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"Silver and Gold, I Do Not Have" |  Head Elder Alex Clerk
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"Silver and Gold, I Do Not Have" | Head Elder Alex Clerk

Scripture Reading Acts 3:1-8 Greetings beloved congregation and friends of Palo Alto Church, Welcome to our church family! We are delighted to have you join us for worship this Sabbath. Whether you are a long-time member or a first-time visitor, we hope that you will find peace, inspiration, spiritual growth, warmth, and an inclusive community where all are valued and accepted in our midst. Welcome back to the platform, Head Elder Alex Clerk! Your presence fills our hearts with joy and anticipation as we eagerly await the wisdom and guidance you are about to share. May your words resonate deeply with all who listen, inspiring us to walk the path of faith with renewed vigor and purpose. We are honored to have you lead us once again in this sacred space. Summary In Acts 3:1-8, we encounter the story of a man who was lame from birth, positioned daily at the gate of the temple called Beautiful, begging for alms. This man's life was marked by physical disability and societal marginalization, yet God had a Divine appointment awaiting him—a Divine focus that would forever change his life and the lives of those around him. When Peter invited this man to “look at us “, he asked for a lame man to focus on him. What did the lame man see when he did? What do we see when we focus on Peter in this story? Such is the focus this Sabbath. May the Lord bless us all. Join Us Every Sabbath 🌐 Join us in the spirit of togetherness! Register for our Live Zoom Webinar: https://tinyurl.com/yc3vzk62 🔔 Stay connected with us on our journey of faith: 📺 Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://tinyurl.com/bderwssk 🌐 Visit our Website: http://www.paloaltoadventist.org 📘 Follow our Facebook page: https://tinyurl.com/4n8zcynh 📸 Follow us on Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/bdxjx65h God Bless You, Happy Sabbath & Have a Great Week! SUBSCRIBE to Palo Alto Adventist Church of Seventh-day Adventists on YouTube. ● Website: http://www.paloaltoadventist.org
"Change: It's the Name of the Game" | Pastor Richard Lee Fenn
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"Change: It's the Name of the Game" | Pastor Richard Lee Fenn

Scripture Readings I John 3:1, 2; II Corinthians 3:12, 18; I Corinthians 15:51 (The Jerusalem Bible) Sermon Title "Change: It's the Name of the Game" Introduction Greetings beloved congregation and friends of Palo Alto Church, We are delighted to welcome back our former pastor, Pastor Richard Lee Fenn, to the platform. It is with great joy that we open our doors and hearts to you once again. Your wisdom, guidance, and inspiring messages have left a lasting impact on our congregation, and we are eager to receive your spiritual leadership today. As we mark the Centennial of our cherished church, your homecoming is a joyous occasion for all of us, and we eagerly anticipate the valuable blessings and perspectives you will bring to our community. Welcome back to the platform, where your voice has always found a home among us. Summary Sooner or later, one way or another, we change. Change can be tough. Hope helps. Join Us Every Sabbath 🌐 Join us in the spirit of togetherness! Register for our Live Zoom Webinar: https://tinyurl.com/yc3vzk62 🔔 Stay connected with us on our journey of faith: 📺 Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://tinyurl.com/bderwssk 🌐 Visit our Website: http://www.paloaltoadventist.org 📘 Follow our Facebook page: https://tinyurl.com/4n8zcynh 📸 Follow us on Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/bdxjx65h God Bless You, Happy Sabbath & Have a Great Week! SUBSCRIBE to Palo Alto Adventist Church of Seventh-day Adventists on YouTube. ● Website: http://www.paloaltoadventist.org
"A Task Beyond Me" | Head Elder Alex Clerk
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"A Task Beyond Me" | Head Elder Alex Clerk

Scripture Readings Exodus 3:1-10 Sermon Title "A Task Beyond Me" Introduction Greetings beloved congregation and friends of Palo Alto Church, Welcome to our church family! We are delighted to have you join us for worship this Sabbath. Whether you are a long-time member or a first-time visitor, we hope that you will find peace, inspiration, spiritual growth, warmth, and an inclusive community where all are valued and accepted in our midst. Summary I wonder how many people at Palo Alto Church have seen the movie "The King's Speech" which deserves every honor it got at The Oscars. It is a wonderful movie. If you haven't seen it take sometime to do so. The true story behind it, is that of King George 6th, King Charles grandfather who was a big time stammerer. He found himself face to face with a monumental tasks. Public speaking to the British Empire, upon which “the sun never sets” because it was so large. Such was the case for Moses, a fellow stammerer who had to face a powerful king and that was “a task beyond me.” Our Scripture passage for this week found in Exodus 3:1-10, invites us into this extraordinary encounter between God and Moses and reveals a timeless truth. May the Lord be with us as we focus on His word. Join Us Every Sabbath 🌐 Join us in the spirit of togetherness! Register for our Live Zoom Webinar: https://tinyurl.com/yc3vzk62 🔔 Stay connected with us on our journey of faith: 📺 Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://tinyurl.com/bderwssk 🌐 Visit our Website: http://www.paloaltoadventist.org 📘 Follow our Facebook page: https://tinyurl.com/4n8zcynh 📸 Follow us on Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/bdxjx65h God Bless You, Happy Sabbath & Have a Great Week! SUBSCRIBE to Palo Alto Adventist Church of Seventh-day Adventists on YouTube. ● Website: http://www.paloaltoadventist.org Thank You for your continued support. Help us continue our mission to create meaningful media. You can donate today by using the link below and at the top specify if it’s a “one-time donation” or “recurring donation” and then below in the box next to “Media Ministries” put the amount you’d like to donate: https://adventistgiving.org/donate/ANP8KQ SUBSCRIBE to Palo Alto Adventist Church of Seventh-day Adventists on YouTube.
Forgiven but Not Forgotten | Head Elder Alex Clerk
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Forgiven but Not Forgotten | Head Elder Alex Clerk

