Apison Seventh-day Adventist Church

Welcome...

11421 Bates Road, Apison, Tennessee 37302

...to the little church with a big heart. Our mission is to be a family of believers that Know Jesus, Love People, and Treasure Truth.

Sabbath School Morning Praise Sabbath Praise ~ 9:00-9:30 Sabbath School Superintendent Class Study ~ 9:30-10:45

Jonathan Duman Barbara McCasland

Sabbath, December 16, 2017

Children & Adult Sabbath School Classes Potter's Class ~ Library SS Lesson Study ~ Sanctuary Discipleship Group ~ Kitchen, across from the Sanctuary Life Application of the SS lesson quarterly ~ Across the hall from the Sanctuary st SS Lesson Study ~ Down the hall on left, just past the double doors; 1 classroom Cradle Roll (ages B-3) ~ Through double doors, follow the hallway; last door on left rd Kindergarten (ages 4-6/grades K-1) ~ Through double doors, follow hallway; 3 door Primary (ages 7-9/grades 2-4) ~ Downstairs, follow hallway, last door on right Juniors (ages 10-12/grades 5-7) ~ Downstairs, follow hallway, last door on left Earliteen (ages 13-15/grades 8-10) ~ Upstairs to the left Collegiate / Young Adults ~ Bible Study application discussion/Upstairs to the right

Calendar of Events Today:

Sunday: Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Friday: Next Sabbath:

Worship Service

8:00 am Following Service 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 8:30 am 10:00 am 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 9:30 am “Revelation” 8:00 pm 7:00 pm 6:30 pm 8:00 am Speaker Worship Service 6:00 pm

Prayer Group Fellowship Lunch Adventurers Youth Vespers Prayer Group Youth Basketball Church Finance Committee Church Board Prayer & Praise Group Bulletin Info Deadline Prayer Meeting Acts of the Apostles Study Prayer Group Pastor Martinez Ensemble Playing Church Christmas Caroling

Church Needs

Budgeted

Church Budget as of 12/02/17 LCA Financial Aid for 2017-18 School Year CI / Foyer/Hallway/Family Bathroom Phase

$13,000 $15,000 $150,000

Received $ 3,491.00 $ 6,597.00 $31,598.00

Songs of Praise Announcements and Welcome

Samuel Nzoikerera

Call to Reverence

Introit

Invocation and Call to Worship

Greg Williams

Out of the Saltshaker Gifts of Worship

Sandrine Hazel Local Church Budget

Karen Williams

Offertory Children’s Story Scripture Reading Invitation to Prayer

Penny White Isaiah 9: 6 - 7

Olivia Williams

As We Come to You in Prayer

Worship in Prayer

No. 671 Morgan Jameson

Special Music

Lonny Byrd & Jeanie Hair

Worship in Word Hymn of Response Benediction

A Real Prince

Pastor Burgess No. 130

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Pastor Burgess

Postlude

Organ

Pianist: Nancy Patton

The celebration of the Sabbath ends tonight at 5:30 pm And begins again next Friday at 5:32 pm

Jonathan Duman

Organist: Jeanie Hair

Media Services: Jonathan Duman / Seth Sutherland

As We Come to You in Prayer Now, Dear Lord, as we pray, take our hearts and minds far away. From the press of the world all around To Your throne where grace does abound. May our lives be transform'd by Your love, May our souls be refreshed from above.

PLEASE KNEEL At this moment, let people everywhere Join us now as we come to You in prayer.

Here to Serve Pastor ...................................... Brian Burgess ................. [email protected] ...........................................................Or...................................... (423) 637.9412 Youth Pastor ...........................Franky Martinez .............. [email protected] ...........................................................Or...................................... (816) 651.6414 Head Elder ............................. Eric Schoonard ........................... (423) 504.0661 Head Deacon ............................ Barry Becker ............................. (423) 505.6415 Head Deaconess ....................... Jeanie Hair .............................. (423) 364.4902 Church Clerk ............................ Jan Haveman ............................ (423) 779.6730 Treasurer .................................... Karla Reel .......... [email protected] ...........................................................Or...................................... (423) 800.8031 School Principal ................... Nancy Zima-Gentry ........................ (423) 902.3883 School Treasurer .................... Reggie Thomas ........................... (423) 244.7825 Church Office .............................................................................. (423) 236.4214 Church Secretary ......................Lisa Jennings................ [email protected] Church School ............................................................................. (423) 236.4926 Bulletin Editor .......................... Christy Beason ......... [email protected] Bulletin Info Deadline Tuesday 8pm ........................................... (423) 774.4717 Church Website ............................................................... www.apisonchurch.org

Apison Church Notices A SPECIAL WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS! We're so happy you are here to worship with us today. If we can be of help, please see Head Elder and today’s Resource Elder, William Dean.

Apison Ensemble ~ will be is playing Dec 23rd during the worship service. Interested in joining, please email/call [email protected] or 256-457-6464.

Church Officers ~ 1st Reading:

Cuba And Communion ~ on Sab, Jan 6, the Beason family will share testimonies of their recent Cuban travels and present the communion service. Be encouraged in a special way during this first church service of the new year, invite a friend.

School Board Member ~ Bob Williams Sabbath School Superintendent ~ Eric Smith Placement Committee ~ Noelle Holland Associate Head Deacon ~ Howard Karst

Prayer Requests ~ Bereavement / Special Needs / Healing ~ Victor Malcolm ~father of Janice Burgess and Helen Donnelly. He is suffering complications of stroke. Alana Bruce ~ doing well at home, sitting up, smiling and laughing more. Continue to pray for healing. Stephen Springer's granddaughter Maya ~ has passed the 5 lb mark. Continue to pray as she grows. Prison Ministry ~ please find addresses on the Bulletin Board for fellow members in prison and encourage them by sending cards. Would you like to share your faith with those who are willing to listen? We are looking for committed men and women with a passion for souls to be trained and mentored to minister to the forgotten ones who are in our local jails. Call John Holley for more info 423-316-6722.

