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Kettering Adventist Church January 31, 2009 ketsda.org


Serve January 31, 2009 Janelle Harvey, worship leader

Gathering Music Welcome — Clive Wilson Call To Worship .

Leader:

We claim Your promise that where two or three have gathered in Your name, You will be present among us. All:

Leader:

Now Lord, we desire that You fill us anew with Your love and Your Spirit.

All:

Leader:

Praise Songs Prayer Sermon – Karl Haffner Benediction Karl Haffner


Worship January 31, 2009 11:45 a.m.

We Gather Together Gathering Music:

Steven Reineke.........Spring Valley Academy Band

Glenn Hawkins, director

We Present Ourselves in Worship Call to Worship............................................................................................Clive Wilson (congregation standing) Leader:

We claim Your promise that where two or three have gathered in Your name, You will be present among us.

All: Leader:

. Now Lord, we desire that You fill us anew with Your love and Your Spirit.

All: Leader:

Pass the Blessing of Christ’s Peace Hymn No. 1:

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(congregation standing)

Invocation....................................................................................................Clive Wilson Window on Columbia Union College....................................................Enga Almeida A Time With the Children........................................................................Enga Almeida


We Present our Tithes and Offerings arr. Robert W. Smith...............Spring Valley Academy Band

Offertory:

Doxology...............................................................................................from Genevan Psalter Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him, all creatures here below. Praise Him above, ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Prayers of the People............................................................................Vicki Swetnam

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

Sermon: Hymn No. 583:

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

(Sung by All)

Lord make my life a happy song that comforts all the sad. That helps all others to be strong, and makes the singer glad. Lord make my life a glorious flower that gives such joy to all. Content to bloom in tent or tower, where’er we hear your call.

Closing Voluntary:

— Alfred Reed...........Spring Valley Academy Band


WORSHIP NOTES Participants: Dr. Karl Haffner, our senior pastor, presents the third in our sermon series of the . Clive Wilson, Chaplain for KCMA, hosts today’s service. Enga Almeida, the associate director of admissions at Columbia Union College tells the children’s story and tells us about Columbia Union College. Prayers of the People will be given by Vicki Swetnam, administrative secretary, recruitment/marketing for Spring Valley Academy. Grant Wareham, is the organist for today’s service. Jerry Taylor, our minister of worship and music, is on vacation in Florida this week. He will return on February 2. Music Notes: As we gather for worship, the Spring Valley Academy Band, under the direction of Glenn Hawkins, plays by Steve Reineke. This piece was commissioned by the Evan High School Band in Georgia, in memory of Holly Spivey, a high school student who perished in a 2002 house fire. Holly had many interests, but nothing quite impacted her like band music. Her big infatuation was with the stars. Steven Reineke captures the twinkling "music-box" effect with the mallet instruments and arpeggiated ascending chords that give this piece an upward feel, as if looking toward heaven.

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(Hymn No. 1) is the great German hymn by Joachim Neander. The tune, and is named for the opening words of this hymn.

was written by Thomas Dorsey in Chicago, Illinois after his wife and child died. Dorsey sang the song for his friend, gospel singer, Theodore Frye, and Frye’s choir sang it the next Sunday at the Ebenezer Baptist Church. was composed by Alfred Reed. He was one of America's most prolific and frequently performed band arrangers and composers, with over 200 of his pieces published for wind ensemble. (Hymn 583) was written by Cyril Argentine Alington in 1950. It is about building up the church of God on the foundation laid by Jesus Christ. The tune, was composed by the English organist, Cyril Taylor in 1937.

Next Week, February 7, 2009 Karl Haffner presents the fourth sermon in the “Mission of Hope” series. 9:30 a.m. First Serve music led by Andraes Sacida 11:45 Worship music of the German composer Felix Mendelssohn. 5:00 p.m. Mendelssohn 200th Birthday Concert with full orchestra, choir and soloists. – Grant Wareham, organist from “Elijah” — Ted Ramirez, baritone, Tim Reynolds, tenor, and church choir — Jonathan Sackett, Elizabeth Wareham, Carisa Teller, violin soloists.


