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  • October 25, 2020 | Mysite 1

    FIRST AME ZION CHURCH VIRTUAL WORSHIP SUNDAY, October 25, 2020 ​ The Call to Worship and Invocation O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. This is the day that the Lord hath made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Dear Lord, I pray that you will make me an instrument of Your peace. ​ Song of the Morning – Every Praise Scripture Reading -- II Timothy 2:1-13 (NLT) 2 Timothy, my dear son, be strong through the grace that God gives you in Christ Jesus. 2 You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others. 3 Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them. 5 And athletes cannot win the prize unless they follow the rules. 6 And hardworking farmers should be the first to enjoy the fruit of their labor. 7 Think about what I am saying. The Lord will help you understand all these things. 8 Always remember that Jesus Christ, a descendant of King David, was raised from the dead. This is the Good News I preach. 9 And because I preach this Good News, I am suffering and have been chained like a criminal. But the word of God cannot be chained. 10 So I am willing to endure anything if it will bring salvation and eternal glory in Christ Jesus to those God has chosen. 11 This is a trustworthy saying: If we die with him, we will also live with him. 12 If we endure hardship, we will reign with him. If we deny him, he will deny us. 13 If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is. ​ ​ 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 – Way Maker We are praying for you. Rev. Keith Johnson, Octavian Rodriquez, Angelikka Carter, James Spaulding, Dwaine Giggans, Johnie Mae Williams, Christine Ferguson, Rev. Michael Henderson, Rev. Veronica Buckner, Betty Jo Smith, Bishop and Episcopal Supervisor, George D. Crenshaw and family, in the passing of their son. ​ Come Heavenly Father. Abide with us. Please forgive us for our sins. We love and adore You and seek Your face. Our hope is in Thee. We pray for those who are less fortunate, we pray for those who have much, and we pray for those who are at their wits end with the pressures of life. God we acknowledge that You have been better to us than we could have ever been to ourselves. We thank You for Your faithfulness, grace, and mercy towards us. We depend on You because You are the solid rock upon which our hope is built. We magnify and bless Your holy name. Lord, bless all who are sick and bereaved. Please ease the pain of Bishop Crenshaw and his family as they deal with the realization of losing their son. May his soul forever rest with You. Now as we depart from Your throne of grace, we pray that You will keep your loving arms of protection around us. Please continue to bless our Pastor and our First Church family. In the matchless, marvelous name of Jesus we pray. Amen. ​ Song of Praise - Goin' Up Yonder ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 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 – Please remember that the next Quarterly Conference is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. via Zoom on November 8, 2020. If you don't have report forms, please contact Mrs. Miller-Rogers. 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 City of San Jose, 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 - I Samuel 1-4 (KJV) And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons. 2 And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the Lord said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the Lord. 3 And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee. 4 And Samuel did that which the Lord spake, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably? ​ ​ Song of Preparation - Lord You Are Good Sermon -- It's Time to Let Go Rev. Aaron Dallas, Associate Minister ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Performed by New Psalmist Baptist Church Virtual Choir Performed by Chicago Church of Christ Performed Chicago Church of Christ Virtual Choir Performed by Virtual Choir (OWN) 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

  • April 11, 2021 | Mysite 1

    First AME Zion Church Virtual Worship Sunday, April 11, 2021 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 -- Pass Me Not ​ 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 -- I Corinthians 15:12-22 12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? ​ 13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: ​ 14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. ​ 15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. ​ 16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: ​ 17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. ​ 18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. ​ 19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. ​ 20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. ​ 21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. ​ 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. ​ Altar Call/Pastoral Prayer -- Call Him by His Name Performed by Damien Sneed and Friends ​ 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, Beola Baker, Greater Cooper AME Zion Church in the passing of Deaconess Virginia Allen , David Williams, 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 prays 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. ​ We pray a special prayer for the Pastors of the California Conference and for our Pastor as he continues in Your Word. Give him the strength that he needs to lead your people in the ways of Your word and in the doctrine of Zion. ​ These and many other blessings we pray in Jesus holy and righteous name. Amen. ​ Song of Praise -- Oh How Precious Performed by Kathy Taylor 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 ​ Remember the Leadership Training Institute -- All members are asked to be part of this great teaching ministry. The Church has already paid the registration, so just show up. See you on Zoom, April 23 and 24. An email will be sent to you with the Zoom sign-on information. ​ 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 24:6-8 and Acts 11:13-16 ​ ​ 6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, ​ 7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. ​ 8 And they remembered his words, ​ Acts 11:13-16 ​ 13 And he shewed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter; ​ 14 Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved. ​ 15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning . 16 Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost. Song of Preparation -- God Said It, I Believe It Performed by The Times Square Choir Sermon -- Remember the Words of Jesus Ronald L. Rogers, Pastor First AME Zion Church San Jose Today's Scripture: Luke 24:6-8 and Acts 11:13-16 "Remember the Words of Jesus" ​ 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) 688-6690 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.

