The Sabbath and Worship
We invite every church member to the time of Prayer, every Wednesday 7 pm. A Prayer Group is also meeting at North London Church every Wednesday morning 10am-12noon. You have an option of “shifts” to come and interceded for our church family, for our city, for leaders. We have seen miraculous answers to prayer, and experienced the goodness of God, connecting to His Mystery and presence in prayer.
A special 60th birthday party is planned for Joaquina Sampaio on Sunday July 17th from 2 to 5 pm. Food is potluck style – bring your favourite wedding dishes, and best wishes!
The Health Department presents Dr. Neil Nedley's “Depression the Way Out” seminar weekly. Seminars will take place in the evening from 7:00 to 9:00 PM Cost - $150.00 single, plus $40.00 for a spouse sharing material. Mark your calendars; invite friends who need this good news. Following is the session name and date: September 9 - Identifying Depression and It's Causes September 13 - Lifestyle Treatment for Depression September 20 - Nutrition and the Brain September 23 - How Thinking Can Defeat Depression September 27 - Positive Lifestyle Choices October 4 - Stress Without Distress October 11 - Living Above Loss October 18 - How to Improve Brian Function November 1 – Graduation
Psalm 95:6-7 The Church at Study 9:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.
Superintendent: Alex Golovenko Musician: Jonathan Bartoszc Praise Leader: Gibsons Next Week: Super: Clara Baptiste Music: Cliff Munro Praise: Max & Juliana
Worship Hour Song and Praise ……………………………………………….Teens Group Opening Song…………………No.109……………….Marvelous Grace Intercessory Prayer……………………………………….Alex Golovenko
Praying for Love for people Next Week Praying for Anniversaries
Offering Appeal………….Church Budget …………Edwin Onyango Children Story…………………………………………………Ray Thompson
Sermon “Radical Reconciliation” Brother Michael Pierce Closing song…...............No.289................The Savior Is Waiting Benediction…..................................................Cameron Munro Sunset this Sabbath 9:02 pm Next week 8:57 pm Please send all the bulletin related information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Board decisions: The session was open to all church members for a vote on the shingles selection for the roof. Those present selected GAF Timberline® Lifetime HD Shingles, Mission Brown over Charcoal and Slate. A sample is set on display in the fellowship hall. The work will begin after July 23 and no later than August 1, to be completed by August 19. The whole roof will be done in three sections, cleaning up by Friday not to interfere with the Sabbath worship activities parking and occupancy. Food handler certification is needed for ALL church events. Deadline for putting people in place is October 1. All those willing to take classes and committed to serve for two years will be sponsored by various departments of the church. Two Evangelistic series will be conducted in the fall – by Chris Bassaragh for youth in September and on Prophecy by pastor Alex Golovenko in November. Next Board meeting will take place after summer vacation on September 12.
9. Financial Report (selected brief highlights):
Yearly Budget...........................$44,200 Budget needed by the end of June........$22,100 Budget collected by June 30.............$20,515 Current shortfall.......................$ 1,585 Funds available for roof repair.........$35,029 Funds set aside for interior upgrades...$31,479
Giving into the Conference Treasury: Ontario Advance contributions...........$ 1,091 Church Building Investment Fund.........$ 140 Sabbath School Mission..................$ 1,650 Other Conference projects...............$ 2,169 Tithe...................................$76,07 10. Prayer Requests: Lawrence Gilbert is in the hospital again. Keep him and his wife Dorothy in your prayers. Yvonne Thuillard is in wheel chair recovering from her injuries, pray for her health. Tony Nicotera’s health is failing as he is in the University Hospital ICU. Pray for comfort to Marilyn and the family. If you would like the Congregation to pray for you, please submit your prayer requests to pastor, or to Clara Baptiste (email@example.com)
Thank you from all Pathfinders! Your donations raised another $360 toward the Camporee cost. Even after all lawn cutting and other fundraising activities are factored in, we are still short of $1000 for the trip. Since not every things was sold, and more donations are coming in, another yard sale will be planned for the end of August.
Personal Ministry leader Aroldo Anniehs is fundraising for purchasing “Steps to Christ” books to distribute in the neighborhood around the church. Make a donation marked “Steps to Christ project” toward this initiative.
Next Baptismal service is planned for September 10. If you are interested in making the commitment to Christ, speak with pastor Golovenko about preparation.
11. Egypt Lives On... TONIGHT! @ 6 pm
Pathfinders Camporee “Fan the Flame” with Paul Smith,a recent graduate of Oakwood University, the Assistant Pastor of the Garden Road Seventh-day Adventist Church in Calgary, Alberta will take place August 1-6 at the AWACAMENJ MINO scout camp in Duclos, Quebec. The camp’s name meaning is "better than best" is in pristine Algonquin, offering a paradise of wildlife and flora. 26 Pathfinders, counsellors and family from London will be attending the event. One of the activities there will be pin trading. If you’ve got old pins please donate to Pathfinders.
12. 2011 is the Year of Mission.
