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  • November 1, 2020 | Mysite 1

    First AME Zion Church Virtual Worship Sunday, November 1, 2020 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 season of Thanksgiving, we pray for love and peace in our land. Dear Heavenly Father, teach us how to pray and how to obey your Word. Amen. ​ Morning Hymn -- My Faith Looks Up to Thee ​ ​ Performed by Alfred Street Baptist Church Trinity Choir ​ 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. ​ ​ Scripture Reading -- Matthew 26:26-36 ​ 26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. 30 And when they had sung an hymn , they went out into the mount of Olives. 31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. 32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. 33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended. 34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples. 36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. ​ Altar Call/Pastoral Prayer -- Somebody Prayed for Me Performed by Dorothy Norwood 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, Bishop George D. Crenshaw and Episcopal Supervisor, Laurenna Crenshaw in the passing of their son, Quentin Dewayne Crenshaw, and all those who are suffering with COVID-19. ​ Dear Heavenly Father, ​ We come before you on this Sunday morning with thanksgiving and praise. Father, we magnify Your Holy name. It is once more that we pause to tell you how much we love and adore you. We take this time to pray that you will forgive us for the sins that we have committed against thee. Dear God, First Church stands in the need of prayer. We want a new determination to serve you and to do your will. We need a special touch from you that we may walk in your way. ​ Now Lord, we lift up the names on our prayer list. We ask that you keep your loving arms of protection around the Crenshaw family in the loss of Quentin. We know that your love will comfort them and ease their pain. As we look forward to this coming week, we do so knowing that you are our strength and our redeemer. Please Father hear our fervent prayer and be with us. This we ask in your darling Son's name, Jesus Christ. Amen. ​ Song of Praise -- Made A Way Performed by Bishop Larry Trotter and The Holy Spirit Combined Choirs 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 ​ ​ Next Sunday, November 8, is the Church's 156th Anniversary. The Anniversary Committee has a special 11:00 a.m. Zoom service planned for our celebration. Please tell all of your family members and friends to join in. The Zoom sign-in information will be sent to you this week. ​ On Sunday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m., there will be a special Zoom service, recognizing Pastor Rogers' 56th year in the preaching ministry. Zoom sign-on information will be provided to everyone. If you are not on our Church's email list, please send your info to fmr83@yahoo.com ​ 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. Election Day is this coming Tuesday, November 3. If you have not already done so, please vote. This election is critical to the future of our community. The Sermonic Scripture - Psalm 30:5 ​ For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. ​ Song of Preparation -- Holding on to My Faith Performed by The Mississippi Mass Choir Sermon -- Hold on to Your Faith Pastor Rogers Click icon for sound Invitation to Christian Discipleship ​ T he 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 p resence 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. Click Music Icon for Sound

  • MINISTRIES | Mysite 1

    Ministries Missionary Society In concert with the AME Zion Church’s Women’s Home and Oversees Missionary Society, First Church’s Missionary Society activities are designed to “promote growth in the knowledge and understanding of God and His plan of redemption for the world , as revealed through Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.” Christian Education The Christian Education Department of the AME Zion Church was created for the promotion and supervision of the Christian training and development of the entire membership of the denomination. First Church encourages participation of all members – adults, young adults, youth, and children. Sunday School and Bible Study are integral parts of our CED ministry. Health and Wellness The Health and Wellness encourages members to develop a healthy eating, exercise and living routine. The Ministry involves the Church in community activities related to health and offers an on-campus Mental Health Resource Desk, providing information on various local physical and mental health resources. Worship and Arts First AME Zion's Worship and Arts Ministry includes our choirs and Historical Society. The choirs lift the Name of Jesus through singing traditional and contemporary songs, hymns and spirituals. ​ The Historical Society updates and maintains the historical records of First Church from its founding in 1864 to the present time. Hospitality Hospitality – Ushers, Greeters, Parking, and Kitchen ​ The Hospitality Ministry embodies the Ushers, Greeters, and Kitchen Ministries. Each of these groups are hospitality ambassadors, enhancing the worship experience by extending warm, loving and inviting hospitality to all who worship with us. Members share exciting times in their fellowship together. Media The Media Ministry works to assist First Church’s mission to spread the Gospel through involvement in various aspects of today’s information and communications technological environment.

