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E-BULLETIN FOR OCTOBER 8, 2022
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OUR MISSION
Extend the ministry of Christ to our community with hope and wholeness.


Our Vision - “Build 7”
We will be a Church on God’s mission in Apopka, with Apopka, and for Apopka, seven days-a-week.
Church Life: CLICK HERE
Pastor's Message: CLICK HERE  

Due to the continuing impact of COVID-19 on our church family recently, we ask those who attend in-person to be cautious and considerate of each other. We recommend wearing a face covering (mask) and maintaining reasonable physical distance when possible.

Sabbath, October 8
  • Online Children's Church, 2:00 PM (Zoom Meeting ID: 3999743097)
Sunday, October 9
  • Good Neighbor Place - Open 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Monday, October 10
  • Good Neighbor Place Donation Drop off, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday-Friday
  • Prayer in the Morning, 7:30 AM (Click Here for Zoom Link).
Wednesday, October 12
  • Good Neighbor Place open 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Family Connections (Prayer Meeting)
    • In Person (begin in Fellowship Hall): What We Believe (kids & adult classes in Youth Chapel)
    • Zoom: "Kingdom Manifesto" - Sermon on the Mount. 7:00 PM (CLICK HERE for Zoom Link; Meeting ID: 931 6313 8432; Pass Code: 471713).
Friday, October 14
  • Women's Ministry Prayer and Soup Program is scheduled for 6:30PM.  RSVP is required.  The RSVP form will be available this Sabbath.  Please think of a soup you would like to share.
  • Sunset: 6:57 PM
Sabbath, October 15
  • Speaker: Rosalyn Stewart
  • Women’s Ministries Sabbath.  You do not want to miss this.  Since there was no potluck on October 1, there will be a potluck on October 15.  Bring your favorite dish.  It should be able to feed your family as well as another family.  We do not want anyone to go home hungry.
9:00 AM - PEOPLE OF PRAYER
Fellowship Hall
10:00 AM - SABBATH SCHOOL LESSON STUDIES
ADULT STUDIES (Fellowship Hall)
"Death in a Sinful World" (click to read)
Crawford - A Wing, North (near entrance) 
Carey - B Wing (front, near kitchen)
Kennedy - A Wing, South (near stage)
Shelton - Prayer Room (behind stage)

Next Week: "Understanding Human Nature" (click to study online)


KIDS' ZONE (Lower Level)
Beginners (birth-2) - Southwest Classroom
Kindergarten (3-4) - Northern Hallway
Primary (5-9) - Northwest Classroom
Juniors (10-12) - Youth Chapel, South
Earliteen & Youth - Youth Chapel, North

     Earliteen: 13-14
     Youth: 15+ (high school)

Click on the name of the class to see its lesson for this week.
10:50 AM - BREAK
11:00 AM - WORSHIP GATHERING
Fellowship Hall

Church Life

Welcome & Prayer

James Johnson

Worship in Song
Just a Little Talk with Jesus
Let's Talk About Jesus


Children's Corner
Midalvi Rivera

Worship in Song
More AboutJesus
There's Something About That Name

Prayer
Hugo Kennedy

Profession of Faith
Abimalechc Bigby

Special Music

It's Not an Easy Road

Scripture Reading
Norm McGuire
2 Corinthians 13:5


Message
Freddy Rodriguez


Worship in Song
"The old Rugged Cross”

Prayer
Freddy Rodriguez

If you are ill or unable to attend for any reason, we invite you to participate online via the Apopka Seventh-day Adventist Church YouTube Channel, where our services are live-streamed and where you can find playlists of past programs and events (click HERE). You can also find the link to our worship service livestream on our WEBSITE.
When you return tithes (10% of income), you support the worldwide Gospel mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. 

Our featured offering for today is for our Local Church Budget, which supports the local mission of the Apopka Seventh-day Adventist Church. We invite you to prayerfully consider our building fund, “Build 7 - Onward!”  Take a look out the foyer windows and see the progress being made on our NEW Worship Center and Gymnasium! Everything that comes in helps to fund this project, whether in material building, or in paying it off.

 
Thank you for your support of God’s work in our community! You can give online by clicking HERE or in-person at the donation box in the lobby.
LOCAL CHURCH BUDGET UPDATE THROUGH SEPTEMBER, 2022
Monthly Budget
Received This Month
Needed This Month

Yearly Budget
Received YTD
Needed YTD
$19,297
$18,776
$521

$231,560
$50,391
$169,217

TCI (Total Community Involvement)

  • Everyone at Apopka SDA Church can be involved in ministry. Today, check out the TCI table in the lobby and find out how you can be involved!
  • People of Prayer (POP) - Seek the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life and in our church! 9AM weekly in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Prayer Line Apopka - Submit praises, thanksgivings, or prayer requests using a Prayer Card or Connection Card, or email tcibuild7@gmail.com.
  • "The Power of One," Prayer & Planning - postponed until further notice.

Women’s Ministries

  • Prayer and Soup Program is scheduled for October 14 at 6:30PM. RSVP is required. The RSVP form will be available this Sabbath. Please think of a soup you would like to share with the group.
  • October 15 is Women’s Ministries Sabbath. You do not want to miss this. Since there was no potluck on October 1, there will be a potluck on October 15. Bring your favorite dish. It should be able to feed your family as well as another family. We do not want anyone to go home hungry.

Kids Zone - Help is needed at the Welcome Desk and in the classrooms! Training will be provided. Contact Curlette Reid at (407) 375-2556 and let her know you are willing to help enhance our ministry to children!

