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, July 20 – 10:50 AM
Today we will be blessed with four church members who will be sharing their personal testimonies with the congregation. Come and be encouraged in the Lord!
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, his sermon notes can be found at: https://www.grantspasschurch.com/pastors-blog/.
Fellowship Meal for Sabbath, July 20, 2019
The Sabbath Fellowship Meal today will be hosted by the church members whose last names begin with M – N. We do ask all people who are intending to join in the fellowship to bring a prepared dish as well, either homemade or store bought. Thank you!
Our church newsletter needs your help to continue to uplift Jesus with this outreach! We need personal stories of answered prayers and changed lives. We want reports of what is happening in the various church ministries. Last but not least, we need writers and photographers. This month’s deadline to contribute material is Monday, July 22. Thank you again for your support! For further information please contact Melissa Derfler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Peace University starts July 25 here at Grants Pass Church
Are you ready to take control of your money? Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-lesson course designed to help you build a budget, dump debt, grow your wealth, and leave money stress behind! Each lesson, taught by Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts, is based on biblical wisdom and common sense. In your FPU group, you’ll be motivated and encouraged by others just like you! When you sign up for FPU, you’ll get your member workbook and one free year of Financial Peace Membership, with access to exclusive online tools to help you on your journey. Contact Kim Wagner at 541-441-5586 for more info. Or visit the website at https://bit.ly/2HxNHYV. There will be child care for families who sign up.
Yearly Camp Meeting Food Sale
Don’t forget to order your case lot food by July 25 for delivery here at the church on July 30. Order at: abcorders.com or call 503-850-3300.!
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.
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.
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 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.
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: info@CenterForOnlineEvangelism.org or visit: www.COErwanda.com. There is also information on the foyer table.
Women’s Tuesday Bible Study Group
The Women’s Bible Study group will take a summer hiatus. We encourage you to keep in touch with each other, and perhaps continue to meet with others for your own personal Bible Study!
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
Victor De La Vega’s New Testament Bible Study on Wednesdays at 4:00 PM in the Youth Chapel has been canceled until further notice.
Retreats/ Camp Meetings
Oregon Conference Gladstone English Camp Meeting July 16 – 20:
Redwood Camp Meeting July 18 – 27:
Oregon Adventist Singles Adult Ministries Convention September 6 & 7
Oregon Christian Women’s Convention October 4 & 5
Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School News
School Summer Hours
The summer office hours will be 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday.
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. 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.
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com (during office hours: Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 3 PM)
2. Donna Griffith 541- 597-2055 or firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
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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 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 email@example.com with “web info” in the subject line and we will post it as space allows.