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Welcome to Atholton
The Atholton Church exists to share the
everlasting gospel and promote healing in all
its facets. We are a large, diverse family that is
looking for the soon coming of Jesus. Today’s
topic will answer questions about how God will
bring evil to an end-- in a way to ensure it never
rises again. “Revelation’s 1000 Years & The
Lake of Fire.” Welcome to Atholton!
The Pastors Thank You
The Pastors wish to thank you for your
appreciation and support during Pastor
Appreciation month. They were truly surprised
and grateful for the warm and generous gifts
given to them and their families.
Join us for AAA’s First Annual Holiday
Fundraising Market, Nov. 11 from 10 to 2.
Purchase items to give as holiday gifts and
support the school at the same time. Do you
sell items that would make great holiday gifts?
We want you! If you are interested in being
a vendor or know of someone please contact
Candy Iverson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kayla
Souza at email@example.com
Paris Family Farewell
The Atholton Church and school family has been
tremendously blessed by Pastor Shawn’s tireless
service over the last five years. Join us on
October 27 as we celebrate the Paris family with
a farewell luncheon.
Baby Shower for Yoeldi and William Irizarry!
A little guy is on the way!! Yoeldi and William
Irizarry are preparing to welcome their baby boy
in November – let’s shower them with love and
You are invited to attend an open house baby
shower for Baby Boy Irizarry on Sunday, October
28 in the Atholton Church’s gym. Feel free to
come-and-go between the hours of 3:00 – 5:00
p.m. Please bring some savory or sweet finger
foods to share!
Yoeldi and William have registered at Amazon.
Randy Chamberlain Memorial Service
The memorial service for Randy Chamberlain
will be held at the Atholton Church on Sunday,
October 21 at 12:30 pm. All are invited.
Cold Weather Shelter
Did you know that despite its affluence, Howard
County has a homeless problem which is
accentuated during the cold winter months?
Did you know that Atholton Church has worked
in conjunction with Howard County Government,
Grass Roots Crisis Intervention Center, and
several other neighboring churches to provide a
safe and warm haven for homeless families and
individuals during the cold winter weather—for
the past 13 years?
Once again this year, we will provide room
and board for homeless guests the week of
November 19-25 from the hours of 5:30 pm
through 7:00 am. Volunteers are needed to staff
the shelter each night during this time, provide
transportation for guests to and from the shelter,
provide meals, make lunches, and share God’s
love by being a friend.
Please see the insert of volunteer opportunities
to find the way you can use your talents to
help. Then sign up on the sheets in the school
hallway. Together we can make this important
ministry a success.
If you have any questions, please contact Diane
Baier at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to our hospitality teams for faithfully
providing and preparing delicious meals for
our guests! This is a big commitment of time
and personal expense, so, members, when
you attend these meals, please support these
volunteers, as you are able, by bringing food for
your family and to share and by offering your
assistance during or after the meal. Thank you
so much to those of you who regularly do this. It
makes a big difference!
Each week after the service, a complimentary
vegetarian luncheon is provided downstairs in
the gymnasium for visitors. This Sabbath’s
menu is an open potluck. For next Sabbath’s
meal we will be honoring the Paris Family
with a farewell luncheon. Please join us and
bring some food to share, such as: entrees,
vegetables, fruits, salads, desserts and rolls.
The October Stewpot
The October 2018 edition of the Chesapeake
Conference Stewardship Ministries’ The Stewpot
is available in the church lobby.
October Senior Nugget
The October Senior Nugget features Dan
McQueen. Copies of his very interesting life
may be obtained in the foyer, or viewed on the
The Senior Nugget is a periodical for all church
members to enjoy. The “Nugget” provides
helpful tips, unusual recipes (one is featured
this month), and other information for today’s
life-style, caregivers, individuals and families.
The Senior Nugget is provided Senior Ministries
to the church family and guests.
Publication Distribution Report for September 2018
In December 2011 the Growing In Faith
Together Sabbath School Class established
the Literature Distribution Project (donation
basket is located in foyer). Since that time,
thousands of Adventist Reviews, World Reports,
Liberty magazines, quarterlies, Junior Guides,
children’s material, miscellaneous pamphlets,
and books have been given and distributed.
Recipients include: veteran centers, National
Children’s Center, shelters, hospitals, clinics,
prison ministries and other locations. Thanks
for your generous recycling assistance. Now all
types of greeting cards (front of card only) are
being accepted. Please remember to remove
your personal information labels from all donated
SEPTEMBER DISTRIBUTION 2018
Adventist Reviews 31
Sabbath School Quarterlies 14
Children’s Material 78
Greeting Card (fronts) 4
Praying the Names of God,Ann Spangler’s
devotional companion, engages the mind and
the spirit. In 26 chapters, Spangler investigates
25 names of God in the Old Testament and one
in the New (yes, you guessed it, Abba). Each
chapter includes five days of Scripture study,
meditation questions, and prayers around a
specific name of God.
Spangler begins with Elohim, plural form of
El. This is the “royal we” of God, not referring
to more than one God but rather to the God
above all Gods. Mentioned 2,500 times in the
Old Testament, Elohimreferences the Creator,
the Lord of heaven and earth. The second
chapter focuses on the story of Hagar and her
son Ishmael, cast out by Abraham and Sarah
to wander in the wilderness. Hagar’s God is
El Roi, “the one who sees me,” the one that
never forsakes His children and children’s
children. The third chapter reveals El Shaddai,
the Almighty. Spangler brings up the story of
Joseph, who was kidnapped, almost murdered,
sold into slavery, falsely accused of rape, and
thrown into prison while El Shaddaiworked
in mysterious ways to bring him to power.
“Nothing can prevent El Shaddai, our Almighty
God, from carrying out his plans and pouring
out his blessings on those who belong to Him”
I have always been fascinated by names. In
fact, in my early academic career I researched
onomastics, the study of personal and place
names. Imagine how much more important
and powerful is this investigation of the names
of our Creator, Savior, and Almighty God! A rich
treasure-trove of information and inspiration
awaits you now at your Atholton Library.Hide Info