SABBATH SCHOOL The Creation Completed Genesis 2:2 The Church at Study 9:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Superintendent: Edwin Onyango Musician:
SECOND Reading: membership transfers OUT: Nina Knox to Woodstock SDA Church.
Many thanks to elder Jack Polihronov for inaugurating our Bible Study Class with reflections on ground rules and principles. TONIGHT at 5 pm pastor Alex presents the study on the “sons of God” in Genesis 6, and the identity of Michael the Archangel. Next Sabbath the study will be given by Kathy Rayner on Food in the Bible. We welcome your questions and suggestion of topics for study. For more details see the schedule in the foyer.
Praise and Worship…………………….Dale Beckles & Team 2 Hymn of Praise……..No.694…….Praise God, from Whom…
Praying for Pastor & leadership team, Holy Spirit‘s guidance in ministries, & New York Conference Next week: Families, Birthdays & Anniversaries, Northeastern Conference
Offering Appeal…………Church Budget…………Gord Rayner Next Week……Religious Liberty
Men’s ministry breakfast January 20 at 8:30 am. The discussion book is “A Place for us guys.” How do guys, men, fit into church today? What is our place and role in family and society?
Pathfinders Club meetings continue tomorrow, January 20, starting at 10 am.
Wishlist for Church 6.
Elders meeting, Monday evening, January 21 at 5:30 pm. Please bring your NCD recommendations review, and be ready to discuss REACH.
Learning experience with Sanctuary London this coming Thursday, January 24, 2013. All those who registered please meet 7 pm at 513 Talbot St. This meeting will be a “two hour walking tour” of downtown, hands-on learning how to interact with people in need.
Song of Commitment…….No.600…….Hold Fast Till I Come Benediction……………………………………………….Clara Baptiste Sunset this Sabbath 5:21 pm Next week 5:30 pm Please send all the bulletin related information to: email@example.com
Games Night: Mark your calendars and plan to come and enjoy an evening of Table Tennis, Crokinole, Dominoes and other table games on Saturday January 19th 7-10 PM in our Fellowship Hall. Please bring your favorite table games and folding card tables! Please bring some snacks. We will be providing popcorn and a hot drink.
Scripture Reading…..Revelation 3:14-22….AnnieKay Allen
Next School of Evangelism class will take place January 27 at our church. Class will be taught by Richard Roschman on “Understanding the secular postmodern mind,” and begin at 10:00 am, continue to 4:00pm.
10. Baby shower for Mercy Nleya-Ncube and Ndaba Ncube on Sunday,
February 10th 3:30-5:30 p.m. (Note change of date). Please join with us as we welcome the blessing of another new addition to our church family.
11. ABC BOOKMOBILE will be at the Church on Feb.
27th, 2013. Don't forget to order your BOOKS. Call 800-263-3791 for orders. Thanks
Notifications 12. Worship Schedule is published and available. Please pick up your copy.
Children Story…………………………………..Michael Golovenko Special Music……………………………………….Jonathan Bartosz
First annual Church Business meeting for the 2013 Budget and plans will take place January 26 at 6 pm. Departmental leaders, please submit your plans to the treasurer Edwin Onyango as the Finance Committee will be preparing plans for 2013 and beyond.
Intercessory Prayer…………………………………..Kirmane Allen
13.For all the events on the church calendar, booking of the fellowship hall, and ministry planning please contact Sandi Rusek firstname.lastname@example.org or Yolanda Ndiweni email@example.com
Outreach to homeless. Opportunity to serve a meal, pray, share the Gospel with homeless has opened up to a team of 12 volunteers monthly! TONIGHT from 6 to 9 pm our team will be at 696 Dundas Street Ark Aid Christian Mission. Parking is available behind the building. Dinner begins at 7 pm with 15 minutes devotional time and ends at 8 pm, followed by a clean up. Following Sabbaths are scheduled: March 9, April 20, May 18, June 15, 29; July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21. A sign-up sheet is available in the foyer at the main announcement board. We invite a rotation of volunteers, so everyone can participate.
15. Inviting ALL to our mid-week church service on
Wednesday night at 7 pm. It is time for extra prayer, deeper Bible study, and testimonies.
