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OUR VISION

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) Roy Adams, author of “Looking for a City” will have a book signing, Sunday, May 4 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Potomac Adventist Book Center at 12004 Cherry Hill Road in Silver Spring. First Monday - Women giving women hope- featuring Tracey Earl. 7:00 p.m. May 5, Fellowship Hall A. Bring fruit and sandwiches to share. Sligo Women’s Ministries Book Club will meet on Wednesday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Discipleship Room to discuss “The Guns of August” by Barbara Tuchman. Our first 2014 Sligo Action In Montgomery (AIM) full team meeting is scheduled for this Sunday, April 27th, from 10:00 am - 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Room B of the church. All interested Sligo members are asked to attend this meeting, where we will provide a short overview of AIM and discuss Sligo’s goals with AIM for this Year of Hope. We look forward to seeing you. Any questions, please feel free to contact Terri Jo Hayes at thayes7007@aol.com.

Welcome to Sligo. For the past several weeks I have been sharing with you a series of messages focusing on those things that truly reflect what the Christian faith and experience is all about. Last Sabbath our April 28, Monday journey reached a climax as we reflected upon the Regeneration Ministries, Office Conf. Room, 7:00 p.m. very foundation of our faith, the resurrection of Administrative Board Meeting, Fellowship Hall A, 7:00 p.m. Jesus Christ. To say that this is foundational to us as April 29, Tuesday believers or to the Christian faith in general is an understatement of enormous proportion. As we are reminded by the apostle Paul in his Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m. letter to the church at Corinth, without the resurrection our entire April 30, Wednesday experience has all been a waste of time. But here is the question that must be addressed at this juncture in our journey, “Now What?” In Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 7:30 p.m. other words, is there more to this journey than simply embracing a set Adventist History Series, Fellowship Hall A, 7:00 p.m. of beliefs, even those beliefs at the very core of what it means to be a Christian? Does God, and should we for that matter, expect something May 3, Sabbath more - a great deal more? Cat & the Fiddle Violin Concert, Fellowship Hall A, 7:45 p.m.

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May 4, Sunday Pathfinder Meeting, Office Chapel, 9:30 a.m. 55+ Club Brunch Potluck, Fellowship Hall A, 10:00 a.m. May 5, Monday Regeneration Ministries, Office Conf. Room, 7:00 p.m.

worship schedule CHILDREN & YOUTH Children’s Church: Power Up Children’s Church is coming again! May 17, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Primary II room on the 3rd floor. All children are invited to be part of this exciting program for children titled “His Touch”. For more information please contact Pr. Gerry Lopez at glopez@ sligochurch.org Hope to see you there! Today after church our youth will bless and beautify our community by picking up trash. This is a great opportunity for those in high school to earn community service hours. Bring a friend!

SABBATH, MAY 3 Church Service, Sanctuary, 8:45 & 11:15 a.m., Speaker: Raj Attiken Sligo Underground, Youth Room, 11:15 a.m., (Youth & Young Adult Service) Crossroads, WAU Activity Center, 11:15 a.m., (WAU Collegiate Service) Mizo Service, Office Chapel, 11:15 a.m.

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BUDGET FOR APRIL 19 YTD: $157,854.00

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APRIL 19, 2014

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: Apr. 20 $ 9,886.20 Apr. 20 YTD $ 159,734.53

This Year: Apr. 19 $ 9,885.73 Apr. 19 YTD $146,425.00

Tithe: All of these funds are sent to the Potomac Conference. March 2014 contributions are $ 235,567.61 March 2013 contributions are $ 253,129.17 Today’s designated offering goes to Potomac Partners. Loose offering goes to Church Budget.

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at worship THE CHURCH

- Pr. Charles A. Tapp

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). • Our love for God is demonstrated primarily by our love for our fellowmen. (1 John 4:20; Matthew 25:34-40)

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Sligo Adventist School: It’s enrollment time! Sligo Adventist School is excited to partner with you in “growing” your child to becoming the person God has called them to be. We seek to do so through a Christ-centered learning environment, rigorous curriculum, engaging teachers, and needs based financial aid. Join us for our next Open House on Monday, April 27, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. You may also come by and meet the Principal every Monday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. To learn more, call 301.434.1417

Tonight: May 3:

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PHONE: 301.270.6777 EMERGENCY: 301.980.1009 FAX: 301.270.3518 WEBSITE: www.sligochurch.org Domestic Violence Hotline: 240.777.4000 SENIOR PASTOR Charles A. Tapp, ext. 126

ctapp@sligochurch.org

PASTOR FOR ADMINISTRATIVE & ADULT MINISTRIES Don McFarlane, ext. 116 dmcfarlane@sligochurch.org PASTOR FOR CONGREGATIONAL CARE Debbie Eisele, ext. 127 eiseled@sligochurch.org PASTOR FOR MEDIA AND OUTREACH Paolo Esposito, ext. 136

pesposito@sligochurch.org

PASTOR FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS Pranitha Fielder, ext. 119 pfielder@sligochurch.org PASTOR FOR CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRIES Gerardo Lopez, ext. 122 glopez@sligochurch.org PASTOR FOR WORSHIP Cheryl Wilson-Bridges, ext. 123

cbridges@sligochurch.org

ADVENTIST COMMUNITY SERVICES Sheila Hendricks 301.585.6556

HEAD ELDER Erwin Mack 301.434.1622

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 we gather in his name

Benediction

SANCTUARY – 8:45 A.M. AND 11:15 A.M.

