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“Souper” Bowl Sabbath is February 1 Canned and dried soups are very important items for the Good Neighbor House shelves. Bring in a variety of canned and/or dried soups and crackers to be distributed to families in need. Leave your grocery items on the festive tables in the foyers by Sabbath, February 1.
Message from the Pastor Dear Church Family, Never have I been more excited for our church family than I am for 2014! Many of us are using this year to focus on the most important core of all Christian life—a daily devotional experience with Jesus. It’s a simple plan: read a chapter each day from the Gospels with the intent of getting to know Jesus in a personal, intimate way. The whole point is to nurture a forever friendship with Jesus. Meanwhile, at the church, we plan to come up alongside you and be teaching on the daily Gospel chapter
at church on Sabbaths, at Table Life on Wednesdays, etc. Together we plan to open the door to our Savior who knocks and promises, “I will come in to visit with you and to share a meal at your table, and you will be with Me” (Revelation 3:20, ). I’ve heard from many of you who are all in! Here’s an exerpt of an email I just received from a member who is anticipating a banner year of spiritual growth for himself and for our church family: Continued on page 4
Children’s Ministry Report by Kasper Haughton
Inside Address Changes 5 Birthdays 6 Children’s Ministry Report 1 Family Movie Night 8 Flower Calendar 5 Golden Buckeye Fellowship 5 Message from the Pastor 1/4 Ohio Conference Events 2 Russia/Olympics Concert 4 "Souper" Bowl Sabbath 1 That You May Know 2 Worship/Vespers Schedule 3
As we enter a new calendar year, it’s befitting to pause and take stock on the memories and successes of what has preceded us. It is in this spirit that I would like to write a heartfelt and sincere thank you to all of you who have in some form or another, come alongside Children, Earliteen, and/or Youth ministries over the course of 2013. For every one of you who have taught a class, prayed for a student, written a check, or stayed up well past your bed-time putting the finishing touches on a program, there is one more person starting on the path to faith and standing for God’s kingdom. We have had a year of stronger-than-ever events, programs, and classes thanks to your volunteer support. Thanks to your financial support, classrooms are beginning to be renovated, Bibles have been bought for every youth student to use in their class, leaders have been sent to specialized training, cutting edge youth revival weekends have been underwritten, students have been sent to go out and serve on mission trips, food has been bought for always-hungry teens as they find a home within their church home, props have been repaired, children have walked with wide eyed wonder through a real life castle as they learned about God’s love, and that’s only the short list! There’s a lot to be thankful for from the year past, and looking forward I am humbled to continue working alongside each and every one of you as we seek to see our emerging generations come to know Christ and the fellowship of believers He has left to change the world! 1
That You May Know Sympathy
To on the death of his wife, on October 10, 2013.
on the death of Karen’s aunt, , on October 14, 2013 in Michigan.
on the death of her father, , October 22, 2013 in North Carolina.
who were married To October 6, 2013 on San Juan Island, Washington. Sharing in the Joy are Amber’s parents, . To who were married October 27, 2013 in San Fransisco, California. Sharing in the joy are Aiko’s parents, .
on the death of Beverly’s father, October 25, 2013 in Orlando, Florida.
Baby Congratulations! To
on the birth of on September 21, 2013. Sharing in the joy is big brother, grandparents , and greatgrandparents, .
To family and friends of former member, , who died, October 27, 2013 in Wenatchee, Washington. To and on the death of Frank’s wife, Perry’s mother and Matthew and Jessica’s grandmother, Alice Webster, November 27, 2013. To family and friends of December 9, 2013. To of Dusty’s mother,
To who graduated from Wright State University on December 14, 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, pre-med, with a minor in music.
on the death December 13, 2013.
and on the To death of Mary’s husband and Judy’s father, , December 17 at Hospice of Dayton.
was baptized by Pastor Elliot Smith on November 23, 2013. Kim is the Kindergarden teacher at Spring Valley Academy. Sharing in the joy are Kim’s parents, , and sister . was baptized by Pastor Elliot Smith on December 21, 2013. Joy, daughter of J , is a sixth-grader at Spring Valley Academy Sharing in the joy are her brothers and sister, .