  • December 6, 2020 | Mysite 1

    First AME Zion Church Virtual Worship Sunday, December 6, 2020 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 Advent season, 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 -- Amazing Grace ​ Performed by various singers from 50 countries ​ ​ 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. ​ ​ Scripture Reading -- Matthew 26:26-36 ​ 26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. 30 And when they had sung an hymn , they went out into the mount of Olives. 31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. 32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. 33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended. 34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples. 36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. ​ Second Sunday of Advent: The Lighting of the Love Candle ​ ​ ​ Altar Call/Pastoral Prayer -- Performed by House of Hope Men's Choir 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, Connie Nunez in the loss of her father, and Mrs. Carol Goode in the loss of her husband, Jerome Goode. ​ Dear Heavenly Father, ​ This morning we stand in the need of prayer. Each of us bows in humble submission to Your will for our lives. You are a just and forgiving God and we beg your forgiveness for our sins. Every day life as we know it has been turned upside down. Jobs are few and, for most, the financial projection is grim. Yet, Lord, we turn to you because we know you are able to heal our land. Father, we magnify Your Holy name. It is once more that we pause to tell you how much we love and adore you. We take this time to pray that you will forgive us for the sins that we have committed against thee. Dear God, First Church wants a new touch and a stirring up of our determination to serve you and to do your will. We need you to lead and to guide us. ​ Now Lord, we lift up the names on our prayer list. We ask that you keep your loving arms of protection around them. And, for those who are not on the list, but are seeking privately to have you comfort their minds, we ask that you will fulfill their needs, giving them the desires of their hearts. We pray for comfort and ease for every troubled spirit and mind. ​ As we look forward to this coming week, we do so knowing that you are our strength and our redeemer. Please Father hear our fervent prayer and be with us. This we ask in your darling Son's name, Jesus Christ. Amen. ​ Song of Praise -- Children, Go Where I Send Thee Performed by Spellman College Glee Club 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 ​ Today at 1:00 p.m., we will convene our second Quarterly Conference. All members amenable to the Conference, please be in attendance. Please go to Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84904831262 ​ ​ 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 - Ephesians 2:1-10 ​ 1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the Gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. ​ 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (King James Version) Song of Preparation -- God's Grace ​ is Sufficient Performed by Bishop G. E. Patterson Meditation Performed by Rev. Renee L. Rogers Sermon -- Salvation by Grace ​ Click icon for sound Invitation to Christian Discipleship ​ T he 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 p resence 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.

  • September 6, 2020 | Mysite 1

    First AME Zion Church Virtual Worship Sunday, September 6, 2020 The Call to Worship and Invocation ​ We come into your house this morning, praising your faithfulness, giving thanks for your mercy, seeking your joy. Heavenly Father, we magnify and lift your Holy Name. We thank you for this day of life and vow to worship You with a heart of praise. Fill us with Your peace today. Amen. ​ Song of Adoration -- Through it All ​ Performed by Andrae Crouch 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. ​ ​ Scripture Reading -- Matthew 26:26-36 26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. 30 And when they had sung an hymn , they went out into the mount of Olives. 31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. 32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. 33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended. 34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples. 36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. ​ Altar Call/Pastoral Prayer -- Your Grace and Mercy Performed by the Mississippi Mass Choir 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, Ernest Woodard, and Tracy Parker ​ Dear Heavenly Father, ​ We come before you on this Sunday morning with thanksgiving and praise. Father, we adore You and magnify Your Name. You are greatly to be praised for laying down your life for us, our sins and our transgressions. Lord, we pray that you will forgive our acts, words and deeds that were not pleasing in Your sight. We pray that You will continue to lead and guide us as we face the many challenges that this life presents. We come now with a fervent plea for this land. We are plagued by the coronavirus, other health issues, financial matters, and just plain sin, and we ask that You will hear our prayer and heal our land. We have come short and are not worthy to gather the crumbs from under your Holy table, yet You feed and comfort us and for that we are grateful. Now Lord, as we enter another week with the confidence that You are with us and that You are our constant source of protection. We can go forward because we are assured that You promised to never leave or forsake us. Amen. Song of Praise - Jesus Will Performed by First Baptist Church of Glenarden Young Adult Choir 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 Click Icon for Sound Announcements 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 - Corinthians 12:7-9 7And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measures. 8For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. ​ 9And he said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” ​ ​ Song of Preparation -- For Every Mountain Performed by The Kurt Carr Singers , Yvette Wiliams, Soloist Sermon -- When God Knocks at the Backdoor Pastor Rogers Click Music Icon for sound Invitation to Christian Discipleship ​ T he 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 p resence 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.

