The Latest

"The Latest" is a weekly encouraging note from one of our pastors which also highlights upcoming events.
 

4/16/2021

Hi,

Spring is always an energizing time of year. This spring is exceptionally energizing. It feels like we are beginning to see the light at the end of the pandemic (at least in the United States). At the church, our remodel is moving toward a conclusion. Energizing indeed! 

On April 24, we will host our first indoor worship service in our building in over a year. I am beyond thrilled that our first worship service in our newly remodeled sanctuary coincides with our 100th anniversary. What a bit of beautiful providence!  

I hope you can join us as we celebrate our 100th anniversary and rededicate our church. We will have an indoor church service at 9:30 AM and an outdoor church at 11:00 AM. Outdoor children's Sabbath school is at 9:30 AM. We will have indoor and outdoor adult Sabbath schools at 9:30 and 11:00 AM. After the second service, we will have a vegetarian barbeque. Unfortunately, the pandemic isn't over, so things won't look exactly like they did before. Face coverings and check-in will still be required. 

During the pandemic, many of our members have understandably kept their distance from in-person worship. Our small group ministry effectively shut down. Separation from friends, family, and the church community has been almost unbearable. The sense of loss and absence this year has been palpable. This has caused me to reflect on the purpose of the church.

Through the love of God, the grace of Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit, the church is a diverse community that loves and serves one another. In the church, our faith is nurtured, our families strengthened, and we learn how to live in the light of the self-sacrificing generosity God has lavished upon us. God has called us to more than just living in community.  He has called us to extend this beautiful community.   

Over the last few weeks, our nation has been devastated by anti-Asian violence, mass shootings, police shootings, and the ever-present heartbreaking news of a disordered world on its last gasps.  

Now more than ever, we need the gospel. Now more than ever, the world needs a model of a healthy community. My prayer and hope is that God will fill our community with the beauty we see in the story of Jesus.  

Kemy Ogendi wrote a song called Winter. It embodies the hope and expectation I feel this spring. She sings,  

Winter didn't last, the coldest months have passed 
Time will heal our bumps and bruises 
Mend the broken parts, oh oh 
Mend the broken parts 
Winter didn't last, the shadow's time has passed 
Light will fill the skies above us 
Chase away the dark, oh oh 
Chase away the dark 
So, hold on, hold on, my dear 
For it won't be long, my dear 
Morning comes at last, the longest nights will pass 
Love will soothe our restless souls and 
Heal the aching hearts 
Heal the aching hearts
So don't you dare give up, my dear! 
Your redemption is so near! 
So, hold on, hold on, my dear 
For it won't be long, my dear

In Hope, Nathan  

Sabbath Information 

This Sabbath, we will be meeting in-person at 10:00 am for Sabbath School and 11:00 am for our worship service.

You can find information about our online Sabbath Schools on our website. The online service will premier at 11:00 am to YouTube and on our Facebook page.  

Calendar

  • April 21` - Food Pantry 9-11 a.m.
  • April 24 - Church Rededication and 100 Year Anniversary
  • April 25 - God's Closet, 10-1 p.m.  
  • May 1 - Elinore Burns Memorial, 2:00 p.m. Sanctuary

Announcements and Info   

  • We are excited to announce that we will be rededicating our church on the 100th anniversary of the founding of our church on Sabbath, April 24.  We will have an indoor service at 9:30, along with outdoor children's and adult Sabbath School classes.  There will be an indoor adult Sabbath School class and an outdoor church service at 11:00 and a barbecue lunch will be served at 12:00 noon.  Please join us for this memorable Sabbath.     

                                                                         

  • God's Closet - "Do Good" is embedded in our mission statement. That becomes a reality once again on Sunday, April 25 from 10 am - 1 pm when our 6th God's Closet event takes place on our campus. We want to express our deep appreciation to the many faithful volunteers who have worked before, during and after this event in the past. Please help us spread the word in our community. Flyers are available in the church office and, if you are interested in volunteering, simply call the number on the flyer or the church office number and we'll find a spot for you. Come join us and watch the happy smiles on the children and their parents as they shop without having to open their wallets when they exit.``

FINANCIAL NEEDS AND GIVING

  • Budget through the end of April, 2021 - $199,212 
  • Received through April 10, 2021- $90,062
     

Church Members who have birthdays next week:

  • April 18 - Katie Krejeik, Ellie Stemler
  • April 20 - Bill Allen, Cinder McLeod
  • April 21 - Megan Burriss, Ritchie Chritianson, Lily Fuentes, Bonnie Jones
    April 22 - Gabriel Andries, Juliana Mathews
  • April 23 - Kieth Silva

 
Church Members  who have anniversaries next week:

  • April 19 - Tyler & Kristin Newton

4/9/2021

Hi,

And so we have come to the end of our study in the Gospel of John. 

It’s hard to believe that we are here! Pastor Nathan started this series months before I arrived in this wonderful church community and we have been making our way through (with a few breaks along the way) ever since. There have been so many insights and so many beautiful pictures of Jesus, of God’s love made flesh. I hope that you have seen new aspects of God’s love for you and for the rest of the world as well! 

So what last words does John have to share with us? With what does he choose to conclude the final Gospel?

Join us this Sabbath in-person, or online, as we spend time in community and reflect on the messages of John 21. We will see what last words John has for us about Jesus, the Word who was with God from the very beginning.

Blessings,

Pastor Danita

Sabbath Information 

This Sabbath, we will be meeting in person at 10:00 am for Sabbath School and 11:00 am for our worship service.

You can find information about our online Sabbath Schools on our website. The online service will premier at 11:00 am to YouTube and on our Facebook page.  

