“When Jesus girded Himself with a towel to wash the dust from their feet, He desired by that very act to wash the alienation, jealousy, and pride from their hearts. This was of far more consequence than the washing of their dusty feet. With the spirit they then had, not one of them was prepared for communion with Christ. Until brought into a state of humility and love, they were not prepared to partake of the paschal supper, or to share in the memorial service which Christ was about to institute. Their hearts must be cleansed. Pride and self-seeking create dissension and hatred, but all this Jesus washed away in washing their feet. A change of feeling was brought about” ( DA 646).
I hope many of you enjoyed the church bonfire last Sabbath night. I was so pleased to see how many of you came to fellowship with your brothers and sisters. The Bradford family led us in music and singing and John Moldovan, SAU theology student and our current extern, reminded us about the faith and courage of our Adventist pioneers. Our social committee arranged a great outdoor dinner. Thank you all for making this a very special time for our church family. Personally, I was very blessed.
The Pathfinders are collecting non-perishable food items to help those in need during the Thanksgiving season. If you would like to donate food, please bring it to the fellowship center by October 29. Thank you!
The Samaritan Center needs volunteers on the fifth Sabbath of the quarter with moving donated items inside the warehouse. If you are interested in helping, come to the warehouse about 30 minutes after the sunset this Sabbath. Your time and your help will be sincerely appreciated.