WORSHIP SUNDAY MORNING
MAY 19 @ 10.15

2019 High School Graduates Procession
Invocation To Worship

Songs of Worship
  Whom Shall I Fear
  Cornerstone
Recognition of Graduates Pastor Bob Littleton
Prayer
Giving No Longer Slaves
Worship Choir and Orchestra
Soloists: Calista Milliman and Unique Edden
Testimony Hannah Elberson

Scripture Reading Jeremiah 2.14-19 Nahuel Varela
Children Feature A Messy Prize Calista Milliman & Amelia Simmons
Sermon Jeremiah 2.17-19  Pastor Frank Ellis
Lord’s Supper
Response Thy Word

Jeremiah 2

1  The word of the LORD came to me, saying,

2  “Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem, Thus says the LORD, “I remember the devotion of your youth, your love as a bride, how you followed me in the wilderness, in a land not sown.

3  Israel was holy to the LORD, the firstfruits of his harvest. All who ate of it incurred guilt; disaster came upon them, declares the LORD.”

4  Hear the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the clans of the house of Israel.

5  Thus says the LORD: “What wrong did your fathers find in me that they went far from me, and went after worthlessness, and became worthless?

6  They did not say, ‘Where is the LORD who brought us up from the land of Egypt, who led us in the wilderness, in a land of deserts and pits, in a land of drought and deep darkness, in a land that none passes through, where no man dwells?’

7  And I brought you into a plentiful land to enjoy its fruits and its good things. But when you came in, you defiled my land and made my heritage an abomination.

8  The priests did not say, ‘Where is the LORD?’ Those who handle the law did not know me; the shepherds transgressed against me; the prophets prophesied by Baal and went after things that do not profit.

9  “Therefore I still contend with you, declares the LORD, and with your children’s children I will contend.

10  For cross to the coasts of Cyprus and see, or send to Kedar and examine with care; see if there has been such a thing.

11  Has a nation changed its gods, even though they are no gods? But my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.

12  Be appalled, O heavens, at this; be shocked, be utterly desolate, declares the LORD,

13  for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.

14  “Is Israel a slave? Is he a homeborn servant? Why then has he become a prey?

15  The lions have roared against him; they have roared loudly. They have made his land a waste; his cities are in ruins, without inhabitant.

16  Moreover, the men of Memphis and Tahpanhes have shaved the crown of your head.

17  Have you not brought this upon yourself by forsaking the LORD your God, when he led you in the way?

18  And now what do you gain by going to Egypt to drink the waters of the Nile? Or what do you gain by going to Assyria to drink the waters of the Euphrates?

19  Your evil will chastise you, and your apostasy will reprove you. Know and see that it is evil and bitter for you to forsake the LORD your God; the fear of me is not in you, declares the Lord GOD of hosts.

2019 High School Graduates

LEFT TO RIGHT
TOP TO BOTTOM

Unique Edden
Emily Cooper
Amelia Simmons
Nahuel Varela
Caleb Valentin
Hannah Elberson
Calista Milliman
Jade Valentin
Matthew Oostdyk
Connor Neumann
Katelyn Valentin
Benjamin Deering

Read their statements at the end of this post.

Sunday Morning
Adult Bible Fellowships

FIRST HOUR 9:00 – 10:00am

Ann Montgomery (Women Only)

Daniel Storz (Coed)

Irwin Hunt (Coed)

John Blanch (Systematic Theology)

Larry Hoffeditz (Coed)

Larry Johnson (Coed)

Rich Forsen (Coed)

Steve Lewis (Coed)

SECOND HOUR 10:15-11:15

CHURCH WORSHIPPING TOGETHER

THIRD HOUR 11:30-12:30

Noah Littleton (College & Career)

Dan Mattson (Coed )

James Namvar (Coed)

Jim Beckley (Coed)

Jim Schorner (Coed)

Fill a Bottle, Save a Life with CareNet Pregnancy Center of IRC

Mother's Day May 12th - Father's Day June 16th. Please help share the truth with young women and teens who find themselves facing an unplanned pregnancy. Fill your bottle with spare change, cash, and checks, and return it to the church office.