Calendar

  • April 14 - Food Pantry Reopening, 9-11 a.m.
  • April 15-18 - MLAJA Auction - Pre-register at www.smiles21.GiveSmart.com - Benefits scholarship fund and campus improvements
  • April 24 - Church Rededication and 100 Year Anniversary
  • April 25 - God's Closet, 10-1 p.m.  
  • May 1 - Elinore Burns Memorial, 2:00 p.m. Fireside Room

Announcements and Info   

  • We are excited to announce that we will be rededicating our church on the 100th anniversary of the founding of our church on Sabbath, April 24.  We will have an indoor service at 9:30, along with outdoor children's and adult Sabbath School classes.  There will be an indoor adult Sabbath School class and an outdoor church service at 11:00 and a barbecue lunch will be served at 12:00 noon.  Please join us for this memorable Sabbath.     

                                                                         

  • God's Closet - "Do Good" is embedded in our mission statement. That becomes a reality once again on Sunday, April 25 from 10 am - 1 pm when our 6th God's Closet event takes place on our campus. We want to express our deep appreciation to the many faithful volunteers who have worked before, during and after this event in the past. Please help us spread the word in our community. Flyers are available in the church office and, if you are interested in volunteering, simply call the number on the flyer or the church office number and we'll find a spot for you. Come join us and watch the happy smiles on the children and their parents as they shop without having to open their wallets when they exit.``

FINANCIAL NEEDS AND GIVING

  • Budget through the end of March, 2021 - $144,159
  • Received through March 31, 2021- $87,275
     

Church Members who have birthdays next week:

  • April 11 - Haylei Flower, Trevor Thorn
  • April 12 - Mark Hall, Eran Strawn
  • April 13 - Candice Johnson
  • April 14 - Elwood Starr
  • April 15 - Gerard Ardron, Millie Bradford, Kristin Dorchuck, April Stemler
  • April 16 - Doug Hobbs, Dan Phillips
  • April 17 - Anthony Grossman

 
Church Members  who have anniversaries next week:

  • April 11 - Bill & Kathy Hamilton
  • April 12 - Nathan & Becky Renner
  • April 15 - Jim & Martha Grossman

4/2/2021

Hi,

Resurrection weekend is a time when we can pause, both as individuals and as a community of faith, and remember the incredible gift of life and love that Jesus gave to us.

Some Christian faith traditions place emphasis on the physical suffering of Jesus. Others seem to skip to the end and go straight to the celebration of that Resurrection Sunday… and if I had to choose, Seventh-day Adventists tend to fall more into this category.

Both are important parts of the story of the Resurrection weekend; however, today, I am inviting you to sit in the silence of that Saturday almost two thousand years ago. 

A day filled with grief and heartache. 
A day filled with doubt. 

Spend time remembering the wait.

Because, although we know now what happened that next Sunday, the followers of Jesus did not. Their inability to see the future fully impacted their thoughts and feelings on that Silent Saturday.

Join with us in worship tomorrow — in person or online as we step with the followers of Jesus from silence and grief into joy.

Joy Comes in the Morning

Blessings,

Pastor Danita Lenae
 

Sabbath Information 

This Sabbath, we will be meeting in person at 10:00 am for Sabbath School and 11:00 am for our worship service.

You can find information about our online Sabbath Schools on our website. The online service will premier at 11:00 am to YouTube and on our Facebook page.  

Announcements and Info                                                                                    

  • God's Closet - "Do Good" is embedded in our mission statement. That becomes a reality once again on Sunday, April 25 from 10 am - 1 pm when our 6th God's Closet event takes place on our campus. We want to express our deep appreciation to the many faithful volunteers who have worked before, during and after this event in the past. Please help us spread the word in our community. Flyers are available in the church office and, if you are interested in volunteering, simply call the number on the flyer or the church office number and we'll find a spot for you. Come join us and watch the happy smiles on the children and their parents as they shop without having to open their wallets when they exit.``

FINANCIAL NEEDS AND GIVING

  • Budget through the end of March 2021 - $144,159
  • Received through March 24, 2021- $73,026
     
Church Members who have birthdays next week:
  • April 4 - Alf. Klingtrand
  • April 6 - Emily Kingston, Shirley Klyn
  • April 7 - Chantelle Narita, Helen Narita
  • April 8 - Jasmine Hwang
  • April 10 - John Kramer, Charlie McKelvey, John Moore 
 
Church Members  who have anniversaries next week:
  • April 7 - Michael & Diane Moffat
  • April 10 - Todd & Beth Christensen

3/25/201

Hi,

Religious leaders killed Jesus for doing God's work. Seriously. Religion can be a scary force in the world. The good news is that Jesus rose from the dead and started something new, something better. He made way for relationship to replace religion. This is what we will be studying this Sabbath during our worship service. I sure hope you can join us. 

We are still worshiping outdoors. The weather is going to be perfect this Sabbath.

If you missed it, our church's 100th anniversary is on April 24th. We are planning on rededicating our newly remodeled sanctuary that Sabbath. We will also have a barbecue lunch after service—make sure to mark your calendar. You won't want to miss it. 

Be Well!

Nathan 
 

Sabbath Information 

This Sabbath, we will be meeting in-person at 10:00 am for Sabbath School and 11:00 am for our worship service.

You can find information about our online Sabbath Schools on our website. The online service will premier at 11:00 am to YouTube and on our Facebook page.  

