May 19, 2023 - Vol. 7, No. 68
Tomorrow's Worship Service
"And They All Fall Down"

The day before the battle against Goliath, David had another battle that had to be waged. A battle that was more threatening and potentially more debilitating than the giant who would stand before him.

David’s reality was no different than ours. What could possibly be more dangerous than the Philistine champion? Don’t miss the fourth episode—“And They All Fall Down”— from our series “The Heart of a Champion.”

Pastor Jonathan Henderson

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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
Alice Loo and Family

Committee Meetings of the church
Church Ministries and Outreach Opportunities
Attitude of Gratitude
Glendale Adventist Academy

This week we give glory to God for Glendale Adventist Academy, which has been offering quality Christian education and developing young people of character for 116 years now.   During these years over 5,000 graduates have experienced the Christ-centered and academically rigorous learning environment of GAA, as they prepared for service and leadership roles in their communities.  Having graduated from GAA, most of the students have moved on to acquire advanced degrees and then to serve with distinction in various fields, including church ministry, medicine, law, business, education, and many more.

We rejoice and are unreservedly proud of our school and its quality students, faculty and staff and what God has been able to accomplish through them. The students regularly volunteer at local schools, hospitals, churches, shelters, soup kitchens, summer camps, and a multitude of other service opportunities.  They also participate in mission trips to Mexico and other countries.

The strength of GAA has always been its dedicated faculty, many of them long-time members of Vallejo Drive Church. They have devoted their lives to the noble task of shaping the lives and characters of our young people.  We thank God for such amazing teachers as: Susie Whittaker, Janet Takamune, Amy Marcarian, Pastor Ben Garcia, Lisa Vigil, Sheri and Timothy Hansen, Grace Lorentz, Erwin Gonzales, to name just a few. 

One of the areas that GAA has been known for and excels in is music.  The music department has been skillfully led for 10 years by Sheri and Timothy Hansen. Today, we welcome the GAA music department to our church.  We worship God together through their music and praise Him for the beautiful testimony to the grace and love of God that GAA has given over the years. 
Church Photo Album
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Church Announcements
WORTHY STUDENT Educational Assistance
2023-2024 applications are due July 3.

Please contact the church office for an application.
Trying to get some exercises and movement in your schedule?
Come by the church!

Adventist Health Glendale will be having exercise 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.
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.
Click here to sign up to bring breakfast:
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
7:51 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 (Sanctuary)

10:50 a.m. Church Life and Announcements (Sanctuary)

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

7:00 p.m. Young Adult Game Night (Cafe)

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

10:50 a.m. Church Life and Announcements (Sanctuary)
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: May 18, 2023

Tithes Received 2023: $ 351,831.90
Tithes Received 2022: $ 343,011.91
Local Church Giving 2023: $ 93,367.50
Local Church Expenses 2023: $171,689.36

Thank you for your generosity.
Sunset Time
Sunset in Glendale, taken by Audrey Zorek
Today 5/19/23 - 7:51 PM
Next Friday 5/26/23 - 7:56 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

19 Spencer Belko
19 Judy Gamboa
19 Gratiela Toma

20 Erin Chang

21 Kayla Leigh McFadden
22 Maybelle A Marquez
22 Stephen C Park
22 Gisela Riffel

23 Ladelle Alinsod
23 Jeanette Solarte

24 Girlie B Arafiles
24 Andrea Lauren Bruan
24 Lauren Danlag

25 Angela Hamm
25 A.J. Martinson

26 Eduardo Alanes Jr.
26 Martha I Wiedermann
*The weekly birthday calendar is from the Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists database. We apologize if your birthday is not listed. It is crucial to have everyone's contact information up to date. Please contact us to update your birthday and other information for our records by emailing