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.

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

John MacFarlane Dennis Crane

Worship Service Sabbath, November 25, 2017

Sabbath School Class Descriptions and Locations 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

Monday Tuesday:

Wednesday: Thursday: Friday Next Sabbath:

8:00 am 8:30 am 10:00 am 9:00 am 7:00 pm 10:00 am 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 9:00 am 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 8:00 am Speaker Following Service 3:00 pm

Prayer Group Prayer Group Youth Basketball Kids In Stitches Church Board Meeting “Revelation” Prayer & Praise Group How We Love Make Up Seminar (Final Session) Bulletin Info Deadline Pathfinder Meeting Prayer Meeting Kids In Stitches Junior, Youth and Young Adult Christmas Caroling Acts of the Apostles Prayer Group Pastor Burgess Mother’s and Father’s Prayer Group Sunshine Band

Church Needs

Budgeted

Church Budget thru 11/18/17 LCA Financial Aid for 2017-18 School Year CI / Foyer/Hallway/Family Bathroom Phase

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

Lonny Byrd

Announcements and Welcome

Received $ 7,960.00 $ 6,408.00 $ 29,458.00

The celebration of the Sabbath ends tonight at 5:30 pm And begins again next Friday at 5:28 pm

John Warren

Call to Reverence

Introit

Invocation and Call to Worship Gifts of Worship

Christopher Beason

Local Conference Advance

Offertory

Calendar of Events Today: Sunday:

Songs of Praise

Apison Ensemble

Children’s Story

Janet Seebeck

Scripture Reading

Acts 7: 54 - 60

Invitation to Prayer

As We Come to You in Prayer

No. 671

Worship in Prayer Special Music

Apison Ensemble

Worship in Word The God Who is Silent When the Stones Fall Sunia Fukofuka Hymn of Response

Sweet By and By

Benediction

No. 428 Sunia Fukofuka

Postlude

Piano Pianist: Jeanie Hair

Media Services: Larry Cowan / Tyler Segarra

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 happy you have chosen to worship with us today. If we can help you in any way, please see Head Elder Eric Schoonard or today’s Resource Elder, Greg Van Fossen. Today ~ Members, please invite guests to your home to enjoy lunch and fellowship with you and your family. Prayer Requests ~ Bereavement / Special Needs / Healing ~ Alana Bruce ~ doing well at home, sitting up, smiling and laughing more. Continue to pray for healing. Kubas family ~ Mozelle Kubas passed away recently, please remember her family in prayer. Long Family ~ Bob Long recently passed away, please remember Shirley and family in prayer. 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.

Many Thanks ~ to our church family for all the cards and kind words of sympathy showered on us at the loss of our precious little mother a few weeks back! All your love and thoughtfulness means so much! - Brian and Anita Wilson. 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#. Apison Ensemble ~ is playing today during the worship service. If you are interested in joining, please email/call [email protected] or 256-457-6464. Baby Shower ~ Anji and Shawn Brailsford would love to have you attend a special baby shower for their daughter, Whitney! This evening, Nov 25th 6 - 8 pm at Collier Place at Mulberry Park Club House, 4106 Ooltewah Ringgold Road, Ooltewah, TN 37363. Whitney is having a boy! Invitation ~ You are welcome to come to the 65th Wedding Anniversary Come and Go Party for Art and Margaret Miles on Sunday, Nov 26, from 2 - 4 pm in the Church Fellowship Room. Kids in Stitches / Project Shield / Winter hours ~ Mondays & Thursdays, 9-1. Junior, Teen and Young Adult Christmas Caroling ~ Friday evenings, Dec 1 and 15, at 6 pm. Wear layers. We need church family to help with hot chocolate, cider, cookies and popcorn for after caroling. Contact Beth Scott.

