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Future Worships at Beltsville
with Buzz Menhardt
Pastor Will Johns
Pastor Kermit Netteburg
Pastor Kermit Netteburg at 9:30
Beltsville Adventist School
Worship Program at 12:00
by the Beltsville Church Choir
Thank you for visiting our website. We are a Seventh-day Adventist Church that seeks to connect people with God, with each other, and with the community. We believe that Jesus is coming again soon, and we look forward to that time. We worship Jesus on Saturdays, a day we call Sabbath.
Join us for worship some Saturday morning, either by visiting us in person at 4200 Ammendale Road in Beltsville, Maryland, or by watching the service online here at our website. We have services at 9:30 am and 12:00 noon. In addition, we have Study Group Classes for both adults and children at 10:45 am. Click on the "Life@Beltsville" link in the left-hand column in order to learn more about what's happening every week at our church.
Pastor Kermit Netteburg
March 7, 2014
I’m bummed. I had planned that I would be in Chad, Africa, today in order to help Bere Adventist Hospital devise better administrative and accounting systems to manage their hospital. The hospital has tripled its work and revenue and needs new systems to manage the growth – and managing growth is what I do. However, the Chadian Embassy visa never made it to our house, and the visa was in my passport, so my passport was lost. I have spent this week replacing my passport and getting a new visa and rearranging the airline ticket – in short, doing a lot of things that aren’t helping Bere Hospital.
I was bummed. But then I saw a poster on the wall in the Chadian Embassy. “Write your hurts in sand; carve your blessings in stone.”
That simple sign carved a new attitude into my life. We have a son and daughter-in-law at that hospital in Chad, devoting their lives to helping the mission work of the Adventist Church. I can help them, creating a better mission program there. Those are blessings that I want to carve in stone, while I will let this week’s hurts flow away in the next high tide. But even more so, I want to make that a principle of my life. Thank God for the health I have, not grumble about the pain in my shoulder or my knee – or the things I forget
How about you? Let’s make a pact to spend more time thinking about our blessings – and remembering them long term – and less time letting our hurts consume our psyche. Just this week I heard from an elder who had visited one of our members in a nursing home. The nursing home resident had encouraged our elder, because she had carved her blessings in stone and couldn’t seem to talk at all about any aches or pains in her life. That’s how I want my life to be.
P.S. By the way, I’m leaving next Monday night for Chad. I got a passport, a visa, and a changed flight. Pray that my journey will be safe, that my work will be God-inspired, and that the hospital will keep healing hundreds of sick people who might otherwise never know healing - or Jesus’ love.
March 7, 2014
PATHFINDER WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Our Pathfinder Club – the Beltsville Broncos – lead worship this week. Buz Menhardt, associate pastor of the church at Shenandoah Valley Academy, will speak, and our Pathfinders will pray and sing and play music and offer you the chance to give. We also have a Master Guide Investiture, a Baby Dedication, and a Baptism. Join us for a great celebration of God’s love and our young people.
OPEN MIC NIGHT ON SATURDAY NIGHT
You’re the star! Play an instrument. Sing a song. Have your dog do stupid pet tricks! Tell a great story. Enjoy the food. It all starts at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday night. Come to showcase your talent, or to listen and have fun.
BUSINESS MEETING LAST WEEK
Our annual Beltsville Church Business Meeting a week ago Thursday night voted a balanced budget of $304,000 for our church operations. We also considered plans for mission in 2014 that included both expansion of our Community Center ministry and planting a new church. Finally, the business meeting agreed that our church should assist our Pathfinders in fund raising for their trip to the International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, this coming August. Watch for fund raising plans.