April 21, 2018

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Memorial Service: There will be a memorial service for the Kasznia’s nephew, Stanley Grzegorek, on Sunday, April 22. Visitation begins at noon with the service following at 1:00 p.m.

SBJA Event: We are having a Mother/Son Escape Room adventure at SBJA on Wednesday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $30 per team, and $5 per additional son. Dinner will be served afterward. Registration deadline is April 20. Please contact the school office at (574) 287-3713.

Nominating Committee Meeting: Committee members, please meet in the conference room at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26.

Calling All Graduates!: It’s time once again to recognize the learning milestones of our church family and friends. Please let us know of any 8th grade, High School, College, Vocational training or post-graduate achievements for 2018 by April 28. We look forward to hearing from you about any member or friend of our church. Contact the church office at or Amy Snider at

Haystack Donations Needed for Disc Golf Event: The church will be providing a haystack lunch for disc golfers at the Michiana Match Play Tournament at Rum Village Park on Sunday, April 29. The tournament is being hosted by church member Scott Fortier. If you would like to help us, we will need some haystack fixings, such as cans of black beans, tortilla chips, salsa, black olives, tomatoes, lettuce, onion. You may bring your donations to the church no later than Sabbath, April 28. If you would like to help as a server, please contact the church office at (574) 234-3044 or

Nifty 50s Club: We are having our regular lunch on Tuesday, May 1, at 1:00 p.m. at Angelo’s Family Restaurant, 4301 S. Michigan St., South Bend. If you have any questions, please contact Esther Moody at (574) 540-1618.

Memorial Service: A memorial service for Dianne Nelson Porter, who died in December after losing her battle with lymphoma, will be held in our church on Friday, May 4. Dianne was born, raised, and married as a member of the South Bend church family. Visitation with the family will begin at 12:00 noon on the 4th, with the service starting at 1:00 p.m. A graveside service at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park will follow.

Baby Shower: Please join us in the SBJA gym on Sunday, May 6, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., for a baby shower for Amanda Vance, who is expecting a boy. She is registered at Target.

Adventist Retirees of Michiana: We are planning a day trip to visit Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan, on Wednesday, May 16. The trip begins and ends at the Pioneer Memorial Church parking lot. The trip costs include travel in a comfortable coach bus and admission to Greenfield Village. For more information, please contact Ken Straw (269) 470-0790, or Sharon Straw (269) 325-4663.

Condolences: John Cenkush, husband of life-long member Shirley Cenkush, passed away on Tuesday, April 3. There will be no funeral service. Please keep the family in your prayers.

What’s new at SBJA?

This week was a fairly normal week. It was iStep week for everyone but the ninth grade. We just had a normal week.

-Jose Camacho, 9th grade.



Sabbath, April 21

  • 9:30 AM – Sabbath School
  • 11:00 AM – Worship: Pastor Thordarson
  • 1:00 PM – All Deacon/Deaconess Meeting
  • 5:00 PM – Love & Respect Seminar

Sunday, April 22

  • 1:00 PM – Celebration of Life for Stan Grzegorek

Monday, April 23

  • 6:00 PM – Elders’ Meeting
  • 7:00 PM – Church Board Meeting

Wednesday, April 25

  • 7:00 PM – Midweek Bible Study

Thursday, April 26

  • 7:00 PM – Nominating Committee Meeting

Sabbath, April 28

  • 9:30 AM – Sabbath School
  • 11:00 AM – Worship: Pastor Thordarson

Sunday, April 29

  • 12:00 PM – Disc Golf Tournament

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