Pastors’ Update 03-10-2023

Hi Everyone and Happy Sabbath!


Wow! Another “Atmospheric River” is hitting California and the Sierras AGAIN! I saw on the news yesterday that most of the ski slopes in the Sierras have closed because of too much snow! And highway 50 and I-80 were closed AGAIN because of this latest storm, and even the heartiest skiers couldn’t get to the slopes if they were open.


Even normally dry and sunny Southern California is suffering from too much rain and snow. In the mountain community in San Bernadino County where Linda and I lived years ago, the snow fall was so deep several people were “snowed in”, and unable to get out for supplies after several days. Many of them lost power for over a week. Sadly, we heard of a few who died because rescuers couldn’t reach them because the roads were impassable. Please stay safe and dry!


Sign-up lists for the Night To Be Much Observed (Wednesday, April 5th) are on the Announcement Table(s). Please sign up early to reserve your spot(s). We have two locations for the Stockton congregation: The Chez Shari Restaurant in Manteca, and the Rossmoor Stanley Dollar Mansion in Walnut Creek. For those in Redding, we will be meeting at Cattleman’s Steak House in Redding. Please sign up on the list on the announcement table. If you have any questions, check with Tom Provine. The Reno congregations has reserved space in The Atlantis Hotel for this special occasion and meal. Please see Mark Fike for additional information.


Next Sabbath (March 18th) in Lodi, we will have a Bible Study during the first half of services. Please submit questions in the box provided on the announcement table. 


Tomorrow, we will have Sabbath services for Redding, Reno and Lodi congregations at 2:30 pm. For those who cannot meet in person, the webcast will originate from Lodi this week. Linda and I plan to be in Lodi for the Sabbath services.