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Church at Study

Sabbath, December 26, 2009

Theme: “Cities of Refuge”

Opening Prayer

Song Service

Superintendent Remarks

Teacher’s Prayer

Lesson Study

Welcome

Mission Spotlight

Special Music

Offering

Closing Remarks/Prayer

Theme Text: “We…who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope
set before us: which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure
and stedfast.” ~Hebrews 6:18, 19

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.


 Email: bulletin@fcsda.org

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

Happy Sabbath
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Reminder! –There will be no AYS today.

Attention: Due to circumstances beyond First Church’s control,


Soulful Messiah 2009 was cancelled for Saturday, December 19th and
Sunday, December 20th and has been rescheduled/postponed until
Saturday, January 9th and Sunday, January 10th at 5:00 p.m. The
University of the District of Columbia has decided to shut down for
the weekend and our event has been cancelled as a result.

Fellowship and Fun for Women! - The Botsmota Club invites you
to join them for an open house fellowship on Sunday, January 17 at
1:30 p.m. at First Church. If you are interested in attending and
joining the Botsmota Club, please RSVP to either Chris Colburn at
christineclbrn@yahoo.com, Yvonne Curry Smallwood at
ycsmallwood@yahoo.com, or any Botsmota member by Sunday
January 3.
Volunteers Wanted - Plans are ready, laborers are few, so we are
needing to recruit you! AYS is looking for volunteers of all ages to
assist with the programs that are planned for 2010. Please call Sharie
Grosjean at 202-290-5153 or email sharieamor75@gmail.com if you
would like to join this ministry. Our next meeting is scheduled for
November 14, 2009.

Bible Bowl 2020 - Please study the below scriptures our first meeting
will be January 9 at 2 pm in the Sanctuary. We will be focusing on
First Kings. See Bro. Lowe or Sis. Black.

Pre-Junior Junior Senior Youth Young Adult Adult


Age 6 - 9 Age 10 - 15 Age 16 - 22 Age 23 -35 Age 36 & up
First Kings First Kings First Kings First Kings First Kings
Luke Proverbs 1-15 Proverbs 1-15 Proverbs 1-15 Proverbs 1-15
Malachi Malachi Malachi Malachi
Luke Luke Luke Luke
Jude Jude Jude Jude
Romans Romans Romans
Job

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:


The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our
blessings.
DID YOU KNOW?
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.

MEMBERSHIP CORNER:
Membership Transfers - 1st Reading:

Outgoing:

Erica Eddings – Miracle Temple SDA Church, Baltimore, MD


DanEthel Jones – Breath of Life SDA Church, Fort Washington, MD
Ronald Jones – Breath of Life SDA Church, Fort Washington, MD
Lilleth Hines – Sligo SDA Church, Takoma Park, MD
Natasha Shields – Lanham SDA Company, Lanham, MD
Darryl Shields – Lanham SDA Company, Lanham, MD
Danielle Shields – Lanham SDA Company, Lanham, MD
Dominique Shields – Lanham SDA Company, Lanham, MD
Wayne Berry – Lanham SDA Company, Lanham, MD
Henry Benjamin – Lanham SDA Company, Lanham, MD
Kia Benjamin – Lanham SDA Company, Lanham, MD
James McPherson, Jr. – Sligo SDA Church, Takoma Park, MD
Ashley Patterson – Lanham SDA Company, Lanham, MD
Melvetta Dockery – Hyattsville SDA Church, Hyattsville, MD

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
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
Carroll Manor Nursing & Rehab
1434 18th Pl., SE, #202
1150 Varnum St., NE
Washington, DC 20020
Washington, DC 20017
Phone: 202.678.2441
Phone: 202.269.7100
Sister Ina Palmer
Fox Chase Nursing & Rehabilitation
Sister Elizabeth Williams
Center
1921 Hamlin St., NE
2015 East-West Highway
Washington, D.C. 20018
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 202.526.2011
Phone: 301. 587.2400

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: 484.466.1110
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 202.583.5661
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, December 26, 2009

CELEBRATION IN ACKNOWLEDGING GOD


Processional………………..……….…………. Elders, Choir, Deacons/Deaconesses
Introit………………………..…………………………………………. Congregation
“Come Let Us Adore Him"
Affirmation of Faith………………...……………….….….....……….. Congregation
Invocation………………….….….………...……….….…… Elder Charles Johnson
Hymn of Worship & Praise………….……....….………………...…… Congregation
“Angels We Have Heard on High”/ No. 142
Announcements……………………………..………………………………….. Clerk
Welcome………………………..…..…………………...……...…...… Pastoral Staff
“The Jesus in Me Loves the Jesus in You”
Children’s Story…………………………….….……….……. Denise Hart & Friends
CELEBRATION IN WORSHIP
Praise & Devotion…………………...……............................................ Congregation
“The Lord Is With Us In This Place”
Intercessory Prayer……………….……...................................... Elder Donna Harris
Tithes & Offerings………………….…...........................…… Elder Arthur Wharton

CELEBRATION IN GOD’S WORD


Sermonic Scripture………….…….………...…..………....…………........…. Youth
Revelation: 16:17-21
Special Music……………….................................................................... Mass Choir
The Word Preached…...…………..…......…….........…… Pastor Mark McCleary
“The Collapse of Corruption”

CELEBRATION IN BENEDICTION
Benedictory Prayer………………....…….………......……..... Elder Charles Johnson
Benedictory Hymn………….…...………….....…….…….…...……… Congregation
“God Be With You”/No. 65
Recessional………….……….……..…....……. Elders, Choir, Deacons/Deaconesses

Sunset Today: 4:51 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.