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calendar of events May 19, Saturday Young Adults GLOW, Memorial Chapel, 9:30 a.m. RESET, Memorial Chapel, 5:00 p.m. May 21, Monday Regeneration Ministries, Office Conference Room, 7:30 p.m.
Lloyd and Sheron Simpson are the proud parents of a new baby girl, born on May 7, 2018. Congratulations to the Simpson family. 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 YA Camping Trip - You’re invited to Sligo’s annual Young Adult camping trip in Boonsboro, Maryland. We know you have Memorial Day weekend off, so why not spend it camping with friends in nature while spending time connecting with God and your Sligo YA family! It’s a Friday-Sunday trip so bring your camping gear (including food for two days) and LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED TO CARPOOL. If not, we’ll see you there! Prayer Gathering 2018! Join us in the Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m. each Wednesday evening for engaging study and transformative times of prayer. Sligo Book Club will meet on Wednesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Discipleship Room to discuss “My Name is Lucy Barton” by Elizabeth Strout. MISCELLANEOUS Bulletin information deadline is Monday evening! E-mail information to: <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> or 301.270.6777, ext. 116 Sunset: Sabbath celebration ends today at 8:17 p.m. and commences on Friday, May 25 at 8:22 p.m. *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.
May 23, Wednesday Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 8:00 p.m.
profile of giving - May 12
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: May 12 May 12 YTD
BUDGET FOR MAY 12 YTD:
$ 9,984 $ 178,087 $ 208,401
CHURCH BUILDING IMPROVEMENT: MAY 12 YTD $ 44,188 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:
YTD $ 892,149
May 12 YTD
Remaining Goal $1,924,390
Today’s designated offering goes to Local Church Budget. Loose offering goes to Church Budget.
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• 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 M AY 19 , 2 018 8:45 & 11:00 A.M.
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 ADMINISTRATION & ADULT MINISTRIES Don McFarlane, ext. 116 firstname.lastname@example.org PASTOR FOR DISCIPLESHIP & CONGREGATIONAL CARE Pranitha Fielder, ext. 127 email@example.com PASTOR FOR YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS Joseph Khabbaz, ext. 119 firstname.lastname@example.org PASTOR FOR CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRIES Gerardo Lopez, ext. 122 email@example.com
Welcome to Sligo today. If you were anything like me as a child, then you too were afraid of the dark. There was something about darkness that made everything feel dangerously creepy. Places that I was extremely familiar with by day suddenly became places that I feared in the night. When I heard a noise go thump in the night, it caused me to experience much fear and trepidation, because I thought that there were monsters under my bed. Some children are so afraid of the dark that they can’t sleep at night unless a light is left on for them. And not just children! Many an adult is afraid of the dark as well. Yes, I was afraid of the dark as a child, and still am to some degree as an adult, but the challenge for me then and now is that being in the dark makes it difficult to move about without bumping into things. This is also true in the spiritual world. Today we will examine in our message, Children of the Light, the impact that both light and darkness have on our lives as believers. - Charles A. Tapp
Summary of our Beliefs
SABBATH, May 26 Church Service, Sanctuary, 8:45 & 11:00 a.m. Speaker: Pr. Cheryl Wilson-Bridges Mizo Service, Office Chapel, 11:00 a.m. Kerala Church, WAU Richards Hall, 10:00 a.m.
Last Year: May 13 $ 7,660 May 13 YTD $ 192,959
PASTOR FOR MEDIA & OUTREACH Richard Castillo, ext. 136 firstname.lastname@example.org PASTOR FOR WORSHIP Cheryl Wilson-Bridges, ext. 123
The Washington Adventist University Church
ADVENTIST COMMUNITY SERVICES Ken Flemmer 301.585.6556
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 +Music for Meditation Questions / Duawne Starling Sermon Charles A. Tapp Children of the Light
we gather in his name SANCTUARY – 8:45 A.M. AND 11:00 A.M.
Prelude Grand March / George F. Handel +Song of Gathering I Will Sing of Jesus’ Love / No. 183 +Sligo Live Richard Castillo Refugee Ministry Welcome & Church Life Gerry Lopez Elder Ordination
we honor and praise him *Hymn of Praise Showers of Blessing / No. 195 Prayer Edwin Martinez Anthem Not To Us / Dwaune Starling +Free / Duawne Starling we reflect +Children’s Message
Responsive Scripture Reading 1 Thessalonians 5:1-7 (NKJV)
Leader: But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. Congregation: For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. Leader: For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. Congregation: But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. Leader: You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Congregation: Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. All: For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.
OUR LIFE TOGETHER
THE CHURCH AT STUDY
Invitation to Give Charles A. Tapp Offertory Questions / Dwaune Starling +Not To Us / Dwaune Starling
we go to serve *Hymn of Reflection Jesus, the Light of the World *Benediction
Charles A. Tapp
Postlude BWV 568! Prelude in G major / J.S. Bach *Congregation is standing Congregation is kneeling where possible + 11:00 service only
Adult Sabbath School SANCTUARY – 10:00 A.M.
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 & Scripture
Yuri Tomenko ANNOUNCEMENTS
Special Music How Rich I Am / John W. Peterson Lesson Study Matthew 24 and 25 Prayer
Zelma Edwards, pianist
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: Lawrence Taylor, Jr., Joseph Kulski & Roger B. Mack For healing and comfort: Adam Prasad, Martha N. Rand, Priya Gardener, Eunice Alexander, Pui I, Ella Hartlein, Paul Imbraguglio & Daryl Colbert
Barry Rowe, deacon on duty Kay Rosburg, deaconess on duty
A memorial service will be held for former Sligo member, Joseph Ruben Spicer this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. here in the Sligo Church Sanctuary. All are welcome.
Leading our music today are: Patrick Alston, organist Kay Rosburg, chorister Duawne Starling, vocalist
Blood Pressure Screening, sponsored by the Health Action Team, is being held in the Atrium between 10:00 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. today. Information is available on various health topics.
Footnotes: Edwin Martinez leads the Spanish Sabbath School class, which meets on the left side of the balcony at 10:00 a.m. on Sabbath mornings. He loves to serve God and is eager to get more involved with the Media Ministry here at Sligo. Lorena Martinez works in the office of Ministry at Washington Adventist University. She is involved in various ministries at the university. By traveling on mission trips around the world, she shares God’s love. n e x t w e e k , h e r e a t S l i g o . . . Join us next week as Pr. Cheryl Wilson-Bridges shares a message titled, “Nothing But Leaves.” Music will be provided by the Sanctuary Choir.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.
Health professionals are needed as a medical resource to attend to members or visitors who become ill during 1st and 2nd services. Maximum requirement would be 1 service every 4-6 weeks (first or second service). If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact the church office with your name and phone number or email address. This group will be under the direction of the Health Action Team. Refugee Info Fair & Film Screening: The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and Sligo Church invite you to a free event on Sunday, May 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Sligo Church. Meet local organizations serving refugees, join Takoma Park’s mayor for a discussion on the refugee crisis, and watch an eye-opening film about refugees. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit <http://tiny.cc/ADRAsligo> Join us on May 26 as we “Remember in Hope” all of our loved ones who have passed away in the past 12 months. Please contact Pr. Fielder at <email@example.com> by Tuesday May 22 if you would like to have the names of your loved ones honored during this ceremony.
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