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Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV)
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:


A few months age it was time for us to move to a new house.  Now it is time for my son Marino to move.  Yesterday was the time to help my son move his belonging to Riverside, CA.  He will be getting married on June 11th and starting a new life.  We are thankful for having him at home and we are looking forward to having a new daughter. 


We realize it is time for him to start life on his own, but it will not be easy for his mother or me.  He will only be about a 5-hour drive away but we would always like our children to be closer.  We look forward to the day there will be no more good-byes.


Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV)
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.


I hope we all are thankful God has set eternity in our heart.  I hope you are living each day with the hope of eternity in your heart.  We are reminded this world is not our home.  It is not our permanent address.  Everything in this world is temporary except our relationship with Jesus.  Are you looking for the city Abraham was looking for.


Hebrews 11:10 (NIV)
For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God? 


1 Corinthians 2:9 (NKJV)
But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him."


Are you living for what God has prepared for you?  Are you sharing the hope of eternity with others?  Are you living by faith in Jesus each day?  For everything there is a time and is it almost time for Jesus to come.  Are you ready?



Church Life


We will be doing a bulletin with announcements and church business each week.  It will be on the website and added to this email or attached.  If you have announcements send them to: or call Twila, 619-997-1947 Deadline is 9 pm Wednesday



My Encounter with Jesus


A beautiful devotional book has been written by the K-12 students in all our Arizona Conference Adventist schools.  It is personal stories of how Jesus has touched their lives.  All the students from Adobe Adventist Christian School have written a devotional.  Copies can be purchased at for just $12.99/copy.  When ordering in the section marked Credit to and it asks for the students first and last name you can put the name of our school Adobe or AACS.


If you would like to purchase copies for children who might not be able to afford one, please do so.



Rummage Sale


Rummage sale will be May 16-20, 2021, from 8 am - 4 pm. We had wonderful help this month and look forward to selling more during May. If you want to donate things to be sold, it is convenient to bring the things Monday morning or Tuesday afternoon when we work to organize and get ready for the sale in the Social Hall.



Arizona Virtual Camp Meeting


Our Virtual Camp Meeting will be happening soon! June 11-12 and June 16-19, exact times to be finalized.  We are looking forward to this great six-day event filled with a variety of talented speakers and musicians!  We are counting on your support to promote this year’s Virtual Camp Meeting.


Plans to live stream this event directly to your local church are underway. Please extend this special invitation to your community, friends, and family. To enjoy this uplifting experience join us via live stream in your local church and let the spiritual journey begin!

Guest Speakers

• Friday, June, June 11 - Dan Jarred


• Sabbath, June 12 -Dan Jarred

(Morning Service and Evening)

• Wednesday, June 16 - Ted Huskins


• Thursday, June 17- Pavel Goia


• Friday, June 18 - Pavel Goia


• Sabbath, June 19 - Pavel Goia

(Morning Service and Evening)

Guest Musicians

• Scott Bennett - First weekend

• Sandy Wyman- Last weekend


General Conference to Host Virtual Campmeeting


The Adventist Virtual Global Campmeeting will bring the entire world church together from May 19-23 to worship, be inspired, and learn. This event showcases the incredible breadth and depth of Adventist ministries around the world.


Register now to experience powerful preaching, over 400 online seminars, roundtable discussions with church leaders.  You can register or find more information at


In Person Services and requirements


We have started in person services.  The requirements will be the same as when we were open before and are listed on the church website.  We are asking everyone to register as we have a limit of 60 due to social distancing.  The requirements are available on the website.  Continue to pray that we will be able to safely worship together.



In Person Zoom Sabbath School Class


If you would like to watch the zoom Sabbath School class from the sanctuary you are welcome to watch.  It will not be possible to participate but you can listen to the class and see the members on zoom.  The same mask and social distancing requirements will apply.



Prayer Requests


If you have prayer requests or wish to be a part of our prayer ministry team email Ro at or call 480-982-8149.  If you have an urgent request call Ro by phone.  Also remember her in prayer for the healing of her wrist.



