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our life together ANNOUNCEMENTS (continued) MINISTRY APPRECIATION SCHEDULE: 1. YOUTH/CHILDREN - March 15 Youth, Young Adults, Children, Pathfinders, SAS 2. EVANGELISM/OUTREACH/COMMUNITY - March 22 Homes of Hope, AIM, ACS, Feed the Homeless, Welfare, Prison Ministry 3. SUPPORTIVE - March 29 Treasury, Finance, Stewardship, Media, Facility & Custodial Prayer Gathering meets Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Halfway through the hour we separate into small groups for focused prayer on various topics, including family, health and community outreach. Between 7:30 and 7:55 p.m. you can join us by Internet or telephone. To connect, visit: or call 949.229.4400, pin is 4997774# At the Sligoprays webpage you can register and receive a reminder. Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington (ACSGW) is sponsoring an after school program for students in Montgomery County ages 10 and up. The program offers help with homework, computer skills training and help building a website. It meets Mondays and Wednesdays at ACSGW, 501 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. through June 2014. The cost is $50/week. For more information, email “Crowns” Tea & Silent Auction: April’s First Monday is on Sunday, April 13. Join us for the “Crowns” Tea and Silent Auction on Sunday, April 13, at 4:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Wear your fanciest hat (optional). Enjoy delicious goodies and bid on marvelous auction items. All proceeds and donations benefit Scholarshipping Our Sisters to help SDA women around the world attend college. Attendance is free. To donate auction items and services or to let us know you will attend, please RSVP to CHILDREN & YOUTH We invite all juniors and seniors who are in public school, home schooled or other Christian schools to join us on May 4, 2014 for Promenade at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be $60 but $35 for the first 50 people that sign up. For more information and to register visit Come out and support today’s Sligo Church Varsity basketball game against Glenridge at 10:05 p.m. The game will be held in Eastern Middle School (3000 University Blvd E, Silver Spring MD) Bring a Friend! Bulletin Information Deadline is Monday evening! E-mail information to: sunset Tonight: 7:15 March 22: 7:22

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You don’t have to be glued to the news to realize that the times in which we live are very different March 16, Sunday than they were even ten years ago. It seems as Pathfinder Meeting, Office Chapel, 9:00 a.m. though the moral compass of our nation and even our world is eroding at an extremely rapid March 17, Monday pace. It would appear as though many today are Regeneration Ministries, Office Conf. Room, 7:00 p.m. living by a new code; a new set of rules where basically anything goes and all the old standards have simply been tossed out March 18, Tuesday the proverbial window. Pretty soon if we’re not careful we might Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m. find ourselves living in a society where there are no standards March 19, Wednesday at all. It has been said that a standardless society that permits Sligo Ringers, SAS - Room 114, 7:00 p.m. anything, will eventually lose everything. As you join us in Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 7:30 p.m. worship today we will be presenting the second installment in March 21, Friday a series under the banner of The Heart of Christianity with the message, “A Word for Life.” Despite what may be going on in Telugu Vespers, Memorial Chapel, 7:00 p.m. our world today, God has established a standard for His people March 22, Saturday that if faithfully adhered to, will help us navigate through the Adult Sabbath School Training, Fellowship Hall A, 8:30 a.m. treacherous waters of this life while also preparing us for the Homeless Ministry, Discipleship Room, 2:00 p.m. next.

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at worship THE CHURCH

Summary of our Beliefs

SABBATH, MARCH 22 Church Service, Sanctuary, 8:45 & 11:15 a.m., Speaker: Charles A. Tapp Sligo Underground, Sanctuary, 11:15 a.m., (Youth & Young Adult Service) Speaker: Pranitha Fielder Crossroads, WAU Activity Center, 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)

profile of giving


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

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MARCH 8, 2014

nurture ministries of the church and the church school, along with necessary expenses such as utilities and maintenance of the church building. Last Year: Mar. 9 Mar. 9 YTD

$ $

9,040.46 94,187.25

This Year: Mar. 8 $ Mar. 8 YTD $

10,961.67 87,639.84

BUDGET FOR MARCH 8 YTD: $ 95,079.00

Tithe: All of these funds are sent to the Potomac Conference. February 2014 contributions are $ 178,818.40 February 2013 contributions are $ 167,664.57 Today’s designated offering goes to Local Church Budget. Loose offering goes to Church Budget.