Scripture Readings Matthew 18:15-17 Sermon Title Forgiven but Not Forgotten Introduction Greetings beloved congregation and friends of Palo Alto Church, Summary I am sure most of us here have friends or members of our family that we love but who at times make us wish we never knew them. Why? Because they have a way to crawl under our skin and bug us to no end. You know you cannot throw them away and so you keep them as friends, as family members, and as brothers and sisters in Christ. Then one such person does something that is difficult to forgive and forget. A Seventh-Day Adventist brother who is also a Pastor murders your whole family because you are from another tribe, as occurred in Rwanda. And so you say this I cannot forgive and forget. Some of us are gracious and we say, "I have forgiven you but I cannot forget". So we go thorough the steps suggested in the scripture reading this week but in the end we say, "I have forgiven you but I will have nothing to do with you" thinking we are following the Lord’s advice. The Lord's advice is helpful when we are offended by someone at home, at school, and even at church but what is it really saying to us. This Sabbath, I intend for us to take a SECOND LOOK AT HIS ADVICE for situations in which we are bugged, offended, or wronged beyond measure. Join Us Every Sabbath 🌐 Join us in the spirit of togetherness! Register for our Live Zoom Webinar: https://tinyurl.com/yc3vzk62 🔔 Stay connected with us on our journey of faith: 📺 Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://tinyurl.com/bderwssk 🌐 Visit our Website: http://www.paloaltoadventist.org 📘 Follow our Facebook page: https://tinyurl.com/4n8zcynh 📸 Follow us on Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/bdxjx65h God Bless You, Happy Sabbath & Have a Great Week! SUBSCRIBE to Palo Alto Adventist Church of Seventh-day Adventists on YouTube. ● Website: http://www.paloaltoadventist.org
Sharing the Gospel Part 1: An Invitational People | Pastor Victor Salazar
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Sharing the Gospel Part 1: An Invitational People | Pastor Victor Salazar

Scripture Readings John 1:45-46 Summary Have you ever tried to share the Gospel with somebody and ended up feeling more like an awkward salesperson trying to sell a product? Or even worse, have you tried to normalize Jesus so much that you’ve ended up hiding him from others altogether? This Saturday, January 27, pastor Victor starts a two-part sermon series on Sharing the Gospel. In part one, we'll explore the story of Jesus and Nathaniel to rediscover what it means to be an invitational people. Join Us Every Sabbath 🌐 Join us in the spirit of togetherness! Register for our Live Zoom Webinar: https://tinyurl.com/yc3vzk62 🔔 Stay connected with us on our journey of faith: 📺 Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://tinyurl.com/bderwssk 🌐 Visit our Website: http://www.paloaltoadventist.org 📘 Follow our Facebook page: https://tinyurl.com/4n8zcynh 📸 Follow us on Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/bdxjx65h God Bless You, Happy Sabbath & Have a Great Week! SUBSCRIBE to Palo Alto Adventist Church of Seventh-day Adventists on YouTube. ● Website: http://www.paloaltoadventist.org Thank You for your continued support. Help us continue our mission to create meaningful media. You can donate today by using the link below and at the top specify if it’s a “one-time donation” or “recurring donation” and then below in the box next to “Media Ministries” put the amount you’d like to donate: https://adventistgiving.org/donate/ANP8KQ SUBSCRIBE to Palo Alto Adventist Church of Seventh-day Adventists on YouTube.
Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner? | Communion Service | Pastor Steve Constantine
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Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner? | Communion Service | Pastor Steve Constantine

