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Welcome to Atholton!

Welcome to Atholton! In a somewhat strange parable, recorded In Matthew and Luke, Jesus told about a man who had a demon cast out - who had the chance for a whole new start - but ended up worse off than at the beginning. What can we learn about receiving the Holy Spirit and living victoriously from this parable? Today we’ll learn that in the Christian life it’s not ony about avoiding evil, but replacing it with Good. We are so glad you are part of the Atholton family today.

Other Than: An Alternative Worship Experience

Friday March 13 at 7:00 P.M.

This Friday evening, please join us for a special vespers event for our youth. Come hang out in the “Upper Room” and see a special presentation on faith. See you at 7 p.m.! Please contact Michael Martell (AtholtonYMC@gmail.com) or Pastor Anastacia (pastoranastacia@atholton.org) if you’re interested.

TODAY - The Offering Will Be Taken at the Back Door

Deacons will be at the back door at the beginning and end of the service to receive your tithe and offerings. This will prevent passing viruses in addition to the offering bags.

Weekly Sabbath Luncheon Cancelled This Week

As a proactive response to the spread of the Coronavirus we will be cancelling our weekly Sabbath Luncheons until further notice. We will reevaluate in a few weeks and set a date for when they will resume. This Sabbath, March 14, there will NOT be a luncheon.

Pi Day = 3.14 What's Your Formula!?

Saturday March 14 at 6:45 P.M.

Not sure what to do this Saturday evening? Come hang out with Atholton Youth Ministries. We plan to have some fun with this pun and take advantage of an evening that can only have one solution...Pie! Bring your favorite pie and be prepared to make one with your OWN special formula. Come hungry as we will have a pie eating contest and ridiculous equations all having to do with pie. We will also make time to enjoy a movie night. Join us from 6:45 P.M. - 9:45 P.M. Please contact Michael Martell (AtholtonYMC@gmail.com) or Pastor Anastacia (pastoranastacia@atholton.org) if you’re interested.

Atholton Adventist Ladies Fitness Class

Sunday March 15 at 9:00 A.M.

Ladies, looking to get active and feel better? Come and invite your girlfriends to this Ladiesonly Fitness Class which concludes this Sunday March 1st from 9 - 10 AM. Enjoy stretching, light weight exercises, circuit training and fruit smoothies in each class. Any Qs? Contact Denny Rengifo @ 717-377-2690.

Estate Planning Seminar

Sunday, March 15, from 3:00 - 5:00 P.M.

The Atholton Church is pleased to announce that Tom Boggess, Field Representative of Chesapeake Conference Planned Giving and Trust Services Department will be here to present a seminar on Estate Planning. This seminar is coming soon and will meet in 7th Grade Classroom. Below are sample questions and / or comments that will be addressed and more.

Have a specific question? Place it in offering plate for Senior Ministries or leave in the office.

  • What happens if someone dies without a WILL?
  • At what age should you have a WILL?
  • Duties of a Personal Representative (Executor)
  • Being named a Personal Representative of an Estate, without your prior consent/knowledge
  • Guardians for Minors How to assure the state doesn’t determine who will care for them should both parents perish at same time
  • What is Probate, and how can it be avoided?
  • Death and Estate taxes
  • Difference between a Trust and Living Trust

Revive 2020 - Continued Prayer Meetings

Wednesday March 18 at 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.

Prayer meeting continues this Wednesday at the church from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. Let us all continue to pray for revival in the spirit of Revive 2020.

Mens Chorus for Easter

March 20, 2020

The Atholton mens chorus will begin rehearsals this coming Friday, March 20 at 7:00 P.M. Rehearsals will continue Friday nights at 7:00 P.M. All men interested in singing special music for Easter please plan to come or contact Cecil Lemon at 410-991-7833.

Global Youth Day 2020 #Be The Sermon

March 21, 2020

Atholton Youth Ministries is inviting our youth to come and “Be The Sermon.” On Saturday, March 21, 2020, our Youth group will be going out to be of service in the greater Howard County area. We will partner with “Happy Helpers” to provide meals to the homeless. In addition, “Happy Helpers” will use our support to provide a birthday party for 10 homeless children in the community. We will have an opportunity to share our talents and be of service while answering the call to show Care to refugees, strangers, and the homeless.

But wait... there’s more! Atholton Youth Ministries will be partnering with ADRA to help collect 1 Million signatures in support of a global initiative called “Every Child. Everywhere. In School.” We will be provided materials and handouts to share in support of collecting the required signatures to submit a petition to the United Nations for global leaders to support this cause.

For more information about Global Youth Day here at Atholton SDA Church and the programs we’ve partnered with, please visit our Church FB page, website, and look for our posts on IG following the hashtag #AtholtonYMGYD20. You can also contact Michael Martell (AtholtonYMC@gmail.com) or Pastor Anastacia (pastoranastacia@atholton.org) if you’re interested

Pathfinder Bible Experience

March 21, 2020

Congratulations!!! Your hard work, determination, and time in God’s word paid off! We are so proud of our Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE) team for finishing 1st Place in the recent Conference level competition. Our team will go on to represent the Chesapeake Conference at the Union PBE on March 21. Let’s continue to pray for God to be with them as they advance to the next level. Special thanks to their coaches Peris Apola and Esther Liu.