Acts of the Apostles Study ~ continues Fridays at 6:30 pm at the church. Everyone is invited. No childcare. Mother’s & Father’s Prayer Group ~meets 1st Sabbath of the month, following the Church Service. See Nancy Patton or June Paynter for more info. Sunshine Band ~ meets the 1st Sabbath of each month at 3 pm. See John MacFarlane for more information. Apison Church Christmas Banquet ~ Dec 10 at 5 pm. There will be a delicious meal, entertainment, and music. Please mark your calendars! Sign up to reserve your seat. There will be a small fee. Questions, call Lizette at 423/667.2921. Women's Ministry Alert! ~ Find your favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe for special outreach for December! More details will follow nearing the date!!! Church Treasurer Needed ~ We are accepting resumes. The position involves around 15 hrs per week and pays a modest hourly rate. Preferred candidates will have some experience in bookkeeping or other finance experience but not necessary; training will be provided. Resumes may be submitted to Lisa Jennings, church secretary in person, via mail or email to [email protected] Questions may be referred to Pastor Burgess or current Treasurer, Karla Reel. Thank you for your financial support ~ for the mailing of the Signs of the Times Reformation edition! Those who still wish to contribute may mark a tithe envelope "Martin Luther." Heaven's Bounty ~ The Southern Singles Ministry is operating Heaven’s Bounty, a food pantry in Apison, right in our back yard. The pantry serves 30-40 families each day that it is open. We are in need of helpers in the following areas: • Putting food away in bins before the clients arrive. (3-4 hour blocks of time, weekly, monthly or whatever works for you) • Picking up food once a week at Food City. (About 2 hours 1x a week for loading and unloading at the center, any day Sunday – Friday) Southern Singles falls under the Church Ministries Department of the Conference. Please contact Linda Robertson 423/322-7206 to help with this important ministry.

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 of each month at 3pm. Evening Anthem Vespers ~ presents Aren Bruce, vocalist/guitarist, this evening, Nov 25. at 5 pm. This will be a special program of thanksgiving for this holiday season at Chattanooga First SDA Church. Come and be blessed!" Benefit Concert ~ hosted by Violinist, Jaime Jorge. He will be joined by 3 vocalists, Javier Gonzalez, Alessandra Sorace and Paulette Jamalon will hold a benefit concert at the Collegedale Community Church, Sabbath, November 25 at 6 pm for families suffering persecution in the middle east. Questions call 423-488-4800 or email [email protected] SAU Annual Christmas Tree Lighting ~ Join us Tuesday, Nov 28th at 6:30 pm in front of Wright Hall for a festive evening of food, fellowship and music to kick off the Christmas season. The evening will begin with a welcome from President David Smith, followed by refreshments and performances be various music groups, including Southern’s Jazz Ensemble, Collegedale Academy Band, the Southern Ringtones and more. In case of inclement weather, the rain date will be Thursday, November 30. For more information, call 423.236.2814. SAU Christmas Pops Concert ~ Full of holiday favorites, join us for the annual Christmas Pops Concert featuring the Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble and Ringtones. Conducted by Ken Parsons and Laurie Cooper, the event will be on December 2 in Iles P.E. Center at 8 pm. Selections include “Fanfare/Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” by Chip Davis, “We Three Kings” by John Wesley Gibson, “Caliente Christmas” by Rick Dior, "Shepard’s Pipe Carol” by John Rutter and more.

SAU School of Music Christmas Program (Two Dates) ~ invites you to a musical Christmas wonderland featuring the Symphony Orchestra, Brass Ensemble and choral ensembles. This special program will be presented on two dates: Friday, December 8, at 7:30 pm and Saturday, December 9, at 4 pm. Both performances will be in the Collegedale SDA Church. Under the direction of Laurie Redmer Minner, Ken Parsons and Gennevieve Brown-Kibble, the group will perform Francis Poulec’s “Gloria," among other works. Holiday Craft Show and Auction ~ Sunday, Dec.3 beginning at 10 am at the Standifer Gap SDA Church School. We will be serving spaghetti dinners and hot dogs and chips along with drinks too. If you are a crafter/vender you can call Karon at 941-720-4181 to reserve your spot. Spots start out at $25 for a 10x10. Our proceeds go to the School Scholarship Fund and to update our play ground. Community Messiah Sing-Along ~ Sunday, December 10 at 3 pm for the 8th Annual Handel's Messiah Sing-Along event held at the Chattanooga First SDA Church. Professional soloists and orchestra make this a wonderful introduction to the Christmas season. For more information, contact 423-605-2468. Children's Ministries Convention ~ January 12-14 Cohutta Springs Conference Center. This event will provide 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! 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!

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Nov 25, 2017 - 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. SS Lesson Study ~ Down the hall on left, just past the double doors; 1st classroom. Cradle Roll (ages B-3) ...

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