Morning Celebration
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Red Letter Lives....He said WHAT?
“Follow Me,” Matthew 4: 18-19
Dr. Mike Kitsko
Evening Service
Evening Service Message
Troy Ogle
We’re Glad You’re Here...
Wherever you are on your spiritual journey,
you are welcome here. We hope that you’ll
come back, get connected and find community with others and encouragement for
your journey. Be sure to stop by the Welcome
Center following our service and let us know
you’re new...we would love to have the chance
to meet you and give you a welcome gift.
We have...
Age appropriate programs for children
and teens available during this service.
Stop by the Welcome Center for more
Wi-fi available in the Atrium and Cafe. It
is called DFC Open. Please feel free to use
this at your leisure.
There is a mother-baby cry room located
in the nursery wing across from the infant
Looking to get connected? If you are looking
to meet more people and serve the community, volunteering is a great way to do it.
Whether you would like to work in the Children’s Ministry, greet people on Sunday morning, help out with media/tech team or work in
the Cafe, we would love to have you join our
team! To get plugged in today, contact Linda
at [email protected]
Online Giving
Why Online Giving? Online
giving allows individuals the
ability to give in an easy and
convenient way online. No more checks!
How does it work? It’s secure, easy and fast! Go
to and click on the “giving” tab.
Click “give here” and you can start giving online.
You can give a one-time gift or set up a recurring
gift. You can also give via an app on your phone
by downloading the Pushpay App and searching for Detroit First Church of the Nazarene. It’s
all tracked by our Financial Secretary for giving
Office Hours
Monday-Thursday - 9 am - 4 pm
For after hours care:
After hours: call 248-767-3046
Friday: call 248-504-9624
If you or a family member is in need of a
hospital visit or prayer with a pastor, please call
the office and let us know so we can meet your
Adult Baptism Class - Today!
There will be an Adult Baptism Class this morning at 11:00 am for anyone interested in getting
baptized. Our next baptism will be on Wednesday, June 17 at the Donberger’s pool, followed
by a Baptism Party! Contact Linda Bynum at
[email protected] if you are interested or
mark “Baptism” on the Friendship Register.
Graduation Sunday - Today
Please join us to celebrate our graduates for a cake
and punch reception in the Atrium today after the
11:00 am service. The graduates this year are: Evan
Alexander, Chad Allen, Jacki Brown, Kendra Dahn,
Steven Grosz, Caleb Ho, Kyle Keener, Lisi Léjer, Kyle
Robertson and Andre Wyatt.
Graduation Open Houses are as follows:
Steven Grosz
Sunday, June 21 from 2-4 pm
Grosz Home, 44103 Cypress Pt. Dr.
Jacki Brown
Friday, June 26 from 5:30-8:30 pm
Village Oaks Clubhouse,
22859 Brookforest, Novi
Kyle Robertson Sunday, June 28 from 1-5pm
11253 Southworth, Plymouth
Please congratulate our college graduates as well:
Nick Grosz
Kaitlyn Robertson
Drew Corbin
Taylor Dickey
Memorial Day - May 24
He-Brews Cafe...
Stop in and see what’s brewing in the Cafe.
We offer specialty teas and hot chocolate, along
with your choice of flavored lattes and espresso.
If this is your first Sunday with us, please drop
in for a complimentary drink. We are open
Sundays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Next week is Memorial Day
and we will be honoring those
who have passed away. There
will be no evening service on
Sunday, May 24. The offices will
be closed on Monday, May 25.
We thank those who are serving or have served in the
Armed Forces!
Library Grand Reopening! June 14
The Library will be reopening on June 14 so in preparation, please return ALL books to the Library Cart
outside the Cafe.
Royal Family Kids Camp - July 27-31
Hearing Assistance System
Our facility is equipped with a hearing assistance system. Please ask for a receiver at our
Welcome Center to aid in your hearing enjoyment.
Do you want to be a part of a movement? Join us
as we again partner with other volunteers in the
area to provide a week of summer camp for foster
care kids. Our Royal Family Kids camp will be held
Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31. We need
your help to make a difference in these kids’ lives!
Please consider coming to camp even for a visit. Or
you can help with the Everybody’s Birthday Party
in Northville on the last day of camp, or donate
money to “sponsor” a child for the week. Or you
can buy a camper a Bible for a $20 easy donation.
There are lots of ways to get involved...Please check
out Serve Table in the Atrium after service and talk
to Mike and Kerri Burba about joining the team!