Publication Report for February 2020

HISTORY: In December 2011 the Grow In Faith Together (GIFT) Sabbath School Class established the Literature Distribution Project (donation basket is located in foyer). Since that time, thousands of Reviews, World Reports, Liberty Magazines, Quarterlies, Guides, children’s material, miscellaneous pamphlets, and books have been given distributed. Recipients include: Any Soldier, Veteran Centers, National Children’s Center, Shelters, hospitals, clinics, prison ministries etc. All types of greeting cards (blanks or front of card) are accepted. PLEASE remember to REMOVE PERSONAL INFORMATION labels from all donated material. Some interesting dates have been spotted:

Oldest Review 1959

Oldest Visitor Magazine 1989 1993

Oldest Quarterly 1967

Oldest Liberty Magazine 1987

FEBRUARY 2020 DISTRIBUTION

(Accepting blank greeting cards )

Reviews 17

Pamphlets 7

Quarterlies 11

Miscellaneous 4

Books 3

Children’s Material 32

Calendar 0

Greeting Cards 3

March Senior Nugget

The March Senior Nugget, a publication for all ages, features tax information and lists seven foods that have more vitamin C than an orange. What fruit do you think keeps your immune system healthy and happy? To find out, obtain a copy of the March Nugget in the foyer.

Youth Ministries Mission Trip 2020

Week of July 11, 2020

Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico in September 2017. Millions of people were left without electricity, with limited access to clean water, and with damaged homes. While supplies and assistance have been arriving to the island since the hurricane, even two years after there are 30,000 people with just tarps for roofs, and help will be needed for years to come to rebuild Puerto Rico.

Youth and adults from Atholton Church will participate in a weeklong mission experience to help elderly and disabled victims of hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. During the week of July 11, our group repairs, distributes food and supplies, paints, or cleans debris. And each evening, all crews will come together for music, sharing, prayers, and laughs.

You can support the youth financially by responding to any donation request letters or by donating to the trip at large. Trip donations will offset the cost of vehicle rentals, gas, or food – reducing the cost for each participant. Most of all, we would very much appreciate your support through prayers and encouragement to any youth who are attending. Thank you for your support.

For more information, email Diane Baier at dbaier@mac.com. We will have an information/signup meeting later in February.

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Worship Sabbath March 14, 2020

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

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

Meditation and Praise 10:40 - 10:50 a.m.

The Church in Worship 10:50 a.m.

Worship in the Word, "REVIVE 2020 #The Parable of the Haunted Heart," by Pastor Franke Zollman

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Week At A Glance

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March 14-21, 2020

Sabbath February the 14th

9:30 am Adult Bible Study and Children's Sabbath School

10:50 pm Worship Service with Pastor Franke Zollman

12: 30 pm Fellowship Lunch

4:00 pm 2020 Revival Prayer Meeting

2:30 pm VBS Reunion

6:30 pm Friends and Neighbors Game Night

7:12 pm Sunset

Sunday March the 15th

9:00 am - 10:00 am Ladies only Fitness Class in the Atholton Gym

3:00 pm Church Board Meeting

Monday the 16th

7:00 pm School Board Meeting

Wednesday the 18th

10:00 am Midday Bible Study - Pastor Franke's office

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

6:00 pm Revive 2020 Prayer Meeting

Friday the 20th

7:00 pm Prayer Vigil

7:00 pm Men's Chorus Easter Rehearsal

7:18 pm Sunset

Sabbath February the 21st

9:30 am Adult Bible Study and Children's Sabbath School

10:50 am Worship Service, "Cross in the Wilderness," Pastor John Rengifo, speaker

12:30 pm Fellowship Lunch

7:19 pm Sunset

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Church Business

Offering ScheduleMarch 14, 2020 - Adventist World Radio - World BudgetMarch 21, 2020 - Atholton Combined Offering As of March 7, 2019Needed Weekly …Read More

Offering Schedule

  • March 14, 2020 - Adventist World Radio - World Budget
  • March 21, 2020 - Atholton Combined Offering

As of March 7, 2019

Needed Weekly $5,753
Received for the Week $5,706
Needed Fiscal YTD $205,479
Received Fiscal YTD $214,282
Surplus/(Needed) $8,803

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Community News

Mens Spanish RetreatSaturday, March 28, Hagerstown, MDThe Chesapeake Conference is inviting all Spanish-speaking men, 15 years and older, to this …Read More

Mens Spanish Retreat

Saturday, March 28, Hagerstown, MD

The Chesapeake Conference is inviting all Spanish-speaking men, 15 years and older, to this retreat at Mount Aetna Camp. The cost is $30. To register, call 443-430-2325 or go to this Registration Link: https://chesapeakeconference sda.regfox.com/spanish-men-2020

Highland View Academy's Aerials Trivia Night

Saturday, April 4, Hagerstown, MD

The Highland View Academy Aerials are hosting a Trivia Night, Saturday, April 4th in the basement of the Highland View Church. This is a team-based trivia competition with topics ranging from history and science to music, pop-culture, current events and more. Prizes will be given out for top scores. Admission is $6 per person. This event is fun for the whole family! Play by yourself or bring a whole team. Teams are limited to 8 people. The funds will benefit the Highland View Academy Aerials Gymnastics Team. Concessions will be sold as well. Please register in advance by emailing mprice@ highlandviewacademy.com.

Walk-ons will be charged $8.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Nurses Appreciation Day

Saturday, April 18

The Adventist Health Care Center is inviting all nurses (retired, active, students and assistant) from the Chesapeake Conference to a special celebration. This event is taking place April 18 at 4:30pm at the Southern Asian Seventhday Adventist Church. It’s a free event, but registration is encouraged. You can call 301-315-3133 for more information.

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