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Welcome to Our Church 

Welcome to our worship service. We hope that it is a blessing to you and that everything from the songs sung to the sermon shared will lift your thoughts and spirit to heaven. This week Pastor Paris will be sharing how God can even use tragedy to move the work of His church forward. In addition to our regular worship elements, we will be having a prayer of dedication for all teachers and school workers for God’s Spirit to guide them as children are about to return to the classroom. One final thing, if you are visiting with us, please consider joining us for our hospitality luncheon following the service. 

ACMD Yard Sale

The ACMD, Atholton Children’s Ministries Department, will be having a yard sale on Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 10 am - 1 pm. If you have things that you want to donate, we welcome them. If you have things you want to sell, we welcome you. If you want to help out, come on along. Please contact me, Naomi Clarke, at: or

Natural Lifestyle Cooking Class

Are you looking to improve your culinary skills in a healthy way? Want to know more about nutrition and how to avoid those dreaded killers like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes? Then join us for the Natural Lifestyle Cooking Class right here at the Atholton Church. We will continue with six sessions on August 17 at 7 pm. A $10 registration fee covers all six classes plus the workbook (the Natural Lifestyle Cookbook can be purchased for an additional fee). Contact Connie Edwards for more information or visit Columbia Seminars

It is Written Bible Study

This Thursday, August 17, at 7:00 pm in the Eighth Grade classroom, we will continue a new Bible study with lesson #14. You are welcome and bring a friend who is seeking a relationship with Jesus Christ. We look forward to sharing God’s word with you.

Prayer Line Phone Number Changed

There has been a change to the call-in Prayer Line telephone number. The new number is: 605.468.8040 (access # 2368).

Bible Treasure Hunt

Are you a 4th-8th grader? Then you will want
to make plans to participate in a special week long program the week of August 21-26. We will sing, have activities, tell great stories, give away awesome prizes and learn about God’s special message of hope for kids living in these last days.

Hey youth and adults, want to get involved in helping to facilitate this incredible soul winning event? Contact Pastor Shawn or Pastor John for more details on how you can participate.

Nugget for August

The August Senior Nugget has a two-fold message. It outlines the Fruit of the Spirit, with question, "Which one is YOURS! Also, it features a seasonal guide for best time to make purchases. The Senior Nugget is in the foyer, or may be viewed here.

Senior Second Quarter Tax Receipts

The second quarter tithe and offering tax receipts have already been emailed. If you did not receive yours and you have Internet access, please send an email with your name to and your receipt will be sent as soon as possible. If you do not have Internet access and would like your second quarter receipt, please contact Laura Quinn at 301-802-2940 and one will be mailed to you. Thank you for your faithfulness in returning your tithes and offerings in 2017.

Shadow Empire Rescreening

In preparation for the all new series, A Pale Horse Rides, which we will present on October 27 & 28, we will be re-screening Shadow Empire in the month of September. Stay tuned for dates and times as well as how you can get involved in hosting this event.

Midweek Prayer Group

This Wednesday at 7:00pm, we’ll begin a study in the Book of Hebrews. Bring a Bible and a notebook. It promises to be a life-changing experience!

The July Stewpot

The July 2017 edition of the Chesapeake Conference Stewardship Ministries’ The Stewpot is available in the church lobby.

Atholton Alligators Adventurer Club

We invite you and your children ages 4-10 to join the Atholton Alligators Adventurer Club!

Registration – Wednesdays, August 16 & 23, 4p-6:30p, in the church lobby.

Meetings – the third Wednesday of each month (September-May), 6:15p-8p, starting September 20.

The theme this year is — Taste and See...!

If you have any questions, please read more or contact Anastasia Elliott: 443-765-8074,

New: Living Water Group

Based on the passage in John 4:10, this small group is designed for both Bible study and service. Ministries include visiting sick and hurting, Bible study in Lillian Grant’s home and Sabbath afternoon prophecy studies. Please contact Samuel Abraham for more info:

Just Ask - Are You Asking?

Have you asked someone if they would like to study the Bible? There is no personal spiritual revival quite like the one that comes from studying the Bible with someone. All It Is Written study guides are in Pastor John’s study. Come, take and just ask!

Publication Distribution Report for July 2017

In December 2011 the Grow 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 distributed. Recipients include: veteran centers, National Children’s Center, shelters, hospitals, clinics, Prison ministries and other locations. Thanks to your generous recycling assistance. Please remember to remove your personal information labels from all donated material.


Adventist Reviews                           51 

Pamphlets                                        14 

Sabbath School Quarterlies             22 

Miscellaneous                                   9

Children’s Material                          87 

Books                                                1

Atholton Church Retreat

Our annual Church Retreat is scheduled for September 15-16, 2017 at Mt. Aetna Camp and Retreat Center. Our featured speaker for this year’s retreat is Celeste Voight. Her presentations will make the Bible come alive as we learn how Biblical Archeology informs
the popular stories we hear and reinforces the Bible’s veracity. In addition there will be a social Saturday evening as well as camp res, hikes, and activities for all ages. Online registration will be available soon. 

You're Invited to Atholton's Second Annual Smoothie & Ice Cream Social!

Sabbath, August 19, 6:00-8:30 pm Atholton Gymnasium

  • Come Showcase your favorite summer treats!
  • Enjoy sampling flavors and getting new recipes!
  • Bring a friend or neighbor to meet your Atholton Church family!
  • Join your church family socializing & worshipping together!

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Worship Sabbath August 12, 2017

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Adult Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

Children and Youth Sabbath School 9:30a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

Meditation 10:40 a.m. –10:50 a.m. 

The Church in Worship 10:50 a.m.

Sermon "Growing Pains, Part VII: Preparing to Launch," by Pastor Shawn Paris

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Week At A Glance

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August 12-19, 2017

Sabbath the 12th

 9:30 am  Adult Bible Study & Children’s Sabbath School

10:50 am Worship Service with Pastor Shawn Paris

12:30 pm Hospitality Lunch

1:00 pm Bible Fundamentals Class

8:07 pm Sunset

Monday the 14th

7:00 pm Finance Committee

Tuesday the 15th 

              First Day of School for Atholton Adventist Academy

Wednesday the 16th

12:00 pm Prayer Line: 605.468.8040 (access #2368)

4:00 pm  Adventurer Registration

7:00 pm  Pathfinder Registration

7:00 pm   Prayer Meeting

Thursday the 17th

7:00 pm Natural Lifestyle Cooking Class

7:00 pm It is Written Bible Study

Friday the 18th

7:00 pm Prayer Vigil

7:59 pm Sunset

Sabbath the 19th

9:30 am  Adult Bible Study & Children’s Sabbath School

10:50 am Worship Service with Pastor Shawn Paris

12:30 pm Fellowship Luncheon

1:30 pm  Bible Fundamentals Class

2:00 pm VBS Reunion

6:00 pm  Smoothie/Ice Cream Social

7:57 pm Sunset

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Church Business

Offering Schedule August 19 - Atholton Combined OfferingAugust 26 - Chesapeake Conference AdvanceChurch Financial ReportAs of August 5, …Read More

Offering Schedule

  • August 19 - Atholton Combined Offering
  • August 26 - Chesapeake Conference Advance

Church Financial Report

As of August 5, 2017

Needed Weekly                $5,300
Received for the Week     $8,491
Needed Fiscal YTD         $27,182
Received Fiscal YTD      $27,825
Surplus/(Needed)             $643

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Community News

Love for a lifetime A one-day Marriage Enrichment event. August 26, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information and to register visit …Read More

Love for a lifetime

A one-day Marriage Enrichment event. August 26, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information and to register visit

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