7:00 P.M.

December 8


Everyone Welcome

Sabbath School and Church

Adult Sabbath School is meeting in the sanctuary at 9:30 a.m.. There is one adult class upstairs and all the children's classes will meet downstairs. Everyone is welcome!

Church In Person or On-Line

Everyone is welcome to attend the worship hour. It starts at 10:45 a.m.  

We broadcast Church live on youtube.com. Church will start at 10:45 AM.  Go to youtube.com and search for "greeley sda".  Click on the circle with the church picture.  You may need to choose the "Videos" tab.

OR click on the "Sermons" link in the menu selections above to access the services. (On a phone or tablet the menu selections will be in a button that looks like three bars at the top of the screen.)

Weekly Church Meetings

Monday - 4:00 p.m.  The 28 Fundamental Beliefs

Wednesday - 1:30 p.m.  Midweek study - Last Day Events and Thoughts on the Mount of Blessings

Sabbath 4:00 - p.m.  End Time Events with Shawn Korgan

Devotional Thoughts


Taking the Blame -  “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24 (NIV) 

Our two youngest grandsons, brothers in San Diego, are totally opposite in temperament. The younger, 2-year-old Gavin, is easy-going, compliant, very remorseful when he does do something wrong. His older brother, 4-year-old Jackson, not quite so much! He tends to be a little more stubborn, strong-willed, not nearly as compliant or remorseful. 

When he (Jackson) has done something wrong, Gavin looks on with a sorrowful expression. It is as if he is almost willing his brother to say he is sorry. Since Jackson has no intention of saying it, Gavin finally, exasperated, says it for him: “Sorry, sorry, I’m sorry!” It can be hard to say “I’m sorry” when we ourselves have done something wrong, but to say it for someone else – almost as if you were the one who had done the wrong – not something we willingly do. 

I am reminded of Moses. After receiving the ten commandments from God and coming down from the mount, he was confronted with the golden calf. When pleading with God not to destroy the people for this sin, he said if God would not forgive them, then he, too, wanted to be blotted out of the book of life (Exodus 32:31 & 32). It was as if he was identifying with their sin. 

Then there was Daniel. Nothing in Scripture is recorded that he did wrong. Yet in his prayer of confession for the people, he says: “WE have sinned and done wrong. WE have been wicked and rebelled. WE have turned away from your commands.” (Daniel 9:5) Again, taking the blame with those who had done wrong. 

Even Paul said, “I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, those of my own race, the people of Israel.” (Romans 9:2 & 3 NIV) Again identifying with the sin of others. 

Of course, the ultimate exchange is what Jesus has done for each one of us. “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Cor.5:21 NIV) The SDA Bible Commentary says: “The truths stated in v.21 are among the most profound and significant in all the Bible This verse sums up the plan of salvation, declaring the absolute sinlessness of Christ, . . . and man’s freedom from sin through Him. . . The guilt of the sins of the world was reckoned to Him as if it were all His own.” (Vol 6, p. 870) Taking the blame for our sins – What an amazing exchange! How thankful we should be this season and always!                                                                                                                  

Sharon Oster


Joy in the Morning - “Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5 (NIV)

Jerry and I had just gotten back from vacation one Sunday afternoon a number of years ago when a phone call came that no pastor wants to receive. A father in one of our churches had taken three of his children with him for the day. He put these kids, ages 3, 5, and 7 years – believe this or not – in the back of his pick-up truck. Then with these kids bouncing around in the back of the truck, he drove down a two-lane highway. Well, the inevitable happened. The three-year old boy leaned over the side of the truck, fell out, and was hit by an on-coming car. He did not survive.

The actual funeral service has faded from my memory, but I have a very clear, distinct picture of being at the cemetery. We had been there quite awhile and most of the people had left. I was just standing there when the mother of the little boy walked up to me. Very sincerely she said, “Don’t you think if I pray really hard, Jesus will bring my little boy back to life?”

In my mind I know I was thinking, “probably not today,” but I think I said something to the effect that when Jesus comes she would see her son again, but I wasn’t sure about today. Not discouraged by my lack of faith, she walked over to the casket, knelt down, and began to pray.

