Plantation SDA Church
Don't Just Read It; Listen to It!
Welcome! Our Speaker today is Pastor Joseph Salajan
Locations & Times
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  • Plantation SDA Church
    400 NW 118th Ave, Plantation, FL 33325, USA
    Saturday 9:00 AM, Saturday 11:30 AM
Watch the service Live!
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We stream our services live every Sabbath. If you can't be at the church, this is the next best thing. Watch at:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/PlantationSDAChurchTV/live

or

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlantationSDAchurch/videos
Missed a Service?
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Unable to make a service? Don't worry, we've got all sermons and many complete services archived back to 2004!

You can watch on our channels

Vimeo (Commercial free): http://vimeo.com/plantationsda

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlantationSDAChurchTV
Sermon Theme: The impact of God's word in the life of the human being

Give Online to Plantation SDA Church

Did you know you can donate tithes and offerings to Plantation SDA church online? Just click on the link below and fill out the form. Your contribution can help us help those in need and also spread the gospel.Thank you!

https://www.adventistgiving.org/?OrgID=ANTBMV
The Mysterious Letter

There’s something mysterious/mystical about a letter… especially if it's a love letter. When you write a letter you put your heart in it…;

when you receive one, your heart jumps out of your chest… Did you know that most of the books of the New Testament were originally written as letters sent to people or churches?

The Apostle Paul wrote 13/14 letters, John wrote 3 letters, Peter wrote 2 letters, and you also have James and Jude…

There’s a letter in the New Testament that few realize is a letter; a letter about the future.
A letter communicates 2 things: information and love.

The logic behind letter- is love: I care about you and hopefully you care about me…, so I have to write. Love must be communicated and human beings are are wired/engineered/destined for love…
When we write a letter/email, we can talk about things that:

• happened (past),
• things that are happening (present)
• things that will PERHAPS happen (future).

With regard to the future we have little/no certainty. Not so with God: he knows the future! We don’t!

According to Revelation 1:1, God can reveal the future (apocalypse - unveil, uncover, pull the curtain). He can tell in advance things that must take place. When he does that, the person to whom he gives the revelation is called a prophet or a prophetess (in this case John).

The information the prophet receives and shares from God is called prophecy.
The purpose of God revealing the future is not to scare people; Revelation 1:3 says blessed, not cursed…! Makarios is a translation of the Hebrew asher which means happy…
1. Blessed is He Who Reads…

Reading is a skill that’s crucial to just about every aspect of our daily lives. Moreover, reading can take you places; it can make you part of a story… But today, I hear it often, the younger generation doesn’t read… did the older generation really read? For the most part of human history, reading was a luxury.

Do you realize how blessed you are if you can really read? If you can read a letter, you are even more blessed/happy.
2. Blessed Are Those Who Hear the words of this prophecy...

Notice the singular for the reader and plural for the hearers. In those times, only few people could read. Someone who could read had to read it in front of the congregation.

When you read this letter (or the Bible in general…), through the Holy Spirit you should be able to actually hear it.

When you really read the word of God, you should actually hear God talking to you! When you really read your Bible, your Bible should read you… It’s not you reading from God; it’s God reading you…
3. Blessed Are Those Who Keep the Things which are written in it

How can I keep it if I don’t understand it? The book of Revelation was meant to be understood! I see, but why would someone write a letter with such a weird language?

John sent the letter, it passed the Roman censorship (nonsense), and both its reader and its hearers were able to understand it. Why?

Because the message was coded in a language they were familiar with: the language of the OT mingled with some current realities.
Now listen!

If you knew you Bible in the literary sections, you would be able to understand the symbolic sections as well. Can’t you understand the other books of the Bible? How will you, if you don’t read it? Read it! Don’t just read it; Listen to it!
Conclusion

Prophecy is not only foretelling, but also forth-telling.

Read your Bible! Don’t just read it; Listen to it!
Ministry of Giving
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Offering Last Week: $11.432.99
Offering Month to Date: $31839.30
2017 Offering Surplus (Deficit): $7,481.61
Service Order and Participants
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Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Welcome: Arik Amadeo

Children’s Story: Michael Davis

Pastor's Corner: Pastor Joseph Salajan

Ministry in Action:

Offering Call: Rupert Brown

Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Intercessory Prayer: Jack Reider

Sermon: Pastor Joseph Salajan

Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Dedication in Song: Congregation

Benediction: Pastor Joseph Salajan

Afterglow: Praise Team & Congregation

Coordinator


Visual Arts/ProPresenter
Michael Nicholas

Sound
Donavan Lovelace

Bass Guitar


Drums

Keys


Praise Leader
Dane Hurst
Vanessa Anderson

Alto
Carolyn Reid-Brown
Danielle Allen
Edna Damessous

Soprano
Jennifer Malone-Amodeo
Melissa Cadet
Tatiana Petrus

Tenor
Mickie Cadet
Romeo Allison
Sunset Information
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Today: 5:45 PM
Next Friday: 5:50 PM
Praise and Worship Songs
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Songs In Today's Service

• Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
• Declare Your Name
• Standing On The Promises
• You Are The Living Word
• You Deserve It
• The Anthem (w/ Worthy is the Lamb)
• Ancient Words
Need someone to pray for/with you?
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Sick or hurting and need prayer?

