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October 21, 2017

"Pastor's Gems of Truth"


“It is through divine mercy in giving to the world
such men as Martin Luther and his co-laborers
that we are now free to worship God
according to the dictates of our own conscience.
We who are living so near the close of time
should emulate the noble example of the great Reformer.
Like Luther we should
seek a deep and thorough knowledge of the word of God.
It should be our highest ambition
to stand firm as a rock
when the strongholds of truth are assailed
by an unbelieving world and an ungodly church.
In the near conflict,
thousands will be called to imitate
Luther's constancy and courage.
Now is the time
for us to receive education and discipline
in the school of Christ.
Now is the time to cultivate
faith and courage.
Let the cry pass from one to another
of the waiting ones, Stand fast.
“Yet a little while,
and He that shall come will come,
and will not tarry.
”Signs of the Times, July 26, 1883, par. 18.



9:15 a.m.

Praise in Song                                                                              Gordon Alexander
Theme Song                             “O Shepherd Devine”                                   # 192
Welcome                                                                                                Richard Easley
Opening Hymn           “Leaning On the Everlasting Arms”                      # 469
Prayer                                                                                                        Ken Hollinger
Mission Story                                                                                          Frank Peppel
Reflections                                                                                             Richard Easley
Lesson Study                                                                     “The Human Condition”



Children & Youth Divisions




“As We Gather

As we gather may Your Spirit work within us,
as we gather may we glorify Your Name.
Knowing well that as our hearts begin to worship,
we'll be blessed because we came,
we'll be blessed because we came.

“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 transformed by Your love,
May our souls be refreshed from above. 
At this moment, let people everywhere
Join us now as we come to You in prayer.

A-men, A-men, A - - - men.

In Waynesboro


Previous services on-line

Songs of Praise                                                                 Peggie, Danielle, & Josh
Announcements                                                                                   Frank Peppel
Prelude                        “The Lord is in His Holy Temple”               Vickie Leach
Theme Song                               “As We Gather”                            Congregation
Invocation                                                                                             Pastor Preston
*Opening Song                     “A Mighty Fortress”                                         # 506
Welcome                                                                                               Pastor Preston
Worship in Giving                                                                             Kenneth Hanby
Local Church Budget
Offertory                                                                                                    Vickie Leach
*Doxology           “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings”     Congregation
Scripture Reading:                Romans 1:16-17"                            Bob Gunder
**Call to Prayer         “As We Come to You in Prayer”             Congregation
Congregational Prayer                                                                          Bob Gunder
**Prayer Response                            “Amen”                                 Congregation
Lamb’s Offering                                                                    Worthy Student Fund
Children’s Story                                                                                     Elaine Patullo
Sermon                                                                                                  Pastor Preston
“Luther and the Fundamentals of Protestantism”
Special Music                                                                                       Pastor Preston
*Closing Song                       “God of Our Fathers”                                        # 645
Benediction                                                                                          Pastor Preston
Pianist                                                                                                          Vickie Leach
*Please Stand                                                                                   **Please Kneel

Pastor:  Preston Monterrey – (814) 392-3070
Head Elder:
Bob Gunder– (717) 762-3578

Bible Worker: Brandon Senior - (717) 860-9678




October 21, 2017

WELCOME:  We're happy to have all family, friends and guests with us! Everyone is invited to our fellowship meal following today's services.
Faith for Family Schedule for the 7 p.m. Meetings
Sat., Oct. 21 We All Have Issues - 3 most common ones - An invitation to be REAL
Sun., Oct. 22       Epic Fail - know the blessings of failure - An invitation to VICTORY
Mon., Oct. 23     Rest - don't just be another rat in the race - An invitation to BALANCE
Tues., Oct. 24     Dollars & Sense - perils and purpose of money - An invitation to PROSPER
Wed., Oct. 25    Building Bridges in your family - An invitation to BELONG
Thurs., Oct. 26   Beyond the Grave - the best is yet to be - An invitation to LIFE
Fri., Oct. 27        Hope Wins, sustains, inspires, and propels - An invitation to DECIDE
CHURCH LIBRARY: The church library will be open every Sabbath for 15 minutes after the church service.  There are lots of great books so stop and check it out.
HVA”S SENIOR CLASS: HVA'S senior class is hosting a lock-in at HVA, Saturday, October 21 8:00p.m.-7:00a.m. $15 (food included), movies, games, and basketball. 6th grade and up
LIGHT THE NIGHT:  LIGHT THE NIGHT will be on this Thursday night October 26th.  We are in need of your help to provide Goldfish crackers in individual packages (like the ones in the foyer), 100% fruit juice boxes, boxes of individual cocoa mix, gallon bottles of water and candy.  Thank you for helping!!  There will probably be over 300 children coming to our stand.
FELLOWSHIP MEAL: The November 4th Fellowship Meal set up and cleanup is the Youth & Early-teens.
ELDERS MEETING: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
CHURCH BOARD MEETING: November 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
PRAYER MEETING: Wednesday at 7 p.m. For Prayer Meeting we are studying the book,   “Thoughts From the Mount of Blessings”.  Please join us and receive a blessing.
500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION:   There will be meeting at the church on October 31st at 7:00 to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
NEW HOPE SHELTER:  Women’s Ministries visit at the New Hope Shelter on the fourth Saturday of the month to feed the homeless families of our community.   If you would like to help with time, funds and food please contact Paulette.
WOMEN’S MINISTRY: Next Women’s Ministry meeting will be November 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.   We are discussing woman in the Bible.
MEN’S MINISTRY: Men's ministry meeting November 12, 2017 the men will be having breakfast with the women then separating for their own study.
BABY BLANKET MINISTRY:  BABY DIAPERS ARE STILL NEEDED FOR THIS MINISTRY. THANK YOU FOR HELPING! We will be working on packaging baby blankets November 12th, after the Women’s Ministry Meeting.
PLAN AHEAD: Please give all bulletin information to Gordon & Paulette Alexander, Program information by Sunday evening 9:30 p.m. Announcement information by 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Please contact by e-mail to or call 717-387-7194.
SABBATH SUNDOWN SERENASE: You are invited to a very special Sabbath Sundown Serenade by the talented Valera Family Singers.  Months of diligent practice have gone into their preparation for this array of praise and appreciation for the too-often-neglected Ten Commandments.  Let's get serious about appreciating them, together.  WHEN:  Oct. 28, at 5:30pm  WHERE:  Hagerstown SDA Church, 11507 Robinwood Dr. ~ Freewill offering to be taken.
Sabbath Ends Today 6:23                                          Sabbath Begins Next week: 6:15
CHURCH CALENDAR:   All church activities must be written on the new large calendar in the fellowship hall.
CELL PHONES: Please change your ring tones to “off or vibrate only” Thanks!

PLAN AHEAD: Please give all bulletin information to Gordon & Paulette Alexander, Program information by Sunday evening 9:30 p.m. Announcement information by 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Please contact By:
e-mail to or call  717-387-7194


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