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Church at Study

Sabbath, December 11, 2010


9:15 – 10:45

Theme: “The Widow of Zarephath: The Leap of Faith””

Opening Prayer

Song Service

Superintendent Remarks – Tony Mayfield

Teacher’s Prayer

Lesson Study

Welcome

Mission Spotlight

Special Music

Offering

Investment

Closing Remarks/Prayer

Theme Text: “Theme Text: “Being confident of this very thing, that He
who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus
Christ.” ~Philippians 1:6

Nurse on Duty: Monica Brewer / Ira Brown


Usher Leader: Bianca Duggins

*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!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Prayer Chapel will be held on the piano side of the church 15 minutes
following the Divine Service.

 TODAY! - The Hospitality Ministry of the First SDA Church


presents: "O Come All Ye Faithful" Christmas Dinner & Program
immediately following the Divine Service.

 Community Service: Don’t forget to bring your Christmas gifts for


the homeless. Deadline is December 18th. There will be a box located
in the lobby. We are asking for winter coats for men, gloves, scarves,
thermal underwear, and toys for children.

 Board Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, December 12th @ 11:00 am.


All board members are to be present and on time.

 Business Meeting will take place, Sabbath, December 18th @ sunset.


All members of First Church are encouraged to attend.

 THE GOLDEN PIONEERS CLUB WILL PRESENT THE LEGAL


COUNSEL FOR THE ELDERLY ON JANUARY 16, 2011, AT 11
AM TO 12 NOON. OPEN TO ALL FIFTY AND OLDER,
GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING LEGAL ISSUES.
PLEASE SIGN-UP FOR THE EVENT. SIGN-UP LISTING POST
ON THE BULLETIN. LORD WATERS, PRESIDENT. PLACE:
ETHEL NELL HALL.

 Health and Temperance FYI - The Flu season is here. Remember,


that hand washing is the number one way to prevent spreading germs.
Update your seasonal and H1N1 vaccinations. See your healthcare
provider for any other recommendations.
 Holiday Fruits and Nuts Sale - We are reorganizing our fruit and nut
sale to assist our pathfinders. You may place your order with Jackie
McFarlane for fruits and Donna Harris for nuts. Order forms are
available in the lobby or you may contact these individuals personally
via telephone or e-mail. Please note that if you place an order,
payment will be expected before the items are delivered.

Contact for fruits:


Jackie McFarlane
Cell: 301-540-8320
e-mail: drmacfar@yahoo.com

Contact for nuts:


Donna Harris
Cell: 240-383-2361
e-mail harrisdt@georgetown.edu

 You are invited to join us on the men’s prayer line on Friday nights at
9:00 pm, Sunday nights at 7:30 pm, and Monday thru Saturday from
5:30 - 6:30 am. Call 1-212 200-6000 and use pin #999981. For more
information call Bryant Leonard at 301-281-1619.

 Room for Rent in a Christian home. Please contact Odessa Gentles


(301) 577-4303.
 Attention All: Important Reminder! – Please send all announcements
for the bulletin to bulletin@fcsda.org or leave a voice message at
240.244.9411 no later than 6:00 p.m. on Monday’s. Announcements
which are sent to any other email address or received after the deadline
may not be posted in the bulletin. Also, when submitting
announcements via email, please do not use ALL CAPS, bold, or
colors. Improperly formatted announcements will be sent back for
resubmission. Finally, please spell check announcements before
submitting. Thank you kindly, Communications.

ATTENTION:
Bulletin deadline for upcoming Sabbath is 6:00 p.m. Monday.
Please email bulletin@fcsda.org or leave voice message at 240.244.9411.
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 Mark Your Calendars! The Botsmota Club presents “I have a
Dream” Sabbath, January 15 – 4:00 p.m. "I Have a Dream" will
showcase our young people presenting oratorical speeches on dreams
for their own lives and for the future of humanity. In addition to the
speeches, you will be treated to special musical selections from Charles
Omoregebee, Jr. Young Charles has a voice that will leave you blessed
and asking for encores! Plan now to attend this educational fundraiser
and support our young people at their finest!

PATHFINDER CORNER:
PATHFINDERS DECEMBER MARCHING ORDERS:

DECEMBER 11 SABBATH AY – INDUCTION & UNIT PRESENTATION

DECEMBER 12 SUNDAY – CLUB MEETING

DECEMBER 19 SUNDAY – CLUB MEETING

DECEMBER 30 THURSDAY – METRO AREA HOLIDAY BALL

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.

Get Social! - You can be a part of the FCSDA Online Community?


Upload your videos or photos, connect with other members, join a
discussion, and so much more. Visit www.fcsda.ning.com today!

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

Prayer Patrol is asking the entire congregation to set aside the first Monday of
each Month to pray and fast.
Sick & Shut-In Members
John Barbour Brother Emerson Sharpe
4513 7th Street, NW 2409 Jones Lane
Washington, DC 20011 Wheaton, MD 20902
Phone: 202.617.9570 Phone: 310.933.6096
Sister Ena Taylor
Oscar Crowder
Washington Center Aging Service
1526 Ft. Davis Place, SE
2601 18th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20020
Washington, DC 20018-1301
Phone: 202.582.2822
Phone: 202.541.6200
Brother Laertes Gillis &
Sister Mabel Wallace
Sister Betty Gillis
1434 18th Pl., SE, #202
1210 34th St., SE
Washington, DC 20020
Washington, DC 20019
Phone: 202.678.2441
Phone: 202.583.4552
Mrs. Mary Williams
Eda Hinds
c/o Sacred Heart Home
2801 New Mexico Ave, NW, #709
5805 Queens Chapel Road, Room 321
Washington, DC 20007
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Phone: 202.965.2862
Phone: 301. 277.6500
Sister Mae Montgomery
Brother Roland Yates
Carroll Manor Nursing & Rehab
5702 Longfellow Street
1150 Varnum St., NE
Riverdale, MD 20737
Washington, DC 20017
Phone: 301.277.2934
Phone: 202.269.7100
Lois Nickens
4609 Hillside Road, SE
Washington, DC 20019
Phone: 202.582.4726

