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SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 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 fathers, a very happy Father's Day.



















The Call to Worship and Invocation


Come, sing praises to God! Rejoice in his presence! For he is our God: a Father to the fatherless, and the defender of all who need protection; the One in whom the lonely find a home, and the prisoner finds release. Bless the Lord, the God of our salvation, who sustains and strengthens us.



Morning Song Completely Yes










Scripture Reading (Luke 11:1-13)


And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.


2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.


3 Give us day by day our daily bread.


4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.


5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;


6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?


7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.


8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.


9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.


10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.


11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?


12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?


13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?



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 PrayerHe Won't Put More  On You Than You Can Bear






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, Presiding Elder Rogers


Heavenly Father, We bow before you with a contrite spirit as we approach Your throne of grace.   We  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 and the blatant racism, 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.  We pray for the fathers in our congregation and for fathers all over the world.  We pray that they will have the strength and direction that they need in today's transitory world.  We pray Your protection over them.


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 Pastor and Presiding Elder, Rogers that he will remain steadfast and unmovable as he serves you.   Amen.



Song of Praise - It's All 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 (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 - Proverbs 17:6 


6 Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.  (King James Version)



Song of Preparation - How Excellent











Sermon - Pastor Rogers

The Awesomeness of Fatherhood

























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 The Church Without Walls Male Chorus

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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 The Soul

Seekers with Marvin Winans

Performed by First Baptist Church

of Glenarden Male Chorus

Performed by Concord Baptist Church Youth Choir, Dallas

Performed by Jessy Dixon

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