Send your request to

wecare@plantationsda.com

Add Plantation to Your Calendar!

Click on the link below to add Plantation SDA Church's calendar to your Google, Yahoo or Microsoft calendars and also have access to the calendar or your phone or tablet.

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/plantationsda.com_6v0fn86p2nmc59iasmu35hrnk8%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics
Upcoming Events
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January

Jan 9Church Board Meeting

Jan 14Mission Council Meeting

Jan 16 – SAS Board Meeting

Jan 20 – Baby Dedication

Jan 20 – AY & Bible Study – 4:30pm

Jan 27 – Children’s Church

Jan 28 – SAS Multicultural Day
Men’s Prayer session
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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!

Rebuild to Restore Hurricane Relief

Hurricane Relief Drive
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Our Hurricane Relief drive continues this week. Drop off your relief supplies when you come to church.
Sabbath Afternoon Bible Study
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Join us at 5 PM in the the youth room as we continue our study of Genesis. Everyone is welcome.

This Sabbath, our study will resume with Genesis 31:1
Monthly Prayer Summit
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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
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You can follow us on the various social media sites below for the latest videos, photos and news updates.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlantationSDAchurch

Twitter: https://twitter.com/plantationsda

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlantationSDAChurchTV

Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/plantationsda

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plantationsda/

We look forward to interacting with you.
25 th Anniversary of the Florida Men’s Convention
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What: The 25th Anniversary of the Florida Men’s Convention – .

Where: March 9-11, 2018 at Camp Kulaqua

Cost: $25 discount if you register before January 15, 2018.
Own a Business? Let Everyone Know About It
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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 directory@plantationsda.com 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)

Logo (if available)
Mom's In Touch International (MITI)
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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
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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
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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

merge@plantationsda.com

or

call Lee

You can also download Celly app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.p2.android.celly

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/celly/id589698991?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

and look us up

@mergeplantation










Important Tax Announcement
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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?
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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!
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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 hopehousemiami@gmail.com

and visit

http://www.hopehousemiami.com

to learn more about this ministry
Sick and Shut-ins
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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
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Upcoming Calendar

Jan 13-14 – TLT Training - Orlando
Jan 19-21 – SA Friends/Companion/Explorer Reveille @Fisheating Creek

Contacts:

Pathfinders: Peta Ann Anderson

Adventurers: Dawn Williams

Email address: pathfinders@plantationsda.com
Religious Liberty: Legal Problems on the job or at school?
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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

liberty@plantationsda.com

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

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

Does your business need employees?

If so, contact Jonathan Williams at

brotherskeepersjobs@plantationsda.com

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
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Upcoming Calendar:

January 20, 2017

Contact:

For information regarding our next baby dedication, please contact Joie at the church office:

954-473-4991

or
newsletter@plantationsda.com
Florida Conference jobs
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There are several positions available at the Florida Conference Office. Check out

https://careers.floridaconference.com/

to see if you meet the job requirements for the open positions.
We're Building a Social Media Team
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Are you knowledgeable in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube?

Do you enjoy interacting with people?

If so, please contact

media.ministry@plantationsda.com

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
Adventist Book Center Express Delivery
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The ABC in Miami Springs closed effective December 3, 2017. Call 407-644-4255 or email floridaabc@floridaconference.com to place your order for the next time they deliver.
Joining the Plantation Family
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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

clerk@plantationsda.com

or the church office at

954-473-4991

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
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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
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• 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
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Children’s Baptismal Classes have resumed - 10:30-11:30 AM in the Prayer Room. All children ages 8-12 who are interested in being baptized are welcome to attend.



Church Office Hours
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The office is open from

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

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

Phone: 954-473-4991
Email: newsletter@plantationsda.com
Children's Choir
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The Children's Choir practice has been suspended until further notice. This announcement will be updated when the status changes.
Nurse on Call
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If you have a medical problem during Sabbath church service please contact Canute Anderson
Planned Giving
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From the Development and Planned Giving Department:

Have you created an estate and legacy plan for you and your family’s future? Creating it is easy and free for members of the Florida Conference through the Florida Conference Association Development and Planned Giving Department.

Phone: 407-644- 5000, ext. 2241
Email: planned.giving@floridaconference.com
Requesting an announcement for the bulletin/Youversion
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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 newsletter@plantationsda.com by 5:00 PM on Tuesday.