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April 20, Sabbath Parenting Workshop, Memorial Chapel, 10:00 a.m. Love and Other Things, Fellowship Hall B, 10:00 a.m. Scholarshipping Our Sisters, Discipleship Room, 12:30 p.m. Children’s Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 1:30 p.m.

The Philippine Madrigal Singers will perform a concert at Sligo Church on May 12 at 6:00 p.m. The concert will benefit the Washington Adventist University’s Music Center Fund. All seats are General Admission $20 for adults, $15 for students and senior citizens (65 +). For more information, please contact Lloyd at 240-575-0050.

April 22, Monday Regeneration Ministries, Office Conference Room, 7:00 p.m. Admin. Board Mtg. is rescheduled for Monday, April 29

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

April 24, Wednesday Knit Night, Prayer Room, 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 7:30 p.m.

April 23, Tuesday Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m.

CHILDREN & YOUTH 5K Walk/Run: Join us Sunday, April 21 as we walk/run for Christian Education! We will meet at the WAU Gym for registration between 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. All race registrations, proceeds and donations will directly go to benefit SAS and JNA Worthy Student Funds. Register online at http://www. under parent resources and turn in to SAS or JNA or register on race day!

April 27, Saturday Love and Other Things, Fellowship Hall B, 10:00 a.m. Underground, Youth Room, 11:15 a.m. Children’s Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 1:30 p.m. Breath of Life Quartet Concert, Sanctuary, 6:30 p.m.

Adventurer Bike-a-thon will be held at 10:00 a.m. on April 28, in DC. Location details to follow soon. For more information, please contact

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Basketball Coaches are needed for the Pee Wee and Pony church leagues. Please contact Pr. Gerry Lopez at glopez@ for more information.

nurture ministries of the church and the church school, along with necessary expenses such as utilities and maintenance of the church building.

APRIL 13, 2013 CHURCH BUDGET: This offering pays for the outreach and

Outreach: Get involved in this month’s outreach on April 27 when we will be cleaning up Sligo Creek. This is one of the many ways that Sligo youth give back to the community. If you want to sign up to volunteer and get service hours, please call the Youth Office or come to a youth event.

Last Year: Apr. 7 $ 9,552.97 Apr. 14 $ 7,821.95 Apr. 14 YTD $ 125,541.44

Apr. 6 $ 8,199.33 Apr. 13 $ 6,338.19 Apr. 13 YTD $144,852.43

Acro Airs Homeshow: Enjoy an exciting evening with the internationally acclaimed Acro Airs at the Washington Adventist University Gym on Sunday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door & $7 in advance. WAU students and faculty get in free (ID required) at the door.



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April 20, 2013 Welcome to Sligo today! There is nothing that is able to touch our hearts and warm our souls, than the smile of a child. I’m not quite sure what it is, but there’s something about their sweet and innocent disposition that is able to soften even the hardest of hearts. But you know

April 21, Sunday Pathfinder Meeting, Office Chapel, 9:00 a.m. 5K Walk/Run, WAU Gym, 9:00 a.m.


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it hasn’t always been that way. Unlike our culture today, children in the first century were not considered to be cute or innocent. So when Jesus said in Mark 10:14 to “Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not for such is the kingdom of heaven,” that was a big deal! In his message today, As for My Family and Me, Pastor Lopez is prepared to remind the church, that since children are such a “big deal” with God, then he expects for us to make them a “big deal” in our lives as well.

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).

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Total Contributing Families in March 2013: 462 Total Contributing Families in March 2012: 469

directory P: 301.270.6777 F: 301.270.3518

EMERGENCY: 301.980.1009 E:

SENIOR PASTOR Charles A. Tapp, ext. 126


Tithe: All of these funds are sent to the Potomac Conference. March 2013 contributions are $ 253,129.17 March 2012 contributions were $ 274,524.15


YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS PASTOR Pranitha Fielder, ext. 119

Total Contributing Families in March 2013: 611 Total Contributing Families in March 2012: 655

MEDIA AND OUTREACH PASTOR Paolo Esposito, ext. 126

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



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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 noth er,and outreach to the worl d .