Announcements and Info                                                                                    

  • The Sabbath School lesson quarterlies will be available in front of the fireside room each day, beginning on Wednesday, March 17, from 10-4.
  • What: Small group with Gardening as the focus
    Where: Frank & Kaye Whitney’s home
    When: Weekly beginning Sunday, March 21,  5:30 - 7:30 pm and running for about 8 weeks
    Contact: Frank or Kaye Whitney for additional information
            209.768.4395    F
            209.985.1915    K

FINANCIAL NEEDS AND GIVING

  • Budget through the end of March 2021 - $144,159
  • Received through March 17, 2021- $72,806
     
Church Members who have birthdays next week:
  • March 28 - Del Retha Haugen
  • March 31 - Betty Alvarez, Aurora Jones
  • April 1 - Mickey Clough, Pauline Parrette, April Perreira, Nathan Renner, Cooper Thorn
  • April 2 - Tyler Grossman, Jim Reese
  • April 3 - Rachel Arhelger, John Bills
 
Church Members  who have anniversaries next week:
  • March 30 - Don & Arlajean Johnston
  • April 1 - Reynold & Janet Wong
  • April 2 - Fritz & Gina Scheffer

3/19/21

Hi,

Sometimes life feels like a war zone. The heartbreaking reason it feels like a war zone is because it is a war zone. The forces of good and evil are raging all around us, and we find ourselves caught in the crossfire. 

Sometimes the war is in our home. Other times it is at work or in our community. We see the battle play out in the broader society. We see it in the heartless murder of those who are different from us. We see it in ourselves when our nobler impulses win the day or when we find ourselves fighting on the wrong side.

In this war, there stands one who never fought for the wrong - Somebody who always pursued truth, justice, and mercy. His name is Jesus. His character's beauty was on full display when He, an innocent man, died on the cross. There He displayed the glory of God. Not a resplendent glory that dazzled the senses, but a humble glory that captivates the heart. 

In this war zone, it is my hope and prayer that the glory of our self-sacrificing God will captivate our hearts and minds that with Him, we might pursue truth, justice, and mercy. 

Courage,

Nathan 
Announcements and Info                                                                                    

  • Second Reading - Membership Transfer - Leslie Ludwig to Sandpoint, Idaho
  • The Sabbath School lesson quarterlies will be available in front of the fireside room each day, beginning on Wednesday, March 17, from 10-4.
  • What: Small group with Gardening as the focus
    Where: Frank & Kaye Whitney’s home
    When: Weekly beginning Sunday, March 21,  5:30 - 7:30 pm and running for about 8 weeks
    Contact: Frank or Kaye Whitney for additional information
            209.768.4395    F
            209.985.1915    K

Sabbath Information 

This Sabbath, we will be meeting in-person at 10:00 am for Sabbath School and 11:00 am for our worship service. We will be meeting outdoors. The online service will premier at 11:00 am on YouTube and on our Facebook page.  

Beginners, Kindergarten and Primary Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.

Junior Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.

Youth Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.  

Collegiate Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.  

Tim Colwell will be teaching and Becky Moore will be hosting a zoom Sabbath School class at 9:30 am for adults.  They will be using the quarterly. 
Follow this link to join 

Meeting ID: 896 4196 1503
Passcode: 077181

JOG, (Journey of Grace)  where we are following the adult Sabbath School lesson, a zoom Sabbath school class at 9:30 am for adults, Various teachers.  
Follow this link to join the class. 

Meeting ID: 881 4056 1635
Password: GRACE
 
Reiker Schultz will be hosting an in-person Sabbath School at 10:00 a.m. for adults.  They do Bible-based small group discussion, topic to be decided. 

Arnold Trujillo will be hosting a Zoom Sabbath school on Sabbath at 9:30 a.m. for adults.  They will be studying the Sabbath School lesson quarterly. 
Follow this link to join the class.
 
Meeting ID: 992 8614 6332

Nadine Neufeld will be hosting a phone conference Sabbath school. 
The dial in number is (209) 813-1844 pin 1844. 
 
Upcoming Events

THIS WEEKEND 

Friday, March 19
     Norma Davies Memorial Service 11:00 a.m., Friday, Church Sanctuary

Sabbath, March 20
     Zoom Sabbath Schools - see above for specific times
     In-person Sabbath Schools - 10:00 a.m.
     In-person Church Service - 11:00 a.m.
     Online Church - 11:00 am Youtube and Facebook

FINANCIAL NEEDS AND GIVING
     Budget through the end of March, 2021 - $144,159
     Received through March 13, 2021- $72,522

Church Members who have birthdays next week:

  • March 21 - Kristin Newton
  • March 22 - Tammi Eaton, Martha Grossman, Rebecca Kohl, Norma Marxmiller, Kai Sweet
  • March 23 - Welby Lo
  • March 24 - George Arhelger, Tim Hall
  • March 26 - Donna Reese
  • March 27 - Ophelia Montellano, Chloe Newton, Christine Steinhoefel

 Church Members  who have anniversaries next week:

  • March 21 - Jim & Bonnie Comazzi
  • March 24 - Gary & Teri Deacon
  • March 27 - Shawn & Robin Akers

3/12/2021

Hi,

Can you believe our church has been serving the Sonora community for 100 years? We were organized on April 24, 1921. We hope to rededicate our remodeled church on April 24, 2021. That should be an exciting day!

This Sabbath, we are meeting outside at 9:30 AM for Sabbath School and 11:00 AM for our worship service. I hope you can join us. 

Over the last several weeks, our church has been hit very hard with a number of our members passing to their rest. If you haven't attended our in-person services, you may have missed the notices. Sadly, we have lost Alice and Jason Hobbs, Chet Cunnington, Norma Davies, Wilbur Hightower, Leon Grabow, and Elinore Burns. Please keep their families in your prayers.

We look forward to the blessed hope of the glorious return of Jesus when we can all be united again. 

Maranatha! 

Nathan 

Announcements and Info                                                                                    

  • First Reading - Membership Transfer - Leslie Ludwig to Sandpoint
  • Memorial Service for Norma Davies - Friday, March 19, 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MLAJA.
  • Don't forget to move your clocks forward one hour Saturday night.

Sabbath Information 

This Sabbath, we will be meeting in-person at 10:00 am for Sabbath School and 11:00 am for our worship service. We will be meeting outdoors. The online service will premier at 11:00 am to YouTube and on our Facebook page.  
 