Postlude A Time for New Beginnings / Lani Smith +Peal Con Brio / Karen Thompson

Sligo Live Prelude Petra / Richard Redhead +My Tribute / arr. Douglas Wagner

*Congregation is standing  Congregation is kneeling where possible

+Song of Gathering Showers of Blessing / No. 195 Welcome and Church Life Debbie Eisele we honor and praise him *Hymn of Praise

When Morning Gilds the Skies / No. 43 (stanzas 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6)

Prayer

Brianah Lopez

Anthem Eternal Life / Olive Dungan +Signs of the the Judgement / Mark Butler

+Baby Dedication Annalise Annie Chamkaga

Charles A. Tapp

Gerry Lopez

Scripture Othniel Joseph John 10:7 - 10 (NIV) +Music for Meditation Lord, I Want to Be a Christian / arr. Jackson Sermon

Charles A. Tapp

What Now?

Invitation to Give

Charles A. Tapp

Offertory Lord, I Want to Be a Christian / arr. Jackson +In the Beauty of Your Holiness / Cindy Berry

we go to serve *Hymn of Reflection

Take My Life and Let It Be / No. 330

+ 11:15 service only

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

Song Service Theme Song Make Me a Captive, Lord / No. 568 Scripture & Prayer Welcome

Blair Peace & Becky Ratana, deacon & deaconess on duty

Leading our music today are: Victor Phillips Jr., organist Charlene Milam, chorister Sheri Jackson, soprano Greater Atlanta Adventist Academy Handbells of Praise Lauris Nicholson, director Benjamin Tomlinson, pianist

Heather Griffin

welcome Andre Mikhailenko

Andre Mikhailenko

Mission Feature Lesson Study Class Leaders Christ and the Law in the Sermon on the Mount Benediction & Offering

Class Leaders

Brianah Lopez is artistic- using her skills to paint and play the guitar. Her love for children is evident in her work with Pathfinders, Adventures and at Sligo School. Brianah plans to be an elementary school teacher someday. Greater Atlanta Adventist Academy Concert Choir consists of about 90 students. This ensemble is comprised of students from grades 9-12 who show musical ability and promise as it pertains to the vocal arts. The choir was formed in 1986 under the direction of Mr. Luther Washington II, a graduate of Pine Forge Academy and Oakwood College, now Oakwood University. The choir is an array of some of Atlanta’s finest young and budding musicians. The repertoire sung by this choral group is inclusive of most genres of music: the classical masterworks, anthems, spirituals, and the gospel song.

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: Have lost loved ones: Ivybelle Roye, Deanna Holloway, Rita Carreno, Ron Carreno, Claire Mitchell, Aurora Constantino, Becky Ratana, Genene Sharp & Lowell Peterson families Request healing: David Pelote, Dale Pandiangan, Mary Peters, Lily John, Cynthia Christiansen, Cheryl Hopkins, Aylah Barrett, Carol Hammond & Charlie Davis Today’s Sanctuary Flowers are in celebration of Pr. & Mrs. Don McFarlane’s wedding anniversary, with love from their children and grandchildren! *If you would like to enhance the beauty of our worship by providing flowers, please contact Flor Balay at the Church Office, 301-2706777, ext. 114.

Footnotes: Sheri Jackson, a classically trained soprano, has performed throughout the United States and abroad. She is a member of Dupont Park SDA Church. Othniel Joseph is currently a social work major at Washington Adventist University where he is the yearbook editor. He is a staff member with the Sligo Pathfinders, and has been with the club since 2003. Othniel also works with the media ministries team and was ordained as a deacon earlier this year.

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

Special Music

Greater Atlanta Adventist Academy Concert Choir Luther Washington II, director

we reflect

+Children’s Lesson

Charles A. Tapp

OUR LIFE TOGETHER

sabbath devotional

“The Christian life is not very much about believing a set of beliefs, but about a deepening relationship with the one in whom we live and move and have our being. Paying attention to this relationship transforms us” – Marcus J. Borg

Spring Social: Regrettably, we have had to postpone our spring church social from April 26 to May 10. This will still be at the Takoma Academy Gym and will be a combination of badminton, volleyball and board games - something for everyone. Plan on being there and bring a friend. We plan to start with vespers in the gym at 8:00 p.m.,the games starting immediately after. Our Pathfinders will be there to supply us with nutritious food. Washington Adventist University Graduation exercises take place next weekend: Consecration: Friday, May 2, Sligo Church, 8:00 p.m. Baccalaureate: Sabbath, May 3, Sligo Church, 11:15 a.m. Commencement: Sunday, May 4, The Show Place Arena and Prince George’s Equestrian Center, 10:00 a.m. Sligo Adventist School 2014 graduation exercises: Baccalaureate: Sabbath, May 31, Sligo Church, 11:15 a.m. Commencement: Thursday, June 5, Sligo Church, 7:00 p.m. Takoma Academy 2014 graduation exercises: Consecration: Friday, June 6, Sligo Church, 7:00 p.m. Baccalaureate: Sabbath, June 7, Sligo Church, 11:15 a.m. Commencement: Sunday, June 8, Takoma Academy Gym, 10:00 a.m.


April 26, 2014