Shelter in Place Worship Guide
Sunday, June 7, 2020

The Call to Worship and Invocation

We come into your house this morning, praising your faithfulness, giving thanks for your mercy, seeking your joy.
 
Heavenly Father, we magnify and lift your Holy Name.  We thank you for this day of life and vow to worship You with a heart of praise.  Fill us with Your peace today.  Amen.

Morning Hymn -- Blessed Quietness

Performed by West Angeles

Church of God in Christ

Scripture Reading -- Matthew 26:26-36

26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;

28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.

30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.

32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.

33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.

34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.

36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.

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 Prayer -- Pray Until Something Happens

Performed by Dottie Peoples

 

 

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, Betty Jo Smith, The Family of George Floyd, Meechie Williams and Family

 

Dear Heavenly Father,  

 

We come before you with thanksgiving and praise in our hearts for this beautiful day.   Lord, we pray that you will forgive us of our sins and things that we have done that  were not pleasing in Your sight.  We pray that You will continue to lead and guide us as a church family as we move through the many obstacles that life presents.  We are so grateful for mercy and kindness.  In spite of our unworthiness,  You have seen fit to let us live to see this precious day.

 

We come again pleading for this land.  We are troubled by the sin of senseless killings and plagued by the coronavirus.  We seek Your face ask that You hear our prayer and heal our land.   We are confident that you will Shepherd us in the days ahead.

 

Lord, as we continue another month of restriction, we know that You are with us and that You are our constant source of protection.  We pray this prayer in the most precious Name of Jesus.  Amen.

Song of Praise - Jesus Will

Performed by First Baptist Church of Glenarden Young Adult Choir

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

 

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 - Galatians 2:14

 

But when I saw that they were straying away from the right path which the gospel lay down, I said to Peter in front of them all, ‘If you who are a born Jew choose to live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, why are you forcing the Gentiles to live like Jews.”  (Daily Study Bible)

 

Song of Preparation -- Order My Steps

Performed by House of Hope,

Women of Hope Choir

Sermon

Pastor Rogers - If You Talk the Talk, You Must Walk the Walk

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INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP -

Now is the time when we offer Christ to you.  If you wish to unite with our Church, please call (408) 688-6980.

 

                               Please celebrate  our virtual Communion be clicking the Communion button below.

First AME Zion Church, San Jose

95 South 20th Street, San Jose 95116

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