This Week's Schedule
9:00 AM - Praise & Worship Practice - Chapel 10:00 AM - Adult Sunday School - Library 10:15 AM - Prayer Group - Prayer Room 11:00 AM - Worship Service - Chapel 12:15 PM - Food and Fellowship - Fireside Room 12:30 PM - Youth Music Rehearsals - Chapel
6:00 PM - Men's Bible Study - Fireside Room 6:00 PM - Bible Study: The Ten Commandments - Hybrid (Library & Zoom) 7:00 PM - Songsters Practice - Chapel 8:00 PM - Senior Band Practice - Chapel
10:00 AM - CAMEO: God's Paintbrush - Zoom Only
9:30 AM - Del Oro Brass & Chorus Musicians Leave for Santa Rosa 11:00 AM - Dino's Memorial Service - Chapel 5:00 PM - Del Oro Brass & Chorus Concert - Santa Rosa Senior Center
There will not be an Adult Sunday School Class or Youth Music Rehearsals.
Save the Date
The key purpose of this training is to equip and engage NEW EDS volunteers. This training is open for all new, intermediate, and advanced canteen volunteers.
New volunteers are highly encouraged to attend a 1-hour Zoom presentation the Wednesday before the in-person training session. Once the attendee has registered for the event they will receive the beginner’s presentation Zoom link. Canteens will be required. We will be utilizing both Alameda and Concord Canteens for this training.
Training Support This is a hands-on training and I encourage all corps and canteen leads to be a part of the pre-planning, setting up, and demobilization of this training. Canteen leads will go over details pertaining to this training on May 1st at 11 AM.
To register for this training:
Click on the link here https://forms.gle/3y7NdFmM147CSbxWA OR scan the QR code on the flyer
Divisional Women's Retreat
May 19-21, 2023 William Jessup University $85 (The total cost is $175. This includes your t-shirt, meals, transportation, and lodging.)
We are excited to announce that “My Story” is the theme for our 2023 Divisional Women’s Retreat! Our Women’s Department is planning an unforgettable weekend filled with workshops, games, free time activities, a banquet, and much more. We will have with us a praise team from Hawaii Kroc Center. Our guest speaker is Toni Collier. She is the founder of Broken Crayons Still Color, an international women's ministry that helps women process their brokenness and reclaim hope. We cannot wait to hear what God has done throughout your story. The weekend theme verse comes from 2 Timothy 1:3-11 and the theme song is “God is in the story.”
Saturday night will be our formal dinner! We encourage you to dress up with a fancy hat. The banquet will focus on how we women wear many different hats.
See Major AnnMarguerite if you want to go and select your workshops.
Registration is due April 14th.
Divisional Men's Retreat
May 26-28, 2023 Camp Del Oro $85 (To include housing in the lodges, t-shirt, transportation, and meals.)
On Saturday night, May 27th, they will be having the first Del Oro’s Got Talent! show with prizes awarded to the winners. All acts are welcome - groups, single acts, comedy, music, dance, and magic.
See Major Gwyn Jones to register. Registration is due May 5th.
If you are interested in attending, please let Major Ann know. Registration is due 2 weeks prior to the start of each camp session. Although summer camp runs through most of the summer months, we have committed to 3 camp sessions (2 overlapping dates). See attached flyer for information.
Western Music Institute July 28th - August 5th Pine Summit Camp, Big Bear, CA Sign up by May 31 to receive a discount.
Click here to apply: http://wmiapp.usawest.org
August 7-12 Camp Redwood Glen, Scotts Valley, CA Registration opens next week
Anthem (formerly known as WYI), is a week-long event for young adults, ages 18-28 that fosters a space for participants to explore the story of Jesus and learn how it intertwines with their own stories and the stories of others.
Anthem is more than an event. Anthem is a safe place for young adults to experience community and discover what it means to live out the story of Jesus in their own lives
Anthem seeks to create a space where delegates feel empowered to worship freely.
Our goal is that attendees feel welcome at Anthem and to come as they are to worship Jesus.
Our anthem is Victory over sin. Our anthem is Communion with God and His creation. Our anthem is praise to the creator God for His love, power, and glory.
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.
Territorial Leader: Commissioner Miriam Gluyas
Commissioner Miriam Gluyas, Territorial Commander of The Salvation Army Australia asks us to pray:
That as The Salvation Army Territory we will become Jesus-centred, Spirit-led and God’s Hope revealed. For faith to increase. For a real reliance on God. Salvationists - and disciples who make disciples who make disciples. A Godly strategy about making leaders into the future.
Praying for Leader: A Prayer for Being
Your word reminds us that apart from you, we can do nothing.
You are the source of all that we need.
Father, forgive our misplaced attempts to run at life without stopping, when we fill our days with good works and leave no space to be with you.
Help us all to slow down to your pace, to remain rooted in you, to become aware of your constant presence.
Help us to develop rhythms that centre our lives on Jesus, deeply connect us to people, bring joy and most of all bring glory to you.
Leading your church is demanding. Demanding on time and on energy.
We pray that our leaders will follow the example of Jesus.
That they will make time to stop. To be with you.
To be refreshed and replenished in your presence.
To receive vision and guidance, courage and strength.
To allow the transforming work of your Holy Spirit to take place.
May they be led more by Jesus,
To live and lead more like Jesus
So that others will be led to Jesus.
May the Lord bless you as you bless others through your intercessions on their behalf.
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.