Greetings Brothers and Sisters,
What were your priorities this week? How did you spend your time and energy? Finding the right balance on how to spend your time and energy can be a challenge. This week our pastor talks about how you can figure out your own priorities. Before you go to this week’s video check out this quote of the week:
- No One Is Always Busy, It Just Depends What Number You Are On Their Priority List
Watch the full message for this week here from Pastor Jorge Quintiana - Click Here.
Come join us for a loving fellowship this Sabbath via our Virtual Fellowship (Zoom and Facebook Live) and limited in person. Below is an outline of tomorrow’s program and a few announcements. Stay connected!
Please join us for Virtual fellowship via our Zoom Space:
Sabbath April 17, 2021
Online Fellowship - Program Outline
Below are details for our program and Announcements for this week:
- 8:30 am - 9:00 am - A Prelude of Praise (Special Musical Session)
- 9:00 am – 10:00 am - Prayer and Praise (Share your blessings and prayer requests.)
- 10:00 am – 10:20 am - Personal Ministries Time
- 10:30 am – 11:30 am - Sabbath School Lesson (Adult, youth, kids)
- 11:30 am – 11:35 am - Announcements
- 11:35 am - 11:40 am - Special Music
- 11:35 am – 12:00 pm - A Message for Today - “All You Have is Today” - Ephesians 2:2, - Pastor Jorge Quintiana
- 12:00 pm – 12:05 pm - Closing Prayer
- 12:05 pm – 12:30 pm - Fellowship Time
Camp Meeting - IMPACT 2021
- Please mark your calendars for IMPACT 2021. Once again, this year’s camp meeting will be virtual. The dates are Friday, April 30 and Sabbath, May 1, 2021.
- Recording artist, Steve Green will be in a one-hour virtual concert on Friday evening at 7:30 PM.
- Dr. Charles Tapp will be the speaker for Sabbath.
- To allow each church the benefit of consistency with your respective worship services, Elder Tapp’s message will air at 3:00 PM via the website and Potomac’s YouTube page. More information will follow.
- And thanks to Dr. Anwar Ottley for the special music which will be brought to us by the Virtual Potomac Choir. We’re looking forward to hearing their music ministry.
- This year’s theme will be We’ve Only Just Begun.
Hidden Gems Finders
- Each week I embed a hidden activity within each message with hidden instructions.
- Special mention to Raylene B., Joan W-B, Michael G, Hermoine R.,
- This week’s gem: Who is the author of this week’s offertory? Email us the response!
Personal Ministry Opportunities
- You can also sign up for the Weekly newsletter from Glow Ministries by going to www.glowcentral.org/news. Sign up today to get daily testimonies, GLOW news, and more!
- We are excited to share the Good News in our neighborhood! Join us for door-to-door outreach this Sabbath April 17th after the in-person service (12:30 PM). We will meet outside the front door and will be distributing door handle bags with materials. Wear comfortable shoes. Masks and social distancing in effect.
- Please join us in praying for the speakers for the next few weeks:
- April 17 - Pastor Jorge Quintiana
- April 24 - Elder Bobby Belleza
- May 1 (AM) - Pastor Sheldon Bryan
- May 1 (PM) - Pastor Charles Tapp (Potomac Conference President)
Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting (6:00PM via Zoom)
- Please join us each Wednesday evening at 6pm for a time of prayer and study of God’s word.
- Please keep our meeting facilitators in prayer
- April 21 - Pastor Jorge Quintiana
- April 28 - Sister Vilma Sarino
- May 5 - Elder Daphne Feidtkou
- May 12 - Sister Raylene Baumgart
Returning Tithe and Offering
- You can continue to return your tithe and offering using one of two options:
- Use Adventist Giving Online - https://adventistgiving.org
- Mail your checks to - Virginia Beach SDA Church, 4136 Holland Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
- Offering this week goes to the Hope Channel International. Check out the feature for the week - Link to This Week’s Offertory Online. Also check out this week’s video presentation as well.
A Church’s Determination: “How can you maintain a church school? Your congregation is so small!” This question came from parents whose membership was at a nearby church that had no school of its own. “We are so thankful to send our children here. But we don’t see how you manage. Our church can’t afford a church school!”
- The church school often struggled with finances. But by the end of each fiscal year, it had stayed within budget. The pastor and church determined that educating the youth of the church was the top church priority. “It’s our investment in the church’s future,” the pastor explained.
- The children from their church school would grow to be the church of the future. Not only that, but there would be eternal, heavenly rewards for this church who had invested in the Christian education of their young people.
- So, despite the challenges, this church channeled 66 percent of their church budget to keep the church school in the black. They rejoiced to continue to sacrifice to keep their school. Their church school still operates today.
- The results are clear. Many of the youth from the school are still active members of the worldwide church. These youth give thanks for the spiritual care that teachers and faculty provided and to those members who contributed to the church budget year after year.
- The Bible is clear. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Virginia Beach SDA Church
4136 Holland Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1906
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