Posted by David Gross

“We Proclaim Jesus Christ and Promote
Communities of Joy, Hope, Love and Peace”

Mobile Congregation International Headquarters
672 Azalea Road 1001 W. Walnut
Mobile, AL 36609 Independence, MO 64050
251/661-8525 816/833-1000

Congregation Pastoral Team
Pastor: Tim Hogue, 817/319-2574 (call or text),
Sheila Steiner, 510-0485,
John Parker, 391-8553,
Shannon Stringer, 421-0934,

“Be Receptive to God’s Will”
October 1, 2017
Mobile, AL

Prelude Elder Anne Rose
Light the Peace Candle Mitchell and Charlie Stringer
Welcome & Call to Worship Evangelist George Farnell
If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death—even death on a cross. Philippians 2:1–8
*Hymn of Praise “All Creatures of Our God and King” CCS 98
*Invocation Elder Charles Presley
*Response Elder Anne Rose
Disciples’ Generous Response Elder John Sebastian
Blessing & Receiving of Offerings
Musical Offering “Tenderly, Tenderly” Elder Anne Rose
Just listen to the music as you read the words in the insert in the Order of Worship
Communion Message Priest Lori Phinney
Sacrament of Lord’s Supper
Hymn of Preparation “Eat This Bread” CCS 528
Blessing and Serving of the Bread and Wine
Prayer for Peace Elder Helen Carty
*Hymn of Transformation “Spirit of the Living God” CCS 567
*Pastoral Prayer and Sending Forth Evangelist George Farnell
Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
Philippians 2:12-13
Live the meaning of your baptism daily as you grow in the skills and qualities of discipleship. Actively and generously support the ministries of the church, which was divinely established to restore Christ’s covenant of peace, even the Zion of your hopes.
D& C 164:3b
* Postlude and Recessional Elder Anne Rose
* Denotes congregation is invited to stand when directed or to remain standing.
“CCS” Denotes “Community of Christ Sings,” the blue hymn book.
Deacon in Charge Mary Oaks

1. This Tuesday, October 3
6:00 – 7:00p.m. Cub Scout Pack 12 meets in the ROC
7:00 – 8:30p.m. Boy Scout Troop 12 meets in the ROC
2. Next Sunday, October 8
9:30a.m. Everyone gather in Fellowship room for meet & greet and a devotion.
9:45 – 10:35a.m. Adult Sunday school classes
10:50 – 11:00a.m. Announcements
11:00– Noon Worship Service: “Jesus, The Cornerstone”
Presiding: Dick Barbour
Speaking: Stancil Wilson
Deacon in Charge: Donnie Startz
Accompanist: Anne Rose
3. Next Tuesday, October 10
6:00 – 7:00p.m. Cub Scout Pack 12 meets in the ROC
7:00 – 8:30p.m. Boy Scout Troop 12 meets in the ROC
4. Next Thursday, October 12
6:30 p.m. Bible Study Group at Sonny & Jean Goff’s home.
5. Sunday, October 15
9:30a.m. Everyone gather in Fellowship room for meet & greet and a devotion.
9:45 – 10:35a.m. Adult Sunday school classes
10:50 – 11:00a.m. Announcements
11:00– Noon Worship Service: “The Banquet is Ready”
Presiding: George Farnell
Speaking: Larry Steiner
Deacon in Charge: Rick Griffin
Accompanist: Sheila Steiner
2:00 – 3:00p.m. Congregation Business Meeting in the sanctuary.
Election of 2018 officers

1. The congregation is invited to the wedding of Crosby Saxon on Saturday, October 14 at 12:00 p.m. and to the reception immediately following in the Fellowship room.
2. Congregation Business meeting on Sunday, October 15th to elect 2018 officers.
3. A unique event occurred in the life of the church recently. On September 18, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints purchased the Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon from Community of Christ in Independence, Missouri. The sale price of $35 million was provided by generous donors. The manuscript has been owned by Community of Christ since 1903. For more information go to one or both of these websites:
4. The Escatawpa Congregation is having a special ministry weekend next weekend, Oct. 7 and 8 (Sat. & Sun.), entitled “Nourishing the Roots & Growing Our Branches.” They will have the guest ministry of Gary and Marcia Howard. There will be classes and activities Saturday for all ages. Sunday’s worship service will be followed with a potluck lunch at the church. If you plan to attend, please let Vivian Parker know by email as soon as you can at

