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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

calendar of events


July 14, Saturday Young Adults GLOW, Memorial Chapel, 9:30 a.m.

July 16, Monday Regeneration Ministries, Office Conference Room, 7:30 p.m. July 18, Wednesday Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m.

Save the Date! Sunday, September 30, for “OpportuniTEA,” a delightful tea party here at Sligo that supports “Scholarshipping Our Sisters,” the GC Women’s Ministries program to help Adventist women around the world attend college. Ticket information will be available soon. Sligo Church Partners with WGTS Prayer Works! Are you compassionate about the needs of others? Is prayer your ministry? If so, please join our Prayer Gathering Ministry as we partner with WGTS 91.9 FM Prayer Works to pray for our community. Volunteers for prayer are needed at WGTS radio station on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, anytime between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please contact Pr. Cheryl Wilson-Bridges <> to sign up. New! Online giving through a mobile app: If you would like to make donations to Sligo Church using your smart phone, download Adventist Giving from the App Store. If you’ve been giving online through eAdventist Giving, you can use the same id and password, otherwise, there is a one-time registration. Sligo by the Sea, Saturdays, through September 22. Plan to join us for spiritual refreshing and fellowship, led by a variety of speakers in a relaxed atmosphere. Sabbath School begins at 10:00 a.m. & worship at 11:00 a.m. in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 10301 Coastal Highway in Ocean City, Maryland.

worship schedule SABBATH, July 21 Church Service, Sanctuary, 8:45 & 11:00 a.m. Speaker: Charles A. Tapp Mizo Service, Office Chapel, 11:00 a.m. Kerala Church, WAU Richards Hall, 10:00 a.m. Sligo by the Sea, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 10301 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, 11:00 a.m. Speaker: Nathan Krause

profile of giving - July 7 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: July 8 $ 10,536 July 8 YTD $ 281,324

This Year: July 7 July 7 YTD

BUDGET FOR JULY 7 YTD: MISCELLANEOUS Bulletin information deadline is Monday evening! E-mail information to: <> Sunset: Sabbath celebration ends today at 8:33 p.m. and commences on Friday, July 20 at 8:29 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 <> 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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welcome Welcome to Sligo today. We have just finished our greatlyanticipated Vacation Bible School, known as VBS to all who came and participated. Over 250 children and over 100 volunteers took part in this year’s program. It has been a fun-packed and exciting week, filled with the sound of children singing, reciting Bible texts and just having fun. We got to observe little children as they interacted with one another and saw the looks on their faces when they discovered new information. It was so exciting! Their innocence and truthfulness is amazing! The week’s theme was, “Shipwrecked…Rescued by Jesus” So, if we are lonely, worried, struggling, or feel powerless…Jesus rescues! We were also blessed by a series of seminars on parenting, conducted by Dr. César & Carolann De León, who are our guest speakers for today. Carolann speaks for first service while Pr. César speaks during second service. May you all be blessed today. - Gerry Lopez

at worship THE CHURCH

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).

CHRIST FIRST J U LY 14 , 2 018 8:45 & 11:00 A.M.

directory $ 11,066 $253,522 $ 288,631

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

BUDGET BOOSTER: JULY 7 YTD $ 80 Remaining Goal $ 9,920 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:

This Year:

July 8 July 8 YTD

$ 51,049 $ 1,269,999

July 7 July 7 YTD

2018 Goal


Remaining Goal $1,551,828

$ 41,351 $1,248,172

Today’s designated offering goes to Women’s Ministries/ North American Division. Loose offering goes to Church Budget.



The Washington Adventist University Church


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 .



we gather in his name

we go to serve

SANCTUARY – 8:45 A.M. AND 11:00 A.M.

*Hymn of Reflection Redeemed / No. 337

Prelude Rigaudon / Andre Campra


+Song of Gathering ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus / No. 524

Postlude Toccata from Cathedral Suite / Gordon Young

+Sligo Live Richard Castillo Vacation Bible School Welcome & Church Life Gerry Lopez +Celebration of Ministry Mission Trip: Puerto Rico

Joseph Khabbaz

we honor and praise him *Hymn of Praise Happy the Home / No. 655  Prayer Mark Puyul Anthem Jehovah Jireh /Don Moen +There is a Fountain / Selah we reflect +Child Dedication Gerry Lopez Ethan Chris Israel +Children’s Message

Gerry Lopez

Scripture Reading Luke 2:52 (NKJV) +Luke 15:20-24 (NLT) +Music for Meditation A Place in His Arms / Sally DeFord Sermon Family Lab for Growth & Maturity +The Family Axis

