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Church Service and Announcments for Nov. 18, 2017
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Life and Ministry
 
All Church Fellowship Meal following the church service today in the youth center. If you are visiting you are welcome to come and fellowship with us.
 
Board Meeting on Monday evening, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Your attendance would be appreciated.
 
Worship Committee Meeting on Tuesday evening, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community room.
 
Prayer Meeting Cancelled Wed. Nov.22.  This will give you time to spend with your family and thank God for his blessings.
 
Children’s Sabbath School Leaders Meeting Please meet after potluck on Nov.18 at 1:15 p.m. next Sabbath.  We encourage all teachers, helpers, leaders and assistants to attend.
 
OAA Junior Class Fundraiser Breakfast on Sun., Nov. 19 from 7:00-10:30 a.m. at the Gentry Youth Center.  All proceeds go
to support the Junior Class at OAA. Contact Gina Webb at 574-274-2322.
 
Community Thanksgiving Service at the First Baptist church in Gentry, Sunday evening on Nov. 19, at 6:00 p.m. music by Jamie Smith and Jayme and Josie Stabel and music from other churches
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Ozark Music Festival Concert “Carols by Candlelight” featuring the Ozark Music Festival Choir, Band and Strings will be held on Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Gentry Church.
 We are looking for someone that would like to coordinate the reception in the Youth Center after the program.  Please contact Rob Knipple, or the church office if this is something you, or a group of you would like to do.

First of the Month Women’s Ministry Event  
We will be having the first of the month meeting after potluck on Dec. 2, in the Community room. (Around 1:30 p.m.) Please bring a small gift as part of a game (not white elephant).

Up-Coming Event for Everyone.  You may stop by the church office and pick up your ticket for the Christmas Banquet and Concert at John Brown University on Thursday, Dec. 14 from 6-8 p,m,  The meal will be catered by JBU and enjoy the concert by the group - Mark 209.  Please bring a gift to donate to the Women’s Shelter. For more information contact Dona Young - 479-957-4739

Cindy Tutsch, retired director of the E.G. White Estate will be speaking at the Decatur SDA Church today at 2:00 p.m.

Pettey Bible Study Group will meet on Nov. 18, at 3:00 p.m. at the Pettey home.  Bring the book Last Day Events. Call 479-238-3307 for more information.

Live Walk-through Nativity Event on Friday evening, Dec. 8, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on the campus of Ozark Adventist Academy.  Please invite your friends and neighbors for this FREE event.  We only ask you to bring a non- perishable food item for the TLC.  For details call or email. 479-736-2221 or euglena1370@yahoo.com
 
Last Sabbath Pastor Harris mentioned a text he could not find.  Thank you to those that found the beautiful quote below:
When the ten lepers came to Jesus for healing, He bade them go and show themselves to the priest. On the way they were cleansed, but only one of them returned to give Him glory. The others went their way, forgetting Him who had made them whole. How many are still doing the same thing! The Lord works continually to benefit mankind. He is ever imparting His bounties. He raises up the sick from beds of languishing, He delivers men from peril which they do not see, He commissions heavenly angels to save them from calamity, to guard them from “the pestilence that walketh in darkness” and “the destruction that wasteth at noonday” (Psalm 91:6); but their hearts are unimpressed. He has given all the riches of heaven to redeem them, and yet they are unmindful of His great love. By their ingratitude they close their hearts against the grace of God. Like the heath in the desert they know not when good cometh, and their souls inhabit the parched places of the wilderness. (Desire of Ages 348:1)

Church in Study
9:20 a.m.
                                                                                                        
Song Service                                    Lanette Bieber
                                                  Irene Gilbert, piano
                                                                                                        
Welcome                                          Revella Knight          
 
Opening Prayer                                 
 
Special Feature         
 
Closing Prayer                                    

Thirteenth Sabbath Offering
Euro-Asia Division
4th Quarter
 
Today’s Rostov-on-Don was built on the site of Tanais, an ancient Greek colony that later became Fort Tana under the Genoese, and Fort Azak in the time of the Ottoman Empire
 
The city and its surrounding regions are host to a wide variety of religious faiths.  Predominant is the Russian Orthodox Church, but there are a significant number of Catholics, some Jews, Buddhist, and American Christians, as well as Protestants.

                                    Worship Service
                                             11:00 a.m.
Intro Video

Processional                                              Senior Class of  2018
                            (Audience remain seated)

Announcements/Prayer                                          Pastor Harris                                                    
                                                                   
Opening Hymn                                                       Hymn No.12
                      Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee - all verses
                                                                                                                               
Children’s Story                                                         Raisa Ruiz
 
Offering Appeal                                              Jonathan Hanson                                 
                                    Church Budget

Offertory                                                          Sydney Jimerson
 
Praise Songs
                     How Great thou Art   No. 86 v. 1,4
                               Shout To The Lord
 
Prayer Song                                                          Hymn No. 495
                         Near To The Heart of God  v.1,3
                      
Garden of Prayer                                                    Zursey Maya            
 
Scripture Reading                                          Hannah Baldridge
                                    Joshua 24:15

Introduction of Speaker                             Joshua Bartholemew
 
Sermon                                                                    Doug Fisher
                             
Closing Song                                                       Hymn No. 305
                             Give Me Jesus - v. 1,4
Benediction                                                             Doug Fisher 
 
Recessional           (audience remain seated)
 
Praise Team
Kianna Frishman, Kassandra Garcia, Zursey Maya
Pianist
Paul Bonney
Tech Team
Tony Maya, Steve Young, Ed Booth, Sandra Mulchin

                  Calendar of Events

Sabbath, Today                   
                9:00 a.m.  Early morning prayer
                All Church Fellowship Meal
                Sabbath School Leaders meeting after potluck       
                1:30 p.m. Women’s Ministry meeting
                3:00 p.m. Pettey Bible Study Group
                5:09 p.m.  Sunset
Sunday, Nov. 19       
                7:00 a.m. Junior Class Benefit Breakfast
Monday, Nov. 20  
                6:30 p.m. Board Meeting
Tuesday,  Nov. 21
               
Wednesday,  Nov. 22
                2:00 p.m. Gilbert Bible Study                
                Prayer Meeting cancelled
Thursday, Nov. 23 
                THANKSGIVING DAY
                Church Office Closed
Friday, Nov. 24     
            5:05 p.m. Sunset
            Church Office Closed
Sabbath, Nov. 25
            Offering ARKLA Advance