Pastor Ken Reports – June 20, 2019

fter this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands. And they were shouting with a great roar, “Salvation comes from our God who sits on the throne and from the Lamb!”
Revelation 7:9-10 (NLT)
Our family arrived back in Nashville this morning around 1 am after a wonderful week-long visit with Rachelle’s parents and grandparents in Camino, California (see photo below). If you don’t know where Camino is, it is about half way between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. During our stay, we visited Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. Both are amazing reminders of the power and creativeness of our God. As fun as the trip was, it is always good to be home. As we walked through the airport Kyla turned to us and said, “Nashville is officially my favorite city.”
ONE BIG THING
Our third annual International Sabbath is this Sabbath, June 22. As is our tradition please wear clothing to church from your country of origin and bring food for our all church, international potluck that corresponds to your country of origin.
I imagine a few of you are saying, the United States is my country of origin, so what am I supposed to wear and bring for food? With the exception of Native Americans (and even they likely immigrated from Asia), our ancestors immigrated to the United States from somewhere. With that in mind, you can wear clothing and bring food from the countries your family originated from or you can wear what you would normally wear to church and bring what you would normally bring to a potluck. Whichever makes you more happy and comfortable is fine.
This is a really wonderful Sabbath and I look forward to celebrating the amazing diversity God has brought together in our Madison Campus family. The sermon title is “Jesus’ Family” and we will be taking a look at the genealogies of Jesus found in Matthew 1 and Luke 3. What does that have to do with International Sabbath? Come to church this Sabbath and find out.
OUR FATHER’S HOUSE
I am very pleased that Tim Prow and PBG Builders are doing excellent work for us in preparing for our church renovation. While we continue to raise money for the renovation we have reached a threshold where we know certain priorities are already funded and PBG is moving ahead with working with our architect to ensure that when the fundraising is finished at the end of December we are ready to proceed with the renovation. To date we have received $832,611.69 in donations and pledges. Thank you so much for your generosity as we continue toward our $2.5 million goal.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
IMAGINE NASHVILLE: Sabbath June 29th at Percy Warner Park with potluck starting at 6 pm with a meeting to follow. 1651 Chickering Rd., Nashville 37215. Shelter #4 in Indian Springs Section. There are sign-up sheets in the foyers. If you are attending, please sign up for the food you will bring.
BABY SHOWER: It’s a Baby Sprinkle for Elani & Jack Wood on Sunday, June 30th from 10:00-12:00 noon in the Yellow Room at Ridgetop SDA Church. They are registered at buybuyBABY (which is a sister company to Bed, Bath, & Beyond. Be sure to use those 20% off coupons!) They are also registered at Target. P.S. It’s a boy! For additional information contact Julie at 615-300-1522.
THANK YOU: Thanks you for all the cards, flowers, phone calls, and visits during my recent surgery and recovery. They all gave me such encouragement. It meant so much to me to know that my church family was petitioning to our Heavenly Father for me. It gave me such a sense of peace. Love you all, Denise
MEMORIAL RECEPTION: Friends of Julie Armstrong Henderson are invited to a potluck memorial reception this Sabbath evening, June 22, from 5-7 pm in the downstairs fellowship hall. Please bring a dish or beverage to serve 12. Flyers are on the kiosk.
BIBLE READING PLAN: Over the summer, we will be reading through the Gospels and the Desire of Ages, by Ellen G. White. The readings from the Bible will be matched with the corresponding chapters in the Desire of Ages. You can find the Bible reading plan on the kiosks in our church lobby. Unfortunately, this plan is not accessible through our church app.
CHILDREN’ PRAISE TIME: Children’s Chapel Praise Time happens each week for Primary through Juniors. It is a time for kids to lead others in singing for about 10-15 minutes before individual classes begin. We will not be meeting in June and July but will resume in August. We would love for more children and adults to help lead out! New teams will be formed by August. Call or text Cindy Boskind @ 615-945-2528 to form a new group or be added to a group!
LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY: “His Word Alive” an Inductive Bible Study on the Book of John. Friday Mornings 9:30 a.m. in Pastor Julie’s Office. Sign up by calling Pastor Julie at 615-969-1287.
403 COMMUNITY SERVICES: The 403 Center is in desperate need of all types of donations. Also needed is a volunteer for a cashier to work one day a week from 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. (training available). Needed a man to receive donations Wednesdays from 9:15 to 2:15 p.m. Also needed a volunteer for the food pantry on Thursdays from 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
GREAT CONTROVERSY: Praise God! Another 2,059 copies of this Spirit-filled book will be arriving in Hendersonville mailboxes. This zip (37075) is 67% completed! Thank you, MCC for your desire to build God’s kingdom by sharing His truth. The cost of a delivered book is $1.10.
IMAGINE U: Women’s Ministries is sponsoring Imagine U -A one-day free dental and vision clinic and much more! It will be held at the MCE on July 21. We are partnering with AMEN, an Adventist medical outreach group who supply most all equipment and more to facilitate each event. We need over 100 volunteers from across the conference! No small feat! We are very excited to see how God is going to work through this event. We are also praying this will be a pilot program that can be replicated in other areas across KYTN Conference. To volunteer go to
ALL CHURCH POTLUCKS: June 22, July 27, Aug 3, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14
MADISON FARM: The Madison Farm is beginning their 2019 season. They are located on the campus of Madison Academy, growing organic produce for the surrounding community. This season’s CSA (community supported agriculture) shares are now available for purchase – weekly and bi-weekly options available. Each share is a bag full of seasonal, local, and organic produce. *Eggs also available*
CURTAINS: The main classroom in the Pathfinder building needs some curtains. If you could help, please call Arlan Monroe at (615) 479-1657.
PRAYER MINISTRY: “If the people of God would only exercise faith, He would work in a wonderful manner to accomplish this work. Hear the words of Christ: “If two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which is in heaven.” Precious promise! Do we believe it? What marvelous results would appear if the united prayers of this company were to ascend to God in living faith! Jesus stands ready to take these petitions and present them to His Father, saying, “I know these persons by name. Send answers to their prayers; for I have graven their names on the palms of My hands.”_ Evangelism, p. 414. Let us come together every Wednesday 6-7 pm in Room 109.
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Tithe & Offering
Tithe is the 10% of our increase that we give to God to support His work in this world. These monies are used to pay pastors, evangelists, chaplains, Bible workers, and missionaries. It also pays for the salaries of those who provide support for those people and for expenses that help support evangelism. We are behind where we were last year at this time in our tithe giving.
Monies donated to church budget are to be given in addition to tithe. Our church budget funds ministry in our community such as Madison Campus Elementary, Madison Academy, Pathfinders, Adventurers, our annual Block Party, our music ministries, Adventist Community Services (the 403 Center), Bags of Love, Celebrate Recovery, and Adventist literature that can be distributed. It also pays for the upkeep and utilities for our church facility and our church administrator. Thank you for your generosity that has put us ahead of where we were at this time last year and helps us do ministry and keep our church open.
To return tithe or give offerings click on the button below or use the tithe envelopes in back of the church pews.

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