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The Call to Worship and Invocation





Morning Hymn  












Scripture Reading (     )


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.


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, Betty Jo Smith,  and Joe and Mary Brown, Kyles Temple AMEZ, Sacramento


It is in Your precious name that we pray.  Amen.



Song of Praise - 





Tithes and Offerings "All things come of Thee O Lord, and of Thine own, have we given Thee." (Download Givelify to your Smartphone) or mail your tithes and offerings to First AMEZ Church, 95 S. 20th Street, San Jose CA 95116




Today is Pastor Appreciation Sunday.  This celebration was established in 1992 with the mission of uplifting and encouraging pastors, missionaries and religious workers. And, in 2020, they could probably use a little more encouragement than normal. Pastor we salute you and pray for God's continued blessings as you serve First Church, the Bay Cities District, and mankind through your ministry.

A Message from our Voter Registration/Project 100 Coordinator, Susan Rigmaiden

Every member of First Church is encouraged to vote and to spread the word to your friends, family and neighbors about the importance of casting your ballot.   This site will allow you to track your ballot as to when you will receive it, all the way until when it's processed.  Go to

Thank you to Sylvia Stokes who is also keeping First Church abreast of voting facts.  Here's information provided by Sylvia that will help us stay on target for this election.  Remember, vote as if your life depends on it.

All registered voters in California will receive a ballot by mail. However, in-person voting locations will be available to voters. Polling locations may be found online by visiting the Secretary of State's My Voter Status tool. Vote early!

California voters can vote before Election Day.  The early voting period runs is now and continues to  Monday, November 2, 2020.  These dates and hours may vary based on where you live. Early voting and vote-by-mail ballot drop off locations may be found on the Secretary of State's Early Voting website.


What to bring

  • If you've voted in California before, you don't need to show ID.

  • If you're a first-time voter who registered by mail, and didn't include your driver's license number, California ID number, or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number on your registration, you may be asked to provide ID when you vote. Acceptable forms include: copy of a recent utility bill, the sample ballot booklet you received from your county elections office or another document sent to you by a government agency, a US passport, driver license, official state identification card, or student identification card showing your name and photograph.

  • Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot.


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 of the AME Zion Church, our on-site services have been suspended.  This includes bible study, choir rehearsals and community sponsored events.   Our next on-site service will be scheduled when directed by the AME Zion Board of Bishops.

Sermonic Scripture Reading

Song of Preparation











Sermon -- 

Pastor Rogers
















































Performed by Jessy Dixon

Performed The Fellowship Baptist Church Choir


Invitation – Decision Time Now is the time when we offer Christ to you.  If you wish to unite with our Church, please call (408) 688-6980.

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Performed by Marvin Winans

Performed by The Chicago Mass Choir

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