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our life together
February 16, 2013
Today GCWM Meeting, Discipleship Room, 2:00 p.m.
When I was a child there was one behavior that my parents simply would not tolerate from me and my siblings and that was lying. As a matter of fact my mother would always say, “Son, if you lie then you will no sooner steal.” I didn’t quite understand what she meant back then, but as I got older, I quickly came to realize the wisdom in her words. To lie is in essence robbing yourself as well as others of the privilege and opportunity of knowing and possibly accepting what is true. In today’s message, we will take a look at just how important this thing called truth really is in the life of the Christian, so important in fact, that Jesus described truth not merely as a statement of fact that is to be shared, but a reality that is to be lived.
February 17, Sunday Pathfinder Meeting, Office Chapel, 9:00 a.m. Adventurer Club Meeting, Junior SS Room, 9:30 a.m.
ANNOUNCEMENTS (continued) The Church Office will be closed for the Presidents’ Day Holiday on Monday, February 18. If you have an urgent matter that cannot wait until the office reopens, please call our emergency number 301-980-1009. Deacons and Deaconesses, rehearsal for Communion will take place following the 11:15 a.m. service next Sabbath (February 23) in preparation for Holy Communion on March 2, 2013. Please meet by the platform at approximately 15 minutes after the close of the worship service.
February 18, Monday Holiday - Church Office will be closed! Finance Committee Meeting is cancelled! Regeneration Ministries, Office Conference Room, 7:00 p.m. February 19, Tuesday Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m. February 20, Wednesday Sligo Ringers, Sligo School Gym, 7:00 p.m. Knit Night, Prayer Room, 7:00 p.m. Full Plate Diet, Junior Sabbath School Room, 7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 7:30 p.m. February 22, Friday Reflections, Atrium, 6:00 p.m.
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February 23, Saturday Sligo Underground, Youth Room, 11:15 a.m. Children’s Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 1:30 p.m.
CHILDREN & YOUTH Summer VBS 2013 - Kingdom Rock! Save the Date. July 14 - 19, 2013 Sligo SDA School: Save the date - March 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Sligo Middle School Choir will sing the National Anthem at the Verizon Center for the Washington Wizards. Tickets can be purchased at the school for $22. Please call 301-434-1417.
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WASHINGTON ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY Washington Adventist University is in the process of recruiting for several critical academic positions. The open positions include Provost and Human Resources Associate. All applicants are encouraged to apply through their employment website: www.wau.edu/employment
ministries of the church and the church school along with necessary expenses like utilities and upkeep of the church building.
Washington Adventist University plans an Open House for February 17, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Meet faculty; attend a financial aid Q & A session; talk to Academic Counselors; schedule music department auditions; take a campus tour.
FEBRUARY 9, 2013 CHURCH BUDGET: This offering pays for outreach and nurture
Last Year: Jan. online $ 4,749.23 Feb. 4 $ 9,262.39 Feb. 11 $ 4,925.59
This Year Jan. online $ 8,868.14 Feb. 2 $ 6,924.28 Feb. 9 $ 7,388.70
Feb. 11 YTD $ 40,510.90 Feb. 9 YTD $ 44,869.25 BUDGET YTD: $44,622
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MEDIA AND OUTREACH PASTOR Paolo Esposito, ext. 126
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CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRIES PASTOR Gerardo Lopez, ext. 122 email@example.com
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HEAD ELDER Erwin Mack
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Summary of our Beliefs The Bible is the inspired word of God and our only rule of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17). Jesus Christ is the Divine Son of God and our personal Savior from sin by grace through faith. (John 1:1-3; Ephesians 2:8). Having been saved, followers of Jesus live in obedience to Him by observing the Ten Commandments. (Exodus 20: 1-17; John 14:15). The Sabbath – the seventh day of the week- established by God at creation and honored by Jesus in His earthly ministry, is to be observed by the followers of Jesus. (Exodus 20:8-11; 1 Peter 2:21). Jesus is coming back to earth personally and visibly to raise the righteous dead and give His faithful children of all ages immortality in an earth made new. (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; Revelation 22:12; 21:1-3).
ADMINISTRATIVE & ADULT MINISTRIES PASTOR Don McFarlane, ext. 116 firstname.lastname@example.org
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a seventh-day adventist church The Washington Adventist University Church
OUR MISSION We s eek to g row passi onate d i sc i pl es of J es us th ro ugh wor shi p of God , nur ture of o ne a nother,and outreach to the worl d .
THE CHURCH AT STUDY
THE CHURCH AT WORSHIP we gather in his name
we go to serve
Adult Sabbath School
SANCTUARY – 8:45 A.M. AND 11:15 A.M.
*Hymn of Reflection
SANCTUARY – 10:00 A.M.
