April 12, 2012
The Church at Study
9:15am – 10:30am
Today’s Sabbath School Superintendent Betty Underhill
Lesson Study Guide (2nd Quarter 2012): Evangelism and Witnessing
This week’s lesson: “Every Member Ministry”
Ann Foster/Thomas Hardy/Chito Pugao Sanctuary - Front
André Wilson Sanctuary - Back
Magaria Waitara/Musa Garba(Swahili/English Class) Upstairs Right
The Circle (Gibran/Wilcox) Library
New Believers Class (Pastor) Fellowship Hall
Collegiate/Young Adult (Orville Bignall) Upper Room (building across street)
Beginners Ages: Infant – 3
Kindergarten Ages: 4 – 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: Bill Ridenhour
Greeters: Betty Underhill
Deacon for the day: Kwabena Addison-Amponsah
The Church at Worship
God Invites Us to Worship
In Songs of Worship and Preparation Léolène Hite & Friends
“We Sing Alleluia”
In the Call to Worship:
“Behold, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, who . . . stand in the house of the Lord! Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord. The Lord who made heaven and earth Bless you from Zion!” Psalm 134
In Praise “Majesty”
In Invocation Pastor Melvin Santos
In Hymn of Praise #27
“Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart”
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 Curtis & Bradley Hite
Christian Record Services
Ministry Spotlight (MOMS)
“Great Are You Lord”
We Receive Him
Through Scripture Reading Nate Hatcher, Sr.
Revelation 3:11 -12
Through Special Music Grafton Patten
Through the Word Pastor Melvin Santos
Revelation Series: “Breaking the Stratagem of Satan”
Through the Ordinance of Humility
(Children’s story at the front of the sanctuary with Lorri Raymond)
(When you return to the sanctuary, please sit in the pews with dots)
Through the Lord’s Supper
“The Old Rugged Cross”#159
“Power in the Blood” #294
We Depart to Serve
With His Song #251(1st verse only)
With His Benediction
**We will receive a Good Samaritan offering at the door at the close of services today**
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 $9,373. 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 each month $9,373 Expenses for March $ 8,498
Total received for April $1,815 Income for March $11,401
Month to date +/- - $7,558 $ 2,093 Expenses vs. Income for 2012: +$3,945
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: 7:19 pm Sunset Next Friday: 7:25 pm
TODAY – April 14, 2012
All church fellowship lunch will be served in the fellowship hall approximately 15 minutes after services. All Invited!!
Season of Prayer with Pastor Santosfor the church family, 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.
SUNDAY, April 15th
Baby Shower for Marites and Jesse Walters, 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
TUESDAY, April 17th
Ministry Placement Team meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Library.
WEDNESDAY, April 18th
Scripture Study Series, 6:30 p.m. in the church library. Bring your Bible, and a friend!
FRIDAY – SUNDAY, April 20 – 22
Elders & Pastors retreat at Indian Creek Camp
Hand Bell Choir Practice Schedule: Please meet in the music room at 9:00 a.m.
April 14th – Primary/Junior Choir
Children’s Church Schedule
Children’s Church will be held on the following dates:
Social Committee Calendar of Events
Saturday night, April 28: Family Game night at the church
Sunday, July 1: Community Outreach Block Party on the grounds of First Church.
Sunday, August 19: picnic at Percy Priest Lake
October 12 – 14: Family Retreat at Indian Creek Camp
Sabbath, November 17: International Celebration Sabbath and Fellowship Lunch
“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:
Brian Wilmhoff & Pat Vongsamphanh
Andre’ & Heather Wilson
Prayer Requests for Healing:
Rick Cooper – heart attack last Sunday, still in hospital; Lynda Briggs’ step-father
Lisa Miller – MS symptoms have returned, tests on-going; Lynda Briggs’ sister
Lorri Raymond – sprained arm
Ledezma Family – auto accident while traveling to family reunion; 2 killed, 5 injured, one of which is a student of Brian Wilcox
Flora – 4 month-old baby in Thailand, very sick; relative of Pa Pa Kaw & Bam Bi, Say La Chit, and family
Elder Billy Freeman, Sr. – injured in an accident; member of the Hillcrest SDA Church.
