Plantation SDA Church
Stop Being Afraid of Surgery!
Welcome! Our Speaker today is Pastor Joseph Salajan
Locations & Times
  • Plantation SDA Church
    400 NW 118th Ave, Plantation, FL 33325, USA
    Saturday 9:00 AM, Saturday 11:30 AM

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Pastor Joseph Salajan Bio
Pastor Joseph Salajan is the Senior Pastor at Plantation SDA Church.

Sermon Theme: Jesus is Priest and Judge. His words are like double-edged swords that perform surgery on us.

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The Apostle John was exiled on the island of Patmos, a prison-island where the inmates were forced to work in quarries. One Sabbath (on the Lord’s day) as He is meditating… he hears a voice like a trumpet. He turned around (Revelation 1:13)

Priest or King

In the Old Testament, the robe reaching down to the feet (poderes) was used as priestly and kingly garments. In what capacity does the resurrected, exalted Jesus appear here? He’s walking among 7 lamp-stands (symbolizing the 7 churches). What is he: priest or king…?
The scene clearly evokes the Old Testament tabernacle: the priest goes in every morning, cleans the lamps and refills them with fresh oil so that the light will never go out…

The message is powerful! No matter how difficult, how dark history may seem, I am here; the light of My church will not die out! I am refilling the lamps!You are the light of the world…
But there is more about Him:
White Hair

His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow… In Daniel 7 the Ancient of Days – God – is described as a judge with white hear…
In the ancient world (+Bible), white hair symbolized wisdom and dignity, which come with age…In Jewish tradition, God goes out to war as a young man with black hair, however, when He and his hair is white…
Eyes of Fire

His eyes like a flame of fire…He can really see! To each of the 7 churches, Jesus says: I know/He knows us (He reads us…) and he tells us what we need to hear! Each of the 7 churches receives a customized message… but at the end of each, he repeats: He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches… (Rev. 2:7).
Grace & Truth

Jesus Christ is not only priest (administers grace); He is also judge (pursues truth)!

Judgment is more than condemnation or execution! Jesus is not in the condemnation business; He is in the business of sorting things out! This is the meaning of judgment: to discern, to separate! His light and the sword of His mouth separate things…
Execution of Judgement

That’s exactly what happens with the wicked: the execution of divine judgment is nothing but the validation of our self-judgment. Paul says it this way:But if we judged ourselves rightly, we should not be judged

(1 Cor. 11:31 NAS).
Perfect Surgeon

When I put together the two images, Jesus the priest and judge… the it gives me the picture of Jesus the surgeon He knows exactly what and how to cut… He makes no mistakes - unlike surgeons that cut off the wrong body parts…
The Light of Surgery

Surgery requires light to examine and sort out the tumor and a scalpel to extirpate… I use tumor for sin/sinful acts/behaviors. Yes, the word of God, if allowed, can perform surgery on you and clean you. But Jesus wants you to remain in his light, under His observation, because our sinful nature needs to be under permanent observation…
Conclusion: Stop Being Afraid of Surgery

When John saw the exalted, resurrected Jesus, he fell at His feet as dead… Jesus touched Him with His right hand and told him: Stop being afraid! I’m not about death, I’m about life!Surgery is needed for life! The only way to survive is surgery!
Tithe Receipts
Tithe Receipts for 2017 will be available for pick up in the foyer January 27, 2018.

You can save the church significant money by picking up your copy or requesting it via email from
Ministry of Giving
Offering Last Week: $2,701.42
Offering Month to Date: $13,978.14
2017 Offering Surplus (Deficit): $(1,435.11)
Service Order and Participants
Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Welcome: Fabienne Desir

Children’s Story: Elizabeth and Jeminmah Desir

Pastor's Corner:

Ministry in Action: Women’s Ministry

Offering Call: Rupert Brown

Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Intercessory Prayer: Rupert Brown

Sermon: Pastor Joseph Salajan

Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Dedication in Song: Congregation

Benediction: Pastor Joseph Salajan

Afterglow: Praise Team & Congregation

Kadeen Thomas

Visual Arts/ProPresenter
Bryanna Callwood


Bass Guitar
Tom Ribero

Joshua Callwood

Anda Moldovan

Praise Leader
Ahkeem Darden
Subrina Callwood

Keka Knight
Vanessa Anderson
Wydnyr Richardson

Olivia Smith
Swelenn Gomez

Dane Hurst
Jennifer Cheddar
Sunset Information
Today: 6:00 PM
Next Friday:6:05 PM
Praise and Worship Songs
Songs In Today's Service

