Posted by David Gross

“We Proclaim Jesus Christ and Promote
Communities of Joy, Hope, Love and Peace”
672 Azalea Road
Mobile, AL 36609
251/661-8525

Pastor Wayne Gibson – 228/383-7888
Pastorate Tim Hogue – 817/319-2574 Jerolyn McManus – 342-4974
John Parker – 391-8553

WORSHIP SERVICE
“Draw the Circle Wide”
September 6, 2015
11:00 A.M.

Prelude Anne Rose

Welcome & Call to Worship Elder Joe Bracewell
Listen to the voice of God
around you…within you…listen,
it calls you to grow,
To strengthen your mind with new knowledge,
To stretch your heart to include new friends,
To open your soul that God may fill it with
Hope and beauty, love and great purpose.
Listen… to the voice of God!

*Hymn of Praise CCS 13
“Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

* Invocation Elder Joe Bracewell

*Responsive Prayer Elder Anne Rose
see insert

*Response Anne Rose

Disciples Generous Response Elder Joe Bracewell
Blessing and Receiving of Mission Tithes
(Doctrine and Covenants 42:8a-c)

Song of Peace “Let There Be Peace on Earth” CCS 307

Prayer for Peace Elder Jerolyn McManus

Communion Message Elder Wayne Gibson

Hymn of Preparation CCS 524
“For Bread before Us Broken”

Sacrement of the Lord’s Supper Priests
Blessing and Serving of the Bread and Wine

*Closing Hymn CCS 624
“God of Grace and God of Glory”

*Closing Prayer Elder Alice Franklin

*Postlude Anne Rose

Responsive Prayer

Leader: Let us pray. We cannot escape you nor will we resist
you; for though your ways are not our ways nor are your
thoughts our thoughts, it is on your word and your will
that all life depends. You convert wrong into right;
therefore we trust you and so we pray: God of justice,

All: show yourself.

Leader: Where the hungry go unfed, while the privileged gorge
themselves; where the poor go begging while the rich go
deeper into debt; where tyrants have bitten the dust but
their successors prove no better; God of justice,

All: show yourself.

Leader: Where the prisoner is not prepared for freedom and the
refugee is not accorded dignity, where the disadvantaged
are excluded and the disabled are left on the margins;
where gender, race or religion are grounds for suspicion,
or where they confer unmerited privilege; God of justice,

All: show yourself.

Leader: To those who speak for the voiceless, and defend the
persecuted, to those who protest for a fairer world and
practice simpler living, to those who share their faith in
Jesus in places where faith is suspected; God of justice,

All: show yourself.

Leader: And to us, that we might serve and love you with body,
soul, and mind; God of justice,

All: show yourself.

Leader: God, hear our prayer and make us willing agents of your
gracious purposes through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.
–John Bell, Iona Community, 2013 Peace Colloquy. Used with permission.

Responsive Prayer

Leader: Let us pray. We cannot escape you nor will we resist
you; for though your ways are not our ways nor are your
thoughts our thoughts, it is on your word and your will
that all life depends. You convert wrong into right;
therefore we trust you and so we pray: God of justice,

All: show yourself.

Leader: Where the hungry go unfed, while the privileged gorge
themselves; where the poor go begging while the rich go
deeper into debt; where tyrants have bitten the dust but
their successors prove no better; God of justice,

All: show yourself.

Leader: Where the prisoner is not prepared for freedom and the
refugee is not accorded dignity, where the disadvantaged
are excluded and the disabled are left on the margins;
where gender, race or religion are grounds for suspicion,
or where they confer unmerited privilege; God of justice,

All: show yourself.

Leader: To those who speak for the voiceless, and defend the
persecuted, to those who protest for a fairer world and
practice simpler living, to those who share their faith in
Jesus in places where faith is suspected; God of justice,

All: show yourself.

Leader: And to us, that we might serve and love you with body,
soul, and mind; God of justice,

All: show yourself.

Leader: God, hear our prayer and make us willing agents of your
gracious purposes through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.
–John Bell, Iona Community, 2013 Peace Colloquy. Used with permission.

TODAY
9:45 A.M. – Sunday School Class
Adults: “Reflections on Psalm 23 for People with Cancer” (and with
other life challenges). Teacher: Al Louis Starr.
Meeting place: Ladies Parlor.