Good Neighbor Place

  • We need travel size toiletries for homeless hygiene needs, and is in desperate need of men's long pants. A donation box is in the lobby, or you can drop off your donation during the hours listed above.
  • We need you! Volunteers are invited, age 15 and up! (This is a great way for youth to get service hour credits. See the sign up sheet in the foyer! Thank you!

Men's Ministry Barbecue has been moved to October 23, 4:00-6:00 PM.

Notice: Any literature distributed in the church should come through the Church Office for approval and distribution.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Paul Viar on Sabbath, October 8th at 3:00 at WholeLife Church located at 2800 N. Orange Ave., Orlando FL 32804. Those unable to attend may view the service at https://live.wholelife. Paul taught for 24 years at Forest Lake Academy and was a professor at AdventHealth University of Health Sciences for another 23 years.

Florida Conference Events

  • Florida Conference, in collaboration with the Southeastern Conference, presents Disaster Response Training on October 14-16, 2022. Cost: $25 per person for Sabbath lunch and materials. Must register by August 31, 2022. Register at adrtraining.floridaconference.com and choose from three training sessions: (1) Donations Operations – Basic training, must take an online course in advance: Introduction to Disaster Preparedness. Click Here to take the Course. (2) Warehouse Management – Pre-requisite: Certificate of Donations Operations. (3) Spiritual and Emotional Care – For pastors and church leaders only.
  • Men's Ministry Spanish Language Convention: Invicto – Convención de Hombres 2022. 28-30 de Octubre de 2022. Oradores: Roger Hernandez y Yeury Ferreira. Registracion y detalles en men.floridaconference.com.
  • Men's Ministry Certification Cruise, November 13-20. Enjoy a 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise, visiting San Juan, St. Maarten and RCI Private Island Coco Cay, Bahamas, while completing your Men’s Ministry Certification classes at the same time. Spouses welcome! There will be a program for women that will inspire and bless them. Learn more and register at: floridaconference.com/menscruise/
Forest Lake Education Center is now hiring part-time and per diem RNs and EMTs. For more information reach out to kim.lunde@myflec.com or call 407-862-7688 (ext.249). To fill out an application, go to careers.floridaconference.com

Facility Use - Please submit any requests for facility use to the office at least two weeks in advance using the "Facility Use Forms" (which can be found in the work room outside the Church Office window). Approval is subject to space availability and evaluation by office staff.

Submitting News -  Please submit any church news/announcements to the office no later than the Wednesday prior to the Sabbath it is needed for.

For more information or questions, please email: office@apopkasdachurch.com or call the church office at 407-889-2812.
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
October 1 Evette Reid
October 3 Gelanda Augusma
October 3 Robert Collins
October 3 Austin Regal
October 4 Becky Rodman
October 5 Linnie Garcia
October 5 Tony Leigh
October 5 Danilo Munguia
October 6 Isabel Broome
October 7 Luz Guzman
October 7 Gertrude Schlinsog
October 7 Carolyn Werst
October10 Toni Reynolds
October 11 Gail Shelton
October 11 June Wilcox
October 13 Bill Nutt

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
September 27 Rhonda & Fred Pensante
September 29 Wayna & Eric Fraser
 
Please let us know your birthday, anniversary, or graduation information. Call the church office at 407-889-2812 or email apopkasda@gmail.com.

Note: E-Bulletins are emailed every Friday. Let us know if you would like to receive email updates and/or to update your email address.

Due to power outages last week, many praises and requests are just this week being discovered. Prayers have turned into thanksgivings as we mostly were unharmed by Hurricane Ian! Even so, we pray for those impacted by the storm, especially our churches and their communities in Southwest Florida.

Be encouraged by the words of Psalm 46 this week:

God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
    God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
    he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come and see what the Lord has done,
    the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease
    to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the shields with fire.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Praise & Thanksgiving

Shirley Nembhard submitted the following prior to the storm:
God is our refuge and strength a very  present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be removed... Psalms 46:1, 2. Apopka Church Family, may God be with each one as we brace for hurricane Ian. Remember Jesus is in the ship with us. The winds and the waves stopped when He speaks.

A big thank you to those who shared their time and energy Sunday to help our neighbors with clean up. May our efforts be a blessing to those we served.

Prayer Needs

  • Pray for our Pathfinder Club as they attend the Southern Union Camporee at Camp Kulaqua this week.
  • Charles Locke was admitted to the hospital early this week for bowel obstruction. The good news, Charles does not need to have surgery and is home resting now. Cindy states: “We are so blessed that God loves us so much! Thank you for all your prayers.” --- Cindy Locke
  • Maynard and Ellie LeBrun are requesting your continued prayers for healing.
    • Maynard is dealing with two compression fractures in his back, plus multiple disc bulges. It has been very painful.
    • Ellie has severe arthritis in her neck, causing a lot of pain and headaches.
    • God is good and with your prayers, He will see us through. --- Maynard
  • Please pray for our Gustavo Abreu family.
  • Please pray for those of the FLA Senior Class who are attending the Oakwood University visit.
  • Our daughter-in-law, Suzy and her son Chris, both have COVID. Suzy has been sick for over two weeks with a high fever. Thank you for keeping them in prayer. --- Maynard and Ellie LeBrun
If you have a request for prayer, or a praise, please text the Prayer Line at: 407-988-5715 or Email: tcibuild7@gmail.com.
 
Prayer Line Apopka is an initiative of TCI (Total Community Involvement).
PASTORAL STAFF
James Johnson
Lead Pastor
EMAIL
Freddy Rodriguez
Youth Pastor
Apopka Seventh-day Adventist Church

340 Votaw Road
Apopka, FL 32703

(407) 889-2812

Office Hours:  Tuesday & Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Cheryl Smith, Administrative Assistant

office@apopkasdachurch.com

www.apopkasdachurch.com

 
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