Pastor Wendt Discusses Addiction and Boredom
The church service in the Laurelbrook Seventh-day Adventist Church on August 15, 2015 began with an introit by Min Sterling on the piano. Rich Sutton interviewed a Korean teacher who had accompanied several of the Korean ESL students to Laurelbrook for the start of the school year. The teacher emphasized several things about his school.
Bob Gustafson followed with the announcements. There will be a special lunch in the cafeteria after the service. Please consider that this sanctuary is God’s House. If you wish to have special music, see the music committee.
Bob Gustafson had the invocation. The congregation then sang “Sound the Battle Cry”. Bob Gustafson then had the Morning Prayer after calling for prayer requests. These requests included the families of the two truckers whose truck loaded with rock overturned yesterday afternoon at the bottom of the mountain and killed them; Michelle Gustafson’s mother who is fighting asthma; Luke Crawford, who is heading to Belize tomorrow; the wedding this weekend; the new students who have come to Laurelbrook; and Beth Brandt, who is fighting sickness.
The congregation sang “Hear Our Prayer”. Adiv (sophomore) then called for the offering, which was for local church budget. Luke Crawford and Daryll Ellis then collected the morning offerings. The congregation sang the doxology, and Bob Gustafson prayed for the offering.
Lorealle (senior) told the children a story. A group of Koreans then played a hymn for special music. Adiv (sophomore) read Ezekiel 16:49 “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.”
Pastor David Wendt discussed the topic “Bored to Death” and asked for a commitment to do one of these things. The congregation sang “Faith Is the Victory”. Pastor Wendt had the closing prayer.
Edna Brandt, mother of Clifton and Clayton Brandt, attended the services. She is 97 years old and visiting from California.
Personnel Other Than Students:
Clayton Brandt – works with Laurelbrook’s heavy equipment / local church elder
Clifton Brandt – works with Laurelbrook’s water, sewer, and boiler systems / local head church deacon
Daryll Ellis – works for nearby Majestic Stone Company / local church deacon / Laurelbrook graduate
Luke Crawford – 2015 Laurelbrook graduate who has worked in Bolivia for this summer and is now headed to Belize
Min Sterling – works in the Laurelbrook Academy office
Pastor David Wendt – pastor of the Pikeville and Laurelbrook Seventh-day Adventist churches
Bob Gustafson– local head elder / works with Laurelbrook’s auto body program
Following are some notes on the sermon by Pastor Wendt: