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June 27, 2015

Sabbath School                                                                                                9:45 am
Superintendent’s Remarks – Peter Griswold
Bible Study Lesson –The Book of Luke
 “Crucified and Risen”

“The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again”   (Luke 24:7, NKJV).

       From childhood Jesus was conscious that He had come to this earth to fulfill His Father's will (Luke 2:41-50). He taught, healed, and ministered with an unwavering commitment to obey the Father. Now the time had come, after celebrating the Last Supper, to walk alone, to affirm God's will, to be betrayed and denied, to be tried and crucified, and to rise victorious over death.
       Throughout His life Jesus knew about the inevitability of the cross. Many times in the Gospels, the word must is used in relationship to the sufferings and death of Jesus (Luke 17:25-22:37-24:7, Matt. 16:21, Mark 8:31-9:12, John 3:14). He must go to Jerusalem. He must suffer. He must be rejected. He must be lifted up, and so on. Nothing would deter the Son of God from going to Golgotha. He denounced, as coming from Satan (Matt. 16:22-23), any suggestion to reject the cross. He was convinced that He must go . . . suffer . . . be killed, and be raised (vs. 21, NKJV). To Jesus, the journey to the cross was not an option; it was a must (Luke 24:25-26,46), a part of the divine mystery . . . kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord's people (Col. 1:26, NIV).Source:  Sabbath School Quarterly p. 104.

The Church at Praise                                                                             10:50-11:00 am

Welcome to our 13th  Sabbath  Worship Hour  presented by the
Wickford Youth Department.  
Please give a Warm, Wickford, Welcome to our guest speaker, 
Marjaine Drayson.   Marjaine is a teacher at Cedar Brook School!
We will be having a light lunch after the worship hour.   All are Welcome!

Sunset  Today: 8:24                                                            Next Friday:   8:23

Entering His Presence to Worship                                                 11:00 a.m. 

                                     Introit*                                                                                                Congregation

 “I Love You Lord”
Call to Worship-                                                                                       Lindell Walters
“2 Corinthians 3:17 (NIV)”

                                     Invocation & Welcome*                                                                                    Hugh J.

                                     Opening Hymn**                                                                                       Hymnal  # 50
                                                                                           “Abide With Me”

Tithes & Offerings*                                                                                   Patrick Stacey Jr.
Our Local Conference Budget
 Doxology**                                                                                                    Hymnal # 694
“Praise God, From Whom All Blessings”
Prayer of Intercession and Praise*                                                                        Hugh J.
Hymn                              “As We Come to You in Prayer”                             Hymnal #671

                                  Response***                                                                                                     Hymnal #684        

Hear Our Prayer, O Lord”

                                  Youth Story                                                                                                          Leslie Dwyer    

                                  Scripture Reading                                                                                             Lindell Walters

“Psalm 100:4

                                  Special Music                                                                                                   Hugh Willians Sr.
                                  Sermon                                                                                                             Marjaine Drayson
                                                                                             “Freedom Isn’t Free”

                             Hymn of Consecration**                                                                                               Hymnal #523

“My Faith Has Found A Resting Place”

                             Benediction                                                                                                            Marjaine Drayson

Postlude *                                                                                                              Selections
* Please be Seated              **Please Stand                    ***Please Kneel
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Offering next week:  Our Local Wickford Church Budget
Pastor Joseph Piresson (860)759-8132            email: jpiresson@me.com
Elder Joe Ewing-Chow (401)284-3131             Clerk Robert Turner (401)782-4796
Elder Larry Dunder    (401)539-3418              Treasurer Peter Cregan (401)862-4258
Elder Sandy Cregan    (401)862-6593
Church address: 8050 Post Rd, N. Kingstown, RI  02852        Phone: (401) 294-6356
Mail: PO Box 41, N. Kingstown, RI 02852   website:  www.wickfordsdachurch.org


Church Calendar


  • Sermon today presented by our guest speaker,        Marjaine Drayson, a teacher from Cedar Brook School.
  • Save the Date!   August 22nd!     Wickford Church Youth will be presenting a concert in down town Wickford!

          Please pray for the Lord’s guidance in this event!

  •  Wickford Members are invited to go by the Johnston Church!

We (the Johnston Church) voted to go to the Hurricane Harbor Water Park for a church outing. We are organizing it for either July 26 or Aug 2. Tickets are $35 and the coordinator, Marae Hoover needs to know by July 8th who wants to go with funds. This is an official church outing and will be covered by insurance.  Email Marae at johnstonsda.media@gmail.com

  • Canoeing Anyone? How about kayaking?... Maybe both!

