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our life together

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Welcome to Sligo! How many times have you watched the news and heard of yet another case where someone who was found guilty of a heinous crime was given a life sentence or, even worse, the death penalty, only for the court

Today Sligo Underground, Youth Room, 11:15 a.m. Children’s Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 1:30 p.m. February 25, Monday Regeneration Ministries, Office Conference Room, 7:00 p.m. Admin. Board Mtg., Fellowship Hall A, 7:00 p.m. February 26, Tuesday Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m.

ANNOUNCEMENTS (continued) Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sabbath, March 2, in both the first and second services. The Communion reminds us of Christ’s death for us and His promise that He is coming again. If you know anyone who needs to have communion at home, please call Pastor Eisele at 301-2706777.

February 27, 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.

Deacons and Deaconesses, rehearsal for Communion will take place following the 11:15 a.m. service today. Please meet by the platform approximately 15 minutes after the close of the worship service.

February 28, Friday Reflections, Atrium, 6:00 p.m. Underground Vespers, Youth Room, 6:00 p.m.

Sligo Women’s Ministries Book Club will meet on Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Discipleship Room to discuss 36 “Arguments for the Existence of God” by Rebecca Newberger.

March 2, Saturday Holy Communion, Sanctuary, 8:45 & 11:15 a.m. Children’s Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 1:30 p.m.

Bulletin Information Deadline is Monday evening! E-mail information to:

profile of giving CHILDREN & YOUTH Summer VBS 2013 - Kingdom Rock! Save the Date. July 14 - 19, 2013

FEBRUARY 16, 2013 CHURCH BUDGET: This offering pays for the outreach and

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. YOUNG ADULTS: Join us for our 1st social of the year at the AMF Bowling Center in College Park on March 9 at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. Please RSVP at 301-270-6777, ext. 133 if you’d like to attend. TAKOMA ACADEMY: Takoma Academy will be hosting a Talent Show Competition on March 3 at 4:30 p.m. in their Chapel.  Solos, group acts, choirs are all welcome to register and participate.  Show your talent, come to support others’ talents, win prizes!  For more information please contact Lulu Mupfumbu at

worship schedule 8:45 and 11:15 a.m.

March 2 March 9 March 16

Charles A. Tapp Gerry Lopez Don McFarlane

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nurture ministries of the church and the church school, along with necessary expenses such as utilities and maintenance of the church building. Last Year: This Year: Jan. online $ 4,749.23 Jan. online Feb. 4 $ 9,262.39 Feb. 2 Feb. 11 $ 4,925.59 Feb. 9 Feb. 18 $ 8,116.82 Feb. 16 Feb. 18 YTD $ 48,627.72

$ 8,868.14 $ 6,924.28 $ 7,388.70 $ 5,563.02

Feb. 16 YTD $53,615.85

Tonight: Mar. 2:

5:54 6:01

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).

P: 301.270.6777 F: 301.270.3518

EMERGENCY: 301.980.1009 E:

SENIOR PASTOR Charles A. Tapp, ext. 126



YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS PASTOR Pranitha Fielder, ext. 119

MEDIA AND OUTREACH PASTOR Paolo Esposito, ext. 126

$ 97.20


Thank you for your support!


8:45 & 11:15 A.M.

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Today’s designated offering goes to Potomac Partners. Loose offering goes to Church Budget. sunset

to later discover that due to some new development in the case, the accused was actually innocent? Can you imagine how it must feel to be condemned to die one minute and miraculously be set free the next? What must it feel like to have your life spared when you know that you are guilty, while the innocent party who was found guilty of your crime has been condemned to lose their life? In today’s message we will visit a case that on the one hand may appear to be a severe miscarriage of justice, while on the other hand will prove to be the saving grace of all.

BUDGET YTD: $52,456

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February 23, 2013


a seventh-day adventist church The Washington Adventist University Church



For additional information on support staff and church officers visit 7700 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912 I 301.270.6777

OUR MISSION We s eek to g row passi onate d i sci pl es of J es us th ro ugh wor shi p of God , nur ture of o ne a noth er,and outreach to the worl d .



we gather in his name

Adult Sabbath School Benediction

SANCTUARY – 8:45 A.M. AND 11:15 A.M.

