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April 7, Monday Regeneration Ministries, Office Conf. Room, 7:00 p.m. *Please note that 1st Monday will be held on Sunday, April 13 SAS Open House, 8300 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, 6:00 p.m.
Welcome to Sligo. Have you noticed that whenever the name of Jesus is mentioned it usually sparks one of two responses? It creates either thoughts of joy and peace or it creates feelings of anger and contempt. It makes you wonder why someone that has been credited with doing so much good in the lives of so many could be the recipient of so much disdain. The answer is simple. It’s not because they are angry about the things that He did as much as with the claims that He made. And what were those claims made by this young carpenter from Nazareth that have caused and continue to cause such a ruckus? It’s that He had the audacity to claim that He was God in human flesh; that’s all. Today as we present the fourth part of our series, “The Heart of Christianity,” we will examine the claims of the Christ and as we shall soon see, they are “More than Words.”
April 8, Tuesday Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m.
Summary of our Beliefs
our life together
calendar of events
April 5, Sabbath Deaconess Prayer Breakfast, Fellowship Hall B, 8:30 a.m. WAU Revival/Crossroads, White tent in front of Wilkinson Hall, 11:15 a.m. Adventurer Investiture, Primary II Room, 2:30 p.m. Homes of Hope Training, Atrium Suite, 3:00 p.m.
Congratulations to Sligo member Celeste Ryan Blyden who recently became the union’s first woman vice president. Her role as VP for strategic communication and public relations will help to put a new face on the ministries and mission of the Columbia Union Conference. Prayer Gathering meets Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Between 7:30 and 7:55 p.m. you can join us by Internet or telephone. To connect, visit: http://ez.com/ sligoprays or call 949.229.4400, pin is 4997774# At the Sligoprays webpage you can register and receive a reminder. Spring Social: Following our Barn Party in November 2013 and the Tennis Social on March 1, a decision has been made to have a general Sligo Church social event each quarter. Our next social is planned for April 26 at Takoma Academy Gym. This will be a volley ball, badminton and board games social - something for everyone! We plan to have vespers in the gym between 7:45 and 8:00 p.m. with the games starting immediately after vespers. Come along and bring a friend. “Crowns” Tea & Silent Auction: April’s First Monday is on Sunday, April 13. Join us for the “Crowns” Tea and Silent Auction on Sunday, April 13, at 4:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Wear your fanciest hat (optional). Enjoy delicious goodies and bid on marvelous auction items. All proceeds and donations benefit Scholarshipping Our Sisters to help SDA women around the world attend college. To donate auction items and services or to let us know you will attend, please RSVP to kujawacar@ verizon.net CHILDREN & YOUTH 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 7, 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 We invite all juniors and seniors who are in public school, home schooled or other Christian schools to join us on May 4, 2014 for Promenade at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $60. For more information and to register visit www.sligochurch.org/ promenade. Bulletin Information Deadline is Monday evening! E-mail information to: firstname.lastname@example.org sunset Tonight: April 12:
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April 6, Sunday 55+ Club Brunch & Potluck, Fellowship Hall A, 10:00 a.m. Used Book Sale,General Conference, 1:30 p.m.
April 9, Wednesday Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 7:30 p.m. Adventist History Series, Fellowship Hall A, 7:00 p.m. Sligo Book Club Meeting, Discipleship Room, 7:00 p.m.
worship schedule SABBATH, APRIL 12 Church Service, Sanctuary, 8:45 & 11:15 a.m., Speaker: Kendra Haloviak Sligo Underground, Youth Room, 11:15 a.m., (Youth & Young Adult Service) Mizo Service, Office Chapel, 11:15 a.m.
• 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)
profile of giving
CHURCH BUDGET: This offering pays for the outreach and
PHONE: 301.270.6777 EMERGENCY: 301.980.1009 FAX: 301.270.3518 WEBSITE: www.sligochurch.org Domestic Violence Hotline: 240.777.4000
MARCH 31, 2014
nurture ministries of the church and the church school, along with necessary expenses such as utilities and maintenance of the church building. Last Year: Mar. 31 $ 16,184.17 Mar. 31 YTD $ 130,164.91
This Year: Mar. 31 $ 12,463.14 Mar. 31 YTD $ 118,073.18
BUDGET FOR MARCH 31 YTD: $129,003.00
Tithe: All of these funds are sent to the Potomac Conference. February 2014 contributions are $ 178,818.40 February 2013 contributions are $ 167,664.57 Today’s designated offering goes to Local Church Budget. Loose offering goes to Church Budget.