  • 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.

  • March 7, 2021 | Mysite 1

    First AME Zion Church Virtual Worship Sunday, March 7, 2021 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 first Sunday in March, we pray for closer walk with Thee and a renewed spirit to serve. ​ Morning Hymn -- Just a Closer Walk With Thee ​ ​ 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 -- Keep Me Every Day Performed by The Greater Grace Temple Mass Choir, Detroit, Michigan 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, Barbara Hill, Monalisa Olague, Greg and Monica Thompson, Sarah-Ann Pennington in the loss of her husband, Tim and the Sharper-Reed families in the loss of their beloved, Jill. Dear Heavenly Father, We come before you humbly bowed to say thank you. We beg your forgiveness of our sins and pray that you will strengthen us as we live as your servants in this harsh, unsettling world. Father, you have been so gracious, so merciful and so generous to us that we can never repay; and, we offer ourselves as living sacrifices to do your will and your work in our communities and in our homes. ​ Father, there are many names on our sick and shut-in list today and we lift them up. We pray a special prayer for those who have lost a loved one. We pray for the man, woman, boy, and girl on the margins of life who do not know you in the pardon of their sins. Lord, even in this time of being absent from our church building, we want to be close to you. We want to share the joy that you have brought into our lives and cause someone to ask the question, "what must I do to be saved?" ​ We ask, dear God that you will keep your loving arms of protection around the youth of our congregation, that they may thrive even in this day of corruption and the threats from society that they face. Help us to be better guardians and to impress upon them that you are God and besides you there is none other. ​ Lord, we pray for our Pastor and for the leaders of our beloved AME Zion in this time of testing. Be with them Lord and guide their footsteps, steady their minds and bless them with reasoning power. ​ It is in the powerful, matchless name of Jesus Christ that we pray. Amen. ​ Announcements ​ Dates to Remember: March 14, 2021, Set your clocks one hour ahead "Spring Forward" March 25, 2021, 3rd Check Up Meeting, Zoom 7:00 p.m. March 28, 2021. Palm Sunday ​ March is Women's History Month -- First Church honors and celebrates the Rt. Rev. Dr. Mildred "Bonnie Hines. Bishop Hines, pastored First A.M.E. Zion Church, Los Angeles, when she made history becoming the first female elected Bishop to serve in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and the first Bishop elected from the West Coast. The historic election took place during the 48th Quadrennial Session in 2008 in the city of Atlanta. ​ ​ ​ ​ Song of Praise -- Anthem of Thanks Written by Richard Smallwood and Performed by West Angeles Church of God in Christ 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 ​ Members are asked to make a sacrificial offering for the upkeep and business of our church. The Sermonic Scripture - Philippians 4:22 22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's household. (KJV) ​ Song of Preparation -- Marvelous Performed by Walter Hawkins Sermon -- Living Right on the Devil's Turf Ronald L. Rogers, Pastor First AME Zion Church San Jose Living Right on the Devil's Turf Scripture: Philippians 4:22 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. ​ Metropolitan Baptist Church, Washington, D.C., Dr. Maurice Watson, Pastor

