Wickford Seventh-day Adventist Church

8050 Post Rd • North Kingstown, RI, 02852-4426

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Posted 09/18/14
Wickford Seventh-day Adventist Church       
September 20, 2014
Sabbath School                                                                                                9:45 am
Superintendent’s Remarks – Peter Griswold
Bible Study Lesson –The Teachings of Jesus “Death and Resurrection”
                  “Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.”  (John 11:25, NKJV).
        Humans have an innate repulsion toward death because we were created only to live and never to die. Death is an intruder; it was not meant to be.
       That’s why, during His earthly ministry, Jesus showed immense sympathy toward the bereaved. When He saw the widow of Nain taking her only son to the grave, He had compassion on her and said to her, Do not weep  (Luke 7:13, NKJV). To a heartbroken father of a twelve-year-old girl who had just died, Christ consoled him, saying: Do not be afraid; only believe (Mark 5:36, NKJV). Every time death strikes our loved ones, Jesus is tenderly moved by our grief. His compassionate heart weeps with us.
       But Christ does far more than weep. Having conquered death with His own death and resurrection, He owns the keys of death, and He promises to raise everyone who believes in Him to eternal life. This is, by far, the greatest promise that we have been given in God’s Word; otherwise, if death has the final say, our whole lives and everything we have ever accomplished will be in vain.ath as seen in His teachings and in the example of His disciples after the Resurrection.
Source:  Sabbath School Quarterly  p 96.

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

Praise God for answered prayers!
We serve a merciful, powerful, wonderful God!
 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving,
let your requests be made known to God!”  Philippians 4:3.

Please pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon our congregation. 
Please pray for the Holy Spirit to guide our Southern New England Conference leaders’ search
for a new pastor for our 3 church district.
Sunday, October 5th,  Church Business Meeting!   More info: see  insert.
Sabbath, Oct 25th,    Youth Concert.   Save the date.  More info coming!


Sunset  Today:  6:46                                                                     Next Friday:   6:34
Entering His Presence to Worship                                                 11:00 a.m. 
Introit*                                                                                                        Congregation
Call to Worship-                                                                                       Jim  McFarland
                                                             "Psalm 104:33-34
Invocation & Welcome*                                                                              Larry Dunder
Opening Hymn**                                                                                       Hymnal  #  88                
                                                        I Sing the Mighty Power of God

Tithes & Offerings*                                                                                      Pete Cregan
                                                Wickford Local Church Budget
Doxology**                                                                                               Hymnal # 694
                                             “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings”
Prayer of Intercession and Praise*                                                             Larry Dunder
Hymn                                   “As We Come to You in Prayer”                     Hymnal #671
Response***                                                                                                Hymnal #684         
                                               “Hear Our Prayer, O Lord”

Youth Story                                                                                                 Donna Turner
Scripture Reading                                                                                      JIm  McFarland                 
                                                             “Isaiah 41:10”                             
Musical Selection                                                                                           Sam Jones
Sermon                                                                                                         Sandy Cregan
                                        “King of the North vs. IS, The Islamic State”
Hymn of Consecration**                                                                             Hymnal #522
                                               “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less”
Benediction                                                                                                   Sandy Cregan
Postlude *                                                                                                              Selections
* Please be Seated              **Please Stand                    ***Please Kneel
*     *     *     *     *
Offering next week:  Local SNEC Conference Budget

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.risda.org

Church Calendar

Sermon today by Elder Sandy Cregan.

Prayer Warriors Needed!!!!  "Now this is the confidence we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of
Him." 1 John 5:14, 15.  Please pray for:
  • Dina and Ray: end to her headaches
  • Betty Williamson from the Johnston Church stage 4 cancer.
  • Leroy & Sue Quigley from the Burriville Church.

