group will be Sunday, June 12 at 4:30 P.M. and will be for those ages 70 and above.

Sunday, March 20 @ 4:30 P.M. for ages 20-49 and their children.

9. I am sad to share that Inga Horton passed away this past Wednesday. Her arrangements are as follows: The service will be at 2 P.M. on Sunday, March 20 with visitation from 12-2 P.M. Both visitation and the service will be at our church.

10. This Wednesday at 7 P.M. via ZOOM, we will continue our study of Zechariah with a look at chapters 1 & 2. We will also seek to address some of the questions brought up in our last study.

Blessings as you prepare for the coming Sabbath!

In His Service,

Pastor Jeremy

Friday, March 4, 2022

Dear Church Family,

Perhaps many of you are familiar with this picture. It hung in a home where Ellen White would visit from time to time, and family and friends both shared how she would often comment on how this picture most closely resembled the person of Jesus as she beheld Him in vision. What a beautiful moment that will be when our eyes are able to behold Him face to face!

In the news:

1.This Sabbath we will continue our series in Genesis with a message entitled, “The Way.”

This week’s message: “The Way”

2. All are invited to Paint Creek for the rebaptism of Eduardo Prada Jr. this Sabbath at 4:30 P.M.

Eduardo Prada Jr. Baptism at Paint Creek at 4:30 P.M.

3. Some may be wondering how they can give to support Ukraine. Here are a couple of options. Outpost Centers International and ADRA are both Adventist ministries that are working to help alleviate the suffering.

4.  This coming Tuesday, March 8, GAA will be having their annual International Food Fair at the school gymnasium from 5:00-6:30p.m.  Come out and enjoy the fun and fellowship as you sample delicious food from a variety of countries!  Proceeds will help support their history trip next fall.

5. This coming Wednesday at 7 P.M. we will begin a new study on the book of Zechariah via ZOOM

6. Just a reminder that our first LIVE STREAM gathering will be Sunday, March 20 at 4:30 P.M. at our home. Those who are ages 20-49 and their children are invited to join us for food and fellowship at our home in the front yard by the stream. If you would like to bring something for the meal, a salad of some kind would be welcome. Stew, cornbread, dessert, & drink will be provided. RSVP is preferred but not required. Also bring something to roast marshmallows if you like and a camp chair. The future gatherings will be Sunday, May 22 at 4:30 P.M. and will be for those ages 50-69. Then the last group will be Sunday, June 12 at 4:30 P.M. and will be for those ages 70 and above.

Sunday, March 20 at 4:30 P.M. for ages 20-49

7. Our church campout at Cades Cove is scheduled for July 29-31. Make your reservations early as sites are already filling up and remember we usually congregate around the A & B sites.

Mama bear & 3 Cubs at Cades Cove

8. The Church Retreat at the Oaks is scheduled for April 15-16. Melody Mason who is the prayer coordinator for United in Prayer at the General Conference will be our guest speaker for the weekend. Melody has also authored two popular books, Daring to Ask for More and Daring to Live by Every Word.

9. Remember to mark your calendars for April 21-23 and plan to attend the Serpentine Prophecy series. These nightly presentations will be at 7 P.M. and will involve an engaging video presentation and Bible study. This is an excellent outreach event and something you can feel good about bringing your friends from the community to.

April 21-23 at 7 P.M.

10. Remember to also mark your calendar for our special International Sabbath celebration on May 7. This will include a parade of nations as well as an amazing fellowship dinner.

11. Thank you to our Social Committee for the fellowship we enjoyed last Saturday night. We had a great gathering with young and old alike. It was also nice to enjoy fellowship lunch together last Sabbath! What a blessing!

Blessings as you prepare for the coming Sabbath!

In His Service,

Pastor Jeremy

Friday, February 24, 2022

Dear Church Family,

Let’s remember Ukraine in our prayers as they face the awful effects of war. We have 1 Adventist college, 784 churches, and 43,307 church members in Ukraine. Let us also remember our Russian brothers and sisters who live under the harsh realities of such a regime. I appreciated this blog post from Amazing Facts as it pertains to the war in Ukraine. It gave a simple explanation of events and reminded us of what we’ve already been told in prophecy.

