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

We are no longer live streaming Sabbath School. 

Church In Person or On-Line

Everyone is welcome to attend the worship hour. It starts at 10:50 a.m.  You will need to be in good health and wear a mask.

We will continue broadcasting Church live on youtube.com. Church will start at 10:50 AM with announcements.  Go to youtube.com and search for "greeley sda".  Click on the big G.  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.)


 

How do I give my offerings when I am staying away from public gatherings as much as possible.  I could mail my offerings, but is their an easier way?  Yes, you could give to Greeley Seventh-day Adventist Church by giving on line.  How?  Instructions on how to use "On Line Giving"

 

 


Devotional Thoughts

Where Is Your Heart? Hebrews 10:24,25--And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Romans 12:10,13--Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

I received a precious text this week from one of you dear saints. It basically said that they know my heart is in Wyoming, but they hope that we give you our bodies here in Colorado for a long time. It got me thinking. Where is my heart really at? Do I love the state of Colorado? No! (too many people and too many regulations) Do I love the state of Wyoming? Yes! (open wide spaces) But where is my heart?

When we took our first district in Wyoming we had 5 churches. We would see four of those churches once a month and the other church once a quarter. Two Sabbaths out of the month we had long drives. Four hours round trip! It was exhausting! For the two & half years that we pastored that district I started to grieve the fact that I didn't have a church family and I came to believe that I wouldn't have one again. It's hard to connect deeply when you only see people once a month. It was sad because church community and family is so important.

Fast forward to today. I now have two church families that I love so much. You all of just taken us in as one of you and loved on us and it is the most amazing feeling. I have a community again and I feel so blessed. Thank you for everything you do for our family. Thank you for accepting us just how we are. Thank you for the prayers that I know go up daily as we serve the Lord in Colorado. So, I know where my heart is. It's right here with you all.

So continue to love one another as these verses say. Meet together. Encourage one another. Outdo one another. Be a family to one another! It's so important to show the love of God to everybody around us.

--Grace

 

Till Your Change Comes - Job 14:12 So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

Job 14:13 O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me!

Job 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.

Job 14:15 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.

It’s amazing the Bible truths you find spattered throughout the book of Job.  In the texts above we find a few; the state of the dead, the resurrection at the last day, and the call of our Lord to come forth from the grave.  As you read these texts you can feel the faith of Job.  He is completely willing to put himself in God’s care both in life and in death because He fully believes there will be a day when he’ll be called forth and given a new body.

Job had this faith many generations and centuries before Christ came to fulfill all of the covenantal promises of the Old Testament Scriptures.  How is your faith in these things with the historical knowledge of Christ as well as the Gospels laying out the activities of Christ’s life, death, burial, resurrection, and His ascension?  Can you make faith statements about these things with undoubting conviction like Job did?  As we have just finished off a weekend when Christians around the world have remembered and celebrated the resurrection of Christ, I’m reminded of the need of this hope to ever be in the forethought of my mind.  May we never get so consumed with daily living and the trials of life that we lose sight of our great hope we have in Christ’s victories.  Job has set a good example for us as he was making this statement while in unbelievable trials and tribulations himself.  Trials that most of us could never even dream of.  Spend some time with Job and allow his faith to encourage and build up your own faith.

--Pastor Jason

 

The Intruder - The news this past week (March 22-29) has been mainly about the King Soopers grocery store shooting in Boulder. A number of times mention has been made of past national mass shootings as well as shootings here in the state of Colorado. I well remember the Columbine School shooting. At that time Jerry was pastoring in St. Louis, MO, and I was working for the Special School District in the public school system. Immediately after that shooting, a new drill was added along with fire, earthquake, and tornado drills – The Campus Intruder Drill.

The principal would announce over the loudspeaker, “We have an intruder in our school. Take the necessary precautions.” With that, we teachers locked our classroom doors, closed the window blinds, turned out the lights, and gathered all our students in a corner of the classroom, as far away from windows as was possible. With the computer we were able to keep in touch with the office. As we huddled quietly in the corner, a very frightened child would often ask, “Mrs. Oster, is there really someone in our school who shouldn’t be?” Fortunately, every time I was able to reassure the student it was just a drill for when someone might be in our school.

Unfortunately, we have an “intruder” in our world. We have all encountered him, daily, maybe hourly. The Bible says, “The devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8 NIV) We know the necessary precautions we need to take to be protected from this intruder – daily Bible study and prayer. If Jesus needed early morning time with His Father, how much more do we!

Soon Jesus will come, and the intruder will be no more. No more guns. No more pain, sickness, tears, or death. No more school children huddled in the corners of classrooms. No more grocery store shoppers fleeing for their lives. What a day that will be!

Sharon Oster

Some Thoughts on the Snowstorm - An epic snowstorm was predicted.  It would be better, we were told, to just stay home, stay off the roads, so church was cancelled.  But the storm delayed and by early afternoon on Sabbath the ground at our house was dry.  Finally, it did begin to snow, but the ground was warm and the snow soon melted.  By early evening Jerry was shoveling a couple inches off the driveway.

But during the night it snowed – and snowed some more.  Sunday morning Jerry took a picture of the 10 inches of snow on everything on our deck.  He sent the picture to our kids.  “Wow,” they responded, “that is really pretty!”  “Well,” I thought, “I guess you can say that living in warm, sunny California!”  But it continued to snow.  Jerry saw on Facebook where people were losing power – his niece in Johnstown, Mark Oster on the farm.  But we were fine – warm home, electricity.

About 8:30 Sunday evening I was taking a shower when suddenly the lights went out.  Darkness!  We have a good size lantern, but it had no oil in it.  Another small lantern was low on oil.  The flashlight needed batteries.  And where were those candles and matches?  We were told this storm was coming.  Why was I not more prepared?  Surely the electricity would come back on soon.  But it didn’t.

Early Monday morning as the house was still dark and quite cold, I had plenty of time to think.  Jesus told a parable about ten virgins waiting for the bridegroom to come.  But the bridegroom delayed.  Five had oil in their lamps and were ready when he did come.  But five needed oil and missed the bridegroom’s coming.

I thought of the text: “You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”  Luke 12:40 {NIV}  The text doesn’t say to “get” ready.  It says to “be” ready.  Once again I was reminded of how important it is to spend time daily with Jesus, ready and waiting for his coming.

Maybe the lesson this snowstorm taught me was a good one after all!

Sharon Oster