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You are Loved Beyond Measure!

Romans 8:38-39


A TESTIMONY...

Casting all your care upon Him;
for he careth for you!

1 Peter 5:7


Have you ever wanted something, prayed about it, then waited and waited for God to work things out? I most definitely have. I can also admit that some of my personal prayer requests are often wants rather than needs and I catch myself feeling guilty for coming to God with all of my wants. However, this particular want was one that I constantly asked of God without guilt or shame. My prayers would be something as simple as, “Dear Heavenly Father, please make a way for my mother to come and stay with us here in Oroville. I thank you in advance. In Jesus name, Amen.”

 

I won’t go into great detail about how big of an ask this was, but I will say that with this situation, everything was working against me. My mom suffered a stroke in 2016. We moved to Oroville in 2018. Since then, no one in my family supported my requests to allow my mom to visit and stay for a while. Even my mom was very clear that she did not want to stay under any circumstances. She was still very upset that we had moved so far away from her, and she was stubborn enough to make her point extremely clear by refusing to even visit at times. All I could do was pray and visit my mom in Sacramento as often as possible.

 

With plans to visit Leoni Meadows last weekend, I had it in my mind that we would take her with us. I prayed and prayed. I informed my mother weeks in advance and her reply was, “No. Please! I don’t want to go!” Every time I would see her, I would remind her, and her response was the same, “No!”
 

CONTINUED BELOW ...

Please join us this Sabbath, May 8, 2021

Good News!

 

* On-site in-person Sabbath worship service is open at 50% capacity in the sanctuary and social hall.

* Masks, and hand sanitation are required.   
* Temperature will be taken at the door.
* Social distancing required.
* Zoom will continue to be available for those needing to worship from home.


Sabbath School begins at 9:30am
Church Service begins at 10:30am

Join us In-person or ONLINE HERE (online)
Meeting I.D.: 940 1464 6242Password: 3Angels
and by phone (dial: 1 669 900 6833
- meeting ID 940 1464 6242 - password 816434#)

___________

Children's Sabbath School

All Sabbath School classes are meeting "in-person":
Primary and Kindergarten in the Fellowship Hall.
Cradle Roll and Juniors in their own rooms.
Hope to see all of you this Sabbath!!

__________

Pastor’s SS Class 9:30 am "In person" & (online)  
Dial-in number: (515) 606-5447: Access code: 452385#


________________

WORSHIP SERVICE

May 8-15, 2021

• Sabbath Rest Begins Friday at Sunset (8:05 pm) and 
Sabbath Ends at Sundown (8:06 pm)

• All Sabbath Schools: @ 9:30 am

• Sabbath Worship Service @ 10:30 am

• Sabbath Vespers @ 7:30 pm:  Wayne Marshall Testimony


• Pathfinders Meeting: Every Monday @ 6:30 pm

• Prayer Meeting: Every Wednesday @ 6:30 pm

Reading from the book “The Ministry of Healing”.  Meeting "in-Person" in Williams Hall and by phone: call 1-605-472-5693, pin 131762# 

 
• Women’s Bible Study: Every Thursday @ 6:30 pm 
Meeting "in-Person" Williams Hall and by phone:
By phone: Call 305-848 8888 code 2536299022
Leader: Sally Walker-Glaude


• Women's Prayer CalEvery Sunday, 8:00am
305/848-8888:   I.D.  253629902 #

 

NEEDED:
Updated Address, Phone, Email

Please Help keep church records accurate and up-to-date.  Everyone should update basic information: Name, address, phone, email.  Write it out on a piece of paper and hand it to Virgle Seaton or Wayne Marshall or send it email to Virgle at (virgle4905@sbcglobal.net).  Send it even if it is not new information so that the records can be compared for accuracy.  Currently there is much inaccurate data in the church records that needs to be updated.  Thank you for your help.

_________________


Church Activity Calendar
  May & June 2021

(Click here for the link to the Calendar

__________________

"Share Your Testimony"

We are looking for short stories (answers to prayer) that can be shared in this Newsletter as an inspiration to readers. If you have a story of how God has worked in your life, send your paragraph(s) to Virgle Seaton via email. 

