This Sabbath

Worship Service on
Saturday, November 21, 2015, 10:50 a.m.

Sermon - Todd Leonard
“Dismantling the Time Machine”
Hymn of Praise “All of Life Is Filled With Wonder” Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Tune: Hymn to Joy
Closing Hymn “For the Beauty of the Earth” No. 565

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Urban Liturgy on
Saturday, November 21, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

Preview Sessions Theme:
"You and Me: Accidental Saints"
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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.

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November 21, 2015

YOU AND ME: ACCIDENTAL SAINTS.  For its third preview session, Urban Liturgy reflects on and engages with the craziness that we call spiritual community. See you at 3:00 p.m. this Saturday in the multipurpose room.

dancing saints

An article on Glendale Communitas Initiative appeared in the November 2016 issue of the Pacific Union Recorder. You can read it here.

Just printed: A Bouquet of Adventures in History: Daring Women and Their Stories by member Gabriela Keller, now through Congratulations to Gabriela on the publication of this, her third book!

The Prayer & Squares Quilting Ministry is selling four (4) beautiful Christmas quilts at $125 each, helping to raise funds. A wonderful gift to remind that special someone in your life that you care for them. Checks may be written to Glendale City Church, but be sure to also mark “Quilting Ministry.” Thank you! Prayer & Squares Quilting Ministry meets on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone please bring their own lunch and a notebook. For more information, please contact Evie Salzman, coordinator, at 213-369-6898 or See also

Upcoming Church Board, Tuesday, December 1, 7:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room

The Glendale Noon Concerts, Glendale City Church sanctuary, with free admission monthly, every first and third Wednesday of the month. The next event will be on December 2, 12:10-12:40 p.m. All welcome! For more information, please visit

Glendale City Church is proud to present a special performance by South African artists, Pierre van der Westhuizen and Anina Wassermann on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. Since 2010, Anina and Pierre have been collaborating with mutual vision to serve God with their voices. CDs will be available for sale after the vespers program. Details here...

Sunday, December 13, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. is the first of three concerts for this season with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra. This amazing conductorless orchestra will have the Glendale City Church as its residence for concerts on the east side of Los Angeles. More information here...

A Plus Adventist Children's Center - Ordiers placed on Friday, November 20, will be avaiable for pick up by Tuesday, December 15See fundraising flyer here

Mark your calendars! Glendale City Church’s 110th anniversary is coming up the weekend of January 22-23, 2016! We're planning a full weekend to commemorate this important milestone, with events filling Friday evening and Saturday. Make sure to keep this date open, and invite your friends! Read details here...

Sabbath Morning Worship, 10:50 a.m.:
November 21, 2015 - Todd Leonard
November 28, 2015 - Todd Leonard
December 5, 2015 - Todd Leonard
December 12, 2015 - Todd Leonard
December 19, 2015 - Arleene Chow
December 26, 2015, “Lessons & Carols”- Leif Lind

Christmas Concert 2015 is scheduled for Friday, December 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.

A church potluck meal will be held on December 5, the day after our annual Christmas concert.

Urban Liturgy cordially invites you to its preview sessions this autumn. All sessions meet at 3:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room.
November 21, 2015 - You and Me: Accidental Saints
December 5, 2015 - Village People: Them
December 19, 2015 - Village People: Change
January 23, 2015 (4:30 p.m.)

Caesura Youth Orchestra Benefit Concerts. SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. Features the La Sierra University Orchestra. For more information, visit

Adventist Forum, Los Angeles Chapter will meet again in early 2016. Like this Page ( and check "Get Notifications" to be notified of the next event.

The new dates for the Pathway to Health mega-clinic will be April 26-30, 2016. Sign up to volunteer now and learn more about this life-changing outreach at

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The Glendale Winter Shelter for the homeless opened on Monday, November 16, 2015, at 1219 Los Angeles St. in Glendale. The shelter is operated by Ascencia and sponsored by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, the City of Glendale, and the City of Burbank. The program will be open every night through March 31, 2016, and will serve up to 80 clients. Shelter hours are 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. The program manager is Mary Leisure and her contact information is on the flyer. If you have any questions, please contact Ascencia or feel free to reach out to Ivet Samvelyan, City of Glendale, Community Services Manager at 818-548-3720 or Click here for the general flyer for your information and the Good Neighbor Policy. 

Donations for local animal shelter needed! Church member Josie Arm is collecting items for a local animal shelter: towels/blankets/sheets; newspapers; stainless steel bowls of all sizes; plastic or stainless steel litter pans of all sizes; dog/cat treats (hard or soft); dog/cat toys (including washable stuffed toys); dog/cat carriers; baby wipes; fabric softener sheets; and dog/cat grooming supplies. If you can donate, bring them to the church office marked "Animal Shelter." If you'd like to donate, please go to Thank you!
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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.


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!