• All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name
• You're Worthy Of My Praise
• I Need You God
• Trust in You - Anthony Brown
• God He Reigns / All I Need Is You Lord
• Lord I Need You
• Days Of Elijah
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Upcoming Events

Jan 27 – Children’s Church

Jan 28 – SAS Multicultural Day


Feb 3 - AY & Bible Study – 4:30pm

Feb 11 – Elder’s Meeting

Feb 11 – Mission Council Meeting

Feb 13 – Church Board Meeting

Feb 14 – Valentine’s Day

Feb 15 – SAS Science Fair

Feb 17 – Baptisms

Feb 17 - AY & Bible Study – 4:30pm

Feb 17 – Children’s Church in the Park

Feb 18 – Monthly Prayer Session
Men’s Prayer session
The Planation Men's ministry host a prayer session immediately following second service. Come and join us as we pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit!

Rebuild to Restore Hurricane Relief

Hurricane Relief Drive
Our Hurricane Relief drive continues this week. Drop off your relief supplies when you come to church.
Sabbath Afternoon Bible Study
Join us at 5 PM in the the youth room as we continue our study of Genesis. Everyone is welcome.

This Sabbath, our study will resume with Genesis 32:1
Monthly Prayer Summit
Come join us on the 3rd Sunday of each Month from 5:00AM to 10:00AM as we pray for healing, revival and reformation for our community and our nation. Let’s unite with one voice to cry out for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. For more information, contact Dion Walden or Angela Smith.
Social Media
You can follow us on the various social media sites below for the latest videos, photos and news updates.






We look forward to interacting with you.
25th Anniversary of the Florida Men’s Convention
What: The 25th Anniversary of the Florida Men’s Convention – .

Where: March 9-11, 2018 at Camp Kulaqua

Own a Business? Let Everyone Know About It
We're assembling a directory of businesses owned and run by our church members so when other members need a good or service, they know who to contact.

If you own or run your own business, please let other church members know what goods and/or services you provide. Email with these details:

Business Name:

Phone #(s):

Service(s) provided:

Hours of Operation:

Address (if available):

Email (if available):

Web site (if available):

Social Media links (if available):

Fax # (if available)

Logo (if available)
Help Needed! Parking Ministry
The Parking Ministry is looking for a few men and women who can dedicate one Sabbath a month to serve the church. If interested, please
contact Mozart Porcena or Michael Adden
MERGE: Young Adult Ministry
Young Adults are experiencing faith, friendship, and service.

Plantation’s Young Adult Ministry meets Saturdays at 10:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall.

For questions or more information email us at


call Nikita Marseille

You can also download Celly app:

and look us up


Important Tax Announcement
Please make sure you legibly print your first and last names and address (including apartment number) on the tithe envelope every time you turn one in to keep our records current.

We have several families with the same last name, so if you want to have an accurate tithe report at the end of the year, please be specific regarding your name and address.

If we can't read your name or you don't give us an address, unfortunately, we can't provide you with a tax receipt.
Interested in Bible Study?
If you or someone you know would like to know God better and study for baptism, please contact Alex Graham.

Also, please come to the Baptismal Study Group at 10:40 on Sabbath morning and say hello!
Hope Ministry Needs You!
The Hope (Helping Oppressed People Everyday) Ministry makes life changing impacts in the lives of those without housing or shelter, the battered and abused and those in need of food.

But to continue to make this impact, we need

Monetary donations
Goods such toothbrushes, tooth-paste, and soap.

Please contact Jesse Guillaime at

and visit

to learn more about this ministry
Sick and Shut-ins
Enid Cawley

Paul Van Putten Sr

Mary Kopp

Jeremy Gayle is home after bicycle accident. His dad is Franz Gayle, father

Marvel Jones
Hope Ministry Mission Trip
Hope Ministry will be traveling with a team of volunteers on a mission trip to
Haiti on March 25-28, 2018 to visit the children’s orphanage, Le Jardin d’Eden.

We are looking for:

Sponsors for the trip
Donated items such as children’s clothing ranging from ages 6 months to 2 years
Supplies such as gloves for medical personnel.

