March 12, 2011
The Church at Study
9:15am – 10:30am
Lesson Study Guide (1st Quarter 2011): Jesus Wept:
The Bible and Human Emotions
This week’s lesson: “Freedom From Addictions“
Ann Foster/Thomas Hardy/Chito Pugao........... Sanctuary - Front
André Wilson........... Sanctuary - Back
Daniel Aluoch (Swahili/English Class)........... Upstairs Right
The Circle (Gibran/Wilcox)........... Fellowship Hall
New Believers Class (Agyemang/Shurney)........... Pastor’s Office (left hallway)
Collegiate/Young Adult (Orville Bignall)........... Library
Beginners........... Ages: Infant – 4
Kindergarten........... Ages: 5 – 7
Primary........... Ages: 8 -10
Juniors & Earliteens (Upstairs Left)........... Ages: 11 – 14
Youth (Young Adult Classroom)........... 9th grade and up
Church Family Time
10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Coordinator........... Brian Wilcox
Welcome, Family Fellowship & Song........... “The Family of God”
Please turn off or silence all beepers, cell phones and other electronic devices.
“You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary: I am the Lord” Leviticus 19:30.
Platform Coordinator:........... Mimi Garba
Pianist:........... Norma Sheffield
A/V Operator:........... Jeff Marcell / Ric Andal
Deacon for the day:........... Kwabena Addison-Amponsah / Nate Hatcher, Sr.
The Church at Worship
God Invites Us to Worship
In Songs of Worship and Preparation Pat Ward
“We Sing Alleluia”
In the Call to Worship:
I will sing of Your strength, in the morning I will sing of Your love; for You are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. O my Strength, I sing praise to You; You, O God, are my fortress, my loving God.
In Praise “Majesty”
In Invocation Pastor Brian McMahon
In Hymn of Praise (See Insert)
“All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
God Invites Us to Confess
In Congregational Song
“Soften My Heart, Lord”
In Prayer Pastor Melvin Santos
God Invites Us to Respond
In Giving Our Offerings Dexter Shurney
In Heart of Praise and Thanksgiving
“Great Are You Lord”
In the Children’s Story Laura Breece
We Receive Him
Through Scripture Reading Dana Grant
Through Special Music Marjorie Ward
Through the Word Pastor Brian McMahon
“How to Overcome Bitterness”
We Depart to Serve
With His Song #262
“There’s A Sweet Spirit”
With His Benediction
(Please be seated following the Benediction)
Postlude Marjie Johns
Nashville First Seventh-day Adventist Church
2800 Blair Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37212
Melvin Santos, Pastor (home) 472-1721/ (cell) 810-241-3399
Jack Azor, Head Deacon (home) 672-5646/ (cell) 812-7605
Nate Hatcher, Sr., Co-Head Deacon 242-5235
Sherri Bohnert, Co-Head Deaconess 884-0134
Laura Breece, Co-Head Deaconess 650-8416
Dean Flint, Personal Ministries (home) 868-0820/ (cell) 585-2108
Raylene Wilcox, Church Administrator
Church Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
MONTHLY CHURCH BUDGET is $11,465. Please note your faithfulness in giving your offerings to the Lord. Offerings marked “church budget” are the only funds that help with the operational costs of the church. FYI: Remember our tithes, which show our faithfulness to God, are based on 10% of your wage or income & offerings have no percentage because it symbolizes the unlimited love for Christ. It can be 3%, 5%, 10%, 20%, etc.
Church Budget Update
Needed for month $11,465
Total received for February $ 5,692
Total received for March $ 2,855
NEXT WEEK’S OFFERING: First Church Budget
The Nursery, located in the foyer across from the kitchen, is open for parents needing a private place to feed or change their babies. The Toddler “Time-Out” Room is located in the Beginners classroom during the church service. There are monitors in these rooms so parents can continue to see and hear the worship service.
If your small child would enjoy a quiet diversion during the worship service, please see one of the greeters for a children’s “Quiet Bag.” Please return the bags to the basket at the welcome table in the foyer after the worship service.
Sunset Tonight: 5:51 pm Sunset Next Friday: 6:57 pm
TODAY – March 12, 2011
- All church fellowship lunch will be served in the fellowship hall approximately 15 minutes after services. All Invited!!
- Discover Prophecy seminar – “God’s Test of Loyalty” at 5:00 p.m. “The Subject That Satan Hates” starts at 7:00 p.m. at the church.
Sunday, March 13
v Daylight Savings Time begins . . . Set your clocks forward one hour!
