Sabbath, March 16, 2013

9:15 – 10:45

Theme: “Sabbath: A Gift From Eden”
Opening Prayer
Song Service
Superintendent Remarks - Veronica Thompson
Teacher’s Prayer
Lesson Study
Welcome
Mission Spotlight
Offering
Investment
Closing Remarks/Prayer

Cradle Roll Class
Cradle Roll Room
First Church
810 Shepherd Street, NW

Juniors/Teen Classes
Primary House
814 Shepherd St., NW

Kindergarten Class
Kindergarten Room
First Church
810 Shepherd Street, NW

Adult Classes
Sanctuary
First Church,
810 Shepherd St., NW

Nurse on Duty: Shirley Essien
Usher Leader: Vivian Walker

*Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 7:30 p.m.*

Welcome to the First Church of Seventh-day Adventists, where all are
invited to worship God and fellowship in Jesus Name!

The next Prayer Chapel will be held on Sabbath, March 23rd.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 Let Us Pray!! Calling all prayer warriors, Prayer Patrol and all those

who know how to pray. Coming March 22 through April 5: Fifteen
days of Prayer and Special Fast. (special fast: from meat, sugar,
secular TV, or something you think you cannot do without){Make it a
subject of prayer}. During the 15 days, pray for spiritual growth for
yourself. Pray for the spirit of evangelism for yourself and the church.
Pray for unconverted children and family members. Pray for
unconverted individuals in your sphere influence. Pray for the names
you have turned in for Operation Andrew. Pray for those who will be
studying during the period of the revival. Pray for unity among the
members. Pick a number 1-10 and ask God to help you to be
instrumental in introducing that person or those persons to Christ. Pray
that God will help you to do the Gospel Presentation to the number of
specific persons you chose. Bring the names to the prayer line so we
can help you Pray.
Select promises relevant to the items you are praying about and claim
the promise. The Prayers must be short and specific. Keep notes and
see how God works. Prayer line number is 1-267-507-0240 (Access
874990)
 Our first on site prayer Vigil for 2013 will be April 6 starting after

AYS for three hours. This will be the night before the revival begins.
 Family Life - Harvesting kindness in marriage. God did not make

male and female alike. We certainly don't feel and think the same way.
These differences can be bridged with kindness. Don't try to change
your spouse. Ask God to help you love and accept each other and
embrace your differences.
 GE Peters is in need of a new marquee and a new alarm system (for

the safety of the school). Both projects require a significant amount of
money so we would like to give members the opportunity to donate.
You may specify your donations on your tithe envelopes. For more
information, please see Latoya or Yvonne.

 Pine Forge Academy Day – Join us in the celebration of Adventist

Education’s best kept secret, Pine Forge Academy, on Monday, April
29, 2013. If you are a student or a parent of a student, grades 7 to 11,
who is desirous of discovering a rich legacy of academic, social, and
spiritual excellence, then Academy Day is the experience for you!
Overnight accommodations are available for Sunday, April 28, 2013,
but space is limited. The deadline for registration is Friday, April 12,
2013. A registration form is available on our website at
www.pineforgeacademy.org/academy-day. So come out,
EXPERIENCE IT, LOVE IT!
 Attention! Fundraiser! Fundraiser! - On March 30, 2013, First

Church will continue its yearly tradition by hosting the Seven Last
Words of Christ program. We want everyone to attend this exciting
program. As an accommodation to you, Children’s
Ministry/Pathfinders will be hosting a joint dinner fundraiser on March
30, 2013. The cost of the meal is $10.00 per plate. Please see Jackie
McFarlane or Lydia Rigby to place your order. For your convenience,
order forms are also located on our website. You can also e-mail your
order/orders to Jackie McFarlane at drmcfarl@yahoo.com or Lydia
Rigby at lydirig@yahoo.com. All orders and payments must be
received by March 27, 2013. No orders or payments will be accepted
on March 30, 2013. All check must be made payable to First Church
with dinner fundraiser in the memo and delivered directly to Jackie or
Lydia. Thank you!
 Oakwood University is competing for a grant in The Home Depot's

