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A MOMENT WITH PASTOR LUKE

Hey Church Family,

Happy Sabbath Church! I'm sure it's been a crazy week for all of us  Thanksgiving is over and now the Holidays are in full swing. I hope this Sabbath gives you and your family much needed rest, and a chance to connect with the Reason for the Season, Jesus.

This week has been super challenging for Carissa and myself. Unfortunately, this week's newsletter will have some not-so-great news, but there IS hopeful news, too. The hopeful part is our visitor from last sabbath has no symptoms on day 9! Even though we have not yet heard back on his test results, this is very encouraging. We also have no news of anyone else feeling any Covid-related symptoms! Hallelujah and praise God for His protection!

The not-so-great news is that, unfortunately, I have tested positive for Covid in a recent rapid test. I've made a habit of taking regular tests to be in good conscience meeting with people as is so important in my role as your Pastor. I have also taken a more accurate test (the PCR), but won't have the results back for 5-7 days. So, out of an abundance of caution, I am quarantining until my PCR comes back (I am praying it is negative!) I DO feel normal and am my regular energetic self!

Church and Sabbath School will continue tomorrow, as will Pathfinders and Adventurers. Praise the Lord! Our brother, Gary Gardner, will bring us the sermon in my place. The Concert Vespers for tomorrow night will be rescheduled for next week, December 12.

We will keep the Church updated on any new developments, and prayers from everyone is appreciated! Please continue to practice CDC guidelines at church as we've been doing. Everyone has done exceptional with this, and I truly believe God has protected us this year!

Through it all, we know God is firmly in control of everything in heaven and on Earth! We praise Him in the good times, and the challenging.

Blessings,

Pastor Luke

EVENTS

Prayer Line EVERY Night @ 8 pm: Phone 515-603-3162; Passcode 960362# (Send any prayer request to aetichy@att.net)

Every Monday: Men's Gospel Community @ 7 PM
Every Wednesday: Loops of Love @ 7 PM

Dec 12: Christmas Vespers Concert 6-8 pm
Dec 12: Children's Christmas Play 11 am
Dec 19: Church Christmas Party 7-9 pm

The Alpharetta Church is pleased to announce that our Kid’s Sabbath Schools are back! There are two Children’s Division classes that meet in the Fellowship Hall at 10 am each Sabbath. Ages 12 and under meet on one side, ages 13 and up meet on the other side with a divider between the classes. Social distancing and masks are strongly encouraged for everyone’s safety. Welcome back!

Current Series

Read listen, watch, and download here! www.alpharettasda.com/sermons

Check out our SPOTIFY playlist created by Alpharetta Church Praise & Worship/AV team!

CLOTHING DRIVE
During this season of giving, we are partnering with the Forsyth County public school system to meet needs of disadvantaged elementary and high school students. We will be collecting jackets, shoes, pants, shirts, etc. Please contact Barbara Ratterree for more information at: 404-358-3618 or bratterree485@gmail.com

WORTHY FAMILY PROJECT
We are adopting Chastity Hogan and her family for Christmas. They are the ones who lost their home to a fire in September. Please contact Barbara Ratterree for more information at: 404-358-3618 or bratterree485@gmail.com

ASDAC COVID SAFETY POLICY

SABBATH SCHOOL AND WORSHIP SERVICE INFO

Our streaming Adult Sabbath School & Worship Service is presented LIVE at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., respectively, on our YouTube page each Sabbath. Gather the family and tune in for a special time of worship, prayer, praise, inspiration and relevant teaching with your Alpharetta church family, and enjoy the Sabbath!

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