  • I'm New | Mysite 1

    If you’re new to the San Jose area, welcome to First AME Zion Church, we’re glad you’re here! What to expect You can expect a warm, friendly environment for people who are excited to welcome you! Feel free to dress casually or in your Sunday best. Whatever you choose, we want you to be comfortable. Services usually last about an hour and 15 minutes and the Bible-based sermons are preached by Pastor Hubbard. Please feel free to contact us at info@firstamezionsj.org or call (408) 288-6690. ​ Come worship with us Sunday School 10:00 AM Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting and Bible Study 6:45 PM 95 S. 20th Street San Jose, CA 95116 (408) 688-6980 ​ Next Steps If you’re ready to start getting connected at First AME Zion San Jose, we’d love to meet you at Sunday worship! After service you are welcome to meet with our members and church staff. ​ Again, welcome to First AME Zion Church San Jose! Thanks for checking us out. #AllAreWelcomeHere ​

  • February 21, 2021 | Mysite 1

    First AME Zion Church Virtual Worship Sunday, February 21, 2021 The Call to Worship and Invocation ​ We give thanks and praise for your grace and mercy. Let our words and deeds be pleasing in Thy sight. This is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Amen. ​ Morning Hymn -- Lift Every Voice and Sing ​ Performed by Stanford Talisman Alumni Virtual 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 -- 1 Peter 2:4-10 NIV (7th Sunday Epiphany Season) 4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” ​ 7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” 8 and, “A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for. ​ 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. ​ Altar Call/Pastoral Prayer -- Hammer Ring Performed by Bobby Jackson, white Hill AME Zion Church, York, South ​ 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, Mrs. Barbara Hill, Mrs. Pinky Westry, Rev. and Mrs. Joseph Sharper, the Reed Family and First AME Zion Church San Francisco in the passing of their daughter and loved one, Jill Reed, Sarah-Ann Pennington in the loss of her husband, Tim Pennington. Dear Heavenly Father, ​ Song of Praise -- Lord Don't Leave Me ​ Performed by United AME Zion Church, Fort Mill, South Carolina BLACK HISTORY --What I Wasn't Taught in School Performed by Samuel King, Word on the Curb 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 ​ ​ BAY CITIES DISTRICT CONFERENCE -- First Church will host the Bay Cities District Conference via Zoom on February 27, 2021, 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon. All members are asked to attend. Pastor Rogers has asked that all participants sign in using their video and that still images, emoji or other pictures not be used. We want to create an environment of fellowship, praise, and worship and seeing each other is part of that experience. Sister Pat Henderson will welcome the Conference on our behalf, and Sister Aletha Johnson is our Conference Delegate. ​ 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 ​ Re-Opening of Our Church: 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 - Ezekiel 3:15 ​ “Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days.” (King James Version) ​ Song of Preparation -- He's That Kind of Friend Performed by Tramaine Hawkins Sermon -- Where Am I Sitting? ​ Ronald L. Rogers, Pastor First AME Zion Church San Jose Today's Scripture -- Ezekiel 3:15 Where Am I Sitting? ​ 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.

  • December 27, 2020 | Mysite 1

    First AME Zion Church Virtual Worship Sunday, December 27, 2020 The Call to Worship and Invocation ​ I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. ​ Morning Hymn -- Nothing But the Blood of Jesus Performed by Convocation Choir, Church of God in Christ ​ ​ 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 -- I John 4:9-16 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. ​ 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. ​ 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. ​ 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. ​ 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. ​ 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. Altar Call/Pastoral Prayer -- What A Friend We Have In Jesus Performed by Mount Vernons Voices of Youth Singers ​ 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, Alisha Taliafero, Brother Joe and Sister Mary Brown (Kyles Temple Sacramento), Stephanie Brown, Anthony Brown and Family, Marion Burrus and Family, Devan Bartlow, Lawrence Meeks; and, Audrey Fambro and Family, Gerald Nelson and Family, Connie Nunez and Family, and Carol Goode, and Rev. Thelma Gordon in the loss of their loved ones. ​ Dear Heavenly Father, ​ We come into your Holy presence to say we love you. We bow in humble submission to Your will and to Your way. We thank you dear Father for allowing us to celebrate the birth of your darling Son, Jesus Christ, and to be blessed to be alive at such a time as this. ​ We pray for those who are sick, shut-in, hospitalized, and stricken with COVID-19. We thank you for touching the lives of those who are in health crisis, those who face a financial crisis, and those who don't know you in the pardon of their sins. In your name heavenly Father, we denounce satin and strive to walk in your will and in your way. We continue to pray for your intervention in the difficulties that we are having with the status of our Church. We pray that You will restore our Church and give us a greater sense of dedication -- not just to the building, but also to the building of Your kingdom. Give us the direction that will join us in heart and determination to serve you. ​ As we go through the next few days, we pray that you will be with us. Bless our Pastor, every officer, and every member of First Church. Continue dear God to protect us and lead us to do Thy will. Amen. Song of Praise -- Go Tell It On the Mountain, Jesus O What a Wonderful Child Performed by The Alfred Street Baptist Church, Trinity 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 ​ Pastor and First Lady, Rogers wish you a happy new year. ​ 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 - Psalm 27:14 (KJV) ​ 14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. ​ Song of Preparation -- The Lord is My Light and My Salvation Performed by Pastor E. Dewey Smith and the House of Hope Choir Sermon -- The Rewards of Waiting Ronald L. Rogers, Pastor First AME Zion Church San Jose Sermon - The Rewards of Waiting 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.

