SASDAC THIS WEEK  – November 15, 2017

DIVINE SERVICE:  Pastor Rick Jordan, Vice-President for Pastoral Ministries, Potomac Conference will be the speaker this Sabbath, November 18, 2017.
VESPERS:  The Mizo Church of Burtonsville will be in concert this Friday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.  All are welcome. 
SASDAC HERNDON:  Pastor Paulasir Abraham will be the speaker this Sabbath, November 18, 2017.
ANNUAL THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION:  Please join us this Sunday, November 19 for our annual thanksgiving celebration: 
Thanksgiving Service @ 5 p.m.
Dinner @ 6:30 p.m.
SASDAC ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL is held every Saturday at 5:45 p.m. in the Youth Room.  We urge all the orchestra members to come for practice. The Orchestra is already rehearsing for Christmas music to be presented on December 23.  We need all players—trumpets, clarinets, violin, flute and percussion. 
This in an update as to how church will possibly be done in the near future. As people gather for worship, the pastor will request everyone to turn on their tablets, PCs, iPad, BBM, Twitter, and Facebook and chat with God. After a period of silence, the call for tithe and offering will go  somewhat like this. Please have your credit cards and debit cards ready. You can log on to the church Wi-Fi and the deacons will circulate mobile card swipe machines, but those who prefer to make electronic fund transfers are requested to use the computers and laptops at the rear of the sanctuary. Those who prefer to make electronic telephone banking, please take out your cell phones and make your contributions. The atmosphere of the church will be electrified as ALL the smart phones, iPads, PCs and laptops beep and flicker and the pastor says, “Please switch on your Bluetooth and down load the sermon for today. While this may sound a little exaggerated, more and more are beginning to worship online and attendance at church service is diminishing in many places. Fellowship, a very integral part of worship, is beginning to give way to electronic devices. As a church, we tried to host fellowship lunch every Sabbath but fellowship was not taking place, members continued to live within their circle of friends. A recent survey states that only one in five in this country have a friend.  What a market! What an opportunity we have as Christians to make friends and strengthen our fellowship. We don’t have to be theologians but we can be friends because we have a responsibility to one another.  This Sabbath and the coming Sabbath as you come in to worship, why not try and make a new friend, why not be more inviting and smiling so that our fellowship can grow stronger?  For our call to be Christians is a call to develop relationships, and that is what leads to wonderful fellowship. 
Shalom, Shalom!
Pastor Franklin David
“See the invisible, hear the inaudible, believe the incredible, and think the unthinkable.”