We are children of God!
 
 
 
 
The "Happy Sabbath" Weekly E-Newsletter
April 21, 2018
 
 
 
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT
 
Praying Believers Should Encircle the World
 
Men ought always to pray, and not to faint. Luke 18:1.
 
Let our brethren and sisters remember that we are living on the verge of the eternal world. The cases of all are being tried in the heavenly courts, and it is high time to put away sin, and to work earnestly to save as many as possible.
 
Among God's people there should be, at this time, frequent seasons of sincere, earnest prayer. The mind should constantly be in a prayerful attitude. In the home and in the church, let earnest prayers be offered in behalf of those who have given themselves to the preaching of the Word. Let believers pray as did the disciples after the ascension of Christ.
 
The members of our churches need to be converted, to become more spiritual-minded. A chain of earnest, praying believers should encircle the world. Let all pray in humility. A few neighbors may meet together to pray for the Holy Spirit. Let those who cannot leave home gather in their children, and unite in learning to pray together. They may claim the promise of the Saviour, “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20)....
 
In response to the prayers of God's people, angels are sent with heavenly blessings. The Lord desires us to be far more successful in our missionary efforts. Through daily prayer and consecration all may so relate themselves to their heavenly Father that He can bestow upon them rich blessings.
 
Especially do those young in the faith need to be wide awake, and on their guard against the strategies of Satan. They must adhere steadfastly to an unwavering faith in the great atoning sacrifice. They need not continue in sin. Through prayer they may receive grace that will enable them to overcome....
 
How much more might have been accomplished had the time spent by God's people in faultfinding been spent in encouraging one another, and in active service! How much better for voices to blend in prayer, in holy unison, than to be employed in finding fault!—The Review and Herald, January 3, 1907.
 
The greatest victories to the church of Christ or to the individual Christian are not those that are gained by talent or education, by wealth or the favor of men. They are those victories that are gained in the audience chamber with God, when earnest, agonizing faith lays hold upon the mighty arm of power.—Patriarchs and Prophets, 203.
 
What we want most is...heart power, prayer to God in faith for His converting power.... It is not brain power or purse power, but heart power, that the people need now.—Letter 20, 1890

Pastor Jason
 
 
 
SPEAKER THIS WEEK
Pastor Jason will be our speaker this week. Please ask the Lord to bless him as he completes his preparation and presents the message.
 
 
 
SABBATH SCHOOL TEACHER THIS WEEK
Brother Ray Garcia will be our adult Sabbath School teacher this week.
 
 
 
PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Our prayers this week will be for Windsor High School Assistant Principal Kevin Copher and Athletic Director Mark Kanagy.
 
 
 
LOOKING AHEAD
The church calendar for April and May can be downloaded for viewing and/or printing by clicking HERE
 
 
 
VOLUNTEERS
For handy access to our April volunteers lists you can use the this link to view or print them. Click HERE
 
We’ll be circulating the May volunteer lists this Sabbath so please be thinking ahead of time how you’d like to help at your church next month.
 
 
 
FELLOWSHIP DINNER
We will have our monthly church-wide fellowship dinner at the Windsor Community Recreation Center this week (250 N. 11th Street, Windsor). Cooks, we look forward to enjoying the fruit of your labor and the blessings our Lord has bestowed on you.  And as always, kindly prepare your savory dishes in abundance.
 
 
 
TMI PLANNING MEETING
Our next meeting is Monday, April 23, 6:30 PM at Elm Haven. Kindly review the notes/minutes of our last meeting HERE in preparation for this meeting. We urge you to attend as we plan forthcoming outreach activities.
 
 
 
BIBLE STUDY
There will be a Wednesday evening Bible study lead by Pastor Jason this week, April 18, 6:30 PM at Elm Haven.
 
 
 
LOGAN FAMILY VACATION
Pastor Logan and his family will be gone on vacation from April 22-May 4. Any urgent needs that may arise will need to be taken to our Quarterly Church Leader Ray Garcia.
 
 
 
LRT AUDIO
Click HERE for the audio recordings from the Love Reality Tour evangelistic series. We are missing Night 2 (Saturday the 7th) due to a technical error and a few of the recordings begin several minutes into Jonathan's talks. Otherwise, it is complete! Please feel free to share them.
 
 
 
HUGS R US
Did you know that a hug is good medicine? It can help reduce stress, enhance sleep, and help you feel better -- perhaps because it can trigger the release of anandamide, an endogenous substance. Hugs can reduce cortisol levels (a stress hormone) and strengthen your immune system too.
 
Researcher Sheldon Cohen, PhD. studied the impact of hugs on helping to protect stressed people from becoming sick. Study participants were exposed to a common cold virus, sequestered, and then monitored for infection and symptoms of illness. The results, published in Psychological Science, revealed that perceived social support reduced the risk of infection associated with experiencing conflicts -- with hugs being responsible for one-third of the protective effect. Among participants who did become infected, both greater perceived social support and more frequent hugs resulted in less severe illness symptoms, whether or not they experienced conflict.
 
Studies at Touch Research Institute, University of Miami in Florida, showed that participants who were given a stressful task had lower heart rates and blood pressure if they'd been hugged. Your skin is your largest body organ and its pressure receptors send messages to your brain and heart -- both relational organs -- via the vagus nerve. Virginia Satir reportedly recommended four hugs a day for survival, eight for maintenance, and twelve for growth.
 
Appropriate hugs let others know you care without saying a word. Plus, when you give one you often get one back.
 
Excerpted from the March 2018 issue of SIGNS OF THE TIMES magazine.
 
 
 
 
MAY EVENTS
 
 
 
 
RMC TOWN HALL MEETING
The annual NE Colorado Town Hall Meeting will be held on May 19, 2018, 6:30 - 7:30 PM at the Campion church.
 
 
 
BELIEVE
 
"He who believes in the Son has everlasting life;
and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life,
but the wrath of God abides on him."
 
John 3:36
 
 
 
We look forward to seeing you at Wednesday Bible study, Thursday Prayer Meeting (Greeley SDA Church), and on Sabbath. Please consider joining us for any or all of these. Visitors are most welcome.
 
May our Lord bless and keep you & your family until we meet again!
 
 
 
 
Elm Haven Fellowship
Seventh-day Adventist Church
 
Meeting Saturdays at:
Church of the Brethren
33660 WCR 15
Windsor, CO 80550
 
Sabbath School 9:30 AM - Worship Service 11:00 AM