First AME Zion Church Virtual Worship
Sunday, March 28, 2021

Palm Sunday 

Performed by UPH (Universitas Pelita Harpan 

Concert Choir

The Call to Worship and Invocation

This is the day that the Lord has made.  We will rejoice and be glad in it.  In this new year, we pray for renewed hope and love in our land.  Dear Heavenly Father, teach us how to pray and how to obey Your Holy Word.  Amen.

Morning Hymn -- The Psalms

Performed by Todd Donovan

Scripture Reading -- Philipians 2:5-11 (NIV)  Palm Sunday  

5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;


7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature[b] of a servant, being made in human likeness.
 

8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!

9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,

 

10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,


11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Gloria Patri 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.  As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen. Amen.

The Apostles' Creed

 

I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; 

 

The third day he rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of  God the Father Almighty, from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.  Amen.

Altar Call/Pastoral Prayer 

 

We are praying for you:  

 

Rev.  Keith Johnson, Octavian Rodriquez, Angelikka Carter, James Spaulding, Rev. and Mrs. Braxton, Dwaine Giggans,

Johnie Mae Williams, Christine Ferguson, Rev. Michael Henderson, Rev. Veronica Buckner, Monalisa Olague, Mrs. Barbara Hill,  

Anthony Brown, Clarissa Moore, Beola Baker, Rolanda Rogers

My Heavenly Father,

 

Thank you for another week of life and blessings.  Many have suffered and died, yet you have seen fit to grant me another day.  Thank you, Father.  Please accept my humble plea to be forgiven for my sins against you.  I come with a contrite spirit and a sorrowful heart for my shortcomings. 

 

Master, we adore you and bless your name.  We know that greater is your faithfulness toward us, even in this time of pandemic and confusion.  We pray for strength that we may hold us the blood-stained banner and be a living testimony of your presence in our lives. 

 

Now Father we pray for those whose names are on our payer list.  We light them up to you.  You know what they stand in need of and we are confident that you will supply their every need.  Bless Pastor Rogers as he continues to lead us through our trying times.

  

We praise you, we bless you, and we thank you for being our shelter in these stormy days.  Amen.

Song of Praise --  The  Blood Will Never Lose Its Power/Because He Lives

Performed by CeCe Winans

Tithes and Offerings

 

"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."  2nd Chronicles 9:7

 

Visit our Gift section on the Gift tab.  You may give via credit cards, PayPal and Givelify.com (Download Givelify to your Smartphone).  If you prefer,  mail your tithes and offerings to First AMEZ Church, 95 S. 20th Street, San Jose CA 95116

Announcements

Thank You

Words can not express my profound gratitude for all of your calls, cards and gifts acknowledging the passing of my sister, Sarah Ann and her husband, Tim.  Their passing was a great loss to my family, which has been relatively small for many years.  Though "weeping may endure for the night", I am assured that joy will certainly come in the morning.  Thank you again for your kindness.  Frances

HOLY WEEK  -- March 28 - APRIL 3

Helping our Sister Church to reach the Spanish-Speaking Community

 

In our efforts to work as a team, helping each other in ministry,  the following posting is from Brother Jose Ayala and the Espiritu Santo ministry.  Please share this announcement with your family and friends.

 

Espiritu Santo invites you to our Spanish-speaking bible study.  We meet on Tuesday and Friday at 7:00 p.m., and on Sundays at 4:00 p.m.  Call us on Tuesday, Friday or Sunday at (650) 704-9361 .  We meet on Tuesday and Friday at 7:00 p.m., and on Sundays at 4:00 p.m.  Call us on Tuesday, Friday or Sunday at (650) 704-9361 to be part of this exciting study of God's Word.  I  hope to hear from you soon.

 

Brother Jose Ayala

 

Espiritu Santo te invita a nuestro estudio bíblico de habla hispana.  Nos reunimos los martes y viernes a las 7:00 p.m., y los domingos a las 4:00 p.m.  Llámenos el martes, viernes y domingo al (650) 703-9361 para ser parte de este emocionante estudio de la Palabra de Dios.  Espero saber de ti pronto.

 

Hermano José Ayala

Please check your text messages and email for further updates on the events and news about the schedule for all local AMEZ services. In accordance with the directives of the Board of Bishops, our on-site services are suspended until further notice.  This includes Bible Study and choir rehearsals.  Our next on-site service to be announced.

The Sermonic Scripture -- Mark 11:15

15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; (KJV)

Song of Preparation -- For the Lord is Great and

Greatly to be Praised

Performed by West Angeles Church

of God In Christ

Sermon -- Cleaning Up God's House

Ronald L. Rogers, Pastor

First AME Zion Church San Jose

Today's Scripture -- Mark 11:15

"Cleaning Up God's House"         

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Ronald L. Rogers, Pastor

First AME Zion Church San Jose

Cleaning Up God's House

Mark 11:15

 Invitation to Christian Discipleship

The door of the church is open.  Now is the time when we offer Christ to you.   If you need to make a tough decision, now is the time.  Without discussion, dialogue or debate, take that step and unite with First AME Zion Church today.  Call (408) 688-6980 and First Church will celebrate with you as you make the best decision of your life.

Benediction

Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy;  To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now  and ever. Amen.

Ronald L. Rogers, Pastor

First AME Zion Church San Jose

Today's Scripture -- Luke 2:52

"4-D Vision"