First AME Zion Church Virtual Worship
Sunday, April 25, 2021

Morning Hymn -- 

Performed by Alfred Street Baptist Church

Gloria Patri 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.  As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen. Amen.

The Apostles' Creed

 

I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; 

 

The third day he rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of  God the Father Almighty, from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.  Amen.

Scripture Reading -- 1 John 5: 1-5, 11

Altar Call/Pastoral Prayer -- Call Him by His Name

Performed by  The Voices of Evergreen,

Oakland, Mrs. Mary Bolden, Soloist

 

We are praying for you:  

 

Rev.  Keith Johnson, Octavian Rodriquez, Angelikka Carter, James Spaulding, Rev. and Mrs. Braxton, Dwaine Giggans,

Johnie Mae Williams, Christine Ferguson, Rev. Michael Henderson, Rev. Veronica Buckner, Monalisa Olague, Mrs. Barbara Hill, Beola Baker, J. Johnson,  David Williams, Donna Rouse and Family, and Greater Cooper AME Zion Church in the passing of members Deaconess Virginia Allen, Albert Reginald Andrews, Jr., and Jamescea Jackson.  

Dear Heavenly Father,

 

Amen.

Song of Praise -- I Am Still Here

Performed by the Brotherhood Chorale

Apostolic Church of God

Tithes and Offerings

 

"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."  2nd Chronicles 9:7

 

Visit our Gift section on the Gift tab.  You may give via credit cards, PayPal and Givelify.com (Download Givelify to your Smartphone).  If you prefer,  mail your tithes and offerings to First AMEZ Church, 95 S. 20th Street, San Jose CA 95116

Announcements

Remember the Leadership Training Institute -- All members are asked to be part of this great teaching ministry.  The Church has already paid the registration, so just show up.   See you on Zoom, April 23 and 24. An email will be sent to you with the Zoom sign-on information.

Helping our Sister Church to reach the Spanish-Speaking Community

 

In our efforts to work as a team, helping each other in ministry,  the following posting is from Brother Jose Ayala and the Espiritu Santo ministry.  Please share this announcement with your family and friends.

 

Espiritu Santo invites you to our Spanish-speaking bible study.  We meet on Tuesday and Friday at 7:00 p.m., and on Sundays at 4:00 p.m.  Call us on Tuesday, Friday or Sunday at (650) 704-9361 .  We meet on Tuesday and Friday at 7:00 p.m., and on Sundays at 4:00 p.m.  Call us on Tuesday, Friday or Sunday at (650) 704-9361 to be part of this exciting study of God's Word.  I  hope to hear from you soon.

 

Brother Jose Ayala

 

Espiritu Santo te invita a nuestro estudio bíblico de habla hispana.  Nos reunimos los martes y viernes a las 7:00 p.m., y los domingos a las 4:00 p.m.  Llámenos el martes, viernes y domingo al (650) 703-9361 para ser parte de este emocionante estudio de la Palabra de Dios.  Espero saber de ti pronto.

 

Hermano José Ayala

Please check your text messages and email for further updates on the events and news about the schedule for all local AMEZ services. In accordance with the directives of the Board of Bishops, our on-site services are suspended until further notice.  This includes Bible Study and choir rehearsals.  Our next on-site service to be announced.

The Sermonic Scripture -- Mark 4:38

38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? (KJV)

38 Jesus was asleep at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. Frantically they wakened him, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you even care that we are all about to drown?” (TLB)

Song of Preparation --  Peace Be Still

Performed by Jessy Dixon

Sermon --  When Jesus is Asleep

Ronald L. Rogers, Pastor

First AME Zion Church San Jose

Today's Scripture: Mark 4:38

"When Jesus is Asleep"

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 Invitation to Christian Discipleship

The door of the church is open.  Now is the time when we offer Christ to you.   If you need to make a tough decision, now is the time.  Without discussion, dialogue or debate, take that step and unite with First AME Zion Church today.  Call (408) 688-6690 and First Church will celebrate with you as you make the best decision of your life.

Benediction

Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy;  To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now  and ever. Amen.