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Faith Vs. Works

Kettering Adventist Church March 19, 2011 ketsda.org


Serv March 19, 2011 Elliot Smith, Worship Leader 9:30 a.m.

Kettering Life — Pastor Elliot Smith

Drama — “Call of the Wild” Jill Evans and Steve Schmidt

Sermon — Pastor Karl Haffner “Faith vs. Works” Message #3 in series:

Praise Band: Elliot Smith, acoustic guitar; Becca Thompson, bass guitar; Jesse Schaffer, drums; Lindsey Haffner, piano; Karina Beebe, violin; Brianna Wise and Krystal Morris, vocals


Worship March 19, 2011 11:45 a.m.

We Gather Together Gathering Music:

— Henrich Schütz.......Frederick Chatfield, director

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? He is the Lord, and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the everlasting Prince of peace. Who is this King of glory? Jesus it is, the gentle child, newborn (Was ever one so mild?). Who will our Savior and Redeemer be? Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men. Psalm 24: 7,8; Luke 9:6; Luke 2:14

Frederick Chatfield......Christ United Methodist Choir Words are those of Hymn No. 330

Gilbert M. Martin.....................Christ United Methodist Choir Thou, whose almighty word chaos and darkness heard, and took their flight. Hear us, we humbly pray, and where the gospel’s day sheds not its glorious ray; Let there be light, let there be light! Thou who didst come to bring, on thy redeeming wing, healing and sight, health to the sick in mind, sight to the blind. O now, to all mankind; Let there be light, let there be light! Spirit of truth and love, life-giving, holy dove, speed forth thy flight; Move o’er the water’s face, bearing the lamp of grace; And in earth’s darkest place; Let there be light, let there be light! Holy and blessed three, glorious trinity, grace, love, and might! Boundless as ocean’s tide rolling in fullest pride, through the world far and wide; Let there be light! Let there be light!

Introit:

Felix Mendelssohn....................................................Jerry Taylor, director

Holy, holy, holy is God the Lord of hosts! All the nations are filled with Thy renown. Hoseanna sing on high! And praise be He who comes in the name of the Lord.

We Come Into Christ’s Presence Call to Worship................................................................................Pastor Elliot Smith Leader: You, Lord, are the way, the truth, and the life. Joyously we come together to worship.

We raise our voices in song. We open our hearts to your comforting word. We acknowledge that you walk before us. We thank you for forgiveness. We thank you for salvation. We praise you for life this day. We celebrate your glory. In you we live and move and have our being. Congregation:

Praise the Lord!

Pass the Blessing of Christ’s Peace


Hymn No. 2:

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

(congregation standing)

Invocation.................................................................................................Congregation Merciful and truth-filled God, we have erred and strayed from Your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against Your holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done. Spare those who confess their faults. Restore those who are penitent, according to Your promises, and help us remember that it is Your truth that will set us free. Amen.

Anthem:

Sir Hubert H. Parry.................................................................Choirs

I was glad when they said unto me, we will go into the house of the Lord. Our feet shall stand in thy gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem is built as a city that is at unity in itself. O pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and plenteousness within thy palaces.

Scripture:

.........................................................................Rev. Deb Egloff

Dear friends, do you think you'll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it? For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and say, "Good morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!" and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup—where does that get you? Isn't it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense? I can already hear one of you agreeing by saying, "Sounds good. You take care of the faith department, I'll handle the works department." Not so fast. You can no more show me your works apart from your faith than I can show you my faith apart from my works. Faith and works, works and faith, fit together hand in glove.

Prayers of the People...........................................................................Rev. Deb Egloff

Present Our Tithes and Offerings Offertory:

Gustav Holst.........................................................................Choirs

Lord, Who hast made us for Thine own? Hear as we sing before Thy throne. Alleluia. Accept thy children’s reverent praise for all Thy wondrous works and way. Alleluia. Waves rolling in on every shore, pause at His footfall and adore. Alleluia. Ye torrents rushing from the hills, bless Him whose hand Your fountains fills. Alleluia. Earth, ever through the power divine, seed time and harvest shall be Thine. Alleluia. Sweet flowers that perfume all the air, thank Him that He hath made you fair. Alleluia. Burn lamps of night, with constant flame, shine to the honor of His name. Alleluia. Thou sun, whom all the lands obey, renew His praise from day to day. Alleluia!


