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August 1, 2015
Sabbath School                                                                                                9:45 am

Superintendent’s Remarks – Joe Ewing-Chow
Bible Study Lesson –Biblical Missionaries
 “Exiles As Missionaries”
 
       “He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed”  (Daniel 7:14, NIV).
       As a people of prophecy, Seventh-day Adventists believe in the soon coming of Jesus Christ. His coming will end this world as we know it and ultimately will usher in God’s everlasting kingdom, depicted in the book of Daniel this way: The kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him (Dan. 7:27, NKJV). This kingdom is the culmination of our faith; it is what the book of Hebrews (Heb. 11:16) called the better country, the one that all God’s people through the ages have trusted will come, the one whose builder and maker is God (Heb. 11:10).
       But the book of Daniel is also a kind of handbook for missionary activity. From it we can draw lessons on how the Lord was able to use some of His people to witness to those who were steeped in spiritual and theological ignorance. Through their faithfulness and diligence and unwavering faith, these believers revealed the reality of the living God to those who knew only false ones and gave these pagans a chance at a place in this everlasting kingdom, as well. Source:  Sabbath School Quarterly p. 38.
 
The Church at Praise                                                                     10:50-11:00 am

 

Announcements:  Save the Date:   August 9!   9:30 am -3:30 pm!

ADRLogo.jpg SNEC Adventist Disaster Service
Donation Operation Training
What your church can do to help victims of disasters
Conducted by Tom McQuarrie
SNEC ACS Disaster Response Coordinator
Location:    Waterford SDA Church  152  Bloomingdale Road, Quaker  Hill,  CT.  06375
*Lunch will be provided
 
Sunset  Today:  8:04                                                            Next Friday:   7:55
 
 
 
Entering His Presence to Worship                                                 11:00 a.m. 
 
Introit*                                                                                                               Congregation
                                                             “I Love You Lord”
Call to Worship-                                                                                                 Dina Carlson
                                                                “Psalm 29:1-2”
Invocation & Welcome*                                                                                  Joe Ewing-Chow
 
Opening Hymn**                                                                                                 Hymnal  #340
                                                                  “Jesus Saves”

Tithes & Offerings*                                                                                               Ray Carlson

                                                    Our Local Wickford Church Budget

 Doxology**                                                                                                          Hymnal # 694

                                                   “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings”

Prayer of Intercession and Praise*                                                                   Joe Ewing-Chow

Hymn                                             “As We Come to You in Prayer”                       Hymnal #671

Response***                                                                                                           Hymnal #684        
                                                             “Hear Our Prayer, O Lord”

Youth Story                                                                                                          
Scripture Reading                                                                                                   Dina Carlson
                                                                          “John 14:1-3”
Special Music                                                                                             

Sermon                                                                                                                    Larry Dunder
                                                            “A Message from God’s Word”
Hymn of Consecration**                                                                                           Hymnal #435
                                                                      “The Glory Song”
Benediction                                                                                                              Larry Dunder

Postlude *                                                                                                                     Selections

                                  * Please be Seated              **Please Stand                    ***Please Kneel

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Offering next week:  WB* / Oakwood / Andrews / Loma Linda Universities
 
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 Elder Larry Dunder.
 
  • Joyce Whitehead’s memorial service is Sunday August 2, 4 pm at Wickford Church. Please  pass this message to others
          Please keep Tammy and the rest of Joyce’s family in your prayers.  Reception to follow in our church fellowship hall.
 
  • Sue Quigley, a member in Burrillville, passed away on Monday.  Please let everyone know and ask them to pray for her family.  Sue’s memorial service will also be held August 2, at 10 am at the Burriville Church.  Thank you, Pr. Piresson.
           Below is the address of one of Sue’s daughters if you would like to send your condolences to the family.
           Karen Houle, 1324 Hill Rd, Pascoag, RI 02859
 
       
  • Join the movement!     Sign up at revivalandreformation.org
 
  • 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!
 
  • RI and southeastern Mass SNEC SDA Youth and Young Adult Federation Meeting August 8th and 9th. This will consist of a united worship service geared toward the youth on Sabbath hosted by the Providence Church; and also an outdoor picnic/outing on Sunday hosted by the Brockton Church. We would like as many churches as possible to participate and be represented. See Daphney for more info.
    
  • Atlantic Union and Northeast Prison Ministries Present:Training in prison ministry at Camp Lawroweld, Weld, Maine. October 23-25, 2015. For a registration form, see Peter. Early bird registration ends August 28. For information call 978 368 8333, ext. 3013. Or see: www.atlantic-union.org/prison.
 
 
God is With His Children
“Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west. I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth” Isaiah 43:5, 6.
 
We must do our work with cheerfulness and hopefulness. We are in no case to become discouraged. Let us keep our eyes off the disagreeable parts of our experience, and let our words be full of good cheer. We can surround ourselves with a sunny atmosphere, or with an atmosphere charged with gloom. Let us educate ourselves to talk courage. Let us learn lessons from the example of Christ. Not even His terrible humiliation at the hands of the Jews and the Roman soldiers,—His mock trial and the cruel treatment that He received,—caused Him to become discouraged.
 