Beginners, Kindergarten and Primary Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.

Junior Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.

Youth Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m. 
 
Collegiate Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m. 

 

Rodger Moran will be teaching and Becky Moore will be hosting a zoom Sabbath School class at 9:30 am for adults.  They will be using the quarterly  Follow this link to join 
Meeting ID: 811 2255 1580
Passcode: 748837

JOG, (Journey of Grace)  where we are following the adult Sabbath School lesson, a zoom Sabbath school class at 9:30 am for adults, Various teachers.  Follow this link to join the class. 
Meeting ID: 881 4056 1635
Password: GRACE

Reiker Schultz will be hosting an in-person Sabbath School at 10:00 a.m. for adults.  They do Bible-based small group discussion, topic to be decided. 
 
Arnold Trujillo will be hosting a Zoom Sabbath school on Sabbath at 9:30 a.m. for adults.  They will be studying the Sabbath School lesson quarterly. Follow this link to join the class. 

Meeting ID: 992 8614 6332

Nadine Neufeld will be hosting a phone conference Sabbath school. The dial in number is (209) 813-1844 pin 1844. 

Upcoming Events

THIS WEEKEND - Sabbath, March 13, 2021

  • Zoom Sabbath Schools - see above for specific times
  • In-person Sabbath Schools - 10:00 a.m.
  • In-person Church Service - 11:00 a.m.
  • Online Church - 11:00 am Youtube and Facebook

FINANCIAL NEEDS AND GIVING

  • Budget through the end of February 2021 - $96,106
  • Received through February 2021- $62,322
     

Church Members who have birthdays next week:

  • March 14 - Heather Palmer
  • March 15 - Travis Flower, Connie Perreira, Heather Watson
  • March 16 - Cherie La Fleur
  • March 17 - Bobbie Strawn
  • March 18 - Dawn Broyer
  • March 19 - Caleb Curry, Ellie Kerbs, Bonnie Peterson

 
No Church Members have anniversaries next week:

3/5/2021

 

Hi,

Have you ever been looking for something that you can’t seem to find—no matter how hard you try? Maybe it was your keys for work, or your earbud, or perhaps your favorite frying pan… It can be exceedingly frustrating to search for something and not be able to find it. One thing that I often run into is trying to track down a specific image or piece of artwork. Searching “umbrella in the rain” on Google may get you 2398749275* images, but how do you find the one you’re looking for?

This week we are diving back into the Gospel of John—and we will continue in John up through Resurrection weekend. Since we are starting up in Chapter 18, I encourage you to look back through the book to remind you of how far we’ve come in John’s retelling of the story of Jesus.

If you are in good health and masked, please join us outside for worship this Sabbath for Sabbath School at 10 am and the worship service at 11 am.

We would love to see you there!

Pastor Danita


Announcements and Info                                                                                    

  • MLAJA is looking for a custodian and substitute teachers.  If you are interested, please call the school at 532.2855.

Sabbath Information 

This Sabbath, we will be meeting in-person at 10:00 am for Sabbath School and 11:00 am for our worship service. We will be meeting outdoors. The online service will premier at 11:00 am on YouTube and on our Facebook page.  
 

Beginners, Kindergarten and Primary Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.

Junior Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.

Youth Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m. 
 

Collegiate Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m. 

 

Becky Moore will be hosting and teaching a zoom Sabbath School class at 9:30 am for adults.  They will be using the quarterly. [https://Join%20Zoom%20Meeting%20https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82491893400] Follow this link to join 
Meeting ID: 840 1872 8622
Passcode: 310348

JOG, (Journey of Grace)  where we are following the adult Sabbath School lesson, a zoom Sabbath school class at 9:30 am for adults, Various teachers.  Follow this link to join the class. 
Meeting ID: 881 4056 1635
Password: GRACE
 

Reiker Schultz will be hosting an in-person Sabbath School at 10:00 a.m. for adults.  They do Bible-based small group discussion, topic to be decided. 
 

Arnold Trujillo will be hosting a Zoom Sabbath school on Sabbath at 9:30 a.m. for adults.  They will be studying the Sabbath School lesson quarterly. Follow this link to join the class. 

Meeting ID: 992 8614 6332

Nadine Neufeld will be hosting a phone conference Sabbath school. The dial in number is (209) 813-1844 pin 1844. 

Upcoming Events

THIS WEEKEND - Sabbath, March 6, 2021

  • Zoom Sabbath Schools - see above for specific times
  • In-person Sabbath Schools - 10:00 a.m.
  • In-person Church Service - 11:00 a.m.
  • Online Church - 11:00 am Youtube and Facebook
FINANCIAL NEEDS AND GIVING
  • Budget through the end of February 2021 - $96,106
  • Received through February 2021- $59,020
     
Church Members who have birthdays next week:
  • March 7 - Maria Johnson 
  • March 8 - Connie Hale 
  • March 9 - Jason Elias, Addison Thorn 
  • March 10 - Tom Stobaugh 
  • March 13 - Kaia Miller, Sharon Segarini 
 
Church Members who have anniversaries next week:
  • March 8 - George & Concetta Arhelger
  • March 9 - Dennis & Jan Dunn

2/26/2021

 

Hi,

Things are coming together in the sanctuary. The pews are now in place. I think the sanctuary looks absolutely gorgeous. The decorating team and interior decorator knocked it out of the park. Despite the progress on the remodel, we are still meeting outside. It looks like the weather is going to be lovely tomorrow. I hope you can join us. 

Pastor Nathan 



Be Well,

Pastor Nathan 

Announcements and Info

  • Church Business Meeting - Sunday, February 28, 1:00 p.m.                                                                                     
  • MLAJA is looking for a custodian and substitute teachers.  If you are interested, please call the school at 532.2855.

