Pastor Jim and Darla invite you to join them online while person-to-person meetings are suspended at Anchorage Northside. Thank you to all who are helping to keep our church connected during this time:
- Vespers: Fridays at 7:30. Platform: Facebook
- Friday Lights, Fridays at 8 p.m. (1st and 3rd Sabbaths). Platform: Zoom*
- Adult Sabbath School: Saturdays at 9:30 am. Platform: Zoom (*Check your email for details on how to join) Lesson Study Guide
- Sabbath Worship: Saturdays at 11:00 am. Platforms: Facebook & Website
- Youth Sabbath School: Saturdays at 1:00 pm. Platform: Zoom*
- Children's Sabbath School Resources:
|Kindergarten||Gracelink||Aunt Frenita||Our Little Friend||Click|
|Primary||Gracelink||Aunt Frenita||Primary Treasurer||Click|
|Earliteens||Real Time Faith||Click|
A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR JIM
Hi, Northside Church Family!
I will periodically send information or messages via email to help improve our communication efforts while we are unable to meet together. If you don't receive my emails, please provide your information here.
As followers of the Lord Jesus – it is important to remember that in times of national or even global crisis…our God makes this bold statement, "Blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit. (Jer 17:7,8 NLT) I truly love this wonderful promise with all of my heart!!
My dear Friends, the enemy of our souls wants us to take our eyes off of Jesus and focus all of our attention on this current crisis. By God’s grace, let’s not be victims of the 24/7 news cycle and be left feeling empty and overwhelmed. No! By God’s grace – we are called “trees of righteousness” (Is. 61:3) and our roots reach deep into the River. God’s people are not bothered nor worried when heat or drought come our way. Our hope and confidence are in the Lord our God, Creator of heaven and earth!! As the song says, “Jesus is my Savior – I shall not be moved!!”
The words given to Jeremiah provide us great hope that even in times of heat and drought the leaves of the trees stay green and never stop producing fruit. What does this imagery mean? Green leaves and abundant fruit means we will have a vibrant spiritual life and the fruit of the Spirit in our lives will be shared with everyone we meet. Stephen Covey’s words of wisdom still ring true – “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” To be sure – the coronavirus is not the ‘main thing’…Jesus is.
All glory and praise to our Most High God who still sits on the throne in His Holy Temple!! Amen.
“Give us today the bread that does not run out.” Matt. 6:11
Pastor Jim John
Alaska Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Anchorage Northside Church