This Sabbath

Worship Service on
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sermon - Herb Montgomery
“A Shared Table: A Safer, More Compassionate World for Us All”
Hymn of Praise “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” No. 12
Closing Hymn “Enter in the Realm of God” Lavon Baylor
Tune: Hendon

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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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October 1, 2015

Shared Table
A Shared Table. THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!  Join Herb Montgomery for what could be a significant weekend in your life. Raised in a religion that portrayed a fearful, judgmental Jesus, Herb went on a quest for something better and found a new Jesus he had never met before. Through his presentations, your eyes will be opened to a more magnificent and radical Jesus—One worth believing in and following wherever he leads.

Weekend Schedule
Friday, October 2 

  • 7:30 p.m., Chapel: "The Heart of the Universe: Standing with Those on the Margins”
  • Followed by Courtyard Bonfire Gathering and Refreshments, hosted by Urban Liturgy

Saturday, October 3

  • 10:50 a.m., Sanctuary: "A Shared Table: A Safer, More Compassionate World for Us All”
  • 12:15 p.m., Fellowship Hall: Lunch, hosted by Love Adds to Love Seminars
  • 1:00 p.m., Chapel: “Lambs Among Wolves: The Non-Violence of Jesus”
  • 2:00 p.m., Chapel: “Three Reasons Jesus Remains Relevant: The Teachings, Passion, and Courage of the Canonical Jesus"

Urban Liturgy
 Immediately following the first presentation by Herb Montgomery this Friday evening, Pastor Anthony will give you a sneak peak into this new gathering space that begins previews on October 17. Following his introduction, you are invited to come to the church courtyard for refreshments, a bonfire, and a chance to talk to Anthony, Todd, and Arleene about Urban Lit. Urban Liturgy officially launches in 2016.

Preview Sessions This Fall:  Sessions meet at Glendale City Church multipurpose room on Saturdays at 3:00 p.m.

  • October 17 - Me
  • November 7 - You
  • November 21 - Us
  • December 5 - Them
  • December 19 - Change

Urban Liturgy companion book club begins October 20, 7:00 p.m. Panera Bread, Corner of Brand and California

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY EXPANDS TO FOUR CLASSES THIS WEEK! Kick off your family’s morning at church with a breakfast and sing-a-long at 9:45 and then four great age-appropriate classes where your kids can learn about God.

  • Beginners (ages 0-4) in Room 2 (Below the Sanctuary)
  • Kindergarten (ages 4-7) in Room 1 (Below the Sanctuary)
  • Primary (grades 3-5) in Room 3 (Below the Sanctuary)
  • Junior (grades 6-8) in Room 4 (Below the Sanctuary)

The Glendale Noon Concerts series at Glendale City Church, with free admission monthly, every first and third Wednesday of the month. The next event will be on October 7, 12:10-12:40 p.m. All welcome! For more information, please visit

Second Saturday Series Concert, October 10, 2015. Click here for details.

AIDS Walk Los Angeles, October 11, 2015. Glendale City Church invites you to participate! To join, visit to register yourself. Once completed you are given the option to “Join Team.” Search for “5305–Glendale City Church” and click on that to join. Our team goal is $3,000. Be a donor or help us raise money by becoming a “Virtual Walker.” Invite others to walk with us for a cause that is very personal to City Church and its Endowment.

Youth & Young Adults - Enter by October 11 to win one of three iPad Air 2s. Details here...

Caesura Youth Orchestra Benefit Concerts. The Fall Benefit Concert for the Caesura Youth Orchestra will be here at Glendale City on October 18 at 7:00 p.m. It will include recording and performing artist Sara Andon, plus strings, soprano, saxophone, and piano. See Dave Ferguson or email to reserve your tickets, which are available now. VIP, $250; Reserved, $75; Adult/General Admission, $20; Students, $5. CYO appreciates your support! SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. Features the La Sierra University Orchestra. For more information, visit

Academy Day for Glendale Adventist Academy will be on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students are invited to spend the day on campus, meet the teachers and learn about our Christian education, meet new friends and potential classmates, experience fun activities, and enjoy free gifts. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Parents are welcome to come. Please come and visit with us. For more information and for reservations please call us at 818-244-8671.

Glendale Health Festival, November 7. Details here...

SAVE THE DATE. Glendale City Church celebrates its 110th anniversary the weekend of January 22-23, 2016. Start spreading the word. This is a can’t-miss weekend!

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

Upcoming Sermons & Events
October 10, 2015 (Communion) - Todd Leonard
October 17, 2015 - Todd Leonard
October 17, 3:00 p.m. “Urban Liturgy: Me”

Please continue to remember in your prayers Judson Ravi, Marguerite’s daughter, Kevin Teesen, Kathryn Magarian, and Jim and Betty Glenn Miller. Judson Ravi is recovering and is now staying at The Terraces, 2587 E Washington Blvd., Pasadena.

Consider joining the choir! Contact Dr. Dennison or one of the pastoral staff if interested.

Sabbath School Teachers Needed. Children’s Ministries is looking for two individuals who can teach children in the grade ranges of 2-5 and 6-8. You would need to be able to commit to teach at least two times per month. If you are interested, please contact our Children’s Ministries Director, Anji Arm at

The Ginger Dale Multimedia Library is looking for a few volunteers on Sabbath morning. For more information, contact Warren Dale at or 818-384-2820.

“Prayer and Squares” Quilting Ministry: We meet 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

For the next few weeks, the multipurpose room will be undergoing renovations. Currently the room is not available for use. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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German Adventist woman looking for a host family to stay with. She is available to help a family with child care needs or elder care needs. If interested, please contact Julia Bolich at this address:

Church member would appreciate knowing if one or more individuals would be willing, perhaps on a rotating basis, to pick her up at the bus stop outside Foxy’s Restaurant (corner Colorado/Central) around 9 a.m. on Sabbath mornings. Please contact the pastoral staff if you would be willing to consider assisting her either regularly or occasionally.

Southern California Conference is seeking a part-time West Region administrative secretary. Please contact Human Resources at the Conference, 818-546-8415 if interested.

The 2015 church directory. We encourage you to send us a digital photo of yourself to the church office ( 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.

Granddaddy's TurnNew book: Granddaddy’s Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box by Michael Bandy. Based on the true story of one family’s struggle for voting rights in the civil rights-era South, this moving tale shines an emotional spotlight on a dark facet of U.S. history.

A newly graduated student is hoping to move to the LA area to further her career goals. She is looking for a roommate or to rent a room, and is coming from Camelback Church, Arizona. If you can assist, please contact Victoria Geshi: 602-573-5343.

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.

GAMC is offering free Quit Smoking counseling. Contact Michael Olivares 818-409- 800 x 5861 ( 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:, 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!