The church service in the Laurelbrook Seventh-day Adventist Church on December 16, 2017 began with Elizabeth Castle talking about the ten days of prayer (January 10-20). This year staff families will be able to host prayer groups in their homes. Please notify Elizabeth Castle or Ricardo Reid if your family is interested. Dyaine (senior) welcomed everyone and made a few announcements.
Samantha (sophomore) played an introit. The congregation had a silent invocation. The congregation then sang “Trust and Obey”. Rodney Herra then called for the people going on the Mexico mission trip beginning tomorrow to come to the platform for prayer. Rodney Herra then had the Morning Prayer; the congregation sang “Hear Our Prayer”.
Josia (senior) then called for the offering. Mark (sophomore) and Daryll Ellis then collected the morning offerings; the loose offering went to the local church budget. The congregation sang the doxology, and Dyaine prayed for the offering.
Sarah (senior) then told the children a story about a boy named Tommy, who was given a special backpack packed by his mother. He then went on a long hike with his family. The backpack got heavier by the hour. Finally, he asked his mother to carry his backpack, but she had her own. The backpack is like our loads of sin, which seems attractive for a time. Eventually, sin becomes a huge burden, but it is a burden that Jesus can relieve us of.
Citlali (senior) then read Psalm 119:97 “O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.” Jissel played her flute and Moises his violin for special music. They were accompanied on the piano by Jeremy Westcott.
Clifton Brandt discussed the topic “Love, Liberty, and Law”, issuing an altar call at the end of the sermon. The congregation sang “So Send I You”. Clifton Brandt had the closing prayer.
Personnel Other Than Students:
Clifton Brandt – works with Laurelbrook’s boiler, sewer, and water systems
Rodney Herra – works with the auto body and farm programs / church treasurer
Following are some notes on the sermon by Clifton Brandt: