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!
9:00am Prayer Time
9:15am Welcome and Superintendant's Remarks followed by Sabbath School
10:40am Sabbath Worship Service
Following Sabbath Service, you are invited to join our fellowship potluck!
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.
Local and Area Church News
Reversing Diabetes Seminar Starting January 20
Diabetes is currently the fastest growing chronic disease in all of recorded human history. 1 The CDC has declared that it is an epidemic of world-wide magnitude. It currently affects 8.8% of the world’s population and the disease rate is expected to be 1/3rd higher by the year 2045. 2
There are 30.3 million people in the United States with diabetes. That represents 9.4 percent of the US population at large. In addition there are 84.1 million people who have pre-diabetes. 3
With that being the case, what about our children? The projection is that one third of the children who are born after 2002 will die of type 2 diabetes and they will die 20 years ahead of time. They will be the first generation to die before their parents do unless we do something to stop the progression of the disease. 4 5
This January, our church is going to help fight this disease trend by holding a life-changing Reversing Diabetes Seminar. The program is based upon the award winning Grundy Reversing Diabetes Seminars which has seen hundreds reverse diabetes through a changed lifestyle.
The first session will begin on Sunday, January 20, 2019. The program will continue to meet for an additional five consecutive Sundays, six weeks altogether. Starting at 2:00pm and lasting till 4:00pm, the seminar will educate attendees how to prevent and reverse diabetes (and associated diseases such as heart disease) in their own lives and the lives of their families. The course is structured around lectures, interactive activity, practical weekly helps, and small group support. To help offset the materials (two books and a workbook), there is a small fee for attending the seminar. The registration fee is $20.00 per person or $30.00 per couple. Scholarships are available for those who cannot afford the fee. To register for the program, please call Barbara Brown at 208-623-4553.
1 Collins, Francis. (July 1, 2014). National Institutes of Health director’s blog. Global Health: Time to Pay Attention to Chronic Diseases. Accessed from https://directorsblog.nih.gov/2014/07/01/global-health-time-to-pay-attention-to-chronic-diseases/ .
2 (2017). Number of diabetics worldwide in 2017 and 2045, by age group. Statista: Health and Pharmaceuticals. Retrieved from https://www.statista.com/statistics/495319/number-of-diabetics-forecast-worldwide-by-age/ .
3 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2017). National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services; 2017. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pdfs/data/statistics/national-diabetes-statistics-report.pdf .
4 The International Diabetes Federation consensus definition of the Metabolic Syndrome in children and adolescents. Pediatric Diabetes (Oct. 2007) ISBN 2-930229-49-7. Retrieved from http://www.idf.org/webdata/docs/Mets_definition_children.pdf .
5 Belluck, Pam (March 17, 2005). Children’s Life Expectancy Being Cut Short by Obesity. New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/17/health/childrens-life-expectancy-being-cut-short-by-obesity.html? r=0 .
Mark you calendars for these wonderful upcoming speakers:
Upper Columbia Conference loose offering schedule:
Loose Offerings and Tithe Envelope
Our local Church Board has voted to return to using the schedule provided by the Upper Columbia Conference for loose offering. Any loose offering the church receives will be allocated as indicated on the above schedule. Should you wish to donate to a particular fund, you may put your donation into a Tithe Envelope and mark which fund and the amount of your donation to that fund. We hold sacred the duty to see that the funds are used in the purpose for which they were generously given. If you have concerns regarding this decision, please bring them to any member of our local Church Board.
Please remember to bring items to fill the basket at the church entry.