"Retool Your School" grant program for Historically Black Colleges or
Universities. For Oakwood to win people must vote; voting ends on
April 15, 2013. You can vote once a day per electronic device (phone,
iPad, laptop, PC, etc.) -- at http://www.retoolyourschool.com/votenow.aspx. Also -- every "Tweet" and Instagram photo sent out that
contains Oakwood's designated co-branded hashtag:
#OakwoodRYS2013 -- will count toward our social media component
for final judging. Please vote daily, and tell EVERYONE about this
great opportunity. Thanks for your support of Oakwood University.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Oakwood's Public
Relations Office at 256-726-7202. Thank you. Debbe Millet,
Communication Services Coordinator | Editor, OU Oh, Yes! Public
Relations Office, Oakwood University | 7000 Adventist Blvd. |
Huntsville, AL 35896 USA millet@oakwood.edu

 The 2013 Devotionals are now available at special church discount

prices. Contact Prepare Our Youth at (202) 291-5040 to order.
 Senior Brown Bag: All seniors (55+) receiving Medicaid, Medicare,

Food Stamps, or income of $20,000 (per individual) are eligible for a
monthly food allotment. Available for residents of DC, Prince George's
and Montgomery Counties. Please contact Deborah Jeffries, Lord
Waters or Rufus Simpkins to sign up and get further information.
 Let Us Pray!! The dedicated prayer line is available Sunday through

Saturday, 8:30-9:30 pm for prayer. The number is 1-267-507-0240.
Pin number is 8749900. Facilitators are needed for Saturday nights;
please contact Elder Walters (301) 439-3021 or Sis. Enid
Eddings (202) 489-8587, if you are interested in serving.
 Calling all youth ages 14-18! It's that time again! Bible BootCamp IS

BACK. We will explore the concept of "What on Earth was I Created
For", and delve into eight principles of living a Healthy Life. We will
examine Choices, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal
relationships, Outlook, and Nutrition. You will also be certified to train
others! This 8 week Bible Study will run every Wednesday beginning
February 20th to April 10th, from 7:00-8:30. Dinner will be served
from 6:00-7:00. Explore the bible as you've never done before. Please
see Derrick or Davenia Lea, call 202-215-0031 or email
davenialea@gmail.com for more information.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Spring Revival - April 7th, 2013 thru May 4th, 2013, (Every Wednesday
& Sunday evenings @ 7:15 PM) Dinner will be served between 6:00 PM
- 7:00 PM Theme - GOD'S EMPIRE STRIKES BACK! Join us for our
Bible Study series out of the Books of Daniel and Revelation! For more
information contact - Pastor McCleary or Discipleship Ministry Leader Sister Leslie at 202-829-2075 All are welcome!
PATHFINDER MARCHING ORDERS
March 16 - REVIEWS & Club Meeting @ 2pm (Class A)
March 23 - Metro Rally Day Camps (Class A)
March 24 - Metro Rally Day Camps (Class B)
March 30 - FUNDRAISER: 7 Last Words Diner
AYS LIVE!
(Held on the first and fourth Sabbaths at 4:00 pm, with some exceptions.)
March 30 - Seven Last Words

Sick & Shut-In Members
Mattie Burrell
1408 Lawrence Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
Phone: 202. 526.6954

Sister Ena Taylor
423 Kennedy Street, NE
Washington, DC 20011
Phone: 202.588.1343

Veda Chang
930 Farragut Street, NW #408
Washington, DC 20011

Sister Mabel Wallace
1434 18th Pl., SE, #202
Washington, DC 20020
Phone: 202.678.2441

Sister Betty Gillis
1210 34th St., SE
Washington, DC 20019
Phone: 202.583.4552

Edgerton Williams
5614 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20011
Phone: 202.723.2285

Lois Nickens
4609 Hillside Road, SE
Washington, DC 20019
Phone: 202.582.4726

Mrs. Mary Williams
c/o Sacred Heart Home
5805 Queens Chapel Road, Room 321
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Phone: 301. 277.6500

Etta Sanders
6305 Riggs Road #302
Hyattsville, MD 20783
Phone: 301. 559.7064

Brother Roland Yates
6100 Westchester Park Drive, #1104
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: 301.277.2934

Thomasena Sumpter
1827 24th Street, NE #104
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202.398.2314

Prayer Patrol is asking the entire congregation to set aside the first
Monday of each Month to pray and fast.

