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Service Times

9:30 a.m. - Sabbath School

10:50 a.m. - Worship Service
Every Sabbath, Sanctuary

11:00 a.m. - Armenian Service
Every Sabbath, Chapel

11:00 a.m. - Romanian Service
Fellowship Hall (except 4th Sabbath)

9:30 a.m. - Youth Church
4th Sabbath, Fellowship Hall


Adventist Peace Fellowship

Glendale City Church is committed to working for peace and justice as an integral part of their identity and mission. More here...

This Sabbath

Worship Service on
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sermon - Todd Leonard
Jesus Lives On: The Story of the Early Church
“The Skeleton Crew”
Hymn of Praise “Fairest Lord Jesus” No. 240
Closing Hymn “Showers of Blessing” No. 195

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.

Sunset tonight – 7:53 p.m.

Bulletin Board

May 23, 2015


We are sad to announce the passing of Dr. Robert Vannix on May 14. His memorial service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29, at the Church of the Recessional, Forest Lawn Glendale.

Congratulations to Arleene and her sister Karina on the birth of Karina’s baby boy on Wednesday this week!

Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Options (9:30-10:30 a.m.)

We continue today with our current sermon series, Jesus Lives On: The Story of the Early Church. In today’s Pentecost sermon of “The Skeleton Crew” we examine a contemporary interpretation of Ezekiel’s vision of the dry bones.

Youth Church - Sabbath, May 23

Young Adult Lunch today in the Young Adult Café, below the fellowship hall.

Fellowship potluck following worship service. Chinese cuisine.

The North American Division is surveying randomly selected congregations to obtain information to help formulate strategic planning for the Division. This information will assist church leaders in laying out plans for advancing the Lord’s work throughout North America. Glendale City Church has been selected to contribute to this study by supplying information from church members. The responses about our individual congregation that the church members provide will be completely confidential. For more information and link to access this survey, please see this article...


Prayer & Squares Quilting Ministry meets in the multipurpose room 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 salzmannevie@gmail.com. View video clip in Ministries...

City Church Online. The Sabbath morning worship is rebroadcast 14 times a week for all who are unable to be physically present at church. Viewers can discuss and interact with the chat feature and receive confidential prayer. Tune in this week for the May 16 worship service with Todd Leonard. Log on at http://citychurch-online.org. View video archives here. More about GCC Online Campus...



Sunset Friday, May 29, 2015 - 7:58 p.m.

Chris BlakeL.A. Adventist Forum, May 30, 3:00 p.m., chapel. Speaker is Dr. Chris Blake, Associate Professor of English & Communication, Union College, Lincoln, Neb.; writer (Searching for a God to Love), editor (Insight magazine) and youth speaker. Topic: “Why a New Earth Perspective Matters.” Everyone is welcome. More here.... L.A. Adventist Forum on Facebook.


2015 Church Directory: We encourage you to send us a digital photo of yourself to the church office (glendalesda@gmail.com) so that you can be included in the photo directory. If you don’t have a digital photo that you like, you may ask the pastoral staff or the deacons, and we will arrange for you to have a digital photo taken here

CicLAvia Pasadena - May 31, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Come get some exercise and join the largest car-free open-street event in America! Let’s form a Glendale City Church bicycle group for non-motorized fun on the streets of Pasadena! Contact the church office, glendalesda@gmail.com, or 818-244-7241 to state your interest. Event participants should remember this is free, it’s not a race, and walkers are also welcome! What is CicLAvia?

Godly Play is on the first and third Sabbaths every month after children's sermon (unless otherwise announced). It's held at 11:20 a.m. in the Giraffe Room for ages 5-13. More about Godly Play...

Glendale Adventist Elementary Meet-and-Greet, every second Monday, 6:00-7:00 p.m., for pre-kindergarteners to meet their potential kindergarten teachers of GAE and learn what excellence GAE has to offer. For more information visit http://es.glendaleacademy.org/. Next event: June 8, 2015.

