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Calling all Central members! Join us for our annual business meeting scheduled this Wednesday, January 18 at 7 PM in the Sanctuary. Operation Joash will be introduced, along with other important items. We look forward to seeing you then! (To view the Operation Josh trailer, please click here)

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FROM THE WORD

Seven Letters from Jesus

Some years ago, the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, MO made public 1,300 recently discovered letters that the late President wrote to his wife, Bess, over the course of a half-century.  Mr. Truman had a lifelong rule of writing to his wife every day they were apart.  He followed this rule whenever he was away on official business or whenever Bess left Washington to visit Independence.

Scholars were excited to get their hands on the letters to discover any new light they might throw on political and diplomatic history, but what’s most impressive about this discovery is the simple fact that every day he was away, the President of the United States, the most powerful man in the world, took time out of his busy schedule to sit down and write a letter to his wife. 

There are many things that occupy Heaven’s Commander-in-Chief.  After all, there’s a universe to attend to, but in the midst of the never-ending activity of heaven, Christ, Heaven’s ruler, stopped everything to ensure seven important letters were written to His bride, to His people . . .

Pastor Chris Buttery

Read More Here

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CENTRAL CORNER

This Week (January 15-20): 

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

• Tuesday @ 7:00 PM –Prayer Meeting with Pastor Mike

• 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.

• Wednesday @ 7:00 PM –Church Business Meeting 

This Sabbath (January 21):

 January 21 - 9:00 AM – Morning Manna with Sound Mind (Weimar Academy chorus) / @ 9:30 AM – Central Study Hour with Pastor Chris Buttery + Children/Youth/Adult Sabbath School Classes / @ 10:50 AM – Worship Service with Pastor Fred Dana

Upcoming Events

Business Meeting: Our annual Business Meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday, January 18 at 7 PM in the Sanctuary. Vital building/renovation project plans will be discussed along with other important items. All members of Central are encouraged to attend.

Dr. David DeRose will be here at Sacramento Central on Monday, January 23 at 7 PM. He will be presenting, Herbs, Supplements, and Natural Remedies: Learning from Hypertension Therapies. More information will be available next week.

Family Matters

"With much sadness we regret to inform you that Dr. George Stefan, father of Art Stefan, passed away this past Saturday night at 7 PM. His funeral service will be conducted at the Roseville Cemetary, 421 Berry St. Roseville CA 95678 on Friday, January 20 at 9:30 AM. Please remember the Stefan family in your prayers during this time."

We recently received the following requests:

• The wife of an Adventist pastor in the Michigan Conference is coming to the Sacramento area for a practicum related to her studies. They are looking for a room/place to rent. Please email office@saccentral.org if you know of somewhere she can stay.

• “I am a Government Master's student at Sacramento State University. I am a member of Gracepoint Adventist church in Rocklin. I am recently married in La Grande, Oregon and I have to pay rent for my wife in La Grande while I go to school for four months. I am hoping to get lodging near Sacramento State University for four months while I finish my last semester of grad school. I am willing to live with any Adventist. My number is 541 910 6407. I leave for Sacramento January 18th.”

Personal Invitation Cards: The “Tree of Life” literature rack (in the church foyer), not only has GLOW tracts for you to share, and informative door hangers to put up in your neighborhood, but it also contains postcard size invitations for you to give away wherever you go. They are especially designed to introduce people to your church, Central Church. Please help yourself and take as many as you know you will use in a given week. Thank you. -Personal Ministries Department

Sacramento Central Prayer Ministry has conference calls open to the entire church twice daily, at 5:30 AM and 7 PM, for approximately 30 minutes. If you happen to log in during the prayer time, please do not say your name. Call 712.770.4010, access code: 361097.

The Last Empire DVD/CD Sets are available. If you missed any of the exciting presentations given by Pastor Chris during this recent prophecy series, or if you want to share the messages with those you love, or if you ordered a set in advance, they are now available. Pick up your copy at the church office during the week or call to make other arrangements if needed. All the study guides are downloadable online on the church website - https://zqh.orf.mybluehost.me/saccentral/the-last-empire/

Watch Us On Television! Enjoy viewing Central’s flagship program, Central Study Hour, every Friday night at 7 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, Wednesday at 9 PM, and Friday at 9 PM on Sacramento Faith TV. These can also be viewed on our website (www.saccentral.org). Let everyone know where they can receive timely Bible messages!

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Resources

Prophecy Encounter by Amazing Facts runs from February 17–25, 2017, and is a perfect event for you to open your church or home to friends and neighbors and build their confidence in the Bible and prepare them for the tumultuous events coming in these last days. You can join this live event by satellite, ROKU on AFTV, or AFTV.org. For more information please click here.

2017 Devotionals: Moments with God by Brenda Walsh and The Faith I Live By by Ellen G. White are available in a nicely packaged together in a gift box from the Adventist Book Center. Other devotionals for children, teens, and youth are also available at www.adventistbookcenter.com

Be Inspired 

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Central Happenings is published by the Sacramento Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6045 Camellia Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95819 www.saccentral.org

Sacramento Central Staff: Chris Buttery, Senior Pastor; Mike Thompsons, Associate; Fred Dana, Associate; Michael Butler, Youth/Young Adult; JeAnn Davis, Bible Instructor

Central Happenings: Chris Buttery, Editor; Chrystal White, Copy Editor/Distributor