Members Away - Military service
Emmanuel Chamberlain
Email: emmanuel.chamberlain@navy.mil

Students Away
Jasmyn Berry
Email: jasmynberry@lincoln.edu

Leighann Black
Email: leighalexb@yahoo.com

Leslieann Black
Email: leslieannblack@gmail.com

Echo Brathwaite
Email: echo.brathwaite@live.com

Gregory Carter
Email: gmonel-31@live.com

Aleah Moss-Covington
Email: a.moss-covington@hotmail.com

Austin Davis
Email: ajd261@jwu.edu

Sean Fuller
Email: sean.e.fuller@gmail.com

Codjo Gbedo
Email: CodjoGbedo@yahoo.com

Ciarra M. Goode
Email: cgoode09@su.edu

Sandiel Grant
Email: sandi_r_grant@yahoo.com

Soleil Grant
Email: soleil_r_grant@hotmail.com

Torisha Israel
Email: tinyytori@aol.com

Jonathan Jones
Email: Jonesjonathan31@gmail.com

Charmaine Leonard
Email: MisTweeti2u@yahoo.com

Michelle McCleary
Email: babihazel08@yahoo.com

Donita McFarlane
Email: mcfarlanedonita93@yahoo

Ricardo McLeod
Email: RicardoMcLeod_482@msn.com

Roy Patten, Jr.
Email: rpattjr@yahoo.com

Jonathan Riddick
Email: jmriddick@gmail.com

Justine Riddick
Email: justine_riddick@yahoo.com

Terrence Shields
Email: tshields1984@aol.com

Jovalee Thompson
Email:
Jovalee.Thompson@Dartmouth.edu

Ian Walker
Email: walkerian83@yahoo.com

Roland Walker
Email: walker15us@yahoo.com

Revee Watts
Email: revee_watts@yahoo.com

Nickisher White
Email: nnw35568@marymount.edu

Nia Williams
Email: nia.williams07@yahoo.com

Membership Assignment of Elders
From

to

Elder’s Name

Phone

Antoinette Abbott

John Bussey, Jr.

Ira Brown

301.847.9727

Janie Byrd

Bianca Duggins

Audrey Miller

240.751.4514

Constantine Dyce

Anthony Greene

Donna Harris

301.780.3054

Rashennekia Grimshaw

Gwendolyn Johnson

Jimmie Gibson

202.718.2848

Nicole Gray Johnson

Karen McCreay

Arthur Wharton

202.316.6911

Donita McFarlane

Sonja Patel

Rodney Malcolm

202.362.3110

Corliss Patten

Nickalo Shields

Charles Johnson

202.667.7912

Grace Simon

Rosetta Wallace

Milton Nicholas

202.829.2617

Beatrice Ward

Rose Yates

Curla Walters

301.439.3021

Please note: If your name is on the church's roster and your address is
current, you have been assigned an elder. You should have received a
church directory. Please examine the chart included in this bulletin to find
out who your elder is. Compare the chart with the church directory and you
will be able to identify your personal elder. His or her number should be in
the directory also. If you need the assistance of an elder, please contact
your personal elder. If you cannot reach your personal elder you may
contact the First Elder Arthur Wharton.

LET US KNOW:

Name: __________________________________________________________
Street Address: __________________________________________________
City, State, Zip: _______________________ Phone: ____________________
Email: __________________________________________________________
Please check () appropriate box.
 Hospitalization
 Shut In
 Pastoral Visit

 Bible Studies
 New Resident
 Other

By the Grace of God, I will “remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy”
and by living its holistic principles of mental, emotional, spiritual, and
physical rest be a Sabbath-keeping Christian throughout the entire week
(Ex. 20:8; Eph. 2:8; 1:4).

By the Holy Spirit’s renewing of my mind, I understand that my identity
is not only what I say but how I live; “yet not I, but Christ lives in me,”
and that as Jesus is manifested in my mortal flesh, I am becoming His
living epistle, “known and read of all men” (Rom. 12:2; Jas. 1:22; Gal.
2:20; 2Cor. 3:2).

By revelation and necessity, I am inspired to study the Bible, God’s holy
word, to “show myself approved unto God”; and by receiving its
teachings, reproofs, corrections, and instructions; I can live every day of
the week with patience, comfort, and hope (2Tim. 2:15; 3:16, 17; Rom.
15:4).

By the faith of Jesus, I purpose to grow by surrendering my selfcenteredness to His power, presence and commandment to ‘love one
another as He has loved me’; so this world might be a better place
wherever I testify of Christ (Rev.14:12; 12:17; Matt. 28:18, 20; Jn.
15:17; 2Cor. 5:17; Tit. 2:12).

Speaker: _____________________________________________________
Scriptures: _______________ _________________ _________________
Sermon Notes:

Sabbath, March 16, 2013
Sunset Today: 7:16 p.m.

