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Elizabeth Castle Has Mother's Day Program
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Sabbath services on May 13, 2017 began with a piano introit by Jairit (senior). Michelle Gustafson led the song service, accompanied by Jairit on the piano and a group of students playing various instruments.  The opening song was “To God Be the Glory”. Elizabeth Castle welcomed everyone.

Moises (9th grader) had prayer and read the scripture reading – Proverbs 6:20-22 “20 ¶ My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, [and] tie them about thy neck. 22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and [when] thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.”

Matthew (junior) then read a mission story from Gabon, Africa. A retired military veteran took care of an Adventist church and managed to break free from alcohol addiction at age 83.
Matthew then called for the Laurelbrook Missions Offering, which was collected by George (sophomore) and Thanos (junior) and which goes to support Laurelbrook mission trips.  Karla and Keren (seniors) played a flute duet, accompanied by Jairit on the piano, for special music.

Elizabeth Castle coordinated the superintendent’s remarks on Mother’s Day; several of the girls talked about Mother’s Day.  She then spoke about being a parent. The students then shared Bible verses and Ellen White quotes dealing with a mother. She then announced the classes and had the closing prayer.
 
The congregation then became three Sabbath School classes, one taught by Clayton Brandt in the church sanctuary, one in the back of the sanctuary “behind the glass” taught by Bob and Michelle Gustafson, and one in the CNA house taught by Stanton Rolle.
 
Following are a few notes from the theme talk: 
  1. On Mother’s Day, Jissel (9th grader) mentioned that the day was a special one during which the children did their mother’s work for her.
  2. TerriAnn (9th grader) mentioned that she gave her mother a card.
  3. Today we are talking about the ministry of parenthood. Motherhood can be a special call from God.
  4. A mother is called to bring up her children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. This blesses the world by her influence.
  5. There are many verses in the Bible dealing with motherhood.
  6. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 “4 ¶ Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8 ¶ Charity never faileth: but whether [there be] prophecies, they shall fail; whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease; whether [there be] knowledge, it shall vanish away.”
  7. Proverbs 6:20-22 “20 ¶ My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, [and] tie them about thy neck. 22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and [when] thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.”
  8. Exodus 20:12 “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.”
  9. Proverbs 31:25-31 “25 Strength and honour [are] her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. 26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue [is] the law of kindness. 27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. 28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband [also], and he praiseth her. 29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. 30 Favour [is] deceitful, and beauty [is] vain: [but] a woman [that] feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.”
Personnel Other Than Students:

Bob Gustafson – Laurelbrook vice-president / men’s work coordinator / works with the used furniture program
Clayton Brandt – works with Laurelbrook’s heavy equipment and assists with maintenance
Elizabeth Castle – works with nursing home accounts
Michelle Gustafson – wife of Bob Gustafson / assists him in his duties
Stanton Rolle – Laurelbrook business manager
 

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