Announcements

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.

Main church service on Sabbath, August 11 – 10:50 AM
Assistant Pastor Tanner Martinwill be reflecting on the tremendous price that God has paid for the human soul and the reason this high price should inspire us to live differently in the world.

Fellowship Meal for Sabbath, August 11
There will be no fellowship meal for this Sabbath.  Please consider inviting someone home for food and fellowship!

The Melashenko 4 Concert
Don’t miss the MISSION EMPHASIS SABBATH with The Melashenkos coming on Sabbath, September 1, 2018. The Melashenko’s will be joining us for the 11:00 am Sabbath Morning Worship Service as well as having a 6:30 pm Evening Gospel Concert featuring the Melashenko 4.

Pastor Joedy & Judy Melashenko and the “Melashenko 4” will be with us for a special “Mission Emphasis Sabbath” on September 1.  Seldom do you have the privilege of hearing music and a message that has a powerful impact for missions. The Melashenkos are Ambassadors for Gospel Outreach,  a volunteer organization that sponsors more than 2000 indigenous Bible Workers in more than 40 countries.  They will share thrilling reports of how the Gospel is being spread in these very challenging parts of the world.

Joedy and Judy began their ministry here in the Grants Pass Church and have many FOND memories of their service here.

Bring a friend and be doubly blessed!

Jaime Jorge in Concert on September 15
Jaime Jorge, a very gifted violinist who has an inspiring story to share will be performing at a concert on Sabbath, September 15 at 6:00 PM in our Grants Pass SDA Church sanctuary.

Jaime began playing the violin at the age of five. Born and raised in communist Cuba, he was given many opportunities-including an offer to study in Moscow with some of the greatest musicians of our time … only he and his family would renounce their belief in God. They refused. When Jaime was ten, miraculously, his family was given the opportunity to leave the country. They came to the United States, where Jaime received a Christian education and violin lessons with eminent violinist and teacher Cyrus Forough. But Jaime dreamed of being a missionary doctor, and in 1994 he entered the University of Illinois School of Medicine. In 1996, he left medical school and a promising medical to follow God’s call to devote his life to full-time music ministry. Since 1988 he has traveled over 6 million air miles and has played on 6 continents and in over 80 countries (he’s waiting for an invitation to play for penguins in Antarctica to visit all 7 continents). He has recorded and released 17 albums. 

Better Life Broadcasting Network News
Beginning in August, Better Life TV will begin airing Brian McMahon’s video series that was recorded here at the church. Please tune in Monday through Thursday at 6 PM to follow the series.

Prayer warriors are invited to join Better Life’s newly formed Prayer Team. We will be gathering on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm at the station to earnestly pray for the needs of the ministry of Better Life and our local community.

It’s CHOIR TIME!!  ♫  
Excitement is in the air and great plans are in the works as the Choir prepares for Season II.  For all those who love to sing, whether returning choir members or those thinking about joining, you are invited to the Laudation Singers’ Meet & Greet, August 11th at the BLC from 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM.  Bring a dish to share and join us for an afternoon of fellowship, testimonies, and fun.  Please note: This event is for current and prospective choir participants and their families only.

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! 

Women’s Bible Study Group
Ladies, come and join us as we study the life of Christ in the Gospels along with The Desire of Ages.  This study pormises to bring you closer to Jesus and to the other women of our church.  We meet every Tuesday at 5:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room.  Bring your Bible and The Desire of Ages.  For more information, please contact Donna Griffith.

Small Group Bible Study
The Small Group Bible Study Class on Tuesdays at 3:00 PM is once again meeting.  Chuck Austin will be leading out and the current studies is on Genesis.

Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School News
Registration for 2018-2019
Our school is now accepting applications for next school year.  Students who will be in grades K-8 are welcome to make arrangements to tour the school and meet with the principal.  Call 541-479-2293 for more information. Help us spread the word!

Box Tops & Bottles For Education
Please remember to clip and save the Box Tops for Education from select products you purchase and turn them in to the school.   You can also donate your empty bottles and cans that have OR redemption value.  Help us earn money for the school one Box Top and one bottle at a time!

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.

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. 

Quilts for Kids Ministry
Do you have the desire to be the hands of Jesus?  A homemade blanket or quilt will share the love of Jesus in a tangible way, bringing comfort and security. Help is needed in many ways. For more information please contact Rebekah Hill at 509-310-3171

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

Dorcas Community Service Ministry
Many in the community of Grants Pass are blessed with food and clothing that is 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 and /or to donate the following items:   gloves, blankets, tents and sleeping bags. We no longer need egg cartons or plastic grocery bags. Please bring your contributions to Dorcas on Tuesdays from 9 am to 2 pm or on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 am to 12:30 pm. Thank you for your help! Please call Larry Sample at 541-660-9088 for more information. Thank you!

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 griefministrysda@gmail.com

A floral arrangement is a beautiful way to honor or remember someone you love or admire and is a blessing for our congregation and the extended TV viewing audience as well.  Please reserve a Sabbath of your choice on the calendar located in the church office hallway. 

School Veggie Store
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.

If you’d like to hear about new products and any sales that are happening at the Veggie Food Store, please contact the school with your name and email address.  Please call the school at 541-479-2293 or email:  office@gpsdaschool.org

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, general announcements or be added to our Prayer Chain by sending your email address and request to office@grantspasschurch.com. You may select any specific communications or all three. If you have any questions, please contact Kii at the church office at 541-476-6313.

Free Books
Our Church Library has a selection of “free” books to give away. The books will be available after the Worship Hour each Sabbath, or you may contact Andie at 541-295-1347. For those who have checked out items, please remember to renew or return them.

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 office@grantspasschurch.com   (during office hours: Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 3 PM)
2. Donna Griffith 541- 597-2055 or donna555@frontiernet.net  (after hours and weekends for EMERGENCY prayer requests)

NPUC Gleaner Online
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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. 

Live Streaming
If you have a special church event that you would like live streamed, please contact Gary McGinnis at 541-324-0259.

Flowers
Do you have any flowers that you would like to share with the rest of the church?  Each Sabbath is an opportunity to share the beauty and bounty of the flowers in your yard by displaying them in a podium arrangement for all to enjoy.  There is a wall roster in the church office hallway that you can sign up to bring flowers.

“LIKE” us on Facebook!
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 son or daughter 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. 

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