Welcome To the Spirit Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church Website!
You can find out a lot about what is happening in our church by checking out the pages on our website. We hope that you will join us for worship on Saturday morning or can attend one of our many events, to experience an authentic, growing, and vibrant relationship with God and fulfill His purpose for your life. We connect with God in prayer, scripture, song, and study, to grow spiritually and relationally.
The Great Commission, Matthew 28:18-20
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Everyone is welcome!
9:00 a.m. Prayer Time
9:15 a.m. Welcome and Superintendant's Remarks
followed by Sabbath School
10:30 a.m. Intermission
10:40 a.m. Sabbath Worship Service
Following Sabbath Service, you are invited
to join our fellowship potluck!
If you would like to see program bulletins for each Sabbath, they are published online at the end of the week in the Resources section of the website. Click here to view them.
Parking lot improvements have been made, but your cooperation is needed. Because of increased attendance, please park courteously and observe reasonable distances between neighboring cars when you park your vehicle.
Mark you calendars for these wonderful upcoming speakers:
October 21, Elder Robert Mason
October 28, Guest Speaker Curtis Rittenour
November 4, Elder Olaf Betat
November 11, Elder Robert Mason
November 18, Pastor Dayv Lounsbury
November 25, Thanksgiving Praise and Music
(also 4 p.m. "Lift Up Your Hearts in Praise"
December 2, Elder Olaf Betat
December 9, Pastor Dayv Lousebury
December 16, Guest Speaker Kenny Campbell
December 23, Christmas Story and Music
December 30, Elder Olaf Betat
Learn our Hymn of the Month! Click here
Local and Area Church News
Onging, every Monday from September 11 for 9 weeks;
starts at 6:30 p.m.
at Spirit Lake SDA Church
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click Here to Register!
Mildred White Memorial Service
2:30 p.m., Sabbath, October 21, 2017
Hayden SDA church
UCC Women's Quilting Retreat
at Camp MiVoden
October 22 to 27
Fall Retreat 2017
Do you want to experience God’s power?
Know daily victory in Jesus?
Enjoy private prayer?
When: October 27 and 28, 2017
Retreat price: $39
Where: UCC Conference Center in Spokane, Washington
Keynote speaker: Janet Page
Special hotel rates:
Hampton Inn ($115 + tax) – Assembly Road 509-747-1100
Best Western ($74.95 + tax) – Geiger Blvd 509-624-4655
For more information, please contact Patty Marsh
Christianity is at a crossroads. People are leaving the church at alarming rates—and some even believe that this is the end of the church in our nation. Across the country, people have an uneasy feeling that something is wrong with organized religion today. Are their fears justified? Did something go wrong at the dawn of Christianity? Yes, and the Bible predicted that it would happen. Join us for A Pale Horse Rides to hear the untold stories from the 1,200 years that paved the way for Martin Luther’s Reformation. Watch as biblical prophecy unfolds at the birth of the church and today, and discover the history that may be the best chance for the Church’s future.
View at these locations:
Sandpoint Church Sanctuary
2235 Pine Street, Sandpoint
Begins Friday, October 27 at 6:30 pm
Gift: Free copy of Shawn Boonstra's new book, A Pale Horse Rides
Session 1: Friday, October 27 – 6:30 pm
Session 2: Saturday, October 28 – 6:30 pm
Session 3: Sunday, October 29 – 6:30 pm
Athol Adventist Church
5825 E Hwy 54
Athol, ID 83801
Begins Friday, October 27 at 7:00 pm
Gift: Free copy of Shawn Boonstra's new book, A Pale Horse Rides
Session 1: Friday, October 27 – 7:00 pm
Session 2: Saturday, October 28 – 11:00 am
Session 3: Saturday, October 28 – 2:30 pm
Equip: Putting Your Spiritual Gifts into Action
Do you feel called to service but don’t know where to start?
Identifying your spiritual gifts is a good first step.
The Equip seminar will walk you through four steps toward heartfelt service: calling, coaching, connecting, and committing. Along the way you’ll discover your spiritual gifts and areas of interest in ministry, and how you put both into action to do God’s work.
About the Presenter: Curtis Rittenour has served as a pastor, chaplain, freelance writer, seminar speaker, and resource specialist in the Seventh-day Adventist Church for more than 30 years. He has taught on spiritual gifts internationally for churches and pastor’s conferences. Curtis and his wife reside in Spokane, Washington and have five children and three grandchildren. You can contact him by email at CurtisRittenour@gmail.com
The Geoscience Research Institute and The John 10:10 Project are pleased to announce the release of “The Hole,” a 5-minute film that goes straight to the heart of the Gospel. “The Hole” has been prepared especially for sharing via social media and showing in churches, schools and other institutions to celebrate Creation Sabbath on Oct. 28. Releasing “The Hole” exactly a month before Creation Sabbath, gives time for anyone to download it or share it directly from the Creation Sabbath website.
