Office Hours This Week:
Tuesday through Friday – 9:00am to 1:00pm
(360) 696-2511 / Click HERE for Office Email
Click HERE for Church Website
January 5, 2021
Join us this Sabbath, January 9!
We will be meeting in person
for a special Communion Sabbath!!
(If you can’t be with us in person,
see details below for how you can still participate!)
SERVICE OPTIONS… First Worship Service at 9:00am Family Service at 10:00am in the Fellowship Hall
Second Worship Service at 11:15am
GOOD NEWS: We don’t need RSVP’s for church anymore! Just come and check in at the door to worship with us.
From Pastor Roger…One of our elders had been trying to get ahold of a member but couldn’t seem to make contact. Then he tried email and got this email back, “I’m an atheist and not interested in this religious conversation. Please remove me.” The elder sent it to me and I was shocked. This was an upstanding member, a spiritual leader, someone who has taught other church members. Then we checked our database and realized that the elder had the wrong email address. It was a small, minor difference, but the person had the exact same name. Wrong phone number, wrong email address. Wow!
So, let me ask you. How are you doing spiritually? Is COVID church not doing it for you? Is your spiritual life hanging on by a thread, or not at all? If you aren’t doing well spiritually, I want to take this time to reiterate the challenge I left in last week’s message on Sabbath, that we need to learn to feed ourselves. Take the 30 day challenge of creating a new habit of personal devotions this year. If you’d like more information, you can click here: https://www.adventistcommunity.church/bible-study/
I also want to highlight that you can stay in touch with us via Facebook where Pastor John is often posting short videos – click HERE – or on a zoom Bible study with Pastor Ryan – click HERE (Meeting ID: 986 4838 0432 / Password: 599061) – OR with Pastor Roger at the Pastor’s Blog on our website – click HERE.
I love being your pastor!
Be a Difference Maker! (Matt. 25:31-46)
roger walter, DMin
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lead Pastor
Seventh-day Adventist Community Church of Vancouver
SAVE THE DATE!
Join us online or in-person for a Free LIVE Virtual 4-part Health Series on the “Lifestyle Benefits of Plant Based Medicine” by Fay Kazzi, PhD, MS, RD.
The event will be Thursday, January 21st, to Sunday, January 24th, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm each night.
Dr. Kazzi is a cookbook author, health professional, and food enthusiast. While at Loma Linda University she also ran a plant based culinary program designed for medical students. She is passionate about food photography and recipe creation, both of which have been widely published in health and lifestyle magazines. Her new cookbook is titled “The Earthy Canvas Vegan Cookbook.”
Click HERE and HERE for more information about this event…
Communion This Sabbath You can join us ONLINE or IN-PERSON!
We have room for 165 or so at either the 9:00am or the 11:00am service. If you are joining us for communion online, we have pre-packaged communion cups and crackers for you to pick up during the week so that you can join us online during our livestream at 11:15am.
Simply come by during office hours at the church – Tuesday through Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Ask Lara for however many cups you need. They are pre-filled and pre-packaged. No spill, no need to balance cups of juice while you drive home. You can simply show up, or you can call first, or email first. Any of those ways are fine.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 Restrictions, we will not be able to have foot washing at this time.
If you have a prayer request, email it to the office by clicking HERE. Please indicate if you want it to be private for our prayer group, or if you would like it included here in the weekly newsletter for the whole church to pray for you.