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our life together
ANNOUNCEMENTS (continued) Church Budget Target – Our profile of giving shows that we are $44,000 down on budget. In order to support our ministries and meet all our financial obligations, it is essential that we reach our budget target by the end of the year. Why not increase your contributions to the church budget and, where you have not been in the habit of giving, start to honor God with your tithe and offerings. Increasing our contributions to the church budget by even 20% would significantly increase income and take us to our budget target. Beyond supporting our church, our offerings are our response of love to God’s blessings and goodness. The Betty Howard Center for Student Success & Faculty Development is collecting coats & canned goods from now until November 16 to benefit those in need on behalf of Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington (ACSGW). Drop off your coats & canned goods in a labeled box in the Atrium of Sligo Church. There is a shortage for men’s warm casual clothing. Bulletin Information Deadline is Monday evening! E-mail information to: firstname.lastname@example.org CHILDREN & YOUTH Sligo Underground will have a special guest speaker, Lawrence Elliot, on November 16 in the Youth Room, at 11:15 a.m. He’ll be speaking on the Holy Spirit, music and media. Barn Party on November 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sligo Church Atrium. There will be a photo booth for holiday pictures, plus being able to order greeting cards and games for everyone. Please come and bring a friend! Don’t forget about the basketball games today, November 9: Sligo vs. Seabrook (Pony) at 7:20 p.m. and Sligo vs. Metro (JV) at 9:05 p.m. both at Takoma Academy’s gym (8128 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park MD 20912). Come out and support Sligo!! Sligo and WAU are partnering for a special Thanksgiving outreach and worship service for our homeless brothers and sisters in Washington, D.C. We are seeking donations of warm winter clothing and blankets to provide to those in need. Donations may be left in the Discipleship Room (Pastor’s Lounge) before 11:00 a.m. on November 16. For more information contact Kaneil at 301.395.1383 or missions@wau. edu. Follow us now on Facebook and Twitter
November 9, Saturday Children’s Church, Primary II SS Room, 11:00 a.m. November 10, Sunday Sligo Music Club Concert, Atrium, 3:00 p.m. November 11, Monday Regeneration Ministries, Office Conf. Room, 7:00 p.m. November 12, Tuesday Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m. November 13, Wednesday Sligo Book Club, Discipleship Room, 7:00 p.m. Sligo Ringers, SAS - Room 114, 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 7:30 p.m. November 14, Friday Youth Prayer Gathering, Youth Room, 6:00 p.m. Telugu Vespers, Memorial Chapel, 7:00 p.m. Reflections, Richards Hall @ WAU, 7:30 p.m.
On this Veterans Day Sabbath when we celebrate the selflessness, bravery and courage of those who have fought to defend the freedoms that we enjoy in this country and in other countries, I have chosen to address the basis of an even greater freedom - our freedom in Christ. My sermon, ‘Built Upon the Rock,’ examines the essentials of the Christian faith and the reasons why the enemy of our souls, with all his mean weapons of war, is unable to destroy the church. There are three ingredients that combine to give strength and impregnability to the church and consequently to our faith. We will explore these ingredients in our message today and their impact on our lives.
Summary of our Beliefs
SABBATH, NOVEMBER 16 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) Speaker: Lawrence Elliot Crossroads, WAU Activity Center, 11:15 a.m., (WAU Collegiate Service) Mizo Service, Office Chapel, 11:15 a.m.
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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)
NOVEMBER 2, 2013 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: Oct. Online Nov. 3 Nov. 3 YTD
$ 12,188.78 $ 8,888.92 $ 446,297.09
This Year: Oct. Online $ 17,016.00 Nov. 2 $ 8,398.38 Nov. 2 YTD $458,893.43
BUDGET FOR NOVEMBER 2 YTD: $ 503,243.00
Media Projects: Nov. 2 & Oct. Online $3,608.20 Total Raised $ 19,249.19 Goal $45,000.00 Needed $ 25,750.81 Tithe: All of these funds are sent to the Potomac Conference. October 2013 contributions are $ 224,054.75 October 2012 contributions are $ 191,290.01 Today’s designated offering goes to Annual Sacrifice/WB. Loose offering goes to Church Budget.
at worship THE CHURCH
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8:45 & 11:15 A.M.
