Bulletin for Sabbath July 31, 2021


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Worship Service

Hymns of Praise




Elder Jason Otundo



Elder Jason Otundo



Praise & Worship Team

Opening Prayer


Dr. Saustin Mfune

Children's Story


Dr. Saustin Mfune

Praise and Worship


Praise & Worship Team

Intercessory Prayer


Elder Jason Otundo

Worship in Giving


Elder Jason Otundo

Reading of the Word

Joshua 10:12-15

Elder Jason Otundo

Worship in Music


The Spoken Word

But Guess What

Dr. Saustin Mfune



Elder Jason Otundo


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Church Announcements

2nd reading for the transfer of Clive Buruchara from Minneapolis First SDA Church to Richardson SDA Church

2nd reading for the transfer of Maxwell Kebasso from Maple Plain SDA Church to Minneapolis First SDA Church

1st reading for the church board meeting Sunday, August 8th at Noon

Seniors, the young at heart Bible study group meets the 3rd Sunday every month from 12:30 p.m. - 2 :00 p.m. Currently meeting via Zoom. Phone number 681-259-1649 code: 603379 contact Bruce Bogaard if you have questions - 612-860 - 4396.

Community service is very low on food.  Will you please donate non-perishable food to share with the community?  Our biggest need is rice and dried beans (especially lentils) . 

Community Services clothing giveaway Is in need of donations, especially men's pants, shoes, baby clothing for newborns up to age two. We could use kitchen, bedding items, stuffed animals and other toys in good condition.

COMMUNITY SERVICE IS OPEN EVERY THURSDAY. If food is needed, please come or tell others to come from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. PLEASE DONATE AND COME ON THURSDAYS AT 3:00 PM to help unload, pack food, sort, set up, serve and clean up. 2315 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Contact Neal at 952-334-2295



Come join us for midweek prayer and Bible study Wednesdays, Bible Study 7:00pm - 8:00pm. All are welcome! Please bring a friend! You can join online with the password Prayers at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86950324144?pwd=OHNVNUtUL3ltVlgvVE5kLzFEL3o2QT09

Stuck at home on Sabbath? Experience the blessing live online at minneapolisfirst.org

Opportunities to give: You can help support our church by giving tithes and offerings online at our website, or via CashApp $mpls2315nicollet. Also, checks can be mailed to 2315 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55304.

The church prayer line phone number is 612-351-3093, access code 724197#. The prayer line meets at 5:00am.

If you have an announcement for the bulletin, the deadline is Wednesday at 12:00 Noon.  Please have your council head send it to minneapolisfirst@gmail.com.  Any submissions after this time may not be put in the bulletin until the next week.

Are you on the church email or WhatsApp lists? If not, contact the church clerk via email at minneapolisfirst@gmail.com.  This is a good way to know what’s going on at the church and around us.

If you need any audio visual needs: slideshow, special music, etc. Please email us at minneapolisfirst.av@gmail.com.

We are all reminded that we have recycling bins throughout the church, please be mindful what you put in them.

Please leave the parking space in front of the shed for Pastor to park.


From the Conference

The 2021 GO DO IT is the first annual Youth Congress, sponsored by the North American Division Youth and Young Adult Ministries Department. This event is FREE! Random backpack giveaways during the event that include a MacBook or iPhone.

All GO DO IT Sessions are happening simultaneously on Friday and Saturday. Each session will be 50 minutes long. There will be time to attend two sessions on Friday, August 13 and two sessions on Saturday, August 14 - 4:30pm and 5:30pm EST/ 3:30pm and 4:30pm CST.   The Go Do It Youth Congress is happening August 12-14 and you don't want to miss it! The music, messages, and connections are going to be extraordinary. Register to be a part of this event on our website https://oneteamplaybook.org NOW!



2024 International Camporee




Women’s Ministries Department
 All ladies are kindly requested to update their current mailing address with the Minnesota Conference list through the church clerks, we will begin to send mail out soon about the women’s retreat. Please do it urgently to avoid undelivered mail in future, thank you.

Gift Planning Service
Did you know that giving cash, writing a check, or donating online are not the only ways you can financially support God’s work in Minnesota? Cash donations are certainly always needed and are gratefully received. But sometimes it might make more sense to give assets you own instead that have grown in value like Stocks, Bonds, Cryptocurrencies, Real Estate other than your home, unused land, IRA funds if you’re 70 ½ or older, or other valuable property. In addition to receiving an Income Tax Deduction for your gift, you may also be able to Bypass Capital Gains Taxes (up to 30% or more on the gain) between federal and state. That means your gift to your local church, school, North Star Camp, Maplewood Academy, Evangelism, or any of the ministries of the Minnesota Conference you want to support could actually go much further than just giving cash. If you would like to learn more about how you can support the ministries of the Minnesota Conference using appreciated assets you own, please contact us today and let us help you find the best solution to meet your goals and wishes. (763) 424-8923; www.mnsdagift.org; msims@mnsda.com

Maplewood Academy
Maplewood Academy is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school  year.  Applications can be filled out online at www.maplewoodacademy.org/admissions.  If you'd like to visit campus, we can arrange a tour for you.  Give us a call: 320.587.2830.


Messiah’s Mansion
Countryside Christian Center SDA Church, near St. Cloud, will be host to Messiah’s Mansion this summer.  The life-size sanctuary will be coming in August, dates for tours are August 14-22, 2021. For more information or to schedule a tour, please call Dave Parker at 218-639-3549, or email: loggerdave372@gmail.com