Worship Services

Pianist: Belen Lohr* Trent Logan**
Organist: Joyce Rapp
Song Leaders: Porter Team* Gary Strunk and Deborah Rodman**
Platform Elder: Rodney Bowes
Lead Deacon: Jose Guajardo

Songs of Praise: #422 Marching to Zion, #15 My Maker and My King
Invocation: Rodney Bowes
Opening Hymn: #33 Sing A New Song to the Lord
Offering (Local Church Budget) & Prayer: Avielah Sprenkle*
Offertory: Consider the Lilies by Children’s Choir**
Children’s Story: Anique Augustus* Karen Lafferty**
Children will collect the “Lambs Offering” before the story, baskets are at the back of the sanctuary
Baptism of Mary Bell Sison by Pastor Jeff Harper*
Scripture: (Matthew 5:13-16) Jonah Dinger*, **
Prayer song: Our Dear Father Hear Our Prayer
Special Music: Risen by Children’s Choir**
Sermon: Occupy Till I Come by the Campus Development Team
Closing Hymn: #206 Face to Face

*8:30 am service **11:00 am service

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 front of the youth room)

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

Adult Classes

  • Adult Lesson Study (Sanctuary Front with Bevan Geslani, Roy Fargo, Trent Logan, David Park, and Rodney Bowes)

  • Adult Lesson Study (Room behind the piano with Dean Clayton, Doug Yowell, and Chris Noble)

  • Adult Lesson Study (Room Behind the Organ with Jun Cruz, Dave Smith, and Sandy DeSenna)

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

  • Spirit of Prophecy class studying Great Controversy (Pathfinder room with Elder Gary Strunk, Tim Chapman, and Stephanie Griffin)

  • Foundations class (In the homeschool co-op room with Vladimir Zaninovic, Miller and Jeannine Mendes, John and Dona Irlam and Akinlolu Jegede)

Online Only

  • Adult Sabbath School Lesson “The Restless Prophet” (YouTube)

Afternoon Activities

Visitation Sabbath – spend some time today visiting someone you don’t know well

6:51 pm – Sunset

Church Announcements

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

We praise the Lord and are excited to welcome Mary Bell Sison and Alex Thomspon into our church membership today!

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.

If you have questions from our Occupy Till I Come presentation we will have a Q and A session on Sunday, September 19 from 8 to 9 am on zoom. Feel free to join using this link.

Parking – to avoid congestion we are requesting people to enter using the North entrance (the one by the church sign) and exit using the south gate. To alleviate crowding of our parking lot we also request our members who are willing and able to walk to use the Faith Chapel parking lot (entrance on Agate).

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

Ride Needed – An elderly couple living in Yucaipa is looking for a ride to church on Sabbaths. Contact the church office by email or text if you are able to help.

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 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

We are sorry to report the passing of Leonides Suban, the mother of Michelle Imperio. A funeral service will occur Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, 11500 Arlington Ave, Riverside, CA 92505.

Birthday Blessings! September 21st: Jill Ellington, Samantha Peace, 23rd: Reem Fargo 24th: Ken Christensen, Bianca Zaninovic 25th: Daniela Sprenkle

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.

Upcoming Events

Origins: The Evidence of Creation, a six-part series on creationism begins September 22 @ 7pm at the Arden Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church. Bring a friend and come be part of this important series with Dr. Stan Hudson.

Revelation Today: The Great Reset with It Is Written is starting on October 8 at 7pm in the Three Angels’ Gospel Tabernacle. We will be showing the video from Pastor John Bradshaw and then enjoy a round table discussion. Please be praying about who you will invite to join you for this powerful series. We will have a sign-up sheet soon and would like all members to be involved in some way for this effort.

Mentone Church Will be 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.

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! Beginning in September, the group will read/study through the book Child Guidance by EGW over the course of the 2021-2022 school year. This book is a necessity, a gem of practical child-rearing wisdom essential for the days in which we live. 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

Small Groups – we have started several small groups. See our small group page for more information.

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.

Wednesday night prayer meeting is meeting at 7pm on Wednesday evenings in the multipurpose room. You can also join by Zoom (see the events calendar for the Zoom link).


as of September 12, 2021

Church Budget:
10/40 Missions (GodPods for Siberia):
10/40 Missions (Bible Study Guides in Languages in the Euro Asia Division):
10/40 Missions (Mission School in Kazakhstan):

AFM Matching 100K Fund Final:

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