SASDAC THIS WEEK  – May 16, 2018

DIVINE SERVICE:  Youth Pastor, Gerald Christo will be the speaker this Sabbath, May 19, 2018.
 
VESPER SERVICE:  Hannah and Shadrach Suresh will be in piano concert this Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. 
 
SASDAC HERNDON Church will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary this Sabbath, May 19.    Elder Bill Miller will be the speaker this Sabbath.  All are invited.
 
BAPTISMAL SERVICE:  There will be baptismal service this Sabbath  May 19 and June 2. Anyone interested in being baptized, please contact one of the pastors. 
 
SASDAC 5K  will be held this Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.  This year we encourage you to join our SASDAC  Striders Walking/Running Club.  We will meet every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. at the church.  Participate in “SASDAC steps 4 Health” challenge.  Record your steps every day and show the total steps you have taken Sunday through Sunday and the one who gets the highest number of steps will get a prize from the SASDAC Health Department in the month of October.    
 
COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIP SOCCER TOURNAMENT will be this Saturday night, May 19 at 8:30 p.m.  Please support the collegiate worthy Student Scholarship.
 
MISSION TRIP BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT will be held this Sunday, May 20 from 1-6 p.m in our gym.
 
PATHFINDER CLUB:  CONFERENCE DRILL/DRUM COMPETITION will be held this Sunday, May 20 at Takoma Academy at 8:00 a.m.  For details, please contact Mr. Ebenesar Thomas at 240-281-0836. 
 
VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT will be held on June 3, 2918 at Spencerville Adventist Academy from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The proceeds will go towards youth/Collegiate mission trip.  Teams should consist of 6-10 players.  If interested in playing , please contact Meghan Stanley at 240-305-800. 
 
SASDAC ANNUAL  MEGA MELA will be on Sunday, May 27 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.  Table space available for $10.00.  Bring your own canopy.  Free for Non-Profit organizations.  To advertise your business/service, please contact the church office or  Praveen Pulidindi at praveenpulidindi@gmail.com  
 
FUNDRAISER NIGHT: Come support our Youth/Collegiate as we fundraise for our mission trip to Maunabo Puerto Rico! Join us at Cheeburger Cheeburger on Thursday, May 31st and place an order WITH a physical copy of our Fundraising Flyer and a portion of the sales will go to us. Walk in anytime (don’t forget our flyer) or catch us 4-9 pm and say hi! Questions: Contact Prerna Lall (240) 491-2216
 
Location: 8872 McGaw Rd, Columbia MD 21045
Flyer: Print one out on sasdac.org
 
JOB OPPORTUNITY:  Nurse needed for a Nursing Home Facility.  For details, please contact church office at 301-879-7222.
 
UPCOMING EVENT:
Women’s Emphasis Week:  June 8-9
Pathfinder Weekend:  June 15-16
Graduates Honored:  June 23
 
PASTORS BLOG:
The saying goes: “Health is wealth.” So can it be said that maintaining one’s health will help  a person live a wealthy lifestyle?  Unfortunately, in our country we don’t have a health care system.  We have a ‘sick care’
system and for that we pay dearly.  We spend over 2 trillion dollars annually in this country  for sick care but hardly anything for prevention. It is estimated that if we continue at this rate, we will use all of our gross national product in sick care costs by 2050. Currently two thirds of Americans are obese. More than 60 percent of young people in their twenties are overweight. One of the major reasons is junk food. Junk food manufacturers spend over ten billion dollars annually promoting their products and we fall for it as we can quickly pick junk food up, hit the couch and watch TV. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that if we as a nation continue with our poor nutrition and lack of exercise, physical inactivity would soon become the number one cause of death in the United States. Here is what you can do.  Join SASDAC Striders, our walking and running club or SASDAC tour de friends, our bicycling club and get fit this summer. Today, the third Wednesday of the month of May happens to be National Employee Health and Fitness Day. So, join us this Sunday at 8:30 AM as we begin our SASDAC 5K and begin counting steps! Keep a record of your everyday steps. The one who gets the highest number of steps  will get a prize from SASDAC Health Department in October. Better still, you will be better fit and healthy. This body is fearfully and wonderfully made and is God’s gift to us.  How we take care of our body and our way of life is our gift back to God.
 
Shalom, Shalom!

Franklin G. David

“See the invisible, hear the inaudible, believe the incredible, and think the unthinkable.”