FIRST AME ZION CHURCH VIRTUAL WORSHIP
SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2020
Call to Worship and Invocation
Bless our God, O people, let the sound of God’s praise be heard, who has kept us among the land of the living, and has not let our feet slip. This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. Thank you Heavenly Father for this beautiful day that you have so graciously given us. Amen.
Song of Inspiration– I Surrender All
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 (Exodus 20:1-18)
20 And God spoke all these words:
2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
3 “You shall have no other gods before me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
7 “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
13 “You shall not murder.
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
18 When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance and said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.”
Altar Call/Pastoral Prayer – Is Your All on the Altar
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, Brother Daniel, Sister Simone, Ernest Woodard, and Mrs.Georgette Gale and Family, Mrs. Kathi Pinkard and Family, and the Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church, Oakland, in the passing of their loved ones, Bishops Staccato Powell and George D. Crenshaw, and Presiding Elder Rogers
Most Gracious Father,
It is again that Thy servants come before you with hearts full of praise and thanksgiving. We thank you for your peace in the midst of turmoil and for your saving Grace. We are sorry for our sins against You and beg Your forgiveness.
As we face this test of disease in our land, we pray that you will hear our prayer, O Lord. Incline Thine ear to us and grant us Thy peace.
Father we pray for our families and friends and for all those who have suffered sickness or lost loved ones due to the Coronavirus. We know that you are a physician and that you can deliver us, and we claim the victory in your precious Name.
Please bless First AME Zion Church, our members, and leaders as they stand as a witness for You in this time when some unbelievers see no hope. We pray for Bishops Powell and Crenshaw as our Western Episcopal District transitions to its newThank you Lord for all that you have done in our lives and all that you will do. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
Song of Praise - Lord Help Me to Hold Out
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 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
The Board of Bishops of the AME Zion Church has announced the assignment of Bishop George D. Crenshaw as Presiding Bishop of the Western Episcopal District. Welcome, Bishop Crenshaw to California and the First AME Zion Church, San Jose.
Sermonic Scripture Reading - Philippians 1:27
But whatever happens to me, you must live in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ, as citizens of heaven. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing side by side, fighting together for the Good News. (New Living Translation)
Song of Preparation - In the Midst of It All
Performed by Whintley Phipps
Performed by Yolanda Adams
Performed by Yolanda Adams
Performed by Detroit Mass Choir
Sermon - Kingdom Building is a Team Effort
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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) 688-6980 and First Church will celebrate with you as you make the best decision of your life.
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.
Performed by Jessy Dixon