Doxology:

(Hymn 1; stanza 4).....................................tune: Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him! All that hath life and breath come now with praises before Him! Let the Amen sound from His people again. Gladly, forever, adore Him. Amen!

Prayer for the Tithes and Offerings............................................Pastor Elliot Smith Church Life Children’s Story...............................................................................Pastor Elliot Smith Anthem:

Craig Courtney.........Christ Methodist Church

One faith, one hope, one Lord, one church for which He died. One voice, one song we lift in praise to Him who was and is and shall be evermore. There is one body, one spirit, as you were called to one hope. One Lord, baptism and faith, one God and Father of all, who is in you all. Though we be many people, diverse with various gifts, we are given to each other for the unity of faith, that we grow in the knowledge of the Son of God, in the fullness of Christ.

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

Sermon: Hymn No. 198:

..........................................................................Tune:

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

(Hymn 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.

Closing Voluntary:

from “Mount of Olives” — Ludwig van Beethoven.........Choirs

Hallelujah! Unto God’s Almighty Son. Praise to Lord, ye bright angelic choirs, in holy songs of joy. Man, proclaim His grace and glory! Hallelujah! Unto God’s Almighty Son. Praise the Lord in Holy songs of joy.


Tonight: Handbell Vespers Concert 5 p.m. in the sanctuary Including Advent Ringers, Bells of Praise, Handbell Ensemble and two guest choirs from Middletown

Combined Choirs of Christ United Methodist Church and Kettering Adventist Church Concert begins at 3 p.m. Tomorrow, Sunday, March 20 at the Christ United Methodist Church 3440 Shroyer Road


Faith vs. Works Third message in series: I. The World in Two Groups

II. Faith or Works? A. Paul: It is faith! (Romans 1:17) For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith." B. James: It is works! (James 2:14-17, 24) What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. . . . (vs. 24) You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone.

III. How do we reconcile Paul and James? Paul Problem being addressed ____________________ “Works” ____________________ Focus ____________________ Purpose ____________________

James ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________

IV. If you err on the side of . . . A. Faith (James 1:26-2:1) If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism. B. Works (1 John 1:9) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 3:21-22) Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him. (1 John 3:1) How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!


Worship Notes: Participants: Dr: Karl Haffner, our senior pastor, presents the third in his sermon series, speaking on “Faith vs. Works” Elliot Smith, our pastor for young adults and the taskforce program, hosts today’s worship service. Rev. Deb Egloff, the associate pastor for children's ministries at Christ United Methodist Church on Shroyer Road in Kettering, reads today’s Scripture Lesson and presents the Prayers of the People. Frederick Chatfield is the Director of Music for Christ United Methodist Church. Jerry Taylor is the Kettering Church’s Minister of Worship and Music. About the Music: As we gather for worship the choirs begin with a motet for double choir composed by Heinrich Schütz, (1585-1672). Schütz, a German composer and organist, is generally regarded as the most important German composer before Bach. Christ United Methodist Choir then sings their director’s setting of Frances Havergal’s popular text, and Gil Martin’s anthem, Gil Martin was the organist/choirmaster at Christ United Methodist when our church was being built. Introit:

is a motet by the German composer, Felix Mendelssohn, for double chorus.

