March 6, 2017 - Volume 1, Issue 1
We are..."Empowered Disciples Sharing Jesus"
Welcome to the inaugural issue of Focus on Amazing Grace, the bi-weekly e-newsletter of Lincoln Amazing Grace Seventh-day Adventist church.  The purpose of this publication is to provide updates regarding events and happenings within the Amazing Grace family as well as share inspirational thoughts and nuggets.   We hope you find the contents of this publication both useful and refreshing as we endeavor to cultivate a Spirit empowered community focused on making disciples for Jesus.

In His Service,

Gresford Thomas
Pastor, Lincoln Amazing Grace Seventh-day Adventist church

Music From Weimar College
We were blessed February 18 with beautiful music from four Weimar College students. Kendra LeBrun played the piano while Christina Ford sang and played the flute. Karl Rosaasen accompanied on the cello and Jonathan Emerson on the violin. We are so thankful for the ministry of these godly young people!
Education Sabbath
by Pastor Gresford Thomas

On February 25, the Yuba City Adventist Christian School led out in the worship service at Lincoln Amazing Grace.  We were blessed to have our constituent school share with us through music, Spirit-filled dramatic presentations, and their talented bell choir.  Pastor Eddie Heinrich, Northern California Conference of SDAs youth director and chairman of the school board, shared a timely message of hope urging us to not fear the trials of life but hold on to Jesus.  Lincoln Amazing Grace hosted a haystack potluck lunch following the service which allowed time to interact with the teachers, parents, and students better.   Let's keep the Yuba City Adventist Christian school in our prayers as they continue to shape these young lives for heaven.
Rain Held Back During Outreach
Pictured are Lincoln Amazing Grace youth prior to an outreach event for the upcoming health seminar. Seated from left to right are: Erica Roberts and Elliot Haas. Standing from left to right are: Isabella Stanhope and Emily Roberts.
by Shenalyn Page

Amazing Grace youth and adults took to the streets Sabbath afternoon, March 4, despite predictions of soon coming rain. Their goal was to invite Lincoln residents to our upcoming Reversing Diabetes Naturally seminar. Youth leader Michelle Haas and four young people, Erika and Emily Roberts, and Isabella and Elliott Stanhope distributed flyers on 3rd and 4th streets. Elliott did the talking while the girls encouraged with their beautiful smiles. And, Praise God! It didn't rain. 

Several adults also went out distributing flyers. A group also went out last Sabbath distributing flyers. Please pray that these flyers get into the hands of people who need and want help with their diabetes. We want to help as many people as possible in Lincoln!
Reversing Diabetes Naturally Seminar / Sunday, March 12 / 12-5 p.m. / Lincoln Better Living Center / Free Community Event
by Shenalyn Page

Don't miss this free, life-changing event with diabetes reversal specialists Clarence Ing, MD, MPH, FACPM and May Ing, MPH, RD! 

Reversing Diabetes Naturally begins at 12 p.m. with registration, free glucose testing and a free plant-based, diabetic-friendly buffet. Seminar topics include: What is Diabetes?; Complications of Diabetes; Diabetes, Nutrition and NEWSTART Lifestyle; Can Diabetes be Prevented and Reversed Naturally?; and a Diabetes Q&A with Dr. & Mrs. Ing.

 Dr. & Mrs. Ing have years of experience in preventive medicine, nutrition and development of wellness programs. They are sought-after health lecturers and have helped many with their wealth of expertise and caring approach.

 Dr. Ing offers carotid artery ultrasound testing, a simple procedure recommended for anyone with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, a family history of stroke or heart disease, recent TIA or stroke. Appointments for carotid artery ultrasound testing with Dr. Ing may be pre-booked by calling 916-846-4449. The test is $20, but is not required to attend the free seminar.

Seating is limited so call 916-846-4449 today to reserve your space and pre-register for the free glucose test and/or optional $20 carotid artery ultrasound test. Please bring a friend!

More Information
Breakfast/Brunch Cooking Seminar
On Sunday, March 26, Sous Chef Kelly Bonner (pictured above) will lead a FREE one day cooking seminar.  This seminar will focus on the preparation of healthy meals for breakfast and/or brunch.  Chef Kelly currently works in the kitchen at Rio Lindo Adventist Academy preparing wholesome meals for the students in attendance.  The seminar will be held at the Lincoln Better Living Center at 600 McBean Park Drive in Lincoln from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. For more details, please contact the Center health director, Jennifer Higgins, at 603-498-3278 or
Focus on Inspiration
by Ellen G. White

 "Prayer is the breath of the soul. It is the secret of spiritual power. No other means of grace can be substituted and the health of the soul be preserved." 

-Prayer, p. 12
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