Marlboro Seventh Day Baptist Church
October 2, 2021
“Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.” Oswald Chambers
Call to Worship
Welcoming God’s Presence with Prayer
Greeting One Another
Praying for One Another
Hymn # 113 He Giveth More Grace
Message – Even If Faith – Daniel 3
Hymn of Dedication # 447 It is Well with My Soul
Enter to Worship – Depart to Serve
Following the worship service, we welcome you to join us for a fellowship time in the fellowship hall, followed by Sabbath School classes for all ages.
Join us this evening at 6:30 for a Vespers service. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. We will be outside by the firepit, weather permitting.
The Advisory Committee will meet this Tuesday, October 5 @ 7pm.
Next week, we will share in Communion at Shiloh. Worship service begins at 9:45.
Committee chairs are asked to submit their reports to the clerk as soon as possible so they can be published ahead of the business meeting. The meeting will be Sunday October 10 @ 7pm. Several items will be on the agenda, including voting on whether we should participate in the PULSE process. There will also be discussion on a proposed church covenant. See the insert for information on these two items.
The Community Yard Sale will be held next Sunday October 10th. Contact Yvonne Dickinson for details and to secure a spot.
Happy October birthdays to Luke Greene, Rebekah Miller, Ellie Greene, Melanie Kuhar, Samuel Greene, Colleen Bond, and Sarah Cruzan. Thank you to all who signed up for donating to our care packages. Please continue to pray for our youth.
Donations are still needed towards the AWANA incentive program. Please see the sign-up sheet in the vestibule. Donations are requested to be placed on the table in the Fellowship Hall by Oct 9.
PULSE Information to prayerfully consider:
The Diaconate and Advisory Committee have started to look at the PULSE program offered by the SDB denomination. What follows is an introduction to what the PULSE process is. We plan to have a PULSE facilitator join us (virtually) at the July business meeting, to walk us through the program and to begin to discuss whether this process is something our church would benefit from.
PULSE – Church Health Process Stages Guide for Churches
The mission of the Seventh Day Baptist General Conference USA & Canada is to equip our churches to actively advance God’s Kingdom. The Conference will do this by focusing on healthy leaders and healthy churches. The PULSE Church Health Process will play a key role in providing our churches with a process and tools to assess and improve their leadership and health on a regular and periodic basis. PULSE is not a program for local churches or their leadership. It is not a checklist of things to do or stop doing. It is not a linear process of step A to step B and so on. It is not meant for just a few people in the church. It is not a cookie-cutter or self-service model. PULSE is an intentional process to be journeyed through with a guide (PULSE facilitator) as a covenant community. This process is designed to focus on four key elements in healthy churches by providing time for evaluation of ministries, strategizing and planning for God’s more preferable future, prioritization of goals, strategizing, praying and listening for God’s revealed will, joining God in the work that He is already doing, and executing the mission that God has given the local church in their immediate context. This process is meant to be cyclical (revisited on a regular and periodic basis).