  • May 2, 2021 | Mysite 1

    First AME Zion Church Virtual Worship Sunday, May 2, 2021 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 first Sunday of May 2021, this Holy Communion Sunday, we pray for renewed hope, healing, and love in our land. ​ Morning Hymn -- Lord I Want to be a Christian in My Heart Performed by Yolanda Adams ​ ​ 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 -- Pray Performed by The Brooklyn Tabernacle 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, Greg and Monica Thompson, Mrs. Barbara Hill, Beola Baker, J. Johnson, David Williams, Donna Rouse and Family, and Greater Cooper AME Zion Church in the passing of member Jamescea Jackson ​ Dear Heavenly Father, ​ This morning we stand in the need of prayer. We bow in humble submission to Your will for our lives. You are a just and forgiving God and we beg your forgiveness for our sins. We are depending on your Word that you will never leave us or forsake us. Father, we come acknowledging our inability to handle our own issues and that we desperately stand in the need of prayer. Lord, we turn to you because we know that only you can heal our hearts and our land. Father, First Church wants a new touch and stirring up of our commitment to serve you. Show us the way in your Word to stop grumbling and lamenting about things past and how to move forward in a way that is pleasing in your sight. 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 embark on this closing of the Conference Year, let us move forward in a spirit of love and unity, knowing that we all have a common goal and that is to please, honor, and glorify you. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen. ​ Song of Praise -- Corinthian Song Performed by Kathy Taylor and Favor 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 ​ Members are asked to make a sacrificial offering for the upkeep and business of our church. Announcements ​ The 4th Quarterly Conference will be today at 1:00 p.m. Zoom information has been forwarded to you. Please check your email. ​ 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 - ​ Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV) ​ 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” ​ ​ ​ Song of Preparation -- It Is Well/Come Ye Disconsolate Performed by Richard Smallwood Sermon -- For This Cause We Are Christian 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. ​ Metropolitan Baptist Church, Washington, D.C., Dr. Maurice Watson, Pastor

