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T H E C H U RC H AT S T U D Y The ten o’clock hour provides opportunities throughout the complex to study God’s word in small groups, to reflect on the meaning of faith, and to fellowship with one another.


Discipleship for Everyday Believers. Sanctuary. GATHER AROUND THE COLORED BANNERS: BLUE Front right Ram/Goring Team RED Front left Candelaria Team BROWN Back right Wesley Team FUCHSIA Back left Women & the Word GREEN Center right back Wanderers Team PURPLE Center left back Vedamuthu Team SILVER Front left center Battle-Brooks Team BLACK Balcony left Young Adults Team Believers and Doubters: Room 44, Balcony Level, currently studying Rick Rice’s, Believing, Behaving, Belonging: Finding a New Love for the Church. Triple S Class: Fellowship Room A. Conversations on Scripture and current issues. Mizo Bible Study: Church Office Building. Sabbath School lesson taught in Mizo. Words To Live By: First Level Conference Room, Church Office Building. Sabbath School lesson study for one hour.


We will glorify God by being increasingly transformed into the likeness of Christ. OUR MISSION

We seek to grow passionate disciples of Jesus through worship of God, nurture of one another, and outreach to the world.


Brightest and Best of the Stars / Wold

CHILDREN AND YOUTH Beginners (ages 0-2) Little Friends (ages 3-4) Kindergarten (ages 4-5) Primary I (1st and 2nd graders) Primary II (3rd and 4th graders) Juniors (5th and 6th graders) Earliteens (7th and 8th graders) Youth (High School)

Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3, Behind Balcony Level 1, Youth Room

CHURCH DIRECTORY Church Office: 301-270-6777 Emergency Line: 301-980-1009 E-Mail:

Fax: 301-270-3518

Senior Pastor Charles A. Tapp ext. 126 Administrative Pastor Don McFarlane ext. 116 Children’s Pastor Gerry Lopez ext. 122 Congregational Care Pastor Debbie Eisele ext. 127 Interim Music Coordinator Jon Gilbertson ext. 124 Media & Outreach Pastor Paolo Esposito ext. 136 Youth & Young Adults Pastor Pranitha Fielder ext. 119 Treasurer Charlotte Conway ext. 112 Office Manager Kathleen Driscoll ext. 239 Treasury Assistant Flordeliza Balay ext. 114 Church Clerk Theresa Beltran ext. 115 Senior Ministries Israel Castro 301-270-6777 Admin. Board Chair Steve Chavez 301-989-1331 Head Elder Erwin Mack 301-434-1622 Head Deacon Allan Manuel 301-237-8220 Head Deaconess Marion Hudson 301-335-6043 Sligo School Principal Larry Rich 301-434-1417 WAU President W. Spence 301-891-4128 ACS Interim Director Gene Milton 301-585-6556

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8:45 & 11:15 a.m.

Welcome & Church Life

Don McFarlane

+Songs of Gathering

Come, Christians, Join to Sing / No. 10 The Lord in Zion Reigneth / No. 7

+Children’s Lesson

Gerry Lopez


Don McFarlane

*Hymn of Praise

Praise to the Lord / No. 1

Prayer Anthem

Selma Mastrapa

In My Heart / Saint-Saens


Luke 17:22 - 32 (NIV)


Those Things

Invitation to Give Offertory

Madhuri Chavan Charles A. Tapp Erwin Mack

Sing God a Simple Song / Bernstein

*Hymn of Response

My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less / No. 522


SABBATH CELEBRATION 8:45 & 11:15 a.m.

Benediction Postlude

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ADULT SABBATH SCHOOL Sanctuary - 10:00 a.m.

Charles A. Tapp Prelude in C Major / J. S. Bach

congregation is standing congregation is kneeling where possible 11:15 service only

Song Service Theme Song

Kay Rosburg

This Is My Father’s World / No. 92

Scripture & Prayer

Sasha Ross


Sasha Ross

Special Music Let There be Peace on Earth Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me; Let there be peace on earth, a peace that was meant to be. With God as our Father, brothers all are we, Let me walk with my brother, in perfect harmony.

Sylvan Coke & Carol Hooker, deacon & deaconess on duty

Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now. With ev’ry step I take, let this be my solemn vow: To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.

