May 19, 2018


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ARM: All Michiana Adventist retirees and people 55 and older are invited to a potluck at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, at the Village SDA Church, Berrien Springs.  Our guests are from Vision Outreach International, the organization that the doctors of Great Lakes Eye Care have created to treat people with eye issues living in developing nations. For more information, please contact Ken Straw (269) 470-0790, or Sharon Straw (269) 325-4663.

Mothers of Preschoolers: Out last MOPS meeting of this year (September-May) will be on Sunday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m All moms are welcome to come and enjoy our program. We will take a break for the summer and resume again on the 2nd Sunday of September. Please contact Sandi Lee, Monica Nudd, or Lori Yensho (765) 210-4073 for more information.

Indiana School Vouchers: Do you want to know more about how your children may qualify for scholarships in grades K-12? Join us for a free information session designed for parents of school-aged children living in Indiana. We’ll meet Tuesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m., at South Bend Junior Academy, 1910 Altgeld St., South Bend. Many families qualify for 100% of tuition and fees in participating private schools. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how you can qualify.

Special Kindergarten Rates: Don’t let finances keep you from experiencing a great education! Your South Bend Junior Academy offers Kindergarten tuition at only $250. SBJA also accepts Indiana state vouchers, which enable many families to attend for free or greatly reduced prices. Please contact the school to see how affordable it really is! (574) 287-3713.

SciFest: Andrews University invites high school students to the annual STEM weekend, SciFest, on September 20-22, 2018. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for hands-on labs, spiritual activities, academic challenges, and a memorable weekend. Register by May 25 to receive a discount. For details, visit or contact Monica Nudd at or (269) 471-3872.

Memorial Day Picnic: On Monday, May 28, at 1:00 p.m., you are invited to “Hales Corner” for a Memorial Day picnic. There will be food, fellowship, and fun! Activities will include horseshoes, corn hole, badminton, volleyball, etc. You are welcome to contribute ingredients for a picnic meal such as veggie hotdogs/burgers, buns, corn (if available), and potatoes to roast, potato salad, veggie baked beans, chips, fruit salad, desserts, etc. Drink will be provided. Please bring something to sit upon and lawn games if you have them. “Hales Corner” is located at 31745 U.S. Hwy. 20 (Lincoln Way West), New Carlisle, IN. Contact: 574-654-7320. We’ll look forward to seeing you there!

Single Mom’s Retreat: You are invited to attend an amazing week of camping fund and relaxation designed for the single mom and her kids! We’d love to pamper you on this 4-day spiritual holiday. Don’t miss out. Come for a day, the weekend, or stay the entire time! The costs are $35 for mom and $10 per child. Registration is going on now and will end on June 14. Reserve early because space is limited.

Condolences: We are sad to hear of the passing of Carol Matlock’s mother this past week Please keep the family in your prayers.

Repair and Maintenance Person: The church is looking to hire a person for two-to-three hours per day, two days per week for repairs and maintenance. Qualifications include someone who attends church regularly, is faithful in returning tithe and offerings, is faithful to our bible teachings, and is a self-starter. We need someone who is a practical handyman and able to do various types of repairs and maintenance with the building. If you are interested, please contact the church office at (574) 234-3044.

What’s new at SBJA?

Last Saturday our school performed for South Bend church service. It was a very good service. We sang several songs and our chimes choir played a piece for the offering. Then we listened to the pastor give his sermon. This week at school was good. We are all getting excited for summer. It’s only two weeks away. I still like the school, but I’m ready to get out.

-Bill Carterman, 9th grade



First Reading

  • Pamela Reyes-Prieto from Marystown SDA, Marystown, NL, to South Bend First SDA
  • Victor Reyes-Prieto from Marystown SDA, Marystown, NL, to South Bend First SDA



Sabbath, May 19

  • 9:30 AM – Sabbath School
  • 11:00 AM – Worship: Pastor Thordarson

Sunday, May 20

  • 10:30 AM – MOPS

Monday, May 21

  • 6:00 PM – Baptismal Class
  • 6:00 PM – School Board Meeting
  • 7:30 PM – Finance Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 22

  • 6:30 PM –Indiana Choice Scholarship Information Session at SBJA

Wednesday, May 23

  • 7:00 PM – Midweek Bible Study

Sabbath, May 26

  • 9:30 AM – Sabbath School
  • 11:00 AM – Worship: Pastor Nudd

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