“The Who, How, When, and Why of Worship� Third message in series: : I. Our Mission of Hope II. Worship and our Mission (Revelation 14:7) "He said in a loud voice, 'Fear God and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come. Worship Him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.'" A. Who to worship? Technology is the enemy of reverence. Deliberately or inadvertently, technology puts out sacred fires because technology is the celebration of what man can do. In the Bible, idol-worship is the celebration of the man-made as the highest achievement in the world. What is wrong with idol-worship, with worshiping human achievements as if they were the ultimate accomplishment, is not just that it is disloyal or offensive to God. The sin of idol-worship is that it is futile. Because it is really an indirect way of worshiping ourselves, it can never help us grow, as the worship of a God beyond ourselves can help us grow. As a result, we find life flat and uninspiring, and don't realize why. Source: Harold Kushner,

(New York: Summit Books, 1989), p. 54.

B. How to worship? C. When to worship? The true Sabbath, given to man as a memorial of creation, has been taken from its rightful place as a sacred command of God, and, instead, a false sabbath has been exalted and worshiped. Living, testing principles have been lost, as stars are said to become extinct in the firmament of heaven. But a message, the third angel's message, has come to the world, to exalt the truth to its right position, that it may stand fast as God's testing truth for these last days. God's requirements are to be given to the world in all their original freshness and power. Source: Ellen White,

, October 20, 1898

Source: Michael Card, "Seventh Sunrise" from the album House, 2006.

, Discovery Music

D. Why worship? (Hebrews 12:28, NIV) "Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God."


January 31, 2009

Today’s Services: 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. First Serv Worship Service (sanctuary) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Sabbath School Classes (see below for the various locations) 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Worship Service (sanctuary)

The Church at Study 10:30 a.m. Lesson Quarterly Classes and Other Adult Classes Main Floor Lesson Study................................................S-1 Taught by: Gerry Greene Next Week: Joe Nicosia Lesson Study & Discussion..........................S-3 Taught by: Jim Hopkins Next Week: David VanDenburgh Bible Study & Discussion.......NE Fellowship Hall Taught by: Brian Smith Next Week: Hans Killius Contemporary Christian Living.................CFH Taught by: Greg Wise Next Week: Wally Sackett Book of Revelation Study.......NW Fellowship Hall Taught by: Norman Meager & George Bestpitch

Memory Text “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”

Young Adult Class — meets in Nelson Conference Center, lower level of Kettering Hospital, across from the cafeteria. Come join us for a “Sabbath School alternative” 10 - 11:30 a.m. (breakfast provided).


Coming Events TODAY — January 31, 2009 Flowers — — Love, Mom — Uncle Brian and Aunt Barb —

THIS COMING WEEK — TUESDAY — February 3 — Love,

Staff Meeting — 9:30 am - 12 noon. Improv Practice — 7 p.m. Pathfinder Club Meeting — 7 p.m. at the Centerville SDA Church.

WEDNESDAY — February 4

Lorraine Beaven Year-End Donation Receipts — Please stop by the lobby today to pick up your 2008 donation tax receipts. Review your receipt as soon as possible. If you have any questions, contact Robin Mann at rmann1993@yahoo.com. “Souper” Bowl Sabbath — For the Good Neighbor House. Leave your grocery items on the tables in the foyers. Father Daughter Banquet — Registration at the table in the narthex for banquet on Saturday, February 28, in fellowship hall from 7-9 p.m. Hospitality Ministry — As you enjoy refreshment and conversation at our Hospitality Cart in the narthex, please remember to keep drink, food, cups, etc., in that area alone, disposing properly of items, and keeping young ones under your supervision as they enjoy their visit to the cart. 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 follow the same routine used in the library for checking out and returning the bags. Thank you. Bible Study — 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. At Clive Wilson’s home. Sunset — 5:54 p.m.