Lesson Study

Class Leaders

Benediction & Offering

Class Leaders

Jesus, Creator of Heaven and Earth

Worship Service Musicians: Matt Daley, organist Jon Gilbertson, chorister Michael Blaney, tenor Richard Cunningham, IV, children’s lesson pianist


Madhuri Chavan is a Registered Nurse and currently the Corporate Director for Dimensions Healthcare System. She and her husband, Sudhir have an 18 year old daughter. Selma Chaij Mastrapa was born in Argentina. She is a retired psychologist, school counselor and university professor. She has been a member of Sligo church for over 22 years. She served as greeter, head elder, and now she volunteers wherever needed. Erwin Mack is Sligo’s Head Elder. He is also a former teacher, principal, World Purchasing director for the General Conference & former business owner. He is busier than ever in retirement with carpentry, antique cars & making children’s toys. Michael Blaney has sung with the Sligo Sanctuary Choir on a few occasions. He has also sung in many other professional venues including the Washington Opera Chorus. Michael is always highly acclaimed and well-received.

Zelma Edwards, pianist

WORSHIP SERVICE 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. January 12 Charles A. Tapp “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” January 19 Pathfinder’s Day January 26 “Walking on Water”

Josant Barrientos Charles A. Tapp

February 2 Charles A. Tapp Part 1: Jesus Christ: The Way, The Truth, The Life

Sunset Tonight: 5:00 January 12: 5:06



Let us hear from you! To write the pastors a note, make a

EQUIP Training Event - the Potomac Conference pres-

“Simple Truths for Life:” Sligo’s Radio Ministry, can

be heard each Sabbath morning from 8:30 - 9.00 a.m. on WGTS 91.9 FM. Listen with a friend, then invite them to come to church in person at 11:15 a.m.!

ents classes that will equip and empower interested members to serve and lead - Sabbath, January 12, 2013, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 3150 Chesapeake St. NW, Washington, DC 20008-2229. There are 14 classes to choose from taught by various leaders in our conference, including Pastor Charles Tapp and Pastor Paolo Esposito. See the bulletin insert and posters in the Atrium notice board.

Today’s Fellowship Lunch will be served for visitors

Midnight Madness, a basketball charity event will

prayer request or inquire about becoming a member of Sligo Church, please use the Note Card from the hymnal rack.

and the Sligo Sanctuary Choir, hosted by the Carmine Pino team. *Next week’s lunch will be hosted by the Women in the Word team for the Media Team & visitors. Members who attend are to call Louvina Joseph, Hospitality Chair at (301) 431-2188 and ask how they can support this ministry and/or become a team leader!

Sanctuary Flowers: *If you would like to enhance the

beauty of our worship by providing flowers, please contact Flor Balay at the Church Office, 301-270-6777, ext. 114.

Prayer Support: Prayers of recovery for Alicia Robertson and prayers of comfort for the families of John Konrad, Everette Robinson & the family of Becky Barker whose mother died.

John Konrad, 43, vice president and general manager of

WGTS 91.9, died surrounded by friends and family after a brief illness on January 2nd. He became the General Manager of WGTS in 1996 and doubled the station’s coverage area. The station ranks among the top 10 in the Washington D.C. market. His life will be celebrated on Sabbath, January 12, at 3 p.m. in the Sligo Sanctuary. For more information, please visit the station’s website: <http://www.wgts919. com> Comments and tributes may be posted at <http://www.> The station will air a special tribute at 9 a.m., January 12.

Prayer Gathering: “Come and pray to me, and I will hear you. When you look for me, you will find me. When you wholeheartedly seek me, I will let you find me, declares the Lord. Jer. 29:23 - 13 (GWT). Gather with us for a special time of prayer on Tuesdays, from 7 – 8 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

“To Serve with Love”- A new season for Women’s Ministry. It is our desire that every woman has a place at

Sligo Church and an opportunity to grow in her walk with Christ. We invite you to join us for faith, fellowship and fun at our next First Monday event, on Monday, January 7, 2013 in the Fellowship Room. Find a place to get connected: Women & the Word – Sabbath School Class meets every Sabbath in the Sanctuary; Book Club – meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Discipleship Room. Knit Night meets in the Prayer Room Wednesday nights, beginning in January.

be hosted by Sligo Adventist School on Saturday, January 12, from 6 - 10 p.m. in their gym. For more information, please refer to the poster on the notice board or visit their website <>

Sligo Communication Taskforce: Enjoying the new

eWeekend? How about all the interesting articles published on our website each week? Want to help? All current members and anyone who would like to join our communications team this year are invited to a very important meeting on January 15, at 7 p.m. in the Discipleship Room. Writers, graphic designers, coders, or just people wanting to help, are always welcome!

