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                                       September 22, 2018  



                                                         9:15 am





The Sabbath-school affords to parents and children a precious opportunity for the study of God’s Word.

But in order to gain that benefit which they should gain in the Sabbath-school, both parents and children should devote time to the study of the lessons, seeking to obtain a thorough knowledge of the facts presented, and also of the spiritual truths which these facts are designed to teach.




Opening Song

Opening Prayer

Superintendent Remarks

Secretary Report

Special Music

Mission Story

Lesson Study Period


Personal Ministry


The Prayer Band Meets After Sabbath School

In the Library



                                                                                                                              Sabbath School Discussions in Video

                                                                                Lesson 12~ Third Quarter~ August

                                          Short Points



                                                          Other Resources for SS Lessons:


                                        Curtis Hall~ Sabbath School Coach~ Hit The Mark



                                                                    Triumphing Through Tough Times




The odds were stacked against him. An entire religious system, with all the power it possessed, had arrayed itself against Paul. The aim was to silence the words of Paul by his death, thus silencing his message. The rationale? He was teaching contrary to traditions, which was considered a crime worthy of death.

For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes: Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law. Acts 24:5-6

Imagine for a moment what that must have felt like to Paul. No doubt some of the very ones clamoring for his death were once considered as friends and members of the same family of Abraham. Voices that once sang his praises now were shouting for his death.

As Paul himself had admitted, he had once shown the same blind wrath against those who dared to believe differently.

I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them. And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities. Acts 26:9-11

To make matters worse, besides the call for death by his countrymen, Paul was being held a prisoner by the Roman authorities. His former ability to go about the lands sharing the saving gospel of Jesus Christ had now been restricted. A future free from chains was an uncertainty.

Paul was a good man trying to do good things who was being treated as a bad man who had done bad things. Sound familiar?

The scenario of Paul has been played out many times in the Bible with striking similarities. Remember Joseph in the dungeon? An innocent man who had endured a great betrayal by his blood brothers, had his pain compounded by being falsely accused of a heinous crime.

Remember Daniel who was dropped into a pit of hungry lions all because he continued to pray to the God he served? Or the three Hebrew boys shoved into a furnace so hot that it killed the attendants?

Or the ultimate example of Him who had come to redeem man, nailed to a cross while being cursed and reviled by those He had come to save. The spotless Lamb of God slain for the salvation of man.

What runs common through them all is that, although they were righteous, they were not immune from the cruelty of man. Their righteousness was no shield from the evil plottings of wicked men and principalities, powers, the rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places. Yet they all triumphed through terrible times.

Many are the lessons we can take from their experiences to help us through ours.

And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offence toward God, and toward men. Acts 24:16

Righteous living and a clear conscience dispel the notion that you are responsible for your troubles. It makes trusting in God for your future the means of retaining peace

And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad. And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that were with him in the ward of his lord’s house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day? Genesis 40:6-7

While you are going through your storm, continue to help others to get through theirs. Like Joseph, your simple expression of care and concern can lead to the unlocking of your prison.

If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. Daniel 3:17-18

Resolve in your heart that even if there is no miracle to deliver you from what lies before you, you will keep your trust in God. May your principles be your priority.

And finally, we pause at the foot of that cross as darkness has enshrouded the dying form of Christ. As He pays the final price for the sins of man, His sense of separation from His Father was overwhelming. He cries out in his grief, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Mark 15:34

What helped get Him through when He experienced a loneliness and grief we can never fathom? My favorite author explains:

“In those dreadful hours He had relied upon the evidence of His Father’s acceptance heretofore given Him. He was acquainted with the character of His Father; He understood His justice, His mercy, and His great love. By faith He rested in Him whom it had ever been His joy to obey. And as in submission He committed Himself to God, the sense of the loss of His Father’s favor was withdrawn. By faith, Christ was victor.” Ellen White, The Desire of Ages, 755, 756

My friend, let us treasure every evidence of God’s love and watch care over us. When the days of darkness creep over us, let us pray, work and remember we serve a God that gave Everything for us and that nothing can separate us from His love.

Here are a few Hit the Mark questions for this week’s lesson discussion:

  • What does “trusting in God” mean to you?
  • Is it true that trusting in God means I am never afraid or worried? Explain your answer.
  • An evidence of God’s love and favor is that I am shielded from bad things that happen to people that don’t serve God. Why yes or no?
  • The best way to get through difficult times is to let as many people as possible know what you are dealing with? Explain your answer.
  • What did Paul mean when he said he had a conscience void of offense?
  • Is it realistic for a Christian to be joyful when going through difficult times? Explain your answer.
  • Is the following statement True, Mostly True, Somewhat True or Not True: By trusting God during good days it will be easier to trust Him during bad days. Explain your answer.

