SASDAC THIS WEEK
October 14, 2020 
 
VESPERS SPEAKER: Mrs. Saleena Yedla
Vespers – Fridays @7:30 p.m.  
(50 family units limit)
 
DIVINE SERVICE SPEAKER: Dr. Vijayan Charles
 
TWO WORSHIP SERVICES: Please join us for worship either in the first or second service. As per county regulations, we are allowed only 50 family units/individuals. A family unit consist of father, mother, children or individuals staying in the same house.   Families please sit together in one pew and as far as possible from another family.
 
First Service @ 9 a.m. 
 
Sabbath School: 10:00 a.m.
(50 family units limit)
 
Second Service: 11:00 a.m.   
(50 family units limit)
 
 
Please follow the safety guidelines mandated by Federal, State and County authorities. The Guidelines are:
 
1.   It is mandatory to wear a mask at all times for safety of others and yourself. If you have forgotten your mask, a new one will be provided. If you cannot wear a mask or refuse to wear one, we request you to worship online as deacons will not permit you to come in. Gloves also will be provided if needed. Sanitizers are placed at different stations, please use them.
 
2.   As per regulations, only 50 family units will be allowed into the sanctuary for each service. You are requested to sit in every other pew.
 
3.   We will be using only upper level. The basement door will remain closed. 
 
4.   The main entrance will be used for entry only. Please note there will be only one entrance. 
 
5.   There will be two exits. 
 
-Through the exterior door next to prayer chapel 
 
– Through the exterior door next to the coat closet area
 
6.   Please Maintain a minimum of six feet of physical distance from one another and follow the posted signs. 
 
7.   Members are requested to leave the building right after the service is over. Please do not remain in the sanctuary or congregate in the narthex. 
 
8.   If you are sick or have any health conditions, we request that you stay home and worship with us online at 11:00 a.m. 
 
ZOOM SABBATH SCHOOL LESSON STUDY @10:00 A.M.- 10:55 A. M.
Beginners & Kindergarten
Zoom ID: 544-906-348, Passcode: 034417
Primary I & II – Zoom ID: 578-824-5309
Juniors Zoom ID: 603-715-4157, Password: 235754
Earliteens Zoom ID: 741-0525-305,
Password: Earliteens
Youth – Zoom ID: 225-024-8896,
Password: Waiting room
Collegiate – Zoom ID: 914-794-261,
password: 984935v
Young Adults – Zoom ID: 742-503-651
 
HERNDON CAMPUS CHURCH: The speaker will be Dr. Paulasir Abraham.
 
WE REGRET TO ANNOUNCE the passing away of Mr. Regi Lazer, younger brother of one of our members, Mrs. Kesiya Harris. Please keep the bereaved family in your prayer. 
 
SASDAC YOUNG ADULTS OUTDOOR SABBATH is this Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Rocky Gap State Park, 12900 Lake Shore Drive, Flintstone, MD 21530. 
 
8:00 a.m.      Meet at Church
8:15 a.m.      Departure from church to park
                     
Outdoor Worship
                     Lunch (Bring your own lunch)
5:30 p.m.      Sundown worship
6:00 p.m.      Head Back
 
Note: Please bring your masks and follow Covid guidelines. 
 
ORCHESTRA practice is held every Saturday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
 Location: Sanctuary and narthex
 
BAPTISMAL CLASS VIA ZOOM is held on Mondays from 6pm to 7pm and Fridays after vespers 8:30 pm to 9:30 p.m. 
 
HOUR OF POWER is held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. via zoom. Zoom ID: 240-954-4859. Let us make prayer a pandemic to end Covid-19.
 
Pastor’s Blog
 
Apart from Bible reading for my devotions, I also have a number of devotional books I read in the morning.  From childhood, Bible reading for me meant reading from the King James Version. When I started theological studies purely by accident, I still held on to the King James Version. The thought was, “if the King James Version was good enough for Apostle Paul, then it was good enough for me.” That was the joke my theology professors used about a preacher who refused any other versions and introduced me to the Revised Standard Version. I sponsor a college student in India, and when she writes to me, she always addresses me with “Thy,” “Thou,” and “Thee.”  Years ago, when I started ministry in Potomac Conference, I was asked to pray at the Camp Meeting and I prayed using Thy, Thou, Thee for God and the next day an elderly gentleman met me and greatly appreciated my way of addressing God.  He mentioned that not many have such reverence these days. But over the years, I have changed because it is just  Old English Version over  contemporary English, if you will. So, from the Revised Standard Version, I moved on to the New International Version during my master’s and that has been the version that I often use. This year, for reasons unknown to me, I picked up the Clear Word and have enjoyed reading this paraphrased version. Well, everyone has their preference and each version has its pros and cons. 
 
Coming back to devotional book reading, one morning, this statement hit me: “Don’t ask God for what you think is good; ask Him for what He thinks is good for you.” Yes, I am aware that Jesus taught us to pray: “Thy will be done.” But this statement this time hit me hard because for over six months we have been praying earnestly for the eradication of Covid-19. A small group meets every Monday and Wednesday evenings and pleads for the healing of the land. I often hear deep sobs or heartfelt cries as individuals pray for the pandemic to end.   With this background, the statement, “Don’t ask God for what you think is good; ask Him for what He thinks is good for you” keeps me wondering.  What are your thoughts on this statement, please share with me?   I am reminded of many in our community who have been snatched from the jaws of the enemy purely by His mercies. My brother-in-law being one of them and many of my members. I am also aware that many times when I have prayed for something, God has done something else even better for me.  Well, in the context of the pandemic, this statement has been challenging to me, to say the least. Just a confession.
 
Franklin David
 
Shalom, Shalom!
 
“See the invisible, hear the inaudible, believe the incredible, and think the unthinkable.”