___________________________


"Pastoral Care"

For anyone needing a pastoral or elder visit, please contact:  
       Pastor Cain (
rogerdcain@gmail.com) or
       Head Elder, Virgle Seaton (
virgle4905@sbcglobal.net


_________________


Watch Past Sabbath Worship Services

click on: 
MAY 1: Close of Probation & The Work of Preparation P2
April 24: Close of Probation & The Work of Preparation P1

April 17: The Ultimate Preparation
March 20: Give Me This Mountain
You can bless your friends by sharing worship.

___________

Daily Devotional Source: 

Subscribe to www.revivalandreformation.org. You will be sent a link daily from the General Conference to a relevant inspiring short devotional. Check it out. Be blessed.
____________

FRAS Teaching Staff Needed

FRAS is taking applications for a qualified full time lower grades teacher for the 2021/2022 school year. Applicants should apply through Northern California Conference Office of Education or directly through FRAS principal, John Linhares. Applicants must hold a current SDA denominational elementary teaching certificate and preferred teaching experience.

____________

FRAS Scholarships Available

See FRAS principal or Oroville church student aide committee for application details.  First come first served.
____________

Don't Miss Out on Camp This Summer!

Leoni Meadows will be hosting camps for kids and families this summer! Although each session will be shorter than usual, campers still get the opportunity to have fun and grow closer to Jesus in a beautiful setting. Find out more.
____________

 Redwood Camp Meeting

Redwood Camp Meeting will take place in person this summer! Due to Humboldt County’s attendance limitations, there will be two sessions that campers can choose between:
July 19-24 - Monday night through Saturday night
July 26-31 - Monday night through Saturday night

Redwood organizers are working on an online registration form. Please keep checking redwoodareacamp.com for updates as they become available.

____________

NCC Prayer Call
Join the NCC prayer call every Thursday morning from 7-8 a.m. Find out how.

_________________________

Covid-19 Vaccines
On May 15, the NAD will broadcast a symposium on COVID-19 vaccines.  Healthcare professionals, communication experts, and church theologians will talk about the Bible and science, and help make sure members are well informed when deciding whether to take the vaccine. This broadcast will be available on Hope Channel and the NAD Facebook page from 4-6:30 p.m. EDT. CLICK HERE for more info on the symposium and other resources.

Subscribe to Northern Light and share this link with others!
SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

STORY CONTINUES ...

The morning of our trip I prayed as we left Oroville. When we arrived in Sacramento, I greeted my mother then disappeared to pack her bags. Once packed, I went into the bathroom and prayed again, “Dear Lord, please allow her to come with no resistance. Please let her be calm and willing. Thank you, Amen.” I went back into the living room to get her dressed and I put on her shoes. But suddenly I remembered I needed to insert the newsletter into the church website! So I quickly ran into the next room, struggled to get logged in, then finally put up the page as quickly as I could. When I returned to my mom, she had kicked off her shoes and laid back down on the couch. I couldn’t help but laugh. Then suddenly, we were both laughing. And amidst the laughter, we put her shoes back on, got her up, and into the car. What in the world just happened? We were on our way to Leoni Meadows, and my mom gave very little resistance! I had to give God all the thanks and praises!

 

When we arrived, we checked in at the inn, but I reserved a cabin. Mom looked doubtful about leaving the Inn, and joked about us staying in the cabin. But once we settled in, all was well. The event was prepared for a small group of Adventurers, however, it felt like it was designed specifically for her. The theme was heaven, and the first session was flowing with heaven themed songs and a sermonette. I don’t know how much she understood, but she clearly understood the word heaven and said, “I want to go to heaven.” Hallelujah.

 

The next morning the sabbath school lesson involved sewing. My mom is an extremely skilled seamstress, but lost the use of her left arm as a result of the stroke. But after soaking in the sun and gazing at the inspiring view, mom sat at the bench with the little kids, and we started sewing. I was overjoyed, and praising the Lord. Mom took a nap for the next few hours. But after lunch we visited the Leoni House, rode the train, and walked through the nature center. We went to the Campfire Bowl to close out the Sabbath with more music and messages. Afterwards we went on a wagon ride then watched the kids go go-karting. Mom was a little tired, but she wasn’t complaining and she appeared to be very happy!

