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calendar of events January 14, Saturday Young Adults GLOW, Memorial Chapel, 9:30 a.m. Carmen Lynch Memorial Service, Sanctuary, 3:00 p.m. January 16, Monday Regeneration Ministries, Office Conference Room, 7:30 p.m.

ANNOUNCEMENTS (continued) Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington (ACSGW) is in need of gently used clothing, kitchenware and house decor items for a Martin Luther King Service Day Project to help the disadvantaged in our community. Please plan to drop off your donations by January 16 at 501 Sligo Avenue in Silver Spring, MD. Call 301.585.6556 for more information or to arrange a furniture drop off. GLOW Worship Service for Young Adults: Come join us on January 14 for the young adult worship service (ages 18-35). GLOW Worship starts at 11:30 a.m. in the Youth Room! This is our first worship service on the new year and we are excited to have you start the new year with us. This worship service will be held once a month on the second Sabbath of the month. Youth Parent Meeting (Parents with children aged 14 to 17): The Sligo Youth Department wants to invite you to a Youth Parent Meeting next Sabbath, January 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the Youth Room. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for the parents of youth to meet the SYD leaders who will be helping teach your youth this year, as well as join us in praying for the upcoming year. The meeting will also include details of our youth calendar for the coming year, but we would especially want to hear from parents and how we as a Youth Department can communicate with you best.

MISCELLANEOUS Bulletin information deadline is Monday evening! E-mail information to: <kdriscoll@sligochurch.org> Sunset: Sabbath celebration ends today at 5:08 p.m. and commences on Friday, January 20 at 5:15 p.m. Sligo Live: If you have a story, a subject or an individual that you would like to see featured on Sligo Live, please contact Pastor McFarlane at <dmcfarlane@sligochurch.org> or 301.270.6777, ext. 116 *Consent To Use Photographic Images: Sligo SDA Church films all worship services. Attendance at, or participation in Sligo worship services constitutes an agreement by the participant to Sligo’s use and distribution of the attendee’s image, voice, or likeness in photos, video, electronic reproduction and audio tapes of such activities.

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January 18, Wednesday Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m. (or by phone: 949.229.4400 Pin:4997774#, 7:35 p.m.) January 19, Thursday Exercise Class, Office Chapel, 6:30 p.m.

welcome Welcome to Sligo today. There is probably no theme more popular in our world today, which dominates just about all aspects of our culture, than that of love. Think about it for a moment. Many of the most popular songs that have been written in any genre have for the most part, all centered around the theme of love. This of course is not limited to music. Many of the films that have been produced as well as books that have been written, have love as their primary theme. Love throughout the ages has always been, and will probably always be, an extremely popular theme. As it has been said in a very popular song, “What the world needs now is love sweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.” Even within the confines of Scripture the theme of love seems to take center stage. And probably the most well known example is in 1 Corinthians 13. Here the Apostle Paul refers to love as, “the greatest of these.” But, is Paul right? Is love really the greatest thing? And is love really the message of 1 Corinthians 13? - Charles A. Tapp

at worship THE CHURCH

Summary of our Beliefs worship schedule SABBATH, January 21, Pathfinder Sabbath Church Service, Sanctuary, 8:45 & 11:00 a.m. Speaker: Gerry Lopez Mizo Service, Office Chapel, 11:00 a.m. Kerala Church, WAU Richards Hall, 10:00 a.m.

p r o f i l e o f g i v i n g - D e c e m b e r 31

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:

Dec. 31 YTD $615,080

This Year:

Dec. 31 YTD

$592,910

BUDGET FOR DECEMBER 31 YTD: $615,000

Budget Booster: Dec. 31 YTD $ 40,557 Goal $ 30,000 Tithe: All of these funds are sent to the Potomac Conference to help expand the Kingdom of God throughout our region and world. Last Year: Dec. 31 YTD $2,677,678

This Year: Dec. 31 YTD

2016 Goal

Remaining Goal $ 83,349

$2,800,000

$2,716,651

Today’s designated offering goes to Potomac Partners. Loose offering goes to Church Budget.

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• 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).

CHRIST FIRST J A N U A R Y 14 , 2 017 8:45 & 11:00 A.M.

directory 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

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PASTOR FOR ADMINISTRATION & ADULT MINISTRIES Don McFarlane, ext. 116 dmcfarlane@sligochurch.org PASTOR FOR DISCIPLESHIP & CONGREGATIONAL CARE Pranitha Fielder, ext. 127 pfielder@sligochurch.org PASTOR FOR YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS Joseph Khabbaz, ext. 119 jkhabbaz@sligochurch.org PASTOR FOR CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRIES Gerardo Lopez, ext. 122 glopez@sligochurch.org PASTOR FOR MEDIA & OUTREACH Richard Castillo, ext. 136 rcastillo@sligochurch.org PASTOR FOR WORSHIP Cheryl Wilson-Bridges, ext. 123

The Washington Adventist University Church

cbridges@sligochurch.org

ADVENTIST COMMUNITY SERVICES Ken Flemmer 301.585.6556

HEAD ELDER Erwin Mack 301.434.1622

HEAD DEACON Manuel Rosette 301.370.1255

HEAD DEACONESS Marion Hudson 301.980.1862

7700 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912 I 301.270.6777

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 WORSHIP we gather in his name SANCTUARY – 8:45 A.M. AND 11:00 A.M.

