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Main church service on Sabbath, November 9, 2019 – 10:50 AM
In today’s sermon, Elder John Mauro will discuss how to keep in tip-top spiritual shape.

If you miss any of the sermons they are available on our Grants Pass SDA Church YouTube channel:

When Pastor Byrd speaks, his sermon notes can be found at:

Fellowship Meal for Sabbath, November 9, 2019
Today’s Fellowship Meal is hosted by church members whose last names begin with Ho – L and is held in the Better Living Center.  With the exception of visitors, we do ask that ALL people planning to attend the meal bring something to share, whether it’s home made or store bought.  Also, to preserve the sanctity of the Sabbath, we ask that all food items be prepared ahead of time, and to please take your dishes home to wash.  Thank you for understanding that the main purpose for Sabbath Fellowship Meals is just that — to fellowship while enjoying a meal together and uplifting God. Click Here to Download Flyer

Sabbath Worship Schedule change beginning November 2, 2019!
The church board has approved the following Adult Sabbath School program and Church Worship service.

Adult Sabbath School
9:30 – 10:20 ……………………………………….. Adult SS Classes
10:20 – 10:25 …………………………………………………… Break
10:25 – 10:40……….. “Missions & Ministries” Program (Adults)
10:40 – 10:50 …………………………………………………… Break

This time has been designated for transitional activities such as picking up children, etc. so everyone can be seated on time for the worship service. Thank you for maintaining a reverent spirit in the sanctuary.

The Church at Worship
10:50 – 10:55 …………………………………………… Piano Prelude
10:55 – 11:05 …………………………………………….. Hymn Time
11:05 – 11:08 ………………………… Welcome/Prayer of Invocation
11:08 – 11:11 …………………………………….. Children’s Offering
11:11 – 11:15 ………………………………………… Children’s Story
11:15 – 11:20 ………………………………………………… Offering
11:20 – 11:25 ……………………………………… Scripture & Prayer
11:25 – 11:30 …………………………………………… Special Music
11:30 – 12:15 …………………………………………………. Sermon
12:15 – 12:20 ………………………………………….. Closing Hymn
12:20 – 12:30 …………………………………………… Announcements
12:30 …………………………………… Ushers dismiss congregation

Prayer for Our Children will now meet in front of the sanctuary immediately following the dismissal by the ushers.

Prayer Vigil Nov 9
“Prayer is the key in the hand of faith to unlock heaven’s storehouse where are treasured boundless resources of omnipotence.” Join others in the Youth Chapel as we hold a prayer vigil for Better Life Television station on Sabbath, November 9 beginning at 3:00 pm and going until 10:00 pm.  Click Here to Download Flyer

Bring Your Chainsaws
Join us this Sunday, November 10 beginning at 9:00 AM, as we cut, split, and deliver madrone firewood to Pastor Byrd’s house.  Everyone is welcomed. Please call Richard Carrigan at 541-761-4274 or meet at his house at 154 Pine Tree Drive in Williams.

Inviting All Veterans
The Grants Pass Adventist School would like to invite all Veterans to come and enjoy a special Veterans Day program on Monday, Nov 11 from 9:00 – 9:30 AM. Please call the school at 541-479-2293 to RSVP.

Veterans Day Tribute
Our Brass Ensemble will be playing at  Sunny Valley’s Grave Creek Bridge on Monday, November 11 from 1:30 -3:00 PM. Come join in the celebration! See the bulletin boards for more information.

Dinosaurs are Coming!
Dinosaurs are coming to  Rogue Valley Adventist Academy on Friday, November 15th at 7:00 PM! This live show features Rich Aguilera, the “Mud Guy” from Guide Magazine, 3ABN Kids’ Time, The Big 3, The Creation Case, and more! Join Rich as he explores the Bible, science, literature, nature and logic to discover the truth about these amazing creatures! Rich uses a giant screen, special effects, audience participation, lighting, 3D elements, prizes and surprises that will keep you on the edge from start to finish. Bring your whole family! For more information, please visit this website:

Sing-Along Vespers
There will be a Sing-Along Vespers at the Medford Church at 7:00 PM on November 15, December 27, and January 31.  Join us for an hour of singing beloved hymns and beautiful praise songs.  Hot drinks to follow in the Fireside Room.  Contact Val Morse for more information.