Hold the beginning of your confidence firm unto the end. The light of God’s truth is not to be dimmed. It is to shine amidst the darkness of error that enshrouds our world. The Word of God is to be opened to those in the high places of the earth, as well as to those in the more lowly. The church of Christ is God’s agency for the proclamation of truth; she is empowered by Him to do a special work; and if she is loyal to God, obedient to His commandments, there will dwell within her the excellence of divine power. If she will honor the Lord God of Israel, there is no power that can stand against her. If she will be true to her allegiance, the forces of the enemy will be no more able to overpower her than is the chaff to resist the whirlwind.
 
There is before the church the dawn of a bright, glorious day, if she will put on the robe of Christ’s righteousness, withdrawing from all allegiance to the world.... From Christ is flowing the living stream of salvation.... When in faith we take hold of His strength, He will change, wonderfully change, the most hopeless, discouraging outlook. He will do this for the glory of His name.
This text is taken from Sons and Daughters of God by Ellen G. White.
 
British Adventists Find Success on Mount Folly
A health expo gives small-town residents a new perspective of the church.
By Victor Hulbert, BUC, with Clifford Herman

Seventh-day Adventists love the biblical narratives of Godly success on Mounts Carmel, Nebo, and Sinai.
They are invigorated by Jesus' teachings on the Sermon on the Mount and Jesus’ mountaintop transfiguration.
But what do they make of Mount Folly?
Mount Folly is the name of the main square in Bodmin, a small Cornish town situated about 240 miles (385 kilometers) southwest of London. It also is the location of the local Seventh-day Adventist church.
 
For many of Bodmin’s 14,916 inhabitants, the name “Mount Folly” and the square have become synonymous. But a two-day health expo backed by town authorities in the square last week has changed “Mount Folly” into “Mount Success,” with hundreds of local residents gaining a new perspective on the Adventist Church.
 
“At the end of the cycle of health checks, people happily took our health literature, including some describing the beliefs of the church, especially that of the Sabbath,” district pastor Clifford Herman said.
 
“There were sincere promises to visit the church,” he said. “Others came to view Adventists in a totally positive light compared to what was previously understood.”
 
Mount Folly Square is a prime location for special and important promotional events in the community. Such sites often come with an expensive price tag, and the authorities often limit who can use them.
 
Wanting to reach out to Bodmin, the local Adventist church decided to approach the authorities with its health expo proposal, giving plenty of advance notice but realistically expecting either a rejection or approval with a high price.
 
Church members were surprised when the town council not only gave the green light but also offered the square free of charge, including the use of electric outlets.
 
The reason? The council appreciated what the church was planning to do and saw the event as a positive contribution to Bodmin, Herman said.
 
The health expo organizers’ answer to prayer did not end there. The church needed suitable shelters to host the free health checks. Organizers approached a local tent rental company, again expecting a high price. Instead they were offered two large gazebos at a third of the cost. Like the town council, the rental company appreciated what the church was planning to offer to the community, the pastor said.
 
Running the event took the combined talents of local Adventists and church members from neighboring churches. Children, young people, and adults volunteered their time, armed with balloons for children, free toothbrushes and toothpaste donated by a dental practice in Scotland, and all the necessary equipment to offer free health checks.
 
The event became one of positive engagement with the community, Herman said. At times during the day there were waiting lines outside the tent as news of the free health checks spread throughout the town.
 
Some attendees, including recently retired nurse, were so impressed that they offered to serve as volunteers if the church organized another health expo.  Source:  Adventist Review.
 
 
As Protests Beset Honduras, Adventist Youth March With Hope

Some 10,000 young people point to the Ten Commandments amid a public outcry over corruption.
By IAD staff
Seventh-day Adventist young people took to the streets of major cities in the Central American country of Honduras to draw attention to the Bible and the Ten Commandments as thousands of protesters marched against government corruption.
 
More than 10,000 young people and church leaders holding signs and banners and riding atop colorful parade floats marched in Tegucigalpa, the capital, as well as in La Ceiba, San Pedro Sula, and dozens of other cities.
 
“Our Adventist young people gave a clear message to our Honduran population that unless citizens seriously commit to keeping all of the commandments of God, there won’t be positive changes to help the country forge ahead,” said Adan Ramos, president of the Adventist Church in Honduras.
 
Ramos spoke in the main squares of Tegucigalpa and La Ceiba as Adventists marched and gathered in parks to stage musical performances, give presentations of each of the Ten Commandments, and share information about healthy living.
 
The recent march was the third national event of its kind organized by the local church since 2013 and an important one, said Ramos. In recent weeks, non-Adventist young people have participated in dozens of marches demanding an end to corruption.
 
Honduras, which has a population of just 8.7 million, has the world’s highest murder rate, with 90.4 homicides per 100,000 people, according to United Nations statistics.
 
Ramos said that sharing hope and pointing people to Christian values as the way to create positive change will remain a priority in the coming months, with dozens of additional initiatives in the works.
 
Thousands of Adventist young people marched to promote Christian values last year, while a national march to end violence against women took place in 2013.
 
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Honduras has more than 181,200 members worshiping in 678 churches and companies. The church also operates a hospital and several Adventist schools.  Source:  Adventist Review
 

 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son,
that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16 NKJV)

 

“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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or leave an email at
info@wickfordSDAchurch.org