ONLINE SERVICES

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: 
Class Lesson Helps Publications Resources
Beginners Gracelink      
Kindergarten Gracelink Aunt Frenita Our Little Friend Click
Primary Gracelink Aunt Frenita Primary Treasurer Click
Juniors PowerPoints Podcast Guide Magazine Click
Earliteens Real Time Faith     Click
Teens Cornerstone Connect      

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

 - Jim

Pastor Jim John
Alaska Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Anchorage Northside Church
503-857-3118

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

  • Vespers, May 8th:  Tonight at 7:30 we will gather for vespers together on the Anchorage Northside Facebook page.  We will sing, share some thoughts about the Light of the World and pray together.
  • Sabbath, May 9th:  At 11:00 am, the Great I AM series continues on Zoom with our focus tomorrow on Jesus’ statement: I AM the Light of the World!  Scripture: John 8:12. 
  • Tithes & Offerings:  We want to praise the Lord for your faithful returning of tithes and offerings during our church closure.  We know things are difficult for many of our members and God will continue to bless us in many ways as we trust in Him to take care of our personal needs.
  • Worship Committee Meeting Tuesday, May 12 @ 7PM