Scripture Reading Luke 7:39-43 Sermon Title "Guess Who Is Coming to Dinner?" Introduction Greetings beloved congregation and friends of Palo Alto Church, Please welcome back our former Pastor Steve Constantine to the platform. Summary The story of the woman with the Alabaster Box was told by all four of the Gospel Writers. As is common to multiple accounts on the same story, the details are not identical. Here are the passages: Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-13, Luke 7:39-43, and John 12:1-7. Everyone but Luke places this narrative in proximity to the "Last Supper", but he alone focuses on the theme of forgiveness in his narrative. As an invited guest to the house of Simon the Pharisee, Jesus was not accorded the courtesies of His day, yet, the host chose to be critical of the woman who washed His feet with her tears. Jesus used this moment as a teachable moment for Simon and for us. As we partake of the emblems, let us focus on the forgiveness that comes our way in this experience. Join Us Every Sabbath 🌐 Join us in the spirit of togetherness! Register for our Live Zoom Webinar: https://tinyurl.com/yc3vzk62 🔔 Stay connected with us on our journey of faith: 📺 Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://tinyurl.com/bderwssk 🌐 Visit our Website: http://www.paloaltoadventist.org 📘 Follow our Facebook page: https://tinyurl.com/4n8zcynh 📸 Follow us on Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/bdxjx65h God Bless You, Happy Sabbath & Have a Great Week! SUBSCRIBE to Palo Alto Adventist Church of Seventh-day Adventists on YouTube. ● Website: http://www.paloaltoadventist.org
"A Story to Share" | Pastor Kerry-Ann Butler
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"A Story to Share" | Pastor Kerry-Ann Butler

Scripture Readings Isaiah 43:19 NKJV Introduction Greetings beloved congregation and friends of Palo Alto Church, Please welcome back Pastor Kerry-Ann Butler to our church. Summary Everyone has something to share with the world. It is time that we stop letting fear hold us back from sharing our gifts and our story with others because these things can ultimately help change people’s lives. God is doing something new in us in 2024…let us actively take part in this change…for the better! Join Us Every Sabbath 🌐 Join us in the spirit of togetherness! Register for our Live Zoom Webinar: https://tinyurl.com/yc3vzk62 🔔 Stay connected with us on our journey of faith: 📺 Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://tinyurl.com/bderwssk 🌐 Visit our Website: http://www.paloaltoadventist.org 📘 Follow our Facebook page: https://tinyurl.com/4n8zcynh 📸 Follow us on Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/bdxjx65h God Bless You, Happy Sabbath & Have a Great Week! SUBSCRIBE to Palo Alto Adventist Church of Seventh-day Adventists on YouTube. ● Website: http://www.paloaltoadventist.org Thank You for your continued support. Help us continue our mission to create meaningful media. You can donate today by using the link below and at the top specify if it’s a “one-time donation” or “recurring donation” and then below in the box next to “Media Ministries” put the amount you’d like to donate: https://adventistgiving.org/donate/ANP8KQ SUBSCRIBE to Palo Alto Adventist Church of Seventh-day Adventists on YouTube.
"Creatures of Rhythm We Are" | Head Elder Alex Clerk
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"Creatures of Rhythm We Are" | Head Elder Alex Clerk

Scripture Readings Jeremiah 8:7 and Genesis 8:20-22 Sermon Title "Creatures of Rhythm We Are" Summary At the start of another BUSY year and as we delve into the sacred pages of Scripture, we embark on a journey through the vivid imagery of prophets deeply burdened by the spiritual and physiological condition of God's people. The words of Genesis 8:20-22 and Jeremiah 8:7 resonate through the ages, reaching out to us with a poignant reminder of a lost harmony and God’s desire to restore us. "Even the stork in the sky knows her appointed seasons, and the dove, the swift, and the thrush observe the time of their migration. But my people do not know the requirements of the Lord." Jeremiah 8:7, NIV In these verses, the prophet Jeremiah draws a striking parallel between the instinctual wisdom of creation and wasteful existence out of ignorance of God's people. The stork, the dove, the swift, and the thrush—they all discern the seasons appointed by the Creator, moving in seamless harmony with the rhythms of nature. Yet, tragically, God's people, who bear the divine image, find themselves out of step, failing to recognize the sacred requirements of the Lord based on how we were created which includes our freedom to choose. More importantly, how do we rediscover the sacred rhythm that mends the discord within our hearts and restores our connection with the Divine Composer? This Sabbath, I invite you to join me as we unpack the timeless truths encapsulated in Jeremiah's words—truths that echo through the corridors of our lives, beckoning us to rediscover the divine rhythm that brings peace to our souls, restoration of physical body and restoration to our relationship with God. May the Spirit guide us into a deeper understanding of these sacred verses and inspire transformation in our hearts. Amen. Join Us Every Sabbath 🌐 Join us in the spirit of togetherness! Register for our Live Zoom Webinar: https://tinyurl.com/yc3vzk62 🔔 Stay connected with us on our journey of faith: 📺 Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://tinyurl.com/bderwssk 🌐 Visit our Website: http://www.paloaltoadventist.org 📘 Follow our Facebook page: https://tinyurl.com/4n8zcynh 📸 Follow us on Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/bdxjx65h God Bless You, Happy Sabbath & Have a Great Week! SUBSCRIBE to Palo Alto Adventist Church of Seventh-day Adventists on YouTube. ● Website: http://www.paloaltoadventist.org
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