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Jean Talley Talks About Refugees
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Sabbath services on June 20, 2015 began with an introit by Beth Brandt on the piano.  There followed a song service led by Wendy and Anna Carr, accompanied on the piano by Beth Brandt and Scott Sterling, Cheyna Ashe, and Lucas Johnson on various instruments. The opening song was “’l’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go”.   Jean Talley had opening prayer.

Adiv (sophomore) read Matthew 7:12 and Ephesians 4:32 - “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets” and “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you”.

Darius (junior) read a mission story from Taiwan where a new church member recalled that the New Start program of healthful living attracted her to the church. She was amazed to discover that the Christian God was kind. Her mother was reluctant to accept Christian living and the Christian God. But as her mother’s health declined, she accepted the Christian God and was baptized a month before she died. This new church member is encouraging her husband and her father to accept the Christian God.

Jean Talley then called for the Laurelbrook Missions Offering, which was collected by JD (sophomore) and Mari (9th grader).  Min Sterling then played a piano solo for special music.

Jean Talley had the superintendent’s remarks on taking the gospel to the world and had closing prayer.  The congregation then became two Sabbath School classes, one taught by Clifton Brandt in the church sanctuary and one taught by Stanton Rolle “behind the glass” in the church.
 
Following are a few notes from the theme talk by Jean Talley: 
  1. Today is World Refugee Day.  A refugee is a person displaced from his/her country by an unwanted power or event.
  2. God expects nations to take in refugees and treat them as native-born citizens. He also expects us to help these people as we would any other person.
  3. Girls especially want people to be close to.
  4. Luke 10:30-37 “30 And Jesus answering said, A certain [man] went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded [him], and departed, leaving [him] half dead. 31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked [on him], and passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion [on him], 34 And went to [him], and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave [them] to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? 37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.”
  5. When we help people in need, we are doing what Jesus commanded us to do.
Personnel Other Than Students:
 
Anna Carr - nurse in the Laurelbrook Nursing Home
Beth Brandt – wife of Clayton Brandt, who deals with Laurelbrook’s heavy equipment
Jean Talley – nurse in the Laurelbrook Nursing Home
Min Sterling – assists with the school office work, music, and other areas as needed / wife of Scott Sterling, one of the academy science and math teachers
Scott Sterling - one of the academy science and math teachers / works with Laurelbrook’s IT department and other areas as needed
Stanton Rolle – works in the Laurelbrook business office
Wendy Carr – works in the Laurelbrook Nursing Home office

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