Sunday morning we packed up, enjoyed our final meal at Leoni, then head to the zip lines. The hill to the zip lines was fairly steep, so we had to put mom on Phil’s back. She was scared and resistant, but she did it anyway. Phil hiked her up to the foot of the zip line deck. I had an extra ticket for the zip line, and we laughed as I tried to convince her to ride. Then one of her new friends, a little girl named Audrey, came by to sit with mom. They sat and talked about how scared they were, then they made a pact to ride together next year when Audrey would be 7-years old. It was a precious site to see. 

 

As we left Leoni Meadows my heart was filled with joy to see mom so happy. I called my aunt to let her know that all was well. Then I also asked her to pack some supplies for an extra week because I wanted to take her home with me. My aunt seemed hesitant, but she did as I asked. We stopped and picked up her things then headed toward Oroville. Mom was mad for a moment, then we just enjoyed the ride, had a nice conversation along the way, and suddenly, we were home. Mom has been with us all week and it has been amazing. We made homemade vegan gyoza, stitched up some old dolls, picked up the Oroville newspaper where the girls are on the front page, we visited the commercial kitchen where they make popsicles, made deliveries, took a brief walk through downtown Oroville, then had a nice Japanese dinner at Nori. 

 

It’s been an amazing week but it didn’t come without its challenges. My aunt misses my mom and my brother expressed his disappointment that I did not tell him. Nevertheless, I cuddled in bed with my mom last night and told her how much I’ve enjoyed her and how much I love her. The girls eventually jumped in the bed too. They read a young readers book on Esther and Joshua, worked on a Japanese language app, then we all went to sleep. We’ve laughed, loved, and mom isn’t sitting on a couch all day in front of the TV. In fact, she has asked that we work on the garden in the morning.

 

My final prayer is that she will be at church this Sabbath to meet my new family. I know that many of you have been praying for us as well, and I thank you and love you. God has answered our prayers. What a wonderful and mighty God we serve. I love Him so much.
 

Give Thanks to the Lord for He is good.
His love endures forever!

Psalm 136:1

 
Outpouring of the Holy Spirit. 
The selection of our new pastor.
The selection of new lower grade teacher for FRAS
Oroville Church Young People: 
FRAS Staff and Students
Church and Government leadership 
Global Pandemic
Current Bible Studies 
Missing members
Unspoken Requests
   

Rick Novak: Cancer: Whitmore Church
Mary Cassidy: Cancer

Sara VanGunda: Health issues
Janice Marie Williams: Stomach cancer
Sharon Eutsler: Health issues
Dwight Seaton: Back pain 
Nita Henke: Health & Care
Robert Chiatovich: Brain cancer recovery
West family: Thank you for your prayers


Call special prayer requests to Carolyn Seaton at
530 589-3560 
or send an email
Thanks, Carolyn
   

"Bring the full amount of tithe to my Temple so that there will be plenty of food in my house,  Try me, and see if I will not open the gates of heaven and pour out so many blessings on you, spiritual as well as material, that you will not be able to number them all."
- Malachi 3:10  Clear Word Bible

Thank you for your continued financial support of God's church! As we resume our online services, you can go online to return your tithes and offering to God at: 
Oroville Online Giving

Amount Budgeted To Date. $38,884.
Amount Contributed To Date.  $32,456.
Amount needed to Balance in April.  $6,428.

We always need help with our special projects
Bible Worker   Need $846.
Worthy Students. Need $9,337.
Signs of the times. Need $246.
Poor Fund 
Philippine Mission 


You can also give via mail at 1180 Robinson Street, Oroville, CA 95965.
 We continue to praise the Lord for His providence in providing all our needs!
Copyright © 2020 Oroville SDA Church, All rights reserved.

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1180 Robinson St, Oroville, CA 95965

https://www.orovillesdachurch.org/

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You are Loved Beyond Measure!