The Sligo Media Ministries is growing and we have

great plans for 2013! Whether you want to be in front or behind a camera. Whether you prefer to work in a live production or a film shoot, there is still room for you to serve. If you would like be part of this ministry, please send an email to <> and we’ll get in touch with you.

Adult Sabbath School quarterlies for January to

March, Origins, are now available at the reception desks. A small supply of quarterlies will also be available at the Church Office. Large print quarterlies are a special order item. If you signed up for one last quarter, there will be a copy waiting for you at the desk on the organ side. Please remember the extra expense for this material in your holiday giving. Remember, complete SS lessons with commentary are always available online for your convenience: <http://www.>

Stewardship: This month Sligo youth will be exploring

the topic of ‘Stewardship.’ We hope you will join us in the youth room as we see how to become better stewards of our time, our money and our relationships. The series’ first instalments are an open forum on Friday, January 11 at 6 p.m. and a special Bible Study on Friday, January 18 at 6 p.m.

Bulletin Information Deadline is Monday evening! E-mail information to <> Thank you!



December 31, 2012

Church Budget: This offering pays for outreach and nurture

ministries of the church and the church school along with necessary expenses like utilities and upkeep of the church building.

January 5, Saturday

Children’s Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 1:30 p.m.

January 6, Sunday

Last Year

This Year

Dec. 03 $ 12,769.31 Dec. 10 $ 9,363.87 Dec. 17 $ 20,489.23 Dec. 24 $ 19,384.21 Dec. 31 $ 28,397.06 Dec. Online $ 24,758.77 Dec. 31 YTD $641,588.94

Dec. 01 $ 9,749.93 Dec. 08 $ 7,280.59 Dec. 15 $ 21,247.76 Dec. 22 $ 10,586.18 Dec. 29 $ 25,207.65 Dec. Online $ 35,500.00 Dec. 31 YTD $584,649.19

Pathfinder Meeting, Office Chapel, 9 a.m.

January 7, Monday

Regeneration Ministries, Office Conference Room, 7 p.m. Women’s Ministry Mtg., Fellowship Hall A, 7 p.m.

January 8, Tuesday

Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7 p.m.

January 9, Wednesday Total Contributing Families on Dec. 22, 2012 : Total Contributing Families on Dec. 24, 2011 :

Budget for Dec. 31 YTD :

Budget Booster:

Goal Raised by Dec. 31 YTD Needed

Wishing Well: Dec. 31 YTD

198 298


Sligo Ringers is cancelled! Knit Night, Prayer Room, 7 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 7 p.m.

January 11, Friday

Young Adult Bible Study, Fellowship Room B, 7:15 p.m.

January 12, Saturday $27,000.00 $23,405.79 $ 3,594.21

$ 980.07

EQUIP (see insert), CPC, 3 p.m. - 7:40 p.m. John Konrad Memorial Service, Sligo Sanctuary, 3 p.m. Midnight Madness, SAS Gym, 6 p.m.

January 13, Sunday

Pathfinders Meeting, Office Chapel, 9 a.m. 55+ Club Brunch Potluck, Fellowship Hall A, 10 a.m. Sligo Music Club Concert, Atrium Suite, 3 p.m.

January 14, Monday Tithe: All of these funds are sent to the Potomac Conference. November 2012 contributions are November 2011 contributions are

Contributing Families in November 2012 : Contributing Families in November 2011 :

$193,549.89 $207,674.86 564 594

Today’s designated offering goes to Local Church Budget. Loose offering goes to Church Budget. Thank you for your support!

Regeneration Ministries, Office Conference Room, 7 p.m.

January 15, Tuesday

Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7 p.m. Sligo Comm. Taskforce Mtg., Discipleship Room, 7 p.m.

January 16, Wednesday

Sligo Ringers, Sligo School, 7 p.m. Knit Night, Prayer Room, 7 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 7 p.m.

January 18, Friday

Underground Bible Study, Youth Room, 6 p.m.

January 19, Saturday

Children’s Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 1:30 p.m.

January 21, Monday

Regeneration Ministries, Office Conference Room, 7 p.m.

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January 22, Tuesday

Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7 p.m. The Washington Adventist University Church 3 0 1 . 2 7 0 . 6 7 7 7 • W W W. S L I G O C H U RC H . O RG

January 5, 2013  

Sligo Seventh-Day Adventist church bulletin