Support Caesura Summer Music Camp, June 8-July 10. We need your assistance again. Please visit our website for more information about how to donate, how to participate in Amazon Smile, and to see previous newsletters and events. Thank you. www.mycyo.org.

SebastienNew Adventure for Our Choral Director. Congratulations to Jean-Sébastien Vallée on being invited to join the faculty of the Schulich School of Music at McGill University as Director of Choral Studies in the fall! He’ll also be joining the musical team at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul starting in August. Since both of these opportunities are located in Montréal, Québec, it means that City Church will bid Sébastien a fond farewell at the end of June. We wish him all the best as he takes up these new opportunities back in his home province.

Anthony PaschalNew Pastor to Join Glendale City Church July 1! We are pleased to announce that Anthony Paschal will be joining Glendale City Church as our new full-time associate pastor. For the past three years, Anthony has been a Bible teacher at Glendale Adventist Academy. Prior to that he served as an assistant in pastoral care at All Nations Adventist Church in Monrovia. He is a graduate of Oakwood University. He is happily married to Teiko, and together they have a son, Kaori.

See all current Church News & Announcements....


Glendale Communitas Initiative. Details here...

More info on How Can I Help?


  • Mark a tithe envelope and place it in the offering plate when deacons collect.
  • Donate online through our website. (See https://www.adventistgiving.org/login/Login.aspx.)
  • Donate at church in the narthex. We now have a giving kiosk at the booth opposite the media center. It accepts debit/credit cards. Please see one of the pastors if you have any question on this.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the church office. Thank you for your support.

More Stewardship Opportunities...


graduationGraduation season is coming! We will like to have a special service of blessing in July for academic grads 2015 of any grade. Please submit to the church office names of students to be honored.

Student Assistance Applications. Applications may be picked up at the church office or you may call and request to have one mailed to you. As a reminder, applications must be renewed each year. Awards are based on financial need and funds available.


New Audio Sermon Podcast
May 16, 2015 - Todd Leonard, "On Mission" (33:49)

Previous Audio Sermons: visit us online at http://glendalecitychurch.org/index.php/podcasts.html or http://glendalecitychurch.org/index.php/worship-service/podcasts/audio-sermon-archives.html for podcasts older than 4 months.

Log on to City Church’s Online Campus with 14 rebroadcasts a week (Sun–Fri 8 p.m., Sat 11 a.m., Pacific & Eastern Time). Share this info with those who may be unable to personally attend our service! More information....

Worship Service Video Archives. Visit http://glendalecitychurch.org/index.php/worship-service/video.html.

L.A. Adventist Forum has a Page on Facebook. Visit and "Like" the Page and Get Notifications whenever a new meeting is announced. https://www.facebook.com/AdventistForumLA

Find us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/CityChurchGlen and https://twitter.com/GCCChurchOnline. All Facebook postings will appear on Twitter.

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Classified Ads

Pastor Arleene and Danny Chow are looking to move closer to their church family. If you have any leads on a two-bedroom house or apartment around Glendale/Northeast L.A., please contact them!

Church member looking for a room to rent. If you can help, contact Iris Botnik 818-841-1373.

Trayfena Zambre is collecting blankets and warm clothing for shipping to orphanages in Armenia. Please contact her at 818-414-8277 or Jeevan Johnson (jeevanjohnson7@gmail.com) if you are able to help!

A+A+ Children’s Center has room to watch your little ones (18 mos. to 5 yrs.). Come and take a tour and talk to 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.

GAMC is offering free Quit Smoking counseling. Contact Michael Olivares 818-409- 800 x 5861 (michael.olivares@ah.org) for more information.


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: lelaleong@earthlink.net, 818-723-5352
—Deacons, Ron Matusea: rmsimi1@yahoo.com, 818-730-0350
—Potluck, Eleanor Posner: posnereleanor@gmail.com, 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. 

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!