Wickford Seventh-day Adventist Church

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



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Posted 08/22/14
Sabbath School                                                                                                9:45 am
Superintendent’s Remarks – Peter Griswold
Bible Study Lesson –The Teachings of Jesus:  “The Church”
 
             “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.” (John 17:20-21, NKJV).
        The roots of the Christian church can be traced back to Adam, Abraham, and the sons of Israel. The Lord had called Abraham, and later the Israelites, to enter into a covenant relationship with Him in order to bless the world through them. In the course of sacred history, that covenant relationship was continued by the church.
       The church was not an invention of the apostles or of any human being. During His ministry, Christ Himself announced His intention of establishing His church: I will build My church (Matt. 16:18, NKJV). The church owes its existence to Jesus Christ. He is its Originator.
       According to the Gospels, the term church appears on the lips of Jesus only three times (Matt. 16:18, 18:17). This doesn’t mean, however, that He didn’t deal with the subject. In fact, He taught very important concepts relating to the church. Our study this week will center on two main ideas: the foundation of the church and the unity of the church.  Source:  Sabbath School Quarterly  p 64.

 
The Church at Praise                                                                             10:50-11:00 am
 
Announcements:            
 
Sabbath, August 30, will be Pastor Kimbrough’s last Sabbath with us.
He and his family will be relocating to West Virginia.
 
September 6th: Compassion Boston Kickoff Rally with Pastor John Bradshaw of
“It is Written”.
 
September 6th:  Meet James White in New Bedford!   See insert for more info.        

 
Sunset  Today:  7:33                                                                     Next Friday:   7:22
 
Entering His Presence to Worship                                                 11:00 a.m. 
 
Introit*                                                                                                Congregation
                                                       “Sanctuary”
Call to Worship                                                                                                 RG
                    Responsive Reading #707:“O Praise God in His Holy Place”
Invocation & Welcome*                                                                     Sandy Cregan
 
Opening Hymn**                                                                               Hymnal  # 88
                                                I Sing the Mighty Power

Tithes & Offerings*                                                                               Pete Cregan
                                           Our Local Conference 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                                                                                     Joe Ewing-Chow
Scripture Reading                                                                                               RG
                                                  “1 John 4:20,21”                             
Musical Selection                                                                              Nathan Meyers
 
Sermon                                                                                             Joe Ewing-Chow
                                                     “A Divine Imperative (Part 2)”
Hymn of Consecration**                                                                         Hymnal #350
                                                    “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”
Benediction                                                                                     Joe Ewing-Chow
Postlude *                                                                                                              Selections
* Please be Seated              **Please Stand                    ***Please Kneel
*     *     *     *     *
Offering next week: WB / AUAM
 
Pastor Barry Kimbrough  (508)243-1289  ****[can receive texts or calls!]]
Email:  morninglightwpep@yahoo.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

Church Calendar

 Sermon today by our Wickford Church First Elder Joe Ewing-Chow.
 
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:
  • John Ross   He is home now and recuperating.  Take the time and drop a line.
  • Betty Williamson from the Johnston Church stage 4 cancer.
  • Leroy & Sue Quigley.   Leroy suffered a stroke and now is battling an infection.
 
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.

 
Tuesdays: 7:30 pm, Prayer and Praise by Phone.
Wickford church will meet every Tuesday by conference phone.   Call 1-209-647-1000 (it is a California number, so long distance charges may apply) then enter access code: 499 954 #  (pound sign).  Questions or info Maggie 539-3418.
 
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.
 
Join  today the 777  global initiative.  
Every night at 7 pm, every one is invited to pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit  upon our local church, upon our world church and upon each other.
 
North Kingston Food Pantry Food Drive
Share Your Heart by donating canned goods, pasta, mac & cheese etc. to the Pantry. Personal care items also needed. Bring your donations to church & we will deliver them to the Pantry.
 

“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

 
September 6 - Compassion Boston Rally
 
Join us for the official kick-off of COMPASSION BOSTON a multi-year effort to reach into the great city of Boston with the liberating love of Jesus through acts of kindness, compassion and warm friendship.  Bring your passion for Christ, your enthusiasm for ministry and your love for the gospel. Be inspired, motivated and equipped for Kingdom service!
 
A complimentary vegetarian or vegan lunch will be provided for all who register. If you prefer another meal choice or have specific dietary restrictions please plan to bring a lunch with you.
 
Location:
Greater Boston Academy
108 Pond St, Stoneham, MA 02180
 
Tentative Schedule
10:30 a.m.         Sabbath School        Pastor Jose Cortes Jr.      
11:30 a.m.         Worship Service       Pastor John Bradshaw
1:15 p.m.           Lunch
2:00 p.m.          Outreach Projects     Pastor Guadalupe Montour                                                                                            
2:30 p.m.          Workshops                Tom Murray
5:30    p.m.       Final Charge              Pastor David Dennis
 
For more information about Compassion Boston, visit our website.
   www.compassionboston.org
  Thomas W. Murray     Compassion Boston Planning Director
Southern New England Conference        978-365-4551 ext. 615
 
September 6:  Joseph Bates Annual Heritage outdoor vespers. Program will begin at 4:30 pm and will include singing of advent songs, historical sketches, and, new this year, a dramatic appearance of "James White” in period character.  Other churches have asked  to join us this year, so the presentations will represent participants from several churches. The theme for this year’s Bates house historical vespers is “The Founding Trio”, Joseph Bates, Ellen Harmon White, and James White. The presentation will show how these individuals came to know each other and how they joined their efforts in helping to establish what we now know as the Seventh-day Adventist Church. You will be inspired by their dedication and sacrifice.
 
