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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


January 20, Monday Regeneration Ministries, Office Conf. Room, 7:00 p.m. Church Office is closed

ANNOUNCEMENTS (continued) CHILDREN & YOUTH 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 this afternoon 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 if you have not yet registered. Come join the youth today 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! All high school youth are invited to the Potomac Conference Sponsored Youth Fest X, Friday, January 31 (5:00 p.m.) Saturday, February 1 (10:00 a.m.) at Takoma Academy. Join hundreds of youth from around the Conference for worship, fellowship, outreach events, a concert, youth talent show, and food. Please register with the Youth Department if you would like to attend, Bulletin Information Deadline is Monday evening! E-mail information to:

sunset Tonight: Jan. 25:

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The Pathfinders have been part of many of our childhood and youth memories. Some have gone through the classes and done January 21, Tuesday the honors and have displayed them on the Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m. sash that hangs across their chest. Some January 22, Wednesday have never had the chance to recall those Sligo Ringers, SAS - Room 114, 7:00 p.m. camporees or clubs they belonged to. Which ever the case Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 7:30 p.m. may be, one thing is certain...we need to practice caution when we come in contact with a Pathfinder, because they January 24, Friday could be armed and dangerous. Armed with the shield of Telugu Vespers, Memorial Chapel, 7:00 p.m. faith and dangerous because they carry the sword of the January 25, Saturday Spirit. This morning we worship with our Sligo Challengers, a ministry that has been part of our church since the 1960’s. Children’s Church, Primary II Room, 11:00 a.m. We welcome you this morning as we all worship together during our Sligo Pathfinder Sabbath.

Summary of our Beliefs

worship schedule SABBATH, JANUARY 25 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.


JANUARY 11, 2014 CHURCH BUDGET: This offering pays for the outreach and

PHONE: 301.270.6777 EMERGENCY: 301.980.1009 FAX: 301.270.3518 WEBSITE: Domestic Violence Hotline: 240.777.4000

nurture ministries of the church and the church school, along with necessary expenses such as utilities and maintenance of the church building. $ 6,064.02 $ 13,081.96

This Year: Jan. 11 $ 5,206.51 Jan. 11 YTD $ 10,240.79

Year-end Summary 2012 Sligo Church Offerings $ 676,038.00 Building Improvement $ Tithe $2,787,702.00

2013 $ 709,491.00 $ 144,833.00 $2,787,735.00

Today’s designated offering goes to Local Church Budget. 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)

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Last Year: Jan. 12 Jan. 12 YTD

at worship THE CHURCH

calendar of events


SENIOR PASTOR Charles A. Tapp, ext. 126


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

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 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 At Break of Day / D. Paxton +Pastorale in D / Richard Hudson

*Hymn of Praise Onward, Christian Soldiers! / No. 612  Prayer

Masongo Ogora +Adriana Ponton

Anthem Jesus, Name Above All Names / Nadia Hearn

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

Yuri Tomenko


Yuri Tomenko

Jonathan Ogburn & Marina Van Putten

Scripture Ephesians 6:16-18 (NIV) Sermon Armed and Dangerous

Jahadi Kolawole + Alina Tomenko

Invitation to Give

Gerry Lopez

Gerry Lopez

Offertory I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked / Geoffrey O’Hara

w e g o t o s e r v e *Hymn of Reflection Faith is the Victory / No. 608 *Benediction

Gerry Lopez

Postlude Come Let Us Sing / D. Paxton +Processional in C / Hal H. Hopson

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 Class Leaders Discipling and Prayer Benediction & Offering

Class Leaders

Norman Martin, pianist

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 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. The Church Office will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday on Monday, January 20. If you have an urgent matter that cannot wait until the office reopens, please call our emergency number 301-980-1009.

we reflect +Children’s Message


Leading our music today are: Victor Phillips Jr., organist for first service Deborah Kijak-Hess, organist for second service Aaron Wilson, chorister Christina Rosette, soloist Anna Karla Carreno, soloist Charisse Sullivan-Mensah, accompanist

+Celebration of Ministry D. Milam & G. Lopez we honor and praise him

Theresa Garza

Special Music

+Song of Gathering Stand Up! Stand Up for Jesus! / No. 618 Welcome and Church Life Victor Kindo

Barry Rowe & Joan Silver, deacon & deaconess on duty


Sligo Women’s Ministries Book Club will meet on Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Discipleship Room to discuss “The Girl Who Fell From the Sky” by Heidi Durrow.

sabbath devotional

“When the servants of Christ take the shield of faith for their defense, and the sword of the Spirit for war, there is danger in the enemy’s camp.” - E.G. White, God’s Amazing Grace pg. 32

EQUIP 2014 Training Event - the Potomac Conference presents classes that will equip and empower interested members to serve and lead - Sabbath, February 1, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. starting here in the Sligo Sanctuary. There are 26 classes to choose from, taught by various leaders in our conference, including our very own Pastors: Charles Tapp, Debbie Eisele, Paolo Esposito, Gerry Lopez and Cheryl Wilson-Bridges. Dinner will be held from 6:10 - 6:40 p.m. A box supper will be provided for all attendees. Child care is provided for ages birth to 10 years old. See the bulletin insert and posters in the Atrium for more information. Pre-register for the service online Get a certificate in six months and advance your career with classes once a week in Homeland Security, Cyber Security or Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Response at Washington Adventist University. Classes start March 2014. For more information email or call 1.877.246.2225

January 18, 2014  

Sligo Church Bulletin