Wickford Seventh-day Adventist Church October 18, 2014
Sabbath School 9:45 am
Superintendent’s Remarks – Peter Griswold
Bible Study Lesson –The Book of James
“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him” (James 1:12).
We all have experienced it. We resolve not to give in to temptation, but in the heat of the battle, our resolve melts and-much to our own sense of shame and self-loathing-we fall into sin. Sometimes it seems that the more we focus on not sinning, the more powerless against temptation we feel, and the more hopeless our condition appears. We wonder if indeed we are saved at all. It's hard to imagine any serious Christian who hasn't wondered about his or her own salvation, especially after having just fallen into sin.
Fortunately, we can have victory over the temptations that so easily ensnare us. None of us, no matter how enveloped in sin, is hopeless, for our Father of lights (James 1:17) is greater than our propensity to evil, and only in Him and through His Word can we have victory.
That's the message from the verses we will study this week. Sure, temptations are real, sin is real, and the battle against self is very real. But God is real, too, and through Him we can more than overcome the temptations that brew inside us, just waiting to take us down.
Source: Sabbath School Quarterly p. 22.
The Church at Praise 10:50-11:00 am
Please join us after the worship hour for our monthly vegetarian fellowship
dinner. It is a wonderful time for good food and to make good friends.
All are Welcome!!!!!
Next Sabbath, Oct 25th, 6 pm: “Classical and Contemporary: a concert by
Mary Cregan and friends". Save the date. More info coming!
‘Landmarks of Prophecy’ starts at the Wickford church Saturday, Nov. 1st.
See flyer for more info or call Larry at 401-539-3418.
Sunset Today: 5:59 Next Friday: 5:49
Entering His Presence to Worship 11:00 a.m.
Call to Worship- Sharon Gyi
Invocation & Welcome* Sandy Cregan
Opening Hymn** Hymnal #100
"Great is Thy Faithfulness”
Tithes & Offerings* Peter Griswold
Local Church Budget
Doxology** Hymnal # 694
“Praise God, From Whom All Blessings”
Prayer of Intercession and Praise* Sandy Cregan
Hymn “As We Come to You in Prayer” Hymnal #671
Response*** Hymnal #684
“Hear Our Prayer, O Lord”
Youth Story Ray Carlson
Scripture Reading Sharon Gyi
“Jude verse 9”
Musical Selection R G Agua
Sermon Ray Carlson
"We Are Nothing Without Faith"
Hymn of Consecration** Hymnal #304
“Faith of Our Fathers”
Benediction Ray Carlson
Postlude * Selections
* Please be Seated **Please Stand ***Please Kneel
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Offering next week: Our Local 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
Sermon today by Ray Carlson.
Happy Birthday Ray!
Please join us today after the worship hour for our monthly vegetarian buffet.
It is a wonderful opportunity
to taste great food and to make new friends! All Welcome!
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.
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: no more headaches
- Joyce Whitehead
- Betty Williamson from the Johnston Church
Tuesday, 10 am, Bible study--’A thoughtful hour’.
Please speak to Peter if interested, and to confirm the meeting. (467 7692).
Saturday, October 25th, 6 pm:
“Classical and Contemporary: a concert by Mary Cregan and friends".
Save the date. More info coming!
Sunday, October 26, 1-4 p.m, Cedar Brook School will hold a Fall Festival.
Come and enjoy the FOOD, GAMES, FUN, HAYRIDE, and FELLOWSHIP!!!
Citrus Season is upon us. Cedar Brook School is looking forward to making delicious tree-ripened fruit available to you. Please call the school (508) 252-3930 by MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd 2014. See flyers for more info, prices.
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 11 am--Women's Ministry Brunch & Presentation
at Johnston Church.
Topic: Being Prepared in Any Season
Storm seasons, life seasons. What will we face? How do we face it? How can we be prepared without being overwhelmed or a little nutty. This is not a Prepper's Primer.
Join us for fun & fellowship as we share stories and maybe learn a bit, too. Bring a vegan/vegetarian dish or dessert to share if you are able and a friend or two, too!
Amazing Facts Presents
Landmarks of Prophecy is a 21-part, epic Bible study adventure presented by Pastor Doug Batchelor, president of Amazing Facts. You’ll delve into the pages of the Bible to get clear, trustworthy, logical answers to your most pressing questions about life, faith, and the future—while getting life-changing insight into what lies next in human history and the practical tools you need to thrive in the here and now!
LANDMARKS of PROPHECY
An Epic Bible Study Adventure
Coming to Wickford Church via sattelite
October 31 – November 22
And while Landmarks is a unique study experience in the Bible, you don't have to be a Christian to enjoy it. We've designed it so that anyone from any denomination, faith, or worldview can learn what the Bible really has to say about prophecy and much more. Using the latest media technology, this series is designed for today’s sophisticated audiences and presents the landmark themes of the Bible in a bright and compelling way.
You’ll get straightforward, meaningful answers to questions like …
Landmarks of Prophecy will offer you incredible assurance that God is in control and that the keys to unlocking the future do not come from palm readers or psychics, but rather from the Word of God—the Bible!
