SASDAC THIS WEEK
May 12, 2021 
 
 
Recognizing that new cases have plateaued, and we are now trending downwards in infections, we are moving forward with Montgomery County guidelines and reopening our facility for 500 people at each service (50% of the capacity). Let us continue to pray that the trend will go downwards and by June we can return to full capacity.
 
SASDAC HYBRID (IN PERSON & ONLINE) WORSHIP THIS WEEKEND, May 14-15
IN-PERSON WORSHIP LIMIT: 500 PEOPLE (50% OF THE SANCTUARY CAPACITY).
 
Sabbath School on Zoom:   9:30 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.
Divine Service:                     11:00 a.m.
                                
VESPERS SERVICE: Pastor Devasayagam Masilamony will be the speaker this Friday May 14, 2021.
 
DIVINE SERVICE: The speaker this Sabbath, May 15 will be Pastor John Daniel.
 
PLEASE FOLLOW THE SAFETY GUIDELINES MANDATED BY FEDERAL, STATE AND COUNTY AUTHORITIES. 
 
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.   We will be using only upper level. The basement door will remain closed. 
 
3.   The main entrance will be used for entry only.
 
 4.   Please Maintain a minimum of six feet of physical distance from one another and follow the posted signs. 
 
5.   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. 
 
6.   If you are sick, have any health conditions, have come in contact with 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
 
 ZOOM SABBATH SCHOOL LESSON STUDY
9:30 am – 10:25am
 
Please attend any one of the four classes.
 
Class IZoom ID 782-332-8674, Password: SASDAC
Lead Teacher – Pastor J. S. Navarose and we are trending downwards in infection
Associates: 
Pastor Balvinder Massey
Mr. Richard Christian
Dr. Neena Eapen
 
Class II: Zoom ID 842-061-9800, Password: SASDAC
Lead Teacher –Mr. Johnny Varghese
Associates: 
Mr. Stanley Benjamin
Dr. Jercilla Hembrom
Dr. Veena Alfred
 
Class IIIZoom ID 303-042-0384, Password: SASDAC
Lead Teacher –Mr. Sam Velpula
Associates:
Pastor Devasayagam Masilamony
Mr. Cecil David
Dr. Helen Wilson
 
Class IV: Zoom ID 240-954-4859, Password: SASDAC
Lead Teacher –Dr. Vijayan Charles
Associates:
Dr. Dhaya Prasad
Mr. Solomon Isaac
Mr. Elwin Gnanasigamony
 
 
Children & Youth Zoom Sabbath School
 
Beginners & Kindergarten
Zoom ID: 873-9268-9177
Password: 838628
 
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
Zoom ID: 839-4902-6782,
No Password required
 
Youth – Zoom ID: 225-024-8896,
No Password required
 
Collegiate – Zoom ID: 914-794-261,
Password: 984935V
 
Young Adults – Zoom ID: 742-503-651
 
SABBATH SCHOOL TEACHERS (ADULT AND CHILDREN) PLEASE NOTE THAT ZOOM SABBATH SCHOOL CLASSES WILL AUTOMATICALLY SHUT OFF AT 10:25 A.M. SHARP.
 
HOUR OF POWER is held on 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.
 
HOMES OF HOPE PRAYER MEETINGS SCHEDULE
 
Pastor & Mrs. J. S. Navarose Group
Mondays, 7:30p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Zoom ID:  782-332-8674
Password: SASDAC
 
 Mr. & Mrs. Johnny Wilson Group 
Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Zoom ID: 774-079-9930
Password: SASDAC
 
Pastor & Mrs. Paulasir Abraham Group
Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Zoom ID: 899-929-2359
Password: No password
  
JOB OPENING 
Adventist Risk Management is currently looking to hire an Editorial Content Specialist.  Suitable applicants can send their resume to rfiddis@adventistrisk.org by May 5th for consideration.   
 
Medical Assistant needed at Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care. If interested, please contact Dr. Richard Samuel at 301-996-3168.
 
Book Buyer position at Living Well. To apply, please visit www.livingwellabc.com/careers
 
 
Pastor’s Blog
 
One of the lessons that the pandemic has taught me is a greater appreciation for Nurses. It is a profession not for the faint of heart or for the empty of heart. They do what nobody else can do in a way that nobody else can, and it is not possible to praise them enough. Don’t mess with them for they are paid to poke you with a needle. So, on this International Nurses Day, I salute SASDAC nurses and in doing so I salute all those who have given themselves to this noble profession. It is rightly said: “Save one person and you are a hero, save hundreds and you are a nurse.” Thousands of nurses have paid the ultimate price of their lives during this pandemic, serving the sick. One such is my good friend’s wife. As we mourn their loss, may we remain grateful for their dedication and service and, if possible, say a kind word of encouragement to nurses we know.
 
The land of our origin is going through a tremendous crisis. This is not a time to point fingers and blame people but to reach out and do whatever we can to be a blessing to the suffering ones. I am appealing for you to do whatever you possibly can to help. Here are a few thoughts:  You can contribute through ADRA, one of our greatest institutions of service to the needy. At the present time they are matching three dollars for every dollar you give. They have a small administrative fee of 15 percent to carry on the good work they have been doing. If you so desire, you can contribute through SASDAC but please specify that it should be sent to ADRA. You can also contribute directly to SASDAC and we will send your donations to the Southern Asia Division via the General Conference and your contribution will go to the hospital, institution, conference as specified by you, to help in that particular area. I am sure there are many other ways you can send help. Please reach out and do the needful in these desperate times.
 
On a final note, we have been receiving continual news of many of our loved ones passing away in India. We are unable to publish names as we may miss some, as all losses do not come to our notice. But please be assured of prayers. May God comfort each one of you and heal the land quickly. Let us pray for one another and may the certainty of a resurrection in Christ Jesus and the blessed hope of His soon return sustain each one of us.
 
Shalom, Shalom!
Franklin G. David
 
“See the invisible, hear the inaudible, believe the incredible, and think the unthinkable.”