Prelude Psalm 19 / B. Marcello +Songs of Gathering Showers of Blessing / No. 195 (stanzas 1, 2 & 4) Jesus Is All the World to Me / No. 185 (stanzas 1, 2 & 4) +Sligo Live Simple Truths for Life

Richard Castillo

Welcome & Church Life Allan Manuel we honor and praise him *Hymn of Praise Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing / No. 334  Prayer

Helen Joan West +Ellen-Judith Agard

Anthem There’s Something About That Name / Bill & Gloria Gaither we reflect Scripture 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 (NKJV) +Music for Meditation Give Me Jesus / Moses Hogan Sermon The Greatest Thing Invitation to Give

Marcus Van Putten +Sylvie Johnson

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Offertory Great is Thy Faithfulness

THE CHURCH AT STUDY *Congregation is standing  Congregation is kneeling where possible + 11:00 service only

Adult Sabbath School

Michael Dulcich, deacon on duty Aurora Constantino, deaconess on duty

Song Service

Theme Song O for That Flame of Living Fire / No. 264

Leading our music today are: William Patrick Alston, organist James Williams, chorister Christian Simmons, vocalist Footnotes: Ellen-Judith Agard retired from NICU nursing at the Washington Hospital Center after 40 years. She joined Sligo in 1969 with her late husband Frank. She serves as a General Secretary for Sligo’s Sabbath schools. Sylvie Johnson comes from Togo, West Africa. She attends Sligo with her husband and three children. Sylvie is a professional seamstress and a cook. You will find her Riz au Gras at Sligo’s international potlucks.

Welcome & Prayer Mission Feature

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. Jeanette Bryson

Betty Nugent

Lesson Study The Holy Spirit: Working Behind the Scenes Prayer Jeanette Bryson

Paul Byssainthe, Jr., organist

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 friends, then invite them to come to church in person at 11:00 a.m. Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes for free from Simple Truths for Life by Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church from the iTunes Store. You can also go to simpletruthsforlife. org/podcast Prayer Requests Families of these deceased: Carmen Lynch, George Digel, Audrey Messenger & Dorothy Dorsey For healing and comfort: Gladys Guerrero, Alexa Audain, Lily Daniels & Ellis Rich

Marcus Van Putten grew up at Sligo and assists the Deacons. He holds a degree in Radio, TV, and Film, and runs an Organo franchise. Coming to Sligo helps him “have a better reflection of God.”

Today’s Sanctuary flowers are given by Claire Hosten, in loving memory of her beloved mother, Carmen Lynch.

Helen Joan West has been a member of Sligo since 1955, Of Norwegian heritage, she was born in the Bronx and grew up in Brooklyn. She studied nursing at Washington Missionary College, and then practiced obstetrics at WAH and worked in doctors’ offices.

*Hymn of Reflection Live Out Thy Life Within Me / No. 316

Next week here at Sligo is Pathfinder’s Day. Gerry Lopez, our Children & Family Ministries pastor, will preach a sermon titled, “The Trusting Hero.” There are many heroes in the Bible, but unlike the modern superheroes, they all had to trust in someone stronger, our God! Music will be provided by the Sligo Challengers.

Postlude Grand Cheour in Dialogue / E. Gigout

Roland Halstead

We are sad to announce the passing of Carmen Lynch at the age of 99. A memorial service will be held for her this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Repast will follow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to University of Southern Caribbean Alumni Association NA (P. O. Box 11277, Takoma Park, MD 209131277)

n e x t w e e k , h e r e a t S l i g o . . .

Charles A. Tapp

SANCTUARY – 10:00 A.M.

Christian Simmons, a bass-baritone has performed with the Morgan State University Opera Workshop and traveled internationally with the Morgan State University Choir as a featured soloist and chorister. He is a senior at Morgan State University, majoring in music.

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*Benediction

OUR LIFE TOGETHER

sabbath devotional

“Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

JESUS PROJECT: Desire of Ages, Chapter 60, Jan. 15 - Jan. 21

Blood Pressure Screening, sponsored by the Health Action Team, is being held in the Atrium between 10:00 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. today. Information is available on various health topics. A doctor is also available for your health questions. The Church Office will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday on Monday, January 16. If you have an urgent matter that cannot wait until the office reopens, please call our emergency number 301-980-1009. MLK Prayer Breakfast - Washington Adventist University Division of Student Life invites you to its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Monday, January 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m. in the Wilkinson Hall Dining Room. The Women’s Ministry invites all women to a special prayer gathering on Wednesday, January 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Bring a friend! Sligo Fellowship Potluck will be hosted by the Men’s Team on Sabbath, January 21.


January 14, 2017