April 2, 2011
The Church at Study
9:15 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Lesson Study Guide (2nd Quarter 2011): Garments of Grace
Clothing Imagery in the Bible
This week’s lesson: “In the Loom of Heaven“
Ann Foster/Thomas Hardy/Chito Pugao Sanctuary - Front
André Wilson Sanctuary - Back
Daniel Aluoch (Swahili/English Class) Upstairs Right
The Circle (Gibran/Wilcox) Music Room
New Believers Class (Pastor/Agyemang/Shurney) Fellowship Hall
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
10:15 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
Coordinator Brian Wilcox
Welcome Pastor Melvin Santos
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: Paul Agyemang
A/V Operator: Brian Wilcox / Lauren Andal / Ken Hreha
Greeters: Thomas & Charlotte Hardy
Deacon for the day: Kwabena Addison-Amponsah / Nate Hatcher, Sr.
The Church at Worship
God Invites Us to Worship
In Song of Preparation Pat Ward
“We Sing Alleluia”
In the Call to Worship:
I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.
In Praise “Majesty”
In Invocation Pastor Melvin Santos
In Hymn of Praise #341
“To God Be the Glory”
God Invites Us to Confess
In Congregational Song
“Soften My Heart, Lord”
In Prayer Pastor Melvin Santos
God Invites Us to Respond
In Presentation of Baptismal Certificates
In Worship in Music Ridgetop Elementary
In Giving Our Offerings Horace Swain
First Church Budget
Offertory: Ridgetop Elementary
We Receive Him
Through Baptism (See Insert)
Through Hymn of Praise #633
“When We All Get to Heaven”
Welcome to the Church Pastor Brian McMahon
Prayer of Consecration
We Depart to Serve
With His Song
“Family of God”
With His Benediction Pastor Melvin Santos
(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 Month $ 7,016
Month to date +/- - $4,449
Year 2010 +/- - $12,844
NEXT WEEK’S OFFERING:
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: 7:07 pm Sunset Next Friday: 7:15 pm
TODAY – April 2, 2011
All church fellowship lunch will be served in the fellowship hall approximately 15 minutes after services. All Invited!!
Sunday, April 3rd
COOL group meeting from 11:00am – 1:00 p.m. in the library.
Baby Shower for Arlene Moran at 2:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Please help us welcome Arlene’s baby boy!
Monday, April 4th
Church Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall
Wednesday, April 6th
Scripture Study Series with Pastor Santos at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.
Thursday, April 7th
HEAL Ministries monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the library
Sabbath, April 9th
Communion celebrated during the worship service
Discipleship Training with Pastor Santos at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary
Hand Bell Choir Practice Schedule
April 2 – Youth/adult choir
April 9 - Youth/adult choir
April 16 - Youth/adult choir
April 23 - 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:
James & Cynthia Escue
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):
Newly baptized members
Bible study interests
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 April 2, 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 next C.O.O.L. (Crochet Out Of Love) meeting is tomorrow, April 4th from 11:00am -1:00pm in the library. Bring your yarn, hooks, patterns, any projects you have ready and your own lunch/snacks and drink.
You are invited to a baby shower for Arlene Moran tomorrow, April 3rd at 2:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Arlene and her husband are expecting a baby boy. Arlene is registered at Target and Baby’s R Us.
The Church Board will be meeting on Monday, April 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
Scripture Study Series with Pastor Santos, “Preparation for the Final Crisis,” Wednesday evenings through May 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Come join us for this exciting Bible study. Bring your Bible, pen, notebook and a friend!
From the Inside Out Family Prayer Conference at Indian Creek Camp will be April 8 – 10 (registration deadline April 4). Registration forms can be found on the table under the bulletin board in the foyer.
Discipleship Basic and Advanced Training with Pastor Santos (required for all newly baptized or rebaptized members). Learn the 4 levels or Discipleship: Commitment to Christ, Commitment to the Body of Christ, Commitment to Ministry, Commitment to be a Lay Minister. Sessions will be Sabbath, April 9th, April 23rd, May 7th (TBD), May 21st from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.
You are invited to a baby shower for Amy & Brent Cordis on Sunday, April 17th at 2:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Amy and Brent are expecting a baby girl. They are registered at JC Penny, Target, and Wal-mart.
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!
We give our deepest thanks to those who helped with and attended the Prophecy Seminar so faithfully night by night. Your dedication, kindness, encouragement, gifts of love and support made us feel very welcomed and at home. Thank you!
~ With Christian Love,
Brian, Heidi and Kelly McMahon