Bulletin for Sabbath May 15, 2021

Sabbath school online 9:00 am - check your email or WhatsApp for the links


Please join the live stream for the service at 11:00 am

Worship Service

Hymns of Praise




Elder Maxwell Kebasso



Elder Maxwell Kebasso



Praise & Worship Team

Opening Prayer


Pastor Godwin Kaluwe

Children’s Story


Askah Momanyi

Praise and Worship


Praise & Worship Team

Intercessory Prayer


Elder Maxwell Kebasso

Worship in Giving


Elder Maxwell Kebasso

Reading of the Word


Elder Maxwell Kebasso

Worship in Music


The Spoken Word


Pastor Godwin Kaluwe



Elder Maxwell Kebasso


Check your email or WhatsApp for links to the afternoon programs.

Church Announcements

No parking in the school lot on 5/15 or 5/22.

2nd reading for the Church Board Meeting on May 16 at Noon.


Welcome all ladies of all ages to participate in an authentic Dating conversation. There will be a panel of ladies that have been and there done it, to share their experiences, insight and answer your questions. Friends are welcome.

Join Zoom Meeting at 9am and 3pm on May 15th.

Meeting ID: 830 5714 9753
Passcode: Jesus



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 6:00pm - 7:00pm, prayer 7:00PM - 7:15pm. All are welcome! Please bring a friend! You can join online with the password Prayers at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86950324144?pwd=OHNVNUtUL3ltVlgvVE5kLzFEL3o2QT09

Church Mortgage! ...  As you know, we are working toward paying off the mortgage. If Every Person gave an extra $6 a week minimum, we will be done in 2023! Please, don't forget to give your contribution and mark it as Mortgage in whichever way you choose to give.  If you have any questions, please see Nichole Broner.

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

2024 International Camporee




Join Marantha and Union College for Renovate Rees Hall 2021. Union will be renovating another 27 rooms in the women's residence June 6-18, 2021, and Maranatha is seeking volunteers to stain and install cabinets as well as paint and put in new flooring, lighting and more. There is something for everyone to do! Learn more and sign up at ucollege.edu/learningandliving



Receptionist Position Available!

The Minnesota Conference office is looking for a part-time receptionist to answer and field phone calls, greet visitors, and aid in projects as assigned. Scheduled time will be Monday through Thursday, 7 hours per day. Schedule to be worked out upon hire. Seeking someone who loves Jesus and emulates Him in their interactions with others; strong communication and customer service skills; and a willingness to learn. Bilingual is a bonus, but not required. Interested parties should contact Savannah Carlson at scarlson@mnsda.com.

Camp Meeting

Minnesota Conference Camp Meeting 2021 EYES ON JESUS: will be held virtually (online) this year!

Join us for vespers and Sabbath programming on June 11-12, 2021, Friday and Saturday with Speaker/ Director John Bradshaw from It Is Written. There will be an Evangelism Rally Sabbath afternoon focusing on state-wide evangelism with Propel Minnesota. Schedules for the weekend and the children’s programs will be released soon. Please check your bulletins after May 5 for more information.

Teacher Openings

The Minnesota Conference Education Department is seeking qualified individuals to serve in the education field. We currently have the following openings available:

Kindergarten Teacher at Minnetonka Christian Academy
1st and 2nd Grade Teacher at Minnetonka Christian Academy
3rd thru 5th Grade Teacher at Southview Christian School
VP for Finance at Maplewood Academy
If you or someone you know are interested in one of these openings, please contact Education Superintendent James C. Davis, Jr. at james.davis@mnsda.com or 269.425.5025.

Maplewood Academy Graduation

Maplewood Academy's Graduation Ceremony will be held on May 21st at 11 am.  Due to Covid restrictions, in-person attendance is limited to family members with tickets only, but the program will be available to everyone through livestream at https://www.youtube.com/user/MaplewoodAcademy


Maplewood Academy Junior Benefit! (5/15, 8pm)

Greetings! We, Maplewood Academy's class of 2022, will be premiering our covid-safe Junior Benefit show on May 15th (5/15) at the Maplewood Academy campus! It will include live skits, recorded skits, a silent auction, a fun raffle, and much more!

Due to the COVID situation, this year's Junior Benefit show will be RSVP only by emailing MWAJuniorBenefit@gmail.com. In your RSVP, please include the number of people in your party so we can plan to seat accordingly. If your family is not able to attend or reserve a spot, we will also be live streaming this year's Junior Benefit on the Maplewood Academy Youtube channel for all to enjoy! Any and all questions and concerns can be addressed by contacting MWAJuniorBenefit@gmail.com and we hope to see you here on May 15th at 8pm!


Parents Let’s Talk Inside Out

Attention parents! Please join us on May 15th at 3:00 PM as we discuss all things Children's Mental Health with our panel of local experts in the field of mental health. Our children have been impacted by so much lately and we would like for you to listen in to this very important conversation with the hope for you to help your children navigate through their feelings in a healthy manner.




Church Elder’s Training

Training for Church Elders next session continues on Friday, May 28 - 30, 6:30 p.m. This is a series over several weeks. For more information and for last chance to register please go to https://minnesotaconferenceofsda.regfox.com/african-church-elders-training



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