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“Answer me, O Lord, answer me, so these people will know that You, O Lord, are God, and that You are turning their hearts back again.� I Kings 18:37

September 1, 2012 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.


Worship September 1, 2012 11:45 a.m.

We Gather Together Gathering Music:

— Felix Mendelssohn.................Jerry Taylor, organ

We Come Into Christ’s Presence Call to Worship..........................................................................................Randy Daniel (congregation standing) Leader: Just as the Israelites gathered at the foot of Mt. Sinai to hear Your commandments, Congregation: So we too are gathered here today to ask for Your presence. Leader: Just as the crowds gathered to see and hear Elijah challenge Ahab on Mount Carmel, Congregation: So we too are gathered here today to ask for Your presence. Leader: Be with us Lord as we gather together. Congregation: We begin this worship in the name of the Creating God,

the Redeeming Christ, and the Life-giving Holy Spirit.

Pass the Blessing of Christ’s Peace Hymn No. 264:

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

(congregation standing)

Invocation..................................................................................................Randy Daniel Church Life Dedication of Kara HeyLum Ko....................................................Pastor Elliot Smith


We Present Our Tithes and Offerings Offertory:

— Russell Witchmann..................Church Choir

Scripture:

....................................................................................Church Choir from “Elijah” — set to music by Felix Mendelssohn Joshua Wheeker as Ahab, the king of Israel, his wife is Jezebel Dan Minneman as Elijah, a prophet of the Lord Choir as the people of Israel

........Elijah and Choir

Prayer:

12:12 Prayer..................................................................Obadiah the High Priest of Israel

We Learn from God’s Word Sermon: Lessons from the Life of Elijah:

........................Pastor Karl Haffner

Hymn No. 625: (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:

from “Organ Sonata I”

Felix Mendelssohn......Jerry

Taylor, organ


Worship Notes: Participants: Dr. Karl Haffner, our senior pastor presents a sermon on . Randy Daniel, an elder and financial planner, hosts today’s worship. Josh Wheeker, who sings the part of Ahab the king of Israel, is a senior voice major at Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music. Dan Minneman, who sings the role of Elijah, is a retired fireman from the Dayton Fireman’s force, a professional baritone soloist, a member of Musica!, and a soloist for Our Saviour Lutheran Church. Karen and Grant Wareham, assembled today’s choir stage, the altar and the fire. Jerry Taylor, our minister of worship and music, is the organist/choir director for today’s service. Kara HeyLum Ko, daughter of Tim and Sherilyne Ko, is being dedicated to the Lord today by Pastor Elliot Smith. As we gather for worship and at the end of the service, we hear organ music by Felix Mendelssohn that was commissioned in 1844 while he was visiting Great Britain. “Elijah” was commissioned in 1846 for the Birmingham Choir Festival. Mendelssohn insisted that this work be a sermon in music and although he was German, this work was written in English. Mendelssohn himself conducted the first performance on August 26, 1846 (it’s 166th anniversary was last Sunday) and it was immediately successful. This was essentially Mendelssohn’s last major work, as he died in November 1847 at 38 years of age. When Ahab confronts Elijah, he refers to him as the "troubler of Israel." Elijah responds by throwing the charge back at Ahab, saying that it is Ahab who has troubled Israel by allowing the worship of false gods. Elijah then berates both the people of Israel and Ahab for their acquiescence in Baal worship. “How long will you go limping with two different opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal then follow him” (1 Kings 18:21). And the people were silent. The Hebrew for this word, "go limping" or "waver", is the same as that used for "danced" in verse 26, where the prophets of Baal frantically dance. Elijah speaks with sharp irony: in the religious ambivalence of Israel, she is engaging in a wild and futile religious "dance". At this point Elijah proposes a direct test of the powers of Baal and Yahweh. The people of Israel, 450 prophets of Baal, and 400 prophets of Asherah are summoned to Mount Carmel. Wood is laid on the altars. Two oxen are slaughtered and cut into pieces; the pieces are laid on the wood. Elijah then invites the priests of Baal to pray for fire to light the sacrifice. They pray from morning to noon without success. Elijah ridicules their efforts. They respond by cutting themselves and adding their own blood to the sacrifice (Such mutilation of the body was strictly forbidden in the Mosaic law). They continue praying until evening without success. Elijah now orders that the altar of Yahweh be drenched with water from "four large jars" poured three times (1 Kings 18:33–34). He asks God to accept the sacrifice. Fire falls from the sky, consuming the water, the sacrifice and the stones of the altar itself as well. Elijah seizes the moment and orders the death of the prophets of Baal. Elijah prays earnestly for rain to fall again on the land. Then the rains begin, signaling the end of the famine.