When? Sabbath afternoon, September 6, 4:30 pm.
Where? Joseph Bates’ boyhood home, 191 Main Street, Fairhaven,MA
Why? To strengthen our ties to our roots and to learn the providence of God in raising up His church
Who? Anyone wishing to deepen their devotion to our Creator and God as founder of the Adventist Movement.
 
The program will be preceded by a pot luck picnic. Watch for more information and a flyer in a couple weeks. Contact Pastor Hallock 508-961-7359, for more info or to offer your help with the event.
 
September 19-21, 2014 at Camp Winnekeag
 “God's Daughters"                 Young Women’s Retreat
go to the SNEC website for information, application, etc.
http://www.sneconline.org/article/18/departments-ministries/women-s-ministries
 
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.
http://www.sneconline.org/article/18/departments-ministries/women-s-ministries

From the Pastor’s Desk:
Save these dates:  September 14,  October 5
Dear Pastors,
I NEED YOUR HELP!
     My name it Tom McQuarrie and I am a disaster response coordinator for the SNEC. I am also a certified NAD Disaster Response Trainer. At the newly designated SNEC Disaster Training Center located at the Waterford SDA Church in Quaker Hill, CT., we are conducting classes in September and 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!
 
     I need you, as a pastor, to personally promote this concept and training to your members.  This probably is the only way that it will happen.  You know the members of your churches who like to serve by helping others. Attached is a flyer for the September 14th training.  There is also another training on October 5th. 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.
Register by using the link on the flyer,
 e-mail:   acsdr.snec@yahoo.com or call 860-444-1115.
May God Bless you,
Tom McQuarrie                ACS Disaster Response Coordinator/SNEC
 

“Above all else, guard your heart,
 for everything you do flows from it.” 
Proverbs 4:23

 
Waves of Blessing
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Matthew 5:13.
 
These words were spoken to a few poor, humble fishermen. Priests and rabbis were in that congregation of hearers, but these were not the ones addressed.... By these words of Christ we gain some idea of what constitutes the value of human influence. It is to work with the influence of Christ, to lift where Christ lifts, to impart correct principles, and stay the progress of the world’s corruption. It is to diffuse the grace which Christ alone can impart. It is to uplift, to sweeten, the lives and characters of others by the power of a pure example united with earnest faith and love. God’s people are to exercise a reforming, preserving power in the world. They are to counterwork the destroying, corrupting influence of evil.
 
 As you go through life, you will meet with those whose lot is far from easy. Toil and deprivation, with no hope for better things in the future, make their burden very heavy.... Careworn and oppressed, they know not where to turn for relief. Put your whole heart into the work of helping them. It is not God’s purpose that His children shall shut themselves up to themselves. Remember that for them, as well as for you, Christ died. Hold out to them a helping hand.... Make it a rule never to utter one word of doubt or discouragement. You can do much to brighten the lives of others ... by words of holy cheer.
 
The humblest and poorest of the disciples of Jesus can be a blessing to others. They May not realize that they are doing any special good, but by their unconscious influence they May start waves of blessings that will widen and deepen, and the blessed results they May never know till the day of final reward. They are not required to weary themselves with anxiety about success. They have only to go forward quietly, doing faithfully the work God’s providence assigns, and their life will not be in vain. Their own souls will be growing more and more into the likeness of Christ; they are workers together with God in this life and are thus fitting for the higher work and the unshadowed joy of the life to come.

“Commit your works to the Lord,
And your thoughts will be established.”
Proverbs 16:3

 
‚ÄčWeet-Bix Voted Most Trusted Breakfast Food by Australians
BY SANITARIUM HEALTH & WELLBEING
 
Sanitarium Weet-Bix has once again been voted the most trusted breakfast food by Australians, according to a Reader’s Digest survey.
 
Weet-Bix also made it into the top 10 most trusted overall brands within Australia, ranking ninth out of hundreds of products in 46 different categories listed in the annual independently commissioned consumer survey.
 
The survey recognizes products that dominate consumers’ lifestyles and hold their all-important trust in an increasingly tough and highly competitive retail market.
 
Todd Saunders, Sanitarium Australia general manager, said it is an honor for Sanitarium Weet-Bix to be recognized as one of Australia’s most trusted brands.
 
“Australian families have been waking up to Weet-Bix for more than 85 years. Australians count on Weet-Bix to help them start their day right—they know Weet-Bix tastes good and delivers quality nutrition to fuel them with the energy they need for the day ahead,” Saunders said.
 
More Than 600 Pathfinders Baptized at Oshkosh Camporee
Some 46,000 campers spend five days studying Daniel’s life, engaging in community service, and learning what it means to be “Forever Faithful.”
BY ANSEL OLIVER, ANN, and ANDREW MCCHESNEY, news editor, Adventist Review
 
Hundreds of children aged 10 to 15 accepted the challenge to be “Forever Faithful” and got baptized at a campout attended by tens of thousands of Pathfinders in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.
 
The event, themed “Forever Faithful,” focused on Daniel, with evening programs offering theatrical performances from the life of the biblical hero who rose from the lowly post of captured slave to Babylon’s prime minister thanks to his trust in God.
 

“For You are my rock and my fortress;
Therefore, for Your name’s sake,
Lead me and guide me.”
Psalm 31:3

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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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