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our life together ANNOUNCEMENTS (continued) Remembering in Hope - Each year on the Sabbath before Memorial Day, we remember our loved ones who have died over the past 12 months and reaffirm our hope in the resurrection. The names of our loved ones are read out and we provide roses for people to place at the cross to honor their memory. We will hold this special service on Sabbath, May 24 at our 8:45 a.m. worship service. If you have a name you would like us to include- please email Pastor Debbie Eisele at email@example.com. Sligo Women’s Ministries Book Club will meet on Wednesday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Discipleship Room to discuss “The Guns of August” by Barbara Tuchman. Single Mother’s Afternoon Tea, sponsored by Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington: Please join ACSGW on Sunday, May 25 at 3:00 p.m. in the Takoma Park SDA Church’s Administrative Building (6810 Eastern Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC) Register early by calling Joyce Seamens at 301-565-0190. Space is limited. CHILDREN & YOUTH Sligo School Teacher’s Appreciation: This week we celebrate our teachers and their wonderful work. Sligo Church would like to thank all of those that teach every day with love and a caring spirit. Teachers, please know that you are appreciated and loved by your church family, and that we are always praying for you. We encourage our church family to show our teachers today how much we appreciate them. Children’s Church: Power Up Children’s Church is coming again! May 17, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Primary II room on the 3rd floor. All children are invited to be part of this exciting program for children titled “His Touch”. For more information please contact Pr. Gerry Lopez at glopez@ sligochurch.org Hope to see you there! The Sligo School Memory Verse Club submitted a video to WJLA “Good Morning Washington” news broadcast last week. It was accepted! It aired on Friday, May 2 and again on Monday, May 5. After that, it went into random rotation. This is an early a.m. broadcast from 4:30 to 7:00 and is followed by Good Morning America. All high school seniors are invited to go out for dinner with our youth on May 17 at 8:30 p.m. Please RSVP to 301.270.6777 ext. 119 or firstname.lastname@example.org Bulletin Information Deadline is Monday evening! E-mail information to: email@example.com sunset Tonight: May 17:
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Welcome to Sligo. This weekend, much of the May 10, Sabbath world will pause as it honors and celebrates Church Spring Social, Takoma Academy Gym, 8:00 p.m. those who have meant so much to our society and our civilization as we know it; mothers. Think May 12, Monday about it for a moment, without the institution of Regeneration Ministries, Office Conf. Room, 7:00 p.m. motherhood, none of us would be here today. But although the contribution of life is by all means an important May 13, Tuesday one, in the case of mothers, it is only the beginning. In many Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m. ways, mothers are our first teachers. Before we spent our first May 14, Wednesday day in school, our mothers were the ones that taught us our first life lessons. I don’t know about you, but a great deal of Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 7:30 p.m. the “wisdom” that I possess to this very day was first passed Adventist History Series, Fellowship Hall A, 7:00 p.m. on to me by dear old mom. Today as I begin a series from the book of Proverbs titled, A Word to the WISE, I feel that it May 16, Friday is quite appropriate that our focus for this inaugural message Pathfinder Investiture, Atrium, 6:30 p.m. will be drawn from chapter one, because it is in this chapter of May 17, Sabbath the book of Proverbs that we are counseled by the wise man Elder’s Council, Fellowship Hall B, 8:30 a.m. Solomon, to embrace “A Mother’s Law.” Children’s Church, Primary II Room, 11:00 a.m. Homeless Ministry, Discipleship Room, 2:00 p.m.
Summary of our Beliefs
May 18, Sunday AIM Meeting, Fellowship Hall B, 10:00 a.m.
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)
worship schedule SABBATH, MAY 17 Church Service, Sanctuary, 8:45 & 11:15 a.m., Speaker: Charles A. Tapp Sligo Underground, Youth Room, 11:15 a.m., (Youth & Young Adult Service) Mizo Service, Office Chapel, 11:15 a.m.
• The Bible is the inspired word of God and our only rule of
profile of giving MAY 3, 2014
CHURCH BUDGET: This offering pays for the outreach and
PHONE: 301.270.6777 EMERGENCY: 301.980.1009 FAX: 301.270.3518 WEBSITE: www.sligochurch.org 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. Last Year: May 4 $ 11,441.65 May 4 YTD $ 180,421.14
This Year: May 3 $ 9,686.74 May 3 YTD $ 164,289.10
BUDGET FOR MAY 3 YTD: $176,620.00
Tithe: All of these funds are sent to the Potomac Conference. March 2014 contributions are $ 235,567.61 March 2013 contributions are $ 253,129.17 Today’s designated offering goes to Disaster & Famine Relief/WB. Loose offering goes to Church Budget.
at worship THE CHURCH
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SENIOR PASTOR Charles A. Tapp, ext. 126
PASTOR FOR ADMINISTRATIVE & ADULT MINISTRIES Don McFarlane, ext. 116 firstname.lastname@example.org PASTOR FOR CONGREGATIONAL CARE Debbie Eisele, ext. 127 email@example.com PASTOR FOR MEDIA AND OUTREACH Paolo Esposito, ext. 136
PASTOR FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS Pranitha Fielder, ext. 119 firstname.lastname@example.org PASTOR FOR CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRIES Gerardo Lopez, ext. 122 email@example.com 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 STUDY
THE CHURCH AT WORSHIP we gather in his name
*Congregation is standing Congregation is kneeling where possible
SANCTUARY – 8:45 A.M. AND 11:15 A.M.