SNEC leaders from all around the conference, (Young Adult, Youth, Pathfinder, Adventurers, Sabbath School etc) are invited to join us on a great weekend of adventure.
Who: SNEC Leaders                                                                              
Where: Barton Cove
What: Canoeing and Kayaking: August 14-16
Cost: $10

North Lawn Summer Concert Series
at Thayer Performing Arts Center
Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 PM ~ New England Conservatory Ensemble
Thursday, July, 23 at 6:30 PM ~ Atlantic Wind Symphony
Thursday, August 6 at 6:30 PM ~ Youth Ensemble of New England
Visit AUC’s unique venue where musicians perform on the same outdoor terrace as members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, hosted by the Thayer family, performed in yesteryear. Come relax on a picnic blanket with family and friends while enjoying fabulous music outside your community music school. Admission: $15.00 per car.  Concerts held behind TPAC. In case of rain: indoors at Thayer or Machlan. For complete schedule and updates please visit: www.tpacma.org

 100 day Prayer initiative  March 25th to July 11th
Just Imagine . . .Millions of Seventh-day Adventists

around the world     …all praying     …for 100 days for the same thing. Praying for the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to be poured out on our church during the General Conference Session in July of 2015, San Antonio, Texas!

During this 100 day Prayer initiative (March 25th to July 11th), we want to challenge members to PRAY specifically for several things:

1:  for a deeper outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our own lives!
2:  for the Holy Spirit to be poured out in our local churches as we 
     press together;
3:  for wisdom and Holy Spirit blessings on our worldwide church
     and leadership at the GC session as many important decisions
     are made.
The 100 days will culminate onsite at the GC session where members will be encouraged to continue to pray together both in the sessions and in our prayer meeting room at the dome.

We Do All in the Name of Jesus
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of       the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.” Colossians 3:17.

       The Lord requires that every human agent shall do his best; and those that do their best will have the greatest personal satisfaction, and will bring the greatest satisfaction to those who have an interest in them. The youth need to realize that they need a deep experience in the things of God. A mere surface work will be of no benefit to them. You need to bring the light of God’s Word into your heart, that you may search it with a lighted candle....
       When you associate together, you may be a help and a blessing one to another if you surround yourselves with an influence that is divine; but there are those who have grave defects which are gaining a deeper hold upon them, and which, if not overcome, will drive the Spirit of God out of the heart.... Bible religion is not one influence among many others, but its influence is supreme, pervading and controlling every other influence. Bible religion is to exercise control over life and conduct. It is not to be like a dash of color brushed here and there upon the canvas, but its influence is to pervade the whole life, as though the canvas were dipped into the color until every thread of the fabric was dyed a deep, fast, unfading hue. The Lord will give you understanding in all practical Bible truths as you bring them into your life practice. Principles of truth are to be carried out in your practical experience in every-day matters.
       Even in the smaller duties of common life, we are to make continual growth in grace, supplied with high and holy motives, powerful because they proceed from One who gave His life to furnish us with the incentive to be wholly successful in the formation of Christian character.
       Wherever the religion of Christ works, it will brighten and sweeten every detail of life with more than an earthly joy and a higher than earthly peace.

This text is taken from Sons and Daughters of God by Ellen G. White.

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning,
And Your faithfulness every night,.”   Psalm 37:4

What You Need To Know About Charcoal
From Newstart Lifestyle Club

Did you know that there is a substance that can help bring relief and healing to inflammation, metabolic problems such as jaundice, gastrointestinal problems like what-is-activated-charcoal-part-1-960x703diarrhea, infections, allergic reactions, various chemical/gas poisoning, drug overdose, and organ toxicity? Activated charcoal has been one of the most effective agents in helping fight against various maladies.
What is activated charcoal? Activated charcoal is not the same as the plain charcoal, produced from the regular burning. So eating the charcoal from burnt toast won’t give you health benefits. Activated Charcoal is made from burning organic material using high temperature and pressure. This increases the amount of crevices (surface area) in charcoal, thereby enhancing the ability to cause substances like toxins to be absorbed.

