Wickford Seventh-day Adventist Church

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

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Wickford Seventh-day Adventist Church        October 25, 2014
Sabbath School                                                                                                9:45 am
Superintendent’s Remarks – Peter Griswold
Bible Study Lesson –The Book of James
  “Being and Doing”
       “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves” (James 1:22).
       Jean Francois Gravelet, better known as The Great Blondin, became famous for walking across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. In September of 1860, the Prince of Wales had witnessed Blondin's crossing of the falls with an assistant on his back. After the walk, Blondin turned to the British prince and offered to carry him across the falls too. Although the prince had heard of the man's skills, and had even just seen them in action, he was still not ready to place his life in Blondin's hands.
      The point is, of course, that hearing and seeing are not enough when it comes to a relationship with God. We may be intellectually convinced about the existence of God, the truth of the gospel, and the Second Coming. We may have even seen for ourselves the reality of God's love and care. Yet, even with all that, we may not really be ready to commit ourselves fully into His hands, an action that would be revealed by our works. This is precisely why James emphasizes the importance of being doers, not just hearers, of the Word.
       We will look at what being a doer of the Word means for those saved by grace.
Source:  Sabbath School Quarterly p. 30..

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

Tonight!!!!    6 pm:   Free!!!     “Classical and Contemporary: a concert by
Mary Cregan and friends".   Invite friends and family and plan to enjoy a wonderful musical evening!    All are Welcome!
‘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:  5:49                                                                    Next Friday:   5:39

Entering His Presence to Worship                                                 11:00 a.m. 
Introit*                                                                                                        Congregation
Call to Worship-                                                                                       Cibelle Dal Alba
                                                             "Isaiah 40:26-28”
Invocation & Welcome*                                                                             Larry Dunder
Opening Hymn**                                                                                       Hymnal  #240               
                                                          "Fairest Lord Jesus

Tithes & Offerings*                                                                                    Pete  Cregan
                                                      Local Conference 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                                                                                      Cibelle Dal 'Alba                     
                                                        “Romans 8:38”                             
Musical Selection                                                                                          Marry Cregan
Sermon                                                                                                           Sandy Cregan
                                                               "Just Jesus"

Hymn of Consecration**                                                                              Hymnal #305

                                                           “Give Me Jesus”

Benediction                                                                                                    Sandy Cregan
Postlude *                                                                                                              Selections
* Please be Seated              **Please Stand                    ***Please Kneel
*     *     *     *     *
Offering next week:  Our Local Church 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.

TONIGHT!!!!!!      Saturday, October 25th,  6 pm: 
 “Classical and Contemporary: a concert by Mary Cregan and friends".   It is FREE!  
Please plan on bringing friends and family to enjoy a wonderful evening of beautiful music.

 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!
Tuesday, 10 am, Bible study--’A thoughtful hour’.
Please speak to Peter if interested, and to confirm the meeting. (467 7692).
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
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.
Amazing Facts Presents
An Epic Bible Study Adventure
Coming to Wickford Church via sattelite
October 31 – November 22
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!
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 …
  • 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!
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!
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

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.
Dear Elders,
I have good news. Pastor Joseph Piresson has accepted the call of the SNEC Personnel Committee
to be the new pastor of the Johnston-Wickford-Burrillville District.
He tells me that he can be in the District working by the Sabbath of November 8, 2014.
Please feel free to contact the Pastor at your convenience.
I pray for the blessing of God as new opportunities are presented to both the churches and the pastor.
May the Kingdom grow in numbers, and the character of Jesus.
David Dennis
DM Dennis, SNEC President

“I have set the Lord always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.”
Psalm 16:8

From our new pastor’s desk:
Here is my contact information:
Pastor Joseph Piresson
Wife: Fatima Piresson
Daughter: Ambrosee Piresson
Son: Joseph Piresson II
(and a Dog: Nahvon, (??????) Hebrew for clever, intelligent, wise, smart).