Sabbath Information 

This Sabbath, we will be meeting in-person at 10:00 am for Sabbath School and 11:00 am for our worship service. We will be meeting outdoors. The online service will premier at 11:00 am to YouTube and on our Facebook page.  
 

Beginners, Kindergarten and Primary Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.

Junior Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.

Youth Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m. 
 

Collegiate Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m. 

Perry Haugen will be hosting a zoom Sabbath School class at 9:30 am for adults.  They will be using the quarterly.  Follow this link to join 
Meeting ID: 840 1872 8622
Passcode: 310348

JOG, (Journey of Grace)  where we are following the adult Sabbath School lesson, a zoom Sabbath school class at 9:30 am for adults, Various teachers.  Follow this link to join the class. 
Meeting ID: 881 4056 1635
Password: GRACE

Reiker Schultz will be hosting an in-person Sabbath School at 10:00 a.m. for adults.  They do Bible-based small group discussion, topic to be decided. 

Arnold Trujillo will be hosting a Zoom Sabbath school on Sabbath at 9:30 a.m. for adults.  They will be studying the Sabbath School lesson quarterly. Follow this link to join the class. 

Meeting ID: 992 8614 6332

Nadine Neufeld will be hosting a phone conference Sabbath school. The dial-in number is (209) 813-1844 pin 1844. 

Upcoming Events

THIS WEEKEND - Sabbath, February 27, 20021

  • Zoom Sabbath Schools - see above for specific times
  • In-person Sabbath Schools - 10:00 a.m.
  • In-person Church Service - 11:00 a.m.
  • Online Church - 11:00 am Youtube and Facebook

FINANCIAL NEEDS AND GIVING

  • Budget through the end of January 2021 - $48,053
  • Received through February 17, 2021- $45,152
     

Church Members who have birthdays next week:

  • February 23 - Micah Schafer got missed on last week's birthday list
  • February 28 - Jason Hwang
  • February 29 - Rachel Slate
  • March 1 - Julie Lewis
  • March 2 - Ho Marple, Natalie Trujillo
  • March 3 - Denise Cognetti
  • March 4 - Ed Gallno
  • March 5 - Lauren Opsahl, Susan Richards
  • March 6 - Tami Henning, Laura Horger, Daniel Sanchez, Kim Smith, Merrilynn White

 
Church Members who have anniversaries next week:

  • March 4 - Mike and Bonnie Jones

2/19/2021

Hi,

One hundred fifty-one people gathered for outdoor worship on February 6th. I was blessed beyond measure by the singing and fellowship (I'll leave it to someone else to comment on the preaching). Last week we worshiped indoors because of the weather. Most of the 151 people decided to stay home. Who could blame them? Right now, indoor gatherings are forbidden from singing. Gathering without singing is a real bummer. 

Good news! This week it looks like the weather will hold, and we can worship outdoors. Covid case counts have dropped precipitously from daily highs in the 40,000's to 7,500 cases per day this last week. It looks like enough people have immunity that we are moving toward something like a brighter future. I hope you continue to be vigilant in your hand hygiene and masking. If you're comfortable, we look forward to seeing you in person tomorrow. 

I also want to let you know that Don Muir’s memorial service will be indoors in the sanctuary Sabbath at 2:00 PM. 

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13

Be Well,

Pastor Nathan 


Announcements and Info

  • Church Business Meeting -  February 28                                                                                      
  • MLAJA is looking for a custodian and substitute teachers.  If you are interested, please call the school at 532-2855.

Sabbath Information 

This Sabbath, we will be meeting at 10:00 am for Sabbath School and 11:00 am for our worship service. We will be meeting outdoors. The online service will premier at 11:00 am to YouTube and on our Facebook page.  
 
Beginners, Kindergarten and Primary Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.

Junior Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.

Youth Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m. 
 
Collegiate Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m. 

 

Tim Colwell will be hosting a zoom Sabbath School class at 9:30 am for adults.  They will be using the quarterly.  Follow this link to join 
Meeting ID: 895 1603 6731
Passcode: 908419

JOG, (Journey of Grace)  where we are following the adult Sabbath School lesson, a zoom Sabbath school class at 9:30 am for adults, Various teachers.  Follow this link to join the class. 
Meeting ID: 881 4056 1635
Password: GRACE

Reiker Schultz will be hosting an in-person Sabbath School at 10:00 a.m. for adults.  They do Bible-based small group discussion, topic to be decided.  

Arnold Trujillo will be hosting a Zoom Sabbath school on Sabbath at 9:30 a.m. for adults.  They will be studying the Sabbath School lesson quarterly. Follow this link to join the class. 

Meeting ID: 992 8614 6332

Nadine Neufeld will be hosting a phone conference Sabbath school. The dial in number is (209) 813-1844 pin 1844. 

Upcoming Events

THIS WEEKEND - Sabbath, February 20, 20021

  • Zoom Sabbath Schools - see above for specific times
  • In-person Sabbath Schools - 10:00 a.m.
  • In-person Church Service - 11:00 a.m.
  • Online Church - 11:00 am YouTube and Facebook

FINANCIAL NEEDS AND GIVING

  • Budget through the end of January, 2021 - $48,053
  • Received through February 13, 2021- $43,549
     
  • Church Members who have birthdays next week:
  • February 21 - Perry Haugen, Lindsey Sanchez
  • February 22 - Barbara McDow, Susan Shield, Ayla Watson
  • February 23 - Sylvia Elias, Barbara Lonnstrom, TJ Moyle, Laurel Renner
  • February 24 - Michael Baker
  • February 25 - Teri Deacon, Karen DuBose, Maya Sanz

 

  • No Church Members have anniversaries next week:

2/12/2021

Hi,

We are now permitted to hold worship services indoors at 25 percent capacity. It will rain tomorrow, so this couldn't have happened to us at a better time.

