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Candler, NC, 28715-9408

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WHAT’S HAPPENING 10/17/17
 
            To view the worship service for October 14, 2017 click on http://mountpisgahacademy22.adventistchurchconnect.org/article/52/live-streaming/video-library.
 
            A special thanks to everyone who helped at our church workbee Sunday a week ago.  Many hands made light work and much was accomplished to beautify our church building and yard.
 
            Elders and Church Board: An elders’ meeting will be held tonight, Tuesday, October 17 at 6:00 P.M. followed by the church board meeting at 7:00 P.M.
 
            Join us on Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00 P.M. in the church sanctuary for Intercessory Prayer & Training in preparation for the Shadow Empire series starting the next evening, Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 P.M. Volunteers are also encouraged to arrive on Thursday evening at 6:00 P.M. or as soon as you can to be in place for our guests from the community.
 
            Shadow Empire starts this Thursday night, October 19, right here in our sanctuary! This 4-part experience features Shawn Boonstra from the Voice of Prophecy and our own pastors sharing the compelling story of Constantine and his continuing impact on religious liberty around the world. The four meetings are “The Rise of the Early Church” on Thursday at 7:00 P.M.; “The Persecution of the Church” on Friday, October 20, at 7:00 P.M.; and “A Marriage of Church and State” on Sabbath, October 21, at 7:00 P.M. followed directly by “Constantine’s Christianity” that same evening at 8:00 P.M. We will not be live-streaming this event on our website, so invite your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers to this great outreach opportunity, and let’s experience it together. Learn more at www.ShadowEmpire.com/Candler.
 
            Next Sabbath’s Outreach: October 21st at 2:15 P.M. the Praise Team will meet at Pisgah Villa with songs of praise.  All are welcome to come enjoy a time of music and worship of our Lord and Savior. Come, bring your instrument and join in.
 
            Midweek Service scheduled for Wednesday, October 25 has been cancelled. Everyone is encouraged to attend A Pale Horse Rides each evening October 26-28.
 
            Mark your calendars for Shawn Boonstra's series entitled "A Pale Horse Rides" (October 26-28). Please continue praying earnestly and donate by marking "Local Evangelism" on your tithe envelope.
 
            HELP HURRICANE VICTIMS - Please pray for all of those affected by these tragedies and consider making a donation  by:• Giving to your local Seventh-day Adventist Church labeled “ACS Disaster Response” • Calling 1-800-381-7171 • online at www.communityservices.org • Mail to: Adventist Community Services, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Here are some links for volunteering and news updates.
Volunteering: Amireh Al-Haddad aalhaddad@southernunion.com
To post & view updates: https://www.facebook.com/suacsdisasterresponse/
  
            Anyone who wishes to use the church, picnic pavilion, community center, or community center parking lot must first call the church office (667-3640) to reserve that time and space.  Call early and reserve since reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Your cooperation assures that there will not be overbooking of events. 
 
            Small Groups: We are encouraging every member and attender to love & grow more by experiencing a small group now through Thanksgiving. To view the 1st edition of our Autumn 2017 published list, click here. If your group is not listed, please let Pastor Jonathan know; we’d love to include it. 
 
 
PRAYER REQUESTS
 
Winona Partlow—Health
Barbara Bryant—Health
Paul Tharp—Health
Myrna Lloyd—Health
Victims of Western wildfires
  
 
THIS WEEK – OCTOBER 17 - 21
 
Tuesday – 6:00 Elders’ Meeting
7:00 P.M. Church Board Meeting
Wednesday – 7:00 P.M. Intercessory Prayer and Training for Shadow Empire
Thursday – 7:00 P.M. Shadow Empire - “The Rise of the Early Church”
Friday – 7:00 P.M. Shadow Empire - “The Persecution of the Church”
Sabbath – 9:30 A.M. Prophecy SS Class: Rev. 12 & 14 - "Why are there so many denominations?"
10:45 Morning Message: Pastor Will Labrenz will be presenting "Hijacked by Hierarchy - What happened to the church of the New Testament?"
2:15 P.M. Afternoon Outreach - meet at Pisgah Villa for singing band
7:00 P.M. Shadow Empire - “A Marriage of Church and State”
8:00 P.M. Shadow Empire - by “Constantine’s Christianity”
  
            
THIS SABBATH – OCTOBER 21
 
Deacon on Duty – Darrell Bedwell
Platform Duty – Glenn Lewis & Anita Grandy
Special Offering – Church Budget
Potluck – No Potluck
Vespers – Shadow Empire
 

SHUT - IN CHURCH MEMBERS AND FRIENDS
 
Pisgah Manor & Villa:
Barbara Bryant, Rose Cullen, Candis Elliott, Wanda Wynes
Fletcher Park Inn: Morris Wilson
Universal Health Care: Tim Oliver
 
 
MPA PERSON OF PRAYER
 
(02) Katherine Ashlock (03) Sara Cain (04) Gabe Kurti (05) Sam Anderson (06) Stella Bradley (09) Summer Waugh (10) David Kitching (11) Makenna McGuire (12) Tori King (13) Tammy Vaughan (16) Harrison Singleton (17) Brielle Grant (23) Jake Mobley (24) Nathan Wait (25) Gracie Leonor (26) Eli Reyes-Santoyo (27) Burney Culpepper (30) Inna Litvinchuk (31) Gwyn Culpepper
 
 
OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
(03) Nina Littell, Kevin Crary Sr. (04) Joy Thomas (05) Sylvia Reese, Sully Frizzell (06) Jennifer Rice (11) Bruce Price (13) Tim Grandy (14) Lynn Miles (16) Elijah Labrenz (20) Spencer Castillo (21) Alisha Michael (22) Ben Talley, Rebecca Busche (23) James Godfrey (24) Brittany Thompkins, (25) Brianna Horton (26) Matt McKinney (27) Lisa Leatherwood, Don Sommerville (28) Cassandra Rodriguez
 



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