The vision for our church is to:
REFLECT GOD'S LOVE AND GRACE
ORANGE CHURCH CALENDAR 2017
25 MARCH (SABBATH) - CHURCH (9.30AM AND 11AM)
ALL welcome. Come and join us to worship God together.
Sabbath School 9.30am: Enjoy studying and talking about Bible topics
Today's 11am Message: "The Lord's Supper" by Dean Fairall
Key Text: 1 Corinthians 11:26
WEDNESDAYS 7.15PM - OPEN BIBLE STUDY GROUP
Join us to discuss important topics in light of Bible teaching each Wednesday evening 7.15pm. Confirmation with David is essential each week, to make sure it will be on. You can call/text on 0466 971 766, or simply email anytime and before 3pm on a Wednesday.
PATHFINDERS - JOIN US!
Join us during 2017, and have some great activities in mind. If you - or someone you know - will be in Years 5-10 in 2017, live in the Orange/Bathurst area, and would be interested in meeting with a great group of young people a couple of times each term, as well going camping, learning new things, and getting to know more about God, then please contact our church Pastor, and he will be happy to give you some more information.
As Pearl walked into her usual grocery store in South Africa she saw a lady store workers to whom she had given GLOW quite a few times before. Pearl pulled out the children’s tract: “What’s wrong with Grandpa?” (about the state of the dead) and offered it to her. The lady took it eagerly and volunteered the following, “I’ve read all the GLOW tracts you’ve given me. I’ve checked them all out with the Bible and they are all go exactly what the Bible says”. But, she continued, “I would like to ask you a question.” “Yes, of course”, Pearl replied. “What does it mean when it says that the spirit comes out of the mouth when people die?. Pearl took a moment to think and realized she was talking about when you breathe your last and die. The Holy Spirit guided Pearl to say: “Do you remember in Genesis when God created Adam? What did he do? He breathed into him the breath of life and Adam became alive. That breathing uses air. So, when someone dies it’s actually just the breath leaving the person’s body. They don’t have life anymore because they can’t breathe.” She understood immediately. “Oh yes”, she agreed. It was certainly not coincidence that the tract Pearl had just handed her was on the very topic she had a question about that day.
“When you give out a GLOW tract, when you give out a book, it will make a difference for eternity in somebody’s life.”—Elder Mark Finley
You too, can be part of this... check out this video about GLOW.
CURRENT SUNSET TIMES
The Personal Ministries Department has Glow Tracts available for you to share with friends, neighbours, acquiantances, anyone you bump into in the grocery store or petrol station, and so on. See David to get some of these tracts to share with people you love, know, and don't know. New edition to the range is now available: "Why I go to Church on Saturday".
CHIP (COMPLETE HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM)
Highly recommended and based on sound scientific research, this program focuses on making healthy lifestyle choices, and has already helped more than 60000 people. More information can be found at: techdavo.com/chip.html
SABBATH SCHOOL AND MID-WEEK MEETING ATTENDENCE
It is not the same without you! Sabbath School is one of the gauges which can be used to determine the "life" of a church, as are mid week meetings. How is it looking for our church? Make a difference this Wednesday evening and Sabbath! And just as important, bring a friend!
A LOVE LETTER FROM JESUS
How are you? I just had to send you this letter to tell you how much I love you and care about you.
I saw you yesterday as you were walking with your friends. I waited all day, hoping you would walk and talk with me also. As evening drew near, I gave you a sunset to close your day and a cool breeze to rest you. Then I waited, but you never came. O yes, it hurt me, but I still love you because I am your friend.
I saw you fall asleep last night, and I longed to touch your brow so I spilled moonlight upon your pillow and your face ... Again I waited, wanting to rush down so we could talk. I have so many gifts for you.
You awakened late this morning and rushed off for the day. My tears were in the rain. Today you looked so sad, so alone. It makes my heart ache because I understand. My friends let me down and hurt me many times but I love you. I try to tell you in the quiet green grass. I whisper it in the leaves and trees and breathe it in the colours of the flowers. I whisper it to you in the mountain streams and give the birds love songs to sing. I clothe you with warm sunshine and perfume the air. My love for you is deeper than the oceans and bigger than the biggest want or need you could ever have.
We will spend eternity together in heaven. I know how hard it is on earth. I really know because I was there and I want to help you. My Father wants to help you, too. He's that way, you know. Just call me, ask me, talk to me. It is your decision ... I have chosen you and because of this I will wait ...
Because I love you.
Your Friend, JESUS
Orange Seventh-day Adventist Church
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