You can also access the weekly church bulletin, monthly calendar and newsletter from the home page to keep better informed as to what’s happening at the Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Speaker for Sabbath, January 20, 2018 – 10:50 AM
Our speaker for this Sabbath will be Pastor Charles Byrd with his message “Do We Really Want the Truth?”
A Call from the Pastor: Would you rather hear the truth or be lied to? That question will not be answered with your words, but with your actions. Jesus said in John 14:6 “I am the truth.” The Apostle John said this truth is also the WORD (John 1:1, 14). If we don’t pick it, read it, digest it, live it, then we are in fact choosing Satan’s lies over God’s truth. Let’s keep our commitment to be in the Word daily!
Fellowship Meal for Sabbath, January 20
There is no fellowship luncheon planned for this Sabbath. Please consider inviting people to your home for friendship and lunch.
A memorial for Sonja Shull will be held on Sunday, January 28th at 1:00 PM in the sanctuary. Light refreshments will follow in the Multipurpose Room.
Mark your calendars for an evangelistic series, “Unsealed,” February 17 through March 17 at the Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1360 NE Ninth Street. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM. Pastor Brian McMahon will unpack many prophetic symbols in the Bible and what they represent. Opening night’s program is entitled “Unlocking Revelation’s Mysteries.” Special programming is planned for children ages 5-12. Please watch for further information in your church bulletin, or through the church webpage, www.grantspasschurch.com.
2018 Bible / Spirit of Prophecy Reading Program
In the hopes of helping each one of you draw closer to God, the Prayer Ministry is again providing the daily reading program of the Spirit of Prophecy and the Bible. The upcoming year’s program is the Desire of Ages. Copies of the program are available in the church foyer and church office during the week. The reading program begins Chapter 1, God With Us on Page 19, so be sure that the book you are using starts chapter 1 on that page. The EG White app is also compatible with the reading program. We hope and pray that you will take the time to enrich your relationship with Jesus and join in this reading program for 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Donna Griffith.
Newstart for the Family begins January 23 at 6:00 PM at the Better Living Center of the Grants Pass SDA Church on 1360 NE 9th Street. This scientifically researched health restoration program meets Tuesdays and Thursdays for a total of 8 sessions, ending February 15. It includes lifestyle principles that prevent and reverse disease through natural methods. This is a great series to learn the basics of meal planning and cooking with plant foods. For more information and to register, please contact Rosie at 541-471-1325.
10 Days of Prayer 2018
This year’s Ten Days of Prayer will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the Youth Chapel beginning Wednesday, January 10 and continuing through Friday, January 19. Each night we will be reading a theme sheet to study the apparel of the High Priest as worn in the Sanctuary service. Also included will be Bible verses and passages from Ellen White that add insight to the theme. Prayer and supplication will be the main components of the meetings. We expect these meeting to be a great spiritual blessing and invite all of you to attend.
Tithe and Offering Receipts
Tithe and Offering receipts will be availablein the foyer after the worship service on Sabbath, January 20th, and also at the church office during regular business hours.
Tuesday Women’s Study
All women are invited to join us each Tuesday at 5 pm in the Multipurpose Room as we study the book The Great Controversy by Ellen White. Please contact Donna Griffith or the church office for a study guide.
Mid-Week Prayer Meeting
Experience the power of prayer as a community of faith! Join us every Wednesday at 6:30 PM in the Youth Chapel. We look forward to seeing you this week!
Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School News
The Desk in the Church Foyer
What is an empty desk doing in our church foyer? It’s waiting for you! We’re asking for people to stop by the desk and pray for the student who will fill this desk at our school. God hears and answers prayers.
The school is in need of a volunteer to do some minor drywall repairs. Please call the school office at 541-479-2293 if you can help.
You can help the Grants Pass Adventist School in the following ways: 1) Pray for our school, students & staff. 2) Clip and save the “Box Tops for Education” from select products and turn them in to the school. 3) Shop at the School Veggie Food Store on Tuesday and Thursdays where all profits fund student scholarships. 4) Connect your Fred Meyer Rewards card to the school at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. Every time you shop a portion of the sale amount will be donated to the school. 5) Save your bottles and cans that have Oregon redemption value and bring them to the school. Please contact the school office for more information at 541-479-2293.