11:00 A.M. – Worship Service : Wayne Gibson
Deacon in Charge: Donnie Startz

NEXT SUNDAY
11:00 A.M. – Worship Service : Cliff Young
Deacon in Charge: Jeremy Wilson

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Pastor will be available at the church on Tuesday and Friday mornings, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon.

The Pastor’s new E-mail address is: wayneg9946@gmail.com.

We are now posting videos of our Sunday services at: www.cofchristmobile.com. Please share this link with everyone! Invite them to worship with us. Also, check out our Facebook page and like us. Search for “Community of Christ Church Mobile”.

Anyone who needs a Church name badge, send email to cofchristmobile@gmail.com , or let David Gross, Jr. know.

Mobile Branch Community of Christ Website: www.cofchristmobile.com

IMPORTANT DATES—Mark Your Calendars:

Sept 12: GMC Temple School in Mobile
Sept 12: Solid Rock, 6-9pm
Oct 11: Priesthood Meeting
Oct 18: Election of congregational officers
Oct 25: GMC conference 3:00pm, Mobile

FOOD PANTRY DATES FOR 2015:
September 19 November 21
October 17 December 19

Youth Church will Begin Sunday, September 27, 11:00am, ages 4-12 in the Ladies Parlor. It will continue on the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month. We need teachers! Please contact Peggy Clements if you are interested in helping.

Sept 12: Gulf Mission Center Temple School Course, 8:30am –
4:30pm, Mobile ROC
“Introduction to Priesthood Ministry” cost is $25. Registration deadline is Aug. 30. Open to everyone.
Contact Verona Gazzier email: dvgaz76@gmail.com
Cell: 251-648-4503

PRAYER LIST
“Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the
law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

Jackson Edwards (Mike Edwards’ grandson)
Chuck Coble (friend of Shannon Stringer)
Joy Chadick
Vickrey Family
Royce Bradley (friend of George Farnell)
Jack Vickrey (surgery)
Corey Battle (friend of George Farnell)
Abby Holt (friend of Crosby Saxon, lost her baby in 8th month of pregnancy)
Wayne Hilton (brain tumor, friend of Gail Peavy)
Dean Wood (cancer, neighbor of Barbara & Eric Joseph)
Linda Smith (cancer, friend of Joyce & Cliff Young)
Elizabeth Edwards (Jacqueline Martin’s sister)
Melgwin Miller
Mike Parker
Travis Rester
Albert McManus, III
Lloyd Parker (Gordon Oaks)
Tommy Sutton
Cliff Decker (father of Brenda Salzman) in rehabilitation center
Everline Beaulieu Griffin (Mother of Rick Griffin) Cancer
Donna McCauley (Cogburn West Nursing Home- Room 121B)
Arlene Dockens Chrun
LaNelle Wilson

NOTE: Prayer requests will remain on the prayer list for one month and
then be deleted unless we are notified otherwise. Please call the church office, 661-8525, to add or delete names.

CLEANUP SCHEDULE
Sept 6 – Sept 12: Annie Mae & Charles Presley,
Doris & Donnie Startz
Sept 13 – Sept 19: Michele, Rick, Ashley & Matthew Griffin
Sept 20 – Sept 26: Peggy Clements, Helen Carty, Beth Johnston,
Phyllis Boyd
Sept 27 – Oct 3: Sheila & Larry Steiner, Joy Chadick,
Mary & John Day

Our prayers and thoughts are with the Vickrey family for the death of Graydon Vickrey who passed away Monday, August 24th.

The Young Adult Sunday school class will begin Sept. 13th at 9:45am in the upstairs scout room in the ROC. Tim Hogue will be the teacher. All teenagers are invited to attend.

“Solid Rock” kicks off Saturday, Sept 12 6:00-9:00pm with food, fun, and fellowship. Solid Rock will meet the 2nd Saturday each month.

Bible Study Group will meet at George and Jean Goff’s home the 2nd and 4th Thurdays of the month at 6:30pm beginning September 10th.

Please give the mailing address of our shut-ins to Wayne or Debbie. You can email deblynn42@att.net or leave them on the desk in the library.


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