SASDAC THIS WEEK
July 29, 2020 
 
VESPERS SPEAKER: Pastor Devasayagam Masilamony
Vespers – Fridays @7:30 p.m.  
(50 family units limit)
 
DIVINE SERVICE SPEAKER: Pastor John Daniel
 
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.
 
WE ENCOURAGE AS MANY AS POSSIBLE TO ATTEND THE FIRST SERVICE. We have room for MORE in the first service.   
 
First Service @ 9 a.m. 
(50 family units limit)
 
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
Primary I & II – Zoom ID: 578-824-5309
Juniors Zoom ID: 603-715-4157
Earliteens Zoom ID: 998-1682-2390
Youth – Zoom ID: 202-040-737
Collegiate – Zoom ID: 896-875-2541
Young Adults – Zoom ID: 742-503-651
 
HERNDON CAMPUS CHURCH: The speaker will be Mr. Kevan Lim.
 
CHURCH BOARD will meet via Zoom this Saturday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. Zoom ID will be emailed to the board members. 
 
FOOD DISTRIBUTION LOCATION scheduled this Saturday, August 1 has been moved to SPANISH ADVENTIST CHURCH, TAKOMA PARK NEAR TAKOMA ACADEMY.
 
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.
 
SASDAC VIRTUAL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL “Heroes VBS Live” will be live streamed on SASDAC’s Youtube and Facebook page on August 3-7, at 5pm. For more information on live streaming, printouts & craft supplies, please visit the church website and Facebook page. Here is the Link to register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sasdac-heroes-vbslive-tickets-112017836364.  VBS bag for children registered for Vacation Bible School can be picked up this Friday, July 31 between 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 1 between 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
 
Pastor’s Blog
 
Former British Prime Minister, William E. Gladstone, was in a crisis in his political career and was preparing his speech to the parliament at 2 a.m. in the morning. At that hour, a poor mother saw the light on in his house, knocked on the door and requested that he bring some hope to her sick son. Without hesitation, Gladstone left his half finished speech on his desk and spent the remainder of the night with the child bringing him to Christ before he died. As the morning light dawned, he faced the day with confidence, peace and power.  He remarked to a friend that morning, “I am the happiest man in the world today.” When asked, “Why?”  He replied that the previous night he was allowed to serve a child in the name of the Master. Later that day, Gladstone made the greatest speech of his life in the House of Commons and went on to a triumphant victory. Someone put it this way, “The superior man stands erect by bending and lifting others.”
 
Service to others is the call of every Christian. The Biblical character that the Catholic and Eastern Churches celebrate today is Martha, a patron saint of servants and cooks.  This celebration is also known as the festival of Moors. There are great lessons we can learn from the Marthas in the church. They are the energizer bunnies in the church, they are always moving around serving. Making sure the thermostat is in order, the food is ready and all the other needs of the church are attended to in a timely manner. Without mentioning names, some of the Marthas in our church have been serving without applause and our church is what it is today because of their tireless service. It is not a duty to serve Christ, it is a privilege to serve as Martha did. I am not saying spirituality is not important, but is it possible that spirituality is the result of service to others? The Marys out there need to remember that service is worship and the Marthas need to remember that worship is service.
 
Very early in my career when I was doing ingathering in Bangalore, India, a Hindu gentleman that I met only once in my life and don’t even remember his name said something that has been ingrained in my mind. “Selfless service to the needy is better than selfish meditation of the greedy.” It was Mahatma Gandhi who said: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service for others.” Let me close with this statement, “Don’t feel bad if people remember you only when they need you. Feel privileged that you are a candle that comes to their mind when there is darkness.”
 
Franklin David
Shalom, Shalom!
 
“See the invisible, hear the inaudible, believe the incredible, and think the unthinkable.”