  • Copy of Mother's Day, 2021 | Mysite 1

    First AME Zion Church Virtual Worship Sunday, May 9, 2021 HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY The Call to Worship and Invocation ​ This is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. On this Mother's Day, we thank our Heavenly Father for the life and love of every mother. We praise Your Name for the blessings that You so richly bestowed upon us. Amen. ​ ​ Morning Hymn -- Oh, How I Love Jesus ​ Performed by Pastor E. Dewey Smith ​ 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. ​ ​ Scripture Reading -- 1 John 5:1-5, 11 (6th Sunday in Eastertide) 5 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. ​ 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. ​ 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. ​ 4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. ​ 5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? ​ 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Amen. ​ Altar Call/Pastoral Prayer -- I Still Hear Mama Praying Performed by Chester D.T. Baldwin ​ 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, Greg and Monica Thompson, Mrs. Barbara Hill, Beola Baker, J. Johnson, David Williams, and Donna Rouse and Family ​ Dear Heavenly Father, ​ It is again Heavenly Father that we approach Thy throne of grace. We come with adoration and thanksgiving for all your blessings and grace towards us. We are not worthy to gather up the crumbs from under your Holy table, yet you feed us and fulfill all our needs. ​ First Church thanks you for the mothers in our church. We thank you for the gift of motherhood. We praise and thank your namr for those women who have not birthed a child, but serve as mothers. Dear Jesus, we pray your forgiveness for all our sins, individually and collectively, as we all have sinned and fallen short of your word. Dear God, please accept our repentant spirit and grant unto us a better understanding of your will and your way. We want to be better disciples and live out your love through our lives. ​ Now God, some of us are heavy laden today -- death has taken our loved ones and we are sad. Others of us are suffering health issues and financial burdens, but we know that you have all power in your hands and that you will provide our every need. We pray Lord for the desires of our heart and we pray for a stronger determination to serve and follow thee. ​ Now as we approach this coming week, be with us Lord and give us the strength and courage that we need to face this dying world. We thank you Lord for the healing of our land from the horrible reality of the coronavirus pandemic. Open our eyes that we may see that you are the Living God and besides you there is none other. Let this be our testimony as we move forward in our homes, schools, and places of work and recreation. ​ These and many other blessings we pray in Jesus holy and righteous name. Amen and thank God. ​ Song of Praise -- Grandma's Hands ​ Performed by Y'Anna Crawley 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 ​ Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful mothers of First Church. My prayer is that God will continue to bless and keep you. Pastor Rogers ​ Please mark your calendar for June 10. That is the first day of our Zoom Annual Conference 2021. ​ 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 -- Luke 2:6-7 and John 19:25-2 7 ​ Luke: ​ 6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. ​ 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. ​ 25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. ​ John: ​ 26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! ​ 27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home. ​ ​ ​ Song of Preparation -- Stay with the Lord 02 - Stay With the Lord (feat. Pastor Ro Performed by Pastor Robert Lyons , Refreshing Fountain COGIC Sermon -- A Mother's Heart: Our Refuge from the Cradle to the Grave Ronald L. Rogers, Pastor Luke 2:6-7 and John 19:25-27 A Mothers Heart: Our Refuge from the Cradle to the Grave ​ ​ Click icon for sound Invitation to Christian Discipleship ​ T he 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 p resence 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.

