SABBATH SCHOOL CLASSES 9:30 AM Sabbath School Class Locations
Ages 0–12: Classrooms in South Hall
Earliteen: Left Upper Room
Youth (ages 16+): Right Upper Room
Adult Quarterly: Sanctuary—Nadine Oldenburg, Darl Bidleman & Ross Workman
Adult Quarterly: North Classroom—Sherle Skeels & Ross Workman
Adult Quarterly: South Classroom—Earl Wilson
Gems of Revelation: Fellowship Hall—Chris Calvin
THE CHURCH AT WORSHIP
Church Service 10:40 AM
SONG SERVICE Rosalba Korter #122 "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" #125 "Joy to the World" Welcome/Announcements Darl Bidleman
Invocation* Darl Bidleman
Hymn of Praise* #132"O Come, All Ye Faithful"
Tithes & Offerings Darl Bidleman "Adventist Community Services"
Special Music Daniel & Daniela Torrealba, and Irian Korter
Sermon Pastor Korter "Four Horses and the Future of Chrisiantiy Revealed"
Closing Song #121 "Go Tell It on the Mountain"
CLOSING PRAYER Pastor Korter
*Congregation Stand ^Congregation Kneel
Welcome visitors. We are so glad you could worship our Creator with us today!
Benefit Concert for Lora Lewis. Tonight at 7:00 PM by Rebekah Coulson. Lora is battling brain cancer. She is married with seven boys and lost a son in 2007 to a rare cancer. As a people of the Bible, I believe it’s our mission to help people like her and open up our doors to the community, out of love and respect and help this family...my very good friend Rebekah, remembers what our church did for her when she was fighting her own battle with cancer and her first thought was...
..’Katrina’s church!!’...hallelujah!!! Blessings my friend, Katrina Morgan♥️ Please come prepared to make a donation.
Parents—December 15, 2018. Children’s divisions will be practicing during SS to participate in a Christmas Program for Church Service in the Sanctuary. Please have your child here by 9:35 AM. The program will start at 10:45 AM. We would like for your child to participate. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Korter or any of the SS teachers.
Youth Orchestra Christmas Program. December 21, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Please come support our young people and enjoy some beautiful Holiday music.
Caroling and Game Night. December 22, 2018 at 5:30 PM. Everyone is invited to go Caroling and bring joy to our dear church members and friends who need a little more cheer this season. After caroling we will get together for a fun Social Event including a White Elephant Gift Exchange.
Annual Talent Show. January 26, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. It’s that time again. Start preparing now and let Dora Barber know you would like to participate.
Potluck Hosts. We are in need of two more groups to host potlucks for Sabbaths. The hosts then will only be responsible for one potluck per quarter. If you are not already involved in this ministry, please let Glenn or Bonnie Perry know if you can help and we will team you up with others or you can create your own team.
2019 Great Controversy Tour (June 21 - July 4, 2019) with Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, specialist in church history and development of prophetic interpretation. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, France, and Germany. These tours give you a new vision how to inspire church members for Jesus’ coming and future challenges. A most exciting experience. Call 269-815-8624 or email GCTours@mac.com.
Farm Fresh Eggs Available. In the refrigerator in the kitchen. $2.50 a dozen. Mark tithe envelope “Worthy Student Fund."
Copy Machine. There is a new copy machine in the Resource Room at the south end of the Office hallway. On the Office Copy Machine we are only allowed 2000 copies and then we are charged for extra copies. Please use the new copy machine if at all possible. I tried it out and it works great.
CCA Gym Usage Dates. Nov. 18, 25 and Dec. 16, 23, 30.
SABBATH: Dinner Hosts: Skeel's Class
Tuesday: 10:30 AM: Sail Class
Wednesday: 6:30 PM: Pathfinders at Valley View Thursday: 10:30 Sail Class Sabbath: Speaker: Children's SS Christmas Program Elder: Rhett Morgan Dinner Hosts: Webber's/Bill & Katie Morgan
December16, 2018 @ 2:00 PM Ladies Ornament Exchange Party
January 5, 2019 @ 5:30 PM Benefit Concert for Ella and Anthony Jones at Cashmere SDA Church
January 26, 2018 @ 7:00 PM Annual Talent Show
Healing for Don Cage(Bear), Nancy Webber, Issy Bidleman, Jairo Alpire, Corey Wilson's Family, Dianna Buck, Donna Brunz(Ladonna Frank's mother)Mace Gay and Len Chellis.
Teachers, Staff, and Students
Conference and Local Church Leadership
Outpouring of the Holy Spirit
Oneness in Christ
Our Unity in Christ
Christ took the initiative in reconciling us to Himself. It is the “goodness of God [that] leads you to repentance” (Rom. 2:4, NKJV). In Christ we were reconciled to God while we were yet sinners. Our repentance and confession do not create reconciliation. Christ’s death on the cross did; our part is to accept what was done for us.
It is true that we cannot receive the blessings of forgiveness until we confess our sins. This does not mean that our confession creates forgiveness in God’s heart. Forgiveness was in His heart all the time. Confession, instead, enables us to receive it (1 John 1:9). Confession is vitally important, not because it changes God’s attitude toward us but because it changes our attitude toward Him. When we yield to the Holy Spirit’s convicting power to repent and confess our sin, we are changed.
Forgiveness is also so crucial for our own spiritual well-being. A failure to forgive someone who has wronged us, even if they do not deserve forgiveness, can hurt us more than it hurts them. If an individual has wronged you and the pain festers inside because you fail to forgive, you are allowing them to hurt you even more. How often such feelings and hurt are the cause of divisions and tensions in the church. Unresolved hurt between church members hurts the unity of the body of Christ.
Forgiveness is releasing another from our condemnation because Christ has released us from His condemnation. It does not justify another’s behavior toward us. We can be reconciled to someone who has wronged us, because Christ reconciled us to Himself when we wronged Him. We can forgive because we are forgiven. We can love because we are loved. Forgiveness is a choice. We can choose to forgive in spite of the other person’s actions or attitudes. This is the true spirit of Jesus.
“When the laborers have an abiding Christ in their own souls, when all selfishness is dead, when there is no rivalry, no strife for the supremacy, when oneness exists, when they sanctify themselves, so that love for one another is seen and felt, then the showers of the grace of the Holy Spirit will just as surely come upon them as that God’s promise will never fail in one jot or tittle.” - Ellen G. White, Selected Messages, book 1, p. 175.
“If we stand in the great day of the Lord with Christ as our refuge, our high tower, we must put away all envy, all strife for the supremacy. We must utterly destroy the roots of these unholy things, that they may not again spring up into life. We must place ourselves wholly on the side of the Lord.” - Ellen G. White, Last Day Events, p. 190.