July 11, 2018

DIVINE SERVICE:  This is Adventurer Club Weekend.  Pastor John Daniel will be the speaker.  The Adventurers will be participating in our worship service on Friday July 13 & 14.  There will be potluck lunch for Adventurers and their family in the Fellowship Hall after Divine Service. 

SASDAC HERNDON:  Pastor Pratap Gopala Rao will be the speaker this Sabbath July 14, 2018

SASDAC STRIDERS:  Our walking and laughing club meets at 7:30 a.m. every Sunday in our church parking lot. Come join– get slim, trim and fit! 
BASKETBALL CLINIC will  be held this Sunday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the gym.
SOCCER WORLD CUP FINALS will be screened in the Youth Room at 11 a.m. this Sunday, July 15, 2018.  Lunch will be provided.  All are invited!
CPR AND AED TRAINING is being offered next Tuesday, July 17 from 2pm-5 p.m.  To register, please contact the church office at 301-879-7222 or .

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held next week, July 16-21, 6:00pm-8:30 pm for ages 4-12.  Theme:  Rolling River Rampage. 
1.To register your children, please visit our website,
2. Pre-Registration ends online on July 14, 2018 at 11:59 pm. Onsite registration is available on the day of starting at 5:30 pm 
3. Volunteers- please be present for set up on Saturday evening (7:30 pm) and Sunday. Mandatory attendance for a quick orientation session on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm. For more information they can contact me. 
4. If anyone is willing to lend us their Christmas trees for vbs, please drop off on Saturday evening after 7:30 pm at the gym. We can also arrange for pick up but please let me know after the church service on Saturday. 


Annual Camp:  August 8-12 at Allegheny East Conference Camp, 767 Douglas Drive Boyertown, PA 19512. This is a new campsite.  PLEASE SAVE THE DATE. Those interested in attending, please pre-register by July 23.  To host this camp, 100 pre-paid registration is required.

India Evangelism:   October 10-20, 2018.  Preachers, storytellers, doctors and nurses are needed.  Enter unentered villages and establish a congregation.  Cost:  $2500.00 (includes evangelism expenses, airfare & accommodation).  If interested, please contact the church office for details.

Several years ago when we went to India, we decided to buy a house in Bangalore for our retirement. Over the years, I have always thought that if anything should happen to my wife, I would immediately move to India and settle down in the place I grew up, namely Bangalore. But last week I was suddenly hit by Autophobia, the fear of being lonely. If I did move to India, I have no friends or siblings there, most of them have come here or moved to another country and I would be lonely. So I have changed my mind and plan to stay on here because most of my family and friends are here. I reasoned to myself that someone here will at least call me or bring me some food sometime. Today, 7/11 happens to be National Cheer the Lonely Day.  The fact remains that there
are too many people who are lonely in this world, especially in their senior years as they move into nursing homes. Loneliness can affect the quality and quantity of life.  A study in Archives of
Internal Medicine states that feelings of loneliness increases the risk of premature death. A study of 45,000 people reveals that people who lived alone were more likely to die of heart attack or stroke than those who  had companionship. Being alone increased the risk of heart issues and death by 24 percent among people ages 45 to 65. I guess isolation, loneliness and individualism goes contrary to mankind. This soul is not to be lived  solo. So on this Cheer the Lonely Day, why not make a call to someone who is alone or visit a nursing home resident and bring some cheer? There are too many lonely people waiting for your call or visit.  But if you are not up to it, then go and cheer yourself up because Seven Eleven is giving free Slurpy today, between 11am and 7pm, for their 91st birthday. Better still is Apostle Paul’s admonition: “We, who are strong, ought to bear with the failing of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.”
Shalom, Shalom!

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