Remember, let us work for the night is coming, when man’s work is done. We still have freedom and let us take every opportunity to share while freedom is ours. Our work as Adventists is to herald the 3 Angel’s message that men and women might find peace amidst a world in turmoil. What a gift we have to share.

As I reflect on the turmoil over in eastern Europe, I am reminded of the peace that is available to each scared soul, a peace that is similar to the peace depicted in the following familiar story.

Many years ago, there was a good King who offered a prize to the artist who could paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. When the King finished viewing all the pictures there were two he really liked and he had to choose between them

One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for peaceful towering mountains were all around it. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace. 

The other picture had mountains too. But these were rugged and bare. Above was an angry sky from which rain fell, in which lightening played. Down the side of the mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall. This did not look peaceful at all. 

But, when the King looked closely, he saw behind the waterfall a tiny bush growing in a crack in the rock.  In the bush a mother bird had built her nest. There, in the middle of the rush of angry water, sat the mother bird on her nest … in perfect peace. 

The King chose the second picture and rewarded the artist with the prize. 

He declared his choice this way: “Because,” explained the King, “peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or difficult work.  Peace means to be surrounded by all those things and still be calm in your heart. That is the real meaning of peace.” (taken from https://www.joanlunden.com)

Here is a picture that conveys the idea.

Such a peace only comes when a life is fully surrendered to Jesus!

In the news:

1.This Sabbath we will continue our series in Genesis with a message entitled, “A Return to Innocence.”

2. We will have fellowship dinner this Sabbath with the Rojas team hosting. Bring a dish and enjoy the fellowship these dinners afford. It looks like for now we will have fellowship lunch once a month. If you are interested in serving on a team, please contact Brenda Chalfant.

3. Our social committee has planned a special family night for our church this Saturday night. The event will be held in the church fellowship hall and will take place from 6-9 p.m.  The evening will begin with a special season of prayer and intercession for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine and the war that is devestating their country right now. After worship, there will be a light supper and then some group games that have beenn planned by the social commitee.

4. The 5th annual chili cook-off will be Sunday, Feb 27 at 4:30 P.M. at the school gym. Tickets will be sold at the door as a school fundraiser.

5. We will be wrapping up our study/discussion on the book of James this coming Wednesday evening at 7 P.M. via ZOOM. We will be looking at prayer for the sick and the subject of anointing.

6. The Florida & Georgia-Cumberland Conferences are offering a seminar on tips for avoiding the hassles & expense of probate. Contact Ray Hartwell for the ZOOM link to join in on this informative meeting.

7. Tom Johnson, husband of Lisa Johnnson who passed away back in December, also passed away and the memorial is scheduled for Monday at 4 P.M. at Kiser Rose Hill Funeral home. The family will receive friends from 2-4 P.M. Please keep the family in prayer as it is devestating to lose both parentns in such a close time frame.

8. Eduardo Prada Jr. will be re-baptized at 3:30 P.M. at Paint Creek on Sabbath afternoon, March 5. All are invited.

Re-Baptism for Eduardo Prada Jr. will be Sabbath, March 5 at 3:30 P.M. at Paint Creek.

9. Remember that all the men in our congregation are invited to Bible Study & Breakfast on Sunday, March 6 from 8:30 -10 A.M. at the church fellowship hall. Contact Andrew Peret for more information.

Blessings as you prepare for the coming Sabbath!

In His Service,

Pastor Jeremy

Friday, February 19, 2022

Dear Church Family,

In the news:

  1. This Sabbath we will resume our Genesis series with a message entitled, Media & Mediums.

2. This Sabbath afternoon at 4 P.M. at the Knoxville SDA Church, there will be a meeting where the leadership of our conference share how God has worked in our conference over the last 5 years and then open it up for anyone that has questions. All are invited and delegates and alternates are asked to attend in person. But if you are not a delegate, you are still invited to attend or watch online by clicking here. Our voted delegates are Jeremy Arnall, Jared Callaway, Larry Boughman, Mike Odell, Kevin Finley, Carl Ashlock, Sabrina Kennedy, Randy Nomura, Kirstin Elliott, Kim Shumaker, Eduardo Prada Jr., Mark Murray, Dan Thomas, & Katie Wilson. Our alternates include Anne Andrus, Rhoda Kanna, & Andrew Peret.

