July 2, 2011
The Church at Study
9:15am – 10:30am
Lesson Study Guide (3rd Quarter 2011): Worship
This week’s lesson: “Worship in Genesis: Two Classes of Worshipers“
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/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
10:40 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: Nathan Wood
Pianist: Pat Ward
A/V Operator: Brian Wilcox / Ric Andal / Bradley Hite
Greeters: Nikii Mitchell & Sue Phillips
Deacon for the day: Nate Hatcher, Sr. / Jeff Marcell
The Church at Worship
God Invites Us to Worship
In Songs of Worship and Preparation Kellie Azor
“We Sing Alleluia”
* In the Call to Worship:
O praise the Lord. Praise the name of the Lord; praise Him, you servants of the Lord, who stand in the house of the Lord, in the temple courts of our God. Praise the Lord, for that is good; honor His name with psalms, for that is pleasant.
* In Praise “Majesty”
In Invocation Pastor Melvin Santos
In Hymn of Praise #645
“God of Our Fathers”
God Invites Us to Confess
** In Congregational Song
“Soften My Heart, Lord”
In Prayer Orville Bignall
God Invites Us to Respond
In Giving Our Offerings Brian Wilcox
First Church Budget
Offertory: Youth/Adult Bell Choir
In a Drama Ministries Presentation
“I Am America”
In the Children’s Story Patricia Matsinhe
We Receive Him
Through Scripture Reading Salomey Agyemang
Through the Word Pastor Matthew Christo
We Depart to Serve
* With His Song #531
“We’ll Build on the Rock”
* With His Benediction (Please be seated following the Benediction)
Postlude Marjie Johns
*Congregation please stand ** Congregation please kneel
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 $10,644. 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
Budget for the month $10,644
Total received for Month $ 7.738
Month to date +/- - $2,926
Year 2011 +/- - $17,625
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: 8:08 pm Sunset Next Friday: 8:07 pm
TODAY – July 2, 2011
All church fellowship lunch will be served in the fellowship hall approximately 15 minutes after services. All Invited!!
Sunday, July 3rd
COOL group meeting is cancelled for July. Keep working on your projects for next month.
Community Block Party – 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on the front lawn of the church. Invite your family and friends! Bring lawn chairs to sit under the shade of the trees.
Thursday, July 7th
HEAL monthly meeting, Symphony of the Cells Training. Thurs. July 7th. 5-8:00 p.m. $25. Airport Executive Plaza, 1321 Murfreesboro Rd., 2nd Floor Conference Rm, Nashville
Hand Bell Choir Practice Schedule
July 2nd – Youth/Adult Choir
Children’s Church Schedule
Children’s Church will be held on the following dates:
Social Committee Calendar of Events
Sunday, July 3 – Independence Day Celebration Block Party at the church, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Vegi-burgers and dogs, roasted corn, cotton candy and home-made ice cream will be served. There will be activities for both adults and kids. Come and play; bring your friends and family with you! Bring swimsuits or clothes to get wet on the water slide – Kids only, please!
“The Family that plays together stays together!”
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:
Nate Hatcher, Sr.
Prayer Requests for Healing:
Heather Wood – Complete recovery from stroke, daughter of Pastor Jerry & Judy Rimer
Juana Alfonso – Health issues
Jarrett Wilson, liver transplant surgery, father of 2 small children, nephew of Shauneille Sherifa
Stella Swilley - broken leg, recovering in nursing home
Mark Fitzhugh –cancer of the kidney, Raylene Wilcox’s other boss
Eucabeth Ongau – has had surgery to fuse ankle, praying for complete recovery
Jeff Wilson – diagnosed with Lyme’s disease; son-in-law of Betty Underhill
John Brinson – Cancer
Dr. Jerry Maynard – recovery, health issues
Mina Angwenyi – recovery, hip replacement surgery
Ruth Swain – health recovery
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):
Jack & Kellie Azor and family as they move to Chattanooga this week
Vacation Bible School – July 10 - 14
Jimbo Moran – Has arrived in Nashville – Praise God!!
Todd Wright – Sabbath work issues
Announcements for July 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.
Adventist Youth (AY) Ministries weekly meeting today, July 2nd after fellowship lunch, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Today’s topic is The Bible – The Book of Books! Please join us!
Church choir is on hiatus through July.
Register TODAY for Vacation Bible School; July 10 – 14, from 6:00 - 8:30pm. This year’s program is entitled “Shake It Up Café.” Please register your child(ren) today at the table in the foyer. If you would like to help with VBS, please contact Laura Breece immediately. Please keep VBS in your prayers!!!
Cool Group meeting is cancelled for Sunday, July 3 at 10:00 a.m. Please continue working on your mission projects for next month’s meeting.
The Social Committee invites you to an Independence Day Block Party tomorrow, July 3, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on the front lawn of the church. We will have live music, a bounce house for the kids (parental supervision required), and yummy summer foods! Please see sign-up insert in this bulletin. Please bring your lawn chairs to sit in the shade under the trees. Parents –bring swimsuits or clothes for your kids to get wet on the water slide – kids only please!
Scripture Study Series with Pastor Santos this Wednesday evening, June 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Come enjoy a new format of prayer and study of Scriptures. We will continue our study on what Jesus said about how we can prepare for the final events before His coming. Bring your Bible, pen, notebook and a friend!
VBS Training meeting for ALL VBS STAFF/VOLUNEERS will be Saturday evening, July 9th at 7:00pm in the fellowship hall. We will decorate after the meeting. If you are unable to make the training meeting, please see Laura for some vital information!
Coronary Health Improvement Program (CHIP) begins Sunday, August 7th here at the church. If you, your family or friends are interested in seriously improving personal health and disease management and/or reversal, please come to one of the scheduled information sessions, July 11th, 12th or 14th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.
Membership Transfer Requests (1st Reading):
From Nashville First –
Aloice Aluoch to Breath of Life SDA Church (Memphis, TN)
Carmelita Arthur to Pioneer Memorial SDA Church (Berrien Springs, MI)
Church Office Appointments (1st Reading):
Sheraline Jones – Librarian
Bill Ridenour – Audio/Visual/Media (sound)
Nate Hatcher, Jr. – Audio/Visual/Media (sound, assistant)
Greg Mazza – Audio/Visual/Media (cameras)
Bradley Hite – Audio/Visual/Media (cameras)
Josef Poole – Sabbath school teacher assistant (New Beginners & Andre’ Wilson’s classes)
Margaria Waitara – Sabbath School teacher (English/Kiswahili class)
Musa Garba – Sabbath School teacher assistant (English/Kiswahili class)