Next Sabbath, September 8: Pastor Karl Haffner will speak 9:30 a.m. First Serv

11:45 a.m. Music by the Miracle Meadows School 4:00 Concert by the Miracle Meadows School from West Virginia


Lessons from the Life of Elijah: The Mountain I. The Sierra Mountains

II. Mount Carmel (1 Kings 16:30-33 NIV) Ahab son of Omri did more evil in the eyes of the LORD than any of those before him. He not only considered it trivial to commit the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, but he also married Jezebel daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and began to serve Baal and worship him. He set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal that he built in Samaria. Ahab also made an Asherah pole and did more to provoke the LORD, the God of Israel, to anger than did all the kings of Israel before him. (1 Kings 17:1) Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word." (1 Kings 18:17-21) When he saw Elijah, he said to him, "Is that you, you troubler of Israel?" "I have not made trouble for Israel," Elijah replied. "But you and your father's family have. You have abandoned the Lord's commands and have followed the Baals. Now summon the people from all over Israel to meet me on Mount Carmel. And bring the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table." So Ahab sent word throughout all Israel and assembled the prophets on Mount Carmel. Elijah went before the people and said, "How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him." But the people said nothing. At noon Elijah began to taunt them. "Shout louder!" he said. "Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened." So they shouted louder and slashed themselves with swords and spears, as was their custom, until their blood flowed. Midday passed, and they continued their frantic prophesying until the time for the evening sacrifice. But there was no response, no one answered, no one paid attention. At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: "O LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. Answer me, O LORD, answer me, so these people will know that you, O LORD, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again." Then the fire of the LORD fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench. When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, "The LORD--He is God! The LORD--He is God!" III. Mount Everest

References: Wild by Cheryl Strayed, Random House, 2012; “OTC Part 23: Guarding Community, Part2, Elijah: Holding Steady,” and “Vital Optimism, part 2, Anatomy of an Overcoming Spirit,” by John Ortberg, Seeds Audio Ministry, South Barrington, Ill. Used by permission.


September 1, 2012

The Church at Study 10:30 a.m.

Lesson Quarterly Classes Lesson 9: Memory Text “But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.” ESV Early Lesson Study (from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.).....S-1 Taught by: Eric Beaven Lesson Study & Discussion...........................S-1 Taught by: Gerry Greene Next week: Wally Sackett

Other Adult Classes Pastor’s Bible Study...............Pastor Karl’s Office Taught by: Karl Haffner FreshBread.........................Center Fellowship Hall Taught by: Elliot Smith Conversations About God.........Kettering College Lower Lobby Dave Evans, Joe Nicosia & Adele Waller Discussion of Last Day Prophecies North East Fellowship Hall

Lesson Study & Discussion...........................S-3 Taught by: Jim Hopkins Next week: Bob Peach Sabbath School Class....................................N-2 Taught by: Ted J. Shull Advent H.O.P.E. ………………………………………… L-2 Taught by: Esther Kang Next week: Laurel Teller

Reflections on Prayer:

The Prayer Ministry Team


Coming Events TODAY — September 1, 2012 Flowers — The flowers are given today by Kettering College in celebration of beginning a new school year. Welcome students. Blood Pressure Checks — 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 bags to the cart after worship. Thank you. Sunset — 8:09 p.m.

THIS COMING WEEK — Church Office Hours

FRIDAY — September 7 Visitation and Funeral for Mary Applegate Colvin — 12:00 & 1:00 p.m. at the Tobias Funeral Home, Far Hills & Rahn Road. Singing Bands — 6:45 p.m. Meet in the Kettering Hospital lobby. Sunset — 7:59 p.m.

NEXT SABBATH — September 8 Sermon: Pastor Karl Haffner will be our speaker. 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

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Friday

MONDAY — September 3 Labor Day — Church office CLOSED

TUESDAY — September 4 Staff Meeting — 9:30 a.m. Prayer Meeting — 6:30 p.m. in S-1 CHIP — 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall

WEDNESDAY — September 5 Prayer-line — 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Youth Handbell Practice — 5 p.m. Choir Practice — 6:00 p.m. Overview on Health by Dr. Harvey Hahn — 6 p.m. at Spring Valley Academy cafeteria Praise Orchestra — 7:30 p.m. Advent Ringers — 7:40 p.m.

