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calendar of events

ANNOUNCEMENTS (continued) Save the date for Sligo by the Sea, Sabbaths, June 30 until 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.

June 16, Saturday Young Adults GLOW, Memorial Chapel, 9:30 a.m.

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. Sligo Church has had a tradition of periodically having a yearbook done. The last one was done in 2012/2013. In years to come these will prove to be important keepsakes for our present and future members. LifeTouch has undertaken the task of creating a yearbook for us for 2018 and has scheduled the following dates for photographs to be taken: Sunday, June 24 and Monday, June 25. Sign up for an appointment at <http://> You can also sign up in the Atrium. Atrium signups are not confirmed until you have been notified by LifeTouch.

June 20, Wednesday Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 8:00 p.m.

Sligo Directory Photos: If you’ve had your protrait taken by LifeTouch, kindly pick up your free portrait photo at the Welcome Desk in the Atrium. All photos not picked up by June 30 will be returned to the vendor. A Sligo member in the Landover area requires transportation to and from Sligo on Sabbaths. If you live in the Landover area and are able to help, please inform Pastor McFarlane by email <> or by a pew information card. We are our brother’s keepers!

MISCELLANEOUS Bulletin information deadline is Monday evening! E-mail information to: <> Sunset: Sabbath celebration ends today at 8:35 p.m. and commences on Friday, June 22 at 8:37 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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June 17, Sunday Exercise Class, Office Chapel, 9:00 a.m. June 18, Monday Recovery Ministry Meeting, Church Office Chapel, 7:30 p.m.

Welcome to Sligo today. Have you ever wondered why many of the world’s sports trophies are shaped like a cup? In many cases, not only is the trophy in some form of a cup, but the competition itself takes on the name cup as well. Think about it for a moment. There is the World Cup of soccer, the America’s Cup of sailing and, of course, if you live anywhere in the Washington metro area, then you are definitely aware that in the sport of hockey the trophy that is awarded each year to the championship team is the coveted Stanley Cup, which, by the way, in case you didn’t know, our very own Washington Capitals secured this season. In ancient Greece and Rome, we are told that some winners of competitions were given as their trophy prized olive oil, which was naturally held in a vase or some form of a cup. But then, there is another well-known cup. Although not associated with competitive sports, but originally with great pain and anguish, this particular cup and all it represents, which we honor today, symbolizes the greatest victory humankind has ever known. - Charles A. Tapp

SABBATH, June 23 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.

profile of giving - June 9 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. This Year: June 9 June 9 YTD


$ 7,486 $ 209,352 $ 250,240

• 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).

SENIOR PASTOR Charles A. Tapp, ext. 126


June 10

June 9


June 10 YTD $1,082,676

June 9 YTD


2018 Goal

Remaining Goal $1,748,974




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


8:45 & 11:00 A.M.

JUNE 9 YTD $ 46,694 TITHE: All of these funds are sent to the Potomac Conference to help expand the Kingdom of God throughout our region and world. This Year:

J U N E 16 , 2 018

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


Last Year:





at worship THE CHURCH

Summary of our Beliefs

worship schedule

Last Year: June 10 $ 6,589 June 10 YTD $ 236,057


PASTOR FOR CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRIES Gerry Lopez, ext. 122 PASTOR FOR MEDIA & OUTREACH Richard Castillo, ext. 136 PASTOR FOR WORSHIP Cheryl Wilson-Bridges, ext. 123

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 .

THE CHURCH AT WORSHIP w e g a t h e r i n h i s n a m e

+Children’s Lesson

SANCTUARY – 8:45 A.M. AND 11:00 A.M.