We close this week’s lesson on Confinement in Caesarea with some beautiful words written by Paul.

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Roman 8:38-39

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                                      September 22, 2018

                                             11:00 am

Musicians………………………………….Sis Joan Daniels

Introit/Call To Worship…………………….............Deacon

Invocation…………………..…………Pastor Patrick Tyrill


Fourth Commandment……….................Pastor Patrick Tyrill

Affirmation of Faith ………………...………..John 3:16, 17

Hymn of Praise.......…..#341 .…… “To God Be The Glory”


Welcome/Greeting……………………. ……………Clerk

Children’s Chapel……..………...…..................................TBA

Praise and Worship…………………...……….Praise Team


Intercessory Prayer…………………….Pastor Patrick Tyrill


Song of Worship………………..........Sis Jadedene Hannon


Tithes and Offering…………………Elder Ronald Wheeler

Response…….#670.......... “We Give Thee But Thine Own”


Song of Meditation…………..Bro Daniel Bastien, Trumpet


Scripture…………………………Pastor Sherwin Callwood


Spoken Word/Appeal……………Pastor Sherwin Callwood


Closing Hymn…………………………………..….….TBA

Benediction……….…………………Elder Ronald Wheeler


*Worshipers May Enter



                                                                    …I was sick, and ye visited me:  Matthew 25:36

                                      Remember the Sick and Shut-In

Take a moment to remember in prayer and to show love through acts of kindness, to those members who are unable to come to worship services. 

Bro Richard L. Hannon                                                                                                 
Bro Andrew Murphy
Sis Dorothy Peterson

Bro Oscar King






All announcements for the bulletin are due NO LATER THAN 12:00 PM (NOON) WEDNESDAY.  Please email your announcements to:


We warmly welcome everyone to worship and rejoice in the Lord, our God, maker of heaven and the earth, ruler of all creation.  Welcome to Abney Chapel, where together in Christ we are family. 


Centennial Committee:  Get ready Abney Chapel to Celebrate our 100th Anniversary in 2019!!  The theme is: “Celebrating the Past, Committed to the Future”.  The Commemoration date is August 30 through September 1, 2019 (Labor Day weekend).  The Centennial committee meets monthly to plan for this momentous event.  Pray for God’s guidance that He will be Glorified and Praised.  Please provide names and address of old members so we can send correspondences to them.  Should you have ideas or suggestions please contact Sis. Reese at 988-8606

Children’s Ministry Calendar:

September - December 2018

Summer is over! School has started and Children’s Ministry is about to KICK it up a notch!

Thank you for supporting our children!

September 29                     13th Sabbath Program

October 27                           Children’s Church

November 2                         Care Packages Distributed

December 15                       13th Sabbath

Children’s Day  featuring a gospel play entitled “The Wis”  11:00 Service Lunch Served

KICK Celebration Stay Tuned for Details!

Church Board Meeting: The Church Board Meeting is tomorrow, September 23rd, at 9:00 am.  All board members are asked to attend.


Church Diretory

OCTOBER 13           A-G

OCTOBER 20           H-L

OCTOBER 27           M-R 

NOVEMBER 3           S-Z 

NOVEMBER 10      Pastor, Church Officers, 

NOVEMBER 17     Church Officers, Retakes as determined by Staff


All photo shoots will be after service.   Please come prepared to wait the Sabbath you are scheduled. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


If your department is having a special day or event, please inform me as we are preparing Church Volunteer and Activities pages to be included in the Directory.


Volunteers to help with registration, workflow, and data verification are needed.  Please see  JoAnne Moseley. 

Condolences:  Our deepest condolences are extended to Bro John Whitehead upon the death of his brother, Donald Wayne Whitehead, who died Wednesday, September 5th. His funeral is today, September 22nd, at 3:00 pm at Wiseman Funeral Home, located at 431 Cumberland St, 28301, Fayetteville NC  .


Elders', Head Deacons', Head Deaconess' Retreat: Greetings to all:

The Elders’, Head Deacons’ and Head Deaconess’ Retreat scheduled for this coming weekend has been CANCELLED due to the lingering effects of hurricane FLORENCE.

We have not yet made a determination as to when it will be rescheduled.

Please help us to get the word out.

Thank you. Pray for those who have been most affected by this deadly and costly storm.

God bless.

Elder W. L. Winston

Treasury Report

Church Budget Status as of August 31, 2018

Monthly Budget

MTD Received

Monthly Over/(Short)

$  12,700.00

$  10,695.45

$  (2,004.55)

YTD Budget

YTD Received

YTD Over/(Short)


$  102,333.87

$ 733.87





Women’s Ministries: Women's ministry will be sponsoring a Week of Prayer, October 7th thru 13th. Watch the bulletin for details of the week. We ask that you join us in prayer for the success of God's program.  We will be fasting from food on Wednesday,  September 19th,  from social media on Wednesday, September 26th and from food, social media and entertainment on Wednesday, October 3rd. On each Wednesday please join us in prayer at 11am.

