Pastors’ Update 9-14-2018

Hi Everyone and Happy Sabbath!

Please remember our brethren in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia in your prayers. As you all know, hurricane Florence is now coming ashore on our Eastern Coast and the flooding damage from the storm surge and rain is expected to be devastating. These states have all had record rain fall this spring and summer already. The water from this hurricane really has no place to go because the ground is saturated. Record flooding and property damage is expected.  

Also, our brethren in the Philippines are expecting Super Typhoon Mangkhut to hit their country over the Sabbath, and our feast site in Baguio is in it’s expected path (please note Mr. Baker’s prayer request under ministerial services announcements.) Please pray for everyone in Florence’s and Mangkhut’s path!
Mr. And Mrs Britton Taylor, from our headquarters in Allen, Texas, wanted me to thank all of you for the warm welcome and fellowship they enjoyed with all of you last Sabbath and at the Feast of Trumpets. They were especially appreciative of the pot luck meals they had on the Sabbath in Lodi and on the lunch break on Trumpets!

This Pastors Weekly Update will be the last one I will send before Linda and I leave for the UK. We will be in the UK for Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles. The next Pastors Weekly Update will be sent on October 5th.

This is the third Sabbath of the month. Services will be held at 10:30 am in Citrus Heights, and 2:30 pm in Lodi and Anderson. Because we had pot luck meals on the Sabbath and the Feast of Trumpets, we will not have pot luck this week. However, please feel free to bring snacks and finger foods for fellowship following services. 

Atonement services will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 19th, in Anderson and Citrus Heights (combined service for Stockton and Sacramento congregations).