SASDAC THIS WEEK  – July 20, 2017

DIVINE SERVICE:    Pastor Franklin David will be the speaker this Sabbath, July 22.  Special Feature:  Vacation Bible School Presentation.
 
VESPERS: Dr. Sharath Babu Nakka will be the speaker this Friday, July 21. 
 
SASDAC HERNDON:  Dr. Sharath Babu Nakka will be the speaker this Sabbath, July 22, 2017. 
 
BIBLE STUDY THIS SUMMER:  The pastors are giving Bible Studies during this summer vacation for students during the day in their homes.  To schedule Bible Study, please contact the church office at 301-879-7222/sasdac@sasdac.org 
 
BAPTISMAL SERVICE will be held next Sabbath, July 29.  If interested in being baptized, please contact one of the pastors.
 
SASDAC ORCHESTRA:  There will be no rehearsal during the month of July.  The rehearsal will resume from August 5 at 6 p.m. in the Youth Room. 
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL started on July 17 for ages 4-15.  This year’s theme is HERO CENTRAL. 
 
SOUTHERN ASIAN YOUTH CONGRESS (SAYC2017):   Our church will be hosting the first SAYC from September 1-3, 2017.  We are inviting all Southern Asian Youth around the globe to attend this SAYC and gain a life Changing experience.  If you have friends or relatives who would like to attend, kindly contact the church office or encourage them to fill out an application posted in our web page.   
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Youth/Collegiate Mission Trip:  August 13-20
Adventurer Club Weekend:  August 25-26
Collegiate Camp:  August 25-27
 Women’s One-day Retreat:  September 23

PASTOR’S BLOG
A story is told of a pastor who went to visit his member in a convalescent home.  The member, Annie, was looking out the window as he entered the room.  Annie noticing the pastor immediately beckoned and said: “Preacher, preacher, come over here and look at those beautiful birds on the patio.”  When the pastor stepped over by her side to join her at the window, she said, “You know, when I was a little girl on the farm back in Missouri, one Sunday morning my father called to me to get ready for church.  I was watching some blackbirds out the parlor window.  I said, ‘Papa, I wish I could be like those blackbirds and fly away when I want to.  I don’t want to go to church today.’  My Papa knelt beside me and said gently, ‘Annie, there will come a day when you will want to go to church and you will not be able to attend.  Then you will realize why it is so important’.” Annie turned to me and said with tears in her eyes, “Today is one of those days, Preacher, today is one of those days.” May God enable us not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together in fellowship and worship even with our aches and pains and wobbly feet.   And may God enable us to do all the good we can while he gives us breath. 
 
Shalom, Shalom!
 
Franklin G. David
“See the invisible, hear the inaudible, believe the incredible, and think the unthinkable.”