N OV E M B E R 9 , 2 013
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
ADMINISTRATIVE & ADULT MINISTRIES PASTOR Don McFarlane, ext. 116 email@example.com CONGREGATIONAL CARE PASTOR Debbie Eisele, ext. 127
MEDIA AND OUTREACH PASTOR Paolo Esposito, ext. 136
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS PASTOR Pranitha Fielder, ext. 119
CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRIES PASTOR Gerardo Lopez, ext. 122 firstname.lastname@example.org PASTOR FOR WORSHIP Cheryl Wilson-Bridges, ext. 123
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
Prelude Thanks Be to God / Edvard Grieg +Song of Gathering A Shelter in the Time of Storm / No. 528 Welcome and Church Life Debbie Eisele +Celebration of Ministry Debbie Eisele Veterans we honor and praise him *Hymn of Praise The Church Has One Foundation / No. 348 Prayer
Jon Gilbertson +Heather Griffin
Anthem The Lord Is My Light / Allitsen +Praise the Lord / Handel
Adult Sabbath School
Benedictory Response Blessed Be the Name of the Lord / Antiochan Liturgy
SANCTUARY – 10:00 A.M.
Theme Song The Wonders of Redeeming Love *Congregation is standing Congregation is kneeling where possible + 11:15 service only
Scripture & Prayer
Leading our music today are: Victor Phillips, Jr., organist Jon Gilbertson, chorister Matt Daley, pianist Shane Kelley, trumpeter La Camerata Nuove Francisco de Araujo, director Viola Whieldon, soprano
Mission Feature Lesson Study Class Leaders The Day of Atonement Benediction & Offering
Norman Martin, pianist
Manuel Rosette & Becky Ratana, deacon & deaconess on duty
Scripture 1 Peter 2:5 - 7 (NIV) Sermon Built on the Rock
James Eadie Don McFarlane
Invitation to Give
Footnotes: La Camerata Nuove, under the direction of Francisco de Araujo, is dedicated to bring comfort and hope to the people of the Middle East. This group has performed for Queen Noor of Jordan, The Peace for Palestine in Bethlehem and for Ambassador, Martin Indyk, at his residence in Tel Aviv. They also performed The Messiah at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and this performance is broadcast on TV in the Middle East every Christmas. Shane Kelley is a passionate musician who enjoys serving the Lord. He is currently an Assistant International Standards Coordinator at the US Department of Transportation where he has been employed since 1995.
Offertory Steal Away / traditional +God Bless America / Ringwald
*Hymn of Reflection We’ll Build on the Rock / No. 531 Benediction
“What is Christianity’s greatest accomplishment in our century?” “It survived.” Peter Gomes
we go to serve
sunset Tonight: 5:00 Nov. 16: 4:54
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: Meesarapu family Request healing: Hisnelle Philpott, Maria Luz-Bolo & Joselaine Bazile Members who have died: Roland Gray There will be a memorial service for George Messenger, former long-time member of Sligo Church on November 23 at 3:30 p.m. at Westminster Seventh-day Adventist Church (320 Crest Lane, Westminster, MD). Thank you from Ivybelle Roye: Although my heart has received treatment - it is overflowing with gratitude for your many calls, prayers & visits.
we reflect +Children’s Message
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.
SANCTUARY – 8:45 A.M. AND 11:15 A.M.
Postlude Toccata on “Come Ye Thankful People, Come” / arr. Phillips, Jr.
we gather in his name
OUR LIFE TOGETHER
Today’s Sanctuary Flowers are given by Heidemarie Copiz in gratitude to God for His care of her husband, Paul, and in celebration of his birthday. (Floral arrangements by Mary McFarlane.) *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. Hospitality lunch today will be served to our veterans and missionaries from and to any country around the world. Blood Pressure Screening, sponsored by the Health Action Team, will be held in the Atrium from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. today. Washington Adventist University Music Faculty will be performing for the Sligo Music Club in a program on Sunday, November 10, at 3:00 p.m. in the Atrium of Sligo Church. All are welcome. Sligo Book Club will meet on Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Discipleship Room to discuss “The Winter Palace” by Eva Stachniak.