Rejoice, the Lord Is King / No. 221
Prelude Praise to the Lord the Almighty / Diane Bish Welcome and Church Life
Don McFarlane +Debbie Eisele
+Celebration of Ministry Josephine Benton
we honor and praise him *Hymn of Praise
O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing / No. 250 (vs. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6)
Anthem Anoint Me Lord / Vickie Yohe Charisse Sullivan-Mensah, soloist +New Life / arr. Alexander
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Postlude All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name / Diane Bish We welcome to our service today our choirs and musicians: Matt Daley, organist Jon Gilbertson, chorister Charisse Sullivan-Mensah, soloist for 1st service Jasmine Chavez, vocalist for children’s lesson Jonathan Chavez, guitarist for children’s lesson +Sligo Children’s Choir Charisse Sullivan-Mensah, director
Sarah Renthlei +Josephine Benton
OUR LIFE TOGETHER
Theme Song This Is My Father’s World / No. 92
welcome THANK YOU FOR JOINING US IN WORSHIP TODAY
Prayer & Welcome Special Music Selected
Yuri Tomenko Shane Kelley
Lesson Study Through a Glass, Darkly
Benediction & Offering
Zelma Edwards, pianist
*Congregation is standing Congregation is kneeling where possible + 11:15 service only
Barry Rowe & Carol Hooker, deacon & deaconess on duty
May Sey +Lara Beaven
+Music for Meditation Anoint Me Lord / Vickie Yohe Charisse Sullivan-Mensah, soloist Sermon The Kingdom of Truth
Charles A. Tapp
Invitation to Give
Charles A. Tapp
Offertory All to Jesus I Surrender / arr. Gilbertson Sam Stone, baritone horn +Cast Your Burdens / arr. Sullivan-Mensah Jonathan Chavez, guitarist
Sarah Renthlei is a youth leader with the Sligo Mizo Fellowship and also assists with our Primary I Sabbath School. She feels blessed to make a difference in the lives of these children. In addition to Sarah’s qualifications as a veteranarian, she has also completed her studies and certification to be a nurse. May Sey became a Seventh-day Adventist three years ago and was baptized here at Sligo. She has always had a passion for Bible study and is a gifted leader. Her joy of leading others to Christ is evident in her role of assistant Sabbath School supervisor with the Sligo Mizo Fellowship. During the week, May works as a pediatric medical assistant. Dave Weigley was first known to our church family as president of the Potomac Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He and his wife, Becky, moved closer to this area in 2006 when Dave became president of the Columbia Union. Beside the many responsibilities and demands of leadership, Dave and Becky love spending time with their children and grandchildren. The Weigleys also take pleasure in raising and riding horses.
Prayer Support: Prayers of recovery for Robert Driscoll, Mildred Carter, Joy Fuller, S. Rao Kalapala and prayers of comfort for the families of Joan Silver, Eunice Alexander, Linda Hatt Tatum who lost loved ones. Prayers for an unspoken request from Edwina and Gawin Flynn.
Sanctuary Flowers: Today’s flowers are provided by the proud family of Josephine Benton, in recognition of her pioneering work as an Adventist woman pastor.
Lara Beaven is a very busy mother of two- Calvin, one and Josephine, four, who is named after Josephine Benton. The name appealed to Lara and her husband, Ron even more when they thought of what a wonderful role model the former Sligo associate pastor can be in their daughter’s life. Lara is a journalist and if she can find the time- loves to knit!
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.
Fellowship Lunch next week will be served to our greeters and visitors by the Habada & Campbell team. *Members who attend are invited to call Louvina Joseph, Hospitality Chair, at (301) 431-2188 and ask how they can support this ministry and/or become a team leader!
we reflect Scripture John 7:28-29; 8:31, 32 (NIV)
Let us hear from you! To write the pastors a note, make a prayer request, or inquire about becoming a member of Sligo Church, please use a card from the hymnal rack.
sabbath devotional John describes the character of God the Son...
The Word became human and lived among us. We saw his glory. It was the glory that the Father shares with his only Son, a glory full of kindness and
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A reception for Josephine Benton will be held after the service today in the Atrium. Today, the officers of the Columbia Union Conference are with us to recognize and honor the ministerial calling of Josephine Benton and grant her Emeritus Ministerial Credentials. Josephine became a trailblazer for women in leadership positions in 1973, when as a Sligo member, she was the first woman to be ordained as a local church elder and then later that year joined the pastoral staff as an associate. Membership Report (first reading): Joining Sligo: Alicia Battle, Esther Battle, M. Lydee Battle, Maurice Battle, Jr., Ora Battle, Magda Cardenas, Adriene Fox, Alfreda Goodwin, Eric Grant, Monique Griffiths, Cheryl Hill, Jamie Schneider, Jocelyn Smith, Andrea Stewartson Joining elsewhere: Esther Bagley, Joyce Benfield, Michelle Bigord, Lal Rin Tluanga, Janet Brode, Lois Butler, Liandingpuii Chhakchhuak, Roremliana Chhakchhuak, Van Lal Sawma, Duraiswamy David, E. Pauline David, Van Lal Fela, Dorothy Hinds, Prethi John, Bimal Nowrangi, Nilima Nowrangi, Marian Pearson, Kristin Priest, Michael Priest, Laurie Roh, Tiffany Tapp, Mark Zimmerman