SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020


We are glad that you have come to worship with us today.  This is a very special day and we wish all of the mothers, a very happy Mother's Day.



















The Call to Worship and Invocation

Give unto the LORD the Glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.  This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.


May the blessing of God Almighty flow exceedingly upon mothers everywhere.   



Morning Hymn Near the Cross









Scripture Reading (Proverbs 31:25-31) 


25 She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.

26 When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.

27 She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness.


28 Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her:

29 “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!”


30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.


31 Reward her for all she has done.  Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.


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.


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.



Altar Call/Pastoral PrayerI Still Hear Mama Praying






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, Curtis and Faye Bomar, Jean Wilson and Family, Pinkie Westry,  Brother Daniel, Lowe's Employees and Families at Cottle Store


Most Gracious Father,


A contrite spirit approaches Your throne of grace.   We thank acknowledge our sins against You and pray Your forgiveness.  We love You Lord and are grateful for Your presence in our lives.  As we continue to face this travesty 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.  Please calm our fears and doubts.


Father, we pray for our families and friends and for all those who are sick and suffering through 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 special blessings for our Bishop as he leads the California Conference, Western Episcopal District and Zion Methodist at this perilous time.  Thank 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 - Mother's Day Tribute







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 (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 (Download Givelify to your Smartphone) or mail your tithes and offerings to First AMEZ Church, 95 S. 20th Street, San Jose CA 95116
















Sermonic Scripture Reading - Hebrews 11:23 and Exodus 2:2 


Hebrews 11:23

23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the King’s commandment.  (King James Version)


Exodus 2:2

2 And the woman conceived and bore a son:  and when she saw him, that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.  (King James Version)



Song of Preparation - Grandma's Hands











Sermon - Pastor Rogers

Real Mothers Make Tough Decisions






















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.


Expect the Best, Pastor Rogers










Performed by Full Baptist Children's Choir



Congratulations to Dr. Tammi Love on receiving her Doctorate in Strategic Leadership with a Biblical Perspective  from Regent University.


The Board of Bishops has announced that the 51st Quadrannium General Conference will be rescheduled for a later date.  Details will be provided at a future time.


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 City of San Jose, our on-site services are suspended until further notice.  This includes Bible Study and choir rehearsals.  Our next on-site service to be announced.

Performed by Chester D.T. Baldwin

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Invitation to 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.

Performed by Bill Withers 

Performed by Dorothy Norwood

Performed by Jessy Dixon

Real Mothers - Part 1 Ends at Point 1

Real Mothers - Part 2 

First AME Zion Church, San Jose

95 South 20th Street, San Jose 95116

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