  • August 16, 2020 | Mysite 1

    FIRST AME ZION CHURCH VIRTUAL WORSHIP SUNDAY , AUGUST 16, 2020 ​ C all to Worship and Invocation ​ Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name! This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. The Lord is in His Holy Temple, let all the earth be silent before him. ​ Song of Inspiration – I Will Trust in the Lord ​ ​ ​ 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. ​ Scripture Reading (Ephesians 3:13-21) ​ 13 I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory. 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. ​ Altar Call/Pastoral Prayer – What a Friend We Have in Jesus ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 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, Brother Daniel, Sister Simone, Ernest Woodard, and Mrs.Georgette Gale and Family, Mrs. Kathi Pinkard and Family, and the Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church, Oakland, in the passing of their loved ones, Bishops Staccato Powell and George D. Crenshaw, and Presiding Elder Rogers ​ Most Gracious Father, It is First Church, Lord, and once more, and again we come into Your holy presence with thanksgiving and praise in our hearts. We acknowledge our many-fold blessings and our unworthiness of your grace and mercy. We pray that you will forgive us of our sins against You and that You will give us a clean heart, one that will let us serve You in spirit, truth and love. We are hard-pressed on all sides, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair. We know that You have all things in Your hands. We are persuaded that You can and will bring us through our circumstances. God, we pray for the safety and blessing of our families and friends. We petition Your direction in our lives as we go about life's day to day activities. You have been our friend and Savior and we know that You will never leave us nor forsake us. So, God, show Yourself mighty and strong in those areas where we are weak. Continue to be a hedge around us and we will forever give You the honor and praise. Amen. ​ ​ ​ ​ Song of Praise - Oh How I Love Jesus ​ 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 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 ​ The Board of Bishops of the AME Zion Church has announced the assignment of Bishop George D. Crenshaw as Presiding Bishop of the Western Episcopal District. Welcome, Bishop Crenshaw to California and the First AME Zion Church, San Jose. ​ Sermonic Scripture Reading - Matthew 9:2 2And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. (King James Version) ​ Mark 2:3 3 four men arrived carrying a paralyzed man on a stretcher. (The Living Bible) ​ Luke 5:20 ​ 20 Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the man, "My friend, your sins are forgiven." (The Living Bible) ​ ​ Song of Preparation - He's That Kind of Friend Performed by Pastor E. Dewey Smith Performed by Tramaine Hawkins Performed by Pastor E. Dewey Smith Performed by Community SDA of Englewood, NJ ​ Sermon - Friends Helping Friends Pastor Rogers CLICK SCREEN, 2 minute delay on start of sermon Click icon for sound Invitation to Christian Discipleship ​ T he 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 p resence 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. ​ ​ Performed by Jessy Dixon

  • June 21, 2020 | Mysite 1

    SHELTER-IN-PLACE WORSHIP GUIDE SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2020 We are glad that you have come to worship with us today. This is a very special day and we wish all of the fathers, a very happy Father's Day. The Call to Worship and Invocation Come, sing praises to God! Rejoice in his presence! For he is our God: a Father to the fatherless, and the defender of all who need protection; the One in whom the lonely find a home, and the prisoner finds release. Bless the Lord, the God of our salvation, who sustains and strengthens us. Morning Song – Completely Yes Scripture Reading (Luke 11:1-13) And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. 2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. 3 Give us day by day our daily bread. 4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. 5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; 6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? 7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. 8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. 9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? 12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? 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 – He Won't Put More On You Than You Can Bear 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, Brother Daniel, Sister Simone, Presiding Elder Rogers Heavenly Father, We bow before you with a contrite spirit as we approach Your throne of grace. We acknowledge our sins against You and pray Your forgiveness. We love You Lord and are grateful for Your presence in our lives. As we continue to face this travesty of disease in our land and the blatant racism, we pray that you will hear our prayer, O Lord. Incline Thine ear to us and grant us Thy peace. Please calm our fears and doubts. Father, we pray for our families and friends and for all those who are sick and suffering through the Coronavirus. We know that you are a physician and that you can deliver us, and we claim the victory in your precious Name. We pray for the fathers in our congregation and for fathers all over the world. We pray that they will have the strength and direction that they need in today's transitory world. We pray Your protection over them. Please bless First AME Zion Church, our members and leaders as they stand as a witness for You in this time when some unbelievers see no hope. We pray special blessings for our Pastor and Presiding Elder, Rogers that he will remain steadfast and unmovable as he serves you. Amen. Song of Praise - It's All God 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 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 Givelify.com (Download Givelify to your Smartphone) or mail your tithes and offerings to First AMEZ Church, 95 S. 20th Street, San Jose CA 95116 Sermonic Scripture Reading - Proverbs 17:6 6 Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. (King James Version) Song of Preparation - How Excellent Sermon - Pastor Rogers The Awesomeness of Fatherhood 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. Expect the Best, Pastor Rogers Performed by The Church Without Walls Male Chorus Click music icon for sound Invitation to 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. ​ Performed by The Soul Seekers with Marvin Winans Performed by First Baptist Church of Glenarden Male Chorus Performed by Concord Baptist Church Youth Choir, Dallas Performed by Jessy Dixon Click icon for sound

