PASTOR GARY HAS BEGUN A NEW SERMON SERIES titled “The Lord’s Prayer.” This familiar prayer contains many hidden gems and a wealth of contextual information that can enhance our appreciation of it and bring us closer to “our Father” in heaven whenever we pray it. Today is part 2 in the series.

THE SECRET FRIENDS’ REVEALING LUNCHEON will be held next Sabbath, August 5, in the Fellowship hall following the service.

THE TIERRASANTA PHOENIX PATHFINDER CLUB is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to add to their staff this year. The first staff meeting will be held at 1 pm on Sabbath, August 12, at Kelly Hester’s home. If you are interested in joining the staff, please email Kelly at Pathfinder registration opens August 26.

A FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN is underway to raise $60,000 for a new AV system for our sanctuary. An anonymous donor has pledged to match up to $30,000 of the funds raised! Thus far, we have received $25,263 in donations. We are less than $5,000 away from reaching our goal so please consider this AV upgrade in your contributions!

LAST MONTH, in an effort to give the older kids at the Shelter a form of outdoor entertainment, we proposed installing a basketball hoop so that they could have an outdoor court. Unfortunately, the outdoor space proved to be too small for a hoop. Instead of that, we think a ping-pong table would be a fun and space-efficient addition to their outdoor area. If you have a previously-loved ping-pong table that’s in great shape and looking for a new home, we hope you’ll consider donating it to the shelter.

CO-TEACHER WANTED for Junior Sabbath School class. Our Junior class is so important because it contains a group of kids who are just starting out on the long path toward figuring out who they are and where they belong. We are looking for a fun and brave individual to teach alongside Esther Alameddin in helping to guide the Junior class on that quest and show them they belong here. Please contact the church office if interested.

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.

THREE VOLUNTEER SIGN UP SPOTS are still available on the bulletin board in the foyer. If you would like to volunteer just one time, please don’t hesitate to write your name down. No rotating commitment is necessary.

WURLITZER PIANO FOR SALE. Irina Bessonova is selling her “American Pride” light brown Wurlitzer Piano for $550. It is tuned and in good condition. Irina’s number is (619) 813-5391.

DO YOU NEED HELP with elder care, babysitting, errands, cooking, etc.? If so, please contact Angela Carralero at (619) 249-4778 or by email at