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June 25, 2017 – Bulletin

Worship Order

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship – Psalm 33: 1-12 – p.598

*Praise Music – “Open The Eyes of My Heart”

  • “Lord Reign in Me”

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Offering

*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 o what the Lord has done for us. Give Thanks! (repeat)

*Praise Song – “Awesome in This Place”

Gospel Reading – Acts 27: 1-44 – p. 1201

Message – “Shipwrecked” – Pastor Wes

*Praise Song – “Come Thy Fount of Every Blessing”

*If you are able, please stand

Announcements

June Benevolence – OGHS

One Great Hour of Sharing, as part of Our Churches Wider Mission, is the special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that carries God’s message of love and hope to people in crisis. The UCC works with international partners to provide sources of clean water, food, education and health care, small business micro-credit, advocacy and resettlement for refugees and displaced persons, and emergency relief and rehabilitation.  OGHS also supports domestic and international ministries for disaster preparedness and response (taken from their website).

Calendar

Tonight – 7:oo PM – IBC

Thursday – 7:30 PM – IBC

June 18, 2017 – Bulletin

Worship Order

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship – Psalm 46 – p.609

*Praise Music – “Draw Me Close to You”

  • “Take My Life and Let It Be”

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Offering – “Mighty to Save with Alleluia, Alleluia”

*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 o what the Lord has done for us. Give Thanks! (repeat)

*Praise Song – “I Can Only Imagine”

Gospel Reading – Acts 26: 1-29 – p. 1200

Message – “Testimony” – Pastor Wes

*Praise Song – “All Hail The Power of Jesus’ Name”

*If you are able, please stand

Announcements

June Benevolence – OGHS

One Great Hour of Sharing, as part of Our Churches Wider Mission, is the special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that carries God’s message of love and hope to people in crisis. The UCC works with international partners to provide sources of clean water, food, education and health care, small business micro-credit, advocacy and resettlement for refugees and displaced persons, and emergency relief and rehabilitation.  OGHS also supports domestic and international ministries for disaster preparedness and response (taken from their website).

Calendar

Tonight – 7:oo PM – IBC

Thursday – 7:30 PM – IBC

 

It’s A Wing Thing

Saturday, June 17, 5 PM

514 Maple Ave. Palmyra, NJ 08065

Join the Central Baptist Community for outdoor fun and games as we kick off the beginning of Summer!

Everyone is invited to bring their favorite wing sauce,  a side dish or dessert, lawn chairs, and a favorite outdoor party game 1.  Grilled wings and drinks provided.

Tell your friends, and RSVP’s are appreciated 2!


  1. Sadly, we will not be able to play Jarts. Insurance draws the line at backyard javelin throwing. 
  2. It helps us figure out how many wings to grill. 

June 11, 2017 – Bulletin

Worship Order

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship – Psalm 8 – p.582

*Hymn of Praise – “All Creatures of Our God and King” – #63

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Offering – “Majestic with All Creatures of Our God and King”

*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 o what the Lord has done for us. Give Thanks! (repeat)

NT Reading – Acts 2:1-8, 12-21 – p. 1168

*Hymn of Preparation – “Spirit of the Living God” – #389

Message – “Raging Wind, Gentle Spirit” – Rev. Familliaran

*Hymn of Invitation – “Revive Us Again” – #434

*If you are able, please stand

Announcements

June Benevolence – OGHS

One Great Hour of Sharing, as part of Our Churches Wider Mission, is the special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that carries God’s message of love and hope to people in crisis. The UCC works with international partners to provide sources of clean water, food, education and health care, small business micro-credit, advocacy and resettlement for refugees and displaced persons, and emergency relief and rehabilitation.  OGHS also supports domestic and international ministries for disaster preparedness and response (taken from their website).

Please welcome Reverend Dr. Elmo Familiaran

Born and raised in the Philippines, the Reverend Dr. Elmo D. Familiaran comes from three generations of Filipino Baptists who were brought into the Baptist faith by American Baptist Foreign Mission Society missionaries. Son of the late Rev. Moley Familiaran and Elsie Dianala, Rev. Familiaran comes from a long line of pastors, church leaders and pioneer church builders.  (taken from ABCNJ website)

Summer Kick Off

Wing Bash! – Saturday, June 17, 5pm; Join us for outdoor fun and games to kick off the beginning of summer.  Bring your favorite wing sauce and a side dish/dessert to share.  Grilled wings and drinks provided.  Thank you, Amanda Boulton

Calendar

Tonight – 7:oo PM – IBC

Thursday – 7:30 PM – IBC

Friday – 4:30 PM – Treasure Hunters

June 4, 2017 – Bulletin

Worship Order

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship – Psalm 104: 24-34 – p.649

*Hymn of praise – “Come, Thou Font of Every Blessing” – #11

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

OT Reading – Numbers 11: 24-30 – p. 154

Offering – “Breath of the Spirit”

*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 Corinthians 12: 3-13 – p. 1231

*Hymn of Preparation – “The Comforter Has Come” – #386

Gospel Reading – Acts 2: 1-21 – p. 1168

Message – “Painfully Hopeful” – Pastor Wes

*Hymn of Invitation – “We Are God’s People” – #399

Communion

Hymn – “Blest Be the Ties that Bind” – #426

*If you are able, please stand

Announcements

June Benevolence – OGHS

One Great Hour of Sharing, as part of Our Churches Wider Mission, is the special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that carries God’s message of love and hope to people in crisis. The UCC works with international partners to provide sources of clean water, food, education and health care, small business micro-credit, advocacy and resettlement for refugees and displaced persons, and emergency relief and rehabilitation.  OGHS also supports domestic and international ministries for disaster preparedness and response (taken from their website).

