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Join us this Sabbath as we continue our sermon series: STEPS TOWARDS JESUS!
Section 3: Emerging Victorious through Jesus in the Great Conflict - Through Jesus, God came up with a way to restore His image in humanity for all of eternity after the enemy, and we successfully broke it. His solution not only resolves the problem of sin but places in full display the great love of God even in this flawed life as we wait for His soon return.
Pastor Xavier's sermon this Sabbath is entitled:
"The Choice of a Lifetime"
Step 1. Jesus’ role in the great conflict
I believe that our choices can change history no matter the size. Choices can affect not only the individual but also those with whom they surround themselves with.
High above the Heavens, a choice was made that took one-third of its citizens and caused a great war. In a garden called Eden, a choice was made that caused a whole plant called earth to fall into darkness. However, Love would not give up on plant earth. It chose to save them no matter the cost. A choice was made in a garden called Gethsemane that would change human lives forever.
Now we must choose in this great conflict with whom which we will serve and love. Before the foundation of the world and in a garden on a lowly night, Love chose us. So with the help of Love, we can choose Him in this great conflict.
"For if, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ."
Due to the spike in cases on the island of Oahu we are encouraging those who are high risk to worship and praise God from home today.
Please be assured that your church board will be in contact with you with their latest decisions about safety in our divine services through this newsletter and all our social media platforms.
For the convenience of anyone who still feels unsafe about gathering we will continue to broadcast live from Facebook indefinitely for both churches.
Our live-stream programs continue at our regular times on our Facebook pages. (You don't need a Facebook profile to watch!)
We will be live-streaming Sabbath school on our respective Facebook pages.
Prayer meetings will be done via Zoom, as well as our Friday night Bible study.
(Facebook live-streams can be watched at any time after broadcast!)
Sabbath school will start at approximately 9:30 am
Sermon time will continue at approximately 11:00 am
Both of them can be seen LIVE on Facebook by clicking on the link Below!
Please don't forget to join us for our weekly Waimanalo prayer meeting on Wednesday Nights via Zoom at 6 PM!!!
Sunday: Devotional with Pr. Jean at 7-8 am (Facebook)
Monday: Devotional with Pr. Jean at 7-8 am (Facebook)
Tuesday: Devotional with Pr. Jean at 7-8 am (Facebook)
Wednesday: Devotional with Pr. Jean 7-8 am (Facebook)
Prayer meeting with Pr. Jean and the elders at 6 pm
Thursday: Devotional with Pr. Jean at 7-8 am (Facebook)
Mary's Book Club at 6:30 pm
Friday: Devotional with Pr. Jean at 7-8 am (Facebook)
Bible study with Uncle Pat at 6:00 pm
Sabbath: Sabbath School at 9:30 am
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88060037706
Sermon at 11:00 am (Facebook)
All the links inserted here will stay the same.
This is your hub to link you to our meetings!
ANNOUNCEMENTS, NEWS and UPDATES
"For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things? For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ."
(2 Cor. 2:15-17 NKJV
Offering This Sabbath!
This Sabbath, our offering is for the Local Church Budget.
Thank you for your faithful return of tithes, giving, and sacrificial generosity
On Thursdays at 6:30 pm, the ladies of Waimanalo have started an online book club. The book that they will be going through is entitled: "REDEEMING LOVE".
Click on the following link to tune in!
Or text Mary McGuire at 808-780-0440 for more info.
Meals for Waimanalo!
This Friday God blessed with amazing connections with our community! We were able to pass out over 80 meals!
We were also able to reconnect with some of our community who needed hope and food in their lives.
Thanks to a special donation from Adventist Health Castle everyone we met was able to receive three cloth masks along with their meals and water.
A special thank you to all the beautiful hearts, hands and feet from our Waimanalo SDA 'ohana that make this possible every week!
A special thank you to the other members of the community that continue to diligently prepare and share this amazing ministry to our needy kupunas and houseless folks!
We praise the Lord for consistent opportunities to continue being the hands and feet of Jesus!
If you can help with preparing or delivering meals for some of our members who are confined to their homes on other days of the week please do not hesitate to contact Sharon Kamalii, Michele Seibel, or Pr. Jean. If you are in the high risk category, it’s safer at home. We can arrange it so that help can be staggered so the kitchen does not get overcrowded.
At the moment we could really use individually packaged drinks or water bottles right now! Please let us know when you can drop them off at the church!
Mahalo nui everyone!
Here are some ways that you can continue being a good financial steward of God's blessings during these times!
If you have not yet considered giving offerings or returning your tithes electronically, please take the time to maybe try it for the first time this weekend!
It is very simple. If you have an iPhone please go to the App Store or if you have an Android-based phone go to the Play Store and download: The AdventistGiving App.
It only takes minutes to set up your profile (you will need your bank or credit card info).
Once you are in the website or the app all you have to do is simply look up the church you are interested in giving to and you will find all of the categories that you would normally see on your tithe envelope.
Remember that if you return you tithes and offerings this way we can give you important reports that are useful for your taxes and tax returns.
If you return with your credit card you can enjoy all the benefits of your respective card's point systems as a bonus!
You can also access these same services by going to your church's web page.
Links are found at the top of this email and at the bottom.
The links below will take you to the various app stores or the website to set it up.
Here is a wonderful opportunity for community prayer opportunities. Here are the links that allow prayer requests to be submitted to a diverse praying group from the Castle Advent Health Hospital.
Folks are also invited to join a zoom prayer line with Castle if they desire. This is great opportunity for prayer for those we know are in the hospital, while being able to add personal requests and community requests. Mahalo nui!
You can join the Zoom call here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89761882509?pwd=V2xmeDNvNjRnRm51MCtJOGk3N3ZsZz09
Or you can fill out a prayer request form here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Sssx2YQ5KEOftpbX1_1RsKMqlEGOcoBPhu5RHn2p1rRUN0hCQ0cyQ0JIVEZKVDdXVEo4SURSN1k2QiQlQCN0PWcu