May 7, 2017 – Bulletin
Welcome and Announcements
Passing the Peace
Call to Worship – Psalm 23 – p.592
*Hymn of praise – “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High” – #107
Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
Offering – “Wash Their Feet”
*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
NT Reading – 1 Peter 2:19-25 – p. 1308
*Hymn of Preparation – “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us” – #688
Gospel Reading – John 10:1-10 – p. 1151
Message – “Savior, Like a Shepherd” – Pastor Wes
*Hymn of Invitation – “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” – #602
Hymn – “Blest Be the Ties that Bind” – #426
*If you are able, please stand
May Benevolence – Blood: Water Mission
Blood:Water Mission is a community, motivated by the love of Christ, to create lasting change in Africa. We give our lives to serve local leaders and join them in the fight to end the HIV/AIDS and water crises. Since our launch in 2004, Blood:Water has raised over $27 million through the creative efforts of tens of thousands of individuals seeking to make a difference. We believe that Africa holds the leadership, creativity, passion and resolve necessary to address the HIV/AIDS and water crises. That’s why we’ve spent the past ten years working alongside more than a dozen African organizations to bring clean water and HIV/AIDS support to 1 million people in 11 countries (taken from their web-site).
Chili Cook Off Benefit
Saturday, May 13, 5-7pm – Tickets now available! If you are unable to attend, please consider purchasing a ticket for a band member or making a donation to cover expenses. 100% of ticket sales benefit Baptist Camp Lebanon. See Amanda Boulton for details.
Interfaith Hospitality Network
Please note date change
Friday, May 26; Cooks, servers, overnighters needed. See Amanda Boulton to volunteer.
THE SHAPE OF OUR FAMILY
Join the ABCNJ Regional Ministry team on May 17, 24, & 31 at 7PM as it leads an exploration of our American Baptist family. This three week class will help us better understand our family connections, and the peculiar nature of how Baptists “work.” Ponder the associational principal, explore our role in ordaining pastors, and see how our relationships are impacting the Kingdom of Christ across the globe!