Sunday, October 5th,   10:00 am, Church Business Meeting
Discuss and vote on: a ‘Lift’ to provide safer access from Lobby to the Fellowship Hall.
Improvements to Church Audio & Visual  Systems
Sunday, October 5th,     9:30 am, Work Bee
(short break for business meeting at 10 am.)  then back to work.    So roll up your sleeves and come ready to make our church shine in the Lord’s sight.
Sabbath, October 18th ,   We will enjoy our monthly
vegetarian fellowship meal.   Plan now to bring your favorite veggie dish and stay for the warm fellowship!
(No meal on October 11th)
Saturday, October 25th,  Evening Youth Concert! 
Time and more info to be announced!
Continue to learn the teachings of Jesus
with a new study guide.
"It would be well for us to spend a thoughtful hour each day in contemplation of the life of Christ. W should take it point by point, and let the imagination grasp each scene, especially the closing ones. As we thus dwell upon His great sacrifice for us .. we shall be more deeply imbued with His spirit"--Desire of ages,  p. 83.
As a follow-uo to our Sabbath School lessons, "The teachings of Jesus", you may spend the "thoughtful hour" by studying a new Bible study guide " A thoughtful hour", available through the Adventist Book Center.
If interested please speak to Peter Griswold and we will order some copies.
Please pray for our Prison Ministry Teams which meet on the following days:
  • Mondays:  ACI Medium One led by Chip Langley.
  • Tuesdays: women’s  ministry teams that meet at the ACI on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • Thursdays:  ACI –minimum security led by Charlie Petit, David Baron, and Rick Pelletier. More volunteers are needed.  Call Charlie: 397-4514.
The Program Health of Body, Mind, & Spirit airs on Fridays and Tuesdays in Kent county channel Cox18 or Verizon 31 and Saturdays at 2:30 on channels Cox 14 or Verizon 33.
“My heart, O God, is steadfast;
I will sing and make music with all my soul.”
  Psalm 108:1 (NIV)
October 5,  Adventist Community Services (ACS) disaster training at the Disaster Training Center located at the Waterford SDA Church in Quaker Hill, CT.,
We are conducting classes in October to train and certify Adventist church members for disaster response.
The goal is to build a network of Adventist Churches in Southern New England with at least 2-4 trained volunteers in each church.  With a proper network communication system, these churches will be capable of providing help to each other and our communities during a time of disaster (and they are coming).  Everything that we do as a Nationally recognized disaster response agency requires us, as Adventists, to intermingle with non-Adventist. What a great way to witness!
We are praying that we can get this network together before we are hit by a major disaster (better known as a hurricane). If you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them.
e-mail:   acsdr.snec@yahoo.com or call 860-444-1115.
May God Bless you,
Tom McQuarrie                ACS Disaster Response Coordinator/SNEC
October 17-19, 2014 at Springhill Suites, Devens, MA
"Hope in Present Danger"      Fall Women's Retreat
go to the SNEC website for information, application, etc.
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, Women's Brunch & Talk;11am
Topic: Be Your Own Advocate at Any Age
This month's talk will focus on taking care of business--advocating for yourself (and eventually, others). The saying, "...take care of yourself first, then you can take care of, or help others..." is true.
How many of us go through life feeling powerless or overwhelmed? Knowledge is freedom, but when and how to apply that knowledge sometimes befuddles even the most surefooted among us.
We will discuss what can be done (at any age) to bring comfort and peace of mind to anyone seeking control of their lives. Some wait for end of life to deal with certain tasks...but life happens along the way. You must  tackle the task while strong to avoid the problems of when you are weak.
Curious? Join us on the 28th! Hope to see you there~Feel free to bring a vegetarian dish or dessert for our potluck.
I would also like to add, last month's maxi-pad drive was a huge success! We collectively donated 30 pkgs. of pads and a few bottles each of shower wash, deodorant, & toothbrushes. The mission was grateful, indeed. We also donated clothes, handbags, food, and a microwave from donations given from church members. It all helps--it all matters! Thanks to you all!
In light of this success, I will feature a monthly item that we can donate to the ladies of the Providence Rescue Mission. September will be socks~ any type of socks. This is a huge need for the guests at the mission; with cooler weather around the corner, what better time to provide socks. So, anyone willing and able to bring socks (any kind~ in any amount), please bring them on the 28th, or if you want to donate but can't attend, please leave them to my attention at the church. Also, socks can be donated even if they are used--just be sure they are free of holes and are laundered.
