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 36609Independence, MO 6405
251/661-8525 816/833-1000

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

“Who Is Greatest?”
September 23, 2018

Announcements Pastor Wayne Gibson
Welcome and Call to Worship Elder David Gross, Jr.
O God, save me by the power of your name,
Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.
God is my helper; the one who upholds my life…
I will make a willing sacrifice
and praise your name, for it is good.
You have delivered me from every trouble…
—Psalm 54, adapted
*Gathering Hymn “Make Me A Servant” CCS 597
*Invocation Phyllis Wilson
* Response Elder Sheila Steiner
Men’s Group Ministry of Music CCS 208
Prayer for Peace & Lighting Peace Candle Finch Gross
Disciples’ Generous Response Cliff Young
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 Local and Worldwide Mission Tithes
Hymn “The Summons” CCS 586
Message Priest Joyce Young
*Closing Hymn “I, The Lord of Sea and Sky” CCS 640
*Sending Forth Wesley McPherson
*Postlude Elder Sheila Steiner
* 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 Donnie Startz

1. This Thursday, September 27
6:30 p.m. Bible Study Group at Sonny & Jean Goff’s home.
2. Next Sunday, September 30
9:30a.m. Everyone gather in Fellowship room for meet & greet and a devotion.
9:45 – 10:35a.m. Sunday school
10:45 – 11:00a.m. Announcements
11:00– Noon Worship Service: “Be Peace to One Another”
Presider: Jennifer Fleming
Speaking: Tim Hogue
Deacon in Charge: Rick Griffin
Accompanist: Anne Rose

1. The funeral for Lois Rose will be Tuesday, October 2 at 11:00a.m. in our church sanctuary. The congregation is invited to lunch in the ROC immediately following the service.
2. We will be collecting everyone’s pennies starting at our worship service TODAY. We will collect pennies each Sunday until December to be donated to our veterans of Mobile for Christmas.
3. Study course at Sonny & Jean Goff’s will start back again this month on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 6:30pm. Everyone is invited.
4. Please inform Pastor Wayne Gibson if you would like to attend World Conference next year as a delegate from our Mission Center. Names will be submitted to Mission Center President Shawn Ward prior to the Mission Center Conference on October 14.
5. Important Dates:
Oct 13-14 Mission Center Conference in Escatawpa
Oct. 21 Election of Congregation Officers, 10:30am
Nov. 2-4 Women’s Retreat at Bluff Springs Campground

1. Pastor Wayne Gibson is available on Wednesday & Friday mornings 8:00am – 12:00pm at the church
2. We post videos of our Sunday 11:00 a.m. worship services at
3. We’re on Facebook—search for “Community of Christ Church Mobile.”
4. David Gross, Jr. can make you a very nice church logo name badge if you want. Ask him for one via email at
5. Joe Bracewell is available for hospital ministry. (344 – 6137)
“Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the
law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

Gail Peavy (severe bronchitis)
Tim Hogue
Charles Stringer (Joseph Stringer’s father)
Bob Haas (husband of Joy Haas, in ICU in Singing River Hospital)
The family of Carol Barlow
Anne and Roger Rose and family after the death or Roger’s mother, Lois Rose
Jean Goff
Sharon Clark (Mullaney Wilson’s mother, neck surgery)
Patrick Kauffman (friend of George Farnell, stage 4 melanoma)
Betty Saxon (Angie Peavy Saxon’s mother-in-law, fell and broke her wrist)
Shirley Westbrook (tumor in left leg)
Lib Barbour (recovering from a stroke)
Jim Applin
Gladys Williams
Albert McManus III (psoriatic arthritis)
The President of our country
The law enforcement officers of our community
Travis Rester
Donna McCauley (Allen Memorial Home, Room 56)

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:

CFO Report:
• $1,350 – Average weekly income for August
• $1,280 – Average weekly income YTD
• $1,346 – Average weekly income to meet 2018 budget

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