  • October 25, 2020 | Mysite 1

    FIRST AME ZION CHURCH VIRTUAL WORSHIP SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2020 ​ 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 ." Givelify.com (Download Givelify to your Smartphone) or mail your tithes and offerings to First AMEZ Church, 95 S. 20th Street, San Jose CA 95116 Announcements 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 https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ballot-status/wheres-my-ballot ​ 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. Click Icon for sound. Performed by Marvin Winans Performed by The Chicago Mass Choir Click Icon for sound Click Icon for sound.

  • August 2, 2020 | Mysite 1

    First AME Zion Church Virtual Worship Sunday, September August 2, 2020 The Call to Worship and Invocation ​ We come into your house this morning, praising your faithfulness, giving thanks for your mercy, seeking your joy. Heavenly Father, we magnify and lift your Holy Name. We thank you for this day of life and vow to worship You with a heart of praise. Fill us with Your peace today. Amen. ​ Morning Hymn -- Pass Me Not ​ ​ ​ Performed by Pastor E. Dewey Smith, House of Hope, Atlanta, GA 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. ​ ​ Scripture Reading -- Matthew 26:26-36 26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. 30 And when they had sung an hymn , they went out into the mount of Olives. 31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. 32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. 33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended. 34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples. 36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. ​ Altar Call/Pastoral Prayer -- It Shall Be Done Performed by Daryl Coley 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, Ernest Woodard, and Mrs.Georgette Gale and Family, Mrs. Kathi Pinkard and Family, and the Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church, Oakland, in the passing of their loved ones. ​ Dear Heavenly Father, ​ We come before you on this Sunday morning with thanksgiving and praise. Father, we adore You and magnify Your Name. You are greatly to be praised for laying down your life for us, our sins and our transgressions. Lord, we pray that you will forgive our acts, words and deeds that were not pleasing in Your sight. We pray that You will continue to lead and guide us as we face the many challenges that this life presents. We come now with a fervent plea for this land. We are plagued by the coronavirus, other health issues, financial matters, and just plain sin, and we ask that You will hear our prayer and heal our land. We have come short and are not worthy to gather the crumbs from under your Holy table, yet You feed and comfort us and for that we are grateful. Now Lord, as we enter another week with the confidence that You are with us and that You are our constant source of protection. We can go forward because we are assured that You promised to never leave or forsake us. Amen. Song of Praise - Thank You Performed by Walter Hawkins and the Love Center Choir 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 Today at 1:00 p.m. we will hold our first Quarterly Conference of the year at 1:00 p.m. This is a Zoom meeting. Please check your email for Zoom invitation information. 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 - Jeremiah 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. (King James Version) ​ Isaiah 64:8 But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. ​ ​ Song of Preparation -- The Potter's House Performed by Tramaine Hawkins Sermon -- Marred So He Made it Again Pastor Rogers Click Music Icon for Sound Invitation to Christian Discipleship ​ T he 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 p resence 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.

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