KID’S SUMMER SPORTS CAMP

June 17-23, 2019
9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
4 years old – Completed 5th Grade
We are looking forward to your family joining us for another week of Sports Camp. The week will be filled with sports, fun games, delicious snacks, and Bible stories. Children get the chance to pick which track option they would like to do for the week. Our tracks are based on your children’s age. Please visit vero.church to see the tracks and to sign up your child.

CHURCH CONFERENCE 
Tonight at 6pm

KID’S SUMMER SPORTS CAMP

June 17-21, 2019
9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
4 years old – Completed 5th Grade
We are looking forward to your family joining us for another week of Sports Camp. The week will be filled with sports, fun games, delicious snacks, and Bible stories. Children get the chance to pick which track option they would like to do for the week. Our tracks are based on your children’s age. Please visit vero.church to see the tracks and to sign up your child.

MATTHEW OOSTDYK SENIOR VIOLIN RECITAL
SUNDAY, MAY 26TH AT 6PM

2019 KINGS YOUTH ACTIVITIES AND WORK DAYS – IMPORTANT DATES
• Passion Camp June 10-14 Daytona Beach
• Mission Serve Washington DC July 5-15 Mission trip and sightseeing

FINAL AWANA NIGHT THIS WEDNESDAY,  May 22nd

MEN’S MONTHLY PRAYER GATHERING IN FELLOWSHIP HALL
Saturday, May 28th at 7:30am for time of prayer and fellowship with light breakfast.

KING’S OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED  FOR MEMORIAL DAY, May 27th

CHURCH CONFERENCE 
Tonight at 6pm

KID’S SUMMER SPORTS CAMP

June 17-21, 2019
9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
4 years old – Completed 5th Grade
We are looking forward to your family joining us for another week of Sports Camp. The week will be filled with sports, fun games, delicious snacks, and Bible stories. Children get the chance to pick which track option they would like to do for the week. Our tracks are based on your children’s age. Please visit vero.church to see the tracks and to sign up your child.

MATTHEW OOSTDYK SENIOR VIOLIN RECITAL
SUNDAY, MAY 26TH AT 6PM

2019 KINGS YOUTH ACTIVITIES AND WORK DAYS – IMPORTANT DATES
• Passion Camp June 10-14 Daytona Beach
• Mission Serve Washington DC July 5-15 Mission trip and sightseeing

FINAL AWANA NIGHT THIS WEDNESDAY,  May 22nd

MEN’S MONTHLY PRAYER GATHERING IN FELLOWSHIP HALL
Saturday, May 28th at 7:30am for time of prayer and fellowship with light breakfast.

KING’S OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED  FOR MEMORIAL DAY, May 27th

Emily Faith Cooper graduated from Vero Beach High School. Emily has participated in several Missions Serve, Student Life, 30 hour Famine, Christmas 1914 and 1944, and CareNet Walk for Life events. She was also involved in a Vero Beach High School Band for three years, and in her first year the band was invited to go to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia and was announced grand champion. Emily has worked for Chick-fil-A for three years. She would like to thank her family, especially her mother, for putting up with her and showing her continuous love and support through her high school years.

Benjamin James Deering graduated from Sebastian River High School.  Ben has been very involved in X-treme Lives youth.  He has gone to Student Life camp and multiple Mission Serve trips and countless work days.  He has acted  3 years in King’s Christmas productions.  Ben has played Lacrosse at both Storm Grove Middle and Sebastian River High.  He is currently a Certified Technician with the Florida Automobile Dealers Association.

