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Waterford Seventh-day Adventist Church Family Happenings!
 
 
 
Our Mission
To PREPARE for the second coming of Jesus Christ.
To NURTURE our own church members through Christian encouragement and support.
To REACH our community with the good news of salvation and the truth about God and His character.
 
Our "Save The Change" Campaign is moving right along! DON'T FORGET TO SAVE YOUR CHANGE FOR THIS VERY WELL WORTH PROJECT, OUR SCHOOL! Praise the Lord! Glass bowl will be in the foyer Sabbath mornings.   Blush
 
 
1. Invite a friend to join you for Worship this coming Sabbath! The message for the morning Worship is titled, "John, The Beloved". Hope to see you all there! And don't forget the Fellowship Meal after Worship!!
 
2. Sabbath, June 2nd. will be Fran Robinson's farewell.  During the fellowship meal after the Worship service, has been set aside to wish her the best in her upcoming new journey! Barb Miller is collecting money to purchase a gift for her. Please see Barb if you would like to donate! Thank you! 
 
3. The Nominating Committee is wrapping up offices, which has gone very well!  The Holy Spirit is definitely present at Waterford! So very thankful for all those who are willing to serve the King!Blush
 
 4. Operation Christmas Child 2018 It is never too early to start planning for this. Our goal is to fill 100 shoeboxes, to be distributed to children in over 100 different countries. Besides all the goodies to pack into the shoeboxes, we need $9.00 per box for shipping so our goal is to collect $900.00 by the first week of November. We are very excited about this project and we hope to get all of YOU excited too, because we will not be able to do it without your help. Of course, everyone will be invited to do the fun part too - help pack shoeboxes! Blush See Sandy Grignon or Sue Harrington for any questions.
 
5. Vegetarian Food Store is open every Thursday from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 
 
6. Food Pantry for our neighbors in need - See Amy Grignon if you know of someone in need.  Also, we have a share closet - clothes, books, and more!  See the coat rack in the hallway by the fellowship room. Please take whatever you or your friends, family or neighbors can use and donate your clean, gently used clothing here, as well! 
 
Future Events To Put Down On Your Calendar!
 
 
 1.  Scott Michael Bennett concert at our church, July 14th., at 6:00 p.m. You will be inspired by this gifted musician!
 
 2.  Mark Anthony, cooking Chef on 3 ABN, is coming to Waterford, September 8th. and 9th.! He will be doing the sermon on Sabbath, September 8th., then from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., he will put on a FREE cooking show (he has done over 1,000 of these) on September 9th., in our Multi-purpose room. He will cook a full meal right in front of everyone. You can check him out at: www.chefmarkanthony.com. He is quite in demand, so we are very fortunate that he will be coming to  Waterford! 
 
3.  Jaime Jorge, internationally known Violinist, will be performing a sacred message and music time during our Worship service, Sabbath, October 20th.  You will not want to miss this!  You can check him out and hear some of his music at: www.jaimejorge.com.
 
For Our Prayer Warriors:
 
1. Erich Swoboda's Uncle Pete Zelmer recently passed away. Please keep the family in your prayers. 
2. Continue to pray for Sue Dorsey's neighbor.
3. Continue to pray for John Stevens as he is healing from his cancer.
4. Continue to pray for Gerald Honkanen, Min's husband, who recently had shoulder surgery. All went well but pray that his healing is quick and uneventful!
 
 
Devotional
 
It Starts with One
By Greg Laurie
The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: “I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.” (Isaiah 57:15 NLT)
As we look at revivals in the Bible and at historical revivals, we see they often began with one individual, one person who decided to do something. Jeremiah Lanphier was a businessman who began a lunchtime prayer meeting on Fulton Street in downtown New York. A handful of people showed up at the first meeting on September 23, 1857 at North Dutch Church. Lanphier was persistent, however, and the group continued to meet for prayer and continued to grow.
Then something dramatic took place: The New York stock market crashed. Suddenly the prayer meeting began to explode. Prayer meetings quickly popped up throughout New York City, and within six months, ten thousand people were gathering for prayer in the Big Apple. It was unexplainable. They were renting concert halls and Broadway theatres for daily 6:00 AM, 9:00 AM, and noon meetings, packing them out as men and women called on the name of the Lord. And God began to work.
It was reported that 50,000 New Yorkers came to know the Lord during a period of three months in 1858, from March to May. Ten thousand people were added to church membership rolls weekly. The revival spread to other cities as well, and when it was all over, an estimated one million people had come to faith in Christ.
This revival from 1857 to 1859 became part of what is known as the Third Great Awakening in the United States. The revival wasn’t orchestrated. It wasn’t a campaign planned by people. It simply was a work of God in which God poured out His Spirit. We need to see that today.
Jeremiah Lanphier was not a great preacher. He was not a famous person. He was just an ordinary person who decided to pray. And you can do the same.