THURSDAY — September 6 Daytime Prayer Meeting — 11:30 a.m. in S-1 with Pastor Dan Stevens. Beth Moore Bible Study — "Jesus the One and Only" from 1-3 p.m. at Diana Kellawan’s home. CHIP — 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Opportunities for Prayer To emphasize our desire to increase prayer in our church: Weekdays 12 noon - 1 p.m. the church sanctuary is open for prayer. Prayer Meeting Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in S-1 and Thursdays 11:30 a.m. in S-1 for daytime hours. Wednesday’s Prayer-line from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. call 712-432-0232, then access code 491358#. Your requests will be lifted up to God.


That You May Know

KETTERING CHURCH FAMILY

Sympathy — To Stan, Edith, David and Doug Applegate on the death of Stan’s mother and David and Doug’s grandmother, Mary Applegate Colvin August 21 at Heartland of Miamisburg. She was 97. Funeral services at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 7, at the Tobias Funeral Home, Far Hills and Rahn Road. Visitation from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., immediately preceding the funeral service. 12:12 p.m. Prayer — Join us daily for prayer at 12:12 p.m. wherever you are. Information Center Meeting — We will be having a meeting following second service for all Information Center hosts in S-1. 2012 Road Rally — Stop by the table in the narthex today or call the church office, 298-2167, to register for the 2012 Kettering Church Annual Road Rally. This year’s theme is . Join us Sunday, September 9, at 1:30 for a road adventure followed by an English road diner supper. Admission is $5 per adult, $3 children 3-10 years (2 and younger free). Member Needs Room — Female Kettering Church member needs a room to rent. Please call the church office, 298-2167.

SPRING VALLEY ACADEMY School Calendars Available — Please pick up a SVA picture calendar from the tables in the foyers. 5-2-1-Almost None Challenge — Did you know our children comprise the first generation in history to grow up less healthy than their parents? Join us at Spring Valley Academy to learn the state of health in America and take up the 5-2-1-Almost None Challenge. An overview on health will be presented by Harvey Hahn, MD on Wednesday, September 5 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the school cafeteria for a Parent Meeting (dinner provided by Home & School). RSVP to 433-0790 or email info@springvalley academy. org. Sponsored by the SVA Home & School. Pathfinders Registration — If you missed Pathfinders Registration you can still register by calling Claudia Smith at 312-1071.

COMMUNITY Lindy Chamberlain Books Available — 4 books, The Autobiography of Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, are still available in the church office for $20 each. Golden Buckeye Fellowship — The GBF Sabbath Lite program on September 8, begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Miamisburg SDA Church. The program will feature

Jerry Mahn, director of residence hall and Student Life at Kettering College. He is also the worship leader for Serv, the early service, at the Kettering SDA Church. Come and enjoy Sabbath afternoon fellowship with friends and an inspiring program of music and stories. All are invited to attend and to bring guests. See you at Sabbath Lite. Kettering College Alumni — Attention all Kettering College alumni: KC turns 45 this year and we want to celebrate with you on September 14th and 15th. Join us at Young’s Dairy on Friday @ 5 p.m. for a picnic that includes admission to mini golf, hayrides and more. On Sabbath, Sept. 15th we’ll have lunch at Kettering Church and a service project on our campus. The deadline to sign up has been extended to 9/5/12 so please visit us at kc.edu/alumni. Have You Heard About A NEW SONG?— Experience the largest gathering of Ohio Adventists for the year on September 22, 2012, at the Roberts Centre in Worthington. Hear Worthington's own Grace Notes unique style of inspirational praise and worship music. VOP co-host, Elizabeth Talbot, will bring the Gospel of Luke to life for all to hear. Dynamic age-appropriate programs for children and youth. Visit www.ohioadventist.org for details and to register for your complimentary lunch. 2012 Women’s Retreat — Learn with Dr. Hyveth Williams at next month’s Women’s Retreat. Plan now to attend the retreat, held October 19-21 at the Embassy Suites in Dublin. See your local Women’s Ministries leader, visit www. Ohioadventist.org or call 740-397-4665, ext. 165 for more information. ONE Project in Chicago — February 11-12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The pastoral staff invite all interested in joining on a spiritual retreat celebrating Christ and Adventism's roots to contact Pastor Kasper by Wednesday, September 5, for a special discounted group rate. Cost is normally $170.00 plus room and food. For more information check: www.the1project.org and email Pastor Kasper at kasper@ketsda.org. Career Opportunity — KHN Environmental Service has two full-time supervisor positions available. Visit their website: www.khnjobs.org. Need Help — Member is available as housekeeper, nanny, or house sitter. Call Sarah Hopkins at 2704442. Cat — A small, very friendly, white and gray cat, about 2 years, old needs a home. Call Sarah at 269-5764.


