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NewsPoints: April 1, 2021
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Here is what you need to know for this weekend: 
  • Starting Friday evening, our Sanctuary Sabbath School class will be available for viewing on the Church website and Facebook and/or you can join that class in the BLC Sabbath morning at 9:30 in-person.  Another option for Sabbath morning is to go to the Founders Room in-person Sabbath School or join that class via Zoom at 9:30am. 
  • Pastor David Resendes will have the sermon for our in-person and live-streamed Church Service starting at 11:00am.  This will be live-streamed on the Roseville Church Facebook page.
 
 
Click HERE to join our Facebook Sabbath School or 11:00am Service Live-stream or go to our church WEBSITE.   You can also click ARCHIVE to see past Sermons or Sabbath School classes. Or look for the Sermon tab on the website home page.


Need a new Adult Sabbath School Quarterly? Try the online version by clicking here.  You can also download the Sabbath School app to your smart phone or tablet.
 


Communion Service

Join us for Communion this Sabbath, April 3 during our regular in-person Worship Service.  If you are worshiping with us via livestream and would like to participate in the Communion portion of the service from your home, please drive-thru the church parking lot on Friday, April 2 anytime between 3:00-4:00pm and a Deaconess will hand you your sealed emblems.
 
Due to Covid restrictions we will not have the foot washing portion of the Communion service at this time.
Prayer Request Corner
 
Our church members and items to pray about this week:
 
1.  As we prepare for communion and Resurrection weekend may God prepare us for the joy of being a new creation - may we as a congregation experience resurrection power.

2.  Members facing health challenges include: Doris Sterling; Debbie Lumry’s daughter-in-law Michelle and cousin Jan; Rosie Brassard's grandson Robert hospitalized with inflamed pancreas; and Schelli, Charlie Hampel’s daughter awaiting surgery.  

3.  Remember to pray for upcoming baptisms, evangelistic meetings, community outreach/social media campaign, etc.
 
If you have a need or a prayer request for our Prayer Corner, please contact Lanni at our new number 435-777-2200 ID Code 2475855#
 
 

Pastor Jim Lorenz, Northern California Ministerial Director, wrote this article and is allowing us to share it in our Newsletter because we need to help people not to fall into this trap.


Are Our Critics Right?

I used to really chafe when someone would describe the Adventist church as being legalistic, but after over 25 years in ministry, I'm wondering if our critics are at least partially right--not about our doctrine of salvation, but about how too many of our members view salvation.

When I preached at an Adventist church in Romania some years ago, I asked the congregation if God loves us more if we keep the 10 Commandments. Most hands went up in the affirmative.

Closer to home, a conference president within the NAD used the rowboat analogy of salvation during a meeting. According to his analogy, one oar is grace and the other oar is our works. This is completely unbiblical! If you do a Google search, you'll likely find that illustration on a Catholic website, which preaches that grace plus merit equals salvation.

Fast forward to a study conducted by Adventists on our view of salvation. It's not pretty. The headline in Christianity Today is: "Many Adventists in Asia and Africa Believe You Must Be Vegan to Be Saved." Sadly, I've pastored some Californians who also thought that. Salvation is the core doctrine of Christianity, and if we are not communicating the gift of grace well, we have to do better!

You can read the article here: https://www.christianitytoday.com



ROSEVILLE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH ELDERS

ELDER IN CHARGE: Week of April 3, 2021
Doris Kopko  (916) 771-0654

Gudmundur Olafsson (916) 396-4471
Vadim Grits  (916) 225-9354
John Cartwright (916) 770-9877
Bonnie Sarazen (Head Elder) (916) 204-8251

 
 Information and Upcoming Events

 
- Apr 3 - Pastor David Resendes
  Offering: Roseville Church Budget

- BAPTISM:  On Sabbath, April 10, during the regular church service, Ivy Rasmusson, and Sam and Lesa Brassard will be getting baptized.  If you or anyone else you know would like to be baptized, rebaptized, or join our church, please contact Pastor David or the church office.

- A HELPFUL RESOURCE TO SHARE WITH OTHERS: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide financial assistance for COVID-related funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020. Find out more.

- EVANGELISM 2021 UPDATE: We are updating our evangelistic approach this year.  We will begin our evangelistic outreach in the spring as planned, but will instead use short videos over a number of weeks until the fall season when we tie it off with more extensive presentations.

- BIBLE STUDY: Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm.  We are studying the book of Judges and the "roller coaster ride" of God's people, including the reasons why they separated themselves from Him from time to time. Contact the McSherry's for information on how to join the Zoom Bible Study.

- VESPERS SQUAD - We are a community of young adults from all over the Greater Sacramento area that grow closer to God through achieving #squadgoals. Join our group chat so that you can be in the loop of weekly vespers, hikes, camping trips, and outreach. Download the app GroupMe and click this link to join: http://bit.ly/vespers-squad

- MONDAY (10 - 11am or 7 - 8pm) PHONE PRAYER, call (435) 777-2200, and use Code 2475855# - You can join the call for 5 minutes or the entire hour. If "sheltering in place" leaves you hungry for some fellowship, join us this Monday for our weekly prayer call.

- ORDERING FROM ADVENTIST BOOK CENTER:  Anytime you order, except subscriptions, from AdventistBookCenter.com, give them our church code #73104.  This 5 digit code must be entered for each purchase made through AdventistBookCenter.com for us to receive credit.
 
Roseville Church Family Budget through March 27, 2021
  Needed Received Surplus or (Deficit)
This month to date $13,079  $15,987  $2,908 
Year to date $42,507  $35,829  ($6,678)


- Apr 10 - Pastor David Resendes
  Offering:  Hope Channel International, Inc. (GC)
 
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