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LISTEN TO "A Stranger's Heart--Refugee Awareness Sabbath," a worship service presented April 22. First, you'll hear "These Brothers of Mine," a Scripture reading coordinated by Denise Childs, and featuring George and Nona Nordby, Nancy Avila, Jane Ye and Farid Manteghi (you'll hear not only English but a variety of other languages). Shelley Schurch talks to the children about 5th-grader Meredith Eldridge, who attends an international school in Tanzania and whose role is to welcome new students and tour them through her school. Pastor Maylan Schurch then preaches a sermonette called "A Stranger's Heart," showing God's Bible-wide caring for strangers and refugees (read the text of this sermonette by clicking here). Bev Riter speaks about immigrants and refugees in our Bellevue area; Dick Hammen tells stories from his current experiences of teaching high school kids from refugee families, Tristinn Williams tells about her volunteer role tutoring immigrants English to prepare for citizenship, and Carrol Grady narrates what we might face if we too were refugees and then suggests many volunteer opportunities. Shelley concludes the service with a benediction. (To hear the audio for this service, click here.)
DAILY PHOTO PARABLE -- Sabbath, April 22 -- "Go and Tell" by Bev Riter. "'The eleven disciples worshiped Jesus when they saw Him in Galilee after He rose from the dead. Some, however, doubted that their Jesus had risen from the dead or that it was Him . . . .'" (Click here to read more.)
LISTEN TO "Angels Watch Over Us," Lonnie Robinson's March 11 sermon recounting stories of how God has miraculously guided him and his wife Dixie. First you'll hear Pastor Maylan introducing Lonnie, and then Dixie's brother Art Bingman. Art tells a hair-raising story of an Alaskan plane crash, and then Lonnie presents his message. (Click here to listen.)
LISTEN TO "Friends with Jesus," the wonderful March 4 worship service given entirely by K - 8 students from Kirkland Seventh-day Adventist School! You'll hear songs, stories, a breathtaking scientific experiment, and three thoughtful sermonettes. To hear the audio, click here--and to learn more about the school, click this link: http://www.ksdaschool.org/
New--and Closer--Overflow Parking! Our church has a moderately-sized parking lot, but every Sabbath morning we have overflow. Sammamish High School is now allowing us the use of nearly 30 additional parking spaces on the east side of their building! So if some morning you arrive at our church lot and all the spaces are taken, simply drive east on Main to the second driveway onto the school campus, and park anywhere you like. Click here for a map and more information!
WHEN'S POTLUCK? HERE'S THE APRIL SCHEDULE for our potluck fellowship dinners. This is a normal potluck month, in which potlucks happen on the 1st and 3rd Sabbaths of the month.
Sabbath, April 1 -- POTLUCK!
Sabbath, April 8 -- No Potluck
Sabbath, April 15 -- POTLUCK!
Sabbath, April 22 -- No Potluck
Sabbath, April 29 -- No Potluck
READ YOUR BIBLE THROUGH IN 2017--This time we're using the reading plan found in the back of the Andrews Study Bible, in which you read a small portion of the New Testament in the morning, and a larger portion of the Old Testament in the evening. Pretty much every Sabbath he preaches, Pastor Maylan Schurch will base his sermon on one of the passages in that week's Bible reading. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in God's Word as never before! (Click here to find more information--plus the entire year's reading plan!)
CLOTHING BANK! Each Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, our Adventist Community Service clothing bank is open on the second floor of the two-story north wing. Clothing is free. No appointment necessary.
BIBLE STUDY! 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. This lay-led class studies Bible books or topics in-depth. The leaders use warmth and good humor to guide the discussion. Join us!
PRAYER MEETING happens at 7:30 Wednesday evenings. Beginning with singing and brief devotional thoughts, this time is devoted largely to prayers of gratitude, as well as prayers asking God's help with requests that are made. You're welcome to join us!
CHURCH BULLETINS ONLINE! If you missed church and would like to keep up on the latest news about church activities, go to the Main Menu at the upper left of this page, and click on "Bulletins Online." Or just click here.
HOW TO USE OUR WEBSITE CALENDAR! Our online event calendar is at the top right of this home page.Here's how to use it. (1) Ignore the non-current calendar you see just above this paragraph, because clicking on it will get you nowhere. Instead, scroll up to the calendar at the top right of this page. Click on any blue-highlighted date on that calendar, such as Wednesday. (2) Once you're there, click on the underlined word "Calendar" at the upper right. That gives you the view of the whole current month. (3) Once you're in the current-month view you'll see that above the "Sun" (Sunday) column there are left-pointing and right-pointing triangles side-by-side. Click on the left one to see the previous month, and on the right one to see the following month. (4) Often, by clicking on an event in the calendar, you'll be able to see additional information about that event.
SABBATH SCHOOL LESSONS ONLINE! Click here.
LISTEN TO "Communication 101/201/301," Gary Salsman's November 14 sermon. Gary gives Bible examples of how God has communicated with us. This sermon opens the heart of God and shows how He would love to relate to you. (To listen, click here.)
LISTEN TO "Old Map in the Attic," Ritchie Hammen's thoughtful, intriguing tour through the courtyard and into the holy places of the Old Testament sanctuary. At each step he provides practical spiritual applications, and tells stories from his own spiritual journey. (To listen, click here.)
READ ALL TEN CIP NEWSLETTERS ONLINE! "What's CIP?" you ask. If you've attended our congregation for the past four years, you know that it's our Bellevue church's completed Capital Improvement Project plan, for which God provided a steady stream of quiet but no less awesome miracles. You can read about them in the ten editions of a bulletin insert newsletter--and there are photos too! Click here.
LISTEN TO "BEST LAID PLANS," Yvanna Hammen's August 1 sermon based on down-to-earth spiritual insights she learned during and after her recent five months as a nursing student in Costa Rica. You'll enjoy her stories about nursing classes, choral singing on the city bus, and even a horrifying toad! And then--once back in the USA--the miracles started happening, and Plan A became Plan B. (Click here to listen.)
WATCH THE ASTOUNDING STORY of Harper and Hazel Bishop, who lived humbly and who thought ahead to the future! To see this brief video, click here. For more information on other kinds of fiscal forethought, click the "Plan for the Future" icon just below this paragraph.
YOUR ESTATE PLAN protects your family, provides for those you love, and advances the kingdom of God. Estate documents allow biblical principles of life management to continue beyond your life. Click here for more details!
WATCH CAMPMEETING VIDEOS ONLINE! If you weren't able to attend the 2015 Washington Conference camp meeting, most of the Rainier Auditorium sermons and other programs are online! Click https://www.youtube.com/user/waconference/videos
LISTEN TO Kelly Lin and Anna Nizovtseva--descendants of Adventist missionary pioneers in China and Russia--share dramatic stories telling how the Lord drew them from indifference to a closer connection with Him, and to leadership opportunities among other young adults. (Click here to listen.)
LET'S GROW HEALTHY! Click on the above icon, or click here, to go to a web page where you'll see a series of short, power-packed health tips.
WOULD YOU LIKE a brief, Christ-centered summary of what Adventists believe? See What We Believe. Want late-breaking Adventist and other Christian news? For the Adventist News Network, click: http://news.adventist.org and for the Adventist Review click: http://www.adventistreview.org
CHILD SAFETY POLICY-- The Bellevue church has established a no-attendance policy for registered sex offenders which includes all church-sponsored events. For more information, go to www.bellevueadventist.org/childsafety