Welcome to Glendale City Church
We are a welcoming, affirming, and safe congregation for all who attend—whoever you are, whatever your journey or background. God excludes no one, and neither do we.
Our mission is to reveal the love of Christ in all its tenderness and grandeur to the community in which we live. We desire to embrace the wonder of humanity in its complexity, diversity, and beauty--and to do so without precondition. In short, we yearn to reveal the splendor of Christ and to affirm the worth of all people.
Worship Service on
Saturday, March 28, 2015
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 – 7:10 p.m.
March 28, 2015
We start Holy Week with Palm Sabbath today. At worship we remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem with our A+ Center kids, as well as our City Church kids, leading our palm procession and making a joyful noise to our God!
Please keep Marguerite Marsh’s daughter Victoria in prayer, as she faces health challenges. We also remember our organist, Kemp Smeal, who is requesting prayer while dealing with continuing health issues this week. Our special thanks to Ty Woodward for substituting for Kemp today!
Potluck & L.A. Adventist Forum, today. Potluck following worship service in Fellowship Hall. The Forum is at 3:00 p.m. in Chapel. Yi Shen Ma, PhD Candidate, Claremont Graduate University. Topic: “Only a Community That Does Not Fear Death Can Be Truly Political: Toward a Christian Politics of Virtue in the Age of the Nation-State.” All are welcome! 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
Free Noon Concert, Wednesday, April 1, will feature the Los Angeles Horn Trio performing works by Christian Pezold and Leo Brouwer, Sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St. Free Admission. For more information, email
CHURCH COMMITTEE SPECIAL MEETINGS THIS WEEK
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. Log on at http://citychurch-online.org. View video archives here.
Sunday-Friday, 5:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
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.
Young Adult Luncheon after the worship service.
Bonus Concert, Saturday, April 4. Cindy Wu challenged eight of her USC Thornton School of Music students to learn the Mozart String Quintets. The students will rotate to perform three quintets with Cindy: http://music.usc.edu/tien-hsin-cindy-wu.
HOW CAN I HELP?
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!
Communitas-in-Motion Seminar: How to Obtain Your Worker’s Permit. Sunday, March 29, 2:00 p.m., Iglesia Dios Restaura, 360 W Windsor Rd., Glendale, CA 91204. Seminar is free of charge and open to the public.
Glendale Communitas Initiative Mentorship Program. Details here...
Caesura Youth Orchestra. Keep up-to-date by visiting their website and subscribing to their blog. Details here... Read March 18, 2015 Adventist Today article at http://atoday.org/adventism-and-the-arts-turning-troubled-kids-into-excited-musicians.html
Church member looking for a room to rent. If you can help, contact Iris Botnik at 818-841-1373.
Prayers and Squares Quilting Ministry starting at Glendale City! Evie Salzmann, recently moved here from Forest Lake Church in Florida, is eager to start a prayer quilting ministry with us. Her family’s escape from Nazi Austria, her conversion story in Haiti, and how she became involved in prayer quilting (over 2700 quilts made!) were all captivatingly described at our February 7 service (see http://youtu.be/w7JLjVS80s0). Be sure to contact Evie (213-369-6898 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested—this may be your talent waiting to be used!
Trayfena Zambre is collecting blankets and warm clothing for shipping to orphanages in Armenia. Please contact her at 818-414-8277 or Jeevan Johnson (email@example.com) if you are able to help!
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.
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 and let us know how you can serve; or contact these ministry leaders:
Five Dollars a Week, One Percent a Month. City Church is moving forward in its efforts to reach out to Glendale and, in 2015, working to create new opportunities for social connections and spiritual growth within our congregation. Your faithful generosity makes all this happen. For 2015, consider increasing your giving to Church Budget by a minimum of $5.00 per week, or, if possible, increasing your giving by 1% of your income.
GLENDALE ADVENTIST ACADEMY/ELEMENTARY
First Annual Benefit Concert for Glendale Adventist Academy, April 11, 2015, has been cancelled.
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: April 13, 2015.
IN OTHER NEWS
2015 Church Directory: We encourage you to send us a digital photo of yourself to the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
Internationally acclaimed organists Cherry Rhodes and Ladd Thomas will receive the 2015 American Guild of Organists’ Distinguished Artist Award at the First United Methodist Church of Glendale on April 17 at 7:30 p.m. The honorees will perform an organ recital that will include a rare duet version of “The Sorcerer's Apprentice.” $20 (at the door) for the recital. Visit www.agohq.org/gala-2015 for more information.
Armenian Genocide Centennial Day of Remembrance. On Sabbath, April 18, our Armenian and English congregations will come together to remember the atrocities, mourn the millions who died, pray for justice, and look forward in hope. This is an open-door event to the City of Glendale, and you are encouraged to invite your neighbors, family members, and friends to join you for this day of remembrance.
The Second Saturday Series presents flutist, Cheryl Lopez, on April 18, 2015, at 4 p.m. Flutist Cheryl Lopez will be presenting a concert featuring accompaniment by Paul Switzler on piano, and Dr. Allison Allport on harp. Also joining her are colleagues Dr. Wendy Mazon on clarinet, and Stephanie Lan on piano.
An Adventist slow-pitch softball tournament is being planned for May 2016 in Southern California. Interested teams should contact Carl Canwell at (909) 213-5251 or email@example.com for more information.
FIND US ONLINE
New Audio Sermon Podcasts
For 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....
Visit http://glendalecitychurch.org/index.php/worship-service/video.html for worship service video archives.
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
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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 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.