Monday, March 14
v Discover Prophecy Seminar – “The Most Amazing Bible Prophecy” at 7:00pm
Tuesday, March 15
v Discover Prophecy Seminar – “Bible Secrets to Good Health” at 7:00pm
Thursday, March 17
v Discover Prophecy Seminar – “Unmasking the Antichrist” at 7:00pm
Friday, March 18
v Discover Prophecy Seminar – “The Mark of the Beast and the Seal of God” at 7:00pm
Hand Bell Choir Practice Schedule
All rehearsals will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. in the music room
- March 12 – Primary choir
- March 19 – Youth/adult choir
- March 26 – Primary choir
Choir Schedule – All rehearsals will start immediately after the worship service in the sanctuary
- 1st & 3rd Sabbaths – Church Choir
- 2nd Sabbaths – Men’s Chorus
- 4th Sabbaths – Women’s Chorus
- 5th Sabbaths – Miscellaneous (will be announced)
Children’s Church Schedule
Children’s Church will be held on the following dates:
- TODAY - March 12
- April 2
- May 21
Welcome to the Nashville First SDA Church! We are delighted you chose to worship with us this Sabbath.
First Church Family Prayer List:
This Week’s Prayer Focus Families - Remember these in prayer this week:
Vincent & Theryll Davis, children Avery, Julian, Camaren, Skyler & Sydnei
Prayer Requests for Healing:
- Dotty Cooper – cancer, additional tests scheduled, mother of Lynda Briggs
- Joan Wilson – surgery done; all cancer removed (praise God!)
- Jimmy Underhill – Spiritual and physical healing, latest testing showed no cancer (praise God!)
- Judy Sparks – Cancer, in radiation treatment, Tom Slark’s mother
- Doris Monk – recent surgery, gallbladder & tumor on kidney, sister of Debbie Keeling
- Mina Angwenyi – full recovery, hip replacement surgery
- Ruth Swain – health recovery
- Donald Sparks – recovering from strokes and brain hemorrhage, brother of Judy Rimer
- Eucabeth Ongau – recovery from car accident; healing for legs
- Clara Johnson – health concerns, co-worker of Pat Ward
- Pastor Lynn Schlisner – failing health
- Lynda Briggs – Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- – Health concerns
- Baby Michael Copeland – premature birth complications
- Clyde Ward – kidney disease, on dialysis
- Rose Marie Khulman – health concerns
- Richard Andal- recovery from stroke, father of Ric Andal
Prayer Requests (other):
- Chito and Myrna Pugao
- James Orodo Aluoch – Special Request
- Todd Wright – Sabbath work issues
Announcements for March 12, 2011
Today, immediately following the pastoral prayer, those who would like to be part of an intercessory prayer group to pray again over the requests brought to the elder’s Bible are invited to meet in the Swahili classroom (upstairs right) with Mike Hite.
Children’s Church today! We will meet for children’s story in the sanctuary and go directly to the fellowship hall for the rest of the church service. Children ages 4 – 12 are invited to join us. If your child is under the age of 4, they are welcome to attend with a parent or adult guardian.
Today’s offering is for Religious Liberty. The annual Religious Liberty Offering helps ensure that we are free to practice our faith and share the Gospel as God has instructed. And it is because of your sponsorship of Liberty magazine subscriptions that thought leaders everywhere are better informed on and more responsive to issues of religious freedom. The Public Affairs & Religious Liberty arm of the Seventh-day Adventist church is dedicated to ensuring our ability to obey God, follow our conscience, and share the good news of His return with others!
All are invited to fellowship lunch after the worship service today in the fellowship hall. To expedite set-up and clean up, everyone please help as follows: kitchen duty (getting dishes in oven between Sabbath School & church, making punch, getting food on table, clean-up, etc.); set-up and clean up of chairs, tables and floors in fellowship hall.
Child Dedication service scheduled for Sabbath, March 26th: If you are interested in having your child dedicated to the Lord during the worship service, please contact Pastor Santos as soon as possible.
Sermon Copies: We have available upon request copies of sermons presented each Sabbath. Please find the clip-board in the foyer on the small table by the double doors and provide the information necessary to get your copy. You can pick up your copy the following week from the lectern also located in the foyer. Those who wish to make a contribution of $2.00 (suggested) per CD/DVD to defray the cost may do so by placing money in an offering envelope marked “CD/DVDs.”
Please continue to save the UPC/bar code portion of packaging/labels from Worthington Foods, Loma Linda Foods, Morningstar Farms, Morningstar Farms Organic and Natural Touch products. Bring labels and place in the drop-box located in the foyer. Reimbursed labels will go to the quarterly Sabbath School mission project.
The Adventist Community Services Center – Food Stocks Critically Low!
Nashville First Church contributes and average of 8 food items per week . . . that is not enough food to feed a family! First Church is responsible for stocking the following food items:
Canned beans (all varieties)
Canned pasta sauce
Pasta noodles (i.e. spaghetti)
When we don’t do our part, our sister congregations must step in and cover for us . . . Please help us keep “our” shelves stocked!!
The ACS Thrift Store will be open this Sunday March 13th 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Your donations will also be accepted during these hours.