Richard Castillo

Jerry Thompson Welcome & Church Life Joseph Khabbaz *Hymn of Praise O Worship the King / No. 83 Call to Prayer O Lord, Hear My Prayer / Jacques Berthier

Invitation to Give

Joseph Khabbaz

+Vivin Viswanathan

Judith Pino 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 & Prayer

Special Music Looking for Jesus / John W. Peterson

Yuri Tomenko Judith Pino

Lesson God’s Seal or the Beast’s Mark? Prayer

Yuri Tomenko

Zelma Edwards, pianist

Charles A. Tapp

We Go To Serve When We All Get to Heaven / No. 633


Charles A. Tapp

Postlude Festival Toccata / Percy Fletcher Joseph Khabbaz

Responsive Scripture Reading Eden Negassa Matthew 26:36-41 (NKJV) +Terri Jo Hayes +Music for Meditation My Life Is In Your Hands / J. Monestime, Michael A. Harris Homily Charles A. Tapp The Cup

*Congregation is standing  Congregation is kneeling where possible + 11:00 service only Leading our music today are: Wendell Phipps, organist Vernon Rogers, chorister Mark DiPinto, pianist Justin Davis, vocalist Sligo’s Sanctuary Band, Singers & Strings Paul Byssainthe, Jr., director An Emergency Aid Offering will be received by the deacons as you leave. Barry Rowe & Margie Lovelace, deacon & deaconess on duty n e x t w e e k , h e r e a t S l i g o . . . Join us next Sabbath as our Senior Pastor, Charles Tapp, continues his series on The Standards of Jesus: Reflections from the Sermon on the Mount; Part II: “To Be or Not to Be.” Music will be provided by Lupita Garza.

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: Bernard Headley, Adam Prasad & Henry Felder For healing and comfort: Fred Rada, Sr. & Marquita Sullivan It is with great sadness we announce longtime Sligo member, Adam Prasad, passed away on Saturday, June 9. He is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Norwin & daughter, Salina.

*Hymn of Response

We Reflect

+Ordinance of Humility

Song Service

*Litany Joseph Khabbaz Leader: Lord of us all, who came down from heaven with Light, Truth and Love, Congregation: Fill this house with your presence and our hearts with your love and grace. Leader: Living Bread that was broken that we might be made whole, Congregation: Teach us how to feed on you, that we might become like you in oneness with the Father and with our fellow human beings. Leader: Lamb of God, whose life was taken that we might have eternal life and be restored to fellowship with our heavenly Father, Congregation: Reveal yourself to us again as we meet around your table and inspire us to live as you lived and to love as you loved. All: Give us a strong and lively faith, that we may trust you both in light and darkness, in joy and in sorrow; and give us grace to serve you ‘til the end. Sharing at the Table

Offertory An Offering / Dan Forrest

We Prepare

SANCTUARY – 10:00 A.M.

The Lord’s Supper

Prelude My Jesus I Love Thee / arr. Phipps +Songs of Gathering Blessed Assurance / arr. Jeffrey Monestime Indescribable / arr. Ezra Haugabrooks

Prayer Response Sevenfold Amen / Peter C. Lutkin Anthem Lift High the Cross / Lloyd Larson

Adult Sabbath School

Let Us Break Bread Together / No. 403

We Gather


Dana Audain

+Hymn of Reunion

Holy Communion

+Sligo Live



sabbath devotional

“The highest form of corporate Christian worship is the Lord’s Supper. The celebration of the Supper directs our attention backward to the work of Christ on the cross and also encourages a forward look to the second coming of Christ. In addition, it provides a time for believers to examine their own personal relationship with God as well as their relationship with other believers while experiencing communion with the exalted Christ.” – David Dockery

Shipwrecked - Vacation Bible School 2018!​Get ready for an adventure to an uncharted island where kids are rescued by Jesus! Join us July 8 - 13, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., as we teach God’s Word to the children in our church and community. • Volunteers and children may register at <sligochurch. org/vbs> A mandatory training for all volunteers is planned for Sunday, July 1, commencing at 11:00 a.m. • Parenting Seminar: During VBS, we will offer a parenting seminar for parents. Family life experts, Dr. César and Carolann De León, will be our presenters. Don’t miss out! Join us for Prayer Gathering on Wednesday, June 20, 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 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Sligo sanctuary. 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 <cbridges@sligochurch. org> to sign up.

June 16, 2018  

Sligo Church Bulletin

June 16, 2018  

Sligo Church Bulletin