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We will g lorif y G od by be i n g i n creasi n g ly tran sfo rmed i nto the l i keness of C hri s t

O u r v i s i on

our life together


May 11, Sabbath Homeless Ministry, Discipleship Room, 2:00 p.m. Pathfinder Investiture, Youth Room, 2:00 p.m.

Welcome to Sligo today! In case you haven’t noticed lately, we live in an age where just about everything that is deemed bad or evil by our society is being blamed on God. Now, I know you might find that hard to believe, but sadly, it’s true. How did we ever move from a nation that was founded “under God” to one that sees this same God as a creator of doom and gloom? But what is even more surprising is that many who have devoted their lives to him, share this same sentiment. In today’s message, Barren, but Blessed, we will see a God that reveals his genuine goodness, not only in the abundant blessings of our lives, but in the barren places as well.

May 12, Sunday Philippine Madrigal Singers Concert, Sanctuary, 6:00 p.m. May 13, Monday Regeneration Ministries, Office Conference Room, 7:00 p.m.


May 14, Tuesday Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m.

150th Anniversary of the SDA Church: Next Sabbath, May 18, Sligo will join the world church in commemorating 150 years since the organization of the initial Seventh-day Adventist Church.

May 15, Wednesday Knit Night, Prayer Room, 7:00 p.m. Full Plate Diet Follow-up Meeting, Junior SS Room, 7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 7:30 p.m.

A Ministry for Crafters: Do you sew, crochet or knit? Our project to make blankets and hats for babies born prematurely in the Mother and Baby unit at Washington Adventist Hospital is still ongoing. Blankets should be 18” or 24” and hats should be sized to fit a large orange, a small orange, or a golf ball. For more information call Wendy Trim on 240-460-4409 or email

May 17, Friday Dorothy Detwiler Funeral, Sanctuary, 11:00 a.m. Underground Bible Study, Youth Room, 6:00 p.m. May 19, Sunday Harold Messenger Memorial Service, Sanctuary, 11:00 a.m.

The Church Office will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 27. Bulletin Information Deadline is Monday evening! E-mail information to:

profile of giving May 4, 2013

Children & YoutH

Church Budget: This offering pays for the outreach and

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

Promenade: Sometimes it’s hard to be an Adventist in public high schools and other private schools, especially when functions and Sabbath clash. That is why Sligo created a Promenade to celebrate our high school seniors! This special event will take place May 26. Visit for more information.

Last Year: Apr. Online $ 11,911.75 May 5 $ 9,306.44 May 5 YTD $159,173.74

Takoma Academy 2013 Graduation exercises: Consecration: Friday, May 24, Sligo Church, 7:00 p.m. Baccalaureate: Sabbath, May 25, Sligo Church, 11:15 a.m. Commencement: Sunday, May 26, Takoma Academy Gym, 10:00 a.m.

Budget for May 4 YTD:

Sligo Adventist School 2013 Graduation exercises: Baccalaureate: Sabbath, June 1, Sligo Church, 11:15 a.m. Commencement: Thursday, June 6, Sligo Church, 7:00 p.m.

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

May 18 May 25 June 1

Charles A. Tapp Maurice Battle Mark Sigue

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sunset Tonight: May 18:

8:09 8:16

This Year: Apr. Online May 4 May 4 YTD

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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).

8:45 & 11:15 a.m.

M ay 11, 2 013

$ 9,900.77 $ 8,190.75 $177,229.24


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

Administrative & ADULT MINISTRIES Pastor Don McFarlane, ext. 116

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

Congregational Care Pastor Debbie Eisele, ext. 127

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 Disaster & Famine Relief/WB. Loose offering goes to Churcha Budget. Thank you for your support!




a seventh-day adventist church The Washington Adventist University Church

Children & FAMILY MINISTRIES Pastor Gerardo Lopez, ext. 122


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

O u r M i s s i on 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 .

t h e c h u rc h a t s t u d y

t h e c h u rc h a t w or s h i p we gather in his name

o u r l i fe t oge t h er

Adult Sabbath School

we go to serve

sanctuary – 10:00 a.m. sanctuary – 8:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

*Hymn of Reflection

Song Service

Day by Day / No. 532

Prelude Celebration /Charles Callahan


+Song of Gathering Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart! / No. 27 Welcome and Church Life Don McFarlane +Celebration of Ministry Scholarshipping Our Sisters

Don McFarlane

*Hymn of Praise

All Creatures of Our God and King / No. 2 Eunice Lopez

Anthem Precious Memories/ arr. Gilbertson Christina Rossette, soprano + Pater Noster (The Lord’s Prayer) / Pamintuan Philippine Madrigal Singers

we reflect +Children’s Lesson

Gerry Lopez

Scripture Vijaya Ganta 1 Samuel 1:1-5 (NIV) +Music for Meditation Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi / Pote/arr. Delgado Philippine Madrigal Singers Sermon Barren but Blessed!

