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ANNOUNCEMENTS (continued)

January 12, Sunday Sligo Music Club Concert, Atrium, 3:00 p.m.

Blood Pressure Screening, sponsored by the Health Action Team, will be held in the Atrium from 10:00 until 11:15 a.m. today. Media Ministries Opportunity: Many exciting projects and opportunities lie ahead in 2014 for our Media and AV Ministry Teams. These new projects and upgrade also bring more opportunities for you to join our team! If you would like to be part of the 2014 AV Team please join us for a brief meeting, orientation, and lunch on January 12 at 11:00 a.m. in the Media Room (Balcony baptistry side). For more information, please send us an email at media@sligochurch.org CHILDREN & YOUTH Midnight Madness: The Cheerleaders, Girls & Boys Basketball Teams will host the 18th Annual Charity Midnight Madness games at Sligo Adventist School this evening, from 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. in their gym. Admission is non-perishable food items (5 for adults, 3 for High School students and 1 for Elementaty School students). These food items will be donated to the Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington. Cash admissions will also be accepted - $5 for adults, $3 for High School students and $1 for children. A combination of cash and food items is also acceptable. Refreshments will be sold - vegetarian hot dogs, french fries and super lemonade. There will also be a shooting contest for all ages. For more information, please refer to the poster on the notice board or visit their website at www.sligoadventistschool.org Children’s Church: It’s that time again! All children are invited to join us on Sabbath, January 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Primary II Sabbath School room for Power Up Children’s Church. The theme is “Can You Hear Him Now?” There will be puppets, crafts, activities, and a “child preacher.” See you then! A mandatory “Mission Trip” meeting will be held on Saturday, January 18 in the Youth Room at 1:00 p.m. for all high school students and their parents attending the July 20 - 27, 2014 trip to the Dominican Republic. Lunch will be provided. Email pfielder@sligochurch.org if you have not yet registered. Come join the youth on January 18 for our outreach to the Men’s/Women’s Shelters from 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., followed by a Social at the bowling alley from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. bring a friend! Bulletin Information Deadline is Monday evening! E-mail information to: bulletin@sligochurch.org

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Today we continue our series from the book of Haggai, Hope for Trying Times, with January13, Monday the message, “The Best Is Yet to Come!” Regeneration Ministries, Office Conf. Room, 7:00 p.m. Although the major theme in the book of Finance Committee Meeting is cancelled until further notice. Haggai is centered on the rebuilding of the January 14, Tuesday temple, in many ways God’s call for the Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m. people to rebuild was in a sense a means to an end. For the message of the prophet was more than a mere call to a January 15, Wednesday people to rebuild a temple that lay in utter ruin - it served as a Sligo Ringers, SAS - Room 114, 7:00 p.m. clarion call for them to rebuild the most important thing of all, Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 7:30 p.m. their relationship with Him. And herein lies the essence of all that God demands of us - to strengthen our relationship with January 17, Friday the Creator of the universe. Youth Prayer Gathering, Youth Room, 6:00 p.m. Telugu Vespers, Memorial Chapel, 7:00 p.m.

Summary of our Beliefs worship schedule SABBATH, JANUARY 18 Church Service, Sanctuary, 8:45 & 11:15 a.m., Speaker: Charles A. Tapp Sligo Underground, Sanctuary, 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.

• 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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PHONE: 301.270.6777 EMERGENCY: 301.980.1009 FAX: 301.270.3518 WEBSITE: www.sligochurch.org Domestic Violence Hotline: 240.777.4000

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: Jan. 5 $ Jan. 5 YTD $

7,017.94 7,017.94

This Year: Jan. 4 Jan. 4 YTD

$ $

5,034.28 5,034.28

Tithe: All of these funds are sent to the Potomac Conference. December 2013 contributions are $ 459,818.53 December 2012 contributions are $ 543,443.10 Today’s designated offering goes to Potomac Partners. Loose offering goes to Church Budget.

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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

HEAD ELDER Erwin Mack 301.434.1622

7700 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912 I 301.270.6777

8:45 & 11:15 A.M.

J A N U A R Y 11, 2 013

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

*Congregation is standing  Congregation is kneeling where possible + 11:15 service only

SANCTUARY – 8:45 A.M. AND 11:15 A.M.

