Sabbath, March 02, 2013

9:15 – 10:45

Theme: “Marriage: A gift from Eden“
Opening Prayer
Song Service
Superintendent Remarks - Jonathan Gayle
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: Delores Brathwaite
Usher Leader: Veronica Thompson

*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 9th.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 TODAY! - AY Live Committee Meeting immediately following the

Divine Service on the organ side of the church.
 TODAY! - Family Feud, Pt. II - Sat. night, March 2, 2013 at 6:30 pm

in the Fellowship Hall.
 TOMORROW! - Elder’s Meeting Sunday, March 3 @ 9:00 am.
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All elders are to be present and on time.
 TOMORROW! - "Let's Move" Fitness Class will be continuing

Sunday, March 3 @ 9:00 a.m. Please come earlier if you have not
filled out a Disclaimer Form. Also please bring your matt and $5.
 The Sabbath School Dept. will be serving a continental breakfast on

March 9th between 8:30-9:30 in the Fellowship Hall.
 AY Live - Next Sabbath, March 9 at 4:30 pm!
 Newsletter Deadline - The next First Church newsletter will be

distributed on March 30. The deadline for submission of articles and
other information is March 9. Please send your information to Yvonne
Curry Smallwood at ycsmallwood@yahoo.com.
 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.

 Health Ministry - For your heart's health getting your blood pressure

to 120/80, cholesterol below 160, and waist under 35 inches reduces
your risk of dying from heart disease by 50% or more.
 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
 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.
 Attention All - Junior/Teen Sabbath School Class need teachers

committed to one Sabbath a month. Please contact Martine Marshall
240-751-4514 or iammartinecamille@yahoo.com or Derrick Lea at
wderricklea@gmail.com.
 Let Us Pray!! The dedicated prayer line is available Sunday through

Saturday, 8:30-9:30 pm for prayer. The number is (213) 226-0400. Pin
number is 8749900. Facilitators are needed for Saturday nights; please
contact Elder Walters (301) 439-3021 or Sis. Enid Eddings (202) 4898587, if you are interested in serving.

 The 2013 Devotionals are now available at special church discount

prices. Contact Prepare Our Youth at (202) 291-5040 to order.
AYS LIVE!
(Held on the first and fourth Sabbaths at 4:00 pm, with some exceptions.)
March 2 - Adventurers Day
March 9 - AY Live
March 30 - Seven Last Words
TITHES & OFFERINGS:
Tithes & Offerings are conveniently and securely accepted online.
Please visit www.firstsdachurch.org and click on the “Online Giving”
link found at the top of each page.
DID YOU KNOW?
The FCSDA Nursing Team is available every first Sabbath of the
month to do blood pressure measurements, immediately following
Divine Worship. The team will be available for 45 minutes. See Ira
Brown.
Get Social! - You can be a part of the FCSDA Online Community?
Upload your videos or photos, connect with other members, join a
discussion, and so much more. Visit www.fcsdadc.ning.com today!
We’re Mobile! - The First Church website is now mobile.
Scan the QR code with your mobile device or visit
www.mobile.fcsda.org from your mobile device.

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

Sister Ena Taylor
Washington Center Aging Service
2601 18th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20018-1301
Phone: 202.541.6200

Veda Chang
Stoddard Baptist Home
1818 Newton Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010

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 Saunders
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
2001 15th Street, NW #212
Washington, DC 20009
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:

ADVENTURER DAY PLANNING
Sabbath, March 02, 2013
“Obedience to Christ”
Sunset Today: 6:02 p.m.

CELEBRATION IN ACKNOWLEDGING GOD
Processional Personnel…............................................Elders, Choir, Deacons/Deaconesses
Platform Personnel
Adventurer Club Personnel…………………………….Vanguard Club /Capitol Hill Club
Affirmation of Faith...................................................Tameka, Darnell & Micah Thompson
Invocation/Opening Prayer…………………………Tameka, Darnell & Micah Thompson
Hymn of Worship and Praise………………..…………………Jade Dugger & Lanai John
“Onward Christian Soldiers”
Announcements……………………………………………………………………….Clerk
Welcome.......................................................................Kesare Bakare & Latoya Strickland
The Adventurer Pledge & Law,
The Pledges of Allegiance and Song………………………..Adventurers & Congregation
Youth Spotlight…………………………………………………………….Youth Ministry
Children’s Story……………………………………………………..Erik & Earl Sheppard
Director’s Update……………………………...Dorothy Manwarren & Queenie McCleary

CELEBRATION IN WORSHIP
Praise and Devotion…......................................Aaron, Daylen, Erik, Jade, Kesare & Lanai
Intercessory Prayer…………………………………………………………..…. Ira Brown

CELEBRATION IN GOD’S WORD
Special Music……………………………………………………………....Chosen Vessels
Sermonic Scripture…………………………………………Dawson & Selvin Drummond
Psalms: 121
Tithes & Offerings……………………………………………......Jonathan & Tony Allard
Special Music………………….......Jonathan Hinds, Likhi John, Luke Hinds & Oral John
Speakers………...................Aaron Sheppard, Jade Dugger, Lanai John & Timothy Harris

CELEBRATION IN BENEDICTION
Benedictory Prayer……………………………………..……Areyanna & Claudette White
AY Announcement at 4:00 PM
Benedictory Hymn..........................................................Areyanna White & Kesare Bakare
“God be With You”/No. 65
Recessional……………………………...Platform Personnel, Adventurers, Congregation

*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.