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Church at Study

Sabbath, May 09, 2009

Theme: “Behold Your Mother”

Opening Prayer

Song Service

Superintendent Remarks

Teacher’s Prayer

Lesson Study

Welcome

Mission Spotlight

Musical Selection

Offering

Investment

Closing Remarks/Prayer

Theme Text: “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may
be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”
Exodus 20:12

Nurse on Duty: Monica Brewer / Ira Brown

Usher Leader: Kathy Clark

*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!

ATTENTION:
To submit news and announcements to the bulletin, please contact
Sheryl Harris-Watts at:

 Direct Number: 202.536.4036, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Mon. – Fri.


 24 Hour Voice Message and Fax Line: 202.521.4039
 Email: bulletin@fcsda.org

* Bulletin deadline for upcoming Sabbath is 6:00 p.m. Monday *

Happy Sabbath
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
TODAY! – AYS Mother’s Day Program.

Board Meeting is taking place Monday, May 11th @ 7:00 pm. All
board members are to be present.

Business Meeting will take place Wednesday, May 13th after Prayer
Meeting. All members of First Church are encouraged to attend.

AY Council Meeting on Sabbath, May 16th at 4:00pm, please be on


time.

Please attend the Golden Pioneers Club Meeting on Sunday, May


17th at 11:00 am in Ethel Nell Hall. ~ Lord Walters, President

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Health and Temperance Upcoming Event - May 16, 2009 from 1:30
pm to 3:30 pm Chat Time with the Ladies of all ages in Ethel Nell
Hall. Bring a sack lunch.
Upcoming AYS:

May 16 AYS in the Park


May 23 No AYS ( Memorial Day Weekend)
May 30 Youth Concert

Father’s Day Early Lunch Cruise – Cruise down the Potomac on


Sunday, June 21, 2009. Boarding is at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $72.75 per
adult/$27.25 per child (ages 4-13). Initial 25% deposit of $36.50 per
couple was due April 18th. Sponsored by the FCSDA Women’s
Ministry. Please contact Denise McKissick at 301.322.8622 asap.

Women’s Ministries Save the Date: - The following special events


are being sponsored by your local, conference and division Women’s
Ministries departments. We encourage everyone to choose the event
that best meets your needs. Please check with your Women’s Ministry
Leader for more information on these events.

September 24-27, 2009 - NAD Women’s Ministries Conference “If the


Son Sets You Free, You Will Be Free Indeed “, Dallas, Texas.
October 10, 2009 - Washington Metro Area Young Women’s Retreat -
“The Change Begins with Us ”(Ages 13-18)
October 15-18, 2009 - AEC Women’s Ministries Retreat, Atlantic City,
NJ

STEWARDSHIP CORNER:
Time: Which is the most important to us, time or eternity? Time is
everything for everyone. For without it there is no eternity for
anyone.

Talent: And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants,


and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his
work. (1 Sam. 8:16) Will you allow Him to use you?

Treasure: "Every week you should lay by in some secure place five or
ten dollars not to be used up unless in case of sickness. With economy
you may place something at interest." (Ellen White, AH, 396.2)
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I
in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."
John 15:5 (NIV)
Sick & Shut-In Members

Judith Dunn-Plush Sister Mary Singleton


1820 Clydesdale Place N.W., #101 Hillhaven Assisted Living
Washington, D.C. 20009 3210 Powder Mill Rd., Apt. 202
Phone: (202) 332-2740 Adelphi, MD 20783
Brother Laertes Gillis &
Sister Ena Taylor
Sister Betty Gillis
423 Kennedy St., N.E.
1210 34th St., SE
Washington, DC 20011-2648
Washington, DC 20019
Phone: 202.588.1343
Phone: 202.583.4552
Eda Hinds Sister Mabel Wallace
2801 New Mexico Ave, NW, #709 1434 18th Pl., SE, #202
Washington, DC 20007 Washington, DC 20020
Phone: 202.965.2862 Phone: 202.678.2441

Sister Mae Montgomery Sister Elizabeth Williams


4122 5th Street, NW 1921 Hamlin St., NE
Washington, DC 20011 Washington, D.C. 20018
Phone: (202) 291-0733 Phone: 202.526.2011

Brother Emerson Sharpe Brother Roland Yates


2409 Jones Lane 5702 Longfellow Street
Wheaton, MD 20902 Riverdale, MD 20737
Phone: 310.933.6096 Phone: 301.277.2934

Elder Harold Singleton


Hillhaven Assisted Living
3210 Powder Mill Rd., #115
Adelphi, MD 20783

Altar of Prayer ~~ Please pray, without ceasing, for our sick, our shut-
in, our church family, for our immediate families, our youth, our
community, our city leaders, our national and international leaders,
and most of all, pray for world peace.
Staff Directory

Pastor: Dr. Mark A. McCleary


Youth Pastor: Elder Charles Richards
Office: 202.829.2075, ext. 11
Phone: 973.820.3224
Home: 301.890.2363
Email: charles.richards@fcsda.org
Email: pastor@fcsda.org

Head Deacon: Thomas Clark


First Elder: Rodney Malcolm
Home: 202.563.6394
Home: 202.362.3110
Cell: 202.380.8177
Email: elders@fcsda
Email: deacons@fcsda.org

Church Secretary: Church Clerk: Helen C. Williams


Office: 202.829.2075, ext. 10 Home: 202.291.9161
Email: secretary@fcsda.org Email: clerk@fcsda.org

Bible Instructor: Leslie Clark


Home: 202.723.0398
Email: discipleship@fcsda.org

CHURCH INFORMATION:
Church Office: 202.829.2075, 202.829.0932 or 202.829.0997

Fax Line: 202.723.5124

The deadline for bulletin submissions is 6:00 p.m. on Monday.

