MT. SINAI’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Stewardship Spotlight: “All too often we regard stewardship simply as a matter of our giving to God, but this aspect is secondary. Before we can give, we must possess, and before we possess we must receive. Therefore, stewardship is, in the first place, receiving God’s good and bounteous gifts. And once received, those gifts are not to be used solely for our own good. They must also be used for the benefit of others, and ultimately for the glory of God the giver. The steward needs an open hand to receive from God and then an active hand to give to God and to others.”—Murray J. Harris

Our theme for the month: Investing in Eternity…Heaven is Our Home

Treasury Department: Request for 2016 Tithe and Offering Receipts are now available online. Click here to request yours

Mt. Sinai’s Ministry Fair Everyone, is invited to join us in the Fellowship Hall immediately following Divine Service today.

Volunteers needed to form a Community Contact Team.  The team will make contact once per month with friends in our community to check on their needs and inform and invite them to activities at Mt. Sinai.  If interested please contact Dr. Charles Drake at 913-302-8590 for more information.

Community Contact Workers is scheduled to have a training meeting TODAY, March 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Volunteers need, please come and invite a friend.

Death Announcement: We regret to announce the recent passing of our dear brother James “Jay” Miller.

King’s Daughters, Orlando Chapter I will be having their monthly meeting TOMORROW, March 26 at 9:00 a.m. at The Golden Coral, Altamonte Springs.

King’s Daughters II will meet TOMORROW, at the home of Eleanor Towns. Contact her at 407-760-9800.

Standing Nominating Committee:

  • All persons interested in serving as leaders and assistants for 2017-2018, please see the Ushers for volunteer forms today!
  • Members are reminded that the next SNC Meeting will be on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Communion Service is scheduled for NEXT Sabbath, April 1.

Personal Ministry: If you know someone who needs Bible Study or an introduction to Jesus, contact Personal Ministries Leader, Meynard Julien.

Choose to Lose is a Southeastern Conference health initiative; it’s spearheaded by the health/temperance and women’s ministry department. This program will use physical activity as a way to improve the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health of the SEC members and our surrounding communities. Contact the church office for more information.

Family Life

  • Camp Kulaqua registration will begin this Sabbath, and continues until August 2017. Please see a Family Life member for registration details.

Baby Dedications are scheduled for the second Sabbath of every month. If you wish to have your child/grandchild dedicated, please contact the Church Office at 407-298-7877. The next Baby Dedication is scheduled for April 8.

Technology Department:

  • Production Meeting in conjunction with New Life ministries will be Sunday, March 26, 2017, at 8:00 a.m.
  • Technology Prayer Breakfast has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 2, at 8:00 a.m. at Patmos Chapel. Please RSVP with Carol Smith.
  • The Technology Department is looking for volunteers to help further the Gospel in this generation. There are several teams that need your help: Video, Sound, Editing, CD/DVD Duplicating, Multimedia, Stage Management and Radio.

The Mt. Sinai ‘STRIDERS’ Pathfinder Club:

  • Pathfinder Club Membership registration and renewal is now open until Sabbath, April 01, 2017.  See club staff members for details.

Children’s Ministry:

  • Youth Sabbath School will be practicing for the 13th Sabbath program TODAY, March 25. Please bring your young people to Sabbath School on time at 9:00 a.m. The practice will begin starting at the close of the Lesson Study. Thank you very much parents!
  • The Children’s Ministry Theme for 2017 is “Created by God, Built for a Purpose!” Join us on Sabbath, April 8 for Children’s Church in the Fellowship Hall at 11:00 a.m. Children’s Church is for children up to age 12.
  • Donations Needed: If you would like to donate funds, food items, supplies, or your time to Children’s Church please contact Fendy Duclos at 863-332-3528 or children@mountsinaiorlando.org
  • Sinai’s Children’s Choir (MSCC) next practice is at 10:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room on Sabbath, April 1. We are preparing for 3rd Sabbath Divine Service. Please have children at practice so our best can be given.
  • MSCC have chosen S.P.O.O.N.S. as their mission, it stands for singing praises to our omnipotent Father N’ songs. Thank you parents for the participation during HOMECOMING Weekend.

