Hello Friends, As you notice, much is happening at Wickford and in our District.
Join us in praising Our God.
Sabbath School 9:45 am
Superintendent’s Remarks – Peter Griswold
Bible Study Lesson –Proverbs – Words of the Wise
“Women and Wine”
“Do not give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor for princes intoxicating drink” (Proverbs 31:3-4, NKJV).
The book of Proverbs began with the teachings of a father (Prov. 1:1, 8; 4:1) and ends with the teachings of a mother (Prov. 31:1). The name Lemuel may allude to Solomon; if so, then Lemuel’s mother is Solomon’s mother, and she warns her son against the two most serious threats to the king: wine and women.
The association of wine and women is deliberate. To be efficient as a ruler, the king has to be careful of the influences he faces, and these two factors can be very powerful. Though the right woman could be beneficial, alcohol is only trouble.
The father’s introduction was concerned with the spiritual acquisition of wisdom. Now, the mother’s conclusion is concerned with applying wisdom in real life. For the spiritual principles taught by the father would mean nothing if the practical advice offered by the mother were not followed. 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.
- We are also pleased to feature a slide presentation by Doug Harris about his recent Mission Trip to Belize.
- We will be having a light lunch after the worship hour. All are Welcome!
- Save the Date!!!!! Camp Meeting Coming Soon! June 12-20!
Sunset Today: 7:06 Next Friday: 7:14
Entering His Presence to Worship 11:00 A.M
“I Love You Lord”
Call to Worship- Cibelle Dal’Alba
“Responsive Reading #787, Christianity in Practice”
Invocation & Welcome* Daphney Williams
Opening Hymn** Hymnal #319
“Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”
Tithes & Offerings* Allen Hamilton
Our Southern New England Conference Budget
Doxology** Hymnal # 694
“Praise God, From Whom All Blessings”
Prayer of Intercession and Praise* Daphney Williams
Hymn “As We Come to You in Prayer” Hymnal #671
Response*** Hymnal #684
“Hear Our Prayer, O Lord”
Youth Story Williams Family
Mission Presentation “The Results of Your Investment” Doug Harris
Scripture Reading Cibelle Dal’Alba
Musical Selection Youth (instrumental)
Sermon Ambrosee Piresson
"He Will Never Leave You or Forsake You”
Hymn of Consecration** Hymnal #499
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus”
Benediction Ambrosee Piresson
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: email@example.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.risda.org
- Sermon today presented by Ambrosee Piresson from our youth department as part of our 13th Sabbath program.
- We will have a light vegetarian lunch after worship hour. All are Welcome and encouraged to attend!
- Doug Harris will be giving a PowerPoint slide presentation today showing, “The Results of Your Investment,” and how your generous donations to the Belize building materials fund benefited the students and adults on Mission 2000’s recent mission trip to Belize, Central America.
Plan to come and enjoy the blessing of singing for Jesus. Contact Denise McFarland for more info.
- Nursing Home Ministry: When: 2nd Sabbath of every month. Where: The Seasons Assisted Living Facility, E. Greenwich. When: 3-4 PM, after our Fellowship Meal.
- Joyce Whitehead Update: Joyce is in Robert’s Nursing Home which is almost across the street from the Wickford Junction Train Station. Please keep Joyce in prayer.
Just Imagine . . .Millions of Seventh-day Adventists…
- 100 day Prayer initiative March 25th to July 11th
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.
- Please pray for our Prison Ministry Teams which meet on the following days:
• 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
- Prison Ministry Day on Sabbath April 4, 2015
The Connecticut Valley Seventhday Adventist Church will be hosting Prison Ministry Day on Sabbath April 4, 2015. Our guest speaker will be Pastor Ronald Vincent, the Prison Ministry Coordinator for the New York Conference and a member of the Prison Ministry Advisory Board for the Atlantic Union Conference. Pastor Vincent will also be leading out in an afternoon presentation on Prison Ministry at 3:00 pm. Anyone interested in serving in Prison Ministries are invited to come and learn how we can be more effective in ministering to our incarcerated brothers and sisters.
“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Joshua 1:5 (NIV)
“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.” Colossians 3:13.
The religion of Jesus Christ means progress; it means to be ever reaching upward to a holier and higher standard. The Christian whose heart has been touched with the beauty of the Saviour’s character, is to put into practice that which he learns in the school of Christ. We must be apt pupils in the school of Christ, readily learning that which He teaches us from day to day.
We can never attain perfection of character if we do not hear the voice of God and obey His counsel. This instruction does not apply simply to those who have had no trials to meet which would create dislike to their brethren, but it applies to those who have been injured, who have suffered from financial wrong, from reproach and criticism, from misapprehension and misjudgment. These must not allow hatred to enter the heart, or permit unkind feelings to arise when they look upon those who have injured them....
Like Christ we shall forgive our enemies, and watch for opportunities to show those who have harmed us that we love their souls, and if we could, would do them good.... If those who have injured us, still continue in their course of wrong-doing ... we must make efforts to be reconciled to our brethren, following the Bible plan, as Christ Himself has directed. If our brethren refuse to be reconciled, then do not talk about them, nor injure their influence, but leave them in the hands of a just God, who judgeth all men righteously.... The youth may profess to have great love for the cause of God; but while they are unreconciled to their companions, they are unreconciled to God. It is these ... selfish feelings that are cherished, that keep the blessing of God out of our hearts and homes. Let the love of Christ flow into the heart and transform the character, or we shall not be children of God. Look to Jesus as your guide and pattern.... Study how you can be like Him, in thoughtfulness for others, in meekness and humility. Thus may you “grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ”; you may reflect His image, and be accepted of Him as His own, at His coming.
