First AME Zion Church Virtual Worship
Sunday, March 21, 2021

The Call to Worship and Invocation

This is the day that the Lord has made.  We will rejoice and be glad in it.  In this new year, we pray for renewed hope and love in our land.  Dear Heavenly Father, teach us how to pray and how to obey Your Holy Word.  Amen.

Morning Hymn -- Lord I Want To Be  A Christian

Performed by UPH (Universitas Pelita Harpan 

Concert Choir

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 --  Hebrews 9:11-14 Passion Sunday  (5th Sunday in Lent)

11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;

12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:

14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Altar Call/Pastoral Prayer --  Have A Little Talk With Jesus

Performed by Pastor Jackson

 

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,  Joyce Cremer and Frances Miller-Rogers in the passing of their brother-in-law, Tim Pennington and their sister, Sarah Ann Penningon of Temple, Texas. 

Pastor Mark Henton

Song of Praise --  Make Sure You Tell The Lord Thank You

Performed by Chicago Mass Choir

PASTOR'S WIFE APPRECIATION  MONTH --

A  Note from Pastor Rogers:

 

First Church, Please join me in expressing appreciation to our First Lady of the Church and of the Bay Cities District, Frances Miller-Rogers.  

                               

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

 

CELEBRATE PALM SUNDAY -- MARCH 28, 2021

3rd CHECK-UP MEETING -- March 25, 2021 - Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.  Check your email for details.

 

HOLY WEEK  -- March 28 - APRIL 3

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 -- Philippians 2:9

 

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him and given him a name which is above every name.”  (KJV)

Song of Preparation -- Keep the Faith

Performed by Joyous Celebration

Sermon -- Surviving In A Competitive World

Ronald L. Rogers, Pastor

First AME Zion Church San Jose

Today's Scripture -- Phillipians  2:9

Surviving in A Competitive World

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Ronald L. Rogers, Pastor

First AME Zion Church San Jose

Today's Scripture -- Luke 2:52

"4-D Vision"

 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.

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.

First AME Zion Church, San Jose

95 South 20th Street, San Jose 95116

(408) 688-6980 • Email: info@firstamezionsj.org