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Church at Study

Sabbath, September 26, 2009

Theme: “Power Struggle”

Opening Prayer

Song Service

Superintendent Remarks

Teacher’s Prayer

Lesson Study

Welcome

Thirteenth Sabbath Program

Offering

Investment

Closing Remarks/Prayer

Theme Text: “Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He
who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God”
~3 John 11

Nurse on Duty: Geri Wright


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! VOZ Reunion Concert.

Cancellation – The Shopping, Show, and Dinner trip has been


cancelled. Please see Denise McKissick if you need further
information.

Adventurers Club Reminder - Volunteer packets will be available


from Janice Watts immediately following Divine Service. If you plan
to serve in any capacity in the Adventurer Club, you will need to fill
out one of these packets.

Attention Ushers - On Sabbath, October 3, 2009, immediately


following the Devine Service, Sr. King would like to meet with all
Ushers in the Mother's Room. Please be on time.
On October 3rd ( the next Youth Day), we will be having "Gifts in
Action", an AYS program where our youth of all ages will share the
talent that God has given them. We still have a few more slots to fill.
Please help us fill them. If you would like to participate or have a
child that you would like to be in this program, you can contact
Sharie Grosjean @ 202-290-5153 or email
sharieamor75@gmail.com. Please do it very soon!

Support Christian Education: Don’t miss the premier golf event of


the season. Join the 2HB Software Design, Inc.Golf Tournament at
Lake Presidential in Upper Marlboro, MD on Tuesday, October 6.
Proceeds to benefit G.E. Peters School restoration project. For more
information, please go to www.2HBgolf.com or contact David
Doggette at david@2hb.com

Bible Bowl 2010 - Serious bible scholars required for the conference
Bible Bowl in 2010. The age categories are listed below:

Pre-Juniors Age 6-9


Juniors 10-15
Senior Youth 16-22
Young Adult 23-35
Adults 35 & up

Please see Bro. N. Lowe and Sis. E. Black for further information.
We also need volunteers to help with the preparation in each
category.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

"GPS When Bad Things Happen to Good People" Sabbath, Oct.


10th. You are invited to share in a grand performance. Take your
family and friends along to share in the blessings to be had. MARK
your Calenders and BE THERE.... You can't afford to miss this one.

The Washington Metro Area Women’s Ministries presents the first


annual: Young Women’s Conference 2009, Saturday October 10,
2009 9-5pm. Don’t miss the $55 early registration fee. The fee goes
up after September 26, 2009. If you are between the ages of 13-18
you will want to be a part of this exciting and valuable conference. To
register visit www.chosen-vessels.org or call (301) 825-5713.
Save the Date! - October 11th, the 2nd annual benefit concert of the
Excelsior Children choir to benefit George E. Peters school.

Save the Date - The First Church Family Retreat will be held
October 16-18, 2009. A payment plan has been set up to assist with
the cost to families. The cost is $95/adults and $65/children ages 4-
12. Non-refundable deposits are required to reserve your space; $10
dollar per person per family member and $20 for singles. Please see
Davenia Lea (202) 215-0031 or Tricia Allard (202) 294-6491 for
more information.

MEMBERSHIP CORNER:

Membership Transfers – 2nd Reading

Outgoing

Helynn Ghiocel - Metropolitan SDA Church, Hyattsville, MD


Jane Kumalaki - Sligo SDA Church, Takoma Park, MD

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:


Live for Jesus, and you’ll live for eternity.