If you would like to play a wholesome and fun game of soccer this Sunday, please come to the school gym at 5:00 PM with your shin guards and lots of energy. Players must be 13 or older. For more information, please contact Neto at 978-549-9997 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ABC Sales Flyers
Please visit the Adventist Book Center website: abcflyer.com to submit your request to receive the ABC sale flyers via email. If you should need assistance, please call them at 503-850-3300. A variety of new books are now available. For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com
Volunteers Needed at Dorcas Community Service Ministry
Many in the community of Grants Pass are blessed with food and clothing that are distributed from our center. Volunteers are needed to serve in the operation of various stations. It would be greatly appreciated if you could give of your time by calling Larry Sample at 541-660-9088. Thank you!
Dorcas is in need of the following items. Women’s Department: socks, small and medium underwear, gloves, sweatpants, thermals, knit scarves & hats. Men’s Department is in urgent need of socks, sweats, undershirts, thermals, jeans, gloves. Children’s Department: girls & boys socks and coats. Please bring your contributions to the church office during regular business hours, or bring to Dorcas on Tuesdays. Thank you for your help!
Spanish Worship Service
Every Sabbath, many of our Spanish speaking brothers and sisters gather together with invited friends to have Sabbath School (9:30 AM) and worship service in Spanish (11:00 AM). These services are held each Saturday, downstairs in our Youth Chapel. Please get the word out and keep our Spanish group in your prayers!
A Special Remembrance
Thinking about donating church flowers in memory of a loved one? You will now have the opportunity to submit a favorite photo of that person, or persons, including the dates of birth and passing. This will be projected on the screen Sabbath morning along with the other announcements. If you are interested, you may send information or contact our Grief Ministry leaders, Ted and Jeanne Powell at email@example.com
The school’s Veggie Store is open on Tuesdays from noon to 4:00 PM and Thursdays from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Proceeds from sales at the store benefit our school and our students.
Loma Blue – Loma Linda has introduced a new line of food products with healthier ingredients! They now have a variety of complete meal solutions as well as several canned products that are non-GMO, vegan, and contain no food dyes. Several gluten-free items are available as well. Look for the blue labels at the School’s Veggie Food Store. Hours on Tuesdays are from noon to 4:00 PM and on Thursdays from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Remember that all profits are used to fund student scholarships.
Church Communications Online
We provide email communications for all church members who would like to be added to the group list. You can receive the weekly bulletin, monthly Newsletter or be added to our Prayer Chain by sending your email and request to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may select any specific communications or all three.
Our Church Library has a selection of “free” books to give away. The books will be available after the Worship Hour today, or you may contact Andie at 541-295-1347. For those who have checked out items, please remember to renew or return them.
If you are interested in receiving the weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter via email, or joining our church email prayer team, please contact Kii at email@example.com to sign up.
A Focus on Stewardship
God enables us to give when we have nothing to give. What an awesome God! Counsels on Stewardship, pg 120 puts it this way, “Some are willing to give according to what they have… They have no income that they can spare from the necessities of their families. But there are many of this class who might ask themselves the question, ‘Am I giving according to what I might have had?’”
The Prayer Chain
It may be activated by calling the following numbers in the order given until you reach someone:
1. Church Office 541-476-6313 or firstname.lastname@example.org (during office hours: Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 3 PM)
2. Donna Griffith 541- 597-2055 or email@example.com
NPUC Gleaner Online
Sign up for the FREE GleanerNOW e-newsletter at www.gleaneronline.org, or become a Facebook friend of “NPUC Gleaner.”
Signs of the Times
Signs of the Times® invites readers to live as Christians in modern North American society. Within its 64 pages, each month readers will find news, tips, and articles on how to live a healthy Christian lifestyle. This fourcolor magazine emphasizes Christ’s Second Advent and the prophecies and “signs” that indicate the nearness of this event. If you would like to receive this magazine monthly, you can subscribe online at Adventist Book Center. Or you may call to subscribe – (800) 545 – 2
If you have a special church event that you would like live streamed, please contact Gary McGinnis at 541-324-0259.
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We have a church page on Facebook (“Grants Pass Adventist”) to keep you informed about upcoming events and for you to share with others in our community!
Do You Have a Child Serving in the Military?
Any members who have a child or grandchild serving our country in the military are asked to submit that name to the Church Office. We have members who wish to keep in contact with them.
DO YOU HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT you would like to post on this page? Please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “web info” in the subject line and we will post it as space allows.