Family Camp Meeting - July 19-26
This year’s family camp meeting begins on
Sunday, July 19 at 10:30 am. Pastor Ron Blake
and Dr. Carla Sundberg will be the speakers for
the week. There is a detailed schedule on the
Connect Table in the Atrium. After the 5:00 pm
service on July 19, the Bynums have invited us
to their RV for a time of food and fun! (Lot 277).
There will be no evening service on July 19 so
we can attend Camp Meeting.
Tiger Baseball Game - Aug 5
Let’s play ball!!! There will be
an all-church Tiger Baseball
game outing on Wednesday,
Aug 5 @ 7:08 pm. Sign up
at the Connect Table in the
Atrium if you are interested.
There are only 100 tickets, so get your money in
today! Tickets are $15 and is due by July 3.
DFC 2014 Annual Financial Report
The year end financial reports are available at
the Welcome Center. If you have any questions,
please contact Mike Burba, the Board Treasurer.
Thank you for your patience in allowing us time to
prepare the reports.
Car Wash Thank You!
The teens thank you for a wonderful turn out for the
car wash fundraiser. They were able to raise $980
toward NYC (Nazarene Youth Conference) in July.
Responding to Needs in Nepal
We are sending funds from our Faith Promise giving
to help care for the people of Nepal and the Nazarene
Churches there. Thank you for giving to our 2015 Faith
Promise Fund. Because of your giving we are able to
help those in desperate need. For further information, visit the website.
Welcome to the Walls Family!
Today’s sermon, along with other recent messages, is available online at www.dfcnazarene.
org. Click on Audio Sermons to hear more. To
order a CD of today’s message, stop by the
Welcome Center.
For week three we’ll take a closer look at a story in 2 Kings 5 that involves Elisha and his servant
named Gehazi. At a moment in time when Gehazi saw Elisha turn down a gift, Gehazi decided that
he could take advantage of the situation and take the gift for himself. He went behind Elisha’s back,
denied his actions, and inevitably lost Elisha’s trust. Bottom Line: When you are not truthful, you lose
trust. If you continually tell lies and hurt people with dishonesty, eventually you will lose the trust of
those around you. We hope kids realize that honesty helps them build relationships with others.
Next Steps - May 31
Our next two-part Next Steps class will be Sunday, May 31 and June 7 at 9:30 am in Kidventure. Part
1 will be about Salvation and Part 2 will be Baptism and Communion. A grown-up must attend with
their child. The next Baptism service will be on June 17 at the Donberger’s pool! Please RSVP to Pastor Jessie at [email protected]
Family VBS! July 7-9 (Volunteers Please!)
Summer is coming and so is our Family VBS! July 7-9 is going to be three awesome evenings of Family
VBS fun! Want to be part of the team? Sign up is at the Childrens Ministry Table in the Atrium. We’ll
need all hands on deck this summer!
Online pre-registration is strongly encouraged so we can create the best experience. So when you’re
signing up, we know that each family will look different! Maybe your family will be mom, dad, your
two kids and a neighbor kid. It could be grandma and grandpa with their grandkids. Teens can
make the trek, or volunteer at a station. Whatever your family looks like, you’re invited to participate
together in our trek to Everest. This is also a great opportunity to invite friends and family from your
community as you can participate in Everest together. Register now at!
Stay Connected (Announcing a new option!!!)
Want to stay connected to what’s happening in Childrens Ministry? 1. Like our Kidventure page on
Facebook. (We’re also on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram) 2. Be sure we have your email address so
you receive our e-newsletter and more. 3. OneCall Messenging System equips us to text pertinent
information directly to your cell phone. Opt-in to receive information on weather cancellations,
emergency information and stay up-to-date on events or ministry changes. To receive text messages,
type the word “ALERT” to the number 22300. Texts will be limited and you may opt out at any time.
Limitless / Merge Sunday Morning
This week we will be worshipping as a family at the 11 am service as we celebrate our senior graduates.
Next week, the teens will gather and talk about “Playing the God Card.” We will worship with our family
on May 31, keeping in line with the Fifth Sunday Family Worship time.
Pastor Ben’s first Sunday will be May 31. Following the
11:00 am service, we will have a welcome reception
to get to know the family. Pray for them as they move
into a new house and get ready to join our church
Cereal Drive - May 17-31
College And Community - ABF
The College and Community class will begin a new series called “Engage.” In this new series, we will
be discussing how to discern the full meaning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, why all Christians are
called to share the good news, how to prepare for spiritual attacks against the gospel and how to
have tangible ideas for how to share our faith.
