Pastor Ken Reporting – July 26, 2018

It has been a great week here at Madison Campus Church! If you have been attending our, We All Have Hope Series, you know what I mean. I have written more about it in the “One Big Thing” section.
ONE BIG THING
(If you don’t read anything else, read this.)
There is NO first service this Sabbath. Sabbath school will begin at 10 am and our church service will begin at 11 am. We are having an all church potluck immediately following the service.
Thank you so much for your overwhelming support of our, We All Have Hope Series. Our average attendance has been 387 with an average guest attendance of 64. We have had a total of 178 guests attend during the series for at least one night. Last night, Wednesday, we had 392 in attendance. This is unusual for a series like this as usually attendance tapers off as the series proceeds. I can’t thank you enough for attending and inviting your friends. I truly believe our attendees have been given the real hope that is Jesus for the very real problems we have in this world. On Friday night and Sabbath we are expecting several baptisms.
I want to thank the Southern Union, Southern Adventist University, and the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference who have funded the bulk of the costs of this series. Our church has stayed under our normal yearly budget for outreach in putting this series on and that is only because of the generosity of the organizations I listed above.
We would like to give a gift to Roger and Kathy Hernandez for the blessing they have given to our church. They are headed to do presentations in Australia immediately following our series and we would like to give them money to go and do something fun while they are there. We sent out an email blast earlier this week regarding this. We need to have an idea by Friday morning of how much money has been donated so we can be prepared to present the gift to the Hernandez’s on Sabbath morning. If you are unable to drop off your donation before Fridaymorning, simply email me at pastorken@madisoncampus.org or Mona, our church administrator, at mcoffice@madisoncampus.org with how much you will be donating. Thank for your help with this!
PRAYER LIST
 Mike Goulet  Paul Blankenship  Roger Nelson  Ken Owen
 LeAnn Pechonis  David Engen  Julie Henderson  Eva Phillips
 Arthur Arcinas  Nathan Spalding  Ron Youngs  Mary Bell DeArk
 Addlyn Harrison  Natalie Simmons
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
NO FIRST SERVICE THIS SABBATH

There is NO first service this Sabbath (yes, I know I included this earlier in the email, but I really don’t want you to miss this announcement). Sabbath school will begin at 10 am and our church service will begin at 11 am. We are having an all church potluck immediately following the service.

 
YOUTH POOL PARTY
This Sunday from 2-4 we’re having a pool party at the Morgan’s house!  You might recognize them from praise teams at church, as they play the bass and piano.  They live at 1558 Hudson Rd, Madison, TN. Please reply to this email to let me know if you’re interested so I can get a head count.  Thanks, and I hope to see you there!
 
ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND BUILDER NIGHT
PK-12th grade
Come join the Madison Trailblazer Club for Vespers and a fun Builder Themed Family Night/Ice Cream Social in the Schlisner Fellowship Hall
August 4, 6:30-8:30
Club Registration will be available for those interested.
FREE VOLLEYBALL CLINIC
July 30th and 31st at Madison Academy Gym from 4:30-7:00 pm.  Grades 6-12 and all are welcome.  Coach Jessica Brito, a former college volleyball player, will be joining us as well as the new girls volleyball coach, Alex Thomas.
GREAT CONTROVERSY
Are you ready for Jesus to come?  Are your friends and neighbors?  MCC is providing truth to 1,830 of our Hendersonville friends/neighbors with this, our 8th order for zip 37075.   (11,704 books total, so far, or 42%) AND yes, each mailed copy of The Great Controversy is still $1.10.  And yes, each book still has an Amazing Facts Bible study card enclosed. Please pray the Holy Spirit will accompany each of these 1,830 books.
CARE MINISTRY
To those who have been blessed by the CARE Ministry and would like to give back by joining the card ministry, please contact or text Glendyle Levinskas at 865-306-7455  “Loving people through written words of encouragement”
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Please join us in thanking God for 75 years of grace, through faith, at Elder MYRON JOHNSON’s 75th birthday party on Sunday, July 29, between 2-4 pm at Madison Campus SDA Church fellowship hall, 607-B Larkin Springs Rd, Madison, TN.  Short birthday remarks by Pastor Dick Moseley will be presented at 2:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome, no gifts please. Myron would love to see you!

