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FROM THE WORD

The Living Word

Italian soccer legend Alessandro Del Piero was recently given a new title of miracle worker after being credited with waking a young girl from a two-week coma.  He was honored by the relatives of 12-year-old Giada Scalise, who said an audio message Del Piero recorded helped to bring her out of her slumber.

You see, after days passed at the hospital without a hint of movement, her desperate parents contacted the 37-year-old who responded with an audio and video message, which was played to the sick girl.  Nurses at the hospital played the tapes on a daily basis before Giada eventually began to stir.  It wasn’t long before she was sitting up in her bed and well again.  Pretty remarkable! . . .

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CENTRAL CORNER

This Week (March 5 to 12): 

• Tuesday @ 10:00 AM – Women’s Bible Study

• Tuesday @ 7:00 PM – Prayer Meeting with David Garcia (John 12)

• Wednesday @ 7:00 PM - Spanish Group Prayer Meeting

• Various L.I.F.E. groups (in-home small group Bible studies) take place across Sacramento. To locate one near you contact our small groups’ coordinator, Richard Anger @ (916) 681-3990

• Sabbath @ 9:00 AM - Morning Manna – Elizabeth Rengifo

• Sabbath @ 9:30 AM - Central Study Hour with Pastor Chris Buttery + Children/Youth/Adult Sabbath School Classes

• Sabbath @ 10:50 AM - Worship Service & Communion with Pastor Chris Buttery

• Sabbath @ 1:00 PM – Men & Women’s Ministries Luncheon

Upcoming Events

Youth & Family Life Vespers is back beginning Friday, March 11 at 7 PM and every second and fourth Friday in the Family Life Room. And on April 22 at 7 PM Armona Union Academy Choir will be sharing their music and other gifts with us. It will be an exciting and powerful beginning to the Sabbath. Mark your calendars!

Our next Communion Service is scheduled for this coming Sabbath, March 12 during the worship service. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

Choir Practice begins March 12 and will be every second and fourth Sabbath from 2 to 4 PM in the Sanctuary. All are welcome to join!

New Believer Orientation: Calling all Central members who have recently been baptized. We would like to invite you to join the pastors and Discipleship Committee on Sabbath, March 19 in the Family Life Room for lunch and an interactive presentation on Central Church and the Seventh-day Adventist Church in general. Lunch is provided. Materials and resources available. For more information contact Seymour Morgan at morgansr2@comcast.net.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast: Calling all men. Join us Sunday, March 20 from 8 AM to 10 AM for a breakfast with a purpose in the Camellia Room.

Tamale Cooking Class is March 20 from 11 AM to 2 PM in the Family Life Room. Amy Maldonado will once again demonstrate how to make Vegan Tamales. You will be able to make your own tamales and take them home. Space is limited and is $15 per person. Please call Karen at 916.961.0289.

Spring Work Bee: Young and not so young are invited to join us at the church Sunday, March 27 from 8 AM to 2 PM to dust, wipe, clean, polish, weed, prune, trim, and tidy the church. There is something for everyone to do. Lunch will be provided. Look forward to seeing you there!

Ministry Opportunities

Media Ministry: We are looking for someone with graphic design experience to help prepare PowerPoint slides for Central Study Hour presentations and sermons. If you’re interested, please contact Pastor Chris at pastorchris11@gmail.com

Gardening Ministry. Our Garden Ministry assists the church in beautifying the property grounds. A team of volunteers meets each Wednesday morning to plant, weed, prune, and water. There are no special qualifications needed just a desire to see God’s house look beautiful. Please contact the church office or Karen Medeiros at k.medeiros@sbcglobal.net if you can help.

Family Matters

Thrift Store Donations Needed: Smart Thrift, our church’s thrift store, is in need of more furniture donations – bedroom furniture, living room furniture, dining room furniture, and more. Please call 916.457.6500 for more information or to schedule a pick up (must be multiple pieces to qualify for pick up). Thank you.

Polling Place Volunteers Needed. We are considering opening up our Camellia Room as a polling place for the 2016 presidential elections on June 7 and November 8, as we have done in the past. We are looking for five volunteers for each date who can give an entire day to help out. Please call the office at 916.457.6511 if you are interested.

Coming Soon: A new pictorial membership directory. Be sure to check back later for more details.

Watch Us on Television! Enjoy viewing Central’s flagship programs, Central Study Hour, every Friday night at 8 PM and Sabbath morning at 6 AM (PST) on 3ABN Proclaim! Also enjoy our Receiving the Word, 30-minute programs weekly on Sunday at 11 AM, Tuesday at 11:30 AM (NEW TIME), Wednesday at 8:30 PM, and Thursday at 9 PM (NEW TIME) on Sacramento Faith TV (Comcast – 20; CCI – 19; AT&T – 14). These can also be viewed on our website (www.saccentral.org) and our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/thecentralconnection). Let everyone know where they can receive timely Bible messages!

Podcasts Available! If you didn't know, every Central Study Hour and worship service can be viewed and downloaded by going to our website (https://zqh.orf.mybluehost.me/saccentral/sermons). This is an easy way for you to invite friends and family to listen to important Bible messages coming from Central church. The podcasts are uploaded a week after the live presentation.

News & Events From Elsewhere

Kindergarten Open House at Sacramento Adventist Academy is scheduled March 16 at 6 PM. Parents are invited to meet the teacher, ask questions, and see the classroom.

Annual Golf Tournament: Sacramento Adventist Academy’s golf tournament fundraiser is April 10 at Teal Bend Golf Club. Call 916.481.2300 to sign up. Deadline is March 18.

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NEWS HEIGHTS

Resources

Two Brand-new Booklets! Dr. David DeRose recently co-authored two booklets with Pastor John Bradshaw: “Dealing with Stress” and “Fasting and Prayer” Each of these 32-page, pocket-sized booklets introduce themes covered in Dr. DeRose’s DVD series, “Healing Insights from the Gospel of Mark.”One copy of each of these booklets is yours free with any DVD purchase in March 2016.

Furthermore, sharing one of these booklets with a friend or coworker can provide a great entrée to inviting them to a health-themed Bible study group in your home or church. The “Healing Insights from the Gospel of Mark” DVD set was designed with just this in mind. Click here to learn more.

Last Day of Prophecy: An extraordinary, life-changing seven-part series presented by Amazing Facts and Pastor Doug Batchelor, will teach you everything you want to know about the Sabbath, and it will change your life in ways you never imagined! Learn more here.

Be Inspired 

How Big Is The Universe? Find out in this incredible interactive here. Click on the “Start” button to begin. Be sure to read the simple instructions before starting. Be amazed at how incredible God's creation is!

 

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