SASDAC THIS WEEK  – April 19, 2017
 
DIVINE SERVICE:  This is Youth Weekend.  The youth of our church will be participating in our worship services. 
 
Divine Service Speakers:  Sam Suresh, Naveena Aruldhas, Meghan Stanley
Vespers Service Speakers:  Kenneth Jacob, Sam Thapa, Mia Karimabadi
 
SASDAC HERNDON:  The speaker will be Pastor Paulasir Abraham this Sabbath, April 22. 
 
REGRET TO ANNOUNCE the passing away of Mrs. Lilly Moses, wife of  Sunder Moses.  Funeral Service will be held this Sunday, April 23 at 11 a.m. in our church.  Viewing will be from 10 a.m.-11 a.m.  Interment will be at George Washington Cemetery followed by repast at Beltsville Adventist Church.  Please keep the bereaved family in your prayers.
 
BAPTISMAL CLASS will begin this Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room.
 
SEMINAR:  “Come Search With Me,” a seminar presented by Dr. Subodh Pandit will be held this Saturday, April 22 from 4-6p.m. in the Prayer Chapel. 
 
BAPTISMAL SERVICE will be held on Sabbath, May 13.  If interested in being baptized, please contact one of the pastors. 
 
SASDAC ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL is held on Saturdays. The full orchestra will rehearse this Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Youth Room
 
INDOOR CRICKET TOURNAMENT: Come, support our Youth and Collegiate this  Saturday April 22 from 8:00 pm-11:00 pm as they raise funds for their Mission Trip to Winston-Salem, NC. Register to play by contacting Sharlin George at (240) 688-7747 or Prerna Lall at (240) 491-2216. There will be a delicious food sale as well. Invite your family and friends!
 
SASDAC BIBLE QUEST will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. 
 
BELTSVILLE ADVENTIST SCHOOL will be presenting Sabbath program next Sabbath April 29, 2017. 
 
CHURCH BOARD will meet on Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. 
 
SASDAC MEGA MELA/COMMUNITY FAIR ON SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017, 10 A.M.-4 P.M. 
MOONBOUNCE, PETTING ZOO, GAMES, TRAIN RIDES ETC. PLEASE CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE TO RESERVE SPACE.
•VENDORS NEEDED  •COST:  $20/TABLE SPACE   • FREE FOR NON-PROFIT    •SELL YOUR GOODS/SERVICES.  BRING YOUR OWN TABLE AND CANOPY. 
 
 PASTOR’S BLOG
I found this prayer in one of my devotional readings.   It is so meaningful and I feel compelled to share it with my blog readers hoping it may help someone. 
 
“Oh, heavenly Father, make me a better parent.  Teach me to understand my children, to listen patiently to what they have to say, and to answer all their questions kindly.  Keep me from interrupting them or contradicting them.  Make me as courteous to them as I would have them be to me.  Forbid that I should ever laugh at their mistakes, or resort to shame or ridicule when they displease me.  May I never punish them for my own selfish satisfaction or to show my power.  Guide me hour by hour that I may demonstrate by all I say and do that honesty produces happiness.  Reduce, I pray, the meanness in me.  And when I am out of sorts, help me, O Lord, to hold my tongue.  May I ever be mindful that my children are children and that I should not expect of them the judgment of adults.  Let me not rob them of the opportunity to wait on themselves and to make decisions.  Bless me with the bigness to grant them all their reasonable requests, and the courage to deny them privileges I know will do them harm.  Make me fair and just and kind.  And fit me, Oh Lord, to be loved and respected and imitated by my children. Amen.”
 
The Psalmist says: “Behold, children are a gift from the Lord…”  
 
Shalom, Shalom! 
Pastor Franklin David
 
“See the invisible, hear the inaudible, believe the incredible, and think the unthinkable.”