June 30, 2012
The Church at Study
9:15am – 10:30am
Today’s Sabbath School Superintendent Léolène Jean
Lesson Study Guide (2nd Quarter 2012): Evangelism and Witnessing
This week’s lesson: “A Perpetual 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)
Ethiopian Class Music Room
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 Orville Bignall
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: Stephanie Mazza
Pianist: Norma Sheffield
A/V Operator: Ken Johns
Greeters: Dean Flint & James Marlowe
Deacon for the day: Jeff Marcell
The Church at Worship
God Invites Us to Worship
In Songs of Worship and Preparation Patricia Matsinhe
“We Sing Alleluia”
* In the Call to Worship:
“Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless His name; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples” Psalm 96:1-3.
* In Invocation Pastor Melvin Santos
In Hymn of Praise #7
“Come Thou Almighty King”
God Invites Us to Confess
** In Prayer Daniel Aluoch
God Invites Us to Respond
In Giving Our Offerings Nate Hatcher, Jr.
First Church Budget
Through Mission Spotlight – Cuban Report Lauren Santos
“Great Are You Lord”
In the Children’s Story Laura Breece
We Receive Him
Through Special Music First Church Choir
Through the Word Pastor Melvin Santos
“A Farmers Almanac to Spiritual Growth”
We Depart to Serve
* With His Benediction
*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
, Co-Head Deaconess
, Co-Head Deaconess
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
Church Budget Update
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
Church Budget income needed $9,373
Income received for June $4,807
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 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: 8:08 pm Sunset Next Friday: 8:07 pm
TODAY – June 30, 2012
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.
Live Long, Live Well Nashville! – 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Dr. Dexter Shurney is the speaker.
SUNDAY, July 1st
COOL group meeting in the library from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.
First Church Community Block Party, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. on the front lawn
TUESDAY, July 3rd
HEAL meeting in the library from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (changed from Thursday nights)
SABBATH, July 7TH
Sabbath School Council Meeting – 2:00 p.m. in the library
VBS Volunteer Meeting – 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall, set-up & decorating to follow
Hand Bell Choir Practice Schedule
Please meet in the music room at 9:00 a.m.
June 30th - Teen/Adult choir
July 7th - Teen/Adult choir
Children’s Church Schedule
Children’s Church will be held on the following dates:
TODAY – June 30
Social Committee Calendar of Events
TOMORROW, July 1: Community Outreach Block Party on the grounds of First Church, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 19: picnic at Percy Priest Lake
October 12 – 14: Family Retreat at Indian Creek Camp
Saturday evening, December 29: “Reflections & Anticipations” new year’s vespers and reception
“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:
Ebony Boyd, daughter Kennedi
Raimond & Laura Breece, son Michael Reeves
Prayer Requests for Healing:
Pam Andal – health concerns
Lynda Briggs – back pain
Shauneille Morton – health concerns
Joseph Clough – recovery from heart surgery
Tim – stomach tumor, friend of Raimond & Laura Breece
Sharon Lewis –lung cancer, Joan Gibran’s sister
Jim Pratt – Praise the Lord! Jim is out of the hospital and recovering well, brother of Doug Pratt
Ric Andal – kidney issues; surgery scheduled
Lisa Miller – MS symptoms have returned, tests on-going; Lynda Briggs’ sister
Thomas Hardy, Sr. – Lung cancer, father of Thomas Hardy
Jeff Vetitoe, close family friend of Betty Bolton. Pray for healing of body and soul.
Linda Grow – continued recovery from leukemia
Heather Wood – complete recovery from stroke, daughter of Pastor Jerry & Judy Rimer
Eucabeth Ongau –fused ankle surgery, complete recovery
Mina Angwenyi – full recovery, hip replacement surgeries
Ruth Swain – health concerns
Nate Hatcher, Jr. – health concerns
Baby Michael Copeland – premature birth complications
Clyde Ward – kidney disease, on dialysis; awaiting transplant
Prayer Requests (other):
Junlan Jiang - trip to China to visit family and friends, May 21-July3 - travel safety and wisdom to witness for Jesus Christ
Nate Hatcher, Sr. and others looking for work and income
Announcements for June 30, 2012
Membership Transfer Requests (1st Reading):
From Nashville First –
Jack Azor to East Ridge SDA Church (East Ridge, TN)
Kellie Azor to East Ridge SDA Church (East Ridge, TN)
Nadine Briggs to Community SDA Church (Meridian , MS)
To Nashville First –
Elizabeth Santos from South Flint SDA Church (Burton, MI)
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 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.
Pictures from the valentine’s dinner are available for pick-up today! If you had a formal picture taken at our oriental dinner social last February, a CD or print copy is located in the foyer for you to take home. Thank you, Ken Johns, for the gift of your fine photography.
Live Long, Live Well Nashville! is back – today, 2:00 - 4:30 pm at Nashville First SDA Church in the sanctuary. Our speaker today is Dr. Dexter Shurney, MD, MPH, MBA. His lecture is entitled “5 Easy Steps to Permanent/Healthy Weight Loss!” Dr. Shurney is the Chief Medical Director for the Vanderbilt Health Plan-HR. He is an expert in lifestyle and preventive health and can share his medical knowledge as well as personal success in living healthy, losing weight and keeping it off! Join us for this very informative and life changing lecture with question and answer at the end to help you start your own path to wellness!
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!
Register TODAY for Vacation Bible School; July 8 – 12, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. This year’s program is entitled “SKY!” Please register your child(ren) today at the table in the foyer. If you would like to help with VBS, please contact Laura Breece immediately. Please keep VBS in your prayers!!!
The next C.O.O.L. (Crochet Out Of Love) meeting is tomorrow, July 1stfrom 11:00am -1:00pm in the library. Bring your yarn, hooks, patterns, any projects you have ready and your own lunch/snacks and drink. COOL is for anyone who enjoys crochet or knitting, or would like to learn! All skill levels are welcome – from beginners to advanced.
The Social Committee invites you to a Community Block Party on Sunday, July 1, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the church. We are planning to have live music, a bounce house and water slide for the kids (parental supervision required), and yummy summer foods! Not only is this event for the church family fellowship, but we would like this to be the foundation that will grow into an annual outreach to the neighborhood around the church. We can introduce vegetarian foods, cooking school events, Vacation Bible School, Bible studies, basic SDA health principals . . . the possibilities are endless! We will need the help of the whole family. Please see sign-up insert in this bulletin.
VBS Volunteer meeting next Saturday night, July 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall; set-up and decorating to follow. All volunteers are asked to attend this important organizational meeting.
Highland Academy Taking Applications Now - If you are interested in attending Highland Academy this coming school year, please call Amy Cirigliano, HA Recruiter, at 615-325-2036. We are now accepting applications. Visit our website: www.highland-academy.com
“The Great Hope” books have arrived and are ready for pick-up for those who placed pre-paid orders. Your order is located in the fellowship hall. If you wish the church to assist in distributing the books you ordered, please notify Dean Flint. If you are interested in smaller quantities (75 or less) of the books for giving away to your family and friends, you can still purchase them through the church at the .39 rate. Please notify the church office the number you would like and place a check payable to NFSDA in an offering envelope marked “Great Hope”.