Plantation SDA Church
Dirty Hands Should Never Touch a Wound!
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
    Sábado 9:00 AM, Sábado 11:30 AM
Welcome to our Online Bulletin.

The online bulletin has been enhanced with additional information to make it more relevant to you. It includes:

• Links to the live stream and service rebroadcasts
• Sermon Outline.
• Bulletin
• Church Newsletter

Feel free to take notes. Save the bulletin so you can review the sermon information
Online Services

If you'd like to watch today's service again or if you can't make it to church, here are some links so you can view the live service and/or sermon/service rebroadcast.

Watch the Service Live

We stream our services live every Sabbath. If you can't be at the church, this is the next best thing. Watch at:

https://live.plantationsda.tv

Watch the service Live on YouTube!

Our live stream is also available on YouTube

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

Watch the service Live on Facebook!

Our live stream is also available on 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!

http://www.plantationsda.tv

You can also watch previous services on our video channels

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlantationSDAChurchTV
Pastor Joe's Bio
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Pastor Joe was born in the little town of Crasna (Romania). Ever since he was a child, he has been fascinated by the unique connection between pastors and their special book, the Bible. When at the age of 7 he received his first little Bible from a brave pastor who was able to procure it for him in spite of the interdictions of the communist regime, he felt special and decided one day he would become a pastor.

After serving as a Pastor for 8 years in Romania, in 2013 he immigrated to the USA. He currently serves as Lead Pastor of Plantation Seventh-day Adventist Church. Along with his wonderful wife Anda and their gorgeous daughter Alessandra, he enjoys proclaiming God’s grace and ministering to his fellows.

Pastor Joe is currently enrolled in a doctoral Program (DMin in Preaching) with Andrews University. His hobbies are languages, music, and poetry.

Pastor Joe's Sermons

All of Pastor Joe's sermons are on the new Plantation SDA Media Centre

https://www.plantationsda.tv/about/joseph-salajan
Sermon Theme:

f you're a follower of Christ you should follow Christ's protocol for dealing with other people's sin. You can't be indifferent; you are the keeper of your brother!
Social Media Tags to share with your friends:

#arbitration #sin #fault #hurt #wrong #witness #witnesses #lawsuit
Who Can Heal?

Not everybody that has a scalpel is a surgeon. Not anyone that puts on a clean robe has his/her hands clean... Only God can heal the wound...! There is a specific protocol to be strictly followed. Never allow people with dirty hands touch a wound... The infection can be more dangerous than the wound itself...

Jesus describes a three-step protocol to follow when your brother wounded you.
Step #1 Alone

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him ALONE!” Don’t involve anybody. Not even a friend, or your pastor!!! You and him alone!!!






Question: Does this rule only apply when my brother sins strictly against me, or to any sin of my brother that I become aware of?

This applies to sin in general. Now, of course, you cannot invent sins…! Only if your brother sins…

Am I my brother’s keeper?
I know this goes against the grain of our individualistic American society… but the answer is: Yes, you are!
Step #2 Two or Three

If step #1 fails, (reconciliation cannot happen) you “kick it up a notch.” This doesn’t mean you get angry and start a public campaign…! Jesus tells you exactly what that “notch” is: But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that `by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. (v. 16)

The 2 or 3 witnesses was standard judicial procedure in the Old Testament and in early Christianity. A single witness was not enough to establish facts in the courtroom. Only on the testimony of two or three witnesses can a charge be established.
In this passage, the 1-2 witnesses that you take with yourself are not necessarily as eyewitnesses of the sinful act, but as witnesses of the allegation… They are not people you “gang up” with to out-power you brother! Dirty hands should never touch a wound!
You should be looking for unbiased people that can function as witnesses; people that can see, not blinded…). You need people of integrity whom both you and your brother will recognize as such. Whenever I ask someone to be a witness, I always ask him/her: How do you feel about this…? Is your heart in the right place? If you know you may biased, don’t go…

Why are the witnesses needed? You may assume your brother is wrong! What if you are wrong? What if both of you are wrong? Who will establish the truth?
Step #3: “…if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church...”

Please understand: that doesn’t mean you come in front of the congregation in a worship service. The role of a worship service is neither to make publicity to sin, nor to put people to shame. The church has a body of spiritual leaders that can be asked to look into this situation and if they deem it necessary they will bring it to the church business meeting.



Last Resort

If even this effort fails: “…let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.”

What does this mean? Start over and introduce Jesus to them –love on those people. Start with the basics of the Gospel…What was Jesus’ attitude toward the heathen and the tax collectors? The point is not to get rid of the sinner; it’s all about winning a sinner back…
The Goal

The goal is: do your best to solve the problem at the lowest level possible... Negotiation->Mediation->Arbitration (Don’t go outside the church for arbitration!).
Today we hardly have cases that reach the level of the church. I wonder why? Maybe because we follow the protocol... and all sinners are gained. My conviction is this: if Christ’s protocol is followed, we will rarely (hardly ever) have to bring anything to the church... But what if we have dropped the protocol... (and we allow dirty hands to touch the wounds)?
Don't Give Up

Not every process ends with a happy end. Don’t give up easily... Follow the protocol!

