March 24, 2018


8 Steps for Knowing God’s Will In Your Life: Sometimes in life we have to make big decisions. Decisions such as: Where should I go to college? What career should I choose? What house should I buy? Whom should I marry? Nobody wants to make a bad decision, especially when it comes to a big decision that could have lasting effects on our life. It’s at times like these that many people ask, “What does God want me to do? What is God's will on this matter?” These are good questions to ask. Click here for the 8 Steps.

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New A-Team: A new study group begins this Sabbath. Please join us on Sabbath afternoons in the church library from 2:00-3:00 p.m. We are starting with Steps to Christ. All are welcome.

No Crochet/Knit Club This Week: We are cancelling this Sunday, March 25, due to some remodeling. We’ll see you next week.

General Potluck: We will have the general potluck in the gym on March 31. Our menu is soup and sandwiches. We request that our loyal church family only supply nutritious and “scrumplicious” soup. The more the merrier! Our faithful team will supply all of the Heavenly sandwiches, and earthly chips. We eagerly look forward to fellowshipping with you on March 31. If you have any questions, please contact BobbieLee Hudson at (574) 347-2385.

Memorial: A memorial service for Joan Inglish will be held on Saturday, March 31, at 3:00 p.m. at the Elkhart SDA Church, 3601 E. Bristol St., Elkhart, IN.

Condolences: Dick Brockway, husband of life-long member Mary Lou Brockway, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, at home. A private Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

Condolences: We are sad to hear of the passing of Victor Reyes-Prieto’s mother. Please keep Victor and his wife, Pamela, in your prayers.

Birthday Party: All are invited to a birthday party for Edna Adams and Rosemary Gregory. Come celebrate with them at the SBJA gym on Sunday, April 1, at 4:30 p.m. No

Gifts, but if you wish, please donate to the Brown family for Hope Rescue Mission. If you would like to help with preparations for the party, please contact Eva Kasznia at (574) 291-3577. Haystacks are being served, and she needs beans, tomatoes, onions, olives, lettuce, salsa, sour cream, and cheese, but NO chips.

Nifty Fifty Plus Club: Please join us on Tuesday, April 3, at Antonio’s Family Restaurant, 4301 S. Michigan St., South Bend (just off E. Walter St.). Contact Wanda Hockbein at (310) 310-4363.

Baby Shower: Please join us in the SBJA gym on Sunday, May 6, for a baby shower for Amanda Vance. She is expecting a boy.

Information Technology Help: SBJA is looking for someone to fill a part-time position helping with computers and internet. Hours are variable. Please contact Tom Huntress at (574) 287-3713.

Thanks and Appreciation: Thank you for the cards, flowers, visits, and prayers from our church family. Also, thank you to all those who helped with, and participated in, Oscar’s memorial service and meal. Virginia Gallay and family.

Dear Church Family: By God’s grace, I will be going home to Washington, D.C., to escape the winters here. The latest I will be here is the first of November, returning to South Bend at the beginning of April. My heartfelt prayer is that the Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner project will continue. Three individuals are required to lead this worthy endeavor. I guarantee that you will have plenty of help to join you for the continued success of this Holiday Meal. Thank you, many times over, for all that you do in His service. Please contact me at (574) 347-2385. BobbieLee Hudson.



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Large Nominating Committee

  • Miguel Arevalo
  • Megan Brown
  • Lee Gilbert
  • Herb Gundt
  • Eva Kasznia
  • In addition to these 5 names, Pastors Thordarson and Nudd will also serve on the large committee. We are also awaiting responses from 5 additional members.


Sabbath, March 24

  • 9:30 AM – Sabbath School
  • 11:00 AM – Worship: Pastor Darrel le Roux

Monday, March 26

  • 6:00 PM – Elders’ Meeting
  • 7:00 PM – Church Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 28

  • 7:00 PM – Follow Me

Thursday, March 29

  • 7:00 PM – Follow Me

Friday, March 30

  • 7:00 PM – Follow Me

Sabbath, March 31

  • 9:30 AM – Sabbath School
  • 11:00 AM – Worship: Jared Nudd
  • 5:00 PM – Gospel of Mark: A Stage Performance of the Story of Jesus

Sunday, April 1

  • 4:30 PM – Adams & Gregory Birthday Party
  • 5:00 PM – Hope Rescue Mission

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