March 26, 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: “Partnership With Jesus“
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 Orville Bignall
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: Kwabena Addison-Amponsah
Pianist: Doug Pratt
A/V Operator: Vic Briggs / Brent Cordis / Skylar Davis
Greeters: Todd & Melody Kurzynske
Deacon for the day: Jeff Marcell / Kwabena Addison-Amponsah
The Church at Worship
God Invites Us to Worship
In Songs of Worship and Preparation Kellie Azor & Friends
“We Sing Alleluia”
In the Call to Worship:
To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul; in You I trust, O my God. Show me Your ways, O Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.
In Praise “Majesty”
In Invocation Pastor Brian McMahon
In Hymn of Praise #12
“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
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 Nate Hatcher, Sr.
Kentucky-Tennessee Conference Advance
In Heart of Praise and Thanksgiving
“Great Are You Lord”
In Dedicating our Children Pastor Melvin Santos
In the Children’s Story Sheryl Gentle
We Receive Him
Through Scripture Reading John Jones
I Peter 1:6 – 9; 4:12 – 14; 5:4
Through Special Music First Church Choir
Through the Word Pastor Brian McMahon
“The Lost Coin – Pastor McMahon’s Personal Conversion Story”
We Depart to Serve
With His Song #569
“Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”
With His Benediction
(Please be seated following the Benediction)
Postlude Doug Pratt
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
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: 7:03 pm Sunset Next Friday: 7:09 pm
TODAY – March 26, 2011
All church fellowship lunch will be served in the fellowship hall approximately 15 minutes after services. All Invited!!
Discover Prophecy seminar – “Heaven – Is it For Real?” at 7:00pm at the church.
Monday, March 28
Worship Committee meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the library
Church Board meeting rescheduled April 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall
Wednesday, March 30
Bible study series with Pastor Santos at 7:00 pm
Hand Bell Choir Practice Schedule
All rehearsals will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. in the music room
March 26 – Primary choir
April 2 – Youth/adult 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:
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 in prayer this week:
Jared & Camille Dorris, children Noah, Seth & Riley
Prayer Requests for Healing:
Dotty Cooper – breast cancer, additional tests scheduled, mother of Lynda Briggs
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
Nate Hatcher, Jr. – 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 and family as they mourn the death of Chito’s father Ramone.
James Orodo Aluoch – Special Request
Todd Wright – Sabbath work issues
Announcements for March 26, 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.
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.
The following meetings are scheduled for this Monday, March 28th:
Worship Committee will meet at 5:00 p.m. in the library
Church Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall
Sermon Copies: We have available upon request copies of sermons presented each Sabbath. Please find the clip-board in the foyer on the lectern 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. 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 your labels to the church and place in the drop-box located in the foyer. Reimbursed labels will go to the quarterly Sabbath School mission project.
Discipleship Basic Training with Pastor Santos on Sabbath, April 9, at 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 pm in the sanctuary. Open to all members and especially those who have been newly baptized in the last 2 years.
The Adventist Community Services Center – Food Stocks Critically Low! Nashville First Church contributes an average of 8 food items per week . . . that is not enough food to feed a single 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, others must step in and cover for us . . . Please bring in 3 or 4 cans each week to help us keep “our” shelves stocked!