Apison Hour of Prayer (AHOPe) ~ join us as we seek the Holy Spirit for our lives, our church, the world church and government leaders. Sabbath mornings in the Church Library at 8 am. On Sunday mornings at 8:30 am, join us by calling 712775-7031 and use access code 682-097-212#. Men's Breakfast ~ tomorrow, Dec 17 at Golden Coral (1808 Gunbarrel Rd., 9 am. Kids in Stitches ~ will be closed until Thursday, Jan. 4th. Call Penny White 423883-4476 if there is a need. Blessings! Acts of the Apostles Study ~ continues Fridays at 6:30 pm at the church. Everyone is invited. No childcare. Women's Ministry Needs Your Help ~ we would like to take cookies and other items to the shut-ins and other "invisible" folks of the church. You can help by bringing: bags of apples, small oranges, mixed nuts (in the shell) and/or cookies in zip-lock bags. We need cookies that package and travel well. Please bring them to the church by today, Dec. 16. Please mark your items "Women's Ministry". Also, volunteers are needed to take the items to various locations. The items will be available for pick-up and distribution on Monday, Dec. 18 from 10 - 12 in the KISM Room. Thank you Youth Vespers (Date Change) ~ see you this evening, Dec 16 at 6:30 pm at 5210 Beason Brook Trail, Apison. See Pastor Franky for details.

Church Family Christmas Caroling ~ Sab, Dec 23 6-9 pm. More info soon!

Help Needed @ LCA~ a volunteer is needed who can supervise 6 SAU students at LCA on Monday, January 15 from 9:30 - 12:30 as they do some work around the school facilities. If you are able to supervise, please call the school at 423/236-4926. Thank you for considering this opportunity for service. Walking with Jesus Revival ~ beginning Feb 22nd. Please continue to pray for our church and non-attending members during our 90 days of Prayer as we prepare for the Revival. If you missed the Prayer card to insert in your Bible as you pray daily you may pick one up at the welcome desk. A Special Thank You ~ to all of you to all our friends & family who helped us celebrate our 50th anniversary. Your love and friendship mean so much to us. Steve & Mary Lou Pride Thank You ~ for your continued prayers for our father, Victor Malcolm who is under hospice care at this time. The Burgess and Donnelly families LCA Heating/Cooling System ~ is needing to be replaced at the cost of $16,000. Fortunately full enrollment helps us cover expenses like these, but if you have extra funds available after paying tithes and supporting the church budget, donations are welcome. Pathfinder Fund Raiser ~ we will have our Aluminum Can Container to the right of the front door. Please gather your cans and bring them to help us raise funds to plan for expenses for the International Camporee. Thank you! Heaven's Bounty Food Pantry ~ serves 30-40 families each day that it is open. We are in need of helpers to put food away in bins before the clients arrive and picking up food once a week at Food City. Please contact Linda Fore 423/322-7206 to help or for more details. Volunteers Needed ~ to assist with a Depression and Anxiety Recovery Seminar. If you have experience or willingness to help, please let Pastor Burgess know [email protected]

Area Announcements ~ see the bulletin board in the hall weekly.

Area Announcements Sunshine Bands ~ of music, ministry and friendship are welcome at The Lantern of Collegedale on the 2nd and 4th Sabbaths at 3pm. Children's Ministries Convention ~ January 12-14 Cohutta Springs Conference Center. This event will provide more than 35 valuable workshops and inspiring messages that are designed specifically for those who work with children. VBS leaders: Don’t miss our weekend long training on a variety of VBS programs! For more information or to register, visit registration.gccsda.com Registration Deadline is Dec 20! Attention Men … and Women ~ You are invited to attend the 3rd annual Blueprint for Men Symposium at Hamilton Community Church on Sabbath, January 13 from 3-6 pm. The theme for the TEDx style event is ABBA: Dads by Design. The keynote speaker will be John Finch, director and producer of the powerful documentary film, The Father Effect. If you have a father, are a father, or are married to a father this event is for you! Both men and women are encouraged to come. Child care provided. More info contact Marty Miller 423-322-8491 or www.blueprintformen.org. The Samaritan Center ~ needs grocery bags! Our stores use 800 - 1000 plastic bags every day and are always running low. Exec Dir, Tony Dahlberg invites you to "make a habit of giving your baggage to the Lord and your bags to us!"

A Gift For You ~ from LifeTalk Radio! Enjoy Christ-centered Christmas music on LifeTalk Radio throughout the month of December. It is LifeTalk's gift to you. You can get a free LifeTalk Radio mobile app or listen online at www.lifetalk.net. In the Collegedale/Ooltewah area, hear LifeTalk on 98.5 FM. When you tell others about LifeTalk Radio, you are sharing the good news of the best Gift ever! Need help finding a professional you can trust? ~ 7th Day Professionals has just launched a free website to connect the community with local Adventists professionals for a wide range of services (health care, auto repair, taxes, child care, etc). Why choose someone at random from Google when the person you need may be sitting in the pew next to you. Visit for more info or to search for a local Adventist professional www.sdapros.com

Welcome... - Apison Seventh-day Adventist Church

Dec 16, 2017 - Out of the Saltshaker. Sandrine Hazel. Gifts of Worship. Local Church Budget. Karen Williams. Offertory. Children's Story. Penny White. Scripture Reading. Isaiah 9: 6 - 7. Olivia Williams. Invitation to Prayer ... Pianist: Nancy Patton. Organist: Jeanie Hair. Media Services: Jonathan Duman / Seth Sutherland ...

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