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January 4, 2014 Kettering Adventist Church 3939 Stonebridge Road Kettering, OH 45419

ketsda.org First Serv 9:30 a.m. ~ Sabbath School 10:30-11:30 a.m. ~ Classic Worship 11:45 a.m.


Serv January 4, 2014 Jerry Mahn, worship leader 9:30 a.m.

When the Stars Burn Down

Kettering Life — Dan Stevens

Baby Dedication — Charles Holland VanDenburgh by David VanDenburgh

Sermon — Pastor Karl Haffner


Worship January 4, 2014 11:45 a.m.

We Gather Together Gathering Music Alan Hovhaness.....................Kent Breakie, trumpet Dorsey & Holcomb…………Dayton Flute Ensemble Carrie Underwood..........Jasmine Purvis, soprano sax

We Come Into Christ’s Presence Call to Worship..............................................................................Pastor Dan Stevens (congregation standing) Leader: When Jesus is born to Mary and Joseph, People: God is there. Leader: When Jesus is presented at the temple, People: God is there. Leader: When Simeon holds Jesus in his arms, People: God is there. Leader: When Anna recognizes Jesus in the temple, People: God is there. Leader: This very day, People: God is here. All:

Let us worship in the name of God the Father, Jesus the newborn Son, and the Holy Spirit who is ever present.

Pass the Blessing of Christ’s Peace Hymn No. 103:

...................................................tune: (congregation standing — Note: this is the first hymn sung by this congregation in 1964)

Invocation......................................................................................Pastor Dan Stevens Baptism of Rachel Breakie........................................................................Hazel Burns Flute Choir:

arr. James Christensen Henry T. Smart, arr. Beth Jensen — Kris Dorsey and Bill Holcombe


Church Life.....................................................................................Pastor Dan Stevens

We Present Our Tithes and Offerings Offertory:

Helen Cornelius...............Jasmine Purvis, soprano sax (Believed to be the first Scripture Lesson).....................Steve

Scripture Lesson:

Leno

Jesus answered, “It is written: Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

Prayers of the People................................................................................Janyce Shull Vocal Solo:

Franz Schubert............................Joshua Wheeker, tenor

Great is Jehovah, the Lord! For heaven and earth testify to His great power. ‘Tis heard in the fierce raging storm, in the torrent’s loud thundering roar. Great is Jehovah, the Lord! Mighty His Power! ‘Tis heard in the rustling of leaves in the forest; seen in the waving of golden fields, midst loveliest flowers’ gaudy array, ‘tis seen in myriad stars of heaven. Fierce it sounds in the thunder’s loud roll, and flames in the lightening's terrible swift flash! Yet still more perceptible, your beating heart proclaims the power of God, of the eternal God, when you look up in prayer in hope for grace and mercy. Great is Jehovah the Lord! Great is Jehovah the Lord!

We Learn from God’s Word ...............................Pastor Karl Haffner

Sermon: Hymn No. 500:

...............................................................tune:

(congregation standing)

We Are Sent Out With a Blessing Benediction.....................................................................................Pastor Karl Haffner Orison:

(Hymn No. 66).............................................................Congregation God be with you till we meet again. By His counsels guide uphold you. With His sheep securely fold you. God be with you till we meet again.

Postlude:

C. J. B. Meacham.......................................Jerry Taylor, organ (The first Postlude played by Marjorie Seasly on January 4, 1964)


