Notes from Cherie O

April 12, 2018

Good evening, friends!

Another week on its way to winding down; I hope it’s been more on the side of good, than not-so-good, for the majority of you. There are several we need to remember in prayer - Charlie Post is recovering from foot surgery, performed yesterday; and Barbara Lay will be recovering for weeks from a fall on Tuesday. Charlie’s recovery will also be a matter of weeks. Phil Draper is also recovering from surgery last week, and please remember Sharon Kuntz recovering from her fall. Please pray for SPEEDY HEALING for each of them.

Tomorrow night (Friday, April 13), Camelback Church Youth presents WELCOME HOME, High School-Collegiate Youth Worship. Doors open at 7:00pm and begins at 7:30pm. It will include an open mic, fun, friends, food and faith!

I’ll look forward to seeing my Stephen Ministry leaders and ministers this coming Sabbath (April 14) morning at 8:30 for Peer Supervision and Continuing Education. If anyone reading this is interested in any facet of Stephen Ministries, there is a secure receptacle at the Information Window in the the lobby. Just drop your comment/question in the box, and someone will respond promptly. Family Praise & Worship - Songs, testimonies, scripture, prayer, and more, for the kids and whole family - ROOM 8 - 9:30-9:45am. And, Sabbath Schools for all other age groups, from newborn to us 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. For our Spanish-speaking friends, a new Sabbath School class is meeting. It begins at 9:30am and is being held in the senior pastor’s office in the main building. Join us for worship as we welcome The King’s Heralds back to Camelback. The quartet brings a ninety-year heritage in gospel music. The King’s Heralds perform in a variety of musical styles, making them a favorite with audiences of all ages. Their rich blend, harmony and balance, as interpreted through their well-known a’capella singing, creates a rich musical experience. Invite a family member, friend or neighbor. There will be visitor’s luncheon following the worship service, and as always, EVERYONE is welcome, you just need to BRING FOOD. I heard from our Visitors’ Lunch team earlier this week, and they relayed the message that they would appreciate any food the church family would like to share. It would also be helpful to our great volunteers, if a few who are attending could stay afterward and assist with clean-up.

Sunday (April 15), Brenda Seidel’s Card-Making Group will meet 10am-noon at her home. If you are interested, please be in touch with her for details. Also happening this Sunday, the Adventist Book Center will hold its annual Spring Open House Sale, 10:00am - 3:00pm. The address is 13405 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85254. Vegetarian Food Samples, One-Day-Only Food Specials, HUGE Used Book Sale, Special Sale Items, PLUS, Spend $50 and you will receive a $5 coupon to use in May!

Monday, April 16, Thunderbird Christian Elementary Constituency Meeting, 6:30pm, Scottsdale-Thunderbird SDA Church.

Pastor Paul Gibson's Tuesday night Bible study is continuing. We meet at 7:00pm, in the Choir Room. Next Tuesday (4-17), we will be studying Chapter 9 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 (4-18), at 7:00pm in Room 10.

The Young Women’s Bible Study, at 7:00pm in the Choir Room.

Thursday night (4-19) Bible study (7:00pm) at the home of Maria Cho, for anyone who might be interested. Questions/information 360.701.3919 or Also, next Thursday night, the Children’s Choir (Grades K-8) will rehearse. They were received so well by the church family at the Easter Sabbath service that is has been decided to keep it going. They will rehearse from 6:00 - 7:00pm in the Choir Room, and parents are welcome to meet for fellowship during that time.

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 Pre-registration reserves your materials. Friday, April 20, 6:30pm Check In & Registration - 7:00-8:30pm Seminar Sabbath Afternoon, April 21 - 2:00-5:30pm Afternoon Sessions

Friday, April 20 - Sunday, April 22 - Hispanic Women’s and Young Ladies Retreat at Camp Yavapines. The Young Ladies will meet in English, so please don’t allow a perceived language barrier to be a deterrent. If you’re interested, please contact Pastor Melanie Cruz or the church office.

Sabbath, April 21, Pastor Mark Sulger will bring us the message, “THE TURNING POINT," with a scripture reference of Acts 9:10-12. Sometimes in each of our lives, it’s difficult to see when and where God will use us and our gifts. Remaining ever prayerful and hopeful, we can be assured God will reveal His purpose for each of us. Also, that Sabbath, our three children’s clubs meet: Adventurer’s 2:00pm, Room 3; Discoverer’s 2:00pm, Room 6; and Pathfinder’s 2:00pm, Room 8.

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: or call 928.636.1884.

There are still four (one blue and three red) pieces of stained glass available for a donation to the new Stained Glass Windows Project. See Cherie O.

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”

Happy, happy,my friends!

Love, Cherie O