September 10, 2011
The Church at Study
9:15am – 10:30am
Lesson Study Guide (3rd Quarter 2011): Worship
This week’s lesson: “In Spirit and in Truth”
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) 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: Michael Santos
Pianist: Norma Sheffield
A/V Operator: Ken Johns / Ric Andal / Greg Mazza
Deacon for the day: Jeff Marcell / Kwabena Addison-Amponsah
The Church at Worship
God Invites Us to Worship
In Songs of Worship and 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. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together” Psalm 34:1, 3.
* In Praise “Majesty”
In Invocation Dr. Don Morgan
In Hymn of Praise #619
“Lead On, O King Eternal”
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 Frank Ansah
World Budget – Fall Mission Appeal
In Heart of Praise and Thanksgiving
“Great Are You Lord”
In the Children’s Story Laura Breece
We Receive Him
Through Scripture Reading Khanettra, Mikayla & Lillian Hatcher
Proverbs 4:20 - 22
Through Special Music Camaren, Skyler & Sydnei Humphrey-Davis
Through the Word Dr. Don Morgan
We Depart to Serve
* With His Song #632
“Until Then” (first verse only)
* 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
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
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: 6:53 pm
TODAY – September 10, 2011
Dr. Don Morgan is our guest speaker today as part of ICCH’s Live Long, Live Well Nashville! Campaign in conjunction with the NAD’s Let’s Move! Day initiative. Dr. Morgan is Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance, Director, Center for Physical Activity and Health in Youth Middle Tennessee State University.
All church fellowship lunch will be served in the fellowship hall approximately 15 minutes after services. All Invited!!
Dr. Morgan will be having a special presentation starting at 2:00 p.m. We will then work in collaboration with the AYS group to walk the neighborhood streets around the church (Let's Move Day!) passing out flyers for the Astonishing Discoveries in the Land of the Bible seminar.
Sunday, September 11
Fall Work Bee, 8:30 a.m. – planting in the front flower beds in preparation for our community outreach programs.
Wednesday, September 14 – Sunday, September 18th
Astonishing Discoveries in the Land of the Bible seminar downlink at the church starting at 6:30 p.m. Invite your family and friends to this interesting and informative discussion. Volunteers are needed to support this activity. See Junlan Jiang or Derek Reithmeier to volunteer.
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:
TODAY - September 10
Upcoming Events at Nashville First:
Sunday, September 18th
“Forks over Knives” You are invited to a special showing, 3:00 – 5:30 p.m., sponsored by CHIP Alumni and ICCH
Friday, September 30th - Saturday, October 29th
Prophecies Decoded Seminar via satellite downlink, each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
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:
Rose Marie Kuhlman, Frank Kurzynske, Todd & Melody Kurzynske
Prayer Requests for Healing:
Betty Underhill – retina/vision problems
Jerry Maynard – rotator cuff surgery
Doug Faulkner – health concerns
Soe Ya – gun shot wound to jaw
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
Todd Wright – Sabbath work issues
First Church members/attendees seeking employment
Prophecy Decoded Seminar (Net ’11)
Membership Transfer Requests (2nd Reading):
To Nashville First -
Doug Pratt from Ridgetop SDA (Ridgetop, TN)
Susan Pratt from Ridgetop SDA (Ridgetop, TN)
From Nashville First –
Barbara DiDomenico to Highland SDA (Portland, TN)
Sarah Meza-Johnson to Manassas SDA (Manassas, VA)
Evelyn Thompson Sanders to Murfreesboro SDA (Murfreesboro, TN)
Profession of Faith (not able to complete transfer) -
Marites Walters from Sabang SDA Church (Philippines)
Announcements for September 10, 2011
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 an adult.
All are invited to fellowship lunch after the worship service today in the fellowship hall.
Dr. Morgan will be having a special presentation this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. He will be giving away 50 free pedometers in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University. We will then work in collaboration with the AYS group to walk the neighborhood streets around the church (Let's Move Day!) passing out flyers for the Astonishing Discoveries in the Land of the Bible seminar.
FALL WORKBEE: Sunday, September 11th, 8:30 a.m. We are inviting all members and friends to come and get the front flower beds ready for our community outreach efforts. We will focus on the front flower bed only; planting, trimming adding compost, etc. Things to bring: pruners, shovels, rakes, picks, wheelbarrows, gloves, and scissors.
The Tennessee State Fair will be held September 9th - 18th. Adventist Community Services Center is hosting 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. Contact Dean Flint to volunteer your time.
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. 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.”
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!