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September 8, 2019 Sheila Steiner shares: "Carry the Cross"

Posted by Community of Christ Church Mobile Alabama on Sunday, September 8, 2019

September 8, 2019 Cloud of Witnesses. Our tribute to some of those who went before us!

September 8, 2019 Cloud of Witnesses. Our tribute to some of those who went before us!

Posted by Community of Christ Church Mobile Alabama on Sunday, September 8, 2019

“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: Wayne Gibson, 228/383-7888 (call or text),
Jerolyn McManus 251-455-5766
Joe Bracewell 251-344-6137

“Carry the Cross”
September 8, 2019

Announcements Pastor Wayne Gibson
Prelude Ann Jernigan
Welcome Evangelist Larry Steiner
Lighting of Peace Candle and Prayer for Peace Jonnette Miller
“O God of Love, Grant Us Your Peace” (CCS 316)
Call to Worship Mary Day
“If any man will be my disciple, let him take up his cross and follow me”
Matthew 16:24
*Hymn of Praise “The Church’s One Foundation” HS 294
*Invocation Kevin Day
*Meditative Piano Response Ann Jernigan
Disciples’ Generous Response Al Louis Starr
Prayer – written by a Confederate soldier during the Civil War
Blessing and Receiving of Tithes and Offerings
Hymn of Focus “Am I a Soldier of the Cross?” Insert
Message Elder Sheila Steiner
Statement of Commitment Congregation
“As long as I live, Jesus, make me your servant
To carry your cross and to share all your burdens and tears
For you save us by giving your body and blood
As long as I live, Jesus, make me your servant” (CCS 556)
*Sending Forth Evangelist Larry Steiner
*Postlude and Recessional Ann Jernigan
* 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 Ron WIlliams
1. This Wednesday, September 11
10:00am Seniors meeting in Fellowship Room
2. Next Sunday, September 15
9:30a.m. Everyone gather in Fellowship room for meet & greet and a devotion.
9:45 – 10:30am Sunday School
10:45 – 11:00a.m. Announcements
11:00a.m. Worship Service: “Seek the Lost”
Presider: John Parker
Speaking: George Farnell
Deacon in Charge: Rick Griffin
Accompanist: Sheila Steiner Melchisedec priesthood meeting
1. Seniors will meet THIS Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 10:00am in the Fellowship Room. Bring your ideas and suggestions for future activities.
2. A meeting of all Melchisedec priesthood will be held Sept. 15 at 12:15pm in the Fellowship Room. Very important – please make your plans to be present.
3. Women’s Luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, September 21 at Morrison’s Cafeteria. Women will meet at 12 noon. Please make plans to attend.
4. GMC Conference Agenda:
Saturday Sept. 28 – 1:30 – 3:30pm Bridges of Hope Presentation by Apostle David Nii and High Priest Carrie Welch. 3:30 – 5:30pm GMC Conference Business Session 5:30 – until GMC Picnic in ROC
Sunday Sept. 29 – 10:45 – 12:00pm Morning Worship – Apostle David Nii
5. Women’s Retreat Nov 1-3, begins Friday, Nov 1 at 3:30pm Bluff Springs CG. Guest Minister: Elder Andrea Johnson, Cost: $90 or pay what you can. See Pastor Wayne for Registration form and flyer.
6. Our congregation will sponsor a Pumpkin Patch October 17 – 31. We need volunteers to help with our pumpkin sales. We will have a sign-up sheet for when you can help.
7. We need the dates of all wedding anniversaries. Please contact Pastor Wayne or Debbie Lynn via phone, text or email.
8. Sunday School Classes: Adults – Book of John study, Paul Jernigan teacher; Middle/High School – Tim Hogue, teacher; K to 5th grade – Ann Jernigan, teacher.
5. Important Dates:
Sept. 28-29 GMC Conference in Mobile
Oct 17-31 Pumpkin Patch Event
Nov 1-3 Women’s Retreat BSCG
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

Family of John “Sonny” Blake who passed away Monday, September 2nd.
Lisa Clements Harrison (Peggy Clements’ sister-in-law)
Lemoyne Scott – Azalea Gardens, room 231
Shannon Rutledge (David Gross’ sister)
Larry Kirby (coworker of Tim Lynn & David Gross) recovering from surgery
Carole Mundy (high school friend of Gail Peavy)
Esther Dockens – Springhill Rehab, room 145
Bill Gurch (melanoma, neighbor of Sonny Goff)
Darrell Kelly (Ashley Kelly’s father-in-law)
Doris Beach (breast cancer)
Dana Stowell (niece of Charles Peavy, cancer worsening)
Albert McManus III
Gladys Williams
Elizabeth Barbour
Shirley Westbrook
The President of our country
The law enforcement officers of our community
Sonny Blake – Gordon Oaks, Room 416 251-401-2161
Travis Rester
Jack and Marsha Vickrey

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:

Birthdays Sept 8 – Sept 14
Wayne Gibson, Ricky Griffin Jr., Jack Vickrey


OUTREACH COMMITTEE: Larry Steiner, Peggy Clements, Rick Griffin and Kathy Williams. Please contact these members with suggestions on outreach possibilities.

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