Church Social with Chili & Cornbread Bake-off November 16
Bring your award-wining chili and cornbread for a fun evening of eating and fellowship!  The gym will be open after supper for those who want to run off all the calories, or you can bring your favorite table game!  See you there! Click Here to Download Flyer

Thanksgiving Food Boxes
Dorcas is currently focusing on preparing Thanksgiving food boxes for people who are in need.  Monetary donations would be greatly appreciated, not only for this coming Thanksgiving, but also for Christmas food boxes. If you know of anyone who would benefit from receiving a food box, please contact Dorcas at 541-476-2052. Thanks!

Handerson Pontel Sacred Piano Concert
Inspirational pianist Handerson Pontel will share his talent and love for Christ in a sacred performance on Sabbath, November 23, starting at 5:00 PM, here in the church sanctuary. Pontel has served as pianist and choir director for Seventh-day Adventist churches throughout northern California and beyond.  Most recently, he was the pianist for the Hispanic Soquel Camp Meeting in July of this year at Soquel, CA. Come and be blessed by the sounds of beautiful music and his life-changing testimony.

Food for the Very Poor
Our brother Orlando Hernandez will be returning to Central America at the end of November on a 1½ month mission trip to feed the very poor. If you would like to share in blessing the less fortunate with food, please see Orlando or call him at 541-324-0657.  Thank you!

Dr. Neil Nedley to Speak about Enhancing Emotional Intelligence – Starts Dec 7
— Learn How You Can Solve Life’s Number One Problem

Neil Nedley, M.D., world-renowned speaker, author, and physician, will lead a three-part “Optimize Your Brain” seminar for the public on December 7 & 8

  • December 7 (Saturday) at 11:00 AM – a special sermon on “The Bible and Emotional Intelligence”
  • December 7 at 2:30 PM – “Optimize Your Brain”
  • December 8 (Sunday) at 9:00 AM – “Nutrition of the Brain”

Dr. Nedley, who has shared with audiences across North America about how lifestyle choices impact well-being in all areas of life, will give practical methods and tips that he says are guaranteed to  “enhance your emotional intelligence, help you manage relationships with others, and motivate you to achieve worthy goals.

“Everyone on planet earth is searching for ‘the good life’ but it results in life’s number one problem,” says Dr. Nedley. Why? Because few people truly achieve what they are looking for. During the “Optimize Your Brain” seminar, Nedley will share the secret to solving this problem and ensuring that you WILL experience “the good life” you are searching for!

Neil Nedley, M.D., is an award-winning, practicing physician in Internal Medicine and a premier authority on Depression. He is also president of Weimar Institute, a higher education college and lifestyle center near Sacramento, CA that houses the world-famous NEWSTART program for improving your health. He is the founder and medical director of the Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Programs and Optimize Your Brain, a program designed to enhance emotional intelligence. Dr. Nedley is the author of several popular books, including Depression: The Way Out, The Lost Art of Thinking, and Proof Positive.  He has presented and published numerous scientific studies in the medical and scientific literature and is well known as a public speaker and teacher throughout the world.

“The Gift” Christmas Program
Witness “The Gift” here at the Grants Pass Church on Sabbath, December 14 at 5:00 PM. This is an inter-faith program representing multiple denominations.  Enjoy holiday music provided by over 100 talented singers and musicians. Performers represent communities throughout southern Oregon. Be inspired as members of the Grants Pass Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints join Grants Pass’ own Laudation Singers. Hear some of your favorite Christmas songs set to new choral arrangements. Join us as we celebrate the ultimate Gift given to all mankind. 

Fountainview is Coming – What Can I Give Him?
This year’s Fountainview Academy Orchestra and Singers tour is called “What Can I Give Him?” and they will perform two free concerts here at the Grants Pass Church  on Sunday, December 15 at 5:00 and 7:30 PM.  We spend so much money, effort, and time in selecting the perfect Christmas gifts. These gifts are supposed to show our love and appreciation for the recipient. What if we spent the same amount of time preparing our gift for Jesus? The greatest and only gift we can offer Him is our heart. Join Fountainview for an inspiring and festive evening of Christmas music and fellowship. Soak up the joy of Christmas while focusing on the real reason for the season.  We will let you know as soon as the tickets are available, but in the meantime, mark your calendars!

Seeking Student Sponsorship
If you can help sponsor a Grants Pass church member’s child who is attending  RVAA, please contact the church office at 541-476-6313.

Notes from the Library
Please make sure to return items that are overdue. We’d like to get a complete and accurate listing of all library items before the end of the year.  In particular, we’re missing three New Revelation DVD’s.

Our College Members
Women’s Ministry plans to send small care packages to our church family members in college as a reminder that they are loved by their church family as well as by their immediate family. If you have a daughter or son in college, please send their mailing address to Linda Wagner at: Also, if you would like to help with this ministry, please let Linda know.

