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, May 18 – 10:50 AM
Today we welcome Dr. James Zackrison, former Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Director for the General Conference. He will be here all weekend for a special Sabbath School Weekend. His sermon title for Sabbath will be “The King Who Knew Not Joseph”. See below for more information on the rest of his seminars this weekend.
If you miss any of the sermons they will be available on our Grants Pass SDA Church YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/GrantsPassChurch/videos
When Pastor Byrd speaks, the sermon handouts will also be available online at: https://www.grantspasschurch.com/pastors-blog
Sabbath School Weekend, May 17-18
Dr. James Zackrison, former Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Director for the General Conference, is joining us the weekend of May 17-18. This weekend promises a variety of Sabbath School topics where you can expect to be surprised by what you learn! On Friday evening at 6:30 PM, he will offer a special seminar: “What Sabbath School Is All About”. On Sabbath morning, Dr. Zackrison will give the sermon during the worship service titled “The King Who Knew Not Joseph”. Then in the afternoon, he will lead two more seminars: “Sabbath School Outreach: Ways and Means” and “Creative Sabbath Schools.” These programs will begin at 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM. All are welcome — these programs are for EVERYONE, not just Sabbath School leaders! Members from the Cave Junction Church remarked how wonderful his presentations were, how inspiring and informational. Come join us!
Fellowship Meal for Sabbath, May 18, 2019
This week’s Sabbath Fellowship is being hosted by church members whose last names begin with Di – F. For all people who are planning to attend, please bring a dish or something to contribute (main course, bread, salad, side dish or desert) if at all possible, and in order to keep the holiness of the Sabbath, please bring your food prepared to be served. Also, feel free to pick up the hosting schedule which is on the foyer table.
Mid-Week Prayer Meeting x 2
There are now two (2) prayer meeting options beginning each Wednesday night at 6:30 PM. In the Youth Chapel, Sean Murphy will be resuming the prayer meetings he was doing and the Pastors have started a series entitled “The Positive Way” which will be held in the Multipurpose Room. We’re encouraging all our members to pick one and join the midweek fellowship!
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 7:00 PM in the Youth Chapel. You will indeed find yourself impacted by the Holy Spirit.
Adult Sabbath School Classes time has changed!
Beginning in April, adult Bible Study classes began meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. The Sabbath School Program in the sanctuary follows from 10:35 to 10:50 AM. The worship service time is not changing and will begin at 10:50 AM as usual. The church board approved these changes based on the recent Sabbath School survey and an expressed desire for more Bible study time in the classes.
Vacation Bible School Volunteers Needed
Calling all ocean lovers! This year we’ll be having 2 Vacation Bible Schools with a beach theme. First we’ll be getting “Shipwrecked” at Better Life Camp meeting June 7 and 8, then we’ll be swimming in a “Sea of Miracles” at the Grants Pass Adventist School June 24 – 28. Volunteers are needed, so if you would like to “sail away” with us, please pick up a volunteer application in the foyer and turn it in to the church office. Room and board are provided for Better Life VBS volunteers at Milo so please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested so we can make arrangements. If you have any questions, you can contact Kelly Sharp or Elizabeth Durham.
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.
Why Be a Choir Member? 🎶
Because it’s an opportunity for involvement and for service. Because it’s a Church Ministry, a Small Group and an Outreach Team. Because it provides great opportunities for growth as you help with the life of the church’s ministry. When you join the choir, you’re not just singing notes together, you’re doing life and ministry together! Come and see!! “O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:” Ps. 66:8 The Choir meets each Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the Choir Room. Come join the fun as we prepare to praise our Lord via “songs and hymns and spiritual songs.” Eph. 5:19
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. Our next meeting will be Sunday, June 2nd at 3:00 PM. For more information please contact Rebekah Hill at 509-310-3171.
2019 Bible and Spirit of Prophecy Reading Program
This year the Prayer Ministry is providing a one year program utilizing a large portion of the New Testament, The Acts of the Apostles and The Great Controversy. Copies of the reading outline are available at the Personal Ministries window, on the book rack in the church foyer or during the week from the church office. Please remember that only the books and app that begin the first chapter on the same page as the outline can be utilized to follow the reading program. This study will enrich your relationship with Jesus, and prepare you for the end times so please join us. If you have any questions or need a book that is compatible with the study, please contact Donna Griffith.
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 10:00 AM – 3:00 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 PastorTanner@GrantsPassChurch.com or call or text his cell phone 509-690-6799 to schedule an office appointment or a home visitation
Better Life TV
Please keep Better Life in prayer as funding is especially challenging this year. Continual viewer feedback tells us that God is using Better Life to reach out to souls in these last days. Please join us in prayer that God’s spiritual lighthouse continues to shine brightly. Thank you!
Better Life TV is now available on Roku and Apple TV. Both these boxes attach to your TV and act similar to a cable/satellite box bringing you all four of our channels through the internet! A Roku device from Walmart is very affordable and then all you need is high speed Wi-Fi. Enjoy Adventist programming anytime! Call us for more information at 541- 474-3089.
Women’s Tuesday Bible Study Group
We are continuing our study into the parables of Jesus using the Bible and Christ Object Lessons. Come and join us on Tuesdays from 5 – 6 PM in the Multipurpose Room for deep study and fellowship. Contact Donna Griffith for more information.
Romans Bible Study x 2
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 as he leads out in an in-depth study of Romans each Tuesday at 4:00 PM and/or each Thursday at 5:30 PM in the Youth Chapel. Choose which day works best for you and join in this small group Bible Study!
New Testament Bible Study
Join Bible Worker Victor De La Vega on Wednesdays at 4:00 PM in the Youth Chapel for a New Testament Bible Study.
Retreats/ Camp Meetings
Men’s Retreat May 31 – June 2: https://oregonconference.eventcalendarapp.com/u/9177/24890
Women’s Retreat May 31 – June 2:
BLBN Camp Meeting June 7 – 9:
Central Oregon Camp Meeting (Christmas Valley) June 20 – 22: https://www.facebook.com/SDAChurch97641/
Light Bearers Convocation July 2 – 6:
Oregon Conference Gladstone Spanish Camp Meeting July 11 – 13:
Oregon Conference Gladstone English Camp Meeting July 16 – 20:
Redwood Camp Meeting July 18 – 27:
Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School News
Our School is looking for volunteers to help in the K-2 classroom with Math and Reading. Please contact the school for further information if you are interested in helping. 541-479-2293. Thank you!
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!
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.
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. As the number of people in need increases, and so 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. There are many places in which you can use your talents for the Lord by being a blessing and help to others. Currently Dorcas is in need of small camper size propane tanks and men’s heavy duty warm socks. At this time, we have plenty of empty egg cartons, so those are not needed right now. Please call Larry Sample at 541-660-9088 for more information.
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.
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.
The Veggie Food Store at the Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School is having a Discontinued Product Sale from March 12 through March 28. Come by and check out the large selection of sale items on Tuesdays from 12:00 – 4:00 PM and on Thursdays from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Sale items are limited to the stock on hand.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (during office hours: Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 3 PM)
2. Donna Griffith 541- 597-2055 or email@example.com (after hours and weekends for EMERGENCY prayer requests)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with “web info” in the subject line and we will post it as space allows.