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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

our life together

ANNOUNCEMENTS (continued) 2013 Sligo By the Sea commences on June 29. For more information, please visit us at http://sligochurch.org/ sligobythesea/ Homecoming 2013: Join the church family and Sligo friends on August 2 & 3 for Homecoming, the theme of which is, “We’ve Only Just Begun.” Former Associate pastor and now a professor at Andrews University, Hyveth Williams, will be our Sabbath morning speaker. Renowned singer, Pastor Wintley Phipps, will lead a gospel concert in the evening. Plan to be there and share with the pastors the names of friends and acquaintances to whom you would like a personal invitation to be sent. Women’s Ministry is starting a project to promote awareness about domestic violence in our community. If you are interested in this project please contact, Women’s Ministries Coordinator Joan Francis at jfrancis@wau.edu or Pastor Debbie Eisele at eiseled@sligochurch.org. CHILDREN & YOUTH

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June 23, Sunday Excelie Cruickshank Memorial Service, Sanctuary, 10:00 a.m. June 24, Monday Regeneration Ministries, Office Conference Room, 7:00 p.m. June 25, Tuesday Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m. June 26, Wednesday Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 7:30 p.m. June 21, Friday Underground Bible Study, Youth Room, 5:30 p.m. June 29, Sabbath Sligo Underground, Youth Room, 11:15 a.m. Hope for Today Training, Atrium Suite, 3:00 p.m. June 30, Sunday Youth Yard Sale, Sligo SDA School Yard, 3:00 p.m. July 1, Monday Regeneration Ministries, Office Conference Room, 7:00 p.m. First Monday, Fellowship Hall A, 7:00 p.m. July 2, Tuesday Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m. July 3, Wednesday Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 7:30 p.m.

Welcome to Sligo today! We extend a special welcome today, to Dr. Bertram Melbourne, former chair of the Religion Department at Washington Adventist University and currently Professor of New Testament at the Howard University School of Divinity. He is also the pastor of the Rockville and Gaithersburg SDA churches. I’m sure you will want to hear his message, “Not an Option: It’s an Imperative!”

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

June 29 July 6

Don McFarlane Charles A. Tapp

sunset Tonight: 8:37 June 29: 8:37

Kingdom Rock VBS 2013: July 14 - 19, 2013. Enter the epic adventure that empowers kids to stand strong! Here, God’s victorious power isn’t a fairy tale—it changes kids forever. Kids will enjoy games, Bible dramas, crafts, snacks, skits & great songs each day. To register your children and/or serve as a volunteer, visit us at sligochurch.org/vbs VBS Praise Team Members are needed. Limited spaces are available. Practice is on Saturdays from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. in the Junior Sabbath School Room. For more information, please contact Gabrielle Barrington at 240.401.4224 or gabarrington@gmail.com Potomac Conferences’ “Youth Fun Day at Kings Dominion” will be held on Sunday, July 7. This event is open to all ages and families. Discounted ticket price is $35 for all ages over 2. To order your tickets, and for additional information please email us at sligoyouth@sligochurch.org or call 301.270.6777 ext. 244. The deadline for purchasing tickets is June 30. Sligo Underground: Join us for Sligo Underground in the Youth Room on June 29: Underground Worship 11:15 a.m., lunch 1:00 p.m. & hike at Sugarloaf Mountain 2:00 p.m.

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calendar of events

profile of giving JUNE 15, 2013

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: June 16 $ 5,672.80 June 16 YTD $ 214,530.98

This Year: June 15 $ 12,137.04 June 15 YTD $239,066.27

BUDGET FOR JUNE 15 YTD:

$233,164.00

Air Conditioning: June 15 $ 2,250.00 Total Raised $ 127,524.00 Goal $160,000.00 Needed $ 32,476.00 Tithe: All of these funds are sent to the Potomac Conference. May 2013 contributions are $ 194,421.67 May 2012 contributions are $ 189,548.60 Today’s designated offering goes to Potomac Partners. Loose offering goes to Church Budget.

Sligo Pastors are all at Potomac Camp meeting this Sabbath, helping to bring a blessing to families across the Potomac Conference. With so many options for worship in the Washington D.C. area, we’re glad that you have chosen to worship at Sligo this morning and pray that you will be blessed with the music and the spoken word.