Worship Notes: Participants: Dr. Karl Haffner, our senior pastor, presents today’s sermon from Matthew 4. Dan Stevens, our associate pastor for administration, hosts today’s worship. Steve Leno, who joined this congregation in 1964 with his parents, Elmer and Goldie Leno, reads today’s Scripture Lesson. The Leno’s not only helped set up chairs for church but set up and ran the microphone system. Steve still serves our congregation as a presiding deacon. Janyce Shull, who presents today’s Prayers of the People, and her late husband, Ted Shull, were newlyweds and arrived in Kettering, July 1964. He and Janyce were head deacon and deaconess, and they set up chairs and platforms for worship. Their oldest son, Ted J. Shull, born three years later, is head of our finance committee. Their second son, Don, teaches at Spring Valley Academy. Jerry Taylor, our minister of worship and music, is the organist for today’s service. Rachel Breakie, daughter of Kent and Erin Breakie, is being baptized today by Hazel Burns. Rachel is in the fifth grade at Spring Valley Academy. Sharing in the joy are her little sister, Katie Breakie, grandparents, Don and Jill Figge, and extended family. As we gather for worship Kent Breakie, whose daughter is being baptized today, plays Alan Hovhaness’ for trumpet and organ. The Dayton Flute Ensemble, under the direction of Christina Condon, a major Dayton woodwind performer and teacher, plays a setting of Hymn No. 142, is an arrangement by Carrie Underwood of the familiar carol played by Jasmine Purvis on the soprano saxophone. Jasmine also prepared the Powerpoint to accompany her song. (Hymn No. 103), one of the great German hymns based upon Psalm 90, was the first hymn sung by this congregation at their first service in 1964. Marjorie Seasly was the organist and played on an Allen organ that was loaned to the congregation by one of the members until the “new “ organ arrived. has been referred to as the finest “new” Christmas carol. Mark Lowry wrote the words in 1984 when his pastor asked him to write the program for the living Christmas tree choir presentation. The music was written by Buddy Greene. Michael English was the first recording artist to record and release on his debut album titled, which was released on January 1, 1992. “ Country music artist Kathy Mattea recorded her version of the song in 1993 for her Christmas album, , thus giving the song its first widespread exposure to Country radio. , a classical piece composed by Franz Schubert (1797–1828), and was chosen to lead into today’s sermon. Joshua Wheeker is a Spring Valley Academy graduate and a graduate of the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music in opera and vocal performance. Josh will leave next week to begin a career with Opera Iowa. was the first Postlude played by Marjorie Seasly for the first service of this congregation. It is a very difficult composition by the English organist, Charles John Blood Meacham (1850-1930).


Living Like Gilligan on Temptation Island First study in series: I. One Focus: “Speaking of Jesus…” II. Two Islands 1. Temptation Island 2. Gilligan’s Island III. Three Temptations (Matthew 4:1-11, NIV) Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. (2) After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 1. The temptation to _______________________________________________. (3) The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” (4) Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ” 2. The temptation to _______________________________________________. (5) Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. (6) “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: ‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’ ” (7) Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ ” 3. The temptation to _______________________________________________. (8) Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. (9) “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” (10) Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ ” (11) Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him. IV. Four Texts 1. (Matthew 6:13) Don’t bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the Evil One. Amen. 2. (Psalm 119:11) I have thought much about your words and stored them in my heart so that they would hold me back from sin. 3. (James 4:7) So give yourselves humbly to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 4. (Hebrews 4:15) This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses since he had the same temptations we do, though he never once gave way to them and sinned.

Reference: “The Temptation of Christ,” at http://www.gty.org/resources/print/sermons/90-84


Fifty Years Ago Today

In 1963 people who had moved with their families to Dayton to help set up the Kettering Memorial Hospital found that the closest church on Far Hills Avenue could not meet the new influx of people comfortably. So, under the leadership of hospital administrator, George Nelson*, they explored starting a new church on the hospital campus. The Seventh-day Adventist Church at Kettering was chartered on December 14 with 150 members. On this day fifty years ago, January 4, 1964, they held their first Sabbath School and worship services in the hospital basement. Margaret Turner and Naomi Ziesmer created space for the children in the rooms that would later become the cafeteria. Cleta Lane (later Nelson) was the superintendent for the adult Sabbath School. The worship service was held in the auditorium. Mr. Nelson was the litergist, Ross Seasly* and Elvin Hedrick* gave the prayers. Marjorie Seasly was the organist. Dean and Trudy Johnson sang Closer Still with Thee and Pastor Murray Deming was present (even though he would not move to Dayton for another two months) to give the first sermon titled, An Island of Innocence. The day held happy prospects of the future.