(Hymn No. 2) is a paraphrase of the famous “Canticle to the Sun” by Saint Francis of Assisi, and invites all creation to join in praise and worship. The tune is a German hymn from 1623. is a setting of Psalm 122: 1-2, 6,7 by C. Hubert H. Parry (1848 - 1918). Perry was an English insurance agent and a composer/music teacher at Oxford University. is heard in a setting by the British composer Gustav Holst, (1874 – 1934) best known for his . This Psalm is the third “Hallelujah Psalm” and in three stanzas. orchestral suite is perhaps the most popular of Craig Courtney’s anthems. It was composed in 1989 and published here in Dayton. Courtney manages Beckenhorst Music in Columbus, OH. (Hymn No. 198) is one of the great Methodist hymns by Charles Wesley, composed in 1738 and set to the tune, which is the only survivor from “The Bouquet”, published by Thomas Campbell in 1825. Sagina is a plant of the pink family that grows in low-lying marshy areas and provides fodder in springtime for grazing sheep. is the crowning masterpiece of Ludwig van Beethoven’s oratorio, “Christ On the Mount of Olives.”

Next Sabbath: March 26, 2011 Karl Haffner continues the sermon series, with “Sinner vs. Saint” 9:30 a.m. ~ 11:45 a.m. Music by the Walla Walla University Steel Drums Ensemble


March 19, 2011

Today’s Services: 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. First Serv Worship Service (fellowship hall) 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 Lesson 12 Memory Text

Contemporary Christian Living......Choir Room Taught by: David Starkey Next Week: Wally Sackett The Revelation Study.........Senior Pastor’s office Taught by: George Bestpitch & Fred Goddard

Psalm 19:1,2, NIV Lesson Study & Discussion........................S-1 Taught by: Gerry Greene Next Week: Ted Ramirez Lesson Study & Discussion.........................S-3 Taught by: Jim Hopkins Next Week: Randy Daniel

Sabbath School Class...................................N-2 Taught by: Ted J. Shull Advent H.O.P.E......................Center Lower Room Taught by: Paul Sekulic Next Week: Sula Mazimba .........................Center Fellowship Hall Taught by: Brittany Culpepper

Bible Study & Discussion.....Stonebridge House Taught by: Brian Smith Next Week: Brian Smith

Conversations About God..........KC Lower Lobby Dave Evans, Joe Nicosia & Adele Waller


Coming Events TODAY — March 19, 2011 Flowers —

Blood Pressure Screening — 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Mother’s Room. 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 the bags to the cart. Thank you. All-Church Potluck — Bring food to share, enjoy church fellowship and help with the clean up. Hosted by the Elders. Vespers Concert — 5 p.m. by the Handbell Choirs Sunset — 7:46 p.m.

THIS COMING WEEK — SUNDAY — March 20 YWCA Outreach — Young Adults meet in church parking lot at 10:00 a.m. to carpool for a service project.

FRIDAY — March 25 Singing Bands — 6:45 p.m. Meet in the Kettering Hospital lobby. Sunset — 7:52 p.m.

NEXT SABBATH — March 26 Pastor Karl Haffner will continue the sermon series, with, “Saint vs. Sinner” 9:30 a.m. First Serv in the Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m. Sabbath School Classes 11:45 a.m. Worship Service in the sanctuary Golden Buckeye Fellowship — 5:30 p.m. Join us for a light supper followed by a program in the fellowship hall. Church Social — with steel drums and improv, 7 p.m. at the Kettering Memorial Hospital Nelson Center, lower level across from the Cafeteria.

TUESDAY — March 22 Staff Meeting — 9:30 a.m. Prayer Meeting — 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. led by Stephen Waterbrook, Sula Mazimba and Pastor Elliot in the Fellowship Hall. Pathfinder Meeting — 6:45 - 8:30 p.m. Spring Valley Academy

WEDNESDAY — March 23 Handbells — 5 - 6 p.m. Choir Practice — 6 - 7:30 p.m. Kettering Strings — 6 - 7:30 p.m. Advent Ringers — 7:40 p.m. Praise Orchestra — 7:40 - 9 p.m. Young Adult Bible Study — 9 p.m. KCMA lobby

Handbell Vespers By the Advent Ringers, Bells of Praise and Handbell Ensemble and two guest choirs TODAY 5 p.m. in the sanctuary.


