Notes from Cherie O

March 29, 2018

Resurrection Communion Sabbath (3-31): For those who are part of the Easter Choir, your call time is 9:00am. Family Praise & Worship, 9:30-9:45 in Room 8-come visit, check it out! Sabbath Schools for all other age groups, from newborn to the older folks, taking place in several locations around the facility. They are all listed on the inside cover of your bulletin when you arrive Sabbath morning. The Ordinance of Humility (Footwashing) will take place from 10:30 - 10:55am. Locations: Families & Couples-Rotunda; Women-Room 2A; Men-Room 2B; Easy Access-Senior Pastor’s Office. Please remember to bring a flower for Flowers on the Cross. Pastor Paul Gibson will bring us a homily, “MAKE IT A HABIT,” with a scripture reference of 1 Kings 19:1-15a. A reminder, in case you didn’t see the email earlier this week, NO GUEST LUNCHEON this Sabbath. And don’t forget the Glendale SDA Church annual concert. The full choir and orchestra along with the children’s choir will make this a festive and meaningful worship celebration. 4:00 and 7:00pm. Doors open 40 minutes prior to each concert.

Pastor Paul Gibson's Tuesday night Bible study is continuing. We meet at 7:00pm, in the Choir Room. Next Tuesday (4-3), we will be studying Chapter 7 of the book of Luke.

The Emotionally Damaged Heart/Language of Healing will meet next Tuesday evening at its usual time of 7:00pm in Room 5.

We continue to host two Alcoholic Anonymous meetings per week in the Rotunda; Wednesday & Friday afternoons, Noon - 1:00pm.

The Men’s Small Group Study will meet this coming Wednesday (4-4), at 7:00pm in Room 10.

And a new group has been added to Wednesday night - the Young Women’s Bible Study, at 7:00pm in the Choir Room.

Thursday night (4-5) Bible study (7:00pm) at the home of Maria Eden, for anyone who might be interested. Questions/information 360.701.3919 or mariaeden316@gmai.com.

Friday, April 6 - Sunday, April 8 is Thunderbird Adventist Academy Alumni Weekend. The Weekend Schedule will be available at the Information Window.

For those not involved with TAA Alumni Weekend, there will be a concert Sabbath afternoon, April 7, 5:30pm, at the Phoenix Beacon Light SDA Church, "Gospel Music Festival featuring Neville Peter, Michael Harris, Charles Wells and Doris Cole.”

Sabbath, April 14, the King’s Heralds will be with us for the worship service.

Friday evening, April 20 & Sabbath afternoon, April 21, Mad About Marriage, a FREE live seminar on family relationships, hosted by Mike Tucker, from Faith for Today television. Learn how to maximize your connection, create safety in your relationship, and avoid the negative issues that threaten marriage. Join us for Mad About Marriage - exploring ways to stay “Madly in Love” forever! Singles Welcome! Register at www.madaboutmarriage.com Pre-registration reserves your materials.

Arizona Sonshine, a two-day medical/dental/optical event, June 14 & 15, 2018. Join in an exciting opportunity to be the Hands and Feet of Jesus to a community in need! Health Professionals and Volunteers needed - Dental, Vision, Primary Care, Health Screening, Massage, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Counseling. Prescott Valley Event Center. To register or for more information: www.arizonasonshine.com or call 928.636.1884.

What a blessing it was last Sabbath when we had the unveiling of our restored stained glass windows. They are just beautiful. If you weren’t able to be here for the revealing, make a point to check them out next time you’re here. Previously, Pastor Mark made a special announcement about the windows. There are pieces of the original stained glass available for a donation. If you’d like to have a remembrance of the windows for your very own, please see me this coming Sabbath.

A message from JoAnn Bloom, regarding an Adventurer Club need: "Adventurer Club is in need of an assistant teacher to work with our lead instructor. Adventurers meet every other week. You must be willing to complete the required Verified Volunteer online training. Please contact JoAnn Bloom at (623) 523-2541 or joann.bloom1113@gmail.com” Another message from JoAnn Bloom: "Discovery Club (Baby Birds) Parents: Good News! We have been blessed with additional staff members. Instead of meeting only once a month, the Club will now meet on the following dates: April 7, April 21, May 4-6 (Family Camp in lieu of regular meeting), May 19, June 2, and June 16. Please watch your e-mail for additional information.”

A message from Gwen Dossey, our dear Camelback member who knits the caps for our Backpacks for Christ ministry. Gwen is experiencing some health issues that are seriously interfering with her ability to knit. She is hoping that others of you out there will be able to pick up the slack until such time as she heals and is able to resume. I think we all know how much this ministry means to Gwen, so please, all who are able, please give Gwen a call (602.404.9180) and let her know you can help.

We have made available to all a place to pray, and to be prayed with, in the Parents Room. Open during SS and after the worship service, come and make your requests known to God, write your requests and place them on the Prayer Board and also your Praises, glorifying God. Stop in and see the beautiful new addition to the room.

Blessings, my friends!

Love, Cherie O