Twelve Tribes:  Please start and continue to turn in your money for your tribes.  Please list your name or your child’s name and the tribe name and the amount.  First report date: To be announced. Thank you for your continued support and love for each and every member at Abney Chapel, where we spread the Love of God!!!


Ages 1 to 12 years $5.00  per month; 13 to 18 years $50.00 per month; 19 and up $100.00 per month, for the year, $1,200.00


Youth Day: One Love Culture Shop, located in the Sycamore Shopping Center 3308 Bragg Blvd, Ste 212 Fayetteville, NC 28303. The store hours are as follows: Monday – Friday 10:30 am – 8:00 pm, and after sunset on Sabbath. Phone #: 910-824-7445. Please purchase African attire for Youth Day, September 29th. The owner is one of our own, Sis Michelle Morris.


Something Good to Eat


SMOOTHIES!  A tasty, nutritious and refreshing way to enjoy fruits, and even vegetables! Common combinations include any of the following: frozen bananas, berries, leaf spinach or kale (provides additional iron and calcium), pineapple or mango (for an added zing), almonds, (grind it first in the blender), raw cashews (rinse first, it provides a creamy texture to the smoothie), and coconut milk. For those who enjoy a smoothie for breakfast, add 2 Tbs of oats (it doesn’t change the flavor) to provide a full feeling longer. 


Banana ingredient alternatives that will not affect the taste but will provide a smooth and creamy texture: avocado, frozen cucumbers, raw cashews or raw almonds, frozen zucchini.


Danielle’s Smoothies


Smoothie #1

1 slightly frozen banana

1 C milk

1 C spinach

1 Tbs Peanut Butter

1 tsp honey

1 tsp chia seeds

Blend and enjoy!


Smoothie #2

3 ice cubes

1 C milk

A handful of fresh or frozen pineapple

A handful of strawberries

1 slightly frozen banana

¼ C Wheat germ (optional)

¼ C chia seeds

Blend and enjoy!

Got questions?  Ask Ruth 917-496-2421.

Please email your announcement to:




Sabbath School:                                                                9:15 am
AYS:                                                                                 TBA

Midday Prayer Meeting:                                                     Wednesday 12:30 pm

Prayer Meeting:                                                                 Wednesday 7:00 pm

Chancel Choir Rehearsal:                                                   Wednesday 6:00 pm



Church Board Meeting 3rd Sundays at 9:00 am


Disability Committee  -  3rd Sabbath after Divine  Worship

Elders Meeting - 2nd Sundays at 9:00 am

Health Ministries Team meeting on every 2nd Sunday at 1:30pm

School Board - 2nd Tuesdays at 6:30 pm



Morning Joy: Sabbath  8:30 am

Sabbath School: 9:15 am

Bible Study: Sabbath  6:00 pm

AYS: 2nd and 4th Sabbath    7:00 pm

Midday Prayer Meeting: Wednesday 12:00 pm

Prayer Meeting: Wednesday 7:00 pm

Chancel Choir Rehearsal: Wednesday 6:00 pm


Dr. Sherwin R. Callwood, Sr., Pastor

Associate Pastor

Patrick Tyrill

Head Elder

Mitchell Harris

Head Clerk

Peggy Roey

Church Secretary

Devin Curwen


Caroline Harris

Head Deacon

Oscar King

Head Deaconess

Caron Branch

Minister of Music

Janice Swoope

S.S. Superintendent

Ronald Wheeler

Head Usher

Jadedene Hannon

Religious Liberty

Greg Arrington


Danita Roey

Seniors Leader

Rachel Owens

Safety Officer

Fallody Moonga


Karen Walker


Tye Vaught

Family Ministry

Lawrence Vincent

Women’s Ministry

Blondelle Lake-Carter

Men’s Ministry

Chris Mobley

Children’s Ministry

Tonya Fewell-Mobley

Health Ministry

Gary Walker

Disability Ministry

Paulette Reese

Education Department

Nicole Turner


Peggy Roey

Community Service

Judy Toney


Curtis Monroe


JoAnne Moseley






01 Meshanda Gonzalez

02 Shirlene W. Coley

02 Gary Walker

03 Tye Vaught

03 Nancy Sunshine Bryant

04 Jasmin Isaac

05 Jerry McKinnon

05 Caroline Harris

09 Christine Curse

10 Oscar King

11 Randy Lovett, Jr

12 Arnetha Rowe

20 Kathy Michael

20 Matti Willingham

27 Kamrynn Coley

21 Olanda Chambers

21 William Gonzalez

22 Kyle Austin

25 Taliyah Gonzalez

30 Deborah Harris









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