Please see Jessie for details on how you can help.
Plantation Pathfinder and Adventurer Clubs
Upcoming Calendar

Jan 19-21 – SA Friends/Companion/Explorer Reveille @Fisheating Creek

Jan 27 – Area Council Meeting (Directors)

Feb 3 – Staff Meeting

Feb 4 – Club Meeting & Drum Practice

Feb 10 – Rangers Canoe Trip

Feb 11 – Drum Practice ONLY

Feb 18 – Club Field Trip

Feb 24 – Pathfinder Sabbath

Feb 25 – Club Meeting & Drum Practice


Pathfinders: Peta Ann Anderson

Adventurers: Dawn Williams

Email address:
Religious Liberty: Legal Problems on the job or at school?
Is your employer threatening to fire you if you don't work on Sabbath?
Is your employer refusing to give you Sabbath off?
Is your school requiring you to take a test on Sabbath?

If so, we can help! please email

to understand your legal options and/or get some help.

Please don’t quit your job before talking with us.
Looking for a job?
Are you looking for a job or considering switching jobs?

Does your business need employees?

If so, contact Jonathan Williams at

Brother's Keeper's Jobs is a jobs registry that helps match those in need of employement with those looking to employ workers.
Baby Dedication
Upcoming Calendar:

January 20, 2017


For information regarding our next baby dedication, please contact Joie at the church office:


Florida Conference jobs
There are several positions available at the Florida Conference Office. Check out

to see if you meet the job requirements for the open positions.
We're Building a Social Media Team
Are you knowledgeable in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube?

Do you enjoy interacting with people?

If so, please contact

We want to ensure that our live stream viewers feel welcomed and part of the family. We need team members who are able to:

Answer questions from our viewers
Pray with viewers
Report audio/video issues that viewers are experiencing to the media team
Adventist Book Center Express Delivery
The ABC in Miami Springs closed effective December 3, 2017. Call 407-644-4255 or email to place your order for the next time they deliver.
Joining the Plantation Family
Interested in joining our Church family?

Please fill out a membership application/transfer form, located in the literature rack in the church foyer. Then place it in the Church Clerk’s mailbox located in the Ministries Office.

Contact our Church Clerk, Melissa Mangual at

or the church office at


for more information and the status of your transfer request. The average time for transfers to take place is:

Domestic – 3 months;

International – 4 to 5 months.
ABC Express Delivery in Lauderhill
On Sunday, February 4, 2018, the ABC delivery van will be at

Sunrise SDA Church
6800 West Oakland Park Blvd,
Lauderhill, FL 33313

from 5:00 pm to 5:30 PM.

Please place your orders BEFORE 12PM EST on Thursday, February 1, 2018
Children’s Baptismal Classes
The class meets from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the prayer room . All children ages 8-12 who are interested in being baptized are welcome to attend.

Contact Alex Grahama to get more information.
Volunteers Needed
• Hope Ministry
• Usher Ministry
• Deacon and Deaconess Ministries
• Worship Coordinators
• Children’s Sabbath School
• Pathfinders
• Parking Ministry
• People willing to do the welcome
• Children’s Story
• Offering Call
• Maintenance workers
• Family Life Ministry leader
• Visual Arts Media
• Media Ministry
• Social Media Ministry

Please contact the church office


if you are interested in helping with any of these positions.
Children's Ministry
Children’s Baptismal Classes have resumed - 10:30-11:30 AM in the Prayer Room. All children ages 8-12 who are interested in being baptized are welcome to attend.

Church Office Hours
The office is open from

9:30 AM to 2:00PM Monday - Friday.

Please leave a voicemail or email message during all other hours.

Phone: 954-473-4991
Children's Choir
Children’s Choir rehearsals have been temporarily suspended.
Deacon of the Day
Chris Louine
Nurse on Call
If you have a medical problem during Sabbath church service please contact Canute Anderson
Planned Giving
From the Development and Planned Giving Department:

Have you created an estate and legacy plan for you and your family’s future? Creating it is easy and free for members of the Florida Conference through the Florida Conference Association Development and Planned Giving Department.

Phone: 407-644- 5000, ext. 2241
Requesting an announcement for the bulletin/Youversion
If you would like to have an announcement put into the Church Newsletter, it should be 50 words or less and must be emailed to by 5:00 PM on Tuesday.