* indicates deceased


January 4, 2014

The Church at Study 10:30 a.m. Lesson Quarterly Classes Lesson 1: Memory Text “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”

Lesson Study & Discussion..........................S-1 Taught by: Dan Stevens Next week: Gerry Greene Lesson Study & Discussion…….....Pastor’s Office Taught by: Petre Udrea Next week: Bob Peach Sabbath School Class...........…....................N-2 Taught by: Ted J. Shull Advent H.O.P.E. …………………..…….No class today Please join FreshBread today

Other Adult Classes Pastor’s Bible Study....................................S-3 Taught by: Pastor Karl Haffner FreshBread……………………………….Fellowship Hall Taught by: Shelina Bonjour Conversations About God........Kettering College Lower Lobby Dave Evans, Joe Nicosia & Adele Waller Discussion of Last-Day Prophecies Northeast Fellowship Hall A video presentation by Doug Batchelor:

Thoughts on Prayer: “Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” Hebrews 12:1


Coming Events TODAY — January 4, 2014 Baby Dedication — Charles Holland VanDenburgh will be dedicated today during FirstServ by his grandfather, David VanDenburgh. Charles was born July 29, 2013 in Redlands, California to Jonathan and Amanda VanDenburgh. Sharing in the joy are big brother, Christian, and grandparents, David and Chris VanDenburgh. First-time Visitors — You are invited to stop by the Information Center in the narthex to pick up a gift to welcome you to our church today. Worship Bags — Parents of small children can check out (honor system) worship bags for their little ones in three different age groups: 0-2, 3-4, & 5-6 from the red cart in the north foyer. Please return bags to the cart after the worship service. Thank you. Sunset — 5:19 p.m.

THIS COMING WEEK — Church Office Hours 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Friday

TUESDAY — January 7 Staff Meeting — 9:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY — January 8 Youth Handbells — 5 p.m. Choir Practice — 6 p.m. Table Talk — 6:30 p.m. the Fellowship Hall Praise Orchestra — 7:35 p.m. Advent Ringers — 7:40 p.m.

THURSDAY — January 9 Daytime Bible Study — 11:30 a.m.

FRIDAY — January 10 Youth Vespers — 8 - 10 p.m. Youth Room Singing Bands — 6:45 p.m. Meet at Kettering Hospital outside the cafeteria on the lower level. Sunset — 5:24 p.m.

NEXT SABBATH — January 11, 2014 Pastor Karl Haffner will continue our new year sermon series in from Matthew 11. 9:30 a.m. First Serv in the Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m. Sabbath School classes 11:45 a.m. Worship in the sanctuary

As we begin the new year, please join our church family and read a chapter a day from the Gospels. reading schedule bookmarks are in the bulletins today. More are available on tables in the foyers. As a gesture of your commitment, sign the banner in the narthex (beside the grandfather clock).