Ministry leader’s mailboxes are located in the mail center


in the conference room.

Prayer Patrol is asking the entire congregation to set


aside the first Monday of each Month to pray and fast.
GRADUATES 2009
Name: VERONICA GLADWYN ALLEYNE

Degree: Certificate in Phlebotomy


School: Montgomery Community College

Future Plans: To pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality


Management.

Name: DIAN DIANDRE BAILEY

Degree: Master of Science


Field: Psychology
School: Bowie State University

Future Plans: To pursue a PhD degree in counseling psychology.

Name: TIMEKEE DENISE BATTLE

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy


Field: Training Performance Improvement
School: Capella University

Future Plans: To open a Health and Wellness Lifestyle Coaching


Practice and also pursue a teaching career at a major university.

Name: BRONSON REED BROWN, III

Degree: Bachelor of Arts


Field: International Studies and Political Science
School: Oakwood University

Future Plans: To serve one year of Mission Service abroad for the World
Church and upon completion pursue graduate studies.
Name: BERNADETTE MOURINE CHARLES

Degree: Master of Business Administration


Field: Business Finance
School: University of Phoenix

Future Plans: To continue in her position as Director of Physical


Education at Rosaryville Elementary School in Prince Georges County.

Name: CHYVES La TANYA McPHERSON


Degree: Bachelor of Science
Field: Social Work
School: Bowie State University

Future Plans: To pursue a M.S. degree in social work, and attend law
school.

Name: KIMBERLY AINN EDDINGS

Degree: Bachelor of Political Science and Bachelor of Arts in African &


African-American Studies
School: Ohio State University

Future Plans: Plans to attend law school in 2010.

Name: RAPHAEL KAREEM JONES

Degree: Bachelor of Science


Field: Health Administration and Business Administration
School: Columbia Union College

Future Plans: To pursue a Master of Science degree in Health Education

Name: MELANIE SHANIKA LEONARD

Degree: Bachelor of Arts


Field: Fine Arts
School: The Art Institute of Washington, DC

Future Plans: To pursue a career in Graphic Design.


Name: ROBERT BRYANT LEONARD

Degree: Certificate in Paramedics


School: Prince Georges Community College

Future Plans: Pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

Name: ALICIA LAURA LUKE-SMITH

Degree: Bachelor of Arts


Field: Elementary Education
School: University of the District of Columbia

Future Plans: To pursue a Master of Arts degree in Administration and


Leadership.

Name: CHYVES La TANYA McPHERSON

Degree: Master of Social Work


Field: Social Work
School: University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice

Future Plans: To continue working as a family and child advocate, and


continue her education by pursuing a Ph.D degree in social work.

Name: GERALD SEAN NEWLAND

Degree: Associates in Science


Field: X-Ray Technology
School: Heritage Institute

Future Plans: To pursue the degree Bachelor of Science in Sports


Medicine and working as a X-Ray Technician.

Name: CORLISS A. PATTEN

Degree: Associate in Arts


Field: Information Technology
School: Prince Georges Community College

Future Plans: To pursue the degree Bachelor of Science in Information


Technology.
Name: MARGOT THERESA PERRY

Degree: Master of Public Administration


Field: International Management
School: American University

Future Plans: To pursue a career in International Management.

Name: NATASHA ALICIA SPENCE

Degree: Associate of Arts


Field: Sociology
School: Prince Georges Community College

Future Plans: To continue her education at the University of Maryland in


the area of Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Name: TAMEKA THOMPSON

Degree: Master of Social Work


Field: Social Work
School: University of Maryland

Future Plans: To become a licensed clinical social worker in the field of


aging.

Name: ARTHUR L. WHARTON, III

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration


Field: Accounting
School: Morgan State University

Future Plans: To continue as a professor in accounting at Townson


University.

Name: GERALDINE LANIER WRIGHT

Degree: Bachelor of Science


Field: Nursing
School: Columbia Union College

Future Plans: To continue as an Adjunct Professor in Nursing at Prince


Georges College.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Name: Charmaine Elise Leonard


School: Takoma Academy
Degree: High School Diploma

Future Plans: To complete studies at Harmon’s Beauty School in the fall


and become a licensed Cosmetologist. Enter college to pursue a Nurse
Practitioner degree.

