July 16

Matthew 24:22 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.
It seemed ‘out of the blue’.  A strong memory arose in my mind.
I was listening to the radio and Pastor Robert Schuller was being interviewed.  He told of being invited to speak to an area of the country that was going through some very difficult challenges.  (I don’t remember the challenges, and I think the location was Chicago… isn’t it funny how some things get remembered but others left out?).
He said that the title of his book came from that time when he was supposed to speak but he didn’t think he had any wisdom or strength to really help the people who were hurting so badly.  But he had to speak; he had come to do so and it was now his turn.
As he faced them, a thought suddenly came to his mind and he shared it with them:
“Tough times never last; but tough people do.”
It felt good to remember that assertion.  I think we are tough because God is tender.
That’s something to remember.
Be Blessed!

Pastor Albert
He tends his flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart;
He gently leads those that have young.
Isaiah 40:11

The Youth and Pathfinders will be collecting canned goods to give to our local SDA food bank, located at Genesis Church in Gardena.  We want to give back to the community by recognizing that there are many who do not have enough food to eat during this difficult time.  Please drop off non-perishable items only to the Cherry’s home on Friday, July 31st from 9 AM - 6 PM.  Thank you in advance for your help and faithfulness.
Adult Sabbath School, meeting at 9:45 (on Zoom), is trying a new format, led by Nathan Towns.  This quarter’s lesson is on Sharing Our Faith, and is stimulating more discussion than is usual. 
Building is Closed but… We have received the news that the Governor has closed public gatherings, including churches. We will comply.  There have been (in our opinion) dreadful tales of churches that have become ‘hot spots’ in their county for spreading the Covid-19 Virus, engaging in ‘hugging’ greetings and spreading disease to 50 people at one time.  We believe it is a very good thing that we recognize that church is not limited to ‘brick and mortar’ walls, but is comprised of the people who make up “the Body of Christ”.
We will meet by computer / telephone conferencing (see the meeting link below).
Church Service this Sabbath will be Communion.  Many have signed up in advance, and we have hope it will be a spiritual blessing. 
Next Sabbath will be “Youth Church”  We have heard that the Leaders are planning parts for many of our Youth.  It sounds like it will be refreshing and I’m looking forward to it.


Sabbath School this quarter we want to brainstorm ideas to be more effective both individually and as a church to share the love of God. Please join us to provide your testimony, experience, and ideas. Join us Sabbaths at 9:40am.

Reach Your Pastor: I am forwarding the church phone (310/541-1819) to my home phone (424/206-2949). You can call my cell phone (626/826-8448), text me, or email me: albertfrederico@gmail.com

Read the rest of the news at rhsda.org/news
Zoom info for All meetings: https://rhsda.org/church-online

This is the perfect time to share more uplifting messages online: if you have any social media accounts, follow and share post, messages, and comments with and from our church accounts on Facebook, Instagram, our youth Instagram, our local conference page. There are many people online who may not come to church, but may see a message that will encourage them to seek Christ. 

A healthy body is the foundation for an optimally healthy mind that will also be the foundation for an optimally healthy spirituality. And optimal health is the greatest protection against COVID-19, which, unfortunately, is still out there. What is and how we can have this optimal health is a quest we will always be on in this world of imperfect understanding, so here are some new videos for you to keep learning from! Watch the latest videos from Modern Manna's online Health and Healing Crusade! 
 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
Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.
Isaiah 59:1
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