Youth Handbells — 5 - 6 p.m. String Orchestra — 6 - 7 p.m. Choir Rehearsal — 6 -7:30 p.m. Advent Ringers — 7:40 - 8:50 p.m. Kettering Brass — 7:40 - 9 p.m. NO Praise Orchestra —

THURSDAY — February 5 Improv Puppet Practice — 6 - 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY — February 6 Singing Bands — 6:45 p.m. Meet in the Kettering Hospital lobby. Sunset — 6:09 p.m.

NEXT SABBATH — February 7, 2009 Pastor Karl Haffner will continue our sermon series, “ .” Serv in the sanctuary. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. at Kettering Hospital lower level across from the cafeteria. 10:30 a.m. Sabbath School 11:45 a.m. Worship Service in the sanctuary. 5 p.m. Celebration Concert — See back panel.


That You May Know KETTERING CHURCH FAMILY Sympathy — To family and friends of Joe Parks who passed away January 24. Convalescing — Helen Eytcheson at Heartland of Miamisburg. Thank You — — The Wheeker family 2009 Flowers for the Church — The 2009 Flower Calendar is now up on the north wall of the narthex. Sign up to celebrate an event in 2009 by sponsoring flowers for the worship service in the sanctuary. The cost is $40 (to be turned in via a tithe envelope), and the arrangement is yours to take home after the service. Year-End Donation Receipts — If you have any questions, contact Robin Mann at rmann1993 @yahoo. com. Just a reminder that the information you put on your tithe envelopes should be consistent every time with how you wish your tax receipt to appear. The tithe envelope information is posted separately from your check, so first and last names (of both spouses if applicable) should be clearly written each time. A new address should be highlighted on the envelope and communicated to the church office. Thank you for your generous contributions and have a happy tax season! Lost and Found — Please check the coat hanging section immediately next to the Deacons’ Room door for left-behind coats, ladies and children’s jackets, toddler’s snow jacket, pajamas, etc. Unclaimed items will be given to the Good Neighbor House. HANG IT UP! — A special thank-you to the deacons who “showed up” on Sunday morning, January 25, to install the new closed-loop stainless steel hangers on the racks in the narthex. These are a better quality hanger and should serve us well for a long time. Thanks, too, to those of you who support Combined Operating Budget that makes it possible to maintain the facility. Bible Study — Join us on a 10-week intergenerational journey of deep spiritual exploration as we read and discuss A. W. Tozer’s classic, ‘The Pursuit of God’. Beginning today, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

at Clive Wilson’s home, 545 Stolle Drive, Springboro. To RSVP and for more information, call Chaplain Clive @ 937 545-8756 or email clive.wilson@kcma.edu, (Child care arrangements should be planned in advance if applicable).

SPRING VALLEY ACADEMY Cell Phone Collection —The Senior Class of Spring Valley Academy is collecting used cell phones and cell phone parts for their mission trip fundraiser. Please bring any old cell phones and put them in the white and green box located in the north foyer of the church. Thank You!

COMMUNITY — CHIP is coming soon at the Centerville Church!! For more information contact us by phone:937436-0433; email: centervillechip@gmail. com; website: www. centervillechip.org. Information sessions and registration begin on Sunday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Centerville SDA Church. Pathfinder Helpers Needed — The Pathfinder Club is beginning a new session of honors and is currently looking for honor teachers to teach nature classes two Tuesday evenings per month. We are also in need of male and female counselors. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Judy Schoun, director, at 848-8212.

High School Small Groups— starting at the Kellawans’ home Friday nights from 7-9:30 p.m. February 6 and 13, and March 6 and 13. Supper served at 7 p.m. Join us for a great time of fellowship, and discover Biblical insights on real issues you face everyday. For further information call Diana Kellawan at 937748-1166.