Zoom Sabbath School link


Sabbath School

9:30 AM


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 894 1603 6876

Passcode: 359745


Join by Phone

253 215 8782

669 900 6833



Zoom Prayer Meeting Link


Prayer Meeting

Wednesday, 7:00 PM


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 810 1974 0014

Passcode: 573681


Join by Phone

253 215 8782

669 900 6833


Prayer Meeting Wednesday 7pm
Christ’s Object Lessons
Chapter 21  A Great Gulf Fixed  We will continue our study on page 265.4

This chapter is based on Luke 16:19-31.



Zoom Tuesday Night Bible Study


FROM-THE-TOP Bible Study Meets Tuesdays 7pm-8pm via ZOOM.


We are walking through the Bible starting from the beginning. Come and enhance your understanding while sharing with others.  All are welcome! Next we begin our journey at Genesis 33:11


Next Meeting: Tue May 11,  7:00 PM (MST)


Join Zoom Meeting:


Meeting ID: 823 6798 1105

Passcode: 222945


Join by Phone

253 215 8782

669 900 6833



Worship Service


The church worship service will be on YouTube: It will begin at 11am  .  This Sabbath we are continuing our study in the book of Daniel.  We will be studying Daniel 10, “Behind the Curtain”


We would like to thank the Cox sisters for the children’s song.


Please remember Adobe Adventist Christian School in Day our prayers as we every day.  I would also encourage you to support the school with the Fry’s VIP program by linking your card to our school and using the Arizona tax credit to support our school.


Thank you for your support of our school and church financial needs.  You can return your tithes and offering by mailing them to P.O. Box 3250 Apache Junction, AZ 85117 or by online giving thru the church website



May we pray without ceasing and always remember one another in our prayers.


God Bless


Pastor Van














Church Life

May 15, 2021



Zoom Sabbath School Class: You are invited to join our Zoom Sabbath school class beginning at 9:30AM.  Please see the Pastor’s letter for the sign-in information.  If you would like to come to the church and view the class on the screen, the church will be open with the same requirements as the church service.


IMVO/Bags of Love:  NO meeting Monday, May 17, 2021. Anyone is welcome to come help at the Rummage Sale.


Rummage Sale:  Daily May 16 thru 20, 8 AM to 4 PM in the Social Hall. Helpers are needed. We are blessed with a tremendous amount of household items, clothes, and furniture to sell to help AACS. Buyers are needed, too. The goal is to have the Social Hall return to being in its normal condition.


SDA Global Campmeeting: Starts on May 19, 2021 via Zoom.  Go to  to register.

Arizona Young Adults: You are invited to join Arizona Young Adults on Sunday, May 23, 2021 for a tubing trip down the Salt River and a picnic lunch. The cost is $20 per person. For more details and registration visit


SPRING MUSIC CONCERT: The Thunderbird Adventist Academy music department will be presenting an outdoor spring concert tonight, May 15 at 7 pm. Bring your lawn chair, wear your mask and spread-out as we come together for a night of music and fun!


Prayer ministry team: contact Ro Pedersen at or call her at 480-982-8149


Church Life Information Deadline is 9:00PM Wednesday. E-mail: or call Twila, 619-997-1947.





2021 Church Budget Report:


Our AJ Church and school are totally dependent on your kind, liberal, and consistent financial support.  Thank you for honoring God in giving to our church budget which pays for maintenance of our facilities, utilities, supplies, etc.


All loose offering will go to the designated offering of the day per the Conference schedule. To donate to local church budget, use a tithe envelope to designate your offering.






Apache Junction SDA Church 2021

Local Church Budget $60,000.00

Monthly Budget

May Received

Still Needed May




Adobe Adventist Christian School

School Year Budget $106,500

Monthly Budget

May Received

Still Needed May





Would you like to make an eternal difference in the life of a child? — Consider making a donation to the Adobe Adventist Christian School Worthy Student Fund. You can mark your tithe envelope accordingly.


Want to help a child receive a Christian education but don’t have $1,000 to send to the tax credit program? Look at your pay-stub, if you have AZ withholding, you could divert those dollars to a child’s education. Ask Denise how to do so.


Online Giving — and click on the ONLINE GIVING link.


Sermons are available on YouTube.  Follow the link from the Apache Junction SDA Church website.


Sabbath Rest — Continues until 7:21 pm tonight.

Next Sabbath’s welcome is Friday at 7:25 pm.