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our life together
May 19, Sunday Potomac Conference Pathfinder Fair, SAS/TA, 9:00 a.m.
Welcome to Sligo today! If you are like me, then one of your favorite movies of all time has to be the Ten Commandments, starring Charlton Heston. Although it was made before many of the technological advancements that we have in cinematography today, in my opinion, it was still able to capture and depict the awesomeness that is God. In our message today, Out of Egypt, we will revisit this amazing story of God’s deliverance of his people in the hopes that it will serve to remind us that just as this mysterious God of the desert was able to lead His people through the wilderness to their Land of Promise, He is still at work today in the lives of His people as they continue their journey to the Promised Land.
May 20, Monday Regeneration Ministries, Office Conference Room, 7:00 p.m. Finance Committee Meeting is cancelled. May 21, Tuesday Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m.
May 22, 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.
150th Anniversary of the SDA Church: Today, Sligo joins the world church in commemorating 150 years since the initial organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. 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. Work from home or work together at Knit Night Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. For more information call Wendy Trim on 240-460-4409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
May 24, Friday Takoma Academy Consecration, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m. Underground Bible Study, Youth Room, 6:00 p.m. May 25, Sabbath Remembering in Hope (Memorial Day Sabbath), 8:45 a.m. Takoma Academy Baccalaureate, Sanctuary, 11:15 a.m.
The Haven: June 1-Experience Sligo family in a small fellowship setting! Share your dish at the potluck meal, bring tennis shoes for a leisure walk on the Woodrow Wilson bridge ($5 donation requested for transportation) & enjoy family-style worship. Potluck after 2nd service in church office basement. To RSVP call 301.431.2188.
May 26, Sunday Takoma Academy Commencement, TA Gym, 10:00 a.m. May 27, Monday Regeneration Ministries is cancelled. Administrative Board Meeting is cancelled.
The Church Office will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 27. Attention Administrative Board Members! Our May 27 meeting has been cancelled. We will meet again on June 24. Bulletin Information Deadline is Monday evening! E-mail information to: email@example.com
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. Last Year: May 12 $ 7,887.40 May 12 YTD $167,061.14
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 www.sligochurch.org for more information.
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D. Eisele/M. Battle Pranitha Fielder Charles A. Tapp
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BUDGET FOR MAY 11 YTD:
Tonight: May 25:
This Year: May 11 $ 7,424.21 May 11 YTD $184,594.45 $183,585
Tithe: All of these funds are sent to the Potomac Conference. April 2013 contributions are $ 186,721.20 April 2012 contributions are $ 200,133.80
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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).
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We invite all youth to join us for Sligo Underground at 11:15 a.m. today. Pastor Pranitha Fielder will be speaking about “What Does Being an Adventist Mean?” At 1:45 p.m. we will be hiking to Great Falls after service. Lunch will be provided. Casual dress is acceptable for service.
8:45 and 11:15 a.m.
June 6, Thursday SAS Commencement, Sligo Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m.
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CHILDREN & YOUTH
June 1, Sabbath Sligo Adventist School Baccalaureate, Sligo Sanctuary, 11:15 a.m.
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Today’s designated offering goes to Local Church Budget. Loose offering goes to Church Budget.
P: 301.270.6777 EMERGENCY: 301.980.1009 F: 301.270.3518 E: firstname.lastname@example.org DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 240.777.4000 SENIOR PASTOR Charles A. Tapp, ext. 126
ADMINISTRATIVE & ADULT MINISTRIES PASTOR Don McFarlane, ext. 116 email@example.com CONGREGATIONAL CARE PASTOR Debbie Eisele, ext. 127
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS PASTOR Pranitha Fielder, ext. 119
MEDIA AND OUTREACH PASTOR Paolo Esposito, ext. 126
CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRIES PASTOR Gerardo Lopez, ext. 122 firstname.lastname@example.org HEAD ELDER Erwin Mack
For additional information on support staff and church officers visit www.sligochurch.org 7700 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912 I 301.270.6777
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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 STUDY
THE CHURCH AT WORSHIP we gather in his name
He Leadeth Me / No. 537
+Song of Gathering How Sweet Are the Tidings / No. 442 Welcome and Church Life Paolo Esposito
Song Service Charles A. Tapp
Postlude O Worship the King /arr. D. Paxton +Toccata on “Chirst The Lord Is Risen Today” / D. Bish *Congregation is standing Congregation is kneeling where possible
+ 11:15 service only
Baby Dedication Andrew Jeff Romero +Jaxon Anthony Edwards
Gerry Lopez Charles A. Tapp
we honor and praise him *Hymn of Praise
Anthem Alleluja / Mozart Judith Pino, soprano +Take Off Your Sandals / Mensah & Sullivan-Mensah Sligo Children’s Choir
we reflect Gerry Lopez
Theme Song Marvelous Grace / No. 109 Welcome
welcome THANK YOU FOR JOINING US IN WORSHIP TODAY
Scripture & Prayer Special Music
Mission Focus Sligo Prayer Initiative Lesson Study God’s Special People (Micah)
Jon Gilbertson, director Desmond Pierre-Louis, soloist
Sasha Ross Sasha Ross Leslie Hardware Chris Daley Class Leaders Class Leaders
Sligo Sanctuary Choir
Leading our music today are: Victor Phillips, organist +Patrick Alston, organist Jon Gilbertson, chorister Judith Pino, soprano
Benediction & Offering
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name / No. 229
Scripture Numbers 11:1-6 (NIV) +Music for Meditation I’m a Pilgrim / arr. Pierre-Louis Desmond Pierre-Louis, soloist
SANCTUARY – 10:00 A.M.