Activated charcoal can be used both internally and externally. Here is a list of conditions activated charcoal is used in bringing healing and relief:

• Digestive problems
• Diarrhea
• Indigestion
• Nausea and Vomiting
• Cases of Poisoning
• Sore throat
• Insect bites
• Infected wounds
• Inflammation

Despite these wonderful effects, activated charcoal doesn’t function effectively in adsorbing all substances, toxins, etc… Here are some of the things that are important to take note.
1) Charcoal is not very effective in adsorbing:
     • corrosive agents
     • petroleum products (e.g., cleaning fluid, coal oil, fuel oil,  gasoline, kerosene, paint thinner)
     • alcohols
     • salts (NaCl)
     • cyanide
     • nutrients (Thrash, 1981)
2) Charcoal should not be eaten with meals or taken with medications.
     Despite the fact that it doesn’t really affect the body’s nutrient intake, it’s recommended to avoid having charcoal along with meals. As stated in Dr. Thrash’s book, Home Remedies- Hydrotheraphy, Massage, Charcoal, and Other Simple Remedies, “It has been found that there is approximately 50% reduction in effectiveness of adsorption with charcoal due to stomach contents, 30% reduction due to bile, and very minor reduction due to duodenal juice.” Also, charcoal is known to adsorb medications thereby counteracting their effectiveness. Therefore, if you’re on medications, it is recommended that charcoal isn’t taken 2 hrs before and after having medication. (Mayo Clinic, 2015; Dr. Smith)
3) Drinking sufficient amounts of water along with the charcoal is important to avoid possible constipation.
It’s also important to note that certain activated charcoal products have sorbitol. Sorbitol, a sweetener, also “works as a laxative, for the elimination of the poison from the body (Mayoclinic, 2015).” Products that contain sorbitol should be given only under the direct supervision of a doctor because severe diarrhea and vomiting may result (Mayoclinic, 2015).”
Despite charcoal’s wonderful effects, we must be careful not to unnecessarily use it over long periods of time because it is possible to eventually deprive ourselves of some nutrients. Like everything else, the practice of temperance by moderate use of good things is necessary in experiencing the best benefits.
See more at: http://newstart.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-charcoal/#sthash.S8OdECdc.CX6cFAiz.dpuf

“The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5 (NIV)

Kettering College Starts Dispatching Medical Missionaries
The new International Medical Missionary program seeks
to underscore the sacred work of healthcare.
By Jessica Beans, Kettering College, with Adventist Review staff

       Seventh-day Adventist-operated Kettering College has launched an International Medical Missionary program that will make it possible for students to spend a summer or full year as a medical missionary in remote medical clinics in places such as Asia, Africa, or South America.
       Jake Ringering, a third-year Human Biology major at the college near Dayton, Ohio, is the first student to participate in the newly formed program that seeks to underscore the sacred work of healthcare. In June he started a three-month stint in a medical clinic on the border of Thailand and Myanmar.
       Ringering is working closely with the director of the clinic, which is also connected to an orphanage and school. Besides supporting the clinic, his responsibilities include riding in the back of an ambulance in rugged jungle terrain to assistant during emergencies in the areas surrounding the clinic and orphanage.
       “The director tells me this ambulance service is sometimes the only hope for those needing medical attention in this area because most don’t have reasonable access to bigger cities with medical facilities,” Ringering said. “I am so excited for the opportunity to learn and serve in this community.”
       This hands-on medical experience is intended to not only provide a learning experience for students but to also further demonstrate Kettering College’s mission by exemplifying a partnership with health care and service, solidifying the concept of health care as a sacred work, college administrators said.
       The timing of how to integrate the International Medical Missionary program with all the clinical programs offered at Kettering College is still under discussion. The end goal is to offer a seamless transition between the healthcare educational programs offered at Kettering College and the year taken as a missionary student.
       Kettering College, founded in 1967 as the Kettering College of Medical Arts, offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in health science and is owned by the next-door Kettering Medical Center.
       Victor Brown, Kettering’s dean for enrollment management and student affairs, said he has wanted to see this program get off the ground for a long time.
       “We hope this program demonstrates that a healthcare profession is not simple about clocking in and receiving a paycheck, but it is about answering the call to care,” he said.
       Steve Carlson, chaplain at Kettering College and the main organizer of the program, said this is a chance for students to take the skills they are learning on campus and use them in a real work environment where people desperately need help.
“It will truly provide hands on learning on how to care for an individual’s mind, body, and spirit,” he said. “Our prayer is that they return changed from their … experience and that it will enhance the things they learn in the classroom by validating the importance and sacredness to their calling of becoming healthcare professionals.”   Source:   Adventist Review

“Never will I leave you;  never will I forsake you.”  Hebrews 13:5


Bible Study Sabbath Morning at 10:00 AM

Worship Service at 11:00 AM
Church address:
8050 Post Rd,
N. Kingstown, RI  02852
Phone (401) 294-6356
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