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CHURCH AT STUDY

Sabbath, March 27, 2010

Theme: “The Fruit of the Spirit is: The Essence of Christian Character”

Opening Prayer

Song Service

Superintendent Remarks

Teacher’s Prayer

Lesson Study

Welcome

Thirteenth Sabbath Program

Offering

Investment

Closing Remarks/Prayer

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:
**NEW** NEW** NEW** NEW** NEW** NEW** NEW** NEW**
To submit news and announcements to the bulletin, please contact Pink E. Love
Contact Number: (240) 244-9411, 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:
 TODAY! - The Hospitality Ministry invites all to our
International “Getting to Know You” Dinner. Come warm your
heart, feed your soul, and share your blessings.

 All Ushers are encouraged to attend an Ushers meeting on Sabbath,


4/3/2010, immediately following the Divine Service in the Mother's
Room. Brother Ronald Dorsey, Metro Area Usher Leader, will also
be attendance.

 Tutors Wanted - In an effort to provide academic support and


tutorial assistance to the young ladies of Circle of Sisterhood, we are
in need of tutors in all subjects/content areas – English, statistics,
algebra, geometry, calculus, chemistry, physics, biology, Spanish, and
French; just to name a few. You assistance is needed so our youth can
continue to excel in school as they do in their church activities. Please
contact Latoya at 240-475-1319 or nakiella@yahoo.com if you are
interested in volunteering.
 All men are invited to share heart to heart with Pastor McCleary at
3:30 pm on March 27th. Also, the Prayline line for men is daily from
5:30 - 6:30 am, Fridays at 9:00 pm, and Sundays at 7:30 pm. The
number to call is 1(212) 200-6000. Please us pin number 999981#.

 There will be an Adventurer Club meeting on Sunday March 28th,


at 10:00 AM in the Primary House. A hearty thank you to the parents
who attended the Adventurer Club Meeting on Sabbath March 20,
2010.

 The Adventurer Club is actively seeking sponsors and donations for


our club. Persons interested can pick up a donation form in the
Lobby immediately following Divine Service. Thanks for your help.

 The Community Service Ministry is looking for grocery bags so


that we can distribute groceries to the Petworth community once a
month.

 The FCSDA Communications Department is looking for small


business owners who are interested in advertising on the First Church
website. Traffic on our site averages over 90,000 hits per month and
can be a inexpensive way to advertise your business. If interested
email communications@fcsda.org.

 The SpartoAthenian Pathfinder Club is still in existence.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:


March 28th
April 11th and 25th
May 9th and 23rd
*FIELD TRIPS (PERSMISSION & HEALTH RECORDS MUST BE TURNED IN)

We are in desperate need of staff members, both male and female. If


you would like to spend time with our youth, please volunteer! You
can see the Pastor or email Sister B. Gentles at
gentlesbridget@yahoo.com.
UPCOMING EVENTS
 Women’s Prayer Breakfast - Scheduled for 10 April 2010. Come
join us for an inspiring morning of worship with the ladies of First
Church. More to come.

 Bible Bowl 2020 - Please study the below scriptures. 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

MEMBERSHIP CORNER

Membership Transfers – 2nd Reading - Outgoing

Jabari Dockery – Hyattsville SDA Church, Hyattsville,MD


Brandon Taylor – Fourth Street Friendship SDA Church, Washington, DC
Kimberly Whatts – Beltsville SDA Church, Beltsville, MD
Gladyce Brooks – Durham Immanuel Temple SDA Church, Durham, NC
Raquel Gosling-George – Baltimore-White Marsh SDA Church, Baltimore,
MD

DID YOU KNOW?


All persons and activities taking place at First Church may be recorded
for promotion and security purposes.
The Triumphal Entry
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

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 202.667.7912
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
begin in the Sanctuary
15 minutes following
the Divine Service. DIVINE HOUR
Sabbath, March 27, 2010

CELEBRATION IN ACKNOWLEDGING GOD


Processional………………..……….…………..Elders, Choir, Deacons/Deaconesses
Introit………………………..…………………………………………..Congregation
“Come Let Us Adore Him"
Affirmation of Faith………………...……………….….….....………...Congregation
Invocation………………………………...…..……..…..……..Elder Arthur Wharton
Hymn of Worship & Praise………….……........………………....…….Congregation
“My Jesus, I Love Thee”/No. 321
Announcements……………………………..…………………………………...Clerk

Welcome………………………..…..…………………...…...…...…….Pastoral Staff
“The Jesus in Me Loves the Jesus in You”
Children’s Story…………………………….……………………………Derek Watts
CELEBRATION IN WORSHIP
Praise & Devotion…................................................................................Congregation
“The Lord Is With Us In This Place”
Intercessory Prayer……………………………………..…..….Elder Charles Johnson

Tithes & Offerings……..……………………...………………………...Stewardship

CELEBRATION IN GOD’S WORD


Sermonic Scripture……………………………………….....……Elder Donna Harris
3 John 1-4
Special Music……………………………………...…………………….. Mass Choir
The Word Preached…………………………...……....…Pastor Mark A. McCleary
“Up in the Air”

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

Sunset Today: 7:25 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 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.