16. Personal Ministry opportunity:
Discover Bible School coordinator needed! Carolyn Dowdell will take care of mailing the Discover Bible School (DBS) lessons, corresponding with interest, scoring and following up studies. The second aspect of Personal Ministry responsibility is to assist church members with discovering their own spiritual gifts and connecting each individual with a meaningful ministry. A coordinator for Spiritual Gifts Discovery process and tracking members’ ministry involvement is needed. Ministry training also is under the responsibility of the Personal Ministry department. Currently elder Cameron Munro expressed interest in coordinating this work. Angella Gregory shared an interest in volunteering. We need more volunteers to start an effective ministry. If you are interested in helping with please speak with pastor Alex Golovenko.
17. The COMMUNICATION TEAM wants to invite you to be a part of the exciting developments that are lined up for 2013. Our newsletter is going to include sections on the various ministries, health, education, christian life, kids corner, etc... If you have pictures ,articles or ideas that you can contribute, we welcome your input! Please contact Alonso Lopez for further details!
Health TIP Eating fruit at least 1-2 times per week protects against severe asthma. Eating fast foods three or more times per week is associated with a 70% higher risk of severe eczema and a 39% higher risk of asthma in teens, according to researchers in a multi-center, multi-country study. Even consumption of fast foods 1-2 times per week significantly increased the risk of wheezing and asthma in children. Interestingly, eating fruit 1-2 times per week significantly protected against wheeze, severe asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis, and eczema. PositiveTip: Avoid fast foods and eat more fruit for a healthier family.
HAPPY BIRTHDAYS Jan 19 Ivan Kasule Jan 21 Maria Carreiro Jan 24 Alisha Sealy Jan 27 Pat Thompson
Jan 28 Michael Golovenko Jan 31 Rita Topper Feb 2 Sarah-Marie Scale Feb 3 Moses Onyango
REACH London. Today churches across Ontario are launching the REACH initiative. You have heard already about REACH. We had voted details of our strategy November 24, 2012. You had read the list of goals in December 2012 Newsletter. Today we were planning to have the new banner displayed, but it is delayed in print, readying for the next Sabbath. Are you ready for REACH? Do we need REACH? What is it about? During the annual workers meetings in Oshawa this week one of discussion topics was REACH. Some objected to yet another “add on” programming to already busy churches. Some recalled previous initiatives of “Tell Ontario!” “Reach UP, OUT, IN.” Listening to misunderstandings and objections that exist among pastors I wondered if our church members in London are “on board” . This is not a change of direction. REACH is a better “version 3.0” an updated streamlined more comprehensive unifying strategy to what we are already doing, adding some new emphasis, such as healthy leadership practices, which were overlooked in the past. I begin with words of Apostle Peter “I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth” (2nd Peter 1:12). Today’s launch is a reminder of commitments we made. One objection that I heard frequently was “we are already doing it. Why do we need an official ‘launch’?” My illustration here may not be politically correct, but consider it anyhow A couple maybe living “commonlaw” for a while, but it does not mean they are married! A marriage ceremony is needed to affirm their commitment to each other publically; to make a statement of “no reserve, no retreat, no regret;” to seek God’s blessing through a sacrament of spiritual ceremony. We may have been implementing positive changes for awhile, yet it is meaningful to have a special dedicatory commitment, to seek God’s blessing in prayer for our efforts, to state publicly to those who may missed the significance before that we are intentional about change! Even married people need to renew their vows. We cherish our wedding anniversaries, as it is a reminder of our commitment and direction in life. May it be today as we inaugurate the REACH strategy, that we would make commitments to work together with other churches of Ontario Conference to grow God’s Kingdom. We want to be in alignment not only within our church but also with our sister congregations. It all begins with personal revival and transformation, reconnecting with God, revitalizing ministries, and making changes needed. We want to reaffirm our commitment to the great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) of making disciples, continually mentoring and teaching believers of all ages. We want to recommit to serve community where we live and to lead people to Jesus. We want to support our leaders, and build up empowering practices. Let’s REACH London for God!
your servant, pastor Alex Golovenko