Week Cleaning Crew
Oct 1 – Oct 7 Annie Mae & Charles Presley, Doris & Donnie Startz
Oct 8 – Oct 14 Michele, Rick, Ricky & Matthew Griffin
Oct 15 – Oct 21 Peggy Clements, Helen Carty, Beth Johnston, Phyllis Wilson
Oct 22 – Oct 28 Sheila & Larry Steiner, Mary & John Day

1. Bluff Springs Schedule
November: 3-5 Women’s Retreat

1. We post videos of our Sunday 11:00 a.m. worship services at
2. We’re on Facebook—search for “Community of Christ Church Mobile.”
3. David Gross, Jr. can make you a very nice church logo name badge if you want. Ask him for one via email at
4. For all activities, please turn cell phones off or to vibrate-only. Thanks!
5. Joe Bracewell is available for hospital ministry. (344 – 6137)

a. 1st Sunday of each month:
9:30 a.m. Everyone gather in the Fellowship Room to meet & greet.
9:45–10:35 Congregation prayer meeting in the Fellowship Room.
10:50–11:00 Announcements
11:00–Noon Main worship service in the sanctuary. Service includes the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (Communion).
b. Other Sundays each month:
9:30 a.m. Everyone gather in fellowship room to meet & greet.
9:45–10:35 Adult Sunday school class (no children’s classes through the summer. They will resume Aug. 20)
10:50–11:00 Announcements
11:00–Noon Main worship service in the sanctuary.
6. TUESDAY (August through May only)
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Cub Scout Pack 12 meets in the ROC.
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 12 meets in the ROC.
7. WEDNESDAY (3rd Wednesday of each month September–May only)
6:30–8:00p.m. “Family Night” in the ROC—a relaxed evening of food, fellowship and fun.
8. THURSDAY (2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month Sept–June only)
6:30 p.m. Bible Study Group at Sonny & Jean Goff’s home.
a. 3rd Saturday of each month (sometimes 4th Sat.):
8:00a.m –Noon Food Pantry Food Distribution day in the ROC
Oct 21 Nov 18 Dec 16
b. 3rd Saturday of each month (August-May only):
Noon – 3:00 p.m. in the ROC (immediately following Food Pantry Distribution), “Solid Rock,” Middle School/Senior High youth get-together (includes lunch!).
Seniors luncheons (age 50 or so +) — watch for dates/times/places in the “What’s Coming Up” part of the bulletin.

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

David McClellan
Family of Jamie Parker (cousin of John Parker who died unexpectedly)
Susan Sheppard (co-worker of Tim Lynn/David Gross, sudden death of her father)
Don Booker (cousin of Jerri McManus, back problems and mostly bed ridden)
Charlene Booker (Don’s wife, upcoming shoulder surgery)
Shirley Daniels (cousin of Jerri McManus, blood clots in leg)
Lyn Baldwin (niece of Jerri McManus, kidney stones and kidney infection)
Albert McManus III (psoriatic arthritis)
Kathryn Baldwin (sister of Jerri McManus, had a slight stroke Wednesday)
Jim Applin
Brenda Daugherty’s daughter, Caroline, and son-in-law, Ryan (had to evacuate due to flooding in Houston area)
Dorothy Overstreet family
Jackson Conway
Bobbie Bailey (friend of Shiree Humphreys, lost son Caleb in auto accident)
John Huggins
The President of our country
Phyllis Wilson
David Gazzier (health concerns)
Brian Clark (has been reported missing, brother-in-law of Rochelle Pitts’ friend)
Linda Scott (lung cancer, friend of Shannon Stringer)
Elizabeth Barbour (recovering from a stroke)
The law enforcement officers of our community
Travis Rester
Donna McCauley (Allen Memorial Home, Room 2017)

NOTE: Prayer requests will remain on the prayer list for one month and will be deleted unless we are notified otherwise. Please call Debbie Lynn, 251-604-2890, to add or delete names. You can also email Debbie:

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