Citrus Fruit and Amish Foods Order deadline is Wednesday, January 8, for pick-up dates January 26, 27. Also Wednesday, February 12, order deadline, for pick-up dates March 2,3. Call 433-0790, ext 273.
is published bi-monthly by the Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3939 Stonebridge Road, Dayton, OH 45419. Kay Starkey, editor; , produced under the direction of the pastoral staff. You may contact Kay via the church web site at: www.ketsda.org.
Sermon: continues our sermon series, Mark 4 9:30 a.m.First Serv 11:45 a.m. Worship music by the Kettering Praise Orchestra, Donald Huff, director
Sermon: new year’s sermon series, Matthew 4 9:30 a.m.First Serv 11:45 a.m. Worship
Sermon: continues our sermon series, Mark 11 9:30 a.m.First Serv 11:45 a.m. Worship music by the strings and Advent Ringers
Sermon: continues our new year’s sermon series, Matthew 11 9:30 a.m.First Serv 11:45 a.m. Worship music by the Bells of Praise
Sermon: continues our sermon series, Luke 3 9:30 a.m.First Serv 11:45 a.m. Worship music by the choir
Sermon: will continue our sermon series, Matthew 18 9:30 a.m.First Serv 11:45 a.m. Worship music by the choir
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4 p.m. Night of Worship 7:00 p.m.
Sermon: continues our sermon series, Luke 9 9:30 a.m.First Serv 11:45 a.m. Worship music by the choir
Sermon: will continue our sermon series, Matthew 25 9:30 a.m.First Serv 11:45 a.m. Worship music by the Spring Valley Academy Band
4:00 p.m. Choirs
, piano concert — 4:00 p.m.
Message from the Pastor Continued from page 1 They crossed the line to certain death. The men inside the Alamo were an average age of about 29, and had a lifetime ahead of them. But they chose to fight.
At the Alamo in Texas on March 5, 1836, Lieutenant Colonel William Barret Travis rallied his men. They numbered around 200 to the enemy's 6,000. Their fight was for freedom, but it was clear that it would not be for them, but for others. They knew that the enemy would not be taking prisoners. Only death awaited them. Colonel Travis gave his men a choice. He pulled his sword and drew a line in the dirt. He said,” I now want every man who is determined to stay here and die with me to come across this line.”
Pastor, I envision you drawing a line in the Sanctuary and calling for us to cross the line to die daily to self and to take up our swords and fight the good fight of faith. To daily seek to spend time with Jesus, to be willing to be made willing, to be overcomers, to abide in Jesus, to commune with God, to know God as it is our privilege to know Him, to walk humbly with our God, to be vitally connected to Jesus, to love Jesus with all our hearts, to look to the uplifted Jesus, to stop resisting His drawing us to Him, to be born again, to fall in love with Jesus, to be available to God, to live life in as close to total dependence on Jesus as we possibly can. In the words of H.M.S. Richards Sr., our battle cry should be,”JESUS ONLY!”
It is said that Tapley Holland from OHIO was the first to cross the line. He was followed by ranchers and farmers, lawyers and doctors, volunteers from the other side of the ocean. Davy Crockett former Congressman, and Indian fighter and his Tennessee men crossed the line. Colonel James Bowie of the Bowie knife fame asked for someone to carry his cot over the line because he could not cross under his own power.
Yes! I envision the same thing. Can you see why I’m so excited about the New Year? In Jesus, Pastor Karl
SNOW EMERGENCY CLOSINGS We thought it might be helpful to refresh our memories by providing the definition for each Snow Emergency level. This information is made available courtesy of WHIOTV.com. Level 1. Roadways are hazardous because of blowing and drifting snow. Drivers are advised to proceed with caution. [Worship services will be held.] Level 2. Roadways are hazardous because of blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Employees should contact employers to see if they should report to work. If travel is necessary, drivers should travel with extreme caution. [A worship service will be held for those who are able to travel safely.]
As we begin the new year, please join our church family starting January 1, 2014, to read a chapter a day from the Gospels. reading schedule bookmarks are available on tables in the foyers.
