Worship Services

8:30 am* 11:00 am**

Pianist: Belen Lohr* Trent Logan**
Organist: Joyce Rapp
Song Leader: Porter Team* Gary Strunk**
Lead Deacon: Jose Guajardo

Songs of Praise: #452 What Heavenly Music, #250 O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing
Welcome/Announcements
Invocation: Elder Rodney Bowes
Opening Hymn: #370 Christ for The World
Offering (Local Church Budget) & Prayer: Rodney Bowes
Offertory: Walking Through the Flames by the Three Angels’ Messages Children’s Choir**
Children’s Story: Pastor Scott Griswold* David Garcia**
Children will collect the Lambs Offering before the story, baskets are at the back of the sanctuary
Scripture: (Malachi 3:1-5)
Prayer song: Our Dear Father Hear Our Prayer
Prayer:
Special Music: The Lord is My Light by the Three Angels’ Messages Children’s Choir**
Sermon: Cleansing the Sanctuary for the World Next Door by Pastor Scott Griswold
Special Music: Jesus Is Living in Heaven by Three Angels’ Messages Junior Choir*
Closing Hymn: #359 Hark! The Voice of Jesus Calling**

Sabbath School Classes

Classes begin at 9:45 am

Children’s Classes

  • Cradle Roll (Ages 0-3 in the Cradle Roll room)

  • Kindergarten (Ages 4-6 in the Kindergarten room)

  • Primary (Ages 7-9 in the Primary room)

  • Juniors (Ages 10-12 in the Junior room)

  • Earliteens (Ages 13-15 in the Earliteen room)

Youth and Young Adult Classes

  • Youth (Ages 15-18 in the youth room)

  • Young Adult (Ages 18-35 Upstairs in the multi-purpose building)

Adult Classes

  • Adult Lesson Study (Sanctuary Front)

  • Adult Lesson Study (Room Behind the Piano)

  • Spirit of Prophecy class studying Great Controversy (Room Behind the Organ)

  • Great Controversy class (Fellowship Hall and Zoom with Pastor John Anderson)

Online Only

  • Adult Sabbath School Lesson “Choose Life” (YouTube)

Afternoon Activities

2:00 pm – Special Outreach Program with Pastor Scott Griswold

4:43 pm – Sunset

Church Announcements

Plan to bring a picnic lunch, your walking shoes, and your knee pads so we can fellowship, pray, train, reach out, and strategize together for God’s cross-cultural mission through your Mentone church from 2-5 p.m.

Receive church updates by text. Just send the word Mentone to 74121

If you are impressed you need more time with the Lord after the 11 am service please join us for a “Pause for Prayer” in the room behind the piano.

Mentone Choir rehearsal time has changed. At first we were planning to practice on Tuesdays, but due to some schedule conflicts, and in an effort to accommodate as many singers as possible, we are moving the time to MONDAY NIGHTS at 7:00 PM.

Evangelism Training. Do you want to have more confidence in sharing your faith with others? When you enroll in this 12-week course, you will learn practical skills on how to win people for Christ. You will learn how to engage people in meaningful conversations and to transition naturally into spiritual topics. You will discover simple and effective means to easily find Bible study interests. You will learn how to write your own Bible study, how to give it, how to answer tough questions, and how to lead someone to make decisions for Christ. You will learn how to close the proverbial back door of the church by helping new members become active disciples for Jesus. Sign up today at http://mentonechurch.org/evangelism

New GLOW leaders – Irfan and Nathalia Rasman are now leading our GLOW ministry at Mentone. If you have a place of business we would love for you to put a GLOW rack there to be a constant witness. Let’s remember our goal of passing out 4000 tracts per month! That is just 4 per week.

Win your neighbors to Christ and His truth in 2022. Do you have a burden for your neighbors? Prayerfully choose 2-3 neighbors and send their complete names and addresses to evangelism@mentonechurch.org and based on the number of requests we will send at least 12 pieces of Christ-centered present-truth material (books, DVD’s, etc.) to them in 2022.

Thanksgiving card outreach is LEAVES OF HEAVEN – Leaving God’s Love in Hearts and Homes!! We mailed 452 cards with heartfelt messages which will be a huge blessing to those receiving them!! Praise God!! We still need help to deliver a few Thanksgiving gifts to the same 452 neighbors this week. We will also deliver Christmas gifts on Dec 11, and the week Dec 12-18. Just call Rohini at 909-963-0003 if you would like to participate. And please stop by the table and take a picture of some of the addresses and the map so that you can remember to pray for those who received our cards. Also, take a few holiday

Vaccine exemption waiver. If you have a religious conviction that would result in your conscience being violated by taking the vaccine, please contact Pastor John Anderson, and he can provide a letter.

Meal Trains. Thank you for helping these families, by either cooking a meal or buying a meal for them!
Goulbourne’sclick here
Wayne Blowersclick here
Meyer’sclick here

Birthday Blessings! November 20th: Tony Schmidt

Transfer requests. Have you been attending Mentone for a while and feel impressed to join our church family? Please do so by filling out our online transfer request form or using a connect card. Please note that it normally takes 2 to 3 months for transfers to come through after they are submitted. If it has been longer than this please contact our church clerk, Oxana, by emailing oxanateppoe@yahoo.com.

Events

Food Donations Requested. The Pathfinders and Adventurers are seeking food donations to bless families during this season. Please bring non-perishable, plant-based food and non-refrigerated fresh fruits on November 20. If you know any families that would appreciate a Thanksgiving box of food, please contact Sam Wong at 909-282-7447. Thank you!

All are welcome to join in a Thanksgiving Day potluck at noon on November 25 at 12 noon in the fellowship hall. Please bring a vegan dish to share, so that there will be enough for everyone. For more information or to RSVP please contact Joyce Rapp at jesusiscomingsoon@verizon.net.

Mentone Church is hosting DivorceCare on Thursdays thru December 9, 2021. The meeting will be 2 hours in duration, starting at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 8:30pm. DivorceCare is a Christian based program which aims to support and encourage those who are currently and have gone through separation and or divorce. See a short video (click here). For additional information contact Rick and Cheryl Craven at the following number: 909 435-5675 to register. You may also contact Cecil Templeton at 909 316-9676.

Blood mobile on December 19. Please come and support the blood drive by signing up to donate blood. This is a way to bring the community onto our campus and introduce them to our church. See the flyers in the foyer for more information.

Child Guidance Study Group. Are you a mother/parent seeking to raise your child in the love and fear of God? You are invited to join our Child Guidance Study Group on WhatsApp! The reading schedule is provided, with optional opportunity to join the weekly group studies available on Monday evenings @ 7 pm via Zoom. To join, please message Linnea Buchheim @ 209-484-9015

We believe in prayer! Join us by phone or computer EVERY DAY of the week at 6am (see events for the full schedule). Join our WhatsApp prayer chain as well.

Finances

Christmas Offerings: We will be helping 4 special projects this year: refugee families in Beirut, blind in India, needy families in Zambia, sponsoring orphans through ADRA, and an overflow project to help build a mission school in Nigeria. Offering goal is $14,255.

as of November 15, 2021

Church Budget: $43,651 needed to finish the year strong
10/40 Missions (GodPods for Siberia): $20,751
10/40 Missions (Bible Study Guides in Languages in the Euro Asia Division): $17,049
10/40 Missions (Mission School in Kazakhstan): $17,582

Tithes and offerings – You can remit them online or by sending your envelope to:
Mentone Seventh-day Adventist Church
PO Box 127
Mentone, CA 92359