AUDIO (some noise)
The Laurelbrook Seventh-day Adventist Church service on May 12, 2018 began with Ginny Arce having the Ministry Corner. She focused on the mothers in the congregation, the mothers to be, the father to be, and people who are mothering the mothers to be. Ellen White says that while some people don’t care what others think of them, some mothers make a needless display of clothing and ornaments.
Ricardo Reid welcomed everyone and mentioned that most announcements were on the back of the church bulletin. Vespers is at 7:00 p.m. – bring your Bibles. God wants us to reach out to residents of the nursing home; they need friends.
Jeremy Westcott played an introit. The congregation had a silent invocation and then sang “Holy, Holy, Holy”. Rich Sutton had the main prayer; the congregation responded with “Hear Our Prayer, O Lord”.
Mark (sophomore) then called for the offering. John Ellis and Clayton Brandt then collected the morning offerings; the loose offering went to the world budget. The congregation sang the doxology, and Mark prayed for the offering.
Citlali (senior) told the children a story. Samantha (sophomore) led the congregation in a responsive reading titled “The Lord’s Work” taken from Isaiah 61.
After compacting the congregation into the front rows of the left-hand section of the church, the sophomore Bible students divided the congregation into five groups to discuss what the mission of the Laurelbrook church is. Jeremy Westcott discussed the mission of the Laurelbrook church and posed four basic questions to the groups. The group members answered questions in writing and handed these in so the sophomore Bible students could see these answers (along with Ricardo Reid, the head elder).
The congregation sang “Rescue the Pershing”, led by Samantha (sophomore) and Lisha Westcott. Jeremy Westcott had the closing prayer.
Personel Other Than Students:
Clayton Brandt – works Laurelbrook’s heavy equipment and trash collection
John Ellis – local church deacon / retired mechanic / former Laurelbrook staff member
Jeremy Westcott – teaches some of the English classes Elementary School teacher
Ricardo Reid – local head church elder / works in the Laurelbrook Nursing Home