Unique Agapé Edden will graduate high school with 39 college credits. She plans to continue at Indian River State College and earn her Associate degree in psychology. Unique enjoys singing, dancing, concerts, tennis, and playing instruments, especially the guitar. Unique has attended many youth trips, her favorites being Mission Serve, Passion Camp, and Passion Conference. She has participated in many volunteering and fundraising projects and completed over 600 volunteer hours at Habitat For Humanity. Unique is also the 2019 2nd runner-up in Miss Hibiscus Pageant. She would like to thank her family and friends for putting up with her stale jokes and corny puns for the last 18 years, Joel and Misty Milliman for being amazing Sunday school teachers, Kings Baptist for being a second home, and her dog Cinnamon and her two turtles for emotional support.

Hannah Elberson graduated from Vero Beach High School in the top 10 percent of her class. She has completed several honors and AP classes and has become biliterate in French. Hannah had been in 4-H for 4 years, one of which she was vice president of her club. Hannah has also been in various honors and auditioned choirs for 10 years. For the past two years, Hannah has been the alto section leader of her auditioned VBHS Ambassadors’ Choir. She has been involved in various community projects and is a student leader for Youth for Christ’s Campus Life at her school.
Many pieces of Hannah’s artwork have been awarded and displayed throughout the East Coast, ranging from a scholarship competition in South Carolina to the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Hannah has been involved with King’s Baptist youth group for two years, both as a student and member of “X-Treme Lives” youth worship team. Hannah has enjoyed the past Passion Camp, Mission Serve, and Silver Ring Thing along with the spiritually enhancing Bible studies.
Beginning this Fall, Hannah will be attending Indiana Wesleyan University to study Church Music and receive a TESOL, or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, certificate to be a missionary in Japan. She is forever grateful for God, her parents, Pastor Bob, and Mrs. Lynn for encouraging her to seek Jesus and pursue excellence.

Calista Milliman is graduating from Indian River Homeschool Association with honors as well as Indian River State College with her A.A. in General Education. Calista has been in the Kings Baptist youth group since she was in seventh grade and has participated in Miami missions, 30 Hour Famines, Acquire the Fires, Planet Wisdom, Silver Ring Thing, endless workdays, every VBS and sports camp, Student Life, Passion Camp, Guatemala mission trip, and 5 Mission Serve events. She graduated with honors and a 3.6 GPA from IRSC and has been dual-enrolled since 10th grade. She recently made the Dean’s list at IRSC as well as receiving a Distinguished Scholar Award.
She’s worked at Chick Fil A since she was 14 and she started coaching at Saints (homeschool PE) during her senior year.
She has been attending King’s Baptist since she was little and was in every children’s choir musical as well as every Christmas production from being a wise man to acting to being a docent. She has been in the King’s youth group and youth band since seventh grade and has had the privilege of being youth band leader for the past two years.
Calista plans on taking a gap year from college before going on to finish college with her Bachelors degree in Human Services at a public university in Florida, UCF – she hopes. This summer, Calista is going to attend Passion Camp in Daytona, volunteer for sports camp, and attend her 6th Mission Serve in Washington DC. Then Calista will leave in July for Hawaii where she will serve with Haggai International for three months. Calista also hopes to serve in India with Josh and Micah next year.
She would like to thank the countless Sunday School teachers she had from when she was crawling in the nursery until today for the impact they had on her walk with the Lord. She would like to thank Pastor Frank for pouring into her life every Sunday and teaching her what it means to be a Christ-follower. She would like to thank Mrs. Terri and Mrs. Tammy for the many Children’s choir productions they led and that she got to be a part of every one of them growing up! They will always be role models in her life. She would especially like to thank Pastor Bob and Mrs. Lynn for playing a gigantic role in her life. Her walk with the Lord would not even be close to where it is if it weren’t for them. She also wants to thank them for years of opening their home to her for Bible studies, volleyball, game nights, parties, “secret church,” help with school, study groups, and the list could go on. She also wants to thank them for pushing her in so many areas, pushing her to want to be closer to the Lord, for pushing her to get out of her comfort zone, for pushing her to talk when she didn’t want to but needed to and for pushing her not to talk when she wanted to but didn’t need to. She would also like to thank her fellow seniors, almost all of them has been by her side during every youth event, church production, etc. and she’s so thankful to have had them by her side during so many life changes. She would like to thank her family for everything they’ve done for her. Her parents taught her how to love a child that isn’t even your own, they showed her what it means to be both her parent and her friend, and most importantly, her parents taught her how to become a woman who loves the lord and lives for Him. She would also like to thank her sister for putting up with her for years, her sister knew her at worst and she knew her at her best and she still loved her. She has so many people to thank, almost all of Kings Baptist played a major role in her life and she wishes she could name every person but there are just too many, so she would like to say thank you to everyone!