THE CHURCH AT WORSHIP we gather in his name SANCTUARY – 8:45 A.M. AND 11:15 A.M.

Growing Great Kids Sabbath Prelude Jesus Loves the Little Children /arr. Phillips Jr. This Little Light of Mine /arr. Simpson-Curenton Welcome and Church Life Heather Lunsford +Musical Selection Ain’t That Good News / arr. Campbell Sounds of Steel

Invitation to Give

Gerry Lopez

SAS Drama Team

Song Service

Offertory Praise That Name / Adams Sounds of Steel Jacyia Hopkins, soloist +Holy, Holy, Lord You’re Holy / arr. Campbell Sounds of Steel

Welcome & Prayer Special Music A Shelter in the time of Storm

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‘Tis Love That Makes Us Happy / No. 579


Enoch Thomas Sam Stone

Gerry Lopez

Postlude Toccata on Jesus Loves Me /arr. Phillips Jr. +When He Cometh /arr. Simpson-Curenton

Brendon Albury +Anthony Bethea

Lesson Study A Holy and Just God (Joel)

Class Leaders

Benediction & Offering

Class Leaders

Fred Weber, organist Sam Stone, baritone horn Nathan Stone, tuba

*Congregation is standing  Congregation is kneeling where possible

Anthem This Too Shall Pass / arr. Campbell Sounds of Steel Jacyia Hopkins, soloist +The Great Commission / Sullivan-Mensah & Mensah

we reflect Scripture Arthur & Valerie Ganta Joshua 24:13-15 (GNT) +Arner family Music for Meditation Be Unto Your Name / Salima & Minna Omwenga

Leading our music today are: Victor Phillips Jr., organist for 1st service Evelyn Simpson-Curenton, organist for 2nd service Christina Rosette, chorister Erin Stewartson, children’s lesson violinist Salima & Minna Omwenga, soloists Sligo Children’s Choir Charisse Sullivan-Mensah, director Andre Mikhailekov, clarinet Sounds of Steel David Campbell, director Jacyia Hopkins, soloist

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“Those who love God should feel deeply interested in the children and youth. To them God can reveal His truth and salvation. Jesus calls the little ones that believe on Him, the lambs of His flock. He has a special love for and interest in the children.” - Ellen G. White, Reflecting Christ, p. 373

Barry Rowe & Marion Hudson, deacon & deaconess on duty

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. ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mission Feature

+ 11:15 service only

+Musical Selection This Little Light of Mine / arr. Reynolds Erin Stewartson, soprano Prayer

Roland Halstead

Theme Song Marvelous Grace / No. 109

we honor and praise him *Hymn of Praise

Adult Sabbath School SANCTUARY – 10:00 A.M.

Love at Home / No. 652 Don McFarlane

Gerry Lopez

*Hymn of Reflection

+Celebration of Ministry Sligo Prayer Initiative +Children’s Lesson

Sermon As For My Family and Me


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. We hold in prayer those who: Request healing: Hrangsote Darrikhuma, Juanitta Leigh Have lost loved ones: Enoch Thomas, William Isaac family, Battle & Battle Brooks families & Sandra Carter Suseela Drumheller thanks you for all the calls, prayers and visits during her recent illness. Today’s Fellowship Lunch will be hosted by the Ongwella and Douglas team for first time visitors and Sligo school families in honor of “Growing Great Kids”. We apologize in advance - space is limited. Members who attend are to call Louvina Joseph, Hospitality Chair at (301) 431-2188 and ask how you 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. Nominating Report (second reading): Communications Taskforce: Jamie Schneider Disabilities Action Team: Denise Hussong Sligo by the Sea co-chairs: Genene Sharp, Stephen Sharp

Attention Administrative Board members! The April 22 meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. The Breath of Life Quartet: Come join us on April 27 at Sligo Seventh-Day Adventist church, for a memorable concert by the internationally known group Breath of Life Quartet. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be collected. Sligo Women’s Ministries Book Club will meet on Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Discipleship Room to discuss “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Boo.

April 20, 2013  

Sligo Church Bulletin