Serving You Today Presiding Deacon............................................................................Greg Henderson Receptionists.........................................................Craig & Marcia Waters, Serv Ted & Janyce Shull, N SS Kathy Boyd, S SS Steve Divnick & Donna Hedrick, N-2nd service Gary Fessenden, S-2nd service Bulletin Greeters........................................................Rebecca Speakman, Serv Marjorie Seasly, 2nd service Cheryl Holland, 2nd service Door Greeters.......................................................................................Julia Rizzo, N Emily Rizzo, S Audio Technician........................................................................................Don Shull Audio Technician..............................................................................Johannes Smith Video Technician..........................................................................Roberta McMahan Pastor-on-call pager..........................................................................937-370-2828

Membership Changes Second Reading - January 31, 2009 Baptism: Yvette Haber December 6, 2008 Christina Marie England December 27, 2008 Recommendation for Transfer In: Jason Brown from Wenatchee SDA Church (Wenatchee, WA) Daniel Cho from Minneapolis Korean SDA Church (Minneapolis, MN) Tasha Cho from Pierre Adventist Church (Pierre, SD) Mary Lou Hamm from Stillwater SDA Church (Dayton, OH) Lorie Laughlin from Centerville SDA Church (Centerville, OH) Lonnie & Jeannie Melashenko from Camarillo SDA Church (Camarillo, CA) Harold Reifsnyder from Willow Brook SDA Church (Boonsboro, MD) David & Holly Spindler from Centerville SDA Church (Centerville, OH) Ken Tifft from Miamisburg SDA Church (Miamisburg, OH) Vincent & Darla Waln from Centerville SDA Church (Centerville, OH) Request for Transfer Out: Ashley Creech to New Haven SDA Church (Overland Park, KS) James & Ella Goddard to Miamisburg SDA Church (Miamisburg, OH) Dale & Sally Vreeland to Centerville SDA Church (Centerville, OH)

Health Nugget Body: Relax to soft music. Mind: Be aware of global problems. Spirit: Be a role-model. — Your Health Ministries Team

Middle School Small Groups We will be having Middle School Small Groups Wednesday at RIDGEVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL this coming week (February 4) from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Supper will be provided. All Middle School aged children are welcome as we learn more about Knowing, Following, and Sharing Jesus. Call Dann Hotelling with questions at 937-689-017.


2008 Year-End Financial Update We have experienced again the provision of God evidenced in the ways He financially blesses this church. As you know we had some significant financial challenges during 2008. Here is where we stand at year-end: Ÿ Tithe increased 11% over 2007 giving levels. Ÿ World Missions increased by 7.5% compared to 2007. Ÿ Combined Budget (comprised of our church’s contribution to Spring Valley Academy and general church ministries) ended with a deficit of only $75,000, a great blessing considering that the need in October 2008 totaled over $445,000. Ÿ Of the Combined Budget deficit, nearly $40,000 relates to the 2007 budget short fall with which we began our 2008 stewardship. We have so much for which to be grateful. Our church members are faithful and generous in giving to the local church. Thank you! What next? In years past Kettering Church’s small year-end operational deficits have been met by using investment income from church endowment funds. With the decline in financial markets, we had no investment income in 2008 to apply to the deficit. The church finance committee and board believe the opportunity to raise the remaining $75,000 is an option preferable to “balancing the budget” by allocating limited funds to our existing ministries for 2009. During the months of February and March we ask you to prayerfully consider how we, together, may provide an additional contribution to “Combined Budget-2008.” We are creating an additional account to receive gifts for this special purpose. This is an opportunity to erase, what amounts to, budget deficits for 2007 2008 – to put these permanently behind us, and to start 2009 with exciting prospects for service and growth. Members of our church finance committee, together with our pastoral staff, will review the draft 2009 budget closely to see whether and where to reshape our budget to 2007 levels. We see this as an important stewardship option to consider because the investment income probably will not be available as the cushion we have used for too long. March 28 is our goal date for raising the $75,000 for “Combined Budget-2008.” Whether you regularly give or perhaps are a first-time giver at the Kettering Church, please consider how you can help bring sustained growth and progress to the wonderful ministry opportunities that God is presenting to us every week.

Gratefully, Church Finance Committee Kettering Adventist Church Board


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In place of small group meetings, plan to attend Dynamic Seminars on “Getting God� more in your life. Many topics from which to choose. Enhancing the sermon series Pastor Karl will start on February 21.


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