Pastors’ Update 01-24-2020

Hi Everyone and Happy Sabbath!

The impeachment trial of our President continues this week and next. We all learned about “ impeachment” in civics class in school. However, few of us really expected we would ever experience such a “Constitutional Crisis” during our lifetimes.

As Paul admonished us in I Timothy 2:1-3, "Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intersessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior…” (NKJV). Please pray that God’s will is done in the outcome of these proceedings and this trial.

We had a terrific turn out and social last Sabbath and Saturday evening in Lodi! We had a record attendance at Sabbath services of 95! Thank you all for your contributions and participation! We had a dozen chili cook off entries skillfully made by both men and women. Craig Yutzy, from Reno, won the friendly competition and took home the coveted trophy this year. Congratulations to Craig!

After our chili dinner we had our annual FOI Fundraiser bake auction. There were so many contributions ranging from multi-layered cakes, to cookies, cupcakes, and chocolates. Thank you to all those who made and brought all the tasty contributions! This year we set another record from the spirited biding and donations as we collected $5,235.00 for the Rwanda Smile project of FOI!!! Thank you all for your generosity!