Laurelbrook Academy Seventh-day Adventist Church

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Michelle and Bob Gustafson Talk About God and the Christian
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The church service in the Laurelbrook Seventh-day Adventist Church on November 12, 2016 began with an introit by Penny Thomas on the organ. Dorka Ellis had the Personal Ministries Corner and updated everyone on a number of issues
 
  • The Reid family has expanded by one.  Joanna (6 lbs) was born early Friday morning. 
  • This week Darwin Whitman will be having meetings on the earthly Jewish sanctuary at 7 p.m. in the academy auditorium each evening this coming week, including prayer meeting.  
  • Pam Sutton’s father died recently; the family needs your prayers.  
  • A group of young missionaries are leaving for their mission field in the next few days and need your prayers.  
  • A series of Bible studies are being printed in a local shopping paper.  This project needs your prayer and monetary support.  
  • A lady needs a washer, which we would like to provide for her.  Please consider giving this project your monetary support.
 
Bob Gustafson announced that vespers tonight would be at 5:00 p.m. in the church.  Recreation for students would be at 7:00. Lunch will be in the cafeteria today right after the church service.
 
The congregation had a silent invocation.  The congregation then sang “The Old Rugged Cross”. Bob Gustafson then had the Morning Prayer; the congregation sang “Hear Our Prayer”.
 
Camilla (senior) then called for the offering.  John Ellis and Elyjah (sophomore) then collected the morning offerings; the loose offering went to global missions.  The congregation sang the doxology, and Bob Gustafson prayed for the offering. 
 
Keren (senior) then told the children present a story. Arlin (senior) then read John 3:16-17 “16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” Ginny Arce and Moises (9th grader) played a violin-flute duet, accompanied by Penny Thomas on the piano.

Michelle and Bob Gustafson discussed the topic “The Story of Love”, including a video dealing with a father who had to make a decision whether to save a train or his son who has fallen into the bridge.  Like God, the father chose to save the train and sacrifice his son. The Gustafsons then made an altar call, asking people to commit to God’s way and God’s life. The congregation sang “Softly and Tenderly”.   Bob Gustafson had the closing prayer.

Personnel Other Than Students:
 
Bob Gustafson – Laurelbrook men’s work coordinator
Ginny Arce – academy girls’ dean
John Ellis – former Laurelbrook staff member retired from nearby Majestic Stone Company
Michelle Gustafson – wife of Bob Gustafson / assists her husband in his work
Penny Thomas – caretaker for Laura Mae Zollinger
 
Following are some notes on the sermon by Michelle and Bob Gustafson: 
  1. John 3:16-17 “16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
  2. It is best to do what the Holy Spirit is asking you to do, confess our sins, and commit our lives to Christ.
  3. God has enormous love for each of us, but we have to make the decision to follow Him.
John 3:18-21 “18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” 

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