Pastor Ken Reports – September 20, 2019

Then, after doing all those things,
    I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy.
    Your old men will dream dreams,
    and your young men will see visions.
In those days I will pour out my Spirit
    even on servants—men and women alike.
Joel 2:28-29 (NLT)
In the book of Joel a picture is painted of the last days of earth’s history. While there is catastrophe everywhere there is also a beautiful picture of God pouring out His Spirit liberally on all those who “call upon His name” regardless of status, gender, or any other classing system that humans use to divide themselves.
I know we are living in Earth’s last days. It is a sick world. It is a world that is in deep need of women and men who are filled with God’s Spirit to bring a message of truth, hope, and healing. I pray that you are asking God to be filled with His Spirit that will lead you in His will for your life.
This Sabbath, September 21, there will be no first service. Following the service there will be an all church potluck.
The Kentucky-Tennessee Conference will be holding a commissioning service for Pastor Chelsea this Sabbath. We invite you to come and celebrate God’s calling in her life. I would encourage you to bring a card with a note telling Pastor Chelsea what her ministry has meant to you.
Here’s a very quick explanation of what it means to be a commissioned Seventh-day Adventist pastor. In a February 14, 2012 Adventist News Network article, it was stated, “The ‘commissioned’ ministers credential was authorized by the General Conference Executive Committee in 1987. In 1994, the Executive Committee delineated positions that could receive such credentials – typically treasurers, principals, directors, university presidents, hospital CEOs, and others not on an ordination track. That move also granted the title to associate pastoral care givers, including women.” Commissioned pastors can perform all of the duties of an ordained pastor except organize a church, unite a church, ordain local elders, and serve as a conference, union, division, or general conference president. The world-wide Seventh-day Adventist Church has voted not to ordain female pastors, however, it has allowed the commissioning of women.
Here is a great explanation from our minister of music and our A/V director on why renovating our church facility is so important. Listen especially for how this renovation will create greater accessibility for all to our Father’s House.
Daniel & Bobby Renovation
KIDSVILLE FAMILY FESTIVAL: This Sabbath, September 21, at Centennial Park 2:30 p.m. featuring Kids in Tune See you at the Musician’s Corner Stage at the corner of 27th Av. & West End Av.
CHURCH SERVICE CHANGE: There will be no first service this Sabbath, September 21st. Sabbath school and second service will happen at there normal times.
CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED: Monday, September 23. Pastor Julie will be on call. Her contact number is 615-969-1287.
CHURCH BOARD MEETING: Tuesday, September 24, at 6:30 p.m. in room 109.
OPPORTUNITY AT MADISON ACADEMY: Seeking an Accounting Assistant for a full-time, hourly position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Accounts payable, Rental property management, Receipting, AR data entry, Student payroll processing. If you love working with people, are detail-oriented and a quick learner please email your resume to Interviews by appointment only.
SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Praise Symphony will be here October 20, 6 p.m.
LARRY BUSCH MEMORIAL GOLF CLASSIC: A golf tournament will be held on Sunday, October 6. Proceeds to will fund scholarships for Highland Academy. For more information click here.
COUPLE’S GETAWAY: Save the date, November 9, 2019 at Paradise Ranch.
CARE MINISTRY: The CARE ministry sends out cards to congratulate, appreciate, reach out and encourage.  Let us know in what way we can best serve you.  Please provide name, address and situation and if you are interested/passionate and called by God to join this card ministry. Inform by email or text Glendyle Levinskas
NAOMI’S FELLOWSHIP: Naomi’s fellowship will meet October 6, at 2 p.m. in the downstairs fellowship hall.
ADVENTURER CAMPOREE: The Adventurer Camporee will be held November 1-3 and November 8-10, 2019 at Indian Creek Camp. This year, we have electronic registration available for you to register your family. Please visit our website at: to register. The registration deadline is October 16, 2019. If you have any questions, please see your Adventurer Director.
403 COMMUNITY SERVICES: The 403 Center is thriving and it’s because of you! Thank you for all the donations! We are always looking for resalable items to help the community. How can you determine if your item should be donated? If it is in good, clean working order, then please donate. Thank you for remembering we cannot accept items such as chemicals, dirty clothing, items needing repair or missing parts as it costs the center to discard these items. 403 is currently in need of baby and children’s clothing. We appreciate you!
TOGETHER IN ONE ACCORD: “PENTECOST didn’t begin with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit; Pentecost began with a prayer meeting…” The church in Acts 2 is the answer to Jesus’ prayer in John 17! There was nothing on His heart of greater concern than the unity of those He was leaving behind, and when the church came together for a prayer meeting, united, in one accord, He could trust them with an unction so powerful that it would shake their world and change the population of eternity. Before sunset the membership of the Jerusalem church moves from 120 to 3,120… Together together, Lord, please, as it was in the beginning…” (Okay, All Together Now, 5,6). Let us pray together Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Room 109. See you then!
LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY: “His Word Alive” is an inductive Bible study on the Book of John. Friday Mornings 9:30 a.m. in Pastor Julie’s office. Sign up by calling Pastor Julie at 615-969-1287.
ALL CHURCH POTLUCKS: Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, & Dec. 14
MOBILE TEXT ALERTS: Please sign up for our Mobile Alerts. CLICK HERE and sign up for the alerts you would like to receive.
Tithe & Offering
Tithe is the 10% of our increase that we give to God to support His work in this world. These monies are used to pay pastors, evangelists, chaplains, Bible workers, and missionaries. It also pays for the salaries of those who provide support for those people and for expenses that help support evangelism. We are behind where we were last year at this time in our tithe giving. Through the end of July, Madison Campus has returned $946,747.96 compared to last year’s $1,052,274.10.
Monies donated to church budget are to be given in addition to tithe. Our church budget funds ministry in our community such as Madison Campus Elementary, Madison Academy, Pathfinders, Adventurers, our annual Block Party, our music ministries, Adventist Community Services (the 403 Center), Bags of Love, Celebrate Recovery, and Adventist literature that can be distributed. It also pays for the upkeep and utilities for our church facility and our church administrator. Thank you for your generosity that has put our budget ahead of where we were at this time last year and helps us do ministry and keep our church open.
Church Budget Received 9/14: $ 5,714
Month to Date: $12,971
Needed Monthly: $53,200
To return tithe or give offerings click on the button below or use the tithe envelopes in back of the church pews.
Pastor Ken’s Contact Information
Cell Phone: (509) 481-8457
Office Phone: (615) 866-4776
Office Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 7:45 am to noon
Day off: Monday
Remember to love God, love people, and serve the world this week!

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