Plantation SDA Church
No Thorns, No Throne; No Cross, No Crown
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
Welcome to our Online Bulletin.

The online bulletin has been enhanced with additional information to make it more relevant to you. It includes:

• Links to the live stream and service rebroadcasts
• Sermon Outline.
• Bulletin
• Church Newsletter

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Sermon Notes

This section contains a biography of the Speaker and sermon notes along with Bible verses used in the sermon. If the speaker has online enhancements, you'll find those links after the sermon notes.
Pastor Joseph Salajan Bio
Pastor Joe was born in the little town of Crasna (Romania). Ever since he was a child, he has been fascinated by the unique connection between pastors and their special book, the Bible. When at the age of 7 he received his first little Bible from a brave pastor who was able to procure it for him in spite of the interdictions of the communist regime, he felt special and decided one day he would become a pastor.

After serving as a Pastor for 8 years in Romania, in 2013 he immigrated to the USA. He currently serves as Lead Pastor of Plantation Seventh-day Adventist Church. Along with his wonderful wife Anda and their gorgeous daughter Alessandra, he enjoys proclaiming God’s grace and ministering to his fellows.

Pastor Joe is currently enrolled in a doctoral Program (DMin in Preaching) with Andrews University. His hobbies are languages, music, and poetry.

Pastor Salajan's Sermons

All of Pastor Joe's sermons are available in the new Plantation SDA Media Centre
Sermon Theme: Victory is Jesus!
The Lighthouse Rediscovered

One day, in the midst of a deep existential crisis I rediscovered this verse of my childhood. When the boat of my life was sinking, in the darkness of my distress, discouragement and despair, it became a lighthouse!
The Key to Understanding Revelation

For me, this passage is the key for understanding of the book of Revelation. It is located at the intersection of two important sections: the seven churches and the seven seals. It is a bidirectional passage, because it concludes what precedes and introduces what follows.
The Victors

The victors of each of the 7 churches receive great promises. But the promise that goes to the victor of the 7 th church (the one called wretched and miserable…) is a conclusion, culmination and consummation of all promises! To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne… This is the same as: He who overcomes shall inherit all things! (21:7)
The Springboard

This verse does not only conclude the section of the 7 churches; it also ushers in the following section: the 7 seals! Scholars have called these bidirectional passages springboard passages… Because they function like a springboard… You come running…, jump on the springboard and it springs/launches you forward…
Historical Realities

This verse contains a succession of 4 historical realities that are described in the next for chapters (4, 5, 6, and 7).

• The first historical reality is the victory of Jesus (chapter 4).
• His victory is followed by His enthronement (chapter 5).
• We are to overcome just as he overcame (chapter 6).
• After obtaining the victory, we will sit with him on his throne (the throne of His Father, the throne of the universe). And that moment is described in chapter 7.
The Overcomer

How did Jesus overcome? William Penn said it: “No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.” The enemy repeatedly tried to crown Jesus’ before the cross! When he performed miracles, the crowd wanted to crown Him forcefully as their King.

Rev. 5:5. The lion of the tribe of Judah is the same as the lamb “as if slain”. Before becoming a lion, he had to be a lamb…! Being a lamb, he became worthy to become a lion! He knew: No thorns, no throne;

No cross,no crown! His victory is the model of our victory.

This section contains the traditional bulletin, including:

• The Ministry of Giving
• Service Order and Participants
• Songs in today's service
• Sunrise/Sunset times

Give Online to Plantation SDA Church

Did you know you can donate tithes and offerings to Plantation SDA church online? Just click on the link below and fill out the form. Your contribution can help us help those in need and also spread the gospel.Thank you!
Ministry of Giving
Offering Last Week: $5,135.84
Offering Month to Date: $8,558.27
2017 Offering Surplus (Deficit): $(4,405.23)
Service Order and Participants
Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Welcome & Announcements: Ryan & Triffina Brown

Children’s Story: Addy Lubin

Pastor's Corner: Pastor Joseph Salajan

Ministry in Action: Hope Ministry

Offering Call: Michael Stephenson

Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Intercessory Prayer: Daniel Desir

Sermon: Joseph Salajan

Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Dedication in Song: Congregation

Benediction: Joseph Salajan

Afterglow: Praise Team & Congregation

Alyssa Porcena

Visual Arts/ProPresenter


Bass Guitar

Michael Acevedo

Franklyn Peart

Praise Leaders
Olivia Smith

Heather Raymond
Ramonia Rochester


Maula Dunkley
Nicky Cameron
Tatiana Petrus

Rhoneil Williams
Triffina Brown
Sunset Information
Today: 7:31 PM
Next Friday:7:34 PM
Praise and Worship Songs
Songs In Today's Service

• Our God Is An Awesome God
• Ancient Of Days
• To God Be The Glory
• King Of Heaven
• You Deserve It
• For Your Glory - Tasha Cobbs
• Victory In Jesus

The last section of the online bulletin is the newsletter. Its similar to the print version but enhanced with live web links and other interactive features. It includes:

• Prayer Ministry Update
• Calendar of Events
• Social Media Links for Plantation SDA Church

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Online Calendar

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Upcoming Events

March 17 – Baby Dedication

March 17 – AY -4:30pm

March 17 – World Wide Debut: The Life of Earl

March 17 – World Wide Debut: MSD High School: Listen & Pray

March 18 – Monthly Prayer Session

March 20 – SAS Board Meeting

March 24 – COMMUNION – 6PM

World Wide Debut: The Life of Earl

World Wide Debut: The Life of Earl

Tonight at 7PM, the WorldWide debut of "The Life of Earl" A peculiar man shows the world that you don't have to conform to society to live a pure life.
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people 1 Peter 2:9

World Wide Debut: MSD High School: Listen & Pray

World Wide Debut: MSD High School: Listen & Pray

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. We Went, We Listened, We Prayed. This powerful and moving documentary will debut tonight at 7PM at Plantation SDA Church. 
#MSD#Listen #Pray
Global Youth Day!
The Youth Ministry is participating in Global Youth Day today, March 17,
2018 in Miami. Global Youth Day is a time when Adventist youth from all over the world will be out serving their community. Please pray for our children as they travel back and forth and participate in this special event for them to serve others and to be the sermon.
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!
Sabbath Afternoon Bible Study
Join us at 6 PM in the the Youth room as we continue our study of Genesis. This week, we will be starting at Genesis 35:5. Everyone is welcome.

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.
Women's Prayer Session
The women hold a prayer session the Second Sabbath of each month, immediately after second service in the Prayer Room
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.
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

Elaine Stephenson – please pray for a speedy recovery after knee surgery.
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

March 17 – Global Youth Day

March 18 – Club Meeting

March 23-25 – Pure Reality

March 25 – Club Meeting

March 30- April 1 – Everglades Trip


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:

May 19, 2018


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
Youth Sports Ministry
We just launched a new ministry. The Youth Sports Ministry

Parents can register kids starting on March 10, 2018 in the lobby. Contact Darren Smith for more information
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.
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 Graham 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 Veronica Hector, RN
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.