May 12, 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:
“Personal 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
Pastor Melvin Santos
“All Glory, Laud, and Honor”
Ages: Infant – 3
Ages: 4 – 7
Ages: 8 -10
Ages: 11 – 14
9th grade and up
Church Family Time
10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
“Great Are You Lord”
Welcome, Family Fellowship & Song
“The Family of God”
In Songs of Worship and Preparation
“We Sing Alleluia”
In the Call to Worship:
“I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing to You among the
nations. For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens, and your truth unto
the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Your glory be above
all the earth” Psalm 57:9-11.
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
Adventist Disaster Relief Agency (ADRA)
Tribute to Mothers
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.
Through the WordPastor Melvin Santos
Revelation Series: “The Open Door of Opportunity”
We Depart to Serve
Mike & Carol Bibee
Nate Hatcher, Sr.
With His Song
With His Benediction
“So Send I You”
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%,
Church Budget Update
Expenses incurred in April
Total income received for April
Expenses vs. Income for 2012: +$7,815
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: 7:43 pm
Sunset Next Friday: 7:49 pm
(home) 472-1721/ (cell) 810-241-3399
(home) 876-5021 / (cell) 512-9193
(home) 868-0820/ (cell) 585-2108
• All church fellowship lunch will be served in the
fellowship hall approximately 15 minutes after services.
• Discipleship Training – Basic; with Pastor Santos at 2:00
p.m. in the sanctuary.
• AY meeting in the fellowship hall at 2:00 p.m.
Hand Bell Choir Practice Schedule: Please meet in the music room at
May 12 – No rehearsal
May 19 - Primary/Junior choir
May 26 – Camp Meeting – no rehearsal
June 2 – Camp Meeting – no rehearsal
Children’s Church Schedule
Children’s Church will be held on the following dates:
Social Committee Calendar of Events
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
• Saturday evening, December 29:
Anticipations” new year’s 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:
Kwabena Addison & Adwoa Amponsah, children Kwame, Afua & Kofi
Ric & Pam Andal, children Lauren & Philippe’
Prayer Requests for Healing:
• Ric Andal – health issues
• Lisa Miller – MS symptoms have returned, tests on-going; Lynda
• 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
• 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):
• Cooper/Wiley Family as they mourn the death of Rick Cooper,
step-father of Lynda Briggs.
• MOMS Ministry is engaged and we are thanking God for His
blessings. Please pray for this effort.
• SAU Mission Trip to Cuba, May 15-June 3 – Travel safety, Holy
Spirit power on preaching
• Mignon Charles, Maxine Thomas and family as they grieve the
death of their mother and grandmother.
• Nate Hatcher, Sr. and others looking for work and income
Membership Transfers (2nd reading):
Transfers IN to First Church -
• Doris Cabrales from Ridgetop SDA Church (Ridgetop, TN)
Transfers OUT of First Church -
Julie Armstrong to Madison Campus SDA (Madison, TN)
Kathleen Collins to GracePoint SDA (Brentwood, TN)
1391 if you need a paper application.
Announcements for May 12, 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.
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.
Discipleship Basic Training with Pastor Santos, today at 2:00 p.m. in the
sanctuary. You will grow in your spiritual walk with God. Bring your
Bible, pen, notebook, and a teachable spirit.
AY meeting today at 2:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. 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!
Graduates: The church family would like to celebrate our graduates
in a special way on JUNE 9th (moved from May 12th). 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
Church Business Meeting: Nashville First is calling an
all church business meeting for its members on Sunday,
June 10th at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. All members
of Nashville First SDA Church are strongly encouraged to
attend this important business session. Agenda items will
include an annual report for 2011, live-streaming the worship
services on the internet, sowing/outreach events in preparation
for “reaping” meetings in the fall and the possibility of hosting
Messiah’s Mansion. Please attend for more information and to
let your voice and your vote count.
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, or if you
prefer, you can make a monetary donation. Make checks payable to
First Church and mark your offering envelope “ACSC.”
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!
Vacation Bible School will be held July 8 – 12 from 6:00 - 8:30pm. This
year’s program is entitled “Sky.” If you would like to help with VBS,
please contact Laura Breece immediately. We need for crew leaders!
2012 Indian Creek Summer Camp registration is open! Go to
www.indiancreekcamp.com to register your children or call 615-859-
Camp Meeting Information:
•Camp meeting for the Kentucky-Tennessee
Conference starts Friday, May 25th on the campus
of Highland Academy (211 Highland Circle Drive,
Portland, TN 37148). We encourage everyone to
attend camp meeting, if only for Sabbath services,
May 26th and June 2nd.
• Traditionally, those who attend on Sabbath gather
under the trees on the parking hill opposite the
gymnasium for a potluck style lunch. Bring picnic
blankets, lawn chairs, eating utensils (paper plates,
forks, spoons, etc.) and food!
• First Church will be open for services on camp
meeting Sabbaths, May 25th and June 2nd. Any
Elders, Deacons or officers who are not planning
to go to Camp Meeting on those Sabbaths, please
let Dean Flint or Pastor Santos know immediately.
Fellowship lunch will be served after services at First
Church. If you plan to attend services at First Church,
please bring food to share and stay for the fellowship.
• Pastor Santos will be away for camp meeting
responsibilities from Monday, May 21st through
Sunday, June 3rd. Cell phone reception is poor on
campus so please contact one of the Elders with your
pastoral needs during this time.
NASHVILLE FIRST CHURCH
Dear church members:
If you are interested in your child(ren), age 5 through 13,
being in the Nashville First Church Children’s Choir, please
complete this form and check the day/time that will be best
for you to bring your child(ren) for rehearsal.
Parent Phone Number: ___________________________
Available day/time (please check only one):
Please give this completed form to Veronique