CELEBRATION IN ACKNOWLEDGING GOD
Processional….............................................................Elders, Choir, Deacons/Deaconesses
Introit….......................................................................................................... ..Congregation
“Come Let Us Adore Him”
Affirmation of Faith.........................................................................................Congregation
Invocation/Opening Prayer………………………………….….…..Elder Milton Nicholas
Hymn of Worship and Praise………………………………………..……….Congregation
Announcements……………………………………………………………………….Clerk
Welcome...........................................................................................................Pastoral St aff
“The Jesus in Me Loves the Jesus in You”

CELEBRATION IN WORSHIP
Praise and Devotion….....................................................................................Congregation
“The Lord is with Us in this Place”
Intercessory Prayer………………………………………..……….Elder Arthur Wharton

CELEBRATION IN GOD’S WORD
Sermonic Scripture……………………………………….…………...Elder Audrey Miller
Hebrews 12:1-3
Tithes & Offerings………………...……………..…………....……Elder Milton Nicholas
Special Music
The Word Preached………………………………..………………Elder Audrey Miller
“Empty your Garbage at the Foot of the Cross”

CELEBRATION IN BENEDICTION
Benedictory Prayer……………………………………….………..Elder Arthur Wharton
Benedictory Hymn............................................................................................Congretation
“God be With You”/No. 65
Recessional……………………………………..........Elders, Choir, Deacons/Deaconesses

*All persons and activities taking place at First Church may be recorded for promotion and security purposes.

Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man, provides salvation and
eternal life now. Galatians 2:20; Hebrews 12:1, 2; Philippians
2:5-8; I John 5:11-13.

There is one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. II Corinthians
13:14; I Peter 1:2.

The Bible is the only rule of faith and practice. II Timothy 2:15;
II Peter 1:19-21.

The Ten Commandments reveal God's will, sin, and reminds all their need of a savior.
Genesis 3:17-19; Romans 5:12-15; Galatians 3:22-24.

The Seventh-day Sabbath, is a binding part of God’s unchanging and perpetual law, and
has been made for our holistic benefit. Exodus 20:8-11; Deutoronomy 5:12-15;
Hebrews 4:9-11.

One who is justified by faith, God declares righteous on the ground of Jesus Christ's
substitutionary life and death. Romans 4:3-5; Galatians 3:7-11.

The fruit of the Gospel includes the new birth and progressive sanctification until
glorification at the day of Jesus Christ. John 3:1-7; Acts 2:37, 38; Romans 6:1-6.

God writes His law upon the hearts and minds of believers in Jesus by His Holy Spirit.
James 2:10-12; Hebrews 8:7-10; 2 Corinthinians 3:3.

One becomes a member of Jesus’ body, the Church, by faith. I Corinthians 12:13;
Ephesians 2:13.

Participation in Jesus’ body includes baptism, worship, the Lord's Supper and spiritual
gifts. Ephesians 4:8,11; Matthew 28:18-20; I Corinthians 11:23-29; Hebrews 10:22-25.

The Christian life is a personal relationship with Christ by committing one's self, time,
talents, possessions including (tithe and offerings), health, and influence to God.
Malachi 3:8-12; Matthew 23:23; I Corinthians 3:16, 17; Deuteronomy 14:3-20.

The quality of life in this present world is enhanced by following the principles of
health – proper Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunlight, Temperance, Fresh Air, Rest, and
Trust in God. 1 Corinthinans 6:19-20; 1 Thessalonians 5:23.

Believers do not personally appear in judgment because Jesus, the Mediator, presents
them as righteous in Himself. Romans 8:1-4; I John 2:1, 2.

Jesus’ literal, personal, visible, and imminent second coming is our blessed hope for
transitioning from a deteriorating world condition to the pristine purity of God’s
glorious earth made new. Titus 2:13; John 14:1-3.

The dead remain in their grave, unconscious to anything under the sun, until either the
resurrection of life or condemnation. Ecclesiates 9:5, 6; John 5:28, 29; Revelations
20:10.

Believers receive immortality at Christ's return and the wicked eternal death at the
Millennium’s end as the new earth becomes the saint's possession forever. John 14:1-3;
Daniel 7:18,22,27; Psalms 37:10, 11, 29: I Thessalonians 4:16, 17.

Seventh-day Adventists are called to announce Christ's return to the world by
proclaiming the Gospel. Matthew 24:14; Acts 1:8; Revelations 10:8-11; 14:6-11.

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