Romans 8:38-39


A TESTIMONY...

Casting all your care upon Him;
for he careth for you!

1 Peter 5:7


Have you ever wanted something, prayed about it, then waited and waited for God to work things out? I most definitely have. I can also admit that some of my personal prayer requests are often wants rather than needs and I catch myself feeling guilty for coming to God with all of my wants. However, this particular want was one that I constantly asked of God without guilt or shame. My prayers would be something as simple as, “Dear Heavenly Father, please make a way for my mother to come and stay with us here in Oroville. I thank you in advance. In Jesus name, Amen.”

 

I won’t go into great detail about how big of an ask this was, but I will say that with this situation, everything was working against me. My mom suffered a stroke in 2016. We moved to Oroville in 2018. Since then, no one in my family supported my requests to allow my mom to visit and stay for a while. Even my mom was very clear that she did not want to stay under any circumstances. She was still very upset that we had moved so far away from her, and she was stubborn enough to make her point extremely clear by refusing to even visit at times. All I could do was pray and visit my mom in Sacramento as often as possible.

 

With plans to visit Leoni Meadows last weekend, I had it in my mind that we would take her with us. I prayed and prayed. I informed my mother weeks in advance and her reply was, “No. Please! I don’t want to go!” Every time I would see her, I would remind her, and her response was the same, “No!”
 

CONTINUED BELOW ...

Please join us this Sabbath, May 8, 2021

Good News!

 

* On-site in-person Sabbath worship service is open at 50% capacity in the sanctuary and social hall.

* Masks, and hand sanitation are required.   
* Temperature will be taken at the door.
* Social distancing required.
* Zoom will continue to be available for those needing to worship from home.


Sabbath School begins at 9:30am
Church Service begins at 10:30am

Join us In-person or ONLINE HERE (online)
Meeting I.D.: 940 1464 6242Password: 3Angels
and by phone (dial: 1 669 900 6833
- meeting ID 940 1464 6242 - password 816434#)

___________

Children's Sabbath School

All Sabbath School classes are meeting "in-person":
Primary and Kindergarten in the Fellowship Hall.
Cradle Roll and Juniors in their own rooms.
Hope to see all of you this Sabbath!!

__________

Pastor’s SS Class 9:30 am "In person" & (online)  
Dial-in number: (515) 606-5447: Access code: 452385#


________________

WORSHIP SERVICE

May 8-15, 2021

• Sabbath Rest Begins Friday at Sunset (8:05 pm) and 
Sabbath Ends at Sundown (8:06 pm)

• All Sabbath Schools: @ 9:30 am

• Sabbath Worship Service @ 10:30 am

• Sabbath Vespers @ 7:30 pm:  Wayne Marshall Testimony


• Pathfinders Meeting: Every Monday @ 6:30 pm

• Prayer Meeting: Every Wednesday @ 6:30 pm

Reading from the book “The Ministry of Healing”.  Meeting "in-Person" in Williams Hall and by phone: call 1-605-472-5693, pin 131762# 

 
• Women’s Bible Study: Every Thursday @ 6:30 pm 
Meeting "in-Person" Williams Hall and by phone:
By phone: Call 305-848 8888 code 2536299022
Leader: Sally Walker-Glaude


• Women's Prayer CalEvery Sunday, 8:00am
305/848-8888:   I.D.  253629902 #

 

NEEDED:
Updated Address, Phone, Email

Please Help keep church records accurate and up-to-date.  Everyone should update basic information: Name, address, phone, email.  Write it out on a piece of paper and hand it to Virgle Seaton or Wayne Marshall or send it email to Virgle at (virgle4905@sbcglobal.net).  Send it even if it is not new information so that the records can be compared for accuracy.  Currently there is much inaccurate data in the church records that needs to be updated.  Thank you for your help.

_________________


Church Activity Calendar
  May & June 2021

(Click here for the link to the Calendar

__________________

"Share Your Testimony"

We are looking for short stories (answers to prayer) that can be shared in this Newsletter as an inspiration to readers. If you have a story of how God has worked in your life, send your paragraph(s) to Virgle Seaton via email. 

