Laurelbrook Academy Seventh-day Adventist Church

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We Need Jesus

Sabbath services on February 11, 2017 began with a piano introit by Penny Thomas. Michelle Gustafson led the song service, accompanied by Samantha (9th grader) on the piano and a group of students playing various instruments.  The opening song was “I Need Thee Every Hour”. Michelle Gustafson welcomed everyone and reminded everyone to pray for Ginny Arce, the girls’ dean. Mrs. Arce had a large mass removed

Itzel (9th grader) had prayer, and Jissel (9th grader) read the scripture reading. Samantha then showed a mission video from Norway.  The Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church in Oslo is reaching out to those from other countries coming to Norway.
Michelle Gustafson then called for the Laurelbrook Missions Offering, which was collected by Alex (elementary) and Eddie (9th graders) and which goes to support Laurelbrook mission trips.  Moises (9th grader) then played a violin solo for special music.

TerriAnn and Abbey (9th graders) had the superintendent’s remarks on “We Need Jesus More Than Anything”.  The congregation then sang “My Jesus, I Love Thee” as a closing song. 
The congregation then became three Sabbath School classes, one taught by Elizabeth Castle in the main church sanctuary, one taught by Bob and Michelle Gustafson at the back of the church sanctuary “behind the glass”, and one taught by Stanton Rolle in the CNA building.
Following are a few notes from the theme talk:                                                                                                                                          
  1. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
  2. Matthew 9:20-23 “20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind [him], and touched the hem of his garment: 21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. 23 And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,”
  3. It’s hard to stay positive online when using social media when we don’t have Jesus in our hearts.
  4. Music can help us, but much music today is the tool of Satan.
  5. Jesus must be at the center of relationships for these to be a true success.
  6. We need food to survive, but we don’t need to fall in love with food in place of Jesus.
  7. Work is good, but it should not be the only thing we think about.
  8. Study is important because it lets the students develop good habits and acquire knowledge, but God needs to be the center of our studies.  He will help us to do well.
  9. We can do anything if Jesus strengthens us.
Personnel Other Than Students:

Bob Gustafson – Laurelbrook vice-president and men’s work coordinator / works with Laurelbrook’s used furniture program
Elizabeth Castle – works in the Laurelbrook Nursing Home
Michelle Gustafson – helps her husband Bob Gustafson
Penny Thomas – caretaker for Laura Mae Zollinger
Stanton Rolle – Laurelbrook business manager

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