Email address: jpiresson@me.com
Phone number: (860) 759-8132
Here is a short autobiography:
I am the great-grandson of a Jewish man born in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel, who in the late 1800’s immigrated to Brazil,
where I was the firstborn in a family of five children, in 1968.
I became a Seventh-day Adventist at the age of 14 and by the age of 21 I had already been a Pathfinder counselor, a youth director, a Sabbath school director, and an evangelism committee director.  I did literature evangelism to pay for my schooling from my academy through college years.  The Lord blessed my work and I became a successful literature evangelist.  So at the age of 24,  I was invited by the
Columbia Union Conference in the US to come and do literature evangelism in New Bedford, MA.  It was upon my arrival in the US that I met the person who is today my wife. 
As of July 2014: Fatima and I have been married 20 years.
Fatima has been an educator for over 25 years.  In 2008 she earned a Doctorate degree (an Ed.S.) in Curriculum and Instruction from Andrews University.  We have been blessed with two bright healthy children, Ambrosee who is a 19 year old Pre-Med and Music Major at the University of Connecticut and Joseph who is a 12 year old 8th grader.  Our family is musically inclined.  Ambrosee and Joseph play both the piano and the violin, and I play the guitar.  We also have sung for a variety of audiences including campmeetings.
Academically, I graduated from Atlantic Union College with a double major in Theology and in Spanish and a Minor in Education.  Later, I also earned an M.Div. degree from Andrews University.  I love Biblical Hebrew and Greek,
and I have a strong interest for archaeology.  In 2010-2011 I took graduate classes in Archaeology at Southern Adventist University and at the Hebrew University In Jerusalem.  I also participated as a member of the Archaeological group doing excavations during the seasons of 2010-2011 in Khirbet Qeiyafa, a fortified settlement resting atop a hill overlooking the Elah Valley of the Judean Shephelah in south-central Israel.
My leadership orientation is based on the concept of Natural Church Development (Empowering Leadership, Gift-Oriented Ministry, Passionate Spirituality, Functional Structures, Inspiring Worship, Holistic Small groups, Need-Oriented Evangelism and Loving Relationships.) with focus on the preaching of “Present Truth.”
Reading is my everyday life and the Conflict of the Ages series is my Bible companion set.  Outside of that, a book that I love is Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest.
As far as athletics, I love soccer, volleyball, basketball, biking,
swimming, and hiking.
Please continue to pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon our church family and our new Pastor and his family!

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage;
do not be afraid, nor be dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:9


“Have Fervent Charity”

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8.

 Followers of Christ will not exhibit characteristics that are cheap and selfish, but in word, spirit, and action they will reveal the tenderness of Christ.... A domineering, overbearing spirit is not of God and should not be exercised toward believers or unbelievers, however lowly May be their station. Christians are required to represent Christ in all their dealings with those for whom He has given His precious life....
 He who continually beholds Christ will make it manifest in his spirit, in his words, in his course of action. He will not crowd anyone, will not push tried souls into stronger temptation or indifferently leave them on Satan’s battleground. He will reach out a hand to help and seek to draw souls upward and heavenward. As a laborer together with God he will see to it that the feet of the tempted ones are firmly planted on the Rock of Ages....
There is no limit to the forgiving love of Christ.... We should let those who are in danger understand that we appreciate them, that we are not willing to give them up. Speak to them, pray with them, and exhort them in love....
The religion of the Bible is to guide the conduct of everyone who sincerely believes in Christ. The Bible must guide us in our dealings in daily life. We May make a profession of being followers of Christ, and yet if we are not doers of His Word we shall be like the counterfeit coin. We shall not have the right ring. Everyone of us is a member of the human family. We owe it to God to love Him, to manifest affection for Him in our ways and words. We owe it to every member of the human family, whether black or white, high or low, to treat him with kindness and to manifest interest for his soul. As members of one family we are all brethren....
Children of God are citizens of heaven. They are the purchase of the Son of God, His blood-bought family. Every soul is precious in His sight, more precious than fine gold, even the golden wedge of Ophir.                                                                                                  Source:   “In Heavenly Places by EG White.                                                        

“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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