This text is taken from Sons and Daughters of God by Ellen G. White.
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26 (NIV)
7 Diseases Water Can Cure
By Dr. Roger Gallant, Newstart Newsletter
Water. It’s the most common compound on earth, so why not put it to use? Water has many medicinal applications, and today we’ll highlight 7 diseases that can be reduced or even cured by drinking water.
1. Heart Disease - Water thins and dilutes the blood, which aids in better circulation. A study of more than 20,000 participants found that men who drank more than 40 ounces of water per day cut risk of CAD by 46%. Women had an even greater response, cutting their risk by 59%.
2. Diabetes – Because water contains no calories or sugar, it doesn’t raise the blood glucose level. Water dilutes the high concentration of sugar in the blood, and is the only substance that is absorbed and not digested.
3. Cancer - Adequate water intake helps to prevent colon cancer. One study reported that adequate water intake reduced the incidence of colon cancer in men by 92%, breast cancer in woman by 79%, and bladder cancer by 51%.
4. Obesity - Did you know that 2 glasses of water increased the metabolic rate by about 30% in one study? Researchers believe that an increase in water intake of 6 glasses per day could burn about 5 lbs of fat per year.
5. Urinary Tract Health - Our kidneys are sophisticated filters that process about 200 quarts of blood each day to make about 2 quarts of urine. According to the National Kidney Research Fund, adequate water intake is the best way to promote proper kidney function, avoid kidney stones, flush impurities form the blood, and protect against urinary tract infections.
6. Arthritis - Our joints are cushioned by fluid-filled sacs, but when we are dehydrated, our bodies draw water fro these non-essential areas. As a result, joints are not adequately cushioned and movement can become painful. Moderate dehydration can actually mimic arthritis.
7. Digestive Health - Water can keep your gallbladder clean. A recent study found that drinking adequate room temperature water resulted in gallbladder emptying. Low daily water intake has been attributed as a cause for the formation of gallstones.
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“Anything but water, please!” We really don’t say it, but when we go to the drive-up window or sit down to order a meal, that is exactly what most Americans in essence say: coffee please, or Mountain Dew, Coke, a milk shake, a glass of wine, but rarely plain water! Hot days? We automatically reach for a soda. Your brain is about 80% water. Water keeps you thinking clearly. “Anything but water” is a bad tradition that puts an overwhelming osmotic load into the blood stream, making it sticky and flow poorly. Only water can create the proper environment for your blood to flow smoothly, help regulate your blood pressure, and promote vascular health. In one study, men who drank five or more glasses of water daily had a 54% less risk of a heart attack than those who drank two or less daily, or who used other beverages.
People who drank two eight-ounce glasses of water 20 to 30 minutes before meals ate an average of 75 fewer calories at that meal. In another study two eight-ounce glasses of water before meals resulted in a 44% greater weight loss over 12 weeks than in a non-water control group. That is staggering! Reach for water, not coffee, or soda. That is a proven way to curb appetite and lose weight.
Avoid it entirely! Caffeine is a diuretic. Coffee and most soda pop contain a whopping amount of caffeine geared to dehydrate you. It can raise the blood pressure, blood sugar, and blood fats. It stimulates the nervous system and can cause irritability, anxiety, tremors, chronic fatigue, and insomnia. After time, the pick-me-up is only preventing a major let-down, produced by the habit itself. Eventually you hit bottom.
What happens if I don’t drink enough water?
The kidneys have to work much harder to excrete toxins, and may be damaged. Each cell in the body needs water to function well, so inadequate water intake can cause disease. Chronic lack of water is linked to bladder cancer. Fatigue and headaches are a common result of drinking too little water. In the summer months, increase intake and stay ahead of thirst. When you are thirsty you are already dehydrated. Water keeps the body cool. It brings the heat from the inner organs to the surface of the skin in the form of sweat, and also acts as an evaporative cooler. Drink eight cups per day. Also, enjoy hot and cold contrast showers. The cold stimulates the immune system, and hot baths open the pores and eliminates toxins.
Remember, water is of vital importance – use it abundantly for good health and vitality. Source: Dr. Neil Nedley, Newstart Newsletter
2 Adventists Detained in Bangladesh:The Adventist Church asks members worldwide to pray.
by ANN and Adventist Review staff
The Seventh-day Adventist Church said Tuesday that two Adventists were detained in Bangladesh on unclear charges.
They have been released from custody ahead of a court hearing, church spokesman Garrett Caldwell said.
The Adventist Church is seeking to clarify the circumstances surrounding the case.
“While the Seventh-day Adventist Church places a high value on religious freedom and encourages respect for all religious traditions, we realize that misunderstandings may occur in areas of the world where we are a religious minority,” Caldwell said. “It is our hope that the situation can be resolved as we work with local authorities to clarify the matter.”
He asked Adventists worldwide to pray about the situation.
Bangladesh, which is bordered on three sides by India and Myanmar to its southeast, has the world’s fourth-largest Muslim population after Indonesia, Pakistan, and India. An estimated 86 percent of the population of 157 million is Muslim, followed by 12 percent Hindu and 1 percent Buddhist. Christians comprise about 0.4 percent of the population. Source: Adventist Review
“The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” Psalm 23:1(NIV)
See you at Church,
Have a blessed Sabbath,
“You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.”
Bible Study at 10:00 AM
Worship Service at 11:00 AM
Church address: 8050 Post Rd, N. Kingstown, RI 02852 (401) 294-6356