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FROM THE WORD

Two Doors

Not long ago, my wife, Jennifer hinted that she needed a warm, cozy set of pajamas.  As a faithful husband I went to work finding her something special that would fit her petite size.  I finally found the right pajama set online and ordered it for her so she would get it in time for Christmas.  When I went to add it to my online shopping cart, a little box appeared on the top righthand corner of the screen indicating that they were out of this particular style.  I called the store to find out if this was true.  The customer service representative confirmed what the little box on my screen had said.

But I persisted, and tried ordering again the following week, thinking that surely the store would get more of these pajamas in before the holidays.  My hopes were dashed when that little box appeared on my screen again, after seeking to add the item to my “shopping cart.” 

Even though Christmas came and went, I was still determined to get my wife this nice pajama set from the same place, since I couldn’t find it anywhere else.  All through January I tried.  Nothing.  Then a week into February I called customer service and the representative on the phone told me that I was in luck as there was only one set of the desired pajama set left.  I was ecstatic.  I placed the order and waited.  I kept going online to track the parcel.  Then the day arrived.  I needed to leave for work, so I told my wife that a package was to arrive that day for her, and she was welcomed to open it.  She had no idea what she was in for.  And neither did I…

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CENTRAL CORNER

This Week (March 12 - 17): 

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

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

• 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.

This Sabbath (March 11): @ 9:00 AM: Morning Manna with Silvia Ballesteros / @ 9:30 AM: Central Study Hour with Pastor Fred Dana + Children/Youth/Adult Sabbath School Classes / @ 10:50 AM: Worship Service with Pastor Chris Buttery

Upcoming Events

Discipleship University is cancelled next Sabbath, March 18. Instead, we will be distributing invitation cards throughout the community, inviting everyone to the Love Won! Seminar. We need your help!

Love Won! In the great debate that rages over issues of sexual identity, there are voices that never seem to get a hearing, important stories that never get told. We welcome Coming Out Ministries to Central for a 5-night seminar starting Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 PM. Join us for these vital evenings running until March 25. Please invite someone you know.

Family Matters

Spring Work Bee. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for our annual Spring Work Bee Sunday, March 26 from 8 AM to 2 PM. There will be something for everyone to do. Lunch will be provided. Look forward to seeing you come out!

Will Bowlby, the Redwood Campground Caretaker, suffered some serious injuries recently. The good news is, he is making progress in healing. He needs our help with getting the campground ready for camp meeting. You can contact him to learn how to help at wbowlby74@gmail.com

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NEW HEIGHTS

Resources

Go Healthy for Good. Learn how to achieve peak mental performance with Dr. Neil Nedley as he shares practical ways for you to improve your mental performance, emotional intelligence, and overall life satisfaction. Watch Go Healthy for Good, Monday to Thursday at 2 PM, 7 PM, and 10 PM EST.

Is Genesis History? Leaders of the Geoscience Research Institute want to let you know about a special documentary that discusses how the biblical book of Genesis relates to today's world. Click here to watch the trailer.

Be Inspired

Written on Ink. It's considered to be the most important invention of the last 1,000 years—some say the most important invention of all time.  Find out what that is and what the German town of Mainz has to do with it in this special 30-minute program.

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

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