Pastors’ Update 04-02-2021
Hi Everyone and Happy Sabbath!
Tomorrow is the Holy Day of the Last Day of Unleavened Bread. It is also a weekly Sabbath day. We refer to these days when a Holy Day falls on the weekly Sabbath as “Double Sabbaths”. In Leviticus 23:8, we are admonished, “The seventh day (of Unleavened Bread) shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.”
We will have a combined Holy Day service in Citrus Heights for the Sacramento and Stockton congregations. And, we will also have Holy Day services for the Redding and Reno congregations in our regular Sabbath service locations. All services will be at 2:30 pm. We have scheduled three locations to allow for more of you to attend this special Holy Day.
We really enjoyed and appreciated the visit of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Horchak, the Operation Manager of Ministerial Services, to our area for Passover, the Sabbath and the First Day of Unleavened Bread. He and Tanya were in Reno for the Passover, NBMO, and the Sabbath. And, they were in Citrus Heights for the First Day of Unleavened Bread for a combined service for all four of our congregations. We had almost 100 in attendance! It was a joyous and special Holy Day celebration. The Horchaks wanted me to express their appreciation for the warm welcome and the enthusiastic reception they received during their visit.
We will be meeting in Anderson, Citrus Heights, and Reno again on this “Double Sabbath”, at 2:30 pm. The Stockton brethren are encouraged to attend with the Sacramento members in Citrus Heights for the next two Sabbaths; tomorrow and April 10th. Good News! We have found a new location in Lodi to meet regularly for Sabbath services. We will begin meeting in Lodi on the Sabbath of April 17th! Thank you all for your prayers! The new location is the Grace Presbyterian Church (Social Hall) of Lodi, 10 N. Mills Avenue, Lodi, CA 95242.
We will continue to provide webcast services from Citrus Heights (for the Holy Day) or Redding each Sabbath, for those who are unable to attend in-person in Anderson, Citrus Heights, or Reno.
Once again, for those attending in Citrus Heights, the CHCC does require everyone in attendance to sign a Covid-19 release, wear a face covering, and social distance, while in the building. Once you have signed a release, we are able to provide the CHCC a log of those attending, and you will no longer have to sign a new release each week after you have signed an initial release. Please plan to enter through the East entrance, as the other entrances will remain locked to limit public access to the building. We have exclusive use of the building, for the time being.
We will have Sabbath services in Anderson, Citrus Heights and Reno this Sabbath, and webcast services this week from Citrus Heights at 2:30 pm.