at worship THE CHURCH
SENIOR PASTOR Charles A. Tapp, ext. 126
PASTOR FOR ADMINISTRATIVE & ADULT MINISTRIES Don McFarlane, ext. 116 email@example.com PASTOR FOR CONGREGATIONAL CARE Debbie Eisele, ext. 127 firstname.lastname@example.org PASTOR FOR MEDIA AND OUTREACH Paolo Esposito, ext. 136
PASTOR FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS Pranitha Fielder, ext. 119 email@example.com PASTOR FOR CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRIES Gerardo Lopez, ext. 122 firstname.lastname@example.org PASTOR FOR WORSHIP Cheryl Wilson-Bridges, ext. 123
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
8:45 & 11:15 A.M.
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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
*Congregation is standing Congregation is kneeling where possible + 11:15 service only
SANCTUARY – 8:45 A.M. AND 11:15 A.M.
Prelude Prelude on Olivet / Robert Elmore Sylvan Coke & Jean Ott, deacon & deaconess on duty
Paul Meacham +Elisabeth Wear
Leading our music today are: Patrick Alston, organist Kay Rosburg, chorister Lysle Follette, vocalist Lori Bryan, vocalist
*Hymn of Praise Praise to the Lord / No. 1
Gerry Lopez Noelle Stone +Fred Khandagle
Sermon Charles A. Tapp The Heart of Christianity, Part IV: More than Words Invitation to Give
Charles A. Tapp
Offertory Nearer My God to Thee/Forrest
w e g o t o s e r v e *Hymn of Reflection I’d Rather Have Jesus / No. 327
Charles A. Tapp
Postlude Toccata on Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee / Mark Thallander
Theme Song Make Me a Captive, Lord / No. 568
Scripture & Prayer
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 Lesson Study Laws in Christ’s Day
Class Leaders Class Leaders
Charlotte Conway, pianist
Benediction & Offering
Anthem Alas and Did My Savior Bleed/ Courtney
+Children’s Lesson Scripture John 1:10-14 (NIV) +Music for Meditation Jesus Medley
SANCTUARY – 10:00 A.M.
Welcome and Church Life Cheryl Wilson-Bridges we honor and praise him
Adult Sabbath School
+Song of Gathering Redeemed! / No. 338
OUR LIFE TOGETHER
Footnotes: Paul Meacham serves as an elder and greeter with a radiant smile. He also taught ESOL and literacy classes. Paul enjoys playing tennis and riding his bicycle around the monuments and national parks near his office at the Treasury Department . Talk to him about starting a club, if you share an interest in cycling! Noelle Stone helps out each week as one of Sligo Church’s volunteer receptionists. She is pursuing a degree in Kinesiology. Her hobbies include sports, studio art, traveling and working out. Beth Wear has been a Sligo member since 1980 and now serves as a local elder. She and her husband Douglas, volunteer with the Sligo Church Homes of Hope evangelistic effort.
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: Genene Sharp, Lowell Peterson, Ofelia Beltran, Jenny Wright and Nate Day families Request healing: Aylah Barrett, Herminia Constantino Cunanan, Charlie Davis, Shaila Chopde, Reva Correia, Ed Davis, Audrey Messenger and Joan Silver We grieve the loss of our members Evelyn Diorio and Richard Kuhn. 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.
“God did what we could never have imagined. He became human so we could trust Him. He became a sacrifice so we could know Him, and He defeated death so we could follow Him.” – Max Lucado
Adventist History Series - Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall A. Does history matter for a movement focused on the Second Coming and the end of time? This series, by Dr. David Trim, Director of Archives, Statistics, and Research at the Seventh-day Adventist Church World Headquarters, will explore Adventist history, with a particular focus on mission. It will show why our history matters - the stories that can inspire; the mistakes that we need to learn from; and the heritage that shaped us and continues to shape our identity in the twenty-first century. You won’t want to miss this! Used Book Sale Sunday, April 6, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. only, in General Conference atrium. Great bargains! Great variety! Benefits GCWM scholarship fund, helping Adventist women in college globally. Women’s Ministries (General Conference and North American Division) host the 2nd enditnow Summit on Abuse- a training event for clergy and laity May 1 - 4, 2014 at the General Conference Headquarters. For more information- see the poster in the Atrium notice board, go to www.nadwm.org, or call Carla Baker at 301 680 6427 Sligo Women’s Ministries Book Club will meet on Wednesday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Discipleship Room to discuss “My Beloved World” by Sonya Sotomayor.