Plantation SDA Church
Up the Down Staircase, or Down the Up Staircase?
Our speakers today will be Pastor Joseph Salajan
Locations & Times
  • Plantation SDA Church
    400 NW 118th Ave, Plantation, FL 33325, USA
    Saturday 9:00 AM, Saturday 11:30 AM
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Theme: Servant leadership and divine call for ministry
Sermon Intro:

There is a run-up instinct to the sinful human being… Look around… and zoom up! Or some may be tempted to push someone else “up the down staircase…” Are you ready to go down the up staircase?

Sermon Section 1

1. Competence

There’s a myth according to which the more thundering someone is, the more competent he/she is, and therefore a better fit for leadership. You look at a child that has a “thundering personality…” What a born leader! Well…

There is nothing wrong in desiring to be an elder… Paul says in 1Timothy 3:1:
Trustworthy is the saying: if anyone aspires to overseership… (episkope –bishop), he desires a good (amount of) work!!!
But is competence enough for that…?
Sermon Section 2

2. Character.

Competence is what you can do; character is who you are!

The most concise definition of a spiritual character is love! Gal. 5:22-23:

We often mistake competence for character! Please note: competence is not character! It’s kinda hard for a competent person to recognize the need of character! But character is vital! If you don’t have a Christ-like character, you will use your competencies as a means of self-gratification, self-exaltation! You will run up the down staircase.
Sermon Section 3

3. Call

Matthew 20:23: "You will (future) indeed drink My cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with; but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father."

In other words, who is going to be
elected to which office of my Kingdom depends exclusively on the will of my Father!!!

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Ministry of Giving
Offering Last Week: $6,430.24
Offering Month to Date: $19,769.94
2017 Offering Surplus (Deficit): ($1,742.28)
Service Order and Participants
Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Welcome: Mark Adden

Children’s Story: Lee Damessous

Ministry in Action: Women’s Ministry

Offering Call: Collin Williams

Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Intercessory Prayer: Fred Tony

Sermon: Pastor Joseph Salajan

Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Dedication in Song: Congregation

Benediction: Pastor Joseph Salajan

Afterglow: Praise Team & Congregation

Worship Coordinator: Addy Lubin

Praise & Worship Team

Praise Leader(s)
Kadeen Thomas

Addy Lubin
Mickie Cadet
Reyna Torrez

Edna Damessous
Jennifer Malone-Amodeo
Tatiana Petrus


Dave Anderson
Lee Damessous
Romeo Allison

Sunset Information
Today: 7:40 PM
Next Friday: 7:32 PM
Need someone to pray for/with you?
Sick or hurting and need prayer?

Send your request to
Upcoming Events
Sept 2 – Youth Church – SAS Gym

Sept 3 Church Picnic

Sept 4 – Church Office Closed

Sept 9 – Children’s Ministry Concert

Sept 10 – Elder’s Meeting

Sept 10 – Mission Council Meeting

Sept 12 – Church Board Meeting

Sept 16 – AY

Sept 17 – Monthly Prayer Session

Sept 17 – SAS Let’s Move

Sept 19 – SAS Board Meeting

Sept 23 – Hope Ministry Sabbath

Sept 23 – SAS Family Beach Vespers
Men’s Prayer session
The Planation Men's ministry host a prayer session immediately following second service. Come and join us as we pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit!
Sabbath Afternoon Bible Study
Join us at 6PM in the the youth room as we continue our study of Genesis. Everyone is welcome.

This Sabbath, our study will resume with Genesis 25:19

Plantation Church Picnic

Plantation Church Picnic

Join us for Food, Games & Fellowship on Sunday, September 3, 2017 from 11am-5pm atTree Tops Park3900 S.W. 100th Ave., Davie, FL 33328• Phone: 954-357-5130• Fax: 954-357-5131​• Email:
Monthly Prayer Summit
Come join us on the 3rd Sunday of each Month from 5:00AM to 10:00AM as we pray for healing, revival and reformation for our community and our nation. Let’s unite with one voice to cry out for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. For more information, contact Dion Walden or Angela Smith.
Social Media
You can follow us on the various social media sites below for the latest videos, photos and news updates.






We look forward to interacting with you.

The Great Unveiling: Part 24

The Great Unveiling!
Join us each Wednesday at 7:30PM as we continue our journey through the book of Revelation. During this series, we delve into the exciting news that Jesus wins and returns victorious for his people.

Help Us Create a Useful New Website

We're creating a new web site and value your input. Please give us feedback here.
Own a Business? Let Everyone Know About It
We're assembling a directory of businesses owned and run by our church members so when other members need a good or service, they know who to contact.

If you own or run your own business, please let other church members know what goods and/or services you provide. Email with these details:

Business Name:

Phone #(s):

Service(s) provided:

Hours of Operation:

Address (if available):

Email (if available):

Web site (if available):

Social Media links (if available):

Fax # (if available)
Mother's In Touch International (MITI)
MITI meets to pray for the children and their schools on the first Sabbath afternoon of each month at 2:00 PM in the Mother’s Room. For more information, please contact Angela Smith
Help Needed! Parking Ministry
The Parking Ministry is looking for a few men and women who can dedicate one Sabbath a month to serve the church. If interested, please
contact Mozart Porcena or Michael Adden
MERGE: Young Adult Ministry
Young Adults are experiencing faith, friendship, and service.

