January 15, 2017 – Bulletin
Welcome and Announcements
Passing the Peace
Call to Worship
Give the king your justice, O God,
and your righteousness to a king’s son.
May he judge your people with righteousness,
and your poor with justice.
May the mountains yield prosperity for the people,
and the hills, in righteousness.
May he defend the cause of the poor of the people,
give deliverance to the needy,
and crush the oppressor.
May he live while the sun endures,
and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
—Psalm 72:1-5, NRSV
*Hymn of praise – “Crown Him With Many Crowns” – #45
Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
Offering – “My Help Comes From the Lord”
NT Reading – James 1:12-27 – p. 1301
*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 – “Instruments of Your Peace” – #637
Message – “Pure Religion” – Pastor Wes
*Hymn of Invitation – “Here I Am, Lord” – #589
*If you are able, please stand
January Benevolence – ABCNJ UNCF SUNDAY
“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.
Tonight 7:oo PM IBC
Tuesday 7:30 PM Choir Practice
Thursday 7:30 PM IBC
Friday 4:30 PM Treasure Hunters