*Hymn of Reflection
Prelude All Now Sing Forth in Praise /Edward Broughton +“Holy,Holy, Holy” / arr. R. Hebble
Adult Sabbath School
we go to serve
SANCTUARY – 8:45 A.M. AND 11:15 A.M.
Beth Wear +Marilyn Dimas
Sermon Out of Egypt
Charles A. Tapp
Invitation to Give
Charles A. Tapp
Offertory My Jesus, as Thou Wilt / von Weber/arr. Gilbertson Judith Pino, soprano +The Morning Trumpet / Helvey Sligo Sanctuary Choir
OUR LIFE TOGETHER
Zelma Edwards, pianist
Sligo Children’s Choir
Charisse Sullivan-Mensah, director Lysle Follette, Tiffany Ewoo & Angel DeGuzman, soloists
David Trim is a prominent historian, archivist and educator whose specialties are in European military history and religious history. Currently, he is the director of Archives, Statistics and Research at the World Headquarters of Seventhday Adventists. Elisabeth Wear and her husband Douglas have been members of Sligo Adventist Church since 1980. They are part of Sligo’s pioneering Hope for Today’s outreach team and enjoy their four grandchildren.
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: Jessica Amouzou, Aylah Barrett, Donna Jackson, Joy Fuller & Hrangsote Darrikhuma Have lost loved ones: Brian Keeler, Debi Lunsford, Dacia Barnwell & Claire Mitchell We grieve the loss of our members, Harold Messenger & Dorothy Detwiler. A Memorial Service will be held for Harold Messenger at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow, May 19 in Sligo Church. Today’s Sanctuary flowers are in celebration of our Sligo family. Thank you for the continued love and support! - The Tapp and Murphy families.
Barry Rowe & Jean Ott, deacon & deaconess on duty Footnotes: Marilyn Singleton Dimas has been attending Sligo Church since she was a 5th grade student at Sligo Elementary School. She also attended Takoma Academy and Columbia Union College. She works as an Immigration and Human Rights Attorney and enjoys serving as an elder, singing and volunteering with Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington.
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.
Today’s Fellowship Lunch is cancelled.
sabbath devotional The Millerites firmly believed in a Blessed Hope that Jesus Christ’s “second advent” would occur on October 22, 1844. When His second coming did not take place, many Millerites were disillusioned, lost hope and gave up belief in a literal second advent; but others went back to studying the scriptures and the Blessed Hope came alive again. This Hope has brought us 150 years to the present and will lead us to His eminent return. To receive a weekly Hope Nugget please Text: HopeForToday to 70000 or Call (512) 827-0515 PIN 4673
Blood Pressure Screening will be held in the Atrium today from 10:00 - 11:10 a.m. Sponsored by the Health Action Team. Membership Report (first reading): Joining Sligo: Norma Arora, John Swan, III, Mariya Tomenko, Yuriy Tomenko Joining elsewhere: Dina Alberto, Darren Joseph, Stella Sathya Air-Con Upgrading: Having cleared the OSR loan, the next major capital project that must be undertaken here at Sligo Church is the upgrading of the air-con system. The cost for this work is $160,000 of which we already have $113,270 in hand. In future all required funds must be in hand before commencing work on any project. Consequently, the Church needs to raise an additional $46,730 before work can begin. Should you wish to give to this project, please make your contribution via the “Giving Envelope” to Church Building Improvement Project. Sligo Women’s Ministries Book Club will meet on Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Discipleship Room to discuss “The Case for God” by Karen Armstrong.