Adventist Youth Ministry (AYM) www.mtsinaiyes.com:

  • Join us for our AYM program today at 5:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Hosted by Religious Liberty.
  • Youth Choir Practice will be today at 6:15 p.m. in the Choir Room.
  • Youth Bible Study will be held on Friday, March 31 at 7:45 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room.
  • April 1, AYM will be in the Fellowship Hall. All teams are asked to be present as we begin to study and build the sanctuary.
  • Interested in acting? Contact Teayann Duclos to join the Drama Club.

PathfindersMt. Sinai’s Adventurers Club:

  • Do you like to do arts and crafts? Do you enjoy doing fun activities that teach you about love, Jesus, families, animals, and adventures? Are you between the ages of 4 and 9? If you said yes, then you should join the Adventurer Club! Come meet with us today at 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Room.
  • Sponsors Needed: Help an Adventurer attend the Annual SEC Adventurers Camp in June. Please see Colette Purcell for more information.

Mt. Sinai is seeking proposals from licensed Social Services Agencies to operate a full time Community Outreach Center.  For more information and the Request for Proposals (RFP) please contact Dr. Charles Drake at 913-302-8590.

Men’s Bible Study Group: A place where men study the Word, share life experiences and strengthen each other. Join us in the Multipurpose Room every Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” Proverbs 27:17. Sponsored by Men’s Ministry.

North Orlando SDA presents Music, Praise and Adoration Benefit concert for Claude Edwards on TODAY, March 25 at 5:00 PM. Featured Artists: Gale Murphy – Piano and Sam Johnson – Sax

Upcoming Events:

April 1 – Communion Service/Prayer Ministry Prayer Seminar

April 8 – Personal Ministry Track Distribution

April 9 – AYM Youth Field Day

April 15 – Resurrection Celebration

April 21/22 – Stewardship Revival

April 22 – Music Ministry Concert in the Park

April 29 – Youth Emphasis Day

April 30 – AYM Youth Community Service/Children Ministry Fun Day

WMSR

Mount Sinai Radio (WMSR):

  • Volunteers Needed: Mt. Sinai’s Sabbath School Radio Program “Focus on the Word” is seeking volunteers to study the Sabbath school lesson once a quarter. Please contact Carol Smith for more informa
  • Join Elder Michael Clark and his team, this and every Thursday, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Our new Radio Program “Focus on the Word,” is an informative and new look into the Bible. Please call in live with your questions and comments at 407-730-2264.

Your ministry could be on Mt. Sinai Radio (WMSR)! Please contact Johnny Castor, Radio Program Director or send an email to wmsr@moutnsinaisdaorlando.org for more information.

Sabbath School:

  • Youth Sabbath School will be practicing for the 13th Sabbath program, March 25. Please have your young people at Sabbath School on time at 9:00 a.m. The program will be starting at the close of lesson that day. Thank you very much parents.

Save the Date! October 19-26, 2017 – Southeastern Conference SEC Single’s Ministry Medical Missionary Trip in Portland, Jamaica. Email Okema McIntosh, SEC Single’s Ministry President at missiontripja@gmail.com for more information.

Man of God, YOU are called to serve! All men interested in serving as Deacons are asked to contact Garnett English.

MSJA is looking for volunteers to serve as Teacher’s Aides in the classrooms. If you are interested in serving in this ministry please contact Dr. Lee Buddy at 407-298-2971.

Mt. Sinai’s Child Development Center (CDC) is now accepting children between the ages of 3-5 years. Please spread the word and share with others to come and learn with us. Contact Mattie Mae Jenkins at 407-291-2110 for more information.

TwitterCommunications Department: We are embarking on exciting times for our church communication. Starting today, our new tagline will be “We help people engage”. For our social media twitter communication, the hashtag will be #ENGAGINGPEOPLE.
Please join us on twitter to get in on the action and learn what our church is doing. Don’t be left behind.