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
You are the salt of the earth.
Matthew 5:13
Sick & Shut-In Members

Brother Laertes Gillis &


Sister Mary Singleton
Sister Betty Gillis
Hillhaven Assisted Living
1210 34th St., SE
3210 Powder Mill Rd., Apt. 202
Washington, DC 20019
Adelphi, MD 20783
Phone: 202.583.4552
Sister Ena Taylor
Eda Hinds
Washington Center Aging Service
2801 New Mexico Ave, NW, #709
2601 18th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20007
Washington, DC 20018-1301
Phone: 202.965.2862
Phone: 202.541.6200
Sister Mae Montgomery Sister Mabel Wallace
4122 5th Street, NW 1434 18th Pl., SE, #202
Washington, DC 20011 Washington, DC 20020
Phone: (202) 291-0733 Phone: 202.678.2441

Brother Emerson Sharpe Sister Elizabeth Williams


2409 Jones Lane 1921 Hamlin St., NE
Wheaton, MD 20902 Washington, D.C. 20018
Phone: 310.933.6096 Phone: 202.526.2011

Elder Harold Singleton Brother Roland Yates


Hillhaven Assisted Living 5702 Longfellow Street
3210 Powder Mill Rd., #115 Riverdale, MD 20737
Adelphi, MD 20783 Phone: 301.277.2934

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.
Membership Assignment of Elders

From to Elder’s Name Phone


Neicole Abbot Linda Clark Ira Brown 301.847.9727
Marshavia Clark Kimberly Eddings Audrey Miller 240.751.4514
Rashennekia
Pamela Eghan Donna Harris 301.864.7702
Grimshaw
Dalmna Griswal Gail Jacobs Damien Gardner 202.486.3605
Donovan
Andrea James Terrence Longmore 240.293.6308
McFarlane
Gillian Lovlace Marion Mosley Arthur Wharton 202.593.5661
Samuel
Jamila Rawlings Rodney Malcolm 202.362.3110
Motamary
Roosevelt
Grace Simon Charles Johnson 667.7912
Rayford
Rhonda Simon Jessica Vines Milton Nicholas 202.409.4904

John Wagner Margaret Young 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 Rodney Malcolm.

LET US KNOW:

Name: __________________________________________________________
Street Address: __________________________________________________
City, State, Zip: _______________________ Phone: ____________________
Email: __________________________________________________________
Please check () appropriate box.

 Hospitalization  Bible Studies


 Shut In  New Resident
 Pastoral Visit  Other
TODAY’S SERMON:
Speaker: _____________________________________________________

Scriptures: _______________ _________________ _________________

Sermon Notes:
Prayer Chapel will be
held in the Sanctuary
15 minutes following the
Divine Service. Divine Hour
Sabbath, September 26, 2009

CELEBRATION IN ACKNOWLEDGING GOD


Processional………………..……….…………. Elders, Choir, Deacons/Deaconesses
Introit………………………..…………………………………………. Congregation
“Come Let Us Adore Him"
Affirmation of Faith………………..…………………….…...……….. Congregation
Invocation………………….….….………….…………………………………Youth
Hymn of Worship & Praise………….……....….………………...…… Congregation
“Onward Christian Soldiers”/No.612
Announcements…………………………….…………………………….……...Clerk
Welcome………………………..…..……………………...………...… Pastoral Staff
“The Jesus in Me Loves the Jesus in You”
Children’s Story…………………………………………...………. Martine Marshall

Baby Blessing…………………………………Marley Patrick Odedamelary-Gray

CELEBRATION IN WORSHIP
Praise & Devotion…………………...……............................................ Congregation
“The Lord Is With Us In This Place”
Intercessory Prayer……………….……...…….….................. Elder Milton Nicholas
Tithes & Offerings………………….….............................…………Elder Ira Brown

CELEBRATION IN GOD’S WORD


Special Music………………............................................................... Voices of Zion
Sermonic Scripture………….…….…………..…...…...………. Elder Audrey Miller
Daniel 12:1-13
Special Music………………............................................................... Voices of Zion
The Word Preached…...…………..…….....………… Pastor Mark A. McCleary
“Who is On the Lord’s Side?”

CELEBRATION IN BENEDICTION
Benedictory Prayer………………....………….……….……...….... Elder Ira Brown
Benedictory Hymn………….…...………….....…….…….…...……… Congregation
“God Be With You”/No. 65
Recessional………….……….……..…....……. Elders, Choir, Deacons/Deaconesses
Sunset Today: 6:59 p.m.
We Believe…
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 enhacned 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 deterioirating 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
resurection 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 Millenniums
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; 1.
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.