This Sabbath

Worship Service on
Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sermon - Anthony Paschal
“Blind Spots”
Hymn of Praise “Rejoice, the Lord Is King” No. 221
Closing Hymn “Savior, Teach Me” No. 193
Tune: Hendon

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Whether you’re a regular member or a visitor, we encourage you to continue to fellowship with our church family after the worship service. Please also feel free to contact any of our pastoral staff if you have a question or need help.

Sunset tonight – 7:24 p.m.

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August 29, 2015


Hopefully you can see multiple meanings in the logo, such as: a busy street intersection—our church is dedicated to active service at the heart of Glendale; a simple cross—the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus is at the center of our congregation; or four different people coming together. This is the central meaning of the logo. In addition to our motto, “Revealing Christ, Affirming All,” you will see a new motto as well:

“Finding God at the Intersection of our Lives”

We believe that we are a church called to bring people together from all walks of life, and that we discover God’s presence as we come to know one another. As Jesus said, “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”

Today’s flowers are given in celebration of Doug & Sandy Schultz’s 50th wedding anniversary!

Please continue to remember in your prayers Judson Ravi, Marguerite’s daughter, Kevin Teesen, Kathryn Magarian, and Jim and Betty Glenn Miller. Judson Ravi is recovering and is now staying at The Terraces, 2587 E Washington Blvd., Pasadena.

Glendale City Church is pleased to welcome its new interim choir director, John Dennison. Dr. Dennison is well known to our congregation, as he has previously served as our choir director for 13 years; he will be leading the choir through the end of December. Choir rehearsals and worship anthems will start again on September 12, after the summer break. This is a good time for you to join the choir and sing! Please contact Dr. Dennison or one of the pastoral staff if you are interested in being a part of our choir.

Important notice to all potential choir members: John Dennison is planning a special all-afternoon retreat at Harold Fanselau’s home next Saturday afternoon, August 29, from 1 to 6 p.m. It will be a fun get-together, but will also be a learning musical experience as we sing and socialize together, and as we get to know John better (for those who may not know him from before). We believe that volunteer choir members hold an essential key to the success of our choir, and we are placing a new emphasis on volunteer members as the core foundation of our choir. Important note: if interested, please inform Pastor Leif (, 909-557-5230), so that the Fanselaus can have a tally of how many to expect. Lunch and mid-afternoon refreshments will be offered to all participants. Come—and invite a friend to join you!

Vatican supports naming square after Martin Luther: A central square in Rome overlooking the Colosseum is to be named Piazza Martin Lutero, after the Protestant Reformer. The Vatican’s decision comes six years after Seventh-day Adventists first made the request. There are only 435,000 Protestant in Italy today. —Religious News Service/Huffington Post

For the next few weeks, the multipurpose room will be undergoing renovations. There may be some weeks that it is unavailable; we will inform you if this is the case. Keep watching the announcements, or check your GCC News or Facebook for more information.

Church Picture Directory. For those who have been unable to submit a photo, you will have the chance to have your picture taken on September 5 and 12. See Pastor Anthony at church; you may also call the church office to make a reservation.

“Prayer and Squares” Quilting Ministry: We meet in the multipurpose room on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone please bring their own lunch and a notebook.

Beginning with the Wednesday, September 2, 2015 concert (12:10-12:40 p.m.) the Glendale Noon Concerts series will be moving to the sanctuary at Glendale City Church. For more information, please call Victoria Lucero (818-244-7241 office) or email Or visit

The Ginger Dale Multimedia Library is looking for a few volunteers on Sabbath Morning. For more information, contact Warren Dale: or 818-384-2820.

City Church Online has moved to the church’s website, Live broadcasts will soon be available. Archived videos can be viewed on demand at any time at, and will no longer be rebroadcast at specific times during the week. Find us on Facebook at

Second Saturday Series, Hayk Arsenyan, Piano - September 12, 2015

Spectrum presents: Ultraviolet Arts Festival, September 12-13. Glendale City Church is pleased to host this inaugural event to celebrate Adventist artists, featuring a concert and keynote address by recording artist Jennifer Knapp. Watch for more information on the festival in the weeks to come. Purchase tickets to Knapp’s Set Me Free concert on September 12 at 7:30 p.m. here:

Want to display your artwork at the Ultraviolet Arts Festival on September 13? If you are planning to attend and would like the Arts Festival to feature some of your work, contact Alexander Carpenter with Spectrum, He is looking for 3 to 7 works from each submitting artist.

Street Food CinemaCome on out and join us for a good time at the park! On Saturday night, September 19, 8:30 p.m. we’ll be getting together at Glendale Central Park (201 E. Colorado St., Glendale, CA 91205) for the Street Food Cinema! In a short description, it includes outdoor screenings of popular movies, live music from up-and-coming local bands, and some of the city’s most famous food trucks. Street Food Cinema features a different lineup of eats and entertainment for a fabulous variety of fun under the stars. Grab some blankets, pillows, picnic items—even your dog—and come on out. Films are screened in high-def DLP projection, with cinema-quality picture and sound. The movie being shown is called “The Outsiders.” The first 18 tickets can be purchased through Pastor Anthony, Pastor Arleene, and Pastor Todd for a discounted price. You may also feel free to purchase them yourself through Goldstar. Hope to see you there!