Congratulations Graduates

Coordinators:
J. Megan Wilson, M.S., M.C.S., M.C.P.M

Sponsors:
Education Committee
Curla Walters, Ph.D
Yvonne Smallwood, B.A, M.G.A

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and the knowledge
of the holy is understanding. Proverbs 9:10
PRAISE AND COMMITMENT

Leader: Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! For praise from the
upright is beautiful.

Congregation: Assemble before you, O God, we acknowledge your


open-handed benevolence. All that we have, you have given to us
freely, and we praise you.

Graduates: We praise you for our minds with which we can


comprehend knowledge and truth. We pledge to enrich your world
through our creative ideas, adding our contributions to the progress of
your cause.

Congregation: We give thanks, O Lord, for these graduates, who have


invested their gifts and have earned their increase. Let your blessings be
multiplied in their family lives.

Graduates: We praise you Lord, for our confidence that comes from
knowing you as the sure anchor of our souls.

Congregation: We thank you that these graduates have made you their
true source of knowledge and wisdom. May they, each one, give hands,
heart, and voice to making your ways known in the earth.

Leader: Praise our God, O peoples, let the sound of praise be heard; He
has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping.

Leader and Congregation: Praise the Lord, O my soul, all my inmost


being, Praise His Holy Name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not
all His benefits.

All: O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good. We freely acknowledge
your goodness, O Lord, and commit ourselves to a life of thanksgiving.
Prayer Chapel will be
held 15 minutes
following the Divine
Service in the Sanctuary.
Divine Hour
BACCALAUREATE SERVICE
Sabbath, May 9, 2009

CELEBRATION IN ACKNOWLEDGING GOD


Processional………………..…………….…Elders, Choir, Deacon/Deaconess
Introit………………………..……………………………………..…Congregation
“Come Let Us Adore Him"
Affirmation of Faith……………………….………..……………….Congregation
Invocation…………………..…...…...…………....………..…….Elder Ira Brown
Hymn of Worship & Praise……….……....….…………………….Congregation
“To God be the Glory"/No. 341
Graduate Processional
“Pomp and Circumstance”
Announcements………………………………………………………………Clerk
Welcome………………………..…..…….……..…………Dr. Mark A. McCleary
“The Jesus in Me Loves the Jesus in You”
Children’s Story……………………………….………..…Amber Hollingsworth

CELEBRATION IN MINISTRY
Introduction of the Day………………………………………Dr. Ouida Westney
Introduction of the Graduates…………………………………….Megan Wilson
Tribute to Mothers……………………………………………...Denise McKissick

CELEBRATION IN WORSHIP
Praise & Devotion…………………….….………........................................Exalted
“The Lord Is With Us In This Place”
Intercessory Prayer……………….…………..…....…….......……Dr. Kirk Nooks
Tithes & Offerings………………….……....……….…………….Dr. Davina Lea
CELEBRATION IN GOD’S WORD
Special Music……………….............................................................….Mass Choir
Sermonic Scripture……………….……………..…...…………Dr. Curla Walters
Genesis 45:1-6
Introduction of Speaker………………………….…………Yvonne Smallwood
Hymn of Meditation………………................................................….Mass Choir
The Word Preached………………………..….………Attorney Orlan Johnson
Partner, Saul Ewing, LLP
“Learning To Live With Favor”
Praise and Commitment Litany………………...…..…….Dr. Mark A. McCleary
Consecration Prayer…………………………………...…..Dr. Mark A. McCleary
Graduates Response………………………….……………..………...Margo Perry

CELEBRATION IN BENEDICTION
Benedictory Prayer………………....………..........………...Elder Audrey Miller
Benedictory Hymn………….…...……….....…….………...……….Congregation
“God Be With You”/No. 65
Recessional………….……….….Elders, Deacon/Deaconess, Graduates, Choir

Sunset Today: 8:07 p.m.

We’re glad you came to join with us


In our worship time today
We hope that you have felt God’s love
In a new, refreshing way
For you’re so welcomed in this place
And we hope you’ll come again
To join with us in fellowship
And to make some special friends

by M.S.Lowndes
WE BELIEVE:
Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man, provides salvation and eternal life
now. Galatians 2:20; Hebrews 12:1-3; Philippians 2:5-8; I John 5:11-13.

There is one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Hebrews 1-3; 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 Commandment law declares God's will reveals sin and reminds all
their need of a savior. Genesis 3:17-19; Romans 5:12-15; Galatians 3:22-24.

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. Exodus
20:3-17; James 2:10-12; Hebrews 8:7-1.

Joined by faith to Jesus Christ, one becomes a member of His body, the
Church. I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 2:13.

Participation in His 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


oneself, our time, talents, possessions including (tithe and offerings), health
and influence. Malachi 3:8-12; Matthew 23:23; I Corinthians 3:16, 17; 6:19,
Deuteronomy 14:3-20.

Believers do not personally appear in judgment because Jesus the mediator


presents them as righteous in Himself. I John 2:1, 2; Romans 8:1-4.

The righteous receives immortality at Christ's return, and the wicked eternal
death at the Millenniums end as the new earth becomes the saint's possession
forever. John 14:1-3; Malachi 4:1-3; I Thessalonians 4:16, 17; 1 Corinthians
15:51-58.