SASDAC THIS WEEK  – September 20, 2017

DIVINE SERVICE: Pastor Franklin David will be the speaker this Sabbath, September 23, 2017.

VESPERS: Pastor William George will be the speaker this Friday, September 22, 2017.
 
YOUTH VESPERS will be held this Friday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m.  Topic:  “An Introvert’s Guide to Evangelism.”  All High Schoolers, Collegiate and Young Adults are invited. 
 
SASDAC HERNDON:  Pastor John Daniel will be the speaker this Sabbath, September 23.
 
WE REGRET TO ANNOUNCE the passing away of Mr. Neville D’Costa, husband of Edna D’Costa.  Funeral Service will be held this Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. at our church.  Viewing will be from
10 a.m.-11 a.m.  Please remember the bereaved family in your prayers.
 
SASDAC ORCHESTRA rehearsal will be held this Saturday, September 23 at 6 p.m. in the Youth Room.  Orchestra members please be present at 5:45 p.m. 
 
WOMEN’S ONE-DAY RETREAT will be held this Sabbath, September 23 at West River United Methodist Center, 5100 Chalk Point Road, West River, MD 20778.  The guest speaker will be Washington Adventist University provost, Cheryl Harris Kisunzu, PhD.  Theme:  “Reflections of a Lovely Lady.”  The church van will leave from SASDAC at 7:30 a.m.
 
INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT:  Please join us this Saturday, September 23 at 7:30 pm for food, fun and fellowship as the collegiate raise money for their Collegiate Scholarship Fund.  There will also be a food sale.  If you are interested in playing, please contact Jeffrey Wilson at 240-688-7001 no later than Sunday, September 17.
 
FALL FITNESS FESTIVAL AT LIVINGWELL – Don’t miss this great event this Sunday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The first 50 customers will receive goodie bags.  Free vegetarian hot dogs starting at 11:30; health screening throughout the day, Stacey Stone from WGTS will be signing her book at 2:00 p.m., activities and prizes for kids, seminars, food tasting and more!  For complete details, go to www.livingwellabc.com
 
CALLING ALL YOUNG ADULT PROFESSIONALS: Get Inspired to Change Your World, One Life at a Time. Inspire is about creating a starting point, a platform where inspiration, nurturing and empowering can converge; a way that you can step out in faith. The Potomac Conference is hosting it’s second Inspire Conference on October 27and 28, downtown silver spring.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
September 29 @ 7:30 p.m.:  Chandana Madduri in Concert
October 14:  Islam Seminar/ Piano Concert
October 20 & 21:  WAU Weekend
October 21 @ 4 p.m.:  Children’s/Youth Music Recital
October 27 & 28 – Protestant Reformation 500th Year Celebration
 
 
PASTOR’S BLOG
 
When I mentioned at home that my trip would be through Singapore, my son-in-law immediately said:  “Ma-ma (uncle), you are not supposed to chew gum in Singapore, and if found you will be fined heavily.”  I chew gum, especially when I get off the plane and have to face the immigration officer to answer questions.  But this time, the officer just had to put up with my airplane breath.  And to my surprise, I never saw a single person chew gum in Singapore nor did I chew any till I stepped back onto this soil.  But it got me to think as to what a great policy that would be if enforced in our House of Worship.  When you get to church this Sabbath and every Sabbath, just put your hand under the pew and try if you can to pull out the chewing gum that your lovely Christian brothers and sisters have deposited.  How could we stop such a dirty practice of our dear loved ones in the House of God?  It reminds me of a story.  The janitor of a girls’ high school bathroom was having great difficulty removing the lipstick marks on the mirror.  Girls would put on their lipstick and kiss the mirror.  Just to take out the extra or just for the feeling of kissing, I am not sure for I don’t use lipstick.  The school Principal constantly kept announcing and requesting the girls not to do so but it only fell on deaf ears.  One day, he took the girls to the rest room along with the janitor and asked the janitor to show these girls not only how difficult it was to clean the mirrors but as to how the janitor did this job.  The janitor put his brush into the toilet to wet it and then scrubbed the mirror and kept repeating the process.  The girls felt like throwing up and thus ended the lipstick kisses on the mirror.  How shall we show respect and reverence in the House of God?  One way could be by stopping this habit of sticking chewing gum under the pews.  Why not, when you come to church, put the chewed gum under your car seat and come into the House of God?  Just a thought, not a sermon!  
 
Shalom, Shalom!
 
Franklin David