3. The church family is invited for some family time in the church fellowship hall on February 26th from 6-9 p.m.   We will share in worship, fellowship, and a lite supper together. Games will be provided. This event is being hosted by the social committee in our church.

4. We are thankful to report Dave Ondrejka Sr is back home now after having been hospitalized with COVID. The family appreciates your prayers on his behalf.

5. Please keep Alberta Ottinger in your prayers as she remains in the hospital with COVID. Today makes one week and she needs continued prayer. Also, Jared Callaway & Ben Hastings have come down with COVID so please keep them in your prayers as well.

6. The 5th annual GAA chili cook-off is scheduled for Sunday, February 27 at 4:30 P.M. at the school gym. All are invited to this school fundraiser.

7. Remember that coming March 6, we have a men’s breakfast & Bible study in the church fellowship hall. All men are invited to attend. It will begin at 8:30 A.M. and last about an hour and a half.

Blessings as you prepare for the coming Sabbath!

In His Service,

Pastor Jeremy

Friday, February 11, 2022

Dear Church Family,

In the news:

1.This Sabbath Pastor Jared will be sharing the morning message.

2. We will have an ole timey music program this Sabbath for vespers. AYA begins at 6 P.M. this Sabbath.

3. Remember that for those who ordered take out with the Pathfinders, pick up is this Sunday from 5:30 – 6:30 P.M.

4. Please note that finance committee & church board have been cancelled for this month so there will be no meeting this Monday.

5. We will be hosting an exciting mini-series focused on the Bible’s teaching on death, April 21-23. This four part series put together by Voice of Prophecy is first class and something you can feel good about bringing your friends to. Each presentation will feature an engaging video segment with Pastor Shawn Boonstra and then a short follow up Bible study. Here’s the trailer for the upcoming series.

April 21-23

6. The church camp out at Cades Cove is scheduled for July 29-31. Make your reservations early and remember we usually congregate around the A & B sites.

7. Andrew Peret is planning a men’s Bible study / breakfast for the first Sunday of each month with the first gathering taking place on Sunday, March 6 from 8:30- 10 A.M. in the church fellowship hall. Contact Andrew Peret for more information.

8. Today is Dr Turks 84th birthday! The Pathfinders went to his place last night and sang happy birthday to him in his front yard! His children came in last night and will be spending the weekend with them. Here’s a picture from last nights singing!

9. The Pathfinders are still taking orders for the drive through dinner this Sunday. Please place your order forms in the box in the foyer or contact Kirstin Elliott by tomorrow night.

Blessings as you prepare for the coming Sabbath.

In His Service,

Pastor Jeremy

Friday, February 4, 2022

Dear Church Family,

Let the magnitude of the following words sink in.

1 MCP 59

Little do we comprehend the power of the mind. Modern research is demonstrating the truth of these words she wrote long ago! Let us guard the mind and follow God’s direction for our lives.

In the news:

1.This Sabbath we will be meeting in person at the church for Sabbath School & Church.

2. We will resume our Genesis series this Sabbath with a look at chapter two. The message is entitled: “Image Is Everything.”

3. There will be no AYA this Sabbath. Note that we will have AYA next Sabbath, February 12 with Dan Sanford and friends sharing some ole timey music.

4. GAA’s Winterfest which was scheduled for this Sunday has been postponed.

5. Last Sabbath, I referenced an appeal made by our church leaders that was released on January 26. If you haven’t read it, it’s worth your time. The article is entitled: Concerns Regarding COVID-19, Church Governance, and Liberty of Conscience

6. This Wednesday at 7 P.M. we will continue our study in James with a look at James 3:13-18.

7.. Remember that this Thursday is the deadline for signing up for the drive-through dinner fundraiser that the Pathfinders are offering on Sunday, February 13. Please pick up order blanks in the foyer for each order and deliver them to the school or church office by Thursday.

8. All men are invited to mark their calendars for Sunday, March 6 for breakfast and Bible study at 8:30 A.M. More details to come.

Blessings as you prepare for the coming Sabbath!

In His Service,

Pastor Jeremy