NOTE: If all you have are men's socks...we will gladly donate those, too :)
Thank you,       Betty Williamson    (401) 723-9256
“He will not be afraid of evil tidings;
His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.”
Psalm 112:7
GBA 100th Anniversary Choir--All singers, alumni and non-alumni, are invited to sing for the church service for alumni weekend.  Date Oct 4.  Rehearsals by Dot Krueger with be held Friday Oct 3 at 4-5 PM and Sabbath Oct 4 at 9-10 AM at the Stoneham Memorial Church Sanctuary.
Please let me know if you need a special rehearsal to accommodate your schedule.  I'll do what I can.  Many thanks and the GBA alumni thanks you as well.  You can contact me as follows:  Tel.  781-279-7778 and Email:    n.crandall32@gmail.com<mailto:n.crandall32@gmail.com>
Tests All Along the Way
My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord;
 neither be weary of his correction: for whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Proverbs 3:11, 12.
God brings men into trying places to see if they will trust in a power out of and above themselves. He sees not as man sees. He often has to break up human connections and change the order which man has mapped out, which is perfect in his estimation. What man thinks is for his spiritual and temporal interests May be altogether at variance with the experience he must have in order to be a follower of Christ. His idea of his own value May be far out of the way.
Tests are placed all along the way from earth to heaven. It is because of this that the road to heaven is called the narrow way. Character must be tested, else there would be many spurious Christians who would keep up a fair semblance of religion until their inclinations, their desire to have their own way, their pride and ambition, were crossed. When by the Lord’s permission sharp trials come to them, their lack of genuine religion, of the meekness and lowliness of Christ, shows them to be in need of the work of the Holy Spirit.
Christ’s command, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23), is the touchstone that discovers the quality of the experience. When a man’s inclinations or ambitious hopes are crossed he reveals the spirit that governs him....
He [Christ] invites all to wear His yoke and learn His meekness and lowliness. He knows that it is positively necessary for them to do this. But no human being can wear the yoke of submission and obedience who does not learn daily in the school of Christ.... No one, whatever his supposed abilities, can bear the test of trial unless he is a student in the school of Christ....
 The true Christian keeps his eyes fixed on Him who searches the heart and tries the reins, who requires truth in the inward parts. His constant prayer is, “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:23, 24).  Source:  “In Heavenly Places”  by EG  White.
Trouble and anguish have overtaken me,
Yet Your commandments are my delights.
                 Psalm 119:143 (NKJV)                 
Costa Rica: Youth Promote Healthful Living
by Adventist Review staff
Seventh-day Adventists in Costa Rica joined forces with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency or ADRA, to promote healthful living under the world church’s “I Want to Live Healthy” banner, which features the eight natural remedies.
The event, called “ADRAthon” and held in the main park of the city of Heredia, saw young people distribute food to the homeless, showcase a health expo, and promote a recycling campaign.
They also connected with passers-by with hugs, cheerful words, and activities such as face painting for children.
The initiative was part of promoting ADRA’s work in the community and the agency’s interest in the welfare of people globally, said Julio Alfaro, ADRA Costa Rica director.
“We are excited to hold this first ADRAthon campaign here in Heredia because we want to let the public learn more about how ADRA is the social arm of the church,” Alfaro said. “We praise God for the support of the church members.”
More than 80 young people from various Adventist churches and Central American Adventist University joined in the day’s activities on Aug. 24. City officials attended the event, which was covered on the radio and television.  Source:  Adventist Review.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
Psalm 23:1

We would love to have you worship with us.

Sabbaths (Saturdays):

  •  Bible Study at 10:00 AM
  • Worship Service at 11:00 AM
Church address: 8050 Post Rd, N. Kingstown, RI  02852 (401) 294-6356




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