That You May Know KETTERING CHURCH FAMILY

COMMUNITY

Sympathy — To Millie Woosley, Darlene McDougal and Teri Jetter on the loss of their sister-in-law and aunt, Jackie Johnson, who passed away March 3 at Hospice of Dayton. — To Pastor Dan, Richa, Joel and Joshua Stevens on the death of Dan’s father, Willie Gray Stevens, Wednesday, March 9, 2011 in Lexington, South Carolina. He was 89 years old. The services were held last week. Hospitalized — Eleazar Doram is in Sycamore Hospital, room 2016-1. Tuesday Prayer Meeting — 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. You are invited to participate in a time of prayer and study in the fellowship hall, led by Stephen Waterbrook, Sula Mazimba and Pastor Elliot. Bible Study — Beginning Monday, April 4th, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Join us for a new Beth Moore Bible study (8 sessions) at Mel series on the Miller’s house, 2201 Woodridge Court, Miamisburg, Ohio 45342. For more information call Mel at 937321-7437. All are invited.

Ohio ABC — Please check the bulletin boards in foyers for the ABC’s monthly specials and delivery date. March order deadline is Monday, March 21 with delivery on Wednesday, March 23. Golden Buckeye Fellowship — 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, join us for a light supper followed by a program in the Kettering Fellowship Hall. Please bring a non-perishable food item for Good Neighbor House. RSVP to Ellie at 298-8937. Kettering “Spring into Health 5K” — Kettering College and Kettering Sports Medicine are sponsoring a 5K run/walk on Sunday, April 10, at 2:00 p.m. The race will start in front of the college and end there. Register online at www.speedy-feet. com; click on “races” to find our race! The $20 entrance fee will benefit the Good Neighbor House and the Clinton Trott Society. All finishers will receive a commemorative T-Shirt. For more information contact victor@kcma.edu. Adventist Community Services Disaster Response — is looking to create a network of volunteers in Southwest Ohio to be trained and ready in case of a disaster. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like more information please contact David Greutman. Email: wldrnssman@yahoo.com or Phone: 513-6688026. 1st Annual Church Road Rally — Sunday, April 17, beginning at 3 p.m. in church parking lot, followed by supper. Admission fee.

SPRING VALLEY ACADEMY Alumni Weekend — April 15-16 Make plans now to join us for Alumni Weekend 2011 at SVA. Honor classes this year include: ‘71, ‘76, ‘81, ‘86, ‘91, ‘96, ‘01 and ‘06. All graduates, attendees, former faculty and friends of SVA are invited. Our guest speaker will be Delinda Snyder Hamilton ‘96.


Serving You Today Presiding Deacon................................................................................James Casson Receptionists..................................................................Brett & Holly Spenst, N SS Brian & Candy Christenson, S SS Richard & Debbie Haas, N-second service Deanette Sisson, S-second service Bulletin Greeters........................................................................Mel Miller, Serv Elizabeth Wareham, second service Marie Eugene, second service Audio Technician...............................................................................Larry Zumstein Audio Technician...........................................................................Justin Fessenden Video Technician.................................................................................Craig Wallace First Serve Audio............................................................................................Tim Ko First Serve Video......................................................................................Aric Merrill

Health Nugget:

Health Ministry Team

Membership Changes First Reading March 19, 2011 Baptism: Elisabeth Schell on March 5, 2011 by Pastor Brendon Prutzman Recommendation for Transfer In: Joanne Cross from Illinois Conference SDA Church (Willowbrook, IL) Lucian Gheorghe from Sanitara Adv de Ziua a Saptea-Dr. Luca (Braila, Romania) Keith Morrill from Bridgeton SDA Church (Bridgeton, NJ) Melissa (Brading) Simmons from Loma Linda University SDA Church (Loma Linda, CA) Zachary Simmons from Bakersfield Hillcrest SDA Church (Bakersfield, CA) Request for Transfer Out: Christina England to Tyler SDA Church (Tyler, TX) Ken Tifft to Marietta SDA Church (Marietta, GA)

Complete Bulletin 03-19-11  

Bulletin of the Kettering SDA Church

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