CHILDREN’S CHAPEL MUSIC

Our Children’s Chapel Music Program needs Kid Musicians, Singers, and Adult group leaders.  This is an amazing program that is very important to our Children’s Ministry Program and one that we want to keep.  If you and your child are interested in being added to our rotation, please call or text Kimberly King at 615-483-2567.
CHILD CARE NEEDED
Celebrate Recovery needs additional folks who could help provide child care on Monday evenings.  We have folks attending who need to bring their children with them, and the child care you can provide would go a long way toward their road to recovery.  Even if you can only help in this area one week a month, you would be making a huge impact in the lives of the children as well as the CR attendee. Please contact Dan Davis, 615-202-4839 for more details.
YOUNG ADULTS
If you’re a young adult, please remember to follow us on FB at Compass (Madison Young Adults).
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The 403 Center needs volunteers for any day Monday thru Thursday from 10 am to 12:30 pm or anyone that can work sporadically if you call ahead. Orientation is every Tuesday at 9:15 am.  Call Karen Baker for information at 615-516-8631.
READ THROUGH THE BIBLE
Join us in reading through the Bible together as a family. Even if you haven’t done the readings so far, it would be great to have you start now. I think there is a real blessing in reading the Bible together. Hard copies of the Bible reading plans can be found at the kiosks in our lobbies. Here is a link to the online Bible reading plan for August.  Let’s Read the Bible Together – August
SAVE-THE-DATE
July 29: Naomi’s Fellowship 2 pm Downstairs Fellowship hall.
July 29:  Youth Pool Party at the Morgans
July 30 & 31:  Free Volleyball Clinic MA Gym 4:30 pm
Aug  3:  Ice Cream Social with Trailblazer Club 6:30-8:30 pm
Aug. 11: Prayer Walk at MCE & MA
Sept. 8: All Church Birthday Party Social
Sept. 9: Young Women’s Retreat at Paradise Ranch
Sept. 14-15: “Secrets of the Kingdom” Bible Study Training at ICC
Sept. 21-23: Women’s Retreat at Indian Creek Camp
For a detailed calendar of all MCC events click the calendar button.
Monday evening’s alter call during our, “We All Have Hope Series.” Thanks to Mark Denman Photography for this picture and others that can be found on the Madison Campus FaceBook page.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”
Romans 10:13-15 (NLT)
Feet are not beautiful, at least that is my opinion. Feet in Paul’s time were assuredly not beautiful. Many people went barefoot and almost everyone else wore sandals. That means toenails were cracked. The soles of the feet were calloused. Dirt and other unmentionables became caked on the feet as the day went on.
A messenger’s feet almost undoubtedly were no pretty sight after a long journey to deliver news. However, good news changes our perceptions. Have you ever had the opportunity to deliver good news? If you work in an office maybe you’ve told someone their bill was far less than the original estimate. If you are a doctor maybe you’ve told someone they are cancer free. If you are an attorney maybe you’ve told a client the charges against them have been dismissed. Think of a time you’ve given good news and take a moment to remember the person’s reaction. At that moment, you are the most wonderful person in the world.
This is the joy of sharing the Gospel. When correctly taught and understood it is the best news anyone could ever receive. Feet that do not travel do not get dirty and yet the dirty feet that have traveled with the Good News are far more beautiful than pedicured feet that stay at home. How will the world know the Good News unless we tell them? It is my prayer that as our family continues on its journey, we will be a family with dirty, but beautiful feet.
Remember to live our mission. Love God. Love people. Serve the world.

God’s blessings,

Pastor Ken

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