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Sabbath, May 04, 2013

9:15 – 10:45

Theme: “Seek the Lord and Live (Amos)” Opening Prayer Song Service Superintendent Remarks - Sean Fuller Teacher’s Prayer Lesson Study Welcome Mission Spotlight Musical Selection Offering Investment Closing Remarks/Prayer

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

Juniors/Teen Classes Primary House 814 Shepherd St., 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, May 11th. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 Come and support our Color Guards at the annual Color Guard
Competition at Crossland High School at 1:30pm. 6901 Temple Hill Rd., Temple Hills, MD 20748.

 All Ushers are encouraged to attend an Ushers meeting/mini training
session on Sabbath, May 18, 2012, immediately following the Divine Service in the Fellowship Hall. Please contact Kathy Clark, our Usher Leader, for additional information.

 University/High School Graduation Service - The upcoming
university/high school graduation service is planned for Sabbath, June 8. Graduates who are planning to participate are asked to contact the Education Leaders (Latoya or Yvonne) or the church office at 202829-2075 by May 25.

 Spiritual Fruit of the Month – Goodness
The word "good" suggests something that is desirable, enjoyable and beneficial. Allow the Holy Spirit to produce the fruit of "goodness” in your heart so the qualities of virtue, excellence of character, morality and attitude may be seen in your daily behavior. ~ Family Life Ministries

 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.

 Mangoes! Mangoes! Mangoes! Takoma Academy Choir is having a
fundraiser to support their trip to Jamaica this June. Each box of 12 medium mangoes is $15. Place your paid orders at the school by 5pm on Wednesdays. Pick-up will be 3:30-5:30pm on Mondays. For orders, arrangements, or FMI-Takoma Academy, 8120 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD, 301-434-4700, or lmwangi@ta.edu

 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.

 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.

 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. UPCOMING EVENTS:

 Spring into Praise with AY Live on Sabbath, May 11 at 5:30 pm featuring dynamic musical groups, including our very own Chosen Vessels. Bring your friends and family and come prepared for an awesome praise and worship experience! AY LIVE CORNER: May 4 - Youth Week of Prayer May 11 - "Spring into Praise Concert" PATHFINDER MARCHING ORDERS May 4: Club Meeting @ 2-4 pm May 5: Area Colorguard Competition @ Crossland High School 10 am May 17-19: Metro Area Camporee May 27: Rockville Memorial Parade

Sick & Shut-In Members Mattie Burrell 1408 Lawrence Street, NE Washington, DC 20017 Phone: 202.526.6954 Veda Chang 930 Farragut Street, NW #408 Washington, DC 20011 Sister Betty Gillis 1210 34th St., SE Washington, DC 20019 Phone: 202.583.4552 Lois Nickens 4609 Hillside Road, SE Washington, DC 20019 Phone: 202.582.4726 Etta Sanders 6305 Riggs Road #302 Hyattsville, MD 20783 Phone: 301.559.7064 Thomasena Sumpter 1827 24th Street, NE #104 Washington, DC 20002 Phone: 202.398.2314 Sister Ena Taylor 423 Kennedy Street, NE Washington, DC 20011 Phone: 202.588.1343 Sister Mabel Wallace 1434 18th Pl., SE, #202 Washington, DC 20020 Phone: 202.678.2441 Mrs. Mary Williams c/o Sacred Heart Home 5805 Queens Chapel Road, Room 321 Hyattsville, MD 20782 Phone: 301.277.6500 Brother Roland Yates 6100 Westchester Park Drive, #1104 College Park, MD 20740 Phone: 301.277.2934

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 Leslieann Black Email: leslieannblack@gmail.com Gregory Carter Email: gmonel-31@live.com Austin Davis Email: ajd261@jwu.edu Codjo Gbedo Email: CodjoGbedo@yahoo.com Sandiel Grant Email: sandi_r_grant@yahoo.com Torisha Israel Email: tinyytori@aol.com Charmaine Leonard Email: MisTweeti2u@yahoo.com Donita McFarlane Email: mcfarlanedonita93@yahoo Roy Patten, Jr. Email: rpattjr@yahoo.com Justine Riddick Email: justine_riddick@yahoo.com Jovalee Thompson Email: Jovalee.Thompson@Dartmouth.edu Roland Walker Email: walker15us@yahoo.com Nickisher White Email: nnw35568@marymount.edu Leighann Black Email: leighalexb@yahoo.com Echo Brathwaite Email: echo.brathwaite@live.com Aleah Moss-Covington Email: a.moss-covington@hotmail.com Sean Fuller Email: sean.e.fuller@gmail.com Ciarra M. Goode Email: cgoode09@su.edu Soleil Grant Email: soleil_r_grant@hotmail.com Jonathan Jones Email: Jonesjonathan31@gmail.com Michelle McCleary Email: babihazel08@yahoo.com Ricardo McLeod Email: RicardoMcLeod_482@msn.com Jonathan Riddick Email: jmriddick@gmail.com Terrence Shields Email: tshields1984@aol.com Ian Walker Email: walkerian83@yahoo.com Revee Watts Email: revee_watts@yahoo.com Nia Williams Email: nia.williams07@yahoo.com

Membership Assignment of Elders
From Antoinette Abbott Janie Byrd Constantine Dyce Rashennekia Grimshaw Nicole Gray Johnson Donita McFarlane Corliss Patten Grace Simon Beatrice Ward to John Bussey, Jr. Bianca Duggins Anthony Greene Gwendolyn Johnson Karen McCreay Sonja Patel Nickalo Shields Rosetta Wallace Rose Yates Elder’s Name Ira Brown Audrey Miller Donna Harris Jimmie Gibson Arthur Wharton Rodney Malcolm Charles Johnson Milton Nicholas Curla Walters Phone 301.847.9727 240.751.4514 301.780.3054 202.718.2848 202.316.6911 202.362.3110 202.667.7912 202.829.2617 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, May 04, 2013
Sunset Today: 8:03 p.m.

CELEBRATION IN ACKNOWLEDGING GOD
Processional…................................................... ..................................Platform Participants Posting of the Colors………………………………………………Pathfinder Color Guard Introit…............................................................................... .............................Congregation “Come Let Us Adore Him” Affirmation of Faith.........................................................................................Congregation Invocation/Opening Prayer………………………………..…………………Joshua Rigby Hymn of Worship and Praise………………………………………..……….Congregation Announcements……………………………………………………………………….Clerk Welcome....................................................... Breanna Coleman, Sierra Watts, Tania Watts “The Jesus in Me Loves the Jesus in You” Children’s Story…………………………………………………...Sharie Barnes-Grosjean

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

CELEBRATION IN GOD’S WORD
Sermonic Scripture……………………………………………..…….…….Timothy Harris Tithes & Offerings………….…………………………………………………Morgan Lea Introduction of Speaker…………………...……………………………….Leighann Black Special Music The Word Preached…………………………….…………..Elder Ronnie Vanderhorst

CELEBRATION IN BENEDICTION
Benedictory Prayer………………………………......………………....…..Timothy Harris Benedictory Hymn...........................................................................................Congregation “God be With You”/No. 65 Recessional……………………………………..........Elders, Choir, Deacons/Deaconesses
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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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