March 17, 2023 - Vol. 6, No. 60
Tomorrow's Worship Service

Our Father Forgives- Part 2

“Forgive us our sins, just as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us.” This phrase of the Lord’s Prayer, "as we have forgiven..." asks God to forgive us to the same extent as we forgive others.

Have you ever prayed this part of Jesus' prayer without thinking of the implications? Join us Sabbath morning at 11:00 as we consider how to forgive those who have hurt us.  

I look forward to seeing you,

Pastor Terry Benson
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Prayer Requests
Please pray for:

Church leadership, pastoral staff, church staff, & Conference leaders

Wanda Seiber, the mother of Betty Noujiam
Valentina McAdams, the mother of Lois McAdams
Petra Rodriguez, the mother of Lilia Rodriguez
Helen Adarme
The McGregor Family
Sally Warner

Committee Meetings of the church
Church Ministries and Outreach Opportunities
Attitude of Gratitude
Erin and Jan Stone

Jan grew up in Loma Linda, attended college at Andrews University, then returned to Loma Linda for medical school. After practicing for many years as a general surgeon, she is now semi-retired. She does wound care in long-term care facilities and volunteers each week teaching minor surgery to family medicine residents at a free clinic in Simi Valley. In her free time she takes classes at the local senior center and community college, reads, tries new recipes, quilts, and plays violin in the LA Doctors Symphony Orchestra.

Erin’s father was in the Air Force, so he moved around a lot. He attended college in North Carolina and medical school in Loma Linda. He is also semi-retired and practices geriatrics/internal medicine at long-term care facilities. Being interested in other religions he obtained an MA in religion with an emphasis on inter-religious studies. He has written articles for both popular and academic publications. In his free time he gardens, bikes, and maintains the house.

The Stones have attended Vallejo Drive for over 30 years. Jan sings in the choir and has played piano in the lower division Sabbath School classes. Erin is an adult Sabbath School teacher and chairman of the Vallejo Drive Church Endowment Board. They both helped with the church Home Again LA ministry last month. They are thankful for the fellowship of the church family, and the various ministries of the church.

We at the Vallejo Drive Church would like to thank Jan and Erin for all of their enthusiasm, dedication, and hard work in ministry. Perhaps you too will hear God’s call to serve in one of the many ministries we have here. God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called. Whatever talents and skills you have, He can use you. 

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Church Announcements

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Located on Holly Drive
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Planning on enrolling your children in an Adventist school?

2023-2024 Pacific Union Conference
Educational Scholarships
are now open!

Please email the church office at

for detailed instructions on how to apply.

Conference Deadline: Monday, May 15, 2023.
Support the Turkey & Syria Disaster Relief Fund

Join SCC in supporting the relief efforts in Turkey and Syria following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit on February 6, 2023.

Click here or visit your local church tithe envelope on Adventist to donate. Look for the "Turkey & Syria Disaster Relief" fund under Conference Giving, More Offering Categories.

You can also mark your envelope "Turkey & Syria Disaster Relief"
Attention: All Ministry Volunteers and
Church Ministry Leaders!

If you have already completed the LiveScan background check, please turn in your completed form to the church office, and your receipt to the church treasurer for reimbursement.

If you are a church ministry leader and have not been Sterling background checked, please contact the church for specific instructions. Every church ministry leader is required to be background checked, even if you do not have direct contact with children.
Trying to get some exercises and movement in your schedule?
Come by the church!

Adventist Health Glendale will be having exercise and cooking classes on our church campus on
Monday and Tuesday mornings.

Please visit or call 818-409-8354
or the church office for more information on how to join.

Quilting schedule:
April 2: Quilting Meeting to finish quilts
April 8: Blessing of quilts and delivery to hospitals
Want to get a closer look at your health? Blood pressure readings are available every 2nd and 4th Sabbath after church in the courtyard.

For more information, please contact the church office
or Rene Pidoux, MD.
Job Opening!

The Vallejo Drive Church is in need of a facilities manager. The pastors are looking for someone who is a committed Seventh-day Adventist that can work part-time during the week and help us fulfill our mission:

The Vallejo Drive Church of Seventh-day Adventists exists to experience and to share the loving presence of Christ,
to equip our faith community for life and ministry,
and to engage a world in need.

We invite you to share this work opportunity with family and friends. Although we are looking for Adventist candidates, they do not have to be a member of the Vallejo Drive Church.

Please contact Pastor Aivars or the church office for more information. Interested applicants can submit their resume to

Thank you for keeping our church and its employees in prayer.
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Adult Sabbath School

  • The Sanctuary Class meets from 10:00 am to 10:45 am
  • The Fellowship Hall class meets from 9:45 am to 10:30 am (coordinators are Irvin Henry Jr, and Fred Cline)
  • The Spanish class meets at 9:45 am in the Agape Room (coordinators are Isabel and Eduardo Alanes)

  • Escuela Sabática en español es en el Agape Room, a las 9:45 am, con Isabel y Eduardo Alanes.
  • Si quieren folletos de escuela sabática, manden un texto a Isabel 626-251-5021.
Please pray for our Sabbath School so that the Holy Spirit inspires us all as a family as we return to coordinated Bible Study on Sabbath mornings. Also, prayerfully consider becoming a teacher for one of these groups.
See a list of ministries at
Happening This Week
7:02 p.m. Sabbath begins

9:45 a.m. Breakfast and Cafe Hour for all hosted by Young Adults (Cafe)
9:45 a.m. Adult Sabbath School In-Person (Fellowship Hall)

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 Classes In Person

11:00 a.m. Divine Worship Service In-Person / Online (Facebook/YouTube)

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

11:00 a.m. Divine Service
Church Life
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!
Also on Facebook at, and
YouTube at
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:
Church Financial Status
Year-To-Date: March 17, 2023

Tithes Received 2023: $ 172,185.20
Tithes Received 2022: $ 161,969.15
Local Church Giving 2023: $ 36,728.12
Local Church Expenses 2023: $ 66,743.28

Thank you for your generosity.
Sunset Time
Sunset in Glendale, taken by Audrey Zorek
Today 3/17/22 - 7:02 PM
Next Friday 3/24/23 - 7:08 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
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17 Karen Lee Minnick
17 Omelia Mounzer

19 Lynn Banh

20 Katherine Adams
20 Earlene Papendick

21 Alexander Mounzer
21 Rachel Walton
21 Elaine Zorek

22 Wilson Da Silva

23 Maria Dolores Porres
23 Judy Sparks
23 Yen Duy Duyyen Tran

24 Eunice Araceli Diaz
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