That You May Know KETTERING CHURCH FAMILY Sympathy — To Tom and Sandy Rule on the death of Tom’s mother, Dorothy Rule, on December 21, 2013. Services were held in Louisville, Kentucky yesterday. — To Elden “Andy” Ford, Jeff & Tricia Ford, Adam and Austin Ford on the death of their mother and grandmother, Dolores Ford, December 28, 2013. A memorial service is being planned for March 22, 2014 at the Kettering Church. — To Glenn and Myra Hoffman on the death of Glenn’s sister, Mary Lucille Wilson, December 30, 2013. A service is being held this morning in Big Sandy, Tennessee. Thank You — A sincere appreciation for the support and cards following the loss of our mom and grandmother on December 13. The hugs and offers for help are greatly appreciated. — Dusty, Rohanna, Mike and Alissa Deal — A big “Thank You” to all who have thoughtfully and generously donated food, clothing, furniture and the many wonderful Christmas gifts for our new Congolese members. They feel very welcomed and warmly cared for as they begin their new lives in a new country. Flower Chart for 2014 — The 2014 Flower Calendar is hanging on the north wall of the Narthex. Sign up to celebrate an event in 2014 by sponsoring flowers for the worship service in the sanctuary. Choose the color and type of flowers, and have your special message printed in the bulletin (2-3 lines). The cost is $50 and the arrangement will be yours to take home following the service. CD’s & DVD’s Available — A variety of Kettering Praise Orchestra CD’s from most of their concerts are available in the church office. Martin Doblmeier DVD’s: “BONHOEFFER - Pastor, Pacifist, Nazi Resister”, “The Power of Forgiveness”, and “Washington National Cathedral - A New Century/A New Calling” are also available in the church office for a donation. Family Movie Night — You are invited to join us next Saturday, January 11, for worship, food, and a movie (food sold supports the youth group).

SPRING VALLEY ACADEMY School Resumes — Monday, January 6, 2014

COMMUNITY Ohio Conference Mission Trips — The Youth Department of the Ohio Conference is providing opportunities for young people to serve. In 2014 there will be two separate mission trips. Panama – If you are in high school this trip is for you. We will be spending two weeks in one of the most beautiful, and yet poverty-stricken places in the world. You will have the opportunity to build a church as well as work side-by-side with the local churches in their outreach ministries. New York – If you are between the ages of 18-35, this trip is for you. We will be spending one week in New York City volunteering our time in shelters, soup kitchens, community outreach organizations and street ministries. To find out more about these trips, visit our website: www.ohiosdayouth.org or call Steve Carlson at 937-479-1317. Job Opportunity — The Good Neighbor House is currently seeking an Executive Director (ED) to lead the organization. The ED is primarily responsible for overseeing office administration, strategic planning, program development, marketing and community outreach. The qualified candidate should possess a bachelor’s degree or higher, along with at least three years’ experience in healthcare, social services or community service ministries. For more information please contact Keith Jenkins at 312-4468 or send your resume to keith. jenkins@khnetwork.org.


Church Staff Karl Haffner........................................Senior Pastor...........................................657-5384 Dan Stevens..............................Pastor of Administration..................................689-3612 Elliot Smith........Pastor of Young Adults, Interns & Outreach Ministries.........369-1062 Kasper Haughton............Pastor of Children & Youth Ministries...............574-344-7818 Jerry Taylor............................Minister of Worship & Music...............................602-1514 Kay Starkey.................................Church Office Manager...................................434-2780 Holly Macomber.................Earliteen and Young Adult Intern...................513-500-1578 Jerry Mahn.............................Worship Leader for

Serv..............................409-1111

Clive Wilson ............................Kettering College Chaplain................................545-8756 Pastor-on-call..............................................................................................937-985-0068

Serving You Today Presiding Deacon.........................................................................................George Dutton Presiding Elder......................................................................................Madelyn Callender Deaconesses.............................................................................Leona Rapp, 9:15-9:45 a.m. Marie Eugene, 10:30-11:50 a.m. Stella Freeman, 10:30-11:50 a.m. Greeters.......................................................Brian & Candy Christenson, North 10-11 a.m. Madelyn Callender, South 10-11 a.m. Richard & Debbie Haas, North 11-11:50 a.m. John & Karin Peebles, South 11-11:50 a.m. Information Center.....................................................Roger & Nanette Wright, 9-11 a.m. Arthur & Karen Caviness, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Audio Technician.........................................................................................John McMahan Audio Technician...............................................................................................Josh Cabay Video Technician.........................................................................................Bonita Woodin Producer.........................................................................................................Jon Larrabee Live Streaming........................................................................................Justin Fessenden


Bulletin January 4, 2014