I'm comfortable holding an indoor service because more and more people in our community have immunity, whether through vaccination or exposure to the virus. Of course, we will still practice social distancing and will require masks. If you have any feeling of sickness at all, catch our online service. 

If you aren't vaccinated, it may still be a good idea for you to worship with us online until the rain goes away and we worship outside again. Just because we can worship inside doesn't necessarily mean it is a good idea for everyone to be there. Covid-19 is still dangerous, and it is impossible to predict perfectly who will be devastated by it and who will be asymptomatic. 

If you're vaccinated, young and healthy, we would love to see you in person. If you're not vaccinated and in poor health, we would love to see you too, but maybe you should wait until the weather is better and we worship outside. It is just safer.

Be smart, stay healthy, and I look forward to seeing you soon.

Pastor Nathan 

Announcements and Info

  • Church Business Meeting postponed to February 28                                                                                      
  • MLAJA is looking for a custodian and substitute teachers.  If you are interested, please call the school at 532-2855. 

Sabbath Information 

This Sabbath, we will be meeting at 10:00 am for Sabbath School and 11:00 am for our worship service. We will be meeting indoors for church. The children's Sabbath School classes will be held outdoors in the breezeway of the church and behind the school. The online service will premier at 11:00 am to YouTube and on our Facebook page.   

Beginners, Kindergarten and Primary Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m. in the breezeway of the church.

Junior Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.

Youth Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.  

Collegiate Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m. 

Rodger Moran will be hosting a zoom Sabbath School class at 9:30 am for adults.  They will be using the quarterly.  Follow this link to join 
Meeting ID: 823 2877 8028
Passcode: 220918

JOG, (Journey of Grace)  where we are following the adult Sabbath School lesson, a zoom Sabbath school class at 9:30 am for adults, Various teachers.  Follow this link to join the class. 
Meeting ID: 881 4056 1635
Password: GRACE 

Reiker Schultz will be hosting an in-person Sabbath School at 10:00 a.m. for adults.  They do Bible-based small group discussion, topic to be decided.  

Arnold Trujillo will be hosting a Zoom Sabbath school on Sabbath at 9:30 a.m. for adults.  They will be studying the Sabbath School lesson quarterly. Follow this link to join the class. 

Meeting ID: 992 8614 6332

Nadine Neufeld will be hosting a phone conference Sabbath school. The dial-in number is (209) 813-1844 pin 1844. 

Upcoming Events

THIS WEEKEND - Sabbath, February 13, 2021

  • Zoom Sabbath Schools - see above for specific times
  • In-person Sabbath Schools - 10:00 a.m.
  • In-person Church Service - 11:00 a.m.
  • Online Church - 11:00 am Youtube and Facebook

FINANCIAL NEEDS AND GIVING

  • Budget through the end of January 2021 - $48,053
  • Received through January 31, 2021- $26,877 
     
  • Church Members who have birthdays next week:
  • February 14 - Holly Hutchins, Beck Phillips, Diane Stewart
  • February 15 - Jerry Boone, Nancy and Tim Moyle, Michelle Narita
  • February 16 - Dan DuBose, Mandy DuBose
  • February 17 - Logan Ervin
  • February 18 - Dawn Broyer
  • February 19 - Sonya Alvarez, Jewel Snyder, Jennifer Trujillo
  • February 20 - Kat Hansen

Church Members who have anniversaries next week:

  • February 14 - Gerry & Pauline Smiley

2/5/2021

Happy Sabbath,

I was just drifting off to sleep when I remembered that I hadn’t sent the latest this week. For those who are comfortable gathering,  the weather has held and we will have an outdoor Sabbath School and worship service at 10:00 and 11:00 AM respectively.  

I look forward to seeing you in person soon!

Pastor Nathan 

Announcements and Info

  • Church Business Meeting postponed to February 28                                                                                      
  • Covid vaccines will be available for 60+. Appointments are available on the website. 
    Www.Adventisthealth.org/Sonora/patient-resources/Covid-19-vaccine/                                                                                                                        
  • The Central California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is canceling its in-person July 2021 Soquel Camp Meeting and the following in-person ministries for the 2021 summer season: Wawona Summer Camp and Teen Bible Academy. As for our Youth Rush Literature Ministry, we are looking to implement a safe and effective modified program (subject to the lifting of current regulations in California, and if that is not available then to partner with one of our Seventh-day Adventist Conferences in another state). These actions were made with much consideration for the health and safety of our children, young people, and members of various communities as we face the ongoing challenges of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 
 

Sabbath Information 

This Sabbath, we will be meeting at 10:00 am for Sabbath School and 11:00 am for our worship service. The online service will premier at 11:00 am to YouTube and on our Facebook page.  
 
Beginners, Kindergarten and Primary Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.

Junior Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m. 

Youth Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m. 
 
Collegiate Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.  

Becky Moore will be hosting a zoom Sabbath School class at 9:30 am for adults.  They will be using the quarterly.  Follow this link to join the class.   
Meeting ID: 827 6698 2821
Passcode: 955676

JOG, (Journey of Grace)  where we are following the adult Sabbath School lesson, a zoom Sabbath school class at 9:30 am for adults, Various teachers.  Follow this link to join the class. 
Meeting ID: 881 4056 1635
Password: GRACE 

Reiker Schultz will be hosting an in-person call at 10:00 a.m. for adults.  They do Bible-based small group discussion, topic to be decided.  

Arnold Trujillo will be hosting a Zoom Sabbath school on Sabbath at 9:30 a.m. for adults.  They will be studying the Sabbath School lesson quarterly. Follow this link to join the class. 

Meeting ID: 992 8614 6332

Nadine Neufeld will be hosting a phone conference Sabbath school. The dial-in number is (209) 813-1844 pin 1844. 

