Welcome To the Spirit Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church Website!
You can find out a lot about what is happening in our church by checking out the pages on our website. We hope that you will join us for worship on Saturday morning or can attend one of our many events, to experience an authentic, growing, and vibrant relationship with God and fulfill His purpose for your life. We connect with God in prayer, scripture, song, and study, to grow spiritually and relationally.
"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God..." 1 John 3:1
Everyone is welcome!
9:00 a.m. Prayer Time
9:15 a.m. Welcome and Superintendant's Remarks
followed by Sabbath School
10:30 a.m. Intermission
10:40 a.m. Sabbath Worship Service
Following Sabbath Service, you are invited to join our fellowship potluck!
If you would like to see program bulletins for each Sabbath, they are published online at the end of the week in the Resources section of the website. Click here to view them.
Learn our Hymn of the Month! Click here
Local and Area Church News
Dr. Calvin Taylor in Concert
Saturday, September 24, 10:45 a.m. and 5 p.m., SDA Coeur d'Alene
Dr. Taylor has toured throughout the world, performing in North and South America,Europe, Ukraine, and the Far East. Holding degrees in music from Oberlin Conservatory, The University of Michigan, and the University of Kentucky, Calvin has authored several music books, including Spirituals for Piano, The Patriotic Piano, Spiritual Suite for Organ, Spirituals for Worship, Sacred Classics, and Five Spirituals for Organ. With over ten solo recordings to his credit, Calvin Taylor records for Master Disc Records. Movements from his Sunrise Symphony have been performed by several orchestras including Nashville, Shreveport, South Arkansas, Salt Lake City, and Detroit Symphony Orchestras. Awarded a full scholarship to Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Calvin Taylorʼs ability to improvise led him to become the first student in the schoolʼs over one hundred seventy-five year history to improvise a graduate concert encore.
With an unusually-large hand span of over 1 1/2 octaves, Dr. Taylor presents sounds and colors at the keyboard which would normally require four hands. Playing piano by ear at five years of age, he began formal lessons on his seventh birthday. He also studied other instruments, and was serving as a church organist at the age of fourteen. While in high school, Calvin was a member of both the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic and the Southwest Youth Symphony.
No charge for admission. The public is enthusiastically invited to attend.
Adventist Review launched September 16, 2016
Innovative * Creative * Inspiring * Videos
“60 Years of Soul-Winning Media Evangelism”
Special anniversary event, available on the Hope Channel and Direct TV Channel 368. To be broadcast on Friday and Saturday, September 30-October 1 and October 7-8. The Hope Channel can be streamed live from your computer. For times, see hopetv.org.
“Reviving the City on a Hill”
It Is Written is hosing Revelation Today in Boston, Massachusetts, from October 7 to 29. Visit itiswritten.com/boston for more information.
“Tell the World: The Inspiring Story of the Seventh-day Adventist Church”
Hope Channel production; worldwide release October 2016
“Hope Trending: A Crash Course on How to Live without Fear”
October 14-22, 2016; live 9-night series of presentations featuring Dwight Nelson
2016 Annual Meeting—September 29, 2016
The 2016 Annual Meeting will be held on the Thursday afternoon before alumni weekend: September 29, 4:00 p.m. in the Davis Fireside Room, UCA Cafeteria. All alumni and friends are invited! Agenda items include:
•An investment report from the Wealth Management Team at Washington Trust Bank
•Election of officers & directors
•Plans and goals for the coming year
FoundationONE is integrally involved with UCA’s “journey to excellence.” Come rub shoulders with the visionaries and backers of FoundationONE. This is an opportunity to share innovative ideas and impact the future of your academy.
Bob Larrabee Annual Golf Tournament - Sept 30, 2016
Registration is open for the 12th Annual Bob Larrabee Golf Tournament.
- WHEN: Friday, September 30, 2016, 9:30 a.m. shotgun start
- WHERE: MeadowWood Golf Course, Liberty Lake, WA
- WHAT: Contests, Prizes, Awards Luncheon
- COST: Early registration: $90.00 per player. After August 20, 2016: $100 per player.
- SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES: Call 509-939-1716
- View past event photos
This event, named after founding board member, Bob Larrabee, is held on Friday of alumni weekend. You’ll love the challenging contests, great prizes, and camaraderie!
"Take Courage," a seminar for women who have been through abusive situations, will be presented by Nikki Allen, RN, at the Newport SDA church on October 1 and 2. As this will likely be a time of intense emotion, healing, and spiritual growth, only women over 18 may attend (no children or men, please). A workbook and CD will be available for $10. The seminar will be on Sabbath, October 1, from 3 to 8 p.m., with a light supper provided, and Sunday, October 2, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., with a lunch provided. If you or someone you know has experienced abuse of any kind, come learn how to heal and move past the pain. Please contact Jennifer to reserve your space and order your book: firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-920-0088.
