Glendale Seventh-day Adventist Church rests from labor and worships together on Saturday, the seventh day of the week, in keeping with the Fourth of Ten Commandments given by God in Exodus 20:8-11 which says, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God…For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.”
By doing so, we follow the example of Jesus, Who worshipped in the synagogue while He was on earth (Luke 4:16) to the point of resting in the tomb on the Sabbath from His redemptive work on the cross. Thus, by observing the seventh day Sabbath, we worship God both as our Creator and Redeemer.
The following services are available on Saturday mornings:
PRAYER TIME – 8:30 a.m.
This informal and intimate time in the sanctuary is open to all who wish to connect with God and other believers through prayer.
BIBLE STUDY CLASSES FOR ALL AGE GROUPS – 9:30 a.m.
Bible classes (a.k.a. Sabbath School) are available for adults in the sanctuary, young adults in the chapel, and youth and children in the basement. If you have children who wish to attend an age-specific Sabbath School class, greeters in the lobby or at the welcome desk will be happy to show you to the proper rooms.
PASTOR’S CLASS FOR SEEKERS – 9:30 a.m.
A pastor’s class is offered concurrently with Sabbath School for those exploring Christianity or the Adventist faith or who wish to prepare for baptism. If you are interested in this class, greeters are available in the lobby to show you where to go.
CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP – 11:00 a.m.
Our main worship service is a harmonious blend of hymns and praise songs, adult and children’s choirs, praise teams, Bible readings and prayers representing the diversity of worshipers in our congregation. As an international community of faith, we value inclusiveness that reflects the love of God for all people.