Plantation’s Young Adult Ministry meets Saturdays at 10:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall.

For questions or more information email us at


call Lee

You can also download Celly app:

and look us up

Important Tax Announcement
Please make sure you legibly print your first and last names and address (including apartment number) on the tithe envelope every time you turn one in to keep our records current.

We have several families with the same last name, so if you want to have an accurate tithe report at the end of the year, please be specific regarding your name and address.

If we can't read your name or you don't give us an address, unfortunately, we can't provide you with a tax receipt.
Interested in Bible Study?
If you or someone you know would like to know God better and study for baptism, please contact Alex Graham.

Also, please come to the Baptismal Study Group at 10:40 on Sabbath morning and say hello!
Hope Ministry Needs You!
The Hope (Helping Oppressed People Everyday) Ministry makes life changing impacts in the lives of those without housing or shelter, the battered and abused and those in need of food.

But to continue to make this impact, we need

Monetary donations
Goods such toothbrushes, tooth-paste, and soap.

Please contact Jesse Guillaime at

and visit

to learn more about this ministry
Sick and Shut-ins
Enid Cawley

Paul Van Putten Sr

Mary Kopp

Jeremy Gayle is home after bicycle accident. His dad is Franz Gayle, father

Marvel Jones
Plantation Pathfinder and Adventurer Clubs
Upcoming Calendar


Pathfinders: Peta Ann Anderson

Adventurers: Dawn Williams
General Conference President Ted Wilson is coming to South Florida. Celebrate religious freedom at the FIU Arena, Sabbath, August 26. Event starts at 10 am. Bring a lunch and stay all day, preaching, singing, world reports on religious freedom, mini concert after lunch and discussion religious liberty issues in the
afternoon. For free tickets and information go to: OR


South Florida Religious Liberty Rally. Get ready for a FreedomCelebration! Sabbath, August 26 th . Get your free tickets before they are gone. For tickets and general information go to:
Religious Liberty: Legal Problems on the job or at school?
Is your employer threatening to fire you if you don't work on Sabbath?
Is your employer refusing to give you Sabbath off?
Is your school requiring you to take a test on Sabbath?

If so, we can help! please email

to understand your legal options and/or get some help.

Please don’t quit your job before talking with us.
Looking for a job?
Are you looking for a job or considering switching jobs?

Does your business need employees?

If so, contact Jonathan Williams at

Brother's Keeper's Jobs is a jobs registry that helps match those in need of employement with those looking to employ workers.
Baby Dedication
Upcoming Calendar:

August 19, 2017


For information regarding our next baby dedication, please contact Joie at the church office, 954-473-4991.
We're Building a Social Media Team
Are you knowledgeable in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube?

Do you enjoy interacting with people?

If so, please contact

We want to ensure that our live stream viewers feel welcomed and part of the family. We need team members who are able to:

Answer questions from our viewers
Pray with viewers
Report audio/video issues that viewers are experiencing to the media team
Joining the Plantation Family
Interested in joining our Church family?

Please fill out a membership application/transfer form, located in the literature rack in the church foyer. Then place it in the Church Clerk’s mailbox located in the Ministries Office.

Contact our Church Clerk, Melissa Mangual at

or the church office at


for more information and the status of your transfer request. The average time for transfers to take place is:

Domestic – 3 months;

International – 4 to 5 months.
Children’s Baptismal Classes
The class meets from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the prayer room . All children ages 8-12 who are interested in being baptized are welcome to attend.

Contact Marina Westerdahl to get more information.
Volunteers Needed
• Hope Ministry
• Usher Ministry
• Deacon and Deaconess Ministries
• Worship Coordinators
• Children’s Sabbath School
• Pathfinders
• Parking Ministry
• People willing to do the welcome
• Children’s Story
• Offering Call
• Maintenance workers
• Family Life Ministry leader
• Visual Arts Media
• Media Ministry
• Social Media Ministry

Please contact the church office

954-473- 4991

if you are interested in helping with any of these positions.
Children's Ministry
Upcoming Calendar

August 26: Children’s Ministry Sabbath

September 23: Children’s Church

September 30: Children’s 13th Sabbath

Family Life is Cruising
What: Family Life Ministries/Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas

When: August 31st - September 4, 2017. Carnival conquest,

Cost: $454.50 per person (double occupancy) or Single occupancy $768.59.

Speaker: Mike Tucker (Faith for Today).

Registration: or call 404-486- 8800.
Church Office Hours
The office is open from

9:30 AM to 2:00PM Monday - Friday.

Please leave a voicemail or email message during all other hours.

Children's Choir
The Children's Choir practice has been suspended until further notice. This announcement will be updated when the status changes.
Nurse on Call
If you have a medical problem during Sabbath church service please contact Canute Anderson
Requesting an announcement for the bulletin/Youversion
If you would like to have an announcement put into the Church Newsletter, it should be 50 words or less and must be emailed to by 5:00 PM on Tuesday.