SASDAC THIS WEEK 
May 11, 2022 
 
VESPERS SERVICE SPEAKER, Friday 7:30 p.m.: Dr. Jercilla Hembrom
 
DIVINE SERVICE SPEAKER, Saturday 11:00 a.m.: Dr. Vijayan Charles
 
SASDAC HERNDON SPEAKER: Mr. Daniel Devairakkam
 
SERVICE TIMINGS
Mid-week Prayer: Wednesday, 7:30 pm on Zoom (ID: 240-954-4859, Password: SASDAC)
Vespers: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Adult Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Children’s Sabbath School: 10:00 a.m.
Adult Lesson Study: 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Church Life: 10:50 – 11:00 a.m.
Divine Service: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
 
CHOIRS/ORCHESTRA PRACTICE TIMINGS:
SASDAC Choir: 1st & 3rd Fridays of the Month, 8:30 p.m., Choir Room
SASDAC Youth Choir (Grades: 7 – 12): Fridays, 7:30 p.m.
SASDAC Kids (Grades: Pre-K – 6): Fridays, 1st & 3rd Fridays of the Month, 7:30 p.m.
SASDAC Orchestra: Saturdays, 5:00 p.m.,
 
SASDAC WALKING CLUB meets on Sundays at 8:00 a.m. After the walk, this Sunday, May 15, our sports director is encouraging us to participate in the Pickleball from 10 am – to 12 pm noon. Open to everyone!
 
BURIAL PLOTS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE: Burial plots at George Washington Cemetery are available for purchase through our church in installments. If interested, please call the church office at
301-879-7222.
 
JOB OPENINGS: The General Conference of SDA is looking for individuals with work experience at all levels in Human Resources, Software development and technology, and TV and social media. Must be an SDA church member in good standing. For additional information on current openings go to https://tinyurl.com/gcjobpostings or contact Johanna Prestol-Dominguez at prestoljd@gc.adventist.org.
 
MARRIAGE SEMINAR “The Illusion of Love” will be presented by Willie & Elaine Oliver, Directors of the Department of Family Ministries for the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists on Sabbath afternoon, May 21 at 3:30 p.m. in the Prayer Chapel. The SASDAC Family Life Ministry invites couples to attend this interesting and informative seminar. It will help you strengthen your relationship!
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
June 3, 9 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.: All Night Prayer
June 23-26: Adventurer Club Camp
July 8-9: Adventurer Club Weekend
July 15-16: Pathfinder Weekend
July 18-23:  Vacation Bible School
 
SATURDAY GYM NITE SCHEDULE FOR MAY
May 14: Collegiate (ages 18+) in the youth room
May 28: Earliteens & Juniors (ages 10-14, Basketball Training)
 
SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR WORSHIP SERVICES
1.   Please always wear a mask for the safety of others and yourself. Mask provided at church for those who may have forgotten to bring one.  
 
2. If you are sick, have any health conditions, have met Covid-19 patients or anyone in your house has come in contact with Covid-19 patients, we request that you stay home and worship with us online.
 
CHILDREN ZOOM SABBATH SCHOOL
Primary I 
Zoom ID: 590-814-3966
Password: SASDAC
 
Primary II
Zoom ID: 774-079-9930
Password: SASDAC
 
Juniors 
Zoom ID: 850-578-8823
Password: SASDAC
 
Earliteens
Meeting ID: 818 4893 1340
Passcode: SASDAC
 
SASDAC HOMES OF HOPE PRAYER MEETINGS SCHEDULE
Leaders: Pastor & Mrs. J. S. Navarose 
Mondays, 7:30p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Zoom ID:  782-332-8674
Password: SASDAC
Leaders: Mr. & Mrs. Johnny Wilson 
Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Zoom ID: 355-723-7068
Password: SASDAC
 
Leaders: Pastor & Mrs. Paulasir Abraham 
Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Zoom ID: 899-929-2359
Password: No password
 
Leaders: Mr. & Mrs. Daniel James 
Saturdays. 5:30 p.m.
Zoom ID: 795-718-6559
Password: 2005 
 
 
SASDAC Staff Blog
How many of you like gardening? My husband and I love it. Those of you who are avid gardeners must be just waiting for the weather to get warmer so you can start planting your favorite flowers or vegetables. In Maryland, it is suggested that we start planting vegetables in mid or late May. Many of us are in a hurry to bring our plants out in the sun when the weather gets warm just for a day or two, but we must watch for the last date of frost in our area. Planting seeds at the right time ensures a bountiful harvest. Each crop has its own needs, including tolerance to cold temperatures.
 
Usually, I like to walk (10,000 steps) during fall and winter to reach my fitness goals, but I ditch my walking program during the summer and spend time in my garden—pulling, digging, weeding, watering, etc. It’s good exercise. I love gardening because I get to eat homegrown organic veggies and see my favorite flowers bloom, but more importantly, it helps me be close to nature which connects me to God.
 
Do you think it is a good idea to have a SASDAC farmers market this year in July? We can share our produce with others and showcase our harvests. I know many SASDAC members love gardening. My former boss, Dr. Franklin David is an avid gardener and I have learned many tips from him. If I hear back from 10 gardeners, we can move forward with potential plans for a farmers’ market.
 
Do you know how many times the word “garden” is mentioned in the Bible? The word “garden” is used 52 times; gardener has been used just once; and “gardens’ is used 12 times. Gardens were frequently used as places for secret prayer and communion with God.
 
Today, I just want us to focus on one scripture on the topic found in Matthew 17:20. Jesus said, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, move from here to there and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” May we take this verse to heart as we build up our faith daily.
 
Anu Lakra
Office Manager
 
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11