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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directory P: 301.270.6777 EMERGENCY: 301.980.1009 F: 301.270.3518 E: info@sligochurch.org DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 240.777.4000 SENIOR PASTOR Charles A. Tapp, ext. 126

ctapp@sligochurch.org

ADMINISTRATIVE & ADULT MINISTRIES PASTOR Don McFarlane, ext. 116 dmcfarlane@sligochurch.org CONGREGATIONAL CARE PASTOR Debbie Eisele, ext. 127

eiseled@sligochurch.org

YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS PASTOR Pranitha Fielder, ext. 119

pfielder@sligochurch.org

MEDIA AND OUTREACH PASTOR Paolo Esposito, ext. 126

pesposito@sligochurch.org

CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRIES PASTOR Gerardo Lopez, ext. 122 glopez@sligochurch.org HEAD ELDER Erwin Mack

worship.nurture.outreach

8:45 & 11:15 A.M.

301.434.1622

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

Sligo

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 noth er,and outreach to the worl d .


THE CHURCH AT STUDY

THE CHURCH AT WORSHIP

OUR LIFE TOGETHER

Adult Sabbath School

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

Prelude Amazing Grace /Diane Bish

+Songs of Gathering Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah / No. 538 I Will Sing of Jesus’ Love / No. 183 O Love that Wilt Not Let Me Go / No. 76 Welcome and Church Life Charlotte Conway

we honor and praise him *Hymn of Praise

Faith of Our Fathers / No. 304

Prayer

*Congregation is standing  Congregation is kneeling where possible

SANCTUARY – 10:00 A.M.

+ 11:15 service only

Song Service

Leading our music today are: Matt Daley, organist Jon Gilbertson, chorister Carole Dorlipo, soloist

Theme Song Marvelous Grace / No. 109 Welcome

Norman Martin

welcome THANK YOU FOR JOINING US IN WORSHIP TODAY

Andre Mikhailenko

Scripture & Prayer

Andre Mikhailenko

Special Music Simple Gifts / arr. Gilbertson Mission Feature Lesson Study Heaven’s Best Gift (Zechariah)

Soraya Homayouni

Blair Peace & Carol Hooker, deacon & deaconess on duty

Footnotes:

Carole Dorlipo began her musical journey at age five when she joined her church choir. She graduated from Peabody Conservatory with a Masters in Music Performance. Carole teaches French, loves to play tennis & is a faithful Sligo choir member.

Benediction & Offering

Class Leaders Class Leaders

Anthem The Lord’s Prayer / Malotte Carole Dorlipo, soloist

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 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: Jack Wright, Dale Hannah, Karen Ott-Worrow & Jessica Amouzou Have lost loved ones: Jonathan Mowry & Karnik Doukmetzian We grieve the loss of our members, Excelie Cruickshank, Henrietta Faakye & A. I. John We are sad to announce that Excelie Cruickshank passed away on June 12 at age 95. A Memorial Service will be held for her on tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Sligo Sanctuary.

we reflect Heather Lunsford

Today’s Sanctuary Flowers are in celebration of Zori & Bogdan Scur’s 25th wedding anniversary!

Scripture Ecclesiastes 9:11 - 12 (NIV) Hebrews 11:1 - 4 (NIV) Sermon Bertram Melbourne “Not an Option:It’s an Imperative!”

Fellowship Lunch: After the 11:15 a.m. service, everyone is invited to fellowship and share in a light snack in the Atrium.

+Children’s Message

Invitation to Give Offertory My Tribute / Crouch, arr. Gilbertson Carole Dorlipo, soloist

Charlotte Conway

we go to serve *Hymn of Reflection

“Gold is a precious metal of great value, one that’s sought after for its lustrous gleam and rare beauty. But have you ever thought of yourself as becoming like gold? Job 23:10 promises just that: When you put your faith in God, the tests and trials of life are the very tools with which He refines and purifies you, until you are as gold” -- Crystal Lewis

Day by Day / No. 532

Benediction Postlude

sabbath devotional

Bertram Melbourne

Symphony No. 5 “Toccata” / Charles-Marie Widor

Air-Conditioning Upgrading: The deadline to raise $160,000 for the Air-Conditioning Upgrading is August 3, 2013. So far, we have $127,524 in hand, and still need to raise $32,476. Should you wish to give to this project, please make your contribution via the “Giving Envelope” to Church Building Improvement Fund. Nominating Report (first reading): Elders: Israel Castro, Louvina Joseph, Victor Kindo, Jonathan Mowry, Sasha Ross Membership Report (second reading): Joining Sligo: Milly Brumant, Edwin Daniel, Lalherliani Farrell, Lawrence Saunders Joining elsewhere: Annette Stephens, Robert Stephens Revelation Seminar: We invite you to join us on Wednesday nights (June 26 - September 11) at 7:00 p.m. in the Discipleship Room as we study the book of Revelation. Discover this book’s message of hope, meaning and purpose in our everyday lives. For further information, contact Victor Kindo at 301.270.6777, ext. 229


June 22, 2013