What an amazing church we have! As another week has passed and Sabbath approaches, Carissa and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know more of you, hearing how God has led in your lives and how He continues to be the cornerstone for you during this difficult time.
A verse that just keeps coming to mind is Ephesians 3:10. Here, Paul is speaking on behalf of his call to ministry, and as he opens up verse 10, he gives us a glimpse into his vision for God's church. It says, "so that the manifold wisdom of God might be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places." What an amazing thought! God would show His manifold wisdom (which is all about how he'd deal with the problem of Sin and those who sin) through His church. That means you and I, even as imperfect as we are, are part of God's plan to show that He truly is a God of Love and is able "to save to the uttermost" (Hebrews 7:25). Hallelujah!
As Sabbath draws near, may you spend some time relishing in the amazing truth that God wants to use YOU to proclaim His goodness and love through the local church. One way we can do this is by inviting someone to tune into our church's livestream to listen to our sermon series Faces of Grace. This series is all about seeing how God has used imperfect people to proclaim a perfect Gospel!
See you tomorrow!
Happy Sabbath, Church!
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JULY 4: Vespers on the Lawn @ 6 PM JULY 11:Men's Hangout @ 3 PM JULY 12: Ladies Connect Time @ 11 AM More info AUG 8: Celebration of Graduates SEPT 11-13: Pathfinder Camporee
Please join us tomorrow as Pastor Luke continues his new sermon series about God’s extraordinary love for imperfect people. The premise of the series is how the Bible is made up of individuals who were imperfect, yet God accomplishes so much through them by His Grace. It’s to help us embrace being human beings in process because God gives us Grace. Hope to see you there—but 6 feet apart! :-)
The Alpharetta Adventist Church is now fully reopened!
As of June 12, the State of Georgia lifted the Stay at Home orders for all Georgians. So, as we begin to come back to church, we’d like to ask that you please review our in place safety measures. Just click here. If you’re in an elevated At Risk category and don’t yet feel comfortable returning, we’ve got you covered!
Masks or face coverings are encouraged at church.
Our streaming Worship Service is presented LIVE at 11 a.m. 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!
Lower Division children’s Sabbath School classes have not yet resumed at the church. Stay tuned here for more info. In the meantime, you’ll find handy links to lesson guides on our website under the “Kids” tab.
Please continue to keep in touch with each other, particularly our sick or elderly members. Let the church leadership know if there's anything we can do to help. We're here for you. See below for contact info.
"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13 NASB
The Alpharetta Church is excited to present Vespers on the Lawn each Sabbath evening from 6-8 pm. (In inclement weather, we'll move inside.)
Hanging out with your friends, various programs, Bible games, devotionals/discussions, and testimonies are scheduled to bring the Sabbath to a close. Feel free to bring your own picnic supper, and chairs or blankets. See you there!
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