Dirty Hands Should Never Touch A Wound!
Bulletin

This section contains the traditional bulletin, including:

• The Ministry of Giving
• Service Order and Participants
• Songs in today's service
• Sunrise/Sunset times

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://give.plantationsda.org
Ministry of Giving
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Offering Last Week: $5,828.34
Offering Month to Date: $11,803.55

2018 Offering Surplus (Deficit): $(4,317.50)
Service Order and Participants
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Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Welcome & Announcements: Sasha-Marie Marshall

Children’s Story: Lavern Williams

Pastor's Corner: Pastor Joseph Salajan

Ministry in Action: Praise & Worship

Offering Call: Carlos Duncan

Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Intercessory Prayer: Dion Walden

Sermon: Pastor Joseph Salajan

Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Dedication in Song: Congregation

Benediction: Pastor Joseph Salajan

Afterglow: Praise Team & Congregation

Praise Leaders


Alto


Soprano


Tenor

Visual Arts/ProPresenter
Brendon Hernandez
Sasha-Kay Faulknor

Sound Engineer
Lawrence Sinclair
Ahren Anderson

Acoustic Guitar

Bass Guitar
Jeff Pierre

Drums
Jamar Kelley

Keys
Claude Dolce

Coordinator
Lisa Simpson
Praise and Worship Songs
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Songs In Today's Service

• Shoulders
• Power in the Blood
• Free Indeed
• Break Every Chain
• No Longer Slaves
• Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
Sunset Information
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Today: 7:17 PM
Next Friday: 7:11 PM
Newsletter

The last section of the online bulletin is the newsletter. Its similar to the print version but enhanced with live web links and other interactive features. It includes:

• Prayer Ministry Update
• Calendar of Events
• Social Media Links for Plantation SDA Church
Need someone to pray for/with you?
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Sick or hurting and need prayer?

Send your request to

wecare@plantationsda.com

Online Calendar

You can view all of our upcoming events with this link

https://calendar.plantationsda.org

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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Sept 22Communion 6:00 PM

Sept 29 - Hope Ministry Sabbath

Sept 29 – Hope Ministry Concert

Oct 5 –Oct 7 – Marriage Retreat 2018

Oct 6 – Children’s Ministry Sabbath

Oct 6 – AY – 4:30 pm

Oct 9-23 – Church Office Closed

Oct 9 – SAS Board Meeting

Oct 13 – Church Fire Drill
Oct 13 – Preaching Training with Pastor Joe

Oct 13CHURCH BUSINESS MEETING

Oct 14 – Elder’s Meeting
Oct 14 – Discipleship Meeting
Oct 14 – Mission Council Meeting
Oct 14 – Admin Advisory Meeting

Oct 16 – Church Board Meeting

Oct 20 – Baptisms

Oct 20 – Community Guest Day Luncheon

Oct 20 – Constituency Meeting @ Fort Lauderdale Church

Oct 26-28 – Elder’s Retreat

Oct 27 – SAS Sabbath

Oct 27 – Youth Church – 2:00-7:00pm

Oct 29-Nov 2 – SAS Fall Week of Prayer

Communion This Evening at 6PM

Transfers FIRST READING:
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Jennifer Archer from Maranatha SDA

Shanley & Rebekka Calliard from Eliathah SDA

Celia Casey from Ambassador SDA

Patricia Gustafsson from Life Fellowship of Coral Springs

Nicole Loiten from Sacramento Capitol City, CA

Chelsea, Margareth & Michael Arbens Nicolas from Hermon French SDA

Adanna Ryce from Austell Grandview SDA
FIRST READING:
Jennifer Archer from
Maranatha SDA
Rebekka Calliard from
Eliathah SDA
Shaniley Calliard from
Eliathah SDA
Celia Casey from
Ambassador SDA
Patricia Gustafsson from
Life Fellowship of Coral Springs
Nicole Loiten from
Sacramento Capitol City, CA
Chelsea Nicolas from
Hermon French SDA
Margareth Nicolas from
Hermon French SDA
Michael Arbens Nicolas from
Hermon French SDA
Adanna Ryce from
Austell Grandview SDA

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!
Sabbath Afternoon Bible Study
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No Bible Study this afternoon due to Communion.

Next week we resume at 5:30PM in the the Youth room as we continue our study of Ruth. tarting at Genesis 50:1. Everyone is welcome
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.
Women's Prayer Session
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The women hold a prayer session the Second Sabbath of each month, immediately after second service in the Prayer Room
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.
Own a Business? Let Everyone Know About It
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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)

Church Business Directory

Our members run a wide variety of businesses. Take a look at our church businesses directory and see if there's a good or service that would be of interest to you.

https://www.plantationsda.org/business-directory/
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 Nikita Marseille

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

Elaine Stephenson – please pray for a speedy recovery after knee surgery.

Lilett Cunningham (Vida’s Mother)

Bob Velez – Bob is now home from the hospital. Please keep him in your prayers.

Cherita Lewis’ mother-in- law had a serious stroke this week. Please keep
them in your prayers.
Plantation Pathfinder and Adventurer Clubs
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Upcoming Calendar


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:

September 15, 2018

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
Praise & Worship Coordinator Ministry
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The Worship Coordinator Ministry is looking for Service Participants for Welcome, Children’s Story and Offering Call, and Coordinators for Divine Worship and Ministry Events. For more information or to sign up, please contact worship.coordinators@plantationsda.com
Youth Sports Ministry
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We just launched a new ministry. The Youth Sports Ministry

Contact Darren Smith for more information 702-917- 8004
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 Alex Graham 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.

Children’s Choir rehearsals have been suspended.
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.org
Children's Choir
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Children’s Choir rehearsals have been temporarily suspended.
Deacon of the Day
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Hubert Morant
Nurse on Call
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If you have a medical problem during Sabbath church service please contact DonnyLee Graham and Millicent McIntosh
Health Nugget:
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The best way to prevent getting the flu is by proper hand-washing. Clean hands save lives, so please wash…wash…wash your hands.
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.org by 5:00 PM on Tuesday.