___________________________


"Pastoral Care"

For anyone needing a pastoral or elder visit, please contact:  
       Pastor Cain (
rogerdcain@gmail.com) or
       Head Elder, Virgle Seaton (
virgle4905@sbcglobal.net


_________________


Watch Past Sabbath Worship Services

click on: 
MAY 1: Close of Probation & The Work of Preparation P2
April 24: Close of Probation & The Work of Preparation P1

April 17: The Ultimate Preparation
March 20: Give Me This Mountain
You can bless your friends by sharing worship.

___________

Daily Devotional Source: 

Subscribe to www.revivalandreformation.org. You will be sent a link daily from the General Conference to a relevant inspiring short devotional. Check it out. Be blessed.
____________

FRAS Teaching Staff Needed

FRAS is taking applications for a qualified full time lower grades teacher for the 2021/2022 school year. Applicants should apply through Northern California Conference Office of Education or directly through FRAS principal, John Linhares. Applicants must hold a current SDA denominational elementary teaching certificate and preferred teaching experience.

____________

FRAS Scholarships Available

See FRAS principal or Oroville church student aide committee for application details.  First come first served.
____________

Don't Miss Out on Camp This Summer!

Leoni Meadows will be hosting camps for kids and families this summer! Although each session will be shorter than usual, campers still get the opportunity to have fun and grow closer to Jesus in a beautiful setting. Find out more.
____________

 Redwood Camp Meeting

Redwood Camp Meeting will take place in person this summer! Due to Humboldt County’s attendance limitations, there will be two sessions that campers can choose between:
July 19-24 - Monday night through Saturday night
July 26-31 - Monday night through Saturday night

Redwood organizers are working on an online registration form. Please keep checking redwoodareacamp.com for updates as they become available.

____________

NCC Prayer Call
Join the NCC prayer call every Thursday morning from 7-8 a.m. Find out how.

_________________________

Covid-19 Vaccines
On May 15, the NAD will broadcast a symposium on COVID-19 vaccines.  Healthcare professionals, communication experts, and church theologians will talk about the Bible and science, and help make sure members are well informed when deciding whether to take the vaccine. This broadcast will be available on Hope Channel and the NAD Facebook page from 4-6:30 p.m. EDT. CLICK HERE for more info on the symposium and other resources.

Subscribe to Northern Light and share this link with others!
SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

STORY CONTINUES ...

The morning of our trip I prayed as we left Oroville. When we arrived in Sacramento, I greeted my mother then disappeared to pack her bags. Once packed, I went into the bathroom and prayed again, “Dear Lord, please allow her to come with no resistance. Please let her be calm and willing. Thank you, Amen.” I went back into the living room to get her dressed and I put on her shoes. But suddenly I remembered I needed to insert the newsletter into the church website! So I quickly ran into the next room, struggled to get logged in, then finally put up the page as quickly as I could. When I returned to my mom, she had kicked off her shoes and laid back down on the couch. I couldn’t help but laugh. Then suddenly, we were both laughing. And amidst the laughter, we put her shoes back on, got her up, and into the car. What in the world just happened? We were on our way to Leoni Meadows, and my mom gave very little resistance! I had to give God all the thanks and praises!

 

When we arrived, we checked in at the inn, but I reserved a cabin. Mom looked doubtful about leaving the Inn, and joked about us staying in the cabin. But once we settled in, all was well. The event was prepared for a small group of Adventurers, however, it felt like it was designed specifically for her. The theme was heaven, and the first session was flowing with heaven themed songs and a sermonette. I don’t know how much she understood, but she clearly understood the word heaven and said, “I want to go to heaven.” Hallelujah.

 

The next morning the sabbath school lesson involved sewing. My mom is an extremely skilled seamstress, but lost the use of her left arm as a result of the stroke. But after soaking in the sun and gazing at the inspiring view, mom sat at the bench with the little kids, and we started sewing. I was overjoyed, and praising the Lord. Mom took a nap for the next few hours. But after lunch we visited the Leoni House, rode the train, and walked through the nature center. We went to the Campfire Bowl to close out the Sabbath with more music and messages. Afterwards we went on a wagon ride then watched the kids go go-karting. Mom was a little tired, but she wasn’t complaining and she appeared to be very happy!