Special Music……………………………………………………Mario Simoes Scripture Reading: Romans 5:6-11; 2 Corinthians 5:17 Samuel Golovenko
Dr. Jack Polihronov will present a seminar on how Egyptian religious culture has influenced and continues influencing beliefs and worldviews at 6 pm. July 30th at 6 pm pastor Alex will present the Bridges to Buddhism and Hinduism, reaching out people from Asia. Since the beginning of the year we have covered the history and theology of mission, worldview differences, the Adventist Global perspective, witnessing to secular atheists, animists, and Muslims. This seminar is geared to address practical ways of inviting people from different backgrounds to discover God’s Plan of Salvation in Christ. Remember, Mission is not optional for a healthy Adventist church.
13. VBS, it’s that time again and we are looking for
volunteers to work as leaders and assistant leaders. VBS is this month on the 18 – 22 for children ages 4-12 from 5:30-8 pm. If you can help; please contact: Doris Van Leeuwen @ (519) 452-7073. Thank You.
14. Kingsway College a Seventh-day-
Adventist boarding and day co-ed high school in Oshawa Ontario, is now accepting applications for the 2011/2012 school year. For more information please g to our website www.kingswaycollege.on.ca or call 905-433-1144 ext. 211 or 212. You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
15. The Ontario Conference is sponsoring a Seniors Wellness Retreat (September 1618, 2011), to be held at the Best Western Hotel Oshawa. There will be FREE health screening and massage, seminars on exercise, heart and stroke, diet and more. The Seniors Walking Club will also be launched at this time. Please see your pastor, church clerk or seniors’ ministry leader for registration form to the wellness retreat & order form for walking club exercise suit. Submission deadline is September 2. For further details contact Judith Guarin, Office of the President, Ontario Conference. All people over 55 are invited to attend the information session this afternoon at 5:00 pm. At that time Aroldo will have more information about the retreat as well as the forms for registration
16. Today is potluck. A reminder of what you were to bring is listed as an item from the section of the first letter of your last name. Note that we will change the categories each month. Feel free to bring additional items from any category. A-C Cooked vegetable/Soup D-F Dessert/ Fruit G-I Drink/Juice J-M Salad/Raw vegetables N-R Bread/Bun S-Z Main course/Casserole
17. Games and Picnic
Supper on Sunday, July 24th at Gibbons Park. We will start the games at 3 p.m. followed by a potluck picnic supper at 5:30 p.m. Please bring table games as well as any outdoor games you have at home. Take Richmond St. to westbound onto Victoria St., park in the Gibbons Parking lot then head towards the shelter area.
18. Our next church Camping Weekend will be at Wildwood
Conservation August 19th & 20th. There are 15 amp. electrical and water hook ups, a tenting area, a permanent shelter that is close to washrooms, showers, laundry and swimming. Please sign up now with Don Topper to reserve your camping spot .
Happy Birthdays July 17 Erica Dawson July 17 Chris Keim July 18 Jesse Reeve July 19 Debbie Dawson
July 19 Joanna Ruhinda July 20 Joaquino Sampaio July 21 Sam Stajfer July 21 Marilyn Topper
Pastor’s Blog Preparing for the Fall Harvest I had been away for a couple of weekends, first with youth camping in the wild, then with the conference-wide convocation “camping” in the urban jungle, meanwhile thinking about summer vacation and the fall programming we must do. This year, especially after the long winter and cold rainy spring, it seems that people are taking whole summer off to themselves. I looked over our programming from the years before and we had events happening in June and July with full house in attendance. This year it is hard to get people in-doors. We had done great “sowing” in the spring through setting the pace for worship, considering the radical roots of Christian mission in the book of Acts, calling for personal commitment to live those four basic practices of learning, caring, hospitality and praying. We have set the bar higher with the call to Radical Living, and you will hear more Biblical teachings on various aspects of Christ in us, the hope of Glory. And as we take this summer vacation, let’s not forget those we have been praying for, those we are leading to Christ. This summer Community Services continues caring for people’s needs. Vacation Bible School starts next week and will be the greatest ever experience, presenting Jesus to scores of kids. As you go about your personal business remember the Radical Friendship principles of being yourself, enjoying what you love to do, and letting God use you as the tool for witness. May the Fruit of the Spirit – the Love expressed as Joy be the “hook” for all you meet to introduce them to Jesus as the Master of your life. Every time I see green licence plate with the wheat sheaf I recall the days I worked on the farm in Saskatchewan. We toiled hard and fast in the spring to get crops in. For the summer we took off to the West coast for R&R, other work, and family. But before we would come back in the fall to harvest we had to visit the farm a couple of times to spray crops, to get maintenance work done. While it is God Almighty who make things grow, who sets the weather, who adds people to His Church, we are called to labour in the field. I invite you to get ready for the harvest this fall. In September as we welcome students back Christopher Bassaragh will do a two week revival series for youth and teens, students bringing in their friends. Throughout October we would invest extra energy into friendship building to invite people to two special weeks in November – 5-12 – Praying for our friends 18-27 – understanding prophecies for the last days. As you enjoy the summer, pray for harvest, pray that the Lord would set you in his field for mighty harvest. In service of the Great Shepherd, pastor Alex Golovenko
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Sabbath, July 16, 2011 805 Shelborne Street, London, ON. N5Z 5C6
Pastor: Alex Golovenko (519) 281-9706 email@example.com