“THE LORD’S PRAYER” is the title of Pastor Gary’s current sermon series. This familiar prayer contains a wealth of contextual material that can enhance our appreciation of it and bring us closer to “our Father” in heaven whenever we pray it. Today is part 4 in the series.

A MEMBERSHIP REQUEST (SECOND READING) has been made by Elaine Christian, M.D., wishing to join us from the Loma Linda University Church in Loma Linda, California.

PATHFINDER REGISTRATION is on Sabbath, August 26, from 12:30-1:00 pm in the courtyard. It will be followed by the first Pathfinder meeting of the year from 1:00-4:00 pm. Registration fee: $50. We are looking forward to another fun and successful Pathfinder year!

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that our AV fundraising campaign is complete! We cannot thank you enough for the generosity you have shown toward this important cause. We are thrilled by the continuing upgrades to the sanctuary’s AV system and relieved to know these upgrades will help those unable to join us in person continue to feel like part of our family through online streaming.

CO-TEACHER WANTED for our Junior Sabbath School class. We are looking for a fun and brave individual to teach alongside Esther Alameddin. Please contact the church office if interested.

OUR MIDWEEK FELLOWSHIP is currently looking closely at the “Writings” of the Hebrew Bible and we have arrived at The Book of Daniel.  As you may know, this book is pivotal in Adventist history. But why do the Jews place it among the “Writings” and not among the “Prophets”?  What can we learn from Daniel’s stories & visions? We invite you to join us this Tuesday at 6 pm in the Board Room.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE VOLUNTEERS who signed up and filled open volunteer spots this summer. Thank you for seeing a need in our church and graciously filling it. If you would still like to sign up and volunteer this summer, there are a couple more spots available.

IT’S RATTLESNAKE SEASON and there has been an uptick in sightings across the county. During these hot months when the rattlesnakes are out of hibernation, we ask that you keep a close eye on your children and stick to the paved paths.

A DINNER & MUSIC FUNDRAISER to benefit the worthy student fund at San Diego Academy will be held on Saturday, August 26, at 7 pm in the Academy’s courtyard. For more information, see church bulletin board or contact Chef Amilcar J. Marrima at (619) 315-6559.