Upcoming Events

THIS WEEKEND - Sabbath, January 30, 2021

  • Zoom Sabbath Schools - see above for specific times
  • In-person Sabbath Schools - 10:00 a.m.
  • In-person Church Service - 11:00 a.m.
  • Online Church - 11:00 am Youtube and Facebook

FINANCIAL NEEDS AND GIVING

  • Budget through the end of January 2021 - $48,053
  • Received through January 31, 2021- $26,877 
     
  • Church Members who have birthdays next week:
  • February 7 - Michael Jones, Jeffery Madewell
  • February 8 - Colleen Carpenter, John Shield, Robert Thomas
  • February 9 - Peter Bazan, Cathie Swartz, Terri Weltzheimer
  • February 10 - Rex Burchette, Susette Cunnington, Albert Sanchez
  • February 11 - Jim Grabow, Mia Lo
  • February 13- Camelia Andries, Michelle Fuentes

Church Members who have anniversaries next week:

  • February 7 - Bill and Connie Perreira
  • February 11 - DelRay and Holly Olberg, Albert and Aneva Sanchez

1/29/2021

Happy Sabbath,

After a rainy week, it looks to be a dry weekend. That means we will be holding an in-person, outdoor church. We will meet for Sabbath School at 10:00 AM, and the worship service will get started at about 11:00 AM. If you’re comfortable, we would love to have you. If you aren’t comfortable, I invite you to join us online at 9:30 AM for Sabbath School. The links are below. Our online worship service begins at 11:00 AM. Check us out on Facebook and YouTube. 

On another note, the lighting is finished in the sanctuary, and the carpet is about 99% complete. The church looks fantastic! Be well,

Pastor Nathan 

Announcements and Info

  • Church Business Meeting postponed to February 28                                                                                      
  • Covid vaccines will be available for 75+ and older on January 30 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. at the fairgrounds. They need to verify your age and appointments available on the website. 
    Www.Adventisthealth.org/Sonora/patient-resources/Covid-19-vaccine/                                                                                                                        
  • The Central California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is canceling its in-person July 2021 Soquel Camp Meeting and the following in-person ministries for the 2021 summer season: Wawona Summer Camp and Teen Bible Academy. As for our Youth Rush Literature Ministry, we are looking to implement a safe and effective modified program (subject to the lifting of current regulations in California, and if that is not available then to partner with one of our Seventh-day Adventist Conferences in another state). These actions were made with much consideration for the health and safety of our children, young people, and members of various communities as we face the ongoing challenges of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  

Sabbath Information 

This Sabbath, we will be meeting at 10:00 am for Sabbath School and 11:00 am for our worship service. The online service will premier at 11:00 am on YouTube and on our Facebook page.  
 

Beginners, Kindergarten and Primary Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.

Junior Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m. 

Youth Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.  

Collegiate Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.  

Stan Wheeler will be leading and Becky Moore will be hosting a zoom Sabbath School class at 9:30 am for adults.  They will be using the quarterly.  Follow this link to join the class.   
Meeting ID: 838 3130 5879
Passcode: 815144


JOG, (Journey of Grace)  where we are following the adult Sabbath School lesson, a zoom Sabbath school class at 9:30 am for adults, Various teachers.  Follow this link to join the class. 
Meeting ID: 881 4056 1635
Password: GRACE

Reiker Schultz will be hosting an in-person call at 10:00 a.m. for adults.  They do Bible-based small group discussion, topic to be decided. 
 

Arnold Trujillo will be hosting a Zoom Sabbath school on Sabbath at 9:30 a.m. for adults.  They will be studying the Sabbath School lesson quarterly. Follow this link to join the class. 

Meeting ID: 992 8614 6332

Nadine Neufeld will be hosting a phone conference Sabbath School. The dial-in number is (209) 813-1844 pin 1844. 

Upcoming Events

THIS WEEKEND - Sabbath, January 30, 2021

  • Zoom Sabbath Schools - see above for specific times
  • In-person Sabbath Schools - 10:00 a.m.
  • In-person Church Service - 11:00 a.m.
  • Online Church - 11:00 am Youtube and Facebook

FINANCIAL NEEDS AND GIVING

  • Budget through the end of January 2021 - $48,053
  • Received through January 23, 2021- $9510 

 

  • Church Members who have birthdays next week:
  • January 31 - Baylee Israel, Alaina Schultz
  • February 1 - Carey McCulloch
  • February 2 - Sadie Elias, Jotham Gallimore
  • February 4 - Cindy Colwell, Art Narita
  • February 5 - James Boyd, Rebecca Luzader
  • February 6 - Sierra Rohde-Moe

No Church Members have anniversaries next week:

1/22/2021

Happy Sabbath,

Thank God the rain and snow are finally here. It looks like we have a short weather window tomorrow morning so put on your long johns and mask. We would love to have you for our outdoor worship service -- that is if you're comfortable with a socially distanced outdoor meeting. 

The church remodel is coming along fantastically. Everything is becoming more beautiful by the day. Soon all of the carpets will be laid, and the reupholstered pews will be placed. Then we will only be waiting for the waning of the pandemic before we will be permitted to worship inside. I'm looking forward to that day. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy. 

Be well,

Pastor Nathan 

Announcements and Info

  • Church Business Meeting postponed to February 28, due to inclement weather forecast.                                                                                        
  • Covid vaccines will be available for 75+ and older on January 23-24 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. at the fairgrounds. They need to verify their age and appointments available on the website. 
    Www.Adventisthealth.org/Sonora/patient-resources/Covid-19-vaccine/                                                                                                                        
  • The Central California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is canceling its in-person July 2021 Soquel Camp Meeting and the following in-person ministries for the 2021 summer season: Wawona Summer Camp and Teen Bible Academy. As for our Youth Rush Literature Ministry, we are looking to implement a safe and effective modified program (subject to the lifting of current regulations in California, and if that is not available then to partner with one of our Seventh-day Adventist Conferences in another state). These actions were made with much consideration for the health and safety of our children, young people, and members of various communities as we face the ongoing challenges of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  

Sabbath Information 

This Sabbath, we will be meeting on zoom at 10:00 am for Sabbath School and 11:00 am for our worship service. The online service will premier at 11:00 am to YouTube and on our Facebook page.  
 