- What significance does a prediction given thousands of years ago have for you today?
- What recent world events are the fulfillment of prophecy and harbingers of the end?
- Are you ready for the coming crisis?
- Plus, you’ll learn what the Bible really says about the second coming and the rapture; the truth about hell, heaven, death, and the afterlife; the facts surrounding the antichrist, the mark of the beast, and the seal of God; relevant insight into grace, salvation, and the Ten Commandments today—plus information about the origin of evil, why there is suffering in the world, the United States in prophecy, and so much more!
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
“And surely I am with you always,
to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:20 (NIV)
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.
Courtesy Toward All
“Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another,
love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous.”
1 Peter 3:8.
“Be courteous,” is a Bible injunction. We all have our peculiar temperaments. Some have very quick tempers; some are inclined to be morose, some stubborn, and others coarse and rough, unkind in words. Therefore we need to cultivate our tempers, take ourselves in hand....Soften whatever is harsh in your temper and burnish off the rough edges of your character.
Never be sour and harsh at any time. Abstain from frowns and contempt, however much you May feel them. You should win respect by being respectful and courteous. Treat every one with civility; they are the purchase of the blood of Christ. If you seek to imitate Christ in your character, the impression upon the people will not be made by you, but by the angels of God that stand right by your side; they will touch the hearts of those to whom you speak.
Those who hope to be the companions of holy angels should possess refined manners. If the principles of the Christian religion are carried out in the daily life, there will be a kind thoughtfulness for others, for this was characteristic of Christ. Then, although a man May be poor, he will have true dignity, for he is God’s nobleman.
Christianity will make a man a gentleman. We are the purchase of Christ’s blood, and we are to represent Him, to pattern after Him. And He was courteous, even to His persecutors. The true follower of Jesus manifests the same mild, self-sacrificing spirit that marked the life of his Master. Look at Paul when brought before rulers. His speech before Agrippa is a model of dignified courtesy as well as persuasive eloquence. I would not encourage the formal politeness current with the world, which is destitute of the true spirit of courtesy, but the politeness that springs from real kindness of feeling.
In Christ a greater example has been given us than that of either patriarch or apostle. Here we have genuine courtesy illustrated. This virtue ran parallel with His life, clothing it with a softened and refined beauty, and shedding its luster over every action. Source: ‘In Heavenly Places’ by EG White.
Answered Prayer: 200 Nigerian Schoolgirls 'to Be Freed'
Adventists around the world have prayed for this moment for six months.
Posted October 17, 2014
Islamist militants in Nigeria have agreed to free the more than 200 Christian schoolgirls held captive since April, giving new hope to thousands of Adventists around the world who have prayed for the girls’ release for the past six months.
The Nigerian military announced Friday that a truce has been reached with Boko Haram militants to end fighting that has killed about 2,000 people since 2009. It said the agreement included the release of the schoolgirls in the next few days.
“Seventh-day Adventists around the world have made the plight of the kidnapped girls of Chibok an item of prayer from the beginning, so we will certainly rejoice when they are reunited with their families,” said Garrett Caldwell, spokesman for the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The girls, believed to be kept in a forest on Nigeria's border with Cameroon, were seized from a government-run school in the town of Chibok. The authorities have not specified the faiths of the girls, but there are no Adventists among them.
Adventists joined an international Bring Back Our Girls campaign in seeking the girls’ release, making #BringBackOurGirls a hashtag in a prayer drive on social media.
“We have followed this tragedy with prayers, and we have tried to contribute through our diplomatic contacts,” said John Graz, director of the Adventist world church's public affairs and religious liberty department.
He added: “Once free, the young Christian girls will need the prayers and help of the whole Christian family. They are our children.”
A truce would be welcome news for Adventists in Nigeria’s restive northeast who have lived in constant fear that they might be targeted. Militants torched an Adventist church just a few weeks ago, forcing its members to flee to other parts of the country.
“We will continue to pray that the communities in the region experience freedom from all forms of religious persecution,” said Caldwell, the Adventist Church spokesman. Source: Adventist Review.
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.”
Micah 6:8 (NIV)
Adventist Pastor in Ukraine Released From Detention
Sergei Litovchenko, pastor of the Horlivka Seventh-day Adventist Church in eastern Ukraine, has been released and is being reunited with his family after 20 days of detention.
Local Church and family members would like to thank Adventists and others who have prayed for his freedom throughout the ordeal.
“We are very happy to know that Pastor Litovchenko is in good health” said Garrett Caldwell, spokesman for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. “We must continue to work and pray for the safety and security of our clergy and for believers who are in any area of conflict around the world.”
Litovchenko was detained on September 27 when a worship service was interrupted and worshipers were directed to disburse. Source: Adventist Review.
“Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me,
you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
John 20:29 (NIV)
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
We would love to have you worship with us.
- Bible Study at 10:00 AM
- Worship Service at 11:00 AM
Church address: 8050 Post Rd, N. Kingstown, RI 02852 (401) 294-6356