Women’s Study Group
The Prayer Ministry’s Women’s Study Group has begun meeting again on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room. All women are encouraged to come to the study and enjoy the fellowship of other women in our church.  Please bring the book Early Writings by Ellen White with you.  For more information, please contact Donna Griffith.

Haskell’s Bible Study
The church office has loose-leaf copies of Adventist Pioneer Stephen N. Haskell’s  Bible Handbook.  The Prayer Ministry is encouraging people to use this resource for either personal Bible Study or to start a small group. Please see either Donna Griffith or Kii Morse if you would be interested in either participating in, or hosting a small group study in your home.

Pathfinders has started again!  If you are in grades 5 – 10, we invite you to come and join the Grants Pass Pathfinder Club where our focus is to learn many life skills and make lifelong memories in an environment that is Christ-like, safe, and enjoyable.  Weekly meetings are at the Grants Pass SDA School each Monday beginning at 5:30 PM.

Visitation Committee
If you know of anyone who would like/needs a personal visit, please contact Sandy Page at 541-218-8740.

Communications Ministry
Did you know that our church has a Communications Ministry? Our mission is to uplift Jesus and share information about the church. However, to send the word out, we need you to remind us of upcoming events that need attention.  We will work with you to get the information out to our local newspaper, radio, website, and television stations.  The earlier we know about these, the faster and broader the information can be shared with the world!

Mid-Week Prayer Meeting
Due to the increasing intensity of events in our world, we’ve decided to use the book Last Day Events as our new study guide.  We will continue our sharing time along with the study time.  We would love to see you on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in the Youth Chapel.

IMPACT Meetings!
Do you wish for a closer walk with God? Do you find yourself longing for a deeper experience with the Lord? Do you find the testimonies of others to be inspiring and uplifting? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, come join us for the IMPACT meetings! We meet the second and fourth Fridays of each month at 6:30 PM in the Youth Chapel. You will indeed find yourself impacted by the Holy Spirit.

Prayer for Our Children
Anyone who would like to pray for their children, please meet in the Mother’s Room immediately after church service each Sabbath.

Many in the community of Grants Pass are blessed with food and clothing that is distributed from our center. As the weather gets cooler and the holidays approach, the number of people in need increases, as does our need for helpers/workers in the Dorcas, Thrift Store, and Soup Kitchen.  Any amount of time you can volunteer, in any position, would be greatly appreciated.  Please call 541-660-9088 for more information. Thank you!

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.

Private Prayer on Sabbath
If you come to church on Sabbath with burdens and a heavy heart and would like someone to pray with you, look for a person wearing a “May I Pray for You?” button. They will be happy to take you aside and lift your burdens to our Lord.

Appointments and Visitations
Pastor Byrd’s office hours are generally on Tuesdays from 2:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Please contact the church office at 541-476-6313 to schedule Pastor Byrd’s office appointments.  

Pastor Tanner’s office hours are generally on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Please email him directly at or call or text his cell phone 509-690-6799 to schedule an office appointment or a home visitation.

Volunteer Opportunity: Help Former Refugees Build a Better Life
The Center for Online Evangelism needs volunteers to fill two vitally important roles: Student Coach, and Fundraiser.  If you would like more information about either of these opportunities, please email: or visit: There is also information on the foyer table.

Romans Bible Study
One of the key messages that comes through in the book of Romans is the righteousness of Christ, which God desires to give to all who will seek Him.  Join Bible Worker Chuck Austin each Tuesday at 4:00 PM in the Youth Chapel.

Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School News

 Box Tops for School
You can continue to support the Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School with your Box Tops. Traditional Box Tops are being phased out. Instead, you can download an app and scan your store receipts. This gives immediate credit to our school. To download the app, as well as find instructions, please visit For more information, please contact the school office at 541-479-2293.

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  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. 

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:

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.

ABC Sales Flyers
Please visit the Adventist Book Center website: 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

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. A Spanish potluck is generally scheduled for the first and third Sabbaths of the month.  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, please contact the church office at 541-476-6313.

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.

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 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 458-212-4020. 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   (during office hours: Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 3 PM)
2. Donna Griffith 541- 597-2055 or  (after hours and weekends for EMERGENCY prayer requests)

NPUC Gleaner Online
Sign up for the FREE GleanerNOW e-newsletter at, 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.

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

“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. 

DO YOU HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT you would like to post on this page? Please e-mail to with “web info” in the subject line and we will post it as space allows.