Connor Neumann graduated from Sebastian River high school. He has been coming to King’s for 11 years. He has been involved in the following church activities and youth trips- youth work days, 30 Hour Famine, prayer breakfast, Student Life camp, multiple Mission Serve events to Georgia, and North Carolina, and has been involved in the church Christmas plays. He went to Monday night Bible study and wrestled and played lacrosse for Sebastian River. He ran the sound room for the youth band, participated in many late night youth bike rides with the guys. He has worked at McDonald’s, Indian River Estates retirement home and is currently working at Publix as a bagger and a stocker. He is planning on attending Florida State Fire School to become a firefighter and hopefully get hired on with Martin County. He wants to thank the entire youth group and especially the Littleton’s for always being there for him when he needed them.

Matthew Oostdyk is a homeschool student, who is graduating with 44 college credits as a dual enrolled student at IRSC. He also plays violin in the Philharmonic orchestra at Vero Beach High School, under the direction of Matt Stott, and this year their orchestra won 3rd place in a national competition in New York City. Matthew has attended King’s since he was 6 years old and has been involved in children’s choir musicals, Christmas outreach programs, Youth Group trips, and mission’s trips to Cuba, Haiti, India, and Guatemala. He has coached soccer at Sports Camp and plays violin in the King’s orchestra.  Matthew’s hobbies include beach volleyball, violin, eating Chick-fil-A, and teasing his younger siblings. This fall, Matthew will be traveling to Hawaii to volunteer at a Christian conference center for a few months before heading off to college to major in Business/Finance. Matthew would like to thank his church family for mentoring and encouraging him in his Christian walk.

Amelia Margaret Simmons
is a home-school student and just graduated from Indian River State College with her two-year AA degree. She was also awarded the “Distinguished Scholar Award” from IRSC for high academic achievement. She enjoyed being able to play 5 years of Varsity Soccer. Amelia was a member of the National Barrel Horse Association and competed in barrel racing with her horse Stella throughout high school. Amelia was active in Kings Baptist Youth Ministries and traveled with the youth group on numerous mission trips in the southern states over the past 6 years. She is very grateful for being able to be a part of King’s and has enjoyed being able to serve and teach other about God through mission work. Amelia is excited to be continuing her education at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville and will be majoring in Communications with a minor in History. After finishing her Bachelor’s degree Amelia plans on attending Law School.

Caleb Valentin is graduating from the Indian River Homeschool Association. Caleb has been very active in the life of Kings Baptist church since kindergarten. He has attended Sunday morning worship and Bible studies, most Monday night study at the Littleton’s and Wednesday night youth group.  He has been on 8 mission trips, including Miami Mission and Mission Serve every year since the 7th grade. He has attended Student Life camp and Passion Camp multiple times, participated in the 30 Hour Famine. He has taken on significant acting roles in all of the Christmas Productions. He says, “I am very thankful for Mr. Bob Littleton for helping me in my spiritual walk since the start of high school and of course thankful to my mom and dad.”  Caleb has accumulated over 300+ community service activities. He has also played two seasons of football at Masters Academy. His plans for the future are to enlist in the US Navy and become an information systems technician.

