July 14, 2012
The Church at Study
9:15am – 10:30am
Today’s Sabbath School Superintendent Myrna Pugao
Lesson Study Guide (3rd Quarter 2012): 1 and 2 Thessalonians
This week’s lesson: “Preserving Relationships”
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: Kwabena Addison-Amponsah
Pianist: Pat Ward
A/V Operator: Bill Ridenour
Greeters: Craig & June Tucker
Deacon for the day: Jeff Marcell
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The Church at Worship
God Invites Us to Worship
In Songs of Worship and Preparation Léolène Jean
“We Sing Alleluia”
In the Call to Worship:
“I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High” Psalm 9:1-2.
In Invocation Pastor Melvin Santos
In Hymn of Praise #27
“Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!”
God Invites Us to Confess
In Prayer Chito Pugao
God Invites Us to Respond
In Giving Our Offerings Juliet Santos
North American Division Women’s Ministries
Vacation Bible School Review Laura Breece
We Receive Him
Through Special Music Brian Wilcox
Through the Word Pastor Melvin Santos
Revelation Series: “The Seven Seals”
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
“Near the Cross”#312
“Power in the Blood” #294
We Depart to Serve
With His Song #462(1st verse only)
“Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine!”
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
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
Expenses incurred in June $5,992
Total income received for June $9150
Expenses vs. Income for 2012: +$9,063
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: 8:05 pm Sunset Next Friday: 8:02 pm
TODAY – July 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.
TUESDAY, July 17th
Ministry Placement Team Meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the library.
Hand Bell Choir Practice Schedule
Please meet in the music room at 9:00 a.m.
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:
Josephine Bumba-Sasa, son Tony
Peter Busienei & Emily Rotich, daughters Edith & Faith
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
Lisa Miller – MS symptoms have returned; 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 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.
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.
Everyone is invited to participate in a very special Season of Prayer for the whole congregation, today after lunch. 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.
Discipleship Training with Pastor Santos, next Sabbath, July 21stat 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.
On Friday evening, July 27th Collegiate Ministries will host an open house and dedication of “The Upper Room” at 6:30 p.m. in The Upper Room (building across Natchez Trace, upstairs). The whole church family is invited to attend.
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.
Vacation Bible School
What we learned: Anything Is Possible With God!
Our Bible Points:
No Matter Who You Are . . . Trust God!
No Matter How You Feel . . . Trust God!
No Matter What People Do . . . Trust God!
No Matter What Happens . . . Trust God!
No Matter Where You Are . . . Trust God!
Thank you, Laura Breece and volunteers for a wonderful week at “SKY” VBS. We learned a lot, we met new people, we ate yummy snacks, we played games, we made crafts, and we had FUN learning about Jesus! We can’t wait ‘til next summer!