CHURCH OPENS SABBATH APRIL 3 !!!
DEAR CHURCH FAMILY
CHURCH WILL BE OPEN STARTING SABBATH APRIL 3 AT 9:15 AM
WE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW CONFERENCE AND CDC PROTOCOLS.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN PERSON ON SABBATH APRIL 3.
WE WILL CONTINUE TO LIVESTREAM CHURCH SERVICES.
CHURCH SERVICES WILL BE LIVESTREAMED ON THE CHURCH ZOOM STARTING AT 10AM
10AM SABBATH SCHOOL
10:45 AM HEALTH MINISTRY
11 - 11:15 AM BREAK - PLEASE USE THIS TIME TO RETURN TITHES AND OFFERINGS ONLINE BY GOING TO: https://adventistgiving.org
MANY HAVE WANTED TO LEARN HOW TO RETURN TITHES AND OFFERINGS ONLINE BECAUSE OF COVID RELATED CHURCH CLOSURES. CLICK HERE FOR THE STEP-BY-STEP ON HOW TO PAY TITHES AND OFFERINGS ONLINE.
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM DIVINE SERVICE
Zoom Meeting link for church services - https://zoom.us/j/141746989 pwd: grace
Dial-in Number : +1 346 248 7799
Meeting ID: 141 746 989 Passcode: 400461
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM DIVINE SERVICE WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON THE CHURCH FACEBOOK:https://www.facebook.com/irvingadventistchurch/
PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO ACCESS PRAYER MEETING AND ADVENTIST YOUTH ONLINE.
CHURCH SMALL GROUPS: Three small groups meet every Friday at 7pm. Ask Elders for more information.
"The formation of small companies as a basis of Christian effort has been presented to me by One who cannot err. If there is a large number in the church, let the members be formed into small companies, to work not only for the church members, but for unbelievers. If in one place there are only two or three who know the truth, let them form themselves into a band of workers. Let them keep their bond of union unbroken, pressing together in love and unity, encouraging one another to advance, each gaining courage and strength from the assistance of the others." 7T21
"Let small companies assemble in the evening, at noon, or in the early morning to study the Bible. Let them have a season of prayer, that they may be strengthened, enlightened, and sanctified by the Holy Spirit. This work Christ wants to have done in the heart of every worker. If you yourselves will open the door to receive it, a great blessing will come to you. Angels of God will be in your assembly. You will feed upon the leaves of the tree of life. What testimonies you may bear of the loving acquaintance made with your fellow workers in these precious seasons when seeking the blessing of God. Let each tell his experience in simple words. This will bring more comfort and joy to the soul than all the pleasant instruments of music that could be brought into the churches. Christ will come into your hearts. It is by this means only that you can maintain your integrity." 7T 195.2
Friday evening 11/6 Sister Shelmadine shared her testimony with Small Group #3. It was a tremendous blessing. Thank you Sister Shelmadine!
"My dear brethren and sisters, let the commandments of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ be in your minds continually and let them crowd out worldly thoughts and cares. When you lie down and when you rise up, let them be your meditation. Live and act wholly in reference to the coming of the Son of man. The sealing time is very short, and will soon be over. Now is the time, while the four angels are holding the four winds, to make our calling and election sure." EW 58.2
Do you understand the sealing time? Join a small group and find out!
* We request all church members refer to the website below for information on the different phases and guidelines for members/churches on the reopening of churches in theTexas Conference.
Please reach out to the Elders if you have any questions or concerns.
Please continue to pray for God’s guidance and protection as we work on wise progressive steps toward the return of normal church services.
SABBATH SERMONS AND WEDNESDAY PRAYER MEETINGS ARE BOTH LIVE STREAMED AND RECORDED IN ORDER TO HELP AND BLESS AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.
ADVENTIST YOUTH DIGITAL MEETING EVERY OTHER SABBATH AT 5PM CST ON THE CHURCH ZOOM LINK.
Zoom Meeting link - https://zoom.us/j/141746989 pwd: grace
DIGITAL PRAYER MEETING EVERY MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY AT 7:00 PM CST.
Prayer Call - Starting at 7pm Monday and Wednesday
Dial-in Number : +1 346 248 7799 Passcode: 400461
Meeting ID: 141 746 989
Zoom Meeting link - https://zoom.us/j/141746989 pwd: grace
ONLINE SABBATH CHURCH SERVICES ARE BOTH LIVE AND RECORDED. THEY MAY BE VIEWED ON THE CHURCH FACEBOOK PAGE:
On Sabbath at the times of live streaming scroll down on the Church Facebook Page and click on the red "LIVE" link.
We have been having wonderful messages every Sabbath at the 11am Worship Service. They have been and continue to be deeply spiritual, powerful, and timely messages! They have been recorded and preserved for your benefit and blessing on the Church Facebook page referenced above. They will bless you, your family, and your friends! Tune in and be blessed!!!
Some have asked how they could return tithes and offerings because the church was temporarily closed due to covid-19. The General Conference has provided multiple ways to return tithes and offerings.
1. The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has established a website where you may give to the Irving Seventh-day Adventist Church; to open the Irving SDA Tithes and Offerings envelope on that site go to https://adventistgiving.org
2. The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has provided the "Adventist Giving" app which you can use on your cell phone and mobile devices. For Apple devices (iPhone, iPad) just to to the App Store on your device to download it. For Android (Google) phones and tablets just go to the Play Store on your device to access it.
Isaiah 54:10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.
Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Psalm 46: 1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Isaiah 26:12 Lord, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.
John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.