Prelude Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah (Bryn Calfaria) / Michael Burkhardt Welcome and Church Life Don McFarlane +Celebration of Ministry Gerry Lopez & Darrell Milam Pathfinder Bible Experience Participants Recognition of Service +Children’s Lesson

Gerry Lopez

Charles A. Tapp

Postlude Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow / Burkhardt/ Alston

Leading our music today are: Patrick Alston, organist Jon Gilbertson, chorister Carole Dorlipo, soprano Jhenelle Siarez, musician for children’s lesson

we honor and praise him *Hymn of Praise

+Sligo Sanctuary Choir Jon Gilbertson, director

Fairest Lord Jesus / No. 240


SANCTUARY – 10:00 A.M.

Song Service

Judith Pino

Theme Song This Is My Father’s World / No. 92 Prayer & Welcome Special Music I believe in Miracles / John Peterson


Carmine Pino Judith Pino

Mission Feature


Lesson Study Jesus, Provider and Sustainer

Class Leaders

Benediction & Offering

Class Leaders

Fred Weber, organist

Call to Prayer We Wait and Hope / Wood Prayer

Pamela Murchison +Rajmund Dabrowski

*Congregation is standing  Congregation is kneeling where possible + 11:15 service only

we reflect Mary McFarlane +Grazyna Dabrowska

Music for Meditation Give me Jesus / arr. Johnson Carole Dorlipo, soprano Sermon The Life

Charles A. Tapp

Invitation to Give

Charles A. Tapp

Offertory I Have Decided to Follow Jesus / Carter

we go to serve *Hymn of Reflection

Live Out Thy Life Within Me / No. 316


Grazyna and Rajmund Dabrowski came to Sligo Church in 1994. They consider themselves blessed by encountering and experiencing diverse cultures and people, and serving the church in various ways. Grazyna studied voice and drama in Poland and is currently involved with customer services at Adventist Risk Management. Rajmund is a journalist, writer and photographer, and for over 40 decades practiced communication in different parts of the world. He was responsible for corporate communication of the Seventh-day Adventist Church between 1994-2010, and is currently involved with marketing and communication for Christian Record Services for the Blind. Pamela Murchison worked at Washington Adventist Hospital as a patient advocate for several years. She enjoys helping people solve problems and cope with challenging situations. She believes passionately in the health principles as taught by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Her hobbies include reading, quilting and walking. She walks from Fort Totten to Sligo each Sabbath.

Prayer Support: Prayers of recovery for Aylah Barrett, David Payne, Robert Driscoll, Mildred Carter, Joy Fuller, S. Rao Kalapala and prayers of comfort for the families of Shane Kelley, Joan Silver, Eunice Alexander, Linda Hatt Tatum who lost loved ones.

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.

Scripture John 11:17-25 (NIV)

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 today will be served to our greeters and visitors by the Habada & Campbell team. *Fellowship Lunch will not be served next week due to the Communion service.

Blair Peace & Jean Ott, deacon & deaconess on duty

Anthem His Voice / Tucker

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

Membership Report (second 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

“As if it wasn’t enough to be our way, incredibly humbling, and the truth, truly enlightening, Jesus caps it off by offering us not just his death, but his life…He goes down into the valley to take our death and rises up from the dead on the other side of valley where he prepares a new place for us to enjoy life with him forever.”

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


Sligo Federated Music Club invites you to come hear the “Brass of the Potomac,” Stephen Bulla director, on Sunday, March 10, at 4:00 p.m. This promises to be an outstanding program!

Sligo Church Needs Volunteers: Wishing to be more involved with your church and having the opportunity to meet new people and be a part of a dynamic office family? Why not consider serving as a receptionist on a voluntary basis for a few hours each week at the Sligo Church office. Training will be provided for volunteers. If interested, please contact Kathleen Driscoll at 301270- 6777 x239 or <>

February 23, 2013  

Sligo Church Bulletin