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 6405
251/661-8525 816/833-1000
www.cofchristmobile.com www.cofchrist.org

Congregation Pastoral Team
Pastor: Wayne Gibson, 228/383-7888 (call or text), wayneg9946@gmail.com
Counselors:
Jerolyn McManus 251-455-5766
Joe Bracewell 251-344-6137
John Sebastian 251-661-7753

“Compassionate Ministry”
February 4, 2018
Announcements Pastor Wayne Gibson
Prelude Elder Anne Rose
Welcome and Call to Worship Elder John Sebastian
Scripture reading: Psalm 147:1, 3,5,11
*Gathering Hymn “O Lord, Grace Our Communion” CCS 80
Prayer for Peace Elder Cliff Young
Light the peace candle.
Dear God, We confess to times of insensitivity, ignorance, judgment, indifference, hatred, and greed. Help us tear down the walls that separate us from one another. Lord, let us see you in the faces of our brothers and sisters. Let us hear the cries of the frightened.
Living on every continent are those who are oppressed, hungry, and heavy laden. As we merge in your love, help us become a people of compassion. Free us from our own limitations that we might free others. Renew in us your Spirit, that we might be faithful to each other in your love.
Together we can build your community, in our hearts, with our minds, words, and deeds. May our hands join, our minds unite, and our hearts beat as one.
This is our prayer for peace. We lay it at your feet that it may be acceptable and we all might be healed in your love. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Music Ministry “Almighty Father” Choir
Communion Message High Priest Tim Hogue
Song of Preparation and Confession CCS 523
“As We Gather at Your Table”
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Preparation of the Emblems
Blessing and Serving of the Bread and Wine
Disciples’ Generous Response Elder John Sebastian
When we consider the ways, each principle applies in our lives, we respond faithfully and begin to align our priorities with God’s priorities, align our hearts with God’s heart.
Share Generously: Tithing is a spiritual practice. It is a gift of thanksgiving to God in response to God’s generous gifts to us. When we share our tithes, the church can spread joy, hope, love, and peace around the world so others can experience God’s generosity, too.
Question for Reflection: Have you shared generously this week?
Blessing & Receiving of Mission Tithes and Offerings
The first Sunday of the month focuses on Abolish Poverty, End Suffering which includes Oblation and World Hunger ministry.
Scripture of Promise: Doctrine and Covenants 165:6a, c
6 a. Beloved Community of Christ, do not just speak and sing of Zion. Live, love, and share as Zion: those who strive to be visibly one in Christ, among whom there are no poor or oppressed.
c. And, always remember, the way of suffering love that leads to the cross also leads to resurrection and everlasting life in Christ’s eternal community of oneness and peace. Trust in this promise.
*Closing Hymn “Draw the Circle Wide” CCS 273
*A Version of the Lord’s Prayer Evangelist Larry Steiner
See insert for congregational reading
*Postlude Elder Anne Rose

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* 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
WHAT’S COMING UP
1. This Thursday, February 8
6:30 p.m. Bible Study Group at Sonny & Jean Goff’s home.
2. Next Sunday, February 11
9:30a.m. Everyone gather in Fellowship room for meet & greet and a devotion.
9:45 – 10:35a.m. Sunday school (classes according to age group)
10:45 – 11:00a.m. Announcements
11:00– Noon Worship Service: “Listen to the Voice of God”
Presider: Wayne Gibson
Speaking: Cindy Elmore
Deacon in Charge: Jeremy Wilson
Accompanist: Sheila Steiner
3. Wednesday, February 14
10:30a.m. Congregational Prayer Service
4. Saturday, February 17
8:00 a.m. – Noon Food Pantry Distribution Day in the ROC
5:00 p.m. Loves of Our Life – Songs and Desserts gathering.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. The Congregational Prayer service will be next Wednesday, February 14 at 10:30am. Please make plans to attend. We will open the church at 9:00am to everyone for meditation.
2. No cleaning teams will be needed anymore as the church is now being cleaned by professionals for $200 a month.
3. Anyone currently receiving the Herald who wishes to discontinue their subscription OR anyone not receiving the Herald who wants a subscription, please contact John Parker or Pastor Wayne Gibson.
4. Pastor Wayne Gibson is available on Wednesday & Friday mornings 8:00am – 12:00pm at the church
5. The Loves of Our Life – Songs and Desserts! Saturday, Feb. 17th at 5:00 pm. Contact Larry or Sheila with questions.
1. Love Songs in the Sanctuary – We will have lots of solos and groups singing love songs we love!
2. Desserts in the Fellowship Hall – We are asking you to bring a dessert that has something to do with love!

GENERAL INFORMATION
1. We post videos of our Sunday 11:00 a.m. worship services at www.cofchristmobile.com.
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 cofchristmobile@gmail.com.
4. Joe Bracewell is available for hospital ministry. (344 – 6137)
PRAYER LIST
“Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the
law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

Dot Brister (member of Escatawpa congregation, recovering from a stroke)
Patrick Kaufman and family (39-yr old friend of George Farnell, Melanoma stage 4)
Tommy Richardson (neighbor of Ed Fleming, dealing with effects of a stroke)
Jim Applin
Lori Johnson (friend of Stancil Wilson)
Loretta Yokum and family (Rochelle Pitts’ grandmother whose husband passed away)
Joyce Taylor (neighbor of Gail Peavy)
Vic Peavy (nephew of Charles Peavy, heart problems)
Christy Dunn (friend of Shiree Humphreys, pneumonia)
Shirley Westbrook
The family of Linda Wertz
Gladys Williams
Albert McManus III (psoriatic arthritis)
The President of our country
Elizabeth Barbour (recovering from a stroke)
The law enforcement officers of our community
Travis Rester
Donna McCauley (Allen Memorial Home, Room 79)

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: deblynn42@att.net

A Version of the Lord’s Prayer:
Leader: Eternal Spirit, Life-Giver, Pain-Bearer, Love-Maker,
Congregation: Source of all that is and shall be,
Leader: Father and Mother of us all, Loving God, in whom is heaven:
Congregation: The Hallowing of your name echo through the universe!
Leader: The way of your Justice be followed by the peoples of the world! Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!
Congregation: Your Commonwealth of Peace and Freedom sustain our hope and come on earth!
Leader: With the bread that we need for today, feed us.
Congregation: In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
Leader: In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.
Congregation: From trials too great to endure, spare us.
Leader: From the grip of all that is evil, free us.
All: For you reign in the glory of the power that is love, now and forever. Amen.

A Version of the Lord’s Prayer:
Leader: Eternal Spirit, Life-Giver, Pain-Bearer, Love-Maker,
Congregation: Source of all that is and shall be,
Leader: Father and Mother of us all, Loving God, in whom is heaven:
Congregation: The Hallowing of your name echo through the universe!
Leader: The way of your Justice be followed by the peoples of the world! Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!
Congregation: Your Commonwealth of Peace and Freedom sustain our hope and come on earth!
Leader: With the bread that we need for today, feed us.
Congregation: In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
Leader: In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.
Congregation: From trials too great to endure, spare us.
Leader: From the grip of all that is evil, free us.
All: For you reign in the glory of the power that is love, now and forever. Amen.


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