  • June 6, 2021 | Mysite 1

    First AME Zion Church Virtual Worship Communion Sunday, June 6, 2021 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 first Sunday of June 2021, this Holy Communion Sunday, we pray for renewed hope, healing, and love in our land. ​ Morning Hymn -- Holy, Holy, Holy Performed by Park Central Presbyterian Church 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 -- Bless Me Performed by Greater Allen AME Cathedral, New York 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, Mrs. Barbara Hill, Beola Baker, J. Johnson, David Williams, and Donna Rouse and Family ​ Dear Heavenly Father, ​ It is yet another first Sunday that your grace has sustained us. We stand before you with thanksgiving in our hearts. And in spite of the fact that you have spared us, we are here with broken hearts, unsettled differences, and a group of concerns that you have told us to ignore, beg our transgressed sister or brother's forgiveness and walk in your light. Thank you God because we know that is only your mercy and grace that has kept us. ​ Lord there are unspoken needs in our Church and community. Please hear those silent prayers and bless the hearts of your people so that they might seek out refuge and friendship in our churches. ​ And, Father God for those who have laid their petitions before you, please give them the desires of their hearts, if it be your Holy will. Please keep our families safe and continue to keep your loving arms of protection around us as we strive to do your will. Bless Pastor Rogers as he serves First Church and the Bay Cities District. Dear God, as we anxiously await a new Conference Year, let us move forward in a spirit of love and unity. Amen. ​ Song of Praise -- He's So Real Performed by the Detroit Mass 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 ​ Members are asked to make a sacrificial offering for the upkeep and business of our church. Announcements ​ Our 153rd Annual Conference will commence on June 10, 2021, via Zoom. The Zoom link will be distributed. Please keep Sister Aletha Johnson, our Annual Conference Delegate, and Pastor Rogers in your prayers. ​ FIRST CHURCH RE-OPENING Mark Your Calendar - The Board of Trustees is in the process of planning to re-open our Church for on-site services starting on Sunday, June 27, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Please keep our officers in prayer and be sure to tell all of your friends and family that we are anxious to see them on June 27. ​ The Sermonic Scripture - Ezekiel 3:15 ​ ​ 15 Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days. ​ Song of Preparation -- For the Rest of My Life Performed by Rev. Timothy Wright and Keith "Wonder Boy" Johnson Sermon -- Where are You Sitting? Ronald L. Rogers, Pastor Scripture: Ezekiel 3:15 Where Are You Sitting? 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. ​ Metropolitan Baptist Church, Washington, D.C., Dr. Maurice Watson, Pastor

  • February 28, 2021 | Mysite 1

    First AME Zion Church Virtual Worship Sunday, February 28, 2021 The Call to Worship and Invocation ​ We give thanks and praise for your grace and mercy. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. This is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Amen. ​ Morning Hymn -- Lift Every Voice and Sing ​ Performed by 105 Voices of National HBCU Concert 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 -- Romans 6:15-23 (3rd Sunday in Lent Season) 15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. ​ 16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? ​ 17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. ​ 18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. ​ 19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. ​ 20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. ​ 21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. ​ 22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. ​ 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. ​ ​ Altar Call/Pastoral Prayer -- Pray for Me Performed by Rev. Cleophus Robinson ​ 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, Mrs. Barbara Hill, Mrs. Pinky Westry, Rev. and Mrs. Joseph Sharper, the Reed Family and First AME Zion Church San Francisco in the passing of their daughter and loved one, Jill Reed, Sarah-Ann Pennington in the loss of her husband, Tim Pennington. Dear Heavenly Father, ​ We come before Your Holy Presence with adoration in our hearts. You have been so gracious and loving to us and You have been better to us than we have been to ourselves. It is Your grace and mercy that have brought us through this trying time. ​ Lord, we bow today to pray for those who need You to heal their bodies. We pray for those who are troubled in their minds. We ask for special grace for our sisters and brothers who don't know how they will make it financially in this critical time in their lives. We pray for the homeless and for the hopeless. You are a shelter in the time of a storm, a bridge over troubled water, and You are our refuge and strength. We are leaning and depending on you to provide for us, even when we have become doubtful. Father, You know all about us and You know what we stand in need of. Father God, please put your loving arms of protection around the bereaved. Hold the Sharper-Reed families in Your precious hand, and guide Sarah Pennington as she faces the future without the companionship of her husband, Tim. Now, as we move forward as a Church, help us to trust and believe in you for the future of this Church and lead and guide each of us to work together on one accord. Thank You Jesus for supplying our needs. In the mighty and precious name of Jesus we pray. Amen. Song of Praise -- I Will Trust in the Lord ​ Performed by Pastor E. Dewey Smith BLACK HISTORY --Kids Explain Black History 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 ​ BAY CITIES DISTRICT CONFERENCE -- Thank you to all who Zoomed in on the District Conference. Special thanks to Sisters Pat Henderson and Aletha Johnson for representing our Church on the program. ​ Re-Opening of Our Church: 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 - Acts 16:30-31 ​ 30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. (King James Version) ​ Song of Preparation -- Have Faith in God Performed by Gayle Arbuckle Sermon -- The Faith That Saves ​ Ronald L. Rogers, Pastor First AME Zion Church San Jose Today's Scripture -- Acts 16:30,31 The Faith that Saves ​ ​ 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.

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