Level 3. All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. Travel is prohibited unless absolutely necessary. Contact your employer to see if you are expected at work. Reckless or unnecessary driving may be cited as a minor misdemeanor – failure to comply with a lawful order – and may lead to a $100 fine. If you are in an accident that causes an injury while driving illegally, you can be cited for a fourth degree misdemeanor. [The church will be closed.]
As a gesture of your commitment, sign the banner in the narthex (beside the grandfather clock).
We have arranged for announcements concerning church closings to be made on WHIO-TV (channel 7). 4
KETTERING PRAISE ORCHESTRA presents
Donald Huff, Director Jessie Biddinger, Vocals Jerry Mahn, Piano Christina Condon-Numerick, Flute Music by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff and John Williams. Reception following the concert with music by the SVA Stage Band
Kettering Church ~ Saturday, February 1, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
The Safety Signal
by Brian Guenterberg
One of the recent additions to our church by the Safety Committee is the deployment of an AED (automated external defibrillator) for our church. An AED is for emergency onsite relief when someoneâ€™s heart has stopped beating; the device can save lives when mobile emergency care is not immediately available. Our AED is located in a white cabinet in the narthex near the Deaconâ€™s Room. We have already had cause to use the device in one of our Sabbath School rooms. In case of any emergency, the Kettering EMS should be called first and a responsibly trained person (doctor, nurse, etc.) should administer the AED pads to the thorax of the person in need. Please see the figure. The RED X on the compressor sensor centers on the middle of the sternum. The pads have figures on them to show proper placement. Organizations can go for years without using their AED, it is often like an insurance policy but then the need arises and it is best to be prepared; thankfully, we now are. Brian Guenterberg, Co-Chair Safety Committee 5
Potluck Treasures The first event of 2014 is FREE and is planned for Sunday, February 16, starting at 1:00 p.m. We hope the weather will cooperate as it did last year. The afternoon will begin with a potluck lunch in the Kettering SDA Church Fellowship Hall. Bring your favorite entrée, salad, vegetable, or dessert to share with six to eight people. Bread, beverage, and table service will be provided. Plan to arrive by 1:00 p.m. so we can serve by 1:15 p.m. After lunch, there will a heart-warming movie entitled “Dreamer.” Inspired by a true story and released in 2005, “Dreamer” is a film that will leave you feeling good at the end. Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning star as a horse trainer and his inspiring young daughter, Cale, whose determination to help an injured racehorse changes their lives forever. You’ll cheer all the way to the finish line for this uplifting story that celebrates dreams, second chances, and the importance of family. There is no fee for the GBF activity, but please bring a nonperishable food item for Good Neighbor House. To help plan for the event and to allow us to notify you in case we have to reschedule because of bad weather, please RSVP to Karen Caviness, phone number 433-8355, by Thursday, February 13, 2014.
1297 Captians Bridge, Dayton, OH 45458 2921 Brookford Lane, SW, Atlanta, GA 30331 2341 Equestrian Drive Apt. 2D, Miamisburg, OH 45342 2728 Kepler Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32507 9651 Burnet Isle Drive, Dayton, OH 45458 5630 Chimney Circle, Kettering, OH 45440 5630 Bryar Rose Drive, Ooltewah, TN 37363 1101 Big Hill Road, Dayton, OH 45429 825 El Kenna Court, Centerville, OH 45458 9668 Park Ridge Trail, Berrien Center, MI 49102 531 Cedarleaf Drive, Dayton, OH 45459 1873 Nash Court, Dayton, OH 45439 6021 Silver King Blvd. Unit 1101, Capre Coral, FL 33914 80 English Oak Lane, Springboro, OH 45066 9541 Tahoe Drive, Dayton, OH 45458 1476 Vicki Lane, Lebanon, OH 45036 122 Bryand Drive, Marietta, OH 45750 2047 Richfield Drive, Apt. C, Kettering, OH 45420 915 Great View Circle Apt. D, Centerville, OH 45459 1355 Paige Lane, Redlands, CA 92373 901 Peach Orchard Road Unit 106, Dayton, OH 45419 233 Perrine Street, Dayton, OH 45410