Beginners, Kindergarten and Primary Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.

Junior Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m. 

Youth Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m. 
 

Collegiate Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m. 

 

Perry Haugen will be leading and Becky Moore will be hosting a zoom Sabbath School class at 9:30 am for adults.  They will be using the quarterly.  Follow this link to join the class.   
Meeting ID: 879 0869 0131
Passcode: 298444

JOG, (Journey of Grace)  where we are following the adult Sabbath School lesson, a zoom Sabbath school class at 9:30 am for adults, Various teachers.  Follow this link to join the class. 
Meeting ID: 881 4056 1635
Password: GRACE

Reiker Schultz will be hosting an in-person call at 10:00 a.m. for adults.  They do Bible-based small group discussion, topic to be decided. 
 

Arnold Trujillo will be hosting a Zoom Sabbath school on Sabbath at 9:30 a.m. for adults.  They will be studying the Sabbath School lesson quarterly. Follow this link to join the class. 

Meeting ID: 970 5492 7638

Nadine Neufeld will be hosting a phone conference Sabbath School. The dial-in number is (209) 813-1844 pin 1844. 

Upcoming Events

THIS WEEKEND - Sabbath, January 23, 2021

  • Zoom Sabbath Schools - see above for specific times
  • In-person Sabbath Schools - 10:00 a.m.
  • In-person Church Service - 11:00 a.m.
  • Online Church - 11:00 am Youtube and Facebook
FINANCIAL NEEDS AND GIVING
  • Budget through the end of January 2021 - $48,053
  • Received through January 16, 2021- $9091 
 
  • Church Members who have birthdays next week:
  • January 25 - Janene Phillips, Pauline Smiley
  • January 26 - Skip Haugen, Mark Wilcox
  • January 28 - Suzy Meehan
  • January 29 - Brandi Scott
  • January 30 - Clay Maddox, Trini Sanchez
No Church Members have anniversaries next week:

1/15/2021

Happy Sabbath,
 

My grandmother wasn't an active follower of Jesus for most of her life. As she neared the end, she made peace with God. When my mother asked her about how she was with God, grandma replied, "I'm safe in the arms of Jesus." No matter what is going on in your life or the world around you, you are safe if you are in Jesus' arms. He has conquered death and has promised to come again and restore all things. However great the loss or setback, Jesus' grace much more abounds (see Romans 5). 

Our dear sister Jeana Muir is mourning the death of her husband of 86 years. Please reach out to Jeana as she mourns Don's passing.

If you're comfortable, we would love to have you for outdoor worship and Sabbath school tomorrow. The weather looks to be lovely. 

Be well,

Pastor Nathan 

Announcements and Info

  • The Central California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is canceling its in-person July 2021 Soquel Camp Meeting and the following in-person ministries for the 2021 summer season: Wawona Summer Camp and Teen Bible Academy. As for our Youth Rush Literature Ministry, we are looking to implement a safe and effective modified program (subject to the lifting of current regulations in California, and if that is not available then to partner with one of our Seventh-day Adventist Conferences in another state). These actions were made with much consideration for the health and safety of our children, young people, and members of various communities as we face the ongoing challenges of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 
 Sabbath Information 

This Sabbath, we will be meeting in person at 10:00 am for Sabbath School and 11:00 am for our worship service. The online service will premier at 11:00 am to YouTube and on our Facebook page.  
 

Beginners, Kindergarten and Primary Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m.

Junior Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m. 

Youth Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m. 
 

Collegiate Sabbath School will be meeting in person at 10:00 a.m
 

Tim Colwell will be leading and Becky Moore will be hosting a zoom Sabbath School class at 9:30 am for adults.  They will be using the quarterly.  Follow this link to join the class.   
Meeting ID: 879 0869 0131
Passcode: 298444

JOG, (Journey of Grace)  where we are following the adult Sabbath School lesson, a zoom Sabbath school class at 9:30 am for adults, Various teachers.  Follow this link to join the class. 
Meeting ID: 881 4056 1635
Password: GRACE

Reiker Schultz will be hosting an in-person call at 10:00 a.m. for adults.  They do Bible-based small group discussion, topic to be decided. 
 

Arnold Trujillo will be hosting a Zoom Sabbath school on Sabbath at 9:30 a.m. for adults.  They will be studying the Sabbath School lesson quarterly. Follow this link to join the class. 

Meeting ID: 970 5492 7638

Nadine Neufeld will be hosting a phone conference Sabbath School. The dial-in number is (209) 813-1844 pin 1844. 

Upcoming Events

THIS WEEKEND - Sabbath, January 16, 2021

  • Zoom Sabbath Schools - see above for specific times
  • In-Person Sabbath Schools - 10:00 am
  • Online Church - 11:00 am Youtube and Facebook
JANUARY CALENDAR
  • January 24 Church Business Meeting - 1:00 p.m. - Between the church and school, you must be a Discover Life Church member to attend.  Please see the attached agenda. A Zoom link will be included in next week's email. 
FINANCIAL NEEDS AND GIVING
  • Budget through the end of December 2020 - $586,860
  • Received through December 31, 2020 - $531,694  
 
  • Church Members who have birthdays next week:
  • January 17 - Robbie Jeffery, Don Teel, Julie Whitcomb
  • January 18 - Hal Dudney
  • January 19 - George Medina
  • January 20 - Noah Dudney, Ron Walther
  • January 23 - Kai Haugen
Church Members who have anniversaries next week:
  • January 23 - Larry & Jayne Townsend
 
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