Worship Bulletin – May 11, 2014
Christ is risen! The season of Easter marks the time between Jesus’ resurrection and his ascension – during which the disciples came to understand the purpose of Jesus’ ministry and his identity. Join with us to celebrate the wonders of Christ’s resurrection, and what it means for the resurrection life of the Church!
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Lord’s Day, May 11, 2014 – 10:30 AM Worship
Welcome And Announcements
Passing the Peace
Call to Worship – Revelation 5:12, NRSV
Worthy is the Lamb that was slaughtered to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!
Praise the Lord.
The Lord’s name be praised!
*Praise Music – “Shout to the Lord” & “God of Wonders”
Opening Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
Offertory – “I Will Rise”
*Song of Thanksgiving – “Give Thanks” – #170
Give thanks with a grateful heart; Give thanks to the Holy One,
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son. (repeat)
And now let the weak say, “I am strong,” Let the poor say, “I am rich,”
because of what the Lord has done for us. Give Thanks! (repeat)
Gospel Reading – John 17:6-26 – p. 1160
*Praise Song – “Lord Reign In Me”
Sermon – “In Prayer” – Pastor Wesley Allen
*Hymn – “I’ll Fly Away” – #779
*If you are able, please stand
May Benevolence: Blood:Water Mission
Real change in Africa takes time. That’s why Blood:Water partners with organizations and their communities for at least 3-5 years. While immediate outcomes of wells and clinics are important, the real change comes when the community takes what they’ve learned and replicates the solutions for others. They adopt healthy practices and then infuse their own leadership and creativity toward a movement of social change.
Riverview Flower Planting Day
Volunteers are need for a special opportunity to work at out Annual Flower Planting Day, Saturday, May 17 from 10AM to 12PM. We hope to have many teams for this one day even to plant 100 flats of flowers to make our grounds beautiful and welcoming! A box lunch will be provided as well as community service verification!
Camp Lebanon Classic
The 4th Annual Camp Lebanon Classic will be held on June 14th at the Lakewood Country Club. The Classic Raises funds to support the ongoing operation of Camp Lebanon This one day tournament is a great time of fun on the course, followed by an excellent meal and celebration of the day. Click Here for more information on how to register!
ABCNJ Mission Event & Annual Meeting
All are invited to this “bring-your-own-lawn-chair” family and kid friendly edition of our Annual Meeting, on Sunday Jun 22, 3-5pm at the Challenge Grove Park Picnic Shelter, Cherry Hill. Speaking will be Rev. Cheryl Jones (ABC missionary South Africa) and new Association “Youth Ministry Initiative” Coordinator Randy Van Osten. Information on how to RSVP on the bulletin board.