This Week's Schedule
SUNDAY 09:00 AM - Praise Team Practice - Chapel
10:00 AM - Spiritual Formation Classes
Adult Bible Study - Library
Corps Cadets - Classroom 2
Young Adult Bible Study - Classroom 3
Senior Soldier Class - Corner Classroom
10:15 AM - Prayer Time - Prayer Room
11:00 AM - Worship Service - Chapel
Junior Church dismissed before the message.
12:15 PM - Food & Fellowship - Fireside Room
1:00 PM - Youth Chorus Rehearsal - Chapel
2:00 PM - Beginning Band Rehearsal - Chapel
5:00 PM - Craft Class - Classroom 2
6:00 PM - Men's Bible Study - Fireside Room
No Kingdom Heroes Bible Study
7:00 PM - Songsters - Chapel
8:00 PM - Senior Band Rehearsal - Chapel
10:00 AM - CAMEO (Women's Fellowship): Deeply Rooted - Fireside Room
NOTE: Majors Gwyn & AnnMarguerite Jones will be at Officers' Councils for the week. And Mike O'Reilly will be on vacation starting Wednesday.
CAMEO's Forever Plaid Program
Just Another Blessed Sunday ...
Encore 2024 Material Now Available!
The Encore material is now ready. You will notice many changes the biggest being:
Vocal Solos – There are preselected solos for each level and a selection list for the optional selection.
Ukulele category is now in line with the guitar and drum set.
New piano music was written just for Encore.
New Singing Company selections.
New band selections.
Brass solos are now called instrumental solos to include woodwinds and strings.
New judging forms for all categories
The material can be found at https://www.usamusicwest.org/encore-2024/
Note: Prospective junior and senior soldiers are both allowed and encouraged to participate.
The Concord Corps has proudly participated every year and we hope to get more young people and chaperones involved. Group rehearsals are Sunday after church. If you need assistance with solos, please contact Major AnnMarguerite Jones.
As you know, Damon and Kahlia have traveled to Phoenix, Arizona so that they can be near the Mayo Clinic when called upon to receive his awaited kidney. They do have an option of a living donor. But in the meantime, it is best for them to have a place to recuperate after the surgery. It is their desire to make a quilt while they are there. Please read the following from their Facebook post:
As we prep for our kidney transplant adventure, we’ve decided to make a quilt block for every day we recover from surgery (approx 90 days). We know our prayer warriors span many states and would love to show that off. If you’d like, we would like to ask you to send us a fat quarter or 1/4 of a yard of fabric (quilt or cotton fabrics only please) that will be shaped into the state you are praying from. You’ve all been on this journey with us and we couldn’t have gotten this far without your prayers. God is in charge of the timing. We’re just getting things together as it could be any time now. We thank you all for your continued prayers!
If you'd like to bring the quilt blocks in, the Concord Corps can mail them all together. Please bring them in by Thanksgiving. In the meantime, you may send cards of encouragement to:
Damon and Kahlia Hopkins 1111 E. Inca Mesa, AZ 85203
Trunk or Treat Plan
"OPEN YOUR TRUNK, OUR HEARTS, YOUR CHURCH!"
I know - I know. Some of us are uncomfortable with the title Trunk or Treat. And some of you are fine with it. The fact is, the world is comfortable with it. I want us - our church community - to be "open" that day to show that we are approachable.
When we were first married, my husband used to turn off our porch lights and house lights. We would close ourselves off to a backroom and watch TV as families walked through the neighborhood.
I didn't feel comfortable with that.
As years have gone by, we have tried different things. We've opened our house to trick-or-treaters and passed out candy and a cartoon gospel message. We decorated our house with a cross or "holy ghosts". At a larger appointment, we were able to organize a thematic Roman Road experience - staff and volunteers were dressed in togas or Centurian costumes - while we had different activities - like games or a prayer station - that introduced our reinforced Bible points leading to a decision for Christ.
