July 30, 2011
The Church at Study
9:15am – 10:30am
Lesson Study Guide (3rd Quarter 2011): Worship
This week’s lesson: “Happy Are You, O Israel!”
Ann Foster/Thomas Hardy/Chito Pugao Sanctuary - Front
André Wilson/Josef Poole Sanctuary - Back
Magaria Waitara (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: Norma Sheffield
A/V Operator: Nate Hatcher, Jr./ Lauren Andal / Bradley Hite
Greeters: Jesse & Marites Walters
Deacon for the day: Jeff Marcell / Kwabena Addison-Amponsah
The Church at Worship
God Invites Us to Worship
In Songs of Worship and Preparation Chito Pugao
“We Sing Alleluia”
* In the Call to Worship:
“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Oh, fear the Lord, you His Saints! There is no want to those who fear Him” Psalm 34:8, 9.
* In Praise “Majesty”
In Invocation Pastor Melvin Santos
In Hymn of Praise #29
“Sing Praise to God”
God Invites Us to Confess
** In Congregational Song
“Soften My Heart, Lord”
In Prayer Ken Johns
God Invites Us to Respond
In Giving Our Offerings Brian Wilcox
First Church Budget
In Heart of Praise and Thanksgiving
“Great Are You Lord”
In the Children’s Story Laura Breece
We Receive Him
Through Scripture Reading Mimi Garba
1 Peter 1: 7 - 9
Through Special Music Chito & Myrna Pugao
Through the Word Pastor Melvin Santos
Daniel & Revelation Series: “Faith on Fire, Part 2”
We Depart to Serve
* With His Song #608
“Faith Is the Victory”
* 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
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 $ 7,772
Month to date +/- - $2,892
Year 2011 +/- - $20,517
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: 7:55 pm Sunset Next Friday: 7:48 pm
TODAY – July 30, 2011
All church fellowship lunch will be served in the fellowship hall approximately 15 minutes after services. All Invited!!
CHIP participants/volunteer meeting with André Wilson after services at the back of the sanctuary.
Church choir rehearsal with director Pat Ward after services at the piano.
Adventist Youth meeting after fellowship lunch, 2:00 p.m.
Leadership Team meeting with Pastor Santos at 2:00 p.m. in the library.
Sunday July 31st – Tuesday, August 2nd
Pastor Santos out of town for annual Pastor’s meetings.
Wednesday, August 3rd
Scripture Study Series with Pastor Santos at 7:00 p.m. at the church.
Hand Bell Choir Practice Schedule
Bell choirs are on hiatus through August 6th
Children’s Church Schedule
Children’s Church will be held on the following dates:
Today - July 30
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:
Benny & Susanne Huskey
Prayer Requests for Healing:
Lois Kerwin – Knee replacement surgery 7/26, full recovery
Willa Morton – Recovery from surgery, mother of Shauneille Sherifa
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
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 – 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):
Dana Grant – Immigration issues
Pam & Ric Andal and family as they grieve the death of Pam’s mom, Olympia Cargile. Mrs. Cargile passed away Wednesday, July 20th. Please keep the Cargile family in your prayers.
Todd Wright – Sabbath work issues
Our Bible study interests
Announcements for July 30, 2011
Church Officer appointments (1st Reading):
Head Elder – Orville Bignall
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.
The church choir weekly rehearsals resume this Sabbath immediately after worship service with director Pat Ward at the piano in the sanctuary. All voices are welcome to make a joyful noise to the Lord!
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.
If you had agreed to participate in any way with the CHIP seminar scheduled for August/September (cancelled), please meet with André Wilson immediately after services in the back of the sanctuary for a very brief meeting.
Adventist Youth (AY) Ministries weekly meeting is today after fellowship lunch, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
Leadership Team will be meeting with Pastor Santos today after lunch at 2:00 p.m. in the library.
Pastor Santos will be away Sunday, July 31st – Tuesday, August 2nd for the annual ministerial retreat. If you need pastoral care during this time, please contact your Leadership Team and Elders.
Scripture Study Series with Pastor Santos continues this Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Bring your Bible, pen, notebook and a friend!
You are invited to a baby shower for Lisbeth Melgar on Sunday, August 14th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Lisbeth is registered at Target and Babies R Us. Lisbeth and husband, Derek Riethmeier, are expecting a baby girl in September!
Mark your Calendars – Church Business Meeting: Nashville First is calling an all church business meeting on Sunday, August 21st at 10:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. All members of Nashville First SDA Church are strongly encouraged to attend this important business session.
PRESENT CHURCH OFFICERS/LEADERS- Please make sure to fill out the Present Officer/Leader Survey if you desire to continue with your present ministry or plan on a new one. The Ministry Placement Team will help in ministry assignments and placements. Forms are located in the foyer. Please give your completed form to Raylene Wilcox.
SPIRITUAL GIFTS SURVEY: For the next few Sabbaths, we’re inviting all members and friends to fill out this survey to help us better determine and match your ministry gifts. Forms are located in the foyer. Please give your completed forms to Raylene Wilcox.
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!
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. Drop your labels in the drop-box located in the foyer. Reimbursed labels will go to the quarterly Sabbath School mission project.