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 Sabrina Araiza......................Public Campus Ministry Intern.............................321-5793 Shelina Berglund..........................Young Adults Intern..............................208-965-1893 Jerry Mahn.............................Worship Leader for

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

Clive Wilson ............................Kettering College Chaplain................................545-8756

Serving You Today Presiding Deacon.........................................................................................George Dutton Presiding Elder...................................................................................Chris VanDenburgh Information Center............................................................Allison Wiser & Carol McGrew Gary Fessenden & Judy Schoun Receptionists...................................................................Brian & Candy Christenson, N SS Bev Sweet, S SS Janyce Shull, N-second service Betty Dunlap, S-second service Bulletin Greeters....................................................................Roberta McMahan, First Serv Dawn Simons, second service Linda Wiser, second service Audio Technician.........................................................................................John McMahan Audio Technician........................................................................................Mugurel Brasov Video Technician..........................................................................................Jessica Brasov

Count Down to the It Is Written “Revelation Today!� series: 28 days Mark your calendars September 28 through October 27: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday evenings Total Dayton-Area Bible Study Interests: 1656 Area-wide Bible Worker Volunteers: 337 Kettering Members Volunteering as Bible Workers: 50 Please Sign up to volunteer at the meetings


5-2-1-Almost None: SVA Home & School Health Initiative WHY: We at Spring Valley Academy believe that health of body and mind are a positive support for spiritual wellness. The Bible reminds us that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Our mission at SVA is to help our children grow spiritually; therefore we also need to educate them on how to have a healthy body and mind. Education: I. Overview on Health by Harvey Hahn, MD: Sept. 5, Wed at 8:46 - 9:30 a.m. Middle/HS chapel Sept. 5, Wed at 6 - 8 p.m. in Cafeteria – Parent meeting (dinner provided by Home & School) Sept. 7, Fri at 8:15-8:45 a.m. – Elementary School chapel II. Nutrition and effect on learning and behavior (to be announced) Oct. 24, Wed at 8:46 - 9:30 a.m. Middle/High School chapel Oct. 24, Wed at 6 - 8 p.m. in Cafeteria – Parent meeting (dinner provided by H&S) Oct. 26, Fri at 8:15 - 8:45 a.m. – Elementary School chapel III. Video Games, T.V. and Behavior by Kirk Chung, MD Jan. 16, Wed at 8:46 - 9:30 a.m. Middle/HS chapel Jan. 16, Wed at 6 - 8 p.m. in Cafeteria – Parent meeting (dinner provided by H&S) Jan. 18, Fri at 8:15 - 8:45 a.m. – Elementary School chapel IV. Exercise by Kurt Jackson, PhD, PT Mar. 13, Wed at 8:46 - 9:30 a.m. Middle/HS chapel Mar. 13, Wed at 6 - 8 p.m. in Cafeteria – Parent meeting (dinner provided by H&S) Mar. 15, Fri at 8:15 - 8:45 a.m. – Elementary School chapel Action: Sept. 30, Sunday is Fall Festival Get your “pre-lifestyle change numbers”… Kettering Cardiovascular Health & Wellness will be available from 8:30-11 a.m. for fasting lipid profile & glucose ($20), body fat analysis, and BP. Sign up is required by calling 937-558-3988 to schedule a time. Appt. center is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Initiate 5-2-1-Almost None Challenge from mid Jan. to mid April. Challenge will be between classes and faculty. Winners announced during Fun Run on April 21st. Prizes to be announced. Check out www.getupmc.org website to learn more about the 5-2-1-almost none challenge. April 21, Sunday is 5K Fun Run and 1 mile for children. Get your “post-lifestyle change number” then join us for the 5K…Kettering Cardiovascular Health & Wellness will be available in the morning (TBA) for fasting lipid & glucose ($20), body fat analysis, and BP. Sign up is required by calling 937-558-3988 to schedule a time. Appointment center is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.


, (yes, next weekend) the Youth Group will be having a special

Sunday, September 9

“Cookie Bake Day”

Second Annual Kettering Church

to support the Prison Ministry.

All Youth are invited to come to Dan and Bev Cobb's home for a day of cooking fun! Details will be provided in Youth Sabbath School this week. Parents of Youth are also invited to bring a dish and join us after church for a Youth Group Family Potluck!

For more details email:

benmoushon@gmail.com.

Road Rally Get a team together Registration Deadline is Wednesday, September 5. First to sign up determines pole positions! Design and bring a Team Flag Prizes for best Team Spirit (flag) Rally tour followed by “Road Diner” supper. Admission fee of $5 per adult, $3 children 10 years and younger (2 and younger free).

Check-in begins at 1:30 p.m. at the church Sunday, September 9 The Flag Drops at 2:00 p.m.


Complete Bulletin 09-01-12