We are putting together “Welcome to Town”
packets for Ben and Courtney Walls and the kids!
Go to the Childrens Ministry Table to pick up the
packet, fill out the cards with your favorite places
to visit and maybe you can attach a gift card or
pamphlet. See the example at the table. There
is a basket at the Childrens Ministry table where
you can return the completed packet.
Sermons Available...
The College and Young Adult Basketball night has been changed to Thursdays from 7:30 pm to 9:00
pm at the Livonia Recreation Center for May and June. This is a great night to invite your Persons of
Baptism Class - May 31
There will be a Baptism Class on Sunday, May 31 at 9:30 am for any teen wishing to be baptized. You also
may join the Adult Baptism class on May 17. Our next Baptism will be on Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30 pm
at the Donberger’s pool. This will be followed by a Baptism Pool Party. Please contact Mark at [email protected] if you are interested.
The teens are partnering with Detroit Children’s Hospital and local churches from May 17-31 for the 6th
annual cereal drive. Children’s Hospital then distributes this cereal to families in the Detroit area that
need food during the summer when students cannot receive lunch at school. Boxes of cereal can be
dropped off in or near the shopping cart located outside the Youth Room. This is another great opportunity to help those in need as we act as the hands and feet of Christ.
Water’s Edge Summer Camp
Water’s Edge Camp & Conference Center is gearing up for the 2015 Summer Camps! Teens are being
impacted each day they spend in camp. Water’s Edge is planning a powerful atmosphere for God’s moving on their lives every day this summer. Make sure your students are a part of camp this summer! The
dates for the High School Camp are June 21-26 and the Middle School Camp is July 26-31.
Online registration is available at Please use this as your means of registration. There is a $25 discount for registrations paid in full by June 1, 2015. DFC will also offer a $50 scholarship per student. Therefore, the total cost will be $200 per student if registered by the 1st. The discount
code is DF1.
Sermon Notes
Dr. Mike Kitsko
Matthew 4:18-19
This Week Ahead
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
SUNDAY, 17th
Graduation Sunday
9:30 amClassic Service
9:30 amAdult Bible Fellowship/Childrens Sunday School
10:30 am
11:00 amREVIVE Worship/Graduation Sunday
11:00 amAdult Bible Fellowship/Kidventure Worship
11:00 amAdult Baptism Class (Conf. Room)
Graduation Reception
12:00 pm
6:00 pmEvening Service
MONDAY, 18th
5:30 pm
Mens Golf League
6:30 pmTroy Ogle’s Bible Study, Prayer Team, Lil Critters, Choir Practice
6:30 pmYouth Summer Night @ Pastor Mark’s (offsite)
7:30 pmWorship and Praise Team Practice
6:00 am
Men of Purpose Bible Study (Conf Room)
Basketball - College and Young Adults - Livonia Rec Center
7:30 pm
FRIDAY, 22nd
Church office closed
7:45 pmVertical Worship
SUNDAY, 24th
Memorial Sunday
9:30 amClassic Service
9:30 amAdult Bible Fellowship/Childrens Sunday School
10:30 am
11:00 amREVIVE Worship
11:00 amABF Sunday School/Kidventure Worship/Teen Worship Service
No Evening Service (Happy Memorial Day!)
Red Letter Lives - “He said WHAT?”
Follow Me, Matthew 4:18-19
Message from Don St. John......... We encourage you to go to our website under the ministries tab to
find the songs and download them …get familiar…come prepared to worship!
Missionary Prayer Emphasis
Our prayer emphasis for May is for a lady, Cheri Kommel, who serves as a missionary in the field of education. For
eleven years she taught Special Ed and English at the junior and senior high levels in the U.S. In 1986, she began her
mission service in Swaziland where she taught high school. She has also served in South Africa and Botswana. Cheri
has received educational degrees both in the U.S. and South Africa. She is an ordained elder in the Church of the
May 2015 Tithes & Offerings (Not including Faith Promise)
Week 1 - $20,214
Week 2 - $19,764
Week 3 - Week 4 - Total: $39,978
Average giving for May is $20K. Average giving needed for expenses is $20K/week.
**Please note that any Missions/Faith Promise giving is not used for operating budget.
Please see Pastor Cindy or Mike Burba (Treasurer) if you have any questions. Thank you for giving!
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