Madison Evans

Carolann De León César De León

Invitation to Give Gerry Lopez Offertory Draw Me Close / Kelly Carpenter +Never Let Go of Me

Carolann De León +César De León

*Congregation is standing  Congregation is kneeling where possible + 11:00 service only Michael Dulcich, deacon on duty Rettenela Martin, deaconess on duty Leading our music today are: Patrick Alston, organist Judith Pino, chorister Jana Rei Labrador, children story musician Theresa Garza, vocalist for 1st service VBS Praise Team Gabrielle Barrington, director

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

Song Service

Theresa Garza 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.

Theme Song We Are Living, We Are Dwelling / No. 617 Welcome & Scripture Lesson Study Pentecost Prayer


Ken Flemmer

Norman Martin, pianist

Jewels: Raissa Jei Labrador, Olivia Cortez, Angel De Guzman, Jhanelle Siarez & Almire Saulo Footnotes: Madison Evans is a student at Takoma Academy Preparatory School. She will be going into the 8th grade this coming school year. She has been attending Sligo Church for the past five years. She enjoys singing and riding her bike. Theresa Garza is a graduate of the Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts in Washington DC. She has a Master of Education from Trinity University. She has been an educator for 36 years and runs Gifted Academy, a homeschool co-op and learning center. Mark Puyul attends Silver Spring International Middle School and will be in the 7th grade this coming school year. He has been attending Sligo church for the past three years. He enjoys serving as a Sligo VBS volunteer. César & Carolann De León: César, an ordained SDA minister, born in Guatemala City, is currently the North Pacific Union’s VicePresident for Hispanic Ministries. He has a Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy from the School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. His hobbies include reading, working out and engaging in outdoor activities. Carolann is a Registered Nurse, with a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. She enjoys volunteering in various capacities. César & Carolann are founders of Tu Familia Primero - a bilingual ministry that focuses on the restoration of marriages and families, through the power of the Spirit, united with Christ-centered psychotherapy. They are passionate about mentoring and ministering to lay-leaders & couples. The De Leóns have two adult sons: Zac & Jonathan. n e x t w e e k , h e r e a t S l i g o . . . Next Sabbath here at Sligo, Pr. Charles Tapp continues his presentations on The Standards of Jesus: Reflections on the Sermon on the Mount, with a message titled, “Actions Speak Louder than Words!” Music will be provided by violinist, Mark Sigue.


sabbath devotional

“The doctrine of grace and redemption keeps us from seeing any person or situation as hopeless.” - Timothy


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: Ella Mae Hartlein & Lily Daniel For healing and comfort: Gail Brown Summer Budget Booster: If you’ve been watching our Profile of Giving section in the bulletin, you may have noticed that the offerings for our Church Budget are falling well short of the budgeted goal. Normally, we wait until the end of the year to give the extra boost to our budget. This year, we’ve set a goal of $10,000 by the end of August for a mid-summer Budget Booster. As you plan your giving, remember our Church Budget and the Budget Booster during these summer months. 9th ANNUAL SLIGO HOMECOMING! Plan to join the church family and Sligo friends on August 4 for Homecoming 2018, the theme of which is “The Promise of Community: All Are Gifted, All Are Valued.” Worship with us on Sabbath morning when Dr. Bill Miller, President of the Potomac Conference, shares a message on the theme. Enjoy a delicious International Potluck luncheon on Sabbath afternoon at Takoma Academy. Join us for Prayer Gathering on Wednesday, July 18, as Pastor Tapp continues his presentations on The Standards of Jesus: Reflections on the Sermon on the Mount. Come and receive deeper understanding of Christ’s greatest discourse and what it means for us as believers today. Prayer Gathering meets each Wednesday. Sligo YA Social: Come and join Sligo’s Young Adults next Saturday, July 21, at SkyZone ‘After Dark’ (15813 Gaither Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20877). We’ll leave Sligo Church at 8:00 p.m., otherwise meet us there at 8:30 p.m. Let us know you’re coming (and if you need to carpool) by registering at <> Cost is $25 plus sales tax. Sligo Book Club will meet on Wednesday, August 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Discipleship Room to discuss “World and Town” by Gish Jen.

Sligo Church Bulletin, July 14, 2018  

Sligo Church Bulletin, July 14, 2018

Sligo Church Bulletin, July 14, 2018  

Sligo Church Bulletin, July 14, 2018