+ 11:15 service only
Adult Sabbath School SANCTUARY – 10:00 A.M.
Sligo Live Manuel Rosette & Carol Hooker, deacon & deaconess on duty
Trumpet Tune in D / Jeremiah Clark
+Song of Gathering O Day of Rest and Gladness / No. 382 Welcome and Church Life Don McFarlane +Celebration of Ministry Don McFarlane Prayer Initiative
we honor and praise him *Hymn of Praise
My Maker and My King / No. 15
Anthem Now Let Us All Praise God and Sing / Young
Leading our music today are: Patrick Alston, organist Jon Gilbertson, chorister
Footnotes: Robert Browning has a Masters degree from Johns Hopkins University in School Counseling and guidance. He currently works as a health and wellness consultant and motivational life coach. Dawn Reynolds has been a Sligo member for over 10 years, She is the joyful mother of 1 adult daughter, teaches a variety of musical instruments, including piano, and is a chaplain. She also works with prayer ministries at the World HQ of Seventh-day Adventists.
Theme Song Make Me a Captive, Lord / No. 568
Scripture & Prayer Welcome
Sligo Sanctuary Choir Jon Gilbertson, director
OUR LIFE TOGETHER
Special Music Mission Feature Lesson Study Christ’s Death and the Law Benediction & Offering
Class Leaders Class Leaders
Fred Weber, organist
Scripture Dawn Reynolds Proverbs 1:5-9 (NKJV) Sermon Charles A. Tapp A Word to the WISE Part 1: A Mother’s Law Invitation to Give
Charles A. Tapp
Offertory When Peace Like A River / arr. Grotenhuis
we go to serve *Hymn of Reflection
Trust and Obey / No. 590 (stanzas 1, 2, 3 & 5)
Toccata on Festal Song / Robert Hebble
Charles A. Tapp
A mother’s influence is forever: “It is a fundamental truth that the responsibilities of motherhood cannot be successfully delegated. No, not to day-care centers, not to schools, not to nurseries, not to babysitters. We become enamored with men’s theories such as the idea of preschool training outside the home for young children. Not only does this put added pressure on the budget, but it places young children in an environment away from mother’s influence. Too often the pressure for popularity, on children and teens, places an economic burden on the income of the father, so mother feels she must go to work to satisfy her children’s needs. That decision can be most shortsighted. It is mother’s influence during the crucial formative years that forms a child’s basic character. Home is the place where a child learns faith, feels love, and thereby learns from mother’s loving example to choose righteousness. How vital are mother’s influence and teaching in the home—and how apparent when neglected!” - Ezra Taft Benson
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: Heather Griffin, Ivybelle Roye, Baraka Muganda, Deanna Holloway, Rita Carreno, Ron Carreno, Claire Mitchell, Aurora Constantino & Becky Ratana Request healing: Joy Fuller, Bill Johnsson, Hepsey Rao, Janet Williams, Apaula Brown, Sharon Conway, David Pelote, Dale Pandiangan, Mary Peters, Lily John, Cynthia Christiansen, Cheryl Hopkins & Aylah Barrett Watch “Sligo Live,” our brand new live video broadcast to learn more about our passion for Jesus Christ and our church life through ministry opportunities. Watch every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. EST at Sligo Church or tune in on the web at www.sligochurch.org
we reflect +Children’s Lesson
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.
Spring Social: This evening at the Takoma Academy gym. Come prepared to play volleyball, badminton, board games and just having a good time with fellow members of the body of Christ. The evening starts with vespers at 8:00 p.m. Our Pathfinders will be there to supply us with nutritious food.
“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. ” – Agatha Christie
Sligo Adventist School 2014 graduation exercises: Baccalaureate: Sabbath, May 31, Sligo Church, 11:15 a.m. Commencement: Thursday, June 5, Sligo Church, 7:00 p.m. Takoma Academy 2014 graduation exercises: Consecration: Friday, June 6, Sligo Church, 7:00 p.m. Baccalaureate: Sabbath, June 7, Sligo Church, 11:15 a.m. Commencement: Sunday, June 8, Takoma Academy Gym, 10:00 a.m. Membership Report (first reading): Joining Sligo: Myrna Biswas, Sheron Johnson, Cameron Saunders, Courtney Saunders, Jocelyn Watson, Gileen Wesley Joining elsewhere: Lalawmpuia Chhakchhuak, Lisa Follette, Levi Miongo, Duane Pettus, Ropari Tlua Blood Pressure Screening, sponsored by Health Action Team will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. in the Atrium today. Information will also be available on Whole grains and Full Plate Living.