August 5, 2022 - Vol. 6, No. 40
Tomorrow's Worship Service
"From Bitter To Sweet"
 Exodus 15:22-25a‬‬

Hello, Vallejo Drive Church Family!

It’s good to be home.  After years of ministry elsewhere, this feels like a true homecoming.

There are many situations in life when things may turn bitter.  It could be an experience we were looking forward to and yet it turned out bitterly disappointing.

It could be a new job that we started with lots of enthusiasm and expectations, but somehow it morphed into a dark nightmare.

It could be a relationship that started most sweetly and harmoniously, yet things spiraled out of control and we ended up bitter enemies.

It could even be the way we see God. We started as best friends--we felt so close--but something happened and now He seems distant, silent and nowhere to be found.  

What do we do when things turn bitter in life?  

I am looking forward to seeing you all at church tomorrow.  Let us worship God together and we might discover what solution God's Word can offer for this problem.

Pastor Aivars
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Church Announcements
& Upcoming Events
A family of 3 (mom, college-aged son, and high school aged daughter) just moved from Canada to West Hollywood and would like to start attending Vallejo Drive Church.

If you are able to help this family by giving them a ride to and from church on Sabbath mornings, please contact Pastor Lauren at 818-523-7558.
Celebrating Dr. and Mrs. Kyle

Potluck: August 13, 2022
Please join us as we celebrate our Senior Pastor James Kyle with a farewell potluck on August 13, 2022. We will be having his favorite dish: veggie hot dogs!
You are also welcome to bring your favorite dishes and desserts for our potluck. Please sign up below!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Pastor Ben Garcia.
Scrapbook for Pastor and Mrs. Kyle
As a farewell gift to our dear Senior Pastor and his wife, a scrapbook binder will be presented to them from the Vallejo Drive Church.
Stationary paper is still available for you at the hospitality desk and at the church office to write a note of appreciation to Pastor and Mrs. Kyle.
You can drop off your letter at the office, at the hospitality desk, or leave it with Pastor Garcia or Pastor Lauren. It will be assembled into a scrapbook binder for them to enjoy.
Feel free to bring any pictures you may have or other tokens of appreciation for Pastor and Mrs. Kyle. Cards and other gifts are also always welcome.
If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns,
please speak to Pastor Lauren or Pastor Garcia.
Adventurers will reconvene in September for current members.
New members can join in October.
Adventurers is open to any child from pre-K through 4th grade. 

We are excited to announce that we will be starting a Pathfinder club in October as well. It will be open to children from 5th - 8th grade. More info to come!

Call for volunteers!
If you would like to assist with the Adventurer/Pathfinder clubs,
please email or
call/text 818-571-2038. 
Eagle Rock Church is celebrating 100 years!

We praise God with our Eagle Rock brothers and sisters
as they commemorate 100 years!

For more information, please contact
Eagle Rock SDA Church
Happening This Week
7:50 p.m. Sabbath begins

9:45 am to 10:45 am Cafe Hour hosted by the Young Adults (Cafe)
10:00 a.m. KIDS Connection: Online / In-Person (Chapel)
10:00 a.m. CORE Youth Sabbath School In-Person (Room 106)
10:00 a.m. Adult Sabbath School In Person (Agape Room)/Online - Click here
11:00 a.m. Worship Service In-Person / Online (Facebook/YouTube)
2:30 p.m. The Vine Young Adult Bible Study Online / In-Person (Cafe)

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CORE Youth Bible Study: In-Person
6:00 p.m. Seeking Jesus Bible Study Group (Zoom) - Click Here to Join
7:00 p.m. Koinonia Bible Study (Zoom) - Click Here to Join
Church Life
Upcoming CORE Events

Sabbaths 10am
Wednesdays 4pm-6pm
Written and produced by our own Schubert and Yolanda Palmer, with many of the incredible songs, stories and studies filmed here at Vallejo Drive. Visit, or Direct TV, Channel 368. Tell a friend!
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Click here for trailer: Love Me - Series Teaser Trailer

Every Saturday at 9:45 AM

Contact us: KidsConnection@VallejoDrive.Church
Click on the cover below for the online copy of next week's Sabbath School Lesson:
Sunset Time
Sunset in Boracay, Philippines
Today 8/5/22 - 7:50 PM
Next Friday 8/12/22 - 7:43 PM

"You have six days in which to do your work, but remember that the seventh day, the Sabbath, is a day of rest. On that day do not work, but gather for worship. The Sabbath belongs to the Lord, no matter where you live."
-Leviticus 23:3, Good News Translation
7             Megan Vigilia

8             Minerva Arrogante 
8             Jose Campos
8             Gabriel Manro 
8             Deanna Simeone

9             Rebecca Soto
9             Rolf Suekert

10          Nikary Plaza-McGregor

11          Benjamin Contreras 

12          Sean Olesen

13          Dana Aras
13          Carlos Biaggi Sr. 
13          Yin Yin Myo
13          Lauren Vivian 
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