Upper Columbia Conference
Women's Retreat 2016
October 21 - 23, Camp MiVoden, Idaho
Keynote Speaker: Brenda Duerksen
Special Music: Naila Betances-Diaz, vocalist
For more information and to register online: http://www.uccsda.org/Women/womensretreat2016
Pray for a PVA Student
How much could consistent, fervent prayer impact the life of a young person? This year, the PVA school would like to match each student with one prayer sponsor from each of its four constituent churches. If you are able to commit to regular prayer, contact Ann Waggoner at 509-447-1146 or email@example.com.
Nehemiah's Builders Update
Pend Oreille Valley Adventist School is encouraged by the faithful giving to its Nehemiah's Builders campaign. To date, $5,530 has been received. These funds have been used to pay the final costs for the auditorium remodel, including new siding. Other projects to benefit from upcoming donations will include the Worthy Student fund, playground renovations, and completion of the gym. God has given us a great opportunity and responsibility to nurture and train the children in our community. Goal: 400 fellow builders making a 2-year commitment to raise $330,000 before July 2017 to benefit the students of PVA. Pledge forms available from PVA or your local church treasurer.
UCC Tour to Costa Rica, March 2017
Travel with fellow Adventists to beautiful Costa Rico to enjoy breath taking sides such as the Pos Volcano. Awaken to the sounds of the jungle in Tortuguero, a magical place where lagoons, rivers and canals are an ongoing story of marine biology. Travel by motor launch and coach Arenal and much more. Each day you will be able to hike trails and see a variety of birds and scenery. For a complete itinerary and more information contact Sharon Searson at sharons@uccsda org.
Church Remodel on the Horizon
We are planning several church remodeling projects in the near future, but everyone's help is needed to make these plans possible. Your contributions to the Little Red Church will become part of our Building Fund. Please pray for all the efforts to upkeep our church.
Weekly Prayer Meetings
Welcome to Wednesday night prayer meetings, from 6:30, at the Spirit Lake SDA Church! We are reading Ellen White's book, The Desire of Ages. We read paragraph by paragraph, discussing at each interval.
Got a rock?
Someone is praying for you in our church family.
Select your Prayer Rock for the week (or longer)
for someone in our congregation.
Prayer Rocks are available in the church entry.
Please remember to bring items to fill the basket at the church entry.
ShieldTheVulnerable.org offers online courses to help protect students, tweens, teens,
vulnerable adults, and the elderly from physical and emotional abuse,
bullying, financial exploitation, and neglect.
Over the past years, Shield The Vulnerable has provided online training to thousands of individuals and families about preventing abuse and neglect, and ways to help kids, tweens, teens, and elders stay safe. Our purpose is simple: as the number of trained individuals grows, so does the number of persons who are protected.
By being aware and reporting suspected mistreatment, everyone has the potential to help protect the vulnerable. That's what Shield the Vulnerable is about – teaching people how to recognize, report, and prevent abuse, bullying, exploitation, and neglect.
LLU Study: Excessive Soya Adversely Effects Thyroid Function in Women
A recent study out of Loma Linda University School of Public Health Center for Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle and Disease Prevention, links the consumption of large amounts of soya products to adverse effects on thyroid function in women.
The study found an association between soya food intake and elevated serum thyroid-stimulating hormones (TSH) only in women; women have more prevalent thyroid disease than men and may be more susceptible to effects of goitrogens or anti-thyroid environmental factors. This is especially true during perimenopause and menopause.
Serena Tonstad, M.D., Ph.D., one of the study’s co-investigators said, “Many consumers choose soya products as healthful alternative to animal products. However, our research at Loma Linda University suggests that high intakes of soya gives some evidence of an adverse effect in women — particularly those that for other reasons may already have a borderline underactive thyroid.”
“This could suggest that women consuming high quantities of soy have an annual check on their TSH,” Tonstad continued. For this study, 548 women and 295 men, a subset of the cohort that participated in the Adventist Health Study-2, completed six repeated 24-hour dietary recalls within a 6-month period. Soya protein and soya isoflavone intakes were estimated, and their relationships to TSH concentrations measured at the end of six months were calculated.
The AHS-2 is comprised of more than 96,000 church members aged 30 years and over, living in the U.S. and Canada, who completed a questionnaire that included lifestyle information, medical history and demographic data.
Some of the benefits of soya food consumption include the lowering of serum LDL cholesterol levels. Soya foods have also been proposed to alleviate menopausal symptoms, promote bone health, reduce cardiovascular risk and protect against cancer. Despite these beneficial attributes of soya protein and isoflavones, eating large amounts of soy is not without debate. There is concern that isoflavones may adversely affect thyroid function.
The full article, titled “The association between soya consumption and serum thyroid-stimulating hormone concentrations in the Adventist Health Study-2,” can be found in the June 2016 edition of the Journal of Public Health Nutrition: Vol 19(8), 1464-1470.
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