FIRST AME ZION CHURCH VIRTUAL WORSHIP
SUNDAY, November 15, 2020
The Call to Worship and Invocation
O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. This is the day that the Lord hath made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Dear Lord, I pray that you will make me an instrument of Your peace.
Song of the Morning – My Hope is Built
Scripture Reading -- Jude 1:17-21; 24-25
But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
18How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
19These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
20But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
21Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
24Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
25To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
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.
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 – Lord Keep Me Day by Day
We are praying for you.
Rev. Keith Johnson, Octavian Rodriquez, Angelikka Carter, James Spaulding, Dwaine Giggans,
Johnie Mae Williams, Christine Ferguson, Rev. Michael Henderson, Rev. Veronica Buckner, Betty Jo Smith, Bishop and Episcopal Supervisor, George D. Crenshaw and family, Bettie Gill and family, Mattye Cridell and family, Reverends Jawwad and Tammi Love and families, and Rev. Kaloma Smith and family, in the passing of their loved ones.
Most Gracious Father,
We come before your presence with thanksgiving in our hearts for today. We bless and praise your name for all the great things that you have done. We thank you dear Lord for always making a way for us. In our hours of despair and doubt, your Holy Word comforts us. Father we pray for the many bereaved families, please speak to their loneliness and loss.
We pray for forgiveness of our sins and trespasses against you. Our intention is to lead a new life, a good life, worthy of you. In the areas where we are weak, please give us strength; where we are ignorant, please endow us with knowledge; where we are torn down, God, please build us up.
Help First Church as we go through this trying time of coronavirus and attack of ill-doings against our church and others.
Bind our hearts and minds together in harmony so that we may stand against the devil as one body of believers in you.
As we move forward in this day, bless Pastor Rogers as he is honored for his 56 years of service in the preaching ministry. Give us the wisdom to be thankful for this man of God and keep him in our prayers for safety and protection daily.
These and other bountiful blessings we pray and ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Song of Praise -- He Made A Way for Me
Tithes and Offerings – "All things come of Thee O Lord, and of Thine own, have we given Thee."
Givelify.com (Download Givelify to your Smartphone) or mail your tithes and offerings to First AMEZ Church, 95 S. 20th Street, San Jose CA 95116
Today at 2:00 p.m., a special Zoom service will be held in celebration of Pastor Rogers' 56th year in the preaching ministry. Go to Zoom and sign on -- enter ID 893 5504 3567, Password: Rogers
Everyone attending is asked to join the meeting using the "Join with Video" setting. This will greatly enhance the service as we don't want to have "black" screens.
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 have been suspended. This includes Bible study, choir rehearsals, and community sponsored events. Our next on-site service will be scheduled when directed by the AME Zion Board of Bishops.
Sermonic Scripture Reading - John 6:66-68
66From that time many of his disciples went back and walked no more with him.
67Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
68Then Simon Peter answered him, LORD, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
Song of Preparation - I Go to the Rock
Sermon -- To Whom Shall We Go
You are invited to help us celebrate Pastor Rogers' 56th Year in the preaching ministry today at 2:00 p.m. Zoom in to the service and sign on -- enter ID 893 5504 3567, Password: Rogers
Performed by Mt. Zion Fellowship Choir
Invitation – Decision Time Now is the time when we offer Christ to you. If you wish to unite with our Church, please call (408) 688-6980.
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Performed by Albertina Walker
Performed by Walter Hawkins and The Love Center Choir
Performed by The Georgia Mass Choir and Sherwood Baptist Church Choir