Toledo First Headline News | September 23, 2021

Theological Hmm: As the Pharisees of all ages have proved, a person can be morally upstanding yet still be self-centered, proud, and mean. A person can be moral without being crucified. A person can be moral without being safe in Jesus. Martin Luther discovered that. When Luther entered the monastary, writes Dietrich Bonhoeffer, "he had left everything behind except his pious self." But when he met Christ, "even that was taken from him." – George R. Knight
RINGFEST SET UP occurs in the church sanctuary with the platform and riser assemblies October 23 at 7pm. And again October 24 at 10am. Your help is also requested October 17 at 10am. On that day we will be assembling recommended dining room dividers. If you have a sander, drill or socket set, please bring it too! All helpers appreciated!


CELEBRATING We're celebrating God's Pantry with cookies and lemonade after church this Sabbath. Join us!

COMMUNION While we won't be participating in foot washing yet due to social distancing, we will have unleavened bread! Join us for this special Sabbath October 16, 2021.
WISHIN' FOR MISSION Thank you for the cups and containers of coins you've brought to church. It took a while, but we have run out of coins now. If you have more, the children at Toledo First would love to continue dropping them into the spiral wishing well after church. Coins can be dropped off at the church office.


PATHFINDERS will begin meeting Tuesday October 12 and 26 @ 5:30pm in church fellowship hall. Masks and parental supervision required. 

OUR NEXT PLANTSTRONG PEOPLE GROUP CONTINUES SATURDAY EVENING OCT 23 @ 6pm Make plans now to introduce others to Jesus the Creator of all good food (Genesis 1:29). Big thanks and way to go to Bill and Janell for sharing the recipes to these tasty Indian dishes: red lentil curry, acorn / sweet potato soup, black beans and rice, naan, pumpkin muffins and pina coladas. The fresh cut mango was delicious too!

New Six Week Group begins 7pm October 27 at Maumee Panera Bread 
491 W. Dussel Dr, Maumee, OH 43537

DAD JOKE OF THE WEEK 9 year old: “Hey, dad, I have a pun for you.” Dad: “Ooh what is it?” 9 year old: “it’s a joke, where you play with words.”
  • OCT 9 Lord, Prepare Me To Be A Sanctuary - Table of Shewbread (Pastor Mike preaching)
  • OCT 16 Lord, Prepare Me To Be A Sanctuary - The Gold Lampstand (Pastor Mike preaching)
  • OCT 23 Lord, Prepare Me To Be A Sanctuary - The Ark of the Covenant
  • OCT 30 - Ringfest
MISS A MESSAGE? Did you know you can read the sermon notes via Google Docs by clicking this link for Pastor Mike's Sermons?
View the live stream and participate in the conversation at LibertyMagazineSDA YouTube Channel this Sabbath October 9 from 5pm to 6:30pm. Participants include: Dr. Angeline Brauer, Health Ministries Director; Attorney Orlan Johnson, Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Director; Bettina Krause, Liberty Magazine Editor; Dr. Nicholas Miller, Lake Union Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Director; and Attorney Alan Reinach, Church State Council Executive Director. Information about this webinar is provided by the Ohio Conference.

LORD, PREPARE ME TO BE A SANCTUARY CONTINUES OCT 9 - TABLE OF SHEWBREAD More than theological facts and biblical exegesis, this back-to-school sermon series continues September 25. You will have a deeper love for Jesus and a greater understanding of His plan to save you simply by studying the furniture God designed for the Old Testament sanctuary laid out east to west in the shape of a cross! Join us!

Continues October 9 and 23. Join us!

MEMBERSHIP CLASSES CONTINUE Learn more about who we are and why we do what we do. Membership Classes will be taking place Sabbath (Saturday) afternoons OCT 9 and 23 at church from 2-4pm.

There is a beautiful new Sabbath School app now available for download. Search your app store for "Sabbath School & PM."

FALL HAYRIDE OCT 16 Gather ‘round the bonfire and enjoy a tractor pulled hayride with us on Sabbath, October 16 at 6:30pm for our annual church-wide event. There will be hotdogs and cider and other fall goodies! Bring a friend and plan for an evening of fall fun! Address: 8815 County Rd. M, Delta, Ohio 43515.
THE CONGRESS ON SOCIAL JUSTICE is designed to bring attention to global issues of imbalance as well as the biblical solutions that address them. Discover the link between caring for creation in its fullness and beauty and proclaiming the Three Angels’ Message of Revelation 14. This event is scheduled for October 14-16 on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.
VEGETARIAN FOOD The next vegetarian food order date is November 4, 2021. Delivery will be November 9, 2021. 
FALL SIX WEEK GROUP continues every Wednesday until October 20. This helpful little book helps you better understand how God saves, sanctifies, and glorifies! Join us Wednesday evenings @ 7pm. You can also download a free digital copy of this book.

TruthLink online Bible studies offer doctrinal clarity while
showing the centrality of God's love.

AMAZON SMILE Simply by starting your Amazon shopping at and selecting Toledo Junior Academy as your charity of choice, a percentage of your purchase will go to TJA. Thanks for your support!

ELLEN WHITE WEBSITE The internet is a blessing and a curse. One blessing comes in the form of a new website sharing balanced Seventh-day Adventist explanations of Ellen White and the 25 million words, 100k pages, and 49 books she wrote with a third grade education during her lifetime. The curse comes from the myriad of sites sharing inaccurate or intentionally misleading conclusions regarding her ministry. Whether others find her writings helpful or not, shouldn't one make that decision on reputable sources? One of my favorite quotes from her pen is: "Truth can afford to be fair."

Looking for an Adventist recipe like Special K Loaf?
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CHERRY STREET MEALS Volunteers are always needed to serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner especially on Sundays and Thanksgiving. You can call Community Relations Manager Susan Graalman at 419-214-3357 or 419-214-3419. You can also email her at

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This organization sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church helps our understanding of nature and its relationship with the Biblical revelation of the Creator God. Click logo to see their site.