We have to plan for our particular setting.
Last year, we stepped out in faith and were surprised that the community came out. We had just enough "trunkers" and games to keep our guests occupied. However, we want to do even better than that this year!
Some of the points our team have planned and proposed are as follows:
We will stage all the activities in the smaller parking lot; keeping the larger parking lot open for guests. This means that we will direct everyone to enter through La Vista Avenue.
We will start our church service earlier that day at 10:30 AM. Members will also park in the larger parking lot as our Salvation Army EDS Canteen will be blocking our regular entryway on Clayton Road.
After the worship service, we would like everyone to stay and help set up for the outreach event. We envision our Youth Praise Team and Senior Band playing/singing within the 2 hours of programming.
People can help man the bounce house and other children's games or activities.
Others can help with the grilling of hot dogs or popping the popcorn and handing out the food. We can have an easy craft set out for children to do. It would be a good opportunity for members to chat with parents about church and other programs.
Host a "trunk" - decorate the bank of your car or a table and pass out candy to visiting families. Consider a theme that can be supported with scripture: for example, a farmer with the fruit of the spirit, Ezekiel and the valley of dry bones that come to life, or a carpenter's trunk. There are endless ideas. If you need help, we can help you.
We would like to do a couple of prize drawings. We will ask guests to give us their names and contact information to be added to the drawing. (This is NOT a raffle! No one will be required to pay to enter!) If you have any connections with a business or vendor that could donate towards the giveaway, please ask on our behalf.
We don't want any gory costumes.
Pray now that we will be able to show the light and love of God! Next year we can turn it into a Harvest Festival, but for now, we are set on this. We need your support.
Please let Major Willdonna know if you would like to host a trunk or volunteer in a specific area mentioned above or use the link below.
You're invited to the friendliest feast in town!
🌟 Date: November 11, 2023 🕕 Time: 6:00 pm 📍 Where: 5412 Banderas Way, Sacramento
What to expect:
🍗 Tantalizing Turkey: A bird so good it'll make you want to break into a turkey trot. Delectable Deserts: We've got more dessert-y goodness than you can shake a wishbone at! 🎉 Laughs & Shenanigans: Expect corny jokes, games, epic storytelling, and prizes. 🍂 Fantastic Flannels: The bolder the better!
Bring your appetite, a dessert to share, or a favorite (non-alcoholic) beverage.
Young adults (18-35 years old) and FOFers (Future Officership Fellowship members - those interested in becoming Salvation Army Officers) should RSVP by November 7th with Kat Phrasavath (mailto:Katharine.Phrasavath@usw.salvationarmy.org) so they'll know how many extra npakins they should get. They promise to have a gobble-tastic time!
Women's Ministries Newsletter
Click on the link below for helpful material for Women's Ministries
International Prayer Focus
This initiative of turning our thoughts and prayers towards the same part of the world at some point in the same week is a beautiful way to unite us as a global Army family and I thank you for the commitment you each give to this.
Kenya West Territory
Territorial Leaders: Commissioners Joash and Florence Malabi (Pro-tem)
Following the political unrest that we are experiencing in the country and following many deaths and injuries being inflicted on people by police due to demonstrations going on, kindly pray for:
The stability of the country during this political unrest. Peace to prevail in all 47 counties across the country and that the demonstrations going on shall stop by God’s grace. The families that lost their loved ones during the demonstrations and those that are in hospital beds to get quick recovery.
Seven months after the promotion to glory of our Territorial Commander, Commissioner Margaret Siamoya, pray that:
The Territory shall remain united and forge on for the glory of God. God will inspire international leadership to appoint suitable territorial leaders. The territorial programs in the remaining months of this year will be a success.
Requests will be prayed for in our Prayer Room and distributed through our Prayer Chain. Requests can be made anonymously.
You can make a tithe payment, give an offering, or donate towards the World Services fund.