TD Sat. – A Chance to Taste “Wonderful!”

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“How was it?” I asked

“It was WONDERFUL!” Sandra replied.

Sandra and Angela had just returned home from visiting the Care Center yesterday energized and enthused. They wanted to go back today.

If you need a little “Wonderful!” in your life right about now, I invite you to come over to my home at 9:30 a.m. as we go visit the elderly at the Care Center.  It will be a blessed time for them and for us.  Ask you small group leader if you have any questions.

See you tomorrow! – Arthur

Join SOS Saturday!/No TD Fri.

Hey TD!

For our first Serve Our Society (SOS) Saturday of the year, we will be visiting the newly re-opened South Pasadena Care Center (904 Mission St., 91030) to minister to the elderly residents there. from 10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Meet at the Care Center at 10 a.m. and expect to return by 12:15 p.m., or around 1:30 p.m. if you plan to have lunch with the group.  This does count towards your high school service hours requirement!

We will be adding more SOS opportunities in the months to come, so stay tuned!

Convalescent Home Sat./No TD Fri.

Hey TD,

Just a reminder that we will have our monthly convalescent home visitation on Saturday, from 10 a.m. – noon.  This is an essential ministry for TD, one that we’ve been doing since the 1980’s.

Come be a part of the legacy of ministering to those who have walked before us, the elderly.  They need us and we need them!

Meet at my home at 9:30 a.m. – Arthur

No TD Fri./Service Opportunities Sat.

Hey TD!

Just a reminder that we do not have TD this Friday.  Our next TD meeting will be next Friday, May 6.

However, there are two great service opportunities on Saturday:

  • Convalescent Home – from 10 a.m. – noon.  Meet at my home at 9:30 a.m.
  • Coaching kids with autism – from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. (must register with me first). Meet at my home at 3:30 p.m.

Not only are these great ways for us Christians to reach into and serve our community, you can also satisfy your service hours requirement.

Hope to see you on Saturday! – Arthur

TD – Good Fri./Convalescent Home Sat.

Hello TD, and a blessed Good Friday to you,

Today is quite a day in the scope of history – not only human history, but heaven’s history as well, where the unthinkable happened – the Heavenly Father and the Blessed Son were in different corners of the ring, as it were … at least in some material way, though not ultimately, of course.  I hope today will be a meaningful day for you as you contemplate and engage with our God of glory.
1.  We will not be having TD tonight.  Instead, TD will join the rest of the church for our Good Friday service in the main sanctuary.


2.  On Saturday, we will be serving our Lord with our monthly Convalescent Home visitation.  Meet Rebecca at my home at 9:30 a.m.


Humbled and Set Straight

Hey TD!

After three weekends of experiencing a taste of heaven in three core areas of my life (I’ll explain later in TD) with the likes of RC Sproul, Ravi Zacharias, and Joni Eareckson Tada, we have arrived back home, hitting the ground running.

This week has been intense for me with the consuming and demanding nature of the tense, intense, and competitive CIF playoffs.  The Maranatha girls tennis team that I coach with Sandra has played every other day for two weeks and has made it into the championship match tomorrow.  So, things are abuzz and I’ve been thinking about what real success is, what real winning is, and what championship character is made of.  And who came to mind?  Paul Smith, who gets the absolute most out of what God has given Him, who puts me in my place, and sets me straight with his grateful, winsome attitude.

If you need a reality check, inspiration for your soul, and a kick in the pants, you NEED to see this. – Humbled, Arthur

“‘but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no man may boast before God. But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it is written, ‘LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.'”  1Cor. 1:27-31

P.S. Don’t forget our montly visit to the convalescent home, where “humble pie” is humbly served! 🙂