Missing Members: Anyone with contact information on Mt. Sinai’s missing member(s) please contact the Church Clerk, Yvette Fisher or email: clerk@mountsinaisdaorlando.org with that information.

Are the burdens of life weighing you down? Do you need someone to “stand in the gap” for you? Prayer warriors are available every Sabbath in the Prayer Room directly after Divine Service to pray with you. If you need directions to the Prayer Room, please notify an usher.

First Impressions is seeking Ushers, Greeters, Security, Hospitality, and Parking Lot Attendants to serve in 2017. If you have the spirit of hospitality and would like to serve contact Joanne Spradley.

ATTENTION ALL YOUTH 18 TO 35 YEARS OLD: Do you want to be heard? Do you want to be listened to? The Collegiate Sabbath School Class would like to welcome you to A JUDGEMENT FREE ZONE. Come and take part in an exciting and interesting discussions every Sabbath morning. Come and share your thoughts, express your feelings and give your opinions. Come be informed, come be inspired, come be blessed. See you there! Meeting Location: Overflow Room.

What Are The Different Gifts?

 

Administration – The divine enablement to understand what makes an organization function, and the special ability to plan and execute procedures that accomplish the goals of the ministry. 1Cor 12:28

Apostleship – The divine enablement to start and oversee the development of new churches or ministry structures. 1Cor 12:28

Craftsmanship – The divine enablement to creatively design and/or construct items to be used for ministry. Exodus 31:3-5

Creative Communication – The divine enablement to communicate God’s truth through a variety of art forms. Psalms 150:3-5

Discernment – The divine enablement to distinguish between truth and error. It is able to discern the spirits, differentiating between good and evil, right and wrong. 1Cor 12:8-10.

Encouragement – The divine enablement to present truth so as to strengthen, comfort, or urge to action those who are discouraged or wavering in their faith. Romans 12:6-8

Evangelism – The divine enablement to effectively communicate the gospel to unbelievers so they respond in faith and move toward discipleship. Eph 4:11

Faith – The divine enablement to act on God’s promises with confidence and unwavering belief in God’s ability to fulfill his purposes. 1Cor 12:8-10.

Giving – The divine enablement to contribute money and resources to the work of the Lord with cheerfulness and liberality. People with this gift do not ask, “How much money do I need to give to God?” but “How much money do I need to live on?” Romans 12:6-8

Healing – The divine enablement to be God’s means for restoring people to wholeness (emotional, relational, spiritual, physical.) 1Cor 12:8-10.

Helps – The divine enablement to accomplish practical and necessary tasks which free up, support, and meet the needs of others. 1Cor 12:28

Hospitality – The divine enablement to care for people by providing fellowship, food and shelter. 1Peter 4:9-10

Intercession – The divine enablement to consistently pray on behalf of and for others, seeing frequent and specific results. 1Tim 2:1-2

Leadership –The divine enablement to cast vision, motivate, and direct people to harmoniously accomplish the purposes of God. Romans 12:6-8

Mercy – The divine enablement to cheerfully and practically help those who are suffering or in need, having compassion that is moved to action. Romans 12:6-8

Miracles – The divine enablement to authenticate the ministry and message of God through supernatural interventions which glorify Him. 1Cor 12:8-10.

Prophecy – The divine enablement to reveal truth and proclaim it in a timely and relevant manner for understanding, correction, repentance, or edification. There may be immediate or future implications. 1Cor 12:8-10.

Shepherding – The divine enablement to nurture, care for, and guide people toward ongoing spiritual maturity and becoming like Christ. Eph 4:11

Teaching – The divine enablement to understand, clearly explain, and apply the Word of God, causing greater Christ-likeness in the lives of listeners. 1Cor 12:28

Word of Knowledge – The divine enablement to bring truth to the body through a revelation or biblical insight. 1Cor 12:8-10.

Word of Wisdom– The divine enablement to effectively apply spiritual truth to meet a need in anspecific situation. 1Cor 12:8-10.

HERE is an online FREE test you can complete in 15 to 20 minutes – but they do NOT include all the gifts in the list above: http://www.spiritualgiftstest.com/test/adult