Sunday morning we packed up, enjoyed our final meal at Leoni, then head to the zip lines. The hill to the zip lines was fairly steep, so we had to put mom on Phil’s back. She was scared and resistant, but she did it anyway. Phil hiked her up to the foot of the zip line deck. I had an extra ticket for the zip line, and we laughed as I tried to convince her to ride. Then one of her new friends, a little girl named Audrey, came by to sit with mom. They sat and talked about how scared they were, then they made a pact to ride together next year when Audrey would be 7-years old. It was a precious site to see. 

 

As we left Leoni Meadows my heart was filled with joy to see mom so happy. I called my aunt to let her know that all was well. Then I also asked her to pack some supplies for an extra week because I wanted to take her home with me. My aunt seemed hesitant, but she did as I asked. We stopped and picked up her things then headed toward Oroville. Mom was mad for a moment, then we just enjoyed the ride, had a nice conversation along the way, and suddenly, we were home. Mom has been with us all week and it has been amazing. We made homemade vegan gyoza, stitched up some old dolls, picked up the Oroville newspaper where the girls are on the front page, we visited the commercial kitchen where they make popsicles, made deliveries, took a brief walk through downtown Oroville, then had a nice Japanese dinner at Nori. 

 

It’s been an amazing week but it didn’t come without its challenges. My aunt misses my mom and my brother expressed his disappointment that I did not tell him. Nevertheless, I cuddled in bed with my mom last night and told her how much I’ve enjoyed her and how much I love her. The girls eventually jumped in the bed too. They read a young readers book on Esther and Joshua, worked on a Japanese language app, then we all went to sleep. We’ve laughed, loved, and mom isn’t sitting on a couch all day in front of the TV. In fact, she has asked that we work on the garden in the morning.

 

My final prayer is that she will be at church this Sabbath to meet my new family. I know that many of you have been praying for us as well, and I thank you and love you. God has answered our prayers. What a wonderful and mighty God we serve. I love Him so much.
 

Give Thanks to the Lord for He is good.
His love endures forever!

Psalm 136:1

 
Outpouring of the Holy Spirit. 
The selection of our new pastor.
The selection of new lower grade teacher for FRAS
Oroville Church Young People: 
FRAS Staff and Students
Church and Government leadership 
Global Pandemic
Current Bible Studies 
Missing members
Unspoken Requests
   

Rick Novak: Cancer: Whitmore Church
Mary Cassidy: Cancer

Sara VanGunda: Health issues
Janice Marie Williams: Stomach cancer
Sharon Eutsler: Health issues
Dwight Seaton: Back pain 
Nita Henke: Health & Care
Robert Chiatovich: Brain cancer recovery
West family: Thank you for your prayers


Call special prayer requests to Carolyn Seaton at
530 589-3560 
or send an email
Thanks, Carolyn
   

"Bring the full amount of tithe to my Temple so that there will be plenty of food in my house,  Try me, and see if I will not open the gates of heaven and pour out so many blessings on you, spiritual as well as material, that you will not be able to number them all."
- Malachi 3:10  Clear Word Bible

Thank you for your continued financial support of God's church! As we resume our online services, you can go online to return your tithes and offering to God at: 
Oroville Online Giving

Amount Budgeted To Date. $38,884.
Amount Contributed To Date.  $32,456.
Amount needed to Balance in April.  $6,428.

We always need help with our special projects
Bible Worker   Need $846.
Worthy Students. Need $9,337.
Signs of the times. Need $246.
Poor Fund 
Philippine Mission 


You can also give via mail at 1180 Robinson Street, Oroville, CA 95965.
 We continue to praise the Lord for His providence in providing all our needs!
Copyright © 2020 Oroville SDA Church, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
1180 Robinson St, Oroville, CA 95965

https://www.orovillesdachurch.org/

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