August 27, 2011
The Church at Study
9:15am – 10:30am
Lesson Study Guide (3rd Quarter 2011): Worship
This week’s lesson: “Trust Not in Deceptive Words“:
The Prophets and Worship
Ann Foster/Thomas Hardy/Chito Pugao Sanctuary - Front
André Wilson/Josef Poole Sanctuary - Back
Magaria Waitara/Musa Garba(Swahili/English Class) Upstairs Right
The Circle (Gibran/Wilcox) Music Room
New Believers Class (Pastor/Poole/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: Kwabena Addison-Amponsah
Pianist: Pat Ward
A/V Operator: Brian Wilcox / Ric Andal
Greeters: Craig & June Tucker
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 Nate Hatcher, Sr.
“We Sing Alleluia”
* In the Call to Worship:
“Praise the Lord, call upon His name; declare His deeds among the peoples. Make mention that His name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, for He has done excellent things; this is know in all the earth” Isaiah 12:4-5.
* In Praise “Majesty”
In Invocation Pastor Melvin Santos
In Hymn of Praise #73
“Holy, Holy, Holy”
God Invites Us to Confess
** In Congregational Song
“Soften My Heart, Lord”
In Prayer Daniel Aluoch
God Invites Us to Respond
In Giving Our Offerings Musa Garba
Kentucky-Tennessee Conference Advance
In Heart of Praise and Thanksgiving
“Great Are You Lord”
In the Children’s Story Frank Ansah
We Receive Him
Through Scripture Reading
Philippians 4:6 - 7
Through Special Music May Pekee and Soe Ya
Through the Word Pastor Melvin Santos
Daniel & Revelation Series: “Our God Is Able”
We Depart to Serve
* With His Song #468
“A Child of the King”
* With His Benediction
(Please be seated following the Benediction)
Postlude Pat Ward
*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
Orville Bignall, Head Elder (home) 876-5021 / (cell) 512-9193
Nate Hatcher, Sr., 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 $ 4,731
Month to date +/- - $5,933
Year 2011 +/- - $24,255
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: 7:23 pm Sunset Next Friday: 7:13 pm
TODAY – August 27, 2011
All church fellowship lunch will be served in the fellowship hall approximately 15 minutes after services. All Invited!!
Church choir rehearsal with director Pat Ward immediately after services at the piano. All voices are welcome to join.
Leadership Team meeting at 2:00 p.m. in the library
Adventist Youth meeting after fellowship lunch, 2:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. All are welcome to attend.
Monday, August, 29th
Health Expo training seminar, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
Worship Committee meeting, 5:00 p.m. in the library
Church Board meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the library
Tuesday, August, 30th
Health Expo training seminar, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
Hand Bell Choir Practice Schedule – 9:00 a.m. in the music room
September 10 – Teen/adult rehearsal
September 17 - Children’s rehearsal
Children’s Church Schedule
Children’s Church will be held on the following dates:
Sunday, August 28th
ICCH Board/Staff meetings, 8:00 – 12:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall
Monday, August 29th
Worship Committee Meeting at 5:00 p.m. in library
Church Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the library
Sunday, September 4
COOL (Crochet Out of Love) group meeting, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the library
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:
Debbie Keeling, daughter Christina Millheim
Prayer Requests for Healing:
Soe Ya – gun shot wound to jaw
Cortney Michell – complications of pregnancy, daughter of Nikii Mitchell
Lois Kerwin – knee replacement
Willa Morton – recovery from surgery, mother of Shauneille Sherifa
Heather Wood – complete recovery from stroke, daughter of Pastor Jerry & Judy Rimer
Jarrett Wilson - liver transplant surgery, father of 2 small children, nephew of Shauneille Sherifa
Mark Fitzhugh – cancer, Raylene Wilcox’s other boss
Eucabeth Ongau – has had surgery to fuse ankle, complete recovery
Jeff Wilson – diagnosed with Lyme’s disease; son-in-law of Betty Underhill
John Brinson – cancer
Mina Angwenyi – full recovery, hip replacement surgery
Ruth Swain – health recovery
Clara Johnson – health concerns, co-worker of Pat Ward
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):
Nikii Mitchell & daughters McKenzie, Ashley & Cortney – special Issue
Bush Family – Nikii Mitchell’s uncle and 2 young cousins (27 and 18) have died in past 3 weeks. Keep this family in your prayers.
Todd Wright – Sabbath work issues
Announcements for August 27, 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 with set-up and clean-up of chairs, tables and floors in fellowship hall.
Leadership Team meeting with Pastor Santos next Sabbath, August 27th at 2:00 p.m. in the library.
Meetings scheduled for this Monday, August 29th:
Worship Committee meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the library.
Church Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the library.
Health Expo Training Seminar – final meetings on Monday and Tuesday this week, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome to attend . . . you will benefit greatly by doing so!
The Tennessee State Fair will be held September 9th - 18th. Adventist Community Services Center will host a booth at the fair featuring healthful living ideas, blood pressure and body fat screenings, health and stress analysis, and free literature to give away with information about health, lifestyle, substance abuse, etc. We need volunteers each evening, 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Please check your schedule and see if you can volunteer some time to the Fair Booth Ministries. Please use the Volunteer Form located in the foyer. See Dean Flint with any questions and to give him your completed form.
Discover Bible School team members will be distributing enrollment cards every Sabbath to anyone interested in passing them out to friends and neighbors. This is an ongoing ministry and we need everyone to get involved! For more information, please see Sheraline Jones, Heather Wilson, Barbara Hodge or Charlotte Hardy.
Outreach Opportunities for 2011:
September 14 – 18: Archaeology and the Bible, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. a downlink presentation with Michael Hasel, Ph.D. and Ron Clouzet.
September 30 – October 29: Prophecy Decoded Seminar, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. a downlink presentation on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday evenings with Ron Clouzet.
Young Women’s Retreat: September 9 – 11, for young women in grades 9 -12, at Indian Creek Camp. For retreat and registration information please visit www.ywministry.com or call the KY-TN Conference Women’s Ministry Department (615-859-1391).
Women’s Retreat: September 23 – 25 (Hyveth Williams) and September 30 – October 5 (Brenda Walsh) at Indian Creek Camp. For retreat and registration information please visit www.kytn.net or call the KY-TN Conference Women’s Ministry Department (615-859-1391).
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.
The Adventist Community Services Center – Remember, we are responsible for keeping the following food items in stock: Canned beans (all varieties), canned tomatoes, canned fruit, canned soup, 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!
ACSC is also in desperate need for VOLUNTEERS any time of day. The Center is open Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. They would also appreciate cash donations to help keep the pantry supplies up. You can make donations through the Church – mark your offering envelope “Community Services Center.” They will continue to take donations of clothing, furniture, household items, etc. Thank you for your support!