July 7, 2012
The Church at Study
9:15am – 10:30am
Today’s Sabbath School Superintendent Ann Foster
Lesson Study Guide (3rd Quarter 2012): 1 and 2 Thessalonians
This week’s lesson: “The Gospel Comes to Thessalonica”
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 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: Nathan Wood
A/V Operator: Brian Wilcox
Greeters: Thomas & Charlotte Hardy
Deacon for the day: Nate Hatcher, Sr.
The Church at Worship
God Invites Us to Worship
In Songs of Worship and Preparation André & Heather Wilson
“We Sing Alleluia”
* In the Call to Worship:
“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the Lord is the great God, and the great King above all gods” Psalm 95:1 - 3.
* In Invocation Pastor Melvin Santos
In Hymn of Praise #645
“God of Our Fathers”
God Invites Us to Confess
** In Prayer Thomas Hardy
God Invites Us to Respond
In Giving Our Offerings James Marlowe
First Church Budget
In Ministry Spotlight – India Girls Education Joan Gibran
“Great Are You Lord”
In the Children’s Story Jeff Marcell
We Receive Him
Through Special Music Youth/Adult Bell Choir
Through the Word Pastor Melvin Santos
Revelation Series: “Worthy Is the Lamb”
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
Income received in June $7,342
Monthly Budget $9,373
NEXT WEEK’S OFFERING: North American Division Women’s Ministries
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: 8:07 pm Sunset Next Friday: 8:05 pm
TODAY – July 7, 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.
VBS volunteer meeting with Laura Breece at 7:00 p.m. in the Library. Set-up and Decorating to follow.
SUNDAY, July 8 – THURSDAY, July 12
Vacation Bible School in the Fellowship Hall, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. each night
SABBATH, July 14
Communion Service during our worship time.
Season of Prayer following fellowship lunch (approximately 2:00 p.m.) in the sanctuary.
Hand Bell Choir Practice Schedule
Please meet in the music room at 9:00 a.m.
July 7th - Teen/Adult choir
July 14th– Primary/Junior choir
July 21st - No practices
July 28th– no practices
August 4th - Teen/Adult choir
Children’s Church Schedule
Children’s Church will be held on the following dates:
Social Committee Calendar of Events
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:
Jessica Briggs, son Micah
Vic & Lynda Briggs
Larrie & Carol Brown, son Jonathan Lockridge
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
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):
Nate Hatcher, Sr. and others looking for work and income
Announcements for July 7, 2012
Membership Transfer Requests (2nd 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.
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.
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. Please keep VBS in your daily prayers this coming week!
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!
VBS Volunteer meeting tonight, 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.
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.
Next Sabbath, July 14th we will celebrate Communion during our worship service. Please don’t miss this important service of reflection, repentance and renewal.
Also next Sabbath, July 14th, everyone is invited to participate in a very special Season of Prayer for the whole congregation. The Season of Prayer will start at 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.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU: To Marjie Johns, the Social Committee, and support teams for a great Block Party event last Sunday. We had good attendance from the community.
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 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!
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.