April 21, 2012
The Church at Worship
The Church at Study
9:15am – 10:30am
Today’s Sabbath School Superintendent
Lesson Study Guide (2nd Quarter 2012):
Evangelism and Witnessing
This week’s lesson:
“Spiritual Gifts for Evangelism and Witnessing“
Ann Foster/Thomas Hardy/Chito Pugao
Magaria Waitara/Musa Garba(Swahili/English Class)
The Circle (Gibran/Wilcox)
New Believers Class (Pastor)
Collegiate/Young Adult (Orville Bignall)
Upper Room (building across street)
Juniors & Earliteens (Upstairs Left)
Youth (Young Adult Classroom)
Sanctuary - Front
Sanctuary - Back
“Worthy, Worthy is the Lamb”
Ages: Infant – 3
Ages: 4 – 7
Ages: 8 -10
Ages: 11 – 14
9th grade and up
First Church Budget
Church Family Time
10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Welcome, Family Fellowship & Song
“The Family of God”
In Songs of Worship and Preparation
“We Sing Alleluia”
In the Call to Worship:
“Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and
for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the
longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness” Psalm 107:8-9.
In Hymn of Praise
God Invites Us to Confess
In Congregational Song
“Soften My Heart, Lord”
God Invites Us to Respond
In Giving Our Offerings
Ministry Spotlight – Prison Ministries
“Great Are You Lord”
In the Children’s Story
We Receive Him
Through Scripture Reading
Through Special Music
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.
“Healing Water for Your Relationships”
We Depart to Serve
With His Song of Commitment
“You Are My King”
With His Benediction
Danett & Danielle Guy
Nate Hatcher, Sr.
Nashville First Seventh-day Adventist Church
2800 Blair Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37212
Melvin Santos, Pastor
Orville Bignall, Head Elder
Nate Hatcher, Sr., Head Deacon
Sherri Bohnert, Co-Head Deaconess
Laura Breece, Co-Head Deaconess
Dean Flint, Personal Ministries
Raylene Wilcox, Church Administrator
Church Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Please have all bulletin information to the church office
Thursday mornings before 10:00 a.m. You may leave messages
on the church answering machine if necessary. Thank you.
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%,
(home) 472-1721/ (cell) 810-241-3399
(home) 876-5021 / (cell) 512-9193
(home) 868-0820/ (cell) 585-2108
Church Budget Update
Expenses for March
Income for March
Expenses vs. Income for 2012: +$1,042.05
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
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
Sunset Tonight: 7:25 pm
Sunset Next Friday: 7:31 pm
TODAY – April 21, 2012
• Today we welcome our guest speaker Teryna Edwards.
• Pastor Santos and many of our Elders are out of town today
at the Pastors and Elders Retreat at Indian Creek Camp.
• All church fellowship lunch will be served in the fellowship
hall approximately 15 minutes after services. All Invited!!
• AY meeting in the fellowship hall at 2:00 p.m.
Hand Bell Choir Practice Schedule: Please meet in the music room at
o April 21 - No rehearsal
o April 28 – Youth/Adult choir
o May 5 – Primary/Junior choir
o May 12 – No rehearsal
o May 19 - Primary/Junior choir
o May 26 – Camp meeting – no rehearsal
Children’s Church Schedule
Children’s Church will be held on the following dates:
o TODAY - April 21
o May 5
o June 16
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
• Saturday evening, December 29:
Anticipations vespers and reception
“The Family that plays together stays
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:
Nathan & Lindsey Wood, daughter Abigayle
Prayer Requests for Healing:
• Rick Cooper – heart attack; Lynda Briggs’ step-father
• Lisa Miller – MS symptoms have returned, tests on-going; Lynda
• 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.
• 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 21, 2012
Pastor Santos and many of the Elders are out of town today attending
the Conference Elders & Pastors Retreat at Indian Creek Camp. They
will return tomorrow afternoon, April 22. Please keep them in prayer
for a spiritual renewal and safety as they travel home.
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 an adult.
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.
AY meeting today at 2:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The theme for
April is “Faith.” AY meetings and activities are for the whole church
family – Everyone is welcome to attend and participate!
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!
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.
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 Leadership Team will meet with Pastor Santos, next Sabbath, April
28th at 2:00 p.m. in the Library. All Leadership Team personnel should
plan to attend this meeting.
Family Game Night, next 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.
Graduates: The church family would like to celebrate our graduates
in a special way during a worship service in May. If you or a
member of your family will be graduating from 8th grade, 12th grade,
college or post-graduate degrees, please contact the church office
Kindergarten Roundup at Ridgetop Adventist Elementary School on
Friday, May 4. Children (at least 4 years old by Aug. 2012) are invited
to spend a day with Myrna Smith, teacher for the lower grades. The
school is located at 104 King St. in Ridgetop. Call 859-0259 for more
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!
You are invited!!
You are invited!!
Family Game Night
Saturday night, April 28th
First Church Fellowship Hall
Family Game Night
Saturday night, April 28th
First Church Fellowship Hall
1. Bring your favorite table games, board games,
group games . . . Bring whatever your family enjoys
2. Bring your family’s favorite snack foods to share.
3. Bring your friends!
1. 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!