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

ADVENTIST COMMUNITY SERVICES Sheila Hendricks 301.585.6556

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.

Barry Rowe & Becky Ratana, deacon & deaconess on duty

Prelude The Peace of Christ / Peter Burkhardt +Song of Gathering Standing on the Promises / No. 518 Welcome and Church Life

*Hymn of Praise Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee / No. 12  Prayer

Daniel Miongo

Anthem No More Night / Walter Harrah

we reflect +Children’s Story Scripture 2 Timothy 3:10-16 (NIV) +Music for Meditation Nothing Between / arr. Gilbertson

Gerry Lopez Carla Miongo

Sermon Charles A. Tapp The Heart of Christianity, Part II: A Word for Life Invitation to Give

Charles A. Tapp

Offertory Melody / Nigel Hess

w e g o t o s e r v e *Hymn of Reflection Break Thou the Bread of Life / No. 271 *Benediction

Charles A. Tapp

Postlude Praise to the Lord, the Almighty / arr. Phillips Jr.

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

Song Service

Judith Pino

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

Yuri Tomenko


Yuri Tomenko

Special Music

Kay Rosburg

Ministry Appreciation Charles A. Tapp we honor and praise him

Gerry Lopez

Leading our music today are: Vick Phillips Jr., organist Jon Gilbertson, accompanist & chorister Soraya Homayouni, soprano Oksana Skrypkar, violinist Matt Daley, accompanist


Footnotes: Daniel Miongo has completed an MBA at Washington Adventist University and hopes by God’s grace to pursue a PhD in the fall. He loves the Lord and loves to serve Him as well as serve people. He has attended Sligo Church since 2012 and would like to be involved in Stewardship ministry.

Mission Feature Lesson Study Discipling Spiritual Leaders

Benediction & Offering

Class Leaders Class Leaders

Kay Rosburg, pianist

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 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: Ofelia Beltran, Jenny Wright and Nate Day families Request healing: Charlie Davis, Shaila Chopde, Reva Correia, Ed Davis, Audrey Messenger and Joan Silver We grieve the loss of our members Evelyn Diorio and Richard Kuhn. 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.

Carla Miongo and her husband have been married since 2007. They love spending time with their kids and talking to them about the kingdom of God. Since she loves spending time with kids, she has decided to be involved in Children’s ministry. Oksana Skrypkar is a graduate student at Washington Adventist University working on her degree in Public Administration. She is graduating this May, and is hoping to work for ADRA as a project developer. She enjoys cooking, decorating, and taking photographs.


sabbath devotional

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” - 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)

Join us on today, immediately after our 11:15 a.m. service to distribute over 1,750 door hangers in our local community. This year we plan to expand our territory, covering wards two, five and six of Takoma Park, reaching more than 6,000 residents. We are looking for individuals to lead the 10 groups that will be going out. If you would like to lead a group please contact Pastor Esposito at Membership Report (first reading): Joining Sligo: Conrad Bridges, Darius Bridges, Cheryl WilsonBridges, Cheryl Kisunzu Joining elsewhere: Rian Cho, Zioni Colney, Karen Ford, Robert Ford, Bert Jones, Angela Pitts-McDonald, Ellis Rich, Emita Rich, Natalie Stark Adventist History Series - Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall A, March 26 - April 30: Does history matter for a movement focused on the Second Coming and the end of time? This series, by Dr. David Trim, Director of Archives, Statistics, and Research at the Seventh-day Adventist Church World Headquarters, will explore Adventist history, with a particular focus on mission. It will show why our history matters - the stories that can inspire; the mistakes that we need to learn from; and the heritage that shaped us and continues to shape our identity in the twenty-first century. You won’t want to miss this!

March 15, 2014  

Sligo Church Bulletin

March 15, 2014  

Sligo Church Bulletin