Charles A. Tapp

Invitation to Give

Charles A. Tapp

Offertory My Tribute / Crouch Shane Kelley, trumpet

Postlude Postlude on Darwall’s 148th /Charles Callahan *Congregation is standing  Congregation is kneeling where possible

+ 11:15 service only Leading our music today are: Victor Phillips, organist Jon Gilbertson, chorister Shane Kelley, trumpet

we honor and praise him


Charles A. Tapp

Judith Pino

Theme Song Marvelous Grace / No. 109 Prayer & Welcome


Carmine Pino

Special Music Judith and Carmine Pino I Need Thee Every Hour / Lowry Lesson Study Eager to Forgive (Jonah)

Class Leaders

Benediction & Offering

Class Leaders

Fred Weber, organist

The Philippine Madrigal Singers

Mark Anthony Carpio, director

Vijaya Ganta has been a member of Sligo Adventist Church since 1989. Dr. Ganta works as an Endocrinologist at Howard University Hospital Diabetes Treatment Center and also as an Assistant Professor of Endocrinology at Howard University. She is married to Arthur Ganta and they are blessed with three children. Eunice Lopez home-schools her two daughters and enjoys working alongside her husband in ministry. Her hobbies include painting, reading and hiking. Victor Phillips is a product of SDA education, having attended Sligo Adventist School and Takoma Academy. He works as a Visual Information Specialist for the United States Department of Agriculture and also teaches piano and organ.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 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: Aylah Barrett, Donna Jackson, Joy Fuller & Hrangsote Darrikhuma Have lost loved ones: Debi Lunsford, Dacia Barnwell, Claire Mitchell & Quortez Abbott The Viewing for Ferdinand Mitchell will take place May 15 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Collins Funeral Home. The Funeral will take place May 16 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Millian Memorial United Methodist Church in Rockville.

Allan Manuel & Carol Hooker, deacon & deaconess on duty Footnotes: The Philippine Madrigal Singers are one of the most awarded choirs in the world, having consistently won all the top prizes in the world’s prestigious choral competitions. They hold the distinction of being the first choir to win the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing twice. They give honor and glory to God for all their blessings. The Madrigals will perform a “Mothers Day Concert” in the Sligo Sanctuary at 6:00 p.m tomorrow.

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.

Dorothy Detwiler, long time member and beloved church office volunteer died May 6. Her funeral will be held in Sligo Church on May 17 at 11:00 a.m. A Memorial Service will be held for Harold Messenger at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 19 in Sligo Church.

sabbath devotional

“It takes someone really brave to be a mother, someone strong to raise a child and someone special to love someone more than herself.” Lilly

Today’s Fellowship Lunch will be hosted by the Mizo team for first time visitors, Media team and Scholarshipping Our Sisters team. Call Louvina Joseph, Hospitality Chair at (301) 431-2188 and ask how you can support this ministry and/or become a team leader. Membership Report (second reading): Joining Sligo: Devora Guerrero, Soraya Homayouni, Jennifer Jennett Medina, Norma Nashid, Natalie Stark, Margaryta Suvorova, Shaleni Toussaint, Brooke Williams Joining elsewhere: Michelle Augustin, Janet Brode, Kimberlee Chang, Kidny Nicolas, Gregory Zeigler The Philippine Madrigal Singers will perform a concert at Sligo Church tomorrow, May 12, commencing at 6:00 p.m. All seats are General Admission: $20 for adults, $15 for students and senior citizens (65 +). The concert will benefit the Washington Adventist University’s Music Center Fund. For more information, please contact Lloyd at 240-575-0050.

May 22, Church Bulletin  

Sligo SDA Church Bulletin

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