“We Proclaim Jesus Christ and Promote
Communities of Joy, Hope, Love and Peace”
Mobile Congregation International Headquarters
672 Azalea Road 1001 W. Walnut
Mobile, AL 36609Independence, MO 6405
Congregation Pastoral Team
Pastor: Wayne Gibson, 228/383-7888 (call or text), firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerolyn McManus 251-455-5766
Joe Bracewell 251-344-6137
John Sebastian 251-661-7753
July 8, 2018
Announcements Elder Wayne Gibson
Prelude Elder Anne Rose
Welcome and Call to Worship Priest John Parker
O God of wonders and mysteries, we confess that we do not fully understand your approach, your method, or your manner.
O God of infinite love, we confess that when we are made uncomfortable we put up our defenses, we shut you and others out, and we take offense.
O God of delightful surprises, we confess that we often miss the signs of your movement and liveliness because we look only in the same places.
O God of unlimited mercy, open our eyes, stir in our hearts and awaken us to the potential in each person, in every situation, to bring your kingdom closer to this place, trusting in what we cannot always see, setting aside our judgments of right and wrong, taking nothing and no one for granted.
*Hymn “Now In This Moment” CCS 96
*Invocation Priest John Parker
*Response Elder Anne Rose
Prayer for Peace & Lighting Peace Candle Jonnette Miller
We are so weary of war, terrorism, and contention, Lord. We long for peace in every part of our world—in every aspect of our lives. We pray for your presence in our hearts guiding us to those efforts which will lead us to a more peaceful and a more perfect understanding. In the name of your son, the Prince of Peace, we pray for the coming of his kingdom as peace fills the earth.
Hymn for Peace “The Peace of Jesus Christ” CCS 317
Morning Message Elder Helen Carty
Disciples’ Generous Response Al Louis Starr
Managing the money we have, no matter the amount, expresses our desire to love and help God, neighbors, ourselves, and the world. When we focus our giving on God’s purposes, our hearts become more aligned with God’s heart.
Question: What adjustments do we need to make to align our heart and money?
Blessing & Receiving of Local and Worldwide Mission Tithes
*Closing Hymn “God Forgave My Sin in Jesus’ Name” CCS 627
*Closing Prayer Priest Peggy Clements
*Response Elder Anne Rose
*Postlude Elder Anne Rose
* Denotes congregation is invited to stand when directed or to remain standing.
“CCS” Denotes “Community of Christ Sings,” the blue hymn book.
Deacon in Charge Donnie Startz
WHAT’S COMING UP
1. This Wednesday, July 11
10:30 a.m. Congregational Prayer and Sharing Hour.
2. This Thursday, July 12
6:30 p.m. Bible Study Group at Sonny & Jean Goff’s home.
3. Next Sunday, July 15
9:30a.m. Everyone gather in Fellowship room for meet & greet and a devotion.
9:45 – 10:35a.m. Sunday school
10:45 – 11:00a.m. Announcements
11:00– Noon Worship Service: “Choose Righteously”
Presider: Joe Bracewell
Speaking: Larry Steiner
Deacon in Charge: Mary Oaks
Accompanist: Anne Jernigan
12:00 noon Priesthood Meeting
1. Congregational prayer service this Wed. July 11 at 10:30am. Hope to see you here.
2. Priesthood meeting Next Sunday July 15th immediately following the 11:00 am service, approximately 12:15pm. Please make every effort to attend.
3. July Food Pantry is Saturday July 21st. We need extra help!
4. Red Cross Blood Drive, Wednesday July 25, 12 – 5 pm in the ROC. Give the gift of life.
5. The choir will start back on Sunday August 19th and 26th from 9:30 – 10:30am.
Camp Dates for 2018
July 19-20 IYF
July 22-29 Spectacular
1. Pastor Wayne Gibson is available on Wednesday & Friday mornings 8:00am – 12:00pm at the church
2. We post videos of our Sunday 11:00 a.m. worship services at www.cofchristmobile.com.
3. We’re on Facebook—search for “Community of Christ Church Mobile.”
4. David Gross, Jr. can make you a very nice church logo name badge if you want. Ask him for one via email at email@example.com.
5. Joe Bracewell is available for hospital ministry. (344 – 6137)
“Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the
law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
Brent Hartzog (friend of Donnie Startz, lost a foot)
Melissa (lost her husband, friend of Debbie & Steve Wilson)
Norma (lost her daughter, friend of Debbie & Steve Wilson)
Ann Harrison (lung cancer)
Dana Stowell (Charles Peavy’s niece)
Eddie Reeves (neighbor of Jerri McManus with liver issues)
Rick Griffin (recovering from open heart surgery)
Albert McManus, Jr. (recovering from bypass surgery)
Albert McManus III (psoriatic arthritis)
The President of our country
The law enforcement officers of our community
Donna McCauley (Allen Memorial Home, Room 56)
NOTE: Prayer requests will remain on the prayer list for one month and will be deleted unless we are notified otherwise. Please call Debbie Lynn, 251-604-2890, to add or delete names. You can also email Debbie: firstname.lastname@example.org