A Shared Table. Do you yearn for authentic spirituality? Are you tired of having to swallow narrow-minded, simplistic religion in order to belong to a spiritual community? Do you wish Jesus was better than how He's been portrayed to you? Herb Montgomery knows exactly what you are talking about. Raised in a religion that portrayed a fearful, judgmental Jesus, Herb went on a quest for something better and found a new Jesus he had never met before. On the weekend of October 2 and 3, Herb will come to City Church for a series of presentations: Friday, October 2, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 3, 10:50 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The seminar is free of charge. All welcome. for more information: or 818-244-7241

The Los Angeles Adventist Forum will not meet on September 26, 2015. We suggest that our Forum members attend the Glendale City Church "A Shared Table" Sessions 3 & 4, with Herb Montgomery, on Sabbath afternoon at 1:30 p.m., October 3. Also, the SPECTRUM Ultraviolet Arts Festival will be celebrated at the Glendale City Church, September 12 & 13.
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AIDS Walk Los Angeles, October 11, 2015. Glendale City Church invites you to participate!

Contemporary Vespers Service, Saturday, October 17, multipurpose room, time TBD. Keep watching the announcements, GCC News, or Facebook for more information.

Caesura Youth Orchestra benefit concerts at Glendale City Church
Sunday, October 18, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. Features recording artist Sara Andon, strings and soprano saxophone.
Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. Features the La Sierra University Orchestra.
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Church member would appreciate knowing if one or more individuals would be willing, perhaps on a rotating basis, to pick her up at the bus stop outside Foxy’s Restaurant (corner Colorado/Central) around 9 a.m. on Sabbath mornings. Please contact the pastoral staff if you would be willing to consider assisting her either regularly or occasionally.

Southern California Conference is seeking a part-time West Region administrative secretary. Please contact Human Resources at the Conference, 818-546-8415 if interested.

The 2015 church directory. We encourage you to send us a digital photo of yourself to the church office ( so that you can be included in the photo directory. If you don’t have a digital photo that you like, you may ask the pastoral staff or the deacons, and we will arrange for you to have a digital photo taken here.

Granddaddy's TurnNew book: Granddaddy’s Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box by Michael Bandy. Based on the true story of one family’s struggle for voting rights in the civil rights-era South, this moving tale shines an emotional spotlight on a dark facet of U.S. history.

A newly graduated student is hoping to move to the LA area to further her career goals. She is looking for a roommate or to rent a room, and is coming from Camelback Church, Arizona. If you can assist, please contact Victoria Geshi: 602-573-5343.

A+ Children’s Center has room to watch your little ones (18 mos. to 5 yrs.). Come and take a tour and talk to the Director Malisa Smith, any time from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You will find this is truly a place where “everybody is somebody special!” 818-241-9353. 

Need help in pre-planning with funerals and cemetery property? Our church member, Mirta Marconi-Rothacher, is qualified and licensed with Forest Lawn to assist you. Please phone Mirta at 818-220-6486.

GAMC is offering free Quit Smoking counseling. Contact Michael Olivares 818-409- 800 x 5861 ( for more information.


Five Dollars a Week, One Percent a Month

Your faithful generosity has always allowed City Church to create new opportunities for social connections and spiritual growth within our congregation. For 2015, consider increasing your giving to Church Budget by $5 per week, or increasing your giving by 1% of your income. We thank you for being a contributing member of your community. Go to our Online Giving page and set up your giving plan.

One Sabbath a Month

Glendale City Church needs each member to give their time and energy to ministry one Sabbath a month. We need greeters, deacons, and potluck team members to create an exceptionally comfortable and welcoming environment. Please contact the church office (818-244-7241) and let us know how you can serve; OR contact these ministry leaders directly:
—Greeters, Lela Leong:, 818-723-5352
—Deacons, Ron Matusea:, 818-730-0350
—Potluck, Eleanor Posner:, 818-281-5822


Offering and volunteering

Offering is more than just money. Time and talent are also a way to give. We invite you to consider this volunteer form. Submit it to the church office via phone or email, or make an appointment with one of the pastors to discuss your ideas. Thank you!

Want to remember a loved one or friend with pulpit flowers? 

Or simply to add beauty to the service? If so, please contact the church office to pay for your order. Arrangements start at $50. Thank you to those who have supported this meaningful project. 

Let Us Know When You Want a Visit

Contact the church office to set up a visit if you are being admitted to a hospital; or if you know of another member being admitted, get their permission and let us know as well. Hospitals will not contact us due to their patient privacy guidelines. Special time with you is one of our pastors’ and elders’ highest privileges as spiritual leaders.

New contact information?

Please remember to Contact Us or the pastoral staff if you have had any change in personal contact information (phone, address, email etc.). This will help us to keep our records up to date and facilitate communication. Thank you!