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May 19, Monday Regeneration Ministries, Office Conf. Room, 7:00 p.m. Administrative Board Meeting, cancled due to federal holiday.
The Church Office will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 26. If you have an urgent matter that cannot wait until the office reopens, please call our emergency number 301-980-1009. 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. 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. Healthy Lifestyle Power-up: Need some inspiration regaining a healthy lifestyle? Invite your co-workers and neighbors to join us for the Sligo Homes of Hope Health series to be held in the Sanctuary on Wednesdays, May 28-July 9, 6:30 PM to 8 PM. Each evening will feature one of Sligo’s doctors giving tips for better health. Please visit our website or check your e-mail for more information. Adventist History Series: The Adventist History Series, which ended two weeks ago, provided new insights into certain events and developments and personalities in the life of the Seventh-day Adventist Movement since its inception. Dr. David Trim’s grasp of the story and mission of our church kept those who attended the weekly lectures engaged and inspired. Those lectures will soon be available on our church website. Memorial Service for Ruth R. Carreno at Spencerville Seventh-day Adventist Church May 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM. CHILDREN & YOUTH Children’s Church: Power Up Children’s Church is meeting today, May 17, 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 titled “His Touch.”
May 20, Tuesday Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m. Or by phone: 949.229.4400 Pin:4997774, 7:35 p.m.
at worship THE CHURCH
Regeneration Ministries, Office Conf. Room, 7:00 p.m.
- Pr. Paolo Esposito
Summary of our Beliefs
• The Bible is the inspired word of God and our only rule of
worship schedule SABBATH, MAY 24 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) Crossroads, WAU Activity Center, 11:15 a.m., (WAU Collegiate Service) Mizo Service, Office Chapel, 11:15 a.m.
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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)
MAY 10, 2014
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: May 11 $ 10,675.11 May 11 YTD $191,096.25 BUDGET FOR MAY 10 YTD:
This Year: May 10 $ 10,180.18 May 10 YTD $ 174,469.28 $ 185,769.00
All high school seniors are invited to go out for dinner with our youth on June 14 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
Today’s designated offering goes to Local Church Budget. Loose offering goes to Church Budget. 10, 2014
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Welcome to Sligo. Today is very special, not just because it is the Sabbath, but also because as God’s children we are able to join together in worship. It is well known that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Yet as we follow Jesus, the path
is seldomly straight. God seems to lead us on a circuitous path through various waypoints as we make our way to our final destination. These waypoints oftentimes don’t May 21, Wednesday seem to make sense or please us, yet it is in the journey itself that God prepares us for the destination. In the end, Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 7:30 p.m. it is the destination that really matters and that is God’s May 25, Sunday priority for each of us. Today we will look at one of the Pathfinder Meeting, Office Chapel, 9:30 a.m. greatest journeys recorded in the Bible and by so doing we hopefully will better understand how God is leading us to May 26, Monday our heavenly home.
Church Building Improvement: May 10 $ 725.00 Total Raised $ 38,466.00 Goal $150,000.00 Needed $ 111,534.00 Tithe: All of these funds are sent to the Potomac Conference. April 2014 contributions are $ 214,348.08 April 2013 contributions are $ 186,721.20
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directory PHONE: 301.270.6777 EMERGENCY: 301.980.1009 FAX: 301.270.3518 WEBSITE: www.sligochurch.org Domestic Violence Hotline: 240.777.4000 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
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
SANCTUARY – 8:45 A.M. AND 11:15 A.M.
Postlude Praise to the Lord the Almighty / Manz
*Congregation is standing Congregation is kneeling where possible
Prelude Jesus Lead Thou On / Manz
+ 11:15 service only
+Song of Gathering Praise to the Lord / No.1 Welcome and Church Life Cheryl Wilson-Bridges we honor and praise him *Hymn of Praise
Barry Rowe & Jean Ott, deacon & deaconess on duty
Leading our music today are: Matt Daley, organist Desmond Pierre-Louis, chorister
Roland Halstead Footnotes: Audrey Moise is a local emerging soprano whose passion for music started at the tender age of four. One of her alma maters is Washington Adventist University, where she has had the privilege of sharing Christ’s light through music around the world. Her artistic motto is to use her God-given talent to uplift, unite and inspire.
Anthem More Than Wonderful / Wolfe
we reflect +Baby Dedication Aleksia Esther Pedersen
Scripture Hebrews 11:13-16 (NKJV) Sermon
Claire Catanauan +Sharon Ford Paolo Esposito
Invitation to Give Offertory All Rise / Mason
SANCTUARY – 10:00 A.M.
we go to serve *Hymn of Reflection
In a Little While We’re Going Home / No. 626
Theme Song Make Me a Captive, Lord / No. 568 Scripture & Prayer
’Tis So Sweet to Turst in Jesus’ / No. 524
Adult Sabbath School
welcome Lidija Plantak
Special Music Isha Chinta Ria Osuri Rahul Osuri Mission Feature Lesson Study Class Leaders Christ, the End of the Law Benediction & Offering
Zelma Edwards, pianist or organist
Tonight: May 24:
“We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.” – Martin Luther
sunset 8:16 8:24
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: Heather Griffin & Baraka Muganda Request healing: Lilieth Harris, Muriel Sharma, Joy Fuller, Bill Johnsson, Hepsey Rao, Janet Williams, Apaula Brown & Sharon Conway 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.
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.
Sharon Ford is co-chair of Sligo’s Health Action Team. She is a registered nurse working in home health and hospice. Gardening, having family and friends for dinner, and providing a home for a special parrot are some of the activities she enjoys.
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.
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
Claire Catanauan has been a member of sligo since 2008. She is a nurse at vascular access centers in DC. She likes biking, hiking, gardening, and praise God in every circumstance.
Kenniecia Grant a soprano, who hails from New York and received a BS in Counseling Psychology and BM in Music Performance from Columbia Union College in 2009. Soon after, she also received her Master’s Degree at the University of Maryland, College Park.
OUR LIFE TOGETHER
“I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice?” –C.S. Lewis
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. Nominating Report (first reading): Deacons: Ronald Carreno, Daryl Colbert, Antonio Couto, John Ehrlich, Jonathan Ogburn, Masongo Ogora, Daniel Rosette, Nathan Stone Membership Report (second 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