Shelter in Place Worship Guide
Sunday, May 3, 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 -- Sweet, Sweet Spirit

Performed by Doris Akers

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 -- Sweet Hour of Prayer

Performed by Rev. James Cleveland

 

 

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

 

Dear Heavenly Father,  

 

We come before you on this beautiful day  with thanksgiving and praise.   Lord, we pray that you will forgive our acts, words and deeds that were not pleasing in Your sight.  We pray that You will continue to lead and guide us as we face the many challenges that this life presents.  We are so grateful for mercy and kindness towards us and that You have seen fit to let our lives roll on.

 

We come now pleading for this land.  We are troubled by sin and plagued by the coronavirus, other health issues, family and financial matters, and just plain sin, and we ask that You will hear our prayer and heal our land.   We are confident that only Your comfort will sustain us in the days ahead.

 

Lord, as we enter another month "Shelter In Place" we enter it with the assurance that You are with us and that You are our constant source of protection.  It is with this belief in Your Word that we pray in the most precious Name of Jesus.  Amen.

Song of Praise - Something Got a  Hold of Me

Performed by Detroit Mass 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

 

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 2021.  Details will be provided at a later date.

 

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.

The Sermonic Scripture - Acts 19:2

 

He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. (KJV)

“Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” he asked them. “No,” they replied, “we don’t know what you mean. What is the Holy Spirit?” (TLB)

Song of Preparation -- Holy Ghost Power

Performed by the Chicago Mass Choir

Sermon

Pastor Rogers - The Missing Ingredient

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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