Members Away - Military service


Gary Clark
Emmanuel Chamberlain Hapers Ferry Job Corp Center
Email: emmanuel.chamberlain@navy.mil 146 Buffalo Drive
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Lt. Oral W. John, USN SSG Shaw, Patrick R.
MWHS-3 Det. A 372nd MP CO / 504th MP BN
Unit 41007 APO AE 09355
FPO AP 96427-1007 Email:
Email: oral.john@afg.usmc.mil patrick.r.shaw@mail.us.army.mil
Students Away - Military service
Leighann Black Leslieann Black
400 Magnolia St. No P.O. Box (yet)
P. O. Box 4421 Claflin University
Orangeburg, SC 29115 400 Magnolia St.
Orangeburg, SC 21702
Echo Brathwaite Austin Davis
West Oaks Apartment, Apt. A8 –C Cedar Hall South
5140 Millennium Dr. NW 215 South Cedar Street, #201A
Huntsville, AL 35806 Charlotte, NC 28202
Ciarra M. Goode
Shenandoah University Sandiel Grant
1460 University Drive 4768 Woodville Hwy., Apt. 1412
Student Box 364 Tallahassee, FL 32305
Winchester, VA 22601
Torisha Israel
Soliel Grant Oakwood University
4768 Woodville Hwy. , Apt 1412 Carter Hall
Tallahassee, FL 32305 7000 Adventist Blvd.
Huntsville, AL 35896
Jonathan Jones
Oakwood University Martine Marshall
Holland Hall Rm.319 #9 75th St.
7000 Oakwood Blvd. North Bergen, NJ 07047
Huntsville, AL 35896
Michelle McCleary Ricardo McLeod
7000 Adventist Blvd. University of Maryland College Park
Wade Rm. 306-A Elkton Hall
Huntsville, AL 35896 College Park, MD 20742
Roy Patten, Jr.
Jonathan Riddick
Golden Gate Hall, Room #320
1012 Dewey St., Apt. M
1412 Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27405
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415.703.9988
Jovalee Thompson
Justine Riddick
Dartmouth College, Rm. 103
1012 Dewey St., Apt. M
Hinman Box 4588
Greensboro, NC 27405
Hanover, NH 03755
Nia N. Williams
Hampton University
107 Twitchell Hall
Hampton, VA 23668
Cell: 202. 316.1943

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
First Elder: Rodney Malcolm
Office: 202.829.2075, ext. 11
Home: 202.362.3110
Home: 301.890.2363
Email: elders@fcsda
Email: pastor@fcsda.org
Church Secretary: Head Deacon: Thomas Clark
Office: 202.829.2075, ext. 10 Home: 202.563.6394
Email: secretary@fcsda.org Cell: 202.380.8177
Fax: 202.527.7024 Email: deacons@fcsda.org
Bible Instructor: Leslie Clark Church Clerk: Helen C. Williams
Home: 202.723.0398 Home: 202.291.9161
Email: discipleship@fcsda.org Email: clerk@fcsda.org

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

Pamela Eghan Rashennekia Grimshaw Donna Harris 301.864.7702

Dalmna Griswal Gail Jacobs Damien Gardner 202.486.3605

Andrea James Terrence Longmore Donovan McFarlane 240.293.6308

Gillian Lovlace Marion Mosley Arthur Wharton 202.583.5661

Samuel Motamary Jamila Rawlings Rodney Malcolm 202.362.3110

Roosevelt Rayford Grace Simon Charles Johnson 202.667.7912

Rhonda Simon Jessica Vines Milton Nicholas 202.409.4904

John Wagner Margaret Young Curla Walters 301.439.3021

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:
Sabbath Celebration in Worship,
Ministry, and the Word
Sabbath, December 11, 2010

CELEBRATION IN ACKNOWLEDGING GOD


Processional……………………………………….Elders, Choir, Deacons/Deaconesses
Introit……………………………………………………….………………Congregation
“Come Let Us Adore Him"
Affirmation of Faith……………………………….……………………….Congregation
Invocation………………………..……………..……………………Elder Donna Harris
Hymn of Worship & Praise..........................................................................Congregation
“What Child Is This”/No. 141
Announcements…………………………………………………………………….Clerk
Welcome.......................................................................................................Pastoral Staff
“The Jesus in Me Loves the Jesus in You”
Children’s Story……………………………………………………...……James McRae
Baby Blessing…………………………………………………………….Javahn Joseph
CELEBRATION IN WORSHIP
Praise & Devotion….....................................................................................Congregation
“The Lord Is With Us In This Place”
Intercessory Prayer.........................................................................Elder Charles Johnson
CELEBRATION IN GOD’S WORD
Sermonic Scripture...................................................................................................Youth
Romans 11:25-36
Tithes & Offerings………………………………………...…....…Elder Arthur Wharton
Special Music…………………………………………………Higher Praise Mass Choir
The Word Preached………………………………………Pastor Mark A. McCleary
“The Application of Righteousness by Faith"

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

Sunset Today: 4:45 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.