23 Willis Adams Tim Dutton Ron Jewett Nathan Loesch
Jason Hedrick Zach Moushon
Barb Christensen Marissa Stewart Ryan Tanguay
Alex LaughlinFuentes Earl Damallie Gaspard Desroches Jack Johnson Max Sheese Sam Sheese Alison Tucker Heather Doran Donald Schwerin Ryan Casson Chad Cotta Daniel Ionescu Javier Mata, Jr. Jaden White
24 Oma Brown Rachel Irwin Zade MacIntosh 25 Janene Burdick
Tim Adams Larry Eldenburg
10 Tyler Rabbani 11 Nicole Edminster 12 Victor Brown Anthony DeFranco Ani Klein Khushi Wilson 13 Miranda Creech Hailey Kriegelstein 15 Leslee Chavez Raquel Desroches Thomas Heck
Phil Parker Roger Rickel 16 Marlise Botelho Daniel Cobb Roberta Foster Allen Holmes Mugurel Paraschiv 17 Jennifer Griffiths Jeannie Rizzo Michael Routzohn Sarah Waterbrook Perry Webster 18 Jacob Adkins Peter Papaioannou
19 Mary Kaye Manchur Daniel Udrea 20 Mugurel Brasov James Hedrick Alyse Hedrick 21 Emrick Engelman Sarah Hopkins Glen Papaioannou Cindy Pauls Allison Wiser 22 Steve Hall Janyce Shull Joshua Stevens
Laurie Brodie Lindsey Conkle Susan Driver Rishi Wilson
Kevin Christenson Briana Davis Giselle Herman James Ikerd Connor Larrabee
Morgan Smith Emily Unterseher 8
Jean Brown Zachary Johnson Karen Leicy Bryan Weems Liz Wise Nate Stevens Clive Wilson Deanna Brown Eula Locker
27 Julie Johnson Andrea Manchur Pamela McCartney Nancy Warman Suzette Woodley 28 Charity Cotta 29 Dale Aniton Lindsey Schwerin 30 Michael Davis Linda Hamilton Dylan Klasing Amy Velasco Andy Velasco 31 Jerry Kelly
22 Karl Haffner Roy Allen Hoffman Hannah Shull
26 George Klasing Henry Klasing Fred Manchur
Edna Bekowies John Burdick Joy Burdick Ian Carlson Sandra Divnick Shannon Holland Zamyr Rivera Kirk Shoemaker Matthew Taulbee Conni DeFranco Claire Hamer Matthew McNeily George Tate Lliam Tucker
10 Donna Lawrence 11 Tanya Barker Hayden Schroedel 12 Ted Ring Elisa Wright 13 Patti Adams Kay Starkey 14 JJ Blaza Emma Lacy Amanda Waters 16 Glenn Bylsma 17 Adam Bryant Alissa Deal Zachary Grizzell 7
Gail Hall Holly Ippisch Jonathan Schaffer Carl Williams Larry Zumstein 19 Jordan Lacy 20 James Dodd Beryl Unger 21 Kirk Chung Sonny Moretta Rebecca Orr Michelle Rose Darin Starkey
23 Michael Barrett Bob Peach Lindsey Pecce Stephen Waterbrook 24 Luke Christie Myra Hoffman Lillian McNeily 25 Michelle Beebe Allen Lipinski Alexandrea Papaioannou 26 David Griesmann Ben Hotelling 27 Carol Sleeth Joshua Taylor Robin Vanderbilt 28 Alex Leno 29 Gail Schwerin
Saturday, January 11, 2014. Join us for worship, food, and movie (food will be sold to raise money to support the youth department).
cost is $50 (to be included in your offering envelope), and the arrangement will be yours to take home following the service. Just add your name to the calendar on the north wall of the narthex. As your chosen Sabbath approaches, the church office will call you for your information for the
2014 Flower Calendar Sign up to celebrate an occasion in 2014 by providing 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 bulletin.
Ohio Conference Events For 2014
Online Giving — “Winter Bible Camp” for High School Students February 6-9 at Camp Mohaven
Whether you’re going on vacation or just looking for convenience, returning your tithes & offerings is easy with
— Spiritual Retreat for Young Adults 18-35 years old February 21-23 at Camp Mohaven. Inspirational speaker will be Sam Leonor.
available at our church’s web site: ketsda.org