Wickford Seventh-day Adventist Church

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



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Posted 09/26/14
Wickford Seventh-day Adventist Church       
September 27, 2014
Sabbath School                                                                                                9:45 am
Superintendent’s Remarks – Peter Griswold
Bible Study Lesson –The Teachings of Jesus “The Second Coming of Jesus”
 
       “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also (John 14:1-3, NKJV).
       The Second Coming of Jesus, mentioned more than three hundred times in the New Testament, is the capstone of our teachings. It is essential to our identity as Seventh-day Adventist Christians. The doctrine is engraved in our name, and it is a crucial part of the gospel that we are called to proclaim. Without the promise of His coming, our faith would be in vain. This glorious truth gives us a sense of destiny and motivates our missionary outreach.
       It could be argued that the stretching of time beyond our expectations would undermine our belief in Jesus’ promise to return. However, this has not happened. For many, our passion for Christ’s return is stronger than ever.
       This week we will review what Jesus said about the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13, NKJV).
Source:  Sabbath School Quarterly  p 104.

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

Welcome to our  Special 13th Sabbath Program
presented by the youth department of our church. 
Happy and Glorious Sabbath to you all! 
 
Sunday, October 5th,  Church Business Meeting!   More info: see  insert.
 
Thursday, October 9th, 6:30 pm,  Church Board Meeting.
 
Sabbath, Oct 25th,    6 pm:   “Classical and Contemporary: a concert by
Mary Cregan and friends".   Save the date.  More info coming!
 
Sunset  Today:  6:34                                                                     Next Friday:   6:22

 
Entering His Presence to Worship                                                 11:00 a.m. 
 
Introit*                                                                                                        Congregation
                                                                   “Sanctuary”
Call to Worship-                                                                                     Ephraim Jacob
                                                             "Psalm 141:3-4
Invocation & Welcome*                                                                         Nathan Meyers
 
Opening Hymn**                                                                                       Hymnal  #543                
                                                   "Jesus, Friend of Little Children"

Tithes & Offerings*                                                                            Daphney Williams
                                                     Local  SNEC 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                                                                                                Frances Stacey 
Scripture Reading                                                                                      Ephraim Jacob                 
                                                             “John 8:44”                             
Musical Selection                                                                                             Gift Jacob
 
Sermon                                                                                                                 Hugh J.
                                                           “The Effects of Lies”
Hymn of Consecration**                                                                             Hymnal #482
                                               “Father, Lead Me Day by Day”
Benediction                                                                                                          Hugh J.
Postlude *                                                                                                              Selections
* Please be Seated              **Please Stand                    ***Please Kneel
*     *     *     *     *
Offering next week:  Local Wickford 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 Hugh Williams Jr.
Our worship hour today is being presented by the youth of our church.
Please come and support and encourage their efforts.
"And a little child shall lead them."  Isaiah 11:6.

 
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
  • Betty Williamson from the Johnston Church
 
From Pastor Barry:   HELP NEEDED MOVING!
 Sunday, June 28th, 10 am - 4 pm. 
272 Bryn Mawr Ave, Auburn, MA 01501. ph. 508 243 1289.
 2 containers will be dropped off at our house on Sep. 26 to stay here until Oct. 2.  We are asking for help on Sunday, Sept. 28, to load up the containers, This request is going to all elders and deacons in the 3 churches.  We are working hard to have everything packed up before the 28th so it will be a simple matter of getting it into the containers.  Kindly let anyone know at Wickford who may be available to help. 
 
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 11th,  9:45-10:40am
Pastor Bill Warcholik & Nathel will be in Wickford Church.   Only for Sabbath School.  
So, come early and get a chance to see Bill & Nathel.
 
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,  6 pm: 
 “Classical and Contemporary: a concert by Mary Cregan and friends". 
  Save the date.  More info coming!

 
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.
 
“Call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”
Psalm 50:15
 
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.
 
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.
http://www.sneconline.org/article/18/departments-ministries/women-s-ministries


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 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
 
“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.:
Lamentations 3:22
 
 
Jesus Lights the Way
“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
 1 Peter 5:7.
 
Do not take your troubles to human beings. Take them to the Lord. You May think that others ought to sympathize with you in your trials, but you will sometimes be disappointed. Jesus never disappoints the one who comes to Him for help. He is saying to you today, “Come unto me, ... and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). He will give you rest in Him. No one who comes to Him goes away unhelped. Take your burdens to the divine Burden Bearer and leave them with Him, knowing that He will carry them for you....
 
 Act your part in helping yourselves, as all must do who would be blessed. Do not dwell upon the hardships of the Christian life. Do not talk of your trials.... Do not utter one despondent word, for such words please Satan. Talk of Christ’s goodness and tell of His power. Words of hope and trust and courage are as easily spoken as words of complaint....
 
 When the enemy tells you that the Lord has forsaken you, tell him that you know He has not; for He declares, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Hebrews 13:5). Dismiss the enemy. Tell him you will not dishonor the Lord by doubting His love....
 
There is no limit to the help that the Saviour is willing to bestow on us. He asks us to bring into our lives the grace that will keep us from sin. From the cross of Calvary there comes to us liberty, hope, and strength. Do not dishonor your Redeemer by doubting His power. Trust Him all the time. Take hold of the riches of His grace, saying, “I will believe; I do believe that Jesus died for me.” The way before you May seem dark, but Jesus can make it light.
 
Be joyful in God. Christ is light and in Him is no darkness at all. Look toward the light. Accustom yourselves to speak the praise of God. Make others happy. This is your first work. It will strengthen the best traits of character. Throw the windows of the soul wide open heavenward and let the sunshine of Christ’s righteousness in. Morning, noon, and night your hearts May be filled with the bright rays of heaven’s light.
  Source:  “In Heavenly Places”  by EG  White.
 
“He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you?
But to do justly, To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God” 
Micah 6:8   
 
Now in the Day of Atonement
 
                              The righteous and the wicked will still be living upon the earth in their mortal state—men will be planting and building, eating and drinking, all unconscious that the final, irrevocable decision has been pronounced in the sanctuary above. Before the Flood, after Noah entered the ark, God shut him in and shut the ungodly out; but for seven days the people, knowing not that their doom was fixed, continued their careless, pleasure-loving life and mocked the warnings of impending judgment. “So,” says the Saviour, “shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”   Matthew 24:30.
 
        Silently, unnoticed as the midnight thief, will come the decisive hour which marks the fixing of every man’s destiny, the final withdrawal of mercy’s offer to guilty men.
 
        “Watch ye therefore:...lest coming suddenly He find you sleeping.” Mark 13:35-36.
Perilous is the condition of those who, growing weary of their watch, turn to the attractions of the world. While the man of business is absorbed in the pursuit of gain, while the pleasure lover is seeking indulgence, while the daughter of fashion is arranging her adornments—it may be in that hour the Judge of all the earth will pronounce the sentence: “Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.”   Daniel 5:27.   Source:  ‘Christ in His Sanctuary’  by EG White  page 127.     
 
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“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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