“I love how beautifully ‘The Hole’ encapsulates the Gospel using an illustration from nature,” said Timothy G. Standish, a scientist and filmmaker working at the Geoscience Research Institute. “The Hole” uses footage shot in the mountains of Mexico where monarch butterflies spend winter. It also contains video filmed in locations as diverse as Hong Kong, Chicago, and London.
“The Hole” narrator is Alvin Chea, from Emmy Award-winning group Take 6. Chea guides viewers on a journey toward understanding how the creation is an inseparable part of the Gospel. But more than this, through the process of butterfly metamorphosis, creation itself provides a beautiful analogy to the seemingly impossible transformation of being born again in Christ, said the film producers.
“Through his contribution, Chea also illustrates that the study and celebration of creation is not the exclusive domain of theologians and scientists, but something that should be celebrated in the arts, where beauty and design are actually understood,” said Standish.
“I hope ‘The Hole’ is seen by every member of the Adventist Church on Creation Sabbath,” said Standish. “It is also a film that can be proudly shared with our friends; those who belong to other Christian denominations as well as those who are not yet Christians. “Creation is beautiful, the Gospel is beautiful, and these two amazing truths come together in this wonderful short film.”
Tuesday, October 31, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
500 Year Reformation Educational Evening at
the Pend Oreille Vallley Adventist School,
33820 Highway 41,
north of Blanchard and south of Newport
What does it mean to protest? What is a protestant? Is the protest over? What was the 95 Thesis? All are invited to come to this community outreach event, with a special speaker, student display boards, presentations, music, and refreshments.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Evenings, November 2 - 4
Reformation Afirmation Weekend at the
Spokane Convention Center
The work of reform is ongoing, and we are proud to stand in the tradition of those great men and women who looked to the Bible as their sole guide to faith and practice. Plan to join the five presentations, explaining the major pillars of the Reformation. Presenter Dr. Woodrow Whidden is Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies.
The Reformation Continues...
November 3–11 • 7:00pm ET
Live from Silver Spring, Maryland
with Doug Batchelor
Coinciding with the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation—when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to a church door in Germany—Foundations of Faith will be a stirring, convicting call for Christians of all backgrounds to return to the Bible and reaffirm scriptural teachings so vital in these last days. Foundations of Faith is a brand-new revival, reformation, and evangelistic series presented by Pastor Doug Batchelor—broadcast live from Silver Spring, Maryland, on AFTV, 3ABN, Hope Channel, along with Facebook.com/AmazingFacts and YouTube.com/AmazingFacts. For more information: http://www.foundationsoffaith.info/
It's coming... the Spirit Lake SdA Church Board
Nov 6 to Dec 2;
Committee being formed in October.
Wellness Coach Training, Nov 7
Joshua Vazquez, Spirit Lake SDA Church Outreach Coordinator, will share how wellness coaching uses Christ’s method to reach people for Christ. You will learn the basic of wellness coaching from a Christian perspective and have the opportunity to practice your new skills. There is no charge for the seminar. An offering will be taken to help defray the costs. Pre-registration is required. Register at https://goo.gl/forms/2dX8SVB3v1JmegMs2 by November 7. Sabbath lunch will be provided. Please bring food for a light supper potluck on Sabbath evening.
November 11, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
November 12, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Upper Columbia Conference, 3715 S. Grove Road, Spokane
Spirit Lake SDA Church,
Thanksgiving Music and Praise
See Jane Dunkin for more information
Spirit Lake SDA
Visioning Business Meeting
Sabbath, December 9, 2017, from 4 p.m.
Save These 2017-2018 Dates
Journey to Bethlehem, South Hill SDA Church, Spokane, December 1-3, 2017
Men's Summit - March 2-4, 2018
Childrens Ministry Training - March 4, 2018
Journey to the Cross, Spokane Valley SDA Church, March 30-April 1
Hispanic Women's Retreat - April 20-22, 2018
Women's Spring Retreat - May 5, 2018
Digging Deeper Retreat - May 18-20, 2018
UCC Camp Meeting - June 20-23, 2018
Register for Lodging at 2018 UCC Camp Meeting
Registration for camp meeting opened up on October 2, 2017. The camp meeting dates are June 20-23, 2018. The main speaker will be John McVay. Plans are underway for great children's meeting and seminars. Register for lodging at: https://www.uccsda.org/campmeeting
Loose Offerings and Tithe Envelope
Our local Church Board has voted to use the loose offering each week for our local Church budget. This decision was based on the understanding that most people expect the funds they put into loose offerings to be used to support the local church. It is important that we do our best to meet the expectations of the givers in the use of the funds they have so generously given. If you have concerns regarding this decision, please bring them to any member of the Board.
Got a rock?
Someone is praying for you in our church family. Select your Prayer Rock for the week (or longer) for someone in our congregation. Prayer Rocks are available in the church entry.
Please remember to bring items to fill the basket at the church entry.
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