July 21, 2012
The Church at Study
9:15am – 10:30am
Today’s Sabbath School Superintendent Junlan Jiang
Lesson Study Guide (3rd Quarter 2012): 1 and 2 Thessalonians
This week’s lesson: “Thessalonica in Paul’s Day“
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:........... Stephanie Mazza
Pianist:........... Doug Pratt
A/V Operator:........... Brian Wilcox
Greeters:........... Danett & Danielle Guy
Deacon for the day:........... Kwabena Addison-Amponsah
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The Church at Worship
God Invites Us to Worship
In Songs of Worship and Preparation Pat Ward
“We Sing Alleluia”
* In the Call to Worship:
“The Lord is righteous in all His ways, gracious in all His works. The Lord is near all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them” Psalm 145:17-19.
* In Invocation Pastor Melvin Santos
In Hymn of Praise #10
“Come, Christians, Join to Sing”
God Invites Us to Confess
**In PrayerThomas Hardy
God Invites Us to Respond
In Giving Our Offerings Cynthia Agyemang
First Church Budget
Ministry Spotlight – Collegiate Ministries Orville & Seliene Bignall
“Great Are You Lord”
In the Children’s Story Betty Bolton
We Receive Him
Through Special Music Shannon Hardy
Through the Word Pastor Melvin Santos
Revelation Series: “God’s Obstacle Course”
We Depart to Serve
* With His Benediction
Postlude Doug Pratt
*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
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 Income Received in July: $3,511
Total income received for June $9150
Expenses vs. Income for 2012: +$9,063
NEXT WEEK’S OFFERING: Kentucky-Tennessee Conference Advance
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: 8:02 pmSunset Next Friday: 7:57 pm
TODAY – July 21, 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.
FRIDAY, July 27th
v “The Upper Room” open house and dedication, 6:30 p.m. in the Upper Room (across Natchez Trace, upstairs)
Hand Bell Choir Practice Schedule
Please meet in the music room at 9:00 a.m.
- 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:
- July 28
- August 11
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:
Reneé & Ty Carver, daughters Kiley & Khloe
Avelino Ceasar & Rebecca Joseph, children Deborah, Ruth, & Andrew
Prayer Requests for Healing:
· Nate Hatcher, Jr. – suffered a serious asthma attack, health concerns
· 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
· Horace 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. , Lorri Raymond and others looking for work and income
Announcements for July 21, 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.
Discipleship Training with Pastor Santos, today, 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.
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!
Next 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.
We will be having a baby dedication during the service next Sabbath, July 28th. If you would like your child/infant dedicated to the Lord during this service, please contact the church office as soon as possible.
The Leadership Team will meet with Pastor Santos, next Sabbath, July 28th at 2:00 p.m. in the Library. All Leadership Team personnel should plan to attend this meeting.
You are invited to a baby shower for Lori Houp on Sunday, August 5that 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Lori & James are expecting a baby girl. They are registered at Babies R Us, Target & Wal-Mart.
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.
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!
We Really Do Need One Another
During a hike in the woods, a troop of Boy Scouts came across an abandoned railroad track. Each, in turn, tried walking the rails, but eventually lost his balance and tumbled off.
Suddenly two of the boys, after considerable whispering, bet that they could both walk the entire length of the track without falling off. Challenged to make good their boast, the two boys jumped up on the opposite rails, extended their hands to balance each other, and walked the entire section of track with no difficulty whatever.
This, in a nutshell, is an important principle of life. The day of the hermit, the lone wolf, and the self-made man is gone forever. Made in the image of God, we are so constituted that we thrive on partnership, companionship, and fellowship. We do thing better, we produce more, and we live happier by helping one another. The person who lends a helping hand discovers that he benefits himself as he helps the other. When we don’t support one another, our lives begin to get off-track. We really do need one another.
- Mike Clayton