I can still see her kneeling beside that casket as we drove away. Unlike several mothers in the Bible who received their children back from death, this mother’s prayer was not answered that day. However, someday if she remains faithful, she will see her son again.

Many years ago a call came to the church from a family whose young mother had committed suicide. Not having a church of their own, they had come to our church seeking help. As Jerry assisted with that service, he witnessed a family completely consumed with grief – a family with no hope.

Paul tells us we are not “to grieve like the rest of men who have no hope.” (1 Thess. 4:13) Someday death itself will die, defeated by Jesus. We are told “The last enemy to be destroyed is death.” (1 Cor. 15:26) Paul declares, “When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: Death has been swallowed up in victory.” (1 Cor 15:54)  Mrs. White says, “His faithful ones will be rewarded, when, at His coming, death loses its sting and the grave is robbed of the victory it has claimed. Then will He restore to His servants the children that have been taken from them by death.” (Prophets and Kings, p. 239) A time is coming when no mother or father will ever kneel beside their child’s casket again – because all tears will be wiped away forever. (Revelation 21:4)

Sharon Oster.


A Sweet Halloween Story

(candy involved)

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14

Halloween is my least favorite holiday of the year. I am always happy when it has come and gone. I don’t mind giving out candy to costume-dressed children. I just don’t like the “supernatural” connected with the day. For example, Reminisce magazine, a normally respectable magazine, came to our house in October with an entire section on “ghostly encounters.” These true tales were published in honor of the season – tales of unexplained footsteps, books flying off shelves, etc. One person commented he was more afraid of live people on the streets than dead ones in the house. I think if he knew who the “dead ones” in the house really were, he would be more afraid of them. “Could the veil be lifted from before our eyes, we should see evil angels employing all their arts to deceive and to destroy.” (Acts of the Apostles, p. 290)

I did hear one Halloween story on television that gave me something positive to think about in connection with the day. A family was going to be away from home Halloween evening. So they left their porch light on and set out a pumpkin container full of candy for the children to take. One little boy, maybe six years old, came to get his candy and found the container empty. Without hesitating, he reached into his own container several times, getting handfuls of candy and dropping them into the empty container on the porch. He didn’t want any children coming after him to be disappointed.

The little boy had no way of knowing the family owned a security camera which captured the whole incident. Neither did he know the television stations would pick up the story and broadcast it near and far. He just wanted to do an unselfish deed on Halloween night.

With all the negative news right now, I thought this story was too good to pass up. I can just imagine Jesus smiling as he watched that little boy. Mrs. White says, “Jesus was ever a lover of children.” (DA, p. 511) When some mothers brought their children to Jesus so He could bless them, the disciples thought Jesus was way too busy to be bothered with children and sent them away. But Jesus rebuked the disciples and said, “Let the children come to me.” He took them in His arms and blessed them. Mrs. White says some of those children actually became martyrs for His sake. (DA, p. 512)

The little Halloween boy – a lesson from a child in unselfish giving. And he [Jesus] said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35

Sharon Oster

Upcoming Events 

December 2, 2022 at 6:00 PM

Join your church family and receive a blessing. Soup, salad and bread is on the menu with all of us bringing something to share. See you there.

December 3, 2022 at 9:30 AM
December 3, 2022 at 10:45 AM
December 4, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Join us for a baby shower honoring Courtney and little Carina. Sunday, December 4 at 2:00 in the Fellowship Hall. RVSP to Yarie 970-381-5356

December 8, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Steve Darmody, Jennifer Lamountain, and Rudy Micelli in concert.

December 10, 2022 at 10:45 AM

Fellowship Lunch - Bring a dish to share.

December 10, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Fun and games with food fundraiser by ACS students.

December 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM

All church members welcome to come and vote.

December 17, 2022 at 10:45 AM
December 18, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Join us for food, games, and fun. Please bring a $5 to $10 wrapped gift to exchange. Prizes for the most festive outfits.