Summer Kick Off

Wing Bash! – Saturday, June 17, 5pm; Join us for outdoor fun and games to kick off the beginning of summer.  Bring your favorite wing sauce and a side dish/dessert to share.  Grilled wings and drinks provided.

Thank you, Amanda Boulton

Calendar

Tonight – 7:oo PM – IBC

Thursday – 7:30 PM – IBC

Friday – 4:30 PM – Treasure Hunters

May 28, 2017 – Bulletin

Worship Order

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship – Psalm 68: 1-10, 32-35 – p.621

*Praise Music – “Holy Is The Lord”

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Offering

*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 o what the Lord has done for us. Give Thanks! (repeat)

NT Reading – 1 Peter 4: 12-14, 5:6-11 – p. 1309

*Praise Song – “You Are My King”

Gospel Reading – John 17:1-11 – p. 1160

Message – “Through Fiery Trials” – Pastor Wes

*Praise Song – “Standing on The Promises”

*If you are able, please stand

Announcements

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).

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!

Summer Kick Off

Wing Bash! – Saturday, June 17, 5pm; Join us for outdoor fun and games to kick off the beginning of summer.  Bring your favorite wing sauce and a side dish/dessert to share.  Grilled wings and drinks provided.

Thank you, Amanda Boulton

Calendar

Tonight – 7:oo PM – IBC

Thursday – 7:30 PM – IBC

Friday – 4:30 PM – Treasure Hunters

May 21, 2017 – Bulletin

Worship Order

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship – Psalm 66: 8-20 – p.620

*Hymn of praise – “Praise Him! Praise Him!” – #12

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Offering – “I Will Not Leave You Comfortless”

*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 3:13-22 – p. 1308

*Hymn of Preparation – “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” – #564

Gospel Reading – John 14:15-21 – p. 1158

Message – “If You Love Me” – Pastor Wes

*Hymn of Invitation – “We Are Called To Be God’s People” – #415

*If you are able, please stand

Announcements

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).

Interfaith Hospitality Network

Please note date change

Friday, May 26; Cooks, servers, overnighters needed.  See Amanda Boulton to volunteer.

Calendar

Tonight – 7:oo PM – IBC

Tuesday – 7:30 PM – Choir Practice

Thursday – 7:30 PM – IBC

May 14, 2017 – Bulletin

Worship Order

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship – Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 – p.596

*Praise Music – “He Is Exalted”

  • “Mighty is our God”

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Offering – “Cornerstone”

*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 o what the Lord has done for us. Give Thanks! (repeat)

NT Reading – 1 Peter 2:2-10 – p. 1307

*Praise Song – “Shout to The Lord”

Gospel Reading – John 14:1-14 – p. 1157

Message – “Growing Up” – Pastor Wes

*Praise Song – “Sing to the Lord”

*If you are able, please stand

Announcements

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).

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!

Urban Promise Volunteer Opportunity

UrbanPromise is excited to announce that our Thrift Store is ready to open. But First! We need committed volunteers!  Are you looking for a meaningful weekly volunteer opportunity? Consider becoming a regular volunteer helping us run the UrbanPromise Thrift Store located on Main Street in Maple Shade. Proceeds will  support UrbanPromise’s work with children and youth in Camden. Our store leadership will help you find just the right opportunity for your time, talents, and interests; please contact Matthew Speh, UrbanPromise Social Enterprise Director, at 301-693-7261 or mspeh@urbanpromiseusa.org

If you have any questions, you can contact me at the information below.With gratitude for your partnership, Jennifer

Jennifer Giordano

Church and Community Relations Director

Partner Program Coordinator

UrbanPromise

856-382-1864
www.urbanpromiseusa.org

Calendar

Tonight – 7:oo PM – IBC

Tuesday – 7:30 PM – Choir Practice

Thursday – 7:30 PM – IBC

Friday – 4:30 PM – Treasure Hunters

May 7, 2017 – Bulletin

Worship Order

Prelude

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

Communion

Hymn – “Blest Be the Ties that Bind” – #426

*If you are able, please stand

Announcements

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!

April 30, 2017 – Bulletin

Worship Order

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship – Psalm 116 1-4, 12-19 – p.658

*Hymn of praise – “O Worship the King” – #104

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Offering – “Behold the Lamb”

NT Reading – 1 Peter 1: 17-23 – p. 1307

*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 – “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” – #225

Gospel Reading – Luke 24: 13-35 – p. 1135

Message – “The One Foretols” – Pastor Wes

*Hymn of Invitation – “Our God Reigns” – #372

*If you are able, please stand

Announcements

April Benevolence – Camp Lebanon

Camp Lebanon has been a favorite site for campers since 1949. From June to September Camp Lebanon offers over night camp for children from 1st through 12th grade.  Counselors from across the nation and from many foreign countries come to Camp Lebanon for many reasons, but primarily they find it to be a place to become closer to God and to share His love with the campers. Children enjoy the love, warmth, laughter, tears, friendships, fun, and memories which remain throughout the years.

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

Friday, May 12; 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!

Calendar

Tonight – 6:30 PM – QUEST

  • 7:oo PM – IBC

Tuesday – 7:30 PM – Choir Practice

Thursday – 7:30 PM – IBC

Friday – 4:30 PM – Treasure Hunters