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

Song Service

Prelude Lord, I Want To Be a Christian / Bish

 Prayer

Thelma Barnes +Pam Arner

Anthem He’s Been Faithful / Cymbala

Leading our music today are: Matt Daley, organist Jon Gilbertson, chorister Desmond Pierre-Louis, vocalist Edmund Charles, accompanist

Gerry Lopez

Luella Hackett +Brian Arner

+Music for Meditation No More Night / Phelps Sermon Charles A. Tapp Hope for Trying Times, part 2: “The Best Is Yet to Come” Invitation to Give

Charles A. Tapp

Offertory Medley of Praise & Worship / arr. Pierre-Louis

w e g o t o s e r v e *Hymn of Reflection Trust and Obey / No. 590 (stanzas 1, 2, 3 & 5) *Benediction

Charles A. Tapp

Postlude All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name / Bish

Scripture & Prayer

Lidija Plantak

Welcome

Lidija Plantak

Special Music Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise / arr. Taranto, Jr. Mission Feature Lesson Study Class Leaders Discipling through Metaphor Benediction & Offering

we reflect +Children’s Message Scripture 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 (NIV)

Theme Song Hark! ‘Tis the Shepherd’s Voice I Hear / No. 361

*Hymn of Praise For the Beauty of the Earth / No. 565

+Song of Gathering Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee / No. 12 Welcome and Church Life Cheryl Wilson-Bridges we honor and praise him

Roland Halstead

welcome 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.

Manuel Rosette & Jean Ott, deacon & deaconess on duty

OUR LIFE TOGETHER

Class Leaders

Luella Hackett is a third generation Seventh-day Adventist who loves the Lord and who has resided in the Washington DC area for over 25 years. She has been attending Sligo regularly for the past 2 ½ years. She is married to Clem Hackett and they have two boys.

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: Germain, Dawson & Gilbertson families Request healing: Carol Dawson, Karnnel Charles, Tammie Conway & William Miongo

Aniza Moore, violinist for special music Kay Rosburg, pianist for special music Zelma Edwards, pianist

Sanctuary flowers are presented by Pr. Charles Tapp and his daughters for his wife, Maureen in celebration of her birthday!

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Action In Montgomery Volunteers: Interested in working on community initiatives that enhance the lives of the less fortunate? Action in Montgomery (AIM) is an interfaith alliance of 30 congregations and neighborhood organizations in Montgomery County that develop leaders to organize change for social justice in the County. As a member of AIM, Sligo SDA Church has been blessed to play an instrumental role in the development and successful adoption of past AIM initiatives, such as Affordable Housing in the County. As Sligo’s “Year of Hope” approaches, we are seeking 50 committed volunteers who are passionate about helping others and are interested in being an integral part of this important community outreach initiative. If you would like to become part of the Sligo AIM Team, please fill out an information card to indicate that and place it in the offering basket. Alternatively you can contact Pastor McFarlane this week at dmcfarlane@ sligochurch.org. We will be kicking off development of our 2014 Sligo AIM Strategy in January. Training will be provided for all volunteers.

Footnotes: Brian and Pam Arner have been teaching at Sligo Adventist School for the past 8 years. They will be finishing up a Masters degree in Outdoor Education from Southern Adventist University this summer. They have two children, Reagan, 9 and Garrett, 8. Thelma Barnes enjoys serving as an enthusiastic Sligo Greeter and member of the Welcome Team. She is a retired teacher from the Prince George’s County Public Schools and may be better known as “Nana” to granddaughters Alex Barron, Shani and Layla, and her newest grandson Tariq. Combined with grandparenting, reading, exercising, cooking and serving as an American Red Cross volunteer, retirement is almost as busy as a full-time job.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.” - Orison Marden

Adult Sabbath School quarterlies for January to March, “Discipleship”, are now available at the reception desks. A small supply of quarterlies will also be available at the Church Office. Large print quarterlies are a special order item. If you signed up for one last quarter, there will be a copy waiting for you at the desk on the organ side. Please remember the extra expense for this material in your giving. Remember, complete SS lessons with commentary are always available online for your convenience: <http://www. ssnet. org>


January 11, 2014