April 9, “He Is Risen!”

Dear Church Family,

Is “Holy Week” actually ‘holy’?

This phrase is used to refer to the events leading up to the Resurrection.  There is a wide variety of respect given to this annual Holiday.  For some Christians there is nothing special about the various events of the week.  But many view it just like you and I view the Sabbath; it is very special to them.

We should be aware of that as we are greeted by some of our friends and family.  It’s a good time to talk about Christ and the Power of His Resurrection.  I get to that as soon as I can.

Be Blessed.  And my preferred greeting to believers at this time: “He is Risen!”

Pastor Albert
2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! 

Luke 24:2–6
  • Due to the contagious COVID-19, church is closed until it is safe to open. 
  • If you need groceries, other supplies, or other types of assistance, please don't hesitate to contact your church family in regards to how we can help you.
New Arrival: Congratulations to Christian and Cassie (and their son, Saxon) Weiss on the delivery of their new daughter, Sparrow Joy Weiss.  She arrived healthy on April 6 (yesterday), at 7:15 p.m., and weighs in at 8 pounds even and 21” long.
Mid-Week Bible Fellowship: [See the “Ongoing” section for how to tune in, a password is now required]  This week we look at Luke 11:11 – 13, in our ongoing series on the Bible promises of the Holy Spirit.


“Steps to Christ” Bible Study:

I am inviting you to study Steps to Christ with me for six sessions, one per week.  If you are interested, I am including a link for you to download lesson #1, “God’s Love for Man”.

Chapter 1: https://rhsda.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STCEasy-Chapter1.pdf

Email me if you are interested.  If you cannot download the lesson, let me know and I will help.  Depending on how many sign up, we will have an online class and, perhaps, prayer partners and Q and A sessions. Response Deadline: Monday, April 13

100 Days of Prayer:

This is a World Church call to prayer.  By email, once per day, I get a reminder to pray, scripture promises to claim, a devotional thought, and the opportunity to join others in prayer and fellowship.  If you are looking for a daily devotional this is a great place to start.

To sign up: http://www.revivalandreformation.org/100days

Financial Help:  The Church Board has set aside funds to help those in our church family who have been financially impacted by the pandemic.  If you would like to receive such help, please contact one of the Elders directly (Betsy Adams, Raymond Barnes, Janet Barnhill, Janet Lui, Dahlma Osborne), or call me, Pastor Albert, at the Church Office.  There are details and a process so that this will be confidential and smooth.

Reach Your Pastor: I am forwarding the church phone (310/541-1819) to my home phone (424/206-2949) and though it often has bad reception you can call my cell phone (626/826-8448) or text me.  Email works, too: albertfrederico@gmail.com

Ongoing ‘Zoom’ Services:  Please join us by telephone or computer, using the Zoom invitation in our News section.  Our Mid-Week Bible Study (Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.) is full of fellowship and personality.  Our Sabbath Morning Adult Lesson (10 a.) and Homily (11 a.) We share our highs and lows, viewpoints and scripture promises, and pray requests.  Here is the connection information.  Please note that a password is required (it is our address, plus the number 7)

Topic: Rolling Hills Adventist: Mid-week Prayer Meeting Time: Wednesdays 7:00 p.m.
Topic: Rolling Hills Adventist Church: Sabbath Morning Time: Sabbaths, 10 a. & 11 a.
Online: https://zoom.us/j/6579293321?pwd=VksvMFFBMVQxeStjQkpDMEd5ZGR0QT09
Telephone:  253 215 8782  or 301 715 8592 US
Meeting ID: 657 929 3321  Password: 283407

Recommended Viewing:  There are many good choices. We are especially recommending It Is Written at itiswritten.com and the Loma Linda University Church at lluc.org.
Tracts are Available: With most of us at home, we may not have many opportunities to give out tracts, but we should attempt to use every little opportunity that may make a difference! Here is a tract made specially for this time: https://www.buyglow.org/coronavirus-and-immunity/. You can read it here. Consider ordering a pack of these to give when helping someone out, co-workers (if you are one of those essential workers), or leaving in a place that still gets some traffic, or share this link online.

It Is Written Online Meetings: 

It Is Written will conduct a virtual, online evangelistic event starting April 17 that will reach all of North America. Over 600 churches have joined with us in online advertising, and thousands have already registered for the meetings.

The month-long series, entitled Revelation Today: Hope Awakens, will feature Pastor John Bradshaw and present the prophetic message of the Bible while speaking to hearts burdened by anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. The interactive meetings will be viewable on mobile devices and online. Individuals are encouraged to register for the series at hopeawakens.com.

This pandemic has forced us to start using long-neglected technology platforms to reach out to people. If you spend time on social media—Facebook, Instagram, Nextdoor, and others—follow the various Adventist ministries that publish content that you can share. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and talk to Nathan about how you can help publish inspiring content on our church social media pages and our website.
In this COVID-19 pandemic, it appears the people at highest risk include those with serious underlying medical conditions, like lung or heart conditions or diabetes. Many of these issues are lifestyle conditions that, by returning to a healthy lifestyle, our bodies can reverse. Listen to this 6 minute video explaining how in the case of heart disease.
 Online Giving: did you know you can return your tithes and offerings online?  Adventist Giving enables us to return our tithes and offerings online easily.  Go to Adventist Giving
While they were still talking about this,
Jesus himself stood among them and said to them,
“Peace be with you.”
Luke 24:36
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