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Stephany and Heidi Discuss Emotional Baggage

The church service in the Laurelbrook Seventh-day Adventist Church on May 16, 2015 began with an introit by Jacqualine Miller on the piano.
Rich Sutton introduced his son Ray, who is working at an Adventist Belize school working with mechanics.  Laurelbrook is in the processing of accepting several students from Belize and several ESL students from Korea.  Ray is planning to go to Bolivia to build a church and some houses.
Clifton Brandt followed with the announcements.  Students need to go through the cafeteria line first because they will be going to the Ogden Road Seventh-day Adventist Church for a concert.  Paul Frechette reminded the men that they needed to take all the carpet out of the entrance and do some masonry work.  In June the work bee will deal with the raccoon mess in the attic and restoration of the air-conditioning unit in the back.
Heidi (junior) had the invocation.  The congregation then sang “Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary”. Clifton Brandt then had the Morning Prayer; the congregation sang “Hear Our Prayer”. Clifton Brandt then called for the offering, which was for local church budget.  Alec (junior) and Paul Frechette then collected the morning offerings; the loose offering went to the local church budget.  The congregation sang the doxology, and Clifton Brandt prayed for the offering. 
Caleb (senior) told the children a story about Joe, a slave, being sold. Joe determined that he would not work.  He was sold for the highest price a slave ever sold for.  His new master loaded him into the wagon and took him home.  The master took him to a nice little cottage with a garden; Joe was told that he need not work because he was bought to set him free.  Joe became one of the most faithful servants that master ever had.  Jesus redeemed us in much the same way. How will we react to Jesus paying the highest price possible for us to set us free from sin?

The two girls’ deans (Cheyna and Vonee), Luke (senior), and Dyaine (9th grader) sang for special music, accompanied by Caleb (senior) on the piano. Clifton Brandt then read 1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
Heidi and Stephany (juniors) discussed the topic “Who’s Carrying Your Baggage?” The congregation sang “As Water to the Thirsty”.  

Personnel Other Than Students:
Clifton Brandt – local church elder / works with Laurelbrook’s sewer, water, and boiler systems
Paul Frechette – retired Laurelbrook business manager / local head deacon
Rich Sutton – Laurelbrook president
Following are some notes on the sermon by Heidi and Stephany: 
  1. We have to find our self-worth from what Christ has done for us, not the words that people about us.
  2. Our friends have to get through life the same way we are; we often load more baggage on ourselves when we try to be like other people.
  3. Parents don’t mean to hurt you, but they have their own baggage.
  4. Only a relationship with Christ relieves us from our personal baggage.
  5. Our secret sins give us yet more baggage, but if we don’t let Christ relieve us then life becomes impossible.
  6. If we have Christ, we are never alone, but we have to let our burdens go.
  7. Nothing can touch the Christian except by the Lord’s permission.
  8. The times of your life when everything is really going bad are the times when the Lord supports us the most.
  9. Whatever is worrying – turn it over to the Lord. 

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