Jade Valentin is graduating from home schooling with her high school diploma and IRSC with her AA in economics and her honors certificate. She would like to thank all the pastors here at King’s who have been vessels of God’s work in her life and countless others’. Thank you to Mrs. Lynn for being the main encouragement and inspiration for her parents’ decision to home school, and for that she’ll always remember you. Thank you to her Dad for saying yes. Saying yes to having 8 kids, to working hard every day providing for us, and to being the spiritual head leading us in Christ. Thank you to her Mom for being her best friend, her twin, her complementary buddy, her mentor and her number one fan. She says’, “Thank you Mom and Dad for giving me every confidence that I get to spend eternity worshipping God forever with you in paradise. That is the most valuable gift anyone can give. Most importantly, I’d like to thank God for loving me, saving me, and using me to enact His will. He has been so merciful to me and my family since I can remember and I know He has me moving in the direction He wants me to.”
Jade has been on several mission trips with the church going to Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Miami. Jade had the privilege of living in the Amazon for four weeks as her parents’ translator, where she visited Colombia, Brazil, and Peru. She has attended several Acquire the Fire, Passion, Student Life, and TeenPact Leadership camps and participated in the 30 Hour Famine, all the 1914 productions, several VBS’, leveling at UP ministries, Buggy Bunch Family Days, and serving at Prayer Breakfasts’, among other volunteer work she has done through the church and with the honors club at IRSC. Jade was the secretary of the Honors Club at IRSC and volunteered at the archeology lab there. She has worked at Publix since September of 2017 as a cashier and Spanish translator. Jade is transferring to the University of Florida in the fall to pursue a Bachelor’s in Cconomics, after which she will attend graduate school to pursue her doctorate. It is her goal in life to leave a spiritual legacy here on earth by loving God, loving His children, and following His will as best as she can.

Katelyn Marie Valentin is a homeschool graduate and currently enrolled at Indian River State College. She plans to finish her A.A. in journalism and then transfer to UCF to continue her studies. Katie wants to thank her parents and their willingness to adopt and raise her into a Godly home: “Thank you Dad for your patience with me throughout these years. I know I’ve been a pain in the neck but trust me, it was completely worth it. I cannot thank you enough for showing me important leadership skills to help me become the person I am today. Thank you Mom for always finding humor in my moments of frustration. I have gained that great characteristic from you which has helped me in more ways than you can imagine. You have shown me that there is always a rainbow after the rainstorm and there is no need to dwell on the sad times.”
Katie also wants to thank her youth pastor, Bob Littleton, and his wife, Lynn, for teaching her how to minister to others:

“Thank you Pastor Bob for everything you have shown me while being in this youth group. You have helped me grow spiritually and emotionally through your teachings and words. And thank you Mrs. Lynn for always pushing me to work to the best of my ability.”
Katie has participated in multiple Mission Serve trips to help communities recover from hurricane damage, all of the Christmas 1914 play productions, and several Passion, Aquire the Fire, and Student Life conferences. She accomplished the 30-Hour Famine and has volunteered for the church, VBS, Prayer Breakfast, the Buggy Bunch, and Halo Animal Rescue. Currently, Katie has been working at Publix for a little over a year.

Katie plans to transfer to UCF after attaining her AA at IRSC. She wishes to pursue a path into online communications relating to radio/television and journalism. Her goal is to show as many people as possible God’s love and kindness and leave a mark on those who meet her.

Nahuel Varela graduated from Vero Beach High School. He was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina and when he was 2 years old came over to the U.S. with his parents. From a young age his parents involved me in the church, even sending me to a Christian school, Masters Academy, which he is thankful for because it has shaped him into the man he’s proud to be today. As for extracurriculars, he’s been blessed to compete in karate in state, regional, and national competitions and has won four national championships. At the same time, he has also competed in soccer both for club and high school and plans to continue to play in college. He plans to attend the University of South Florida in Tampa and study Biochemistry with the goal of becoming either a bio-technician or an environmental engineer. “I want to thank God and my parents for putting me in the position I am today as well as Pastor Bob and Pastor Frank for influencing my life in a positive way so that I can live my life confidently in Gods word.”
 

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