January 8, 2017 – Bulletin
Welcome and Announcements
Passing the Peace
Call to Worship
The heavens are telling the glory of God;
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
and night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
their voice is not heard;
yet their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
The glory of God echoes throughout the world.
Let us praise the name of the Lord.
—based on Psalm 19:1-4, NRSV
*Hymn of praise – “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” – #210
Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
Offering – “Order My Steps”
NT Reading – James 1:1-11 – p. ###
*Song of Thanksgiving – “Doxology” – #815
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him, all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen
*Hymn of Preparation – “Be Still, My Soul” – #712
Message – “Wisdom” – Pastor Wes
*Hymn of Invitation – “The Solid Rock” – #526
*If you are able, please stand
January Benevolence – Mission to Chinese Seamen
“The ocean depths raise their voice, O LORD; they raise their voice and roar. The LORD rules supreme in heaven, greater than the roar of the ocean, more powerful than the waves of the sea.” (Psalm 93:3-4)
The Mission to Chinese Seamen reaches out to seafarers from many nations right here at the port of Philadelphia. Merchant Seamen typically spend ten months or more each year on board ship and only two months in their home country with family and friends. The life of a seafarer is often lonely, monotonous and many times dangerous. Seamen are truly a forgotten people group because they are an international population constantly on the move.
ABCNJ UNCF SUNDAY – January 15, 2017
“We’ve come this far by faith”— Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
ABCNJ has partnered with the United Negro College Fund to make it possible for more of our church’s students – of all races and backgrounds – to afford a college education. We are therefore inviting all ABCNJ churches to take a special offering on the Sunday before Martin Luther King’s birthday celebration, January 15, 2017.
Please send your offering to the ABCNJ region office – 3752 Nottingham Way, Suite 101, Trenton, NJ 08690 – by January 31, 2017. Gifts from individuals are also appreciated.
Extend Your Gift
ABCNJ will donate $25 (up to $6000) for every $100 your church donates! Help us extend the reach of this new partnership, and open up the path of higher education to some of New Jersey’s brightest minds.
Save the Date
The annual church meeting and pot luck is scheduled for February 12. More information to follow.
Tonight – 6:30 PM – QUEST
- 7:oo PM – IBC
Tuesday – 7:30 PM – Choir Practice
Thursday – 7:30 PM – IBC