Thomas Hardy, Sr. – Lung cancer, father of Thomas Hardy
Jeff Vetitoe, close family friend of Betty Bolton. Pray for healing of body and soul.
Betty Underhill – full healing and restoration of sight
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 Morton
Eucabeth Ongau –fused ankle surgery, complete recovery
Mina Angwenyi – full recovery, hip replacement surgery (2nd hip)
Ruth Swain – health concerns
Nate Hatcher, Jr. – health concerns
Baby Michael Copeland – premature birth complications
Clyde Ward – kidney disease, on dialysis
Richard Andal - recovery from stroke, father of Ric Andal
Prayer Requests (other):
Irene Chunn – discouragement, home bound member
Dorothy Hunt – has moved in with daughter
Announcements for April 14, 2012
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.
TODAY’S THE DAY – to think about the value you place on your eyesight. And to think about how your generosity can help the blind see Jesus through the Church’s outreach ministry to those who can’t see like you do. Christian Record Services for the Blind hope it never needs to serve you with Braille, large-print, or audio materials due to sight loss. But you can help make sure it’s here for those who depend on its services. To direct your church offering toward helping the blind see Jesus, please write CRSB on your tithe envelope or use the special envelope provided.
A children’s choir is starting under the direction of Veronique Johnson. The choir will be for children ages 5 – 13. A interest/planning meeting will be held today after the worship service. If you are interested in having your child be a part of this exciting ministry, please meet with Veronique in the sanctuary by the organ immediately after church.
All are invited to fellowship lunchafter the worship service today in the fellowship hall. To expedite set-up and clean up, everyone please help withset-up and clean-up of chairs, tables and floors in fellowship hall.
Today, everyone is invited to participate in a very special Season of Prayer for the whole congregation. The Season of Prayer will start about 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary and will be time of asking God to pour out His Holy Spirit, seeking the Lord’s blessings, lifting up prayer requests in intercession for others. Join us for a special time of prayer with the church family.
You are invited to a baby shower for Marites & Jesse Walters, tomorrow, April 15that 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Marites and Jesse are expecting a baby boy. They are registered at Babies R Us, JC Penny, and Target.
Scripture Study Series continues on Wednesday evenings, at 6:30 p.m. in the library. Come join us for this exciting Bible study. Bring your Bible, Bible study guides (given during Prophecies Decoded seminar) pen, notebook and a friend!
Family Game Night, Saturday evening, April 28th at 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Bring your family’s favorite board games and snacks to share around the tables.
HEAL Health Brief: Like most people you probably feel uneasy discussing your digestive system in polite company. We all love to eat, of course, but we don't care to think about what happens to that veggie burger or Big Mac once it disappears from our hands. We seem to practice a "don't ask, don't tell" policy on our own digestive systems. This strategy works well enough, until your gallbladder refuses to go to work or your gut decides to show a little insubordination. Then, suddenly, you want to know what's going on down there in the dark. Come join us for “A Look At The DIGESTIVE SYSTEM” Part 2 - stomach, large intestines; detox and cleansing, and much more, Thursday, May 3rd, Nashville First Church Library at 6:00 p.m.
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 fill out forms you will find there. DVDs are $5.00 and CDs are $3.00. Please give your completed form and funds to the Media personnel (Ric Andal, Brent Cordis, Lauren Andal) and your order will be processed for the next week. Please Note: You may view sermons from our website (nfsda.org) for free!
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.
You are invited!!
What:Family Game Night
When:Saturday night, April 28th
Where:First Church Fellowship Hall
Bring your favorite table games, board games, group games . . . Bring whatever your family enjoys playing!
Bring your family’s favorite snack foods to share.
Bring your friends!
You are invited!!
What:Family Game Night
When:Saturday night, April 28th
Where:First Church Fellowship Hall
1. Bring your favorite table games, board games, group games . . . Bring whatever your family enjoys playing!
2. Bring your family’s favorite snack foods to share.
3. Bring your friends!